Full Moon Ritual

Full Moon Ritual, to be performed anytime in honoring of the Goddess Hecate in Her full moon aspect and/or performing any type of full moon magick and requesting Her assistance, or any other Full Moon Goddess, in your magick.  Also, since this is a Full Moon ritual, and not a Sabbat, and you are working with Moon's energies........Her energies......., there is no need to call in any God.   Moon rituals are sacred and for the Goddess only. You call in the Goddess and God at Sabbats, as the Sabbats are the interaction between the Goddess and her Consort...between Earth and Sun. And the Moon......is for the Goddess only!

Arrange your altar with all of your tools and other items the way you wish and then bless the altar saying:


I bless You now that You may aid
The energy flow as magick is made
I cast out negative energy
Leaving only the positive to live and breathe
Within you as I start this Rite
Blessed be in joy, love and light.

Then pick up the wand and draw an invoking pentagram in the air above the altar.  Replace the wand and say:

Blessed Be, O Creature of Light
Tools now of magick with power and might.

RITUAL SWEEP WITH BESOM (going widdershins)

Witche's Broom, swift in flight
Cast Out Darkness, Bring in Light
Earth be hallow; Air be clear; Fire bright; as water heals
A sacred bridge this site shall be, as my will, so mote it be.

CAST THE CIRCLE with your magickal sickle or staff.  (Note, some Witches are using a Sickle to cast the Circle of Hecate.  The sickle is the symbol of the Crone--of harvesting and death.  It is an ancient women's tool--more so than the sword.)

By the power of the Witch’s Staff (or sickle)
is the Magick Circle made.
A strong enclosure, a power-full room,
Safe within the Goddess’ womb;
A sacred place, a world apart
Where energies merge and Magick starts.
With Air and Fire this Circle I tread
To know our will is Magick ‘tis said.
With Water and Earth, this Circle is complete
To dare and keep silent after we meet.

Bless and consecrate the water, incense, and salt with your athame on your altar by casting out any impurities and uncleanliness of the spirit unknown.  Then combining salt and water cleanse circle with a chant.  Then combining incense (air) on fire (charcoal) cleanse circle with a chant.  You do this by going deosil

EVOKE  QUARTERS & LIGHT THEIR CANDLES

Hail Ye Mighty Ones of the East, Power of Air and mind
I summon and stir thee up to attend and protect this rite
as I perform a Full Moon Ritual this night.
I bid thee Hail and Welcome.
(Light the candle and do an invoking pentagram in the air)

Hail Ye Mighty Ones of the South, Power of Fire and energy
I summon and stir thee up to attend and protect this rite
as I perform a Full Moon Ritual this night.
I bid thee Hail and Welcome.
(Light the candle and do an invoking pentagram in the air)

Hail Ye Mighty Ones of the West, Power of Water and emotions
I summon and stir thee up to attend and protect this rite
as I perform a Full Moon Ritual this night.
I bid thee Hail and Welcome.
(Light the candle and do an invoking pentagram in the air)

Hail Ye Mighty Ones of the North, Power of Earth and stability
I summon and stir thee up to attend and protect this rite
as I perform a Full Moon Ritual this night.
I bid thee Hail and Welcome.
(Light the candle and do an invoking pentagram in the air)

CIRCLE IS SEALED (make an invoking pentagram in the air over your altar)

The Circle is sealed and I am
completely cut off from the outside world
so that I may give honor to the Goddess Hecate,
Great Goddess of the Dark Moon.
 
LIGHTING THE TRIPLE GODDESS CANDLES

Three Candles I do Light
In Honor of Thee, O Goddess this sacred Night
White for the Maiden pure as Snow
Red for the Mother full within, and
Black for the Crone, old and wise

DRAWING DOWN THE MOON-
INVOCATION TO  HECATE, GODDESS OF THE FULL MOON

I call upon She who unveils all mysteries!
Oh Mother of all Creation, Goddess Hecate,
the Three and the One.
Goddess of fertility and fullness.
Oh wise one, filled with Luna's secrets
whose torches of the Moon light the darkened sky.
Full-orbed Hecate, Mistress of enchantments,
Queen of Heaven, Earth and the Underworld,
Protectress of all Witches,
Come Now into me your Priestess
Fill Me with Your Presence
Oh Gracious Queen of all Witches as I attend this Rite.

(Imagine or see the Full Moon and see this haze descending from the moon into you.  Feel Her slowly envelope you, starting at the top of your head and slowly moving down to your feet.  Feel this vibrating energy of the Goddess Hecate fill your very being.  When Her energies reach your feet, know that you are walking as Hecate, as She is you and you are She.  Note:  you can use this invocation or another one from Invocations to Hecate)

CHARGE OF THE GODDESS

I am Goddess of three Moons.
I am mistress of the Night.
I am the richness of the Earth.
I am the Moon and the Seas.
I am all that was and is and ever shall be.
Nor has any mortal ever seen that which lies beyond my veil
for I am indeed mistress of mysteries and the keeper of the keys.
I am Queen of all living things, for I Am Goddess of Nature.
I smile and the radiance of the Moon is everywhere.
Gather in secret if you must,
but do not tarry too long behind closed doors,
for it is in the richness of the earth and the boundlessness
of the sky that my true temple is to be found;
And the Moon, and sun and stars will keep your secrets.
I am all these things and more.
Hear my words my children and worship and be glad.
Look for me within these things but above all,
within your own soul, for it is there I am.
I have been with you in the beginning
 and I shall be with you at the end.
I am the womb of new beginnings,
as yet unimagined and unknown.

PRAISE TO HECATE

In this most sacred Night of the Full Moon
And mystical hour of the night
Does the Goddess Hecate reign supreme
And in Her name do I now give Her praise.
HAIL TO THEE HECATE; HAIL TO THEE HECATE
HAIL TO THEE HECATE, TRIPLE GODDESS OF THE MOON

If you wish to do some sort of magick for prosperity, happiness, love, work related, this would be the time to do it. You can do candle magick, poppet, parchment magick, etc.  If you would like to take a journey to the realm of Hecate to receive Her message to you, you will find a journey in Samhain Ritual to Evoke Hecate  But other than that, this ritual can stand alone to simply honor the Goddess Hecate when the moon is full. 

Blessings of Cakes and Wine - wine should be in Chalice and with athame bless the wine and then the cakes as follows:

I bless thee of Creature of Wine (cakes)
Knowing that when I drink (eat) of the
I partake in the powers of the mysteries of You
Great Goddess Hecate

LIBATION (Take the chalice of wine in both hands and hold it up and say:)

In honor of the O Great Goddess Hecate
Do I pour this Libation and drinketh this Toast
All Life is your Own
All fruits of the Earth your power, your wisdom, your liberation
I thank You for Your blessings and strength
Join with me; Feast with me; Enjoy with me.
(You can pour a few drops of wine onto the ground in front of the altar as an offering to Hecate, if you are outside.  If you are in your temple, then pour some wine into your Libation bowl along with an offering of cakes) Then raise the chalice to your lips and drink.)

(You can now medicate, consult the tarot, or any other divinatory devices, or simply sit back and relax.   Remember eating of the cakes helps ground you from the energy of the circle, and from the cone of power that you built if you did magick.)

THANK YOU AND FAREWELL

O Hecate, My Queen, My Goddess
You who awaits for me at the end of Life.
I thank you for thy blessings and of your spirit from your
Cauldron of the sacred fire on this night of the Full Moon
I bid thee farewell
(Put out Goddess candle)

Thanking the Triple Goddess

Wise Crone, who face is hidden from the starlit night
Thank you for joining my sacred this night.
I bid thee farewell
(Put out Crone/black Candle)

Mother, nurturer and giver of life
Who dances across the nightly sky in your silvery light
Thank you for joining my sacred circle this night
I bid thee farewell
(Put out the Mother/red candle)

Maiden, bringer of new ideas and inspiration
Who dances across the sky in carefree glee and anticipation
Thank you for joining my sacred circle this night
I bid thee Farewell
(Put out the Maiden/white candle)

QUARTERS RELEASED (I go widdershins, since I went deosil to welcome)

Mighty Ones of the East,
Wise Ones of Intellect and Mental Powers
I thank you  for your presence on this magickal Night
Ere Ye depart to your sacred realm
I bid thee Hail and Farewell
(Put out the candle and do a banishing pentagram)

Mighty Ones of the North,
Ancient Ones of wisdom
I thank you  for your presence on this magickal Night
Ere Ye depart to your sacred realm
I bid thee Hail and Farewell
(Put out the candle and do a banishing pentagram)

Mighty Ones of the West,
Mystic Ones
I thank you  for your presence on this magickal Night
Ere Ye depart to your sacred realm
I bid thee Hail and Farewell
(Put out the candle and do a banishing pentagram)

Mighty Ones of the South,
Ancient Ones firey light and passionate vitality
I thank you  for your presence on this magickal Night
Ere Ye depart to your sacred realm
I bid thee Hail and Farewell
(Put out the candle and do a banishing pentagram)

Return to the East and draw a banishing pentagram in the air with your wand to break the seal of the Circle.

CALLING BACK THE CIRCLE ( I go widdershins in calling back the Circle.  Use whatever tool you cast the Circle with.  I prefer using my sickle of Hecate or staff/wand)

Power cast and then forgotten is power wasted
Wherefore do I call ye back O Circle of Power
into my mighty staff (or sickle)
By the holy flame, this Circle disappears and becomes no more
Everything is as it was since the beginning of time.

The Circle is opened by unbroken
May the love of the Goddess be ever in your heart
Merry Meet and Merry Part
and Merry Meet again

I hope after performing this ritual that you feel as magickal as I do on a Full Moon night and you can feel the magick and know the mystery of Hecate. 

Take this opportunity to fly on over to Women and Dark Moon Magick for Hecate's words and wisdom regarding  the Dark Moon and Her powerful energies.  Also, take the opportunity to fly over to Hecate's Magickal Ritual Setup to learn more about casting a circle, as well as Drawing Down the Moon for a more in depth look at how and why this s done.

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Blessed Be ~Lady Hecate~


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