A Thought for Today

A HUGE hug to each of you please pass it on to a person you think needs it most. Science has proven that a 20 second hug releases great, feel-good chemicals in a person’s brain. Remember to hug your fur babies and friends too.

Until we meet again dear sisters, brothers, and honored guests may you blessed be.

A Laugh for Today

It can happen when there is no alcohol too!

A Thought for Today

When doing spells for yourself set your intention that it will work just as you want it to. As you are writing the spell envision the outcome you want to happen.

Until we meet again dear sisters, brothers, and honored guests may you blessed be.

Greek Temples of Sicily

There are at least a thousand reasons to visit Sicily, the great island – indeed the largest in the Mediterranean – that forms the triangular football to the boot that is the Italian peninsula. They are all very good reasons, including amazing landscapes, a uniquely complex and delicious cuisine, a history that is diverse and multifaceted beyond belief, excellent wines, a vast array of archaeological sites, an even vaster one of historical towns and villages. But one key reason to visit the island is missing from the list above: Greek temples!

Greek temples are one of the earliest well-defined expressions of what we now recognise as the Western tradition in architecture, and one of the most influential ones by a vast margin to this day. They go back to the 8th or 7th centuries BCE, and, as the name entails, they are indeed a key achievement of the Archaic Greeks. They originated in what is the south of modern Greece, namely the Peloponnese and Central Greece, where Greek temple architecture appears to have its main roots, probably derived from local wooden predecessors.

The Greek mainland’s architectural style is the Doric one, considered to be the most austere and ‘male’ in character. The eastern Aegean and Asia Minor were famous for their own development, the more elegant and ‘female’ Ionic style, conceived about a century after the Doric one. Its most prominent examples at SamosEphesus, and Didyma (much better preserved than the other two) are also marked by their …

 

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A Laugh for Today

Wishing you a fantastic Tuesday!

A Thought for Today

Until we meet again dear sisters, brothers, and honored guests may you blessed be.

A Laugh for Today

Wishing you a mundane Monday!

OPEN CHAT – Northern Hemisphere on Saturday, May 21, 2022 6:00 PM CDT/Southern Hemisphere on Sunday, May, 22 2022 9:00 AM AEST

What was your first inkling that you might be a witch? Remember everyone the word “Witch” covers all sexes. Please share with us whatever you feel comfortable with about your own spiritual and/or magickal path. This will be one of the topics for discussion at our Open Chat for the northern hemisphere on Saturday, May 21, 2022 starting at 6:00 PM CDT and for the southern hemisphere on Sunday, May, 22 2022, starting at 9:00 AM AEST. I put 2 hours aside for this gathering but it can run longer or shorter depending on the number of people attending and how the discussions flow. We will be using a Skype meeting room with everyone typing in what they would like to say. Almost any topic can be open for a discussion. Please read the Gatherings Guidelines, located under WOTC’s School of Witchcraft on the main menu before contacting Lady Beltane at ladybeltane@aol.com for her information to enter the meeting room. The chat is held in American English.

Thank you and I really hope to see you there! This event will be held even if only 1 person wants to be part of it.

GUIDELINES FOR ALL GATHERINGS AND OPEN CHATS 

All gatherings and open cats are held in American English.

No matter what spiritual path you follow or the type of witchcraft you practice, except dark practitioners, you are welcome to join us for our open chats and Esbat and Sabbat gatherings. The Sabbat gatherings celebrate both the Northern and Southern Hemispheres’ Sabbat. Look at the banner on the right side of the page for information on upcoming Magickal Hearts Coven’s events. They are all held via Skype. You can join us by audio or video call or just by listening and typing in your message or response.

The main guideline for when we are gathered on Skype or anywhere else for any reason is the Wicce Rede: “An’ ye harm none, do what ye will.”

No one will be allowed to use foul, rude, racist, hurtful, hateful, or gender-bashing language at any time during any type of gathering. Anyone not following this guideline will be kicked out of the gatherings immediately and blocked forever.

This is not a dating site! If you attempt to hook up with someone or use sexually suggestive language towards anyone else at the gathering, you will be kicked out and blocked forever.

During Esbat and Sabbat gatherings, all conversations will cease 1 minute before the sacred circle is cast until the sacred circle has been closed.

During Esbat and Sabbat gatherings, no one may leave the circle without permission from the person leading it. If you leave the sacred circle for any reason, except if the electronic device you are using to attend disconnects you, we ask that you do not re-enter the sacred circle.

When attending a Sabbat gathering, we ask that you stay for both hemispheres’ rituals. *

* SABBAT GATHERINGS

Once the circle starts, all socializing and/or comments about the rituals must stop unless you see the word “EVERYONE” in the ritual.  You will get one warning if you break this guideline. If you break it a second time, you will be asked to and expected to leave the gathering immediately. There will be no exceptions to this guideline as it is rude to the person or persons leading the ritual (s). If you do not leave you will be taken out of the gathering by Lady Beltane. If this happens again at another gathering, you will be permanently banned from attending any Heart’s Spirit Online Coven gatherings. There are no exceptions to this.

No one should enter or leave the chat room from the time the sacred circle is cast until the sacred circle is closed. To enter or leave the chat room (the computer knocking you out of the chat room during this time is the only exception for re-entering the circle) during this time breaks the circle, and whoever is leading the circle needs to take their time and energy to close it up again.

All electronics in the room you are in during the gathering should be shut off except for the device you are using to access the gathering as the energy raised during the circle can possibly do minor or major damage to other devices.

Everyone attending an Esbat and/or Sabbat gathering is welcome to stay after the circle is done to visit with the others and/or offer other ideas for the ritual performed at that gathering.

These are simple guidelines and show courtesy to all people attending the gatherings and those leading them. Not obeying all the guidelines could get you banned from all Magickal Hearts Coven gatherings and open chats for life.

Any questions about the guidelines and/or anything to do with Magickal Hearts Coven, the open chats, WOTC’s School of Witchcraft, and Esbat and/or Sabbat gatherings can be emailed to Lady Beltane at ladybeltane@aol.com. All emails will be answered as soon as possible after receiving it.

If you are applying to be a student or coven member, include this phrase “In perfect love and perfect trust.” in the application email so we know you have read the entire handbook.

All lessons and spells are copyright 1980-2025© by Lady Beltane. They cannot be reprinted or reposted without author’s expressed written permission.

We do not write spells or do spells, hexes, curses, rituals, or any other type of magick for anyone, so please do not email us asking us to do any of these. If you do, your email will wind up in spam and then deleted.

A Thought for Today

Until we meet again dear sisters, brothers, and honored guests may you blessed be.

A Laugh for Today

I hope you can enjoy a kicked back Sunday! I will be when I am done posting for today.

Posting Times and Location for All Daily Posts

It was brought to my attention that the daily posts would be more helpful to plan spells and rituals or to know what your horoscope is the day before. Starting on April 13, 2022, the time for the northern hemisphere posts will be as follows – the date before and the date of and for the southern hemisphere the date before. Please let me know how these times work for you in a week or so either in a comment on this post or email me at ladybeltane@aol.com. Thank you to the reader that answered my survey and pointed this out to me, great idea!

Planetary position times have been moved from 5:00 PM for everywhere to 12:00 PM for everywhere. And I thought just going through clock changes was rough LOL.

All posts times for both hemispheres are given in Central Daylight Savings time zone! Times might be different on some days due to interruptions to my regular working time, like my fur kids needing extra attention, illness, a fibromyalgia flare, or life in general.

For Both Hemispheres – next calendar date for N. H. and date of for S. H.

You can find these Under Daily Digest and Journals

Daily Horoscopes Digest 4:09 PM

Birthday Horoscope Digest 4:08 PM

Current Moon Phase Digest 4:07 PM

Daily Tarot Card, Rune, Witch’s Rune, Ogham Divination Journal 4:05 PM

Daily I Ching, Numerology, Angel Number, Animal Spirit Guide or Animal Spirit Helper Divination Journal 4:04 PM

Some Witchcraft/Magickal Correspondence Digest for (which ever day) 4:03 PM (also found under Daily Posts)

You can find this under Book of Spells

Spell for Today 4:02 PM

Northern Hemisphere Only – Repost for the date of

You can find these Under Daily Digest and Journals

Daily Horoscopes Digest 10:09 AM

Birthday Horoscope Digest 10:08 AM

Current Moon Phase Digest 10:07 AM

Northern Hemisphere’s Planetary Positions Digest 4:06 PM and 10:06 AM (DATE BEFORE and DATE OF)

Daily Tarot Card, Rune, Witch’s Rune, Ogham Divination Journal 10:05 AM

Daily I Ching, Numerology, Angel Number, Animal Spirit Guide or Animal Spirit Helper Divination Journal 10:04 AM

Some Witchcraft/Magickal Correspondence Digest for 10:03 AM

You can find this under Book of Spells

Spell for Today 10:02 AM

You can find this under Articles on the current date

Today In History 10:01 AM

You can find this under Daily Posts on the current date

Astronomy Picture of the Day 10:00 AM (DATE OF)

A Thought for Today 10:10 AM CDT

A Laugh for Today Time varies depending on other posts I may put up on any day

SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE – Next Calendar Date

You can find this under Daily Digests and Journals

Current Moon Phase Digest 4:01 PM CDT which is 7:07 PM AEST

Southern Hemisphere’s Planetary Positions 4:00 PM CDT which is 7:06 PM AEST

A Thought for Today

Until we meet again dear sisters, brothers, and honored guests may you blessed be.

A Laugh for Today

Wishing you a spectacular Saturday!

A Thought for Today

As the day ends the only person you need to be true of spirit to is yourself. Do not worry whether you are in or out of the broom closet as long as you follow the spiritual and magickal path that brings you happiness, contentment, and you feel at peace with.

Until we meet again dear sisters, brothers, and honored guests may you blessed be.