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
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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!

Type done once finished

 

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

Type done once finished

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.

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

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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

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