Opening the circle
The HPS takes to sprinkling the boundries with the cup filled with salted water. She recites:
"I tread this Path for Self, a reflection of the Divine."
The HP then takes the censor and carries the smoke to the boundries of the circle in a clock-wise direction. He recites
"I tread this path for Spirit, that which unites all things."
The HP or HPS then state the charge of our circle. It is as follows:
"Our circle is a place where hearts and minds can meet and share in the wonder and empowerment of a living and loving Goddess. We are a coven of friends, but above all things we are Family. Our love and our magick binds us together and our circle keeps us and nurtures us. We are blessed. Blessed Be!"
The Dragon Guardians are then invoked.
Mighty Dragon, guardian of the realms of the East. Your tongue is a sharp sword, cutting with the knowledge of the arcane. Your spirit flows as graceful as a swift in flight. Purify us with truth. Blessed Be.
Mighty Dragon, guardian of the realms of the South, your breath is a flame with the fires of inspiration and passion. Your spirit is searing and fervent. Purify us with Love. Blessed Be.
Mighty Dragon, guardian of the realms of the West, your coils are the cleansing healing waves that nurture the soul. Your spirit lunges, leaps and splashes like a Talbot at play. Purify us with pulsing tides. Blessed Be.
Mighty Dragon, guardian of the realms of the North, your talons run like roots into the earth, giving you infinite strength. Your spirit is substantial, hard and pure like a clear crystal. Purify us with persistant wisdom. Blessed Be.
Each of these Dragons has a secret name that they are also invoked with. A suggestion is that anyone using these invocations meditate to find an appropriate name for each Guardian and use it along with or instead of the words "Mighty Dragon".
I find that the circle charge sets the mood for the circle and I change it to suit the situation.