Ostara Ritual

Needed:

  • Bell
  • Wand
  • Pen and paper

Clothing Color:

  • Females: Pink
  • Males: Green

The circle is cast.

Ring the bell once, followed by the Guardian of the East stating: "Power of air
Bearer of the wand,
I invoke thee,
Morning Light and mountain crags,
Wind dancer,
Eagle of the Gray Dawn
Send your essence, come! Be here now!"

Ring the bell once, followed by the Guardian of the South stating: "Power of Fire
Bearer of the Sword,
I invoke thee,
Blood and flame, Life and will,
Desert Lord,
Send your essence, come! Be here now!"

Ring the bell once, followed by the Guardian of the West stating: "Power of Water
Bearer of the Cup,
I invoke thee.
Water Womb, Pool of Hidden thought
Serpent of Twilight,
Send your essence, Come! Be here now!"

Ring the bell once, followed by the Guardian of the North stating: "Power of Earth
Bearer of the Pentacle,
Death and Spirit, Grove and Grotto
Keeper of the Crystal Cave,
Bull of Black Night,
Send your essence, come! Be here now!"

Take up wand and raise arms.

EbonyDoe: “Behold, Lord and Lady of life and the giver of life.
Without her Lord, The Goddess is barren.
Without the Lady, the God has no life.
Each is needful of the other for completion and power,
as Sun to Earth, the spear to the cauldron,
spirit to flesh, man to woman.”

The bell is rung once.

EbonyDoe: “Great Goddess, be with us now in your aspect of Maiden,
the fair one who brings joy and new life.”

The bell is rang again.

High Priest: “Great God of renewal, be with us now
in your aspect of the Lord of the Forests,
the Horned God who brings warmth and love.”

The bell is rang one last time.

Mana: “May the strength of the old enter into the new.
Great Lord and Lady, make all things strong and giving of new life.
Blessed Be.”

Everyone lowers their head, and raises their arms out in a greeting manner.

EbonyDoe: “Awake! All Creatures in the realm of Earth, awake!
Greet the Maiden and her Lover, who herald the coming of spring.
We now cast behind us the darkness of Winter and the past,
and look only to that which lies ahead.
This is the time for us to plant seeds
in the physical, mental and spiritual.”

Write on the paper your desires for the coming year.

Write only one on each piece of paper, fold them and hold them to your heart in offering to the Old Gods.

High Priest: “This is a joyous time, a time for planting. With joy and trust,
we place these requests in the hands of the Goddess and her Lord.
These thought-seeds we do willingly place
into the hands of the Lady and her Lord,
that these desires and dreams may manifest and become reality.
Blessed Be the Old Gods!”

After the ritual, everyone shall bury (either physically or symbolically) their desires.

EbonyDoe: “Honor to the Old Gods! Merry meet and merry part and merry meet again!”

Guardian of the East: “We thank you East!
We thank you, Spirits of Air
For your presence here tonight.
Walk with us always
As you dance the cycles of life.
Blessed Be!”

Guardian of the South: “We thank you South!
We thank you, Spirits of Fire
For your presence here tonight.
Walk with us always
As you dance the cycles of life.
Blessed Be!”

Guardian of the West: “We thank you West!
We thank you, Spirits of Water
For your presence here tonight.
Walk with us always
As you dance the cycles of life.
Blessed Be!”

Guardian of the North: “We thank you North!
We thank you, Spirits of Earth
For your presence here tonight.
Walk with us always
As you dance the cycles of life.
Blessed Be!”