Merry Meet all,
Today the chill in the air blows in fall. Tonight the Full Harvest moon shines the brightest tonight. This is the time to focus on what you harvested from your herb garden and what you have accomplished in life.
Decorate the altar with symbols of Fall. Use gourds, squashes, pumpkins, red, orange and brown candles, and/ or stalks or grains. A bottle of wine is nice. Use corresponding quarter candles. Hold a meditation bath and meditate to prepare yourself for the ritual. You can perform this ritual as a solitary or with a coven, if you wish. Be sure to cleanse and prepare your sacred space for the ritual.
The Full Moon in September is about abundance. This may also be the last or next to last Full Moon rite you get to perform outdoors before it is too cold. You can begin in the north or east. It depends on which you prefer. Assign a coven member a quarter.
The person facing north lights the quarter, holds aloft the green candle, and says:
We call upon the powers of Earth, and welcome you to this circle. May the fertile soil of the land bring you prosperity, abundance, and a bountiful harvest. Blessed Be.
Place the green candle on the altar. Green represents the Earth element.
The person facing east should light the yellow candle and say:
We invite the powers of Air, and welcome you to this circle. May the luminous glow of the Moon illuminate our ritual tonight. Blessed Be
Place the yellow candle on the altar.
The person in the south quarter lights his/ her red candle and says:
We call upon the powers of Fire, and welcome you to this circle. May the warmth of Fire energize our way through the cold winter. Blessed Be
Place the candle on the altar.
The person facing west lights the blue candle and says:
We call upon the calming powers of Water, and welcome you to this circle. May the rain wash away our fears and troubles for the coming winter. Blessed Be
Place the blue candle on the altar.
Everyone can join in a circle, join hands and say:
We gather to honor the harvest moon tonight. May this harvest deliver our dreams and hopes and an abundant harvest. Blessed Be.
Everyone can share with each other what they hoped to achieve by now. They can also say what they wish for in the winter months. Take a moment to consider the bounty of the season.
Drawing down the Moon
Everyone faces the moon. Stand with your arms crossed over your chest, and feet together. Face the moon. Say:
Goddess of the Moon, known by many names. You shine in the dark as a guiding light. Allow us to feel your presence within our hearts.
Stand with feet shoulder width apart. Raise your arms up to welcome the Goddess into you. You may feel a surge of energy.
I honor the Goddess within me. I accept and honor her wisdom and blessings on this Full Moon eve. Blessed Be.
Feel the energy charging in you from head to toe. Bask in the feeling. End the ritual. Ground yourself and enjoy cakes and ale.
Blessings, Lady Spiderwitch )O(