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Unemployment Banishing Ritual


March 2003 UnEmployment Banishing Ritual


(music: “Emerging Power” by Steve Gordon from “Drum Prayer”)

Purification of Space


(salt, around circle 3x, widdershins)

Cleanse and purify
Cleansing and purifying
Cleansed and purified

Casting Circle


(starting in North, wand, deosil)

Over the Earth that supports me
Through the Air that fills me
With the Fire that motivates me
Next to the Water that sustains me
This Circle is made

Calling Quarters


(starting in North, deosil)

(left hand flat parallel with ground)

Hail and well met in the North, Earth
Let the ancient Land that withstands the passage of time
Join me and bring to my Ritual
Clarity,
Creativity,
Growth,
Wisdom,
and Prosperity.

(light Quarter Candle)
(left hand upraised with fingers spread)

Hail and well met in the East, Air
Let the wind that blows through eternity
Join me and bring to my Ritual
Awareness,
Inspiration,
Illumination,
Understanding,
and Freedom.

(light Quarter candle)

(left hand upraised in a fist)

Hail and well met in the South, Fire
Let the burning at the heart of the planet
Join me and bring to my Ritual
Purification,
Passion,
Strength,
Change,
and Success.

(light Quarter Candle)

(left hand cupped)

Hail and well met in the West, Water
Let the seas that flow through the eons
Join me and bring to my Ritual
Intuition,
Fertility,
Courage,
Happiness,
and Peace.

(light Quarter candle)

(left hand over upper sternum)

Hail and well met that which is Divine, Spirit
Let that which always was, is and will be
Be conscience and focused during my Ritual

(light Quarter candle)

Calling God/dess


(arms upraised)

Goddess, Lady, Mother
Join me in my Ritual

(light silver candle)

(arms crossed over chest)

God, Lord, Father
Join my in my Ritual

(light gold candle)

Altar Blessing


(incense, pentacle over altar 3x)

I ask the blessings of Crone and Sage upon these tools
That they may be used
Thoughtfully
Clearly
Lovingly
And Powerfully

May what I do be in perfect love         (light red candle)
Perfect trust                                        (light pink candle)
And purity of purpose                       (light white candle)
With harm to none
In honor of the moon
In her phase                            (light moon phase candle)

Ritual:

(black female form candle, front side, carve with athame from bottom to top-


forehead:  UnC for uncentered
right arm:  UnE for unemployment
right ribs:  L for lethargy
left ribs:  A for apathy
left arm:  Lo for loneliness
right leg:  F for fear
left leg:  UnH for unhappiness
base:  UnP for unpatient
on back-
head: UnB for unbalanced
left arm:  UnF for unfocused
left back:  DisP for dispassionate
right back: An for anger
right arm:  UnHe for unhealthy
left leg:  La for laziness
right leg: UnS for unself
base:  S for selfish

cover with lavender oil, from base to top, 3x, saying each word with each body part as oiled)

Repeat 3x:

I light this candle by the waning moon
Let it represent the banishment of
UnCentered
UnEmployment
Lethargy
Apathy
Loneliness
Fear
UnHappiness
UnPatient
UnBalanced
DisPassionate
Anger
UnHealthy
Laziness
UnSelf
Selfish
With Harm to None
For the Good of All

(Meditate on candle and/or dance, then ground)

(snuff black female form candle)

Though the flame be out
It’s light is not diminished

Altar Ending


With honor                           (snuff moon phase candle)

With harm to none
And purity of purpose                     (snuff white candle)
Perfect trust                                       (snuff pink candle)
And perfect love                                  (snuff red candle)

Thanking God/dess


(arms upraised)

Mother, Lady, Goddess
Thank you for joining me in my Ritual

(snuff silver candle)

(arms crossed over chest)

Father, Lord, God
Thank you for joining me in my Ritual

(snuff gold candle)

Dismissing Quarters


(starting in Center)

(left hand over sternum)

Hail and farewell that which is Divine, Spirit
My thanks for your presence

(snuff Quarter candle)

(left hand cupped)

Hail and farewell in the West, Water
My thanks for your presence

(snuff Quarter candle)

(left hand upraised fist)

Hail and farewell in the South, Fire
My thanks for your presence

(snuff Quarter candle)

(left hand fingers spread)

Hail and farewell in the East, Air
My thanks for your presence

(snuff Quarter candle)

(left hand parallel with ground)

Hail and farewell in the North, Earth
My thanks for your presence

(snuff Quarter candle)

Circle Dismantling


(starting in North, athame, widdershins)

Over the Earth that supports me
Next to the Water that sustains me
With the Fire that motivates me
Through the Air that fills me
This Circle is open yet unbroken

(Continue this Ritual during waning moon/until black female form candle is out)

END