Spheres Of Light

Full Moon in Pisces

Ritual written* & led by Maria
(August 20, 2010)




The Full Moon is a time of completion and celebration, in Pisces the spirit and cosmic bliss are illuminated and grounded through the Sun in Virgo. Be clear about your dreams and give them out to the Universe if you feel in your heart they are in alignment with your being in divine will. You are nurtured from your true Cosmic origins and can bask in the cosmic rays of love. Time to be from your love, compassion and giving nature as you share your joy with others and this beautiful planet. This energy is able to be fully embodied once you breathe through your fears of being in a body and know and be your true cosmic self in a body on Earth. It is a good time with the Sun in Virgo opposite to do any deep inner healing and to love unconditionally yourself and all beings.

Enjoy the increasing light, warmth, and the greening of the earth. Persephone reemerges from the Underworld.

Casting the circle

By the power of the dragons may this circle be blessed, cleansed and sanctified.

Calling the Elements

Hail to the Spirit of the East, Element of Air.
Blow away the stale winter air with your spring breeze.
Please join us in this rite.
Hail and Welcome.

Hail to the Spirit of the North, Element of Fire.
Warm the earth so the sleeping seeds can begin to emerge.
Please join us in this rite.
Hail and Welcome

Hail to the Spirit of the West, Element of Water.
Let the spring tides flow into my soul.
Please join us in this rite.
Hail and Welcome

Hail to the Spirit of the south, Element of Earth.
The beauty of the emerging life makes lush green meadows.
Please join us in this rite.
Hail and Welcome

Light the white candle from the black one to represent the light half of the year taking power from the dark half.

Equal is the light and dark
Sunlight warms the greening earth
And the Goddess emerges for the land's rebirth

Extinguish the black candle while the white candle burns throughout the ritual. It can be relit on successive evenings until it is completely burned down to represent lighting the path of spring.

Calling the Goddess

Light the lavender or purple candle and say:

Persephone Goddess of Spring
We call thee, at winters end
The earth is blessed with life on your return
We embrace your light, Breathe in your gift
The coming of spring, Awakens our souls
Lend us your ability to experience joy in life
Greeting each day with full amazement
Blessed be to thee
Hail and Welcome

Calling the God

Light the gold candle and say:

Hermes, Great Messenger of the Gods
Bringer of fertility to the land
Were good fortune is at hand
Many a road we have crossed
Many a dream we dreamt
In your reveal and guide
Bright path we find
Back to the light
Hail and Welcome

Hand out Wishing Well: Write down wishes or intentions and place in wishing well. Hold in your hand. Concentrate let your energy and vision flow from your mind into the Wishing Well. Visualize your wish or intentions coming to fruition.

Meditation:

Make yourself comfortable, feet flat on the floor and your hands in a relaxed position. Close your eyes and become aware of your body; if you notice any tense places in your body gently breathe into those places. Imagine them relaxing and all unnecessary tension releasing and dissolving.

Visualise your feet growing roots descending into the earth, deeper and deeper all the way to the magnetic core of the earth, the very heart. Feel her energy rising up filling your body continuing through the top of your head ascending to the heavens above. Feel the energy flowing connecting you to above and below.

Visualize yourself walking along a path through the mist. As you continue the mist clears and you find yourself in a forest. You look around the trees have lost their leaves and the ground is covered with light touch of frost. The air is cool and crisp. As you continue down the path, you see the sky getting darker and darker. The darkness is full now, but above you there is a full moon lighting your way.

A snowflake falls in front of you, drifting down ever so slowly. Soon another drifts down, and another. As you walk further, the snow begins to fall heavily.

A blanket of pure white snow covers the forest floor, and everything is quiet, and still. The sun has vanished, and all that remains now is you, and the darkness of winter. The snow glistens in the moonlight, and the night is cold. You can see your breath before you in the moonlit air.

As you continue through the forest, you begin to see a faint glimmer of light ahead. You are beginning to get colder now, and the idea of warmth and light is promising. You walk on, and the red light draws closer. There is something special about it, something of relief and change and warmth.

As you come over the hillside you notice off in the distance, to the east, the sun is rising. You continue on the path, and the snow fades away. No longer are you walking through great drifts -- instead, you are on a muddy track, crossing an open field.

The field is full of tiny buds, grasses peeking up from the brown earth. Here and there, clusters of bright flowers appear. The sun rises higher and higher, bright and orange in its glory.

A figure appears in the distance. You move the down the path to meet them. She's near to you now and you greet each other. Her warmth embraces you. She says to you, "I to have come through the winter. But now is the time to emerge from your darkness, as the earth is renewed, so to, are you renewed."

She asks you to stand and bask in the light for a few minutes. Feel the energy of the new growth. Feel the joy; see the beauty around you allow it to fill your being. Consider what sort of abundance, happiness, beauty, and opportunities you are looking forward to, this season.

She has a gift to give to you. Allow yourself now to receive her gift... Bless and thank her for your gift. She says "remember at any time you are welcome here."

As you wave goodbye and start to walk down the path in the sun's warmth, you realize that winter has truly left you, and that you are renewed and reborn once more.

The mist becomes thicker as you move down; you feel its coolness on your face, walk through the mist and soon you are back in the room back into your seat, wriggle your fingers and toes stretch and when you are ready open your eyes.

~~~~~oOo~~~~~

Place Wishing Well somewhere that will remind you of your wishes or intentions.

Celebration:

Music, dance around.

Release the Goddess, God and the Elements

Persephone, I ask that your blessings remain in my heart and that I live in harmony with all that dwell on the earth.
Thank you for joining us.
Hail and Farewell.

Extinguish the lavender or purple candle.

Hermes, Great messenger of the gods
With words of great and path of light
We thank you for joining us.
Hail and Farewell.

Extinguish the gold candle.

Spirit of the South, the days are warming and nourishing the new growth.
Thank you for joining us.
Hail and Farewell.

Spirit of the West, the waters are nourishing the land.
Thank you for joining us.
Hail and Farewell.

Spirit of the North, the earth brings forth new life.
Thank you for joining us.
Hail and Farewell.

Spirit of the East, the air is blowing precious breath and life on the earth.
Thank you for joining us.
Hail and Farewell.


May this circle be open but unbroken
May the peace of the Goddess be ever in our hearts.
Merry Meet and Merry Part
And Merry Meet again.





References:
http://www.globalgoddess.org/oracle/spring_2009/solitary
http://www.evenstarcreations.com
Imbolc End-of-Winter Meditation, Say Farewell to the Dark Half of the Year By Patti Wigington, About.com Guide
http://spheresoflight.com.au/index.php?page=meditations#reflect

* This ritual is a combination of the author's original ideas and information obtained from various books and/or internet sources.



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