Melindrose wrote:A fairly common one is: Hail to the guardians of the watch towers of the north powers of mother and earth I call to thee, Hail to the guardians of the watch towers of the east powers of air I call to thee, Hail to the guardians of the watch towers of the south powers of fire I call to thee, Hail to the guardians of the watch towers of the west powers of water I call to thee.
Thank you for your post. Yes I have heard of the guardians and calling them to a ritual. In wicca the guardians known as the watchtowers are called and are summoned in each of the four corners or directions of the circles. Some say that we should not call directly to the elements themselves in a circle but rather the guardians of the elements., this is because if an element is called upon to strongly it could cause havoc such as burst pipes or for a fire to occur, so having respect and caution is a most.
Personally I have a lot of water in my life, for example I can feel very drawn to this element and have felt the need to bring this element into my life. In the past I have problems with too much water such as floods and pipes bursting, up to date it has happened in every house I have ever lived in so I do hope to learn to balance the elements in my life.
I don't call upon guardians of the elements as such but rather the raw energies of the elements and seek to invite the qualities of the elements into my life, such as strength and grounding in the earth or passion and drive in fire. In other words I seek rather for the qualities of fire and not for for fire itself.
I have also started to seek my own spirit guide and always ask for the goddess and spirit to assist and watch over the circle, however this part is something I feel fairly new to and I'm still learning and always trying to reach this through mediation and visualisation.
Would love to hear any stories or experience that people here may have with calling or stirring the elements or a particular element.