August Coven Gathering

August Full Moon Ceremony: To Give Gratitude

WHEN:

Full Moon on

Monday, August 7, 2017

Gathering starts at 7:00 PM CT

CIRCLE STARTS AT 7:15  PM CT

PLEASE DO NOT ENTER CIRCLE AFTER 7:15

WHERE:

Coven Life’s Chat Room

Link for Chat Room

This Full Moon: We are giving Gratitude for everything in our lives. Led by our Adept – Hypatia of Alexandrea.

What you will need:

·         Pillar candle- any color- candle size medium pillar candle that could burn 12-14hs, and candle holder or plate for the candle to burn.

·         Lighter or matches

·         Writing paper A4 (210X297mm) (8 x 11 inches)

·         Pen

·         String- 50cm long (1 foot 8 inches)

·         Fire proof container to burn paper in

·         Your choice of dried flowers, pinch fresh herbs or spices

                                                                                                                                                               

Hypatia: Casting the circle:

To the Guardians of the East: I call you into our Watchtowers to protect us. 

To the Guardians of the South: I call you into our Watchtowers to protect us.

 To the Guardians of the West: I call you into our Watchtowers to protect us. 

To the Guardians of the North: I call you into our Watchtowers to protect us. 

 I cast this circle three times three with the assistance of the Great Mother the Triple Goddess and The Horned God.

I call Upon the Guardians of spirit to protect us from above and below. As is above so is below, as is below so is above.

Allow us to see beyond the veil.

Protect us Great Mother and Horned God for all gathered here and those afar who are unable to be with us. Allow no negative energy to touch us, to harm us and that nothing we call upon will harm us and others.

We come together in perfect love and perfect trust.

 Greeting:

Hypatia – Merry meet brothers and sisters and honored guests.

 Everyone – Respond Merry Greet. Please tell us your first name and state or country you are from.

Ceremony:

Write your gratitude-

Using your pen and paper write down 3 things you want to express Gratitude for.

Once finished writing add a pinch of your choice of herbs, or spices, or dried flowers in the center of the paper.

Fold with your written gratitude’s and herbs in half, then in half again and then in half again. So the paper will be approximately one-eighth its original size

Tie the bundle like a gift with the string.

 

Light your candle-

Engrave a power symbol of your choice, it could be a rune, a Reiki symbol, an astrological symbol, whatever gives you power. It could even be a sigil of your magical name.

Light the candle and please ensure safety at all times!

 

Burn the bundle-

Now it’s time to burn the bundle (carefully) and give deep gratitude to the Great Mother and Horned God. (Please use your fire proof container with safety when burning).

Once the paper is lit ensure it is all burning, and while it is burning recite your gratitude with the deepest reverence. Take a little while to do this. You may need to re light the bundle to make it burn completely. Use an item that will not heat up to stir the ashes to make sure your entire bundle burns. Wear an oven mit or use a pot holder if necessary for safety.

When the bundle is burnt-

EVERYONE: Please type: “This is my will! So mote it be!”

Contemplation:

Take 2 minutes to look into the candle to contemplate what you are giving gratitude for.

Hold this vibration of Gratitude and Joy in your heart

Ask the Universe to hear your Gratitude.

Ask for guidance from the Gods and Goddesses for them to help you see and realize your Gratitude

The Candle:

Allow the candle to burn daily, for one or two hours and whenever you light it give the Great mother and the Horned God your gratitude with the deepest reverence.

Do this till all the candle is burnt. It’s fine it takes longer than a week. If there is any wax, take the wax a burry it. Give it back to the Great Earth Mother with Gratitude.

 The Bundle:

When the bundle is in ashes, take the ashes and give these back by burying it into the earth where it will not be disturbed. Give it back to the Great Mother with Gratitude. Ask the Great Mother and the Horned God to hear and acknowledge your Gratitude and thank them for all that you have in your life.

 Dismiss the circle:

Hypatia:

 To the Guardians of the East: I dismiss and thank you from our Watchtowers and give Gratitude for protect us. 

 To the Guardians of the South: I dismiss and thank you from our Watchtowers and give Gratitude for protect us. 

  To the Guardians of the West: I dismiss and thank you from our Watchtowers and give Gratitude for protect us. 

 To the Guardians of the North: I dismiss and thank you from our Watchtowers and give Gratitude for protect us. 

 As you leave here tonight may the Lady and Lord bless you with all that you need and want.

I bid you Blessings and great Joy Brothers and sisters of the Craft

Merry part until we merry meet again.

Solar & Lunar Eclipses in Magic

Working magic during an eclipse is considered “advanced.”  This is certainly not because you have to have a certain “degree” or be “all powerful”!  It simply means that in order to understand the energy of an eclipse, you must understand the energy of time and the seasons.  You must also be able to raise and focus energy within a limited amount of time.

General Eclipse Information:

Some people may sense a time of stillness, or hesitation during an eclipse . . . like the tiny glitter of time before a pendulum swings back after having swung all the way in one direction. This is the essence of an eclipse, and is a similar sensation to that felt within a magic circle. Equinoxes provide us with a time “between the worlds,” or a window through which we can work magic.

Solar Eclipses:

Throughout the year, the sun waxes and wanes. At the Winter Solstice, the shortest day of the year, the sun is only visible for a few short hours. Days become longer and at the Spring or Vernal Equinox, day and night are equal. At the Summer Solstice, the sun is visible for the longest period of time (the longest day of the year). Days start to become shorter and at the Autumnal Equinox, day and night are equal again. Finally, as the sun wanes, we are at the Winter Solstice again.

During a solar eclipse, we experience what might be called a “micro year”…

To read the rest please click on this link: Eclipse Magic

Made A Typo In The Grand Opening Special, It Should Be……..

Witches Of The Craft®

We invite you to come and take a look at our new store. We have affiliated ourselves with another wholesaler and we have lots of new items. Some of these items have never been seen on the internet or your local store either. With this new wholesaler, we can still offer you top quality merchandise at lower prices. And to boot, we are working on a deal with a Pagan clothing store to start selling their merchandise. I would say by the time it is over with Magickal Necessities will be a large store but we have no intentions of it ever stop growing.

Enough with that, we are just glad to be back and have a grand opening special just for you…..

With any $10 purchase you will receive a package of Cedar, White & Blue Sage smudge stick 3-Pack 4. These aren’t cheap sticks, if you bought them separately…

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The Eclipse Doorway – Your Opportunity to Step Forward

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The Eclipse Doorway – Your Opportunity to Step Forward

There is an interesting and potentially very fruitful doorway to step through in these moments. Have you considered what this means for you as we near the 8/21 eclipse?  As you’re contemplating this, know that there is something rare about this eclipse cycle, offering you quantum shifting and breakthroughs not possible earlier this year. Continue reading to better understand the significance and practical applications of this time.

The 8/21 Solar Eclipse

With the 8/7 lunar eclipse as a prelude set-up, we’re headed towards the 8/21 solar eclipse – an unusual event creating an open doorway to jump through. This second eclipse is significant for a number of reasons, including its path over the destabilized US.

As I mention in my “2017…

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The Great American Solar Eclipse

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The Great American Solar Eclipse

Get ready for this once-in-a-lifetime event on August 21, 2017


This will never happen again in your lifetime! On August 21, 2017, a truly historic event will take place in the skies: a Total Solar Eclipse will cross the entire United States from West Coast to East Coast. The last time an eclipse spanned the United States (and only the United States) was before the “United States” even existed … in the year 1257!

In general, Total Eclipses over even the slightest part of the U.S. have been rare during our lifetime — the last Total Eclipse that was visible to anyone in the U.S. was in 1991, but you could only see it from Hawaii. Before that, there was a Total Eclipse visible in 1979, but that one was only visible in the Northwest…

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The Central Sun Clears for the Lion’s Gate & Eclipses

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The Central Spiritual Sun refers to the center of the universe from which all evolves. It’s the soul of the universe. This is a chance for you to rebalance and connect within this hugely loving place. From there, you have the chance to tap into the lion’s gate from 08-08-17 (8) and the powerful alignment with abundance and balancing the heavens and earth.

Lastly, this month there is a lunar eclipse and a full solar eclipse. This will be a chance to really break free of the old patterns and create from a new place within you.

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A Grand Opening Special for all our friends at Coven Life…..

We invite you to come and take a look at our new store. We have affiliated ourselves with another wholesaler and we have lots of new items. Some of these items have never been seen on the internet or your local store either. With this new wholesaler, we can still offer you top quality merchandise at lower prices. And to boot, we are working on a deal with a Pagan clothing store to start selling their merchandise. I would say by the time it is over with Magickal Necessities will be a large store but we have no intentions of it ever stop growing.

 

Enough with that, we are just glad to be back and have a grand opening special just for you…..

 

With any $10 purchase you will receive a package of Cedar, White & Blue Sage smudge stick 3-Pack 4. These aren’t cheap sticks, if you bought them separately you would pay almost $7.00 a piece for them. You can see you are definitely getting a deal. I have used the Blue Sage and personally I think it cleansing better than the White. But you will have to decide that for yourself. So fly on by, check out the store and get a “Thank You” freebie from us.

 

 

For all your magickal needs, think Magickal Necessities

 

 

Solar Eclipse – Witchipedia

A solar eclipse occurs when the moon passes between the Sun and the Earth causing the Sun to be fully or partially obscured by the Moon, as seen from Earth. This happens only during the New Moon.

A total eclipse happens when the moon appears large enough in the sky that its disc can nearly completely obscure the sun’s disc, leaving only a red ring around the dark shadow of the moon. This happens when either the moon is closest to the Earth (def:perigee) in its orbit or the Earth is furthest from the Sun in its orbit (this happens in month:July) or any variation on the orbits that cause the moon to appear as large as, or larger than the sun. If the moon is further away in its orbit(def:apogee), or the Earth is closer to the Sun in its orbit (it is closest in month:January), then the disc of the moon will appear smaller than the disc of the Sun and the moon will not fully obscure the sun. This is called an annular eclipse.

In truth, the Sun is roughly 400x larger than the moon, but it is also 400x further away so the two bodies appear approximately the same size in the sky. However, the moon’s orbit around the Earth is elliptical, so it is sometimes closer to the Earth than others and thus, appears larger and smaller respectively. Likewise, the Earth’s orbit around the Sun is elliptical so that at some points in its orbit, the Sun appears larger than others.

A partial eclipse occurs when the moon blocks only a portion of the sun….

To read the rest of this please click on this link: Solar Eclipse

It’s Official, The New Magickal Necessities is Now OPEN FOR BUSINESS

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We offer you new merchandise, not yet seen on the internet. We have a new supplier so we can now offer lower prices to you. Most of all a new store that won’t disappear without a moments notice. We are going to continue our monthly specials also. We are going to start tomorrow with the smudge stick offer we were running when so rudely interrupted. Also we will start our regular posts back on here tomorrow.

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In Case You Have Been Wondering What Has Happened……

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This has happened……….

 

Magickal Necessities

 

This store still has some categories not completely filled up but they will be. At least you can see what we have been doing. I thought you enjoyed the store so I re-built another one. Our other store was on Go-Daddy and it was abruptly pulled by Go-Daddy. We were presented with a bill for almost $500 from them. We were suppose to have a free month with them, which we didn’t get. To activate that store, we had to pay up front. I called them and they were going to give us a discount for our  monthly bill, needless to say we didn’t get that either. They had us signed up for 2 accounts with them. When I called the rep was suppose to take of that, she didn’t. So when it was all said and done, we had two accounts and…

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The 4 Stages of REAL Spiritual Awakening (and how to move through them more easily)

I’ve seen and read a lot about the stages of spiritual awakening over the years and to be honest, I’ve been left disappointed. For the most part I couldn’t understand how everyone else’s awakening was all rainbows and butterflies, while I became a hot, emotional, crazy, mess. I figured I must be doing something wrong. Why did it seem that everyone else could walk this path in linen robes, bare feet and a ton of stable grace and I was somehow failing. Even after so much time, I was still chronically ungrounded, anxious, emotionally triggered and finding daily physical life an unmanageable burden.
Thankfully, that was then and this is now. I have an entirely different perspective now that I’ve come through so much of the journey. I can look back and see the patterns. I can stop waiting for enlightenment or connection from someone else’s perspective and know that my experience is real (and so is yours) – whether it fits into a preconceived box or not. So, that being said, I’d like to bust some of the enlightenment myths and instead, give you what I’ve found to be a more accurate account of the 4 key stages of spiritual awakening.

 

See link to continue reading on Spiritual Awakening: http://www.spiritualawakeningsigns.com/spiritualawakening/the-4-stages-of-real-spiritual-awakening-and-how-to-move-through-them-more-easily/