Worldwide COVID-19/Coronavirus/Novel Coronavirus Update

This information is for informational purposes not to feed into the panic the worldwide media and governments have fed us. We are all in this together so I light a special healing candle daily for a list of names I have from people with all different types of illnesses and health conditions. If you would like your name or someone you know name added to this list please put the first name, last name initial, and state or country they live in. Do not put in their full last name or the village, town, city that they live in for cyber and on the ground security reasons.

World Health Organization Situation Reports

Something else I want to address is some not nice people are using this worldwide crisis to call landlines and cell/mobile phones to use different types of scams to try and get money from all of us Sheltering in Place or whatever your country calls staying indoors at home. Please if you feel a caller is trying to scam you hang up a quickly as possible or just do not answer the phone for numbers you do not recognize, if it is an important phone call the person will leave a message. With screening calls you have less chance of being scammed out of your hard earned money. Remember use your best judgement and common sense when dealing with unknown callers!

USA COVID-19 Update

This post is not meant to feed into the panic that the media and government has whipped up in the USA. This is meant only for informational purpose. Both come from youtube.com.

Dr. Anthony Faci Head of Department of USA Health and Human Services

The follow link is courtesy of White Wolf a member of Heart’s Spirit Coven and Lady Beltane’s heart/spirit brother.

Truth and Fiction Coronavirus | Gregg Braden

Greetings Sisters, Brothers, and Guests

As my wrist heals I am able to do a few more posts so I had decided to streamline them so I can get more information to you. It turns out there were only two small hair line fractures in the top bones of the wrist and should heal fairly quickly. I am very grateful for all the kind words, candles being lit, and healing energy.

As many of us in the USA and other countries are under governmental orders to “Shelter in Place” as it is called here I am going to try to find interesting things for you to read, watch, made even to do inside. They probably will not all have a pagan theme but I am hoping you find them all enjoyable. Please comment under the posts if you like., do not like, or do not care if the particular topic that is in the post and also tell us what you would like to read more about. This way I can bring you more things you like instead of just going by what I like. This is your website as much as it is mine and so is the Coven Life website.

 

 

Something I Hope Brightens Your Day

Here are a few of my favorite pagan songs. They get my feet and body wanting to dance and sing even thought I do it off key. This is a way to get some exercise and to remember while many of us are stuck at home for different reasons that the Lord and/or Lady are still with us to bring joy into our lives during these uncertain times. I hope you enjoy the playlist I have complied over the last few years. If you have a favorite any type of song you want to share with us please leave the name in the comments and I will happily make up a playlist of all the songs to share with our brothers, sisters, and guests.

I send you all blessings of happiness, positive energy, and good health if you choose to accept them.

A Compilation of Pagan Songs

Blessed be my dear ones!!

I think tomorrow I’ll put up a country and western playlist. The problem is picking just one of my lists…LOL My father had his own country and western band when I was about 5 or 6 and I remember the times he’d call me up on stage to sign something with him. My father crossed into the Summerland on April 1, 1970, one month before my 12th birthday.

A Happy and Blessed Ostara or Mabon

Well, I just learned something new about the spring equinox in the northern hemisphere and the fall equinox in the southern hemisphere. Ostara the spring equinox is on Thursday, March 19, 2020 at 10:49 PM PM CT while Mabon the fall equinox is on Friday, March 20, 2020 at 2:49 PM AEDT in the southern hemisphere. Which means we are experiencing the equinoxes at the exact same time just in different time zones and because of the international date line on a different date.

When I read this I felt it covered more than just a blessing for Ostara and Mabon. I felt it was a blessing to carry with us all through the year.

Northern Brothers and Sisters: May what you sow this spring come to a bountiful harvest in the fall.

Southern Brothers and Sisters: May what you sowed in the spring be bring you a bountiful harvest this fall.

Remember we can sow different things for our own reasons they do not have to be something we plant in the ground and watch grow, they can be something we change in our lifestyle or in our spiritual or magickal path. Then when we harvest them they become part of us and who we are.

Sabbat: NH Ostara Sunday, March 22nd, SH Mabon Monday, March 23rd

All Witches and Pagans are invited to join the Heart’s Spirit Coven as we celebrate Ostara in the Northern Hemisphere and Mabon in the Southern Hemisphere

WHEN:

Sunday, March 22nd, 2020 NH

Monday, March 23rd, 2020 SH

At 6:00 PM CDT NH/ 10.00 AM AEDT SH

Circle starts at 7:00 PM CDT NH/ 11.00 AM AEDT SH- SHARP.

45 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:

Heart’s Spirit Coven Chatroom

 

Beginning the Sabbat with a Universal Prayer

Just before we begin our Sabbat, I would like to acknowledge all that has happened and is happening in 2020, before and beyond. It is a significant time of much change and challenges for both humanity and the Great Earth Mother and all within her. Let us take a minute to pray for the universal healing in this time of need.

“May the Great Mother and Great Father give us strength and refuge in our time of need. Help us to remain calm and strong in the face of uncertainty, help us find compassion without the overwhelming feeling of empathy. Great Mother and Father teach me humility, acceptance and to remember my kindness”

So mote it be……..

 

Ostara in the NH

Ying Yang Drawing for OSTARA

 

You will need (aside from your altar usual set up)

See how to set up basic elemental altar below:

https://covenlife.co/2017/07/06/simple-basic-altar-set-up/

Green Candle

White candle

Yin/Yang  Symbol- cut out the wholes specified once printed, or you can draw or paint the symbol.

2 eggs colored one darker one lighter

 

Mabon in the SH

You will need (aside from your altar usual set up)

See how to set up basic elemental altar below:

https://covenlife.co/2017/07/06/simple-basic-altar-set-up/

 

A wicker basket

Red Apple

Fallen Branch

Seasonal fruit and vegetables

Incense of your choice

Knife to cut apple

Picture of a large pentacle (I use a pentacle disk or you can draw or print one on a piece of paper)

A candle-(the larger the better, one to re-light, whenever you wish to contemplate during the winter months over your magickal and mystical path. If your candle runs low transfer the light to another large candle with love and intent of the energy of the first. Contemplations are done for short periods of time so candle needs to burn for only a couple of minutes at a time, longer if you wish it is purely up to you. Note; DO NOT BLOW OUT CANDLE, SNUFF THE CANDLE INSTEAD)

See how to snuffing candle

Set up for Ritual:

Mabon SH

Sweep your circle with a broom clockwise (use whatever you have on hand, it’s about physically cleaning your space)

Place the wicker basket with seasonal fruit and vegetables in the center of alter

Tree branch to the right of the wicker basket

Ostara NH

Sweep your circle with a broom clockwise (use whatever you have on hand, it’s about physically cleaning your space)

Have your Yin/Yang symbol prepared, holes cut out as indicated on diagram provided ready for ritual

Hard boil your eggs, colour one darker than the other ready to place on symbol

Purify the self and the Environment NH & SH:

Take a shower or bath with your favorite oils

Play your favorite music

Burn your favorite incense

Meditate and ground yourself

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

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.

 

Cast the Circle:

Hypatia Casting the circle-

To the Guardians of the North:

I call you into our Watchtowers to protect us.

 

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.

 

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 Father 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 main altar candles (not the Mabon or Ostara candles as yet)

Ritual begins:

Ostara

Place green candle to your left and the white candle to your right. Leaving enough room in the middle to place your Yin/Yang symbol.
Place the Yin/Yang symbol in between the lit candles. Place the darker egg into the hole in the lighter colored side of the Yin/Yang and the lighter colored egg into the hole in the darker side.
When done type in “Ready.”
We offer these eggs to Ostara as all new life grows from an eggs or a seed.
Ostara we ask you to bless these eggs to help us renew ourselves as Mother Earth wakens from her slumber. That we may find new life coursing through us as cleansing energy.
Oak King we ask that your fertilize the hopes and wishes we have written here so they may grow and come to fruition as the year progresses.
As the Spring Equinox is the balance of day and night as equals so is the relationship of all males and females. We ask Hecate and her Consort to bless our relationships with others be they men or women. That we feel equal to them and not above or below them.
Take the eggs and set them on the side. Tape the circle of opposite color into the now empty holes. (Before breaking the eggs to eat them write the same runes on to the circles now in the Yin/Yang symbol. The side you write them on should be the same color as the egg they are written on.
We will take a 2 minutes to complete the Yin/Yang symbol. When you are done type in “Blessed be”.

 

Mabon

Your wand in right hand, facing your alter, arms stretched out above head……….

“Autumn Queen and Harvest God I honor Thee. As the change of seasons begins the Wheel has turned once more. A time to reflect, a time to come together in the here and now in this sacred space where all time becomes one. The second harvest has been reaped, now take the time to rest and feel the change as the season passes from one to the next.

My Mother, go now and slumber

My Father go now and dream of re-birth”

Arms outstretched, lower your head and close your eyes, sit in contemplation for 30 seconds.

When ready open your eyes and lower your arms

Pick up the apple and place it on the pentacle

Cut the apple crosswise to reveal the pentagram bringing the elements into your life

Lift the half apple up as in offering and say….

“The year gives way to the next as the season passes and the Great Wheel turns. Ancestors, Guardians and Wise ones guide me. Every begging has an ending and every ending a new beginning”.

Light your Mabon candle now

Take a bite of the apple, put aside to share with nature later

Take the tree branch and shake in each direction, starting with the North, then West, South, East and say…….

“Allow me to remember the summer past as the days grow longer and the days shorter. Memories will warm my soul as the sunlight fades and hearth becomes inviting through this divine light of the candle dedicated to the Mother and Father.

Great Mother calls me forward to rest and lull myself to sleep with her songs as I cling myself to her bosom”.

Face the altar and branch held out in front of you and say……

“May I never forget the summer memories and continue to strive during the colder months. May I take this time to go within and reflect on the Mysteries that lead me to a better understanding of myself, of others and all that is in life and death”.

Put the tree branch back on the altar, take 30 seconds to contemplate about :

The symbols that you have mentally attached to this ritual,

The various projects that you will put in action over the winter months, no matter how small or insignificant they may feel.

After the ceremony please feel free to share the consecrated fruit and vegetables in a beautiful meal with family and friends. Make a beautiful dinner for all to enjoy and be thankful for what is.

 

CLOSING

Dismiss the circle:

  • To the Guardians of the North:

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 South:

I dismiss and thank you from our Watchtowers and give Gratitude for protect us.

 

  • To the Guardians of the East:

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.

 

I bid you Blessings and great Joy Brothers and sisters of the Craft

 

Thank you and farewell

 

 

Coronavirus – Covid – 10 Worldwide Update

This post is not being put up to feed into the upheaval and panic many people across Mother Earth’s governments have been feeding into all of us this is just for overall information. The important thing to remember is coronavirus is an umbrella term for all kinds of colds and flu. The strain of the virus that is causing the, to me, unnecessary panic is Covid – 19. So I hope finds everyone healthy and with enough of every to make through whatever restrictions your country or state has put into effect.

Where I live outside of Chicago, Illinois, USA our schools are closed, some of them have just switched everyone to homeschooling until about April 6th. I think that would have been a smart move for all the schools that have been closed in the USA. In Illinois as of 6:00 PM CDT all bars and restaurants have to be closed except for carry-outs or deliveries.

One of my heart brothers is going to a very special gathering in Ohio during the Spring Equinox while the event was not completely shut down they are now limited to only 99 people per indoor parts of the event. The event sponsors have rescheduled the event for near Samhain so those that cannot attend next weekend because of travel restrictions or whatever can still be together during an important time of the year. The main problem I can see for these people is being able to eat as in Ohio, the state that the event is in has put an even stricter closing of all types of restaurants.

March 16, 202 Covid – 19 Worldwide Update

If you are stuck at home like I am between my wrist injury and being in the high-risk category because of age and other medical conditions drop me a note if anyone wants to meet up in the chatroom to release some boredom.

 

Get to Know Silver Sage Better

This is a beautiful video of my dearest heart sister Sliver Sage’s work, yoga, meditation, and general witchiness space.

I Have a Secret by Sliver Sage

Remember to look for her Angel Card readings on Mondays. They will be posted on here, on her youtube channel and her website.

Silver Sage’s YouTube Channel

Silver Sage’s Website New Found~Life

Silver Sage can do Tarot and Angel Card readings for anyone anywhere in the world. She also will do spells and rituals for other people. (Coven Life DOES NOT do spells or rituals for others no matter what it is for.)

Week – 48 Goddess Knowledge – Artemis

Artemis, the archaic mistress of animals, probably dates back to Paleolithic times. Her realm is the wilderness, and her concern extends to all wild, untamed things. She presides over the hunt and is the goddess of hunters. Fiercely individualistic and independent, she remains apart from relationships to men. Despite her fierceness she is addressed as a healing and soothing goddess/. Protector of births, she alleviates the suffering of women in childbirth, She is also responsible for the initiation of young girls. Artemis is a wonderful symbol of female independence. She reminds us of the value of solitude and the importance of wild, unprotected places. She shows us those frightening places that bring healing even through fear.

For more information on the Goddess Artmis

To see some images of the Goddess Artmis

Limited Posts From Lady Beltane

Lady Beltane broke her left wrist and pinky finger in a bad fall yesterday which makes it very hard to type. She will try to get something posted as she can.