July Coven Life’s Coven Gathering Ritual

If you have any questions about the ritual please email me at Ladybeltane@aol.com. Thank you.

WHEN:

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Gathering starts at 7:00 PM CT

Circle starts at 7:17 PM CT Sharp

To find your local time you can use this Time Zone Converter or any other one you chose:

https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html

WHERE:

Coven Life’s Chat Room

To open an account or enter the private chat room please click on this link:

https://ladybeltane.discussionchatroom.com/

This full Moon we are again going to work on a goal to change one thing in our lives.

WHAT YOU NEED:

Blank sheet of paper 4 in/10.16 cm x 4 in/10. 16 cm

Pen

Small container for burning paper

3 in/7.62 cm in Diameter By 3-4/7.62 – 10.16  in Height Candle – Color choices should be for goal you are

Color choices should be for goal you are setting for yourself (Examples – Green = health or income, White = Spiritual growth, Ectara)

Sharp object to engrave candle

Lighter or matches

Ritual:

Lady Beltane: To the Guardians of the East I call you into our Watchtower to protect us!

Lady Beltane: To the Guardians of the South I call you into our Watchtowers to protect us.

Lady Beltane: To the Guardians of the West I call you into our Watchtower to protect us!

Lady Beltane: To the Guardians of the North I call you into out Watchtower to protect us.

Lady Beltane: I call upon the Guardians of Spirit to protect us from above and below!I

Lady Beltane: I cast this circle three times three with the help of The Triple Goddess and The Horned God. To take to a place that is not a place to a time that is not in time. To let us see beyond the 3-D plane will live upon. I ask the protection of the Maiden, Mother, Crone and Horned God for of us gathered here and for those of our brothers and sisters not able to join our circle tonight that nothing negative can touch us. That nothing we call upon can harm others!

Lady Beltane: We come together in perfect love and perfect trust. Merry Meet Brothers, Sisters, and Honored Guest.

EVERYONE: Merry greet

EVERYONE: Using your pen write down one goal you want to work on during this season of growth to come to fruition by the last of the harvest Sabbats (Samhain). When done fold your paper three times then engrave your candle with your goal. Light the candle than using it to start the paper burning. Please paper in the fireproof dish before it reaches your fingertips so as not to get burned. Burn candle for about a half-hour to an hour daily until it is burned all the way down. Then break it into small pieces and bury until all the while thinking of the goal you made it for.

EVERYONE: Once your paper is completely ash. Type in “This is my will! So mote it be!”

We will take 2 minutes for you to gaze into your candle and think about your goal and visualize it going out into the Universe to be heard by your guides, the gods and goddesses for them to help your goal come to fruition.

After the ritual is over scatter the ashes in the wind. This again helps take your goal go out into the Universe to help it come to fruition.

Burn the candle every day after the ritual for 1/2 to 1 hour until it burns completely down. While the candle burns see your goal as being completed. Then break up the remaining wax and bury it outside when your goal is complete.

EVERYONE: Using only your first name and state or country please introduce yourself. When everyone is finished welcome each by using the words ” Blessed be. ”

LADY BELTANE: Tonight we have a brother moving from being a novice to an adept in our coven. I have opened a small doorway and ask that all non-coven members leave us. We are honored you were here. Please leave knowing you are welcomed to join us for any Sabbat and/or Esbat gathering. Merry part until we merry meet again. Blessing from our coven goes with you. The doorway is sealed our circle is one again.

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.

William: Please type in – I now stand before our High Priestess and our Coven.

Lady Beltane: Do you stand before us of your own free will?

William : Answer

Lady Beltane: Do to you take a vow to keep the identities of all here present a secret unto yourself?

William : Answer

Lady Beltane: Do you vow to uphold the sanctity of our coven and keep all working within it unto yourself?

William : Answer

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

William : Answer

Lady Beltane:  Please welcome _______ into our coven and community.

Everyone: Please type in your welcome and/or blessing to our new adept.

Lady Beltane –  ______ 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 –

                             I dismiss the Guardian on the North with our love and thanks

                              I dismiss the Guardian of the West with our love and thanks.

I dismiss the Guardian of the South with our love and thanks.

I dismiss the Guardian of the East with our love and thanks.

I dismiss the Triple Goddess with our love and thanks.

I dismiss the Horned God with our love and thanks.

I bring us back into regular time and onto our place of existence. The circle is open but not broken. Go in peace and love. Merry part until we merry meet again. Blessed be dear brothers and sisters!

 

 

I Need Input for my Book in Progess

Merry meet and merry greet dear ones.

I am in the process of finalizing a book I am writing to help those brand new to The Craft. The general idea is to write a book that someone who is interested in The Craft or a novice to it can use to build a firm foundation for the knowledge of how to do basic spell crafting, ritual and general helpful information to use on their witch/pagan journey.

It occurred to me as I was going over my outline last night that I should ask those the book is aimed towards, “What would you find the most helpful in a book like this?”

I really do want your input on what the book should contain to help start people on their journey in a safe way and with basic knowledge of the “magickal” part of The Craft.

I thank you in advance for your help and input. The acknowledgments in the book will include all of you that comment or email me with useable suggestions.

Coven Gathering Friday, June 9, 2017 at 7:00 PM CT

This will be a short circle this month as it is to finish what was began on the last New Moon in May. There will also be an adept ceremony at the end.

WHEN:

Friday, June 9, 2017

Gathering starts at 7:00 PM CT

Circle will begin at 7:15 PM CT SHARP

Please do not enter the chat room after 7:17 PM CT as it will break our circle

WHERE:

Coven Life’s chat roo

https://ladybeltane.discussionchatroom.com/

WHAT YOU WILL NEED:

For those who attended the New Moon gathering on May 25, 2017, you will tell us if your goal was reached or if it is still in progress.

For those who did not attend that gathering, you will not need anything.

FULL MOON GATHERING:

Lady Beltane: I call upon Hecate and Mother Earth to walk this circle with me to provide protection to all inside from negativity. To protect those outside of our circle that nothing we do may cause them harm.

We will take 2 minutes to allow the energy to rise within ou circle.

Everyone: One at a time please share with your coven how your goal you set at the New Moon gathering was met or if you are still trying to achieve it.

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.

Amber: Please type in – I now stand before our High Priestess and our Coven.

Lady Beltane: Do you stand before us of your own free will?

Amber: Answer

Lady Beltane: Do to you take a vow to keep the identities of all here presence a secret unto yourself?

Amber: Answer

Lady Beltane: Do you vow to uphold the sanctity of our coven and keep all working within it unto yourself?

Amber: Answer

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

Amber: Answer

Lady Beltane:  Please welcome _______ into our coven and community.

Everyone: Please type in your welcome and/or blessing to our new adept.

Lady Beltane –  ______ 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.

We thank you, Hecate and Mother Earth for your help in reaching the goals we set for ourselves and for those who are still working on theirs. We thank you for the energy and protection you have given to us here in this circle to tonight. Please go with our gratitude and love.

The circle is open but not broken. May you all go in peace, love and remember you have been among your brothers and sister this night in friendship. Blessed be dear ones.

 

 

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