WINTER SOLSTICE/YULE RITUAL
Our Winter Solstice/Yule coven gathering ritual will begin at 6:15 PM CT SHARP on Sunday, December 20, 2015. Please be in the chat room (see banner on left side for information on how to get into the chat room) no later then 6:10 PM CT. This is to avoid late comers breaking the circle and it having to be redone. Thank you for your promptness!
We have the honor of another High Priestess joining us to celebrate this Sabbat. Please welcome Stregga during the visiting time before or after or ritual circle please.
You will need 1 WHITE COLORED candle to be lit during the ritual.
Lady Beltane: I call upon Mother Earth to cast a circle three times three around all attending here,
with positive energy it will abound to cover all those far and near.
We will stand together in a place between the worlds, in a time out of time.
All our words need not to rhyme.
Rose Simmons: I call Air forth to join us now to bring in the knowledgeable wind of the east.
Wolf Woman Ways: I call forth Fire to join us now to bring in the changing wind from the South.
Stregga: I call forth Water to bring in the emotional wind of the West.
SunRay Sorceress: I call forth Earth to bring in the grounding wind of the North.
Lady Beltane: I call in Hecate to bring us wisdom and love for our homes. I call in Ra to bring in light and warmth for our homes.
Ra and Hecate we light this candle in your honor and to help bring light back to making the days longer again. To light our way through the long, cold winter. We ask that you bless each of us with warm homes, enough food not to go hungry, enough clothing to not be cold when we go outside. We also ask that we have a little extra to share with those in need of food, shelter and clothing so they to may find this winter easier to bear. These are our words, this is our will. SO MOTE IT BE.
We will now have a two minute meditation to empower our candles with blessing above. While holding the candle read the blessing out loud. Changing the word “our” to the word “my” at the end of they blessing. If you have a favorite essential oil you like to anointed a candle with you can do it before you light the White Colored Candle. Use tiny bit of the oil on the index finger of your power hand (the one you use to write with) make the sign of the Pentagram to place the oil on the candle three times in different locations. You can reuse this candle on the Winter Solstice to welcome the Sun King at his rebirth.
Lady Beltane: We offer the drink to the four winds, Hecate, and Ra. Please drink to join us in our celebration.
We offer the piece of bread to the four winds, Hecate, and Ra. Please eat of it to join us in our celebration.
Our candles are bless by Hecate, the Goddess of home and hearth and by Ra, the God of the Sun. We deeply thank you Hecate for your help, power and blessing. Please leave with our gratitude. We deeply thank you Ra for your help, power and blessing. Please leave with our gratitude. (Blow candles out and save them to re-light on the Winter Solstice/Yule, December 21nd at 10:49 PM CT this year)
SunRay Sorceress: Wind of the North and Earth we thank you for your help, protection and the power you gave our circle. Please go back from whence you came with our gratitude.
Stregga: Wind of the West and Water we thank you for your help, protection and the power you gave our circle. Please go back from whence you came with our gratitude.
Wolf Woman Ways: Wind of the South and Fire we thank you for your help, protection and the power you gave our circle. Please go back from whence you came with our gratitude.
Rose Simmons: Wind of the East and Air we thank you for your help, protection and the power you gave our circle. Please go back from whence you came with our gratitude.
Stregga: With gratitude in our hearts and remembrance of our family’s -ancestors- and all that sleep -we now stand in unity, thanking you- and offering praise to our sweet goddesses- as we call you out by name, “Hecate”- who offers her wisdom and love to our homes and so it is – Sweet god Ra who offers his light & warmth to our homes and so it is – we thank thee god and goddess- we bow to thee and thank you for thy blessings- we thank thee- Elements as we align our higher selves with your power – Air -for the knowledge of the East- Fire -for the changing wind of the south -we thank thee water for emotional wind of the west – and earth for the grounding winds of the north -we thank thee for thy blessings we are humbled and we are renewed and so it is – may we stay steadfast In our missions being blessed by the Holly king and the Oak King as we now welcome the beautiful winter solstice and the blessed Yule may we Always be one with spirit blessed be– let this season be with joy in our hearts and may the goddesses lead your way! Mote it be!
Lady Beltane: I ask Mother Earth to open this circle and bring us back to our physical plain of Earth. We are once again part of Earth’s normal time. Go with peace, love, light and the blessings you received from celebrating with us. May the circle be open but unbroken. Merry part until we merry meet again.
Merry meet and merry greet We welcome you in perfect love and perfect trust to our Winter Solstice/Yule gathering. PLease feel free to use any or all of tonight ritual for your own ceclbration on Yule. Thw Winter Solstice happens on December 21st at 10:49 PM CST to find the time where you live you can use this hyperlink http://www.timeanddate.com/calendar/seasons.html