Casting and Closing A Circle
This is a free ritual available from New Moon Occult Shop. Have your altar and tools prepared and mark your circle with quarter candles.Move to the middle of the circle and state while spinning in a
"I open my hand and the circle grows,
It encompasses and protects me,
As above,So below,
This circle is sealed.
Then follows the call of the quarters,beginning in the North,light
each candle while invoking that quarter:
North the power of Fire,
West the power of Earth,
South the power of Air,
East the power of Water,
Assist me now."
Note:you can change the meanings/symbology of each direction to suit
While lighting the candles visualize a growing sphere that encompasses
your sacred space.
To close the circle,release the quarters.Say the following while
walking around the circle,snuffing out each candle as you go:
East,South,West and North:
I Thank You for your assistance
May we meet again in love and trust.
Move to the center of the circle,raise your hands above your head and
slowly bring them down to your sides while moving around the circle
saying as you go:
I close my hand and the circle shrinks,
This circle is open
But never broken
The circle is now open...
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