Sweep area with besom.
Light incense and alter candle.
Ring bell 3 times to clear lingering negative energies
Consecrate the circle with each element. Start in the East first in incense, candle, water, sand.
Say as you walk “I walk the circle once around, to cleanse and consecrate this ground.”
Ring bell 3 times to signal beginning of ritual
Say ”Let it be known that the circle is about to be cast.”
Convener 1: “Hail Spirits of the east, guardians of Air, powers of Thought, may you grant us the joy of your presence, and protect us from all negativity as we journey between the worlds. Let all who enter the circle under your guidance do so with a pure heart.”
Ring bell 5 times
Convener 2: “Hail Spirits of the south, guardians of Fire, powers of Will, may you grant us the joy of your presence, and protect us from all negativity as we journey between the worlds. Let all who enter the circle under your guidance do so with a pure heart.”
Ring bell 5 times
Convener 3: “Hail Spirits of the west, guardians of Water, powers of Emotion, may you grant us the joy of your presence, and protect us from all negativity as we journey between the worlds. Let all who enter the circle under your guidance do so with a pure heart.”
Ring bell 5 times
Convener 4: “Hail Spirits of the north, guardians of Earth, powers of Growth, may you grant us the joy of your presence, and protect us from all negativity as we journey between the worlds. Let all who enter the circle under your guidance do so with a pure heart.”
Ring bell 5 times
High Priestess takes wand in power hand and cast circle beginning with East. Do this three times.
Chant: “We cast this Circle on this night. We cast this circle for this rite.”
Once done with the three times around say..
“We are between the worlds, beyond the bounds of time where night and day, birth and death, joy and sorrow meet as one.”
“I (high priestess) am consecrated in the name of The God and The Goddess in this their Circle.”
Anoints High Priest head
“You (High Priest) are consecrated in the name of the The God and The Goddess in this their Circle.”
High Priestess: “How do you enter the Circle?”
All respond: “With a good intent and a pure heart.”
Light Goddess Candle
High Priestess: “Goddess mother, in this hour, we call upon your ancient power, to ask of thee upon this night, please aid us in our magic Rite.”
Light God Candle
High Priest “Father God, to thee we call, Lord of forest and oak tall, we ask of thee upon this night, please aid us with your magick might.”
High Priestess: “Mother, Father, and sprits , we’ve come before you today to celebrate this Flower Moon and ask for your blessing.”
Have each person hold there object in there hand and repeat this blessing. As they do each element have them pass it threw.
“I now call for the blessings of the Lord and Lady and the elements. From the East I call the winds. (Pass object threw incense)From the South I call the fire. (Pass threw the fire) From the West I call the waves.(Sprinkle with water) From the North I call the lands.(Sprinkle with sand) I ask the you infuse this object with your blessing so that it may be a guardian to and bring growth.
So Mote It Be..
Pause for a bit
The High Priest says: “The males holds the power and is the reservoir of power while the female taps the power in him and channels it. Neither one can work without the other; one without the other is incomplete. The God is a god of life and death
The High Priestess says: “And the Goddess is of birth and renewal. To learn you must struggle, to live you must be born, to be born you must die; the beginning the continuation and the end, over and over.”
The High Priest: “The sun gives forth light.”
The High Priestess; “The moon hold the darkness.”
The High Priest: “As above.”
The High Priestess; “As below.”
Dunk athame into the chalice.
The High Priest says “As the athame is to the male.”
The High Priestess says: “So the chalice is to the female.
Together they say: “And together they are one in truth, for there is no greater power in the world than that of a man and a women joined in the bonds of love.”
The High Priest says: Here is the food of the Gods, which sustains all life. May it be blessed. May all people partake of it freely. Let there be enough for all, and let those who have plenty share with those who have little.”
ALL : “So Mote It Be.”
Pick up the bread and wine and raise it to the sky and say.. “To the Gods.”
Leave an offering for the Goddess and the God on the alter.
Share cake and ale with Circle.
The High Priestess: “May the God and Goddess bless you with all the awareness that you desire. May the God shine his golden light of courage and strength upon you and may the goddess grant you the inner wisdom to see yourself through her eyes. May they both draw to you the visions of messages you most desire. SO MOTE IT BE.
The High Priestess: “Mother Goddess, we than you for your presence here and for your blessing of wisdom. We did you hail and farewell.
The High Priest: “Father God, we thank you for your presence here and for your blessings of courage and strength. We bid you hail and farewell.
Convener 4: “Sprits of the north, we thank you for your presence here and for your gift of stability. We did you hail and farewell.”
Convener 3: “Sprits of the west, we thank you for your presence here and for your gift of empathy. We did you hail and farewell.”
Convener 2: “Sprits of the south, we thank you for your presence here and for your gift of purity. We did you hail and farewell.”
Convener 1: “Sprits of the east, we thank you for your presence here and for your gift of creativity. We did you hail and farewell.”
The High Priestess: “The circle is open, but unbroken, may the peace of the Goddess,”
The High Priest: “And the Blessings of the Great God, go with your hearts as we part.”
Together they say.. “Merry have we met with good intentions and pure hearts, and merry do we part as the ritual is now closed. SO has it been said, so had it been done. SO MOTE IT BE!!”
Cast and raise circle
Call the Quarters
Invoke the Lord and Lady
Have all hold hands over chalice of milk and sweet honey.
" We call now for the blessings
Of our Lady and Lord,
And the Old ones,
The powers of the elements,
And the strength which we ourselves imbue,
All to potently, charge this
Elixir of power. "
Pours small portion of chalice onto ground
" O Guardians of the quarters!
From the East, the winds, from the south, the fires, from the west the waves and from the north, the lands.
Powers of the elements!
We seek your blessings upon this place.
May it be a Place of happiness and love!
A Place of refuse and peace,
A Place of enchantment!
So Mote it be! "
Pours another portion of the chalice wine onto Entrance tree
" I consecrate you, Tree
As a guardian of this place.
I consecrate you before the Gods!"
" We thank you, guardians of the winds,
The waves, the fires and the lands.
O powers of the elements
Divine geniuses of Nature,
Be always present
In this place of beauty!
So Mote it Be. "
Release the Lord and Lady
Release the Quarters
Lower and open circle
" The circle is open but never broken."