Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, August 12, 2018: One of the first actions of the 2018 Grand Council of the Covenant of the Goddess (COG) was creation of and consensus on a vision statement and mission statement. During Leadership Institute held on Thursday, August 9, 2018 COG members discussed in detail how to reflect the desires and …
Blessings to all on this turn of the wheel for Lammas. May you find bounty, love and prosperity.
Interesting ideas for new moon
and deliberation and how one gives birth
to oneself slowly. Patience with small details
makes perfect a large work, like the universe ~ RUMI
We are in our Dark Moon time until tomorrow night when she moves into the New Moon in Cancer at 7:48 pm PST, (10:48 pm EST). She moves into the sign of cancer tomorrow morning at 10:59 am PST (1:59 pm EST).
During this New Moon phase, we will also be experiencing a partial solar eclipse. A solar eclipse is when the Moon passes between the Sun and the Earth and the Moons shadow blocks the Suns light from sharing her ultraviolet radiation with our ionosphere. The ionosphere is an electrified layer of charged particles that surrounds the Earth. This energy exchange of incoming radiation from the sun causes a swelling in the ionosphere and therefore this layer is always larger during the…
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This is an emotion-packed New Moon with so much happening in the skies, that it will be difficult to know which events to attribute to what. Nevertheless, it is all designed to move you along toward your hopes and dreams. Success is possible only when you truly know what it is that you hope to achieve. Given all of the retrogrades, and a trine, and an opposition, etc., you will likely worry about the outcomes because you can not see everything which is going on behind the scenes. Do your best to remain grounded through this and focus on your own security and power, not in a selfish way, but more in a self-care type of way. You can be of no use to others when you do not take care of you. Balance the give-and-take in your life; eclipses do their thing by clearing away what is no longer…
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“The Southern California Local Council of Covenant of the Goddess opposes the separation and unreasonable detention of families seeking asylum in the United States of America. American ideals include welcoming those who flee tyranny, violence, and other forms of abuse in their homeland. We are a nation of heart, of vast wealth, and of vast space. We have made the grave mistake of demonizing and incarcerating entire groups of people in the past to our profound regret and disgrace. We must not let this situation continue.
We demand that every effort be made to trace children to their parents separated at our southern border and facilitate their reunion without delay. We also support providing entry and timely judicial review to those awaiting asylum outside our ports of entry.”
SoCal C.O.G.Public Information officer firstname.lastname@example.org
The Northern California Local Council of the Covenant of the Goddess deplores the detention of immigrant children and separation from their families. We hold sacred the bonds of kinship. Illuminated by the torch held aloft by Lady Liberty, we affirm the words inscribed at her statue:
Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!
We stand in solidarity with our fellow citizens and other residents of this country in demanding that families be reunited, and that all be released to pursue in our courts the better life they seek in this country.
Witches are centrally concerned with the humane treatment of all individuals, especially those from vulnerable populations. We recognize that there are many different types of families and many different types of needs. And therefore, we reject any assertion that the forced separation of otherwise healthy families is ever appropriate. We condemn all such actions as being abusive to children and adults. We call on any government engaging in such activity to cease immediately and recognize the fundamental human rights of all individuals to emotional and physical safety. We call on the Gods, Deities, Ancestors, and Spirits to watch over these families and protect them.
Everglades Moon Local Council
Covenant of the Goddess
Anaheim, CA – On July 2, 2018 the Covenant of the Goddess, a 40-year-old national organization representing Witches and Wiccans, issued a formal statement regarding the recent and continued separation of families at the U.S./Mexico border. The statement reads:
We, the members of the Covenant of the Goddess, condemn the separation of children from their families as has been occurring at the U.S./Mexico border as well as elsewhere around the world. The Covenant of the Goddess believes that the forced removal of immigrant children from caring parents exposes the child to grievous psychological, emotional and even physical harm, and it is immoral. We demand the reunification of families to happen immediately and the immediate cessation of any policy that dictates the separation of families.
Artist: Paulina Cassidy
Balance, decisions, optimism, joy, adaptability, progress, weighing options.
Through uncharted territories, Kangaroo leaps toward her goals. Additionally, she leaps at the sheer joy of being alive. Kangaroo’s strong and adaptable ways help her to balance the energies she needs to accomplish what she’s set out to do. Kangaroo is here to remind you that challenges will be met when you’re flexible, and issues will be more easily handled when your mind is balanced. When dealing with more than one situation, remain centered and patient, and reflect before acting. The wheels of progress are turning, and you will intuitively know which direction to move in. Be creative with your resources, and take advantage of opportunities as they arise.
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There are many types of mothers. I, for one, am a fur baby momma. And, even though my own mother passed a couple years ago, I continue to honor the other mothers in my life. So, to all mommas everywhere... Happy Mother's Day!