Missing Loved Ones

As the veil grows ever thinner I find myself getting more excited but at the same time missing my parents and other loved ones more. I have found this happening every year for the week before Samhain. To help combat the loneliness, sadness, I try to take more walks to look at the beautiful fall colors or lose myself in reading or another hobby. As a channeler for those who have crossed this time of year can overwhelm me if I allow it. Many empaths also feel others energy or feelings or physical maladies more than usual. Even those without these abilities may find themselves hearing or feeling loved ones around especially if they have crossed over in the past year.

I guess the point I am trying to make is we all can commune with those who have crossed over if we want to if we do not want then I suggest putting a magical shield up around yourself to keep them away. An easy way to do this is to ask Archangel Micheal to shield you with his white light so no one may reach you that has crossed over. If you want to commune with anyone who has crossed that is family you can use this simple spell that I use to call to my ancestors when I am in need of their guidance.

Blood to blood I call to thee

Blood to blood I honor thee

Blood to blood (put in person name you are wanting to visit with) come to me

Repeat the spell three times for each person you are calling to. Then sit quietly as in meditation and listen for them and/or to feel their presence around you. The person also may wait and come to you in a dream. Remember to tell the person they are free to go back from wherever they came anytime they chose to.

For a non-blood related person, you wish to commune with you can use this simple spell.

Friend to friend I call to thee

Friend to friend I honor thee

Friend to friend (put in person name you wish to commune with) come to me.

Repeat the spell three times for each person you are calling to. Then sit quietly as in meditation and listen for them and/or to feel their presence around you. The person also may wait and come to you in a dream. Remember to tell the person they are free to go back from wherever they came anytime they chose to.

Either of these spells can be done any time of the year you would like to commune with someone who has crossed. If the person does not come to you it be because they have started a new lifetime, are getting ready to start a new one, or as simple as they do not feel like communing at that time.

 

 

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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.

 

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.

Preparation for New Moon Gathering May 25, 2017 at 7:00 PM CT

If you will be attending out Coven’s New Moon ritual, there are some preparations you have to do before hand. Please have you candle prepared beforehand. If you choose to inscribe it the night of the gathering during that ritual there will be a two-minute window once the circle and Watchtowers have been called for meditation and raising as well as combining our energies. With our energies combined it will give the spell and your candle more power. The full ritual and any links you need will be up on Coven Life’s website by Thursday, May 18, 2017. If you have any questions please email Lady Beltane at ladybeltane@aol.com.

WHAT YOU WILL NEED:

1 White Taper Candle (After engraving your candle freeze it. Take it out of your freezer and place in a candle holder that it can stay in somewhere in your home after gathering for at least two hours before our gathering begins to allow it to thaw at and to room temperature otherwise, it may explode possibly causing you or your home harm.) Do not place the candle in the microwave to defrost it will explode!

Think hard on spiritual goal that can come to fruition or be working at the next Full Moon

Atheme or Sharp Item to engrave candle

One word engraved on candle to state your goal or intention

Working candle magic is one of the easiest ways to work a long-term spell. A long-term spell includes any that take more times of doing it than once for you to get the out you desire from the spell.

I will have a spell prepared to empower all our candles initially.

Below is the spell you will say each day you light your candle:

Hecate I call upon you as I light this candle to release the goal inscribed.

After your candle is lit rep=eat this spell three times:

Candle burning bright

Help me reach my goal with all the power you hold.

Bring the power and energy from the coven’s ritual forward with all its might.

Do not let my intention you contain fold.

So mote it be (or however you end your spells.)

Copyright 2017 Lady Beltane.  This may not be reprinted in any way without express permission from the author.

A Welcome, and Advice for the New Witch

Merry meet everyone,

I am new to posting on this site and I have sat and thought about what to say many many nights and I think I have finally come to a conclusion on what it should be.

When I was first starting out on my path I had no where to turn to. I had no idea what I was doing really, and I was COMPLETELY confused as to where I should start. After a while of doing things on my own I searched and searched for some kind of online classes so that I would have some kind of structure in my studies but everything was way to expensive. And then I found Lady Beltane here on her page.

My long, yet short, journey to this page has led me to wanting to help new and budding witches find things they are looking for. To help them like I wished someone would have helped me when I was first starting out. I know that a lot of the people who visit this site are already training with Lady Beltane in some form or fashion but I was a newbie once that stumbled upon this page so I know there will be others. And I do apologize if this post is very long and/or redundant for some of you.

For those of you who have stumbled upon this site who want to train with Lady Beltane, or who is just looking for more information for your solitary path; please know that you are not alone. I know it can feel very overwhelming, and it can make you want to turn away from the path because it can be confusing. Honestly, you will be confused a LOT. But remember that it will all fall in to place the more you read up on things and the more you do things. Wicca and Paganism is full of wonderful mysteries, and they are meant to be confusing until they reveal themselves to you when you are ready. So for those who are new, who have NO idea where to start, I leave you with this. There will be a plethora of books out there for you to read on the basics of Paganism and Wicca. One of MY personal favorites is Wicca for the Solitary Practitioner by Scott Cunningham: I found it the most helpful and resourceful. It covered almost everything I could have needed to know at the onset of my path.

I am part of a group on facebook for new witches and I see a lot of questions about things that I wouldn’t have been comfortable with as a budding witch. Don’t be too worried about your Book of Shadows just yet, its something you can put together once you get further into your studies and actually understand what it is. I have seen a lot of people stress about this and they have no idea what Wicca or Paganism really is or if it really is for them. And spells, they are complicated to try and understand at that level, and its not recommended for you to even try one until you know what you are doing for too many reasons to count. Tools, don’t feel rushed to get them. Take your time, learn about them, understand what they are and what they are used for because I can tell you now, you won’t even use most of them. This is the time for you to gather up all the information you can; the history, the basic understanding of what Wicca and Paganism is, about the culture, about the beliefs, the different aspects and pantheons; its a time for you to morph your own truths and beliefs about everything, you are finding out who you are in this new world. There is a wealth of knowledge out there for you to find! Don’t stress, don’t put a time table on things, and do not put expectations on anything. And never EVER forget that there are a lot more out there like you who are more than willing to help you out and answer your questions.

All About Samhain – Celebrating the Witches’ New Year in the Southern Hemisphere Part 1

The fields are bare, the leaves have fallen from the trees, and the skies are going gray and cold. It is the time of year when the earth has died and gone dormant. Every year on October 31 (or May 1, if you’re in the Southern Hemisphere) the Sabbat we call Samhain presents us with the opportunity to once more celebrate the cycle of death and rebirth. For many Pagan traditions, Samhain is a time to reconnect with our ancestors, and honor those who have died.

This is the time when the veil between our world and the spirit realm is thin, so it’s the perfect time of year to make contact with the dead.

RITUALS AND CEREMONIES

Depending on your individual spiritual path, there are many different ways you can celebrate Samhain, but typically the focus is on either honoring our ancestors, or the cycle of death and rebirth. This is the time of year when the gardens and fields are brown and dead. The nights are getting longer, there’s a chill in the air, and winter is looming. We may choose to honor our ancestors, celebrating those who have died, and even try to communicate with them. Here are a few rituals you may want to think about trying for Samhain — and remember, any of them can be adapted for either a solitary practitioner or a small group, with just a little planning ahead.

By Patti Wigington

The Witches Spell of the Day for April 24th – Binding off Harm

The Witches Spell of the Day for April 24th – Binding off Harm

You’ll need:

A photo of the person you wish to bind
Black pen
Black glove
3 tsp black pepper
Small round mirror
Twine
Dark cloth
Black candle (optional)
You can burn a black candle while you do this spell if you wish.

 

If a person wishes to harm you, take their picture and write their name nine times on the back in black. Take a black glove and place 3 tsp of black pepper in the glove. Take a small round mirror and place this picture facing the mirror, and place the glove stretched out as a hand on the back of this picture. Take some twine and wrap it all together while saying:

 

“Everything you say to me, everything you do,
bounces off of me three times, and sticks itself on you.”

 

Then wrap it into a dark or black cloth and hide it somewhere near the entry door which is most used in your house. Results should start to be evident in about three days.

 

Best done on a Wednesday night.

 

Courtesy of Everything Under the Moon