Yule Winter Solstice/Litha Summer Solstice

Its Christmas time and this is a time of caroling and gatherings. Some of the Deities we could call upon are Mother Berta, Santa Claus, the Kings of Holly and Oak are a few. Herbs are Chamomile or rosemary and stones related are Quartz, blue sunstone.

At the Winter Solstice we have reached the depth of darkness with the longest night of the year. Its a time the sun is reborn to warm the earth again.

So come join us tonight as we gather to celebrate!!!

Blessings,

Raven Spirit Walker

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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

Awake the Power already inside you

Happy Winter Solstice All. I’m going to touch on a couple of things which are very important for a New Witch, Like Myself needs to realize, that  we’re going to have these thoughts and feelings and no we’re not stupid or loosing our mind.

But first a little report on the Coven Life Winter – Yule Solstice Ritual yesterday, hosted by Lady Beltane and special guest, High Priestess Stregga.  The Ritual was amazing and full of a tingling  high energy magick. Halfway through and during our meditation time, I felt a peace descend on me and started humming and singing a chant. I don’t know what the words meant but when you’re in The Spirit, you just go with it. What emerged next was a vision of the 10 of us Witches, holding hands, in a circle, around The Great Fire. As we were holding hands, we were building a mighty wall of protection and healing for all there that needed it. All I can add is that if you want to feel something awesome and real, join us for the next Ritual, you won’t be disappointed.

Now for the next thing I feel is important for a new Witch to realize and that’s that, you are not alone.

I have been feeling, I was going to say a little, but to be honest, a lot lost and alone. In the midst of these feelings, I came across a phrase on Pinterest the other night. I don’t know who the author is so if anyone can tell me, I’d love to read them.

” You are more then you think you are. There are dimensions of your being and a potential for realization and consciousness that are not included in your concept of yourself. Your life is much deeper and broader then you conceive it to be here. What you are living is but a fractional inkling of what is really within you, what gives you life, breath and depth.”

I recommend that you read it. Then read it again and again, until it becomes alive in you.

I think we all have these lost and alone feelings. I also think that this might be my Goddesses and Gods shaking me, to wake up the Power inside me. We all have the All Magical Power already inside us. This Power just needs a quickening and an awakening. Next week I will be on the road moving to our new home in the Great North West. Please light a candle for a safe journey.

Brightest and Best Yule Blessings Brothers and Sisters In The Craft,

SunRay Sorceress