By Rick Tschauder
Wicca Plus is a private Facebook group. It is an educational group dedicated to learning about Wicca and all types of paganism. It has over 1300 members. While Wicca is the tradition they have the most information on, they also want to give the broadest possible information for those seeking other paths. The goal is to provide a safe, supportive learning environment for all. The site is administered by people from Canada, England, and the United States.
In addition to an extensive set of files on various Pagan topics, the group sponsors online events to be done at your own altar or sacred space. They have three sponsored events right now.
The first is from April 17 at 11:00 p.m. until April 18 at 10:59 p.m. at your own altar. It is a celebration of the Pink Full Moon. The Pink Full Moon was named by American colonists after the herb moss pink, also known as creeping phlox, moss phlox, or mountain phlox. It falls under Libra in the season of Aries. Members will be celebrating Her by lighting a candle in their own sacred space, according to their own traditions, at any time during this event. As they do so, they will send out healing energy to all who need Her help, including Mother Earth. They will also share their experiences and recipes, connect with others and ask questions about ways to celebrate, and share photos of their candles and activities on the Facebook event page. To find out the exact time of the Full Moon in your area, go to [www.timeanddate.com].
Next is from June 19 at 12:00 a.m. until June 22 to 11:45 p.m. It is a Summer Solstice Candle lighting, celebrating the warmth and abundance of the Wiccan Lady. The lighting of candles is intended to track the progression of the Equinox around the world, creating a wave of Love and Light.
Not all of their works are love and light. While the group generally does not take on political issues, contained in their files is a hex spell to bring peace to Ukraine. Similar to the cone of power spell done by Gerald Gardner and others during WWII to protect England’s shores, this is targets Vladimir Putin but it also contains blessings for the people of Ukraine:
Bless the people of Ukraine, spirits
Break the chains of their oppressor
Inflame their fierce resistance
Keep their children safe
And lead them to freedom
You can take what works from their ritual to make one that works for you.
To join Wicca Plus, you must answer four questions, or the application is automatically declined. The questions have to do with why you want to join, if you are of legal age, what path(s) interest you and whether you agree to group rules.