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Sunday, January 30, 2011

Solitary Beltane Ritual

Solitary Beltane Ritual

Items Needed:
One tall Green candle (for God)
One tall White candle (for Goddess)
4 corner candles
Cauldron for Balefire (if performed outdoors, make a Bonfire)
Ritual candles - different shades of green
Rose incense to burn with sage in cauldron
 cup of water
 bowl of salt
chalice of wine or juice
bread
Athame (for The Great Rite) and/or wand
Spring and Summer flowers to decorate altar (optional)
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(Cast circle and call the corners then light the incense)

INVOCATION OF THE GOD: (light  tall Green candle)
“I now do call upon the eternal God in the ancient way, as Young Lord and Oak King - Horned One of the Forests. I bid Ye welcome and ask Thee to come forth and join Thy Lady Goddess in the Holy Rite of Sacred Union. As it is willed, so mote it be!”

INVOCATION OF THE GODDESS: (light tall White candle)
“I now do call upon the eternal Goddess in the ancient way, as Lovely Maiden, Mother and Crone – Three-fold Goddess be. I bid Ye welcome and ask Thee to come forth and join Thy Lord God in the Holy Rite of Sacred Union. As it is willed, so mote it be!”

“Blessed be this day of Beltane,
 Wedding day of the Goddess and God;
 Holy day of sacred marriage,
 Holy night of sacred union.”

Light the surrounding green rituals candles and say –

“Tonight  I celebrate the union of our Mother Earth to Her consort, our Father God, the Green Man and Great Lord of the Forests, as nature rejoices in a blaze of color and life.”

Go to the altar and pick up the cup of water, hold upwards and say –
“Blessed be the sacred union which manifests all creation!
 Behold the womb of the Mother,
The entity from which all life flows,
Blessed be the Lady!”

Go to the altar and pick up the athame, hold upwards and say –
“Behold the phallus of the God,
 Fruitful principle of the universe,
 Blessed be the Lord!”

THE GREAT RITE (Symbolic) –

(Pick up chalice of wine or juice then say):

“Blessed be you, my Lady,
 The Holy Bride of Heaven and Earth,
Come unite with Thy Lord in the ancient rite of sacred marriage!”
(Pick up athame and then say):

“Blessed be you, my Lord,
 The Holy Groom of Heaven and Earth,
 Come unite with Thy Lady Goddess in the ancient rite of sacred marriage!”

While slowly dipping the athame into the chalice, repeat:

“Chalice to athame,
 As Goddess is to God;
 Father is to Mother,
 As man is to woman,
 Behold the sacred union of The One!”

Replace the chalice and athame back on the altar and say:

“By this act of love, all life comes to be;
 By this act of faith, I proclaim my place on the eternal cycle of life,
 The Lord and Lady reign eternal!”

Now toast to the Lord and Lady by drinking from the chalice and breaking off a piece of the bread – setting aside a portion to give back to the Earth later.

“I am a child of deity,
 I am part of the creative life force which moves the universe;
 I am part of all that is –
 Though we are apart we are always together,
 For we are one in the spirit of our Goddess and God;
 Merry meet, merry part and merry meet again –
 Blessed be!”

(Close ritual, thank the deities and remember to give back to the Earth)

9 comments:

  1. Beautiful Ritual thank you for sharing it :D
    thought you might enjoy my Beltane Blessing machinima film
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VElZSplpxQc
    Bright Blessings
    elf ~

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  2. I love ur style of ritual, thank you for sharing x

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  3. thank you for sharing, blessed be:-)
    Freya

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  4. Blessed Be thank you for sharing!! love the art

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  5. Thank you for sharing. I have been a practicing solitary for several years but had never found a Beltane ritual that felt ... right. This one is perfect for my needs. Thank you!

    Bright blessings and Happy Beltane!
    Eve-Lyn Green

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  6. I love this ritual, I'm really excited about Beltane this year, my fiancé and myself will be doing this ritual together...thank you for sharing. Blessed Be!

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  7. This is an awesome ritual. Thank you for sharing it with us. Blessed Be!

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  8. Thank you for a Beltane ritual that a solitary newbie can understand. I love how the steps are laid out and explained. It tells me what to say, when to say it and what to do in between. Thank you very much. Blessed Be!!

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