A Thought for More Than Just Today

Priestess Hypatia and got to talk for a while Wednesday late afternoon. Physically she and her family are. But just as probably most Australians emotionally tore up with what has happened to their beautiful country basically needlessly. If the government would have been listening to the ingenious residents of many centuries and allowed those, to my way of thinking, who are learned and professional bush burners to keep the land productive with controlled burns that do not kill and destroy needlessly.

Aboriginal method to control fire

I ask each person reading this to pray or talk to or however you choose to communicate with the God or Goddess of your choice asking that they help open the closed minds of those with power and even those without open their minds to listen to the elders that have had instructions handed down from generation to generation on how to burn the bush in a manner that is safe for Mother Earth and her inhabitants.

Priestess Hypatia also told me there is talk of the ingenious elders teaching people from the USA how to safely do controlled burning to keep us from having out of control wildfires. Which to me would be answering many Californians prayers, especially those that have lost everything in a wildfire some people more than once.

In Wisconsin when I was a child, as you enter it from another state, in most rest areas along major highways, and in other locations they have very big signs of Smokey the Bear with his ranger hat on and a dirt shovel in his hands with his famous saying “Only you can prevent forest fires.” and blow that the risk of fire for that day in different colors depending on the level of risk for a spark or a carelessly thrown out burning cigarette or lightening or anything else that could start a fire. Even though we do not hear about fires in Wisconsin I have seen a couple and as a child I was terrified and as an adult just very angry at whoever the careless person had been. These fires I saw would be only a tiny drop in the bucket compared to the fires in Australia that burned so huge and hot as to create their own weather systems and kill even the seeds that would make the plants and trees starting to grow in the next year or so.

Us as humans, supposedly the smartest animal on this planted, need to learn that “new, improved modern ways” are not always better especially when it to caring for and living in harmony with all living things. We need to listen to the ingenious people who have inhabited the lands we live on for the best way to keep the land and I do not mean just the piece of land your own, as Priestess Hypatia told the land is the whole country around you not just your tiny piece of it, but your state, country, and continent you live in is also something we all need to take better care of. Than maybe…hopefully we will go back to when controlled burns were done instead of uncontrollable wildfires burning, actually having a distinction between the 4 seasons, enough rain globally for crops to grow, humans, domestic and wild animals would have clean water to drink, humans in what we consider 3rd world countries could live as their ancestors did and manage the land and fresh water in such away we would not see commercials asking for donations to feed hungry children or adults. It is time we look back before the industrial revolution to see how things with the land were done not just for the betterment of Mother Earth but for the betterment of all living things that grow upon her. It is time to quit raping the land and to again start caring about it.

So, please in your daily communication with whoever the Goddess and/or God you commune with ask for enlightenment not only for others but for yourself as well to open minds globally to listen to the elders of the land on the old ways of keeping Mother Earth healthy and living in harmony with her. Thank you for doing this!

Blessed be dear ones.

Good Morning Brothers, Sisters, and Guests

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Today is BRRRR cold where I live outside of Chicago, Illinois, USA. But when I took my fur girls out I got a beautiful, wonderful, and rare treat the Crone Moon only having a tiny sliver left until she goes into a restful sleep through the dark and new Moon phases to reawaken as the Maiden Moon. Then looking a little to her left I saw Ra coming up from the horizon to welcome another fantastic day to be alive and enjoy whatever the day may bring us. I wish each of you a rainbow of blessings to use as you need the different colors today. Blessed be dear ones.

Let’s Have Fun and Maybe Find Out Something About Ourselves

FOR ENTERTAINMENT ONLY Left or Right Brained

There are only 8 questions. I found number 7 tricky because I could have used either answer depending on the day and what has to be done. Here are my answers:

I’m Right Brain Personality

Congratulations! Your Right Brain is more active! So what does this mean?

You are a creative and intuitive person. You are interested in arts and have a great imagination. You like to go with the flow and are very emotional.

The Right Brain is responsible for:

    • Understanding the whole picture
    • Interest in creative arts, craft, music, etc
    • Better intuitive skills
    • Better emotional responses
    • Very imaginative
    • Understand symbols better
    • Can understand the entire meaning
    • Spatial perception
    • Lives in a dream world
  • Ready to take risks

If you take the quiz and do not mind sharing your answers with us that would be great!

Finding Nature in Your Neighborhood

BY MADISYN TAYLOR

Nature is all around us and there is a plethora in every neighborhood, one only needs to become still and watch.

Because both cities and tightly packed suburbs offer wildlife bountiful nooks and crannies in which to hide, it can be difficult to spot the animals that live in our midst. Many thrive among paved streets, sidewalks, buildings, parking lots, and high-rises. There are animals in abundance burrowing in the soil of center medians and tiny backyard gardens, making nests in the trees that line broad and busy avenues, and buzzing around the flowers that beautify our parks. To find these creatures, we only need to stop, look, and listen. Nature’s drama is continually playing out on the window ledges where weary birds stop to roost, in the shadowy places where cautious nocturnal mammals wait for night’s mantle to fall, and the fountains where playful waterfowl splash and frolic. In observing the animals that share our habitat, we become a part of their beautiful, complex, and exciting world.

Season by season, … To continue reading article from Daily OM

Weekly Horoscopes Sunday, January 19 to Saturday, January 25, 2020

All Signs

Each year, the Sun travels through all 12 signs, which gives everyone different opportunities to explore. For the next four weeks, the Sun will journey through Aquarius, which is an Air sign (despite the confusion of its symbol the Water Carrier). Aquarius energy is intellectually vibrant, original, inventive and cutting-edge! Aquarians are fabulous net-workers! They love aviation and excel in technology, computers and science. In the next four weeks, these special qualities will flourish more in all of us. Take mathematics for example, there are three kinds of people: those who can count and those who can’t.

Aries (March 21-April 19)

In the next four weeks, you will be more social and more involved with friends. You will deepen your existing friendships and make new friends. Likewise, many of you will be more involved with clubs, groups and professional organizations. It’s important to know that this increased involvement with others will benefit you. (Hopefully, it will benefit others as well i.e. a mutual situation.) The stimulation of others in your life will encourage you to set future goals or change your existing goals for the future. It’s true: friendship is the bread of life – (yeah, yeah, money is the honey.)

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

For the four next weeks, the Sun is at the top of your chart. (This is the only time all year this occurs.) This is an auspicious time for you! It symbolizes that a spotlight is shining down on you, and this light flatters you and makes you look great in the eyes of bosses, parents, teachers and VIPs. (Even though you aren’t doing anything special.) Obviously, this is a blessing from the universe. Take advantage of the situation while it lasts. The next four weeks are the perfect time to advance your agenda or make your pitch or convince others to go along with your ideas. Don’t waste this opportunity. Use it!

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

A lovely influence in the next four weeks will make your life more exciting and stimulating! For starters, you will have chances to enjoy a change of scenery. Wherever you go will feel adventurous and different and very likely, you will learn something new and interesting. In this same window of time, because you have a chance to learn more, you might take a course or study something new and useful. Likewise, opportunities in publishing, the media, the law and medicine will also arise. Use this influence to expand your experience of the world. Do something different! Talk to new people. Learn new things. Shake up your routine!

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

In the next four weeks, the placement of the Sun will increase your focus on sex, money, wealth and shared assets. In fact, this specific placement, will heighten your emotions and make you feel more intensely and more passionately about everything in life. (Don’t leave home without a rose between your teeth.) This means you will enjoy expressing your physical passions, but you will also just as passionately defend your best interests in the ownership of something. Or you might defend your best interests in what you think is your fair share of an inheritance or a settlement. This same influence will also help you heal (physically and emotionally). An interesting time, indeed!

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

For the next four weeks, the Sun will be opposite your sign, which is the only time all year this occurs. Because the Sun represents energy in your chart, and it is now as far away from your sign as it gets all year, this means your energy will be diminished. You will need more sleep. (Respect your need for more rest.) In addition, this polarized position of the Sun will increase your focus on your closest friendships and partnerships; and you will see the role that they play in your life and vice versa. You will see how these relationships benefit you – or not. Likewise, you will see how you can benefit them – or not. Obviously, in the best relationship, you are as good for your partner as he or she is for you.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

In the next four weeks, the Sun will be “useful” to you because it will highlight everything related to work, employment, your health and even your relationship with your pets. It will spur you to be as efficient, effective and productive as possible, particularly in your work – but also in whatever you do every day. You will make To-Do lists and think of ways to catch up so that you feel you’re on top of your game. You might also seek out ways to benefit others because this will be rewarding and satisfying to you. You will want to improve your health in any way you can through exercise and diet. So many possibilities! Good luck with your makeover!

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

In the next four weeks, life will be easier and more stimulating because the Sun will be in your fellow Air sign, and this is supportive to you. You will feel upbeat and freer to be yourself! You will choose to do exactly what you want to do. Obviously, this window of time is perfect for taking a vacation. It’s also an excellent time to explore the arts and enjoy playful activities with kids. Grab every opportunity to party and have fun! Many of you will enjoy sports more than usual and be involved with the theatre, the entertainment world or the hospitality industry. The main thing is to relax and enjoy fun times with others. Lucky you!

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

In the next four weeks, the Sun will travel along the bottom of your chart. This happens only once a year and when it occurs, it draws your attention to your most personal life including your home and family. Many of you will cocoon at home more than usual because it will feel good to relax among familiar surroundings. You might be more involved with a parent. Likewise, you will be more involved with family members and important family discussions. You might entertain at home, especially with family and children. You will certainly be aware of the role that family plays in your life and the role that you want to play in your family now and in the future.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

Get ready! The pace of your days will accelerate in the next four weeks because the Sun will stimulate your world and everything to do with your daily activity. Expect to take short trips during this window of time. You will also be busy talking to many people, keeping up with a busy agenda of appointments and meetings, all the while doing more reading, writing and studying as well! However, you will love this busy pace because you will be learning something new and your energy will be pumped by seeing new places, meeting new faces and discovering new ideas! (You eat this stuff up with a spoon.)

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

You have an interesting four weeks ahead because the Sun will be sitting in your House of Money and Possessions. This will stimulate everything you do with financial matters and cash flow. Naturally, many of you will think about moneymaking ideas. You might consider a major purchase. You will also think about what you own and how to best take care of your belongings. But at a deeper level, you will survey your assets and wealth and think about what is useful to you? What you own should help you, not hinder you. Do you own your stuff or does it own you? In turn, this can lead to deeper questions and speculation about life and what you own. Ultimately, you might ask yourself, what really is important in life? What is most valuable? (Heady stuff.)

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

The Sun will be in your sign for the next four weeks – something that occurs only once a year. Because the Sun is your source of energy, this is your chance to recharge your batteries for the rest of the year! This is the perfect window of time to replenish and restore yourself. The Sun will also attract people to you – all kinds of people – and likewise, it will attract favourable situations to you. This is definitely a fortunate time! Obviously, because of these “apparently random” opportunities that present themselves to you (people and circumstances), you will have a chance to make headway and to move forward in the direction that you want. Make the most of this!

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

Because your birthday is a month away, this means that in the next four weeks, the Sun is “hiding”, waiting in the wings before it sails out centre stage in full Pisces regalia! Therefore, the next four weeks are a time of rest, introspection and contemplation for you. Think about what you want for your new year ahead? Take time to make goals because this will benefit you. When you define some goals, this helps you to make decisions in the future. It keeps you on track with where you want to go. Goals give you a sense of purpose and confidence. You feel reassured because you have a plan. They give you a sense of resolve and reduce feelings of being nebulous about what you’re doing. “We’re off to see the Wizard!

To read anyone’s daily horoscope.

Goddess Calendar for January 2020 by Kimberly Moore

May I be happy.
May I be healthy.
May I be free of suffering.
May I be free of mental anxiety.
May I live in peace.
May my life be blessed with ease.

May you be happy.
May you be healthy.
May you be free from suffering.
May you be free of mental anxiety.
May you live in peace.
May your life be blessed with ease.

May we be happy.
May we be healthy.
May we be free from suffering.
May we be free of mental anxiety.
May we live in peace.
May our lives be blessed with ease.

~ Metta Bhavana – The Loving Kindness Prayer

HAPPY NEW YEAR! WELCOME 2020!

Winter is the Time of the Crones and Wisdom Women…

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WOTC and CL Websites and Coven’s Combined Logo

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I am going to use this as the combined logo for WOTC, Coven Life, and Heart’s Spirit Coven as all threes logo as part of a letterhead, places that ask for our logo online, etc.

I picked the Tree of Life because to me not only does it represent As Above, So Below but also how 2 separate websites are coming together as one through the Heart’s Spirit Coven. All who read and/or follow Witches of The Craft and Coven Life whether you practice as a Solitary or in a face to face pagan group are a student with Coven Life, etc you are welcome to join me and the rest of Heart’s Spirit Coven for Open Chats, Esbat and Sabbat celebration gatherings. We do not follow a pure Wiccan path but a path of many different traditions so we are a eclectic coven of Solitary Witches and students who come together for gatherings and to chat.

As you can see WOTC is in yellow for Sun light, Coven Life is in blue for Life Giving water, both of which nourish learning and work together to form Heart’s Spirit Coven and Coven Life’s Witchcraft School. Please let me know over the next week whether or not you like this as a logo or not. If not, please give me you suggestions on what you think a good logo would look like combining the 2 websites and coven

Pagan Calendar of Observances

JANUARY

JAN. 1: Hag’s Day – honoring the goddess as She Who Transforms
Day of Ishtar ( Inanna, Ashtart, Ashtaroth, Ashtoreth, Anat, Astarte, Anaitgis, Atar, Isis): Goddess of Love & Battle.

JAN. 2-3: Feast of Old to Greek Goddess Hekate – who guides all through transitions and crisis.

JAN. 6: Triple Goddess Day—honoring the Goddess as the Three-In-One;
Day of the Lord of the Dance – honoring Shiva, seeking his aid for prosperity and wisdom in the New Year, and for prosperity and wisdom in the New Year, and also for a spouse if desired.

JAN. 9: Festival of Isis: Mother Goddess, Great Goddess, Throne of Egypt

JAN. 16: Festival of Ganesh: God of Success

JAN. 17-18 Tu B’Shevat – Jewish Festival of Trees, celebrated with tree plantings and orchard blessings. Originally honored Old Canaanite-Hebrew Goddess Asherah.

JAN. 17-19 Feast of Fate – Ruler of Past, present, and Future, honoring Goddess as Moirai (old Greek), Norns (Old Norse), Coatlicue (Aztec), Pachamama (Inca), Manat (Old Arabic-Sufi) & Providence (Christian).

JAN. 18: Day of Danu – Celebrating the Great Mother Goddess who Shows the Way.

JAN. 23: Egyptian Day of Hathor: Goddess of Love, Tombs and the Sky.

JAN. 24-Feb 1 Sementivae – Old Roman festival of sowing, honoring Earth Goddess Terra (Greek Gaia), Grain Goddess Ceres (Greek Demeter), and Seed Goddess Proserpina (Greek Persephone).

To see entire year

For Your Listening Pleasure and a Request for the WOTC and CL Community

YouTube.com has surprisingly some very good pagan songs and other videos. This is one channel I have brought you song from in the past and wanted to share the entire channel with you in the hopes you will find a favorite and email me the name and link for it along with whatever name you want to use for me to give credit to you for finding it. Also a short or long story of why the song called to you. Even if it is a song I have previously posted it does not matter because the reason it calls to me will be different then why it calls to you.

If you have written a poem or pagan song and would like to share it with us I will make sure to put your copyright date up with the name it is copyrighted under.

So recap: Link and Title of the Song

A short or long story of why the Song touched or called to you. Your story can be one line up to however long you want to make it.

Name for me to give credit to for sharing the Song with our community.

I want to start including posts from our brothers and sisters who usually just read whatever we put up. We are a community that showed love, compassion, and togetherness when we saved this website and domain name. Now let us be more than me and the council of elders posting and all of you just reading.

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Let’s show Lady Abyss how she was loved and honored for making this website possible in the first place in the 1990’s when to be a witch or pagan we had to keep it to ourselves or within our family and/or coven. Witches of The Craft with Lady Abyss at the helm was one of the few pioneers on the world wide web that was brave enough to speak up and out about real witchcraft not the type you see in movies or on TV or read fictional stories about. She got death threats weekly in the beginning which did taper off as other metaphysical and witchcraft websites started showing up on the world wide web but even a week before she crossed to the Summerlands she called to warn me that she had gotten an email threatening everyone who was part of WOTC. A couple of years ago ISIS, the radical group not the Goddess, threaten to cut off her head and display it for all the world to see what would happen to infidels. Did she run and hide NO instead she kept right on bring us new and interesting information from many different traditions of witchcraft. Then she found out that in the spring or summer of 2018 that members of ISIS were literally in the next county over from her. Did she run and hide then? NO she kept on keeping on with her website that she had put so many years and tears into. I will let you in on a secret that since she is not hear to tell me off for saying this, the real reason Lady Abyss sold WOTC was because every day after she was back in her cabin after it had been burnt to the ground by an arsonist all she felt was negativity come from the readers of WOTC and she felt most of you wanted her gone from here. I took WOTC over because I was grateful usually that Lady Abyss talked me into starting my own website COven Life it took her a while and a joke between us was that she twisted so hard it almost broke. I didn’t want to come out of my Solitary practice to take up the mantel of High Priestess to a coven and a mentor to new witches by opening a witchcraft school even though they were both online. I was perfectly happy posting on WOTC and I remember fighting tooth and nail until I just  gave up and gave in to Lady A’s vision for me. NOw I’m the owner of 2 websites, a witchcraft school, online coven, and love it. SO yes, A you were right to push me years ago. So again I ask you to please email me any type of contribution you want to make as part of the WOTC and CL community, not with money but with words, songs, a joke, whatever you feel like submitting as long as it is not erotica which could get this site thrown off of WordPress and believe me that’s the last thing I want to see happen after we all worked so hard to save this legacy of a wonderful, kind, beautiful, and giving woman. Take a minute to think where you might be on your own path if not for these websites and Lady Abyss than raise your cup or glass high and thank her. Blessed be my sisters and brothers of the WOTC and CL community.

Email whatever to me at WitchesCovenHearts@yahoo.com Please put For Posting in the email Subject Line. Thank you

Earthquakes, Volcanic Eruptions, Wildfires and Climate Changes

Please listen to this song while reading this post. Combined I am hoping it will help all of us to treat Gaia with a whole hellva lot more respect as we would any Crone or other Elder in our blood and spirit families. Ask them about how the planet was different when they were a child the older the person you ask there more you will be amazed at the things they have seen in there life both good and bad.

The Earth is My Mother

I wrote to Priestess Hypatia giving her highlights of the information being written about the unprecedented wildfires in Australia. I asked if she could let us know what is being reported there.

This is a link was her reply Sierra Club News

She has also told me in other emails while what is being reported worldwide is what that government, having his their heads in the sand for decades knowing this apocalyptic change was coming, is for the most part controlling to make themselves look good.

General Search “Natural” Catastrophes Australia 2019

General Search “Natural” Catastrophes Australia 2020

While the Australian wildfires are dominating people’s thoughts worldwide let’s take a look at other places on Gaia where she is showing in spectacular ways she is not going to put up with humans ignoring her warnings that climate changes are every where. Yet humans still continue to rape her of trees, plant life, wildlife,entire ecosystems, etc on land in any kind of waterway from the smallest creeks all the way up to our oceans, and the very air our children breathe are being decimated for what for human kind to take more land to cover over with asphalt, concrete, buildings, and large ships to name a few things. Instead of having a what use to be a normal flow of water between the sky and planet through evaporation to precipitation back to evaporation as so the cycle continued being the rain to different locations as their turn came out precipitation cycle no longer has enough land to evaporate the mixture need for precipitation to do it job causing catastrophic droughts and contributing to climate changes which can bring about many different types of horrible changes not only to Gaia but every living thing on her, people starving in record numbers, years of drought sometimes followed by some much rain coming down to fast for the parched planet to make use of instead turns these places into a different type of danger zone with flooding,  landslides, crops ruined, people drowning, people having to evacuate, infecting drinking water with unusual bacteria that kill humans and wildlife.

All of this comes from the growth of “intelligence” by humans starting way back to the first time human mastered fire making up through the present with us not only living in non-harmony with Gaia but with our Universe as a whole because of all the human and space garbage circling Gaia which in turn affects how sunlight is filtered through the stratosphere and astrophere which in turn affects plant life which in turn affects the precipitation cycle. So no matter how much humankind protest that there is no change in the climate or that it is being caused by nature it boils down to the politicians and others raping Gaia on a daily bases instead of living in harmony with all living things, the land, and water that are also entitled to continue living just as humans are. Honestly if the entire planet went back to living in man-made shelters made from fallen trees, our only fuel fallen trees and dead planets, we left it to the people who know when and how to do control burns to nourish Gaia rather than devastate her, tore down most of not all building over three stories high, instead On better mass transportation outside of major cities, grew most of our own foods with remembering to rotate the crops, we’re more careful with the amount of electricity and water we use, consistently recycle everything that can be especially urging were we live to have a recycling program for businesses very slowly but in time picking up speed to start living in harmony with every living creature, plant, tree, etc out children’s children could hopefully start seeing a better world to live on, no more wars, or hunting species to extinction, ect.

Ok sorry I got kind of off-topic. There are other places with catastrophes going on that can use our prayers and positive thoughts and energy being sent to them.

Porto Rico has been trying to come back since more than one hurricanes hit the islands in 2018 have since October been ground zero for numerous earthquakes reading as high as 6.5 On the Rictor Scale.

General Search “Natural” Catastrophes Porto Rico 2019

General Search “Natural” Catastrophes Porto Rico 2020

The southern United States with different areas flooding, tornados, hurricanes hitting, higher or below-average temperatures.

General Search “Natural” Catastrophes USA 2019

General Search “Natural” Catastrophes USA 2020

North Korea released news of wildfires there:

General Search North Korea Wildfires 2020

Volcanic eruptions in the Philippines  and elsewhere:

General Search Volcanic Eruptions 2019

General Search Active Volcanoes Worldwide 2020 

I am sure the list of humans mistreatment of Gaia and her finally getting justices for all the wrongs done to her is longer. Please if you know of anywhere that devastation is taking place please name it in the comments section or write directly to Lady Beltane at WitchesCovenHearts@yahoo.com

What can we do to help humans, all wildlife, plants, trees, crops, etc as a community of witches and pagans? First, be very careful about what intention you have in your mind to help a country. YOu do not want your thinking to be on an intention of fire while trying to bring rain to Australia and/or North Korea nor do you want to be thinking of rain when trying to ask Gaia to stop the earthquakes in Porto Rico or the flooding etc in the Southern United States. I will not be putting up prayers or spells for you to tweak into your own words to helps these different countries. You write from the heart ask your Spirit Guides and ancestors to help you find the words you want. We are in the waning Moon cycle which can help your prayers and/or spells be more powerful. But if it feels right to you to do it in the daytime rather than at night the waning Moon is still with us and if you can do it after 1:00 PM your local time the waning Sun will add its energy to your workings as well. If you need some help with a spell and/or prayer for this as you are a newer witch or pagan just write to Lady Beltane and the Council of Elders at covenlifescoven@gmail.com Please put Catastrophe Help Needed in the emails Subject Line. Thank you.

We are collecting donations to be sent to where they are needed most. A donation can be made by using the yellow Donate button of the Homepage of CovenLife.co or WitchofTheCraft.com Lady Beltan.e and the Council of Elders will not decide where the funds go on there own. Everyone who donates $3.00 or more to this fund will have a vote on where it will go. We will pick the top 5 worse areas in need of help, Lady Beltane and if someone wants to volunteer to help her to find the most trustworthy as possible organization(s) to donate the funds to the help would be very appreciated. When making a donation there should be a place where you can write a short note put “Helping Fund” in that area and also email Lady Beltane and the Elder Council at (special email address will be added January 15, 2020, Northern Hemisphere date) put “Helping Fund” in your emails subject line, please. We will collect donations starting today through January 30, 2020. A full accounting will be given for every penny donated available upon request after February 5, 2020. Those who donate will be emailed a ballot one February 2, 2020, to vote for which organization in which country or worldwide the funds will go to. This list will include animal rescue organizations which I guarantee will not include the non-governmental Humane Society of America or ASPA.