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Rosemary led our Dark Moon ritual - we journeyed to meet our guardian dragons to honour The Chinese Year of the Dragon.

 

   

New Moon, December 12, 2023

Rowan led us in our last Moon ritual of the year; we called in Archangel Michael and made Wish Pinecones.

 

     

New Moon, September 2023

  

 Rowan led us in a meditation to meet  the 5 original animals:  Raven, Owl, Eagle, Deer, and Salmon.

 

Freya led us in a beautiful Blue Moon ritual.   We meditated, chanted, and even did some origami to achieve our goals before the next Blue Moon.

Rosemary led our New Moon Esbat on August 16th.  We forgot to take photos!

 

 

   

Rose presided over our New Moon ritual for July.  We honoured Aphrodite and the three Graces.  We honoured love and friendship.

 

 

 

Rowan led us in a Moon Water ritual for the July 2023 Full Moon - powerful indeed!!

Full Moon June, 2023

 

Rosemary presided over the Full Strawberry Moon in June - we made spell brooms!

 

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Dark Moon, May 17 2023

Rowan performed a wonderful ritual to invoke Baba Yaga.

April 19, 2023  New Moon in Aries

Rowan led a wonderful ritual invoking the Moon Goddess.  We performed self-blessings with sacred oil, and sowed the seeds for "what we want, and what we have".

 

April 5, 2023     Pink Full Moon in Libra

Raven presided as we drew down the Moon and performed a healing ritual and blessing for Rosemary.  

We were very happy to welcome Freya home after her winter away.

 

   

 

FULL MOON

JANUARY 6, 2023

 

Tonight, I light a candle

Crescent shape, blade and handle

Underworld, constellations

Sacred space, dedication.

 

Dusk is here, and all wild creatures

Came to see, the Magic circle

Chant a song of ancient wisdom

Bless the earth you faithful mirror

 

Come, Diana

Your light is my guardian

Come, Oh, come

Goddess Diana

 

Hunting dogs, bow and quiver

Sacred herbs, icy river

Around your hair a sky blue ribbon

Sorceress, dressed in silver

 

Roman slaves, crowd your temple

Noble men to you surrender

Pagans chanting incantations

Drawing down the revelations

 

Come, Diana

Your light is my guardian

Come, Oh, come

Goddess Diana

 


 

 

 


 

 

 


FULL MOON

DECEMBER 06 2022

Goddess of the Moon,
Mother of us all..
I call upon thee on this night,
To bless us in this sacred rite!
With love and wisdom please embrace,
And bless us with your love and grace.
Send your light and show us the way,
Guide us along our path, Blessed Be.

 

            

Until We Merry Meet Again.....Blessings To All


 

DARK MOON

NOV 22, 2022

 

 

The Dark Moon, a time between the Full Moon and the

New Moon is a time of secrets and mysteries.  It is a time to look

within yourself and find your own inner darkness. 

Do not fear the darkness, it is a place of untapped power, rest,

peace, harmony and balance.   The dark brings change and

knowledge of hidden realities in it's sweet soft silence.  

 

 


 

 


 

 

                             FULL MOON -  OCT 6, 2022

                     Falling Leaves Moon

Falling Leaves Moon is a time when all Creation honors Mother Earth by preparing the most beautiful colors imaginable.  On the Falling Leaves full moon, leaves begin to blanket Mother Earth.  The spirit of each leaf is placed upon her with the gentleness and grace that only the spirits of Creation allow.  Many offerings take place from all Creation, preparing for the journey of the spirits, in the teachings of the tenth moon.

 

                                   Blessed Be...                                                           

       


 

 

       

                


 

 FULL MOON

 

                                          

    July 12, 2022 

                                            It was a lovely Summer Evening          

 

Our beautiful rocks we painted at New Moon

               


        

New Moon

June 29 2022


 

     

 

           

 

 

 


 

 New Moon

           

 May 30, 2022

             

We made Origami Peace Doves

 

Prayer for Mother Earth

Our thoughts are creative.

What we think about we attract to us.

World Peace begins in our thoughts expands to our homes, 

our families and friends.

Relax.  Breathe.  Smile.

Allow this sacred seed of peace to grow in your heart and bloom in your body and mind.

Imagine all the world's people holding sacred ceremony

to bless the creatures of the air, earth and sea.

Imagine Mother Earth pristine... her air pure, her water clean.

Now.

Birth the New Earth.

Hold the Vision of World Peace

From a pin on Julia Watkins:  energyartistjulia.bigcartel.com 

 

PLEASE JOIN US IN CHANTING FOR WORLD PEACE AND HARMONY IN NATURE

Om Lokah Samastah Sukhino Bhavanthu 

"MAY ALL BEINGS EVERYWHERE BE HAPPY AND PEACEFUL" 

chantingforworldpeace.org


 

Goddess Maia | Journeying to the Goddess         Full Moon May 16, 2022

The Ancient Greek Goddess Maia

 The month of May, a month celebrating spring and the summer ahead, a month of rebirth, nature and flowers.

 May takes its name from Maia, in Greek mythology, the eldest of the seven nymphs of the Pleiades, daughter of Atlas, the Titan god, doomed to carry the weight of the world on his shoulders and mother of Hermes, messenger of the gods.

 


 

  


New Moon

April 1, 2022

 

Prayer for Peace adapted from ancient Gaelic runes: 

Deep peace of the running wave to you. 

Deep peace of the flowing air to you. 

Deep peace of the quiet earth to you. 

Deep peace of the shining stars to you. 

                                            Deep peace of the infinite peace to you.


 

 

                            

 

      

 


Dark Moon

February 28, 2022

Take a few deep breaths.  Breathe in through your nose and out through your mouth.

Become aware of the night around you, listen to the noises of the dark.

 You see a path stretched out before you.  It is illuminated by a lantern held in your hand.  It is a familiar path.  Step onto it.  As you begin to walk forward, become aware of the path beneath your feet.  It is made of dark black stones of obsidian..... In the light of the lantern the path glistens silver. 

Travel down this path, down ....down..... deeper and deeper.....walking along the  path....until you come to a crossroad.

Here at the crossroad Hecate awaits you.

Here at the crossroad you can see, sense, or feel the Ancient One, the Crone Goddess standing in front of you.  She holds out Her hand and you take it.

Here at the crossroad, where the path that you are one is met by two intersecting paths, you have a choice to make.... All paths reach out to you.  Which one will you choose?

They are all enticing and all promise something that you need.

They all sparkle and shine before you. 

Ask Hecate for help in choosing.

Here at the place where the paths intersect Hecate sits and motions for you to sit next to Her.  Become aware of the power of the intersecting paths vibrating beneath you.  Relax........

Take a deep breath and feel the vibrations in your body......... .Feel the energy of the Earth Mother.

The vibrations increase so that they are like gusts of wind sweeping through you.  The engulf you, surround you, hold you......

The strong vibration energy will help you on your journey tonight......

You let go of everything,......all thoughts, feelings, all doings.  A sense of peace surrounds you as you remember that Hecate is with you should you need any assistance....................

The winds envelope you, and you begin to fly with them.  They take you swinging from side to side, then up, up, up.  Hecate flies with you, higher and higher.

She suggests that you notice the paths below you.  The crisscross patterns of shining silver threads spread out below, like a large web.  Many paths, twisting and turning, as they cross and re-cross each other.  A giant web that is your life path.  Thousands and thousands of tiny paths, crossing and forming the patterns of your life's choices.  Tiny lines now, as you float above them.  They seem small and insignificant, just paths, just possibilities, just choices.  As you look around, you see other webs all around you..... Some threads passing right through your web, some close enough that you could reach out and touch them.  These are not yours to walk upon....... As you float above your web, you see that these paths that are ever so close to yours, are someone else's paths to walk.

You focus on your own web, with all it's intersecting paths and all the many ways that you may travel around it..........see the tiny threads that crisscross in wondrous complexity to make up the patterns of your web.  Your life..........................

The winds die down and you gently float back towards the ground.  You are back at the crossroads with Hecate.  Hecate takes your hand and leads you back up the path of obsidian, up....up....up the path you walk, feeling energized and  relaxed.....feeling calm and centered.  With each step you feel the Earth's energies mingling with yours, until you reach the end of the path.  Back where you started.

Hecate embraces you and you thank Her for the gifts of perspective and clarity. 

You give Her a token of gratitude.

She turns and is gone, back into the night with Her hounds.......

Take a deep breath and as you exhale start to bring some awareness back into your body.  Take a few more deep breaths.....when you are ready open your eyes.

Created by Hazel


 

Full Moon     

February 16, 2022

 

Moon Water

Items Needed:

•      Rose essential oil (or rose petals or rose geranium essential oil)

•      Salt

•      Silver bowl

•      Spring water, rain water or tap water that has been left in the moonlight for at least an hour • Clean glass container,

•      Storage bottle

•      Time: Full Moon

•      Gather materials

Within the Cast Circle

HPS:  With arms outstretched in Goddess Pose say:

In the cloak of the midnight hour

I call upon the Ancient Power

I seek the presence of the Lady and the Lord

To Bless this water that I will pour.

Pour water into the silver bowl.

Add 7 drops of rose essential oil. 

Hold up bowl to the Moon and say:

In my hands I hold the essence of the Gods.

 I hereby cleanse and consecrate this Water to Divinity

 That it may be used for positive acts only,

 And may aid us in our magical works.

Set water down. Pick up salt. Raise salt to the Moon and say:

In my hand I hold the essence of Earth Mother:

she whose bounty sustains all living creatures.

I hereby consecrate this salt to Divinity

that it may be used for positive acts only

and aid us in our magical works.

Pour a little salt into the bowl and stir clockwise three times with your Wand or Athame.

 Repeat twice more.

With the bowl in the left-hand say:

This liquid is now pure and dedicated to the Lord and Lady.

It is free from all negativity in any time and any space.

Raise your Wand to the Full Moon, holding it with both hands over your head.  When you know your Wand is fully charged plunge the tip into the bowl of water.

When energy begins to dissipate say:

As I will, so mote it be. With the free will of all, and harm to none, this formula is done.

                

 

                                                                                         

 


 

     

FULL MOON

January 15, 2022

January’s full Moon came to be known as the Wolf Moon because wolves were more likely to be heard howling at this time.

It was traditionally believed that wolves howled due to hunger during winter, but howling and other wolf vocalizations are generally used to define territory, locate pack members, reinforce social bonds, and coordinate hunting.


 

 

New Moon

Sunday January 2, 2022 

                                                                                           

 

Dark Moon

Thursday December 2, 2021

Take a few deep breaths.  Breathe in through your nose and out through your mouth.

Become aware of the night around you, listen to the noises of the dark.

 You see a path stretched out before you.  It is illuminated by a lantern held in your hand. 

It is a familiar path.  Step onto it.  As you begin to walk forward, become aware of the path beneath your feet. 

It is made of dark black stones of obsidian..... In the light of the lantern the path glistens silver. 

Travel down this path, down ....down..... deeper and deeper.....walking along the  path....until you come to a crossroad.

Here at the crossroad Hecate awaits you.

Here at the crossroad you can see, sense, or feel the Ancient One, the Crone Goddess standing in front of you. 

She holds out Her hand and you take it.

Here at the crossroad, where the path that you are one is met by two intersecting paths, you have a choice to make....

All paths reach out to you.  Which one will you choose?

They are all enticing and all promise something that you need.

They all sparkle and shine before you. 

Ask Hecate for help in choosing.

Here at the place where the paths intersect Hecate sits and motions for you to sit next to Her. 

Become aware of the power of the intersecting paths vibrating beneath you.  Relax.....

Take a deep breath and feel the vibrations in your body.......

.Feel the energy of the Earth Mother.

The vibrations increase so that they are like gusts of wind sweeping through you. 

They engulf you, surround you, hold you.....

The strong vibration energy will help you on your journey tonight.....

You let go of everything,......all thoughts, feelings, all doings. 

A sense of peace surrounds you as you remember that Hecate is with you should you need any assistance........

The winds envelope you, and you begin to fly with them. 

They take you swinging from side to side, then up, up, up. 

Hecate flies with you, higher and higher.

She suggests that you notice the paths below you.  The crisscross patterns of shining silver threads spread out below, like a large web. 

Many paths, twisting and turning, as they cross and re-cross each other.  A giant web that is your life path. 

Thousands and thousands of tiny paths, crossing and forming the patterns of your life's choices. 

Tiny lines now, as you float above them.  They seem small and insignificant, just paths, just possibilities, just choices. 

As you look around, you see other webs all around you.....

Some threads passing right through your web, some close enough that you could reach out and touch them. 

These are not yours to walk upon.......

As you float above your web, you see that these paths that are ever so close to yours, are someone else's paths to walk.

You focus on your own web, with all it's intersecting paths and all the many ways that you may travel around it........

see the tiny threads that crisscross in wondrous complexity to make up the patterns of your web. 

Your life..............

 

The winds die down and you gently float back towards the ground.  You are back at the crossroads with Hecate. 

Hecate takes your hand and leads you back up the path of obsidian, up....up....up the path you walk, feeling energized and  relaxed.....feeling calm and centered. 

With each step you feel the Earth's energies mingling with yours, until you reach the end of the path. 

Back where you started.

Hecate embraces you and you thank Her for the gifts of perspective and clarity. 

You give Her a token of gratitude.

She turns and is gone, back into the night with Her hounds.......

Take a deep breath and as you exhale start to bring some awareness back into your body. 

Take a few more deep breaths.....when you are ready open your eyes.

Created by Hazel (Bless her Soul)


 

 


Dark Moon

Tuesday October 5, 2021

Moon in Libra

Entrance Door Protection Talisman

This doorstep with its welcome ways
Be guarded by a shield of rays

To guard this home by day and night
Protect this door with rays of light.

The aura left by herb and spell,
Will safely seal

this entrance well.

Dried Apple – Healing

Dried Pear - Love

Star Anise – Luck Bringer

Dried Tomato – Protection

         

 



 

 

 

 

FULL MOON IN AQUARIUS

SATURDAY, AUGUST 21, 2021

                                

 

 Celebrating and being thankful is amplified at the full moon.

The worshipping of the Full Moon can have positive effects on your body, and can help you to manifest your future wants and wishes.


New Moon August 9, 2021  Virgo

The new moon takes place when the sun and the moon align along the same astrological angle. In metaphysics, it is said that when the sun and moon attach in this way. It is the masculine energy of the sun uniting with the feminine energy of the moon.

The new moon is a great time to plant new seeds i.e. set new intentions and breathe life into areas of our lives that seem to be declining or are on a plateau.

The opportunity that the new moon offers is incredibly powerful. At this time, you want to be very clear and very careful about how and what you ask for.

Therefore, at the new moon, as you set your intentions for the things you want to manifest, be sure to ask that these things come to you in a happy and healthy way and that they bring you nothing but joy. With Harm to None.


 

 

 

 


Full Moon

Friday, July 23, 2021

Great Spirit of Light, come to me out of the East with the power of the rising sun.

Let there be light in my words, let there be light on my path that I walk.

Let me remember always that you give the gift of a new day.

And never let me be burdened with sorrow by not starting over again.

Hail and Welcome!


Great Spirit of Creation, send me the warm and soothing winds from the South.

Comfort me and caress me when I am tired and cold.

Unfold me like the gentle breezes that unfold the leaves on the trees.

As you give to all the earth your warm, moving wind, give to me, so that I may grow close to you in warmth.

Hail and Welcome!

 

Great Life-Giving Spirit, I face the West the direction of sundown.

Let me remember every day that the moment will come when my sun will go down.

Never let me forget that I must fade into you.

Give me a beautiful color, give me a great sky for setting, during this time.

Hail and Welcome!

 

Great Spirit of Love, come to me with the power of the North.

Make me courageous when the cold wind falls upon me.

Give me strength and endurance for everything that is harsh,

everything that hurts, everything that makes me squint.

Let me move through life ready to take what comes from the north.

Hail and Welcome!


 

Dark Moon

July 8, 2021

The Dark Moon in the watery sign of Cancer helps us explore our emotions in depth.  We began feeling emotions in the watery depths of the womb, nestled close to our mother’s hearts. 

We have all experienced happiness, joy, anger, fear, love, hate, and disappointment. 

Our training in how we handle our emotions, begins as soon as we are born.


 

 





 


 


 

Dark Moon

June 9, 2021

“Dark Maiden Hecate, who carries the keys to the realm below and leads the indwelling souls’ way.
Great Mistress, who guards the gates of worlds between.
By the Stars of the Dark Heavens and the Shadow of the Moon!
By your Mysteries held in the depths of Blackest Night!
Still within this place of Darkness, I evoke you, Torch-bearing lover of Shadow!
Rise up from the Underworld, with spectral hound and haunting Shade,
To receive your evening meal and wander the blessed Night!
Bestow your gift of nocturnal wisdom upon the brow of your devotee!
Guide my earthly feet along your moonless road, that I may know clarity and strength of soul.
As restless spirits gather at the crossroads, I entreat you, Tender-Hearted Hecate,
To graciously pour down your blessings that we may carry your protection,
And reveal your secrets that keep the promise of hope within the darkness.”


 

Full Moon

Wednesday May 26, 2021

The moon begins her ascent from the horizon in a graceful, majestic arc—soft luminous light flooding the landscape below.

 As she rises in the heavens, pulsing beams of radiant moonlight waken and transform the world far below her. 

Light and energy streaming from her toward earth intensify as she approaches the zenith of her nightly journey.

Within this matrix of light-energy, a form begins to coalesce, slowly and indistinctly at first, then quickly gaining focus and definition. 

The Moon Goddess materializes with breathtaking clarity and radiant beauty— compassion and unconditional love radiating from the core of Her being.

Descending from the higher spiritual realms into the physical world, She arrives to bestow Her blessings, guidance, and healing grace. 

With outstretched arms and upturned palms, the Holy Goddess—manifestation of the Divine Feminine—welcomes us. 

Surrounded by a magnificent aura of crystalline white light, tinged in azure blue, She brings balance, harmony, and grace to all beings.

Simply experiencing Her dazzling qualities has transformative powers, creating a deep sense of calm, and inner peace.

She sees all things within us and in return She helps us see the wholeness, perfection, and grace of the Divine within ourselves. 

In Her presence, every heart is open, every secret and shortcoming is revealed, every need is known and we are accepted and embraced exactly as we are. 

As we are seen through Her eyes and felt through Her heart, we are touched by Her unconditional love and compassion at the deepest levels of our souls. 

The Moon Goddess moves through sacred time and space, joining us in the material world to impart Her gift of Grace

Through Her guidance we are led on a journey of self-discovery, healing and empowerment

In Her presence we are able to more clearly see and understand the greater cosmic cycles and celestial events governing our lives 

With Her we can master the unseen spiritual forces of the supernatural realm and align ourselves with the material and spiritual worlds

She is able to help us find our source of inner strength, focus, and determination and lead us to greater joy and inner peace 

With soft and gentle eyes and a nurturing healing touch, She reaches out to let us know “You are my beloved.”

Otto John Kralovec III has 35 years’ experience studying and practicing with Native American and Maya spiritual leaders and shamans and is an accomplished teacher, healer, and author.


New Moon

May 13, 2021

 

DANCE OF THE FOUR DIRECTIONS

I honor my Sky Journey

I honor my Earth Walk

I offer myself to the East

I receive the gifts of the East and give them

back to the Earth, through my body

I give of myself to the East, fully through my heart

I carry the gifts of the East and offer them to the West

I take the gifts of the West and give them to the South

I honor my Sky Journey

I honor my Earth Walk

I offer myself to the South

I receive the gifts of the South and give them back

to the Earth, through my body

I give of myself to the South, fully through my heart

I carry the gifts of the South and offer them to the North

I take the gifts of the North and give them to the West

I honor my Sky Journey

I honor my Earth Walk

I offer myself to the West

I receive the gifts of the West and give them back,

to the Earth, through my body

I give of myself to the West, fully through my heart

I carry the gifts of the West and offer them to the East

I take the gifts of the East and give them to the North

I honor my Sky Journey

I honor my Earth Walk

I offer myself to the North

I receive the gifts of the North and give them

back to the Earth, through my body

I give of myself to the North, fully through my heart

I carry the gifts of the North and offer them to the South

I take the gifts of the South and give them to the East

Blessed Be...

 


 

 

 

 

 

New Moon

April 12, 2021

 


 

Full Moon

March 29, 2021

The closer you become to nature, the more likely you are to draw the attention of the Faeries who inhabit the area where you are spending time. It could be that you will become one of those who helps to heal Mother Earth or protect her from those who wish her harm. Perhaps once the Fair Folk realize you truly care about the Great Mother, they will choose to make themselves known to you. In any event, you will never know unless you go outside and greet the Mother.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Moon

Saturday March 13, 2021

                                      We all come from the Goddess                                         

And to Her we shall return

Like a drop of rain

Flowing to the ocean

 

We all come from the one God

And to Him we shall return

Like a spark of fire

Reaching for the open sky

 

We all come from one

and to one we shall return

Like a ray of light

Reaching for infinity

 

Hoof and horn hoof and horn

Those who die shall be reborn

Corn and grain corn and grain

Those who fall shall rise again

 

Sage and crone sage and crone

Wisdom's gift shall be our own

Crone and sage crone and sage

Wisdom is the gift of age

 

Full Moon (Snow Moon)

February 27, 2021

Oh great Goddess, mother of mercy and healing

Send the energy of Hygeia to nourish from her sacred bowl  

Send the energy of Brigid to heal with waters of her Sacred Well

Send the energy of Demeter to restore life to withering cells

Send the energy of Quan Yin to bless the healing with peace

Send your healing wisdom to the body to restore its sacred balance

Thank you Great Goddess, Mother of All Life.  

So Mote it Be!

(Writer Unknown )

 

 

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Rosemary's Dedication Ritual

New Moon February 11, 2021

Witches past and present I draw down your power,

To awaken my wisdom upon this new hour.

Empowerment is mine as I seize my birthright,

Potions and cauldrons are no cause for fright!

I rise up and harness my wisdom deep,

There are journeys to take and secrets to keep.

Invoke the magic to bind us as one

By sacred enchantment, united, it's done!

 by                         

 Flavia Kate Peters

Link Rosemary's Bio

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dark Moon Hecate Meditation

Jan 11, 2021

 

Take a few deep breaths.  Breathe in through your nose and out through your mouth.

Become aware of the night around you, listen to the noises of the dark.

 You see a path stretched out before you.  It is illuminated by a lantern held in your hand.  It is a familiar path.  Step onto it.  As you begin to walk forward, become aware of the path beneath your feet.  It is made of dark black stones of obsidian..... In the light of the lantern the path glistens silver. 

Travel down this path, down ....down..... deeper and deeper.....walking along the  path....until you come to a crossroad.

Here at the crossroad Hecate awaits you.

Here at the crossroad you can see, sense, or feel the Ancient One, the Crone Goddess standing in front of you.  She holds out Her hand and you take it.

Here at the crossroad, where the path that you are one is met by two intersecting paths, you have a choice to make.... All paths reach out to you.  Which one will you choose?

They are all enticing and all promise something that you need.

They all sparkle and shine before you. 

Ask Hecate for help in choosing.

Here at the place where the paths intersect Hecate sits and motions for you to sit next to Her.  Become aware of the power of the intersecting paths vibrating beneath you.  Relax........

Take a deep breath and feel the vibrations in your body......... .Feel the energy of the Earth Mother.

The vibrations increase so that they are like gusts of wind sweeping through you.  The engulf you, surround you, hold you......

The strong vibration energy will help you on your journey tonight......

You let go of everything,......all thoughts, feelings, all doings.  A sense of peace surrounds you as you remember that Hecate is with you should you need any assistance....................

The winds envelope you, and you begin to fly with them.  They take you swinging from side to side, then up, up, up.  Hecate flies with you, higher and higher.

She suggests that you notice the paths below you.  The crisscross patterns of shining silver threads spread out below, like a large web.  Many paths, twisting and turning, as they cross and re-cross each other.  A giant web that is your life path.  Thousands and thousands of tiny paths, crossing and forming the patterns of your life's choices.  Tiny lines now, as you float above them.  They seem small and insignificant, just paths, just possibilities, just choices.  As you look around, you see other webs all around you..... Some threads passing right through your web, some close enough that you could reach out and touch them.  These are not yours to walk upon....... As you float above your web, you see that these paths that are ever so close to yours, are someone else's paths to walk.

You focus on your own web, with all it's intersecting paths and all the many ways that you may travel around it..........see the tiny threads that crisscross in wondrous complexity to make up the patterns of your web.  Your life..........................

The winds die down and you gently float back towards the ground.  You are back at the crossroads with Hecate.  Hecate takes your hand and leads you back up the path of obsidian, up....up....up the path you walk, feeling energized and  relaxed.....feeling calm and centered.  With each step you feel the Earth's energies mingling with yours, until you reach the end of the path.  Back where you started.

Hecate embraces you and you thank Her for the gifts of perspective and clarity. 

You give Her a token of gratitude.

She turns and is gone, back into the night with Her hounds.......

Take a deep breath and as you exhale start to bring some awareness back into your body.  Take a few more deep breaths.....when you are ready open your eyes.

 

Created by Hazel

                        "Bless Your Beautiful Spirit, Hazel"

 

 

 

December 29, 2020 Full Moon – The Cold Moon

 

The Fearn (Fair-Un) or Alder Month, is December 27 – January 23 and marks the beginning of the Celtic Solar Year. Nobility, strength and great competency are seen in the alder; it is said to represent deep winter. Alder hold both male and female powers, and is good for balance.

 

In deep winter, we like to come indoors and get all cozy and comfy. It is a time to go within, to sleep and dream, read, write, and rest. We long to bring light into the dark.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dark Moon

Familiar Spirit Meditation

December 13, 2020

 

The dark phase of the Moon is a time for inward reflection.  

What’s a Familiar Spirit?  We all know what a physical Witches Familiar is; the word conjures up a black cat or a raven. 

A Spirit Familiar is a nonphysical entity that takes the form of an animal, bird or even insect.  Once you meet and begin to develop a relationship with your Spirit Familiar it will become a magickal ally and mediator between the worlds.  Your Spirit Familiar will accompany you during meditation path-working, increase your psychic abilities, warn and protect you and become your magickal partner.

 

 

 

Full Moon -November 30, 2020

 

 

Hail to the spirits that dwell in the East.

The power of Air and the gifts of intellect and knowledge. welcome you into our circle. Share with us your power, protect and guide us this night.
Hail and welcome

                   
Hail to the spirits that dwell in the South. The power of Fire and the gifts of passion and desire. We welcome you into our circle. Share with us your power, protect and guide us this night.
Hail and welcome.

 

Hail to the spirits that dwell in the West. The power of Water and the gifts of emotion and cleansing. We welcome you into our circle. Share with us your power, protect and guide us this night.
Hail and welcome.

 

Hail to the spirits that dwell in the North. The power of Earth and the gifts of growth and strength. We welcome you into our circle. Share with us your power, protect and guide us this night.
Hail and welcome.

 


 

New Moon – November 14, 2020

Diwali Celebration

 

 

 

Diwali is the five-day Festival of Lights, celebrated by millions of Hindus, Sikhs and Jains across the world. Diwali, which for some also coincides with harvest and new year celebrations, is a festival of new beginnings and the triumph of good over evil, and light over darkness.

 

 

 

 

 

Full Moon Esbat

September 30, 2020

Close your eyes…..breathe……..take a few breaths to center yourself..…being aware of your breath....as you open your mind’s eye, you see that you are standing on a path.  A path with gardens on either side, you can’t see what is growing in the gardens, but you can see that there is great abundance. As you look into the distance, you can see a forest connected to your pathway.  You walk towards the forest…………………………..as you enter it, you see a fallen log with a cloaked and hooded woman on it.  She turns to look at you, and you find her oddly familiar.  She invites you to sit down and join her on the log as she has some questions for you.  

She asks you how you use your mind – do you focus on good thoughts and experiences or do you tend to see the negative?  Do you use your brain as a muscle?  Do you challenge it to keep it young and growing?  Allow yourself to use your imagination and let it soar.  Let it uncover mysteries and allow it to fall in love again…….with yourself. 

Bring yourself back to sit again with the lady on the log.  She asks you how you feel about your body.  Does it do the things that you want it to do?  Is it a reliable body?  Remember your body at its best.  Are there things that you wish that you could do with it?  Settle in to it.  Notice any heaviness or pain.  Breathe love into not only those areas, but all of your body.  See your body well and happy doing the things you want it to do.  

Bring yourself back to sit again with the lady on the log.  Quietly she asks you how you feed your spirit.  How do you recharge your batteries?  What gives you joy and what fills you up?  When are you at your happiest?  Is it a place?  A feeling?  See yourself whole and happy doing what gives you the greatest joy. 

Bring yourself back to sit again with the lady on the log.  As you sit together the familiarity you feel towards her grows.  As if she can read your mind, she looks at you and says “I am you – the fulfilled you – full in mind, body, and spirit.  The happiest and most content version of you.  I am here to show you that this aspect of you exists.  Together we know the way and together we are strong.”  She opens her cloak to expand around both of you and you rise in a spiral, dancing in the crisp autumn sky under the glow of the full moon, your mind body and spirit flying free. 

Gently you touch down on the ground, beside the log.  The lady is no longer visible to you, but you understand that she is now in you – as she always has been.  She has left you her cloak and as you put it on, you hear her whisper “Blessed Be”. 

You turn away from the log now and return on the path back to the garden.  On your way the full moon lights your path and as you approach the garden you see the abundance of blessings that are in your life.  Each plant seems to hold a blessing.  As you gaze over the garden, you give gratitude for your blessings. 

Slowly, you begin to close your mind’s eye and to feel yourself come back into your body……wiggling your fingers and your toes and doing whatever else you need to do to return to this place and time.

When you are ready, open your eyes.

Created by Oshun Rose

 

 

 

 

 

Stang (Magickal Tool) Consecration  Full Moon, September 1, 2020

 

What is Consecration?

All humans hold the power of Consecration in their hands. Consecration has two basic purposes. The first is to set the tool or substance aside as something special. The second purpose is magickal! Every material object has a body on the other levels of existence, and just as the material object itself can be altered (carved, decorated, moistened etc.) without changing its identity, so also can its astral body be altered by human action.

Before you use any tool or object for magickal purposes it must first be programmed to reflect your intent. You must consecrate or enchant it. Of course you could go ahead and grab a candle out of the package, light it, say a prayer and hope for the magick to work, or you could take the extra time to really infuse the candle with the power of your will and intention. The more effort you put into your magick spells, the greater the liklihood of a successful outcome.

Consecration sounds much more difficult than it actually is. Consecration simply means that you concentrate your thoughts, clearly visualize the purpose you intend and " send" the energy into the object.

How to Consecrate

The important part of Consecration is to visualize. Concentrate on really seeing the light.

Begin by clearing your mind and releasing all unwanted thoughts. Take a few moments to really bring yourself into the "now".

Hold the object that you wish to Consecrate in both your hands.

Imagine a ball of white light in your Heart Chakra. Focus on the idea of cleansing and purification, in this way you charge the light with cleansing power.

Now imagine white light flowing from your Heart Chakra down through your arms. See this light flowing through your hands and into the object you are holding. Concentrate on removing all extraneous energies from the object and visualize it filling with golden yellow light (or whatever color light is appropriate to you and/or your purpose).

Silently (or aloud) confirm: "I cleanse and purify this sacred tool".

Continue to visualize the object pulsing with light, until it feels "clean".

Now that your tool is cleansed and purified you can program it to your purpose.  For instance if you are programming a candle for a healing spell clear your mind of all other thoughts except healing.  in your mind's eye actually "see" the candle being filled with healing energy. Concentrate for as long as possible allowing the light to flow into the object you are holding. See the object filling with light. (The light may be any color that is comfortable to you or the color that is significant to the magick involved)

Silently (or aloud) confirm: "I Bless and Consecrate this sacred tool".

Rowan Morgana

Also!

Holy (Moon) Water

Full Moon September 1, 2020

 

Big Night!

Until We Merry Meet Again...

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Moon

July 20, 2020

 

Empower Butterflies:

"Butterfly, Butterfly help me to see,

The transformation meant for me!"

 

 

 

Full Moon in Sagittarius

July 4, 2020

 

Earth and Water Make Clay:

 

As told in ancient creation myths, the stirring together of elements resulted in the earth and all its creatures.  In the same way, by mixing these two elements together in a sacred way, we can work magic to invoke the spirit of creativity and art into our lives.  Just as, down through the centuries, the skilled potters, builders, and sculptors worked with the soft dough of clay to produce beautiful bowls and urns, adobe homes, and great works of sculpture.

PREPARATION

Before beginning your Full Moon ritual, prepare a small container of water, a small container of earth, and an empty bowl. 

THE HEART OF THE RITUAL

Now think of the work you have been given to accomplish in life:  whether it is your work as a parent, a businessperson, a writer, a therapist, or a musician.  Next, place some of the dirt in the palm of your left hand, while honoring the earth element.  Think of hills, fields, and meadows; and their evolution through human culture as roads, abodes, and towns. 

Now sprinkle a few drops of water into your right hand, honoring the water element.  Think of the oceans, rivers, and streams; and their manifestation in human culture as the flow of emotion, the blessings of nurture and compassion. 

 Mix the two together and hold your hands up to the moonlight.  Ask that the creative spirit of this Moon cycle be breathed into your craft, bringing form and substance out of your efforts.

CLOSING

Cupping your two palms together in a gesture of prayer, bow in thanks to the Moon.  Bow again in expression of gratitude for your own participation.  Finally, bow in blessing to your loved ones, and to the world around you.  Pour the remaining dirt in the bowl.  Holding your hands over the bowl, rinse your hands with the remaining water, also pouring it into the bowl.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Strawberry Full Moon

June 4, 2020

June’s full Moon—typically the last full Moon of spring or the first of summer—is traditionally called the Strawberry Moon.

The name, Strawberry Moon, originated with Algonquin tribes in eastern North America who knew it as a signal to gather the ripening fruit of wild strawberries. Alternative European names for this Moon include the Honey Moon and the Mead Moon. It has also been called the Rose Moon, given that many roses come to life during this part of the year!

 

 

 
Croning Ritual For
Cheyenne Wolf May 22, 2020 New Moon
 
   
 
 
 
I think I was born to be a Crone. I had to live the maiden and the ...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 
 
April 6, 2020
Full Moon in Libra
 

We fill our hearts with love

For the Earth Mother

We honor the forests of our Ancestors

And the creatures who live upon the Earth.

We honor the oceans, lakes, rivers and seas

May the Waters of the Earth be purified.

We honor the children of the Earth

May the world they inherit be pollution-free.

We join with the earth and each other.

We unite for the healing of the Earth and of all life.

 

 

March 9, 2020, Full Moon 

In Virgo

 

Your feeling of safety is now related to order and clarity, even in emotions. 

You may have the need to organize everything chaotic and disorganized.

Try being more tolerant and accept imperfections of life. 

It is better to trust life and let it run its own way, not everything must be according to our expectations.

 

 

 

New Moon January 24, 2020 

Capricorn

I am a witch

I am one with the Earth, The Universe, and the Divine

Let this time be free from Strife and Fear

Let only Joy and Love come near

With Blessings given and received

I walk in Peace in Word and Deed

 

 

Full Moon Nov. 11, 2019

Moon in Taurus

Awakening Together, Healing the Ancestral Heart…

We are all invited to bring these words to life,

to breathe them in, and see what fills our lungs…

to chew them carefully and see what flavours come to our tongue,

to sing them out loud and see what song comes to our ears…

 

 

Full Moon Oct. 12, 2019

Moon in Aries 

Let go of all your expectations, and allow yourself to experience this journey in whatever way comes naturally to you.

This is the time of the Full Moon, a time of great power for positive manifestation, a time of increase and gain. 

The tide of Moon-power is strong.  We are of the Goddess.  

Blessings to All…An Harm To None, So Mote It Be!

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Moon Esbat July 12, 2018

Moon in Cancer

Like the butterfly, the dragonfly is associated with light, transformation, and personal growth.  If you see dragonflies often, you have been called to look within and see what areas you could possibly improve on, and what you can shed in order to bring more light and freedom into your life.

See me through tough times

Celebrate my good times

Adaptable, flexible, free

Keep me lighthearted

As I transform myself

On my journey of personal growth

A sign from the Universe

I chose the right path

                                       Stability and comfort are mine

 

                                          Adaptable – Flexible – Free…

Full Moon Esbat May. 27, 2018

Moon in Scorpio

When the Moon is full the witches gather, 

Within the Grove, our spell is cast.

Protect, preserve, and banish all,

That is not welcome within.

 

I consecrate these herbs on this Full Moon night.,

Protection infused by the Witch’s Rite.

The Moonlight shines in the Darkening sky

By power, by Will, the magick shall fly.

The Protective Power in the herbs set free

With Harm to None, So Mote it Be!

 

 

 

Dark Moon Esbat May. 14, 2018

Moon in Taurus

 

 

During the dark phase of the moon, the cycle of death is most apparent.  At the Dark Ninth Moon the veil between the living and the dead thins.  In this ritual we will turn our attention to the Underworld and the passage between life and death. We will call upon our Sister Silver Hazel and invite her to join us in our sacred circle. We will remember that death is not the end, but a continuation of the cycle of life. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dark/New Moon Apr. 15, 2018 

Moon in Aries

Now that Beltane is nearly here the Covenstead has moved from indoors to outdoors.  At the Darkest moment of the Dark

 

Moon wards and guards were placed to protect our Sacred Space until we return at Samhain.

 

This Covenstead is never empty,

Though we be not at home;

We leave behind a talisman

to protect you while we roam.

 

 

 At the moment of New Moon we consecrated, blessed and opened the Grove to make it ready for our outdoor rituals. 

 

 

 

Meet me in the Greenwood,

Where your feet meet the dew.

Meet me in the Greenwood, 

I'll be waiting there for you. 

Meet me in the Moonlight,

In the fullness of the hour.

Meet me in the Moonlight,

And I shall give you power.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Friday March. 9, 2018

Moon in Sagittarius

Our beloved Silver Hazel has gone on to  Summerland. 

Until we meet again:

Deep peace of the rolling waves to you,

Deep peace of the silent stars,

Deep peace of the blowing air to you,

Deep peace of the quiet earth.

Let peace fill your soul,

May peace keep you whole.

 

  

Dark Moon Esbat Jan. 17 2018

Moon in Capricorn

 

We invoked Hecate  (and she came!) 

Into the Cauldron we did release, all that was baneful and painful and awful from 2017. 

Goddess of Transformation, She who holds the Knife that cuts the cord 

Then we wrote down what we wanted to bring into our life this coming year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dark Moon Esbat  Oct. 18, 2017

Moon in Libra

 

"Hear me child, and know Me for who I am. I have been with you since you were born, and I will stay with you until you return to Me at the final dusk.

I am the passionate and seductive lover who inspires the poet to dream.

I am the One who call to you at the end of your journey.

After the day is done, My children find their blessed rest in my embrace."

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 

 

 

Full Moon Esbat (Stang Consecration) Sept. 6 2017

Moon in Pisces 

 

The air is cool but not yet cold, also the lingering warmth of the heat of summer is within my bones. I lovingly tighten my grip on my Stang remembering all that He has given this summer. I watch the swollen Mother rise from her bed of stars. In her loving silver beam I drink and as I drink I intend to pour. But to pour the silver elixir out of my witch fingers into the neck of my Stang I must first build my magick and my intention. 

 
The light of the Moon is silver and milky, as I ingest its energy I recreate and swirl this energy within myself creating a Golden Buck. The Golden energy dances like flames and the rhythms become deep and light, slow and quick, bright and even more so golden as his form is created. The Golden Buck begins to stamp his hooves, his energy building within me and he is ready. He waits for me to speak, he is waiting for his release. I say in a silent breath but it is as loud as a sudden boom for a witch’s plain and all of nature hears me "By Mothers light in my cauldron vessel with summer's heat and Father's Sun I bless and consecrate you." My Stang beams with a smoky golden light. I can feel the Golden Buck charge for his purpose through every neuron in my power hand. I realize I am not even gripping my Stang at this point. It is hovering slightly above the earth. My hand is directing all the smoky golden light into the Stang. The Golden Buck is charging not even letting up in his stride spiraling down the Stang. He reaches the bottom and stops. He gives me a majestic bow. I bow in return to thank him. He takes a leap and dives back into the earth. A small puddle of golden light is left and I watch it dissipate in the ground.
 
I breathe in the night air and pull it deep into my lungs. I turn my gaze to the swollen Mother. I am truly nourished. - Awen

 

 

New Moon Esbat (Solar Eclipse) Aug. 21 2017

Moon in Virgo

This Solar Eclipse is about exposing our true selves and about honoring who we truly are. It is about shedding the masks we have been wearing so we can connect with our true essence and start fresh.

 

 

Reveal thyself. Reveal thyself.

 

PEACE SIGILS

I Pray for Peace
I Pray for Love
I Pray for Stability
I Pray for Canada
I Pray for the World

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Full Moon Esbat July 7 2017

Moon in Capricorn

“Great Mother
Elegant Goddess
Ride with us upon your river
To a silver land
Guide us
Show us what there is to see
Tell us what it is we need to hear
Be with us”

A Ride Down the River to a Silver Land was created as a meditation to commune with the Goddess. If you are looking for intuitional guidance or answers to questions this meditation allows a pure you to be open for whatever she needs to say to you. Before we attempted this, we had to suspend our critical selves to break down negativity about ourselves and others. This ritual was inspired by a line out of The Twelve Wild Swans by Starhawk and Hilary Valetine. “A very important part of learning how to open up to intuition and psychic information is to suspend the critical voice that discounts these impressions as silly.  - Awen

 

A flower to represent a journey of harvest

May I find nourishment”

“A stone to represent the path that lays before me

May I accept the destination”

A flame to represent the fire of my Spirit

My I find what I truly desire”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Full Moon Esbat 

December 5, 2014 Waxing Moon in Taurus

 

Our Cold Moon Esbat was led by our High Priestess Autumn Storm. After Casting the Circle and Drawing Down the Moon she guided us on an evocative Winter Meditation.  We were completely enthralled on our winter ramble through the forest, and each of us experienced different symbolism and meanings.

 

Baby Blessing

December 1, 2014 Waxing Moon  Aries 

As a Coven we performed a beautiful Baby Blessing Ritual witnessed by parents, grandmother and best friend.  The adorable baby girl was presented to, and blessed by the Four Directions and Elements, and by the Great Mother and Great Father.

 

          Great Mother and Great Father,

           We present this child to You,

          We ask that you love and protect her.

          We pray that you shall guard and

                               Guide her throughout her life.

                                                          In Perfect Love and Perfect Trust.

 

 After the Blessings, the parents spoke their vows of love and protection and the baby was given gifts by all.

 

 

Dark Moon Esbat 

November 20,2014  Waning Moon in Scorpio

 

 

 

Hunter Full Moon Esbat

October 8, 2014, Full Moon in Aries

 

Our High Priestess, Autumn Storm created a beautiful Hunter Moon Ritual. Artemis Goddess of the Hunt, and Cernunnos the Horned God and Master of the Hunt, were invited to join us. It was a lovely, warmish, fall evening, and we were lucky enough to be outside surrounded by nature.

After Casting the Circle, Autumn led us in a Thanksgiving Gratitude Meditation. We shared our experiences and were given brand new Gratitude Journals to help us, and remind us, to take the time every day to think about what we are grateful for.

During Merry - Making, while sitting around the fire, we were lucky enough to hear The Owl and The Frog.
Frog - Fertility, health, honesty. Sacred to Hecate.
Owl - Self-truth, wisdom, vision, clairvoyance, astral projection, messages through dreams and meditation.

We also heard what we thought was The Bear, but preferred to pretend that he was either on the other side of the river, or that he was in actuality, Binky the irascible neighbour tomcat.  We also assured each other that wild animals are afraid of fire, and added another log to the fire.

 

 

 

 

 Full Moon Esbat

September 7, 2014, Full Moon in Pisces

Priestess Raven led us in an exercise to discover our Elemental strengths and weaknesses.  After Casting the Circle and invoking Amphitrite, Gaia, Dioynysus and Thoth, we  settled down to answering a series of questions that revealed how balanced we were in Earth, Air, Fire and Water.  It was most illuminating!  Through the questions we discovered which Elements predominated our lives and which Elements required strengthening.  Through magickal visualization and raised power, we attempted to attain Elemental Balance. 

New Moon Esbat

August 26. 2014,  New Moon in Virgo

 

With the help of the Goddess Freya and the Good God Baldur, Priestess Freya invoked Spirit and taught us a new way of intuitive Tarot Card reading.  Each witch drew a card in turn, and then, by looking at the picture and allowing Spirit to guide the reading, interpreted the card, not for herself, but for the witch to her left.  This proved to be a very interesting exercise, providing a lot of insight, not only to the person having the reading, but also to the reader.  By using our intuition, we gained confidence in our ability to "go within" and listen to the Spirit voices.

 

Full Corn Moon Stang Consecration Ritual

August 9, 2014  Full Moon in Aquarius

 

The Super Moon was huge and full when we began our annual Stang Consecration Ritual.  Chanting Pan, Poseidon, Dionysus, Cernunnos, Mithras, Loki, Apollo we honored the spirit of the Horned God and His marriage to the Moon Goddess. Stang Consecration is  a holy act of joining, honor, and trust between  each Coven sister and her earthly representation of the God. 

Full Moon Esbat

July 9, 2014  Waxing Moon in Sagittarius

 

This month's Full Moon Esbat was extremely interesting.  As part of Rose's Third Degree homework she had to convert a voodoo ritual into a ceremony that was recognizably Wiccan.  The main purpose of a voodoo ritual is to make contact with a spirit, to gain their favor by offering them animal sacrifices and gifts, to obtain help in the form of more abundant food, higher standard of living, and improved health.  Of course, being Wiccan we would never condone animal sacrifice, so Rose cleverly created "Glitter Creature" out of paper mache!  It is traditional to roast and eat the flesh of the sacrifice and drink the blood.  Amazingly "Glitter Creature" had food and wine hidden inside it's body.  The food was mini-marshmallows on sticks that we roasted over an altar candle and the wine was a delicious red Merlot.  

Glitter Creature was sacrificed so that we could obtain happiness.  Our Full Moon magick included work on the physical plane to assist our desire of happiness.  We wrote about things that we are grateful for, things that make us truly happy, and divined the one thing for each of us that brings pure happiness.  The "happiness" magick was successful, there was much laughter and joy throughout.

 Dark Moon Esbat

June 26, 2014 Dark Moon in Cancer

 In keeping with the Moon in Cancer, Freya our Presiding Priestess led us in a meditation in which we got in touch with our Cancer/Crab natures. The crab is an excellent symbol for the qualities of Cancer.  Crabs have a hard, nearly impenetrable shell on the outside and are soft and delicate on the inside.  

We were each given two pictures of crabs to color.  One crab picture was a "helping" crab (the part of our outer shell that helps us) and the other crab picture was a "hindering" crab (the part of our outer shell that hinders us).  We raised the cone of power around the hindering crab pictures and then fashioned them into boats,which we released into the river.  We empowered the helping crab pictures with song; they will be taken home and safely kept as a reminder of our outer strengths and blessings.

"There was a lot of energy in the circle – the elements seemed to be guiding our evening.  The circle and everything else took on a very distinctive glow during the discussion part of our meeting around the fire.  The wind came up alerting us to end the get together – a drop of rain as we were Merry Parting".  - Freya

 

 

Full Moon Esbat

June 13, 2014 Full Moon in Capricorn

 

For the June Full Moon we were enjoying our annual Coven trip to beautiful Lasquiti Island at Raven's lake.  Last year we awakened the Lady of the Lake so we thought that this year we would continue the tradition with a Lake Blessing Ritual.  

"Be with us Lady of the Lake, hear out blessings and wishes and promises we make."

After the Lake Blessing, Raven our presiding Priestess, Cast the Circle then led us through   The Rite of Sol by Aleisiter Crowley.  Each Witch took on a character; each character donned a beautiful veil.  Re-creating the Crowley Ritual (as best we could) turned out to be both amusing and spiritually uplifting.  We managed to get into character and had a lot of fun with the back and forth arguing of  Aries and Leo over the sacrifice.  At first the arcane language was a bit challenging, but after a while it all began to flow.  Throughout the ritual the Sun blessed us with His warmth, and the lake beings watched over us.

 

 

New Moon Esbat

May 30, 2014 New Moon in Gemini

 

Our New Moon was all about the celebration of Spring and the Element of Air.  After Casting the Circle our presiding Priestess Hazel welcomed the White Goddess, Maiden of Spring and the Greenman into our sacred space.  We petitioned the Goddess and God to bestow upon us the qualities of Air -  intellect, focus, inspiration, decisiveness and illumination.  

After a brief meditation we created Coven Blessing bottles and sigil.  The sigil was devised from a common phrase that we agreed upon, and then the bottles were filled with various herbs suitable to our purpose, water, oil and a pinch of incense.  All was accomplished with chants and focused magickal intention.  We sealed the bottles and will each keep one on our Altar or in our sacred space.

 

 

 

 

 

Full Moon Esbat 

April 14, 2014  Moon in Libra

Our Full Moon Esbat, led by Rowan Morgana began with a grounding and centering ritual known as "The Tree".  Once the Circle had been cast, we invoked  Maia, Goddess of Spring and the month of May.  The theme for the Full Moon Esbat was Coven Unity, and sisterhood.  We enjoyed a short meditation involving Maia and her six sisters who escaped from Orion by transforming into doves and flying up into the sky to become the Pleiades star constellation.  

We created Coven Unity charms by  using vintage wooden spools with heart-felt sentiments written on long strips of paper that were then wound around the spools while we chanted a rhyme. The charms were sealed with sealing wax and our Coven stamp. 

 

March 29, 2014  Moon in Aries

 

 Our Dark Moon Esbat, led by Autumn Storm, celebrated the Celtic Tree Month of Hawthorn.  Hawthorn represents cleansing, purity and chastity in preparation for the coming union and rebirth of Beltane.  This month allows us to pause, and challenges us to clean up our act, to let go of what no longer serves and to treat our mind, body and souls with sacred respect. It is a time to quiet oneself and go within.

After Casting the Circle, we enjoyed a guided meditation  from the Healing Power of Trees, where we entered a sacred grove and met many magickal beings.  After the meditation we got busy with clay and created "Garden Guardians" that will be given places of honor in our gardens.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dark Moon Esbat

February 28, 2014  Moon in Pisces

The Dark Moon Esbat was a time,

With spoken words, all in rhyme.

Mortar & Pestles all held high,

Magick spells with them we tried.

Draw and banish, binding too,

Lesson learned the whole way through.

Copper coins for prosperity,

Wealth will soon be what we see.

 

 Full Moon Esbat

February 13, 2014  Moon in Leo

Our Valentine's Full Moon Esbat featured a beautiful Altar filled with rose petals, hearts, roses and Rose as our Esbat High Priestess.  The ritual was evocative, and the meditation involved rising to the clouds, birds set free, peace and love. To honor  Valentine’s Day, the day of love, affection and romance, Rose led us in a magick spell to give  love to ourselves.  We created heavenly body scrubs to banish unwanted energy from the past, invoking bath salts to help us envision what we would like to see more of in our lives, and a body lotion to help us seal and carry forth our intentions.  We used essential oils, brown sugar, salts, oil, heart stickers and lots of chanting and mirth.  The room was filled with the scent of essential oils, our hands covered in salt and sugar, and our hearts filled with the magick of love.  Click here for the full spell.

  

 

 

 

 

December Dark/New Moon Esbat

December 2, 2013 Moon in Sagittarius  

 

On the Dark Moon night of December 2 we used both the Dark Moon and New Moon energies to create smudge sticks made with lavender, rosemary, cedar and sage.  They will be used for banishing the unwanted from our homes, to be replaced with peace, love and contentment.  Freya created and led us in this wonderful witch - craft.

 

Smudge Stick Spell Song

Sung to the Tune of Scarborough Fair

 

We gather together the following herbs:

Lavender, rosemary, cedar and sage

Arrange and roll and bind with string

We’ll make our smudge sticks, such wonderful things

 

When we’ve finished our sticks of the following herbs:

Lavender, rosemary, cedar and sage

We’ll rid the unwanted from all of our places

Peace, love and contentment will fill up our spaces

 

We bless our sticks of the following herbs:

Lavender, rosemary, cedar and sage

Air and Fire and Water and Earth

To bless our sticks almost ready for work

 

We charge our sticks of the following herbs:

Lavender, rosemary, cedar and sage

Hel and Odin come to our aid

To charge our sticks that we have made

©Freya 2013

 August Full Moon Stang Consecration Ritual

Tuesday August 20/13 Full Moon in Aquarius

 

Under a huge luminous August Full Moon, we held our Stangs aloft chanting: Pan, Poseidon  Dionysus, Cernunnos, Mithra, Loki, Appolo!  We honor the Gods of Wicca and pledge our allegiance to the Horned God of the Witches.  The Stang is the physical embodiment of our respect and honor of the God.  It connects us to the Old Ways.  The staff grounds us and connects us to earth energy, the forks branch into the upper world, we channel Earth and Sky. We offer our Stangs as a sign of our faith and love of the Horned God who is the Lord of the Gates of Life, Lord of the Gates of Death, who is the Hunter and the Hunted, who is the son and lover of the Goddess.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Black Moon Esbat
Wednesday, December 12,  Dark Moon in Sagittarius     
On the night of the Black Moon, the darkest of nights when the power of the shadow force is at it's greatest strength, we gathered our courage to call forth the Lady of Shadow, the Lady of Blood and the Lady of the Bone. Black is everything, it is the potential of the unseen, the unknown lurking in darkness.  Anything is possible in the darkness. 

The Lady of Shadow brings forth the power from beneath the Earth, the Lady brings the memory of all that has been absorbed from the living beings whose material form has dissolved into the Earth.  Through Her all things are possible.

 The Lady of Blood receives the memories from the Lady of Shadow and enters the world of the living. She offers to us the memories so that we may use them.

 The magickal force is then passed to the Lady of Bone, who retains and preserves them while taking on the new experiences of the living Witch.  The Lady of Bone then sinks into the Shadow and passes the force and new experiences back to the Lady of Shadows.  This is the cycle of passing and receiving.

Dark Moon Esbat
            Monday November 1 2,
Dark Moon in Libra
 
 
During the November Dark Dead Moon we created Hecate bracelets using  black moonstone beads, and silver charms sacred to Hecate.  The charms included an Athame, a Torch, a Key, a Rope, a Goddess, a Frog, a Dog and an Owl. 

The Athame is what Hecate uses to cut the cords between life and death and death and life.  Hecate's Athame also cuts the veil between the world of the living and the dead.  A Priestess's Athame, used in a magick Circle indicates her authority and power.

Hecate's torch illuminates the path to the Underworld that the soul must journey.  Her torch also lights the way of the Witch wandering in the realms  magick and the Astral plane.


The Key is symbolic of  unlocking the secrets of occult mysteries and knowledge of the afterlife.

The Rope symbolizes the umbilical cord of birth and renewal.

The Goddess of course, symbolizes Hecate herself.

The Frog and the Dog are Hecate's totem animals.  Hecate's approach is heralded by the howling of a dog, and the frog  is a creature that can cross between two elements.

The Owl is Hecate's messenger.


 

Dark Moon Esbat  with Hel & Odin

Wednesday July 18, Dark Moon in Cancer

Freya invoked Hel and Odin at this Dark Moon Esbat, very appropriate as we have been studying the Runes.

We have been playing with an interesting way of learning the Runes.  The idea came from Raven via a wise witch on Lasqueti Island.  The idea is to assume the position of each Rune with your body while being taught their meaning.  This is a very effective way to learn!

At our last Full Moon Esbat Raven taught us the first 12 Runes from Fehu to Jera.  At Dark Moon Freya taught us the rest of the Runes from Eiwaz to Othila.  Some positions are very easy to assume such as Isa (simply stand straight up with your arms clamped to your sides) and others require two people to create the aspect of the Rune such as Inguz (two people stand facing each other with outstretched crossed arms, touching hands).

July 2012 

2011 was a very difficult year for Sacred Haven Coven, we suffered many losses.  We are healing, we are strong, we are one.  

Indoor Power Garden

Sunday September 11, Waxing Moon in Pisces

  At our September Full Moon Esbat, Hazel the presiding Priestess led us in a wonderful magickal craft making Indoor Power Gardens.  We each created a small shrine using  stones, crystals, Goddess/God images, candles, shells, figurines etc.  The concept  of an indoor power garden is to give you a place to bury the ashes of paper burned in spells or small items used in spells. A very good idea now that   the Wheel has turned to Winter! 

Here's what you need to make your own Power Garden:

  • One large pot
  • One small pot
  • Potting soil
  • Plant(s)
  • Stones or markers for each direction, North, South, East & West
  • Sand, natural or coloured or Coloured gravel or stones or Glass Stones
  • Decorations such as feathers, mirrors, shells, candles or tea lights, small figurines etc.

To make, fill the large container with potting soil or sand.  In the smaller pot place potting soil if using a rooted plant OR gravel if using bulbs.  Put plants in the smaller container, then nestle the smaller container in the centre of the large container.  Now you can go ahead and get creative decorating your Power Garden.  It can be added to throughout the winter and changed as the season and your mood changes

                                                       Stang Consecration Ritual

Thursday August 11, Waning Moon in Capricorn/Aquarius

On the Full Moon in August we met in Freya's magick Circle  to perform our yearly Stang Consecration Ritual.  

We love our Stangs!  We look forward to this Ritual every year and begin rather later in the evening than usual.  We must wait for  Moonrise before we can begin, so we decided to drum up the Moon.  We sat in a Circle around a great big cauldron with  African djenby's, a bongo or two, and my handmade Native drum called Loki.   Drumming begins with a heartbeat rhythm, then one by one each drum adds to the beat, until we have a very powerful sound. 

After being smudged, prayed over, chanted to, anointed and garlanded the Stangs were quite full of themselves and  became rather intractable.  The male energy was fairly shooting out of them by the end of the Ritual. As you see, we have a lovely picture of them all standing together proudly pre-ritual. Post ritual they refused to stand together, falling and knocking each other over and jousting for position until we gave up and stood them behind our chairs. My Stang dove to the side and knocked the Freya on the head, another was determined to find His way up someone's skirt.  When we were packing up to leave Rose's Stang jumped Raven's Stang in the car presumable to get the better position of riding shotgun. 

A Stang is a very powerful tool of the God and if you don't already have one you may wish to add it to your magickal tools. 

 

 

 Making Merry Mead

Wednesday, July 6 Waxing Moon in Virgo/Libra

Double, double, toil and trouble
Fire burn, and cauldron bubble.

                                                             The Coven gathered on Wednesday evening, to cackle and stir a  magickcauldron filled with honey, water and secret ingredients.    We each put energy into the brew, while the water boiled and  bubbled.  Chanting  we added  the special ingredients that make  our Merry Mead extraordinarily delicious! 

 After boiling for a half an hour the mead is allowed to rest for 12 hours,  poured into a crock pot and the yeast is  added. Then the Mead comes alive!  It's allowed to bubble away in the crock pot for about two weeks, before  being transferred to gallon jugs (racking).  Once the mead is racked it's placed in a cool dark place for a month or  two to clarify.  When the mead is clear it's placed in bottles and aged for at least 6 months to a year. 

 The Coven drinks Merry Mead at all Sabbats.  Believe me when I tell you that it's the most delicious drink you will  ever taste.....and it has a pretty good alcohol content too! 

Coven House Sweeping Ritual

Thursday June 23, 2011 Waning Moon in Aries

Last Thursday evening the Coven was asked to sweep and purify a house that was filled with baneful energy. Thankfully over the years we've created a very powerful Ritual for just such a problem. 

Baneful house was situated on a beautiful piece of property secluded from the road and boasting 3  residences. The first house we came to could only be described as something out of a "haunted house" movie, very old and dilapidated with moss covered shingles and broken or boarded up windows.  Surprisingly the little fenced yard around it was quite charming in an old- witch- lives- here kind of way.

  Raven said "If that's the house, I'm not going in!" 

Rose, who was the one contacted by the owners for our services assured us that it wasn't.

The house in question was also very old with an aura of sadness, depression, anger, and fear enveloping it.  At the front door, tucked on top of sturdy wooden beams supporting the portico roof were some robin's nests which had been plundered,  tiny corpses and feathers strewn about like a macabre welcome mat.  Though the property had lawns, trees and shrubs and it was still early evening, there was no bird song.  The silence felt oppressive and ominous. 

When we entered the house we all had a physical reaction,  the most common being dizziness, nausea, and loathing.  Being stalwart witches, we went about the business of discerning the directions, deciding the best widdershins and deosil routes and donning our cloaks. 

 

To the Goddess and God we sincerely pray,

High Magick protects, sends evil away.

Widdershins, widdershins driving forth,

Black smoky grey the baneful force.

Moon Water filled with the essence of Earth,

Candle flame  lights the Pure re- birth.

Broom and Bell and Incense Smoke,

Pentagram and Sage the clearing invokes,

Protection infused with herbs and sun mixed,

With Water and magick, Deosil the fix.

Each window and door, mirror and nook,

All Pentagram marked, intoned by the Book.

 Outside again, with our Ritual finished, we grounded ourselves, ate a cookie and listened to the birds singing around us.  May the Goddess protect future nests and may the house heal.Rowan Morgana

 

 

Walking the Labyrinth

 June 10 - 12, 2011 Waxing Moon in Libra/Scorpio

We have just returned from a magickal Coven weekend on mystical and mysterious Lasqueti Island.  Lasqueti  is a small island accessible by foot passenger ferry, private boat or plane.  The roads are unpaved and there is no electrical power. 

We stayed in a beautiful lake front cabin on 200 acres of virgin rain forest that is owned by our Coven sister Raven.  The lake is inhabited with frogs, small fish, the occasional otter, loons and geese. In the evening when the frogs begin singing, the music reverberates around the lake in a vortex of sound.

Raven and Rose created a Labyrinth of  beach stones a few years ago.  You may begin the winding walk with your mind filled with errant thoughts and un-grounded spirit, but  before long walking  the ancient pattern begins to unravel and sooth your soul. 

On Saturday evening after a ritual to honor the Croning of AponiSage and a feast of oysters, prawns and salmon we lit the entire Labyrinth with candles. Waxing Sister silver light caressed the swamp grasses laden with dew. With reverence we began the ancient dance, sparks of light to show the way. Chanting to Goddess, the sisters proceed, widdershins, widdershins, towards the source, towards the darkness we discard our skins, until at the Center rebirth begins.  Clothed anew in a cloak of grace we grow in the spiral the Goddess embrace. 

The Labyrinth Alight

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

April 5 - Raven presided over our Pink Full Moon Esbat.  We drew down the Moon, performed a healing ritual and blessing for Rosemary, and celebrated with cakes and ale.