Tuesday Card

The card for today is for us all. Its Blame-I accept responsibility for my well-being. The Deck is “The Soul’s Journey” by Jame Van Praagh.

So, this is what I get from this card and I feel it applies to all of us. It’s time to take responsibility for our actions. This virus has killed and now we need to step up and do our part–each of us.

Its time to stop blaming others for our own actions. So, step up today and take action to make your life better and remember to try and shift the blame to someone else is only going to hold you back.

Blessed be!

The Witch’s Oracle Deck Card Reading

The card I picked for everybody for this beautiful Monday is…Hourglass.

When the hourglass appears in a reading it’s meaning is that time is of the essence. There is something that you have been putting off and now is the time to get it done, no more putting it off.

So my sisters and brothers stop that delaying and get the job done that you have been putting off. It will make your life a lot more full filling and it will give you piece of mind.

The deck that I am using is called “The Witches Oracle” I love this deck!

Application to Study as a Novice with Coven Life’s School of Witchcraft and Heart’s Spirit Coven

APPLICATION TO BE A NOVICE WITH HEART’S SPIRIT COVEN

Please answer all the questions as thoroughly and from a place of your truth.

Have you read the Student/Coven Members Handbook? Answer Yes or No

If your answer is No please read it before starting on this application.

How old are you?

Where do you live? State or Country Only

What is the main reason you want to join Heart’s Spirit Coven as a novice witch? Please answer with a minimum of a 500-word essay.

Are you formally studying other pagan paths at the moment or in the past and what is your motivation to do so? If your answer is yes then please answer in detail.

Have you ever or do you now practice any type of dark magick? If the answer is yes please thoroughly explain why you studied it or why you are studying it now. We will not accept an active practitioner of dark/black magick into our school and/or coven

Are you prepared to contribute to the wellbeing and uphold the sanctity of the coven and if so how? (i.e respecting the other students/coven members, the coven High Priestess/Priestess/Priest, the other/students/coven members privacy, etc).

What is the main reason you want to study witchcraft and pagan spirituality through Coven Life’s School of Witchcraft? Please answer with a minimum of a 500-word essay

Will you continue studying with Coven Life’s School of Witchcraft even if you get bored and/or tired of how fast you do your lessons or because of their content? Please explain your answer thoroughly

If you decide to quit studying with us for whatever reason will you still keep the other students and coven member’s identity a secret after you move on? Please explain your answer thoroughly

If you decide to quit studying with us for whatever reason will you still keep the initiations and other closed coven gathering rituals a secret? Please explain your answer thoroughly

Are you willing to question the High Priestess or any of the other Elders if you feel they are doing and/or saying things that may hurt another coven member, and/or student and/or the coven as a whole? Please explain your answer thoroughly

What is your feeling about the phrase ” In Perfect Love and Perfect Trust “? Please explain your answer thoroughly

This completed application and along with your essay answers need to be accompanied with a $10.00 USD donation. Use the DONATE button on covenlife.co Homepage. If you are accepted as a student in Coven Life’s School of WItchcraft and as a member of the Heart’s Spirit Coven the $10.00 USD will go towards your $40.00 USD course fee.

If you are not accepted you receive a refund of $9.50 because of the fees PayPal charges us for transactions.

Once Lady Beltane and the Council of Elders review your application, which usually takes 3 to 5 days, you will receive either a letter of acceptance or one of non-acceptance into the school and/or coven. If we decide to turn your application down we will send an email explaining why we did not accept you and the date we refunded your $9.50 USD. If you are accepted the balance of $30.00 USD for the novice course fee must be paid before you receive your first lesson.

 

Witches of The Craft and Coven Life Now Under 1 Owner

After 18 years and being a pioneer on the world wide web with her award-winning site Witches of The Craft Lady of the Abyss is retiring.

Lady Abyss and Lady Beltane talked on the phone earlier today after hashed out the finer points of everything it was decided that Lady Beltane will be taking it over with monthly payments to Lady A so WOTC does not go to a stranger.

WOTC format will be staying basically the same but the number of posts will be going down. If you want to check what Tarot cards and Ogham are pulled for the day and some of the other things WOTC is known for just go there to find them.

Coven Life will still be having open chats, Esbat and Sabbat gatherings in the CL chatroom. The online school for witchcraft for novice through priestess/priest level studies is not going to change at all.

If you have found that either website contains information you enjoy reading and/or using please consider making a donation to help Lady Beltane cover the cost of keeping these two websites up and running smoothlas as her only income is a SSI check. In advance thank you very much for your help and being part of the WOTC/CL online family

How Tarot Cards Work

This is an interesting “scientific” article by     on the website How Things Work. You may not agree with everything or even anything the article says but in an effort to bring you different points of view on a subject I thought it worth putting on Coven Life.

In most people’s minds, “Tarot card reading” means a woman in flowing robes, leaning over a small table in a candlelit room, foretelling impending doom.

But that’s not really what Tarot cards are about. In fact, they’re not even really meant to tell your fortune or future. According to The Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, “The most powerful sources of information come from within; the Tarot aids in coming in contact with one’s Higher Self.”

But what does that mean? In this article, we’ll look at the various ideas about where Tarot cards come from, what they mean and how a deck of cards can possibly tell you anything about yourself. You’ll learn why it matters where the cards fall and why you don’t have to be a psychic to do a Tarot reading.

Types of Readings

There are actually two different types of Tarot readings: question readings and open readings.

Question Readings…

To read the rest of this article please click on this link: http://science.howstuffworks.com/science-vs-myth/extrasensory-perceptions/tarot-card.htm

 

 

Tarot.com’s Tarot Guide

Tarot is an ancient divination that began in 14th century Europe. Traditional Tarot decks consist of 78 cards (the Major and Minor Arcana) depicting symbolic archetypes that allow us to tap into our intuition and gain clarity through Tarot card readings. Today, Tarot readings remain one of the most popular tools for insight and reflection worldwide.

To learn more on this subject as presented by I think the website’s owner please click on this link: https://www.tarot.com/tarot

American Witchcraft Laws

A reader writes in, “I notice that there are a lot of references made to the English Witchcraft Laws, but what about law in America? Didn’t the Salem witches in Massachusetts get burned at the stake because of laws against witchcraft?

The Salem witch trials were indeed held in Massachusetts. However, in 1692, when these trials took place, Massachusetts was not “American” at all. It was a British colony, and therefore fell under British rule and law. In other words, the Salem Colony was not American in 1692, because “America” didn’t exist. In fact, it didn’t exist until about eighty years later. Also, no one has ever been burned at the stake for witchcraft in America. In Salem, a number of people were hanged, and one was pressed to death. It is unlikely that any of those people were actually practicing any sort of witchcraft (except possibly Tituba), and more likely that they were all just unfortunate victims of mass hysteria.

Now, that having been said, in some states, there are laws against fortunetelling, Tarot card reading, and other divinatory practices.

These are not outlawed because of an injunction against witchcraft, but because of municipal leaders trying to protect gullible residents from being swindled by con artists. These ordinances are passed on local levels and are typically part of zoning regulations, but they’re not anti-witchcraft laws – they’re anti-fraud laws.

In addition, there have been cases in the United States where specific religious practices have been challenged in court. In 2009, Jose Merced sued the city of Euless, Texas, when they told him he could no longer perform animal sacrifices as part of his religious practice. The city told him that “animal sacrifices jeopardize public health and violate its slaughterhouse and animal cruelty ordinances.” The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans said the Euless ordinance “placed a substantial burden on Merced’s free exercise of religion without advancing a compelling governmental interest.”

Again, this was not a specific injunction against witchcraft or religion. Because it was a specific religious practice, and the city couldn’t provide enough evidence to support their claim of it being a health issue, the court ruled in favor of Merced and his right to practice animal sacrifice.

In the 1980s, the District Court of Virginia court recognized witchcraft as a valid and legitimate religion, in the case of Dettmer v Landon, and this was upheld later on by a Federal court, determining that people who practice witchcraft as a religion are entitled to the same Constitutional protections as those who follow other belief systems.

Believe it or not, Pagans – and other practitioners of earth-based faiths – have the same rights as everyone else in this country. Learn about your rights as a parent, as an employee, and even as a member of the United States military:

  • Protect Your Legal Rights: Learn what you can do to reduce the chance that you’ll be a victim of religious discrimination.
  • Your Rights as a Pagan Parent: In the United States, we have the same rights as parents of any other religion. Learn how you can avoid discrimination in schools, simply by opening up the lines of communication.
  • Rights of Pagans in the Workplace: What rights do Pagans and Wiccans have in the workplace? Can your employer treat you differently just because you’re not part of a mainstream religious group?
  • Rights of Pagans in the Military: If you or someone you love is an active duty member of the military, you need to be aware of your rights as a Pagan or Wiccan soldier.

Article was written by PAtti Wigington on About.com.