Solitary New Moon Ritual

Special tools:

  • cedar or sage smudging wand
  • white candle

Cast the circle

Use the smudging wand to purify the space as you move around the circle.

Invocation to the Goddess

(ring bell with arms in Goddess position, arms in a V above your head)

Great Hecate
Queen of the Underworld
Protectress of all Wicca
It is my will on this night of the new moon
to overcome my shadows
and bring about change
I invite you to my circle to assist and protect me in my rite.

FOr the rest of this ritual please click on this link: http://www.paganlibrary.com/rituals_spells/solitary_new_moon_ritual.php

What is the closest supermoon of 2017?

As we said above, the year 2017 will have four supermoons: the new moons of April, May and June, and the full moon of December.

The new moon on May 25 presents the closest supermoon of the year (357,265 kilometers or 221,994 miles). This is the first time since the year 2009 that the closest supermoon is a new moon (instead of a full moon) and the first time since 2009 that the closest supermoon is more than 357,000 km distant.

Farthest full moon of 2017 on June 9. One fortnight (approximately two weeks) after the year’s nearest new moon on May 25, it’ll be the year’s farthest and smallest full moon on June 9, 2017. People are calling this sort of moon a micro-moon.

Bottom line: The first supermoon of 2017 comes when the moon turns new on April 26, 2017! No, you won’t see this moon, because the new moon hides in the glare of the sun, but you might discern the higher-than-usual tides along the ocean shorelines.

For more information on SSUpermoons from this source please click on this link: http://earthsky.org/tonight/first-supermoon-of-2017-on-april-26#closest

Preparation for New Moon Gathering May 25, 2017 at 7:00 PM CT

If you will be attending out Coven’s New Moon ritual, there are some preparations you have to do before hand. Please have you candle prepared beforehand. If you choose to inscribe it the night of the gathering during that ritual there will be a two-minute window once the circle and Watchtowers have been called for meditation and raising as well as combining our energies. With our energies combined it will give the spell and your candle more power. The full ritual and any links you need will be up on Coven Life’s website by Thursday, May 18, 2017. If you have any questions please email Lady Beltane at ladybeltane@aol.com.

WHAT YOU WILL NEED:

1 White Taper Candle (After engraving your candle freeze it. Take it out of your freezer and place in a candle holder that it can stay in somewhere in your home after gathering for at least two hours before our gathering begins to allow it to thaw at and to room temperature otherwise, it may explode possibly causing you or your home harm.) Do not place the candle in the microwave to defrost it will explode!

Think hard on spiritual goal that can come to fruition or be working at the next Full Moon

Atheme or Sharp Item to engrave candle

One word engraved on candle to state your goal or intention

Working candle magic is one of the easiest ways to work a long-term spell. A long-term spell includes any that take more times of doing it than once for you to get the out you desire from the spell.

I will have a spell prepared to empower all our candles initially.

Below is the spell you will say each day you light your candle:

Hecate I call upon you as I light this candle to release the goal inscribed.

After your candle is lit rep=eat this spell three times:

Candle burning bright

Help me reach my goal with all the power you hold.

Bring the power and energy from the coven’s ritual forward with all its might.

Do not let my intention you contain fold.

So mote it be (or however you end your spells.)

Copyright 2017 Lady Beltane.  This may not be reprinted in any way without express permission from the author.

Coven Life’s Coven New Moon Ritual for Thursday, May 25, 2017 AT 7:00 PM CT

New Moon Ritual

WHEN:

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Chatroom Opens at 7:00 PM CT

CIRCLE STARTS AT 7:15 SHARP

Please find time converture on lefthand side of Coven Life’s Home page

WHERE:

Coven Life’s Chatroom

Please find login information on left hand side of Coven Life’s Homepage

Our Watchtowers and Spirit this month were written and will be called by some of our Adepts – Maia and Alaiyna – and onr our novices – Armer. Please leave a comment thanking and or letting them know the great job they did. Thsnk you.

This is the time to pick a spiritual goal that you will work on to come to fruition on the next full Moon or it maybe something you want to work from one new Moon until the next one.

Maia Air:I call upon the watchtower of the east and the element of air. Please share your energy and protect those inside this circle and out.

Alaiyna– Fire: “I call upon you Fire, powers of courage and passion, and welcome you into this circle of love and light. We ask that you help strengthen our resolve as we move forward this night.”
Armers: Water: I call upon you Water, Power of Life and Blood, and welcome you into this circle of love and light.
We ask you give flowing strength and energy to Do our
will this night.

Maia – Earth I call upon the energy of the element of earth to protect our circle and let harm come to none inside or out.

Alaiyna – Spirit: “I call upon you Spirit, the binding force of all life across space and time, and welcome you into this circle of love and light. We ask that you help guide us as we move forward this night.”

Lady Beltane – Hail Hecate and Mother Earth cast this circle with me three times three to protect all who have entered here in perfect love and perfect trust. Let no energy we raise be of any harm to us or any living thing outside our circle. We now stand in a plane between planes. We stand outside of time. One with the Universe.  Welcome, all to our circle of love and light! May the Goddess Hecate bless you this night of the Crone with her wisdom, honor, and love.

We will take two minutes to meditate on our goal and to raise energy and power within our circle.

Everyone – I ask now that you share your name and goal with the coven. After you have done so please light your white candle you have inscribed with the rune or one word that describes your goal.

Place your power hand around your candle as close to where it and the holder connect. Repeat the spell three times while running you hand up your candle being careful not to get burnt on hot wax or the flame. I will type in the spell three individual times.

Lady Beltane – Hecate we call up you as the Goddess of witches and wisdom in the dark of this night

To empower our candles and spirit with our word

To let our goals grow fully and with all their might.

Let our goal not fly away like a bird.

So Mote It Be!!

Everyone – So Mote It Be!

Lady Beltane – Hecate we offer you this wine with our gratitude and thanks.  Mother Earth we off you this bread with our gratitude and thanks.

We will take two minutes to ground the excess power we have left in our circle into Mother Earth for her use in healing. During meditation, Lady Beltane will go make offerings to the Goddesses.

Maia Air – I dismiss the watchtower of the east and the element of air to go back from where they came with my thanks for their energy and protection.

Alaiyna – Fire – We thank you fire for lending your energies for our work here tonight. Return from where you came and let no harm come to anyone inside or outside this circle

Armers:  Lords of the Watchtower of the West, Lords of Water I thank thee for attending this rite, I bid you hail and farewell.

Maia – Earth I dismiss the Watchtower of the north to go back to wherever they came from with my thanks for their protection and energy.

Alaiyna – Spirit – We thank you spirit for lending your energies for our work here tonight. Return from where you came abd let no harm come to anyone inside or outside this circle.”

Lady Beltane – I bring us back into a real time. I bring us back to the plane of Mother Earth. Hecate I ask you to open this circle with me three times three. We thank you, Goddesses Hecate and Mother Earth for your, wisdom, strength and power you have lent to our circle this night. The circle is open but not broken go in peace to harm none all who have entered here.

Our Circle is finished but the gathering is not. Please stay and get to know our guests a little better. I invite our guest to stay a while if you can to visit with us. Please ask any question you may have about our coven and/or the work done in our circle tonight.

Ritual is Copywright by LAdy Beltane 2017. All rights reserved.

 

 

Moon Gods and Moon Goddesses

Index of moon gods and goddesses

Westerners are familiar with (female) moon goddesses. Our word lunar, as in the lunar cycle of full, crescent, and new moons, comes from the feminine Latin Luna. This seems natural because of the association of the lunar month and the female menstrual cycle, but not all societies envision the moon as a woman. In the Bronze Age, the East, from Anatolia to Sumer and Egypt, had (male) moon gods [Source: “The Myth of Europa and Minos,” by P. B. S. Andrews. Greece & Rome, Vol. 16, No. 1 (Apr., 1969), pp. 60-66]. Here are some of the moon gods and moon goddesses of major ancient religions.

01
of 12
Arma

Nationality: Hittite
Moon God

Arma is the name of a Hittite lunar personification whom some think is connected with the Greek god Hermes.

Reference: “Hittite Ritual at Sardis,” by Noel Robertson. Classical Antiquity, Vol. 1, No. 1 (Apr., 1982), pp. 122-140

For pictures and to read the rest of the index created by N.S. Gill please click on this link: https://www.thoughtco.com/moon-gods-and-moon-goddesses-120395

Wind Moon (One of April’s full Moon Names)

In April, about halfway through the month, the thunderstorms of March are beginning to subside, and the wind picks up. Seeds are being blown about on the breezes, spreading life all around from one place to the next. In fact, this lunar cycle is often known as the Seed Moon. Trees have buds on them, spring daffodils and tulips abound, and the birds are nesting once more. Much like March, this is a time of conception and fertility and new growth.

CORRESPONDENCES

Colors: Bright primary colors — red, yellow, blue — and their combinations
Gemstones: Quartz, selenite, angelite
Trees: Hazel, forsythia, lilac, willow
Gods: Ishtar, Tawaret, Venus, Herne, Cernunnos
Herbs: Dandelion, milkweed, dogwood, fennel, dill
Element: Air

For more information on the April full Moon as written by Patti Wigington please click on the following link: https://www.thoughtco.com/wind-moon-2562397

Moon, Sun and Stars – Full Moon Names and Meanings

Full Moon names date back to Native Americans, of what is now the northern and eastern United States. The tribes kept track of the seasons by giving distinctive names to each recurring full Moon. Their names were applied to the entire month in which each occurred.

There was some variation in the Moon names, but in general, the same ones were current throughout the Algonquin tribes from New England to Lake Superior. European settlers followed that custom and created some of their own names. Since the lunar month is only 29 days long on the average, the full Moon dates shift from year to year. Here is the Farmers Almanac’s list of the full Moon names.

To read the meaning of each full Moon’s name in The Smart Witch‘s article please click on this link: http://www.thesmartwitch.com/The_Smart_Witch_Moon_Magic.html

Coven Gathering Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at 7:00 PM CT

April Coven Life’ Coven Gathering
This month we will be empowering candles for personal use on your altar or when meditating. So if you make your own candles for magical use please have them ready. We also will be initating to new adepts as full members of our coven.

WHEN:
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
7:00 PM CT
We will have a 15 minute socialize time
Sacred Circle starts PROMPTLY at 7:15 PM CT

WHERE:
Coven Life’s Chatroom
See banner on left-hand side for information on how to get in to the chatroom and for a link to do a time conversions to your local time..

WHAT YOU WILL NEED:
1 EACH – Yellow, Red, Blue, Green, White Candles – any size candle is fine – these will be used to represent the elements including Aether/Spirit
1 – 12 Inch White Candle or color you want to represent yourself
1 Candle Holder for each elemental candle

Candle Holder for Personal Candle – this should be a special one that means something to you – many witches leave their candle in it until it burns completely down, take out the stub and bury it. They also never use this particular candle holder for any candle but their personal one.
Lighter or matches

Atheme or Cleansed/Ceremonial Knife – to inscribe your magical working name (if you have not chosen one inscribe your first name only) into your personal candle. You can use an alphabet you want to be it the regular one, runes of any kind or even a different language such as Greek.

Open table or desktop to set your elemental candles out in the shape of a small Instagram surrounding what will be your personal candle but can still see your computer monitor.

2-minute meditation to start at 7:15 PM CT to center yourself for the ritual.

EVERYONE– Before I open the circle I ask each of you to type in the words “I enter this circle in perfect love and perfect trust in the Universal energies with us tonight.”

LADY BELTANE – I call upon Posiden ruler of the Oceans, I call upon Gaia mother of us all, I call upon Zeus the ruler of the sky, I call upon Ra the ruler of Sun, I call upon Aether, I call upon Arma and Luna God and Goddess of the Moon and  to walk this circle with me three times three with Air, Fire, Water, Earth and Spirit to protect all of us inside from any negativity that might try to invade our space. We now step into a place that is all places and into a time that is the past, present, and future. We humbly come before you Pan a God and  Lord of Nature, we invite you into our circle of light and love. We humbly come before you, Hecate Goddess and Guardian of Witches everywhere, we invite you into our circle of light and love.

1-2 minute quite time to wait while the power grows in our circle

(Take your candle into your non-power hand. Hold it tight enough that the Athame or knife will not cause it to turn as you engrave your name into it.)

EVERYONE – (As you engrave your name same the following spell)

Name of your personal patron God and matron Goddess

I bring forth this candle as a representation of myself and my magickal workings.

I ask that you energize it with your energies as I am energizing it with mine.

Know when I light this candle that where ever its light may hit is a sacred space

and as such, I am protected by you.

As I will it. So mote it be.

(Now each time you light your personal candle you will know the energies of the deities you called upon tonight to help energize and empower it will automatically come to you. This will happen even if you call on other Gods and/or Goddesses to assist you with something in a circle or are meditating)

EVERYONE TYPE IN – Blessed be when you are done with your candle.

LADY BELTANE – Please welcome our current and new novices also our current adepts. Please wait to say anything as a welcome until all the novices and current adepts have “spoken.”

Novices and CURRENT Adepts ONLY – Please type in your first name and either the state or country you live in.

EVERYONE – Welcome and blessed be.

LADY BELTANE – Will those who are seeking to be initiated into our coven tonight as full members and to study as an adept please come forward.

NARE and SANDI – Please type in – I now stand before our High Priestess and our Coven.

Nare – Do you stand before us of your own free will?

Nare – Answer.

Sandi – Do you stand before us of your own free will?

Sandi– Answer.

Nare – Do to you take a vow to keep the identities of all here presence a secret unto yourself?

Nare – Answer.

Sandi – Do to you take a vow to keep the identities of all here presence a secret unto yourself?

Sandi – Answer.

Nare – Do you vow to uphold the sanctity of our coven and keep all working within it unto yourself?

Nare – Answer.

Sandi – Do you vow to uphold the sanctity of our coven and keep all working within it unto yourself?

Sandi – Answer.

Nare – By what name shall you be called by from this day forth within our coven and the pagan community as a whole?

Nare – Answer.

Sandi – By what name shall you be called by from this day forth within our coven and the pagan community as a whole?

Sandi – Answer.

Lady Beltane – Please welcome _______ and ______ into our coven and community.

EVERYONE – Please type in your welcome and/or blessing to our new adepts.

Lady Beltane – _______ and ______ please take your place back within our circle. You have received the blessings of the coven now please receive mine as well. May your time among us be filled with positive energy, love, and laughter.

LADY BELTANE – We thank thee Pan Lord and God of Nature for joining us this night. Please leave to return from whence you came with our love and gratitude. We thank thee Hecate Goddess and Guardian of witches everywhere for joining us this night. Please return from whence you can with our love and gratitude.

I now bring us back to the physical plane and to our present time. I close this circle walking three times three with Air, Fire, Water, Earth and Spirit.

The circle is open but not broken. Go in peace and love brothers and sisters. Blessed be until we merry meet again.

Please visit with each other as long as you like.

Copyright 2017 Lady Beltane

Full Moon Ritual 2/10/2017 at 7:00 PM CT in Coven Life Chat room

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Full Moon Ritual 2/10/2017

WHAT YOU NEED:

1 White 12 inch Taper Candle for each person you want to send healing to

Sandalwood or Other Oil  you feel appropriate to anoint each candle

Matches or Lighter

Merry meet and merry greet to our brothers and sisters.

I cast this sacred circle round all those here three times three to protect all inside, to gather our strength and power as one to send healing to those in need. I cast this sacred circle to initiate our novices and adepts within the safety of our coven’s circle.

We stand in a time that is out of time. In a space between worlds. Within here we welcome the Devine to bless this circle and all who are in it.

I call upon Kwan Yin to come to the watchtower of the East. Great Lady, we welcome you and your healing power be brought into our circle.

I call Apollo to come to the watchtower of the South. Great Lord, we welcome you and call upon your powers of light, enlightenment, prophecy, medicine, poetry, dance, and reason be brought into our circle.

I call upon Sirona to come to the watchtower of the West. Great Lady, we welcome you and ask that your healing powers be brought into our circle.

I call upon Inaus to come to the watchtower of the North. Great Lord, we welcome you and call upon you r powers of beginnings, endings, transitions, times, doorways, gateways, passageways, movement, and traveling. Be brought into our circle.

Quite meditation for 2 minutes while the Gods and Goddesses join us and the power in our circle starts to rise to do the healing work on our novices April (liver malfunctioning) and Sally (breast cancer). (This is the time to inscribe the name on your candle for the person you are asking healing for and to “dress it” with the oil. To dress the candle you get a little oil on the tip on the index finger on your power hand and trace the symbol of a pentagram three times onto the candle. Turning it slightly after each pentagram so this entire candle is anointed or “dressed”.)

Light your candle during the first time the spell is said. Spell will be repeated 3 times. It is to be spoken out load by each person to help whom ever s name is on your candle.

We are asking healing for these people – Sally, April, Lady Abyss and Lady Beltane. Type in the names or names of people you are asking that healing be sent to please.

Kwan Yin, Sirona, Ancient Elements of Fire, Air, Water, and Earth,

Gather around fill in name of person on your candle whatever is their hearth.

Help heal insert illness, disease for person on your candle that is keeping them down,

So they might improve and more easily move around.

At the end of third time say “So mote it be” or however you end your spells. Then type into the chat room “Blessings for healing.” Leave your candle burn in a safe place for one hour. Relight candle every day/evening for a half-hour until it has burned all the way down. When you relight the candle say “Candle burning bright. Release your power with all its might.”

We will now be welcoming our current and new novices back or into the coven as well as initiate our new adepts. We ask at this time that anyone not a member of this coven to please say could night and depart. There is a small doorway open so you can exit.

The circle is once again sealed

We welcome our current and new novices into our circle. Would you please give us your name and the state or country where you live.

Lady Beltane – after all novices have shared – We welcome you with open arms as potential full members of our coven. But as you are part of the coven now it is asked of you to keep the coven’s and other members identities a secret as well as anything discussed in a coven class gathering.

Amanda called upon you as your High Priestess to “stand” and be recognized as an adept of the Coven Life’s Coven. To swear to all present that you will not carry any tales of any member or guest of this coven. That you will uphold the sanctity of the sacred circles and rituals when this coven is gathered. That you will not give out to anyone outside of this coven another member’s magickal working/coven name. I ask you to remember your brothers and sisters here are more then ready to help you if you ever need them to and welcome you as a part of us. Your position as an adept will be for one year and one day from this date.

Amanda do you enter this coven of your own free will?

Amanda Answer __________

Amanda do you so swear to uphold the sanctity of Coven Life’s Coven?

Amanda Answer _________

Amanda I welcome you in perfect love and perfect trust into Coven Life’s Coven. I ask what name you have chosen for yourself when attending coven or pagan gatherings and when working magick on your own?

Amanda state your coven/magickal working name ______________

You shall be known now and forever more in Coven Life’s Coven by this name. Merry meet and meery greet _____ many blessings to you as you continue your journey on your chosen path,

Sandi called upon you as your High Priestess to “stand” and be recognized as an adept of the Coven Life’s Coven. To swear to all present that you will not carry any tales of any member or guest of this coven. That you will uphold the sanctity of the sacred circles and rituals when this coven is gathered. That you will not give out to anyone outside of this coven another member’s magickal working/coven name. I ask you to remember your brothers and sisters here are more then ready to help you if you ever need them to and welcome you as a part of us. Your position as an adept will be for one year and one day from this date.

Sandi do you enter this coven of your own free will?

Sandi Answer ______

Sandi do you so swear to uphold the sanctity of Coven Life’s Coven?

Sandi Answer _______

Sandi I welcome you in perfect love and perfect trust into Coven Life’s Coven. I ask what name you have chosen for yourself when attending coven or pagan gatherings and when working magick on your own?

Sandi state your coven/magickal working name ________

You shall be known now and forever more in Coven Life’s Coven by this name. Merry meet and meery greet _____ many blessings to you as you continue your journey on your chosen path,

Lords and Ladies who guarded our circle from your Watchtowers and gave freely of your energy to help those who are sick and to welcome our new novice and adept coven member. Please go back from whence you came with our loving thanks and gratitude.

This circle is now opened but not broken. As you leave here tonight may the Lady and Lord bless you with all that you need and something you just want. I bid you peace and joy. Blessed be brothers and sisters of The Craft. Merry part until we merry meet again.

Copyright 2017 Lady Beltane

FULL MOON FOR FEBRUARY 2017

FEBRUARY FULL MOON NAMES

February’s full Moon is traditionally called the Full Snow Moon because usually the heaviest snows fall in February.

Hunting becomes very difficult, and so some Native American tribes called this the Hunger Moon.

Other Native American tribes called this Moon the “Shoulder to Shoulder Around the Fire Moon” (Wishram Native Americans), the “No Snow in the Trails Moon” (Zuni Native Americans), and the “Bone Moon” (Cherokee Native Americans). The Bone Moon meant that there was so little food that people gnawed on bones and ate bone marrow soup.

See more about the month’s Full Moon names and their meanings.

FEBRUARY FULL SNOW MOON VIDEO

Each month, we will explain the traditional names of the Full Moon along with some fascinating Moon facts. In this video, learn about the Full Snow Moon, “Moon weather,” and the horns of the new crescent Moon. Click below to watch the video

To see video and to read more interesting information from The Old Farmer’s Almanac please copy and paste this link to your browser: http://www.almanac.com/content/full-moon-february