If you’ve followed along this far in my basic Wiccan series, you might be asking “What do Wiccans do every day?”.
There are many things that we do in our day-to-day lives. For instance, besides taking care of our families, many of us have a morning and nightly ritual, some work on their Book of Shadows daily, etc., but really we are no different than any other person who starts their day or ends it the same way every day.
Of course, the big difference is whether they are a Solitary or Coven Wiccan. Each of these will have special times when they focus on the Sabbats and Esbats in their own special way.
Wiccans of the Coven
People who walk the path with a coven will have a full schedule much like those who worship in a church. They will join their coven for eight seasonal festivals and on the full of the moon to celebrate the God/Goddess.
These festivals usually include a very social experience and the affair takes place with an abundance of food and drink.
Joining with a coven gives you support not only in your daily life of people from a like mind, but also in your Wiccan pursuits. These times of coming together can be truly inspiring.
The Wiccan Alone
Not to minimize the coven, but a solitary Wiccan may have a fuller schedule. They need time to read and study, time with family, time to work on their magic, and time to themselves. In today’s society, it is far greater that the one following the path will be solitary. Some of them will have participated in a coven, but most have sought the path of Wicca and cannot locate a coven in their area. This has led to the explosion of information in books and on the internet over the last few years as more and more people seek to understand and gain knowledge.
The solitary will follow the same rituals and workings that they would in a coven. Most try to attend public celebrations, workshops, and conferences to further their education. For the solitary, the path can be followed with more flexibility making it easier to fit their beliefs into their lifestyle.
Time for your…
notebook again. Read all you can about the daily life of the Wiccan. Research covens and learn about the solitary. Once you feel like you know the differences well, make a list of the pro’s and con’s of each.
Think about your daily life now and how you can change that to fit a coven schedule. Which way suits you best and why?
Make notes of the things you learn about each in your notebook. Writing it out will help you decide which is best for you. If the coven seems to be the way you are leaning, search for other groups in your area through the internet.
because of where I live, I have chosen to practice as a Solitary Wiccan. I’m sure there are covens near me, but I’m just really a quiet person who likes to commune with my deity alone. It’s a personal thing for me. You must choose which you are the most comfortable with and seek that path. Meditate on it, you will know what is best for you.
Merry part until we merry meet again!