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.

OPEN CHAT TOMORROW – 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.

A Thought for Today

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

Spell for Today – Contact Your Spirit Guide

Items needed:

Altar Candle

Day candle (whichever color for the day you be will doing your spell)
(Monday-white Tuesday-red Wednesday-purple Thursday-blue Friday-green Saturday-black Sunday-yellow)

Offertory Candles – 3 Violet candles, 3 White candles

Tools: Athame, Exacto Knife, or needle to inscribe candles

Props: Crystal ball or clear glass of water

Incense: anise, cardamon, and coriander

Oil: jasmine, lemon, rose, and sandalwood

Bathing Herbs

Cinnamon, frankincense, myrrh, and sandalwood

Timing:

Best done during the Mercury hour of the day, although any hour should work. Any moon phase is appropriate.

Preparation:

Breathe deeply and build a ball of protective light around you. While soaking in your ritual bath, meditate on the whole ritual: the steps you will take and what you wish to say to your spirit guide when you make contact.

Ritual:

Enter the circle in the Hour of Mercury. Light the incense. With the oil, dress the Altar Candle and the Day Candle while concentrating on the purpose of the ritual. Light your Altar candle and your Day candle and state your intent:

“I am here to make contact with my Spirit Guide, and to acknowledge him or her”

With your Athame, inscribe Violet Candle #1 with the word “Spirit”. Dress it with oil.
Light the Violet candle #1, direct your energies into it, and say:

“Here do I light the first Lamp of Spirit. May its light reach out across the barriers from this world to the next. May it make contact with that World of Spirit into which we will eventually enter”

Take your censer or incense wand and swing in around censing the whole area around the altar, while rhythmically repeating the word “Merge” and building up energy to focus.

Replace the censer and pick up Violet candle #2. Inscribe it with the word “Spirit” and dress it with the oil. Put it back on the altar, light it, direct your energy into it, and say:

“Here do I light the second Lamp of Spirit. May it’s light also reach out across the barriers from this world to the next. May it make contact with that World of Spirit and help spread the light, illuminating the passageway between our worlds.”

Again, take the censer or incense wand and cense the entire area around the altar while chanting the word “Merge” Build up your energy to focus. Take violet candle #3, inscribe with the word “Spirit”, dress with oil, charge with your energy, light it and say:

“Here do I light the third Lamp of Spirit.
May its light also reach out across the barriers from this world to the next. May the light from these three lamps blend and grow, dispelling all darkness and lighting the way that my Spirit Guide may come to me and speak with me here today.”

Inscribe the 3 white candles with the word “Truth” and anoint each candle with oil. Light the 3 white candles in order of 1, 2, 3, and say:

“Here do I build Truth. As these candles burn throughout this ritual, their power generates nothing but truth in all that transpires between this world and the next. Through these candles there is truth in all communications that come to me”.

Again, cense the entire altar area while chanting the word “Merge”.

Replace the censer and continue chanting. Sit comfortably while chanting, and gaze into the crystal ball, or the clear glass of water. Continue chanting until you feel it is right to let the chant taper off. Continue to quietly look into the crystal ball or glass, not trying to picture anything. Keep your mind blank, so whatever comes will appear will come in it’s own free will. Gaze into the center of the crystal, there is no need to try not to blink. Look into the crystal and blink naturally. Try not to notice anything in your peripheral vision, just the center of the crystal. Eventually a face or figure will appear. This may take a long time, or it may appear almost immediately. If it doesn’t come at all within approximately 20 minutes, abandon this attempt, extinguish the candles in the order in which they were lit, leave the altar set up, and try this ritual again in three days. You should have results within a month at most.

When a figure does appear, ask if he/she is your Spirit Guide. You will hear an answer. You may not hear it out loud, or even see the figures lips move, but you will be aware of the answer. This is how most of your conversation will proceed. You will ask your questions mentally (or out loud) and the answers will be clear inside your mind.

Ask if you have more than one spirit guide. If yes, ask them to appear also. You may ask anything you wish to know, but it is suggested to establish a connection first where your Spirit Guide may appear to you at any time, or at specific times, so that you can converse with other spirits through him/her. When you have finished speaking with your Guide, thank him/her, then sit for a moment with your eyes closed, meditating on all that you have learned. Extinguish the candles in reverse order to clear the circle.

Some Tips and Safety Ideas for Candle Usage in Spells and Rituals

Some of us make our own candles and some of us buy readymade candles either way candles usually have a prominent place in spells or rituals. Remember to never let any size or type of candle burn without proper supervision especially in a home with children, pets, or elderly people. I believe that a candle holds the power and spell you infuse it with and can be relit over and over again to help bring the spell to fruition or I use a smaller candle if I want it to burn all the way down while I am awake.

I have found freezing any candle not only makes it drip less but it has a longer burning time. Also, living for many years without air conditioning in hot weather my candles did not melt together. Make sure to take the candle out of the freezer so it has time to come to room temperature before lighting it. I have had candles explode in and out of glass containers. Thankfully no one was ever seriously hurt when this happened, but it was still a lesson that was well learned.

I will sometimes make a candle if I want to infuse the entire thing with my intention for a spell. At other times I use a birthday cake size or four-inch chime color in an appropriate color for the element or topic the spell is for. Other times I will buy the candles encased already in a glass holder. Depending on the size I want I will either but the different color plain “saint” candles at a dollar store or the shorter, wider ones from Walmart or another discount store. I am always on the lookout when in a thrift store for unused candles also.

When using a candle that is already in a glass holder, I write the sigils or runes or symbols on the glass with different color permanent markers. If needed I will dig a small hole in the top of the candle to place herbs or essentials oils or flower petals or whatever it, is I want to include for the spell I am doing. I than place it on a heat proof dish or trivet. I usually use these tall candles for a long-term spell where I need to light it for seven days in a row. I let the candle burn for one hour on each day with allowing it to burn down completely on the seventh day. I strongly suggest, if at all possible, to have the seventh day fall on a day that you will be home and awake for at least three to four hours. An example of this is my healing candle – I use a four-inch, melon scented green candle that comes in a glass holder with a lid that I can but at Walmart for around $6.00 to 7.00 USD. I bless it by repeating a healing spell I wrote many years ago nine times to give the spell extra strength. Then when I light it either for myself or someone else, I say, “Candle burning bright, release your power to ______ with all its might.” I have had excellent results doing this. I let the candle burn for around thirty minutes each time I relight it and it usually lasts me months.

Birthday cake size candles are great for a spell that you want to have the candle burn down completely in a very short amount of time. But it is almost impossible to crave or write anything on this size candle. When I use this size candle, I have a burn proof container about 2 inches deep and about 6 inches in diameter that has about 1-inch of sand in it. The good part about using these is the burn out in under 10 minutes and multiple candles can be burned at the same time with all the drippings falling onto the sand. When done I just pick the candle wax off the top of the sand and bury it. I do this for my ancestor altar on Samhain with my ancestor who I have called in knowing they are to leave when their candle has burned out.

For chime and taper candles which are about 4 inches or 10 to 12 inches tall respectfully I have various holders. I place the holders on a heat proof plate or trivet. I use these when I am doing a whole ritual not just spell work. These and taper candles are the easiest to be tipped over accidently and therefore should only be lit when you are close by and can keep an eye on them. I save taper candles to use for my personal candle and also when I host a family dinner to help everyone get along. Taper candles are easy to engrave deeply or barely a cut on their surface.

For a personal candle I suggest finding a candlestick (actual name of candle holders) that really calls to you. Then carve your pagan or given name or both into it with your atheme or ceremonial knife. On mine I also carve a personal sigil, the names of my totem animals, and used my favorite, all-purpose essential oil Sandalwood to bless it with. Your personal candle is the one you can use for every spell or ritual to light your incense, other candles, anything you may need to burn. This is a candle that gets put out after each time you use it so it will last a while. After I take it out of the freezer the first time, I bless it I do not refreeze it. When lit this candle is the only one, I set right on the surface I am using for my spell work or ritual. Why? No idea that is just what feels right to me.

I hope this article has given you some ideas on where to buy candles from, how they can be used, and how to use them safely.

Lady Beltane 2022

A Laugh for Today

Wishing you a fastening Friday!

A Thought for Today

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

Spell for Today – Juno’s Prosperity Elemental Ritual

 

Juno’s Prosperity Elemental Ritual

 

calls for some natural magick supplies. Try working with affordable tumbled malachite stones. As for the wheat stalks, look at the dried flowers and fillers in the arts and crafts shops. Ditto for the feather, or peruse a fly-tying store; you can usually pick up a package of feathers for a few bucks. As to the green seven-day candle, if you look around, you can find green jar candles. I actually found some at the grocery store for a dollar apiece. They were in the ethnic food aisle and were called novena candles. I simply peeled the saint sticker off of it, and abracadabra! An instant seven-day candle for my witchery.

As mentioned before, all of these magickal supplies listed below correspond with the goddess Juno in two of her prosperity-drawing aspects, Juno Augusta (the harvest mother) and Juno Moneta (patron of the Roman mint).

1 malachite stone (to represent the earth element)

A few peacock feathers (to represent the element of air)

3 small stalks dried wheat

1 green seven-day jar candle for prosperity

3 drops honeysuckle, peppermint, or clove oil (all of these oils encourage prosperity)

A clean dropper (to add the oil to the candle)

A long, thin screwdriver (to put holes in the candle)

A dollar bill or coin

Matches or a lighter

A safe, flat surface on which to set up the spell

Carefully and slowly push the screwdriver straight down into the wax. Now pull it straight back up. Add two more holes for the essential oil. Now set the screwdriver aside; using the dropper, squirt a few drops of honeysuckle oil down into those channel that you just created.

Next, hold the green jar candle in your hands and transfer a little of your personal power and desire for prosperity into the candle. Then place the candle on your work area on top of the currency. Arrange the stone, wheat stalks, and feathers to your liking. Make your work area pretty, and enjoy the process. While you are doing so, you may chant the following (the chanting will help you raise some energy too):

By the power of three times three
Bring prosperity now to me!

When you feel that you are ready, light the candle and repeat the following verse three times:

Juno Moneta, Roman goddess of prosperity
Lend your power to this elemental spell that I weave
Juno Augusta, mother of the harvest, hear my plea
These three golden stalks of wheat are a gift to you from me
A peacock feather for air, and a malachite for earth
Lady, bless me with success, abundance, and rebirth
For the good of all, with harm to none
In Juno’s name, this spell has begun!

Allow the candle to burn until it goes out on its own. It will probably take five to seven days for the jar candle to burn out. When I burn seven-day candles, I tuck them inside of my large cast-iron cauldron, then I place the spell components around the outside of the jar. That way, the candle can continue to safely burn, and even if it gets knocked over, everything stays contained inside of the fireproof cauldron.

Once the jar candle is finished, pocket the malachite stone and the bill or coin. Keep the money with you, tucked in your wallet or in your pocket. Tie up the feathers somewhere where prominent where you will see them every day, like the rearview mirror of your car, your dresser mirror, or a chest of drawers’ handle. Every time you see the feather, tell Juno thank you. Take the dried wheat and crumble the pieces apart. Sprinkle the seeds outside as an offering for Juno. Abundance and prosperity will find their way to you soon.

Please note: If you cannot leave the ritual candle safely burning then snuff it out when you leave and relight it as soon as you are home. It may take a few days longer, but the magick will still turn out, especially since you are taking the time and energy to tend the ritual candle so carefully. As you relight the candle, say:
As this ritual candle relights, so does my magick one more ignite.

Enjoy your ritual work, and may prosperity come to you in the best possible way!

 

 

Book of Witchery: Spells, Charms & Correspondences for Every Day of the Week
Ellen Dugan

830 million-year-old organisms found locked in ancient crystals could be resurrected

An interesting article that shows some of the wonders that Mother Earth/Gaia has made.

I found this on NewsBreak: 830 million-year-old organisms found locked in ancient crystals could be resurrected https://share.newsbreak.com/13s74s9x

A Laugh for Today

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!

Spell for Today

 

An enchantment for your toothpaste and toothbrush to keep a bright smile on your face and ensure good luck throughout the day.

Brush my pearly whites, make them shine
To smile through troubles, to be just fine.
Show off their brilliance, each moment of the day
For I know for certain, things will go my way.

This can be used daily alongside any other incantations or enchantments.

 

–The Power of Positive Witchcraft: Daily Incantations & Enchantments: A Spell a Day for 30 Days
Garden Summerland

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.

Spell for Today – Printable