Archive for May, 2013

Full Flower Super Moon


Full Flower Super Moon

By Tara Sutphen

The Full Flower Moon (Native American) at 4* Sagittarius will culminate May 24, 2013 9:26pm PDT/ May 25, 2013 12:26am EDT (Farmers Almanac).

This Full Flower Super Moon is with an eclipse, and will shadow a tiny bit of the moon. It is our 3rd eclipse in a row. Eclipses are about change or letting go, it can be to bring something exciting or illuminating into your life. These aspects are letting us know we can set ourselves free from limitations, and broken promises. Sagittarius brings you liberty if you are brave enough to look at the practical ways of escape. No confusion or half hearted trying will work, you have to have a game plan and start bee-lining for it. Your mind is a tool, your energy is a force. Start using it for the betterment of your life.

This is a powerful time for the mind, deep introspection of your soul goals come into play. You want to experience life as you have dreamt and desired it to be, you can seek that freedom if you create the courage to organize your way out instead of staying with the status quo. This isn’t a time of recklessness, only healthy abandon. Start that diet, look for God in all things, Love as you never have before, sign up for classes, read those books that are dusty on a shelf…Be you, the real you.

Journal Questions:

What are your limitations

  • About yourself
  • Or others

Do not be invisible, how can you stand out

  • At home
  • Outside the home
  • At work
  • At school
  • Love
  • Family
  • Parents
  • Mate
  • Children

Imprisonment or Freedom

  • Love
  • Career
  • Job
  • Health
  • Relationships
  • Friendships
  • Happiness
  • Exercise

Fulfillment

  • Spiritually
  • Emotionally
  • Intellectually
  • Materially
  • Physically

Time to advance and express yourself with a good attitude, with persistence life becomes a clear journey.

“The only thing we have to fear is fear itself — nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance.”~ Franklin D. Roosevelt (American 32nd US President (1933-45)

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*super moon- closest full moon to the earth

 

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Meditation By Tara Sutphen
Although you would ideally do this meditation outside beneath the full moon, you can also experience it by imagining the moon and four directions as you are surrounded with magical energy … a rainbow of light. In the Goddess’ name you open to the light. You can actually stand up and raise your palms to the sky or imagine this process of being energized and rejuvenated. Facing North you ask for solutions to your problems and experience many blessings. Facing East you seek solutions and prosperity while trusting yourself to make the right choices. Following many blessings, you turn to the South and ask for increased self-esteem and harmonious relationships with the people in your life. After the blessings, you turn to the West to face your destiny and ultimate potentials. Open your mind and release your courage. The ritual ends with the moon as your guiding light on the shadowed path. It illuminates your dreams as you walk steadfast and proceed on your earthy journey with an open heart. 30 Minutes.

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Happy Beltaine XOX

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Beltaine
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 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
potluck
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.
Making Maywine

Ingredients

  • 2 bottles of dry white wine
  • 2 cups strawberry liqueor
  • 5 thin orange slices
  • and/or
  • 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)

Directions

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

American Heritage Dictionary

wood·ruff    Audio Help   (wŏŏd’rəf, -rŭf’)  Pronunciation Key
n.  

  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..

Edible Flowers

Alliums…chive flowers

Borage

Basil Flower Blossoms

Broccoli Florets. those little yellow flowers

Citrus Blossoms

Nasturtiums

Rose Pedals

Johnny Jump Up… Pansy

Mint flowers…

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