Our Esbat is being led by our adept Dawn of the Day this month. Please read completely through the ritual so you will know what you need and how the ritual will flow. Thank you. Lady Beltane
Thursday, August 16, 2019
Social hour 6:00 to 6:59 PM Central Time
Sacred Circle cast at 7:00 PM Central Time
Full moon ritual for releasing negativity
This months full moon ritual will be to help cleanse yourself from negativity and anger. Everyone has been hurt physically, emotionally, mentally and this is the time to release the negativity and anger from ourselves. Some of this negativity is caused by our very own actions, we are often our worse critics, but also from the action of others. We are doing this so we can start the healing process and bring more happiness and positivity to ourselves.
The full moon is when the positive energy is the strongest and we have the best chance of letting go of anger and negativity and start the healing process and start being more positive so that we can continue to grow in all aspects.
Please as we do this ritual place on your altars some of the things that help you the most to be in one with the gods. These can be candles, incense, stones, bowls, flower petals, gentle colors, water, or something to remind you of the proper season. For each of us our altars are unique so please use what you need. You will need a couple pieces of paper, a fire source and a place to burn these safely.
As our ritual starts please sit or stand in front of the altar. If possible place your altar outside but as you are there do not let your shadow fall over the altar
This is what I will do but will not say. To start the ritual I would first move my altar to the middle of the room making sure the point of the star pointed northeast, I would then sage the altar and the room to cleans the area. I would then place on the alter my statue of Hekate for my goddess and a piece of antler that I use to represent odin. I would then place a white candle to represent the spirit in the northeast point, moving clockwise I would then use a feather to symbolize air in the east, usually a small red candle to represent fire in the south, water in the west and salt to represent the north.
I would add to my altar the different things of abundance/harvest for my area that is corn and apples and a cup of apple cider and some homemade bread. I would also add either a couple candles or pieces of cloth colors of green and gold to represent the season.
I would do this all in private before the ritual actually started as all witches set their altars up in a unique way, although I would suggest some grain or other materials that are in season to be harvested.
I will open the ritual by saying I call the watchtower of the East and I ask Auriel to help protect this circle and empower the work within my circle.
I call the watchtower of the South and I ask Gabriel to help protect this circle and empower the work within my circle.
I call the watchtower of the West and I ask Raphael to help protect this circle and empower the work within my circle.
I call the watchtower of the North and I ask Michael to help protect this circle and empower the work within my circle.
I will then say I travel 3 times around our circle brothers and sisters in a clockwise manner to seal our circle so we are safe to do this ritual. I start in the east and point at the ground first and walk clockwise saying I close this circle with earth that no harm may come to anyone inside or outside of this circle. I will then point to the ceiling and say I close this circle with air so that no harm may come to anyone inside or outside of this circle, then finally at shoulder level I will say I close this circle with fire that no harm may come to anyone inside or outside of this circle.
I would then say what is above is below our circle is formed may it may be opened but never broken.
I will then say i welcome the element of air by touching a feather and thank them for helping me with this circle . Next will then welcome the element of fire by lighting a candle and thank them for helping me with this circle. I will then welcome water by touching the element and thank them for helping me with this circle and then to the north i will welcome the earth by touching that element and thank them for helping me with this circle.
I would then welcome the goddess (Hekate) and the god (Odin) to the circle and thanking them for attending and helping me with my work.
We have sealed the circle please use a couple of minutes here to calm your breathing, set up your gems light candles, and take a couple of deep breathes as you relax. Visualize positive energy entering into your body from the ground and starting to heal you.
Please everyone type the word done and we will move to the next step.
Please get out your 2 pieces of paper on one piece please write down all the negative that you want to dispose of concentrate for several minutes and make sure you write anything and everything down that you wish to be rid of. On the 2nd piece of paper write down all the positives. These are things that you want to continue, this is letting the universe know that you are thankful for them. The full moon in this case is acting as an agent/witness in contract with the universe.
Please type done when this is finished
Take the list of the negatives and safely light it and as it burns imagine all these things leaving your body like a toxin that has had an antidope applied, imagine as these things leaving your body, as that happens your body replaces these with positives. As this happens repeat something like: Dear Universe, I no longer need these things the lessons have been learned and I am ready to move past these things and bring more positivity into my heart so good things will happen in the future.
When finished type done
Now take the 2nd list and carefully light this, imagine all the positives that are on this list and think about how positives will trigger more positives. Make sure your heart is open and you are being honest and say something to the effect of with positives more positives will be spawned, my heart is open to these possibilities. May these positives help me to be more present, to serve better, and to keep my eyes and heart open to all the positives around me
Now brothers and sisters lets take a minute or 2 just to sit relax and meditate on this knowing that positive energy will bring more positive energy and that with patience good things will come about
When you are finished please type done
I will then say our work is done, thank you Hekate for working with us today and with the utmost gratitude please return from where you came. I will then say thank you Odin and with the utmost gratitude for working with us today please return from where he came. I will then say as i touch the element, I dismiss the earth and thank them for participating in the ritual. I then will say I dismiss the element of water as I touch it and thank them for participating in our ritual. I will then say I dismiss fire as I snuff out my candle and thank you for participating in our ritual. I would then say I dismiss air as i touch the feather again and say thank you for participating in our ritual.
I will then say thank you to Michael and please return from where you came, I will then thank Raphael and please return from where you came, I will then thank Gabriel and ask them to return from where they came and finally Auriel and ask them to return from where they came.
I will then rotate counterclockwise first at shoulder level thanking fire for protecting our circle. I will then point to the ceiling and thank air for protecting our circle and finally point to the ground and thank earth for protecting our circle. I will then hold my palms flat out to the ground and say all residual energy please release back into mother earth to help heal her.
I will then say brothers and sisters our ritual is over please go in peace and know that our circle is open but never broken, blessed be.