Circle Casting

Light all candles. Dip athame into the water, stirring 3 times deosil. Then dip the moistened blade into salt, and put three measures of it into the water. Say:

I cleanse you by water and earth.
Hold blade over Star Goddess candle and then over burning incense, and say:
I charge you by fire and air.

Blow three breaths of mana into the blade, and draw the Iron Pentacle to the North silently, after which you pierce it, seeing the Pentacle grow opalescent white, and through which you aim the mana. Draw a line of mana in a circle around you, saying at each of the Quarters:

[N] By the Earth that is her body
[E] By the Air that is her breath
[S] By the Fire of her spirit
[W] And by the Waters of her womb
This circle is cast!

In silence, take incense around circle deosil. Then take athame and hold aloft over your head, and look through your arms facing South as you say:

My knife has drawn the circle round,
My feet have walked the sacred ground,
Let those within the airy wheel
Bear witness to the Magic seal,
And those without be turned about,
and never hear my fatal shout:
Power stay in, world stay out!

Lift knife to zenith and envision it grabbing the circle of mana, then it expand up and down to create a sphere about you.

As above, [point knife to nadir]
So below,
We are between the worlds.
So mote it be!

Lay athame down. Pick up wand, go to the East, and extend a thread of your consciousness out to an infinite point before you, sending your energy in a stream to the realm of the Guardian to “waken“ it, drawing the thread back to connect to your heart. With your arms raised, call out to the Guardian:

Starfinder: Guardian of the East and Air and Knowledge. We invoke you and call you! Come to us, come to us, come to us! Be here now!

Bring your arms down and cross them once again over your chest, and bow in salutation. Repeat for each of the four Quarters, using these words:

[S] Shining Flame: Guardian of the South and Fire and Truth. We invoke you and call you! Come to us, come to us, come to us! Be here now!

[W] Water Bearer: Guardian of the West and Water and Love. We invoke you and call you! Come to us, come to us, come to us! Be here now!

[N] Black Mother: Guardian of the North and Earth and Wisdom.We invoke you and call you! Come to us, come to us, come to us! Be here now!

Then stand facing the centre of the circle and raise your arms above your head, saying:

All four stars are one, By the Goddess Above we invoke the Heaven Shiner!

Lower your arms, hands pointing downwards, saying:

All four stars are one, By the Goddess Below we invoke Fire in the Earth!

Bring both hands up to about chest height, palms flat together, seeing all the lines of connection between you and each Guardian converging at your heart, and say:

And by the Centre, which is the circumference of all! 
So mote it be!

Invoke the Star Goddess:

Holy Mother, In you we live, move, and have our being. From you all things emerge and unto you all things return. Mother of all the gods and mortals, we invoke you and call you! Come to us, come to us, come to us! Be here now!

Cakes and Wine
Fill chalice with wine, dip athame into it, saying:

As the Athame is to the Sky, so the Cup is to the Earth, and from their union worlds are born.

Pour a small libation into the offering bowl and then drink from your cup, making a toast. Place the wand first over the cakes, say:

Body of the God, Gift of the Goddess, Blessed Be!

Put a piece of the cake in the bowl as a libation, then eat yours.

Leave to Depart
Thank all Goddesses and Gods invoked in whatever words seem appropriate at the time, and extinguish the God and Goddess candles after you say:

Go if you must, stay if you will, but if you must go, we bid you Hail and Farewell!

Thank the Guardians in reverse order to invocation, saying:

Guardians of [Below, Above] the elements of [Earth, Water, Fire, Air]; We thank you for being with us! We ask your blessing ere ye depart to your lovely realms, and may the peace of the Goddess be between us, now and forever.

Go if you must, stay if you will, but if you must go, we bid you Hail and Farewell!

Lift the Circle, using the athame to disperse widdershins.

All is over, all is done, 
What has been must now begone, 
What was done by ancient art
Now merry meet and merry part!

Aim to apex and shoot energy up to create a great star, which gives energy to all and then fades. Extinguish all other candles.

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Demi

I'm a 30-something cis-female pagan solitary Witch and Priestess living in Auckland, New Zealand. I've been studying and practicing modern pagan witchcraft since 1997, and my path has been inspired by the Reclaiming Tradition, Feri, Cunning Craft, Wicca, Druidry, the Religio Romana and the Church of All Worlds.

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