Winter Solstice/Yule Summer/Solstice Litha

N.H. Yule/Winter Solstice &

S.H. Litha/Summer Solstice Sabbat

When:

Monday, December 21, 2020

Social Hour: 6:00 to 6:59 PM CST

Circle Cast at 7:00 PM CST

Where:

Heart’s Spirit Coven at the link below

http://www.chatzy.com/

 

Yule-Northern Hemisphere-Winter Solstice

 

~ 2 White Candles-any size-place on either end of altar

~ Red candle to represent the God-any size

~ Green Candle to represent the Goddess-any size

~ Paper & Pen to write wish on

~ Have wish ready to write on a small piece of paper

~Incense-your choice

~ Safe container for burning paper

If a candle is not available burn the following herbs:

~Bayberry or blessed thistle for the God

~Frankincense or Rosemary for the Goddess

Litha- Southern Hemisphere-Summer Solstice

 

~ 2 White Candles-any size-place on either end of altar

~ Red candle to represent the God-any size

~ Green Candle to represent the Goddess-any size

~ Paper & Pen to write wish on

~ Have wish ready to write on a small piece of paper

~Incense-your choice

~ Safe container for burning paper

If candle is not available burn the following herbs:

~Bayberry or blessed thistle for the God

~Frankincense or Rosemary for the Goddess

 

Ritual

 

This is the time for us to set our wishes/intentions for the upcoming year.

 

Yule-Northern Hemisphere-Winter Solstice

 

This celebration is of rebirth and the return of the sun. Renewing of the old. It’s the beginning of longer, brighter days. A time to celebrate knowing that spring and warmer days lie ahead. A return of light, hope, and promise.

Litha- Southern Hemisphere-Summer Solstice

 

Longest day of the year where life & light are abundant. The time in which the son God is the strongest. Time of celebration by burning the sun wheel with promises of fertility and prosperity for the coming year. Also, a celebration of the Goddess because she is with child reflecting nature’s growth and abundance.

Now let’s start our Yule/Litha ritual

Casting the circle:

To the Guardians of the East

“I call you into our watchtowers to protect and guide us”

To the Guardians of the South

“I call you into the watchtowers to protect and guide us”

To the Guardians of the West

“I call you into the watchtowers to protect and guide us”

To the Guardians of the North

“I call you into the watchtowers to protect and guide us”

I cast this circle by the power of three times three with assistance of the Great Mother and the Great God

I call upon the spirit guardians for protection, as above so below, May the power of the Great God and the Great Mother join us within our circle, to protect, to guide, and allow us to see beyond the veil.

Protect us Great Mother and Great God all of us that has gathered here and from afar. Allow no negative energy into our sacred space. We ask in perfect trust and love.

 

Greetings:

 

Merry meet brothers and sisters and honored guests.

Everyone: respond Merry Greet. Please tell us your first name and state or country you are from

Everyone light your 2 white candles

Invocations:

Yule-Northern Hemisphere-

Please light the Goddess candle (Green) using the white candles

All please say:

“I light this fire in your honor Ancient Mother Goddess, watching over life and death, the one who gives rebirth. We invite you Great Mother to our circle, bring us the promise of new light.”

We look at the Ancient Mother Gaia and Sky God. You are the source of all therefore without you nothing can be born.

I pray to you Great Ancient Mother and Father, be present within our circle with your valor, and grant me my wish.

Please light the God Candle (Red) using the white candles.

All please say…

“Ancient God of the sky. I welcome you. The wheel has turned; therefore, I welcome)

I pray to you Ancient God of the sky, be present here within our circle, with your valor, grant me my wish.

Litha-Southern Hemisphere

 

Please light the Goddess Candle (Green) using the white candles

All please say…

“Gaia, Mother Nature, Lady of the sky, bless this plentiful chamber, which I honor,”

 

Please light the God Candle (Red) using the white candles.

All please say…

“God of fertility Blessed God of the blessing sun, nurturer of life May you be blessed”

Main Working

Yule-Northern Hemisphere

Please write your wish at this time.

Please type DONE when you have finished.

All please say…

“Ruler of the Sun that rides the wind. The seeds prosper in the waiting earth allowing nature to balance as the dark winter shadows and reveals the wheel turning, as it unveils. The glory of life’s splendor through the serene silence.”

Great Goddess watcher of sacred enchantment reveals your plan to me and the wisdom within,

When you are finished now burn the paper with your wish in the safe container. During this time meditate for 1 minute on your wish. After the 1 minute, please say “Let me be dedicated to the God and Goddess in an honored way.”

 

 

Litha-Southern Hemisphere

 

Please write your wish Please type DONE when you are finished.

All please say…

All please say…

“Ruler of the Sun that rides the wind. The seeds prosper in the waiting earth allowing nature to balance as the dark winter shadows and reveals the wheel turning, as it unveils. The glory of life’s splendor through the serene silence.”

Great Goddess watcher of sacred enchantment reveals your plan to me and the wisdom within,

When you are finished now burn the paper with your wish in the safe container. During this time meditate for 1 minute on your wish. After the 1 minute, please say “Let me be dedicated to the God and Goddess in an honored way.”

Farewells

 

Please all say…

“Lady of the Earth, Mother Goddess, I thank you  for your presence and protection May tranquility merge between us forever! Farewell!

Spirits of our ancestors, I thank you for your presence and blessings May Tranquility merge between us forever. Farewell!

Spirits of our circle I thank you for your presence and blessings, May tranquility merge between us forever. Farewell!

Thank you, Sun God, ruler of warmth May we carry it with us throughout the coming year.

Thank you Lady of the Earth may your nurturing and wisdom live with us throughout the coming year.

So mote it be!

 

Closing;

Dismiss the circle

 

To the Guardians of the East:

I thank you and now dismiss you from our watchtowers and give gratitude for protecting us.

To the Guardians of the South:

I thank you and now dismiss you from our watchtowers and give gratitude for protecting us.

To the Guardians of the West:

I thank you and now dismiss you from our watchtowers and give gratitude for protecting us.

To the Guardians of the North:

I thank you and now dismiss you from our watchtowers and give gratitude for protecting us.

As you leave may the God and Goddess bless you with what you need and want. I bid you blessings and bliss Brothers and Sister of the Craft

Raven Spirit Walker

Sabbat: NH Ostara Sunday, March 22nd, SH Mabon Monday, March 23rd

All Witches and Pagans are invited to join the Heart’s Spirit Coven as we celebrate Ostara in the Northern Hemisphere and Mabon in the Southern Hemisphere

WHEN:

Sunday, March 22nd, 2020 NH

Monday, March 23rd, 2020 SH

At 6:00 PM CDT NH/ 10.00 AM AEDT SH

Circle starts at 7:00 PM CDT NH/ 11.00 AM AEDT SH- SHARP.

45 minutes will be allocated for a chance to talk to our Brothers and Sisters. Please do not enter the chat room once the circle has started. Thank you!

WHERE:

Heart’s Spirit Coven Chatroom

 

Beginning the Sabbat with a Universal Prayer

Just before we begin our Sabbat, I would like to acknowledge all that has happened and is happening in 2020, before and beyond. It is a significant time of much change and challenges for both humanity and the Great Earth Mother and all within her. Let us take a minute to pray for the universal healing in this time of need.

“May the Great Mother and Great Father give us strength and refuge in our time of need. Help us to remain calm and strong in the face of uncertainty, help us find compassion without the overwhelming feeling of empathy. Great Mother and Father teach me humility, acceptance and to remember my kindness”

So mote it be……..

 

Ostara in the NH

Ying Yang Drawing for OSTARA

 

You will need (aside from your altar usual set up)

See how to set up basic elemental altar below:

https://covenlife.co/2017/07/06/simple-basic-altar-set-up/

Green Candle

White candle

Yin/Yang  Symbol- cut out the wholes specified once printed, or you can draw or paint the symbol.

2 eggs colored one darker one lighter

 

Mabon in the SH

You will need (aside from your altar usual set up)

See how to set up basic elemental altar below:

https://covenlife.co/2017/07/06/simple-basic-altar-set-up/

 

A wicker basket

Red Apple

Fallen Branch

Seasonal fruit and vegetables

Incense of your choice

Knife to cut apple

Picture of a large pentacle (I use a pentacle disk or you can draw or print one on a piece of paper)

A candle-(the larger the better, one to re-light, whenever you wish to contemplate during the winter months over your magickal and mystical path. If your candle runs low transfer the light to another large candle with love and intent of the energy of the first. Contemplations are done for short periods of time so candle needs to burn for only a couple of minutes at a time, longer if you wish it is purely up to you. Note; DO NOT BLOW OUT CANDLE, SNUFF THE CANDLE INSTEAD)

See how to snuffing candle

Set up for Ritual:

Mabon SH

Sweep your circle with a broom clockwise (use whatever you have on hand, it’s about physically cleaning your space)

Place the wicker basket with seasonal fruit and vegetables in the center of alter

Tree branch to the right of the wicker basket

Ostara NH

Sweep your circle with a broom clockwise (use whatever you have on hand, it’s about physically cleaning your space)

Have your Yin/Yang symbol prepared, holes cut out as indicated on diagram provided ready for ritual

Hard boil your eggs, colour one darker than the other ready to place on symbol

Purify the self and the Environment NH & SH:

Take a shower or bath with your favorite oils

Play your favorite music

Burn your favorite incense

Meditate and ground yourself

Ostara is the beginning of spring, the season for new beginnings and the renewal of life through planting. This is the time we can now plant seeds and nurture them throughout the coming months to bare their fruit. What is it that you would like to plant in your life? What are you willing to nurture throughout the growing season? For this ritual as this season is also a time for re-birth, new life and fertility we will be concentrating on the symbology of the egg. Think of the dark and light as the feminine and the masculine. The Goddess and the God resorting your outer and inner balance.

Mabon is the second of 3 harvest festivals celebrating the equinox and the harvest of apples. On the day of the equinox, day and night is of equal length. For the next 6 months the nights will be longer than the days.  This is such a great time of abundance. All the hard work that it takes to collect the harvest, it is now a time to rest, reap what you have sown and take the time to look at you hopes and aspirations and reflect how they have manifested. Most importantly spend it with the people you love. This is a time of giving, sharing and loving.

 

Cast the Circle:

Hypatia Casting the circle-

To the Guardians of the North:

I call you into our Watchtowers to protect us.

 

To the Guardians of the East:

I call you into our Watchtowers to protect us.

 

To the Guardians of the South:

I call you into our Watchtowers to protect us.

 

To the Guardians of the West:

I call you into our Watchtowers to protect us.

 

I cast this circle three times three with the assistance of the Great Mother and the Great God.

I call Upon the Guardians of spirit to protect us from above and below. As is above so is below, as is below so is above. May the power of The Great God and The great Goddess join us within this circle now, to protect us and to work with us and allow us to see beyond the veil.

Protect us Great Mother and Great Father for all gathered here and those afar who are unable to be with us. Allow no negative energy to touch us, to harm us and that nothing we call upon will harm us and others. We come together in perfect love and perfect trust.

Greeting:

Hypatia – Merry meet brothers and sisters and honored guests.

Everyone – Respond Merry Greet. Please tell us your first name and state or country you are from.

Ceremony:

Please ALL light your main altar candles (not the Mabon or Ostara candles as yet)

Ritual begins:

Ostara

Place green candle to your left and the white candle to your right. Leaving enough room in the middle to place your Yin/Yang symbol.
Place the Yin/Yang symbol in between the lit candles. Place the darker egg into the hole in the lighter colored side of the Yin/Yang and the lighter colored egg into the hole in the darker side.
When done type in “Ready.”
We offer these eggs to Ostara as all new life grows from an eggs or a seed.
Ostara we ask you to bless these eggs to help us renew ourselves as Mother Earth wakens from her slumber. That we may find new life coursing through us as cleansing energy.
Oak King we ask that your fertilize the hopes and wishes we have written here so they may grow and come to fruition as the year progresses.
As the Spring Equinox is the balance of day and night as equals so is the relationship of all males and females. We ask Hecate and her Consort to bless our relationships with others be they men or women. That we feel equal to them and not above or below them.
Take the eggs and set them on the side. Tape the circle of opposite color into the now empty holes. (Before breaking the eggs to eat them write the same runes on to the circles now in the Yin/Yang symbol. The side you write them on should be the same color as the egg they are written on.
We will take a 2 minutes to complete the Yin/Yang symbol. When you are done type in “Blessed be”.

 

Mabon

Your wand in right hand, facing your alter, arms stretched out above head……….

“Autumn Queen and Harvest God I honor Thee. As the change of seasons begins the Wheel has turned once more. A time to reflect, a time to come together in the here and now in this sacred space where all time becomes one. The second harvest has been reaped, now take the time to rest and feel the change as the season passes from one to the next.

My Mother, go now and slumber

My Father go now and dream of re-birth”

Arms outstretched, lower your head and close your eyes, sit in contemplation for 30 seconds.

When ready open your eyes and lower your arms

Pick up the apple and place it on the pentacle

Cut the apple crosswise to reveal the pentagram bringing the elements into your life

Lift the half apple up as in offering and say….

“The year gives way to the next as the season passes and the Great Wheel turns. Ancestors, Guardians and Wise ones guide me. Every begging has an ending and every ending a new beginning”.

Light your Mabon candle now

Take a bite of the apple, put aside to share with nature later

Take the tree branch and shake in each direction, starting with the North, then West, South, East and say…….

“Allow me to remember the summer past as the days grow longer and the days shorter. Memories will warm my soul as the sunlight fades and hearth becomes inviting through this divine light of the candle dedicated to the Mother and Father.

Great Mother calls me forward to rest and lull myself to sleep with her songs as I cling myself to her bosom”.

Face the altar and branch held out in front of you and say……

“May I never forget the summer memories and continue to strive during the colder months. May I take this time to go within and reflect on the Mysteries that lead me to a better understanding of myself, of others and all that is in life and death”.

Put the tree branch back on the altar, take 30 seconds to contemplate about :

The symbols that you have mentally attached to this ritual,

The various projects that you will put in action over the winter months, no matter how small or insignificant they may feel.

After the ceremony please feel free to share the consecrated fruit and vegetables in a beautiful meal with family and friends. Make a beautiful dinner for all to enjoy and be thankful for what is.

 

CLOSING

Dismiss the circle:

  • To the Guardians of the North:

I dismiss and thank you from our Watchtowers and give Gratitude for protect us.

 

  • To the Guardians of the West:

I dismiss and thank you from our Watchtowers and give Gratitude for protect us.

 

  • To the Guardians of the South:

I dismiss and thank you from our Watchtowers and give Gratitude for protect us.

 

  • To the Guardians of the East:

I dismiss and thank you from our Watchtowers and give Gratitude for protect us.

 

As you leave here tonight may the Lady and Lord bless you with all that you need.

 

I bid you Blessings and great Joy Brothers and sisters of the Craft

 

Thank you and farewell