The Wiccan Rede

Bide within the law you must
in perfect love and perfect trust
Live you must and let to live
fairly take and fairly give
Tread the circle thrice about
to keep unwelcome spirits out
To bind the spell well every time
let the spell be said in rhyme

Light of eye and soft of touch
speak you little listen much
Honor the Old Ones in deed and name
let love and light be our guides again
Deosil go by waxing moon
chanting out the joyful tune
Widdershins go when the moon doth wane
and the werewolf howls by dread wolfsbane
When the Lady’s moon is new
kiss the hand to her times two
When the moon rides at her peak
then your heart’s desire seek

Heed the north wind’s mighty gale
lock the door and trim the sail
When the wind blows from the east
expect the new and set the feast
When the wind comes from the south
love will kiss you on the mouth
When the wind whispers from the west
all hearts will find peace and rest

Nine woods in the cauldron go
burn then fast and burn them slow
Birch in the fire goes
to represent what the Lady knows
Oak in the forest towers with might
from the fire it brings insight
Rowan is a tree of power
causing life and magic to flower
Willows at the waterside stand
ready to help us to the Summerland
Hawthorn is burned to purify
and draw a fairy to your eye

Hazel the tree of wisdom and learning
add it’s strength to the bright fire burning
White are the flowers of the apple tree
that brings us the fruits of fertility
Grapes grow upon the vine
giving us both joy and wine
Fir doth mark the evergreen
to represent immortality unseen
Elder is the Lady’s tree
burn it not or cursed be!

Four times the major sabbats mark
in the light and in the dark
As the old years starts to wane
the new beings, it’s now Samhain
When the time for Imbolc shows
watch for flowers in the snows
When the Wheel begins to turn
soon the Beltaine fire will burn
As the wheel turns to Lammas night
power is brought to magic rite

Four times the minor sabbats fall
use the sun to mark them all
When the wheel has turned to Yule
light the log the Horned One rules
In the spring when night equals day
time for Ostara to come our way

When the sun has reached it’s height
time for Oak and Holly to fight
Harvesting comes to one and all
when the autumn equinox does fall
Heed the flower, bush, and tree
by the Lady blessed you’ll be

Where rippling waters go
cast a stone, the truth you’ll know
When you have and hold a need
harken not to other’s greed
With a fool no season spend
or be counted as his friend
Merry meet and merry part
bright the cheeks and warm the heart

Mind the three-fold law you should
three times bad and three times good
When misfortune is eno
wear the star upon your brow
Be true in love this you must do
unless your love is false to you
And these eight words the rede fulfill:
If it harm none, do what you will

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Sacred Space

By fire and air, salt and sea
Cleanse this circle surrounding me
Make ready the space where divine resides
Protect it with peace on all sides
With truth and beauty, love and light
Bless my circle on this night

On hallowed earth I walk with the blade of will
In the presence of the Gods, chaos and still
Blue shining flame of beauty marks the sphere
None cross it but the sacred, reverent here
Into this circle none shall see
But those who bear the key to mystery

By the air that is her blessed breath
By the fire of her enduring spirit
By the waters of her teeming womb
And by the earth that is her fertile body
By all that is above and all that is below
Bless my circle with perfect love and trust and peace

Sacred, holy powers that be
Ride the winds to be here with me
Bring laughter, joy, love, and peace
Guard my circle from the east

Protect me with your eternal fire
Wrap me in it’s warm desire
May passion and spirit persevere
Help me live without fear

Peaceful tide that ebbs and flows
Bearing secrets no one knows
Holy waters of the west
Bless my circle with peace and rest

Fertile forests green and true
Majesty of the north
Where mountains meet the sky so blue
Lift me closer to you

Bless me with your light and love
Bless me with the stars above
Make my heart strong and true
All the better to serve you

-Capricorn’s Quest, second verse by T. Thorn Coyle

We Are The Stars

The sun and the moon are
Like two great guardians in heaven
The sun is radiant and warm
Giving life to the earth
The moon is calm and wise
Illuminating us from within
We are the stars
And as the sun brightens our days
And the moon glows in our dreams
May our hearts be like beacons
That light up the sky

-Capricorn’s Quest

Honor

Light of eye
Soft of touch
Speak you little
Listen much
Honor the Old Ones
In deed and name
Let love and light
Be our guides again

-from The Wiccan Rede

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