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

 

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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.

Crafting Your Own Sacred Schedule – Part 2

(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)

Anniversaries, Birthdays, and Other Important Life Moments

The first category may seem pretty obvious, but we often tend to not look at these dates in a spiritual context. We may even view them as obligations versus observances over time. Birthdays aren’t just about getting older; they are opportunities to reflect on the events that took place in the past year and set goals for the next year. A birthday can serve as a reminder for us to be kinder to ourselves.

Marking the beginnings of a relationship (wedding, union, handfasting, etc.) is a great time to remember what brought you together and what you have accomplished along the way. Similarly, anniversaries of endings can be moments to recall we have come and how we have changed. For example, nearly a decade after the fact, I still remember the date when I finally decided to end an abusive relationship. It marks not only the end but also a new beginning, the new me. Celebrate your moments of strength in dark times as well as your triumphs in the best of times.

What other important moments mark significant changes in your life? A college graduation date, the day you arrived in a new place, an initiation or elevation into a tradition, the day you met you best friend, or the day you reconciled with someone — all are possible things you might choose to acknowledge on a yearly basis.

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

I have a Favor to Ask of Everyone to Help Me – NOT asking for a Money Donation

There is a small income from WOTC that I use to pay for the two websites, chat room, and other miscellaneous costs for WOTC and Coven Life. How much depends on how often the different advertisers on WOTC get clicked on. Last month there was no income so I paid for what was due out of my own pocket, which for one month is no big deal but as I am on a limited income doing so every month would cause my family to go without necessities. I am not asking for any money donations only that when you visit WOTC to please click on an ad even if you have no interest in any that are being displayed. A certain amount of ad clicks that is needed for the advertising company to make a payout unfortunately the company would not tell me how many clicks are needed. So please help me and my staff to be able to keep bringing you the Moon phases, planetary positions, birthday horoscopes, daily horoscopes, etc by clicking on an ad. I am very grateful that you are willing to do this to keep WOTC and Coven Life running.

Daily Chakra Healing (Part 7) Saturday – Third Eye

[This article will be posted split with parts 1, 3, 5, 7 posted on Witches Of The Craft. Parts 2, 4, 6, 8 will be posted on covenlife.co All the posts will be found under Daily Posts on both websites. I suggest you get a new journal of some kind to write down your observation in.]

Today’s focus is intuition verses fantasy: what is true verses what we want to be true. Intuition can be firm and, at times, quite loud, but it’s never panicked or rushed, even when change is long past due. Fantasy, however sweeps in with grand visions that have an urgency borne from the belief that this idea is the ticket. — the diet, the career change, the whatever that will finally create desired change.Fantasy is often package with fear of missing out if we don’t jump on its advice, so today, get curious about your inner dialogue and feelings. If you’re moved to pursue a course of action, what feelings and thoughts arise if you consider not doing it? When we ignore our intuition, we might feel a heaviness or dullness, as if some of the life has been drained from us, whereas thwarting our fantasies can trigger anxiety and the pressure to charge forward, no matter the cost.

Color: Indigo

Location: Between the [eye] browns

Crystals: Lapis, amethyst, flourite, tanzanite, indigo, gabbro

Food and Drink: Goji berries, eggplant, purple cabbage coleslaw, plumbs, pleanty of water, acai or sparking grape juice. eyebright tea

Copyright Melissa Tipton Llewellyn’s Witches’ Datebook 2020 Pages 11 to 15.

Daily Chakra Healing (Part 5) Thursday – Heart

[This article will be posted split with parts 1, 3, 5, 7 posted on Witches Of The Craft. Parts 2, 4, 6, 8 will be posted on covenlife.co All the posts will be found under Daily Posts on both websites. I suggest you get a new journal of some kind to write down your observation in.]

Thursday: Heart

Today’s focus is abundance not hording. The heart is the great connector between the chakras as the midpoint of those seven energy centers between us and all of life. When chakras are healthy, the heart has the support of the entire system, enjoying, for example the safety of the root and the vulnerability of the navel, which allow the heart to remain open and connected. This connection helps us perceive opportunities and support, and this generates trust that we will have enough without hording. Today, get curious about areas of anxiety and worry, areas where you feel you have to hold on to or prevent change for fear of loss. Can you sit with your uncomfortable feelings while simultaneously tapping into self-love? Shower yourself with green or pink light and bathe your worries in love. Does the addition of heart energy give you a glimpse of previously hidden options or ideas, and if so, can you take the next sense towards them?

Color: Green or Pink

Location: Center of the chest

Crystals: rose quartz, peridot, green kyanite

Food and Drink: Green and red foods, such as a salad of leafy greens with sweet apple slices and raw pumpkin seeds; tonic of aloe vera juice; herbal teas with hawthorn, rose, or jasmine

 

Copyright Melissa Tipton Llewellyn’s Witches’ Datebook 2020 Pages 11 to 15.

Daily Chakra Healing (Part 3) Tuesday – Navel

[This article will be posted split with parts 1, 3, 5, 7 posted on Witches Of The Craft. Parts 2, 4, 6, 8 will be posted on covenlife.co All the posts will be found under Daily Posts on both websites. I suggest you get a new journal of some kind to write down your observation in.]

TUESDAY : NAVEL

Today’s focus is vulnerability versus naivete’. Vulnerability is often viewed as a weakness, but in truth it’s a superpower founded in trusting that our authentic expression is valuable and necessary. Vulnerability asks us to reveal who we really are, not a pared-down persona;it’s that act of giving ourselves permission to be ourselves. When we try to be what we are not, we lose touch with those gut feelings that steer us away from needlessly harmful situations. The naval helps discern between exposing the true self to enable authentic expression and intimacy versus sticking our head in the sand and exposing ourselves to danger. Get curious about areas where you’re pressuring yourself to adopt a persona, people please, or otherwise keep your true nature under wraps as well as areas where you might be overriding alarm bells — are there connections between the 2?

Color: Orange

Location: Just below the belly button

Crystals: Amber, carnelian, peach moonstone, orange calcite

Food and Drink: Carrots, orange peppers, oranges, calendula tea with orange peel and a pinch of turmeric

 

Copyright Melissa Tipton Llewellyn’s Witches’ Datebook 2020 Pages 11 to 15.

Daily Chakra Healing (Part 1) Introduction

[This article will be posted split with parts 1, 3, 5, 7 posted on Witches Of The Craft. Parts 2, 4, 6, 8 will be posted on covenlife.co All the posts will be found under Daily Posts on both websites. I suggest you get a new journal of some kind to write down your observation in.]

The seven major chakras are vital pieces of your energetic puzzle, and what better way to boost their health than by devoting and entire day of the week to each one? Start each day with the following mediation, plugging in details from the individual chakra sections below [Each Chakra will have its own post].

Sit in a comfortable position and bring awareness to the area of the chakra, noticing any sensations. Does it feel open, heavy, jumpy? IS it east or difficult to connect with this area?Imagine the color of the chakra filling this area, and say three times, “I heal and balance my (name of chakra).” Ponder the qualities for the day, and take a few minutes contemplating how they appear in your life. Be open to thoughts, feelings, image, and other clues, and when you’re done, briefly journal your insights. Continue checking in through out the day.

The colors, crystals, and foods listed here serve as reminders of the focus chakra as well as spiritual allies in their own right. For example your red bracelet might remind you of your root quality of safety during a work meeting, which differs from your root chakra experience during yoga, and comparing the two leads to an aha moment. As allies, rose quartz could trigger heart chakra insights, while a sniff of rosemary might bring to mind and important memory in relation to your solar plexus. Keep in mind that this is less about isolating definitive answers and more about letting one question lead you to the next, like spiritual breadcrumbs that take you deeper into self-awareness.

Copyright Melissa Tipton Llewellyn’s Witches’ Datebook 2020 Pages 11 to 15.

Crack the Cookie

A Thought and Chuckle for Your Day

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I know we all have days we feel like this I think Pug.

My advice sit, outside in the sun for about 20 minutes and ask Ra (or your preferred name for the Sun God) for his energy. Plus you will get you daily needed

Plus you will get you daily needed allowance of Vitamin D.

So a Win-Win all the way around. Please remember to leave a small offering, such as some water poured on the ground or if you have any type of rock garden add as small stone to it. As you do thank the Sun God for his energy and warmth.

May your slumber be restful and your dreams all pleasant ones.

Love, light and blessings dear ones.

Copyright 2016 Lady Beltane