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I believe in healing that comes from our own Gardens, the Local Land, Nature and our very own Kitchens.  I am devoted to encouraging others to find empowerment through Self-care,  Meditation, Nature and Prayer - to find healing in a cup of Fresh Grown Herbal Tea, to listen to what the Moon and Stars tell us, to feel the Wind on your face, to enjoy Essential Oils, and to find Miracles in the simple things that connect us to the Earth, Nature and Heaven.

 I am founder of The Gypsy Homestead and am knowledgeable in Holistic Health,  Herbal Remedies, Aromatherapy, Essential Oils, Daily Devotionals,  Meditations, Cooking, Crafting of all kinds, Nutrition, Gardening, Music, and so much more!.   Every day should be filled with Nature, Music, Superfoods, Meditation, Dreams and Prayer!!!!  My inspiration comes from Nature and Earths Miracles.  I'm happy to share my knowledge of healing with others.  

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The Gypsy Homestead "Sowing Seeds" for Wednesday July 21, 2021

The Gypsy Homestead "Sowing Seeds" for Wednesday July 21, 2021
 
❤️His Joy and Peace❤️
“Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.” (Romans 15:13 KJV)
Did you know that even in the darkest days and moments in our lives, we have Jesus who brings light. When we continue to pray and communicate with Him, our worries and burdens begin to lift. We live in peace when we continually seek Him!
When you feel like you’re slipping into that dark place of hopelessness and despair where satan wants you, seek Jesus Christ. Cry out and feel His love. His peace is your peace. It is the greatest joy you will ever experience!
If you or someone you know is in need of Prayer, feel free to contact me and I'd be happy to pray for them.

The Gypsy Homestead Astro-Vibe for Tuesday July 20, 2021

The Gypsy Homestead Astro-Vibe for July 20, 2021:
Sun in Cancer means well, but often we pick up on the insecure vibes it can send out. The Moon in Sagittarius, however, thinks in terms of the more the merrier. Listen to the Moon's vibes today and have fun. Create some mirth and go with your heart's desires. Indulging in a dessert or something that feels comfy are great ways to reward yourself for getting through a cosmically trying month. Grab Sunstone or Turquoise to boost your vibes and have a great day. Burn some Sandalwood to keep the vibes happy. Work issues can be ironed out and tasks can be completed by being inventive and open to new ideas. Business endeavors can go well.
Moon in Sagittarius loves intellectual conversations, especially if they are about spiritual theories, immortal omni or multidimensionality, or even the coolest vacation spots. It is working with both Venus and Mars in Leo today. That means spontaneous, good natured flirts or social gatherings can pop up. So, find your inner butterfly and have fun no matter where you are. With the Sun moving to Leo on Thursday and the Full Moon in Aquarius on Friday, it's time to think about the really big picture of life. Can you see a new horizon? Cosmic forces are easing up as a T square in the planetary alignments give way this week. Stay positive and be an observer of what's going on around you. You may feel the energies start to lighten up.
 
 

The Gypsy Homestead Astro-Vibe for Monday July 19, 2021

The Gypsy Homestead Astro-Vibe for July 19, 2021:
The morning hours (USA) find us still deep in contemplation as the Moon in Scorpio travels through her Void of Course phase. Because of this, finish up projects rather than start new ones. You may not feel like moving very fast until the Moon enters Sagittarius at 2:08 pm (PDT/USA + 8 hrs UK). The general mood will slowly improve and we'll see that there's light at the end of the tunnel. Whatever that means to you. Hopefully, you've had time to reconnect with your higher self and have healed some bruises. Once the Sun goes into Leo on Thursday the vibes will be focused outward. Connecting with others will seem comfortable again.
There are cosmic pushes lined up this week that are meant to wake up your passion for balance, growth, and renewal. When the Moon travels in Sagittarius we are reminded that we are connected - there's that word again - to larger forces. Spiritual matters come to the forefront. We may find that people or structures we have become used to in the outer world are gone or changed. Karma , as a force for transformation, is in play this week. Use the energies to heighten your awareness. Check your anxiety level - Sun in Cancer can promote fear - and use crystals as tools to help you. Bronzite can act as a shield against negative forces. Lapis Lazuli will keep psychic channels open. Use Mugwort or Lemon Grass for clarity. Of course, Lavender will promote peace and wellbeing. It's a big week. Believe in yourself and loved ones! www.TheGypsyHomestead.com
 

The Gypsy Homestead Astro-Vibe for Thursday July 15, 2021

The Gypsy Homestead Astro-Vibe for July 15, 2021:
Cross purposes. The Moon moves into Libra and that prompts us to be more open and cooperative. But, the Sun is still in shy Cancer. So, which vibes do you respond to? Cancerian energies can be fraught with security issues and fears. The Libra Moon is more upbeat and luck oriented. It's your choice, but why not choose to be optimistic? Joy is healing and now that Chiron - the wounded healer energy - is going retrograde we'll have five months to heal the body, mind, and soul. Take a few deep breaths and set your intentions.
Moon in Libra is all about teamwork and relationships. Work can be completed successfully when everyone is on the same page. Listen as well as speak. Take time to consider all options before settling on an option. The Cosmos has some discordant energies, but it's okay to lighten up and choose to have fun. Art and beauty are highlighted. Try some Bumblebee Jasper. It tends to alleviate negative energy while being a good tool for grounding your energies. The scent of Juniper will vibe with the current Moon. Today, think in terms of increasing all types of abundance. You've got this! The Solar Winds are increasing and that can cause irritability, restlessness, and sleep issues.
 

The Gypsy Homestead Astro-Vibe for Wednesday July 14, 2021

The Gypsy Homestead Astro-Vibe for July 14, 2021:
Intentions. The Moon remains in Virgo for the day and delivers up a lot of positive energy. The Cancerian Sun takes full advantage of this and sends out waves of good vibes. Harness them by doing good deeds and being helpful to those that need some light. The great thing about these vibes is that they're grounded and practical. They won't have you doing anything that's too out of your comfort zone. Just be you and let your good heart shine. You may find that you'll want to go the extra mile with meals and cooking, however. So be it! Show off your skills!
Moon in Virgo often points out health issues, so pay attention to your diet or any messages from your intuition about what you need to do to stay healthy. You may have great ideas pop up at work, but others may not be in the mood to listen today. You can introduce them tomorrow, though, since the Moon will be in teamwork oriented Libra. Watch out for nervous tension or self defeating messages - a negative trait of the Virgo Moon. You are desirable, smart, and capable. Tonight is great for planning an adventure and searching out the details. Make it a beautiful day! Blue Calcite and Frankincense will work well with the day's energies. If you feel that you need more protection from the outer vibes use Bronzite or Shungite. Yes, the world is still in the process of changing. Send out good vibes for the best possible outcomes. Ask your own intuition what scent or herbs will work best for you today. Hmmm, maybe some Mugwort.
 

The Gypsy Homestead Astro-Vibe for Tuesday July 13, 2021

The Gypsy Homestead Astro-Vibe for July 13, 2021:
The desire to give. The Moon moves into Virgo this morning (USA) and slows down the fiery fun. Romance is still highlighted, but now we sense we need a practical twist to our relationships. Do you or your partner have a generous side? If not, is it possible to nuture one into existence? Give and take with an eye on service becomes an attractive attribute. A random act of kindness can turn into a boost of confidence or at least some heartfelt joy. Moon in Virgo works best with specific goals in mind. Make a list and then work through it. It will give structure to your day.
Anxiety can come up from the depths of the psyche as both Sun in Cancer and the Virgo Moon tend to recall moments of inadequacy or when you didn't feel very supported. Let those thoughts go and work from who you are now. After all the discordant energies this day will seem more gentle and even more like Summer is finally here. Keep all the distractions to a minimum to decrease nervous tension or stomach issues. Work with Blue Calcite to create a balanced flow of energies within and without. It also helps to strengthen and balance the emotions. Frankincense or Chamomile will lighten the vibes and add a healing component to your space. Have a beautiful day! Do projects that require you to work with others, today. Tomorrow's vibes are less amenable and it could be more difficult to come to consensus.

The Gypsy Homestead Astro-Vibe for Thursday July 8, 2021

The Gypsy Homestead Astro-Vibe for July 8, 2021:
Moonstones and old lace. Emotions come to the forefront now that the Moon is traveling through Cancer. The cosmic vibes are pointing towards looking inside and releasing any old soul bruises that keep you from fully being yourself. There's four planets in the element of water - Sun, Mercury, and Moon in Cancer, and Jupiter in Pisces - that are creating an overload of sensitivity. If you feel like staying home, do it. Where else can you feel really safe while old stories and needs come wafting back through your memory? Mom or the memories of childhood can dominate your thoughts. On a more pragmatic level, home projects and revamping your space can turn out to be spectacular.
So, how do you wade through the waves of emotions and memories? Let them flow. Bottling them up will only cause anxiety and eventual illness. See yourself as courageous for getting this far in your journey despite the mistakes and obstacles. Most of all, love your own soul. Be you. Missing pieces, unfulfilled dreams, dents, baggage, and all. When you're genuine the truly important ones in your in your life see your light. Moonstones will help your psychic abilities flow, while Rhodonite will help raise your self worth. A little Lavender will smooth out the rough spots. Let tomorrow's New Moon be magical. Now is not the time to push agendas or talk to others a whole lot. Just be. Observe. Let your heartlight shine.
 

Heal Yourself

“Heal yourself with the light of the sun and the rays of the moon. With the sound of the river and the waterfall. With the swaying of the sea and the fluttering of birds. Heal yourself with mint, neem, and eucalyptus. Sweeten with lavender, rosemary, and chamomile. Hug yourself with the cocoa bean and a hint of cinnamon. Put love in tea instead of sugar and drink it looking at the stars. Heal yourself with the kisses that the wind gives you and the hugs of the rain. Stand strong with your bare feet on the ground and with everything that comes from it. Be smarter every day by listening to your intuition, looking at the world with your forehead. Jump, dance, sing, so that you live happier. Heal yourself, with beautiful love, and always remember...you are the medicine.”
María Sabina a Mexican healer and poet.
Artist Jane Ray.

The Gypsy Homestead Astro-Vibe for Wednesday July 7, 2021

The Gypsy Homestead Astro-Vibe for July 7, 2021:
The inner critic sticks around today. Moon in Gemini just doesn't want to be quiet. Questioning everything. Talking about things that won't change no matter how much it's discussed. Shhhh - is the operative word for the day. Tell your brain to slow down. Check out Mother Nature. Really look at the magic around you. Then, let its energy heal you. Pay deliberate attention to tasks that are ready to be finished up. There's an extra boost of energy from Mars to help you. If you are looking for a change use the vibes to explore other options. New projects will be more successful if you wait until next week to start them.
Monitor your words, especially when talking to loved ones. The potential for misunderstandings is high tonight and tomorrow. You could find it difficult to back up your words. Nervous tension can derail clear thinking. Clear Quartz can be used as a channel that helps you stay focused. Give yourself time to unwind tonight. We're heading into the Cancerian New Moon phase. Healing and nurturing will be highlighted with this one. As we go through changes this year it is wise to heal as you go along. The energies are a mixed bag for the rest of the week. Work with the ones that resonate with you. Engaging in detached observation will help you know when to step in and assist others. Sometimes Cancerian energy can be shy and evasive.
 

The Gypsy Homestead Astro-Vibe for Monday June 28, 2021

The Gypsy Homestead Astro-Vibe for June 28, 2021:
Water, water everywhere. Four planets in water signs - the Sun in Cancer Moon, Jupiter, and Neptune in Pisces - invite you to shut out the rest of the world today. You may outwardly seem friendly and focused, but inwardly you need to be off on an empty beach, listening to the waves, making art objects, and creating stories of beauty and love. Give yourself time to go to that world. The Piscean Moon and Jupiter connect today and that means you could dream up the very next thing you need to increase abundance or to make your world a better place. In reality, you may need to be in a quiet space or listening to soft music while you work.
Moon in Pisces suggests you wear or use pearls, mother of pearl, or sea shells during meditation. These are tools of the higher vibes of Pisces. Stay away from those that wish to dwell in the lower vibes as their tools of choice are often drugs, alcohol, and victimhood. There's no more time for that in the emerging new world. We're embarking upon a highly creative cosmic journey this week. The issue will be discerning fact or reality from fiction. Turn off the tech tonight, light a candle or two, and ask your guides and angels to speak. Who knows what you may hear! Add slices of cucumber, lemon, and some mint into your drinking water. It will help your body hydrate and detox. The scent of water lily or Ylang-Ylang will draw in the properties of water - peace, love, psychic impressions, and compassion.
 

The Gypsy Homestead Astro-Vibe for Saturday June 26, 2021

The Gypsy Homestead Astro-Vibe for June 26, 2021:
The Moon now travels through Aquarius and eases the tensions of the last few days. "Rebel against the rules!", is the motto Aquarius likes best. It's a good day to go hunt for antiques or get one of a kind art objects. Pay attention to what's going on around you, however. The Aquarian Moon and Sun in Cancer don't vibrationally match well today.
Moon in Aquarius can cause disruptions in groups today. Family matters can come to a culmination point that can leave everyone feeling uncomfortable. Wear heart centered crystals today - Rose Quartz, Labradorite, Clear Quartz, or Tiger's Eye will help soften the rebellious vibes. The ankles are very vulnerable now. Watch where you step. Be who you are. The world needs you!
Venus enters Leo tonight. This placement is not content with being a sheep or in a relationship that isn't going to work out. *Your intuition know that!* Charm, courage, and concern are this Venus' super powers. She's there until July 21st-22nd. Enjoy her sunny joyous vibes!
 
 

The Gypsy Homestead Astro-Vibe for Friday June 25, 2021

The Gypsy Homestead Astro-Vibe for June 25, 2021:
Making it clear. Moon in Capricorn is often labeled as a taskmaster or a big, huge downer. In reality, it's focus is to blast away all the excuses, fear, and codependency we use to hold ourselves back. In other words, we must own our own beliefs and actions under this lunar influence. Coupled with Uranus, this Moon encourages you to create different results, if you're not happy. There's help, though, as in the Cosmos' ultimate wisdom, Neptune retrogrades today opening the doors to lost dreams and even intuitive messages you didn't listen to the first time. Tonight (USA), the Moon and Neptune meet up to discuss those lost opportunities. Pay close attention to your inner voice this weekend.
Make getting home projects done a high priority. You should be able to breeze through tasks today, but you may be better off working alone. There are some difficult energies lurking below the surface. Others may tap into anger or frustration. Stay the detached observer and don't add to the drama. The vibes of the Capricorn Full Moon are lingering and can cause aches and pains in the body. Take care to eat well and stretch. Azurite will help bring in clarity, while Jet can assist with the body. A massage or alternative therapies can help, also. Take time to assess your situation. Are you creating the 'you' you want to be?
The Cosmos throws in one more surprise this week. Venus moves into Leo this weekend. The heart really gets into the energies and that can create cloudy judgement where others are concerned.
 
 

Pinwheel Pizzas!!!!

Pinwheel Pizzas!!!! 

Pizza pinwheels are a super easy, family-friendly lunch or dinner. They're made with soft pizza dough and your favorite toppings rolled up then sliced into rounds. Once they're baked, they become cheesy and delicious bites that your whole family will love.

INGREDIENTS

 
  
  • 1 pizza dough (see notes)
  • ½ cup pizza sauce
  • 3 ½ ounces thinly sliced ham
  • ½ cup pineapple tidbits
  • 10 ounces shredded mozzarella
  • tablespoons minced chives (optional)

INSTRUCTIONS

 
 
  • Preheat your oven to 425 degrees.
  • Form the pizza dough into a rectangluar shape. The backside of an 18"x13" baking sheet works great for this.
  • Spread the pizza sauce over the dough, leaving ½ inch without the sauce at one of the short ends. Add the ham, pineapple, and mozzarella over the sauce.
  • Roll the pizza, starting at the short end with the sauce right to the edge. Use the edge without the sauce to seal the roll, pinching the dough together a little, if necessary.
  • Cut the pizza roll into 8 equal pieces. Place the pieces on a non-stick or parchment paper-lined pan. Bake for 20 minutes, until the pizza dough is cooked. Sprinkle the top with some minced chives, if using.

NOTES

 
This recipe was tested with store-bought pizza dough - the type in a tube that pops open. If you'd like the best dough, use our homemade pizza dough recipe. 

 

The Gypsy Homestead Astro-Vibe for Thursday June 24, 2021

The Gypsy Homestead Astro-Vibe for June 24, 2021:
Dependence vs Independence. Today's Full Moon in Capricorn occurs at 11:40 am (PDT/USA + 8 hrs UK). The effects of this Moon will last for a long time as it marks another step into the new world being created. Capricorn is an energy that embodies solid and wise vibrations. They're the adult vibes, if you will. The balance between being independent and in your core or being dependent upon someone, a belief system, or even a power structure will be highlighted. Old structures and hidden agendas are now coming to light for all to see. Stand in awareness and observe what's truly going on. Then, be a catalyst for change by raising your thoughts and actions to the frequencies of love and peace.
On a more mundane level, it's a day to feel good about yourself because you can. Jupiter in Pisces retrograde is helping you to pick up the pieces of forgotten dreams or desires that got lost in the daily shuffle of life. Tonight is perfect for a moondance and for using Azurite - as it helps us shift our points of view and then changes the dynamic energy attached to them. Mugwort, burned as a smudge, brings in change, clarity, and opens up psychic abilities. You are here to help the world shift from fear to love. The Capricorn Full Moon asks for nothing less. Add a few fresh strawberries when you drink the Moon water you set out. Strawberries help reduce inflammation and deliver antioxidants. It's also the Strawberry Full Moon this month. Enjoy!
As always if you'd like a personal Tarot Reading you can contact me via my website at www.TheGypsyHomestead.com or you can click the 'Gypsy" at the top right corner of this page to be directed to my Etsy Shop~

FULL MOON June 24, 2021

Full Moon June 24
Dates affected - June 22-25
For All Zodiac Signs
The FULL MOON occurs on Thursday, June 24, 2021.
A Full Moon occurs when the Sun in Cancer forms an opposition to the Moon in Capricorn. The Full Moon is a time of culmination, and the promise of fulfillment started at the New Moon. It is an emotional time, but also a time of romance and emphasis on relationships.
The Full Moon occurs on Thursday, June 24, in the sign of Capricorn, but the build-up of energy the Moon and Sun are putting out until the Moon is perfectly Full starts to affect us on June 22.
This Full Moon is also in a nice aspect to lucky Jupiter, bringing good fortune, luck, and happy experiences. But Full Moon's also reveal the truth and bring out what's been hidden or kept secret, especially this one! Deceptions are often revealed during this time.
This Full Moon also may have a draining effect on some, and you may feel the need to relax or rest, or you just may feel unmotivated. If you happen to be one of those experiencing any challenges, follow your instincts and intuition, and let them direct you on how to handle things.
Also, new friendships can develop during this Full Moon with people of authority or those whom are in power over you in one way or another. These people can help you get on the right path to something successful.
It is a good Full Moon energy to educate yourself and to expand your horizons, especially when it comes to learning and travel.
Mercury's Retrograde cycle is finally over on June 22, so it's a good time to start slowly working on your wishes or plans. But take your time until July 7, as Mercury will still be in its after shadow period of Retrograde. And things can seem even more confusing. Then, slowly but surely, over the next week or so, you'll notice things get moving again.
Starting now, a challenging Astrological aspect between Venus and Pluto occurs. This one can cause some drama in our relationships.
Unfortunately, this influence also can affect our libido, and our desire for affection and sex can be stronger than usual! So we need to be careful this week about making poor choices with partners and lovers.
Any new prospects you meet during this Full Moon may fulfill a desire or a need, but instant gratification may not be so good for your soul! Make sure you check in with your spirit and follow your gut about the people you choose to play with or love! Even if it seems fun, it may be a bad idea.
Also, whatever challenges, drama, or tensions that occurred around June 4, 5, 14, or 15 will finally calm down and can be resolved around July 9. But these issues can crop back up, or a similar problem can occur around Christmas Eve 2021. If you haven't experienced any major problems, then you shouldn't have much to worry about. But suppose you are trying to accomplish something or meet a specific goal. In that case, things could suddenly come together, especially involve real estate, selling or buying property, or making changes professionally, perhaps into something different or new.
Setting Intentions is always helpful during a Full Moon. Write down what you want to let go or release, and take some time to relax and meditate, think about what you'd like to happen in your life next.
When the Full Moon occurs, is when you should be working on Setting Intentions, and taking part in Rituals or energy work to harness the most potent energy of this Full Moon, (the Moon does stay Full for a few days, so you have some time to harness that energy as well.)

The Gypsy Homestead Astro-Vibe for Wednesday June 23, 2021

The Gypsy Homestead Astro-Vibe for June 23, 2021:
Having fun! One thing the Sagittarian Moon likes to stir up is having fun. If your thoughts aren't aligned with seeing the joy you need to adjust your outlook. And, while Sagittarius promotes travel and far away places, the best place to direct your energies are closer to home. The Cancerian Sun and Jupiter meet up today to help you make creative ideas into realities, especially if they are attached to a home business or redecorating the home you're in. Take advantage of the vibes. Working from home is a good option to ask for if you need to do that. The vibes will increase today as the Full Moon gets nearer. You may find it difficult to rest now.
Moon in Sagittarius - ruled by Jupiter - promotes courage, gaining knowledge, and a sense of self trust. That message will be loud and clear as we move closer to Thursday's Full Moon. Manifestation is a personal responsibility. Learning more about yourself gives you a broader idea of how it works for you. Make a list of all the things you've brought in or completed in your life. See? You know how to draw in desires and goals. It's a good night to turn off the distractions and just be out in the Universe. The Chariot card of Tarot is linked to Cancerian (Sun) energies. It speaks to the desires of the soul and moving towards goals that are closest to your soul. During this moon time try Rhyolite for your crystal workings. It vibes with Sagittarius and assists with past life recall and healing. It helps you grow out of past hurts and into a higher vibe. Sandalwood is always good to keep the environmental vibes happy and positive.
As always if you'd like a personal Tarot Reading you can contact me via my website at www.TheGypsyHomestead.com or click the "Gypsy" at the top right corner of this page to be directed to my Etsy Shop!

Full Moon in Capricorn June 24, 2021

The Capricorn Full moon on the 24th of June is filled with intensity and transformation. In addition to this being the first Full Moon of the Summer season, this is also an ideal time to really evaluate everything in our lives, both in our inner and outer worlds. This month’s Full Moon is asking us to dive deep in many ways but if we are willing to do the work and really examine what is going on below the surface, there is potential for great manifestation and an energetic shift in the months to come.
The Moon in Capricorn asks us to make a conscious effort to reconnect with our repressed emotions and release them. She gives us permission to feel and express them unapologetically, so we can let go of the burden of carrying them. Once we uncover our unconscious insecurities, they no longer have power upon us and no longer control us. Only then we will be able to connect with our True Self and express it fully.
The presence of retrograde planets at the time of this Full Moon is another strong indicator of the need for introspection and inner work and to consciously come into contact with our True Self. If we reflect on how our past conditioning has influenced our patterns of behavior, we may realize that we unconsciously limit ourselves more than we realize. If you are holding onto past regrets, you may find that this Full Moon brings them to the surface for release. Know you are fully supported to let them go once and for all.
Capricorn invites us to cultivate a strong sense of inner discipline and during this Full Moon we are supported in becoming confident in the direction we choose and in the choices we make. Developing high standards of personal integrity, encourages us to take responsibility for our behaviors, as well as for the energy we put out in the world. As we learn to cultivate a positive and empowering attitude, we become more aware of the importance of taking care of our emotional, mental, physical and spiritual well-being.
This ambitious Full Moon showers us with an incredible amount of light and power. She invites us to fully release what is weighing us down and to understand what is preventing us from living life to the fullest by encouraging us to celebrate it with confidence and an open heart. The Full Moon in Capricorn is the best chance we get this year to release negative feelings we may have with ourselves and our capabilities. When we develop a healthy relationship with this energy, we easily do what it takes every day to get closer to our goals and dreams. It’s time to reclaim your personal power!
 

The Gypsy Homestead Astro-Vibe for Tuesday June 22, 2021

The Gypsy Homestead Astro-Vibe for June 22, 2021:
Pushing ahead. This day has lots of promise, so put on your favorite crystals and scents and get going. First, the Moon enters Sagittarius at 5:55 am (PDT/USA + 8 hrs UK). Then Mercury finally goes direct at 3:00 pm. A mental review is in order. How have your beliefs and thoughts changed in the last thirty days? See yourself as a new and improved version. You may encounter a few glitches when doing projects or other work related tasks. Go slow and be forgiving of yourself and others. The Sagittarian Moon doesn't have time to hold pity parties or grudges. Find some joy and then spread it around.
With the Sun now in Cancer some may begin to feel down or needy. You don't have to buy into their drama. Nor do you need to stir up any of your own. Health related issues can be successfully addressed by using alternative health practices. The Moon supports higher vibrational channels of knowledge including those from the unseen. You may find yourself meeting a person who gives you a key to new subject or body of knowledge that will open up your thinking. Romance can be flirty and fun now as the pressure releases from Mercury retrograde. Home projects can be met with new eyes. It's a good day for a good day! Make it your best!!! More change is on the horizon with Thursday's Full Moon in Capricorn. It will be time to celebrate all the changes you've made this year despite the cosmic headwinds. On Friday, Neptune in Pisces goes retrograde. Ideas and dreams that were lost or set aside can be revisited.
As always if you'd like a personal Tarot Reading you can contact me via my website at www.TheGypsyHomestead.com or click the "Gypsy" at the top right corner of this page to take you to my Etsy Shop
 

The Gypsy Homestead Astro-Vibe for Monday June 21, 2021

The Gypsy Homestead Astro-Vibe for June 21. 2021:
The Sun's energies move away from the frenetic curiosity of Gemini into Cancer. Here, the Sun prefers to play shyly in the background through intuition and instinct. So, over the next thirty days you may find your home base is much more attractive than going to far off places. Your insights are going to be needed by friends and loved ones. With the Moon remaining in Scorpio the need to connect with your inner world is strong today. True desires must be recognized. Work tasks and projects tend to move slowly now as Mercury in Gemini gets ready to go direct tomorrow. Take the day as it comes. Reschedule appointments or meetings if that will work better for the good of the order.
Often, people feel let down or depressed during the Sun's shift into Cancer. Give yourself a few days to move into a more slowed down pace. Be willing to day dream today as Venus in Cancer and Neptune in Pisces send in waves of nostalgia. You may find yourself drawn to rich textures, colors, scents, music, or luxury. The Scorpio Moon has a way of making sure we connect to sensual things or people. Indulge in something good that speaks to your soul. Summer in the Northern Hemisphere is here. It's time to grow through nature and listening to your intution. Energetically, it's a very busy week. The Moon is now moving through the signs about every two days. Be sure to ground your energies now with either Hematite or another stone of your choice. Sandalwood can help bridge the energetic changes.
As always, if you'd like a personal Tarot Reading you can contact me via my website at: www.TheGypsyHomestead.com

Mercury Direct!!!!!

Mercury Direct!
After being in retrograde motion since the end of May, Mercury stations direct on the 22nd of June. When Mercury is in retrograde, communication and technology have a greater chance of going awry. Now that Mercury is going direct, stability will start to resume. The energy still feels intense as Mercury is still in a square to Neptune but trust that this all is working in your favour. Life will start to become a little clearer in the following days as Mercury’s post transit shadow period will continue to diminish until its end on the 7th of July. Mercury will be in Gemini until the 11th of July, inspiring friendly communication and stimulating our imagination and thoughts. Embrace the positive energy that starts to flow.

Beef Enchiladas!!!!!

Beef Enchiladas!!!! 

Simple homemade Beef Enchiladas are full of Mexican comfort food flavors. This recipe includes a quick homemade red enchilada sauce and an easy ground beef filling that’s ready for the oven in 30 minutes.

Ingredients

Red Enchilada Sauce

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 4 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried Mexican oregano
  • 2 cups vegetable broth

Ground Beef Filling

  • 1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 1 white onion diced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 8 ounces diced green chiles

Enchiladas

  • 12 corn tortillas
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil for frying
  • 3 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro

Instructions

Make the enchilada sauce:

  • Heat vegetable oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Whisk in cornstarch, chili powder, garlic powder, salt, cumin, and oregano. Pour in vegetable broth and bring to a simmer until thickened, about 2-3 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.

Make the ground beef filling:

  • Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add in ground beef and onion and season with salt and pepper. Cook until ground beef is browned and cooked through, about 7 to 10 minutes. Drain any excess fat. Stir in green chiles.

Assemble enchiladas:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and lightly grease a 9x13 pan with nonstick cooking spray. Spread 1/2 cup of enchilada sauce in the bottom of the pan.
  • Heat 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil in a small skillet over medium heat. Working one at a time, fry tortillas in oil until soft. DO NOT CRISP.
  • Dip each tortilla into the enchilada sauce to coat and set on a plate. Fill with a scoop of the ground beef filling and top with a generous pinch of cheese. Roll and place into the prepared 9x13 pan. Drizzle remaining sauce over enchiladas in the pan and top with remaining shredded cheese. Bake, uncovered, in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes until cheese is warm and bubbly. Top with chopped cilantro and serve hot.

The Gypsy Homestead Astro-Vibe for Friday June 18, 2021

The Gypsy Homestead Astro-Vibe for June 18, 2021:
User friendly. The break we've been waiting for arrives today with the Moon entering Libra at 1:54 am (PDT/USA + 8 hrs UK). Together with the Gemini Sun the vibes are great for getting in touch with friends or attending social events. Mars in Leo joins in with a lot of positive energies that will promote good will and teamwork. The Libra Sun works best when conversing with others or doing things as a couple. So, however you choose to spend the day just know that the cosmic pressure has lightened and is more interested in spreading joy.
Projects can begin to see the light of completion now. Mercury will go direct on the 22nd. Hold off on important decisions until then. Since the Sun and Moon are now in air signs you may feel ungrounded and even anxious. Nervous tension can be troublesome. Exercise, getting out in nature, or deep breathing can be helpful to release the anxiety. The lower back can be vulnerable so do physical activities carefully. Random acts of kindness can elevate your mood and help you find joy. Romance can heat up this weekend, but focusing on more superficial activities will work best. There's just too much fun to be had this weekend to be serious!
Blue Topaz promotes a sense of ease and peace which will help cool down today's frenetic air energies. It also aligns with honesty. It symbolizes deep attachment to another, too. Use it today to balance out the hyper vibes. Rose is a friendly scent that sends out good energy to the heart of others.

The Gypsy Homesteads Making Music- June 18, 2021

Today's pick for Making Music is the one and only Bluegrass great "Ricky Skaggs" and his band Kentucky Thunder!!!!!  I hope you enjoy this hour long concert filled with the sweet sound of bluegrass and harmonies from the holler!!!! Everyone have a great weekend!!!! God Bless you and yours! 

The Gypsy Homestead "Sowing Seeds" for Friday June 18, 2021

He will make your rough places smooth.
"The valleys will be filled, and the mountains and hills made level. The curves will be straightened, and the rough places made smooth" Luke 3:5, NLT.
You will experience God making your rough places smooth. Every area of your life is being smoothed out by the Spirit of God. You will see a constant provision and flow of His wisdom as you've never seen. Some of His wisdom, you will ask for, and at other times, it will just come to you from those around you without asking. This wisdom will help you make wiser choices that will help to smooth out your life. You've endured hardness, but your life isn't supposed to be hard and rough all of the time. Follow His wisdom and counsel. The Lord wants to make your rough places smooth.
Prayer: Father God, thank you for speaking directly to my heart. You are my God, and no one can do what you do. Some areas of my life have been rough and hard. I receive your wisdom and invite you to come in and smooth out every rough place. Thank you for smoothing it out, Lord. In Jesus' name, Amen.
(Read Isaiah 40:4; Proverbs 13:15)
 

The Gypsy Homestead "Coconut Brownies"!!!!

Coconut Brownies!!!
These coconut brownies are full of rich, chocolate decadence with a layer of creamy, sweet coconut filling. These moist bars are worth indulging in!

Coconut Brownies

 
 
Soft, rich, fudge brownies stuffed with crunchy sweet coconut make these Coconut Brownies to-die-for delicious.
 
CourseDessert
CuisineAmerican
KeywordCoconut Brownies Recipe
 
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time35 minutes
Total Time50 minutes
 
Servings16
Calories338kcal

Ingredients

Brownie

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour plus 1 teaspoon flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup salted sweet cream butter melted and cooled
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips

Coconut

  • 2 1/2 cup sweetened coconut flakes
  • 2/3 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Instructions

First Brownie Layer

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line an 8x8 baking dish with parchment paper and spray lightly with nonstick spray. Set it aside.
  • In a medium-sized mixing bowl whisk together the 1 cup of all-purpose flour, cocoa powder, and salt. Set it aside.
  • In a small bowl, stir together the mini chocolate chips and the teaspoon of flour. Set it aside.
  • In a medium-sized mixing bowl whisk together the melted and cooled butter, granulated sugar, eggs, and vanilla extract.
  • Using a wooden spoon, stir in the flour mixture. Stir just until the mixture is well combined.
  • Fold in the mini chocolate chips.
  • Evenly spread 1/2 of the brownie batter into the prepared baking dish.

Coconut Layer

  • In a small mixing bowl, stir together the coconut flakes, sweetened condensed milk, vanilla, and salt. Stir until the ingredients are well combined.
  • Using a silicone spatula or an offset spatula, evenly spread the coconut filling carefully over the top of the bottom brownie layer.

Second Brownie Layer

  • Spread the remaining 1/2 of the brownie batter over the top of the coconut filling.
  • Bake for 35 to 40 minutes.
  • Allow the brownies to completely cool before slicing 4 across and 4 down servings, about 2 in x 2 in squares.

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