Rituals together are a great way to build energy and set intention. I crafted this ritual to help support a friend through the transition into her new life, to bless us and celebrate our time and connection together.
Begin by setting up your alter. Bring offerings of flowers, bread, fruit, chocolate, etc. In addition to what you normally place on your alter have a candle for each person, salt, water and incense, Palo Santo or sage, and a lighter. You can also have paper and something to write with to burn fears and things you would like to let go of in the fire, we wrote these things down before the ritual and had the paper with us but you could do it once you've called circle as well.
I brought canning jars with lids for the water so each person would have their own and be able to take it with them. I also placed crystals in the jars and it rained right before so I collected some rain water. If you were near a natural source of water you could use that too. The crystals I used: Rose Quartz: encourage unconditional love, openings heart, self-love, deep inner healing and peace. Turmalated Quartz: grounding and deflection of negative energy. Ruby: increase passion and love, finding bliss, adventure. Garnet: Grounding, love and relationships. Moonstone: inner growth and strength. Sooth emotions, success and good fortune. Labradorite: Transformation, companion through change, protection. Rainbow Tourmaline: Cleanse, balance and strengthen love centre, purify heart. Malachite: stone of transformation, protection.
Gather your group and begin to call your circle, you can smudge each person as they walk into the circle if you like. If you have a fire you can set up around the fire. Face the direction as you call. You can also do this ritual alone.
We (I) call to the energy of Air in the East. May you breathe peace into our (my) new beginnings and change with the turning of the wheel. Bring us (me) wisdom, clear thought and communication. Hail and Welcome
We (I) call to the energy of Fire in the South. May your heat burn everything that does not serve us (me) and bring the passion and courage in the creation of successful relationships. Hail and Welcome
We (I) call to the energy of Water in the West. May you wash away any emotions that cause suffering. May you heal, purify and cleanse us (me) and fill our (my) hearts with joy and love. Hail and Welcome
We (I) call to the energy of Earth in the North. May you ground us (me) in your stability and nourish us (me) with your strength as we (I) walk into new growth and abundance. Hail and Welcome.
(In the center you can call any energy you working with if the ones listed do not resonate with you)
We (I) call to the goddess of love Aphrodite, Venus and Freya help us with this blessing in joy in love. We (I) call to Hecate keeper of the keys and the crossroads and the unknown. We (I) call on Lugh to protect us (me). We (I) call all our (my) guides above and below to help support this blessing and transition. Hail and Welcome.
Light Palo Santo, Sage or incense: Air reflects our creativity, spirituality, and inspiration, have someone in the group smudge each person or if you're doing it alone smudge yourself with the sweet smell and spend a moment contemplating the aspects of air.
Light a candle or look to the fire: Fire reflects our relationships, protection, ideas and achievement, spend a moment contemplating these aspects of fire. This would be the time to write down fears and things you would like to let go of and throw them into the fire.
Open your jar of water: Water reflects our emotions, intuition, dream states and healing, smudge the water and spend a moment contemplating the aspects of water.
Take a handful of salt and place it in the water: Salt represents Earth which reflects our practicality, knowledge, sacred wisdom and growth.
Stir realizing you are combining the elements that create life itself. Consider the balance of the elements and the magic that you would like to create in your life.
Dip your fingers in the water and touch your crown
Say “Bless my crown and my connection to source, highest self and pure bliss from this day forward.”
Dip and touch 3rd eye
Say “Bless my 3rd site that I may see the truth have clear vision and be able to make decisions from my intuition, imagination and inner wisdom from this day forward”
Dip and touch throat
Say “Bless my throat so that my communication may be clear and may I always easily express my feelings and speak my truth from this day forward.”
Dip and touch heart
Say “Bless my heart that it may be open and unburdened may it be filled with love and joy and inner peace from this day forward”
Dip and touch solar plexus
Say “Bless my center that I may create harmony and be filled with self worth, self confidence and self esteem from this day forward.”
Dip and touch Sacral Chakra,
Say: “Bless my connections to others, open me to the passions of life, my ability to accept others as they are and create magical new experiences from this day forward.”
Dip and touch root and feet.
Say “Bless my rootedness and my feet that I may be grounded, that I may walk my path in balance and abundance from this day forward.”
So mote it be
We (I) thank the goddesses of love Aphrodite, Venus and Freya for your help and your blessing in joy in love. We (I) thank Hecate keeper of the keys and the crossroads and the unknown. We (I) thank Lugh for your protection. We (I) thank our (my) guides above and below for your support and your blessing. Hail and Farewell.
We (I) thank the energy of Earth in the North. For your grounding in stability and nourishing us (me) with your strength as we (I) walk away in growth and abundance. Hail and Farewell.
We (I) thank the energy of Water in the West. You have washed away our (my) suffering and bought healing, purification and cleansed our (my) hearts with joy and love. Hail and farewell
We (I) thank the energy of Fire in the South. You have ignited our (my) passion and courage to create successful relationships. Hail and Farewell
We (I) thank the energy of Air in the East. You have breathed peace into our (my) new beginnings and change as the wheel turns and brought us (me) the wisdom that comes from clear thoughts and communication. Hail and Farewell
MERRY MEET AND MERRY PART AND MERRY MEET AGAIN!
You may save the mixture and dab a little on your third-eye every day for a few days as reminder. You may pour the mixture in your bath for a gentle energizer. You may return the mixture to the earth by pouring it on soil or sand (reminder plants don’t thrive in salt). Sprinkle throughout your home to seal in positive energies and protection.
So mote it be!