New Moon Esbat Gathering Thursday, February 15, 2018 at 7:00 PM CT

WHEN:

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Social time starts at 7:00 PM CT

Circle is Casted at 7:15 PM CT SHARP

PLEASE DO NOT ENTER THE CHAT ROOM AFTER 7:14 PM CT

WHERE:

Coven Life’s Chatroom

WHAT YOU WILL NEED:

1 green candle
1white candle
Sweetgrass, incense or sage – Use to cleanse the space you will be doing the ritual in
 Fireproof container to burn it in
Matches or Lighter
 
The dark moon ( or new moon) is a time for beginnings. A time for you to reflect on the the things working in your life, things that are not, and the beginning of new goals or desires. Before we celebrate this powerful moon time, cleanse  your sacred space with sweetgrass or   and decide on a new beginning for you. Please do this in 3 minutes.
Type in ready when you are done.
EVERYONE: Please type your name and where you are from.
MAIA: I call upon the watchtowers that protect the quarters – north, east, south, and west. Please lend us your energy and protection inside and outside this circle and allow no harm to come to anyone. We call upon the Goddess to walk this circle three times round. With your energy and blessings this circle is now closed.
EVERYONE: As you light the green candle say:
Each day a new beginning
Each new moon a brand new start.
May I find happiness aplenty
And laughter in my heart.
As you light the white candle say:
The slate is clean, we begin anew
The Goddess grants us another day.
To be the best we are meant to be
And be merry along the way.
We will 3 minutes to meditate and see new beginnings- seeds planted, a baby born, college bound, etc. Feel uplifted and happy.
EVERYONE: Type in So Mote It Be at the end of the 3 minutes.
MAIA: We have come together to welcome the new moon and the changes we desire. Our words have been heard and we are free to find our own way.
I thank the watchtowers of the north, east, south and west for protecting our circle and lending us their energy. Please go back from where you came with our gratitude. I thank the Goddess for new beginnings and welcome positive change. Please return from where you came.
The circle is open, but never broken. Go in peace brothers and sisters feeling happy and at peace.
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Being a Spiritual One

Merry Meet

As I promised to a dear Sister of the Craft, I post this article to help her and all of you know where you are and where to start from. But remember that there are many other ways . Each one of us reaches the Truth walking her/his own way.

When I came amongst the community of Pagans and Practitioners and had the chance to communicate with You I discovered how different and unique is each one of you and how wonderful the Spiral leading upwards in vibrations looks like here. And I added my Light to Your Light with Love and Trust  and I became one of these who Shine and show the way for others who follow us.

Talking with witches that are highly advanced is a blessing to me. They are my inspiration. There are many who follow the same path and are in a process of learning and reaching the same level. No matter where you are on the upward spiral of the Soul evolution, know that You are unique and gifted. Each one of us is Loved beyond limit. And Yes, we are not perfect . But we are Loved and blessed by the Creator, the God and the Goddess, the Whole . There is no thing like mistake or sin when it comes to the soul and its evolution, this is just learning through experience here on Earth. And I personally am thankful I am not perfect and I learned to love myself as I am. This was the first step in my Spiritual journey  .Love yourself as you are. Accept your dark and your bright facets as ONE.  And we are here to learn perfection. Each single one of us has lots to discover and do. I can tell you a secret now … Come closer, please, and open your heart to hear it. I will whisper it into your ear. Do not be afraid . We are Gods in making .Yes. This is the secret. And it is a long way to reach our full potential and express ourselves as what  we truly are: the Creators of Our Universe. At a soul level this process takes centuries of time, eons of time. And yet, know that Time is an illusion. Because everything happens in the NOW. Let`s make a short exercise :

  1. Think of something you did wrong in the past. Something you want to change and fix and to correct your mistake. You may have insulted someone you love, you may have hurt someone you hate. And now you know this person suffers because of you. This pain that you caused is bothering you, you know that there was another way for you to react, this pain does not leave you even when you sleep. It occupies part of your consciousness.

 

  1. Now when you have chosen what to work for and what to correct, think about it. Why ? Maybe this one caused you something wrong and you reacted out of pain. Or it may be karmic thing coming from a past incarnation. It will repeat and you will be hurting each other in turns/for some centuries forward in 3d time, in more incarnations here or on other planes / untill you both realize it is time for Forgiveness. Forgiveness stops the karmic wheel and gets you out of it and frees your soul. Forgiveness is your chance to take one step higher and take another higher experience in your evolution. Try to capture that whatever you do it turns back to you no matter if it is love or fear. This soul you acted against comes from the same source where you came from. In the vast picture of the Creation we are all brothers and sisters. All souls come from One Source. The souls are like the water molecules of one ocean. Each one affects the others. We are all One. Now , are you ready to forgive? Forgive the soul that caused you pain. Forgive yourself. Can you? Do you have the power to truly forgive with all your heart? If not, then , nothing wrong here. Noone will accuse you of something. You chose to walk your path and continue learning this lesson till you complete it. This is your free will and your birth right to chose. Noone is allowed to interfere your free will. Just continue …till you finally forgive. At the end of each lesson we evolve with higher understanding and true knowledge. Be honest with yourself and do not rush. Walk with your own pace . You cannot be late for the Party Home because time is an illusion.

 

  1. No matter if you succeeded to forgive or not, congratulations! You have just took a journey back in time! You see? You now can travel in Time , you have always done this, but now you are aware of this skill of yours. Time Machine is called Your Consciousness. Your consciousness is your Cosmic Ship that can lead you travel the Universes. Everyone can do time travel . The Now moment is your starting point. This is Your awareness. Time is a sphere. From Now you can go back in the past and you can travel in Future and set the patterns of your desired reality to manifest it here Now on the physical plane. Can you ? Let`s try to go into the Future. Use Now moment.

 

 

  1. Imagine your desired Future. This is what witches call “visualisation”. Visualise it in details. Colours, places, objects. See yourself there. Your Future Self. See yourself living as you like. Think Big! Take actions into your physical reality Now that are in Tune with your desired future. This is what witches call “ doing magic”. Magic is symbolic action representing the desired outcome. Live in the timeline of your desired future. Arrange your everyday life and actions according to your desire. If you want money, just invite the Abundance into your life. Dress well, buy a perfume, attune your conciousness to the thought : “ I am rich and I have everything I need to be prosperious”. Start a new project. Find a better job. Visit a place where you can meet rich people. Stick to this timeline and the results will come to you .

 

  1. Congratulations! You took a journey to the Future! You are amazing and successful each one of you ! Your Presence is highly helpful and appreciated. Blessed Be!

 

Until we merry meet againMistress of the Mountains

 

Northern and Southern Hemisperes List of Esbats and Sabbats

Wiccan Holiday Calendar – Esbats And Sabbats

Here is a list of Pagan Holidays for the Year for the Northern Hemisphere (all times given are EST). We will be adding more dates through the year so be sure to check back.

Dates for the Southern Hemisphere are now shown as well with (SH) next to them.

December 2017:Full Moon – December 3, 2017 10:48 am – Long Nights Moon: Evaluate and Plan for the coming year.

Krampusnacht – December 5, 2017 – The Bavarian figure.

Roman Festival of Saturnalia – December 17 – Honors the God Saturn.

Yule, The Winter Solstice – December 19

Litha (SH), The Summer Solstice – December 19

Feast of Frau Holle, Germanic Goddess – December 25

Festival of Hogmanay – December 31

January 2018:

Full Moon – January 1

Twelfth Night – January 5

New Moon – January 16

Full Moon – January 31

February 2018:

Imbolc – February 1

Lughnassadh (SH) – February 2

New Moon – February 15

March 2018:

Roman New Year – March 1

Full Moon – March 1

New Moon – March 17

Ostara, Spring Equinox – March 20

Autumn Equinox (SH) – March 20

Full Moon – March 31

April 2018:

New Moon – April 15

Full Moon – April 29

Beltane Eve – April 30

Samhain Eve (SH) – April 30

May 2018:

May Day/Beltane – May 1

Samhain (SH) – May 1

New Moon – May 15

Frigga Blot – May 27

Full Moon – May 29

June 2018:

Bellona Festival – June 3

New Moon – June 13

Asatru Alliance Founding Day – June 19

Summanus Festival – June 20

Summer Solstice – June 21

Winter Solstice (SH) – June 21

Day of Bad Omens – June 23

Full Moon – June 28

July 2018:

New Moon – July 12

Neptunalia – July 23

Full Moon – July 27

Lughnassadh Eve – July 31

Imbolc Eve (SH) – July 31

August 2018:

Lughnasadh – August 1

Imbolc (SH) – August 1

New Moon – August 11

Portunalia – August 17

Full Moon – August 26

September 2018:

New Moon – September 9

Autumn Equinox – September 23

Spring Equinox (SH) – September 23

Full Moon – September 24

October 2018:

New Moon – October 8

Fontus Festival – October 13

Full Moon – October 24

Samhain Eve – October 31

Beltane Eve (SH) – October 31

Halloween – October 31

November 2018:

All Saints Day – November 1

Festival of Woden – November 2

Bonfire Night – November 5

New Moon – November 7

Full Moon – November 23

Feast of Ullr – November 27

December 2018:

Bona Dea – December 4

Faunalia – December 5

New Moon – December 7

Day of Egil Skallagrimsson – December 9

Agonalia – December 11

Saturnalia – December 17

Winter Solstice – December 21

Summer Solstice (SH) – December 21

Yule Feast – December 22

Full Moon – December 22

Yule 12th Night – December 31

Copied from

Wiccan Holiday Calendar – Esbats And Sabbats

Here is a list of Pagan Holidays for the Year for the Northern Hemisphere (all times given are EST). We will be adding more dates through the year so be sure to check back.

Dates for the Southern Hemisphere are now shown as well with (SH) next to them.

December 2017:Full Moon – December 3, 2017 10:48 am – Long Nights Moon: Evaluate and Plan for the coming year.

Krampusnacht – December 5, 2017 – The Bavarian figure.

Roman Festival of Saturnalia – December 17 – Honors the God Saturn.

Yule, The Winter Solstice – December 19

Litha (SH), The Summer Solstice – December 19

Feast of Frau Holle, Germanic Goddess – December 25

Festival of Hogmanay – December 31

January 2018:

Full Moon – January 1

Twelfth Night – January 5

New Moon – January 16

Full Moon – January 31

February 2018:

Imbolc – February 1

Lughnassadh (SH) – February 2

New Moon – February 15

March 2018:

Roman New Year – March 1

Full Moon – March 1

New Moon – March 17

Ostara, Spring Equinox – March 20

Autumn Equinox (SH) – March 20

Full Moon – March 31

April 2018:

New Moon – April 15

Full Moon – April 29

Beltane Eve – April 30

Samhain Eve (SH) – April 30

May 2018:

May Day/Beltane – May 1

Samhain (SH) – May 1

New Moon – May 15

Frigga Blot – May 27

Full Moon – May 29

June 2018:

Bellona Festival – June 3

New Moon – June 13

Asatru Alliance Founding Day – June 19

Summanus Festival – June 20

Summer Solstice – June 21

Winter Solstice (SH) – June 21

Day of Bad Omens – June 23

Full Moon – June 28

July 2018:

New Moon – July 12

Neptunalia – July 23

Full Moon – July 27

Lughnassadh Eve – July 31

Imbolc Eve (SH) – July 31

August 2018:

Lughnasadh – August 1

Imbolc (SH) – August 1

New Moon – August 11

Portunalia – August 17

Full Moon – August 26

September 2018:

New Moon – September 9

Autumn Equinox – September 23

Spring Equinox (SH) – September 23

Full Moon – September 24

October 2018:

New Moon – October 8

Fontus Festival – October 13

Full Moon – October 24

Samhain Eve – October 31

Beltane Eve (SH) – October 31

Halloween – October 31

November 2018:

All Saints Day – November 1

Festival of Woden – November 2

Bonfire Night – November 5

New Moon – November 7

Full Moon – November 23

Feast of Ullr – November 27

December 2018:

Bona Dea – December 4

Faunalia – December 5

New Moon – December 7

Day of Egil Skallagrimsson – December 9

Agonalia – December 11

Saturnalia – December 17

Winter Solstice – December 21

Summer Solstice (SH) – December 21

Yule Feast – December 22

Full Moon – December 22

Yule 12th Night – December 31

Copied from: ,https://www.allwicca.com/calendar-of-wiccan-holidays

All about Imbolc

Imbolc, or Imbolg, is one of the lesser known festivals of the ancient Celts, but it was one of the four most important festivals in the Celtic calendar. For this ancient society, the year revolved around two main points; on the one hand, since the Celts were an agricultural society, everything was based around the harvest. On the other hand, they also had an in-depth knowledge about the alignment of the sun and stars, which history suggests had great significance for them. So their calendar was neatly divided up into four quarters, with a festival to celebrate reaching each one. The year started with Samhain at the end of October, when the harvest was in full swing, to prepare for the onset of winter. In Celtic philosophy, light must always follow dark, so this is why their year began on such a sombre note. Bealtaine at the beginning of May marked the coming of summer, the beginning of sowing crops, and the light half of the year, and was the biggest and happiest celebration. In between were Lughnasa in August, marking the beginning of the harvest, and Imbolc in February, to celebrate the beginning of spring.

https://www.claddaghdesign.com/special-days/all-about-imbolc/

A Lammas Ritual

 KATRINA RASBOLD

Lammas: Where Did It Come From?

JULY 27, 2015 BY KATRINA RASBOLD

The excitement of the harvest season has permeated the fabric of history since the agriculturally based societies were first established. Having weathered the delicate beginning of the planting stage and found mercy from the myriad catastrophes that could befall the crops, Lammas heralded the onset of the time of tremendous work met with equal reward. Wheat is thought to have been the first grain to translate out into deliberate agricultural production and the festival of the wheat harvest was of great significance.

The Anglo-Saxon word “hlaf-mass” or “loaf-mas” is thought to be the origin of the word “Lammas.” Lammas is also called “The Festival of the Wheat.” The date of August 1stis significant in that it marks the midpoint of the warm time of the year, which would begin at Beltane and end at Samhain.

To continue reading please follow the link bellow.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/energymagic/2015/07/lammas-where-did-it-come-from/#

 

 

Additional information for the recent Gathering of the Blue Moon eclipse, January 31st.

Merry Meet Coven members.

Thank you for attending the Gathering to honor the super moon eclipse on the 31st.  It was an absolute pleasure and honor to have all of you on board.

In continuation with the ritual, Lady Beltane requested I make some further suggestions to help you better understand what you may choose to do with the stone. The Talisman you have charged with your mantra is your guide to assist you to move through your metamorphosis. As mentioned in the gathering post, continue to use the mantra and stone 3 days after the full moon as this is the most potent time. This will assist you to connect on a deeper level to yourself and of course the Goddess within.

Your mantra can dictate which hand you hold the stone in when you recite over the next 3 days. If it is one of receiving such as wanting more guidance, wanting personal healing, wanting respect, if it is for the self than it is in the left hand. This is the hand for receiving. If however your mantra was for you to give more compassion to others or give more respect to others or give love than you can hold this in your right hand. Alternatively like Lady Beltane mentioned you could just hold it in your power hand if all this is confusing. Your power hand is the one that you would use the most, are you left or right handed? Also traditionally the right hand is the path of the light and the left is the path of the dark. Neither are good or bad they just are, and choosing either or is fine. The intention is working from your heart space to charge you Talisman with the guidance of the Great Goddess and the God.

Your Talisman: If you feel comfortable carrying the stone with you than please do so. It is important that it stays with you as much as possible over the next 3 days while you recite your mantra. Sleeping with it if you can’t have it on you during the day is also fine. After the 3 days you can place it on your alter or in you Witch bag to remind you of what it represents. If you choose, carry the stone for as long as you feel. It will tell you what you need to do. If you are unable to carry the Talisman than please once again visualize the Cor Leonis and the elements you inscribed. These symbols are triggers, little reminders of the powerful potential that is every human being!

Your candle: It would be wonderful to allow your candle to burn as long as possible. It’s not as much the size but the intention. If you feel that you need to light a white candle whenever you choose to recite you mantra then please do so. You don’t need to let that burn all the way that is up to you. The light represents the guidance of the Goddess. Having her presence over the next 3 days is a beautiful feeling. Re-igniting that feeling whenever you recite your mantra by lighting another white candle is beautiful. If you need to recite your mantra and don’t have a candle please just visualize a light, once again this is from your heart space which is the domain of the Great Goddess.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact me and remember to allow yourself to follow your intuition. Listen to your inner Goddess and God. They are you and you are them. As without so within as above so below.

Blessings to all

Merry Part until be Merry Meet again

Hypatiaofalexandrea@gmail.com

 

Imbolc

Imbloc (Candlemass, Imblog, Imbole) – February 2nd

Pronounced: EE-Molc
Incense: Rosemary, Frankincense, Myrrh, Cinnamon
Decorations: Corn Dolly, Besom, Spring Flowers
Colours: White, Orange, Red

This holiday is also known as Candlemas, or Brigid’s (pronounced BREED) Day. One of the 4 Celtic “Fire Festivals. Commemorates the changing of the Goddess from the Crone to the Maiden. Celebrates the first signs of Spring. Also called “Imbolc” (the old Celtic name).

http://www.thewhitegoddess.co.uk/the_wheel_of_the_year/imbolc.asp

Imbolc/Lammas Gathering on Febuary 2, 2018

Our Imbolc/Lanka’s gathering was written by Two Feathers. She will also be lead this gathering.

Friday, February 2, 2018

at 7:00 PM CT

Circle starts at 7:15 PM CT SHARP. Please do not enter the chat room once the circle has started. Thank you!

WHERE:I

Coven Life’s Chatroom

WHAT YOU NEED:

Northern hemisphere : one red candle for the God ; one white candle for the Goddess
Southern hemisphere : one yellow candle for the  God ; one red candle for the Goddess

If you do not have candles with red and yellow colour , you can use two white candles, any candle  size  is ok. If you use two white candles you carve the symbols of the God on one of them and the symbol of the Goddess on the second one. See the symbols below.

Candle holders for the candles
Matches or lighter
Small sheet of paper and a pen
One envelope with flower or vegetable seeds in it
A glass with wine, mead or juice as a gift for the Deitiesd

Atheme or ceremonial knife to carve Goddess and God Symbols. The symbol on the right is for a Goddess and left for a God.

Goddess is on the left.

God symbol is on the right.

Ritual

Two Feathers :
I call you Great Circle of Crystal Light
to hold our combined  energy tonight.
Time and Place we leave behind
as we work into your Light.
In the names of the  God and the Goddess
And with harm to none
This circle is sealed
So Be It

Two Feathers : I call the Guardians of Air into the Watchtower of the East to protect our circle
I call the Guardians of Fire into the Watchtower of the South to protect our circle
I call the Guardians of Water into the watchtower of the west to protect our circle
I call the Guardians of Earth into the Watchtower of the North to protect our circle

 

Two Feathers : Merry meet dear brothers sisters and guests .Everyone type your name and country you are now in.

Two Feathers : I invite the Horned God and the Triple Goddess to join us within this circle Now and to work with us.

Everyone light the candle of the God and say :
Northern hemisphere /red candle/: As the Young God steps into Power and the days get longer so Peace Love Abundance and Joy settle on Earth and our dreams come true.Southern hemisphere : /yellow candle/ As the Horned God sacrifices himself  providing us food so His Light is not lost but saved. The Light will be with us during the winter and will keep us safe until the Sun comes back in Spring. 

When you are ready type : DoneNow light the candle of the Goddess and say :

Northern hemisphere /white  candle/:
We honor You Great Maiden
Bringer of hope and wishes come true
As you awaken the trees so Love awakens on Earth
and we thrive into Your Generosity

Southern hemisphere /red candle/:
We honor you Great Mother
Bringer of Fruit and Abundance on Earth
We thank you for our food and for our wishes come true.

 

When ready type : Done


We will now take 3 minutes to write our desires on the paper. Pour the seeds into your hand and whisper your dersires to them. When finished put the seeds back into the enevolpe along with the paper you wrote your desires on.
When completely finished type in Done.

Everyone raise the glass with wine/juice or mead for moment and stay in silence offering the gift to the deities. Then take a sip of the wine/mead/juice

Two Feathers : We thank you Horned God and Triple Goddess for attending our gathering now and we share this gift with you. Go in Peace and Harmony and Blessed Be

Two Feathers :

I dismiss the Guardians of Earth from the Watchtower of the North with thanks and blessings
I dismiss the Guardians of Water  from the Watchtower of the West with thanks and blessings
I dismiss the Guardians of Fire from the Watchtower of the South with thanks and blessings
I dismiss the Guardians of Air from the Watchtower of the East with thanks and blessings

I bring us back to the time and place to live and work on Earth and to be safe. Thank You to all of the energies and Spirits that helped us in the circle. Go in Peace and Harmony to where you belong. This circle is open but unbroken
This is so.

Two Feathers : Thank You brothers sisters and guests for attending this circle. Until we merry meet again. Blessed Be

The box with the seeds and the paper within will be kept in a secret place until the next sabbat Ostara for the Northern hemisphere and the seeds will be planted together with the ash of the burnt paper with the desires.
For the Southern hemisphere the seeds will be mixed with more seeds at Mabon and preserved together  till the next spring and planted at Ostara together with the ashes of the burnt paper with the written desires on it.

When you take the seeds to be planted first burn the paper with your desires written on it. Than mix the ash in with seeds before planting them.

I call you Great Circle of Crystal Light
to hold our combined  energy tonight.
Time and Place we leave behind
as we work into your Light.
In the names of the  God and the Goddess
And with harm to none
This circle is sealed
So Be It

Two Feathers : I call the Guardians of Air into the watchtower of the East to protect our circle
I call the Guardians of Fire into the Watchtower of the South to protect our circle
I call the Guardians of Water into the watchtower of the west to protect our circle
I call the Guardians of Earth into the Watchtower of the North to protect our circle

Everyone type your name and country you are now in

Everyone light the candle of the God and say :Northern hemisphere /red candle/: As the Young God steps into Power and the days get longer so Peace Love Abundance and Joy settle on Earth and our dreams come true.

Southern hemisphere : /yellow candle/ As the Horned God sacrifices himself  providing us food so His Light is not lost but saved. The Light will be with us during the winter and will keep us safe until the Sun comes back in Spring.
When you are ready type : Done

Then light the candle of the Goddess and say :

Northern hemisphere /white  candle/:
We honor You Great Maiden
Bringer of hope and wishes come true
as you awaken the trees so Love awakens on Earth
and we thrive into Your Generosity

Southern hemisphere /red candle/:
We honor you Great Mother
Bringer of Fruit and Abundance on Earth
We thank you for our food and for our wishes come true.

When ready type : Done
We will now take 3 minutes to write our desires on the paper. Pour the seeds into you hand and whisper your dersires to them. When finished put the seeds back into the enevolpe along with the paper you wrote your desires on. When completely finished type in Done.

Two Feathers : We thank you Horned God and Triple Goddess for attending our gathering now and we share this gift with you. Go in Peace and Harmony and Blessed Be
Everyone take a sip of the wine/mead/juice

Two Feathers :

I dismiss the Guardians of Earth from the Watchtower of the North with thanks and blessings
I dismiss the Guardians of Water  from the Watchtower of the West with thanks and blessings
I dismiss the Guardians of Fire from the Watchtower of the South with thanks and blessings
I dismiss the Guardians of Air from the Watchtower of the East with thanks and blessings

I bring us back to the time and place to live and work on Earth and to be safe. Thank You to all of the energies and Spirits that helped us in the circle. Go in Peace and Harmony to where you belong. This circle is open but unbroken
This is so.

The box with the seeds and the paper within will be kept in a secret place until the next sabbat Ostara for the Northern hemisphere and the seeds will be planted together with the ash of the burnt paper with the desires.
For the Southern hemisphere the seeds will be mixed with more seeds at Mabon and preserved together  till the next spring and planted at Ostara together with the ashes of the burnt paper with the written desires on it.
When you take the seeds to be planted first burn the paper with your desires written on it. Than mix the ash in with seeds before planting them