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Week 14

Casting Circle in Witchcraft

CASTING CIRCLE:

Find a place to cast circle - outside if at all possible. If you already have a way to cast circle, do so. If not you can use the following very simple casting. If you are going to use the circle here, read over it first so you know what you need.

    Get any items you want to use

    Sweep the area of negative energy.

    Stand Facing the East and say " I call upon the Guardian of Air to come and protect this circle"

    Stand Facing the South and say " I call upon the Guardian of Fire to come and protect this circle"

    Stand Facing the West and say " I call upon the Guardian of Water to come and protect this circle"

   Stand Facing the North and say" I call upon the Guardian of Earth to come and protect this circle"

    Stand Facing the East and Say " No circle would be complete without returning to East and Air"

NOTE: Some Trads start in the North and there are many names that the Guardian or Elementals can be called.

  Now go to the altar and bless the salt and water and mixing them together and light the incense.

    Take a sword, Athame, Wand, or your finger - go to the east and say" I cast this circle once" then walk deiosil around the circle till you return to the east. Return to the alter and get the incense - return to the east and say " I cast this circle twice" and again walk around the circle till you return to the east - take the incense and replace it with the holy water, return to the east and say " I cast this circle Thrice" and walk around the circle for the third time.. The circle is now cast. You say " The circle is cast and we are now in that place between worlds"

    Go to the alter and light a candle for the God and Goddess (Gold and Silver or White and Black) and you say " I invite the Lord and Lady to attend this circle tonight"

    Since this is a practice circle - take a few minutes to meditate. Think of what you have done. Look at the circle. Feel the circle.

    Next you will do Cakes and Ale. (this can be cookie and juice or what ever you want) Taking your Athame, Wand or Finger and touch the Cake and say " Bless this cake" remove a piece for the Lord and Lady. Eat the cake. Then do the same with Ale and say " Bless this Ale" pour a little for the Lord and Lady. Then drink the ale.

    Now you go to the East and say " I want to thank the Guardian of Air for being here tonight" Repeat with each quarter returning to East.

    Thank the God and Goddess for attending your circle - put out their candles.

    Go to the NE corner of the circle and cut the circle saying "The circle is open yet unbroken.

    Clean up the area returning all tools you used.

When you are casting a circle with more people in it you can have different people doing different things.  You can have a person for each quarter, Maiden get mixes salt and water. HPS cast the circle. HPS blessed cakes and ale and Maiden hands them out. If possible everyone in the circle should have something to do. The circle can be sweep by the Maiden, a Novice, or any other Coven member. You can have different people lead any chants or songs or do solo’s. The person doing the HPS role doesn’t have to be the HPS of the Coven - can also be a Priest.




DISCUSSION:

1. Can you feel the power of the Circle?

2. Why do you need the Circle?