May Esbat Ritual Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at 7:00 PM CT

May’s Esbat ritual is written by and will be lead by our adept Maia.

WHEN:

Tuesday, May 29. 2018

Socializing starts at 6:45 PM CT

Circle Cast at 7:15 PM CT SHARP

Please do not enter or leave chatroom once the circle has been cast unless you lose your connection or an emergency arises.

WHERE:

Coven Life’s Chatroom

What you will need:

A purple candle. (If you don’t have purple, use white)

Lighter or matches.

An amulet  (preferably small enough to hold in your hand).

As we will be doing a ritual for protection, you may want to decorate your altar with lavender, amethyst, or other items you may have that are purple.

RITUAL

Tonight we are honoring the full moon, known as the Hare Moon. There are many legends and folk tales of the hare and the image of him on the moon. In most, it is a tale of virtue that brings good fortune to the person that unselfishly gives of himself to help others. A great lesson to learn. It is a moon of abundance, growth, and protection. We will use this energy to empower an amulet to provide protection. I will now call the Watchtowers.

MAIA: I call the Watchtower of the East to protect those inside and outside our circle today.

I call upon the Watchtower of the South to protect those inside and outside our circle today.

I call upon the Watchtower of the West to protect those inside and outside our circle today.

I call upon the Watchtower of the North to protect those inside and outside our circle today.

Please open your quarters and please hear our call.

I call upon Spirit to guide us in peace and love.

I ask the Goddess Diana to walk this circle three times three to lend us her power and energy as we gather here today. Let us come together and celebrate the lunar Goddess and the power she brings.

Merry greet brothers and sisters of the craft.

EVERYONE: Please type your name and country you live in.

MAIA: We gather here this day to ask the Goddess for protection from harm to our physical or mental well being. Let no one cause injury or heartache to our body or soul and may we be mindful to not cause pain for others.

EVERYONE: Please light your candle.

Please hold the item you have chosen to empower in your hands. Close your eyes and feel the item. See the item in your mind’s eye. Envision a protective barrier surrounding the item. Take 2 minutes to make the item your own personal amulet.

EVERYONE: When ready, type As I will it So Mote It Be!

Carry your amulet to feel protected or if it is large, place it by the front door of your house. It can be on a chain on your neck, hang from your rearview mirror, on a keychain, etc. Remember the power your amulet holds is the energy you have given it….recharge it by holding it in your hand and meditating.

MAIA: I dismiss the Watchtower of the East with thanks for their energy and protection here today.

I dismiss the Watchtower of the South with thanks for their energy and protection here today.

I dismiss the Watchtower of the West with thanks for their energy and protection here today.

I dismiss the Watchtower of the North with thanks for their energy and protection here today.

I dismiss Spirit from our circle with love and thanks.

I thank the Goddess Diana for her presence here today and for lending us her energy for protection. Please return from where you came.

Extinguish the candle safely.

The circle is open, but not broken. Go in perfect love and perfect trust.

Thank you, brothers and sisters, for joining us here today. Until Merry, we meet again.

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Hold an Esbat Rite – Celebrate the Full Moon

What is an Esbat?

An esbat is a Wiccan meeting held each month at the time of the full moon. This is usually the time for initiation ceremonies or healing magic to be done, as opposed to a Sabbat (holiday) celebration.

There’s also an old joke in the Wiccan community about “what do you feed your esbat?”

The answer? Purina Esbat Chow!

So, what’s special about an Esbat anyway? Well, it’s a good way to mark the thirteen lunar months that make up a calendar year.

Author Edain McCoy says, over at Llewellyn, “The full moon esbat tends to be a ribald, frenetic celebration—suitable for the “lunatics” who were once believed to display their insanity under the light of the full moon. Magick for all manner of needs is enacted during esbat rituals, both in group settings and by solitary practitioners. Spells for increase or gain are usually done during the waxing phases, and spells for decrease or loss are performed during the waning period. The full moon is used for spells for wholeness, children and mothers, families, psychic enhancement, and some love spells.”

Celebrating the Esbat with Ritual

To read the rest of this article please click on this link: Esbat Ritual

 

Full/Blue Moon Esbat Gathering Saturday, March 31, 2018 at 3:45 PM CT

 Do to personal reasons Lady Beltane will not be leading the circle today. In her place will be Two Feathers.

WHEN:

Saturday, March 31, 2018

Socializing starts at 3:45 PM CT

Circle Cast at 4:15 PM CT

Please DO NOT enter the chat room after circle has been cast.

WHERE:

Coven Life’s Chat Room

https://ladybeltane.discussionchatroom.com

WHAT YOU WILL NEED:

1 Blue 12 inch/30.48 cm Taper Candle

1 Candle Holder

Lighter or Matches

Atheme or Something Sharp to engrave candle

Use Rune markings for two similar things you want to bring into your life. Here is a picture of the alphabet:

This is a chart of the Runes and their meanings. I keep a copy of this in my BOS for reference occasionally. Between knowing the Tarot, then the Runes, a witch's brain does tend to get overloaded and need a cheat sheet.

You will be engraving your candle during the ritual. Please see comment below for correct way to draw your rune.

During a circle when asked if you, “Come in perfect love and perfect trust” it is referring to you coming into the circle trusting and loving not only in your brothers and sisters in the circle but in the spiritual path you are following also.

Today some of us are in the waning part of the day and the waxing part of the night. While others are in the waxing part of the night and the waning part of the day. This is the reason for calling in the Moon goddess Luna and the Sun god Ra. Some of you may prefer to work with only Luna or Ra while others prefer to work with both, either way, you feel comfortable in doing this is acceptable.

RITUAL

LADY BELTANE: I call upon Air to enter the Watchtower of the East. To protect all of those here today.

I call upon Fire to enter the Watchtower of the South. To protect all of those here today.

I call upon Water to enter the Watchtower of the West. To protect all of those here today.

I call upon Earth to enter the Watchtower of the North. To protect all of those here today.

I call upon Spirit to stand beside each of us for protection today.

With Luna and Ra I walk this circle three times three to protect and lend their power to all who are gathered here today. I take us to a place that is out of time and our normal plane of existents. I ask you to all come to this plane in perfect love and perfect trust.

EVERYONE: Please type in “I come in perfect love and perfect trust.” Your name and what country or state you live in.

LADY BELTANE:  While engraving your runes into your candle visulize the things you want coming into your life. You have 2 minutes to do this. When you are finished type in “So Mote It Be.” We will take an addition 2 minutes for you to meditate on your life being better with these two things in it.

 

LADY BELTANE: I dismiss Earth from the Watchtower of the North with our love and thanks.

I dimiss Water from the Watchtower of the West with our love and thanks.

I dismiss Fire from the watchtower of the South with our love and thanks.

I dismiss Air from the Watchtower of the East with our love and thanks.

I dismiss Spirit from standing beside each of us with our love and thanks.

I walk this circle widdershins with Luna and Ra to bring us back into time and our plane of exsitenist.

I dismiss Luna and Ra with our love and thanks for protecting us and lending their powers to help us bring thingd needed into our life.

The circle is open but not broken. Merry part until we merry meet again.

Full Moon Coven Gathering March 1, 2018 at 7:00 PM CT

This Esbat ritual was written and will be lead by one of our novices, Two Feathers

WHEN:

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Socializing 7:00-7:14 PM CT

Circle Cast at 7:15 PM CT

Please do not enter chat room once circle is cast this will break the circle. Please do not leave unless asked to before circle is done. Thank you.

WHERE:

Coven Life Chat Room

http://ladybeltane.discussionchatroom.com

Items you need : one green, one violet and one yellow candle/ if you  do not have candles with these colours, then use 3 white upright candles and tie green, violet and yellow ribbons at the candle base or on the candle holders, avoid causing fire, or you can just chose candle holders with violet, yellow and green colour/, candle holders for the candles, matches or lighter

One little bowl with seeds : you can mix linseeds, rice, corn seeds, sunflower seeds, wheat seeds in it. Whatever mixture of seeds you chose it is ok.

A photo or picture of a dog OR if you do not have this, use the herb Snapdragon/ this is to keep you safe while you work, I added this because of astrological reasons, the 15th Moon Day that is this current Full Moon requires additional protection /.

A glass of wine, mead or juice for the Deities. Milk and honey for the elementals and devas to leave as thanks after the ritual.

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 within Your Light. In the name of Isis and Osiris 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.

I call the Spirit to protect our circle.

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

Now light the violet candle and say : Hail Mother  Isis ! Goddess of Magic ! Master of  Resurrection ! With this flame we invite you to come and help us with our work Now.

When ready type : done

Now light the yellow candle from the violet one and say : Hail Osiris! The Divine King! The Revived One! With this flame we invite you to come and help us with our work Now.

When ready type : done

Now  carve your desire into the green candle. If you use tea candle start from the edges and go clockwise towards the wick. If your candle is upright,  carve the desire from the base to the wick.

You have 3 minutes to do this. When ready, type : done

Everyone light your green candle from the yellow candle and say the following 3 times and finish with the words : So Be It

From death to life

From dark to light

( say the desire here)

Shine Bright !

So Be It

When ready type : done

Take the glass with the wine, mead or juice and say :

We honor  You Bright Ones! Isis and Osiris! We share this gift with You in Love and Gratitude . Travel back to where it is your Home  in Peace and Harmony. Blessed Be

Take a sip.

When ready type : done

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 dismiss the Spirit with thanks and blessings

Go with harm to none and May Peace and Harmony settle on Earth

Blessed Be

Two Feathers : 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 with this ritual. Travel safe to where you belong. This circle is open but unbroken. This is so.

Two Feathers : Thank You brothers and sisters for attending this gathering.

Blessed Be

After the circle is open:1.Grant the elementals with honey and milk

2 .At that evening or the next day you go out in nature and take the seeds with you. Find a quiet place and scatter the seeds on the ground or throw them in a river or spring, orput them at a bird house to be eaten by the birds  with the words :

As these seeds are taken by Nature so my desire comes true. So Be It.

Blessed be with Good health and Peacelady

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.

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

Courtesy Guidelines for All Coven Gatherings

Before the sacred circle starts at 7:15 PM Central Time in the USA anyone entering the chat room is welcomed to socialize with anyone else that is there. Ask Lady Beltane questions about lessons or anything else.

Once the circle starts ALL SOCIALIZING AND COMMENTS unless asked for in the ritual must stop. You will get one warning if you break this guideline. If you do it a second you will be asked to and expected to leave the gathering immediately. There will be no exceptions to this guideline.

No one should enter or leave the chat room between 7:15 until the circle is finished. To enter or leave the chat room (computer knocking you out of the chat room during this time is the only exception for re-entering the circle) during this time breaks the circle and whoever is leading the circle needs to take their time and energy to close it up again.

All electronics in the room you are in during the gathering should be shut off except for the device you are using to access the chat room.

No one will be allowed to use foul and/or rude language in the chat room either before or after the sacred circle. Anyone not following this guideline will be blocked from the chat room and no second chance will be given to attend another gathering.

Anyone attending a gathering is welcome to stay after the circle is done to visit with the others and/or offer other ideas for the ritual performed at that gathering.

These are simple guidelines and show courtesy to all coven members and visitors. If you have any questions about them please write to Lady Beltane at ladybeltane@aol.com

Online Esbat Coven Gathering January 1, 2018

Since this gathering is being held on a holiday I am going to keep it very short. For those of you joining us from down under I think it is a work day another reason, I am keeping it short. Remeber you can always do this ritual on your own anytime is convenient for you.

WHEN:

Northern Hemisphere – Monday, January 1, 2018

Social time begins at 7:00 PM CT

Circle starts at 7:15 PM CT SHARP

Southern Hemisphere – Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Social time begins at 12:00 PM AEDT

Circle starts at 12:15 AEDT SHARP

Please do not enter chat after circle has started as this breaks the protection of our circle. Thank you!

WHERE:

Coven Life’s Chat Room

WHAT YOU WILL NEED:

Just yourself

Pen and Paper in case something comes to you during meditation you want to write down

RITUAL:

Lady Beltane: I walk this circle three times three to make it safe for you and me. I take us from this time and place to a place where there is no time and where we are between worlds.

Everyone: Please tell us your first name and where you are joining us from.

Lady Beltane: I welcome you all to our Super, full Moon gathering. I send you blessings for a great new year.

This is only a short meditation ritual. I would like you to think of something new you want to do for yourself this year. In the meditation see yourself accomplishing whatever it is you want to do for yourself.

EVERYONE: We will now take 3 minutes to meditate on the outcome we want. I suggest you do a meditation on this goal every day until it happens.

LADY BELTANE: I now bring us back to the present time and to the planet we live upon. The circle is open but never broken. Go in love and peace my dear ones.

 

Coven Gathering Sunday, December 3, 2017 at 7:00 PM CT

This months ritual is written and will be led by our adept IsBear

WHEN:

Gathering starts at 7:00 PM CT for greet and meet

Sacred Circle starts at 7:20 PM CT SHARP

Please do not enter or leave the circle once it is cast as it disrupts the energy flow within.

The only exception is if you are already in the circle and somehow lose connection you may come back.

WHERE:

It will be held in the Coven Life’s private chat room. Click on the following link to set Up an account of do not have one:

Coven Life Chat Room

WHAT YOU WILL NEED:

1 White Candle- your choice of size

Candle Holder

Matches or Lighter

Since the winter months are upon us I wanted to do this ritual to keep the warmth in our homes and for those that need warmth in theirs. 
IsBear :Merry meet the December Esbats ritual will now begin. I’m IsBear from Canada
EVERYONE: Would each person state their first name and what country or state they are from
IsBear: I here by cast this circle three times three, to bring us into a place of peace and harmony. 
I ask that Artemis give us protection within this circle and to those out side of it.
As the colder months are upon us we light our candles to bring warmth into our homes, and to those that need it.
EVERYONE: Light your candle.
Now we will take two minutes to meditate and envision our homes and those of others staying warm throughout the winter months. Blow out the candle. (You may relight the candle as many times as you choose and use it to meditate for this same thing)
IsBear: So Mote It Be
EVERYONE: So Note It Be
IsBear: We thank you Artemis for your protection of those within, and out of this circle. This circle is open but not unbroken. 
Tonight’s ritual is now complete. You may all go in peace. Much love and many blessings!