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Nailing The Old Year ~ Stirring The New Ritual


NAILING THE OLD YEAR-STIRRING THE NEW RITUAL New Moon, February, 2004


Ingredients:

Platter/serving tray
Pens
Parchment

For Nailing:

Long nail/coffin nail
Banishing oil
Black candle

For Stirring:

Small cauldron
Long handled spoon
Water

MusicStillness by Gabrielle Roth and The Mirrors

IncenseLotus 

Purification of Space


(water or salt or besom or gong, around circle 3x, widdershins - counterclockwise)

Cleanse and purify
Cleansing and purifying
Cleansed and purified 

Casting Circle


(wand, deosil - clockwise)

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

The Universe is my Circle
The Circle my Universe

Calling Quarters


(starting in North, deosil - clockwise)

(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.

(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.

(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.

(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.

(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 

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


(with incense draw 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


In silence, everyone take a piece of parchment and anoint it with Banishing oil.  Write something(s) you wish to be ride of with the New Year.  Fold parchment over, seal with black candle wax and impale on nail.

In silence, everyone take another piece of parchment and write something(s) you wish to manifest in this New Year. Fold parchment once, drop in cauldron, stir deosil at least 3x.

Cakes And Ale

 

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


(left hand over sternum)

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


(left hand cupped)

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


(left hand upraised fist)

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


(left hand fingers spread)

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


(left hand parallel with ground)

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

Circle Dismantling


(with athame, widdershins - counterclockwise)

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

The Circle is my Universe
The Universe my Circle

END

(nail with parchment to be buried, parchment in cauldron to be buried in a second area or put into a river)

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