Guest Author - Leslie Ravenwing
I have been asked by several people to post rituals for people to use. I recommend writing your own rituals but it does not make you magick less meaningful if you borrow someone else's words.
You will need : a bowl of salt water, holly and mistletoe. A yule log is optional.
Place the holly on the altar and have the mistletoe ready but not on the altar. when you are ready, invite the Goddeess into your circle and cast your circle. After this say:
Blessed Be the season of Yule.
BBlessed be the young Virgin
Goddess who gives to Her people
tonight a newborn God.
Blessed be the newborn God.
Remove the holly from your altar and replace it with the mistletoe (the symbol of the Oak King). Say:
Blessed be the King of the Waxing Year.
I pray you will guide your
children safely through the
season of warmth and light.
Take you Goddess and God candle into your nands. Say:
Tonight Goddess and God are reunited.
Tonight life begins anew
and light begins to anew.
Blessed be the one light.
Blessed be the divine force of creation.
Touch the candle flames to each other. Replace them closer together on the altar. If you have a Yule log, now is the time to light it. You will need a white, red, and black candle. Place the candles in the log. Light the white and say:
Blessed be the Virgin, innocent and fresh.
Light the red candle and say:
Blessed be the Mother, fertile and loving.
Light the black candle and say:
Blessed be the Crone, powerful and wise.
Go to the bowl of water and say:,
Blessed be the Triple Goddess.
Place your fingers into the bowl and annoint your feet, belly and head. This is a blessing of the triple Goddess. If you wish, you may add words as you annoint yourself. Then spend time meditating or whatever you like. Open the circle when you are finished.
Decorate a yule tree. For ornaments use natural items such as pine cones, acrons, string popcorn or berries, or suns and cresent moons.
-String popcorn or cranberries for outdoor trees.
-Decorate pine cones with glue and glitter as symbols of the fairies and put them on the Yule tree.
-Hang little bells on the Yule tree to call good spirits.
-Remove the caps from acrons, insert the middle of a long string, glue the cap back on, and, after it has dried, hang on the Yule tree.
-For prosperity in the coming year, burn Ash Wood.
-For Yule Blessings:
Hang a Yule wreath on the front door, yhang mistletoe indoors, make food and clothing donations, place bird seed outdoors for the birds that stay near your home ion the winter, ring bells on the Solctice morning to greet it, and perform magick for a peaceful planet.