Cast a Circle

Needed:

  • Compass
  • Athame
  • Bowl of salt
  • Wand

First, use your compass to find North. Face North, and slowly spin in a clockwise circle, with your arms stretched outward. Imagine a clear blue light washing out the area as you say:
“May all evil and foulness be gone from this place.
I ask this in the Lady’s name.
Be gone, now and forevermore!”

Use your athame to draw a circle around your magick making area.

To do this, point it at the North point. Imagine a blue-white flame coming out of the tip of the blade and creating a bright circle of light.

Next, purify the circle by taking a pinch of salt from the bowl, tossing it gently toward the North point, and say:
“Ayea, Ayea (Goddess)!
Ayea, Ayea (God)!
Ayea, Ayea, Ayea!”

After purifying the North point, repeat this process for the East, South, and West points, in that order. At each point, sprinkle a pinch of salt, and repeat:
“Ayea, Ayea (Goddess)!
Ayea, Ayea (God)!
Ayea, Ayea, Ayea!”

Then face the altar, and say in a firm voice:
“I consecrate this circle of power to the Ancient Ones
May they bless this circle with their presence
Blessed be! Blessed be all who are gathered here.”

When you are finished casting the circle, knock nine times on the altar with the base of your wand or your knuckles, in three series of three. Your circle is now set in place. While in the circle, always move clockwise, the direction of positivity in magick making.