Basic Solitary Sabbat Ritual

Needed:

  • Altar
  • Elemental representations
  • Illuminator candles
  • Quarter candles
  • Broom
  • Cakes and ale
  • Book of Shadows
  • Seasonal objects

Sweep the area with the broom. Cleanse the ritual space by carrying a representation of the four elements around the area in a clockwise movement, working with one element at a time. Place any object of seasonal honor on the altar, along with the communion vessels and your Book of Shadows.

Open the altar energies by passing the four elements over the altar and intoning a personal blessing, then tap the altar five times — once for each element, and once for Spirit.

Light the illuminator candles on the altar.

Cast the magick circle using the following circle casting.
“Tides of the season, ebb and flow (Tap the altar once, stating the name of the holiday energy being invoked.)
From spring’s first light to autumn’s glow. (Hold your hands over the altar.)
Deosil around from birth to death (Begin at the north and start to walk clockwise around the circle.)
Legends, myths, and lore connect (You should be back at north.)
Solar fire, sun’s bright burning (Lift the red fire candle on the altar and look skyward.)
Purify the Great Wheel turning (Return the candle to the altar.)
Winds of north to carry the flame (Begin walking from the north to the east.)
The mists of eons, call the name. (Say the name of the holiday aloud.)
East and south, the west inspire (Pause the wording at each direction as you continue around the circle.)
Energy spirals ever higher! (Return to the north.)
The circle rises and makes rebirth (Begin the third pass around the circle.)
As seasons change and kiss the earth. (Return to the north.)
From seed and plow to harvest home (Hold your hands over the altar.)
To starry vault and standing stone (At the north, point upward.)
The sabbat circle thrice around (Visualize the complete circle.)
I seal thee now from sky to ground!” (Bring your arms down and stamp the floor with your foot.)

Light the quarter candles and call the quarters.
“Winds of the (name of holiday) north, attend, acknowledge, and proclaim!
Winds of the (name of holiday) east, attend, acknowledge, and proclaim!
Winds of the (name of holiday) south, attend, acknowledge, and proclaim!
Winds of the (name of holiday) west, attend, acknowledge, and proclaim!
Winds of the (name of holiday) Spirit, fill this circle with thy love and protection!”

Read the Charge of the Goddess.

Invoke your ancestors by reading their names and declaring your honor for them.

Read the sabbat invocations given in the sabbats section.

State the intent of the ritual aloud, along with your personal understanding of the holiday you are celebrating. This can be through poetry, a story, or even meditation.

Draw down the sun. Note: Do note stare directly into the sun. Lift your head with eyes closed.

Perform any magickal work.

Take communion.

Perform the offering to the gods.

Thank the deities.

Thank and release the quarters, extinguish the quarter candles at the release of each quarter — remember to begin in the west if you started in the north, moving widdershins.
“Winds of the Spirit of (name of holiday), blessings upon you! I release thee upon thy way till next wee meet again!
Winds of the (name of holiday) west, blessings upon you! I release thee upon thy way till next wee meet again!
Winds of the (name of holiday) south, blessings upon you! I release thee upon thy way till next wee meet again!
Winds of the (name of holiday) east, blessings upon you! I release thee upon thy way till next wee meet again!
Winds of the (name of holiday) north, blessings upon you! I release thee upon thy way till next wee meet again!”

Release the magick circle, saying:
“Oh Great Circle of Sabbat Art, attend me no more this day but be released back into Spirit.”

Seal the altar energies by tapping once on the altar and extinguishing illuminator candles.

Clean up and offer libation outside.