Items You Will Need:
An altar or small table covered with a black cloth
One black candle
A glass or chalice filled with red wine
A plate filled with bread
The Wheel of Hecate symbol (pictured) inscribed with silver ink on black card stock (the wheel should be the size of a dessert or small dinner plate.)
To begin the rite, light the black candle as you say:Mistress of Magick, Great Hecate, Let your Light Now lead the way.
Set the plate of food on top of the Wheel of Hecate. Hold your hands over the food and ask Hecate to bless it as follows:I summon thee by Witches Rune, Waxing light and Waning Moon. With the turning of the tide, All that’s past be laid aside. Threefold Goddess of the night, Bless me from the shadows light. Banish now all trouble and fear, Bring me happiness for all the year.
You will now want to bless the wine by holding your hands over the chalice or glass of wine as you say:Let now the knowledge of the light, Bring me wisdom and inner sight. For all that was, has now passed away, That new beginnings shall come my way.
In honor of Hecate, eat a portion of food and drink some of the wine. Take a few moments to reflect on the rite, and then extinguish the black candle as you say:O glorious Hecate your are my power Bless me my Lady from this hour.
To ensure that Hecate will bless you in the coming year, you must now take the remaining food and wine to the nearest crossroads and leave it. Place the food in the center of the crossroads and pour the wine over it. As you do this, ask Hecate to bless you. When you return home, clear the altar, and hang the Wheel of Hecate over your altar or bed.