Wicca Archives - Coven of the Goddess

Tag - Wicca

Sabbats – The Wheel of the Year

The pagan Wheel of the Year is marked by eight Sabbats, spaced approximately every six weeks throughout the year. Four of these Sabbats represent the position of the solar calendar (either solstice or equinox), and four fall at what are called the “cross quarters.” These ancient dates mark the middle of each season, where the old begins to fade into new. Yule For many pagans, Samhain marks the first Sabbat. For me, however, the Wheel of the Year begins at Yule,...

The Moon Phases – Using Moon Energy in your Spells

The diagram shows the Moon in different positions along its orbit around the Earth. The Sun is off in the distance, lighting the Earth-Moon system. At any position, half of the Moon is illuminated by the Sun (the light side of the Moon), and half is not (the dark side). Also, half of the Moon is visible to the Earth (the near side of the Moon), and half is not (the far side). As the Moon moves around the...

Signs you are Cursed

There can be several reasons for someone placing a curse, hex, or jinx upon you. Unfortunately, one of the most common is actually when a spell has either been misdirected, or you have been caught up in the middle when a hex was meant for someone else. Other reasons for these bad intention spells being sent are, of course, jealousy, greed, and often an ill-conceived idea that the sender is seeking revenge. Indirect Curses Spotting that a curse is affecting your life...

The Importance of Positive Thinking in Magic

Although there is often many references to positive thinking as a broad concept, if we actually sit down and examine it, the words themselves mean little in application. Thinking positively does not really mean walking around with a smile on your face, having an optimistic outlook and believing all will turn out nicely in the end. But life, unfortunately, is often full of nasty little episodes and quite a few surprises, so when it comes to thinking positive often it...

How To Enhance Your Spell Work

Whether you have cast a spell yourself or had one cast on your behalf there is at least one thing you must remember; the Wiccan faith requires that you follow basic principles and failing to uphold these principles means that, in reality, you have little or no faith in this particular form of worship. Faith Wicca though does not require that you have faith in a particular spiritual deity, although, if you already belong to a coven then you will have...

The Importance of Spell Secrecy

No doubt that the complete world of magic and spell casting is often surrounded by secrecy and there are many and varied reasons for this being so. Historically, we know that witches were associated with evil and could be persecuted, so it would make sense to keep who they were, and what they did, secret. The Secret Ingredients We also know that there was, as there still is today, a great amount of secrecy surrounding the ingredients of any potions made...

Why it is Important to Cleanse your Aura

Your Aura is the field of energy which surrounds you. Under normal circumstances it is made up a rainbow of crystal clear colors which not only reflect who you are but also your life experiences. When we are born this aura is perfect, yet as we grow not only can it be affected by our own negative thoughts and actions but also where we come into similar, external contacts. Self-governing Behavior As we stress throughout this website much of Wiccan worship...

The Threefold Law

The Threefold Law in Wicca and spell-casting in general refers not only to the strength of spells but also harks back to the principle of monitoring one’s own behavior. It is in effect a ‘reap what you sow’ effect and can be influenced by both good and negative acts and intentions. Most people who are interested in magic quite possibly think of the Threefold Law as being related to sending out energies three times the strength they would normally be,...

Circle Casting – How Witches cast the Circle

There are ancient ways to cast a circle, handed down from Witch to Witch to teach the ways of the old. There will be as many opinions as there are ways. Trust your heart and trust the Goddess. In creating sacred space the words should be spoken from the heart as a connection with the elements are envisioned. The words are empowered through your belief and your truth. The Goddess is eternal, she will show you the way. Blessed Be This...

Wiccan Traditions and Paths

Generally speaking, although Wicca has a set of guiding principles, each coven lays down its own rituals and rules. However, they also incorporate the opportunity to learn, develop and grow and so can be seen to allow a certain amount of flexibility into their practices. The coven established by Gerald Gardner, Gardnerism, is guided by the rules set down by the man himself and is strongly founded on the principle of family although it is also considered by some to...

error: Alert: Content is protected !!