Blessings on Ostara and Happy Spring Equinox

May spring bring you a balance of warm and cold, light and dark, and more positive energy.

May Ostara bless you with a time to get seeds, intentions, and goals ready to plant and grow.

Blessings of love, light, peace ,and all good things dear ones!


Blessed Mabon and Happy Autumn Equinox

May you be blessed with abundance from the fruit of your labors!

As you enter the darker time of the year may your thought and actions stay positive, may you find joy in this time of rest and recharge your batteries.


Blessings dear ones of warmth, light, rest, and comfort!

Mabon in Australia

Mabon or Autumn Equinox (Approx. 21st-22nd March, check calendar)

Mabon falls at the Autumnal Equinox, when nights and days are of equal length, but light bends increasing towards darkness, and winter is on its way. It is a time of balance, and a time of looking forward to and preparation for the winter.

At this time food is prepared for storage, jams and pickles are made, and fruits are candied and preserved. Maple syrup is a traditional food for Mabon, as are all long-keeping plant foods, and honey, which is a natural preservative. Special foods to celebrate with include traditional Greek baklava (honey cake), and anything preserved or that involves fermentation. The colors of the season are brown and gold.

In Australia, Mabon falls close to the end of Daylight Savings time, and the change in the time that evening falls makes us very aware that winter is on its way, and that summer is well and truly over. It is at Mabon that the Cauldrons are first lit again, the last of the summer fruits are eaten in thanks, and summer ribbons and garlands are put away in preparation for the colder months.

Mabon is the second harvest, and the Goddess is mourning her fallen consort as he has been cast down, but the rebirth found in the seeds of harvest gives hope for the future, and the continuing circle of hope. Mabon is a time of gathering, of preparation. It is also a time to walk among the gum trees, smelling the resin and the eucalyptus oils in the air, and gathering oils, barks, plants and herbs to be dried for culinary, medicinal and magickal purposes.

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Autumn Equinox, Mabon: Southern Hemisphere

Midway through Autumn!
Mabon is the second of three harvest festivals.
This is the time of equal day and equal night, the balance of light and dark,

and so at this time we have the chance to invite balance into our lives

as we move deeper into the descent to winter. Add this to the energy of Autumn, and as we see in our gardens, we also have the opportunity to see and enjoy our ‘harvest’, the fruits of our labours – literally and metaphorically.

Autumn sits in the west on the wheel of the year, and represents all the same energies and qualities of dusk, sunset, and the energy of early evening, the move toward and into the darkness.

The descent is happening. We move now into the yin part of the circle in the cycle of the seasons.

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Since Spring Is Right Around the Corner: How to Cleanse Your Living Space

Read completely through this article before you start cleaning. There are somethings you need to have for the cleaning/cleansing water.

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Since Spring Is Right Around the Corner: How to Cleanse Your Living Space

Clear away any clutter that’s collected on floors or surfaces. Recycle those stacks of newspapers, throw away those old bills, and send out that dirty laundry.

Using an old cloth or your broom, dust the corners of your ceilings for cobwebs. Dust the tops of your curtains and windowsills as well.

Starting at the doorway of your house, sweep the floors in a generally clockwise direction. Sweeping is an excellent example of practical magic, cleansing on both a physical and spiritual level.

Be sure to take the dustcan with you as you sweep. As my mother used to say “bring the garbage to the dustpile, not the dustpile to the garbage.”

Once you’ve finished sweeping, fill the bucket about halfway with hot water and floor cleaner. I recommend Murphy’s wood oil soap, or a pine-scented cleaner.


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Room Candle Cleanse Spell

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Room Candle Cleanse Spell

You need:
White candle and holder

Place the candle in the middle of the room. Sprinkle the salt in a circle deosil around the candle. Light and say:

Creature of wax Creature of fire
Listen to me Hear my desire
Cleanse this room By the power of three
And blast away all negativity
With harm to none So shall it be

Leave to burn for at least 1 hour.

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A new beginning for Coven Life’s Coven

Our gatherings are open to any Witch or Pagan that would like to attend, with the exception of when we have an initiation, we try to keep the ritual itself to 30 minutes.

After taking into account the answers below and those I received by email the coven gatherings meeting time will stay the same.

The social time for the gatherings will begin at 6:45 PM CT instead of 7:00. Please take the social time to meet new people, ask questions about our novice and/or adept lessons or just to say hello to someone you have not had a chance to talk in a while. Everyone is encouraged to join in the discussion during this time. Please stay around for a bit after the ritual is done to share how you felt about it, if there is something you would like us to include in future gatherings or leave out. But the main reason is getting to talk with your brothers and sister in The Craft for a while longer. Please stop all socializing during the circle. Thank you!


The Runes of Odin (10. Nauthiz, Nyth)

 of Odin (10. Nauthiz, Nyth)






Galdr :

Pathwalking with the Rune :

Stone : Lapis Lazuli

Colour : black

Energy : Female

Element : Fire

Zodiac sign : Capricorn

Goddess : Skuld

Tree : mountain ash

Plant: Snakeroot

This rune has two aspects to have in mind when you do your script. On the one hand, it presents the need and the temptation, on the other hand, it presents getting rid of this need. Using this rune by will one can change the destiny. Destiny through knowledge and wisdom.. This is a very powerful love rune in the Icelandic love magic and represents the primal needs and desires that urge one to find a lover.

Overcoming the exhaustion or negative energy. Reaching your goals. Defence. An impulse to gain an unusual relationship. Development of the magic will. Development of the spiritual powers . This is the rune that means using the strength of counteracting a magic will. Sudden inspiration. The rune Nauthiz neutralises the hatered and rivalry . It creates a need of order. It reckognises the personal need.

The  rune can be used for achieving long term goals , for love magic of for helping lost causes.

Divination : You should controll your emotions. There is some risk for your health, especially from diets. Avoid the misuse of your trust and time. Asure yourself that your love is taking the right direction. This rune indicates difficulties, need or disaster. The good thing is that this means  the power of overcoming and keeping of the inner strength. The rune indicates patience and life experience and lessons that will bring to you the biggest gains regardless the difficulties. Do not take a risk. In combination with other runes Nauthiz can have the meaning “ delay”.

Now you are given exactly what you need to grow up spiritually. Perhaps you think this is contrary of what your desire is. But this situation will be short lived. It is mostly a sequence of lessons that you need to learn to move from the negative towards the positive. Do not run from your past, stay focused on your goal and learn from the real situation.  The past is a memory, the future is a dream, but the present stays as the only place where you can have real power and an opportunity to act.

Reverse meaning : be careful because the reverses Nauthiz cannot be apparent one. An unwanted event may happen. Eat, enjoy and free your emotions. Your requirements can mislead you, they may hide a danger. But someone secretly admires you.

Use : this rune is used to protect your private things and objects while you are leaving them unattended for a short period of time and then come back for them. This rune says : “ Do not touch! “ If you draw it on your things and think of something unpleasant like how a  piece of cold iron feels and smells the rune  can absorb this energy and thus to protect your item while saying: “ Do not touch it, this is a cold iron!” Nauthiz can be used in combination with Kauno, Isa, Thurisaz to create a feeling of something hot, icy or unpleasant to touch.

It is drawn with the index finger , draw the vertical line first and then the smaller line, both lines are drawn from top down.

The mysteries of necessity are at the core of Nauthiz. It is central to manipulating Wyrd so that desired outcomes can be attained through negotiating with the energies of the Norns. Invoking need is more powerful than wishing, but what we need and what we desire are not always the same. In this sense, Nauthiz can protect us from ourselves, but its lessons are often harsh. The force of the past exerts its effect on us in the present. Previous action catches up with us and attempts to restrain and restrict future action, which is the counter-movement of the cyclical processions of JERA. However, armed with humility we can learn our lessons from not only our own errors, but the mistakes and successes of others. “

Literal Meanings of “Nauthiz”

Need, necessity, trouble, constraint


A vast canyon or icy crevasse exists between one’s current position and the position or goal that is desired. One ‘needs’ to cross this great distance, but how? Passage across this chasm must be secured or a shortage may become worse. A ‘need’ or ‘shortfall’ is indicated here in all its forms: Nauthiz is the worker who has done a particular trade for years and finds themselves laid off, their trade obsolete. Nauthiz is the harvest which falls short, unable to provide. Nauthiz is a yearning of the soul which is currently unfulfilled. Nauthiz is a sudden demand which overwhelms one’s stores and savings. Nauthiz indicates a time to retrain, relearn and plan effectively in order to get what is wanted from a particular situation. Nauthiz is a rune of ‘wanting’, and it is generally a negative rune since it describes a ‘lack’ of something. If the reader believes the need referenced by Nauthiz is a constant need, then one’s needs should be reevaluated. If the need referenced by this rune is temporary in nature, it may be necessary to take steps to fill it. In general, the rune Nauthiz represents a gap between that which one requires and the capacity that one has to fulfill that requirement.

How to Interpret “Nauthiz”

Something is desired or lacking by the querent. Without fulfilling this need, forward motion will be difficult and unpleasant. Material need or sometimes impoverishment, whether real or imagined may also be described here. The exact meaning of such impoverishment may be different for different people; for one person, poverty may mean one car in the family instead of two. For another, it may mean no food for a week. Whatever the definition, the result is the same: a degradation of life-quality through a shortage of something. Rectifying this situation will requires either diligence and intelligence in order to improve the situation. A managing of one’s desires may also be called for. An alternate meaning of Nauthiz is a purely spiritual yearning for some greater level of enlightenment: a need created by spiritual impoverishment or a withering of the soul. In some cases Nauthiz represents a semi-permanent state of spiritual disatisfaction, or one who is eternally disatisfied despite material and emotional plenty. It should be noted that while many see Nauthiz as a negative rune, depicting a shortage or a lack of something — others see Nauthiz as a positive challenge — a test that must be overcome to achieve the object of one’s desire.

Inverted Meaning

There are those who believe that Nauthiz cannot be reversed — and others who say that it can. With this particular rune, this decision must be made by the reader based upon the nature of the reading. A possible inverted interpretation is as follows: The shortage is at it’s worst and the only way from here is up — bear this in mind during the coming struggles. Strong character is forged through difficult situations like this — and fortunes made. Some of the most successful and enduring people achieved greatness because they underwent extreme hardships at some point in their lives.

The above material is thanks to

Until we merry meet again

Blessed Be

Mistress of the Mountains

Novice Lesson Outline

Novice Lesson Outline
1. Making Your Book of Shadows
2. Definition of Common Words and Phrases
3. Define Moon Phases
4. Corresponding Days of the Week
5. Elemental Placements, Gods and Goddesses
6. What is a Witch’s Familiar
7. Set up Basic Altar
8. Meditation Basics
9. Do Your First Circle
10. Write A Spell
11. Write a Ritual to go with Your Spell
12. Explain what an Esbat is
13. Write an Esbat Ritual
14. Explain what a Sabbat is Including Dates They Are On and How they are Placed of the Wheel of The Year
15. Write a Sabbat Ritual
16. Write a Ritual for Your Personal Dedication to The Craft
17. 13 Question You Should Now Be Able To Answer
18. Write a Review about Being a Novice Within Coven Life’s Coven
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