I am sorry but we will not be hosting a Mabon gathering this year. We are still trying to figure out if we want to do another chatroom which is not very interactive or use Skype so everyone can see and hear what is being done in the ritual. Plus with Skype our social hour and monthly open chats I believe will be more fun and interesting. This way you also get to see you coven sisters and brothers. If you do not have a web cam or only want to do audio that will be up to each person. We will tell you more about how it will work before the next full Moon on October 1st in the Northern Hemisphere and October 2nd in the Southern Hemisphere. One way or another the October full Moon Esbat will happen.
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.
Northern Hemisphere – Friday, June 5, 2020
Social Hour 6:00 to 6:59 PM CDT
Circle Cast 7:00 PM CDT
Southern Hemisphere – Saturday. 6 June 2020
Social Hour 9:00 to 9:59 AM AEST
Circle Cast 10:00 AM AEST
WHAT YOU WILL NEED:
A device to play song on
Something to use as a drum or whatever to keep time to the music
Lady Beltane: I call Air into the Eastern Watchtower to come dance with us
I call Fire into the Southern Watchtower to come dance with us
I call Water into the Western Watchtower to come dance with us
I call Earth into the Northern Watchtower to come dance with us
I skip around 7/8 of this circle to keep us all safe from harm both seen and unseen. I take us to a place that is not a place into space there is no time. We invite any Goddesses and/or Gods to join us in our dance within this sacred circle.
EVERYONE: As you enter the circle pause to allow the energy to strip you of every day problems and negativity. Once you have passed through the circle portal please say hello and share with us your first (no last names) or pagan name and what country or state (no town names) you have entered the circle from
Lady Beltane: I now close the portal we passed through to complete the circle round.
The inspiration come from a post on Coven Life by Dawn of the Day A Call to Witches
Today we will be joined from near and far through dancing under the Full Moon (Southern Hemisphere the Moon has not totally left your horizon yet) and drumming on whatever we have chosen to use.
Everyone: We will all start play Dance, My Children Dance NOW
After the song has stopped for you please type in DONE
Anyone who wants to share what they felt and/or saw while dancing and drumming with the rest of us you are welcome to do so now.
Lady Beltane: We will observe a moment of slice while I send a blessing for the sacred land on Isbel Road that was a Native American Village that the spirit who reside there may find peace. I blessed Mother Earth and ask that she once again allows this land to be a scared place that the soil is not disturbed by human in any way A’Ho (Native American loose translation i blessed be)
I send blessings of good health to you and your family. Until we meet again blessed be dear Sisters, Brothers and Everyone else.
With a heart and spirit filled with love I walk this circle to open but it will never be broken as we are one in the Goddesses and/or Gods we choose to believe in. I return us to the physical on Mother Earth and time as it flows on her.
We thank the Goddesses and/or Gods that join our dance today. Please leave us if you choose to.
We thank Earth for dancing with us in the Northern Watchtower and ask you to return from whence you came.
We thank Water for dancing with us in the Western Watchtower and ask you to return from whence you came.
We thank Fire for dancing with us in the Southern Watchtower and ask that you return from whence you came.
We thank Air for dancing with us in the Eastern Watchtower and ask that you return from whence you came.
I thank you all for being in our circle today.
A FULL MOON tonight will bathe the planet in its eerie glow – but does a Full Moon affect humans?
Full Moons are believed by many affect our sleep and our mood but they are also associated with the paranormal – ghosts and werewolves. The Moon’s supposed influence has also affected our language, with the words lunacy and lunatic originating in the Latin word for Moon, luna. With the next Full Moon rising tonight (Thursday, May 7), is there any truth behind these myths?
According to the Royal Observatory Greenwich in London, there is a well-documented fascination with the Moon’s sway over our lives.
The ancient Mesopotamians, for instance, believed lunar eclipses threatened the lives of their kings.
In Ancient Greece and Rome, on the other hand, girls were given crescent-shaped pendants to ward off evil spirits.
And by the 16th century, the Moon’s position was tracked by physicians to determine how it would affect their patients.
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.
PHASE DETAILS FOR – WEDNESDAY, MAY 6, 2020
Moon Age: 13.66 days
Moon Angle: 0.55
Moon Distance: 364,627.22 km
Sun Angle: 0.53
Sun Distance: 150,961,289.63 km
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.
The first Full Moon of the year coincides with a lunar eclipse is in its own sign Cancer. Cancer is the embodiment of the sacred feminine, aligned with the tides of the ocean and the cycles of a women’s fertility. It connects with the with the archetype of the Great Mother, underlings themesand of home, tribe, belonging, ancestral roots, sustenance, sanctuary, and the unspoken emotional connections to people in our life. Cancer wisdom teaches us aboutthe the need for boundaries as well as when it is time to retreat to take care of ourselves. When her daughter is kidnapped by Hades, Demeter retreats to the land of Eleusis. The shifting currents of this Full Moon may bring forgotten to the surface, not only our own, but whispers of ancestral memories passed downto by the women who came before us. This is a good time to turn our attention to working with lineage, tradition, and the wisdom of the Grandmothers.
Great Mother, giveme me the wisdom to know when it’s time to retreat and to nurture not only others but also myself
Guiding Goddesses: Demeter, Danu, Isis, Parvati
Copyright 2020 Danielle Blackwood in Llewellyn Witches ‘ Datebook 2020 Page 33