How to Plan a Ritual

By Patti Wigington
Updated March 07, 2017
There are dozens of rituals available here at About Paganism & Wicca, and thousands more available across the vast expanse of the Internet. There are hundreds to be found in books on the subject of Wicca, NeoWicca, Paganism, and witchcraft in general. These rituals make a great template — and certainly, if you’ve never held a ritual on your own, it’s nice to have one already written for you. For many people, an important aspect of the spiritual growth process lies in planning one’s own ritual.

You may find that in planning your own rituals, it helps to follow the same format each time. After all, part of ritual is the concept of repetition. That doesn’t mean you have to speak the same words each time, but if you follow the same general order of things, it will help you become more in tune with the ritual process. Something else to keep in mind is that ritual should be celebratory. That means that it should celebrate something — a Sabbat holiday, a phase of the moon, the change of the seasons, a phase in one’s life. Know what you’re celebrating, and then you’ll know what your focus should be for the rite.

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Golden Iron Ryrite for Sunday

This stone resembles gold and carries Solar energies. It is a powerful grounding stone. Golden Iron pyrite works with the Solar Plexus chakra and serves as a booser of energy. In combination with other stones it can raise their powers to the extreme. It is a good stone to use when we want to manifest our desire into the physical or to prevent nightmares. I will describe it with a few words : Power, Manifestation, Sun, Success.

Here is more about this amazing stone, photo and information  thanks to

https://www.healing-crystals-for-you.com/iron-pyrite.html

For Energy Strength And Vitality

Pyrite CubeNatural Cubic Pyrite

Iron Pyrite is a strong stone to promote positive thinking and manifestation.

 

This is a stone to encourage you overcome feelings of inadequacy and live your life to its full potential. It will boost self worth of the individual and allow you to have the energy to take action, where needed.

 

 

This golden stone primarily helps the chakra that boosts personal power, known as the solar plexus.

It has a strong solar energy, and its golden color is part of this vibration.

This stone also has a strong spiritual grounding action, and this makes it a stone to use within both the base or root chakra and the earth star chakra.

It is beneficial for the lungs, and helps asthma and bronchitis, and will increase your stamina. It will confer a speedy increase in strength and vigor.

The solar energy within these stones enhances your efficiency at manifesting your strongest desires. Soon after you begin using it, you will feel a growth in your level of energy.

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Black Onyx for Saturday

Merry Meet

 

Saturday is under the influence of the planet Saturn. Saturday is a day to work for  justice, defence, breaking curses , unhealthy relationships and reversals.

The energy of Black Onyx can help you bring protection into your life. Colour black prevents from energy leaking and makes you invisible for unwanted energies. This stone will build strong will within you if you are a person that finds it difficult to be strong enough to say NO when neccessary. This stone needs to be worn for a long time to start working with you, but once this is achieved you will become  a kind of leader for others/ or just a leader of your own life, that is a rather good option in all cases/ and you will develop strong will. This is what I know for Black Onyx. I will put it into some words : Strength, Protection, Defence, Invisibility, Success.

Blessed Be

Mistress of the Mountains

Here is a good information and photo of the black onyx:

More about Black Onyx thanks to

https://meanings.crystalsandjewelry.com/onyx/

Onyx is a chalcedony, which is a variety of the microcrystalline quartz. It is formed when silica is deposited in lava gas cavities.

This results in the unique bands or stripes that Onyx stones usually exhibit.

Onyx is often a black stone, but there are also Onyx stones that are brown, pink, red, and green. There are also colorless Onyx stones.

 

With Onyx, you will feel invincible and you will feel like you can achieve anything!

Onyx is also an excellent stone to get rid of negative perceptions. It will help you in letting the world see a different side of you.

It will give you emotional healing, and it will infuse you with feelings of hope and positivity.

Onyx will fill you with energies of confidence that will improve your ability to face people, to speak in front of a large crowd, and to express what you feel convincingly.

This will greatly improve how you relate to people and how you leave your mark on them.

Onyx will bring you restful and pure energies. It will soothe your worries, remove your fears, and ease your tensions.

During really busy and crazy days, the warmth that you will feel from this stone will reassure you that everything will be okay.

No matter how demanding the days become, you will always enjoy a quiet and easy moment.

Onyx will bring you increased vigor, stamina, and strength. It will strengthen your discipline and self-control.

This stone will also give you strong support when you’re experiencing difficulties in your personal or professional life.

It’s a strong and protective stone that will help you when you’re facing your adversaries in any kind of conflict.

It will act as a defensive stone that can deflect any threat or negative energy aimed at you.

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Emerald is good for Friday

This powerful green stone carries the vibrations of Love and the Blessings of the Goddess. It is strongly connected with Nature and growth and has a connection with fairy realms and magic.

Here is more about this enchanting stone and a photo I share with you thanks to

https://www.healing-crystals-for-you.com/emerald-stones.html

Emit the Green Ray Of Nature Itself

EmeraldNatural Emerald Stone

 This heart chakra based energy makes them known as a stone of successful and abundant love.

By helping you to let go of negativity, natural Emerald crystals will create positive actions and outcomes, and give you the strength to overcome any problems in your life.

Within all of nature, in the plants and the grass and the trees you can see this clear green color, and the energy of the green ray.

The energy of nature itself is embodied within stones that carry the green ray, like Emerald stones. These beautiful crystals emit the green ray, a vibration that will open the heart chakra and draw love into your life.

This lovely stone has many excellent qualities, which is why it was chosen to be a May birthstone and is commonly used in engagement rings, as it has a strong loving vibration.

They are stones of manifestation, and although today’s society seems to concentrate on the attributes of manifesting things, including money, this stone brings through much more.

If you desire to use this stone to help you to manifest loving attributes, good health and a peaceful, loving and harmonious existence, or to learn how to stay happy, you might like to have this stone in your life.

Of course it will manifest abundance as well as money, and you all know that of course money is necessary in life.

The green ray is embodied within these lovely stones, and it encourages you to have respect for all life and all of creation.

As you feel this respect within you, it may prompt you to live life in a more loving way.

You may find that your love and emotions begin to resonate with Divine Love.

This is the purest and highest form of love in existence, and you begin living your life from a spiritual, heart based perspective.

Feelings such as compassion, hope, loyalty, encouragement, reassurance, gentleness, kindness, goodness and of course unconditional love, are connected with these emotions, and with all the blessings that are in your life.

 I love emerald gemstones and wear one in my engagement ring every day, but for their metaphysical attributes to benefit you don’t need an expensive stone.

All Emerald stones, including rough or natural pieces like the ones shown here, emit this energy and have an effect on the emotions that are within you.

It will still give you the powerful metaphysical properties that are embodied in this stone but at a lower cost.

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Super Seven Melody Stone , the Gateway to Ascension

This stone is very rare, it comes from Brazil and is created by Highly evolved Beings of Light for this moment of NOW when the Earth Ascends into her higher form of existence together with her children who are ready to follow her. A tiny bit of this crystal is enough to raise the vibration of the place where it is located. It does not need cleaning as it is capable to self clean and revive.

Melodys Stone’s energies will connect all of humanity and guide you in helping make a difference in the vibrations of the whole planet.

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This stone will aid personal ascension by enhancing your psychic gifts and your psychic knowing.

It will also guide you in taking the right path for your spiritual enlightenment and elevation.

Melodys Stone will attune you to the stone’s metaphysical properties and activate the development of your psychic gifts.

On a spiritual level, Melodys Stone is a high-vibration spiritual powerhouse.

Many pieces of Melodys Stone carry a spiritual being within them that connects to the highest and most powerful sources of inspiration and guidance.

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It will remove anything in your relationship that disconnects you from seeing all the wonderful things and people that you have.

This stone will make you see all the things that matter, and it will help you achieve a better appreciation for it.

Melodys Stone will assist in situations in your life where there’s emotional upheaval.

It will cleanse you of negative attachments and allow your progression to the love or relationship that you deserve.

This stone will also help you in getting in touch with your repressed grief so that you can also begin your emotional healing.

It will strengthen your ability to let go of your fears and anxieties.

Melodys Stone will sustain you during your difficult times in love. It will create for you a peaceful and soothing space where you can withdraw.

One of the best ways to use Melodys Stone is through meditation.

Preferably psychic meditation, because keeping this stone close to you for long periods will benefit your body, heart, mind, and spirit!

Whenever this stone is close to your personal auric fields, you will also experience personal healing.

By sleeping with Melodys Stone under your pillow, you will also experience deep contentment, harmony, and peace.

Use this stone in your daily meditation and you will accentuate and stimulate your psychic communication abilities.

When you regularly use this stone, you will also bring new levels of awareness to your psychic gifts.

Read more about this amazing aid here

https://meanings.crystalsandjewelry.com/melodys-stone/

 

 

Hold an Esbat Rite – Celebrate the Full Moon

What is an Esbat?

An esbat is a Wiccan meeting held each month at the time of the full moon. This is usually the time for initiation ceremonies or healing magic to be done, as opposed to a Sabbat (holiday) celebration.

There’s also an old joke in the Wiccan community about “what do you feed your esbat?”

The answer? Purina Esbat Chow!

So, what’s special about an Esbat anyway? Well, it’s a good way to mark the thirteen lunar months that make up a calendar year.

Author Edain McCoy says, over at Llewellyn, “The full moon esbat tends to be a ribald, frenetic celebration—suitable for the “lunatics” who were once believed to display their insanity under the light of the full moon. Magick for all manner of needs is enacted during esbat rituals, both in group settings and by solitary practitioners. Spells for increase or gain are usually done during the waxing phases, and spells for decrease or loss are performed during the waning period. The full moon is used for spells for wholeness, children and mothers, families, psychic enhancement, and some love spells.”

Celebrating the Esbat with Ritual

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Full/Blue Moon Esbat Gathering Saturday, March 31, 2018 at 3:45 PM CT

 Do to personal reasons Lady Beltane will not be leading the circle today. In her place will be Two Feathers.

WHEN:

Saturday, March 31, 2018

Socializing starts at 3:45 PM CT

Circle Cast at 4:15 PM CT

Please DO NOT enter the chat room after circle has been cast.

WHERE:

Coven Life’s Chat Room

https://ladybeltane.discussionchatroom.com

WHAT YOU WILL NEED:

1 Blue 12 inch/30.48 cm Taper Candle

1 Candle Holder

Lighter or Matches

Atheme or Something Sharp to engrave candle

Use Rune markings for two similar things you want to bring into your life. Here is a picture of the alphabet:

This is a chart of the Runes and their meanings. I keep a copy of this in my BOS for reference occasionally. Between knowing the Tarot, then the Runes, a witch's brain does tend to get overloaded and need a cheat sheet.

You will be engraving your candle during the ritual. Please see comment below for correct way to draw your rune.

During a circle when asked if you, “Come in perfect love and perfect trust” it is referring to you coming into the circle trusting and loving not only in your brothers and sisters in the circle but in the spiritual path you are following also.

Today some of us are in the waning part of the day and the waxing part of the night. While others are in the waxing part of the night and the waning part of the day. This is the reason for calling in the Moon goddess Luna and the Sun god Ra. Some of you may prefer to work with only Luna or Ra while others prefer to work with both, either way, you feel comfortable in doing this is acceptable.

RITUAL

LADY BELTANE: I call upon Air to enter the Watchtower of the East. To protect all of those here today.

I call upon Fire to enter the Watchtower of the South. To protect all of those here today.

I call upon Water to enter the Watchtower of the West. To protect all of those here today.

I call upon Earth to enter the Watchtower of the North. To protect all of those here today.

I call upon Spirit to stand beside each of us for protection today.

With Luna and Ra I walk this circle three times three to protect and lend their power to all who are gathered here today. I take us to a place that is out of time and our normal plane of existents. I ask you to all come to this plane in perfect love and perfect trust.

EVERYONE: Please type in “I come in perfect love and perfect trust.” Your name and what country or state you live in.

LADY BELTANE:  While engraving your runes into your candle visulize the things you want coming into your life. You have 2 minutes to do this. When you are finished type in “So Mote It Be.” We will take an addition 2 minutes for you to meditate on your life being better with these two things in it.

 

LADY BELTANE: I dismiss Earth from the Watchtower of the North with our love and thanks.

I dimiss Water from the Watchtower of the West with our love and thanks.

I dismiss Fire from the watchtower of the South with our love and thanks.

I dismiss Air from the Watchtower of the East with our love and thanks.

I dismiss Spirit from standing beside each of us with our love and thanks.

I walk this circle widdershins with Luna and Ra to bring us back into time and our plane of exsitenist.

I dismiss Luna and Ra with our love and thanks for protecting us and lending their powers to help us bring thingd needed into our life.

The circle is open but not broken. Merry part until we merry meet again.

Blessings on Ostara and Happy Spring Equinox

May spring bring you a balance of warm and cold, light and dark, and more positive energy.

May Ostara bless you with a time to get seeds, intentions, and goals ready to plant and grow.

Blessings of love, light, peace ,and all good things dear ones!

Blessed Mabon and Happy Autumn Equinox

May you be blessed with abundance from the fruit of your labors!

As you enter the darker time of the year may your thought and actions stay positive, may you find joy in this time of rest and recharge your batteries.

 

Blessings dear ones of warmth, light, rest, and comfort!

Mabon in Australia

Mabon or Autumn Equinox (Approx. 21st-22nd March, check calendar)

Mabon falls at the Autumnal Equinox, when nights and days are of equal length, but light bends increasing towards darkness, and winter is on its way. It is a time of balance, and a time of looking forward to and preparation for the winter.

At this time food is prepared for storage, jams and pickles are made, and fruits are candied and preserved. Maple syrup is a traditional food for Mabon, as are all long-keeping plant foods, and honey, which is a natural preservative. Special foods to celebrate with include traditional Greek baklava (honey cake), and anything preserved or that involves fermentation. The colors of the season are brown and gold.

In Australia, Mabon falls close to the end of Daylight Savings time, and the change in the time that evening falls makes us very aware that winter is on its way, and that summer is well and truly over. It is at Mabon that the Cauldrons are first lit again, the last of the summer fruits are eaten in thanks, and summer ribbons and garlands are put away in preparation for the colder months.

Mabon is the second harvest, and the Goddess is mourning her fallen consort as he has been cast down, but the rebirth found in the seeds of harvest gives hope for the future, and the continuing circle of hope. Mabon is a time of gathering, of preparation. It is also a time to walk among the gum trees, smelling the resin and the eucalyptus oils in the air, and gathering oils, barks, plants and herbs to be dried for culinary, medicinal and magickal purposes.

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