Beltane/Samhain gathering ritual

 Our Beltane/Samhain gathering was written by Two Feathers and Hypatia. They  will also be lead this gathering. Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at 6:45 PM CT Circle starts at 7:15 PM CT SHARP. Please do not enter the chat room once the circle has started. Thank you! WHERE:I Coven Life’s Chatroom
Items you need : one white candle, candle holder, matches; plant in a pot; plate with these things on it : a small cup of milk, a little bit of bee honey or a piece of sweet or bonbon as a gift; a bell
small piece of paper and a pen

Ritual

Two Feathers: I call You Great Circle of Crystal Light to Be our vehicle in time untime. Take us where Dragons fly and connect us with the Fae Realm. This Circle is sealed with harm to none. This is so.

Hypatia :

To the winds of the east, great Eagle, Condor, come to us form the place of the rising sun, keep us under your wing, show us the mountains we only dare to dream of. Teach us to fly wind to wings with Great Spirit.

 To the winds of the West, the land of the great waters, I call upon the Great Mother Jaguar, the protector of our medicine space. Teach us peace both without and within, teach us to live impeccably and show us the way beyond death.


To the winds of the North, the land of the Great Mother, I call upon the ancient ones, our ancestors, our grandmothers, grandfathers and Hummingbird. We listen to the whispers in the wind and honour you who have come before us and those who will come after us, our children’s children.

 

To the winds of the south, great Serpent, wrap your coils of light around us teach us to shed the past the way you shed your skin, to walk softly on the earth, teach us the way of beauty.

Two Feathers : Everyone, please type your name and the country/state you are now located.

Two Feathers: / everyone who are at the Northern hemisphere / light the candle and say the following, 
, when ready , ring the bell and type “Done”:

Welcome Fairies and Beings , come to us and work with us, help us  to fulfill our dreams , help us live in Light and Peace.

Hypatia : /everyone who are in the Southern hemisphere, send fairies to safe rest until the spring comes / light the candle and  say the following,
, when ready , ring the bell and type “Done” :

To the wee folk so fair, shy as swallow and swift as air and bid you well rest during the winter the days, for all you spirits, elementals and little sweet fae.

 

Two Feathers : now everyone write your desire on the paper, fold it 3 times towards you if you want to draw something in your life and outwards from you if you want to get rid of something , then bury the paper in the dirt under the plant, when ready type : done

Hypatia

To the winds of the south, the land of the great serpent, thank you allowing us to see how to shed our past and walk the beauty way. I dismiss you with the greatest of gratitude.

 To the winds of the North, the land of the Great Mother and Hummingbird, thank you and to all the ancient ones that have come before us and will come after us for the wisdom to act as Earth keepers. I dismiss you with the greatest of gratitude.

 To the winds of the West, the great waters and the Great Mother Jaguar, thank you for offering protection of our medicine space and teaching us the way beyond death. I dismiss you with the greatest of gratitude.

 To the winds of the East, the land of the great Condor and eagle, thank you for showing us our power to be able to live our dream. I dismiss you with the greatest of gratitude.


Two Feathers : I take us back to time on Earth. Thank You to all of the Dragons that helped us connect with the Fae realm. Thank You to all of the Fairies , Spirits and Beings that work with us and joined us in the circle . Go now in Peace and Harmony to where you belong. The crystal circle is now open but unbroken, with harm to none. This is So.

After the circle you can put the plate with the gifts/milk and honey or sweet/ next to the plant and leave it there to stay during the night.

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Blessings on Ostara and Happy Spring Equinox

May spring bring you a balance of warm and cold, light and dark, and more positive energy.

May Ostara bless you with a time to get seeds, intentions, and goals ready to plant and grow.

Blessings of love, light, peace ,and all good things dear ones!

Blessed Mabon and Happy Autumn Equinox

May you be blessed with abundance from the fruit of your labors!

As you enter the darker time of the year may your thought and actions stay positive, may you find joy in this time of rest and recharge your batteries.

 

Blessings dear ones of warmth, light, rest, and comfort!

Mabon in Australia

Mabon or Autumn Equinox (Approx. 21st-22nd March, check calendar)

Mabon falls at the Autumnal Equinox, when nights and days are of equal length, but light bends increasing towards darkness, and winter is on its way. It is a time of balance, and a time of looking forward to and preparation for the winter.

At this time food is prepared for storage, jams and pickles are made, and fruits are candied and preserved. Maple syrup is a traditional food for Mabon, as are all long-keeping plant foods, and honey, which is a natural preservative. Special foods to celebrate with include traditional Greek baklava (honey cake), and anything preserved or that involves fermentation. The colors of the season are brown and gold.

In Australia, Mabon falls close to the end of Daylight Savings time, and the change in the time that evening falls makes us very aware that winter is on its way, and that summer is well and truly over. It is at Mabon that the Cauldrons are first lit again, the last of the summer fruits are eaten in thanks, and summer ribbons and garlands are put away in preparation for the colder months.

Mabon is the second harvest, and the Goddess is mourning her fallen consort as he has been cast down, but the rebirth found in the seeds of harvest gives hope for the future, and the continuing circle of hope. Mabon is a time of gathering, of preparation. It is also a time to walk among the gum trees, smelling the resin and the eucalyptus oils in the air, and gathering oils, barks, plants and herbs to be dried for culinary, medicinal and magickal purposes.

To read the rest of this article please click on the following link: Southern Hemisphere Mabon

Autumn Equinox, Mabon: Southern Hemisphere

Midway through Autumn!
Mabon is the second of three harvest festivals.
This is the time of equal day and equal night, the balance of light and dark,

and so at this time we have the chance to invite balance into our lives

as we move deeper into the descent to winter. Add this to the energy of Autumn, and as we see in our gardens, we also have the opportunity to see and enjoy our ‘harvest’, the fruits of our labours – literally and metaphorically.

Autumn sits in the west on the wheel of the year, and represents all the same energies and qualities of dusk, sunset, and the energy of early evening, the move toward and into the darkness.

The descent is happening. We move now into the yin part of the circle in the cycle of the seasons.

To read the rest of this article please click on the following link: Southern Hemisphere Mabon

N.H Ostara / S.H Mabon- Gathering on 20th, March 2018. Circle starts at 7:15 PM CT SHARP.

Our Ostara/ Mabon gathering was written by Hypatia who will be leading this gathering.

Tuesday, March 20th, 2018

At 6.45 PM CT

Circle starts at 7:15 PM CT SHARP.

30 minutes will be allocated for a chance to talk to our Brothers and Sisters. Please do not enter the chat room once the circle has started. Thank you!

 

WHERE:

Coven Life’s Chatroom

WHAT YOU NEED:

 

Preparation for the Northern hemisphere- Ostara:

We are going to be painting eggs…….

 

  • As this is a time for a clean start– consider taking a bath or a shower with your favorite essential oil or other aromatics. You could also infuse fresh herbs like a tea or use your favorite soap. If a whole body wash is not possible please just wash your hands, face or even just change into clean clothes. What will encourage your new growth?

 

  • Hard-boiled egg for decorating. You could do more than one if you like. No more than 3, mainly for time purposes. If allergic please refer to suggestions below.

 

  • Permanent marker pens or small stickers to decorate the eggs. Practice your patters beforehand if you wish, it might make it easier and quicker on the day. Keep it simple, not to thick or elaborate as we will be cracking and eating the egg.

 

  • If you have an egg allergy than please use gloves when handling the egg, crack the egg and place in the nest. You could place it in the earth or just give to a loved one that doesn’t have an egg allergy to consume.

 

  • Freshly picked flowers or herbs to place on you alter.

 

  • Green and Yellow candle. If you don’t have these colours please just use what is on hand. It is the spirit of the Goddess and the God created by the light that we will be using as inspiration.

 

  • A little bowl, egg holder or just a little nest made from cotton wool to hold you egg once finished. Be as creative as you wish. Egg baskets are also great.

 

  • A glass of water to help with the feasting.

 

Simple flower or leaf motifs will do. Anything that inspires the artist within and brings images of fresh beginnings. Remember to keep it simple as we will be cracking and eat the egg (avoid eating and handling without gloves if allergic, please see above suggestions). In this case please have a glass of whatever beverage you prefer and a piece of simple whole grain bread to feast on. If you have another preference than please do so. Your health is in your hands.

Here are some examples below.

It doesn’t have to be drawn all over the egg.

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If you choose to do a Goddess symbols than please do. This is a time for you to connect with the Goddess, the Earth Mother and all the possibilities that she brings.

Simple spirals will even do.

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You may even have your own symbol that brings forth the Great Goddess called by Persephone, Brigid, and Eostre.

Preparation for the Southern hemisphere- Mabon:

We are going to be preparing a feast………..

 

  • As this is the time of the fruit harvest we will be using an apple to represent the cornucopia of life.

 

  • Green and red candle. If you don’t have these colors please just use what is on hand. It is the spirit of the Goddess and the God created by the light that we will be using as inspiration.

 

  • A knife to cut your apple, horizontal across the middle to reveal the pentagram within. You can even practice this beforehand if you wish. (Please be careful not to cut yourself, your safety is in your hands).

 

  • A platter for offering and cutting board to cut your apple and other fruits.

Example below.

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  • A bowl filled with fresh seasonal fruits such as apples, pears and seasonal berries and even dried nuts, depending on their availability, your imagination and of course you budget. Whatever you can get your hands on. Remember it’s your feast dedication to the Great Goddess and God! The remainder of the fruit and nuts could be shared with family, friends or even acquaintances after the ceremony.

 

  • Apple cider or just a glass of water will do.

 

 

Don’t forget:

  • Athame’ or wand
  • Salt
  • Water
  • Bell

Candles for the God and Goddess the colors specified above, otherwise any color available (don’t forget you candle holders if needed). , use matches (with safety) or you could use a single pillar candle that you have blessed, anointed and inscribed. You use this to light your God and Goddess candles. The choice is yours as it is in the intention.

  • If you prefer an alter cloth
  • If you prefer a statue pf you Idol/ s

Remember to keep it simple. If you wish to add more depending on you practice and worship than please do so. Just remember to add each magical item in reverence.

 

So let’s begin:

Ostara is the beginning of spring, the season for new beginnings and the renewal of life through planting. This is the time we can now plant seeds and nurture them throughout the coming months to bare their fruit. What is it that you would like to plant in your life? What are you willing to nurture throughout the growing season? For this ritual as this season is also a time for re-birth, new life and fertility we will be concentrating on the symbology of the egg. The ritual will be dedicated to the Great Goddess, Persephone, Brigid, and Eostre.

 

Mabon is the second of 3 harvest festivals celebrating the equinox and the harvest of apples. On the day of the equinox, day and night is of equal length. For the next 6 months the nights will be longer than the days.  This is such a great time of abundance. All the hard work that it takes to collect the harvest, it is now a time to rest, reap what you have sown and take the time to look at you hopes and aspirations and reflect how they have manifested. Most importantly spend it with the people you love. This is a time of giving, sharing and loving.

Think of the dark and light as the feminine and the masculine. The Goddess and the God resorting your outer and inner balance.

 

Ritual:

So let’s begin our Ostara/ Mabon Ritual

Hypatia 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 and the Great God.

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. May the power of The Great God and The great Goddess join us within this circle now, to protect us and to work with us and allow us to see beyond the veil.

 

Protect us Great Mother and Great God 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:

Please ALL light your candles

 

INVOCATIONS

Ostara in the N.H-

Now say-

“Hallowed be the Goddess, Our Mother and provider. The bleak winter storms leaving life to flourish outward. It peeps out quietly, refreshed by the God and Goddess’s power. We feel you. We thank you for all your gifts. “

 

Mabon in the S.H-

Now say-

Manannan son of Lir, Ruler of the Other world, You who gave the Silver Branch and the Golden Cup to King Cormac, I ask your blessings on this celebration of harvest.  May it sustain me through the coming winter.  Manannan, please accept this offering of food and drink, given in hospitality and in love.”

 

MAIN WORKING

Ostara in the N.H-

Now do-

Concentrate on the beautiful flowers you have picked, smell, and touch and appreciate this glorious gift from the Great Mother and Father. Take your hardboiled egg in your hands, feel its contours and acknowledge the gift and nourishment that it holds.

Understand that this is a time of regeneration and transformation. This is a time of re-birth and new beginnings. Visualize the creation of all and everything from a single seed a single egg.

 

Mabon in the S.H-

Now do-

Pick up the apple and hold it in both hands.  Feel its smoothness.  See its colour.  Smell its fragrance.

Think about where the apple came from.  Not where you bought it, but where it grew from bud to fruit:  a particular tree in a particular orchard in a particular location.  Can you see it?  Can you feel it?

Visualize the growth of the apple from bud to flower to tiny apple to large apple, compressing the months from spring to autumn into a few moments.  Meditate on its growth, and what that growth means to you.

 

Ostara in the N.H-

Now say-

“May we carry within us a total understanding of all living creatures, both great and small. Mother Goddess, father God, and show us how to worship the earth and all it holds.”

 

Mabon in the S.H

Now say-

“Lord of the Sun that rides the westerly wild wind. As the seeds flourish and the fall into the waiting earth. I know this to be a time of equals allowing natures scales to come into balance. As the dark winter shadows reveal the wheel-a-turning it unveils life’s glory through a deathly silence.

O Great Goddess, watcher of sacred magic and long gone myths, show me the way to great wisdom. Show me the way Great Goddess!”

 

Ostara in the N.H-

Now do-

Now prepare your tools to decorate.

As you decorate your eggs meditate on creation, on rebirth and the wonder of life.

Appreciate and acknowledge that this is the place where everything starts from.

Be spontaneous and draw whatever mandala comes to your mind or something that you have already chosen.

Allow yourself to enjoy the energy of creation.

Visualize what you would like to bring into your life.

What you would like to bring into fruition, what you would like to give birth to.

This is a time of great fertility, you hold the egg in your hand, the egg that will give life to your desires.

In your own words give thanks to the great Goddess for her gift of regeneration, rebirth and rejuvenation.

Once finished decorating your egg/s

If allergic- you can place the egg/s in your nest, bowl or holder and give to a loved one after the ceremony or bury in the ground. I will leave that up to you.

Otherwise– crack the egg on the surface, peel the egg and consume as much as you like and with every bite appreciate the gift of regeneration and rebirth. The glory of new beginnings that is gifted from the Great Mother Herself. Keep a glass of water on hand.

 

Mabon in the S.H-

Now do-

Place the apple on your chopping board and cut across the middle (horizontally) exposing the pentagram.

The pentagram is connected to the 5 elements. Allow yourself time to connect to water, fire, earth, air and spirit as without these we would not exist.

Breathe in the scent. Understand that the apple is a simple reminder of the healing powers of the earth and the restorative energies of the Other world’s.

 

Slice a portion of the apple and say-

Manannan mac Lir, please accept this offering.”
Now place in the offering platter

 

Slice a second portion and say-

Mighty Ancestors, please accept this offering.”

Now place in the offering platter

 

Slice a third portion and say-

Spirits of this place, please accept this offering.”
Now place in the offering platter

 

Now take a bite of the apple and allow it to nourish you. Feel how refreshing it is and how it is filling you with its nourishment.

Now prepare the rest of you platter by adding from your fruit bowl. This is a dedication to your God and Goddess. Take your time to enjoy and savior the feast that you have prepared. Drink your apple cider, water or what other beverage you have chosen.

In your own words give thanks to the great God and Goddess to this second harvest and all it has brought you.

 

FAREWELLS

 

Ostara in the N.H-

Now say-

Mother Goddess, Lady of the Waters, I thank you for your presence and your blessings. May there be peace and honor between us now and forever. Hail and farewell.”

 

Ancestors of blood and ancestors of spirit, I thank you for your presence and your blessings. May there be peace and honor between us now and forever. Hail and farewell.”
Spirits of the land, spirits of this place, I thank you for your presence and your blessings. May there be peace and honor between us now and forever. Hail and farewell.”
Mabon in the S.H-

Now say-

Manannan mac Lir, I thank you for your presence and your blessings. May there be peace and honour between us now and forever.  Hail and farewell. 
Ancestors of blood and ancestors of spirit, I thank you for your presence and your blessings. May there be peace and honor between us now and forever.  Hail and farewell.  
Spirits of the land, spirits of this place, I thank you for your presence and your blessings. May there be peace and honor between us now and forever.  Hail and farewell. 
And Now before closing the circle.

Lady Beltane-

I would ask that all non-members leave the circle at this time please. You are welcome to return in about 15 minutes to socialize. Thank you.

We will be introducing the newcomer Elders and this is a private initiation.

CLOSING

 

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

 

Thank you

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Merry part until we merry meet again.

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

Copied from

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

Copied from: ,https://www.allwicca.com/calendar-of-wiccan-holidays

All about Imbolc

Imbolc, or Imbolg, is one of the lesser known festivals of the ancient Celts, but it was one of the four most important festivals in the Celtic calendar. For this ancient society, the year revolved around two main points; on the one hand, since the Celts were an agricultural society, everything was based around the harvest. On the other hand, they also had an in-depth knowledge about the alignment of the sun and stars, which history suggests had great significance for them. So their calendar was neatly divided up into four quarters, with a festival to celebrate reaching each one. The year started with Samhain at the end of October, when the harvest was in full swing, to prepare for the onset of winter. In Celtic philosophy, light must always follow dark, so this is why their year began on such a sombre note. Bealtaine at the beginning of May marked the coming of summer, the beginning of sowing crops, and the light half of the year, and was the biggest and happiest celebration. In between were Lughnasa in August, marking the beginning of the harvest, and Imbolc in February, to celebrate the beginning of spring.

https://www.claddaghdesign.com/special-days/all-about-imbolc/

Imbolc

Imbloc (Candlemass, Imblog, Imbole) – February 2nd

Pronounced: EE-Molc
Incense: Rosemary, Frankincense, Myrrh, Cinnamon
Decorations: Corn Dolly, Besom, Spring Flowers
Colours: White, Orange, Red

This holiday is also known as Candlemas, or Brigid’s (pronounced BREED) Day. One of the 4 Celtic “Fire Festivals. Commemorates the changing of the Goddess from the Crone to the Maiden. Celebrates the first signs of Spring. Also called “Imbolc” (the old Celtic name).

http://www.thewhitegoddess.co.uk/the_wheel_of_the_year/imbolc.asp

Imbolc/Lammas Gathering on Febuary 2, 2018

Our Imbolc/Lanka’s gathering was written by Two Feathers. She will also be lead this gathering.

Friday, February 2, 2018

at 7:00 PM CT

Circle starts at 7:15 PM CT SHARP. Please do not enter the chat room once the circle has started. Thank you!

WHERE:I

Coven Life’s Chatroom

WHAT YOU NEED:

Northern hemisphere : one red candle for the God ; one white candle for the Goddess
Southern hemisphere : one yellow candle for the  God ; one red candle for the Goddess

If you do not have candles with red and yellow colour , you can use two white candles, any candle  size  is ok. If you use two white candles you carve the symbols of the God on one of them and the symbol of the Goddess on the second one. See the symbols below.

Candle holders for the candles
Matches or lighter
Small sheet of paper and a pen
One envelope with flower or vegetable seeds in it
A glass with wine, mead or juice as a gift for the Deitiesd

Atheme or ceremonial knife to carve Goddess and God Symbols. The symbol on the right is for a Goddess and left for a God.

Goddess is on the left.

God symbol is on the right.

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 into your Light.
In the names of the  God and the Goddess
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

 

Two Feathers : Merry meet dear brothers sisters and guests .Everyone type your name and country you are now in.

Two Feathers : I invite the Horned God and the Triple Goddess to join us within this circle Now and to work with us.

Everyone light the candle of the God and say :
Northern hemisphere /red candle/: As the Young God steps into Power and the days get longer so Peace Love Abundance and Joy settle on Earth and our dreams come true.Southern hemisphere : /yellow candle/ As the Horned God sacrifices himself  providing us food so His Light is not lost but saved. The Light will be with us during the winter and will keep us safe until the Sun comes back in Spring. 

When you are ready type : DoneNow light the candle of the Goddess and say :

Northern hemisphere /white  candle/:
We honor You Great Maiden
Bringer of hope and wishes come true
As you awaken the trees so Love awakens on Earth
and we thrive into Your Generosity

Southern hemisphere /red candle/:
We honor you Great Mother
Bringer of Fruit and Abundance on Earth
We thank you for our food and for our wishes come true.

 

When ready type : Done


We will now take 3 minutes to write our desires on the paper. Pour the seeds into your hand and whisper your dersires to them. When finished put the seeds back into the enevolpe along with the paper you wrote your desires on.
When completely finished type in Done.

Everyone raise the glass with wine/juice or mead for moment and stay in silence offering the gift to the deities. Then take a sip of the wine/mead/juice

Two Feathers : We thank you Horned God and Triple Goddess for attending our gathering now and we share this gift with you. Go in Peace and Harmony and Blessed Be

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 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 in the circle. Go in Peace and Harmony to where you belong. This circle is open but unbroken
This is so.

Two Feathers : Thank You brothers sisters and guests for attending this circle. Until we merry meet again. Blessed Be

The box with the seeds and the paper within will be kept in a secret place until the next sabbat Ostara for the Northern hemisphere and the seeds will be planted together with the ash of the burnt paper with the desires.
For the Southern hemisphere the seeds will be mixed with more seeds at Mabon and preserved together  till the next spring and planted at Ostara together with the ashes of the burnt paper with the written desires on it.

When you take the seeds to be planted first burn the paper with your desires written on it. Than mix the ash in with seeds before planting them.

I call you Great Circle of Crystal Light
to hold our combined  energy tonight.
Time and Place we leave behind
as we work into your Light.
In the names of the  God and the Goddess
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

Everyone type your name and country you are now in

Everyone light the candle of the God and say :Northern hemisphere /red candle/: As the Young God steps into Power and the days get longer so Peace Love Abundance and Joy settle on Earth and our dreams come true.

Southern hemisphere : /yellow candle/ As the Horned God sacrifices himself  providing us food so His Light is not lost but saved. The Light will be with us during the winter and will keep us safe until the Sun comes back in Spring.
When you are ready type : Done

Then light the candle of the Goddess and say :

Northern hemisphere /white  candle/:
We honor You Great Maiden
Bringer of hope and wishes come true
as you awaken the trees so Love awakens on Earth
and we thrive into Your Generosity

Southern hemisphere /red candle/:
We honor you Great Mother
Bringer of Fruit and Abundance on Earth
We thank you for our food and for our wishes come true.

When ready type : Done
We will now take 3 minutes to write our desires on the paper. Pour the seeds into you hand and whisper your dersires to them. When finished put the seeds back into the enevolpe along with the paper you wrote your desires on. When completely finished type in Done.

Two Feathers : We thank you Horned God and Triple Goddess for attending our gathering now and we share this gift with you. Go in Peace and Harmony and Blessed Be
Everyone take a sip of the wine/mead/juice

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 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 in the circle. Go in Peace and Harmony to where you belong. This circle is open but unbroken
This is so.

The box with the seeds and the paper within will be kept in a secret place until the next sabbat Ostara for the Northern hemisphere and the seeds will be planted together with the ash of the burnt paper with the desires.
For the Southern hemisphere the seeds will be mixed with more seeds at Mabon and preserved together  till the next spring and planted at Ostara together with the ashes of the burnt paper with the written desires on it.
When you take the seeds to be planted first burn the paper with your desires written on it. Than mix the ash in with seeds before planting them