Coven Gathering Tonight June 10, 2017

Just a reminder that Coven Life’s coven gathering tonight at 7:00 PM CT. The circle will begin promptly at 7:15 PM CT. If you are late please do not enter that chat room and break the circle. Thank you.

For more information please click on or copy and paste this link into your browser that will take to Coven Life’s website and the post for the gathering:

https://covenlife.co/2017/06/05/coven-gathering-friday-june-9-2017-at-700-pm-ct/

We hope to see you there. If not have a wonderful weekend.

Blessed be dear ones.

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Preparation for May’s Coven Gathering on the New Moon

This months coven gathering will be for the New Moon.

WHEN:

Thursday, May 25, 2017

7:00 PM CT

To Find the Time In Your Zone, Please visit Our Time Zone Converter

WHERE:

 Coven Life Chat Room

This will be a super New Moon. More information about what this means will be posted.

There will be more information about this New Moon gathering as the date comes closer.

Coven Life’s Coven New Moon Ritual for Thursday, May 25, 2017 AT 7:00 PM CT

New Moon Ritual

WHEN:

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Chatroom Opens at 7:00 PM CT

CIRCLE STARTS AT 7:15 SHARP

Please find time converture on lefthand side of Coven Life’s Home page

WHERE:

Coven Life’s Chatroom

Please find login information on left hand side of Coven Life’s Homepage

Our Watchtowers and Spirit this month were written and will be called by some of our Adepts – Maia and Alaiyna – and onr our novices – Armer. Please leave a comment thanking and or letting them know the great job they did. Thsnk you.

This is the time to pick a spiritual goal that you will work on to come to fruition on the next full Moon or it maybe something you want to work from one new Moon until the next one.

Maia Air:I call upon the watchtower of the east and the element of air. Please share your energy and protect those inside this circle and out.

Alaiyna– Fire: “I call upon you Fire, powers of courage and passion, and welcome you into this circle of love and light. We ask that you help strengthen our resolve as we move forward this night.”
Armers: Water: I call upon you Water, Power of Life and Blood, and welcome you into this circle of love and light.
We ask you give flowing strength and energy to Do our
will this night.

Maia – Earth I call upon the energy of the element of earth to protect our circle and let harm come to none inside or out.

Alaiyna – Spirit: “I call upon you Spirit, the binding force of all life across space and time, and welcome you into this circle of love and light. We ask that you help guide us as we move forward this night.”

Lady Beltane – Hail Hecate and Mother Earth cast this circle with me three times three to protect all who have entered here in perfect love and perfect trust. Let no energy we raise be of any harm to us or any living thing outside our circle. We now stand in a plane between planes. We stand outside of time. One with the Universe.  Welcome, all to our circle of love and light! May the Goddess Hecate bless you this night of the Crone with her wisdom, honor, and love.

We will take two minutes to meditate on our goal and to raise energy and power within our circle.

Everyone – I ask now that you share your name and goal with the coven. After you have done so please light your white candle you have inscribed with the rune or one word that describes your goal.

Place your power hand around your candle as close to where it and the holder connect. Repeat the spell three times while running you hand up your candle being careful not to get burnt on hot wax or the flame. I will type in the spell three individual times.

Lady Beltane – Hecate we call up you as the Goddess of witches and wisdom in the dark of this night

To empower our candles and spirit with our word

To let our goals grow fully and with all their might.

Let our goal not fly away like a bird.

So Mote It Be!!

Everyone – So Mote It Be!

Lady Beltane – Hecate we offer you this wine with our gratitude and thanks.  Mother Earth we off you this bread with our gratitude and thanks.

We will take two minutes to ground the excess power we have left in our circle into Mother Earth for her use in healing. During meditation, Lady Beltane will go make offerings to the Goddesses.

Maia Air – I dismiss the watchtower of the east and the element of air to go back from where they came with my thanks for their energy and protection.

Alaiyna – Fire – We thank you fire for lending your energies for our work here tonight. Return from where you came and let no harm come to anyone inside or outside this circle

Armers:  Lords of the Watchtower of the West, Lords of Water I thank thee for attending this rite, I bid you hail and farewell.

Maia – Earth I dismiss the Watchtower of the north to go back to wherever they came from with my thanks for their protection and energy.

Alaiyna – Spirit – We thank you spirit for lending your energies for our work here tonight. Return from where you came abd let no harm come to anyone inside or outside this circle.”

Lady Beltane – I bring us back into a real time. I bring us back to the plane of Mother Earth. Hecate I ask you to open this circle with me three times three. We thank you, Goddesses Hecate and Mother Earth for your, wisdom, strength and power you have lent to our circle this night. The circle is open but not broken go in peace to harm none all who have entered here.

Our Circle is finished but the gathering is not. Please stay and get to know our guests a little better. I invite our guest to stay a while if you can to visit with us. Please ask any question you may have about our coven and/or the work done in our circle tonight.

Ritual is Copywright by LAdy Beltane 2017. All rights reserved.

Full Moon Online Coven Gathering TONIGHT Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at 7:00 PM CT

April Coven Life’ Coven Gathering
This month we will be empowering candles for personal use on your altar or when meditating. So if you make your own candles for magical use please have them ready. We also will be initiating to new adepts as full members of our coven.

WHEN:
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
7:00 PM CT
We will have a 15 minute socialize time
Sacred Circle starts PROMPTLY at 7:15 PM CT

WHERE:
Coven Life’s Chatroom

covenlife.com
See banner on left-hand side for information on how to get in to the chatroom and for a link to do a time conversions to your local time.

 

WHAT YOU WILL NEED:
1 EACH – Yellow, Red, Blue, Green, White Candles – any size candle is fine – these will be used to represent the elements including Aether/Spirit
1 – 12 Inch White Candle or color you want to represent yourself
1 Candle Holder for each elemental candle

Candle Holder for Personal Candle – this should be a special one that means something to you – many witches leave their candle in it until it burns completely down, take out the stub and bury it. They also never use this particular candle holder for any candle but their personal one.
Lighter or matches

Atheme or Cleansed/Ceremonial Knife – to inscribe your magical working name (if you have not chosen one inscribe your first name only) into your personal candle. You can use an alphabet you want to be it the regular one, runes of any kind or even a different language such as Greek.

Open table or desktop to set your elemental candles out in the shape of a small Instagram surrounding what will be your personal candle but can still see your computer monitor.

2-minute meditation to start at 7:15 PM CT to center yourself for the ritual.

EVERYONE– Before I open the circle I ask each of you to type in the words “I enter this circle in perfect love and perfect trust in the Universal energies with us tonight.”

LADY BELTANE – I call upon Posiden ruler of the Oceans, I call upon Gaia mother of us all, I call upon Zeus the ruler of the sky, I call upon Ra the ruler of Sun, I call upon Aether, I call upon Arma and Luna God and Goddess of the Moon and  to walk this circle with me three times three with Air, Fire, Water, Earth and Spirit to protect all of us inside from any negativity that might try to invade our space. We now step into a place that is all places and into a time that is the past, present, and future. We humbly come before you Pan a God and  Lord of Nature, we invite you into our circle of light and love. We humbly come before you, Hecate Goddess and Guardian of Witches everywhere, we invite you into our circle of light and love.

1-2 minute quite time to wait while the power grows in our circle

(Take your candle into your non-power hand. Hold it tight enough that the Athame or knife will not cause it to turn as you engrave your name into it.)

EVERYONE – (As you engrave your name same the following spell)

Name of your personal patron God and matron Goddess

I bring forth this candle as a representation of myself and my magickal workings.

I ask that you energize it with your energies as I am energizing it with mine.

Know when I light this candle that where ever its light may hit is a sacred space

and as such, I am protected by you.

As I will it. So mote it be.

(Now each time you light your personal candle you will know the energies of the deities you called upon tonight to help energize and empower it will automatically come to you. This will happen even if you call on other Gods and/or Goddesses to assist you with something in a circle or are meditating)

EVERYONE TYPE IN – Blessed be when you are done with your candle.

LADY BELTANE – Please welcome our current and new novices also our current adepts. Please wait to say anything as a welcome until all the novices and current adepts have “spoken.”

Novices and CURRENT Adepts ONLY – Please type in your first name and either the state or country you live in.

EVERYONE – Welcome and blessed be.

LADY BELTANE – Will those who are seeking to be initiated into our coven tonight as full members and to study as an adept please come forward.

NARE and SANDI – Please type in – I now stand before our High Priestess and our Coven.

Nare – Do you stand before us of your own free will?

Nare – Answer.

Sandi – Do you stand before us of your own free will?

Sandi– Answer.

Nare – Do to you take a vow to keep the identities of all here presence a secret unto yourself?

Nare – Answer.

Sandi – Do to you take a vow to keep the identities of all here presence a secret unto yourself?

Sandi – Answer.

Nare – Do you vow to uphold the sanctity of our coven and keep all working within it unto yourself?

Nare – Answer.

Sandi – Do you vow to uphold the sanctity of our coven and keep all working within it unto yourself?

Sandi – Answer.

Nare – By what name shall you be called by from this day forth within our coven and the pagan community as a whole?

Nare – Answer.

Sandi – By what name shall you be called by from this day forth within our coven and the pagan community as a whole?

Sandi – Answer.

Lady Beltane – Please welcome _______ and ______ into our coven and community.

EVERYONE – Please type in your welcome and/pr blessing to our new adepts.

Lady Beltane – _______ and ______ please take your place back within our circle. You have received the blessings of the coven now please receive mine as well. May your time among us be filled with positive energy, love, and laughter.

LADY BELTANE – We thank thee Pan Lord and God of Nature for joining us this night. Please leave to return from whence you came with our love and gratitude. We thank thee Hecate Goddess and Guardian of witches everywhere for joining us this night. Please return from whence you can with our love and gratitude.

I now bring us back to the physical plane and to our present time. I close this circle walking three times three with Air, Fire, Water, Earth and Spirit.

The circle is open but not broken. Go in peace and love brothers and sisters. Blessed be until we merry meet again.

Please visit with each other as long as you liek.

Copyright 2017 Lady Beltane

Let’s Talk Witch – Keeping Sabbat and Esbat Work Separate

Fairytale with dragons

Keeping Sabbat and Esbat Work Separate

 

Lots of Wiccans allow magical work to creep into their Sabbat rituals. Be careful with this. Sabbats are good for ritual drama and meditation upon the turning of the seasons, and attuning to the energy of the earth as it cycles through its phases. In turn, an esbat is usually reserved for magical work. Spellcasting, scrying, divination, and other related practices come into use during esbats.

An attunement can be done through a symbolic action to reflect the sabbat theme or the season. The line between that symbolic action and magical work blurs if the symbolic action becomes too complex. Think about older sabbat-related symbolic actions. For example, Northern European people used to roll a burning wheel down a steep hill after sunset on Midsummer’s Day. The action reflected in miniature what was going on in the season: the bright, fiery sun had passed its zenith and was beginning to decline, and the days would grow shorter from that point onward. A sabbat is a time to interact with the energy of the changing season.

Confusion can arise from the combination of the idea of a symbolic action and the concept of a spell. A spell has a specific intent in response to a specific need. Components are gathered to lend supportive energy to obtain a goal. The components are activated together with energy raised by the spellcaster, and then released toward the goal. A symbolic action, on the other hand, is performed in sympathy with a greater event. Energy may be raised through the symbolic action, but it is to contribute to the cycle as it shifts, or to enhance the attunement the Wiccan has with the macrocosm. The performance of a sabbat ritual leaves the Wiccan energized and attuned, in harmony with the greater scheme of things. No spell needs to be cast to achieve a goal, for the goal is what the ritual itself already provides. Esbats are where we work for ourselves; in a sabbat ritual, we work for nature and for the Divine.

 

 

Solitary Wicca For Life: Complete Guide to Mastering the Craft on Your Own

Arin Murphy-Hiscock

 

Cold Moon (December)

Cold Moon (December)

 

Also known as: Oak Moon, Wolf Moon, Moon of Long Nights, Long Night’s Moon, Aerra Geola (Month Before Yule), Wintermonat (Winter Month), Heilagmanoth (Holy Month), Big Winter Moon, Moon of Popping Trees
Nature Spirits: snow faeries, storm faeries, winter tree faeries
Herbs: holly, English ivy, fir, mistletoe
Colors: blood red, white and black
Flowers: holly, poinsettia, Christmas cactus
Scents: violet, patchouli, rose geranium, frankincense, myrrh, lilac
Stones: serpentine, jacinth, peridot
Trees: pine, fir, holly
Animals: mouse, deer, horse, bear
Birds: rook, robin, snowy owl
Deities: Hathor, Hecate, Neith, Athene, Minerva, Ixchel, Osiris, Norns, Fates
Power Flow: to endure, die, be reborn; Earth tides turning. Darkness. Personal alchemy. Spiritual paths. Reach out to friends and family, the lonely and needy.

Snow Moon (November)

Snow Moon (November)

 

Also known as: Dark Moon, Fog Moon, Beaver Moon, Mourning Moon, Blotmonath (Sacrifice Month), Herbistmanoth (Harvest Month), Mad Moon, Moon of Storms, Moon When Deer Shed Antlers
Nature Spirits: subterranean faeries
Herbs: grains of paradise, verbena, betony, borage, cinquefoil, blessed thistle
Colors: gray, sea-green
Flowers: blooming cacti, chrysanthemum
Scents: cedar, cherry blossoms, hyacinth, narcissus, peppermint, lemon
Stones: topaz, hyacinth, lapis lazuli
Trees: alder, cypress
Animals: unicorn, scorpion, crocodile, jackal
Birds: owl, goose, sparrow
Deities: Kali, Black Isis, Nicnevin, Hecate, Bast, Osiris, Sarasvati, Lakshmi, Skadi, Mawu
Power Flow: take root, prepare. Transformation. Strengthen communication with the god or goddess who seems closest to you.

Blue Moon (October 27-November 1)

Blue Moon (October 27-November 1)

 

Also known as: Moon of the Dead, Hunting Moon, Ancestor Moon, Hunter’s Moon
Nature Spirits: banshees and other beings who carry messages between worlds
Herbs: ginger, hops, wormwood, hyssop, patchouli, mugwort, nutmeg, star anise
Colors: black, white, purple
Flowers: white lily, dahlia, chrysanthemum
Scents: rosemary, dragon’s blood, lilac, pine, wisteria
Stones: obsidian, onyx, Apache tear
Trees: pine, cypress, yew, elder
Animals: bat, wolf, sow, dog, snake
Birds: owls, raven, falcon
Deities: Cybele, Circe, Hel, Nephthys, Cerridwen, Horned God, Caillech, Freyja, Holda
Power Flow: release, remember; communion with the dead. Prophecy. Releasing old negative memories and emotions.

Blood Moon (October)

Blood Moon (October)

 

Also known as: Harvest Moon, Shedding Moon, Winterfelleth (Winter Coming), Windermanoth (Vintage Month), Falling Leaf Moon, Ten Colds Moon, Moon of the Changing Season
Nature Spirits: frost faeries, plant faeries
Herbs: pennyroyal, thyme, catnip, uva ursi, angelica, burdock
Colors: dark blue-green
Flowers: calendula, marigold, cosmos
Scents: strawberry, apple blossom, cherry
Stones: opal, tourmaline, beryl, turquoise
Trees: yew, cypress, acacia
Animals: stag, jackal, elephant, ram, scorpion
Birds: heron, crow, robin
Deities: Ishtar, Astarte, Demeter, Kore, Lakshmi, Horned God, Belili, Hathor
Power Flow: to let go; inner cleansing. Karma and reincarnation. Justice and balance. Inner harmony.

Harvest Moon (September)

Harvest Moon (September)

 

Also known as: Wine Moon, Singing Moon, Sturgeon Moon, Haligmonath (Holy Month), Witumanoth (Wood Month), Moon When Deer Paw the Earth
Nature Spirits: trooping faeries
Herbs: copal, fennel, rye, wheat, valerian, skullcap
Colors: brown, yellow-green, yellow
Flowers: narcissus, lily
Scents: storax, mastic, gardenia, bergamont
Stones: peridot, olivine, chrysolite, citrine
Trees: hazel, larch, bay
Animals: snake, jackal
Birds: ibis, sparrow
Deities: Demeter, Ceres, Isis, Nephthys, Freyja, Ch’ang-O, Thoth
Power Flow: rest after labor; balance of Light and Dark. Organize. Clean and straighten up physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual clutter.