Update on Lady Beltane and Some Ways to Clean Against Cornoavirus COVID-19

I have been confirmed as having mild to moderate COVID-19. As my breathing is good my long time doctor and I feel my best course of treatment is isolating at home for approximately two to three weeks, short course of oral steroids along with a steroid inhaler ( I’ve been on for 2 years which was my saving grace of keeping my lungs somewhat clear), cough medicine, White willow bark as a fever and inflammation reducer, and lots of extra fluids.

From World Health Organization

Please keep in mind just because so far the virus in me is being controlled and I do not need to be hospitalized everyone reacts to the COVID-19 virus differently. Please contact your health care provider of other call in centers of you or anyone you know shows any type of symptom as soon as you possibly can. Wash your hands very off and use hand sanitizer when warm water and soap is unavailable.

I am not in the human medical care field in any captaincy. By deciding to use some or all of these suggestions is your decision alone. Lady Beltane and/or Coven Life/Witches of The Craft Elders and/or Sliver Sag and/or NewFound-Life.com and/or CovenLife.co and/or WitchesofTheCraft.com cannot be held liable in any way for any thing that may go wrong by not using or using any of these suggestions including but not limited to anyone in your household and/or anyone else’s household you choose to share these suggestions with contracts the COVID-19 VIRUS a.k.a. Coronavirus, a.k.a. Novel Coronavirus or any other name given to do it by the media and/or government agency any where on Mother Earth no matter how sever the symptoms and possibly dying from this virus may happen to any individual who contracts this virus.

Either buy cleaning wipes containing bleach or make your own bleach solution using 2 Tablespoons of bleach in 1 Gallon of water. Put mixture in a spray bottle to use on ALL HIGHLY TOUCHED SURFACES, counter tops, refrigerator and freezer door handles, stove handles all door jobs I side and out mailbox latch or cover, handles and faucets on every sink, tub, and shower. We wipe the toilet handle seat, and cover every time before washing our hands. This list is only my check list for my home and a suggestion on where to maybe start in your own home but it does not include everything needed to be wiped down or how often to do it. I suggest at least three to four times a day. VERY IMPORTANT do not dry any surface you harvested or wiped down with bleach mixture as that will stop it from killing the virus and other germs all everything to air dry. Speaking of air I use this same mixture but adds descriptor my favorite essential oil to it in a spray bottle to use as an spray disinfectant for the air. I first spray an even aided Cleric cross above my head reaching my arms out as far as they will go. Than I put my arm holding the bottle out as far as I can and slowly turn in a counterclockwise direction bring it in  a little bit in towards my body each time I get to the spot I started from for me this is facing East. I do this in every room in my home except the bathroom and enclosed back porch. For the bathroom I spray an arch into the bathtub area and close the shower curtain than two more arches from side as I back out of the bathroom and close the door. We started too late it seems to use paper towels damped slightly with the bleach solution to wipe off everything that comes into our home that bleach would not have an adverse effect on such as anything plastic containers, all mail or deliveries from any type of package carrier, any non food items wrapped in plastic or in a cardboard container. All foods like fruit or vegetables are washed with a mild dish detergent and warm water before being out away. It may sound time consuming or like a hassle but ask yourself, “Do I want to take the extra time to try and protect myself and/or those living in the same home? ” I  am not saying these things will stop you and your family from getting COVID-19 but with this horrible life stealing virus at least if someone in your home does get  I hope these suggestions possibly make it a mild case. The CDC and WHO suggest coughing and/or sneezing into the crook of you elbow as this will keep airborne droplets to a minimum and your hands stay cleaner. WASH YOUR HANDS ANY TIME YOU THINK OF IT OR WHEN EVER YOU COUGH AND/OR SNEEZE OR GO TO THE BATHROOM OR BEFORE EATING even when using utensils!!!! If you have longer nails use a nail brush to scrub under them every time you wash your hands for 20 seconds every time. 20 seconds is the time it takes to not rush through singing “Row, Row, Row Your Boat” three times or the “ABC Song” once.

If you would be so kind as to ask for a smooth recovery for my how ever you would choose to do it. I would be very grateful to you.

Until we meet again soon may you all be Blessed Be

Lady Beltane is on Medical Leave

Greetings Sisters, Brothers, and Guests,

It is with a heavy heart that I have to consider my health first. I am NOT a confirmed case of COVID-19 but I am symptomatic. My doctor and I are keeping a close watch on my breathing. But it is more likely a mixture of a common cold or flu virus coupled with lousy allergies and a fibromyalgia flare hitting me all as once. To be on the safe side for my husband, we started sleeping separately a couple of weeks ago, I am self isolating in my den/altar room. The Elders of Coven Life and WOTC will be taking over at least 98% of my duties so I feel better to lead the full Moon Esbat gathering on April 5th. So posts may look different.

Everything with Coven Life’s School of Witchcraft will continue as normal.

I will answer emails when I feel up to it during my time off.

Until we meet again blessings of health for and for those you care about,

Lady Beltane

Worldwide COVID-19/Coronavirus/Novel Coronavirus Update

Coven Life®

This information is for informational purposes not to feed into the panic the worldwide media and governments have fed us. We are all in this together so I light a special healing candle daily for a list of names I have from people with all different types of illnesses and health conditions. If you would like your name or someone you know name added to this list please put the first name, last name initial, and state or country they live in. Do not put in their full last name or the village, town, city that they live in for cyber and on the ground security reasons.

World Health Organization Situation Reports

Something else I want to address is some not nice people are using this worldwide crisis to call landlines and cell/mobile phones to use different types of scams to try and get money from all of us Sheltering…

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USA COVID-19 Update

Coven Life®

This post is not meant to feed into the panic that the media and government has whipped up in the USA. This is meant only for informational purpose. Both come from youtube.com.

Dr. Anthony Faci Head of Department of USA Health and Human Services

The follow link is courtesy of White Wolf a member of Heart’s Spirit Coven and Lady Beltane’s heart/spirit brother.

Truth and Fiction Coronavirus | Gregg Braden

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Greetings Our Sisters, Brothers and Guests

As my wrist heals I am able to do a few more posts so I had decided to streamline them so I can get more information to you. It turns out there were only two small hair line fractures in the top bones of the wrist and should heal fairly quickly. I am very grateful for all the kind words, candles being lit, and healing energy.

As many of us in the USA and other countries are under governmental orders to “Shelter in Place” as it is called here I am going to try to find interesting things for you to read, watch, made even to do inside. They probably will not all have a pagan theme but I am hoping you find them all enjoyable. Please comment under the posts if you like., do not like, or do not care if the particular topic that is in the post and also tell us what you would like to read more about. This way I can bring you more things you like instead of just going by what I like. This is your website as much as it is mine and so is the Coven Life website.

 

 

A Thought for Today – Have You Thought to Thank Your Health Care Team?

In this time of uncertainty, stress, and worry about the possibility of you, a loved one, friend, neighbor, co-workers, etc getting the COVID-19 virus that we may forget our own health care team we see for whatever ailments we get or chronic conditions we may have. If you have a way, even if it is a note by snail mail, to thank your personal health care team and their support team that will not interfer with other patients that need to contact them because or illness or injury or whatever than please make sure to thank them. Besides thanking them for their selfness hard work keep them in your daily prayers, meditation, or whatever you call it when you communicate with the Goddess and/or God ask that they and their family stay healthy.

This is a small way to help these wonderful, caring people to know their efforts not just now with this strain of a coronavirus running rampant but them being there for you and others 24/7/365.

I was able to do this through a phone app for the umbrella group my doctor and her group practice they belong to called My Chart. I also plan to send a thank you for all you to do not just to my doctor and the health care team but addressed to the entire office to include the offices support stuff also. The support staff to me includes the receptionist, billing, etc. Without these people the office could not run as smoothly.

If you chose to accept this I send blessings to you and your family for good health, less stress, and positive energy.

Sabbat: NH Ostara Sunday, March 22nd, SH Mabon Monday, March 23rd

All Witches and Pagans are invited to join the Heart’s Spirit Coven as we celebrate Ostara in the Northern Hemisphere and Mabon in the Southern Hemisphere

WHEN:

Sunday, March 22nd, 2020 NH

Monday, March 23rd, 2020 SH

At 6:00 PM CDT NH/ 10.00 AM AEDT SH

Circle starts at 7:00 PM CDT NH/ 11.00 AM AEDT SH- SHARP.

45 minutes will be allocated for a chance to talk to our Brothers and Sisters. Please do not enter the chat room once the circle has started. Thank you!

WHERE:

Heart’s Spirit Coven Chatroom

 

Beginning the Sabbat with a Universal Prayer

Just before we begin our Sabbat, I would like to acknowledge all that has happened and is happening in 2020, before and beyond. It is a significant time of much change and challenges for both humanity and the Great Earth Mother and all within her. Let us take a minute to pray for the universal healing in this time of need.

“May the Great Mother and Great Father give us strength and refuge in our time of need. Help us to remain calm and strong in the face of uncertainty, help us find compassion without the overwhelming feeling of empathy. Great Mother and Father teach me humility, acceptance and to remember my kindness”

So mote it be……..

 

Ostara in the NH

Ying Yang Drawing for OSTARA

 

You will need (aside from your altar usual set up)

See how to set up basic elemental altar below:

https://covenlife.co/2017/07/06/simple-basic-altar-set-up/

Green Candle

White candle

Yin/Yang  Symbol- cut out the wholes specified once printed, or you can draw or paint the symbol.

2 eggs colored one darker one lighter

 

Mabon in the SH

You will need (aside from your altar usual set up)

See how to set up basic elemental altar below:

https://covenlife.co/2017/07/06/simple-basic-altar-set-up/

 

A wicker basket

Red Apple

Fallen Branch

Seasonal fruit and vegetables

Incense of your choice

Knife to cut apple

Picture of a large pentacle (I use a pentacle disk or you can draw or print one on a piece of paper)

A candle-(the larger the better, one to re-light, whenever you wish to contemplate during the winter months over your magickal and mystical path. If your candle runs low transfer the light to another large candle with love and intent of the energy of the first. Contemplations are done for short periods of time so candle needs to burn for only a couple of minutes at a time, longer if you wish it is purely up to you. Note; DO NOT BLOW OUT CANDLE, SNUFF THE CANDLE INSTEAD)

See how to snuffing candle

Set up for Ritual:

Mabon SH

Sweep your circle with a broom clockwise (use whatever you have on hand, it’s about physically cleaning your space)

Place the wicker basket with seasonal fruit and vegetables in the center of alter

Tree branch to the right of the wicker basket

Ostara NH

Sweep your circle with a broom clockwise (use whatever you have on hand, it’s about physically cleaning your space)

Have your Yin/Yang symbol prepared, holes cut out as indicated on diagram provided ready for ritual

Hard boil your eggs, colour one darker than the other ready to place on symbol

Purify the self and the Environment NH & SH:

Take a shower or bath with your favorite oils

Play your favorite music

Burn your favorite incense

Meditate and ground yourself

Ostara is the beginning of spring, the season for new beginnings and the renewal of life through planting. This is the time we can now plant seeds and nurture them throughout the coming months to bare their fruit. What is it that you would like to plant in your life? What are you willing to nurture throughout the growing season? For this ritual as this season is also a time for re-birth, new life and fertility we will be concentrating on the symbology of the egg. Think of the dark and light as the feminine and the masculine. The Goddess and the God resorting your outer and inner balance.

Mabon is the second of 3 harvest festivals celebrating the equinox and the harvest of apples. On the day of the equinox, day and night is of equal length. For the next 6 months the nights will be longer than the days.  This is such a great time of abundance. All the hard work that it takes to collect the harvest, it is now a time to rest, reap what you have sown and take the time to look at you hopes and aspirations and reflect how they have manifested. Most importantly spend it with the people you love. This is a time of giving, sharing and loving.

 

Cast the Circle:

Hypatia Casting the circle-

To the Guardians of the North:

I call you into our Watchtowers to protect us.

 

To the Guardians of the East:

I call you into our Watchtowers to protect us.

 

To the Guardians of the South:

I call you into our Watchtowers to protect us.

 

To the Guardians of the West:

I call you into our Watchtowers to protect us.

 

I cast this circle three times three with the assistance of the Great Mother and the Great God.

I call Upon the Guardians of spirit to protect us from above and below. As is above so is below, as is below so is above. May the power of The Great God and The great Goddess join us within this circle now, to protect us and to work with us and allow us to see beyond the veil.

Protect us Great Mother and Great Father for all gathered here and those afar who are unable to be with us. Allow no negative energy to touch us, to harm us and that nothing we call upon will harm us and others. We come together in perfect love and perfect trust.

Greeting:

Hypatia – Merry meet brothers and sisters and honored guests.

Everyone – Respond Merry Greet. Please tell us your first name and state or country you are from.

Ceremony:

Please ALL light your main altar candles (not the Mabon or Ostara candles as yet)

Ritual begins:

Ostara

Place green candle to your left and the white candle to your right. Leaving enough room in the middle to place your Yin/Yang symbol.
Place the Yin/Yang symbol in between the lit candles. Place the darker egg into the hole in the lighter colored side of the Yin/Yang and the lighter colored egg into the hole in the darker side.
When done type in “Ready.”
We offer these eggs to Ostara as all new life grows from an eggs or a seed.
Ostara we ask you to bless these eggs to help us renew ourselves as Mother Earth wakens from her slumber. That we may find new life coursing through us as cleansing energy.
Oak King we ask that your fertilize the hopes and wishes we have written here so they may grow and come to fruition as the year progresses.
As the Spring Equinox is the balance of day and night as equals so is the relationship of all males and females. We ask Hecate and her Consort to bless our relationships with others be they men or women. That we feel equal to them and not above or below them.
Take the eggs and set them on the side. Tape the circle of opposite color into the now empty holes. (Before breaking the eggs to eat them write the same runes on to the circles now in the Yin/Yang symbol. The side you write them on should be the same color as the egg they are written on.
We will take a 2 minutes to complete the Yin/Yang symbol. When you are done type in “Blessed be”.

 

Mabon

Your wand in right hand, facing your alter, arms stretched out above head……….

“Autumn Queen and Harvest God I honor Thee. As the change of seasons begins the Wheel has turned once more. A time to reflect, a time to come together in the here and now in this sacred space where all time becomes one. The second harvest has been reaped, now take the time to rest and feel the change as the season passes from one to the next.

My Mother, go now and slumber

My Father go now and dream of re-birth”

Arms outstretched, lower your head and close your eyes, sit in contemplation for 30 seconds.

When ready open your eyes and lower your arms

Pick up the apple and place it on the pentacle

Cut the apple crosswise to reveal the pentagram bringing the elements into your life

Lift the half apple up as in offering and say….

“The year gives way to the next as the season passes and the Great Wheel turns. Ancestors, Guardians and Wise ones guide me. Every begging has an ending and every ending a new beginning”.

Light your Mabon candle now

Take a bite of the apple, put aside to share with nature later

Take the tree branch and shake in each direction, starting with the North, then West, South, East and say…….

“Allow me to remember the summer past as the days grow longer and the days shorter. Memories will warm my soul as the sunlight fades and hearth becomes inviting through this divine light of the candle dedicated to the Mother and Father.

Great Mother calls me forward to rest and lull myself to sleep with her songs as I cling myself to her bosom”.

Face the altar and branch held out in front of you and say……

“May I never forget the summer memories and continue to strive during the colder months. May I take this time to go within and reflect on the Mysteries that lead me to a better understanding of myself, of others and all that is in life and death”.

Put the tree branch back on the altar, take 30 seconds to contemplate about :

The symbols that you have mentally attached to this ritual,

The various projects that you will put in action over the winter months, no matter how small or insignificant they may feel.

After the ceremony please feel free to share the consecrated fruit and vegetables in a beautiful meal with family and friends. Make a beautiful dinner for all to enjoy and be thankful for what is.

 

CLOSING

Dismiss the circle:

  • To the Guardians of the North:

I dismiss and thank you from our Watchtowers and give Gratitude for protect us.

 

  • To the Guardians of the West:

I dismiss and thank you from our Watchtowers and give Gratitude for protect us.

 

  • To the Guardians of the South:

I dismiss and thank you from our Watchtowers and give Gratitude for protect us.

 

  • To the Guardians of the East:

I dismiss and thank you from our Watchtowers and give Gratitude for protect us.

 

As you leave here tonight may the Lady and Lord bless you with all that you need.

 

I bid you Blessings and great Joy Brothers and sisters of the Craft

 

Thank you and farewell

 

Weekly Horoscope Sunday, March 15, 2020 to Saturday, March 21, 2020

All Signs

This week Saturn leaves Capricorn (the suits) where it’s been since 2017, to enter rebellious Aquarius. (“To the gates!”) Saturn will be in Aquarius for only three months, then return to Capricorn to stay until the end of the year. (When it leaves, it will not return for 29 years.) This means the next three months are a hint of what is to come in 2021. Meanwhile, this week, on the Spring Equinox, the Sun enters Aries. As Little Richard would say, “There’s a whole lotta shakin’ goin’ on!” (Remember: Friends don’t let friends drive naked.)

Aries (March 21-April 19)

Once a year, for four weeks, the Sun is in your sign boosting your energy and bringing you good fortune. Ta da! That time has arrived! This means it’s your turn to recharge your batteries for the rest of the year. This month you will be powerful because in addition to the Sun in your sign, fiery Mars and Jupiter are both at the top of your chart. This makes you ambitious! It also means doors will open for you, allowing you to promote your reputation among your peers. This is a rare and opportune time so make the most of it! Get out there and hustle because things are going your way. As Patrick always says, “If you’re going to fish – go where the fish are.”

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

This week you’re getting mixed signals. Because your birthday is a month away, your personal year is coming to an end. This means the Sun is “hiding” in your chart for the next four weeks, which makes you want to seek privacy to contemplate goals for your new year ahead. However, contrary to this influence, fiery Mars and Jupiter want you to get outta Dodge! They want you to explore your world by expanding your knowledge through books, film and study. Meanwhile, someone younger will grab your attention this week. (Great week to buy wardrobe goodies for yourself.)

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

Your popularity will soar in the next four weeks because suddenly, everyone wants you on their team. (You love this.) In fact, some of you will become more involved in organizations and perhaps take on a leadership role. Discussions with authority figures – bosses, supervisors, teachers and parents, will be important this week because Mercury is high in your chart. This is an excellent time to think about your life direction in general. Meanwhile, disputes about shared property, insurance issues and inheritances might be an issue. Fortunately, because Jupiter is also in this part of your chart, you’ll come out smelling like a rose. You win!

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

For the next four weeks, the Sun will be sitting at the top of your chart. (This is the only time all year this can occur.) When it happens, it symbolizes that you are thrust into a flattering spotlight, which makes you look good in the eyes of bosses, parents and VIPs. (Even if you don’t do anything different or special.) It’s smoke and mirrors! Obviously, this is a blessing from the universe that you can use to advance your own agenda. Make your pitch! Go after what you want. However, keep in mind that even though you make such a great impression on bosses and VIPs, with Mars opposite your sign now, relations with partners and close friends are testy and challenging. Sigh. Nothing is perfect.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

This is a strong time for Leos! In the next four weeks, you will focus more on publishing, the media, the law and medicine. You want to travel and do anything to expand your world. You will explore learning new things, hearing lectures, going to classes, attending musical performances or doing anything unusual that is informative and educational. Meanwhile, relations with authority figures are fabulous! Don’t hesitate to ask for a favour. (In fact, things are so cozy, some of you will begin a romance with a boss.) Someone will ask for your advice about design, layout, furniture arrangement, regardless of what you do for a living. You will have something to say because you are a creative sign, who is quick to see the whole picture.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

No matter what you are doing, you will be more passionate in the next four weeks. You will be passionate about everything! (Not just sex, but that, too.) Your desire to travel and explore opportunities in the media, publishing and medicine are strong. With your ruler Mercury sitting right opposite your sign, you will be eager to talk to partners and close friends, and they will enjoy talking to you! Mars continues to make you competitive, especially in sports, as well as being playful and prankish! Mars gives you the freedom to demand to be yourself and express to others exactly who you are. (Don’t leave home without a rose between your teeth!)

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

For the next four weeks, the Sun is opposite your sign, which is (symbolically speaking) as far away from you as it can get all year. This means you will need more sleep. (Naps are wonderful.) Make sure you get your rest because increased chaos and activity on the home front could be frustrating for you. This activity might be due to renovations, repairs, DIY projects or visiting guests. For some, it might mean a residential move. Of course, these are expected activities because this year is the best year in over a decade for you to improve where you live by making improvements to your current home or moving to something bigger and better. Yeah!

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

You’ll be in work mode for the next four weeks. This is a good thing. This influence happens only once a year and it means you suddenly want to be efficient and effective in everything you do. You will look around you to see how you can work better and improve things. You want to be better organized. This feeling is so strong, you will even want to improve your health as well! (“If I end up perfect, will my friends be jealous?”) Mars and Jupiter continue to enhance your communications making you effective in writing, acting, selling and speaking to others. Meanwhile, Venus is opposite your sign making all your relationships sweet and cozy. (Gosh.)

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

Lucky you! This week the Sun enters your fellow Fire sign, which totally pumps your energy! Specifically, it makes you want to party, have fun and do your own thing. Your primary drive will be to do what you want and to set your own priorities. Romantic relationships will be lighter and fun filled. Vacations, social outings and schmoozing with others will be tops on your menu. Sports events will be exciting and you will be involved with children more than usual. Fortunately, relations with coworkers will be supportive and cozy. Family discussions and home repairs are also on your agenda. Your overall theme of increasing your wealth this year will continue, which is why you are busting your buns to earn money (and spend it!)

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

Your attention now tuns to home, family and your private life for the next four weeks. You might be more involved than usual with a parent. Having said that, by contrast, Mercury and Venus will encourage you to talk to others, take short trips and explore fun times socializing and enjoying the arts. As mentioned last week, you can do all this because Mars and Jupiter give you tons of energy right now. (Mars is in your sign for about six weeks every two years, and when it happens, you are PowerPoint on steroids!) Take advantage of this boost to your energy to accomplish as much as you can. You’re like the little engine that could. “I think I can! I think I can!”

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

Whoa Nellie! As the Sun changes signs this week, it enters a part of your chart that makes you super busy! This is why the next four weeks are jammed with short trips, errands, appointments, tasks and conversations with siblings, relatives and neighbours. Ph yes, the pace of your days will accelerate! But fear not because this will be “fun busy”, not frantic. You’ll be curious to talk to everyone and learn new things. You have excellent moneymaking ideas as well at this time. Meanwhile, you will enjoy entertaining at home as well as redecorating your digs. Some of you might also explore real-estate opportunities because they do exist. Good luck!

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

“Show me the money!” This week the Sun moves into your Money House of earnings to stay for four weeks. (This happens only once a year.) This also urges you to reflect upon your values both in terms of what you own, and also your abstract values – the values that govern your decisions. This placement of the Sun will also make you take stock about what you own. Do your possessions serve your needs or are you a slave to them? Do they get in your way? The next four weeks are the perfect time to address this situation. This is a happy time for you because you appreciate your surroundings and you also see how much love there is in your world. Competitive sports will appeal!

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Coronavirus Update March 13, 2020

The update posts are not meant to scare anyone. They are meant to keep you informed only.

This is information from a general search via Google Coronavirus Update

(2020) Retrogrades by Charlie Rainbow Wolf (Part 3)

SIDE NOTE: This a 4 part series with half posted on WOTC and the other half on Coven Life on alternating days. The posts that will be on Coven life will be re-bogged to here and vise versa. It would be a huge boost to Coven Life if you would click on the box that says, “Follow the Coven”. Hopefully, by the end of the year, CL will be receiving a small income from allowing WordPress to put up advertising from whoever on the website. To re-blogged  the post from Witches of The Craft click on “Follow” this will help boost WOTC’s small income from allowing WordPress to put advertising for whoever on the website. Thank you very much in advance for your support of WitchesofTheCraft.com and  CovenLife.co. My goal is to do one fundraiser per year to help people who cannot afford their entire Coven Life’s School of Witchcraft course fee. More on that at a later date.

Saturn

Saturn often gets a bad rap as the “Lord of Karma” or “The Great Malefic. Saturn is only a problem if you’ve been trying to cut corners and shirk your responsibility. It’s a great disciplinarian, which is why some people dread its aspects, but let me ask you this: What loving father doesn’t discipline their child?

Saturn retrogrades and Saturn returns can be a bit tricky, especially when one overlaps the other. Saturn’s orbit is twenty-nine years, so your Saturn returns comes around at twenty-nine, fifty-eight, and, if you’re lucky eighty-seven. If one of those is your age in 2020, then this retrograde applies to you particularly to you! It starts entering it shadow at 25 degrees Capricorn but doesn’t station retrograde until May, at nearly 2 degrees Aquarius. The “old man” stations direct at the end of September but won’t actually leave the retrograde zone until 2021.

The most important days of this retrograde are when it hits anoretic degree of 29 degrees Capricorn the second week in March of this year and the first half of July. Those are likely to be the most rocky days, the day when things just feel out of sorts or don’t seem to be happening. This is particularly important because of Saturn and Pluto are going to be conjunct in Capricorn on and off for most of the year, frequently bumped by Jupiter, and joined by Mars in February and March. Saturn’s pretty happy at home here in Capricorn, but Jupiter doesn’t like the restrictive energy at all. At least Mars likes the sign of the “old goat”!

I’ve waffled on about Saturn a bit because this is an important transit, particularly if it dings one of your natal power points or planets. You may feel limited, particularly when it comes to shouldering to much responsibilities or feeling that others depend on you too much. Take extras time these days and don’t lose your cool with Mars’s energy or Jupiter’s frustrations. Look at the areas of your life that you want to work on and bring into balance, for Saturn’s retrograde will give you a chance to do just that. It’s all about responsibility. Hard work, yes, but it comes with such a high reward!

Uranus

If you want to know why your life has suddenly started to feel like it is full of unexpected changes, look to see what Uranus is doing! When you’re affected by Uranus’s retrograde in Taurus tends to be a bit uncomfortable, for they don’t have much in common. Uranus is impulsive and rebellious, but Taurus is methodical and seeks security. Uranus is going to be in Taurus until 2026, so there’s time to learn to work with, rather than against, the retrogrades as they occur.*

* Uranus Retrograde Dates 2020

Use the re-blogged posts from CovenLife.co to read parts 2 and 4

Copyright by Charlie Rainbow Wolf 2020 in Llewellyn’s Witches’ Datebook 2020 Pages 6 to 10

 

(2020) Retrogrades by Charlie Rainbow Wolf (Part 1)

SIDE NOTE: This a 4 part series with half posted on WOTC and the other half on Coven Life on alternating days. The posts that will be on Coven life will be re-bogged to here and vise versa. It would be a huge boost to Coven Life if you would click on the box that says, “Follow the Coven”. Hopefully, by the end of the year, CL will be receiving a small income from allowing WordPress to put up advertising from whoever on the website. To re-blogged  the post from Witches of The Craft click on “Follow” this will help boost WOTC’s small income from allowing WordPress to put advertising for whoever on the website. Thank you very much in advance for your support of WitchesofTheCraft.com and  CovenLife.co. My goal is to do one fundraiser per year to help people who cannot afford their entire Coven Life’s School of Witchcraft course fee. More on that at a later date.

You’re probably familiar with Mercury retrograde because it happens so often, but did you know all the planets have a retrograde period? The only exception to this are the Sun, because it’s the star all the planets orbit; the Moon, because it’s Earth’s satellite; and the Earth—-although if you visited another planet, then you’d see the Earth travel backward! Retrograde doesn’t mean that the planet actually reverses it order; it’s an optical illusion that makes it appear that way.

Venus

Venus is the planet of love, balance, and harmony. Its retrograde is the rarest, occurring approximately every month and lasting around six weeks. This year it enters the retrograde zone in April 5 degrees Gemini stations in May at 20 degrees Gemini, and continues the backwards dance until the end of June, when it stations direct at 5 degrees Gemini, leaving its shadow period the end of July.

This isn’t the best time to start a summer romance or spend big money. Temptations are strong and willpower is weak. Your natural perception of what is sensible is on hole while overindulgence tries–and often succeeds–to overpower it. Those expensive shoes might not look so appealing once the retrograde period finishes. The same goes for romances: the perfect match might turn out to be a dud once Venus starts moving forward again.

Mercury

Mercury is associated with communication and travel. Mercury retrogrades most frequently, around three times a year. They don’t last long, somewhere in the region of three weeks. Mercury starts its backward dance in February, June, and October this year.* Factor astrological signs and the shadow periods when planning important meetings or making travel plans.

Mercury retrograde messes with technology — anything from online communication to schedules and transit. It’s easy to misplace something, miss a connection, or be involved in misunderstandings during this period. This sounds like a downer, but it is also a great time to review your progress and evaluate your priorities. Reconnections with people from your pass often happen when Mercury is retrograde, but don’t rekindle that relationship before rethinking what you hope to achieve.

 

*2020 Mercury Retrograde Dates

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Copyright by Charlie Rainbow Wolf 2020 in Llewellyn’s Witches’ Datebook 2020 Pages 6 to 10

One Way to Make Your Own Besom Using Branches and Sticks

I suggest gathering these under a full or waxing Moon phase as they will hold more helpful energy. Your Besom can also be used to sweep out the negativity in your sacred place and/or wherever you are going to cast a circle. Remember to ask the tree you get your branch and sticks from even if they are laying on the ground no longer attached to the tree. It is always better to take what you need from a tree or shrub off of the ground beneath it rather than cutting pieces off the tree or shrub. Get a branch about 3 to 4 inches little taller then you are. Gather good size bunch of unstift smaller branches, I have found getting the sticks from under a shrub or pine tree make the best sweeping part of the Besom, if possible the size difference in them should be no more the approximately 2 inches in size. After gathering the branch and sticks remember to thank the tree for the parts it has given you and to leave an offering such as some water out of a container you have drank from. You need a ball of natural thin twine or some type of undryed vine. Tie the twine or vine to the branch making sure it is tight and will not slip off (you may want to by an angular cut about 4 to 5 inch up from the bottom of the branch to slip this twine or vine when securing it. (The size you have at the bottom of your Besom made from the twigs is up to you. Usually doing 2 to 4 layers of sticks make a good size Besom. Lay your first stick against the branch pull the twine or vine around the stick as tightly as you can, continue doing this until you have made you first layer of sticks pull the twine or vine in the opposite direction the you have been placing the in a tightly as possible and tie it off but do not cut the twine or vine. For the next layer you will follow the same instruction except lay the sticks in the opposite direction from the first layer. The third layer will go in the same direction as the first layer and the fourth layer goes in the same direction as the second layer. To help ensure you sticks stay secure to the branch at the end of each layer of sticks pour white glue over the sticks and twine or vine and make sure it gets down to the branch. If you want you can even put glue on the branch as you lay each first layer stick. Let each layer of sticks dry for approximately 24 hours before adding the next layer. When you have done the last layer and have used glue to help hold it together let the entire Besom dry a minimum of 72 hours before using it.

FYI For USA and CANADA Daylight Savings Time Begins

Public Health Message from World Health Organization

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak- World Health Organization Information

No matter where you are in the world reading this take simple precautions such as washing hands often, if your cannot wash them carry hand sanitizer to use often when out in public. Those of you with children and/or others that come in and out often insist they wash there hands well before touching anything in your home. To help keep your home COVID-19 free use either a throw away cloth such as Clorox Wipes on all door knobs, counters, TV remotes, computer keyboards, game controls, etc.

If you are considered a high risk for catching this wear a mask or heavy winter scarf and gloves outside whenever you leave your home. I am in this high risk catagory and wear a winter scarf along with medical gloves underneath regular gloves so I don’t look to silly. I am lucky to have kept many scarfs and thin knit gloves over the years so I wear a scarf and pair of gloves once then they go into the laundry. These are the only thing in my home that always get washed with HOT WATER and a 1/4 cup of WHITE VINEGAR. Also dry them on HOT. White vinegar is a bacteria killer not as good as chlorine bleach but it doesn’t fade my clothes and I am not allergic to white vinegar. I also wash any coat I have been outside in to go anywhere with the scarfs and gloves but hang dry it.