Full Dog Days Moon
By Tara Sutphen
The Full Dog Days Moon (Colonial American) at 22* Aquarius will culminate, August 15, 2019 5:29 am PDT/8:29 am EDT (Farmers Almanac). This Full Dog Days Moon is named for Sirius, the Dog Star which sets with the sun and is the brightest star to be seen in summer. The Romans use to believe it assisted the sun by giving more heat and therefore that’s why the summers were hot.
This summer moon is asking you to better your life in some way. A juncture and opportunities to give your life meaning and non-impudence of importance. What exactly does that signify, in your era its your best phase to be egoless and start making your life and the world a better place. You can help or inspire, whether it be in your family, friends or strangers. Offering more of yourself comes in many forms, money, time, energy or being in physical proximity. Fate is gently prompting you to step it up. Be more motivated, be more effective, have better manners and as you make a concerted effort to improve the lives of others, your own life upgrades greatly.
What makes a Shiny Helpful Human
- Good Words
What makes a Helpful Human:
- Hands on Help
- Do a chore
- Donate food
- Babysit/dog & cat sit/ elderly sit
- Gift certificates
- Useful gifts
Give your time and attention to those people and things that matter and be generous when you can be in other ways. Work on your happiness and health. Be moderate and steady. What enhances your life as you boost those around you.
Helpful Ideas, what are they…
- About yourself
- Or others
- Work arena
What Advice do you have for your….
Where do you or others need a boost…
How can you change: List 3 things if not 3 sentences
___ Set your individual self in the crowd, you are unique in this world. You have skills and attributes to help yourself and those around you. You may not be able to save the world, but you can certainly start advancing toward helping the world in your way. Whether it be little acts of kindness to having the time and energy to come up with solutions. We are not to be locked in our heads or daydream about what makes life good, cars have taken us off into other directions, television and computers has kept us locked in our homes. It’s okay to feel a bit out of your comfort zone to help others. It isn’t easy to find what you should do, but don’t think too hard about it, just do your best to start contributing. It will make you feel worthwhile. People don’t always reciprocate in the same way, so if you can stay in gratitude and keep moving in positive reenforcement, all good deeds come back in your favor.
Close your eyes….Feel Good….. Be in the Rain of Blessings.
—— ““Non nobis solum nati sumus.
(Not for ourselves alone are we born.)” ~ Marcus Tullius Cicero
Marcus Tullius Cicero was a Roman statesman, orator, lawyer and philosopher, who served as consul in the year 63 BC. He came from a wealthy municipal family of the Roman equestrian order, and is considered one of Rome’s greatest orators and prose stylists.
born: January 3, 106 BC, Arpino, Italy
full name: Marcus Tullius Cicero
death: December 7, 43 BC, Formia, Italy
Summer Solstice, Midsummer, Litha
By Tara Sutphen
“In the world’s audience hall, the simple blade of grass sits on the same carpet with the sunbeams, and the stars of midnight” – Rabindranath Tagore (Indian Poet, Playwright and Essayist, Won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1913, 1861-1941)
gSummer Solstice marks the end of the waxing year. And the rays of the sun directly strike one of the two tropical latitude lines. June 21 marks the beginning of summer in the northern hemisphere, as winter begins in the southern hemisphere. On this day, the earth’s “circle of luminescence” will be from the Arctic Circle to the Antarctic Circle. The equator receives twelve hours of daylight, as there will be 24 hours of daylight at the North Pole and 24 hours of darkness at the South Pole.
gAll over the world people honor this day as an important reminder of the apex of light and to cast away evil and their problems. Northern Hemisphere inhabitants use June 21 as the day of celebration, but the splendor of light lasts from new moon to full moon.
Worshipping the Sun’s great power, all cultures celebrate in some way. Celts and Slavs dance around bonfires while Chinese marked the day honoring Li, the Goddess of Light. The celebrants of modern and ancient ceremonies tune in that life comes from the sun. It is life giving and life supporting. We’ve recently had the good fortune to have electricity, greenhouses, and shipment suppliers. How will you celebrate? We all may not get a chance to dance around the bonfire but it’s a time to bask in the light, sit in the sun, cast our worries away and awaken to our lives.
Summer Pasta Salad
|2 cucumbers chopped, 2 big tomatoes chopped, 1/2 red onion chopped, 5 tablespoons lime juice, 4 tbsp. cilantro (coriander), 2 + tbsp. honey, salt & pepper, 2 cups dry shell macaroni (optional: gluten free) Directions Cook pasta, drain. Combine lime juice, cilantro, sugar, salt and pepper in small bowl. In a large bowl, combine pasta and vegetables. Toss gently with lime dressing.
Dill Pickle Pasta Salad
1 (16 oz) pkg large shell pasta (optional: gluten free), ½ c. dill pickle juice plus 4 tbsp. pickle juice (divided), 2/3 c. mayonnaise (optional: veganaise), 1/3 c. sour cream (optional: plain yogurt), Salt & Pepper to taste, ¾ c. sliced or diced dill pickles, ¼ c. onion, 2 tbsp. minced fresh or dry dill spice, (optional: 2/3 c. diced or grated cheddar or almond cheese)
Directions: Cook pasta to pkg specifications. Rinse & drain cold water, add ½ c dill pickle juice, set aside, In another bowl, add 4 tbsp dill pickle juice , mayo, sour cream, salt & pepper (optional: dash of cayenne), Drain off excess pickle juice from pasta and mix with dressing, chill one hour and serve.
Yield: 4 to 6 servings 1/2 cup white sugar 2 tablespoons sesame seeds 1 tablespoon poppy seeds 1-1/2 teaspoons minced onion 1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce 1/4 teaspoon paprika 1/2 cup vegetable oil 1/4 cup cider vinegar 1 bag (10 ounces) fresh spinach 1 pint strawberries, sliced thin In a blender, combine the sugar, sesame seeds, poppy seeds, onion, Worcestershire sauce, paprika, oil, and vinegar. Blend well. If the dressing seems thick, add a few drops of water.
Remove the stems from the spinach and tear the leaves into bite-size pieces. Arrange them on individual salad plates or in a salad bowl. Arrange the strawberries on top. Drizzle the dressing over the strawberries and serve.
Bonnie Brae Strawberry Pie
A mixture of cooked and fresh berries helped make this pie a family favorite.
1 quart strawberries or 1 large package frozen strawberries, thawed and drained 3/4 cup water 4 tablespoons cornstarch 1 cup sugar 1/4 cup water 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 cup sliced berries, fresh or frozen, thawed and drained whipped cream whole berries for garnish Combine strawberries and water in saucepan. Cook until just softened, about 4 or 5 minutes. (Let frozen berries thaw; heat but don’t cook them.) Mix together cornstarch, sugar, and water until smooth; add to hot berries. Cook over medium heat until clear. Add lemon juice; immediately remove from heat and let cool. Place sliced berries in cooked pie shell. To assemble pie, pour cooked mixture over berries, top with whipped cream, and garnish with whole berries.
Old-Fashioned Buttermilk Wedding Cake
Yield: Makes 12 to 16 servings.
1 cup (2 sticks) butter or margarine, softened 3 cups sugar 4 cups cake flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 2 cups buttermilk 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/2 teaspoon butter flavoring 1/2 teaspoon almond extract 6 egg whites Preheat over to 350° F. Grease and flour three 9-inch round cake pans. In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugar until fluffy. Add flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Pour in buttermilk and begin mixing slowly. Continue to mix until well blended. Add flavorings and stir. In another bowl, beat egg whites until stiff. Fold the egg whites into the cake batter. Divide the batter evenly among the prepared pans. Bake for 20 minutes at 350° F, then lower heat to 300°F and bake for about 25 minutes longer, until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Remove cakes from oven and cool on racks. After 10 minutes, remove from pans and continue cooling on racks.
Cream Cheese Frosting 8 ounces cream cheese, softened 3 cups confectioners’ sugar 2 teaspoons vanilla extract No wedding needed to have this cake
Other food /drink ideas –
mint iced teas, dandelion salads, strawberry shortcakes, geranium leaf sorbet, berry pies
The Druids celebrated with “The Wedding of Heaven and Earth”.
Two people represent Mother Earth and the Sun King. Create a Bonfire, dancers adorned in garlands and flowers, and young men jumping through the tall flames. A time of cleansing and renewal. The participants playing Mother Earth and the Sun King go to each participant, and speak to each person as though planting seeds of growth, imparting words of love, wisdom, thankfulness and prosperity.
Candle or Bonfire Ritual
With a candle or your bonfire – Give blessings in the 4 directions. Cast a blessing for yourself, a blessing for the harvest, a blessing for your loved ones, and a blessing for the earth. (make this blessing 3-5 sentences long for each subject) A Call to Love
Single women are to sleep with 4 flowers under their pillow Flowers:
Flowers blooming in your area, also daisies, roses, lilyof the valley, calendulas, marigolds
daisy chains, lavender wreaths, rosemary garlands Head wreath
Circle base, thin gauge wire, or vines and tie or wire on flowers of your choice Symbols:
Fire to celebrate the power of the sun, Sun Wheels, Medicine Wheels, Stone Circles, Candle Circles, Mother Goddess, Ripening fruits, Sun Dials, Feathers, and Swords/Blades. Candles:
Green & Blue representing the earth White representing God light
Item : The Sacred Circle USD $ 10.99
Meditation By Tara Sutphen
Following Tara’s “under the stars” induction, you travel to a sacred stone circle in the middle of a meadow. Here, in the center of the circle, you meet a beautiful woman dressed in chiffon. As she chants, you experience an expanding vortex of power within: “Where light meets darkness … where the beginning encircles the end … where joy nullifies pain … we now choose to slip between the worlds beyond time, beyond space, and we invoke the positive powers of the Universe to assist us to manifest our desires.” Chakra balancing is followed with an inspiration ritual in which you open your heart and mind to the limitless positive potentials of life on earth. You withdraw an object from a box that relates to your purpose. Walking counter clockwise you recall a happy event from the past and transmit the vibrations into the present. A clock becomes a symbol placed in the circle to assist you make the most of your valuable time. Much more. 30 Minutes.
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Full Pink Moon
By Tara Sutphen
The Full Pink Moon (Native American) at 21* Libra will culminate April 10, 2017 11:09PM PdT/April 11, 2017 2:09pm EdT/April 11, 2017 6:09PM New Zealand/ April 11, 2017 4:09PM Gold Coast, Australia (Farmers Almanac/Moon Phases Calendar). The current phase of the moon is a Full Moon (99.2% illuminated), 13.9 days old and at a distance of 395424 Km (245705 Miles).
This Full Moon in Libra is all about graciousness. If you’ve been being harsh on yourself or others, now is the time to halt the criticism. You are deserving of a great life, and one of the boundaries we can set up for ourselves is to create peace in our hearts and minds. Even if you don’t have a lot of free time while working to survive, when coming off the job many don’t realize they continue reacting to outside stimulation and obligations. Many of us are conditioned to be busy or in constant movement. For our optimum contentment, we actually need to take a moment to breathe deeply and put our minds in a relaxed state along with aspired usefulness. There is a balance of finding a moment of peaceful inner understanding. Many would say that is the time we sleep, but that’s just it, we’re not consciously aware at that time. Taking minutes or moments while being conscious with some deep breathing can quiet the mind, give us glimpses of re-direction, happy memories, new hopes, or just an easing of the day.
Keeping it all on a positive note. Easy days are started by a good tempo of upbeat enthusiasm. If you can muster up some cheer, it lightens your day and of others. If you’ve been unhappy it’s always the roadmap of life to change your progress. Of course we all know people who are afraid and take no risks at all, but they’re usually in constant criticism or finding an outside substance to quelling their fears. Keeping our minds clear to make the best decisions possible usually isn’t made in haste or under duress. It’s the conception of what is the finest intentions for your life. You are the creator of your reality…
How do you acquire a peaceful day
How do you create beauty
How do you create harmony
What makes you happy, truly so…
Are you happy where you live
Are you happy with the people you surround yourself with
Do others contribute to society
Do you contribute to your goals, survival and to society
Are you lazy
Are you too busy
What is your balanced day of busy & rest
What is your balanced job of busy & rest
What is your balanced relationship of busy & rest
What is your loving relationship of contentment and compromise
- Are you compromising too much
What percentage is the scale of your love relationship (example: 50/50
- How can you conciliate
What is the percentage scale of your friendships
- Are they the right friends for you
What is the percentage scale of your job & fulfillment
- How can you be more fulfilled
What is the percentage scale of your job & monetary value
- How can you make more money for yourself
What holds you back…
- People problems
- Money problems
- Relationship problems
- Health problems
- Personal issues
- Bad habits
- Career problems
- Past choices
Do you have healthy
- inside maintenance
- outside maintenance
- person maintenance
- place maintenance
- thing maintenance
When you feel insecure, do you have
- Compassionate acceptance of yourself
- Compassionate acceptance of others
- Spending too much time on others and not yourself
- Spending too much time on yourself and not on others
- Forward movement toward positive activities
- Forward movement toward negative activities
What and Who Motivates You
What stresses you out and what stabilizes you
Regain your health! Practice for the following month and all your life if you want:
- Breathing deeply a few times a day
- Drinking more water
- Taking a walk
- Writing in a Journal
- Creating a solution
- Creating plans
— Being Appreciative of yourself and others is not about ego. It can be recognition of positive traits. It possibly could be the Animas within, on a soul level we know what we find beautiful in the world and we all want to be a part of it. We can never walk in others shoes but we can stroll a sweet journey.
—- “The Intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift.” ~Albert Einstein – German born American Physicist 1879-1955
Happy New Year & New Moon ❤