Archive for October, 2010

Full Hunter’s Moon

 

 

Full Hunter’s Moon

By Tara Sutphen

The Hunter’s Moon at 29* Aries will culminate October 22, 2010 6:38pm pdt/ 9:38pm edt (almanac). Last full moon was to get our body up and moving, repositioning our attitude to the wonder of a new day. And this Full Moon we are asked to begin to master our destiny. Stop putting off what could be done today. Be proactive every moment of your life. Don’t just dream or speak what you want, but move into slow and sure action. It’s not about change, it’s about enhancing. We are to radiate our whole lives to create grace with this multi complex life we find ourselves. If you close your eyes, what comes into your mind. And if it’s your problems, nix those. Come into daydreaming, Success, Happiness, Love, Places, People and Things. Or do you daydream about escapism, beer, socializing, events, shopping and more problems. Our energy goes where our thoughts flow. There is no escape, this is your life. There are blocks and karma, but we can be armed with steadfast assertiveness. And this isn’t about other’s, it’s about you and your epiphanies.

You can’t necessarily incite other people around you and ask them to listen to misconceptions, fears and attributes. Our fears are not others, when they are troubled it is in our best interest to show them mercy, wisdom and love. We look into others lives very easily and can see what we think is best for them, but it really comes back to what is good for you. You can be concentrating outside of yourself and keep missing your own boat. Can you be your own appraiser. Doing a critique on yourself, is not being your worst enemy. It’s only laying a little groundwork to follow. Stop justifying peoples bad moods or bad habits, or your own bad behavior. Time to walk our talk and talk our walk. Our family and friends are to be meaningful, our work is to create fulfillment, our being is to shine. We don’t have to be like anyone else, only ourselves, doing the best we can.    

 

Journal Questions:

 

Enhancing Destiny

  • Physical level
  • Emotional level
  • Intellectual level
  • Spiritual level

 

Who enhances your life?

  • Parents
  • Children
  • Lovers
  • Spouses
  • Friendships
  • People
  • Places
  • Career Choices

 

How can you sidestep their idiosyncrasies to create a more perfect life for yourself?

  • Parents
  • Children
  • Lovers
  • Spouses
  • Friendships
  • People
  • Places
  • Career Choices

 

10 sentences or more.

What is your spiritual worth?

What is your emotional worth?

What is your physical worth? Not financial…

You are to have self worth and self love. What areas are you hard on yourself?

3 – 10 sentences

  • Love
  • Money
  • Wellness
  • Happiness
  • Playfulness
  • Wisdom
  • Contentment

 

What could enhance your destiny? Simple pleasures or complex issues? What’s the fear of leaving complexity behind?

  • 3-10 sentences each question.

 

Critique 5 people in your family or friends

  • 5 building blocks
  • 5 mistakes they are making

 

Create

  • 5 building blocks for yourself
  • 5 mistakes you are making
  • Resolutions to the mistakes

 

We will be called many times in life to step onto the boat of risk. Will you take a step forward or take a step backward – think of those times and how your life might’ve changed? Are you confused and overworked, or over wrought by our society and your family? It’s time to leave the stress behind. Live life on your terms. Look into the mirror and smile or acknowledge yourself, if you’ve been ignoring yourself….please don’t anymore.

“Taking him by the hand, the Lord and Master merges into Himself that person, upon whose forehead such destiny is written.”

 ~Sri Guru Granth Sahib

14*Libra New Moon

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14* Libra New Moon
By Tara Sutphen

15* Libra New Moon (no moon – starry dark sky, the time of dreaming), culminating October 7, 2010. This Libra New Moon is about taking action and paying attention to you. Assessing your sensibilities and needs, what inner work do you need to do on you. Are you being nice to yourself, I mean really nice. We can get caught up with a lot of busy activity and not focus on clearing up our frustrations or anxiousness. Where do we need to re-stabilize, and bring harmony into depth of being. We can remain a mystery even to ourselves unless we tune in. Tuning in instead of tuning out, why is it that we can see into others problems but sometimes we just can’t seem to fix our self. The stress that accumulates in our lives needs to be set free. How do we leave behind everything that holds us locked up and unable to function, or interact the way we want things to turn out. Are there simple tricks and anecdotes or will it be grueling hard work that will take years to accomplish a sense of rightness and peace. And what does it matter. We see plenty of people that don’t work on their inner child or their inner adult. They seem to meander and make a lot of mistakes and sometimes we think they get along just fine with all the problems. We see plenty of others who have never awakened to a spiritual connection, they do what they do. But why are you compelled to know more, dig deeper, is it to access the knowledge that this vast universe may hold. Basically I do think we know when we leave this existence we will carry thoughts, sentiments, and any unrest. We will carry our feelings and love. For this new moon, you’re going to focus on the real you, the truth that lies deep within. To balance the outer and the inner you is to be in wellness, striving for clear thinking and oneness with body, mind and spirit. To flow in your environment and everyday life. Letting burdens of the modern world slip away. Breathing in harmony and exhaling chaos, going deep within and opening your mind. Recognizing your soul and it’s callings and resplendence.

Journal Questions:

Describe the ‘Inner You’?

Are you tuning into yourself too much or too little?

How many times a week are you releasing stress? In what way do you release stress?

  • Exercise,
  • inner dialogue
  • meditation
  • arguing
  • ignoring
  • processing
  • dialogue with others

Can you take advice well? Why or why not? Do you need to learn the hard way and why?

What person, place or thing brings you the most contentment?  Why?

What activity makes you feel peaceful?

How do you feel you escape your problems?

Do you intellectualize your problems?

Do you feel too much or too little about the important issues in your life?

How are you working them out?

  • Meditation
  • Counseling
  • Unsettled behavior
  • Over reactions
  • Under reactions
  • Busy errands
  • Crying
  • Irrational
  • Realistic
  • Steps to solve

If you are taking steps to solve your problems or issues.

What steps are you taking

Step 1 – 10

It can start with panic, but should end in balance and a realistic ending.

Dilemma

  • Home
  • Inner
  • Outer
  • Personal
  • Secret
  • Love
  • Health
  • Work
  • Career
  • Success
  • Friendship
  • Family
  • Sexual
  • Overweight
  • Bad habit
  • Exercise
  • Alcohol
  • Drugs
  • Learning
  • Self esteem
  • Confidence
  • Money
  • Anxiousness
  • Frustration
  • Overwrought
  • Grief
  • Non issue but making a dilemma
  • Boredom
  • Panic
  • Out of control situation
  • Holding on
  • Letting go

Confidently write down why you deserve:

  • Love
  • Money
  • Wellness
  • Happiness
  • Playfulness
  • Wisdom
  • Contentment

“You are led through your lifetime by the inner learning creature, the playful spiritual being that is your real self. Don’t turn away from possible futures before you’re certain you don’t have anything to learn from them.”

~ Richard Bach (American Writer)

Full Harvest Moon

Full Harvest Moon

By Tara Sutphen

The Harvest Moon at 0* Aries will culminate September 24, 2010 2:19am pdt/ 5:19am edt (almanac). Last full moon was a spiritual occasion.  And this full moon gets our body up and moving. Not only is it the Fall Equinox about World Thanksgiving. It’s about putting our gratitude for life into action. We are asked to begin again, refresh and regroup. What were those interrupted dreams in your past, you can go far back as childhood. What goals had meaning to you and sidetracked you to be responsible or dutiful. Regress and meditate for a few minutes, recall what makes you tick. We forget over and over why we came to earth. Who are we supposed to be. Who are we supposed to love. What is supposed to make us happy.  Have others made it hard to like or love them. Did you change directions in a career. What has veered you in other directions. What has been gifts. What has been a total sacrifice on your part. Do you know or did you start going with the flow awhile ago and stopped being who you want to be. We all want to be realistic for our survival. But there comes a time to think outside the box and risk in practical matters. You might experience joy or fulfillment, you seek and need. You risk at helping others, you risk at love, you risk at money, you risk at setting intentions. You risk to open your energy instead of close yourself down.

 

0* Aries is the start of a “new day, new emotions, new physical well being, new viewpoint, a new spiritual journey, new projects, new goals and new random adventures”. Begin to live…for you, a higher order, wide awake, wide awake……….no more humdrum days.

Journal Questions:

New Beginnings:

8 sentences of dreams, desires and goals for your new future or enhanced current future in these life areas, EACH subject.

  • Physical level
  • Emotional level
  • Intellectual level
  • Spiritual level

 

What in your past have you regretted somehow? 3-10 sentences for each subject?

Parents

  • Children
  • Lovers
  • Spouses
  • Friendships
  • People
  • Places
  • Career Choices
  • Eating Habits
  • Exercise Habits

 

We can’t change the past or the growth experienced. We can learn from mistakes and past actions.

Your greatest lessons:

  • Physical
  • Mental
  • Emotional
  • Spiritual

 

What is it in the now of your life that you can change, it may be a slow change but what is possible?

Write out 3-7 sentences on how you change to enhance your life. Each Subject.

 

  • Love
  • Career
  • Health
  • Happiness
  • Knowledge
  • Success
  • Weight
  • Appearance
  • Shyness
  • Confidence
  • Accessibility
  • Hobby

 

Write out how you must start to think outside the box?

7-10 sentences or more on each subject.

  • Love
  • Career
  • Health
  • Happiness
  • Knowledge
  • Success
  • Weight
  • Appearance
  • Shyness
  • Confidence
  • Accessibility
  • Hobby

 

“Virtue tested: “Have I not survived hunger and thirst, suffering, and mockery for the sake of the truth which heaven has awakened in my heart?”  ~Kahlil Gibran (Lebanese born American philosophical Essayist, Novelist and Poet. 1883-1931)

 

Happy Mabon

Happy Mabon, the Autumn Equinox Current mood:  grateful Category: Dreams and the Supernatural

Happy Mabon, the Autumn Equinox. Celebratration of the harvest. I only know one sungazer, they gain sustenence from the sun. For the rest of us nourishment is essential for all life. And as Thanksgiving gives thanks for America and her gifts, Mabon is a time of giving thanks for the World. Gratitude of food for all people.

Our Mabon plans will be to sit around a nicely laid out table with some family and friends. We will say what our best and happiest summer memories were and what we wish to happen this fall. Cheyenne will lead a blessing, lighting of the candles and a toasting ritual. We will toast our appreciation for the farmers, markets, cooks and nurturers.Gratitude, the first of many steps to living a well to do existense. A celebration of life.

What are your warm and cherished memories from your summer? What are your plans for this fall? Are you setting goals?

I wish you a blessed Autumn.Love & Light,Tara Sutphen

 

 

 

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MabonAutumn Equinox, 2nd Harvest, September 21st

Mabon, (pronounced MAY-bun, MAY-bone, MAH-boon, or MAH-bawn) is the Autumn Equinox. The Autumn Equinox divides the day and night equally, and we all take a moment to pay our respects to the impending dark. We also give thanks to the waning sunlight, as we store our harvest of this year’s crops. The Druids call this celebration, Mea’n Fo’mhair, and honor the The Green Man, the God of the Forest, by offering libations to trees. Offerings of ciders, wines, herbs and fertilizer are appropriate at this time. Wiccans celebrate the aging Goddess as she passes from Mother to Crone, and her consort the God as he prepares for death and re-birth.

Various other names for this Lesser Wiccan Sabbat are The Second Harvest Festival, Wine Harvest, Feast of Avalon, Equinozio di Autunno (Strega), Alben Elfed (Caledonii), or Cornucopia. The Teutonic name, Winter Finding, spans a period of time from the Sabbat to Oct. 15th, Winter’s Night, which is the Norse New Year.

At this festival it is appropriate to wear all of your finery and dine and celebrate in a lavish setting. It is the drawing to and of family as we prepare for the winding down of the year at Samhain. It is a time to finish old business as we ready for a period of rest, relaxation, and reflection.

Symbolism of Mabon:         – Second Harvest, the Mysteries, Equality and Balance.

Symbols of Mabon:         – Wine, gourds, pine cones, acorns, grains, corn, apples, pomegranates, vines such as ivy, dried seeds, and horns of plenty.

Herbs of Maybon:         – Acorn, benzoin, ferns, grains, honeysuckle, marigold, milkweed, myrrh, passionflower, rose, sage, solomon’s seal, tobacco, thistle, and vegetables.

Foods of Mabon:         – Breads, nuts, apples, pomegranates, and vegetables such as potatoes, carrots, and onions.

Incense of Mabon:         – Autumn Blend-benzoin, myrrh, and sage.

Colors of Mabon:           – Red, orange, russet, maroon, brown, and gold.

Stones of Mabon:         – Sapphire, lapis lazuli, and yellow agates.

Activities of Mabon:         – Making wine, gathering dried herbs, plants, seeds and seed pods, walking in the woods, scattering offerings in harvested fields, offering libations to                trees, adorning burial sites with leaves, acorns, and pine cones to honor those who have passed over.

Spellworkings of Mabon:         – Protection, prosperity, security, and self-confidence. Also those of harmony and balance.

Deities of Mabon:         – Goddesses-Modron, Morgan, Epona, Persephone, Pamona and the Muses. Gods-Mabon, Thoth, Thor, Hermes, and The Green Man.

Mabon is considered a time of the Mysteries. It is a time to honor Aging Deities and the Spirit World. Considered a time of balance, it is when we stop and relax and enjoy the fruits of our personal harvests, whether they be from toiling in our gardens, working at our jobs, raising our families, or just coping with the hussle-bussle of everyday life. May your Mabon be memorable, and your hearts and spirits be filled to overflowing!

 

15* Virgo New Moon

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15* Virgo New Moon

By Tara Sutphen

15* Virgo New Moon (no moon – starry dark sky, the time of dreaming), culminating September 8, 2010. This Virgo New Moon is about taking action toward your dreams, your romances, children and creativity using detail with earthly practicality. If you want something you can no longer be a dreamer, you must step into the material world of reality. Remember it only takes one small step and then another. And let’s look at your birth pre-plan…..brave, taking on too much physically and emotionally. Are you in control or have you lost that. Have you forgotten how to love, how to dream, how to create your reality. Are you watching as you walk forward or are you still entranced in the past.

Real life didn’t promise to be anything but perceptible. We will all lose and we will all gain. Sometimes we lose our footing due to not having enough energy to deal with circumstances and must gently strive at wellness and wholeness. Work at being strong enough to live life on your terms. We know many that suffer and it is our mercy and wisdom to help them along also. It’s hard to help others unless you are in a position to offer thus. Create health, genuine love and exploring your talents and ideas. It’s never too late.

Journal Questions:

What needs to be created again in your life? Write 3-5 sentences on each category.

How can you enhance ______?

  • Love
  • Money
  • Wellness
  • Happiness
  • Playfulness
  • Wisdom
  • Contentment

Do you believe in yourself? Do/Did your parents believe in you? Who has believed in you?

Who do you believe in?

What needs to be changed in your health routine? Write out advice if it was for someone else.

What are you proud of yourself for?

List your talents: Extensively

List your ideas: extensively

Create a story of your perfect health.

Create a story of your perfect love.

Create a story of your perfect reality.

Make a daily record, grocery note and add a goal to that list.

(example: enhance my love life, I’d like to learn to paint – slot it into your schedule)

Life stares us down, tries to run us over, and people bump into us. We can be dazed and confused until we awaken and take our lives back and continue on the way, tapping into our depth of being and full consciousness. Stepping into our personal power and creating the life we are meant to live.

“Most people would succeed in small things if they were not troubled with great ambitions.”

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (American Poet in the 19th century, 1807-1882)