Life in The Craft Monthly Magazine Coming Straight to Your Emails Inbox

 
I have started a once-a-month magazine PDF email to send to anyone who would like information about different topics covered a little more in depth than it would be in a regular post on the WOTC website. All articles in this magazine will not be posted on the WOTC website. The magazine will be free until the April issue. Staring with the May 2022 the price for each issue will be $3.00 payable every three months payable in advance. Back issues are available for $3.00. Payments can be made through the DONATE button on the left side of WOTC’s hompage. You may have to scroll down to find it especially when using our mobile app.

The topics are going to include are but not limited to:

More in-depth knowledge of tarot and/or oracle cards and/or other types of readings such as an Animal Spirit reading. Each issue will have one type of a general reading for that month. Each issue will focus on 1 major and minor tarot card number. 

More in-depth knowledge for astrological readings. Such as what does the Rx mean in the daily custom Planetary positions post?

Any gatherings that will be held during the month. For example, an Esbat or a Sabbat and/or an open chat.

Recipes regular and herbal. Spells. Longer Solitary rituals. I would enjoy having people submit their recipes, spells, and rituals to be included along with the name you would like to use so I can give you credit for your submission.

More topics that might be covered in an issue Goddesses, Gods, Meditation, Pagan/Witch Arts and Crafts, things for Children, a couple of fiction and/or non-fiction book lists with a short summary plus whatever else I and/or you think others may find interesting for that month

Each issue will cover topics that pertain to the specific month of the issue I will be emailing.  It will come in a PDF format so you can print it out the whole issue or just print whatever pages you find helpful and like. I want to keep each month’s magazine will be somewhere around 25 pages or less.

If I use things from a book or an internet website Dandelion cannot make any editing changes to it due to copyright laws.

Hopefully you are now asking yourself “How do I sign up to get this witchy/pagan magazine?” To start receiving this once-a-month magazine that began with the first issue that came out on January 30,2022 just email me at ladybeltane@aol.com, please put the email address you would like it sent to in the body of the email, so I make sure it gets to you. No one else will see your email address because I will be putting them in the BCC address line to make sure your personal information stays private. Also, email me anytime to tell me what topics you would like me to try to cover in a future issue, feedback on ay issue and anything you would like to submit to be considered to have published in an issue. To ensure you get your copy please send your email address to me once by the 27th of May for June’s issue. I will not be adding anyone to the emailing list after this date! If you asked for the February issue, there is no need to ask for any of the other issues as you are already on the email list for Life in The Craft magazine. Those that signed up for the first issue in February 2022 you only have 2 more issues before you need to pay the monthly subscription fee. If you do not pay the fee you will be taken off of the emailing list.

If at any time you want to unsubscribe just email me and ask to be taken off the list and if you would not mind telling me the reason why you longer want to receive the minor magazine any longer, I would greatly appreciate it. Knowing the reason, you no longer wish to subscribe can help to improve the magazine. Donations for the subscription is not necessary but are always very much appreciated.

As I am the only person posting on WOTC, writing the magazine, replying to emails and running WOTC’s School of Witchcraft among other things I usually spend over 40 hours a week to bring you what I hope is interesting information to you. I now have an Editor who is volunteering her time to fix my mistakes. Please help me thank Dandelion for her time and hard work in bring a more professional looking magazine to you. A huge thank you from me K. for volunteering to fix my mistakes which can take some time and for all the other editing you have done for me. 

Let’s Have Some Fun – Beltane

Let’s Have Some Fun – Samhain

Projects to Celebrate Samhain, the Witches’ New Year

As Samhain approaches, you can decorate your home with a number of easy craft projects. Start celebrating a bit early with these fun and simple ideas that honor the final harvest, and the cycle of life and death

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Pagan Treat Bags for Samhain

Do you have Pagan kids coming over for a Samhain event? You can have a kid-friendly celebration by putting together a goodie bag that’s representative of your Pagan spirituality. The key here is to do some creative, outside the box thinking. Sure, there are a ton of Halloween decorations in the store at this time of year, but not all of those are really connected with Pagan religious belief systems. They’re really more about the secular celebration of Halloween, which is fine, unless you’re looking for kid-friendly stuff that honors Pagan spirituality.

Here are a few things to try:

  • Decorate the bags themselves with symbols that are meaningful to you – depending on the pantheon your group honors, you might include designs that are associated with Greek, Roman, Celtic, or Norse mythology.
  • Small herbal sachets: sew herbs into a fabric pouch. Use lavender to help with dreams, or other appropriate plants.
  • Crystals and gemstones: As long as the kids attending your event are beyond the put-everything-in-your-mouth stage, you could include rose quartz for love, hematite for protection, and more.
  • A Portable Altar Kit: Depending on how old the kids are, think about making an altar box that fits in a backpack or pocket. This might not be useful or safe for really young children, but older tweens and teens could use it responsibly.
  • Divination tools: make a simple pendulum with a stone wrapped in wire and attached to the end of a chain. Add a simple divination set by painting symbols on stones or wooden discs.
  • Wands: Make a simple wand with a stick and a crystal wrapped in wire.
  • Deity symbols: Does your tradition honor a particular god or goddess? Consider adding representative symbols – owls for Athenacats for Bastet, or an antler for Cernunnos. Try printing out a wallet-size image of the deity on heavy cardstock, add a prayer to your god/dess on the reverse side, and laminate it.

Finally, remember, Samhain is the same day as Halloween, so never underestimate the power of a few strategically placed pieces of delicious candy!

Click here for more craft ideas for Samhain from learnreligions.com

Crafts for the Beltane Sabbat

April’s showers have given way to rich and fertile earth, and as the land greens, there are few celebrations as representative of fertility as Beltane. Observed on May 1st (or October 31-November 1 for our Southern Hemisphere readers), festivities typically begin the evening before, on the last night of April. It’s a time to welcome the abundance of the fertile earth, and a day that has a long (and sometimes scandalous) history.

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Crafts for the Pagan Beltane Sabbat

As Beltane approaches, you can decorate your home (and keep your kids entertained) with a number of easy craft projects. Start celebrating a bit early with fun floral crowns and a Maypole altar centerpiece, do some meditative braiding, or even get to the know the Fae! A few simple seasonal crafts are a great way to celebrate the Beltane Sabbat. There’s more to this time of year than just plants and greenery, so be sure to check out these simple craft ideas!

Click here for more Beltane craft ideas from learnreligions.com

Some of the Color Correspondences for Magickal Workings – Printable

These colors can be used for altar clothes, candles, clothing, Sabbat, and other things. Some of the colors also correspondence to a specific day and/or month.

Bring All the Elements into Every Room in Your Home or Office

I am mainly an Earth and Kitchen Witch, so I like to have something related to my eclectic pagan path in every room of my home including my basement and enclosed front porch. As I have visitors that I have to keep my spiritual path on the down low with I use the following ideas to still have my home be my quiet, protected place.

I use different style, clear glass containers to match the rooms decor. In these I place some stones for Earth, a seashell for Water, a matchstick for Fire, and a small feather for Air. I suggest putting the feather on the bottom or somewhere close to the middle of the other objects, so it does not get blown away. Then as most people believe in angels in one form or another, I place a small angel statue next to the container holding the other elements for Spirit.

I bless each clear glass container by saying, “Earth, Air, Fire, and Water please bring me what I need from you each day. I charge you to help protect my home.” I repeat this nine times over each clear glass container in the room it belongs in and finish with, “These are my words, this is my will, so mote it be.”

For each angel statue I bless it by saying, “Please help me have clear thoughts and sight to stay on my true-life path. Help me to remember to be kind to everyone I come in contact with no matter how they may treat and/or talk me. “I repeat this nine times over each angel in the room it belongs in and finish with, “These are my words, this is my will, so mote it be.”

If you want, you can included a black stone in each container and make one to carry in a pocket or purse with PUT AH written on it. PUT AH stands for the following:

Patience

Understanding

Tolerance

Acceptance

Harmony

To charge each stone with these attributes say this spell nine times while holding it in your power hand (the hand you write with):

I ask for patience, understanding, and tolerance

for better acceptance of people, places, situations, they way people talk to or about me

so I can live in better harmony within myself, my home, work, and world.

These are my words, this is my will, so mote it be

The reason I say the blessings and spells nines time each is to make it strong as it comes out to three times three.

Lady Beltane 2022

Let’s Have Some Fun – Printable Mabon Coloring Pages

Let’s Have Some More Some Fun

Let’s Have Some Fun

 

Let’s Have Some Fun – Lammas

 

Let’s Have Some Fun – Printable Coloring Pages

Even though winter is just beginning in the northern hemisphere here in the USA we have been going through a bitter cold period. If you are anything like me something fun to do would be welcomed right now so I give you these pages for you and/or your children and/or grandchildren to color. Take a picture of the creations and email to ladybeltane@aol.com to have it posted on WOTC. Include the first or pagan name you want to be posted with the picture(s).

Summer Solstice Printable Coloring Pages

Printable Games for Children – Summer

Printable Winter Solstice Coloring Pages