August Full Moon Ceremony: To Give Gratitude
Full Moon on
Monday, August 7, 2017
Gathering starts at 7:00 PM CT
CIRCLE STARTS AT 7:15 PM CT
PLEASE DO NOT ENTER CIRCLE AFTER 7:15
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This Full Moon: We are giving Gratitude for everything in our lives. Led by our Adept – Hypatia of Alexandrea.
What you will need:
· Pillar candle- any color- candle size medium pillar candle that could burn 12-14hs, and candle holder or plate for the candle to burn.
· Lighter or matches
· Writing paper A4 (210X297mm) (8 x 11 inches)
· String- 50cm long (1 foot 8 inches)
· Fire proof container to burn paper in
· Your choice of dried flowers, pinch fresh herbs or spices
Hypatia: Casting the circle:
To the Guardians of the East: I call you into our Watchtowers to protect us.
To the Guardians of the South: I call you into our Watchtowers to protect us.
To the Guardians of the West: I call you into our Watchtowers to protect us.
To the Guardians of the North: I call you into our Watchtowers to protect us.
I cast this circle three times three with the assistance of the Great Mother the Triple Goddess and The Horned God.
I call Upon the Guardians of spirit to protect us from above and below. As is above so is below, as is below so is above.
Allow us to see beyond the veil.
Protect us Great Mother and Horned God for all gathered here and those afar who are unable to be with us. Allow no negative energy to touch us, to harm us and that nothing we call upon will harm us and others.
We come together in perfect love and perfect trust.
Hypatia – Merry meet brothers and sisters and honored guests.
Everyone – Respond Merry Greet. Please tell us your first name and state or country you are from.
Write your gratitude-
Using your pen and paper write down 3 things you want to express Gratitude for.
Once finished writing add a pinch of your choice of herbs, or spices, or dried flowers in the center of the paper.
Fold with your written gratitude’s and herbs in half, then in half again and then in half again. So the paper will be approximately one-eighth its original size
Tie the bundle like a gift with the string.
Light your candle-
Engrave a power symbol of your choice, it could be a rune, a Reiki symbol, an astrological symbol, whatever gives you power. It could even be a sigil of your magical name.
Light the candle and please ensure safety at all times!
Burn the bundle-
Now it’s time to burn the bundle (carefully) and give deep gratitude to the Great Mother and Horned God. (Please use your fire proof container with safety when burning).
Once the paper is lit ensure it is all burning, and while it is burning recite your gratitude with the deepest reverence. Take a little while to do this. You may need to re light the bundle to make it burn completely. Use an item that will not heat up to stir the ashes to make sure your entire bundle burns. Wear an oven mit or use a pot holder if necessary for safety.
When the bundle is burnt-
EVERYONE: Please type: “This is my will! So mote it be!”
Take 2 minutes to look into the candle to contemplate what you are giving gratitude for.
Hold this vibration of Gratitude and Joy in your heart
Ask the Universe to hear your Gratitude.
Ask for guidance from the Gods and Goddesses for them to help you see and realize your Gratitude
Allow the candle to burn daily, for one or two hours and whenever you light it give the Great mother and the Horned God your gratitude with the deepest reverence.
Do this till all the candle is burnt. It’s fine it takes longer than a week. If there is any wax, take the wax a burry it. Give it back to the Great Earth Mother with Gratitude.
When the bundle is in ashes, take the ashes and give these back by burying it into the earth where it will not be disturbed. Give it back to the Great Mother with Gratitude. Ask the Great Mother and the Horned God to hear and acknowledge your Gratitude and thank them for all that you have in your life.
Dismiss the circle:
To the Guardians of the East: I dismiss and thank you from our Watchtowers and give Gratitude for protect us.
To the Guardians of the South: I dismiss and thank you from our Watchtowers and give Gratitude for protect us.
To the Guardians of the West: I dismiss and thank you from our Watchtowers and give Gratitude for protect us.
To the Guardians of the North: I dismiss and thank you from our Watchtowers and give Gratitude for protect us.
As you leave here tonight may the Lady and Lord bless you with all that you need and want.
I bid you Blessings and great Joy Brothers and sisters of the Craft
Merry part until we merry meet again.