Spheres Of Light

Imbolc ~ Let There Be Light

Full Moon in Aquarius 13.43 Degrees Lunar Eclipse August 6th 10.54am AEST

Ritual written* and led by Janine Donnellan
(July 31, 2009)





At this circle we will be celebrating Imbolc, the 'return of the light' from an Australian perspective; this will be an extraordinary ritual combining the energies of Imbolc, the full moon and a lunar eclipse.

The Full Moon in Aquarius is a time when we can create new ways of thinking and being. The intent of the ritual will be to search for the truth and inspiration, using the sun's light/energy to illuminate a situation of concern, which will lead to a resolution or understanding by insight.

The Lunar Eclipse also gives us a cosmic push to make needed changes in our lives. The areas of life activated by the eclipse may see dramatic turns, after which the path is clear to move forward. The issues have been brewing inside of us, and emotions have been building. Something will come to light during the time of the Full Moon, and if we get in touch with our emotions, we can get a better idea of what needs to change, or what needs to go.

The August 6th lunar eclipse will be returning to the Leo-Aquarius themes of the beginning of the year, including trying to find a balance between the need for personal glory and being a good team worker; standing out from the crowd vs. fitting into a group or finding a niche in society. This is a time to consider how to have time for both you and your friends or social obligations.

In typical fashion, the emotional themes that you may have been working on during the last six months will now reverse, so that you get to experience the flip side of the Leo-Aquarius pole.

Each person will open the quarter and call in deity from a personal Australian perspective.

Air - Maria

By the whispering Breeze, by the rising Sun
I honour the custodians of this land
Of the East and Element of Air,
As the wind blows slightly
And the sun shines brightly
We are led to a tree
Standing so magnificently
A wattle it be

Like the wattle
Taken through the air
Dreams and visions are found there
Where eagles soar
In swiftness and ease
Your knowledge and guidance
Comes forth in the breeze
Connecting us to the journey of the mind
You are honoured in this circle
Hail and Welcome

Fire - Jenny

I call upon the spirits of elemental fire; the ancient spirits of this land that cleanse and bring new growth from the flames that dance and leap, transform and purify. Attend this circle and lend us your power and protection. Hail and welcome!

Water - Simon

Water! We call on you to clean us and nurture us. We thank you for making this land of plenty, for making the deserts bloom, bringing beauty and life. Hail and Welcome!

Earth - Sam

I call upon the Elemental ruler of the Southern quarter, of Earth, to protect this circle. I call upon the Earth spirits of this great land of Australia to join us and lend your energies to this ritual. Ground us, guide us and aid us in manifesting our desires. Hail and Welcome!

Casting Circle

A circle is cast around about, spirit stay in, world stay out; a circle is cast around about, a world within a world without; the circle is cast around and around, in spirit and power we are now bound.

Moon Goddess - Jenni

Hail to you, Moon Goddess. You, who lights up our southern skies at night for us to see in your differing moods and phases. We see you in the first quarter phase, while you're still waxing to full. Awaken the rainbow serpent and allow us to use our intuition so that we may tap into its hidden mysteries. Hail and welcome!

Sun God - Janine

I call upon the Sun God, the Lord of the Light
As the Sun God transverses this ancient land
What has been hidden in the shadows will be revealed.
May the Lord of the Light illuminate our path so that we can understand the truth that is being revealed.
Hail & Welcome

The intent of the ritual is to search for your truth and inspiration, using the sun's light/energy, which will illuminate a situation of concern, which will lead to a resolution or understanding by insight.

Taking a candle inscribe the concerns you want illuminated. The candle is lit from the Sun candle on the altar and then placed on the altar.

Chant to manifest our request...

AIR SO HEALING
FIRE EMPOWERING
WATER CONNECTING
EARTH MANIFESTING

Meditation on the LIGHT

Closing

Sun God - Janine

I thank the Sun God, the Lord of the Light, for illuminating our path and showing us the truth. Hail & Farewell

Moon Goddess - Jenni

Hail to you, Moon Goddess. Thank you for lighting up our southern skies, for awakening the rainbow serpent and allowing us to use our intuition so that we may tap into its hidden mysteries. Hail and farewell!

Earth - Sam

I thank the Elemental Ruler of this Southern quarter for protecting our circle tonight. I thank the Earth spirits of this great land we call home for lending their energies to our circle. Thank you for grounding us, guiding us and for helping manifest our desires. Hail and Farewell

Water - Simon

Water! We thank you for your presence, may you always be part of us. Hail and Farewell

Fire - Jenny

Spirits of elemental fire, ancient ones who cleanse and bring new growth to this land, I thank you for attending this circle and lending us your power and protection. Hail and farewell

Air- Maria

By the whispering breeze, by the rising Sun
I honour the custodians of this land
Of the East and the element of Air
I thank you for your presence
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.


Photos by Janine Donnellan...


Imbolc Altar









East - Air - Maria



North - Fire - Jenny



West - Water - Simon



South - Earth - Sam



Moon Goddess - Jenni



Sun God - Janine







* 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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