The Hour is upon us
Be it known to all the temple will now be erected
The circle cast
Let those who desire attendance gather now
To prepare our sacred space
Let none be here but of their own free will
We are entering a place
That is not a place
And a time
That is not a time
A circle with out end
Summoner must ask the attending members: Do you enter this circle of your own free will? (wait for a response) Do you enter this circle with open hearts and open minds? (wait for a response)Then enter the temple we bid you welcome merry meet.
HP: The circle is about to be cast and we stand freely within to greet our Lord and Lady with open hearts and open minds
North: I call upon Light and Earth at the North to illuminate and strengthen the Circle I call upon you, Elemental Earth, to attend this rite and guard this circle, for as we have body and strength, we are kith and kin
East: I call upon Light and Air at the East to illuminate and enliven the Circle I call upon you, Elemental Air, to attend this rite and guard this circle, for as we breathe and think, we are kith and kin
South: I call upon Light and Fire at the South to Illuminate and warm the Circle I call upon you, Elemental Fire, to attend this rite and guard this circle, for as we have energy and drive, and consume life to live, we are kith and kin
West: I call upon Light and Water at the West to illuminate and cleanse the Circle I call upon you, Elemental Water, to attend this rite and guard this circle, for as we have emotions and our hearts beat, we are kith and kin
HP: We draw this circle in the presence of the Lady and the Lord that they may aid and bless us in our work.
North: This is the boundary of the circle, around us, through walls and floors across the seas and lands to surround each member of this coven.
East: Above us and below us a perfect sphere is the circle cast and consecrated to the Lord and Lady
South: May they work with and through their children
West: This circle is charged by the powers of the Ancient Ones! Only love shall enter and leave
North takes up the salt: Salt is life and purifying. I bless this salt to be used in this sacred circle by the power of the Goddess and the God
West takes up the salt and adds it to the water: I combine thee water and salt, earth and water, flesh and passion, I charge thee to become sacred, a fluid of protection to sanctify the boundaries of this temple.
East takes up the incense: This incense is the air and inspiration, I bless this incense to be used in this sacred circle by the power of the Goddess and the God
South takes up the cauldron with the charcoal and adds incense to the charcoal: I combine thee coal and incense, fire and air, desire and inspiration, I charge thee to become sacred, a shroud of protection, to purify the boundaries of this temple.
HP: Hail to the Elementals at the Four Quarters! Welcome the Lady and Lord to our Sacred circle, we stand between the worlds with love and power all around!
I call the blessings of the Goddess and the God upon us
Blessed be the feet that brought all in attendance upon our path
Blessed be the knees that support all in attendance upon our path
Blessed be the sexuality of all in attendance that honours life
Blessed be the hearts of all in attendance that hold everyone true to the path
Blessed be the lips of all in attendance that speak the sacred names
Blessed be the eyes of all in attendance that see the beauty of nature
Blessed be the minds of all in attendance that seek the wisdom and knowledge of the Goddess and the God
Blessed be all of you who belong to this our Coven may our Lord and lady smile upon you all
Blessed be all of you who attend here today may our Lord and Lady smile upon you all
May every drink you take taste sweeter
May every love you have be deeper
May your lives be filled with abundance and joy
HP: Lord and Lady, we have been blessed by Your presence during this time with us, watching us, guarding us; guiding us here and in all things. We came with love and we depart with love. Love is the Law and Love is the Bond. Merry did we meet, Merry do we part and Merry will we meet again. Merry meet, merry part, and merry meet again!
North: Depart in peace, Elemental Earth. Our Blessings take with you
East: Depart in peace, Elemental Air. Our Blessings take with you
South: Depart in peace, Elemental Fire. Our Blessings take with you
West: Depart in peace, Elemental Water. Our Blessings take with you
HP: Beings and powers of the visible and invisible depart in peace! You aid in our work, whisper in our minds, and bless us from the Otherworld. Let there ever be harmony between us. Our blessings take with you.
Summoner: The circle is open yet the circle remains as its magical power is drawn back into everyone in attendance. The ritual is ended! Blessings have been given, and Blessings have been received. May the peace of the Goddess and the god remain forever in our hearts. The circle is open but will remain unbroken so mote it be.