Ostara/Spring Equinox and Adept Initiation Rituals on 3/19/2016

Anyone is welcomed to join us!

WHEN:

Saturday, March 19, 2016

TIME:

7:00 to 8:00 PM CT

The Sacred Circle starts at 7:15 PM CT SHARP. Please be considerate and be on time or wait until 7:45 PM CT to join us for visiting after the circle has been opened!

WHERE:

Coven Life Chat Room

For information on how to find and get into the chat room or to figure out your local time please check out the banner on the left side of Coven Life Home Page.

PLAN FOR THE CIRCLE

Just because it says coven does not mean you have to be in the coven to attend. All Pagans are welcome to join us! If you have any questions about the gathering please email ladybeltane@aol.com I look forward to many of us coming together to celebrate this wonderful Sabbat.

OSTARA RITUAL 3/19/2016.

A minute of quite to center and ground before the ritual begins. Anything appearing in bold type is where the entire gathering praticapates.

Lady Beltane: I call upon Ostara and the Oak King to cast this circle with me three times three. To keep all present in it safe. We are now in a sacred place where magick can be worked.

Laura – East: We call upon Air to help the bees spread pollen from plant to plant to help them grow with the rebirth of spring and our Devine Maiden so fair.

Mary – South: We call upon Fire in the form of the Sun God to give light that is needed to help our seeds grow with the rebirth of longer days.

 – West: We call upon Water to give nourishment to our growing seeds as you are the bringer of all life.

Lady of the Abyss – North: We call upon Earth the mother of us all to keep us grounded in all things we do.

Ritual for Everyone – Place green candle to your left and the white candle to your right. Leaving enough room in the middle to place your Ying/Yang symbol.

Place the Ying/Yang symbol in between the lit candles. Place the darker egg into the hole in the lighter colored side of theYing/Yang and the lighter colored egg into the hole in the darker side.

Everyone – When done type in “Ready.”

Lady Beltane – We offer these eggs to Ostara as all new life grows from an egg or a seed. Ostara we ask you to bless these eggs to help us renew ourselves as Mother Earth wakens from her slumber. That we may find new life coursing through us as cleansing energy. Oak King we ask that your fertilize the hopes and wishes we have written here so they may grow and come to fruition as the year progresses.

As the Spring Equinox is the balance of day and night as equals so is the relationship of all males and females. We ask Hecate and her Consort to bless our relationships with others be they men or women. That we feel equal to them and not above or below them.

Take the eggs and set them on the side. Tape the circle of opposite color into the now empty holes. (Before breaking the eggs to eat them write the same runes on to the circles now in the Ying/Yang symbol. The side you write them on should be the same color as the egg they are written on.)

We will take 2 minutes to complete the Ying/Yang symbol. When you are done type in “Blessed be”.

Lady Beltane – This concludes our Ostara/Spring Equinox ritual. You eggs can be eaten whenever you want to on Ostara/Spring Equinox which is tomorrow Sunday, March 20th.

We will be doing a second ritual in the circle tonight to welcome four Witches who have gone from Novice to Adept in this coven.

Lady Beltane ( Laura and Mary) – I called upon you as your High Priestess to “stand” and be recognized as adepts of the Coven Life’s Coven. To swear to all present that you will not carry any tales of any member or guest of this coven. That you will uphold the sanctity of the sacred circles and rituals when this coven is gathered. That you will not give out to anyone outside of this coven another members magickal working/coven name. I ask you to remember your brothers and sisters here are more then ready to help you if you ever need them to and welcome you as a part of us. Your position as an adept will be for one year and one day from this date.

Laura and Mary – Do you enter this coven of your own free will?

Laura Answer

Mary Answer

Laura and Mary – Do you so swear to uphold the sanctity of Coven Life’s Coven?

Laura Answer

Mary Answer

Lady Beltane – Laura I welcome you in perfect love and prefect trust into Coven Life’s Coven. I ask what name you have chosen for yourself when attending coven or pagan gatherings and when working magick on your own?

Laura state your coven/magickal working name_____

You shall be known now and forever more in Coven Life’s Coven by this name. Merry meet and merry greet _____ many blessings to you as you continue your journey on your chosen path,

Lady Beltane – Mary I welcome you in perfect love and perfect trust into Coven Life’s Coven. I ask what name you have choosen for yourself when attending coven or pagan gatherings and working magick on your own?

Mary state your coven/magickal workings name ____

Lady Beltane – You shall be known now and forever more in Coven Life’s Coven by this name. Merry meet and merry greet ______ and _______ many blessings to you as you continue your journey on your chosen path.

Everyone – Please welcome our newest coven sisters _________, ________,  _______ and _______. I ask that you give them your help, advice, and/or guidance if they ask it of you. That you treat them with the same respect you would treat all coven members and guest that attend our gatherings 

Lady of the Abyss – North: We thank and dismiss Earth the mother of us all to keep us grounded in all things we do.

 – West: We thank and dismiss Water for giving nourishment to our growing seeds as you are the bringer of all life.

Mary – South: We thank and dismiss Fire in the form of the Sun God for giving light that is needed to help our seeds grow with thr rebirth of longer days.

Laura – East: We thank and dismiss Air for helping the bees spread pollen from plant to plant to help them grow with the rebirth of spring and our Devine Maiden so fair.

Lady Beltane – This circle is now opened but not broken. As you leave here tonight may the Lady and Lord bless you with all that you need and something you just want. I bid you peace and joy. Blessed be brothers and sisters of The Craft. Merry part until we merry meet again.

Look a the post below for the information on the items needed for the Ostara/Spring Equinox ritual.

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