Simple Explanation of How Coven Life Tries to Incorporate Northern and Southern Hemispheres Esbats, Sabbats, and the Open Chats

 

Coven Life’s Coven invites anyone who would like to attend any of our gatherings and/or open chats to join us. The dates and times along with the link for Coven Life’s Chatroom can be found under Coven Life’s Events found on the right hand side of covenlife.co Homepage. Lady Beltane has to approve your entrance into the Chatroom. She does this weekly and up to 5 minutes before a father in or open chat.

Being the Coven’s High Priestess I want our members and guests to know our coven covers the difference in the Northern and Southern Hemispheres Sabbats and Esbats. Alternating the celebration date between the Southern’s regular calendar and the Northern one, as there is a small window when both hemispheres have the same date. I use Melbourne, Victoria, Australia for time and date in the Southern Hemisphere because that is the closest time to where our wonderful Priestess Hypatia lives. I use Central Time for the Northern Hemisphere because I live in that time zone.

I believe for a coven to truly be spiritual family we need to celebrate the things we have in common as well as our differences. This will include starting in the new year, based on the Celtic, on the day after Samhain (pronounced sow-en)  November 1, 2019 in the North. This is going to seem like my math is way off but for next new year day but our year is going to be 18 months long so we can celebrate the new year using the Southern Hemisphere’s Wheel of the Year and it’s Samhain is celebrated on May 1st. So our our next new years day will be May,1,2021. We will start including regular holidays around the world not just in the United States. I have found a list of international holidays that I will post soon. Please read it over and if a major holiday from your country is missing please put it in the comment section. Thank you!

 

 

 

A Thought for Today

Time for Relaxation

I am not sure what the weather is like where you live but here in a western suburb of Chicago the sky is blue with puffy white clouds, we have a mild temperature and a slight breeze. Right now I am sitting in my backyard, that is quite and peaceful, my familiars were out earlier but decided to go back in.

This is Cleopatra. My 10 1/2 year old Miniature Pincsher.

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This is Starbabie. My 7 1/2 year old Chihuahua.
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When I go in, in a short while my day of relaxing will continue with me getting in even comfier clothes to read and do some color by number pictures on a couple of apps I have or I my Goddess or Celtic into coloring books.

What are you doing on this great Saturday in the Northern Hemisphere?

What are you dog on this great Sunday in the Southern Hemisphere?

Until we meet again blessed be dear ones!

Should We Mess With Free Will?

Today’s topic of harm none has been brought up on this website in different ways a few times. The reason I return to it so often is to remind all of us who have dedicated ourselves to The Old Ways or as it is usually now called The Craft. Today we are using the Reds and Threefold Law to pose a question about free will not only your but other people you may think to do a spell on actually do it with or without their permission.

Most witches that walk a path in the light follow the Witch’s Reds which can be summed up in 8 words “Do as he will, lest it harm none” and what is know as either the Threefold Law or the Rule of Three.

Today on WOTC our affiliated website I put up a link for many different kinds of love spells. Than I choose one of the spells to post with the link paragraph. The free spells cover everything from a spell to attract a specific person to fall in love with you to baking a loaf of bread to give to the couple. This is how to bless he bread:

“LOVE SPELL TO BLESS A NEW RELATIONSHIP

Bake a fresh loaf of bread. Hold it up to the moon and ask the lady to bless the bread as well as the relationship. Break off a piece of the bread for your partner, as well as one for yourself as well. As you share time together, share the bread as well. Do not cut the bread with a knife or any other cutting tool. Just break off the pieces with your hands. Adding butter or jam might be a good idea to help sweeten things up a bit.”

I ask you does the above spell  infringe on any of the people’s free will?

Here is another spell from the same website:

(sorry for the font color but this is how it copied)

“SPELL TO OBTAIN LOVE FROM A SPECIFIC PERSON

At night time light a small fire in a cauldron or what ever you have available to contain the fire. Cut out a piece of paper that is 3 inches by 3 inches. Draw a heart on it and color it in with red. Write the name of the name of the person that you desire on the heart. While doing all this be thinking of this person being attracted to you and not being able to resist you! Think of his or her heart burning with desire for you just like the flames of the fire. Then kiss the name on the heart 3 times. Place the paper in the fire while saying these words 3 times. Do so with utmost sincerity. “Fire come from below, bring me love that I do know, make my heart blaze and shine, to bring the love that will be mine!” Soon my love will come a day, three times strong and here to stay!” “SO MOTE IT BE!” Stay and meditate on the spell you just did, seeing it come true! After you are finished concentrating for a few minutes, extinguish the fire. Soon your love will come to you!”

Once again I ask does this spell manipulate a persons fire will.

Looking forward to reading your opinon on what is free will and as witch to what are responsibility in regards to bending it or not.

 

Can We Help You to Teach Your Children and/or Descendants about The Craft?

One of our Elders thought, and I agree, that we should post a survey to help us help you to teach your children about The Craft. If you do not want to put your answers in a comment below please email them to covenlifescoven@gmail.com, please include your child’s age so we can post information by age groups. This whole idea of helping you to help your children learn is in the planning stages any ideas and/or suggestions to make it how you think will help our descendants to learn are very welcomed.

1. As pagan parents, would you like to see children’s activities posted on Coven Life?
2. What age groups would you recommend activities for?
3 – 4 years old (mostly coloring pages of the different Sabbats with a small paragraph on what the Sabbat is for)
5 – 6 years old (Coloring pages of the Sabbats and Moon Phases with a small paragraph in wording they can read themselves to bring about a dialogue about what they are learning)
7-10 years old (Printable Information delving deeper into Moon phases. Brief introduction to Sabbat and Esbat rituals)
11-14 years old (Information for considering following a Pagan path building on what they would learned above)
15 – 18 years old (Introductory information on what it means to follow the Old Ways of The Craft including an introduction to Gods, Goddesses, Spellwork, Rituals. The spell work and.or rituals would be geared for the young adult to help their parent, grandparent, or care taker to prepare a spell and how to set up an altar if wanted and what preparation goes into writing and doing a ritual.)
This is a way that a child or young adult can build an understanding of the magickal and spiritual sides of witchcraft/ It will also help prepare them to become a novice in our coven or just to have the knowledge to work better with the adults that are solitary practitioner.
3. What topics would you like to see addressed?
4. What type of activities?
5. What other suggestions would you have for children’s and young adult’s activities ?
Remember you can answer the questions in the comments or email your answers to covenlifescoven@gmail.com. If you have any questions or ideas about this project please ask or share your idea. We are willing to start any child or young adult of any age so please do not think your child would have to start as a preschooler. There is no charge as you will be able to use what we post to teach your child the way you follow The Craft. We are here just to answer questions or help in anyway we can. We will be posting things for the Northern and Southern Hemispheres at the appropriate times for Sabbats.

Week 30 – Goddess Knowledge – Arianrhod

Arianrhod is a patriarchal Welsh goddess, both virgin and mother. Games for her beauty, she maybe identical to the Cretan moon goddess, Ariadne. Like all moon goddesses, she has a special love, concern, and responsibility for all life, especially green growing things of the earth. One derivation of her name is “high fruitful mother who turns the wheels of heavens”; the other is “silver wheel.” Her name tells us of her role as keeper of the heavens and of the cycles and changes of time. She lives in a castle in the Corona Boreails, where she watches over souls in purgatory filled with beings waiting rebirth.

Arainrhod, keep of time, giver of nurturer of life, shows us the universality and cyclicity of our lives: she is there to nurture us through the dark night of our soul changes.

For more information about Arianrhod

To see images of Arianrhod

My Spiritual Journey poem/prayer

My spiritual Journey

The journey started
With just a date
It really wasn’t meant
to change the debate
a journey was down
a very simple road
that picked up speed
as my life began to erode
a step that was not so serious
a step that wasn’t gnarled
an agreement to investigate
a new and different world
The info was great
At times it was too much
The rituals were different
The instruction was clutch
I must take it slow
For the learning is great
Slow and steady wins the race
I need to learn to meditate
The light must be dimmed
For if not its blinding
I know the path I need to take
And it will be binding
Patience is the answer
To learn this is a chore
But to go too fast or too slow
I would soon be done for
my guides are important
To move me down my path
To understand the essence
As I learn about the past
The answer is meditation
And I need to do it more
I am headed to naz
To practice this art some more
I hope for a spiritual summer
Of peace and prosperity
A different type of experiences
In all its philosophies
To come back calmer
To find more than I seek
To be a more complete me
In all that I think
 Dawn of the day
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Celtic Symbols to Use on Candles, Yourself, or Wherever You Want

One very important thing to remember when using any type of Cleric symbols is to draw them exactly how you see them this goes especially the Celtic/Druid Ogham alphabet. The reason for this is the Celtics and Druids used more the alphabet than symbols either vertically or horizontally but never mixed the two directions in the same “sentence or page” or scroll or stone cravings or anywhere else as the drawing of the “letter” can mean one “letter” vertically but a totally different one horizontally. The same for the symbols if you draw one say upside down it will have the exact opposite meaning than drawn the correct way. For examples let us look at the symbols for the Elements used in working spells, rituals, etc.

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As you can see Water which is usually thought of as the feminine and he element that guide our emotions that the triangle is largest at the top this symbol also represents a female mammals womb opened to receive a male to continue the sources. Now we get to Fire where the largest opening of the triangle is at the bottom this is because Fire is considered a male energy big passion and tame but chaotic energy it also is a representation of a man stand with his legs apart offering a better view to a female of his genital area with or without it being covered. You may also notice the Element of Earth is a feminine element because of where the triangle opens. The Element of Earth usually means nurturing, keep us grounded as not to daydream every day, all day. The Element of Air is a masculine Element that is said to rule of intelligence and help start new beginnings.

Now please keep all of this in mind if ok chose to use any of the symbols below for any reason. (SIDE NOTE I will use a pen if I plan on removing the letter, word, symbol the same day and place it on the inside of my wrist. If I want it for up to a week I will use a preeminent marker either on the inside of my forearm, back of my neck or knee. If I want it for a few weeks I will use hens usually on my shoulder or thigh. My placement depends on what the symbol, word, or letter are for, how intricate I want the design to be [I will combine symbols or words if the temporary tattoo has more than one purpose. Example combining health and protection]) Where you want to use symbols or any alphabet practice drawing it on paper uning a pencil – so it’s easy to erase to make changes or fix a mistake- over and over until you feel confident enough to put it wherever you planned on. I still do it this way even after using Celtic/Druid symbols and the Ogham alphabet for over 30 years. There are other posts on Coven Life and WithesofTheCraft.com that show other alphabets and/or symbols. On either website type in either the word “Alphabet” or the word “Symbols or Magick Symbols” in the search box.

Here is the long awaited page of symbols I found that started me on this long post. Any questions please put them in the comment section as other people may find the question and answer helpful. Thank you!

These symbols are said to be Celtic in origin.

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I Am Still Commit to Coven Life’s Website and All that Goes With It

I know my posts have been few and far between lately. That is something I will be changing as of tomorrow morning. As I am the only person posting to 2 websites, one of which help pays the costs of both of them, I’ve unfortunately let this one kind of slip so I decided I will do the post or posts on here first before starting all the ones on WOTC. This way my brain won’t have melted from being at the computer to long. WOTC posts take anywhere from 2 to 5 hours depending on what I want to post on there but as it pays the bills I need to keep those readers as happy as I try to keep the great people that read CL posts.

So I will see you maybe not so bright and bushy tailed but still excited to start posting on my original website again.

Until tomorrow blessed be sisters, brothers, and guests.

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