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.