Coven Gathering Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at 7:00 PM CT

April Coven Life’ Coven Gathering
This month we will be empowering candles for personal use on your altar or when meditating. So if you make your own candles for magical use please have them ready. We also will be initating to new adepts as full members of our coven.

WHEN:
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
7:00 PM CT
We will have a 15 minute socialize time
Sacred Circle starts PROMPTLY at 7:15 PM CT

WHERE:
Coven Life’s Chatroom
See banner on left-hand side for information on how to get in to the chatroom and for a link to do a time conversions to your local time..

WHAT YOU WILL NEED:
1 EACH – Yellow, Red, Blue, Green, White Candles – any size candle is fine – these will be used to represent the elements including Aether/Spirit
1 – 12 Inch White Candle or color you want to represent yourself
1 Candle Holder for each elemental candle

Candle Holder for Personal Candle – this should be a special one that means something to you – many witches leave their candle in it until it burns completely down, take out the stub and bury it. They also never use this particular candle holder for any candle but their personal one.
Lighter or matches

Atheme or Cleansed/Ceremonial Knife – to inscribe your magical working name (if you have not chosen one inscribe your first name only) into your personal candle. You can use an alphabet you want to be it the regular one, runes of any kind or even a different language such as Greek.

Open table or desktop to set your elemental candles out in the shape of a small Instagram surrounding what will be your personal candle but can still see your computer monitor.

2-minute meditation to start at 7:15 PM CT to center yourself for the ritual.

EVERYONE– Before I open the circle I ask each of you to type in the words “I enter this circle in perfect love and perfect trust in the Universal energies with us tonight.”

LADY BELTANE – I call upon Posiden ruler of the Oceans, I call upon Gaia mother of us all, I call upon Zeus the ruler of the sky, I call upon Ra the ruler of Sun, I call upon Aether, I call upon Arma and Luna God and Goddess of the Moon and  to walk this circle with me three times three with Air, Fire, Water, Earth and Spirit to protect all of us inside from any negativity that might try to invade our space. We now step into a place that is all places and into a time that is the past, present, and future. We humbly come before you Pan a God and  Lord of Nature, we invite you into our circle of light and love. We humbly come before you, Hecate Goddess and Guardian of Witches everywhere, we invite you into our circle of light and love.

1-2 minute quite time to wait while the power grows in our circle

(Take your candle into your non-power hand. Hold it tight enough that the Athame or knife will not cause it to turn as you engrave your name into it.)

EVERYONE – (As you engrave your name same the following spell)

Name of your personal patron God and matron Goddess

I bring forth this candle as a representation of myself and my magickal workings.

I ask that you energize it with your energies as I am energizing it with mine.

Know when I light this candle that where ever its light may hit is a sacred space

and as such, I am protected by you.

As I will it. So mote it be.

(Now each time you light your personal candle you will know the energies of the deities you called upon tonight to help energize and empower it will automatically come to you. This will happen even if you call on other Gods and/or Goddesses to assist you with something in a circle or are meditating)

EVERYONE TYPE IN – Blessed be when you are done with your candle.

LADY BELTANE – Please welcome our current and new novices also our current adepts. Please wait to say anything as a welcome until all the novices and current adepts have “spoken.”

Novices and CURRENT Adepts ONLY – Please type in your first name and either the state or country you live in.

EVERYONE – Welcome and blessed be.

LADY BELTANE – Will those who are seeking to be initiated into our coven tonight as full members and to study as an adept please come forward.

NARE and SANDI – Please type in – I now stand before our High Priestess and our Coven.

Nare – Do you stand before us of your own free will?

Nare – Answer.

Sandi – Do you stand before us of your own free will?

Sandi– Answer.

Nare – Do to you take a vow to keep the identities of all here presence a secret unto yourself?

Nare – Answer.

Sandi – Do to you take a vow to keep the identities of all here presence a secret unto yourself?

Sandi – Answer.

Nare – Do you vow to uphold the sanctity of our coven and keep all working within it unto yourself?

Nare – Answer.

Sandi – Do you vow to uphold the sanctity of our coven and keep all working within it unto yourself?

Sandi – Answer.

Nare – By what name shall you be called by from this day forth within our coven and the pagan community as a whole?

Nare – Answer.

Sandi – By what name shall you be called by from this day forth within our coven and the pagan community as a whole?

Sandi – Answer.

Lady Beltane – Please welcome _______ and ______ into our coven and community.

EVERYONE – Please type in your welcome and/or blessing to our new adepts.

Lady Beltane – _______ and ______ please take your place back within our circle. You have received the blessings of the coven now please receive mine as well. May your time among us be filled with positive energy, love, and laughter.

LADY BELTANE – We thank thee Pan Lord and God of Nature for joining us this night. Please leave to return from whence you came with our love and gratitude. We thank thee Hecate Goddess and Guardian of witches everywhere for joining us this night. Please return from whence you can with our love and gratitude.

I now bring us back to the physical plane and to our present time. I close this circle walking three times three with Air, Fire, Water, Earth and Spirit.

The circle is open but not broken. Go in peace and love brothers and sisters. Blessed be until we merry meet again.

Please visit with each other as long as you like.

Copyright 2017 Lady Beltane

Four Ways Your Energy Animal Can Appear to You

Animals. We share our world with them, we have them as pets, and they can be a source of comfort and love. Animals can also be spiritual guides for us during times of need or to help us grow on our spiritual path. I call them energy animals because I work with energy and animal frequency, but they’re also known as totems, spirit animals, power animals, familiars, and animal spirit guides. All of these terms describe animals that guide, teach, and connect with you in order to deliver messages from the spiritual realm that you need to know at specific points in your life and on your path. Some appear for a short time, others are with us for a lifetime.

When an animal has a message for you, the energy surrounding the animal will feel different. It may feel as if the animal is staring you down, or you just intuitively know that there’s something unusual about the bird that keeps perching in trees near you, making you notice it. The animal will not give up until it gets your attention and delivers the information. If you’re not paying attention, things will start to happen that captures your awareness and makes you take notice. Your animal encounters may happen more often and with more intensity until finally you say, “What is going on?” That’s when you’ll be open to receiving the message that the animal is trying to deliver.

To read the rest of this article please click on this link: http://www.llewellyn.com/journal/article/2616?utm_source=wellup0317&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=wellup0317

WOTC Special Presentation on Divination With A Pendulum (Also Part 2)

The Topic Divination

Divination with a Pendulum that is

In this series we will discuss the various types of gems and crystals that can be used as pendulum and their qualities. Lady Abyss also provides some very helpful hints for getting to know your pendulum and also making your own pendulum board. This episode is full of lots of very useful information. One you can’t afford to miss!

Part 2 covers the feeding of your Pendulum

 

Divination with a Pendulum

In the conclusion of this series, you will learn how to properly clean your pendulum. Tips on various ways of cleansing, purification, and blessing the pendulum. Plus when it is time to retire your pendulum and how to do so. Lady A as usual get off track and tells a humorous story about giving a tarot card reading to her son and one of his friends. How she got on that, we will never know but it is funny. And we go over what has been learned in this lesson of Pendulum Divination.

 

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Book List from “Ivy’s Pentacles”

RECOMMENDED READING

Books to feed your mind and spirit!

These books are on a variety of subjects related to Wicca, Witchcraft, and Paganism. I have not read anywhere near all of them, so I warn you that most of these are not my personal recommendations. I thought that it would be better to simply compile the ones I’ve seen most recommended and let you choose the ones that sound good to you. I must let you know that I do not approve of any books that “sell” spells incorrectly, any books that try to make Wicca and Witchcraft seem all hip and trendy, any books that try to proselytize or advertise Wicca and Witchcraft as higher or better than other religions, or any books that have things in them that go against the Wiccan Rede. I *am* into easy introductions and I am not against books that cater to beginners. (I have met a lot of people who dislike “beginner” and “how-to” Wiccan or Witchcraft books because they apparently learned “the hard way” somehow, either through family traditions or through climbing the ranks in secret societies for years; they sometimes resent “secrets” being given away so easily, but I prefer knowledge to be shared.)

Here is the table of contents, though all books are listed on this page.Introductory Wiccan books* Introductory Pagan books* Intermediate Craft books* Advanced Craft books* Early books on Wicca/Paganism* The Goddess and Female Mysteries* The God and Male Mysteries* Pagan history* Rituals*Celebrations* Magick* Ceremonial magick & occult* Psychic studies* Mysticism and Meditation* Divination* Elemental Studies* Beauty & Healing* Herbalism* Shamanism* The Earth* The kitchen, home, and garden* Pagan parenting*Folklore* Mythology* Celtic studies* Pagans in other cultures* Reference* Science perspectives* Psychological perspectives* Community perspectives* Art and music perspectives* Sexuality* Non-Pagan points of view* For teens* Fiction for adults* Books for young children* Books for older children* Magazines* Web sites
Major introductory books on Wicca:

For the rest of Ivy’s suggestions please click on this link: http://pentacle.swankivy.com/books.html

If you have or do read any of these books please leave a short review in the comments section of this post for other witches/pagans. This may help a novice or advance witch or for that matter, even me find a good book that will help us learn something new or different way to do something. Remember we all learn from each other and that should never stop.

Instead of the Spell of the Day, We sort kinda switched thing up. We present you with your magickal goody for March 25

Ok, we switched things around instead of a spell of the day, we gave you a magickal goody of the day. We just could resist this oldie, it is a pair of dowsing or divining rods. They have been around for centuries but it seems they have lost their place in the Craft. Oh, and just don’t think they are dowsing for water either, dowsing rods can be very magickal.

 

We give you a little history on them and then how to make your own. I believe you will amazed at how magickal and useful they can be.

 

Enjoy!

 

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Welcome Brothers & Sisters of the Craft to Saturn’s Day of DIvination

The Witches’ Rune

Darksome night and shining moon,
Hearken to the witches’ rune.
East, then south, west then north,
Here come I to call thee forth.
Earth and water, air and fire,
Work ye unto my desire.
Wand and Pentacle and Sword
Hearken ye unto my word.
Cords and Censer, Scourge and Knife,
Waken all ye into life.
Power of the Witches Blade,
Come ye as the charm is made.
Queen of Heaven, Queen of Hell,
Lend your aid unto the spell.
Horned Hunter of the Night,
Work my will by magic rite.
By all the power of land and sea,
As I do will, so mote it be.
By all the might of moon and sun,
Chant the spell and be it done.

We welcome you to our Saturday’s Divination. Today, we have mixed things up a bit. So grab your cup of coffee, and get relaxed, it’s time for the divination to begin.

We should add for those not familiar with our podcast, we offer daily horoscopes, daily Tarot card, daily Runes and much that give you a glimpse into your future.

Enjoy!

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