Good Wednesday Morning To All Our Brothers & Sisters Of The Craft!

Please read Lady Abyss complete message. Her spirit and heart are very sad and somewhat confused right now because she may have to choose between saving her familiar’s, Kade, life and keeping her website Witches of The Craft (a.k.a. WOTC). She has done so much for the pagan community as a whole to show the world we are kind, caring, loving etc people even if we choose to follow a spiritual and magickal path in The Craft instead of a mainstream religion. I ask you to please pray for her and her familiar Kade. To send them strength, comfort, and love. Please pray she finds the funds so she does not have to sell WOTC’s domain and thus her website to some stranger. Also, write her a short note or comment on this post on WOTC not here on Coven Life letting her know she has your love and support no matter what happens with WOTC and you understand that her familiars, Kade, comes before anything else. Write to her at witches_of_the_craft@outlook.com In the Subject Line put “For Lady A Only” that way no one else on the WOTC staff will open and read your private message to our wonderful, considerate, kind, and giving sister Lady A. When she started WOTC back about 20 years ago she was a trailblazer as very few if any other websites dedicated solely to The Craft were on the world wide web. I for one would hate to see her have to lose something she has dedicated almost 1/2 of her life to which has made it easier for those of us that have followed her over the years to come out of the broom closet and allowed myself as well as other pagans to feel safe starting their own website.

Now, this next part is our secret please check out WOTC’s store Magickal Necessities you may find something you would like to purchase or give as a gift to someone remember Yule is not that far away. Thank you very much for reading my addition and the post-Lady A shared yesterday.

Witches Of The Craft®

Good Morning
I hope everyone is having a very blessed Wednesday. I wanted to talk to you about a decision I might have to make within the coming days. The decision involves my familiar Kade and this site or domain. It is a decision I have been weighing for several days now. I know some of you know a little about Kade but I would imagine others don’t. Kade is a cute, adorable Pomeranian and my familiar. I had one before him named Kiki for 13 years. She passed away in my arms several years ago. When she passed, it was one of the toughest things I believe I had ever been through. To this day, I still cry when I think about her. We had a very special bond and part of heart when into the ground the day we buried her.

After Kiki passed and I was still a basket…

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Videos and Website Address for my Dearest Sister – The Bronze Witch

Below is the link to her YouTube videos. Right now there are only two but I know she is in the planning stages to post more. https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCopeuk53MA1yZp32xlP_DQg

Below is the link to connect you to her website. The Name of it is Alpha-Witchcraft.
https://alpha-witchcraft.com

I would really appreciate you watching the videos, remember to click like after you watch, or visiting her website. If you enjoy what you read click like and also follow her. She is just starting both the website and videos so let’s help support her please and thank you.

The magickal use of thistle

Magickal Uses of Blessed Thistle

Zodiac: Aries

Gender: Male

Planet: Mars

Element: Fire

Deities: Pan

Basic Powers: Protection

Magickal Uses: An herb of protection and vitality. A bowlful placed in a room strengthens the spirits and renews vitality. One may be carried for added strength and energy. They offer protection when grown in the garden or carried in the pocket. Throwing them into a fire will deflect lightning away from your home. Wearing a garment made from thistle will break any spell. Poppets are also stuffed with thistle to break spells.

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Magickal Uses of Milk Thistle

Gender: Maculine

Planet: Mars (in Aries)

Deities: Thor, Minerva

Powers: Strenth, Protection, Healing, Exorcism, Hex Breaking

Folklore: Milk-thistle is a strikingly beautiful member of its family – with its sharply serrated, white veined leaves they cannot be overlooked. The name ‘Milk-thistle’ refers to a legend according to which 3 drops of holy milk from the Virgin’s breast is said to have dropped on to the leaf, forever marking it as an herb of our Lady (formerly known as the Great Goddess).

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Novice Lesson Outline

Novice Lesson Outline
1. Making Your Book of Shadows
2. Definition of Common Words and Phrases
3. Define Moon Phases
4. Corresponding Days of the Week
5. Elemental Placements, Gods and Goddesses
6. What is a Witch’s Familiar
7. Set up Basic Altar
8. Meditation Basics
9. Do Your First Circle
10. Write A Spell
11. Write a Ritual to go with Your Spell
12. Explain what an Esbat is
13. Write an Esbat Ritual
14. Explain what a Sabbat is Including Dates They Are On and How they are Placed of the Wheel of The Year
15. Write a Sabbat Ritual
16. Write a Ritual for Your Personal Dedication to The Craft
17. 13 Question You Should Now Be Able To Answer
18. Write a Review about Being a Novice Within Coven Life’s Coven
If you have any questions about any lessons please email us at covenlifescoven@gmail.com
All lesson answers should be sent to covenlifescoven@gmail.com
All emails will be answered within three days of us receiving them.

Go to WOTC for Daily Readings

Witches of The Craft offers a daily digest that includes daily tarot card, astrological information among other things. WOTC is our sister web site and this is why Coven Life does not do this type of thing. Coven Life main focus is bring information to those who want to learn more about The Craft, it’s history, rituals, how to perform spells, etc. In other words we are a teaching website.

SunRay Sorceress’s Musings

Weather Overload

The Pacific Northwest has had some wild weather. We’ve had rain, then hard rain and then very hard rain. We’ve had high wind gust warnings of 45 miles per hour, with hail and then more rain. 
I do love all this wild weather, it allows my spirit to feel invigorated and my spirit wants to fly free, but I also feel  overwhelmed with so much stimulation. I am so grateful to my Spirit Guides and Lady Beltane for being alert enough to say, “Hey, something’s going on! Wake up!”
That was done by her asking if I was okay on Saturday. 💜 I hadn’t realized until that moment that I was trying to protect my self from Sensation Overload, by blocking every sensation out and hiding in a type of shell. So today’s plan, I will focus on grounding and getting in touch with what this weather is saying to me. 
I’m curious if anyone else feels like this and what do you do when you have weather overload or sensation overload.
Bright Blessings Sisters and Brothers,
SunRay Sorceress

Norse 101, Part 10

TGIF– Thanks Gods it’s Freyja’s Day!  It’s been some time since my last Norse 101 post.  Sorry, everyone.  I’d bitten off more than I could chew, but I’m back.  Last week, I wrote about Hel, the Goddess of the dead.  This week, it’s Jormungandr’s turn.  Jormungandr (YOUR-moon-gand) is also called the Midgard Serpent and is the sibling of Hel and Fenrir.  Xe is genderfluid, but will sometimes present as either gender, neither gender, or both genders, in a humanoid form.  Or xe could present as a snake.  (Remember that the Gods will assume any form They wish!)

Jormungandr is an enormous snake that circles Midgard (Earth) to establish the boundary between our realm and the empty void beyond.  Xe is so massive that xe wraps around Midgard completely and holds xir tail in xir mouth, like an Ouroboros.  Xir presence at the outermost reaches of Midgard protects us from any Cosmic Bad Guys or Not-So-Nice forces that may want to wreak havoc or hurt us.  Yes, Jormungandr does have a role in the story of Ragnarok, which is the “end of all creation” story for the Norse.  In the lore, xe and Thor are said to battle one another.  However, Jormungandr does protect Midgard, which Thor also does.  They just protect us in different ways.  Jormungandr establishes and guards boundaries while Thor uses His hammer.

Time for some of my own experience with Jorm.  The first time I saw xir was in a vision.  Xe appeared as a very large, green boa constrictor.  Xe approached me, but I wasn’t sure who xe was.  The next time I saw xir, xe was in a male humanoid form.  Actually, xe appeared as the now-grown-up actor who played the character of Draco Malfoy in the Harry Potter films.  Any of you who happen to be Potter fans will know that the House that Draco belonged to was Slytherin.  I was a little confused until I made the connection: Slytherin, snakes, Jormungandr!  Yes, the Gods can be cheeky.

That’s all for this week.  Next time, I’ll tell you about the Sky deities.  The sun Goddess Sunna and Her brother Mani, the Moon God.  Have a lovely Freyja’s Day and a fabulous weekend!

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Green Emerald Boa as Totem by Ravenari, Deviant Art