dianic

Yesterday I got invited to join into a Dianic Wiccan Coven. Like a real active coven. It has been over 6 years since this happened of finding and being ask to join in a coven that does stuff other then just sabbats get together. This coven not only meet up but teaches, which includes Priestess training and have active meet up and rituals not only during the Wheel of the Year but as well full moon and such.

They even have a Permeant Red Tent at the Wiccan shop where the High Priestess owns.

Also this coven is highly family And children acceptance coven. The youngest member is 10 years old. Which is another plus of joining.

Should I join? So far meeting up with the few members of the group they are not “hate all men” coven. Transgenders can join the coven IF they still bleed (male to female transgenders they can’t go into the Red Tent nor be able to join as a full member of the coven) as Dianic Wiccans view the power of the woman comes from the womb itself along with moon blood every month. As well the High Priestess made her coven as a Safe Space to women those that been hurt either by spousal abuse, raped and so on.

I understand the reason of this as as Dianic Wiccan path is highly female Energy empowerment (and at times it can be a fidelity path somewhat like Gardener Wicca) and the one thing a cis woman can do that a cis man can’t is bleed and give birth. I have met many Dianic Witches and few covens that was so Transphobic like no transgenders whatsoever that can join their coven or be a member or do any rituals.

So this coven that I been invited to that accept transgenders to a point is a plus as no one should ever be discriminated just because of their gender/sex. In my coffee pagan get together group we have a few transgender members. Soon next year one of our members will be moving here in Southern Utah. We all wish for her to be full accept by the community in open arms when she comes.

As of right now I am leading towards joining just for the fact it will be good to bring up my female empowerment self as I was raise in a male Dominate household and the churches that I went as a child. Plus it will be a good experience. As well I wish to finish my year and a day that I started YEARS ago close to a 10 years (it will be that next year) that i had to stop because the Priestess at the time gotten ill as well a few months later I moved away.

As well with the fact my husband and I have decided on staying at this area. As the college here is great. As well there are family apartments that the college owns and its cheap rent with all the add on such as Tv, internet and all the first world comforts.

The only draw back is the meet ups will be 40min drive.

Added bonus. THEY AND OTHER PAGAN GROUPS ARE BUILDING A PAGAN TEMPLE HERE! Like an electric pagan temple for that whole public. I’m at an awe at this. By joining i will be able to help finish up the projects and be able to temple duties.

I just wanted to share my update in this as I haven’t posted anything lately. I have made drafts posts that isn’t finished cause of research and no time in finishing because of work.

Gods bless. )O(

The Element: Water

Water represents emotions, absorption, subconscious, purification, eternal movement, wisdom, the soul, emotional aspects of love and femininity. In rituals, it is represented in the forms of pouring water over objects, brew making, healing spells, ritual bathing, and tossing objects into of water.

Gender: Feminine

Direction: West

Energy: Receptive

Symbols: Ocean, river, shell, spring, lake, well, rain, fog, cup

Placing on Pentagram: Upper right

Time: Twilight, Dusk

Cycle of Life: Maturity

Season: Autumn

Colours: Blue, turquoise, green, grey, indigo, black

Zodiac signs: Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces

Sense: Taste

Stones/Jewels: Aquamarine, amethyst, blue tourmaline, pearl, coral, blue topaz, fluorite

Magick tools: Cup, cauldron, goblet, mirror

Metals: Mercury, Silver, Copper

Herbal: Ferns, lotus, mosses, bushes, water lilies, gardenia

Trees: Apple, Apricot, Birch, Cherry, Elder, Elm, Rose, Willow

Animals: Water snakes, dolphin, fish, cat, frog, turtle, swan, crab

Ritual action: Bathing, dilution, washing, sprinkling, preparing cold herbal infusions

This is the Goddess Hecate’s symbol. Hecate is used by some as a Maiden, Mother, Crone because of being a Triple Goddess.

Most people use Hecate in reference towards the moon however she is three-fold to others with Earth, Sea and Sky. She is also said to where people got the “old hag” look from for Witches, which couldn’t be further from the truth.

In Greek mythology Hecate was the only Titan who was allowed to keep her power and domain. Zeus shared with only her the power to be able to give humanity whatever they wished for, or withhold it. She was, like her cousin Artemis, a virgin Goddess. She wouldn’t give away her independence for marriage.

Because of Hecate’s association with the moon some Dianic’s use her instead of Diana. Some believe Diana is the same as Hecate; that they’re interchangeable.

Whoa! That's really good information! Thank you mischeviousfae. Dianic covens no longer claim to be wiccan, but now consider themselves Dianic witches!
mischeviousfae reblogged your post: Contemporary Witchcraft

Minor correction with Wicca. Dianic Wicca no longer claims to be apart of Wicca. They recently changed their name to Dianic Witchcraft.

Let the women who come to my feasts be round like me and fear not their own flesh. Let the soft flesh on their hips imitate my curves, let their laps be soft and receptive, let their hands be warm and silky, and let them stroke their children with their soothing touch. Yes, let my women be round, let their fat bloom on their bones like the fruit on the vine, and let them take up space, lots of space. In my honor let the women grow big and strong.
—  The words of the Full Moon by Zsuzsanna Budapest (from Grandmother Moon).
The Thirteen Goals of a Witch )0(

1. KNOW YOURSELF 

Know who you really are, and don’t lie to yourself. It is important to continually take stock of both your vices and virtues. There is a reason that this goal appears first on the list: one cannot make any progress without first knowing what you’re about and what you need to work on.

2. KNOW YOUR CRAFT (WICCA).

Knowing your Craft doesn’t just mean the knowledge you have attained from books or with your teacher – it also refers to what you have learned through your own experience, for the true Mysteries are those that cannot be written. So celebrate the seasons, serve the Old Gods, and liten carefully to the whispers of nature.   

3. LEARN.

Yes, that’s right, learn! Read, read, read. Read some more. Check bibliographies. If possible, train with a qualified teacher. The old cliche is correct: you never stop learning. Don’t just rely on your books and your teachers, though. Look to nature. Look within. Listen carefully. 

4. APPLY KNOWLEDGE WITH WISDOM.

First, knowledge and wisdom are two things. If you have ever known someone who is “book smart” but totally lacks common sense, you know what I mean. It is one thing to know a lot, and something else to apply one’s knowledge effectively. In Wicca, we place a great emphasis on personal responsibility; use your knowledge to make informed decisions, and be ready to accept the consequences of ALL of your actions. When doing spellwork, make your intentions clear, and again, be ready to accept responsibility for ANY outcome.

5. ACHIEVE BALANCE.

It is the goal of the Witch to become a strong, dynamic, and balanced individual on all levels: physically, emotionally, spiritually. Learn to balance work with play. Balance your diet and be mindful of your health. Balance your checkbook. Learn ways to incorporate your spritual and “mundane” lives (hint: they’re really not that separate!). Wicca is a Earth-Based religion: strive learn to live in harmony with the Earth. Align yourself with the rhythms of nature by celebrating the Sabbats and paying attention to the phases of the moon. Exercise outside when possible. Try gardening – growing your own herbs can be very rewarding, and you tend to learn a lot more about them in the process! Recycle, and be mindful of your rubbish output. Finally, a word about psychological balance: emotional/psychological imblances should be attended to with professional counsel. IT IS NOT A WEAKNESS TO GET HELP. Witches are people, and may potentially experience all of the same problems that non-Witches may. I, personally, have never had to deal with severe anxiety or depression, but I know many Witches who have been BRAVE enough to confront their problems – and have grown tremendously for having done so.


6. KEEP YOUR WORDS IN GOOD ORDER.

Again, it’s all about personal responsibility. A Witch is in complete control of his/her own words. She has the ability to make an intelligent statement without putting their foot in her mouth. It is of paramount importance NOT TO LIE – to yourself or to another: dishonesty is spiritually corrosive. One simply cannot move forward while caught in a web of lies. Be careful with so-called “white” lies – examine why you might want to bend the truth even just a “little bit.” When it comes to answering those who want to tell you that Wiccans are nothing but low-down, perverted, Satan-worshipping baby killers, doomed to rot in Hell for all eternity, the key phrase is: stay calm. Famed Salem Witch Laurie Cabot once appeared on a TV talk show along with a minister who had, shall we say, a very negative opinion of the Craft. He spewed forth the typical ignorant fundamentalist nonsense about Wicca, but Ms. Cabot carefully maintained her composure. She made no personal attacks on the minister, even though he was less than courteous towards her. In the end, who are you more likely to take seriously: the individual who is so absolutely incensed that they cannot even form an intelligent sentence, or the individual who remains calm, and provides well-worded answers to whatever is slung at them? 

7. KEEP YOUR THOUGHTS IN GOOD ORDER.

Thoughts are, in fact, things. They are composed of and propelled by energy. Sound familiar? That’s one of the most basic elements of spellwork. With that in mind, of COURSE you should monitor your thoughts. Negative thought patterns can unintentionally result in physical manifestation. Ever heard of the “self-fulfilling prophecy?” That’s one example. In a similar vein, several medical studies have proven that prolonged negative emotions, such as anger and sadness, can affect the physical body, resulting in sickness. Witches are people. We laugh, we cry, we get angry. But we can’t let our thoughts and emotions get out of hand. Somewhere you hear the echo: “…it’s all about personal responsibility…" 

8. CELEBRATE LIFE!

Wicca is a religion that does just that. We celebrate life. Celebrate the Earth, teeming with the vital essence of the Divine. Meditate in nature. Be THRILLED, if even for no other reason that you are ALIVE. 

9. ATTUNE WITH THE CYCLES OF THE EARTH.

As the poem on my splash page says, "We are one with the Earth.” Attune yourself with the cycles of the Earth and recognize that you are a part of nature, not “apart” from it. Meditate on the seasons. Celebrate the Sabbats. Notice the subtle changes within the Earth each day as we move around the Wheel of the Year. Participate in the great, ecstatic dance that is Life. 

10. BREATHE AND EAT CORRECTLY;

11. EXERCISE THE BODY.

Your body is, literally, a temple for the Gods. It is my opinion, and the opinion of many others, that the healthier you are, the easier it will be to commune with the Divine. So make it your goal to achieve your optimum health. Reduce your intake of sweets and other unhealthy foods. Start that exercise program. This isn’t about vanity: it’s about feeling your best. Be certain to properly attend to any chronic illness you may have so that you can enjoy life as much as possible. On a side note, it is the experience of many Witches that that sickness can interfere with magic. Therefore, it is probably advisable that you do not work magic until you feel well enough. Seriously, when you are so ill that you can’t even adequately focus your attention on daytime television, do you think you can do magic?! Just let your body get some rest, use its energy to mend itself, and have someone else do some healing magic for you! 

12. MEDITATE.

Meditation is good for the whole organism, mind, body, and soul. Bringing yourself to that point of stillness will help you discover your inner self and true power. 

13. HONOR THE GODDESS AND THE GOD.

…and remember that They are truly present in every molecule of Creation. In an interview, Witch Barbara Morrigan once said, “It is all Sacred.” She wasn’t kidding. The very act of living life to its fullest is an act of honor to the Gods. Celebrate Them in ritual and song. Recognize the sanctity of everyone and everthing. Develop relationships with the Gods. Serve them well, and perhaps most importantly: BY YOUR OWN LIFE BE an honor to them through example. 

Be sure to know all of the Goals of the Witch; They’re very important to a Witch’s lifestyle! :)

The Element: Earth

Earth represents strength, abundance, stability, prosperity, wealth and femininity. In rituals, Earth is represented in the forms of burying objects in the earth, herbalism, and making images out of wood or stone.

Gender: Feminine

Direction: North

Energy: Receptive

Symbols: Rocks, fields, soil, salt, caves, clay

Placing on Pentagram: Lower left

Time: Midnight, night

Cycle of Life: Age

Season: Winter

Colours: Black, green, yellow, brown

Zodiac signs: Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn

Sense: Touch

Stones/Jewels: Rock crystal, emerald, onyx, jasper, salt, azurite, amethyst, quartz

Magickal tools: Pentacle, Pentagram, salt, images, stones, gems, cords

Metals: Iron, lead

Herbal: Ivy, grains, oats, rice, patchouli, lichens

Trees: Cypress, Honeysuckle, Jasmin, Lilac (some say Lilac is Water)

Animals: Cow, bull, dog, horse, ant, bears, wolf

Type of Magick: Gardening, magnet images, stone (jewel divination, work with crystals), knot, Binding, money spells, grounding, finding treasures, runes.

Ritual action: Burying, making effigies, planting trees or herbs

Zodiac Signs as Witches

Aries: Wild Witch-Most Wild Witches use natural tools for divination, such as water and crystals, rather than Tarot Cards or other modern tools. They believe in and share their homes with Fey of all kinds. Knowledge is usually passed down within families

Taurus: Kitchen Witch-It practices by home and hearth, mainly dealing with practical sides of the religion, magick, the elements and the earth.

Gemini: Green Witch- The practice of nature-based and earth oriented witchcraft, drawing on the folklore, folk religion and folk magic of ancient cultures

Cancer: Dianic Tradition Witch-Includes a lot of different traditions in one. Their prime focus now-a-days is the Goddess. It is the more feminist side of ‘The Craft’.

Leo: Hereditary Witch-Someone who has been taught the 'Old Religion’ through the generations of their family.

Virgo:Ceremonial Witch-Mainly use ceremonial magick (obviously) in their practices. They commonly use Qabbalistic magic or Egyptian magick in their rituals.

Libra: Celtic Witch-Goes by the elements, the Ancient Ones and nature. They are usually healers or respect them highly. They work with plants, stones, flowers, trees, the elemental people, the gnomes and the fairies.

Scorpio: Satanic Witch- bad witch

Sagittarius: Eclectic Witch-Doesn’t follow a particular religion or tradition. They study and learn from many different systems and use what works best for them.

Capricorn: British Traditional Witch-A mix of Celtic and Gardenarian beliefs. They train through a degree process and the covens are usually co-ed.

Aquarius: Solitary Witch- This is one who practices alone, without a cover etc.. following any tradition.

Pisces: Sea Witch-As the name implies, sea witches are believed to be able to control many aspects of nature relating to water, most commonly an ocean or sea. They specialize in water based magic and worship Sea Gods & Goddesses.

Good Luck For Getting A Job Spell

What you will need:

-Frankincense (something I burn during every spell I do)
-Clove Incense (for prosperity)
-Censer
-Coal Disk
-Nutmeg (for luck)
-3 green candles (I use tea lights) (use white if you do not have green)
-1 white candle
-Paper
-Pen
-1 Bay Leaf (or one for every wish)
-Jade Stone (for luck)
-The Application for the job or a paper with the business name on it.
-Money Powder (crushed egg shells, mint leaves, fennel, and bay leaves all ground together in a powder)

• cleanse the space like you normally do.
• call the corners
• invoke your deity
• raise your energy
• light the incense sticks (frankincense and clove)
• light the charcoal disk (to get it ready)
• lay the application in front of you
• arrange the three green candles in a triangle on the application
• put the jade stone in the middle
• sprinkle the money powder in a circle (deosil or clockwise) and say this spell:
“Goddess of all, Goddess of Light
I pray to you with all of my might
Good luck be mine for once this time
So I may find a job that is great
I wish this to be my fate
For the good of all, with harm to none. Blessed be
As I will it, so mote it be.”***

• sprinkle the nutmeg on the charcoal disk (it produces a lot of smoke so open a window!)
• with the extra piece of paper, write down your wish and concentrate your energy and visualize on luck and getting the job that you want
• write the wish on the bay leaf
• burn the bay leaf (it brings prosperity)
• while still concentrating your energy, pick up the jade stone and say this is for luck
• close your circle your normal way
• bury the paper when you can (I put mine in a special tree)
• carry the jade stone with you
• I keep the application on my altar until I turn it in with the money powder on it

*** This is a spell I came up with. If it makes you feel better to come up with your own, then feel free! This is just what I made up for my situation.

Good luck to you all!

Maiden, Mother and Crone: For Beginners

The triple moon is a Goddess symbol that represents the Maiden, Mother, Crone and as the waxing, full, and waning moon. It is also associated with feminine energy, mystery and psychic abilities.

The Triple Goddess she is a symbol of life and rebirth.

In Wicca it represents the three stages of the woman’s life, her girlhood as a maiden, her flowering into womanhood as a mother, and her wisdom in age as a crone.

In many modern Pagan traditions, the triple goddess in the form of Maiden/Mother/Crone is honored. She is seen as the feminine counterpart to the Horned God, the female who provides polarity to the male essence. In Wicca the Goddess is primarily revered through her form as the Triple Goddess. As the God is often represented by the Sun, the Goddess is often represented by the Moon, and its three phases. In some traditions, such as many Dianic Wiccan groups, the triple goddess is the only deity worshiped.

It’s important to remember that the concept of a single goddess representing the Maiden/Mother/Crone is primarily a Neopagan and Wiccan one. Most ancient cultures did not have a Maiden/Mother/Crone figure, although they did include other triune or triple goddesses. Wiccans often work with the Goddess in her triple form but may sometimes look at a particular goddess as Maiden, Mother and Crone. An example of this would be the goddess Hecate, who was originally depicted as three maidens when in triplicate or as an old woman by herself in later times. Another example is the goddess Morrigan.

The Maiden:

The Maiden is seen as the virginal young woman, or girl, who has not yet awakened. She is all about enchantment, new beginnings, creation, inspiration, youthful ideas, enthusiasm, youth, excitement, and a carefree aura. She is associated with the waxing phase of the lunar cycle, as the moon grows from dark to full. She is the playful child, delighting in the wonder of pleasure and sexual exploration. She is longing to be loved. She is the source of our natural curiosity and sensuality. The Maiden Stage does not end with first intercourse, but with pregnancy and the birth of the first child.

The Maiden is usually young but not always. Regardless of your age, if some new relationship, or new project, or new idea is calling you, Dance with the Maiden.

Her traditional color is white.

Goddesses include: Anatha, Brigid, Nimue, Kore, Persephone, Gerd, Skuld,Caer, Blodeuwedd.

The Mother:

The Mother is the next phase in a woman’s life. She is fertility, fecundity, abundance, fulfillment, stability, power, growth, and the gaining of knowledge. Mother is ripe, full-breasted, at the peak of her womanly powers. She is the one who tenderly rocks the baby, but she is also the lioness who hunts to feed her offspring and will fight to the death to protect them. She is sexual, social, emotional and The Full Moon representing fruition and sustenance, embodied in the Mother Goddess. Springtime and early summer is her domain; as the earth becomes green and fertile, so does the Mother. 

The Mother is usually of child-bearing years, but not always. Regardless of your age, if you’ve birthed a creation of any sort, give it time and tender loving care. So find a rocking chair, Feel the rhythm, and Nurture with the Mother. 

A woman does not have to have biological children to embrace the role of Mother. For women who do not give birth, there are many ways to learn and express the lessons of this stage: nurturing others, taking responsibility for those in need, and mothering stepchildren, relatives children and animals.

Her traditional color is red

Mother goddesses include: Aa, Ambika, Anahita, Asherah, Astarte, Ceres, Coatlicue, Danu, Demeter, Hathor, Ishtar, Isis, Lakshmi, Luonnotar, Nintu, Sheng-Mu, Verdandi

 The Crone:

The Crone aspect is the final stage. She is the hag and the wise woman, the darkness of night, and eventually death. The Crone is wisdom, retrenchment, repose, compassionate, she is old age, experience, accumulated wisdom and death. She embodies creative transformation she sees far beyond the last note of the dance, what was, is no longer. Their heightened awareness of human nature yielded great insight and they were the source of wise counsel for important decisions. Spiritually, this is the Mastery phase. The Wise Woman teaches knowledge gained from her skills and life experience. Some Crone women are masters of healing at the highest level.  She is the gateway to Death, and the guide to Rebirth. The Waning Moon representing fulfillment, endings, and embodied in the Crone Goddess, the chill of winter, the dying of the earth. 

The Crone is usually old, but not always. Regardless of your age, if you know, sense, or feel that it’s time to move on with a project, a job, a relationship, do it. Be bold. Cut the cord. Feel the grief. Walk away. It helps to remember that the Crone herself transforms into the Maiden.

Her color is black.

Crone goddesses include: Annis, Baba Yaga, Cailleach, Greine, Hel, Maman Brigitte, Oya, Sedna, Takotsi, Toci, Urd



Maiden Mother Crone picture by Noxfae