You may find this article that I wrote sometime ago helpful as you consider coven life:
Joining a coven is an important step in an individual's spiritual journey. Finding the appropriate coven that will support your future growth is much like searching for a new home. You are not only joining a group of magickal practice, but also becoming an active contributor to a larger magickal community and the Assembly of the Sacred Wheel Tradition. Read more about the structure of the ASW and our covens on the "Our Tradition" page.
With these considerations in mind, we offer a multi step process that allows adequate time for the petitioner to participate in events and meet other petitioners. These include:
Petitioning for Membership in Coven of the Mystic Path
Coven of the Mystic Path
We strongly encourage you to attend several of our open events BEFORE submitting our Coven Application Form. This will give you a chance to meet us in person, get a feel for what we offer and introduce yourself to our membership.