Sunday, December 5, 2010

Full Moon Ritual

this one is more complicated than the yule but just as good :D  

materials needed:
something to symbolize earth (a bowl of dirt, a twig, etc.)
a stick of incense for air
a candle(red, yellow, or white a universal color)
a bowl of water
and something to represent the moon goddess(i find the symbol of the triple goddess- )o( -the best to use)
you will also need something to eat(small cakes, cookies, rolls etc)
and something to drink, the ritual says water but you can also use wine, mead, or juice and just replace to word. 

First cast a Circle. The Circle should be fully cast, as major acts of Magick that are required by a full moon ritual, need a Witch's total concentration. It is very difficult/draining to maintain a lesser Circle during major Magicks and could be dangerous to the Witch. Once the Circle is cast, kneel before your alter looking up at the moon and say;

"Lady Moon bright and serene,
Shining with the bounty of the Mother,
Look down on us your Children of the Earth.
Come, light of the Goddess,
Fill us with your power.
Lend us your blessings,
Let your light surround us.
Impart to us your light and blessing.
Your love and grace, surround us.
Surround us Goddess,
Surround us with your love."

Once the moon's energy has been called down, a Witch must direct the granted energy. Sometimes, there will be no direction but only meditation. The energy is then released with the undoing of the Circle into the environment. A spell or series of spells can also direct or use up the granted energy. A request can also be made of the Goddess. She may then choose to use the energy you have been granted, for the stated purpose.

"Power blessed to me by the Goddess,
rise in me for healing,
to replenish and renew my being.
Power blessed to me by the Goddess,
Surround me with strength.
By the power of the Goddess,
So mote it be."

Keep the request formal if you want. A more personal prayer will be better heard if you choose not to set your request into words. If there are others within the Circle who have taken part in the ritual, have them also make their own request. I have also heard of group requests that work just as well. As with many other strong Magicks or major rituals, the rite must be closed.

"Goddess and Spirits,
You have heard our voices,
and our Craft has been completed.
Depart with our thanks and our love,
as we eat these cakes to replenish our bodies,
and this water which shall cleans our souls.
By the power of the Goddess and Spirits,
This Circle is open but never broken,
So mote it be."

Variations on calling down the moon and working with the given energy are all over the internet. There is no version that is the 'correct' version. The correct version, is the version that makes you feel good. Don't hesitate to make your own or adapt an existing ritual.
In the Shamanistic and Wiccan version that I recently did, the Circle was not formally closed. Instead we worked on a beach and let the sea naturally close and undo the circle. This was according to Shamanistic tradition and I found that it worked very well. I went back the next day and found that the circle was as fully washed away and no residues were left. I have given the ritual closing that we did that night above

and remember this is a full moon ritual NOT thanks giving, their is no need to say what you are thankful for even though some people think it is needed.

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