Cast the circle.
Invoke the God and Goddess.
Say aloud this statement of intent:
"On this night, I invoke the powers of fire to
protect me from all that would harm me, whether physically, mentally,
emotionally or spiritually."
Start at the south. Light the candle, shouting:
"Nothing from the South can harm me!"
Imagine the flame creating a wall of protection on that side of you.
Move West, light the candle, and shout:
"Nothing from the West can harm
Again, with each candle you light, imagine the wall around you growing in
power and intensity
North, light the candle and shout:
"Nothing from the North can harm
East, light the candle, shouting:
"Nothing from the East can harm me!"
Hold up the Southern candle to the sky, shouting:
"Nothing from above
can harm me!"
Place it back on the earth, shouting:
"Nothing from below can harm me!"
Sit in the center of the circle, watching the candles burn. Know that the
fires are burning away all evil and harm that comes your way.
Meditate on the flames and feel their power forming a shield around you
- a shield you can erect anytime you feel threatened.
Have cakes and ale (eating bread and drinking wine or juice restores
energies spent during ritual)
Release the circle.
Thank the Goddess and God for their protection and presence in your circle
Go to each of the four directions in turn, saying:
"Guardians of the East (South, West, North),
Powers of Air (Fire, Water, Earth),
I thank you for joining in my circle
And I ask for your blessing as you depart
May there be peace between us now and forever.