Outside last night with Atticus and Aurora. I had rescued one of the kittens from Aurora, as she was loving him to strongly for his taste (and Aurora's arms bear proof of his opposition,) and stayed outside for a bit as it was finally cool enough to be outside comfortably (it had dropped to the 80's after being mid 90's all day.)
We decided to take a little walk about the yard, see what random lovelies were growing about (found a lovely Thistle plant that I'm going to be picking a bit from...) We had gotten to the far corner of the yard, in a secluded spot behind the shed. I was looking for Nettles when Atticus yells out, "Look, Mom! The Moon!" I turned, smiled, and blew our Lady a kiss. Aurora, at my feet, repeated the action, blowing a kiss and laughing.
I then turned to Atticus and said, "Remember how I told you that you can worship the Gods at any time?"
"Yeah..." he agreed, but it sounded more like a question.
I smiled, grabbed him by the shoulders and twirled him to face North. I held his hands in mine and, while extending his right hand, said, "Cast your Circle."
We walked about together, chanting the familiar words that our family always uses to cast the Circle. We returned to North and clapped our hands. "The Circle is sealed."
I raised his arms again, to the North, and called the Spirit of Earth. The energy came and we turned to the East, repeating the action. About we went to the South, to the West, and back to the North for a moment's pause in respect of the powers gathered with us.
We turned toward the South-West, to face our Lady. We smiled, raised our arms and called Her. Atticus laughed; he's been nothing but smiles throughout. The Lady graced us with a gentle breeze across our faces. I crossed Atticus' arms across his chest and we called to our Lord Sun. The wind died down and the heat of the day became more noticeable. Again we paused before raising our arms again and calling Universal Energy, that absolute Divinity, found within us all, though lacking the personification of the Gods; it is the force behind Them as well.
Atticus was beaming. I raised his arms and, together, we thanked our Gods for coming, bidding Them to watch over Atticus and that he may feel Their presence in his life. We turned to the North and thanked the Earth for coming. Then we faced the West and repeated the familiar words. On to the South, then the East, and back to the North. Again we paused out of respect for the departing energies. I held out Atticus' hand, told him to open the Circle, and we went about widdershins, pulling back the energy. "The Circle is open, but never broken!"
We clapped our hands, sealing the action. Aurora came over then, she had been off picking flowers.
"Mommy! Me!" She held her arms up, wanting to Circle with us, of course, now that we were finished.
I twirled her to face the Moon and held her arms up, calling forth a blessing from our Lady upon her. I crossed her arms over her chest and called our Lord to bless her, too. Letting go of her, she ran off toward the house and Atticus and I followed after.
The Rite was ended.
Throwing the Bones