Full Moon Esbat Gathering Sunday, January 20th

Our ritual this full Moon is a joint writing and being led by Lady Beltane and one of our Adepts Country Moon. This ritual is for a healing of mind or body or spirit, or any combination you need healing for. Please take some time before the circle is cast on Sunday to think of what you want help healing. There is no minimum and maximum number of things you can write on your piece pf paper. You should write what you feel is giving you a problem be it a physical medical problem, negative thinking that is attaching negative energy towards you, not connecting with the Goddesses, Gods or Spirit Guides, etc

WHEN:

Sunday, January 20, 2019

Social Hour 6:00 to 7:00 PM CT

Circle will be Cast at 7:01 PM CT

Please do not enter the chatroom after the circle  has been cast as this will let out the energy we have raised to help empower our ritual

WHERE:

Coven Life’s Chat Room 

WHAT YOU WILL NEED:

                                    I sheet of 4 inch by 4 inch/10.16 cm paper

Pen

1 Small Bowl

 

COUNTRY MOON: I call upon Telesphorus, demigod of convalescence and Epione,  goddess of the soothing of pain to protect this circle. By the power of three times three to keep us all from harm and let the only energy that we raise enter or leave our gathering.

Guardians of the Watchtowers of the East, Powers of Air. I invite you to this circle and ask for your wisdom and protection.

Guardians of the Watchtowers of the South, Powers of Fire. I invite you to this circle and ask for your wisdom and protection.

Guardians of the Watchtowers of the West, Powers of Water. I invite you to this circle and ask you for your wisdom and protection.

Guardians of the Watchtowers of the North, Powers of Earth. I invite you to this circle and ask for your wisdom and protection.

EVERYONE: Please tell us your first or Pagan name and the country or state that you live in

We will take 2 minutes to center and ground ourselves as the power raises from Telesphorus and Epione coming into our circle

LADY BELTANE: Take your paper and write on it the things you want help healing. Type in DONE when you are through.

Hold the paper between your palms and repeat this 3 times: Telesphorus and Epione with your power please help to heal the things I have written here. I no longer want this in my life draining positive energy from me. If you cannot take it away completely please take away some of the pain and negativity so I might have a better quality of life.

When you are done type in So Mote It Be

Now rip the paper into the tiny pieces you can. Type in Done when finished.

Tomorrow morning take the bowl outside, away from your home if you can, while keeping your intention that what you wrote down for most in your mind than throw the tiny pieces of paper to the 4 winds asking them to take what you wrote on paper that in now in pieces far from and if they land that they will not cause harm to any other living thing.

EVERYONE: Stand up I’d sitting down. Start with your hands above your head palms facing downward slowly brings your hands down to the floor while saying, “I ground all extra berry in this circle giving it to Mother Earth to use to herself, her waterways, and all our fellow living things.” Type in So Mote It Be! when finished.

COUNTRY MOON: Guardians of the Watchtowers of the East, Powers of Air. I thank you for your presents and give you leave of this circle.

Guardians of the Watchtowers of the South, Powers of Fire. I thank you for your presents and give you leave of this circle.

Guardians of the Watchtowers of the West, Powers of Water. I thank you for your presents and give you leave of this circle.

Guardians of the Watchtowers of the North, Powers of Earth. I thank you for your presents and give you leave of this circle. 

Thank you Telesphorus and Epione for your care and guidance tonight.

This circle is now open but never broken.

 

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Drawing down the Moon 

 

δραςινγ-δοςν-τηε-μοον

Drawing down the Moon (also known as drawing down the Goddess) is a central ritualin many contemporary Wiccan traditions. During the ritual, a coven’s High Priestessenters a trance and requests that the Goddessor Triple Goddess, symbolized by the Moon, enter her body and speak through her. The High Priestess may be aided by the High Priest, who invokes the spirit of the Goddess. During her trance, the Goddess speaks through the High Priestess.

The name most likely comes from a depiction of two women and the moon on an ancient Greek vase, believed to date from the second century BCE.

In classical times of ancient Greece, ancient Thessalian witches were believed to control the moon, according to the tract: “If I command the moon, it will come down; and if I wish to withhold the day, night will linger over my head; and again, if I wish to embark on the sea, I need no ship, and if I wish to fly through the air, I am free from my weight.”

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The Orphic hymn to Selene (Moon)

One of these songs is the Orphic Hymn to the goddess Selene, namely the Moon. The text could be also considered as a spell one could address to the Blood Moon that is going to appear in the skies tomorrow.

“Hear, Goddess queen, diffusing silver light, bull-horn’d and wand’ring thro’ the gloom of Night.

With stars surrounded, and with circuit wide Night’s torch extending, thro’ the heav’ns you ride:

Female and Male with borrow’d rays you shine, and now full-orb’d, now tending to decline.

Mother of ages, fruit-producing Moon [Mene], whose amber orb makes Night’s reflected noon:

Lover of horses, splendid, queen of Night, all-seeing pow’r bedeck’d with starry light.

Lover of vigilance, the foe of strife, in peace rejoicing, and a prudent life:

Fair lamp of Night, its ornament and friend, who giv’st to Nature’s works their destin’d end.

Queen of the stars, all-wife Diana hail! Deck’d with a graceful robe and shining veil;

Come, blessed Goddess, prudent, starry, bright, come moony-lamp with chaste and splendid light,

Shine on these sacred rites with prosp’rous rays, and pleas’d accept thy suppliant’s mystic praise.”

Hear, Goddess queen, diffusing silver light, bull-horn’d and wand’ring thro’ the gloom of Night.

With stars surrounded, and with circuit wide Night’s torch extending, thro’ the heav’ns you ride:

Female and Male with borrow’d rays you shine, and now full-orb’d, now tending to decline.

Mother of ages, fruit-producing Moon [Mene], whose amber orb makes Night’s reflected noon:

Lover of horses, splendid, queen of Night, all-seeing pow’r bedeck’d with starry light.

Lover of vigilance, the foe of strife, in peace rejoicing, and a prudent life:

Fair lamp of Night, its ornament and friend, who giv’st to Nature’s works their destin’d end.

Queen of the stars, all-wife Diana hail! Deck’d with a graceful robe and shining veil;

Come, blessed Goddess, prudent, starry, bright, come moony-lamp with chaste and splendid light,

Shine on these sacred rites with prosp’rous rays, and pleas’d accept thy suppliant’s mystic praise.

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Litha in Australia

Midsummer or Litha (21st & 22nd December)

Midsummer, also known as Litha, is the time of the year when the days are longest and the nights shortest. The colors of the season are red and gold, representing heat and ripe fruit, and fruit is eaten in thanks.

In Australia the Sturt Desert Pea is a sacred flower of this time. Litha falls in the dry stifling heat of summer in the southern part of our land, but in the north, Litha falls in the hot, wet season, and represents fruitfulness.

Due to fire restrictions in Australia throughout summer, celebrations for this Sabbat tend to be quite different from those those throughout the rest of the year. No candles can be lit, no cauldrons burned, and no open flames are allowed throughout much of the country.

This means that we seek other ways of marking the quarters. One method is to make staffs for the Quarter Priest/esses to hold and brandish as the Elements are called in. Light sources include battery-operated torches that can be covered in colored cellophane to produce different colored light applicable to the various Elements. The cauldron can be replaced with a glass bowl of water, filled with rosewater and seashells, symbolising the importance of water to Australian Witches at this time. Garlands for our hair, wreaths to carry and use in ritual, and light, casual clothing are all a part of Midsummer celebrations.

 

To continue reading please click on to the link below…….

https://aussiewytch.wordpress.com/sabbats/litha-summer-solstice/litha-in-australia/

 

 

Full December Moon in Nothern Hemisphere most Coomon Name is the Cold Moon

December: Cold Moon

In December, winter sets in and the Full Moon is called the Cold Moon. It is also called Long Nights Moon, and the Moon before Yule.

In ancient times, it was common to track the changing seasons by following the lunar month rather than the solar year, which the 12 months in our modern calendar are based on.

For millennia, people across Europe, as well as Native American tribes, named the months after features they associated with the Northern Hemisphere seasons, and many of these names are very similar or identical.

To read the rest of this informative article please click on this link: December Full Moon Names

Southern Hemisphere 2019 Moon Phases and Spiecal Moon Phases for Aurora, Illinois, USA

I tried to find out what the numbering on the right is for but no luck. If someone knows what it is for please post the information in the comment section. They will appear in the Moon phases in both hemispheres. Also by click on the blue colored words, it will take you to that specific information. All this Information comes from Date and Time Website You can also use this site to find out the time of the full or special Moon where live or very close to  it.

SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE

Lunation New Moon First Quarter Full Moon Third Quarter Duration
1188 Jan 6 12:28 pm Jan 14 5:45 pm Jan 21 4:16 pm Jan 28 8:10 am 29d 19h 35m
1189 Feb 5 8:03 am Feb 13 9:26 am Feb 20 2:53 am Feb 26 10:27 pm 29d 19h 00m
1190 Mar 7 3:03 am Mar 14 9:27 pm Mar 21 12:42 pm Mar 28 3:09 pm 29d 16h 47m
1191 Apr 5 7:50 pm Apr 13 5:05 am Apr 19 9:12 pm Apr 27 8:18 am 29d 13h 55m
1192 May 5 8:45 am May 12 11:12 am May 19 7:11 am May 27 2:33 am 29d 11h 16m
1193 Jun 3 8:01 pm Jun 10 3:59 pm Jun 17 6:30 pm Jun 25 7:46 pm 29d 9h 14m
1194 Jul 3 5:16 am Jul 9 8:54 pm Jul 17 7:38 am Jul 25 11:18 am 29d 7h 56m
1195 Aug 1 1:11 pm Aug 8 3:30 am Aug 15 10:29 pm Aug 24 12:56 am 29d 7h 25m
1196 Aug 30 8:37 pm Sep 6 1:10 pm Sep 14 2:32 pm Sep 22 12:40 pm 29d 7h 49m
1197 Sep 29 4:26 am Oct 6 3:47 am Oct 14 8:07 am Oct 21 11:39 pm 29d 9h 12m
1198 Oct 28 2:38 pm Nov 4 9:23 pm Nov 13 12:34 am Nov 20 8:10 am 29d 11h 27m
1199 Nov 27 2:05 am Dec 4 5:58 pm Dec 12 4:12 pm Dec 19 3:57 pm 29d 14h 08m
1200 Dec 26 4:13 pm 29d 16h 29m
* All times are local time for Melbourne. Time is adjusted for DST when applicable. They take into account refraction. Dates are based on the Gregorian calendar.

Special Moon Events in 2019

Articles About Moon Phases

Printable PDF calendar of moon phases

Full Moon Esbat Gathering Wednesday, October 24th at 6:00 PM CT

We welcome all witches and/or pagans from any traditions especially if you are a solitary practitioner and would like to meet some other brothers and sister of The Old Ways/The Craft. Our Esbat ritual this month was written by and will be led by one of our almost adepts Jennifer.

WHEN:

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Socializing starts at 6:00 PM CT

The Sacred Circle is cast at 7:05 PM CT

Please do not enter the chat room after the circle has been cast. The reason being is we have students casting and leading the circle as part of their learning and this could break the circle causing it to have to be recast. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

WHERE:

Coven Life’s Chat Room

WHAT YOU WILL NEED:

1 White Tea Candle

Candle Holder

Lighter or Matches

Small to Medium size bowl of Water

Cookie or Cracker

A beverage of your choice

OPTIONAL FOR YOUR ALTAR:

In the Northern Hemisphere, you could use some marigold flowers or sunflowers on our altars to remind them about the coming of Samhain
In the Southern Hemisphere, you could use some daisies, lily of the valley or roses to remind them of the up and coming Beltane

RITUAL:

JEN: We call Auriel to the Watchtower of the East to help protect this circle and empower the work within our circle.
We Gabriel to the Watchtower of the South to help protect this circle and empower the work within our circle.
We call Raphael to the Watchtower of the West to help protect this circle and empower the work within our circle.
We call Michael to the Watchtower of the North to help protect this circle and empower the work within our circle.
Starting the east I 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 then point to the ceiling saying I close this circle with Air that no harm may come to anyone inside or outside of this circle.
I then point at shoulder level saying I close this circle with Fire that no harm may come to anyone inside or outside of this circle.
I then welcome each element by touching or lighting them and saying welcome and thank you for helping us with this circle.
What is below is above and what is above is below this circle is sealed may it protect those within and allow us to do our ritual and please the gods
I welcome the goddess Hekate (for the Samhain) and the god Pan (for Beltane) to the circle and thank them for attending and helping us with our work.
EVERYONE: Please tell us your name and where you live – just the country or state please
Jen: 
I would then ask everyone to turn to their altar and hold your arms open wide. Tilt your head back so are looking is skyward – and say
Give us knowledge with your light
guide us in this ritual tonight
pass on to us your insight
we light this candle
to fulfill this rite
to remember our gifts
as we pray under your light
EVERYONE: So mote it be
At this time, light the (Moon) candle and take 2 minutes to reflect upon the gifts you have in your life and give thanks for them.
Now hold the bowl of water to the sky. Say:
Bless this water
As you control the tides
Make it nurturing
Under your vibes
Give us your wisdom
As our own mother
Keep wary eyes upon us
While we ponder
Help us to remember
The changes of the cycle
to embrace the good fortune
And get rid of the spiteful
EVERYONE: So mote it be
Now take 2 minutes to reflect on the things which have changed in the past Moon cycle.  Have you ended a toxic relationship? Have you experienced good fortune? Reflect on all the things you would like to see changed for you by the next full moon.
We thank Hekate and Pan for joining and helping us with your power and love please to return from where they came.
LADY BELTANE: May our coven and guests be blessed with good health, loving family, caring friends, and positive energy in your lives every day/
We dismiss Auriel with our thanks from the Watchtower of the East for the help with protecting and empowering the work within our circle.
We dismiss Gabriel with our thanks from the Watchtower of the South for the help with protecting and empowering the work within our circle.
We dismiss Raphael with our thanks from the Watchtower of the West for the help with protecting and empower the work within our circle.
We dismiss Michael with our thanks from the Watchtower of the North for the help with protecting and empowering the work within our circle.
I close this circle by rotating 3 times counterclockwise. First at shoulder height, then at ceiling height and finally pointing towards the floor. Thanking each element for helping us with this circle and asking them to return from where they came. We all need to release the extra energy we built up down into Mother Earth to help her heal. Start with your hands above your head and then slowly bring your arms down with palms facing downward cleaning the rest of the energy from the room.
The circle is now open but never broken all my brothers and sisters please go in peace and the safety of the gods and goddesses.
Part of the ritual was inspired by the book: Wicca Wheel of the Year Magic by  Lisa Chamberlain

Full Moon Gathering Activating Your Chakras

WHEN:

24th September 2018

Socialization starts at 6:00 PM CT

Circle cast at 7:00 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’s Chat Room

 

WHAT YOU WILL NEED

  • Ensure you have
    • Your altar set up and ready to go.
    • You have a candle representing The Goddess, the God and spirit to light before we start to activate our Chakras. Please set up you altar as per normal.

If you are unfamiliar with altar set up, please refer to our Coven Life website or WOTC.

https://covenlife.co/2017/07/06/simple-basic-altar-set-up/

  • If you like you can use a crystal for each of your chakras. If you don’t have that luxury please don’t worry, visualisation is fine.
  • You can place your chosen crystals on you alter and pick them up to place over each Chakra as indicated.

 

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

The diagrams below will give you a brief idea of what we will be concentrating on when each chakra is indicated during the ritual. If you are using the corresponding crystals below, they can be used to cleanse and activate the Chakras at any time, as needed. They will be charged and activated by the Lunar energy on the evening.

In the ritual tonight, by opening and closing our sacred space we will be applying that same energy to our Chakras. When Chakras are open, it is equally important to close them. This is to maintain their integrity as so they support our entire energy system.

Please take the time to study the charts below and read up on some of the posts that have been going up over the last few days.

 

The Chakras

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Crystals corresponding to the Chakras

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The Theme is- Activating and Cleansing your Chakras:

This full moon we will be harnessing the Lunar Energy. We will be activating our Chakras to realign our entire being and allowing the lunar energy to enter each Chakra for a healing aspect with the assistance of Selene. This is not drawing down the moon, it is using the moon energy, or what the old religion called the moons perspiration. It was from this perspiration that potions and spells were created from.

This mystical full moon ritual will assist in activating your Chakras to help you bring forth your best self.

 

Preparing your sacred space:

Take care to prepare your sacred space before the ritual, if you are unable to burn incense, please use the power of intention such as a white light showering you and your surroundings. For further information on how to cleanse your space please look in Coven Life or WOTC.

https://covenlife.co/2017/07/16/cleansing-your-crystals/

https://covenlife.co/2016/11/09/smoke-cleansing-with-wood/

 

NOW LET THE RITUAL BEGIN

 

Casting the circle:

         To the Guardians of the East:

I call you into our Watchtowers to protect us.

 

         To the Guardians of the South:

I call you into our Watchtowers to protect us.

 

         To the Guardians of the West:

I call you into our Watchtowers to protect us.

 

         To the Guardians of the North:

I call you into our Watchtowers to protect us.

 

I cast this circle three times three with the assistance of the Great Mother Selene the Triple Goddess and The Sun God Apollo.

 

I call Upon the Guardians of spirit to protect us from above and below. As is above so is below, as is below so is above.

 

Allow us to see beyond the veil- to the world of effects, of causes and meaning, and of beauty and power.

 

Protect us Great Mother Selene and Sun God Apollo for all gathered here and those afar who are unable to be with us. Allow no negative energy to touch us, to harm us and that nothing we call upon will harm us and others.

 

We come together in perfect love and perfect trust.

 

Greeting:

Hypatia – Merry meet brothers and sisters and honoured guests.

 

Everyone – Respond Merry Greet. Please tell us your first name and state or country you are from.

 

CEREMONY

If you have chosen a crystal corresponding to each Chakra please remember to hold it to the chakra as we go through the system …..

We will be spending one minute energising each Chakra. This process is important and should not be rushed.

Now begin to relax your body and clear your mind. Feel the magic coming from the moon (Selene) and notice a tingling sensation within.

Visualize the energy from each of your seven Chakras floating into Selene and becoming brighter in colour.

Next, beginning with your Root chakra visualize a red energy leaving Selene and reconnecting to your spine. You are now experiencing a greater sense of feeling balanced and grounded.

Turn your focus to your Sacral Chakra and visualize an orange energy flowing from Selene and circling around your navel. You are feeling limitless creativity and confidence.

Now, at your Solar plexus begin to visualize the yellow energy flowing from Selene to your stomach, filling you up with empowerment and strength.

As the colours continue to move and transform from Selene concentrate on your Heart Chakra. Visualize a loving green energy flowing from Selene to your heart. As it penetrates your heart, you begin to feel love, happiness, joy and peace.

Now moving up to your Throat Chakra, begin to visualize a blue energy leaving Selene and directly connecting to your throat. You begin to feel expressive, free, and all of your words flow with ease.

With your attention at your Third Eye chakra, visualize an indigo energy exiting Selene and entering the area of your third eye. You begin to unfold new ideas, new thoughts, and become awakened and in tune to your psychic abilities.

You have now reached your Crown Chakra. Begin to visualize a purple energy flowing from Selene to the crown of your head. As you connect to your higher self or higher power, you are feeling inspired and a newness of endless possibilities.

Take a deep breath in and slowly exhale. Visualize each chakra being filled with the light and energy from Selene, filling you with health, balance and vigor.

Thank The Great Goddess Selene for the cleansing and releasing of negativity, and for filling your soul with new beginnings and fresh perspectives.

Please ensure that you meditate for the whole 2 minutes, this is important.

Type done only when you have finished.

 

Dismiss the circle:

         To the Guardians of the East:

I dismiss and thank you from our Watchtowers and give Gratitude for protect us.

 

         To the Guardians of the South:

I dismiss and thank you from our Watchtowers and give Gratitude for protect us.

 

         To the Guardians of the West:

I dismiss and thank you from our Watchtowers and give Gratitude for protect us.

 

         To the Guardians of the North:

I dismiss and thank you from our Watchtowers and give Gratitude for protect us.

 

As you leave here tonight may the Lady and Lord bless you with all that you need and want.

 

I bid you Blessings and great Joy Brothers and sisters of the Craft

 

Merry part until we merry meet again.

 

 

 

Coven Life’s Coven Gathering on Sunday, August 26, 2018

This months circle was written by and will be led by our new Priestess Maia.
WHEN:
Sunday, August 26, 2018
Socialization starts at 3:00 PM CT
Circle will be cast at 4:00 PM CT
Please DO NOT enter chat room once the circle has been cast because this causes the circle to be broken and it then has to be recast. The ONLY exception is if you are already in the chat room and somehow get kicked out of it than you may re-enter it again.
WHERE:
What you will need:

A chalice or a special glass filled with a cup of cold water
1 white candle
1 yellow or gold candle
Lighter or matches

Think of a question you may have that you would like answered. Maybe a direction you should take, the outcome of a situation, whatever you need. Choose a God or Goddess you feel comfortable asking your question to and fill in the blanks with their names as required in the ritual.

The full moon in August is known by a variety of names by different cultures all over the world. You may choose to call each full moon by the names given by a particular culture you feel connected to. The Wiccan tradition of the Corn Moon is a celebration of the early harvest. We give thanks for what we have received and anticipate a bountiful fall harvest. You may use gold or yellow on your altar. Decorate with fresh flowers, crystals, or stones.

We will be using the energy of this powerful moon to help us as we come together to accept spiritual guidance about a specific question you may have.

I will now call the watchtowers.

I call upon the watchtower of the north to protect those inside and outside of our circle this night.

I call upon the watchtower of the east to protect those inside and outside of our circle this night.

I call upon the watchtower of the south to protect those inside and outside of our circle this night.

I call upon the watchtower of the west to protect those inside and outside of our circle this night.

I cast this circle three times three with the assistance of the Goddess/God _____________ and ask her/him  to bless us and lend us her/his power and energy. Light the yellow or gold candle.

I call upon Spirit to join us in perfect love and perfect trust. May no harm come to anyone inside or outside this circle. May we come together as one and raise our energy for the benefit of all. Light the white candle.

Raise your chalice to the moon and let the rays shine on the water. Say:
“Goddess/God  _______________ please lend me your energy so that I may have spiritual guidance.” Drink deeply from the chalice and savour the cool water as it flows down into your body.
Type “done” when you are finished.

Now meditate for 3 minutes. You may ask your question and listen for any answers that may come. It may be a feeling, a sound, a smell, or just a thought that pops into your head.

We will now continue with the ritual.

Thank you Goddess/God ____________________for guiding me this night. Thank you for your energy and power. Please return from where you came from with our gratitude. Extinguish the yellow or gold candle.

Thank you Spirit for your love and blessings. Go with our thanks for being with us this night. Extinguish the white candle.

I dismiss the watchtower of the north with our gratitude for your protection inside and outside this circle.

I dismiss the watchtower of the east with our gratitude for your protection inside and outside this circle.

I dismiss the watchtower of the south with our gratitude for your protection inside and outside this circle.

I dismiss the watchtower of the west with our gratitude for your protection inside and outside this circle.

The circle is open but not broken. Go in perfect love and perfect trust. May the energy of this full moon wash over you with spiritual guidance. You may continue to meditate on this topic whenever you want. Sometimes our answers take a little time to reach us.

Until Merry we meet again,
Maia

Full Moon Gathering- Letting Go: 28th June 2018

 

WHEN:

28th June 2018 CT

Socialization starts st 6:45 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’s Chat Room

WHAT YOU WILL NEED

  • 1 small to medium candle, any colour will do. If you have natural bees wax that is wonderful.
  • Matches or lighter for lighting candle
  • 1 clear glass of water preferably purified or natural spring or mineral
  • A piece of paper the size of your hand
  • A pen (I suggest a pen that you could reserve for such occasions by consecrating it, some even prefer to use Magickal ink, if you are interested please refer to consecrating your tools on CL web site).
  • A fire proof container– Just remember if you are doing it indoors to set a safe space around you where there is no flammable things nearby.
  • Finally– preparation is everything- ensure you have your intentions to let go and your mantra to begin your transformation.

 

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

We will use the elements of:

Fire– to burn away the old, this will be done by burning the piece of paper with what needs to be released after we have written on it.

Note– Please remember NOT to burn anything out of spite. A calm, thoughtful and considered burning is much more powerful and effective.

 

Water– releasing the old will make way for the new. We will energise the water with our new intentions with the human consciousness as this effects the molecular structure of water.

 

The theme is- Letting go:

I will merely mention some suggestions below, just choose one only for this purpose, and make sure you resonate with whatever you choose.  Remember this letting go needs to be tailored to you specifically.

  • Fear of change
  • resisting divine will
  • searching externally for answers rather than going within
  • Releasing an energy attachment such as a job, relationship or even a plan
  • Believing that you are not good enough
  • Worry about money
  • Childhood wounds
  • Attachment to material things
  • attachment to others people’s emotions
  • Fear of sharing
  • Fear of disappointing
  • Fear of letting go

And the list goes on. If there is not one that you resonate with body and soul then you need to search yourself. Just make sure you look within first.  Take a moment to consider what it really is you want to release from your life.

 

Time to receive and transform using a Magickal mantra:

A Magickal mantra is just like spell words, words of intention, a sacred message or text. For our purpose, it is one that will create an energy to release the old and allow the emergence of the new. This will be used alongside while you are charging your water with the intention.

Some example can be…..

“I am free from my past

I let go of attachment

  I openly accept life change”.

or

I am whole, perfect, strong, loving harmonious and happy

or

I stay connected to and are guided by my inner source

or

I attract Joy, love and abundance

 

I encourage you to make your own mantra. The more personalised you create this the more effective it will be for you. You are more than welcome to use the one of the examples above.

 

Your sacred space:

Take care to prepare your sacred space before the ritual, if you are unable to burn incense, please use the power of intention such as a white light showering you and your surroundings. Ensure that you have all that you need at hand. The more prepared you are, the more effective the spell. Go through the check list of things that you need above, do this just before the ritual begins.

 

THE RITUAL EXPLAINED

Tonight we will be honoring the Great Goddess of the Strawberry (June) full moon. Elementally the strawberry is linked to water and connected with Venus, Freya and Aphrodite making it appropriate for out transformation.

This full moon is dominated by a powerful conjunction retrograde. All this means is that 2 weeks before the full mean feelings of sadness, fear, guilt, restrictions or inhibitions will be magnified. On the positive aspect, the moon will also be in conjunct with a star that gives resourcefulness and initiative bringing forth wonderful opportunities for change and willingness to break free.

This is also a wonderful time to use your increased emotional strength and intuition to overcome relationship challenges.

 

NOW LET THE RITUAL BEGIN

Casting the circle:

  • To the Guardians of the East:

I call you into our Watchtowers to protect us.

 

  • To the Guardians of the South:

I call you into our Watchtowers to protect us.

 

  • To the Guardians of the West:

I call you into our Watchtowers to protect us.

 

  • To the Guardians of the North:

I call you into our Watchtowers to protect us.

 

I cast this circle three times three with the assistance of the Great Mother Selene the Triple Goddess and The Sun God Apollo.

 

I call Upon the Guardians of spirit to protect us from above and below. As is above so is below, as is below so is above.

Allow us to see beyond the veil- to the world of effects, of causes and meaning, and of beauty and power.

Protect us Great Mother Selene and Sun God Apollo for all gathered here and those afar who are unable to be with us. Allow no negative energy to touch us, to harm us and that nothing we call upon will harm us and others.

We come together in perfect love and perfect trust.

 

Greeting:

Hypatia – Merry meet brothers and sisters and honored guests.

Everyone – Respond Merry Greet. Please tell us your first name and state or country you are from.

 

CEREMONY

Fire: To burn away the old

We will now write down what it is we want to let go:

  • Light your candle

 

Type done once finished

  • Take your paper and your pen and please write what it is you want to let go. If you have not prepared for this, refer to the list given for a trigger point. Remember to only choose one. It is only one thing we are letting go for this ceremony.
  • When you finish writing, loosely fold the paper twice.

 

Type done once finished

 

  • While you are burning the paper with the light of your candle- now say:

 

“With the light of the candle I invoke the element of fire and I let go.

I feel the flames eating up and rendering the old.

I release you

I am done

Old energy be gone!!”

After saying this – state what you want to release, to let go, to cease, and send the unwanted energy to the Great Mother Earth to be disposed.

For 2 minutes-Begin to visualise The Great Mother churning and transform the negativity into renewable energy!

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Water: To bring in the new

We will now charge our glass of water with the intention to receive and transform

  • Take your glass of water in both hands,
  • Ensuring your fingers wrap around the glass. Try not to allow your fingertips to touch each other.
  • Gaze into the water and now say:

“To all the Gods of the streams, the rives, the creeks, oceans and all other natural waterways,

I invoke the element of water to bring me purification, harmony and cleansing. Allow me to transform my life for the greatest good.

So Mote it Be!”

 

  • Now speak your affirmation- Your Magickal mantra and visualise the end result.
  • We are going to repeat this for 5 minutes.
  • Use focus and pure intention of what you wish to communicate
  • Once you have finished charging your water with your Magickal mantra drink it and

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Now say:

A serenity prayer

May the God and Goddess Grant me

The power of Fire,

 for the energy and courage to change the things I can.

The power of Water,

 to accept with ease and grace what I cannot change.

The power of Air,

 for the ability to know the difference.

and

The power of Earth

for the strength to continue my path.

I am now ready to walk my path of transformation!!

 

Dismiss the circle:

  • To the Guardians of the East:

I dismiss and thank you from our Watchtowers and give Gratitude for protect us.

 

  • To the Guardians of the South:

I dismiss and thank you from our Watchtowers and give Gratitude for protect us.

 

  • To the Guardians of the West:

I dismiss and thank you from our Watchtowers and give Gratitude for protect us.

 

  • To the Guardians of the North:

I dismiss and thank you from our Watchtowers and give Gratitude for protect us.

 

 

As you leave here tonight may the Lady and Lord bless you with all that you need and want.

 

I bid you Blessings and great Joy Brothers and sisters of the Craft

 

Merry part until we merry meet again.

 

 

 

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.