New Moon Ritual
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Cast the Circle:
I conjure Thee, O circle of Power, that thou beest a
meeting place of love and joy and truth; A shield against all wickedness and
evil; a boundary between the world of Men and the Realms of the Mighty Ones; A
rampart and protection that shall preserve and contain the power that we shall
raise within thee. Wherefore do I bless thee and consecrate thee, in the names of
the Lord and Lady.
Cleansing the Circle:
Fire and Air, this charge I lay no phantom in thy presence
stay Not in complete accord with me and as I will, so mote it be. Water and
Earth, where thou art cast No spell nor adverse purpose last not in complete
accord with me and as I will, so mote it be.
Coven: So Mote it Be!
Call the Watchtowers:
Lords and Ladies of the Watchtower of the East, your time
the pale rosy light of dawn, the green budding of Spring, aid us with the
knowledge needed to work the Magick. I do summon, stir and call you up to join
with us this night!
Lords and Ladies of the Watchtower of the South, your time
the clear and bright noonday, the many-colored flowering of Summer, aid us with
the strength of will to work the Magick. I do summon, stir and call you up to
join with us this night!
Lords and Ladies of the Watchtower of the West, your time
the gray and shadowed twilight, the crimson and gold harvesting time of Autumn,
aid us with the courage to dare to work the Magick. I do summon, stir and call
you up to join with us this night!
Lords and Ladies of the Watchtowers of the North, your time
the darkness of the midnight sky, the white stillness of Winter, aid us with the
strength to keep silent after we work the Magick. I do summon, stir and call you
up to join with us this night.
Priestess stands with head bowed and her arms across her
breast. Conveners start to move deosil around the circle, chanting the name (or
names) of the Goddess. They move around completely three times then stop.
Priest stands before Priestess
Priest: Dark is the night as we reach this turning
point. Here is a time of death; yet a time of birth.
Convener: Endings and beginnings.
Ebbing and Flowing.
A journey done; a journey yet to start.
Convener: Let us honor now the Crone-Mother darksome
Convener: Let us give of our strength and in return
to see rebirth.
Priest: Behold, the lady of Darkness, Mother,
Grandmother. Old, yet ever young.
Priestess: Hear me! Honor me and love me now and
always. As the wheel turns we see birth, death and rebirth. Know, from this,
that every end is a beginning. Every stop a fresh starting point. Maiden,
Mother, Crone. I am all of these and more. Whenever you have need of anything
call upon me. I, and my Lord, are here, for I abide within you all. Even at the
darkest of times, when there seems no single spark to warm you and the night
seems blackest of all, I am here, watching and waiting to grow with you, in
strength and in love. I am she who is at the beginning and the end of all time.
So Mote it be!
Coven: So Mote it Be!
Priestess: My Lady! Join us this night as we honor
you! This is a time of Healing, it is a time to begin anew, a time to grow. As
you have carried our seeds in the great winds, as we have been planted by your
hand, we shall take root, and strengthen. In turn, our seeds will ripen and
spill to the ground to once again be lifted by your arms, the great winds.
Generation after generation cast to you, protected. Mother, lift us, your
servants, with your compassion. We will bury our roots deep into the Earth, and
you shall harvest us when we are ripe.
Coven: We are a circle In a circle with no beginning
and never ending. We are a circle In a circle with no beginning and never ending
Spirit of fire come to us. We will kindle the fire Spirit of fire come to us .
We will kindle the fire. We will kindle the fire, dance the magick circle
round .We will kindle the fire. We will kindle the fire
Begin Vision Questing, Meditation.
When complete, ground the energy.
Cakes and Wine
Priest: Great Father, Hunter, Provider. With this
bread share with us your wisdom. As we take it to our bodies, so are we also
accepting your love and protection. Blessed Be.
Male Coven members: The Male holds the power and is
the reservoir of power.
Female Coven members: The Female taps the power in
him and channels it.
Both: Neither one can work without the other; one
without the other is incomplete.
Males: The God is a God of Life and Death.
Females: The Goddess is of Birth and Renewal.
Both: 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 and over.
Males: The Sun gives forth light.
Females: The Moon holds it in darkness.
Males: As above.
Females: So below
Males: As the Athame is to the male.
Females: So the Chalice is to the female.
Both: And together joined they are one in truth, for
there is no greater power in the world than that of a man and a woman joined in
the bonds of love.
Priestess: Great Mother, Lady of Dreams and
Compassion. With this Wine share with us Intuition. As we take it to our bodies,
so are we also accepting your love and protection. Blessed Be.
My Lady, we give thanks to you as we
honored you this evening. Go in Peace, but with that know our love goes with you
into the infinite, the realms of the Divine. Mother, protector, Goddess. Grant
us wisdom and compassion as we close our circle. Blessed Be!
Dismiss the Watchtowers:
Lords and Ladies of the Watchtowers of the East, We do
thank you for the knowledge to work the Magick. Hail and Fare Well, So Mote it
Lords and Ladies of the Watchtowers of the South, We do
thank you for the Strength of Will to work the Magick. Hail and Fare Well, So
Mote it Be!
Lords and Ladies of the Watchtowers of the West, We do
thank you for the Courage to Dare to do the Magick. Hail and Fare Well, So Mote
Lords and Ladies of the Watchtowers of the North, We do
thank you for the Strength to Keep Silent after we work the Magick. Hail and
Fare Well, So Mote it Be!
Priestess: The Circle is open, but not broken. Go
now with Love and Blessings from our Lady and Lord. Merry have we Met, and Merry
have we Been Merry Shall we Part, and Merry Meet Again.
* Although this ritual is written for a coven, it can be
easily adapted for the solitary. Enjoy!