Ritual To Receive The Protection Of The Moon
Place a jewel, that you regularly carry on you, in a cup of spring water a day before the full moon. The following day, on the evening of full moon, stir the water three times with your finger in a clockwise motion. Take the cup in your hands and in a clockwise, stirring motion, move the cup in a clockwise, circular, stirring motion three times.
Then, repeat these words aloud:
O LIGHT OF THE MOON,
KEEP ME FROM HARM.
Raise the cup towards the sky and drink the water. Remove the jewel from the cup. You must carry it on your person to the next full moon in order to ensure your protection.
Repeat this ritual every month to benefit from its influence.
To Obtain Money…
Done During the Full Moon…
Fill your cauldron half full of water and drop a silver coin into it. Position the cauldron so that the light from the moon shines into the water. Gently sweep your hands just above the surface, symbolically gathering the Moon’s silver.
While doing this say…
“Lovely Lady of the Moon, bring to me your
wealth right soon. Fill my hands with silver
and gold. All you give, my purse can hold.”
Repeat this three times. When finished, pour the water upon the earth.
from Celtic Magic by D. J. Conway
Shield To Keep Harm Away
red cloth and ribbon;
any combination of…
a pinch of dried thyme;
and a red or white candle.
Mars, breathe your fire
into these stones and herbs.
Wrap me in the warmth of your protection.
Shield me from harm.
A Working Full Moon Ritual
Cleanse, build, and consecrate the Circle area
Position and build the Altar
Include small slips of paper, a cauldron for burning, a quill pen and dragon’s blood ink
Light the Goddess Candle
Call to Circle
Call the Quarters and cast the Circle.
At completion, HPS moves to altar and says:
The circle is cast. Feel how the energies have changed. We are between the worlds, now. This is a time that is no time; a place that is no place. Blessed be.
HPS gives the Goddess Invocation
HP gives God Invocation
The Charge of the Goddess says, Whenever you have need of anything, once in the month, and better it be when the moon is full, then ye shall assemble in some secret place and adore the spirit of me, who am Queen of all Witcheries.
The Moon is full, and we are assembled here to ____________ (state in detail a need of a group member, absent or present, and why magickal intervention is needed and appropriate).
Each of us will write a wish as we would have it done for ____________ (name of person). Always remember the Rede and the Law of Three.
After all have written, we will release the wishes into the universe by burning them.
Keep silence now and enter into a time of meditation and consider your wish for __________ (name of person).
When all have finished meditating and writing, each person should offer the wish to each quarter (with appropriate wording of her/his choice), starting with East and moving deosil. Then move to the altar and light the paper from the Goddess Candle and drop it in the cauldron saying:
With this flame and smoke I release this wish to the winds of time, that my request be fulfilled.
So Mote it Be.
Chant should continue until last person burns her/his wish. The chant should be about strengthening each person’s wish.
Pause of silence
Blessing of Cakes and Ale
The cakes and the ale are outward symbols, sacraments, of our inward relationship with the Goddess and the God. With these small offerings, we honor both Goddess and God.
We of the Craft believe that our words and our actions shape reality. Tonight, we have called upon the power of Goddess and God to _____________ (re-state what and why we just did).
As we have willed it, so mote it be. Let us honor the gods and remember our tie to them.
Sharing of Cakes and Ale
Give thanks to the Quarters and to the God and Goddess, open Circle as per usual.
Full-Moon Blessing Rite
A clear glass bowl
One bottle of Spring water
One sprig of jasmine
One white pillar candle
Gardenia incense and oil
Inscribe the symbol(moon symbol with crossed spears on it) on the outside side bottom of the bowl with the silver paint.
Set your altar or small table so the light of the full moon will shine directly on it. Fill the bowl with the spring water. Place the bowl and all the other items called for on the altar. Light the white pillar candle and say:
Lady I now invite thee here,
As the Mother of sacred Earth.
Whose power is beyond compare,
When dreams are given birth.
Hold the moonstone and sprig of Jasmine in offering as you ask this blessing:
Lady of desire, reflection of light,
You are my motion, direction, and second sight.
Mother of creation the original source,
You are potential, power, the ultimate force.
Grandmother of time, wise one from above,
I summon thee here with honor and love.
Gently place the moonstone and sprig of jasmine in the water. Pick up the bowl and hold it in offering to the moon as you say:
I call the brilliant evening star,
The Virgin of celestial light.
The Gracious Goddess from afar,
Great Mother of second sight.
Glorious Queen of the twilight hour,
Wise and vigilant protector.
Thou whose silent power,
Is regal and most splendor.
I beckon thee to now descend,
Great Mystery behind the veil.
She who rises time and again,
The keeper of the Grail.
Set the bowl down. Anoint your forehead with a drop of water. Allow the candle to burn for one hour and then extinguish it. Carefully place the bowl in a window where the light of the moon will continue to shine on it. Just before sunrise, remove the jasmine and stone. Pour the contents of the bowl into a bottle with a lid, and close tightly. Keep the moonstone with your other magickal tools. Take the jasmine to the nearest river or lake and toss it in the water as you make a wish. Use the moon water to anoint candles and other magickal objects.
FULL MOON RITUAL
The moon is a powerful tool to use in Witchcraft. Each phase of the moon has its own power, and if we perform spells or rituals to coincide with the phase of the moon, our magick will be stronger.
After erecting circle at esbat but before cookies and wine, kneel with hands held high:
When the moon rides high
as she crosses the sky
and the stars on her gown trail behind
then we wiccan below
are all aglow
just to see her so brightly enshrined.
On the night of the moon
as I sing to the tune
of the Lady who watches above
I raise high my song
as she glides by so strong
and I bask in the light of her light.
Isis, Astarte, Diana, Hecate,
Demeter, Kali, Inanna
(Repeat as often as wanted)
Lovely Lady, you have been known by so many people. Aphrodite, Territory, Diana, Ea, Freyja, Gana Isis and so many more have been your names. It is with these names do I adore and worship you with your Lord by your side, do I give you due honour and invite you to join me on this, your special night.
Sit and meditate
Descend my Lady; descend I pray thee and speak with me, your child.
Meditate; if you do not feel the spirit, do the following:
I am she who watches over thee. Mother of you all. Know that I rejoice that you do not forget me. To pay homage at the full of the moon is meet and right and brings joy unto yourself, even as it does me. Know that, with my good Lord, I weave the skein of life for everyone. I am at the beginning of life and at its end: The Maiden, The Mother, The Crone.
Where ever you may be, if you seek me know that I am always here for I abide deep within you. Look, then, within yourself if you would seek me. I am Life and I am Love. Find me and rejoice, for love is my music and laughter is my song. Be true to me and I will ever be true to you. Love is the law and love is the bond.
So Mote it Be!
From Raymond Buckland’s Complete Book of Witchcraft
Full Moon Scrying Ritual
1 bright, shiny silver coin
1 small, black cauldron or scrying bowl filled with water
Mysteries old and futures bright,
Give me a glimpse of that to be
And as I will so mote it be.”