Archive for March, 2011

Full Worm Moon


 

Full Worm Moon

By Tara Sutphen

 
 

The Worm Moon at 28* Virgo will culminate March 19, 2:10pm pst/ 5:10pm est (almanac) The moon is your personal spotlight in the world, as you are on the earth’s stage. You are seen in the world and this Super Moon is about doing your best, creating optimum health and vitality. Taking the initiative and becoming a robust and purposeful human. Are you moving toward your goals or away from everything you ever dreamt possible. You either rally gaining access to your goals or you give up, let’s not allow surrender be an option. It could be that you are not aware of relinquishing what you do well or finest on the planet. You may not realize you aren’t trying as hard anymore, that health, wellbeing and your zest is waning. You may look in a mirror and not recognize who is staring back at you. When did this happen and why is it happening, look deeper than surface sight.

Have that self talk in the mirror, let’s not go into the outer aspects before tuning into the inner you. The outer you is how you are manifesting in the world, the inner you is quite a beautiful creation, within you houses your soul and the depth of your being. On the inside we work at gaining perspective, truthfulness, activation of the life force, creating love, becoming aware of our individual purpose, gaining inspiration on what we do well, talents and hidden capabilities. The recognition of vitality, who we are and the capacity to find what is foremost for you. If only to create solutions easily, adjusting little things, allowing bigger issues to be fragmented toward gradual results.

No more ignoring yourself or feeling out of sorts, establish strength in all areas of body, mind and spirit . Brave your life, it’s trials and tribulations, acting accordingly to rectify your confidence, learning to live easily in your body and brain. Try improving behavior and attitude, and developing talents and ideas. You may not live in the prettiest area, but start enjoying and thriving in your living space and surroundings. Look for finding purpose in your job, it might only be to bring comfort to your family or to yourself. Establish grace in your social life, seeing the good in others. Do not be someone you are not, and access your needs. Tune in to know what you are doing right and what you are doing wrong, where are you working against yourself. You can certainly see when others are out of whack, questioning their appearance, unhappiness, boisterousness, boundary issues, self absorption, mental issues, self destruction, wasted time, and unused talent. We get self conscious or too busy in the outer world to work on ourselves and sometimes lose our way. Use the gravitational pull to clear your life, allow angst and insecurities to leave your psyche. Come back to you, The Real You…

 

Journal Questions:

Take a notebook with you into your bathroom or full length mirror – create notes on how you can change your appearance, Try not to be mean to yourself, make observations – don’t be self loathing. Critique, not criticize… Write down all nice things about yourself. What do you feel about your spirit, your capacity for love, your interest in knowledge, your connection with nature. Create some real time with yourself. Do this with your clothes on and off, be vulnerable even to yourself. Meditate for a few minutes on being really alright with who you are. Soothe your soul. Be connected to your mind, spirit, body and the earth…

 

Write Out:

  • What is your dream
  • Having fun again
  • Simple pleasures
  • Reassurance
  • Attitude adjustment
  • Taking care of yourself
  • Get in water
  • Telling the truth
  • Learning new things
  • Become a Love magnet
  • Be reasonable about time
  • Be your own best friend
  • Perfect career
  • Perfect vacation
  • Perfect home life
  • Perfect friends
  • Perfect lover
  • Perfect family
  • Perfect surroundings
  • Perfect environment

     
     

    Perspective of your life – write 5 sentences each level 

      • Physical level

    • Emotional level

    • Intellectual level

     • Spiritual level

     
     

     What needs to change:

    • Parents

    • Children

    • Lovers

    • Spouses

    • Friendships

    • People

    • Places

    • Career Choices

     
     

    Personally do they need to change or is it you:

    • Parents

    • Children

    • Lovers

    • Spouses

    • Friendships

    • People

    • Places

    • Career Choices

     
     

    What do you consider well, what are the quirks – write out a quick fix after your observation:

    • Parents

    • Children

    • Lovers

    • Spouses

    • Friendships

    • People

    • Places

    • Career Choices

     

     What is your next step concerning _______:

    3 – 10 sentences

    • Love

    • Money

    • Wellness

    • Happiness

    • Playfulness

    • Wisdom

    • Contentment

    Life is an evolving process. It will take us on rides of passion and pleasure to the very depths of despair. At times we consider life sheer madness, and the universe random and thoughtless. That’s when our survival instincts kick in. We strive for hopefulness, mercy and grace. From the deepest parts of ourselve’s we hold on and maneuver the ups and downs, transformation and harmonizing will bring us great wonder and some satisfaction.

    “There is a vitality, a life force, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique, and if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium; and be lost. The world will not have it. It is not your business to determine how good it is, not how it compares with other expression. It is your business to keep it yours clearly and directly, to keep the channel open. You do not even have to believe in yourself or your work. You have to keep open and aware directly to the urges that motivate you. Keep the channel open. No artist is pleased. There is no satisfaction whatever at any time. There is on a queer, divine dissatisfaction, a blessed unrest that keeps us marching and makes us more alive than the others.”

    ~Martha Graham (American Dancer, Teacher and Choreographer of modern dance, 1894-1991)

13* Pisces New Moon


 

13*Pisces New Moon

By Tara Sutphen

 
 

 13* Pisces New Moon (no moon – starry dark sky, the time of dreaming), culminating March 4, 2011. This Pisces New Moon is the darkest and deepest of dreaming. How deep can you speak to your conscious and subconscious mind, going inward to reconstruct and sway yourself to thrive at life. There is an unreasonableness that we all grapple with, tempers, anger, stubbornness, loneliness, unhappiness, laziness, unworthiness and it takes an inner dialogue to remedy and balance our motives and intent. Without this unease we might react superficially through mishaps or hardships, but it’s usually radar to take a step into being more thoughtful and releasing problems. If we can’t shake our worries, fears and phobias, some of us stay in misery, denial and downright lost. We have to find that formula to gain insight on what needs to change and why. And this is that time, where we delve very deep, reaching further than we usually go with ourselves to give those pep talks and create antidotes.

Most of the time, when we look at the experiences that really hurt us, we can begin to break the cycle of connection to those people, places or things. From a deep rooted perspective, we must energetically let go of what holds us back from attaining love, jobs and career, happiness and great health. And to move on we recognize the fear and begin progress. Really letting go, usually when we reach adulthood we’ve been hurt by others plenty and must remember not to hurt ourselves. In our frustration or karma we can live out drama or trauma or get stuck and can’t make a move. I’m not talking about real tragedy for we know how painful that can be. And to overcome a sense of helplessness is daunting. That too must be examined and soothed. It’s good to have a refreshing cry, but it’s not good to cry every day. We shouldn’t stay locked in a deep space just as we shouldn’t be too on the surface.

For a whole month we are allowed to look closely at our pain and its origin and how to fix it as best we can by next new moon when we go rushing into life full on. For it’s to rest as well, deeply resting the organs, cells, and blood, the core of our being, our spirit…allowing all the pressure to float away as we intellectualize the process. And if we’re holding onto suffering we can unlock the energy attached, you may not be able to put into words how that force is locked to your body but you can release all trauma and unease.

 

Journal Questions:

Fears & Phobias – Write out your list

 

Each area of life – a burden or a wonderment, an attainment or an illusion. Why on each answer

  • Job
  • Career
  • Talents
  • Hobbies
  • Love
  • Adventures
  • Vacations
  • Money
  • Living in a certain place
  • Time

     
     

    Stance:

  • What fears help stir you to live (ex. Skydiving, public speaking etc)
  • What fears freeze you into oppression
  • Write out an oath of bravery

     
     

    Successful or Failing? Why?

    Write out a remedy for each

  • Job
  • Career
  • Time
  • Peace
  • Love
  • Money
  • Extra money
  • Past relationships
  • Present relationships
  • Children
  • People who aren’t actualizing their lives and you step in to help
  • Sickness
  • Unhappiness
  • Lack of patience
  • Age
  • Place
  • Friends
  • Expectations
  • Not getting to do what you want
  • Partying
  • Vacations
  • Sex
  • physically

     

     
     

    Embracing or dispersing?

  • Unhappiness
  • Laziness
  • Stubbornness
  • Things you have they want
  • Money exchanging
  • Time exchanging
  • People who don’t wait for you
  • People who don’t do for you
  • Bullying
  • Debating
  • Denial
  • Job
  • School
  • Money
  • Happiness
  • Worthiness
  • Exercise
  • Eating well
  • Attentive
  • Love
  • Romance
  • Parents
  • Children
  • Pets
  • Garden

     
     

    Romance – afraid or conquer

  • Dress well
  • Be kind
  • Smell good
  • Be open
  • Smile

     
     

    Are you afraid to interact? Why? Is it judgment of others or self criticism? Explain why each activity would be good for you or not?

  • Join a gym
  • Join a group
  • Take a walk
  • Read a book
  • Talk to your friends on the internet
  • Start working on a hobby
  • Start working on a new career
  • Start working on your marriage
  • Start working on your romance
  • Start working on a new acquisition
  • Start thinking where you want to move
  • Start thinking how to help yourself more
  • Start thinking how to help loved ones more
  • Start thinking how to help others more
  • Start thinking how to help in the community
  • Start thinking how to help in your state, country or world
  • Learn new things
  • Write poems
  • Write love letters
  • Do a physical sport
  • Sing
  • Smile
  • Laugh
  • Meditate
  • Look at nature
  • Look at beauty
  • Be in appreciation
  • Breathe in life
  • Soak in a bath
  • Take time to groom oneself

     
     

    Loneliness affects much of the population. Self criticism hinders many from taking a chance at change, money or love. Try and look at the consequences of your speech, your manners toward others, your reactions to relatives, friends and the general public, and also how you treat yourself. Regard others as you want to be viewed and respected. Value yourself. Look deeply at all areas and if you need to correct a few of the bad habits, let it begin. Slowly and with grace, know that every day is a new day and it is yours to begin again. It is never too late…

     
     

     

    But you now, you wear your soul on your sleeve, exhausting your energy, propping yourself up on a tree, mumbling, or bent over your desk, asleep. Heaven gives you a form and you wear it out by pointless argument. ~Chuang Tzu (c.360 BC – c. 275 BC) early most significant interpreter of Taoism