A Little about when Lady Beltane was a Novice

I was getting ready to post articles about Imbolc and Lammas but my Spirit Guides had a different idea of what I should post today.

I was asked by one of the Adept witches in our online coven to talk a little about my time as a newbie in a coven and what it was like on up to where I am today. So I will begin this journey of telling about my journey with my novices year and a day. Let me stress that all covens are different in how they treat newcomers and even established members. Some have very strict rules while others have seemingly no rules. So if you are interested in a specific coven make sure it is a good fit for you and how you want to study The Craft and you are a good fit for their group.

My instructors, as I did not consider them being mentors as we had no real personal relationship, were pretty different than how I mentor my novices. I was a novice about 40 years ago and a lot has changed. The coven I was in during the time I was a novice was Wicca not really any well know tradition just WIcca. First, of all, I was not allowed to attend any actual coven gatherings until I had studied for six months. My first six months of studies were basically reading different papers written by the elders in the coven and books they told me to read than doing written assignments for each thing I read. There were specific questions that pertained exactly to the papers or books I read and I had to basically do book reports for some of them. I was discouraged from reading anything that was not assigned reading. Secondly, my written assignments ranged from how to set up an altar to how to commune with animals (something I am still working on achieving today). I wrote nothing about spells, rituals or how to write and perform them, this was considered too advanced for a novice. I only had access to the oldest members of the coven one evening per week to call if I had a question about what I was working on that week. This made it very difficult at times for my studies to progress as fast as the coven or I would have liked. When I was finally allowed to attend coven gatherings I was not allowed to speak to anyone before the ritual started or during it. I was allowed to mingle with coven members after the ritual but not to ask questions about my studies unless I could get one of the elders aside where no one else could hear us. It was an extremely stressful year and a day for me to the point of me seriously thinking I was on the wrong spiritual and magickal path. I did make it through their novice training but when it came time to be brought into the coven as an adept I chose to try a different coven in a totally different town as I did not really want to run into any of the first coven’s members.

Please keep in mind my experiences were about 40 years ago and every coven is different in how it brings new members into it.Next time I will talk a little about my Adept year and a day which was much more pleasant than the novice level. Not just because I knew more but because the coven was a lot more welcoming and caring.

Until then dear ones try to bring something magickal into your life every day thank will bring you happiness or joy or love or caring or comfort or whatever you need that day. Much love and many blessings from me to you my dear ones.

The Sacred Feminine is many things. Most notably, it is an authority without unnecessary aggression, violence, or destruction.

I was able to witness the beauty and effectiveness of the Sacred Feminine this weekend in Washington DC as we marched for equal rights, the environment, human rights, and equal representation.
Hundreds of thousands of people stood shoulder to shoulder and marched together. We were all strangers, and yet somehow we felt like one big family and treated everyone with kindness.
We all had a different reason to be there. Some of the marchers are marginalized people fighting to have their issues recognized, native people and people of color looking to gain equality in our society.
Some marched because they believe that women should have the same rights as men in healthcare, careers, and more.

Some marched for Standing Rock and our rights to have clean fresh water. Others marched to express their dislike of the current and newly formed government administration. And more marched so that our Mother Earth would have a voice.

We all marched unity and individuality.

To read the rest of this uplifting story please click on this link: http://themagickkitchen.com/manifesting-sacred-feminine/

A Change In My Path

To all of my amazing brothers and sisters, I want to let you know that I have not fallen off the edge of this beautiful earth but my Guides have me changing directions just a little. I am posting on my WordPress under SunRay Sorceress. I will share the link below just in case you would like to read my heart. You are all so special and your heart shines as bright as a magnificent jewel that you are. sunraysorceress.wordpress.com

💚💛❤💙 May every Element of our Mother Bless You.. Brightest Blessings Sisters and Brothers,


The Celtic Hearth Goddess Brighid

Brighid was a Celtic hearth goddess who is still celebrated today in many parts of Europe and the British Isles. She is honored primarily at Imbolc, on February 2, and is a goddess who represents the homefires and domesticity of family life. Be sure to read our collection of articles related to this powerful triune goddess.

A New Beginning

I have talked many times about having balance in your life on here and I am going to do so again.

My life was very out of balance after losing my mother in 2015 and I thought I was carrying on all my duties as a High Priestess, mentor, wife, mother, and grandmother. But I was not, I was not even doing my duty to myself of keeping in balance, in my power or really any other area of my life within myself. I am very happy to say this is mostly behind me. I took an intensive seven-day training course entitled “Higher Level Human Training” done by a close friend and wonderful mentor and guide Chrystal Kubis. It helped me to shed my fears and still working on but shedding my grief enough so I can really function again in the world I live in, part of which includes you dear ones.

One of the lasts posts I put up before my sabbatical was to ask what you would like to know more about and/or see more of on Coven Life. The one answer I got was more information about Dragons, which I will do a post on tomorrow. So I ask again “What is it that you would like to know more about or what kind of posts would you like to see on Coven Life?” This is a website designed to help teach and guide Pagans and Witches at any level you may be in your studies of The Craft. It gives me a chance to learn new things by doing research to help you.

Check out Chrystal’s website and/or her videos on youtube.com for some very enlightening views and tools to help you reach your full potential.