This format can be used for almost any ritual. Words, names of gods, and different correspondences can be adjusted to fit your need or specific beliefs and traditions.
"I consecrate this circle of power to the ancient gods. Here may they manifest and bless thier child. "
Move mto your altar, facing the east.
"This is a time that is not a time. In a place that is not a place. On a day that is not a day. I stand between the worlds, before the veil of mysteries. May the ancient ones help and protect me on my magickal journey. "
Set water on pentacle disk and hold athame above it.
"Great Mother, bless this creature of water to your service. May I always remember the blessed earth and it's many forms and beings. "
Set salt on pentacle disk and say
"Great Mother bless this creature of Earth to your service. May I always protect the Earth and understand how to reflect with it. "
Sprinkle some salt into the water and hold the water high.
"Great Mother I give you honor"
Begining in the east, move clockwise and sprinkle the salt water around the edges or your circle.
Hold athame over incense burner and say
"Great Father, bless this creature of Air to your service. May I always remember the sacred fire that dances within the form of every creation. "
Hold athame over incense and say
"Great father, bless this creature of air to your service. May I always listen to the spirit winds that bring me the voices of the ancient ones. "
Hold dagger over disk then raise high saying
"Great father, I give you honor "
Carry the burner around clockwise.
Then take your athame and cast your circle around the consecrated area.
~Invocation of the Elements~
Light Yellow candle in the east
"I call upon the Goddess of the East. White spirit of winter, recession, suspension and contemplation. The wise and ageless crone, that knows the mysteries of eternity. Help us to breathe freely, to drink the winds and yet find the still center. Help us to know liberation. Help us to precieve with crystilline clarity what we need to know. Help us to think swiftly and to see without distortion. Be with us and bless our circle. Blessed be. "
Lights Red candle in the South
"I call upon the Goddess of the South. Red spirit of fire and passion, blood and wine, sexuality, and vital heart. Driving forces of the id, powers of aspirations, ambition, ecstacy, warmth and joy. Help us to control and direct our emotions to creative ends. Help us to live more fully. Warm our hearts and our hearths. Be with us and bless our circle. Blessed be. "
Light blue candle in the west
"I call upon the Goddess of the west. Blue spirit of water and rebirth. The principal of love that sustains all things, giving and flowing throughout our bodies and throughout the living world. Help us to sustain and to be sustained. Be with us and bless our circle. Blessed be. "
Light Green candle in the north
"I call upon the Goddess of the North, golden spirit of Earth and creation, the principal of fertility, power of regeneration and renewal. Help us to be mindful of the Earth our Mother, to heal her wounds and to live in peace as her children. Help us to understand the process of live and death, seedtime and harvest. Be with us and bless our circle. Blessed be. "
Face the East and rise
"This circle is bound with power all around. Between the worlds, I stand with protection at hand. "
Place chalice of wine on pentacle disk for a few moments, then lift high
Honor to the Old Gods. Merry meet, merry part and merry meet again.
(insert celebration or magickal rite here)
"Spirit of the great white light
Burn away our psychic night
let us feel your loving care
give us joy and love to share
Make us of your willing tool
Let fulfillment be our rule
That our growth may be a light
saving others from the night "
~Dismisal of the Elements~
(put out each candle in turn while saying this)
"Depart oh powers of _____ ,my thanks and blessings. Blessed be "
Take athame and cut hole in your circle. and then say:
The circle is open but ever remains a circle. Around and through me always flows it’s magical power.
I give thanks to all the beings of the visible and the invisible that have joined with us this day/night. By the powers of the ancient Gods, I bind all power within this circle, into this spell. So mote it be"
"All love and honor to the Great Lady and her Lord. Blessed be"