Telling ALL Gods and Goddesses Thank You and Redoing the Spell to Bring Rain to Australia to Help Douse the Wildfires

Lady Beltane is down with a major fibromyalgia flare and there is no one available to step in to lead this gathering. I ask you all to do the spell casting part as it is a very simple ritual to do. Thank you.

The is a Nondenominational gathering no matter what type of spiritual path you follow you are welcome to join us and pray to the God or Goddess that you believe in. SO invite a few people to join us to show Australia they are not forgotten by people anywhere in the world.

Heart’s Spirit Coven Chatroom

I received this letter from my right-hand witch, Priestess Hypatia,On January 5, 2020. I felt as so many have asked for the rains to come to Australia to help put out the wildfires that this email should be shared with everyone.

“Hello dearest Lady Beltane,

THE RAINS ARRIVED!

I can not thank you enough for what you and the Coven members did.
I am so grateful it fills my heart with so much love.
We are fine here in Melbourne, its the rural areas like where my beautiful sister is. The family and many like them were taken by the Navy ships to safety untill the infirno subsided.
This was the place I always visit on a regular basis called Eden.
This is where my beautiful sister had her apothecary farm and livelihood.
The miracle is they are all fine, there home has some damage but still somewhat standing. The farm is all gone but at least they have their lives.
The locals are still on high alert and will be all summer.
Would you believe the fires stopped literaly at their door step.
I can’t visit her as the coast is still burning and very dangerous.
Australia just has to go on and find normality.
The poor wildlife that is suffering now needs to be tackled.
Please use whatever parts of the following you want to thank all the different Gods and Goddesses that answered our calls to bring rain to help put out Australia’s wildfires that have been burning since October 2019. It is summer there right now so there is a chance of the fires spreading again if they cannot get them all completely put out. So the rain will be needed for a few days to help the firefighters please continue to ask for it to be sent there. I am very thankful to everyone in their own way asked for the rain to come in before the entire continent was nothing but as.

 

WHAT YOU WILL NEED:

A Beverage to be Shared with the Gods and Goddesses as an offering for their answering our plea

A Small Snack to be Shared with the Gods and Goddesses as an offering for their answering our plea

1 Tall Glass of Water

Small Outline Map of Australia

Container Big Enough to Hold Map with the Water Pour Over It

RITUAL:

Thanking the Gods and Goddesses for the Rain Falling

LADY BELTANE: I walk this circle in the direction the Sunrises three times to keep those inside the circle safe from harm and to keep the rain energy we raise contained until the circle is open and the rain energy goes to where it is needed most to help put out the wildfires in Australia

EVERYONE: Pick up your beverage and in your own words thank the God and/or Goddess you ask for the rain from, hold the cup high as you conclude you thanks take a sip from your beverage and set it back down. Type in So Mote It Be when done

Pick up your snack and in your own words thank the God and/or Goddess you ask for the rain from hold the snack up high when you conclude these thank yous. Now take a small bite and set it back down. Type in So Mote when you are done. Save the rest of your beverage and snack than go outside to make your offering to all the deities approximately half of your beverage and snack, you should drink and eat the rest outside.

Now we will do a spell/prayer asking for the rains to continue as long as needed

For More Rain

( The intent is to keep in your third eye {middle of your forehead] is to see it rain over the wildfires of Australia but causing no flooding, wash out roads, or any other damage to much rain in one location could cause)

We call upon the ancient Aboriginal God of rain and water

To help douse the wildfires and keep them from spreading any further

We ask that rain only affects the wildfires and does not cause any damage to anything on it is own

We ask that all the people, animals, birds, and reptiles not yet affected by these wildfires escape whole and unharmed

Now get as clear a picture in your mind od the rain helping to put out the wildfires. We will all meditate for 3 minutes on this picture in our minds.

After the 3 minutes or however long you want to meditate on the rain coming to all of Australia say,

Set the container is a safe place where the water will not be spilled. Add more water as needed to keep the map submerged until all the wildfires are completely out. Than turn towards the South ans say, “We send all the energy raised here tonight or morning to the rain clouds over Australia making them larger and more effective at helping to put out the wildfires.” “This is our will for Australia, So Mote It Be” or however you end your own spell work.”

I walk this circle the times in the direction of the setting Sun. The circle is open but never broken. Priestess Hypatia, all the residents, and visitors in Australia thank you for participating in casting this spell for them and all the other living things to be safe and the wildfires to stop growing.

December 24Birthday Horoscope

People Born On December 24: Zodiac Sign Is Capricorn
DECEMBER 24 birthday horoscope predicts that you are a Capricorn who likes to work. You could be a workaholic. While other people are sleeping, you’re grinding. You’re driven by the idea of having a lifestyle of the rich but not necessarily of the famous. You believe that hard work is the only way you will become famous.

The December 24 birthday personality are determined individuals who will probably achieve many things in their lifetime. You bring this same quality to your relationships as well. Additionally, you are dedicated to your friends.

As a December 24 birthday characteristic, you can be mysterious, but you are idealistic as well. This could be the changeable dimension that sets you apart from the rest of the Capricorn zodiac sign.

Your spiritual presence draws people to you. Once people get to know you, they realize you are funny. Your sense of humor is outrageous, and so, you can be a joy to have at a party. The future of person who born on 24 December will be filled with fun.

The December 24 horoscope predicts that you are truly a talented Capricorn. You have so many ideas you have trouble finishing what you start. It’s all about priorities and setting goals and guidelines. But more importantly, you need to be disciplined to see each phase through. Assign one of your friends as a partner to make sure you are on top of your game plan. There lays at the end of the rainbow your potential to be anything you want to be!

This Capricorn birthday person is practical but yet, hopeful. Often, you are misunderstood. When it comes to love, you are hopeless. First off, you are secretive about your feelings, and secondly, you don’t know exactly what love is. If you think about it, it’s the sex you think about and not necessarily the person. Oh sure, they are attractive but what will you do when you can’t enjoy each other sexually? There’s more to a relationship than sex and sex is not love.

The December 24th zodiac also shows that your professional life has been perhaps one of many careers. Naturally, you are a whiz at making business decisions as a manager or the lead administrator. You are still sharp as a tack so, a career in education is not farfetched. You could go further into politics, journalism or broadcasting. There are so many rewarding occupations that you could excel at. This could be perplexing to almost anyone.

As the December 24 astrology predicts, you are a hard worker. So you will likely get what’s coming to you. And when you do, you’ll know what to do with the rewards. This disciplined Capricorn will save his or her money just in case of an emergency or a well-deserved vacation. On the other hand, you’ve been known to take a risk when investing your cash. Most of the time, you come out smelling like a rose.

As the December 24 zodiac sign is Capricorn, you could be the product of your past. As a child, you more than likely felt as though your parents were unfair. Maybe you did not get the emotional support that you thought you should, and as an adult, it has an impact on how you feel today about parenting. It would make sense that you’d give your offspring the things that you didn’t have but truth be told, you give them too much.

For a long time now, you have been dressing the part of a successful individual. Along with looking good on the outside, it comes from the inside. You love the idea of eating and being healthy, so no one has to pry you away from the couch to go to the gym. If you forget to eat, you are okay with that. You sometimes don’t like to eat, or you have a slow appetite.

The Capricorn born on December 24 zodiac birthday is capable of great things. You’re determined to reach your desired goals and will make personal sacrifices to do so. As a friend, you are loyal and dedicated. This is also true in your intimate relationships. However, in love, the December 24 birthday personality may confuse feelings of love and the aftermath of a steamy sexual relationship. This business person is concerned with reaching the next level of success and will normally accomplish what they set out to do.

See: Famous Celebrities Born On December 24

This Day That Year – December 24 In History

1953 – Head on collision between two express trains kills 103 people.
1982 – Small town school defeats top ranking Virginia in basketball 77-72.
1997 – Channukah candle lit for the first time in the Vatican City.
2013 – Last day to sign up for Obama care without significant penalty.

December 24  Makar Rashi (Vedic Moon Sign)
December 24 Chinese Zodiac friendly

December 24 Birthday Planet

Your ruling planet is Saturn that symbolizes your fears, responsibilities, limitations, control, and sternness.

December 24 Birthday Symbols

The Goat Is The Symbol For The Capricorn Sun Sign

December 24 Birthday Tarot Card

Your Birthday Tarot Card is The Lovers. This card symbolizes the importance of personal beliefs and values when it comes to successful relationships. The Minor Arcana cards are Two of Disks and Queen of Pentacles 

December 24 Birthday Zodiac Compatibility

You are most compatible with people born under Zodiac Sign Virgo: This can be a genuinely loving match who are in tune with each other.
You are not compatible with people born under Zodiac Sign Gemini: This love relationship will be terrible.

See Also:

December 24 Lucky Numbers

Number 9 – This number signifies a person with humanitarian and congenial feelings.
Number 6 – This number signifies a nurturing, caring and selfless person.

Read about: Birthday Numerology

Lucky Colors For December 24 Birthday

Pink: This color stands for softness, kindness, peace, and love.
Lavender: This is a mystical color that symbolizes spirituality, sensitivity, compassion, and royalty.

Lucky Days For December 24 Birthday

Saturday – This is the day of Saturn that symbolizes a day of assessment, hard work, and patience.
Friday – This is the day of Venus that symbolizes a day of indulgence, pleasures, romance, and enjoyment.

December 24 Birthstone Garnet

Your lucky gemstone is Garnet which is known to increase sexuality, love, romance, and passion.

Ideal Zodiac Birthday Gifts For People Born On December 24

A winter jacket for the man and a leather tote bag for the woman. The December 24 birthday horoscope predicts that you like handy gifts.

To read anyone’s birthday horoscope

New Office Hours and Email Address for Lady Beltane, Open Chat, Esbat and Sabbat Changes

January’s monthly posts and new, full and quarter Moon dates along with 2020 yearly posts might be a few days late.

Lady Beltane’s new email address starting now is WitchesCovenHearts@yahoo.com

No new students are being accepted into the Coven Life’s Witchcraft School until Monday, January 5, 2020. We are accepting requests to have the updated Student Handbook and Application to be emailed on that date. Please put Potential Student in the subject line. Thank you. IF your application is accepted you will need to pay $10.00 USD to hold your place the fee is part of your course fee. Email your request to covenlifescoven@gmail.com

Since I work 7 days a week and usually 5 to 7 hours almost every day, not including extra hours for gatherings, Open Chats and beginning of the month website maintenance and posts, which has led to me being overly stressed causing other medical problems. I am no longer putting my health at risk and taking a chance of not seen my grandchildren grow up. So I am setting “Office” Hours for when I will be available for one on one talks, help with lessons, answering emails, etc because it is that I either cut back on hours of availability and take a full day off every week or close down the school, coven, and both websites. Which I think you all know all that I went through to keep Lady Abyss’ legacy and WOTC going that I really do not want to close any of it down.

These Hours Go Into Effect Sunday, December 15, 2019 – Emails can be sent anytime and will be answered during the following hours. These hours do not necessarily reflect the time I put in doing research and/or posting

Sunday 10:00 AM TO 2:00 PM CT

Monday through Friday 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM CT

Saturday unless there is an open chat or gathering I will not be available at all. It is time for me to set aside special time for my family.

Then only exception to get in touch with me outside of my “Office” hours is an emergency of some kind. All my electronic devices are shut of every night between 7 and 8 PM CT. So it might not be until the next day that I get back to you.

The Open Chats will be at a new time starting at 1:00 PM CT ending at 3:00 PM CT on the 2nd Saturday of every month only, remember if you are a student you are required to attend except if you or a family member has an emergency.

Esbat gatherings time and day are also changing they will be held on the Sunday closest to the new or full Moon date starting with a social hour at 1:00 PM CT. The circle will be cast at 2:00 PM CT.

I ask you all to please respect my cutting back on the hours I spend doing website, school, coven, and 1 on 1 time with people so I can get myself distressed allowing my other medical conditions to get under control again also. Thank you in advance for your understanding, consideration of my requests, and as always your support.

 

The Magick Of Bay Leaf

Written By Priestess Hypatia

For Witches of the Craft

19/12/2019

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Burn and banish with Bay

Burning of bay leaf has been used for banishing negative energies and cleansing space for eons!

An herb with a beautiful ancient history bay leaf is used to communicate with the Gods themselves.

About:

Bay leaf also known as laurel is a hardy evergreen tree with deep green foliage native to the Mediterranean region. When the leaves are dried they can be used in cooking, infusing the food in beautiful aromatic herbal earthy flavors or can also be used as an incense.

History- The first record of banishing using Bay Leaf:

This was the sacred plant of Apollo one that was used by the Pythia in the temple to Apollo at Delphi. It was Apollo’s desire and near obsession of the Nymph Daphne that drove Daphne’s father, who happened to be a river God, turning her into a bay tree to protect her from the lustful grasps of Apollo.

As a regret for his actions the God Apollo wore a crown of bay to banish his stupidity and to encourage valor and honor.

Magick:

  • Ingredients- Dried Bay leaf, candle, fireproof bowl, lighter, pen marker
  • Set up you altar space with the fire and bowl to the right and the bay leaf and marker to the left.
  • You can have multiple leaves for each of the things you wish to banish, or you can write on one.
  • Write- whatever it is that you want to banish, no longer need such as toxic friends, procrastination, fear.
  • Light one by one and say “I release my attachment to old thoughts and patterns”
  • Drop the bay leaf into the fireproof container and visualize all the negativity literally being banished in the plume of the bay smoke.
  • Once this is done, dispose of the ashes outside of your home and as you do say “Be gone” releasing this negativity from your life for good!

Note: Clear your mind and relax into the stillness. Allow your thoughts to leave your head.  Breathe in the feeling of peace, possibilities, and newness.

It’s always good to replace the banished negativity with something positive.  Create a happy memory, sing a little sing, or ring some bells.  Bring a little cheer into your home, mind, and body.

21st November S. H. Current Moon Phase and Planetary Positions

Current Moon Phase

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2019

Tommorow the Moon will be in a Waning Crescent phase. In this phase the Moon’s illumination is growing smaller each day until the New Moon. During this phase the Moon is getting closer to the Sun as viewed from Earth and the night side of the Moon is facing the Earth with only a small edge of the Moon being illuminated. This phase is best viewed an hour or 2 before the sunrise and can be quite beautiful if you’re willing to get up early. It can also be a great time to see the features of the Moon’s surface. Along the edge where the illuminated portion meets the dark side, the craters and mountains cast long shadows making them easier to observe with a telescope or binoculars.

You can use this link to go forward or backward in time for Moon phase information. If you are curious you can even find out what phase the Moon was in when you or anyone else you know was on the date the person was born.

Custom Planetary Positions

November 20, 2019 (21 November 2019)

07:00 pm GMT  (6:00 AM AEDT)
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:28 Scorpio 09
Moon:10 Virgo 05
Mercury:11 Scorpio 35 Rx
Venus:23 Sagittarius 31
Mars:00 Scorpio 58
Jupiter:27 Sagittarius 23
Saturn:17 Capricorn 00
Uranus:03 Taurus 41 Rx
Neptune:15 Pisces 56 Rx
Pluto:21 Capricorn 12

True Lunar Node:09 Cancer 12 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:10 Cancer 25 Rx

Lilith (Black Moon):22 Pisces 26

Chiron:01 Aries 40 Rx
Ceres:01 Capricorn 44
Pallas:05 Sagittarius 19
Juno:05 Libra 54
Vesta:17 Taurus 30 Rx

Eris:23 Aries 27 Rx

Fire:5
Earth:6
Air:1
Water:7
Cardinal:8
Fixed:5
Mutable:6

To calculate the time and date for your local planetary positions in the past, or present, or future this link can be used to go to a website so you can covert your local time into GMT (Greenwich Mean Time).

To convert to your local time for current planetary positions

If you have questions about using any of the links please leave them in the comment section as others may have the same question and it is easier to answer once than many times via email. Thank you.

October 4th N. H. Current Moon Phase and Planetary Positions

Current Moon Phase

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2019

Today the Moon will be in a Waxing Crescent Phase. A Waxing Crescent is the first Phase after the New Moon and is a great time to see the features of the moon’s surface. During this phase the Moon can be seen in the wester sky after the sun dips below the horizon at sunset. The moon is close to the sun in the sky and mostly dark except for the right edge of the moon which becomes brighter as the days get closer to the next phase which is a First Quarter with a 50% illumination

Custom Planetary Positions

October 04, 2019
11:00 am GMT (6:00 AM CDT)
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:10 Libra 56
Moon:26 Sagittarius 24
Mercury:01 Scorpio 35
Venus:24 Libra 43
Mars:00 Libra 11
Jupiter:18 Sagittarius 40
Saturn:14 Capricorn 07
Uranus:05 Taurus 33 Rx
Neptune:16 Pisces 40 Rx
Pluto:20 Capricorn 38

True Lunar Node:13 Cancer 13 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:12 Cancer 56 Rx

Chiron:03 Aries 19 Rx
Ceres:15 Sagittarius 05
Pallas:15 Scorpio 15
Juno:17 Virgo 58
Vesta:27 Taurus 16 Rx

Eris:23 Aries 54 Rx

Fire:5
Earth:5
Air:3
Water:5
Cardinal:9
Fixed:4
Mutable:5

4th OCTOBER S.H. Current Moon Phase and Planetary Positions

Current Moon Phase

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2019

Today the Moon will be in a Waxing Crescent Phase. A Waxing Crescent is the first Phase after the New Moon and is a great time to see the features of the moon’s surface. During this phase the Moon can be seen in the wester sky after the sun dips below the horizon at sunset. The moon is close to the sun in the sky and mostly dark except for the right edge of the moon which becomes brighter as the days get closer to the next phase which is a First Quarter with a 50% illumination

Custom Planetary Positions

October 03, 2019 (4 October 2019)
08:00 pm GMT (6:00 AM AEST)
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:10 Libra 19
Moon:18 Sagittarius 13
Mercury:00 Scorpio 42
Venus:23 Libra 56
Mars:29 Virgo 47
Jupiter:18 Sagittarius 35
Saturn:14 Capricorn 06
Uranus:05 Taurus 34 Rx
Neptune:16 Pisces 41 Rx
Pluto:20 Capricorn 38

True Lunar Node:13 Cancer 14 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:12 Cancer 58 Rx

Chiron:03 Aries 21 Rx
Ceres:14 Sagittarius 53
Pallas:15 Scorpio 00
Juno:17 Virgo 43
Vesta:27 Taurus 18 Rx

Eris:23 Aries 54 Rx

Fire:5
Earth:6
Air:2
Water:5
Cardinal:8
Fixed:4
Mutable:6

September 30th Birthday Horoscope

September 30 Zodiac Sign Is Libra

Birthday Horoscope Of People Born On September 30

SEPTEMBER 30 birthday horoscope says that you tend to be spontaneous. Usually, emotional and romantic, you enjoy life. You can find humor in almost any situation and can laugh at yourself. You can laugh at yourself. You find humor even in the darkest of situations.

Highly imaginative, you are creative and dreamy. But this September 30 birthday personality can also be lazy and impulsive. You are likely to get used to a prominent lifestyle. You like the comfortable lifestyle of the rich and famous.

Libra, your friends, say that you jump into relationships with your blinders on. You like to go places, and this quality makes you a changeable person.If today is your birthday, you are a romantic person by nature who is generous and fun loving. You don’t like messy people or dramatic situations.

Usually, no one will bother you, but you do have a way of leading some people on. When you are by yourself, you have a chance to think.

On the other hand, the September 30th horoscope also predicts that you like learning and have no qualms about going back to school. If you didn’t jump into relationships, you’d be better off. In general, those of born today are hard to “read.”

Seemingly detached or aloof, you spend time perfecting things that need attention. In love, you can be a strong individual. You are highly motivated and personable. That’s just one of your imperfections as a human.

The September 30 astrology analysis also shows that you are cool until someone throws you off balance. When this happens, you can be a raging lunatic. Otherwise, you are usually well put together.

Your grooming standards are to be admired. Most people mimic your style, and you consider this flattering. At the same time, you realize that not everyone who smiles at you is your friend.

Those born on this Libra birthday are optimistic people. Normally, you can think on your feet and can come up with a solution rather quickly. Additionally, you are innovative and pleasant to be around.

You don’t want to solve the problems of the world unlike others born on under the Libra zodiac sign. You can be creative and hard-working. You can find a logical explanation for things when other people cannot. Mainly, you strive to find ways to make your job(s) easier.

If you have this September 30 zodiac person as a friend or as a lover, you need to let them breathe sometimes. Too much pressure on a Libran will make them shy away. You could learn to have more patience. It makes take some doing, but it’s in you, Libra.

Drawn to people who are likely stable and relaxed, you despise not being heard. The September 30th birthday personality is likely to deal with their children’s insecurities. You can be a victim of abuse. Nonetheless, you are a genuine person who deserves to have some fun. You look for drama and tend not to involve yourself in those kinds of situations.

The September 30 birthday meaning also shows that you are headstrong and unreasonable. You look for a partner who would be around for a while. Working on your self, you could be focused to enter into a relationship that you are not compatible with. Moreover, you can be a little idealistic when it comes to romance and relationships.

Your health is normally in good condition. You stay active so being overweight is not your problem. Although you do exercise and eat right, take your vitamins and get regular check-ups.

The career choice of a Libra born on September 30 can be hard as you are good at so many things. You tend to go beyond most people’s imagination and have the ability to read people and their character. This is a valuable trait to have when hiring someone to work for you.

You have the potential to be very successful and to make a lot of loot. However, you tend to spend it before you make it. Maybe it’s time to put away some of that cash for a rainy day. You have to start thinking of your future right now.

Librans born on September 30 are go-getters. You have a great imagination and are romantic people. You dislike drama and violence. Although it’s hard to ruffle your feathers, you can be a force to be reckoned with when upset. You may be found asking people for their signatures to petition a cause. You are slow to make friends or to fall in love. You may have trust issues but are a kind person.

See: Famous Celebrities Born On September 30

This Day That Year – September 30 In History

1878 – Hawaii becomes a target of refuge for Portuguese immigrants
1888 – Two more women killed by “Jack the Ripper.”
1939 – Fordham vs. Waynesburg first college football game to be shown on television
1960 – West Germany and East Germany make a trade agreement

September 30 Tula Rashi (Vedic Moon Sign)
September 30 Chinese Zodiac DOG

September 30 Birthday Planet

Your ruling planet is Venus that symbolizes relations, beauty, attraction, love, and creativity.

September 30 Birthday Symbols

The Balance or Scales Is The Symbol For The Libra Zodiac Sign

September 30 Birthday Tarot Card

Your Birthday Tarot Card is The Empress. This card stands for a great positive, creative influence in your life. The Minor Arcana cards are Two of Swords and Queen of Swords

September 30 Birthday Zodiac Compatibility

You are most compatible with people born under Zodiac Sign LeoThis can be an excellent and invigorating match.
You are not compatible with people born under Zodiac Sign Taurus: This relationship will need some endurance to survive.

See Also:

September 30 Lucky Number

Number 3 – This number stands for culture, charity, expression, happiness, and aesthetics.

Read about: Birthday Numerology

Lucky Colors For September 30 Birthday

Blue: This is a bright color that symbolizes honesty, steadfastness, wisdom, and devotion.
Purple: This is a color of spirituality, dreams, intuition, and introspection.

Lucky Days For September 30 Birthday

Friday – This day ruled by Venus stands for beauty, romance, feelings, art and bonds between people.
Thursday – This day is ruled by Jupiter and is a good day for being nice to people and being more productive in whatever task you take up.

September 30 Birthstone Opal

Opal gemstones are said to make your relationships stable and enhance your emotions.

Ideal Zodiac Birthday Gifts For People Born On September 30th

An elegant accessory for the study is an excellent gift for the man and a beautiful crystal flower vase for the woman. The September 30 birthday horoscope warns that you might need to go easy on your shopping sprees.

For your birthday or daily horoscope

 

Love Spells

Love spells are some of the most common types of magical spells cast. They are used to obtain a new love, attract a lover, and also to keep pure love. Love spells also include spells to cast on new lovers to strengthen the ties between the two involved. Love spells are not always to find or keep a special love. They are also used to end an unwanted lovers attention, break up a couple or even to banish love between people. Love spells are used to help someone fall in love with you, return your love or advances, or even to stop a divorce. Free magic love spells are also used to get your lover back or rekindle a love. There are many different LOVE SPELLS

LOVE SPELL TO BLESS A NEW RELATIONSHIP

Bake a fresh loaf of bread. Hold it up to the moon and ask the lady to bless the bread as well as the relationship. Break off a piece of the bread for your partner, as well as one for yourself as well. As you share time together, share the bread as well. Do not cut the bread with a knife or any other cutting tool. Just break off the pieces with your hands. Adding butter or jam might be a good idea to help sweeten things up a bit.