How to Cast a Circle
- White candle
Casting Instructions for 'How to Cast a Circle'
If you have one, set your altar in the center of a clean area. If not, simply sit/kneel/stand on the floor in the center of a cleared area.Light one white candle. Envision a circle of white light around you (and your altar).
Face North and say: "Hail to the guardians of the North, mighty earth who feeds us, our home and mother, welcome to the circle". Next, face East and say: "Hail to the guardians of the East, blessed air who cools us, the breath of life in all, welcome to the circle". Next, face the South and say: "Hail to the guardians of the South, sacred flame that sparks life in all, our protection and father, welcome to the circle". Finally, face the West and say: "Hail to the guardians of the West, Waters of life, where all are cleansed and reborn, welcome to the circle".
Proceed with your ritual. At the end, thank the directions in the same manner in which you invited them.The circle is now broken and your spellwork complete. At this time, snuff your candles and do any parts of the spell that require you to leave the circle (burying an item, scattering the ashes etc.)
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