By Tara Sutphen
0* Cancer New Moon (no moon – starry dark sky, the time of dreaming), culminating June 21, 2020 on Summer Solstice with an Annular Solar Eclipse. Eclipses are about change and solar eclipses are about getting a gift of some kind. It can be to bring something exciting or illuminating into your life.
This Cancer New Moon is about your emotions and finding balance in your home life. How might we use the eclipse to change our personal world to the one we really want to be in. Where we use our heart, and figure out who and what is important. While using your instinctual nature to center yourself, take a moment to find your balance. This can be taking a deep breath. We all have wants, needs, and desires. Where best do we activate our personal power to recognize and flowing toward life being an easy ride instead of upward battle or game of strategy. When our instincts are in a quandary, we find our self to be irrational and irritable. When we take 60 seconds to breathe and pause.
Let us come back to solid ground. To Calm thoughts: your life starts in the
home — your wellness starts from the home, beauty starts from the home, success starts from the home. And… spirituality starts from the home. This is why it’s important to create a sanctuary and wholesome life. When you walk out your front door with “structure” you can find your next level of wellness, happiness, success, and love. Inner formation of strength and vitality renews your spirit to conquer an outer world.
Often seen in the eyes of our elders we must be reasonable or have something to trade. Be it time and energy to an actual craft. We must stay open, tuning into our primal survival instinct and our conscious motives. We must conform to what is good for us, helping us sustain our home life and feelings of emotional stability. If everything is going wrong for you, what is going right for you. Where are you not listening to the inner workings of your heart, of your wants, your mind, your goals and your treaties. Those compromises you’ve made to be living the life you are living right now. You’ve made choices and now find yourself where you are. Look at your feet and know this is where you stand. Look in the mirror and see deeply into you. Look at your hand and know what do you do well.
List a positive and a negative trait you posses with each word
- Human condition
- Basic Human Instinct – survival, help and support others to be supported
- Hunger – Could you hunt for food or grow a garden?
- Are you hungry for love and fulfillment. You know when you feel right about things or feel wrong. Tune into your inner knowing again. It takes some practice. It will help you overcome moving too fast or too slow or stalling when you should be acting.
-We often say we are confused and don’t know what we want, but it may be that we don’t know how to get what we want.
So we settle…
- What home would you like to have?
- What “home life” would you like to have?
- Are you living in the right place?
- Why if so or if not.
- What type of land do you like?
-Make a fantasy of a house, what kind of land it’s on, what it looks like on the outside, what it looks like in the inside.
- How many bedrooms
- Do you allow guests
- What are your electronics
- What are your toys
- Beloved | spouse | partner | gf/bf
-List anything that would make for a happy home.
When you are faced with problems, do you freeze, crumble or go into action
-Life’s Details, Actions & Results
How are you going into action on your problems right now
- Make a list and write a solution to each problem
-Are you happy with the results so far in your life
- When were you happy
- What were you doing then
- How can you readjust to a happier now for the same result
-Are you making the most of where you live
- City or Town
-Where you are standing
Stories: 2 sentences or more
- Where are your feet
- Create a fantasy on where your feet should be.
- Make a realistic scenario where your feet should be.
—Release a mindset and old communication style on what doesn’t work in an effective world. How do you move about in your environment to acquire confidence, and constructive acts or good manners. Where can a Revelation or two give meaningful thought to create purposeful achievement. How can we use the eclipse to change. You’ve been speaking since infancy but are you getting your needs met. Is your life is in working order. You may feel you are at your base instinctual level seeking to survive. It isn’t about crying in the wilderness, it’s the show of strength in human involvement and evolvement. Finding the real voice, unlocking ourselves into how we should be and not how we think we should be.
Here is the website to see the Solar Eclipse. http://www.timeanddate.com
The annular solar eclipse will won’t be completely blocked out, it will appear to have a solar ring. This has been called “the ring of fire”. It takes several minutes for the moon to pass in front of the sun but the total eclipse lasts less than a second. The path of the annular solar eclipse takes it across Africa, Central Asia and South East Asia on Sunday, 21 June. This phenomena will not happen again until June 21, 2039.
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Since this day sits on Midsummers Eve, the Summer Solstice and American Fathers Day.
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)
-Summer 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.
-All 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 tbsp lime juice
4 tbsp cilantro (coriander)
2+ tbsp honey
2 cups shell macaroni (optional: gluten free)
Cook pasta, drain.
Combine lime juice, cilantro, honey, salt & pepper in small bowl.
In a large bowl, combine pasta vegetables. Toss gently in 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
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The essence of compassion shining through us is much more noteworthy in our humanness. A laugh or a smile can change an outlook in an instant. Communicating kindness can bring happiness and goodwill. Your spirit and voice are tools. There can be many people who show us their less desirable sides, be aware of ‘your’ objectives. Jealousy, upsets and resentment are real. Intellectually we discern our course and focus. As we tune in to understand despair, injury, fear and dying, only then do we become moderate with our judgments. It may take moments, weeks or years to settle our minds, spirits, and reopen our hearts to love and be loved. You are to stick up for yourself without attachment. You don’t have to be satisfied with being passive, you can assert and defend yourself while being reasonable. As you affirm your desires and wishes you are allowed a plethora of decisions, for to seek the illumination of love in your deepest self is to restore virtue and true beauty of the heart. Never let others break your spirit, be enriched as you grow along your earthly journey.-TaraSutphen
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It is a time to set yourself free from what mentally has been holding you back. We have stamina and sustainment for life and it’s offerings. Looking toward the future, making new plans for your job and home life. Creating specific goals for health and conducive living day to day. You can heal on an in-depth level body, mind and soul. This is a reset button, it’s been a painful process but now it’s time to change course to continue goals and fulfill your purpose.
How to plan ahead:
- Determine what you want
- Pros & Cons
- Detect your Likes | Dislikes
- What is Real, Hypothetical, or Dramatic
- Worst case Scenario
- Best case Scenario
- Possible Actions
by Tara Sutphen
Beltaine is the “Celebration of the Light”,the light time of the year. The dark time being remembered by Samhain. May 1 is the day in the middle of the spring and the summer equinox’ (15*Taurus). May Day is the time for love and the happiness of summer on it’s way.
Beltane | Beltaine is a celebration of the union of souls, The union of minds, and the union of bodies. The earth mother calls her progeny to replenish the earth. Flowers decorate hair and everywhere. Maypole ribbon dances, with two circles interweaving around a decorated tree or pole, clockwise dance circles. Bonfires or candles to spark the sacred fire of union and fertility.
Druids and Pagans raised the Beltaine fires on hilltops on May Eve, the fires were lit in order to bring the sun’s light down to earth. Earth awakening from it’s long winter nap and the flowers are in bloom and frolicking abounds. Joy alights your body, mind, and spirit, the colors become brighter, you see the best in everyone, casting away all worries and doubts you collected over the winter time.All nightmares become daydreams of love, hope and harmony.
Beltaine or Beltane is an anglicization of the Irish “Bealtaine” or the Scottish “Bealtuinn.” — “bel,”brilliant”, “tene” “fire”
Things to do on Beltaine alone or with a group
Create a Beltaine circle or group
Buy or Pick flowers
maywine (alcoholic or non alcoholic)
Candles, Fireplace, Bonfire — Lighting a fire with a blessing
May pole (you can use a tree if you don’t have a pole) garnish w. greenery and flowers – tie long ribbon
If you create a May pole, make lots of wishes while you walk clockwise into your future, and at the end of wrapping the ribbon say a blessing for yourself and end with “to love and be loved, So it is”. If the tree/pole ribbons pretty and sturdy enough you could leave until Samhain.
Some of the questions that you can ask your friends or family are:
What were the highlights in your winter? Everyone must come up with at least one if not several highlights. What are the dreams to enliven your spring and summer? Every one should convey their intentions for the summer.
• 2 bottles of dry white wine
• 2 cups strawberry liqueor
• 5 thin orange slices
• 1 cup sliced strawberries
• 12 sprigs of woodruff
• 1 teaspoon sugar (more or less, as preferred)
• Edible flowers (to be added after all ingredients have been mixed together)
Soak the dried woodruff overnight in the wine.
Add the rest of the ingredients, stir with a wooden spoon, and let it steep for an hour or so.
Serve very cold, with edible flowers floating atop in the punch bowl.
The taste is both sweet and fruity.
Non-Alcoholic version: Substitute sparkling water and grape juice, sparkling water and apple juice
1. A fragrant perennial herb (Galium odoratum) native to Eurasia and North Africa and widely cultivated as a shade ground cover, having small white flowers and narrow leaves used for flavoring wine and in sachets. Also called sweet woodruff.
2. Any of various plants of the genus Asperula, having whorled leaves and small funnel-shaped flowers.
Woodruff is sold in the herb section at markets and nurserys..
Basil Flower Blossoms
Broccoli Florets. those little yellow flowers
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Full Worm Moon
By Tara Sutphen
The Full Worm Super Moon (Native American) will culminate on March 9, 2020 10:48AM PT / 1:48PM ET (Farmers Almanac). A Super Moon means the Moon is nearer to earth.
The Worm Moon sharpens our focus. Sometimes we make swift judgements that lead to regrets and also to some disgrace. Be careful what you say and the actions you take at this time. The aspects of every full moon gently guides us toward clean up of all sorts of human situations. Pisces sun allows us to look at hidden and sometimes painful things while the Virgo full moon is reminding us to get to work and center ourselves. Our health is important and what are you missing in your human development.
The Super Moon is a personal spotlight on you. There is immeasurable understanding or scrutiny at this time. You are feeling the intensity. Remember this can challenge you to feel more alive and align to your true purpose. You are being shown how strong you are on the earth plane. Instead of shirking responsibilities, you welcome them.
You’re looking into the meaning of life and a deeper resonance of thought. You are tuning in instead of tuning out. You are ready finally, you want to handle living on earth. Family becomes important. Thinking in short term goals are in your conscious mind. Your subconscious has harbored doubt and suspicion about your abilities. You became untrusting, but you can become stronger now. You’re finding out it’s not about how other people act or conduct their lives. It’s all about how you proceed … and living well is on the agenda.
Write a paragraph on where on your skills and talents.
When did you start to doubt yourself.
Where did life start to get in the way.
Have you been paying enough attention to your health.
Have you been paying enough attention to your confidence and self-worth.
Do you take time to be good at everything you do.
How do you proceed with your ability to create
How do you proceed with your short term goals
Change. What is affecting you and how do you fix it
——How do you take care of your mental health. How do you take care of your physical health. You came to earth to handle it. What is the motivation, the desire and the basics to get your soul motivation back on track.
—-“Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune; but great minds rise above it.” —Washington Irving
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By Tara Sutphen
Re-soulution time, it’s not only meeting another year with desires to aspire and solutions to attain, your soul had plans before you were born and it’s time to reactivate. How to do this: Breathing deeply for a few moments and taking the time to remember the people we love, reconnecting to our dream job, enhancing and learning more about our skills, eating well for nourishment, and beautify our inner and outer radiance. The soul goals are a roadmap on how to get back on track.
We know there will be wobbly periods when we have loved ones step away from us. People are ever evolving and we don’t always stay together. But there is something taught if we’re willing to listen on a deeper level. Many times we’ll be aligned with people who teach us who we don’t want to be. If only everyone was polite. Manners applied, all humans could convey information or wisdom properly, we are all on earth together for only a little while. Being mindful, creating strength, sometimes helping others along. Assisting others sometimes allows us to stay above the fury and the frey.
The steps. your innovation meets your communication skills meets your physical reality, allows for us to stay connected to what we say and what we do. Earth gives us many choices along with our opportunities and the not wanted “tests” or “clearings”. Sometimes it’s hard to have a positive perspective, but with practice: we become.
New Years Resolutions
—What is important. We have an internal barometer on what and who to value. It is an individual ideal. We know there are triumphs and misgivings, and the momentum is to ultimately lead us into a more satisfying lifestyle. The future is ever before us and the present lends itself for modeling and reworking ourselves. Every new year is an opportunity to become stronger in body and mind.
Socrates had a student named Plato, Plato had a student named Aristotle, and Aristotle had a student named Alexander the Great. ~Tom Morris