May 6 Moon Goddess’ Current Phase

The Moon will be in a Waxing Gibbous phase. This phase is when the moon is more than 50% illuminated but not yet a Full Moon. The phase lasts round 7 days with the moon becoming more illuminated each day until the Full Moon. During a Waxing Gibbous the moon will rise in the east in mid-afternoon and will be high in the eastern sky at sunset. The moon is then visible though most of the night sky setting a few hour before sunrise. The word Gibbous first appeared in the 14th century and has its roots in the Latin word “gibbosus” meaning humpbacked.

From Moongiant.com

You can use this link to go forward or backward in time for Moon phase information. If you are curious you can even find out what phase the Moon was in when you or anyone else, you know was on the date the person was born.

Social Distancing

Many governments have instituted social distancing during this pandemic by the request of medical leaders. I am not trying to cause any extra level of panic. I just want to provide some facts I have found on the internet.

Does it work or not?

There is an Italian town of 3,300 that has drastically reduced the COVID-19 infection level to zero. How did this town do it? First, they did a radically placed did a lockdown of all their residents and did a testing mass testing. It found out that 3% (99 individuals) had the virus. This town has isolated these cases, and the township reopened. After the two weeks of isolation, there was only 0.25% (8 individuals) were still infected.

With this fact, can a large population do the same thing?

I say, yes. How can it be done? We can look at what I call the tail of Two American Cities. During the Spanish Flu back in 1918, two major cities in the US took two different steps. Both were informed about that Flu. One just went and blew it off and went, as usual, going forward with their parade and large gathering. Walla, thousands started to die. About six months later, about 16,000 people had died. The second city that heard quickly jumped into action and implemented social isolation plan. They closed schools, limited travel, and encourage personal hygiene. As a result, this city just saw around 2,000 deaths.

Why should we do so?

By doing this, we will be helping not just ourselves, our loved ones, the community we connected. And most of all, we will be assisting the medical personal to get atop of this.

  • By helping ourselves, we will know that we can reduce our chance of getting, especially if we may have any medical issues.
  • By helping our loved ones, we will reduce the chance of being a carrier and giving it to them. As above, especially if they may have any medical problems.
  • By helping our community and our medical infrastructures, we will be giving them a hand to get on top of it and be able to cap the number count at lower numbers.
  • We will also be helping all levels of the supply chain on our planet. That is from our local to the planet level. When we help our local level reducing the need for the supplies that are needed, we will also be assisting the amounts to be directed where they are needed most. Then to a quicker end.

By doing the simple steps that each of our medical leaders have provided, we will not just be helping ourselves, we will also be supporting all of those around us. Or do we want to be known for not caring? Others may not see it, and it will be in our hearts. We may all have a feeling of how to change our planet for the better. This is one way we can help to do so.

Are you up to it?

References

https://www.nih.gov/news-events/news-releases/rapid-response-was-crucial-containing-1918-flu-pandemic

https://www.livescience.com/small-italian-town-cuts-coronavirus-cases-testing.html

https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2020/03/13/815502262/flattening-a-pandemics-curve-why-staying-home-now-can-save-lives

US Veteran Care

To All CovenLife And WOTC Viewers

I ‘m Tharem a US Veteran. I have read a post from Lady A. about a US Veteran spent a night at the VA hospital in order to see a doctor. With a healthcare at the VA facility I go to has been really good that I seen. With that said, if I hear about one of my fellow veterans not getting help for some reason, I want to know so I can make sure that they get it. I am connected with many VA groups. I can say that the veteran who want help will get it. If you are a veteran, family member of the veteran, or know a veteran and are looking for help. Please contact me through my email. I will try to get the right group to help you/ them out. This is my way of paying forward for all the help that I have received and am still receiving. I consider all servicemembers are my brothers and sisters. Yes, I am putting out my email with the ok from Lady Beltane. it is tharemwhite@hotmail.com. This is to aid all veterans who needs help and want it. I will do my best to get you/them to the right people for the help they need.

Second thing is that there is one prime area that I see will help out all veterans out is that is the need and should get is Dental Care. I have a lot of medical coverage, but I do not have dental coverage. I believe there are other veterans who needs it and are not getting it.

Until OCT. 1st

To all my brother and sister of the craft, plus my Followers. I am going offline due to that I am moving to my new home this weekend. I will be finishing packing and be moving my stuff to the new house of mine. I will not be back online until October the 1st. this is when my internet will be back online at the new house. If you need me, please let LAdy Beltane know and she can get a hold of me.

Blessed be until then

Samhian

Ametrine

Ametrine, also known as trystine or by its trade name as bolivianite, is a naturally occurring variety of quartz. It is a mixture of amethyst and citrine with zones of purple and yellow or orange. Almost all commercially available ametrine is mined only in Bolivia.

The colour of the zones visible within ametrine are due to differing oxidation states of iron within the crystal. The different oxidation states occur due to there being a temperature gradient across the crystal during its formation.

Read more at:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ametrine

The Magickal Properties of Amethyst

Amethyst is a variety of quartz known as the stone of spirituality and contentment. It has many practical and spiritual uses — and you can learn how to benefit from its properties.   

The pink to deep violet color seen in amethyst is due to the presence of iron. The Chevron amethyst displays the deepest hues of purple. Because purple is associated with the sixth chakra —  the “third eye” located between the brows with which we receive intuition — the stone is said to enhance peace of mind, relaxation and self-discovery. This is an excellent stone for shamanic journeying and for inner-self evaluation and evolution. The stone lessens any resistance to helping oneself, particularly as concerns self-awareness. It also diminishes addictive tendencies.

Read more at:

https://www.herbalmusings.com/magickal-properties-of-amethyst

Amethyst

The name comes from the Koine Greek ἀμέθυστος amethystos from ἀ- a-, “not” and μεθύσκω methysko / μεθύω methyo, “intoxicate”, a reference to the belief that the stone protected its owner from drunkenness.[1] The ancient Greeks wore amethyst and carved drinking vessels from it in the belief that it would prevent intoxication.

It is one of several forms of quartz. Amethyst is a semiprecious stone and is the traditional birthstone for February

Read more at:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amethyst

Wicca Amber

I’ve chosen Amber as the stone for Imbolc, even though this attractive gem is not a stone at all, but is, rather, an ancient fossilized tree resin that once flowed from the wound of a conifer.  The pine trees from which Amber hails are no longer in existence, and the specimens of their once life-giving resins which we hold today are roughly between 25 – 50 million years old.  I think it fitting that just as Imbolc which means “in the belly” and Oimelc (or Oimelg) which means “ewe’s milk” which has begun to flow… so, too, was Amber once in the belly of the tree whose essence flowed forth to gift us in its new form. 

The name Amber derives from the Arabic word “ambar” which refers to ambergris, a secretion from the sperm whale which is used in making perfume.  The only similarity between the two, though, is color, for they are without a doubt two totally separate things.  Although both are often transported on the waves of the sea, it is this, along with their color similarity, which was most likely how the two may have been once confused.  Amber registers only 2 to 2½ on the Mohs Scale and is light enough that it can float on salt water.  And it does…for Amber is often found in or near the ocean, with its deposits existing in sediments along the shore.  Its most prevalent locales are on the shores of the Baltic Sea, predominantly in Russia, Poland, Latvia, Lithuania and Germany.  Other prominent Amber findings are in Mexico and the Dominican Republic.

Read Mor AT:

http://www.controverscial.com/The%20Magic%20of%20Rocks%20and%20Stones%20-%20Amber.htm

 

Amber

Amber is fossilized tree resin, which has been appreciated for its color and natural beauty since Neolithic times.[2] Much valued from antiquity to the present as a gemstone, amber is made into a variety of decorative objects.[3] Amber is used in jewelry. It has also been used as a healing agent in folk medicine.

There are five classes of amber, defined on the basis of their chemical constituents. Because it originates as a soft, sticky tree resin, amber sometimes contains animal and plant material as inclusions.[4] Amber occurring in coal seams is also called resinite, and the term ambrite is applied to that found specifically within New Zealand coal seams.[5]

Read more At:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amber

Tarot 101: A Basic Overview

To people unfamiliar with divination, it may seem that someone who reads Tarot cards is “predicting the future.” However, most Tarot card readers will tell you that the cards offer a guideline, and the reader is simply interpreting the probable outcome based upon the forces presently at work.

Anyone can learn to read Tarot cards, but it does take some practice. It’s a highly intuitive process, so while books and charts come in handy, the best way to actually learn what your cards mean is to handle them, hold them, and feel what they are telling you.

read more At:

https://www.thoughtco.com/tarot-basic-overview-2562790?utm_campaign=list_paganwiccan&utm_content=20180821&utm_medium=email&utm_source=exp_nl&utm_term=