Opening the Circle

Needed:

  • Wand or Athame

Face the north and raise your wand or athame. You can use the following releasing invocation as a starting point for creating your own:
"Guardian of the Watchtowers of the North, Spirits of Earth!
I give thanks to you for your presence at this rite.
I ask now that the tremors of earthquakes recede back to the far corner of the universe from whence they came, ere you depart for your lovely realms.
Stay if you will, go if you must. Until I have need to call upon you again, to the North and the Spirits of Earth, I bid thee hail and farewell."

Walk to the west and raise your wand or athame, saying:
"Guardian of the Watchtowers of the West, Spirits of Water!
I give thanks to you for your presence at this rite.
I ask now that the mighty waves subside and that the tides ebb and recede back to the far corner of the universe from whence they came, ere you depart for your lovely realms.
Stay if you will, go if you must. Until I have need to call upon you again, to the West and the Spirits of Water, I bid thee hail and farewell."

Turn to the south, again raising your wand or athame, saying:
"Guardian of the Watchtowers of the South, Spirits of Fire!
I give thanks to you for your presence at this rite.
I ask now that the raging flames die down to gently glowing embers as you recede back to the far corner of the universe from whence they came, ere you depart for your lovely realms.
Stay if you will, go if you must. Until I have need to call upon you again, to the South and the Spirits of Fire, I bid thee hail and farewell."

Finally, walk to the east and raise your wand or athame, saying:
"Guardian of the Watchtowers of the East, Spirits of Air!
I give thanks to you for your presence at this rite.
I ask now that the winds of change subside into gentle breezes as they recede back to the far corner of the universe from whence they came, ere you depart for your lovely realms.
Stay if you will, go if you must. Until I have need to call upon you again, to the South and the Spirits of Air, I bid thee hail and farewell."