Circle Casting & Calling Quarters – Solitary

Circle Casting for Solitaries:

Place your quarter point/element candles or symbols in their appropriate quarters (colors of quarters/elements: North =Earth = Green; East =Air = Yellow; South=Fire=Red; West=Water=Blue).

Set up your altar (typically facing North). Your altar should include: candles, water, a bowl of salt and incense.

Light all the candles; light the incense.

Using athame, Bless the water:
“I consecrate and cleanse this water in the names of Cerridwen and Herne (or whatever deities you prefer), so it may be purified for use in this rite.”

Using athame, Bless the salt:
“I consecrate and bless this salt in the names of Cerridwen and Herne, so it may be purified for use in this rite.”

Add some salt to the water.

Take the athame or sword, begin walking deosil (clockwise) drawing a circle (envisioning a white or blue light forming all around) , saying:
“O circle be a place of peace, love, joy and truth. A shield against all evil, a place of protection that shall contain the energies I shall raise within thee. I do bless thee and consecrate thee in the name of Cerridwen and Herne.”

Pick up the salted water, starting in the East (walking deosil), sprinkle the salted water around the circle.

Pick up the censer (incense), starting in the East (walking deosil), cense the circle.

Pick up the athame, go to East. Drawing an invoking pentagram, say:
“Hear me watchtowers and guardians of the East, look now upon me, guide and protect me in my rite.”

Follow with all the quarters just replacing the East with the correct direction.

Your circle is now ready for whatever work you intended to do.

To close your circle:

Thank the Lord and Lady.

Pick up the athame, go to East. Drawing a banishing pentagram, say:
“Watchtowers and guardians of the East, thank you for attending my rite. Let us live with peace and love in our hearts. Hail and farewell.”

Follow with all the quarters just replacing the East with the correct direction.

Extinguish all candles.

by: Lady Pagan/The Pagan Musings

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