A Sunday Flashback from Lady of the Abyss

Today our beloved Lady Abyss was in my thoughts when I woke up and so I thought it might be nice to repost something from her. This is from Sunday, February 17, 2019. When you read this post keep in mind I am not asking for money for WOTC or anyone else but this posts reminds us of what a caring and loving person our Lady was.

“Good Sunday Morning To All Our Brothers & Sisters of The Craft! May The Goddess Fill Your Life With Blessings Today & Always!

Well had you thought we had run off and left the country? No, you ain’t that lucky, lol! It has been a wild couple of days, I can say that. There were suppose to be posted on here daily so you would know the site was still alive but…..oh, well, here I go back to the old saying, “when the cat’s away, the mice will play.” Since I saw there hadn’t been any posts on the site in the last few days, I decided to take a break from building our new store and come and aggravate y’all for a bit, lucky, lucky, lucky! Your luck has never been so good has it.

As I stated the last few days have been rather wild and that is putting it mildly. I am sure I have mentioned it before but for those of you who are new here, I will mention it again. The WOTC is not only active on-line it is active off-line as well. We help out local food banks, help the Elderly with some of their expenses throughout the money(since they are on limited incomes) and we still take in a stray or wild animals on occasions. I am an animal lover, can’t help myself when we get one of those calls. A call that an animal is in distress or going to be shot if something isn’t don’t with it, I am Johnny-on-the-spot. But that is just a few of the things we do off-line.

I have my reasons for bringing up some of the things we do off-line because of a phone call I received Thursday. It was a phone call from two local elderly sisters who are witches themselves. We have helped them out off and on when they needed it. They called Friday because they needed our help. Even though our funds are gone and I mean, gone, gone. I couldn’t refuse them and I told them I would see what I could do for them. Neither one of the sisters have ever married, they only have each other, no family left. They feel like I am their family because when my mother was alive I remember us stopping by to visit them on our way to town. They were quite a bit younger than my mother but they were witches so she made a point of visiting them when she could. The live on the other side of county from where we are now. I can still remember going to their house. On both sides of the gravel road leading to their house was nothing put trees. Thick trees, in fact, it looked like a forest with a path cut through it. Then the house was a house built out of wood. Honestly it looked like the house from Hansel and Gretel, seriously. The only difference the house from the fairy tale was in much better shape. I took them some groceries recently and it still looks the same except it had a few boards that had come loose. I had Lord M with me and he fixed the boards for the sisters. You get the idea, these sisters do not have much money coming in at all and are basically just surviving day to day,

Now back to the phone call, one of the sister (Mildred) called and asked if we could talk for a minute. I told her sure anytime, she knew that. She was upset and I could tell that. I was afraid something had happened to her sister but thankfully that wasn’t the case. She was upset because she had received a $538.00 electricity bill, I told her I didn’t doubt it because our bill had been outrageous this month. She told me that they didn’t have the money to pay it. I asked her if she had talked to the light company and she said no. I told her to give me a minute and I would call them and see what I could do. I called the electric company, which by the way is a Co-Op. A Co-Op is suppose to be owned by its members and the members are suppose to have some rights and say so in how it is run. I talked to one of the ladies there and she was just down right rude. She told me that the sisters would have to pay the full amount of the bill or have their power cut off. It is in the low 20’s and they are going to cut off two elderly ladies’ power. Really? I asked to talk to a supervisor. The supervisor was a little nicer. She asked me how much could they pay that day and then call back and make payment arrangements before the next disconnect notice came due. Well I told her I could pay $50.00 on it. That was all I had and I gladly did it. The supervisor made a note on their account that payment arrangements would follow. I called the sisters back and told them what I had done. They were delighted. I told them to be sure to call back before the disconnect notice was due to make payment arrangements or else they would be out to cut them off. Well they called back to make the arrangements and I got another phone call. Mildred was upset to no end. She told me the lady told her that she had to pay $180.00 that day and then the remaining balance would be stretched out to the 28th of this month. Of course, the poor sisters did not have the money nor did I.

After I talked to Mildred, I called the power company. By this time, I was mad as an old wet hen. I had already pulled up the law in regards to utilities company disconnecting people in the Winter months. The law states that no one can be disconnected between the Winter months of November through February of each year. It also went on to state that if a person in the household was disabled, elderly or needed the electricity for live saving equipment then the power could not be cut off either. I informed the supervisor of this and she said since they were a Co-Op they could do as they pleased. The law didn’t apply to them. Which, of course, we had a hardy disagreement over that. I asked them when the next Co-Op meeting was and I would be there with bells on. I also wrote the County representative over this matter but I have not heard back from him yet. It didn’t matter what I had to say to this woman, she told me they either pay the bill or else they would be disconnected.

Now can you imagine that? Two elderly sisters, one 82 and the 84, fragile and thin, living in a 100 year old house(which has cracks everywhere you look) getting their power shut off? I could not believe the cruelty or inhumane treatment coming from this supervisor or the electric company. What it all boils down too, is that if these ladies do not come up with the money to pay their power bill, they will be disconnected probably either Monday or Tuesday. We are flat broke or else I wouldn’t have been beating my brains out trying to rebuild the store. I need your help, these sisters need your help. It would absolutely kill me to think that they got their power cut off. They wouldn’t leave their home to save them. They would stay there and try to survive. Survive they wouldn’t, they would freeze to death. I can’t let that happen. I am asking that you help me by assisting them in trying to pay their power bill, Later on, when we get back on our feet, we plan on insulating the house for them but right now we have to worry about the power being cut off. I am not asking for myself but I am asking for these dear, sweet old ladies. If you could meet them you would fall in love with them. Just listening to their stories, then learning witchcraft from them and just basically stories about the old days. They are wonderful, beautiful human beings and for the power company to do this is just wrong. I plan on going to the Co-Op meeting and I also plan on pursuing this at every level of government in this town. This treatment of the elderly is oh, so wrong and I plan on making a huge stink about it. But right now, we have no choice but to try to pay the bill.

I said I would never beg you for money. I am not begging for myself, I am begging for these two wonderful ladies. Will you please help me raise the money to keep their power from being shut-off. It is the middle of Winter, they need their heat to survive. They still have many years ahead of them and to think of them freezing to death is killing me. I am asking for your help in assisting them to keep their power on. I know it is a hard time for everyone but we can’t let our Elderly be treated like this. Hell, they will take a dog in off the streets but they won’t keep our elderly warm by just leaving their heat on. It is pathetic. These sisters desperately need your help. If they knew I was telling their story, they would be mad as heck at me. They are proud women and they don’t like asking for a hand out. I told them it wouldn’t be a hand out but a hand up. They had did so much for the Pagan community around here, I feel that it is only right that we try to help them. No matter what you can give, it all adds up and hopefully we will be able to keep their power on during these cold days ahead.

Thank you so very much,

Lady of the Abyss”

 

Regular Daily Posts Moon Phase, Planetary Position, and Birthday Horoscopes

I am sorry we are almost half way through July and I have yet to do any of the regular daily posts. I have had trouble getting my laptop to connect to my cousins internet besides cleaning and unpacking, which still isn’t done. I am living about 30 minutes outside of a very small town and it may take a month or two for the gentleman that hooks up internet stuff to come out here as he lives and works 1 1/2 hours away so it doesn’t pay for him to travel here just to do one hook up. I ask for your continued patience and understanding when it comes to me getting posts done. Thank you for sticking with us during this time of change.

The 515 mile move has been harder on me than I thought it would be. At 62 I cannot do as much in a day as I use to. I am going to set tomorrow aside to hopefully get the past birthday horoscopes posted. To find the one you want click on the corresponding date on the calendar on WOTC Homepage. If the square is blue that means something has been posted on that date. I am also going to schedule all the regular daily posts through this coming Sunday, July 19th. To post this I am using my cellphone data unfortunately I do not have enough data to be able to post daily and I had thought I would have an internet connection by now. That’s a city person’s way of thinking but now I’m a rual person and have to learn that things run much slower here.

Thank you to everyone that made a donation to help with my moving costs!!! I very much appreciate it. I hope to be virtually with you all tomorrow. Blessed be sisters and brothers.

Regular Daily Posts

Hi, do to major issues my handfasted husband has kicked me out of his house after 19+ years together or relationship has become very toxic for me over the last to years with the climax happening yesterday when he pushed me. I was not physically injured but my mind and emotions were. So my first priority has to be to get packed, move to Ohio to live with my cousin, and lick my deep wounds for a few days and than get back to work. I’m lucky that one of my heart daughters offered to drive about 150 mile to his house and then to move me 515 miles. The hardest part will be is moving so very away from my children and grandchildren.

In the 13 months I’ve owned WITC I  have never asked for money to help me, the 2 websites, witchcradt school, or coven except for the normal witchcraft courses and an annual coven membership fee but I am asking for your help now. If you can donate even a couple of dollars to help with moving costs, since I have under $50.00 dollars I would be extermely greatful. I feel bad asking you for help but I wasn’t paid for June from WordPress and my disability check all went to bills and groceries.

The regular daily post on here will be postion until the end of June. As soon as I’m able to come back I’ll post the missing birtday horoscopes which will be found by clicking on the date on the left-hand side of WOTC ‘s Homepage.

I Haven’t Left Just Internet Difficulties

Sorry there were no posts for today and I will not have any up in time for 6:00 AM AEST (southern hemisphere) my internet/cable TV company is working to get caught up with fixing minor problems now that most of their outdoor technicians are back to work. The company did not send out anything saying when they might be working or where. It was so much fun waking up yesterday morning when I tried to get online and had no connection and the samething happened today. Unfortunately I do not have a large enough cellphone data plan to allow me to do all the normal posts.

Hopefully I will be back tomorrow unless the techs find a major problem in my area. I will catch up on birthday horoscopes as quickly as I can.

Even with connection problems and websites we have used for years going away I thank the Lord and the Lady that the world wide web was launched in 1989. Because of this being a solitary or a coven witch we have the ability to meet other witches who live all over Mother Earth.

Here’s a little information about the inventor of the www.

1989 Tim Berners-Lee, a British scientist at CERN, invented the World Wide Web(WWW) in 1989. The web was originally conceived and developed to meet the demand for automatic information-sharing between scientists in universities and institutes around the world.

Please ask the Goddess to let me get back to posting information and having the honor of meeting so many people who walk a similar spiritual path that I walk.

June Crop – Cantaloupe Recipe

CANTALOUPE

Packed with vitamins, the popular and refreshing melon is as versatile as it is inviting. You can even the seeds for a crunchy snack.

TANGY SALAD

Toss 1 shallot (sliced) with 2 tablespoons each white vinegar and olive oil and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Cut 1 small cantaloupe and 1 seedless cucumber in pieces. Arrange on platter; spoon dressing on top.

REFRESHING SLUSHIE

Simmer 1/4 cup water and 2 tablespoons of sugar. Remove from heat; stir in 2 sprigs of basil. Cool, then strain. In batches, puree one 6-pound cantaloupe (cut up) and syrup. Pour into a metal pan; freeze 8 hours. With fork scrape into flakes.

SWEET  + SALTY

Thread bite size cantaloupe pieces, thinly sliced salami or prosciutto (fold into quarters) and fresh basil leaves onto skewers.

These recipes come from Good Housekeeping Magazine June 2020 Issue Contents Page.

Where Did the Moon Phase and Planetary Positions Go?

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The staff and Elders of both WOTC and Coven Life have many things happening right now and unfortunately some of the posts you are use to seeing everyday are not being done. Let me give you a little explanation of what is going on with everyone. Please remember to click on all advertisements you see on WOTC = WitchesOfTheCraft.com as this helps to generate revenue to pay for both websites, private chatroom, and other miscellaneous cost incurred to keep these things bring you information on witchcraft and other topics as well. Please do not send a money donation just click on the ads for your donation. Thank you very much.

Lady Beltane is fairly ill with???? her doctors are not sure at this time what is wrong but they do know through two tests it is not COVID-19. She is not feeling up to doing all the regular daily WOTC’s post but will make sure each days birthday horoscope is posted. She will post when she can on Coven Life. She hopes to be back feeling better by the weekend.

Hypaia of Alexandria works at an elderly health care facility in her native Australia and is having to work extra hours because of restrictions the government has imposed to help safe guard the health of the elderly. She also runs her own business as a licensed nutritionist. Leaving her little time for sleep and her family much less trying to fit in posting on the two websites.

Samhain had a heart attack a couple of weeks ago but is recovering at home under her doctor’s supervision. His computer set up which he refers to as “The Beast” because of it’s 6 monitors plus other extras is located in his basement. The problem here is he is not allowed to walk up and down stairs as yet. Last time Lady Beltane talked to him he was having a family member help to move The Beast upstairs and was working on getting it to work. So without a working computer he cannot post either.

Dawn of the Day has been busy with her full time job as a high school teacher and cooridinator of the graduation ceremony which to say the least has been very tricky and time consuming this year because of the Stay at Home and Social Distancing orders. Now that, that is over she is getting ready to leave for her annual volunteer work helping to repair and/or do remolding plus some farming duties for a place she goes to every year in West Virginia to help the organization helps people that could not afford much need repairs or whatever to their homes otherwise.

PynkMoon had fallen last week and required stitches. Besides that he has been battling pneumonia for a couple of months. Lady Beltane received word yesterday that he has now been hospitalized for treatments that cannot be done at home.

Raven Spirit Walker is having to see a cardiologist because of a very low heart rate. She also is the sole care giver for her beloved husband who is dealing with many different medical issues. She is also having to dedicate more time to her own business to keep their bills paid up. Raven is a psychic medium who reads all different types of cards, helps locate missing persons in AZ, and a few other abilities she has that she puts to good use not just for an income but to help other people wherever and whenever she can.

As you can see at this time we all have things going on in our personal lives that if you are willing to we could use some prayers and/or a candle lit to help us. We will post what we can when we can please just have patience and ask the Lord and the Lady to let our lives get back into their usual routines. We all thank you for your understanding and support. If anyone and I mean anyone needs prayers and/or a candle lit for something you feel you need help with please leave a comment telling this fantastic community what it is you need help with.

June Esbat gathering is this Friday, June 5th for the N.H. and S.H. slick on Daily Posts and scroll down for all the information you need for this gathering.

There will be a remembrance ceremony honoring 1 year since she crossed over the veil into the Summerlands for our beloved sister Lady of the Abyss in the N. H. on Friday, June 12th starting at 5:00 PM CDT this includes a time to gather to talk about our memories of her before the ceremony. For the S. H. it will be on Saturday, June 13 starting at 8:00 AM AEST. It will be held in the Heart’s Spirit Coven’s Private Chatroom

There will be a Summer/Winter Solstice gathering for the N.H. Saturday, June 20 and for the S. H. on Sunday, June 21. More information will be posted closer to these dates.

For Your Viewing Pleasure

I know some of you out there in our wide wonderful circle of witches and pagans are dancers and/or gymnast. Or you might be like me a former gymnast and dancer but still enjoy watching talent boys, girls, men, women, etc get their groove on. So here is an offering from youtube.com that I am sure will amazing many of you, I know it did me. All I can say is be prepared to see human pretzels.

IMPOSSIBLE DANCE MOVES! Never Seen Before? Try to LOOK AWAY CHALLENGE

 

Please remember to click on the ads on WOTC in this way you are helping to keep WOTC, Coven Life, the School of Witchcraft and the private chatroom for gatherings and open chats with Heart’s Spirit Coven available for Witches and Pagans of all Pagan paths no mater where the person is on the journey of learning. Thank you!!!

Weekly Horoscope Sunday, May 17 to Saturday, May 23, 2020

All Signs

This week the Sun changes signs and moves into Gemini for four weeks. Everyone will feel this shift of focus in their chart; in fact, it will be hyped because Mercury and Venus are already in Gemini. This signifies an increase in daily activity and chatting over the fence as more people venture out from isolation. There will be increased to-ing and fro-ing, increased communication and increased travel. Will casinos open? I don’t know. But I have heard of one, out in the suburbs, that is run by an iguana called the lizard of odds.

Aries (March 21-April 19)

The everyday pace of your life is accelerating! Plus, your own interest in the world around you will start to increase more and more. You will want to schmooze with others where possible. You will want to travel or take short trips if you can. You will enjoy interactions with neighbours, siblings and relatives, especially with someone whom you have not seen for a while. This is also an excellent week to study and learn new things to satisfy your curiosity. Discussions will go well. Your honesty and forthrightness in what you say will command the respect of others. It generally always does – but hey, not always, right? (Some days the only yoga I get is pulling my foot out of my mouth.)

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

Astrology texts call Taurus the financial wizard of the zodiac. (And many of you work in financial institutions.) You know how to make money in your own backyard! Small wonder that you’re focused on money, cash flow and earnings in the next four weeks because three planets are sitting in your Money House: the Sun, Mercury and retrograde Venus. However, not only will you be thinking more about your assets and what you own, you will also be thinking about what it is that you value in life. Many people are doing some soul-searching regarding their values because of the recent crisis in the world. It’s valuable to know what is important to you, so you can make wiser decisions in the future.

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

Ta da! For the first time in almost a year, the Sun now moves into your sign where it will stay for four weeks. This is good news for you because it will boost your energy and enthusiasm for life! You will be more interested in the world around you and you will also attract people and fortunate circumstances to you. You will have a strong urge to get out and travel, in part, because you have a desire to relate to others. In fact, this combination of Venus and the Sun will definitely attract people to you. Meanwhile, Mars is sitting at the top of your chart arousing your ambition. It’s all systems go for Gemini!

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

Your birthday is a month away, which means your personal year is coming to an end. Therefore, it will behoove you (do you like behoove? Do you want to be behooved?) – it will be in your best interests to set aside some quiet time here and there in the next four weeks, to think about what you want your new year ahead to be all about. How do you want it to be different from last year? What are four things you would like to see happen? The next few weeks are excellent for research and working behind the scenes. In fact, Mars will give you the energy for creative, intellectual work. Mars will make you identify with your ideas and really believe in them. Yes!

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

This week marks a shift for Leos, especially if you have been in isolation. Suddenly, you’re popular! You want to seek out others and they will seek out you. You will enjoy the company of younger people as well as creative, artistic types. Some of you will become more involved in clubs, groups and classes. You have had time to think about the role that friendships play in your life and now you have a better idea of what this means to you. The next four weeks are excellent for goalsetting. You might encounter someone who has a big influence on you. Meanwhile, disputes about shared property and debts might occur. Oops, how could I forget to mention that your sex drive will be amped! Woot!

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

Once a year, for four weeks, the Sun sits at the top of your chart shining a spotlight down on you and this light is flattering. When this happens, people admire you, especially bosses, parents and VIPs. (You don’t have to do anything special. Chalk it up to good lighting.) This wonderful time has arrived for you, which means that the next four weeks are obviously your best time of the year to make your pitch and do whatever you can to advance your agenda because doors will open for you! Admittedly, Mars opposite your sign makes you impatient with those who are closest to you. Be nice.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

In the next four weeks, you are drawn to intellectual ideas, the media, people from other cultures, plus, exploring opportunities in publishing, the law and medicine. (Could be a reaction after feeling pent-up.) Suddenly, you want to explore the world of ideas and possibilities! Romance with someone “different” might begin. If you don’t travel in the next four weeks, you will dream about doing so and make plans for the future. But all will not be dazzling conversations because fiery Mars will make you work to get better organized, and work hard at your job. (Pick up your shovels and let’s sing another chorus of The Volga Boatmen.)

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

You are a passionate sign and this week, you enter a passionate month ahead! Your passion will express itself in many ways (and yes, certainly that); but for starters, you will reflect upon deep psychological truths about yourself. You will do a lot of self-scrutiny, which in turn, might affect someone else as well. Romance that begins now will be wild and intense! Mars makes your desire nature strong, plus, you want to be free to express yourself in any way possible. “I am!” (Get the T-shirt.) This same window of time is a good time to seek out a loan or attract money to you through your spouse or your business partner.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

For the next four weeks, the Sun is opposite your sign. (Happens only once a year.) Because the Sun represents energy, and in your chart, the Sun is now as far away from you as it can get all year, this means your energy will be flagging and you will need more sleep. However, both Mercury and retrograde Venus will also be opposite your sign. (This is the best position for relationships for Venus!) This is why it will be easy to express your affection to others and easy for others to love you. Mercury will encourage discussions with partners as well as intellectual stimulation and fascinating conversations! Oh my, lucky you!

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

You might join ranks with a Libra pal because you both want to work hard in the next few weeks. In fact, at a deeper level, you want to examine the challenge of how you should best manage your life. You want to know what duties and responsibilities are a priority. Something else will occur in the next few weeks and it is this: very likely, you will have to work for the benefit of someone else. However, the placement of Venus indicates that coworkers will admire you and your relations with them will be smooth and harmonious. Furthermore, your ability to express yourself in a clear, direct manner will be strong during this time. “Ten-shun!”

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

In the next four weeks, you will insist on expressing yourself and doing your own thing. It’s not that you’re interested in bossing others – not at all. But you want the freedom to be who you are. The new placement of the Sun will make you feel lighter and more playful. You will have a greater concern with kids and be more interested in social pleasures and romantic enjoyment. This is the one time of year when you can really be yourself! Creative activities are favoured. Romance will be fun-loving. Although you will work hard to earn money, you will also spend it freely. You’ll be excited about life and realize there is no need to pretend to be what you are not.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

With Mars in your sign until July, you will be a force to contend with because Mars will make you energetic, bold and confident! It makes you more of a fighter for your own rights than usual. In addition, because your energy level is higher, there will be more activity in your world. Meanwhile, your focus on home and family will be strong, especially dealing with a parent. Many of you will use the next several weeks to redecorate and make where you live look more attractive. This is also the perfect great time to tackle home repairs. Family discussions will be important; nevertheless, you will welcome time to be by yourself and reflect upon your life, the existential angst in the world, and what summer shoes you should buy.

Click here for Georgia Nicols’ Daily Horoscopes

Crafting Your Own Sacred Schedule – Part 6

(Parts 1, 3, 5,7 for this topic will be posted on Coven Life. Parts 2, 4, 6, 8 will be posted on Witches of The Craft)

Local Festivities

Where we live has a huge impact on how we turn the Wheel. The landscape, the seasons, and local culture all affect how we experience the world around us. The community in which you live probably all ready has festivals that honor certain changes, such as a harvest festival, an annual block party, a yearly parade to commemorate an event in the town’s history, or a natural phenomenon that happens like clockwork (monsoons, fog season, second summer, etc.) These modern-day observances can have just as much power as the commonly accepted sabbats — and even more personal meaning for you because the event directly reflects the spirit of where you live. Remember everything has an origin!

Copyright by Laura Tempst Zakroof Llewellyn;s Witches’ Datebook 2020 Pages 20 to 23

Crafting Your Own Sacred Schedule – Part 4

(Parts 1, 3, 5,7 for this topic will be posted on Coven Life. Parts 2, 4, 6, 8 will be posted on Witches of The Craft)

Saint and Deity Days

While certain sabbats may have an associations with specific deities, what if those gods aren’t deities you feel connected to? Maybe the one or ones you choose to work with historically have a special date used to honor them. If you can’t find a specific date or seasons in the records, you might use the day of dedication instead, if you have performed such a rite. Or you could use divination or trance work to determine which day would be pleasing to them.

There’s also a fair amount of folks who have a fondness for saints — whether because they are coming from a Catholic background or they made a connection to that saint via their current path. In some religions, the deities of old became saints because of their powers that be couldn’t squash the belief in them, so they were “legitimatized” instead. In other instances, they can be viewed as the Mighty Dead, or enlightened humans who act as intermediaries to the divine.

Copyright by Laura Tempst Zakroof Llewellyn;s Witches’ Datebook 2020 Pages 20 to 23

Little Pagan Acorns – Website for Pagan Children

[Not just for Pagan children that are homeschooled but for any Pagan child)

WHY PAGAN?

The world of homeschooling is dominated by Christians, and the majority of online resources are Bible-based. For someone who is Pagan, it gets pretty frustrating to find great printables that aren’t filled with Bible scriptures or Christian phrasing. So I wanted to create a resource for all of us who are parents and/or homeschoolers who are following other spiritual paths.

My purpose is to create pages that can be mixed in with other resources to add some Pagan terminology, ideals and history so that people can teach their children something that is uniquely Pagan.

I also intend to have selections of nature-based and generically “spiritual” material that could be used by folks who aren’t really Pagan but want an option away from the Christian materials as well.

I know that the term “Pagan” covers a huge range of faiths and beliefs, and I hope that I can properly respect them all here. My own path is more Wiccan and you’ll tend to see more material along that slant (lots of altars, Sabbats and pentacles!). I’d welcome any comments or suggestions from other beliefs so that I can accurately cover them. I apologize in advance if I have included anything that is inaccurate about other religions. Feel free to let me know.

So, welcome to Little Pagan Acorns and I hope that there is something here to help with your Pagan homeschooling and parenting!

Little Pagan Acorns – Website for Pagan Children

Public Service Announcement About Your Webcam

(This is not being posted to try to sell you anything. It is for safety reasons only I copy and paste this information.)

Why Webcam Security Matters

By Click&Clean – Updated Friday, May 8, 2020. Nowadays, webcams are standard equipment on most devices, including desktop and laptop PCs, tablets, and smartphones. A webcam allows you to send a picture in real time from one device to another through an Internet connection.

However, this does not mean that we know what we are doing with them, and many people simply forget that they are vulnerable to being hacked. Recent Wizcase research showed that more than 15,000 private webcams are accessible to the general public.

Webcam hacking attacks are one of the most popular activities of malicious users and have been actively exploited by them for many years; for example, to obtain visual information about the details of your home.

In most cases, webcams have indicator lights that show when the webcam is in use. However, hackers and cybercriminals create malware that can turn off the activity indicator. If your webcam has been hacked, then even though the notification light is off, the webcam can capture video, and someone can spy on you.

Security Tips to Protect Yourself Against Webcam Hackers

1. Cover Up Your Webcam

The simplest solutions are the most effective. To be absolutely sure that no one is spying on you through your webcam and your webcam is protected from potential attacks, use some electrical tape or a webcam cover to physically cover up your webcam.

2. Unplug or Disable Your Webcam

The next best step to protect your webcam is to unplug or disable it. If you are using an external webcam connected via USB, just unplug it when not in use. If your laptop or desktop has a built-in webcam, disable it completely via Device Manager.

3. Scan Your Device for Webcam-Focused Malware

It is crucial to regularly run anti-malware scans to protect your webcam. But traditional antivirus software may not catch webcam-focused malware or spyware. Therefore, you should consider downloading a second opinion anti-malware scanner, such as Malwarebytes.

4. Don’t Open Email Attachments From Unknown Sources or Click on Suspicious Links

Often, scammers use phishing emails to trick users into opening harmful links or downloading malicious files from email attachments. If you receive an email from someone you don’t know, don’t open it, and don’t click on attachments or any suspicious links.

In addition, many webcam hackers use shortened links on social media sites that will redirect you to a malicious website or automatically start downloading malware. Therefore, never open any unknown files, shortened URLs, or any links, unless you’re sure that it’s from someone you trust and know.

5. Keep Your Webcam Software Up-to-Date

To prevent your laptop or desktop computer from catching malware, it’s important to keep your operating system, web browser, and any other type of software up-to-date. If you use outdated vulnerable firmware, this could compromise your privacy, and cybercriminals can easily exploit these vulnerabilities and flaws.

Let’s Chat

WHEN:

NORTHERN HEMISPHERE – SATURDAY, MAY 16, 2020

Starting at 4:00 PM CDT

SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE – SUNDAY, MAY 17, 2020

Starting at 7:00 AM AEST

WHERE:

Heart’s Spirit Coven’s Chatroom

If you are joining us for the first time Lady Beltane will respond to your request through out the week and also through out the time we are in the chatroom. There is no end time because who knows what we will be chatting about and people are free to come, stay as long as they like and leave whenever. We hope to see you there!! Maybe you will even teach us something new about witchcraft? Or learn something new. Our topics can cover every day living in these bizarre times as well. This is a time we can come together as a pagan community and support one another or just enjoy like minded people’s company.

Until this weekend when we chat and beyond blessed be dear ones.