In two previous articles, we covered the basic steps present in most Wiccan rituals (Ritual Construction) and some important things to keep in mind when writing your own ritual (Composing a Ritual,) be it a solitary or group ritual. Now, I’ll give an example of a Full Moon ritual based upon these steps and key points to keep in mind.
This ritual is written for the solitary practitioner, but could be converted for a small group of 2 -3 people; it would not be suitable for any more than that. It is written to include only the most basic of items, for it is the intention and sincerity of the person performing the ritual that matters most –not the number of shiny tools and flaming candles.
The purpose is to align the person performing the ritual with Lunar energies and allow them to more strongly feel the effects, power, and influence of the Moon within their lives. It calls upon the Elements and Deity in the guise of Moon and Sun. This ritual is suitable to be performed in or outdoors, and should take less than an hour to complete.
If you have any questions as to format, word usage, intent, etc, don’t hesitate to comment or contact me for clarification.
For this Ritual you will Need:
Creation of Sacred Space
Casting the Circle
Cast about a Circle, round;
Strong as Iron, Light as Sound.
Inviting Various Spirits and Deities
Calling the Quarters: Invoking the Elements
The Moon shines bright upon the Earth;
All are gathered in Her praise.
The Night Air decked in Silver light,
All are gathered to sing Her praise.
A flash of Silver, stirring the Fire within us,
All who gather feel the warmth of Her embrace.
Tidal waters and emotions surge in Her presence,
All are gathered in Her love.
Calling the Gods: Lady Luna and Lord Sol
Sweet Mother of the Starry Night,
Shining One of Beauty,
Descend here, with Your Silver Light,
Bless me with Your presence.
Strong Father of the Radiant Day,
Fiery One of Glory,
Descend here, with Your Golden Ray,
Bless me with Your presence.
Body of Work: Honoring the Goddess at the Full Moon
Mother Goddess, riding high,
shining down upon us,
Silver light that casts no Shadow,
the Sun bows in Your presence.
All are gathered here before You,
singing praises in Your name.
Glorious Celestial One,
Within, Without: All are the same.
Simple flame lit in Your honor,
naught that can compare,
wrap me in Your silver essence,
Your love, that I might share.
Thanking the Attending Spirits and Deities
Thanking the Gods: as One
Merciful Mother, Fearsome Father,
I stand here, your Child,
Thankful for All that I am: All that You have given.
Though, often I may forget my place in It All,
Always am I aware of my Connection to It All.
In Your Honor and Grace.
Thanking the Elements
The Lady sleeps and all the Earth is quiet.
The Lady sleeps and deep Waters hold still.
The Lady sleeps and Embers grow cold.
The Lady sleeps and the Winds are stayed.
Dissolving Sacred Space