Spring Equinox

Spring Equinox, Ostara, Eostre, Easter, Vernal Equinox
By Tara Sutphen

Spring Equinox is March 20, 2022 and marks the mid-point of the Waxing Year, the nights and days are balanced once again; the time when Kore, (Persephone) was believed to have returned from the Underworld where she had ruled throughout the Winter. The spark of light, born at Winter Solstice has reached maturity, and from here onwards, the days progressively grow longer than the nights.

Western culture proclaims this the first day of Spring. Older traditions called the Spring Equinox, Ostara; the time of the festivals of the Grecian Goddess, Eostre, and the Germanic Ostara, both fertility Goddesses of Dawn. These influenced the naming of the modern-day Easter Holiday. New greenery bursts forth from sleeping seeds in the countryside, as metaphorically, pagans also plant their own seeds for future goals, future projects and growth at this time. Decorated eggs, being symbols of fertility are symbolic of Ostara.

In days gone, Europeans gave gifts of decorated eggs to new brides, in the hope that they would bear many children. Similarly, bowls filled with eggs were given to farm workers by the farmer’s wife, to ensure a rich harvest. Most all cultures see the egg as a symbol of Life; the actual home of the Soul. In Russia, decorated eggs are still given as gifts to loved ones and buried in graves to ensure rebirth. The women gathered the eggs only from hens which were around a rooster and decorated them, allowing no one to watch them work as they transferred the goodness of the household to the designs on the eggs, thus keeping evil away. Dyes were mixed to secret family recipes and special blessings placed on each egg.

Colors of Ostara Eggs:
White:
Purity
Yellow:
Wisdom, a successful Harvest, or Spirituality
Green:
Spring, rebirth, wealth, youth, growth, happiness
Blue:
Good health, clear skies
Orange:
Power endurance, ambition, courage
Red:
Happiness, hope, passion, nobility, bravery, enthusiasm, love
Brown:
Enrichment, good harvest, happiness
Purple:
Faith, trust, power
Pink:
Success, friendship, love
Black:
Remembrance

Lore:
The custom of eating Hot Cross Buns also has pagan origins. The Saxons ate buns that were marked with a cross in honor of Eostre; Ancient Greeks consumed these types of buns in their celebrations of Artemis, Goddess of the hunt, and the Egyptians ate a similar cake in their worship of the Goddess Isis.
There are conflicting ideas as to what the cross symbol represents. One suggestion is that it is a Christianisation of horn symbols that were stamped on cakes to represent an ox, which used to be sacrificed at the time of the Spring Equinox. Another theory relates to Moon worship; the bun representing the full Moon, and the cross, its four quarters. Christianity gave new meanings to the symbolism of the buns, saying the cross represented the Crucifixion Cross. Thus, superstitions arose crediting these buns as being charms against evil, so after Good Friday, people would save one or two of them to hang in their homes as amulets. During the festival season and indeed, for a long time afterwards, fishermen would carry these Easter buns in their boats, for protection.
The Spring Equinox defines the season where Spring reaches it’s peak, with the powers of light increasing. The God of Light, (Llew), now gains victory over his twin, the God of Darkness. Llew was reborn at the Winter Solstice and is now old and strong enough to vanquish his rival twin and mate with his Mother Goddess. The great Mother Goddess, who returned to her Virgin aspect at Imbolc, welcomes the young Sun God’s attentions and conceives a child. The child will be born nine months from now, at the next Winter Solstice, when the cycle closes, only to begin anew.
The Easter Bunny is another symbol which has obvious links to fertility, rebirth, and the abundance of life which is evident in Spring.
Eostre was a playful Goddess whose reign over the earth began in Spring when the Sun King journeyed across the sky in his chariot, bringing the end of Winter. Eostre came down to Earth then, appearing as a beautiful maiden with a basket of bright colorful eggs. Eostre’s magical companion was a rabbit who accompanied her as she brought new life to dying plants and flowers by hiding the eggs in the fields. Traditional Foods

Dairy foods
Leafy Green Vegetables
Nuts such as Pumpkin
Sunflower
Pine
Hot Cross Buns
Flower Dishes
Sprouts

Herbs and Flowers
Jonquils
daffodils
Woodruff
Violet
Gorse
Olive
Peony
Iris,
Narcissus
spring flowers.Incense
Jasmine
Rose
Strawberry
FloralsSacred Gemstone
Jasper Recipes:

Hot Cross Buns
1/4 cup apple juice, beer or rum
1 cup raisins, dried currants, or dried cranberries
1 1/4 cups milk
3 large eggs, 1 separated
6 tablespoons soft butter
2 teaspoons instant yeast
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves or allspice
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 3/4 teaspoons salt
1 tablespoon baking powder
4 1/2 cups Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
Glaze:
1 large egg white
1 tablespoon milk
Frosting:
1 cup & 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
pinch of salt
4 teaspoons milk
oven 375*
20 mins

Beer Bread
Ingredients:
2 3/4 cups flour
4 tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 package active dry yeast
1 cup beer or apple juice
1 tablespoon butter
2 1/2 tablespoon honey
1 egg
9×5 Bread Pan
Dry Ingredients
Mix the flour, sugar, salt, and yeast
Beer or Apple juice and other ingredients
warm the beer/ingredients on the stove.
Add egg last – cover & let raise 30 mins.
Kneed on flour surface, cover & let raise another 20 mins
Grease pan: place in pan, cover & let “another” 20 mins
Oven 375*
30-35 mins

Lavender Goat Cheese Figs
6-10 figs
2 tablespoons cream cheese
1/4 cup goat cheese
1/4 teaspoon dried lavender
1/2 tablespoons honey
cut figs in half, spoon in cheese/lavender mixture

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New Moon 12* Scorpio

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Full Strawberry Moon

Full Strawberry Moon

By Tara Sutphen

The Full Strawberry Moon (Native American) at 15* Sagittarius will culminate, June 5,  2020 12:12pm pacific |3:12am eastern (Farmers Almanac). The current phase of the moon is a Waxing Gibbous (94.8% illuminated), 12.6 days old and at a distance of 369002 Km (229287 Miles).Km (249331 Miles). This Sagittarius Full Moon is an Annular Lunar Eclipse. When we have an eclipse, it’s time to change or let go of something holding us back. Take time to meditate on what you’d like unblocked or cleaned up in your life as It brings something exciting or illuminating to each of us. 

This Sagittarius Moon is creating in-depth thought and understanding. You are wanting to start over on some of your goals or revising what hasn’t worked. There has been some rearrangements on the world scene and you could find yourself scrambling to find your footing again. Humans are on reset: what do we do and how do we go forward. We all have a tool set and competence. Maybe you feel was though you are missing pieces of your success formula, your health regime, deep wisdom, extra knowledge or your love techniques, but whether it’s learning a new skill, getting your health in order or experiencing love, designing your future is in the works. 

What has held you back is going to be surpassed with the eclipse, to be sure you’re going take charge again. Release resentment, depression or sorrow of any kind. Remember to close your eyes and disentangle. Not only do you feel lighter but you’ll be able to move faster and flow. You’ll think, you are making up your mind, but it will be deeper than that, it’s your soul goals getting back on track. There are many opportunities presenting themselves in another way, we really can make the best decisions. We’re given many chances to reawaken. When we were born we had an innocence and a readiness to be on the adventure. We are to bring the lost parts of ourselves back into our psyche, we can use common sense to rebalance our inner nature. 

Creating a Good Life:

  1. Be Authentic
  2. Love Yourself
  3. Acceptance
  4. Create a beautiful future vision
  5. Have goals
  6. Present moment matters
  7. Daily soul connection
  8. Be accountable
  9. Count your blessings
  10. Clean your mind
  11. Respect yourself
  12. Free the past
  13. M.Face your fears
  14. Learn to give
  15. Learn to receive
  16. Keep upgrading your standards
  17. Keep elevating what you want your life to look like

Journal Questions:

3-5 sentences+ for each question.

For the eclipse, what are you needing to change or a sentiment or habit to remove from your life – 

  • Sentiments
  • Regrets
  • Anger
  • Actual person
  • Job
  • Career change
  • Move
  • House
  • Town
  • Country
  • Money problems
  • Bad habits
  • Health problems
  • Stress
  • Phobias

-How can you rebalance:

People problems

Money problems

Relationship problem

Health problems

Personal issues

Bad habits

Phobias

Career problems

Past choices

Stress

Overwhelmed

Where are you most ambitious:

relationships

career

job

homelife

friendships

marriage

children

beauty

exercise

eating

inside maintenance

outside maintenance

person maintenance

place maintenance

thing maintenance

Your new viewpoint:

acceptance of yourself 

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

-Time management, how long with each:

Family

Friends

Job

Career

Money

Beauty

Health

Harmony

Things

Strangers

-When creating calmness in your life:

Breathing deeply a few times a day

Drinking more water

Taking a walk

Meditating

Praying

Writing in a Journal

Creating a solution

Creating plans

Giving Hugs

Offering Smiles

Saying nice things to people

Waving here or there to people

Enjoying a color

Enjoying nature

Enjoying architecture

Complimenting your kids

Complimenting everyone

-Can you clearly say this is what I do now and I like it or I’d like to see a change:

What are you doing now

What job will you have next year

What job will you have in 5 years

What job will you have in 10 years

Do you stay with a career

Do you change careers often

Do you like jobs

Do you like responsibility

Do you like to be a boss

Are you a good boss

Are you a good employee

What makes you happy

When you were a child what did you want to be when you grew up

What is your career

What is your self confidence

What is your earning potential

What is your verve for life

Are you a winner

Are you sometimes winning

Are you winning yet losing

Are you losing but close to winning

What could make you win

What could make you content

—-Change yourself first. The whole world only can see you with their eyes. Until they hear your voice, they can listen with their ears. When you show your concern or understanding, they can can feel your good intentions. Your reality is one that you create. If you can not find peace, there can be no peace. If you can’t find love, there will not be love. If you can’t find happiness, there won’t be happiness. These are things you find…deep within you. Your heart shines, your mind is ready, your sentiments hold them in check. You are your own whole world. You are perfect in the eyes of God. 

The flame within your soul is to be reignited, your verve, your ideas, talents, solutions and decisions are to be seen. Whatever is dormant is now active.

*How to become powerful: You must have role models to emulate, you don’t always have to be liked but you must fulfill what people need. You will have to have a “Strategy and Skill”. You will keep strategizing, knowing how to guide yourselves and others into growth and abundance. Be careful as you can end up working in boring jobs for many years and gain no real power or prestige. You can be wanting recognition. But there is only one thing to remember and again plan for, power has “an end”. You will be usurped by the younger generation or go out of vogue in some way. If you can be fair and aboveboard, you’ll gain respect along with money. You can keep going forward, having a great life, well earned and be treated nicely in old age.

*Using your Intuition: Using your intuition and psychic ability to move forward. Feeling good about the decisions you make. Knowing when wrong feelings happen they can indicate going in a wrong direction.

*When meditating, remember you’re going to go past your mind and it’s set ideas, and proceeding toward the heart, taking it deeper, releasing false sentiments and just float in your divinity, going deeper and deeper to your very essence. Reaching into the core of your being. Shift into knowing you will begin to float in calmness as the eclipse takes away anxiety and confusion, replaced is gifts of knowledge and wisdom, quality of time and being one with your adventure on earth.

—– “Challenge yourself everyday to do better and be better. Remember, growth starts with a decision to move beyond your present circumstances. -Robert Tew 

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The Mama’s Get Witchy

Tia Belle

Tara Sutphen will interview Tia Belle – Witch

Time: May 10, 2019 from 9am to 10am

Location: http://www.ctrnetwork.com

Event Type: transformation with tara

Organized By: Tara Sutphen – HOST

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Title: “The Mama’s Get Witchy”

Tara Sutphen will interview Tia Belle – Psychic Medium & Mother. Mothers Day is coming and Tara & Tia will add suggestions on what would make a lovely day. Everyone has a mother but not everyone has children. We believe you can honor your Mother if she’s on the Earth or not… Tia is blessed with the God given ability to provide others with insight, guidance, and direction, Tia gives spiritual advise and support to her clients. As a medium, she has helped people connect with loved ones who have crossed over. After many appearances in Real Housewives of New Jersey, Tia was chosen by A&E for a season of her own show called “Psychic Tia” and the show was well received. She has been on other projects she’ll tell us about. Tia looks forward to embracing new developments and constantly spreading the word of wicca and psychic abilities throughout the world. Stay tuned for future events and more of what this witch has up her sleeve! Join us! www.ctrnetwork.com @theofficialtiabelle @tara_insight #ctrnetwork #tiabelle #tarasutphen #transformationwithtara #witch #mothersday #IHeart #spotify #ihypnotherapy #psychicmedium

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