August New Moon Ritual
Adjusting to Change Spell
As you reap the harvest of your magickal work (not to mention the alterations that you have made in your everyday life) , you will see many benefits. You may be stronger, wiser, more prosperous, healthier… thinner. Whatever you have been working on, you should be seeing some of the results by now. That’s good, right? Of course it is.
Still, most people find change to be at least a bit unsettling, even if the change is for the better. Some of us get downright stressed out by the new and different, even if it is what we asked for in the first place. So here is a spell to help ease you through the transition to the new and improved you.
Note: You can also use this spell any time you need help with some type of change, including the not-so-positive ones that life occasionally throws at us. It doesn’t need to be done at one of the moons to be effective, either. Just put all your need for help into it, and the Goddess will hear you, no matter what the date.
Adjusting to Change:
Note: This ritual is best done in a quiet atmosphere. If you like to play music in the background as you get started, turn it off before you call the quarters.
*Note if you are a Solitary Practitioner change the HP or HPS to yourself)
Cleanse and consecrate the circle with sage or incense.
- Cleanse and consecrate the circle with salt and water.
- If desired, pass the Peace and Happiness oil around the circle. Have circle members or just yourself anoint while concentrating on becoming more at peace.
- Cast the circle, either hand to hand or by having the HPS walk around the circle with her athame.
Call the Quarters.
HPS invokes the Goddess: “Great Goddess, Lady of the Moon, we welcome you. As the moon rules over the changes in the tides and in our bodies, so you rule over the changes in our spirits. We ask that you join us tonight, and aid us as we seek to deal with those changes with grace and dignity. So Mote It Be.”
- - Drum to raise energy. If your group likes to chant, this is a good time to do the “She changes everything She touches, and everything She touches changes” chant. Remember to focus on what you want to achieve with this magickal work.
When you have raised the energy in the circle to its peak, recite the spell together. If some or all of the people in your group are in crisis, repeat the spell three times for added power:
Adjusting to Change Spell
In time of change, to ease transition
I call upon the Goddess wise
To help me find my new position
Underneath her moonlit skies
Guide my spirit, hands and heart
In this time of shifting tide
Aid me with the tasks I start
While easing what I lay aside
Whether grief or joyous birth
Sadness or release
With Air and Water, Fire and Earth
The Goddess brings me peace
So Mote It Be
-Take a moment of silence to ground, and let your new balance settle in.
-Pass Cakes and Ale. Comfort foods like cookies are good for this ritual
-Pass the Speaking Stick.
-Dismiss the Quarters.
-HPS thanks the Goddess.
-Open the circle. (This is a good time to recite the Wiccan Rede.)
Source:Circle, Coven, & Grove: A Year of Magickal Practice Deborah Blake(2014-03-30).