I have allowed myself to be emotionally and mentally abused for just over 19 years. My ex-husband was fond how telling I was fat, what I should eat and when amongst calling me very unkind names. Plus trying Gaslight me say I never told him of minor or major things when in fact he admitted to just not listening to me. These are just the tip of the ice breg to our marital problems. Every argument ending with him tell me to get out or leave, this is the PG rating of what he actually said. About a month ago I was ready to leave but I started think of why shouldn’t leave but I did tell him the next time he said I was gone. This was after I found my strength as a woman first but also as a with. I’ve been in counseling for about a year which helped me to open my eyes to reality instead of looking through rose colored glasses.
I apologized for asking you to donate money to help cover my moving expenses but I only get under$8.00 per month because I can no longer work because of a very bad back and fibromyalgia and I never know until I wake up if it’s a good or bad health wise for body. I thought moving 515 miles to my beloved cousins it turned out that was a pipe dream. The approximate tot is close to $1,000.00 USD. I know times are tough money wise because of unemployment or your hours being cut as you work from home. But if everyone reading this would donate just $5.00 it will added up to help me payback the money I had to borrow to get away from my bully. Any woman or man in this situation I would donate to help them. I’d also be available day or night if they needed to vent, scream, cry, all these things at once.
So I reach out to you in my time of need for your help please. If you donate please put your email address where you can make a comment to me through PayPal because I want to personally thank every sister, brother, and guest. I can email you a receipt for tax purposes. I am embarrassed asking for you help. The Donate button on WOTC is on the left-hand side. On Coven Life it is on the right-hand side of each website’s Homepage. I thank you in advance for your support and money help.
One last easy thing you could do for me is to light a candle asking whatever Goddess(es) and/ or God(s) you call upon to help you with your magick.
I am hoping to get caught up with birthday horoscopes by next Wednesday and start doing the moon phase, and planetary position on that day also but this not a promise I need to settled in my new home after a very thorough smudging and house blessing along with doing my protective wards around the outside of my home. See you soon!
Blessed be dear sisters, brothers, and guests.
Ever ask yourself, “What does being pagan mean to me?” I have a few times over the years and am surprise that the answer often changes quite a bit.
A few days ago a neighbor, whose corner of their backyard meets a corner of ours, came over to ask my husband to quit setting off fireworks because it made him “dive to the floor when I hear them because I’m a veteran and it also really upsets my dog.” My husband agreed to stop setting them off until it closer to the 4th of July, the USA Independence Day celebration. The neighbor came back with a threat that if he set any off again he’d be back and not just talk. I had gone outside because this neighbor has a history of punching people and I wanted to be able to call the police if he hit my husband and had an ice pack in hand just in case. As the man was leaving I suggested he give his dog peppermint tea during the week leading up to the 4th of July. For which he thanked me. A side note to this encounter is one of my magical companions is slowly getting over her fear of loud unexpected noises when the neighbor first came in to our property he pound so loud in the front door that Star for scared and it took me a half-hour to quietly talk her into coming out to have some peppermint/valerian tea mixed with some beef broth, I make I’ve cubes out of beef broth when I make a roast, so she quit panting and skaking. I did not being this up to the neighbor as I was worried about his reaction to me blaming for scaring my fur baby.
I have seen this dog who is a pit bull mix when I am out on walks with my fur girls and this dog seems to cower at any type of noise above a whisper and all dogs no matter their size. So I do wonder if there may be some abuse to this beautiful creature but cannot prove anything to be able to call the police on the man.
After I sat and thought about it a while I decide to make up a few tea bags of peppermint and valerian to bring to my neighbors this coming weekend to make sure there is this natural anxiety help at hand for the dog. I wrote telling a coven member of this idea to which a reply came “that only you would do something nice for someone who wishes you harm.” Which got me to thinking, “As a pagan, do I walk the walk of my life and spiritual path with the forethought of the Wicce Rede as much and as often as I should?”
I am not perfect as no one is no matter what spiritual path a person walks. So if I am going to walk the walk of “Do as ye will, Less it harm none” why wouldn’t I try to help one of the Goddesses creatures that otherwise might not get it? Isn’t that what I am supposed to do as a pagan to help where I can or am I supposed to be as many of other faiths and say, “I love my fellow man and should help when I can?” but don’t. Am I supposed to be a hypocrite and only follow the Rede when it is convenient for me or am I to follow it as much and as often as I can?” My answer is I should follow it day and night no matter how I may be treated by other humans. I feel it is my place to be a beacon of hope for a better world living in harmony with all creatures on, above, and below Mother Earth. I feel I should be a beacon when it comes to not polluting Mother Earth in any way I can even if that means picking up trash others discard wherever I find it on my walks no matter where those walks take place.
So I ask each of you, “Do you believe the Wicce Rede is for only when we do spells or is it something we should remember daily especially if someone is does harm to us whether it is mildly, as in this situation, or majorly as in someone hitting us or speaking negatively about us?”
I am really interested in hearing how others feel about following the Wicce Rede so please weigh in with your opinion in the comments section below
Blessed be dear sisters, brothers, and guests. May this find you in good health.
Many people in the Neopagan movements use an interesting metaphor (or “clever” putdown) to describe people who are newer to Wicca and Paganism than they are, or who seem to have more sensitive ethical constraints on their magical (or even mundane) behavior than their critics claim to have. These critics call their targets, “Fluffy Bunny Pagans.” Sometimes the term used is “Bambi™ and Barbie™-Goddess Pagans,” implying a sickeningly sweet attitude about life in general and the Craft in particular. If someone’s image of the Horned God is Bambi™ and of the Goddess is Barbie™, others could reasonably assume that person is naive and shallow. Of course, I know several Pagans who are proud owners of the (very expensive) Sun Goddess Barbie™ and Moon Priestess Barbie™ dolls
Inhabitants of the Buffyverse know the overly enthusiastic, naive, and yet often dogmatic “newbie” Wiccans as “Blessed Wanna-Bes” and seem to believe that the character of Willow is a good example of what a Witch is supposed to be–although I’ve never met a Wiccan or any other kind of witch who could pull off the sorts of spells that Willow did on a regular basis.
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Anyone is welcome to join us as we celebrate the Norther Hemisphere’s Summer Solstice/Litha and the Southern Hemisphere’s Winter Solstice/Yule.
The Summer Solstice was written by Elder PynkMoon who will also be leading it.
The Winter Solstice was written by Elder Priestress Hypatia. It will be led by Elder Dawn of the Day
NORTHERN HEMISPHERE: Sunday, June 21, 2020 Socializing starts at 4:00 PM CDT Circle Cast at 5:00 PM CDT
SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE: Monday, June 22, 2020 Socializing starts at 7:00 AM AEST Circle Cast at 8:00 AM AEST
LITHA (SUMMER Solstice)
This Sabbat is dedicated to the powerful Sun God. We honor you this day and thank you for your gifts. You are the light over the crops, on the brightest day of the year. The heat that warms the Earth, and the bringer of life. We welcome and honor you this day of light.
WHAT YOU WILL NEED:
Make sure you have your altar decorated in the colors representing the Sun God
One red candle to light for the Sun God
Mediation music of your choice
Mediate 3 minutes to your favorite mediation music of your choice.
Type finished type done.
PYNKMOON: Now we may start our circle.
WINDS OF THE EAST
Come to me now, winds of the East
Whirl and twist until your Magick is ceased
Blow through my mind as the energy raise
Blow away clouds and blow away haze
Your circles is open your powers please lend.
Your presence is welcome I bid you come in.
FIRES OF THE SOUTH
Come to me now, Southernly fires
Warm light, pure thought, add flames to desires
Cleanse and purify all actions mundane
Protect the circle with your once light and flame
Your circle is open your powers please lend
Your presence is welcome bid you come in.
WATERS OF THE WEST
Come to me now, waters of the western port
Tides rise and fall, and all harm abort
Wash many troubles and wash away pain
Wash over my Spirits with ocean and rain
Your circle is opened your powers please lend
Your presence is welcomed bid you come in.
Earth of the North
Come to me now, earthly powers of the North
Lend your strength and stability, give me support
As your soil is fertile, your circle shall be
Nourish all works, as you nourish the tree
The circle is opened your powers please lend
Your presence is welcomed bid you come in.
DAWN of the DAY: I cast this circle three times three with the assistance of the Great Mother and the Great 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. May the power of The Great God and The great Goddess join us within this circle now, to protect us and to work with us and allow us to see beyond the veil.
Protect us Great Mother and Great 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.
Dawn of the Day and PynkMoon: Merry meet brothers and sisters and honored guests.
EVERYONE: Please answer with Merry Greet, your first or pagan name, state or country you are from. Please no last names, towns, villages, or city you live in.
EVERYONE: Light your red candle in honor of the Sun God
Then visualize what might come to pass
As you gaze into your candles flame
Mediate for three minutes
When finished type done
SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE WINTER SOLSTICE – Led by Elder Dawn of the Day
EVERYONE: Please ALL light your main altar candle(s)
INVOCATIONS LED BY ELDER DAWN OF THE DAY
Yule- Southern Hemisphere
EVERYONE: All please say-
I light this fire in your honour Great Mother Goddess, you who have created life from death and warmth from cold. Once the time of the Sun lives. We invite you Great Mother to our circle, bring us brand new light, that of your glorious Son.
Ancient God of forest and sky. I welcome you as you return from the shadows. Ow Great Lord the wheel has turned, I welcome you back to warm us. Great Lord I welcome your return and may you shine brightly upon this Great Mother Earth.
I pray to you Great Mother and Father, be present here with your virtues, grant me my prayers, and give me what I need and only that.
Now we look to the Great Earth Mother, and the Sky God, as guardians of the sky, the sea and of all Gods and powers. Victory is in their name. You are the source of peoples and all Gods. Without you nothing can neither be born nor made perfect.
Yule- Southern Hemisphere
Choose however many ribbons, string or motifs for each and every prayer and start placing them on the tree, branches or what other decoration you have chosen. During the ceremony choose no more than 3-4 prayers, you can add to this later if you choose.
Please type done when finished…
EVERYONE: All please say-
Lord of the Sun that rides the westerly wild wind. As the seeds flourish and the fall into the waiting earth. I know this to be a time of equals allowing nature’s scales to come into balance. As the dark winter shadows reveal the wheel-a-turning it unveils life’s glory through a deathly silence.
O Great Goddess, watcher of sacred magic and long gone myths, show me the way to great wisdom. Show me the way Great Goddess!
Let my mind and my hands be dedicated to the service of the God and the Goddess.
FAREWELLS LED BY ELDER DAWN OF THE DAY: Dismiss the circle:
EVERYONE: All please all say-
Mother Goddess, Lady of the Waters, I thank you for your presence and your blessings. May there be peace and honour between us now and forever. Hail and farewell Great Selene.”
Ancestors of blood and ancestors of spirit, I thank you for your presence and your blessings. May there be peace and honour between us now and forever. Hail and farewell.
Spirits of the land, spirits of this place, I thank you for your presence and your blessings. May there be peace and honour between us now and forever. Hail and farewell.
Thank you bright Lord for the light you have brought to us this night, may we carry it with us throughout the year that is coming.
Great Lady who is ever so gracious with her nurturing caring ways and infinite wisdom. Live within us throughout the coming year.
So mote it be!
FAREWELL LED BY ELDER PYNKMOON; Dismiss the Watchtowers
PYNKMOON: We give thanks to our Sun God, who joined us in our ritual today. We ask your return from where you came.
We give thanks to the Element of the East (Air) who lend its power in our ritual today. We ask your return from where you came.
We give thanks to the Element of the South (Fire) who lend its power in our ritual today.
We give thanks to the Element of the West (Water) who lend its power in our ritual today.
As you leave here tonight may the Lady and Lord bless you with all that you need and want. We ask your return from where you came.
We give thanks to the Element of the North (Earth) who lend its powers in our ritual today. We ask your return from where you came.
PYNKMOON: I thank everyone for being with us in our circle today.
DAWN of the DAY: I bid you Blessings and great Joy Brothers and sisters of the Craft.
Most people do not believe in elves. The little people, along with fairies, banshees, and werewolves, are often thrown into the category of ‘fantasy’ and left to molder unless some video game or children’s book decides to make use of them for commercial purposes. Whatever you believe to be true, stories of fantastic creatures are present in most ancient cultures, particularly in European regions such as Germany, Scandinavia, and Ireland.
Widespread disbelief and discrediting of the mystical folk have rendered serious research into the origins of elves almost nonexistent. However, recent scientific and historical analyses of the folklore of Ireland reveal that elves are not wholly fictional, but actually based on real life beings.
The Etymology of ‘Elf’
First, for clarity, it should be noted that the word ‘elf’ is not indigenous to Ireland. This word derives from a term used in Common Germanic, the ancestor language of modern German, English, and several Scandinavian languages. ‘Elf’ became a label for the Irish fairies when the English began to write about and record Irish folklore.
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Please listen to the first group’s story of how the became a choir and to the words in their song. I was in tears listening to them and I also feel it was an honor to hear the Voices of Our City sing. It was an inspiration to me to do more for the homeless where I live in a suburb of Chicago, Illinois. Yes, even in the more affluent towns, villages, and cities all across the USA there are homeless people whether you ever see them or not they are there. Even though many of us have small incomes that next time you see someone asking for money on the street why not go into the nearest place that has any type of food to go and buy them something nourishing to eat or if it is a very hot day get them a bottle of water. After I pay my bills I have barely over $100.00 a month to buy groceries with and to live on every month but I always put $10.00 aside (that in honesty I cannot afford to do) so if I run into one of my towns homeless population I can buy them a little something that is good for them to eat and a large bottle of water or cup of coffee depending on the season of the year. This way I know the money is put towards helping them and not helping to feed any type of addiction if they have one.
Now turn your volume up on whatever you are reading this on and listen to how one woman made a difference in many homeless people’s lives by starting a musical group. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2kABHoszPHU
Say a little prayer or light a candle to thank the Universe for all you and your family has been given. Remember how blessed you are to have a warm or cool place to sleep, enough food to not feel hinger pains, and decent clothing to keep you warm in the cold months or just to be seen in when you go out anywhere.
The staff and Elders of both WOTC and Coven Life have many things happening right now and unfortunately some of the posts you are use to seeing everyday are not being done. Let me give you a little explanation of what is going on with everyone. Please remember to click on all advertisements you see on WOTC = WitchesOfTheCraft.com as this helps to generate revenue to pay for both websites, private chatroom, and other miscellaneous cost incurred to keep these things bring you information on witchcraft and other topics as well. Please do not send a money donation just click on the ads for your donation. Thank you very much.
Lady Beltane is fairly ill with???? her doctors are not sure at this time what is wrong but they do know through two tests it is not COVID-19. She is not feeling up to doing all the regular daily WOTC’s post but will make sure each days birthday horoscope is posted. She will post when she can on Coven Life. She hopes to be back feeling better by the weekend.
Hypaia of Alexandria works at an elderly health care facility in her native Australia and is having to work extra hours because of restrictions the government has imposed to help safe guard the health of the elderly. She also runs her own business as a licensed nutritionist. Leaving her little time for sleep and her family much less trying to fit in posting on the two websites.
Samhain had a heart attack a couple of weeks ago but is recovering at home under her doctor’s supervision. His computer set up which he refers to as “The Beast” because of it’s 6 monitors plus other extras is located in his basement. The problem here is he is not allowed to walk up and down stairs as yet. Last time Lady Beltane talked to him he was having a family member help to move The Beast upstairs and was working on getting it to work. So without a working computer he cannot post either.
Dawn of the Day has been busy with her full time job as a high school teacher and cooridinator of the graduation ceremony which to say the least has been very tricky and time consuming this year because of the Stay at Home and Social Distancing orders. Now that, that is over she is getting ready to leave for her annual volunteer work helping to repair and/or do remolding plus some farming duties for a place she goes to every year in West Virginia to help the organization helps people that could not afford much need repairs or whatever to their homes otherwise.
PynkMoon had fallen last week and required stitches. Besides that he has been battling pneumonia for a couple of months. Lady Beltane received word yesterday that he has now been hospitalized for treatments that cannot be done at home.
Raven Spirit Walker is having to see a cardiologist because of a very low heart rate. She also is the sole care giver for her beloved husband who is dealing with many different medical issues. She is also having to dedicate more time to her own business to keep their bills paid up. Raven is a psychic medium who reads all different types of cards, helps locate missing persons in AZ, and a few other abilities she has that she puts to good use not just for an income but to help other people wherever and whenever she can.
As you can see at this time we all have things going on in our personal lives that if you are willing to we could use some prayers and/or a candle lit to help us. We will post what we can when we can please just have patience and ask the Lord and the Lady to let our lives get back into their usual routines. We all thank you for your understanding and support. If anyone and I mean anyone needs prayers and/or a candle lit for something you feel you need help with please leave a comment telling this fantastic community what it is you need help with.
June Esbat gathering is this Friday, June 5th for the N.H. and S.H. slick on Daily Posts and scroll down for all the information you need for this gathering.
There will be a remembrance ceremony honoring 1 year since she crossed over the veil into the Summerlands for our beloved sister Lady of the Abyss in the N. H. on Friday, June 12th starting at 5:00 PM CDT this includes a time to gather to talk about our memories of her before the ceremony. For the S. H. it will be on Saturday, June 13 starting at 8:00 AM AEST. It will be held in the Heart’s Spirit Coven’s Private Chatroom
There will be a Summer/Winter Solstice gathering for the N.H. Saturday, June 20 and for the S. H. on Sunday, June 21. More information will be posted closer to these dates.
The information for learning about Numerology is for beginners and a brush up for those experienced in Numerology. They will be split between WOTC and Coven Life. The post for the odd number part of this information will be on WOTC. The post for the even number part of this information will be on Coven Life.
Work Out Your Own Numerology
The symbolic meanings that surround the nine whole numbers are the centre of Numerological divination. Numbers integrate into many other divinity methods, such as the Tarot. Numbers can represent stages in the unfolding of any process, and can be keyed to planets, days, colours, qualities, character types and Tarot images. Numbers are also keyed to letters of the alphabet, so words and names, as well as dates of birth, can be analyzed.
The First Name is our ‘Foundation in Life’.
Numerology in Relation to the Alphabet…
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