Online Esbat Coven Gathering January 1, 2018

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

WHEN:

Northern Hemisphere – Monday, January 1, 2018

Social time begins at 7:00 PM CT

Circle starts at 7:15 PM CT SHARP

Southern Hemisphere – Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Social time begins at 12:00 PM AEDT

Circle starts at 12:15 AEDT SHARP

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

WHERE:

Coven Life’s Chat Room

WHAT YOU WILL NEED:

Just yourself

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

RITUAL:

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

WHEN:

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

Sacred Circle starts at 7:20 PM CT SHARP

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

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

WHERE:

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

Coven Life Chat Room

WHAT YOU WILL NEED:

1 White Candle- your choice of size

Candle Holder

Matches or Lighter

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

New Moon Coven Gathering Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 7:00 PM CT

WHEN:

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Socializing starts at 7:00PM CT

Circle starts at 7:15 PM CT SHARP

Please do not enter the chat room once the circle has started. Thank you!

WHERE:

Coven Life’s Chat Room

WHAT YOU WILL NEED:

1 Ice cube

1 Fresh Leaf of any kind

2 Paper Towels to set the leaf on

RITUAL

This month we honor the coming of colder weather, the frost that comes with it and the goddess Hekate, who helps bring in the shorter days of this month.

LADY BELTANE: Merry meet and welcome to our circle for November.

EVERYONE: Merry greet. Please give your first name and state or country you live in.

LADY BELTANE: I cast this circle three times three. I take us to a place that is not a place. I take us to time out of time. Into the abyss, we proceed with the knowledge that Hekate will guide and protect us.

We will have a two-minute meditation to allow our energies to combine and raise within our circle.

Lay your paper towels flat in front of you and place the leaf on top of them. Take the ice cube (you may want to wrap a paper towel around part of it so it is not as cold when you hold it) in your power hand. Start running the ice along the leaf from where it attaches to tree to the tip of it.  Repeat doing this until you have gone over the entire leaf starting in the right side and finishing on the left Continue reading “New Moon Coven Gathering Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 7:00 PM CT”

October Full Moon Coven Gathering Thursday, October 5, 2017 at 7:00 PM CT

WHEN:

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Social Gathering starts about 7:00 PM CT

Sacred Circle is cast at 7:15 PM CT SHARP

PLEASE DO NOT ENTER THE CHAT ROOM ONCE THE CIRCLE HAS BEEN STARTED!!!!!! This breaks the circle and also upsets the energy flow in our circle.

WHERE:

Coven Life’s chat room – the link to enter and/or register is below:

Coven’s Life Chat Room

Our Adept Maia will be leading the circle this month. I ask that you give her the same respect and curtesy that you would give me if I was leadIng the circle. This means no comments other than the ones asked for in the ritual. If you have ideas to add for or in addition to the ritual please share them after the circle is finished and social time has started again. We love to get new ideas but ask they be shared at the appropriate time. Thank you so much for following our simple circle guidelines.

WHAT YOU WILL NEED:

1 green candle, whatever size you prefer.
An athame or knife to carve candle
A candle holder
Matches or lighter

RITUAL:

Maia: We call upon the Gods and Goddesses that protect the four quarters – east, south, west, and north. Please open your quarters and please hear our call.
We call upon the Watchtowers that protect us using the four elements- air, fire, water and earth. Please lend us your energy and protect all inside and outside this circle and let harm come to none.
We call upon the Goddess Selena to walk this circle with us three times round. To assist us with our work here tonight, please  lend us your energy and power as you honour us with your presence.
Everyone: Please share our first or Craft name plus state or country you live in.
At this time carve one word into your candle of something you would like to be more prosperous in. You can be rich in many ways…money, love, happiness, etc. Envision what that looks like to you as you carve. You can use whatever alphabet you feel is right for you. You will have 2 minutes to do this.
Everyone: Please type in DONE when you are finished.
Light the candle and as you look into the flame envision again your prosperity.. See yourself enjoying what you’ve asked for.
Insert your carved word into blank in this spell and recite it aloud three times. You will have about 2 to 3 minutes to do this.
The moon is full, we feel her power
On this night and in this hour.
The time is right, and this we know,
With the Goddess’s help, my ________________ will grow.
 When the moon reappears, with her face full and bright
This spell will have worked wonders, as I will it this night.
Everyone:  Please type in “So mote it be” when you have finished.
Allow the candle to burn for at least a short time as long as it is safe to do so. Each night light the candle and visualize your prosperity. You want it to burn as many days as possible, so judge how long you let it burn depending on the size of the candle.
Maia: Thank you Goddess Selena for your presence here tonight and please return from where you came from.
We dismiss the Gods and Goddesses that represent the four quarters, east, south, west, and north. Thank you for joining our circle and please return from where you came.
We dismiss the Watchtower that protects us using
the elements of air, fire, water, and earth. Thank you for your energy and protection, and please return from where you came from.
The circle is open, but not broken. Be well until  merry we meet again.

 

Coven Gathering Wednesday, September , 2017 at 7:15 PM CT

WHEN:

Wednesday, September 6, 2017
Gathering Starts at 7:00 PM ST
Circle Behind at 7:15 PM ST 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 Chat Room

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

https://ladybeltane.discussionchatroom.com/

WHAT YOU WILL NEED:
Just yourself

As I am on vacation this month the circle gathering will be for the initiation of to novices becoming adepts and full coven members.

RITUAL:

Lady Beltane: I call upon the element of Air to reside in the Watchtower of the East to protect all those gathered here from all negative entities and energies.
I call upon the element of Fire to reside in the Watchtower of the South to protect all those gathered here from all negative entities and energies.
I call upon the element of Water to reside in the Watchtower of the West to protect all those gathered here from all negative entities and energies.
I call upon the element of Earth to reside in the Watchtower of the North to protect all those gathered here from all negative entities and energies.
I call upon Hekate, maiden, mother, crone, and protector of all witches, I call upon the Green Man, Lord of the hunt and consort of Hekate, to walk this circle with me three times round to protect the witches here a round. To give us your guidance and lead us with your wisdom.

Everyone: Please introduce yourself, first name only, and tell us what state or country you live in

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.

Frank and Two Feathers: 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?

Frank and Two Feathers: Answer

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

Frank and Two Feathers: Answer

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

Frank and Two Feathers: 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?

Frank and Two Feathers: 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 element of Air from the Watchtower of the East with our thanks for protecting all those gathered here from all negative entities and energies.
I dismiss the element of Fire from the Watchtower of the South for protecting all those gathered here from all negative entities and energies.
I dismiss the element of Water from the Watchtower of the West for protecting all those gathered here from all negative entities and energies.
I dismiss the element of Earth from the Watchtower of the North for protecting all those gathered here from all negative entities and energies.
I dismiss Hekate, maiden, mother, crone, and protector of all witches, I dismiss the Green Man, Lord of the hunt and consort of Hekate, with our love and thanks for giving us your guidance and leading us with your wisdom.

The circle is now open but never broken. Go in love and peace. Blessed be brothers and sisters.

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