Monday, November 12, 2012

Cutting the Veil(full moon lunar eclipse: November 28, 2012, 2:33pm GMT (9:33am EST)

Cutting the Veil(full moon lunar eclipse: November 28, 2012, 2:33pm GMT (9:33am EST)

November 28, 2012 - Full Moon - Lunar Eclispe -The Cutting -

Herbs: Dragon's blood, Bittersweet, Mugwort, Yew, Rosemary.

Stones: Lapis Lazuli, Labradorite, "Shiva" stone, or any blue stone (even if painted)

Images: Scarab, Skull, Scissors and thread to physically cut

Color: Blue.

Deity: Atropos.

Panets: Stellium in Scorpio - Mercury/Venus/Saturn

Time: 2:33pm GMT (9:33am EST)

Again not everyone will have access to all the items but rosemary and a blue stone will help link you to everyone else.

You can also easily adjust this ritual to a more hermetic approach, with the lesser banishing ritual of the pentagram or GRP. Or you can simply lay back in a quiet place and do the visualization exercise i recommended and ignore ritual all together. Anything and everything will help.

This ritual is meant to build up power and literally cut the thread and barriers around the world and is to be performed during the Lunar eclipse.

I do think it would be helpful to invoke the Fate: Atropos for this particular ritual.

This first step can correspond with Fire, for it is literally destroying the threads of the veil. The Scarab has been chosen for its corrsponance of eternal life and the Sun as it is Kepera who rolls the Sun across the sky illuminating our world.

If you don't have any figurings or statues with these symbols, you can draw them, or even print them out on a piece of paper. I would suggest to get a knife to use, a dagger or athame of some kind. I usually also incorporate a pentacle, salt, a chalice and incense in every ritual i do, but this all depends on your magical tradition, of course. but remember, tools are not this instance, a couple similar symbols would link us all in our power, but tools are only a focus point...the intent and your mind and your will is the most important. i realize some of you may be inexperienced magical practitioners...just don't let that discourage you...just try your hardest and focus as hard as you can, and something good will come of it. the more doubt, the less you will achieve. believe in yourself and keep focused. Also, when chanting something, it is important to sound sure of yourself. if you are musically inclined, you can sometimes turn it into a sort of song, but what is important, is to say it strongly, and think of what you mean when you say it.

This ritual can be performed alone or as a group. One person should be in charge of doing most of the ritual, but any chanting, particularly with the longer verses, can be chanted together. The the elemental calling, the elements should be evenly divided between the participants, and in a way so the elements the individuals feel closest to are selected appropriately.

~*the Rutual*~

Stand facing in the east, raise your arms in the air and call out

"I consecrate this circle of power to the ancient ones. Here may they manifest and bless thier child"

Move to 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. "

You can draw the circle in any way you wish. I prefer to mark it out in my mind by circling the circle with the dagger and walk around *CLOCKWISE* and visualize a blue tip of light etching it out. Some people like to actually draw the circle, with sand or ashes. As well as taking holy salt water and sprinkling it around, also clockwise, and as well with the incense...this not only purifies the area, but molds out the circle. once the circle is made, do not leave it until you open it back up at the end. (there is also the option, where you can consecrate your tools, but i was trying to make this more simple for those who aren't as experienced. instead of a long drawn out process, you may cleanse them with water and ask your deities or the earth to cleanse and bless them.)

~Invocation of the Elements~

(i would encourage you to use the Invocation of the 12 elements, instead, if you prefer. If you are not comfortable with the twelve elements, a more traditional four elemental chant can be used instead)

You can light a candle for each, or whatever you like.


I call upon the Spirit of the North
Golden Orb of Earth and Creation
Principle of fertility
Power of regeneration and renewal
Help us to be mindful of the earth our mother,
to live in peace as her children
Help us to understand the process of life and death
Seed time and harvest, the cycles of existance
Be with us.


I call upon the spirit of the East
White light of dawn, recession, of suspension
Of Comtemplation, of intelligence and insight
THe wise and ageless winds that know the mysteries of eternity
Help us to breath freely
To drink the winds and yet find the still center
Help us to know liberation, to percieve with crystalize clarity
what we need to know
Help us to think swiftly and see without distortion
Let us hear the words upon the winds of time.
Be with us


I call upon the spirit of the West.
Blue serpent of water and of birth
The principle of love that sustains all things
giving and flowing throughout our bodies
and throughout the living world
Help us to tell the difference
between illusions and reality
Between knowledge and wisdom
Help us to sustain and be sustained within
the great ebb and flow of the tide of mother ocean
Be with us.


I call upon the spirit of the south
Red flame of fire and of passion
blood and wine, sexuality and vital heart
Driving forces of the Id
Powers of aspiration, ecstasy, warmth, and joy
Help us to control and direct our emotions to creative ends.
Help us to live more fully.
to warn our hearts and our hearths
and may our vigilence protect all
from harm and the flame within
Be with us


I call upon the spirit of tranquility
Subtle shinning power of the cycles of life,
of the patterns, of the order of existance
I ask for the calmness and the peace of mind
to fullfill my desires and I am ever reminded
that tranquility comes out of chaos and back into order again
Help us to maintain orer and consistansy and live in peace
Be with us.


I call upon the spirit of chaos
Radient beam of life and death,
disorder, confusion, and change.
The powers of that which is the random flow
I ask for the towers to crumble
so that change be be truely granted
I am ever mindful that chaos comes
and brings out order
and molds back into tranquility
Help us to be sparatic and free, to avoid stagnation
and still maintain our goals
and not get lost in the beautiful whirl of chaos.
Be with us.


I call upon the spirit of Love
the pure emotion that is directed with selflessness
toward all who would receive it
Powers of love, of lust, and those of despair.
Help us to remember that all beings were created
by the divine and with love,
so each creature must be respected as such
Help us to love another and to be able to recieve love.
Be with us


I call upon the spirit of hate, of hope and of longing
Help us to realize when apathy is the best solution
and when hate empowers us.
The dark spirit of malice will not consume us
but charge us in battle
Help us to direct our emotions toward creative ends that will
forever give us the strength to obtain our goals.
Be with us


I call upon the spirit of space
silver light of the ether
Blackness of the void, that which is abyss.
Of all beings in creation that which is the in-between,
the energy, that binds us all together.
True freedom forever engulfing our soul.
Help us to escape these cages and drift out of time, into space
into astral planes, with the light of the moon.
Be with us.


I call upon the spirit of time
the etheric golden wheel of movement, change, and messurement.
The never ending circle of existance.
Help us to be mindful of the wheel of life, growth, and death
Give us wisdom of the ages and
the knowledge to bend around time
and concepts to suit our purposes
May the light of the sun guide us.
Be with us


I call upon the spirit of light
the etheric virtuous becaons of life and innocence
Upon the bright side of the moon
and the rising sun, shinning compassion on our brows.
I seek out the protection and clarity within myself
and the universe.
Help us to remember the balance of the yin and yang
as there is no light without darkness
but we will walk the path of light when we must.
May the light not blind us but guide us to enlightenment.
Be with us


I call upon the spirit of darkness
black etheric shadow of mystery and death,
secrecy upon the dark side of the moon and the setting sun
I seek out the shadows that have eluded us
and engraved the mysteries of eternity within our hearts
I seek out the protection and understanding within myself
and the universe to have the power to destroy,
the indepenedence of thought.
Help us to remember the balance of the yin and yang
as there is no darkness without light
and to live and walk with the darkness when we must.
May the shadows not blind us but guide us into self fullfillment.
Be with us

And for the 13th

We keep the faith
until the sky falls upon us and crushes us
Until the earth opens and swallows us
Until the Seas arise and overwealm us
Until the land is burnt to ash
By the Plains of the living spirits
in the center of all,
From Umhala
By the Fifth and the Thirteenth
By the Spirit of all things
Ire, Akasha, Ire, Akasha
We call you forth, Theot se!
Akasha, Spirit, watch over me
I am your child so mote it be

above, by the heavenly realm
and all the Spirits on high
below - by the Underworld
and all the Sidhe below

As above, so below. We become one with all.
As above, so below, we are all one, AlOne"

Face the East and rise hands or dagger

"This circle is bound with power all around. Between the worlds, I stand with protection at hand. "

"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 "

I would take a piece of paper or a symbol of a scarab, a skull or even carve it into a candle, or many candles.

During this time i would take a few momemts to say a prayer or chant to Atropos, and invoke Atropos's power.

"Hail the Huntress,
As you draw your silver bow,
Hail Artemis and Io,
Oh Horned waxing luminous present glow
Nu and numinous maiden crescent shewn
Hail Luna, as you rise, IxChel,
Kia, Lady pale,
Queen of dreams, Cast your spell,
Of triple veil
Ar-iadne, Ar-ianhrod, Ar-achne Moerae,

Hail Hecate
Of faces three,
Clotho, Lachesis, Atropos
Shining from afar,
Spider of Destiny
In your web of Silver Stars.

Hail Atropos, Cutter,
With your waning silver scythe,
You cut the thread of lies.

(Visualize this before or during the chants, whichever is preferable to you. But, remember, the words don't mean anything until you mean them. Try and build up the tension, raising your voice in strength or in notes until it comes crashing at the end.)

Now you can light the incense or herbs you have selected, and maybe hold the stones in hand. Light candles or a fire. Focus for a few moments on the images of the scarab and the Skull.

Now concentrate on the false veil in the sky, you can stare into the sky or just visualize the barrier, that which is a web over and through the earth, the gray abyss over the sky, or the millions of broken pinwheels spinning back and forth. What would work best, perhaps, is simply to bi-locate or astral project to where you can witness the false veil better. The last ritual should make it much more clear to find.

Now visualize yourself or Atropos cutting the threads of the false veil. Cut in several locations. It is important to breathe slowly and deeply during this, allowing the power to build and build, become a force no veil can defeat. Focus on this for at least several minutes. It is your sheer will power which defeats the false veil.

"We are the flow and we are the ebb;
we unravel the threads of the web
We are the spiders we undo the thread
to separate the living and the dead
the truth is the flow and we are the ebb

(pause, bringing the power to the center of yourself)

cut down the cobwebs
tear down the walls
the truth is upon us, hear the call!
what is hidden is bestowed to all

(pause letting the power rise)

Now we are the flow and we are the ebb
we are the weavers of the web
we are the weavers we are the web
we are the spiders we are the thread
we are the chosen back from the dead
we are the chosen back from the dead
we are the flow, and we are the ebb!

(pause, rising the power to it's peak)

"As the Serpent engulfs the Moon
Transitions ascend at this Ecliptic Noon.
Attropos cut this Measured Thread
Announce to All the False Veil now Dead!"

If you think it would be helpful now would be a good time to to focus on creating anchors, servitors, or bindings to keep the false veil from reparing itself. You should now create some pillars or anchors to hold the false veil away from the true veil, or atleast a shield between the two. Or you can create a servitor to watch it and hold the magic you have created. Bilocation, if you are able, could work too. But if you choose this step, try and cloak these anchors.

Now relax and release the energy. If you have lit candles or a bonfire, let it burn out on it's own.

Especially this time, i would not be surprised if something tries to attack us for this. which is why the rest of the ritual i would advise you to sit quietly and concentrate on strengthening your wards and cloaks around you. An additional protection ritual might be necessary, especially, especially if you are newly awakened.

~Dismisal of the Elements~

(put out each candle in turn while saying this)

"Depart oh powers of (earth/air/fire/water..), my thanks and blessings. "

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 me/us on this night. By the powers of the ancient Gods, I bind all power within this circle, into this spell. So mote it be"

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