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Casting a Solitary Circle

Walk the circle with your athame, reciting your circle call. Visualize blue-white light coming up from the Earth through your feet, and down from the sky through your head, rushing through you, through your athame, and forming the circle. Watch the light spread to form the circle on the ground. Feel the power and integrity of the circle.

Go to the North with your chalice of slat water. Sprinkle three times and say, "With salt and water, I purify the North!" Visualize negative energies leaving. Repeat with the East, South and West.

Return to the North and your altar. Replace your chalice and get your burning censer. To the North, inscribe an invoking pentagram with the censer, saying, "With fire and air, I charge the North!" Repeat with the East, South, and West.

Return to the North and your altar. Replace the censer on your altar.

Face the North and say your quarter call, while inscribing an invoking pentagram in the air with your athame, see it burning with blue flame. Smell the moist, rich Earth; feel the steady, stable ground beneath your feet; see a field of wheat waving in the wind. Feel the groundedness and abundance.

Go to the East and say your quarter call, while inscribing an invoking pentagram in the air with your athame, see it burning with blue flame. Feel the breeze in your hair, the breath in your lungs; see the bright skies of a spring morning. Feel inspiration and freshness.

Go to the South and say your quarter call, while inscribing an invoking pentagram in the air with your athame, see it burning with blue flame. Feel the hot noon sun on your face and back, see the dance of a flame. Feel passion and energy.

Go to the West and say your quarter call, while inscribing an invoking pentagram in the air with your athame, see it burning with blue flame. Feel water spray on your face, the buoyancy of floating on top of the water, the water flowing through your body. Feel enchantment and imagination.

Seal the circle, saying: "The circle is cast. We are between the worlds, beyond the bounds of time; where night and day, birth and death, joy and sorrow, meet as one. So mote it be."


Quarter Calls

East: I summon the forces of Air. Blow out the old and bring in the new on your winds of change.

South: I summon the forces of Fire. Burn away my regrets and shine your gentle rays upon me for growth.

West: I summon the forces of Water. Cleanse me of all negativity and purify my thoughts.

North: I summon the forces of Earth. Let your renewing strength bury all ills and open new paths before me.


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