This is a ritual I performed on June 2, 2015. I have cut out the steps my group took in casting the Circle and opening the Circle, as I felt it was only necessary to write the heart of our ritual here. And everyone has different ways of creating and opening Circles.
The majority of this ritual was taken from a website, but I did ultimately make it my own while in Circle. It was an amazing and powerful experience.
June 2, 2015 Full Moon Ritual
Drawing Down ritual found at http://paganwiccan.about.com/od/wiccanandpaganrituals/a/Drawing_Down.htm
Cast the Circle
Drawing Down the Moon
Stand at your altar with arms crossed over your chest, and feet together. Face towards the full moon. Say:
“Goddess of the Moon, You have been known by many names in many lands in many times. You are universal and constant. In the dark of night, You shine down upon us and bathe us in Your light and love. I ask You, O Divine One, to honor me by joining with me, and allowing me to feel Your presence within my heart.”
Move your feet apart to about shoulder width, and raise your arms up and out to welcome the Goddess into you.
Feel free to change these words as you like. You are speaking for Her, in Her voice, so let Her say what She wishes. Say:
“I am the Mother of all life, the One who watches over all. I am the wind in the sky, the spark in the fire, the seedling in the earth, the water in the river. I am the vessel from which All Things spring forth.
Honor Me from within your heart! Remember that acts of love and pleasure are My rituals, and that there is beauty in all things.
Honor Me on this night of the full moon! I have been with you since the moment you were created, and shall remain with you always.
Honor Me as you seek knowledge! I am the Maiden, the Mother and the Crone, and I live within you.
Let there be beauty and strength, wisdom and honor, humility and courage within you. If you need Me, call upon Me and I shall come to you, for I am everywhere, always.
I look down upon the sands of the desert, I crash the tides upon the shore, I shine on the mighty trees of the forests, and watch with joy as Life continues every cycle.
Be true to Me, honoring that which I have created, and I shall be true to you in return.
With harm to none, so it shall be.”
Take a few moments to stand and bask in Her glow, and to meditate upon that which you have just experienced. Once the energy surge has subsided, lower your arms, and proceed with your ceremony as you normally would at the conclusion of a ritual.
Now is the time for any other spells or energy workings.
Open the Circle