What Do I Need To Have and Do to Be a Witch? – Introduction to Series

This is an introduction to help explain the title question. Today’s post is just going to answer frequently ask questions I have gotten over the years. Some of the other topics for this series will include but not limited to magickal tools, herbs, essential oils, crystals, precious and semi-precious gems, stones, your Book of Shadows, your altar and what you want to put on it, spells, rituals, etcetera. Most of the topics have other posts about them on Coven Life and Witches of The Craft. I also might add viedo links and/or a link for a general search on that day’s topic.

If you have questions about things in any of the post please ask them in the Comment box located below each post. This way if other people have the same question I only have to answer once.

If at anytime you want to share a picture of how you do something for that days topic please email it to LadyBeltane@aol.com subject line should have “For Sharing” please include your first name only or you pagan name and a short description about the picture. At the end of each days post the top I for tomorrow will be there. If you get pictures to me by 8:00 PM CDT for the next days topic I will include them in them post.

Any questions please ask them in the Comment section and I will reply to them by 8:00 PM CDT.

Tomorrow’s topic will be “Magickal Tool.” I look forward to learning different ways of doing things for every topic with you.

 

Angel Advice and Tarot Advice and a Special Oracle Card Pull for the Week of Monday 7 Oct 2019

For this weeks reading:

Reading for Mon, Oct, 7, 2019

For a site with yummy recipes, Angel advice, tarot card advice, and an oracle card pull, history on more then just witchcraft I strongly suggest my dearest sister’s website ….

The Sliver Sage Witch on NewFound-Life.com

Her website is not that old but it is all chocked full of interesting information. I think she also takes suggestions for posts so she can bring you magickal, spiritual, and non Witchy things as well. I think you will like it enough to want to follower the Silver Sage Witch on a daily bases.

For NewFound-Life’s Youtube channel, which offers a new Angel And Tarot Cards Advice every Monday and than Thursday brings us The Witching Crossroads which bring us information about different paths of The Craft.

Sliver Sage Witch of NewFound-Life Website

 

Once in a while you will even see a post from me on New-FoundLife.com

The Silver Sage Witch is my go to if I do not have time, want a second opinion on a question, or just do not want to do my own Tarot Card Reading. Her reading ability is one of the best tarot card readers I have ever come across. SHe also will do spells and/or rituals by request. If you would like a Tarot Reading or a spell done, etc by Silver Sage Witch click here CharmingMagick.com

Ceremonies for Saturday, September 28th Gathering

COMBINED WICCANING AND JUMPING THE BROOM TO NEW PHASE IN YOUR LIFE

WHEN:

N. H. SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2019

MEET AND VISIT FROM 6:00 TO 6:55 PM CDT

SACRED CIRCLE CAST AT 7:00 PM CDT

S. H. SUNDAY 28 SEPTEMBER 2019

MEET AND VISIT FROM 9:00 TO 9: 55 AM AEST

SACRED CIRCLE CAST AT 10:00 AM AEST

A note for our guests: The High Priestess of Coven Life’s Coven welcomes you to our special gathering. We thank you for coming to support our coven member that invited you. We invite you to ask any question about the gathering either before or after the circle has been cast. In other words, before we begin the ceremonies until after we are done. Please join in the meet and greet before and after the ritual circle. Please do not “talk” except when asked to respond once the circle has been cast. We ask that you do not talk about what you see here this evening/morning except with the person that invited you to join us. Thank you for your consideration.

When I say come into the middle of our circle imagine that you are surrounded by everyone else in attendance standing in front of me in the center.

WHAT YOU WILL NEED:

If you are jumping the broom –

Either your Besom or a Regular Broom

1 4-inch candle  the color you need for your stage

Matches or Lighter

Candle Holder

EVERYONE including guests: A small glass of chalice filled with the beverage of your choice any beverage except hard liquor is allowed during any ritual and as an offering. Wine or Beer is acceptable. Whatever sweet or small snack you prefer.

White for Maiden/Young Man (If you are a virgin, just began your monthly woman’s cycle, or still feel like you are an adolescent you are in this stage of your life)

Red for Mother or Father (even if you have no 2 or 4 legged children but have your monthly woman’s cycle. For men if you can sire a child, You belong in this phase of your life)

Black for Crone or Wizard (if your children are grown and you feel that you can pass wisdom down to those younger than you and can help mentor young witches with their studies. You belong in this phase of your life)

Engrave your name on your candle. The name can be one you picked for this phase of your life or your given name.

LADY BELTANE CALLS THE WATCHTOWERS: Facing the East – I call Air into the East Tower where the Sun rises, the element that controls powers of wonder and imagination, clarity in communication to protect our sacred circle and lend us your power, understanding, and protection.

Facing the South – I call Fire into the South Tower which controls the powers of passion, determination, courage, and devotion to protect our sacred circle and lend us your power understanding and protection.

Facing the West: I call Water into the West Tower which controls the powers of love, compassion, and all feelings to protect our sacred circle and lend us your power, understanding, and protection.

Facing the North: I call Earth into the North Tower which controls fertility, all growing things, strength, and grounding to protect our sacred circle and lend us your power, understanding, and protection.

LADY BELTANE CASTS THE CIRCLE: Each time the circle is walked it is started at the East Cardinal Point and ends in 2 to 3 steps from where each circle is started –

With the Atheme pointed at the ground – I close this circle with the element of Fire that all within it may be safe,

With the Atheme between waist and shoulder level – I close this circle with the element of Water that all within it may be safe

With the Atheme between waist and shoulder level – I close this circle with the element of Water that all within it may be safe

Lady Beltane faces the North and bends down slightly – I bring up the element of Earth to close this circle that all within it may be safe

Standing facing the altar – With hands raised palms upward bring them down in an arch first North and South then East and West – I close this circle with the element of Spirit that all within it may be safe.

Turning slowly in a clockwise direction “As above, so below. As within, so without. I transport us to a place that has no time and is not a specific place. We are in another dimension within this circle.” (Sets Atheme on Altar)

LADY BELTANE: I welcome my coven and our guests to tonight’s very special gathering with open arms and in perfect love and perfect trust.

Coven: Answer with “I am first or pagan name only from State or Country Only  and I have entered this circle in perfect love and perfect trust”

Guests: if you feel comfortable in sharing your first name and what state or country you live in please type it the information and hit the enter key for it to go into the feed

JUMPING THE BROOM

No matter which life phase you are entering you will stand to the left side of your broom and jump or walk over it to stand on the right side. Light your candle immediately after jumping the broom. Set the burning candle in a safe place allowing it to burn down completely. This seals your new life phase. After this is done you are starting a new phase of your life.

Each life phase group: One at a time please state your name and the life phase.  When your turn comes you will have one additional question to answer before you jump the broom. Please type in done after your jump so the next person can do theirs.

Coven members and guests that are going to declare themselves a Maiden or Warrior please step into the middle of our circle. Maidens and Warriors if you do not feel you are ready to take this step in your life this evening then please take your place back into the circle. Lady Beltane will call you one at a time to jump the broom.

MAIDEN AND WARRIOR: Please state your name and the name you wish to go by at this stage of your life.

LADY BELTANE: You come into this circle to become a Maiden who has had her first monthly blood to declare yourself eligible for dating and marriage. You are doing this by a choice you made for yourself without influence from anyone?

ANSWER: Yes or no. Explain your answer to the coven guests, please.

LADY BELTANE: You come into this circle to become a Warrior who has gone through puberty to declare yourself eligible for dating and marriage. You are doing this by a choice you made for yourself without influence from anyone?

ANSWER: Yes or no. Explain your answer to the coven and guests, please.

 LADY BELTANE: May the journey you travel in this lifetime be filled with positive, things, beauty, and love. Maidens and Warriors please step back into the circle.

Coven Members and guests that are going to declare themselves as a Mother or Father please step forward into the middle of our circle. Maidens and Warriors if you do not feel you are ready to take this next step in your life this evening then please take your place back into the circle. Lady Beltane will call you one at a time to jump the broom

 

LADY BELTANE: You come into this circle as a Maiden or Warrior to now become a Mother or Father. You are in the prime of your life being fully ready to take on all the responsibilities that comes with working a job, nurturing a loving relationship with your significant other or are looking for that right someone to share your life with, at this time you are the most fertile to bring a new life in the world if you chose to, you have matured enough to start a career and family. And wise enough to know when to ask for help from a person with more experience than you with whatever task you are trying to do. If you do not feel you are ready to take this step in your life this evening then please take your place back into the circle. Lady Beltane will call you one at a time to jump the broom

MOTHER AND FATHER: Please state your name and the name you wish to go by at this stage of your life.

LADY BELTANE: You are doing this by a choice you made for yourself without influence from anyone?

ANSWER: Yes or no. Explain your answer to the coven guests, please.

 Lady Beltane: You are doing this by a choice you made for yourself without influence from anyone?

ANSWER: Yes or no. Explain your answer to the coven guests, please.

 LADY BELTANE: This phase of your life comes with many challenges but with common sense, perseverance, and maybe some help from a friend or one of your fellow coven members or an Elder you will make it through it. This phase of your life will probably have some very big highs – like marriage or having a baby or buying you first house or car, etc. But it also will have some very low points – The possibility of a friend dying young or middle age for no apparent reason, your children growing up and leaving home, etc. May you be blessed with attaining all the things you work so hard to get. May you teach your children the importance of helping Mother Earth, especially picking up trash that could hurt one of our fellow creatures. Most of all I give you a blessing of patience because you will need it in many different situations. Mother’s and Father’s please step back into the circle.

LADY BELTANE: Will those who are going from Mother or Father into the wiser years of their lives and are declaring themselves as a Crone or a Wizard please step into the middle of the circle. You have come to a point in your life where if you have children, they are fully grown either living on their own and may have a family of their own. With this phase of your life, you can be or coming close to being retired. It is your responsibility to teach the younger generation in your blood family your family’s history. In the coven, you should be able to be called upon to help and guide our younger witches, to step in to lead the coven when our High Priestess is not able to. It is your duty to share your years of knowledge not just face to face or through emails but through imparting it on our coven’s website. This is also the time in your life that you have the time after you retire from a regular job to go out and enjoy Mother Earth more or start doing things you could not do when you had the duties and responsibilities of the Maiden/Young Man or Mother/Father phases in this lifetime if you do not feel you are ready to take this step in your life this evening then please take your place back into the circle. Lady Beltane will call you one at a time to jump the broom.

CRONES AND WIZARDS: Please state your name and the name you wish to go by at this stage of your life.

LADY BELTANE: You are doing this by a choice you made for yourself without influence from anyone?

ANSWER: Yes or no. Explain your answer to the coven guests, please.

LADY BELTANE: Are able and willing to help the younger witches in our coven. Are you willing to sit on a council to help your high priestess make decisions for the coven?

ANSWER: Answer Yes or No Explain your answer to our coven and guests

LADY BELTANEYou are doing this by a choice you made for yourself without influence from anyone?

ANSWER: Yes or no. Explain your answer to the coven guests, please.

LADY BELTANE: Are able and willing to help the younger witches in our coven. Are you willing to sit on a council to help your high priestess make decisions for the coven?

ANSWER: Answer Yes or No Explain your answer to our coven and guests

 LADY BELTANE: I have already explained what this phase of your life can bring you so I will leave you with this one thought. “Do not think of this as the dying phase of your life think of this as the phase where you are old and wise enough to try new things, research topics you always wanted to know more about, and most of all enjoy the freedom that comes from being older and wiser than a maiden or young man or a mother or father. May the Gods and Goddesses bless you as you share your wisdom with those younger than yourselves. May you have many, many years in this phase of your life so if you have descendants you can watch and help them grow into people that take the responsibility for the things they chose to do in their lives be it good or bad. Crones, you have become elders in our coven and as such your place in our circle is now behind and to the right of the altar. Wizards you have become elders in our coven as such your place in our circle is now behind and to the left of the altar.

WICCANING

LADY BELTANE: We will now begin the Wiccaning ceremony. If it is your desire to have Lady Beltane call forth your maternal ancestors to help guide and protect you please type your name in. I will call you forward one at a time to do your Wiccaning for you.

LADY BELTANE:  I call upon _____ to come forward.

Is it your desire to have your maternal ancestors help guide and protect you as you walk your path in this lifetime?

ANSWER: Yes or No and stated the name of the maternal ancestor you wish for Lady Beltane to call into our circle to represent your maternal line back until the beginning of time

LADY BELTANE: _____ blood to blood _____ we call to thee  ______ blood to blood _____ come to me ______ blood to blood _______ we honor thee.

______ I present ______ to you to join your line for you to look after, guide and protect _____ So mote it be

The Person in Center: Type in So Mote it Be!

LADY BELTANE: You now have your maternal ancestors to call upon in times of happiness, sadness, and anything in between. To help you learn the spiritual and magickal path you are on as they probably walked a similar path when they walked in this plain. Blessed Be ______. You may go back into the circle.

To the Elder in this child’s life do you swear to love, protect, guide, and help them along their chosen spiritual and magickal path?

PARENT OR GRANDPARENT ANSWER: Yes or No

***Dawn you will stay in the circle while your adopted daughter’s Wiccaning is done. Stand next to her with an arm around her. After my blessing please give her one of your own if you would like to. Type in done when you are through.*** Anyone else having a Wiccaning for their child or grandchild please come to the center of the circle with them when I type in their name. Stand next to them with an arm around them. After my blessing please give her one of your own if you would like to. Type in done when you are through***

LADY BELTANE DISMISSES THE WATCHTOWERS: Facing the East – I release Air from the East Tower with our gratitude for lending us your power

Facing the South – I release Fire from the South Tower with our gratitude for lending us your power and protecting us.

Facing the West: I release Water from the West Tower with our gratitude for lending us your power and protecting us.

Facing the North: I release Earth from the North Tower with our gratitude for lending us your power and protecting us.

LADY BELTANE OPENS THE CIRCLE: Each time the circle is walked it is started at the West Cardinal Point 

With the Atheme pointed at the ground – I open this circle and dismiss the element of Fire with our thanks for keeping us safe

With the Atheme between waist and shoulder level – I open this circle and dismiss the element of Water with our thanks for keeping us safe

With the Atheme at head height – I open this circle and dismiss the element of AIr with our thanks for keeping us safe

Lady Beltane faces the North and bends down slightly – I dismiss the element of Earth to open this circle but not break it

Standing facing the altar – With hands raised palms downward bring them down in an arch first North and South then East and West – I dismiss the element of Spirit to open this circle but not to break it

Turning slowly in a clockwise direction “As above, so below. As within, so without. I transport us back from a place that has no time and is not a specific place. We have now returned to our physical plane.  (Sets Atheme on Altar)

EVERYONE: Raise your hand up above your head with palms facing down slowly lower your hands until they touch the floor giving Mother Earth all the extra energy raised tonight or this morning for her usage in whatever way she wants to. Then make a quarter turn and do the same thing again.

LADY BELTANE: I thank everyone for attending and making the evening more special for those that Jumped the Broom and/or had a Wiccaning done. Eat, Drink, and enjoy visiting with one another. Please remember to save your last sip and last bite to offer to the Great Mother Goddess and the Great Father God. Until we meet again may you all be blessed with positive things in your life.

Please stay as long as you like to visit with each other.

1 hour 20 minute with extras things added

Copyright 2019 Lady Beltane

No portion of these rituals can be used with out express permission from Lady Beltane.

 

 

A Special Wiccaning and Jumping the Broom to Your Next Stage of Life on this New Moon Saturday, September 28th, 2019

You are cordially invited by Lady Beltane

To Jump the broom into your next stage of life. Child to Maiden or Warrior from to Mother or Father from to Crime or Wizard.

and/or have a  Wiccanings done by Lady Beltane to call upon your ancestors maternal to help protect and guide you.

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If you want to either Jump the Broom and/or have a Wiccaning done for yourself or a descendant please email Lady Beltane as soon as possible as their is some information she needs for both rituals

JOIN US ON

Saturday, September 28, 2019

AT

A Meet and Visit 6:00 – 6:55 PM CDT

Circle for the Wiccaning will be cast at 7:00 PM CDT

In Coven Life’s Chatroom

Lady Beltane will be checking up until 6:50 PM CDT on Saturday for requests to join US in the chatroom.

Ostara/Spring Equinox Blessing

Spring

From all of us at Coven Life we wish you and yours a blessed and pleasant Spring.

Mabon/Ostara Online Gathering Monday, September 23rd

Coven Life’s Coven invites all witches, pagans, or anyone else to come celebrate with us if you would like to. All the information you need is in this post.

Whether you live in the Northern or Southern Hemisphere we ask that you remain attentively in the circle from the time it is casted until it is open. The reason we ask felt you to here the whole time is to share in your brothers and sister Sabbat celebration. You are welcome to do both rituals if you feel you want to and they are both calling to do them. No witch in or out oven a coven practices exactly like any other witch. Yes when we are at a gathering such as this we all are doing and saying the same things and we feel the closeness of our xpiritualnfamily but, a lot of us do other spellwork and/or ritual when we are by ourselves. This is true in almost all of the face to face covens I have visited over the years. I encourage everyone in this coven when doing things on your own, after doing the lessons that deal with rituals for safety reason, to do it in whatever why feels right to them. I did this with my face to face covens as well. So as I have told many people when asked, “How does an Online Coven Work?” I say, “That we are solitary witches some of which are learning The Craft and some of us mentor them and we come together as a spiritual family to celebrate the Moon and our holidays.”

WHEN:

Monday, September 23, 2019

Socializing starts at 6:00 PM CT

Sacred Circle will be cast at 7:00 PM CT

Please do not enter the chatroom after 6:55 PM CT as this will cause the circle to be broken

WHERE:

If this is your first time joining us please read the Chatroom Guidelines on covenlife.co Homepage.  Thank you

Coven Life’s Chat

What You Will Need

Northern: 1 Apple  Sharp Knife  1 Orange Chime Candle (4 inches 10.16 cm long)

Southern: 1 Hard Boiled Egg colored only Crayon or a piece of wax 1 Yellow Taper Candle (30.5 cm or 12 inch long) Long Nose Pliers, Oven Mitt

Rituals

Lady Beltane: I walk our circle three times while I call upon Fire, Air, and Water to be in constant motion  around us, I call upon Earth to form the bottom half of the bubble from the ground to our waist, I call Spirit to form the top half of the bubble around us interlock with Earth. Our bubble of protection takes to a place that is outside of time and place. As above, so is below. As within, so is without.

EVERYONE: Please introduce yourself (FIRST NAME ONLY) and what state or country you live in.

MABON CELEBRATION – Northern Hemisphere

EVERYONE: Cut the apple in half horizontally, so one point of where the seeds are looks like a pentagram. Place the 2 halves side by side. Place the orange candle in the middle at the top part of the two halves. Notice that the center of the apple looks like a pentagram. One point of the seed pentagram should be facing up towards Hekate’s orange candle.

Light the orange candle while asking Hekate to enter your home to help bless it. Prayer to Hekate:

Great Mother Hekate the protector of Witches I invite you into my home and ask you to give the building and all living things dwelling in your protection and that you help guide us with your wisdom. Thank you Hekate!

Now starting at the top point of the apple pentagram going clockwise around the apples pentagram. Start at the top point ask Spirit to enter your home and bless it. Remember to touch each point of the pentagram with the index finger of your power/receiving  hand as you invite each of the elements in. Next, you will ask Air to enter your home and bless it. Next comes Fire ask it to enter your home and bless it. Next, ask Water to enter your home and bless it. Finally, ask Earth to come into your home to bless it. When you are done calling in the elements wait 2 minutes thinking about your home being blessed with warmth, enough food, and warm clothes to get you through the coming colder months. Then thank the elements and Hekate for their blessing and tell them to return from where they came.

Let your candle burn all the way down.

After the circle has been opened take one half of the apple outside to share with the wildlife around your home and allow the other half to dry out in an open glass or ceramic bowl or dish and leave it out somewhere in your home to help the blessing continue.

 

OSTARA CELEBRATION – Southern Hemisphere

Light the yellow candle and set it about 12 inches away but in front of you. Call Ostara to the candle. Prayer for Ostara:

Ostara from where all life comes please help give me the strength and will power to achieve the goal that I am setting for myself  today. Thank you Ostara

Take 2 minutes to write one goal on your egg that you would like to achieve before Samhain arrives. Try to use only 1 or 2 words to write your goal in any type of alphabet you want to use Runes, Ogham and other types of “magickal alphabets or symbols can be found by using the search box on either Coven Life.com, WitchesofTheCraft.com or doing a search on the internet. Type in “DONE” when you are through. Now carefully holding the yellow candle allow wax from it to drip on to the egg, turn the egg so the wax gets all over it while asking Ostara to help you reach your goal. Take 2 to 3 minutes to do this step. Be very careful the hot wax does not drip onto you (I use a pair of thin long nose pliers to hold my egg  and wear an oven mitt when using this ritual.) Type in the word “DONE” when you are through.

After the circle is opened take the egg outside and bury it while asking Mother Earth to help your goal to grow and be harvested on Mabon. Then work towards your goal daily until you reach it. Let the candle burn all the way down and bury the melted wax with the egg so it keeps feeding the egg energy.

EVERYONE NORTH and SOUTH: Lift your glass of juice/wine in a toast to the goddesses, and elements that helped us with all with our rituals this evening or this morning. Repeat Lady Beltane’s toast. Remember to save a little to pour on the ground as an offering to the gods and goddesses that helped us tonight.

LADY BELTANE TOAST: We raise our glasses or cups to honor Hekate, Ostara, Mother Earth, Spirit, Air, Fire, Water, and Earth for their power and help with protecting and blessing our homes and/or helping us reach our goal.

EVERYONE: Type in “So mote it be” when you are done saying the toast.

EVERYONE: Raise your arms above your head palms facing the floor bring them down slowly until you touch the floor. With your hands on the floor say, ” I give this extra energy to Mother Earth to use in whatever way she needs to!” Make a one quarter turn and repeat the same movements and prayer. Type So Mote It Be when you done grounding the excess energy in your part of our circle.

LADY BELTANE: I bring us back to the Earthly plane and real time. This sacred circle is open but our spiritual ties are never broken. Go in love and peace dear brothers and sisters. Blessed be until we merry meet again

Time to visit some more!!

Remember to bring your offerings to the goddesses. Northerners bring that Apple half out for the wildlife it is fine to cut it into smaller pieces for say squirrels and birds, and chipmunk. Southerners remember to bury the egg and left over candle.

 

 

 

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.

August 16th Full Moon Esbat Gathering

Our Esbat is being led by our adept Dawn of the Day this month. Please read completely through the ritual so you will know what you need and how the ritual will flow. Thank you.  Lady Beltane

WHEN:

Thursday, August 16, 2019

Social hour 6:00 to 6:59 PM Central Time

Sacred Circle cast at 7:00 PM Central Time

WHERE:

Coven Life’s Chatroom

Full moon ritual for releasing negativity

 

This months full moon ritual will be to help cleanse yourself from negativity and anger.  Everyone has been hurt physically, emotionally, mentally and this is the time to release the negativity and anger from ourselves.  Some of this negativity is caused by our very own actions, we are often our worse critics, but also from the action of others. We are doing this so we can start the healing process and bring more happiness and positivity to ourselves.

 

The full moon is when the positive energy is the strongest and we have the best chance of letting go of anger and negativity and start the healing process and start being more positive so that we can continue to grow in all aspects.

 

Please as we do this ritual place on your altars some of the things that help you the most to be in one with the gods.  These can be candles, incense, stones, bowls, flower petals, gentle colors, water, or something to remind you of the proper season.  For each of us our altars are unique so please use what you need. You will need a couple pieces of paper, a fire source and a place to burn these safely.

 

As our ritual starts please sit or stand in front of the altar.  If possible place your altar outside but as you are there do not let your shadow fall over the altar

 

This is what I will do but will not say. To start the ritual I would first move my altar to the middle of the room making sure the point of the star pointed northeast, I would then sage the altar and the room to cleans the area.  I would then place on the alter my statue of Hekate for my goddess and a piece of antler that I use to represent odin. I would then place a white candle to represent the spirit in the northeast point, moving clockwise I would then use a feather to symbolize air in the east, usually a small red candle to represent fire in the south, water in the west and salt to represent the north.

 

I would add to my altar the different things of abundance/harvest for my area that is corn and apples and a cup of apple cider and some homemade bread.  I would also add either a couple candles or pieces of cloth colors of green and gold to represent the season.

 

I would do this all in private before the ritual actually started as all witches set their altars up in a unique way, although I would suggest some grain or other materials that are in season to be harvested.

 

I will open the ritual by saying I call the watchtower of the East and I ask Auriel to help protect this circle and empower the work within my circle.

I call the watchtower of the South and I ask Gabriel to help protect this circle and empower the work within my circle.

I call the watchtower of the West and I ask Raphael to help protect this circle and empower the work within my circle.

I call the watchtower of the North and I ask Michael to help protect this circle and empower the work within my circle.

 

I will then say I travel 3 times around our circle brothers and sisters in a clockwise manner to seal our circle so we are safe to do this ritual.  I start in the east and point at the ground first and walk clockwise saying I close this circle with earth that no harm may come to anyone inside or outside of this circle. I will then point to the ceiling and say I close this circle with air so that no harm may come to anyone inside or outside of this circle,  then finally at shoulder level  I will say I close this circle with fire that no harm may come to anyone inside or outside of this circle.

 I would then say what is above is below our circle is formed may it may be opened but never broken.

I will then say i welcome the element of air by touching a feather and thank them for helping me with this circle .  Next will then welcome the element of fire by lighting a candle and thank them for helping me with this circle. I will then welcome water by touching the element and thank them for helping me with this circle and then to the north i will welcome the earth by touching that element and thank them for helping me with this circle.

I would then welcome the goddess (Hekate) and the god (Odin) to the circle and thanking them for attending and helping me with my work.

We have sealed the circle please use a couple of minutes here to calm your breathing, set up your gems light candles, and take a couple of deep breathes as you relax.  Visualize positive energy entering into your body from the ground and starting to heal you.

Please everyone type the word done and we will move to the next step.

Please get out your 2 pieces of paper on one piece please write down all the negative that you want to dispose of concentrate for several minutes and make sure you write anything and everything down that you wish to be rid of.   On the 2nd piece of paper write down all the positives. These are things that you want to continue, this is letting the universe know that you are thankful for them. The full moon in this case is acting as an agent/witness in contract with the universe.

Please type done when this is finished

Take the list of the negatives and safely light it and as it burns imagine all these things leaving your body like a toxin that has had an antidope applied, imagine as these things leaving your body, as that happens your body replaces these with positives.  As this happens repeat something like: Dear Universe, I no longer need these things the lessons have been learned and I am ready to move past these things and bring more positivity into my heart so good things will happen in the future.

When finished type done

Now take the 2nd list and carefully light this, imagine all the positives that are on this list and think about how positives will trigger more positives.  Make sure your heart is open and you are being honest and say something to the effect of with positives more positives will be spawned, my heart is open to these possibilities.  May these positives help me to be more present, to serve better, and to keep my eyes and heart open to all the positives around me

Now brothers and sisters lets take a minute or 2 just to sit relax and meditate on this knowing that positive energy will bring more positive energy and that with patience good things will come about

When you are finished please type done

 

I will then say our work is done, thank you Hekate for working with us today and with the utmost gratitude please return from where you came.  I will then say thank you Odin and with the utmost gratitude for working with us today please return from where he came. I will then say as i touch the element, I dismiss the earth and thank them for participating in the ritual.  I then will say I dismiss the element of water as I touch it and thank them for participating in our ritual. I will then say I dismiss fire as I snuff out my candle and thank you for participating in our ritual. I would then say I dismiss air as i touch the feather again and say thank you for participating in our ritual.

 

I will then say thank you to Michael and please return from where you came, I will then thank Raphael and please return from where you came, I will then thank Gabriel and ask them to return from where they came and finally Auriel and ask them to return from where they came.

 

 I will then rotate counterclockwise first at shoulder level thanking fire for protecting our circle.  I will then point to the ceiling and thank air for protecting our circle and finally point to the ground and thank earth for protecting our circle.  I will then hold my palms flat out to the ground and say all residual energy please release back into mother earth to help heal her.

 I will then say brothers and sisters our ritual is over please go in peace and know that our circle is open but never broken, blessed be.

This Song Has More Meaning Today

Grandmother

Last evening I became the grandmother to my 6th grandson bring my grand total of grandchildren to 9!! I was allowed to do his Wiccaning with in minutes of his birth so his ancestors are already watching over him along with my son and daughter-in-law also our large extended family.

I asked for prayers for my daughter-in-law (D-I-L) as she had to have an emergency c-section due do preeclampsia (women in the later stages of their pregnancy can all of a sudden develop high blood pressure that can be life threatening to mother and the child she is carrying) and gestational diabetes. As she was adopted she has none of her medical history background but I am not to worried about my grandson as my D-I-L has been healthy but a little overweight her whole life.

Please do not share this post with anywhere else due to a request from my son. Thank you.