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Beltane Ritual

The following Solitary ritual is from the book: Beltane, Springtime Rituals, Lore and Celebration by Raven Grimassi. To purchase this book, please click the link below.


Solitary May Celebration Ritual


Supplies:


A small crown of flowers
A small candle
A fresh flower
A Goddess Statue or Picture
Ritual Sword/Athame or Wand
First, create sacred space by casting a circle.

Next, recite from the altar:


At this joyous time I welcome the return of the Goddess, the Queen of May. With her coming, flowers bloom and life is renewed upon the earth.


Turn to the South quarter, and recite:


Season unto season, year unto year, all cycles pass one into the other. The Goddessess has returned to Her Hidden Children of Time. The Queen of May ever bestows love and peace, fullness and the promise of renewal.


Place the crown of flowers in front of the Goddess statue or picture.

Next, Hold up the sword/athame/wand in front of the Goddess statue or picture and say:


My lady, all power is given to You, for this is so ordained. And with love there is submission to Your ways, and reign is given over into Your hands.


Recite the charge of Aradia:


Whenever there is need of anything, once in the month when the moon is full, then shall due worship be given to She who is Queen of all.

Here inside a circle, secrets that are as yet unknown shall be revealed. And the mind must be free and also the spirit. For this is the essence of spirit, and the knowledge of joy.

Truth to one's beliefs is the keeper of the Ways, holding true despite all obstacles. For the Ways are the key to the mysteries and to the cycle of rebirth, which opens the way to the Womb of Enlightenement.

In life does the Queen reveal the knowledge of spirit. And from death does the Queen deliver one to peace.

It is right to give offerings to She who is our mother. For She is the beauty of the Green Wood, and the light of the moon among the stars, and the mystery which gives life and draws one to Her name.

Her worship is within the heart, and all acts of love and pleasure are rituals to the Goddess. But to seek her, desire is not enough until the secret is realized. Because if what one seeks is not found within, one will never find it from without. For she has been within the path you first enetered, and she is that which awaits at the journey's end.


Turn to the East Quarter and recite:


Hail and adoration to the Lady of May.
You who are the Great Moon Goddess,
Queen of Heaven, Lady of the Earth,
I welcome you, and rejoice in Your presence.

 

Place a fresh flower at the East quarter and say:


Blessed be all in the name of the Goddess.

 

Then take a chalice of wine, whisper the name (or title) of the Goddess upon the surface of the wine, and then drink. By this act She passes into your inner self.

Ritual celebration continues with a small celebratory meal of cakes and wine.

After completing any ritual, you will need to disolve/banish the circle.

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