Light a red candle in your cauldron and recite:
“I light this fire in Your honour, Mother Goddess.
You have created life from death;
Warmth from cold;
The Sun lives once again;
The time of light is waxing.
Welcome, ever-returning God of the Sun!
Hail Mother of all!”
Circle the altar and cauldron slowly, clockwise, watching the flame. Say the following for some time:
“The Wheel turns,
The power burns”.
Meditate upon the Sun, on the hidden energies lying dormant in Winter, not only in the earth, but within ourselves. Think of birth not as the start of life, but as its continuance. Welcome the return of the God.
After a time, cease and stand once again before the altar and flaming cauldron. Recite:
“Great God of the Sun,
I welcome Your return.
May You shine brightly upon the Goddess;
May You shine brightly upon the Earth,
Scattering seeds and fertilizing the land.
All blessings upon You,
Reborn One of the Sun.”