How Witches Can Qualify to Join a Good Coven

“Are there red flags when a coven screens prospective students and members?” one of my readers asked.

Here are considerations that covens I know consider:

Is the person …

  • On time? Does the person get to the meeting place a bit early? Being late is disrespectful to the coven leader and wastes their time. This gives everyone a bad feeling. Be a bit early.
  • Reliable? Does the person bring the items he or she is supposed to bring? In a coven, we rely on each other to bring those items we need. How can you do a candle ritual without candles? Fulfill your commitments.
  • Trustworthy? Does the person own up to his or her mistakes? A person who cannot admit a mistake is not trustworthy. How can they improve if they cannot see the error? Admit mistakes, resolve to improve and make amends.
  • Hard working? Does the person complete homework and other assignments? Make sure you demonstrate your commitment by completing assignments.
  • Dedicated? Does the person take the class and the information seriously? Do they study hard and treat the subject with respect? This is how you demonstrate that you really want to be a priest or priestess.

May these guidelines help you in your endeavors.

Blessed Be,
Moonwater



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How Witches Use Spell Work to Feel Better

Ever get sick? Not just a cold. I mean, have you been really sick?

When I’m in such a tough time, I make space to get more rest (during which I ask for the Gods’ healing). Then there’s chicken soup—lots of it.

When I’m really physically ill, I ask for my coven’s help.

A Spell of Healing

 What you will need:

  • One Blue Candle
  • Healing oil (or extra virgin olive oil)
  • Candle Holder
  • Three Stones (your choice) – Moss Agate, Axinite, Beryllonite, Crocoite, Red Jade
  • Your Ritual Tools
  • Chamomile Tea
  • The Sick Person
  • Chicken Noodle Soup (or other appropriate soup)
  • Warm freshly laundered blanket to be blessed
  • Rattle

On your altar, place the Blue Candle. Add healing stones around the candle in the form of a triangle. Put the warmed-up soup on the altar next to the candle on the left. Place the blanket on the right with the rattle on top of it and the Chamomile Tea behind the Blue Candle.

In your Circle the altar will be in the north section. The sick person sits in the middle of the Circle.

Cast your Circle.

Bless the rattle, stones, tea, Blue Candle, soup and blanket by holding each in turn saying:

I do bless this (name of item) that it may heal by the Gods’ hands.

Dress your candle with the healing oil, rubbing from wick to base.

And say:

I pull healing energy to (Name of Person).

 Light the Blue Candle and say:

I now heal (Name of Person).

Shake the rattle above the sick person’s head while they take a sip of the soup. Next, with the soup, you walk widdershins (the opposite of clockwise) around the cast Circle’s edge.

At each quarter, say:

West:
With this soup, I banish all illness from the blood

South:
With this soup, I banish all illness from the spirit

 East:
With this soup, I banish all illness from the breath

North:
With this soup, I banish all illness from this body! So, Mote It Be!

Bring the soup to the sick person. Have them partake of the soup again. Shake the rattle over the sick person’s head, as the person eats the soup, and say:

I cleanse you of all illness.

 Go to the alar and pick up the cup of tea.

Have the sick person take a sip of the tea. With the tea, you walk widdershins (the opposite of clockwise) around the cast Circle’s edge.

At each quarter starting with the West, say:

West:
With this tea, I banish all illness from the blood

South:
With this tea, I banish all illness from the spirit

East:
With this tea, I banish all illness from the breath

North:
With this tea, I banish all illness from this body! So, Mote It Be!

Bring the tea to the sick person. Have them partake of the tea again. Shake the rattle, as the person drinks the tea, and say:

I cleanse you of all illness.

At the altar, hold your athame over the blanket and say:

I call all healing energies to infuse this blanket.

Let it heal the body as well as the soul.

Wrap the blanket around the sick person saying:

You are healed with the Gods’ love.

 Do the Cakes and Wine Ceremony.

Close your Circle.

Give the person space to rest and recover.

May this rite bring healing to you or someone dear to you.

Blessed Be,
Moonwater



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Tame Your Inner Critic: A Wiccan Perspective

Ever find that your Inner Critic beats you up emotionally?

Some of us ask, “What’s an Inner Critic?” That’s the part of you that won’t give you a break. Instead of saying, “You made a mistake,” the Inner Critic says, “What the hell is the matter with you?”

The Inner Critic is a voice inside you that kicks you when you’re down.

Here is a Self-Affirmation Chant to help you exert your inner power.

Self-Affirmation Chant

Inner critic, listen up,
You don’t think I make the cut.
Listen now and listen good,
Just stop pushing “should.”
I silence you from ruining my day,
Now my Higher Spirit has the last say.
Confidence and good thoughts surround me,
As I so will, So Mote it Be.

May you guide your Inner Critic to quiet down.
Demote the Inner Critic to just a member of your committee of voices in your thoughts.
Invite the Gods to enhance the power of your Higher Spirit.

Blessed Be,
Moonwater



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How You Can Enjoy PantheaCon 2019 or Any Other Wiccan Gathering

“How do I have a good PantheaCon experience?” Judy, a newbie, asked me.

Since this year’s PantheaCon will be at least the 11th year I have attended, I had a bunch of ideas rise in my mind.

“Start with the basics,” I began. “Enough sleep, good food, enough water, and pace yourself … oh, and don’t try to see everything.”

In this post, I’ll share ideas about having a good PantheaCon experience. Many of these ideas I’ve shared in previous posts.

For PantheaCon 2019, I’m thinking about Setting an Intention when I wake up—before attending PantheaCon for the day.

Here is a Prayer:

Lord and Lady,
I’m grateful for PantheaCon and today,
In so many ways.
May I meet old friends and make new friends,
Creating goodwill that never ends.
May I have and keep a good personal shield,
Protected from negative energies so that they yield.
May I enjoy many moments of joy and inspiration,
Learning much from every situation.
Thank you, Lord and Lady.
So Mote It Be.


More Thoughts on PantheaCon

Later, I reflected on the whole PantheaCon experience, and I had more thoughts …

  1. Enjoy What Is There – “Let it be what it is”

“What did you learn last year at PantheaCon?” a friend, Jimmy, asked.

“Enjoy what is there, and let it be what it is,” I replied. By this I mean, pay attention to your expectations and how attached you might be to them. If you hold too tightly to certain expectations, you might feel devastated if they’re not met. Some people say, “Oh, that ruined my conference experience.”

On the other hand, just let the PantheaCon experience be what it is. Yes, you’ll find people of like mind and faith at the conference. It can be a great place to connect with people.

But if you’re a newbie, you may be held at arm’s length by some people because they don’t know you. Don’t take it personally. After your first year, people will know you. Then closer relationships will be possible.

Enjoy what’s in front of you.

My husband tells a story about how he knew a family that always complained about the restaurant food in front of them. It was always: “The fish is more tender at the XY Restaurant” or “I preferred the noodles at the AB Restaurant.” Nobody was simply enjoying what was in front of them. That is, the exception was my husband, who would say, “This works for me.”

“Wiccans listen to the Earth. They don’t shut out the lessons that She is so desperately trying to teach us…. Don’t shut out the physical world in favor of the spiritual or magical realms, for only through nature can we experience these realities.” – Scott Cunningham

Just as Wiccans listen to the Earth, listen to your own body. Do you need to take a break? Get a nap? Walk outside and get away from people for a time?

Pay attention to your body and the energies around you. You will learn a lot.

  1. Align yourself to your “rhythms” during the event

Know when you have had enough. Don’t stay until you can’t think straight. Especially, be careful if you must drive home or to another hotel.

Some people around you may have similar beliefs and they may be people who are upside-down—feeling upset about something. Make sure that you take care of yourself. Avoid being vulnerable to picking up other people’s negative energy. In my recent e-newsletter, I wrote:

“If you’re attending PantheaCon, you might want to use this following Shielding Chant to help you stay empowered in such a highly stimulating situation. This Shielding Chant can be used at times when regular shielding isn’t enough.

The InstaCircle Chant for Shielding

As you say this chant, you will take your power hand, (usually your dominant hand) and trace a Circle three times above and around your head. When you do the movements, you will envision the energy streaming from your index finger.

Soon, you will point to the heavens and pull the energy from there to the ground.

Here is the InstaCircle process with the movements:

Using your power hand, trace the Circle three times.

I cast my Circle thrice,
round, round and round.

Point your index finger up to the heavens and then pull energy down to the ground.

Let no bane get in,
From heavens to ground.

May this InstaCircle Chant process bless your life.”


Honor your own rhythms. Recently, I was reading some material by Doreen Valiente, when I came across this quote:

 “This deliberate pacing of the circle is called ‘circumambulating.’ It is different from the wild joyousness of the round dance.” – Doreen Valiente

Sometimes, you want to do a “deliberate pace” and get some rest and other times, you’ll probably want to experience some higher energy activities at PantheaCon.

(Note: Having a lot of people in a small space like a hotel can spread germs a lot. Consider washing your hands often or using hand sanitizer. It is good to not only put up our spiritual wards, but keep up our physical wards. You’ll want to avoid catching ill—something known as “Con Crud.”)

In summary, let your PantheaCon experience be what it is, and align yourself to your rhythms during the event.

Hope to meet you at PantheaCon 2019.

Blessed Be,
Moonwater



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Goddess Loves You Enough so You Can Do Hard Things

Free yourself from limitations.

“No, I don’t think I’m strong enough to move on from this hell I’m in,” my friend, Amy, said.

“If you realize that Goddess loves you, and you do the things so you can feel Her support—you can do the hard things in life,” I replied.

Here I’ll share three points.

  1. You are not alone.

The God and Goddess are always with you. You can call on Them to help you through the tough times in your life.

“Keep pure your highest ideal; strive ever toward it; let naught stop you or turn you aside.” – Doreen Valiente, speaking in the voice of the Goddess – in The Charge of the Goddess

Sometimes, it feels like everything in the world is trying to stop you from your desired goal. At those moments, look beyond the mundane world. Call on the Gods for Their support. Ask the Goddess, in Her nurturing aspect, to help you and guide you on your path.

  1. Goddess is the Loving Form of Deity.

“Nor do I demand sacrifice, for behold I am the Mother of All Living, and my love is poured out upon the earth.” – Doreen Valiente, speaking in the voice of the Goddess – in The Charge of the Goddess

The Goddess has explained that she doesn’t demand that you sacrifice your desires or dreams for Her. She wants you to be happy. The Gods don’t want us to suffer.

  1. Sometimes, we get the answer of Light, having gone through a time of darkness.

“The dark and the light in succession,
The opposites each unto each,
Shown forth as a God and a Goddess,
Of this did our ancestors teach.” – Doreen Valiente – in
The Witches Creed

If we don’t have the hard times or dark times in our lives, we can’t fully appreciate the light parts. In one discussion, one of my friends emphasized that an important part of happiness can be feeling relief after a dark time.

When we see the good times stand out from the dark, we truly appreciate the good times when they arrive.

The dark times can be a powerful form of teacher. Dark times teach us certain lessons we need to learn. When the Light finally arrives, the Light illuminates our progress through those lessons.

We need both times of Light and dark to grow into our full potential and full destiny.

May these insights bless your life.

Blessed Be,
Moonwater



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Wiccans, Invite Goddess to Help with Your Depression

“It feels like I’ll never shake off this horrible, low feeling,” my friend, Melissa, said.

We were in the middle of a conversation about depression symptoms. I have worked for years to cope with my own clinical depression symptoms. I’ve learned you can live a good life even with such symptoms.

Research Shows that Helping Someone Can Lift Much of Depression Symptoms.

Why?

I’ve experienced certain benefits, which quiet down my depression symptoms.

Benefits of Helping

You realize …

  • You have value

For example, when I help someone, I feel as though I have a purpose. I feel like I can make a difference in someone else’s life—that I can be a valued part of the community.

  • You have relieved suffering for someone else

Sometimes, when you just listen, you’re relieving someone’s suffering. You’re providing space so the other person can unburden themselves.

  • Your attention shifts away from your suffering, and it is now on the task at hand—to help this person

Pause for a moment. Why do many of us like movies and TV shows? Because we can unplug from our own problems and disappear into the fictional world of the film or TV show.

When you help someone, you’re plugging into another person’s world.

A Bonus: Research shows that helping other people relieves the helper of vague guilt-feelings.

 How Do We, Wiccans, Invite the Gracious Goddess to Guide Us related to Helping?

For many of us, the questions are: Who do I help? What would be something good for me to do?

The Gracious Goddess can help with you finding answers.

You can call on Her just before you go into a meditation session.

Here’s a Prayer to Give You Strength to Help Someone

Gracious Goddess, give me strength to lend aid,
To those who feel downtrodden and afraid.
Gracious Goddess, open my heart up wide,
Let me see the truth inside.
Blessings I give, and those bestowed,
Now dry all the tears that have flowed.
Let my deeds help those in need,
Gracious Goddess, help plant that seed.
As I So Will
So Mote It Be.

May these ideas and practices give you real support.

Blessed Be,
Moonwater



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How to Make a “Sigil Bundle” – a Magickal Powerhouse

Your completed Sigil Bundle

“I want to start working with Sigils,” Mary told me.

“Let’s start today,” I said.

“Wait! I don’t know where to put them. Where do I store them when I am done making them?” Mary asked.

Folding your Sigils makes them easy to carry –in your purse or wallet.

When you fold your Sigil into the form of a Sigil Bundle, you make it simple to reopen your Sigil when you want to.

[As a side note: You can learn more about standard Sigils here.]

Sigil Bundles are a great way to store and hide an active Sigil.

Start with a standard sheet of paper — 8.5 inches (21.59 cm) by 11 inches (27.94 cm). Cut the page in half. (See the resulting half-sheet below).

Write what you desire on the paper …

Fold the paper in half, while you keep the writing on the inside.

See your Sigil Bundle so far …

Fold the corners.

Fold the other corners.

Continue …

Now, fold the sides in like this.

On both sides …

Fold in the top and bottom corners.

See your Sigil Bundle so far …

Flip over your Sigil Bundle …

Fold your Sigil Bundle in thirds …

Continue …

Here is your Sigil Bundle so far …

Tuck in the corners …

Continue …

Here’s your Sigil Bundle thus far …

Turn up the little flap.

See your completed Sigil Bundle …

May this Sigil Bundle keep your desire close, and may this process help you manifest the life you really want.

Blessed Be,
Moonwater

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