Spheres Of Light

Yule

Ritual written* and led by Gabriel & Maria
(Friday 17 June 2011)

At this circle we will be combining the celebration of Yule and the ritual of the Sagittarian Full Moon, the energy of this evening will be further amplified by the lunar eclipse.

At this time of year the Divine Light reaches the inner most centre of the globe, impregnating the Earth with its Life. It is the birth of the Sun, and creates a new growth cycle; the Earth and all beings are made ready for a fresh beginning.

The Full Moon in Sagittarius is a time of focusing on the spiritual aspects and higher learning and wisdom, we can also focus on humanity being in a state of peace, divinity and wisdom within themselves and all beings.

The Sagittarius/Gemini polarity is also a very out there type of energy so a good time to be with others and have fun. To be spiritual does not mean to be serious, but rather to express our joy; the energies of the full moon can enhance this. So rather than getting caught up in what's wrong and thinking it needs to be fixed, which is an illusion, as all is already whole and divine, rather see the joy and love in all beings and start to play more.

This lunar eclipse is illuminating us from within and bringing clarity to see and be in our higher spiritual designation and work with the Bigger Picture. Embracing the energy of this powerful full moon will help shift a lot of the old patterns and dramas that are no longer appropriate and will assist in bringing about a peaceful loving space for everyone.



"The Yule Altar"

The darkest hour is upon us
To all present I invite you

Surrender to the dark all that is due
So that you can be reborn anew

Meditation, darkness
(In anteroom)

(Wayne drumming)
Say: I surrender to the dark to be reborn of the light.
(Cleansing)
Walk into circle over crystal barrier...

(Maria: enter hall)
Welcome

By the power of the dragons may the circle be blessed, cleansed and sanctified.
(Walk three times around - Gabriel)

East

Guardians of the Watchtowers of the East
Ancient ones of Air
Lend your power to this rite
On this solstice night
On your winds of change
Blow out the old and bring in the new
We bid you welcome - welcome

North

Guardians of the watchtowers of the North
Ancient ones of Fire
Lend your power to this rite
On this solstice night
Burn away our regrets
And shine your gentle rays upon our growth
We bid you welcome - welcome

West

Guardians of the watchtowers of the West
Ancient ones of Water
Lend your power to this rite
On this solstice night
Cleanse us of all negativity
And purify our thoughts
We bid you welcome - welcome

South

Guardians of the watchtowers of the South
Ancient ones of Earth
Lend your power to this rite
On this solstice night
Let your renewing strength bury our ills
And open all paths before us
We bid you welcome - welcome

Goddess

(Light silver candle on Altar)

Oh Mighty Goddess
Of life, death and rebirth
In pure surrender to the dark
You labour with the birth of the divine child
As Midwife and Mother
You bring forth life and light
On this solstice night
With Joy you are honoured here tonight
We bid you welcome - Welcome



"Calling in the Goddess"

God

(Light gold candle on Altar)

Oh Mighty God
Of fertility and regeneration
Born of the Great Goddess
Arise from deep within
Revitalise our eternal flame
Your birth lends power
On this solstice night
With Joy you are honoured here tonight
We bid you welcome - Welcome



"Calling in the God"

Purple candle placed in the centre of the wheel, represents what is being left behind; watch the candle flame as you go into meditation.

Meditation...

Part 2: Intent after the mediation,
Walk, dance around wheel of the year, candle.

With the sun's return
Life begins and unfolds
Celebrate and rejoice the birth
From dark to light

Dark to light
Dark to light
Dark to light

(Drum, rattle etc...)

Closing

Goddess

Oh Mighty Goddess
We thank you for your blessings in our life
on this solstice night
We bid thee farewell - Farewell

God

Oh Mighty God
We thank you for reigniting our light
on this solstice night
We bid thee farewell - Farewell

South

Guardians of the watchtowers of the South
Ancient ones of Earth
We thank you for
Renewing our strength
We bid you farewell - Farewell

West

Guardians of the watchtowers of the West
Ancient ones of Water
We thank you for
The cleansing received
We bid you farewell - Farewell

North

Guardians of the watchtowers of the North
Ancient ones of Fire
We thank thee for
Clearing our regrets
We bid you farewell - Farewell

East

Guardians of the Watchtowers of the East
Ancient ones of Air
We thank thee for
The changes anew
We bid you farewell - Farewell

(Maria says:)
We give thanks, go in happiness, bring joy and peace, and plenty to all in need.
Blessings on this Yule and on you all.

So mote it be

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.






* 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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