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          (Jehana)  Sit calmly, breath with relaxation..
               Let the cares and stresses of the day wear off...
               let the cares and stresses flow away from you..
               Feel yourself surrounded by a warm and gentle orb...
               of blue-white light...
               Gentle, restful, protective...
               Feel it expand...   Feel it connect with your friends and
               companions within Circle...
               Feel it Circle around you; around all of us...
               East, to South, to West, to North... To East again.
               (visualize: face to the east):  Hail, powers of Air!!
               We invite you to our Circle
               A breath of air
               A morning's gentle breeze --
               Forethought and knowledge,
               Hail & Welcome!
          (Rilla) (Face to the South): Oh spirits of the South...
               Ancient ones of Fire...
               I call you to attend this Circle...
               Charge this by your powers...
               Hail and Welcome!
          (Jehana) (Face to the West): Hail, powers of Water!!
               We invite you to our Circle
               A drop of dew
               The evening's tidal sweep --
               Hail & Welcome!!
          (Rilla)(face to the North):  Hail, oh powers of the Earth...
               Ancient ones of Gaia born...
               I call upon you to attend this Circle...
               Charge this by your powers, Old Ones...
               Hail! and Welcome!
          (Jehana) Invoke into your heart and into this our Circle
               The bright Lady of New Beginnings.  
               The Maiden who sings the joys of Spring to come
               The Mother who brings nurturance, love and guidance.
               Hail, bright Lady; we welcome thee!!!
               Invoke into your heard and into this our Circle
               The Oak King
               Growing as a sapling
               Growing strong.
               A child at heart, learning, searching, in true Discovery.
               Hail, bright Lord; we welcome thee!!
               According to Sun Bear, this Moon is the Moon of Rest and
               Cleansing, following upon the Moon of Earth Renewal. The
               animal is the Otter, and the plant, the Quaking Aspen. 
               Its  mineral is silver.  
               In the Celtic tree calendar, as reported by Graves, this
               full Moon falls in the month of Luis, signified by the Rowan
               tree, and by the Tourmaline.  Its attribute is Quickening.  
               Those who follow astrology know this is the month of
               Aquarius, the Water Bearer; the fixed sign of Air. 
               According to Z Budapest, the Full Moon aspect of February is
               the red and cleansing wild Moon.  Life quickens now.  It is


               a time of purification, of growth, of the stimulation of all
               living things.  
               It is a healing time.  It brings in the wind of the New. 
               Its flower:  the primose and the violet.  Its animal: the
               duck and the otter.  Its stone:  the amethyst.  
               It is appropriate at this time to do workings; workings for 
               things we may wish to see in our lives, and in the world in 
               general.  It is a time for healing.  It is a time for
               I ask each of you to think of those things you wish to work
               on,-- you may speak or keep them silent, as you will...
               Speak first of new beginnings and things of growth for the
               world at large.  Then, speak of those new beginnings and
               things of growth and healing for people or events closer to
               home.  And, yes, speak of those beginnings and things of
               growth for you yourself.  After we finish mentioning all of
               our workings, we will repeat a phrase -- visualize the
               energy, through the hand of the Goddess, flowing into the
               things we seek, imbuing them with constructive energy. 
               (Please note that most Witches consider it unethical to work
               healings or other magic for specific people without first
               asking their permission).  
               (When I start doing the chant (which begins with "We all
               come from the Goddess"), others may copy me, or jump ahead
               if they are familiar with it...
               I will tell you when to visualize the energy peaking.)
               -- mention things in your mind or in print that you wish to
               allow to grow/heal:
          (Rilla) I wish for a healing ...
               of the youth of this country...
               that they may find the peace that they need...
               to learn to live in harmony...
               and to be the "future" of this world...
               and for myself the patience...
               to wait for direction...
               in my life path...
               and a healthy mind and body..
               for the coming year.
          (Jehana) I wish for the earth's healing...
               the pain in the environment to be turned around...
               an understanding of the nature of this planet upon which we
               I wish to know and be known by love and compassion.
          (Ardelia) I wish for this world.....
               the ability to be calm...
               as we learn to work with each other.....
               the earth.....
               and ourselves.
          (Jehana) We all come from the Goddess
               And to her we shall return
               Like a drop of rain
               Flowing to the ocean.
          (Rilla) We all come from the Goddess..
               and to her we shall return...
               Like a drop of rain...


               Flowing to the ocean.
          (Jehana) We all come from the Goddess
               And to her we shall return
               Like a drop of rain
               Flowing to the ocean.
          (Rilla) We all come from the Goddess...
               and the her we shall return...
               Like a drop of rain...
               Flowing to the ocean.
          (Jehana) Feel the energy; rising up; rising up; rising up!
               Drink in the energy...
               Take your glass of water, know that it is energized, 
               and drink!
               Take a quiet moment to pause and reflect.
               Oak King, Sapling growing strong...
               Playful lord, in the growing time of your cycle...
               Thank you for your presence here...
               Hail, and Farewell!
               Bright Maiden, singing your songs of Spring nearly afoot...
               Gracious Mother, You of love and nurturance and guidance..
               We thank you for your presence here..
               We thank you for your blessings...
               Hail, and Farewell!!
               Powers of Air!
               We thank you for your fresh breath!
               Hail, and Farewell!
          (Rilla) Powers of Fire!
               We thank you for you strength!
               Hail and Farewell!
          (Jehana) Powers of Water!
               We thank you for your healing compassion!
               Hail, and farewell!
          (Rilla) Powers of the Earth!
               We thank you for your sustenance and nurturance!
               Hail and farewell!
          (Jehana) The blue-white glow that surronds us all...
               begins to retract...
               slowly, slowly...
               Fire seal the Circle round
               Let it fade beneath the ground
               Let all things be as they were
               Since the beginning of time.
               Merry Meet, Merry Part, and Merry Meet Again!
          (Rilla) Blessed Be!
          (Jehana) (The Ritual has concluded; Bright Blessings; Blessed


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