Wiccan Rede



Bide ye Wiccan laws ye must in perfect love and

perfect trust

Live and let live, fairly take and fairly give

Form the circle thrice about to keep all evil spirits


To bind ye spell every time, let ye spell be spake in


Soft of eye, light of touch, speak ye little, listen


Deosil go by the waxing moon, singing out ye Witches'


Widdershins go by the waning moon, chanting out ye

Baneful Rune

When the Lady's moon is new, kiss your hand to her

times two

When the moon rides at her peak, then ye heart's

desire seek

Heed the North wind's mighty gale, lock the door and

trim the sail

When the wind comes from the South, love will kiss

thee on the mouth

When the wind blows from the West, departed souls may

have no rest

When the wind blows from the East, expect the new and

set the feast

Nine woods in ye cauldron go, burn them fast and burn

them slow

Elder be ye Lady's tree, burn it not or cursed ye'll


When the wheel begins to turn, soon ye Beltaine

fire'll burn

When the wheel hath turned a Yule, light a log the

Horned One rules

Heed ye flower, bush and tree, by the Lady blessed be

Where the rippling waters flow, cast a stone and truth

ye'll know

When ye have and hold a need, harken not to others


With a fool no season spend, nor be counted as his


Merry meet and merry part, bright the cheeks and warm

the heart

Mind ye threefold law ye should, three times bad and

three times good

When misfortune is anow, wear the star upon thy brow

True in love ye must ever be, lest thy love be false

to thee

In these eight words the Wiccan Rede fulfill,

'An ye harm none, do what ye will

And here is a shorter version, less poetic, but more

to the point:

Bide the Wiccan Law Ye must

In Perfect Love and Perfect Trust

Eight words the Wiccan Rede fulfill

An it harm none, do what Ye will

What Ye sends forth comes back to thee

So ever mind the Rule of Three

Follow this with mind and heart

And Merry Ye Meet, and Merry Ye Part.