Thursday, June 25, 2009
Casting the Circle
Using the wand, sword, athame or whatever feels comfortable, proceed deosil (clockwise) from North to North:
“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 I shall raise within thee. Wherefore do I bless thee and consecrate thee, in the names of Cernunnos and Aradia.”
Or whatever God or Goddess you’re using).
To strengthen the Circle, now that it has been established through the power of Earth, the bowl of consecrated salt water is carried around the perimeter, sprinkled as you walk.
Next carry the smoking incense burner around the perimeter.
Finally, carry an altar candle around the Circle and return it to the altar with the other items.