Diana Rajchel’s Ostara Ritual
by Diana Rajchel
Casting the Circle:
"Thrice I walk around this site
Raising up protective light
Joy and grace may enter as it will
All bane may entern nill!"
Calling the quarters:
"Eastern winds, rush in and play
Our child Lord is born today!
Southern fires, burn here bright
The Lord is strengthening to his might!
Western rivers, stream this way
The Lord engages in childish play!
Northern soil, your fields soften
As the Lord dances upon them!"
"Persephone, lady of the turning season
Lady of love who brought Death to reason
Within this circle we ask you to rise
You have escaped; no more are you Hade’s prize
Dionysus, he who sacrificed all
This is the season where you stand tall
We celebrate you, one of humankind’s saviors
As we begin our time of planting and labor!"
"We are the children of the sun,
we are the children of the moon
We can celebrate as one,
each cycle turning, turning soon"
Place seeds in pots (planting herbs). Passing prayer candle. Closure:
"Persephone, please walk from here
bring springtime throughout this sphere
Dionysus, our noble one
walk on from us, spread the sun!
Northern spirits, our rite is complete –
guard and protect our infant seed.
Western spirits, our celebration is at its end –
Go on to the next riverbend.
Southern spirits, this is finished –
go on; at this time our passions have diminished.
Eastern spirits, our rites are complete –
go dance beneath the children’s feet."
Unbounding the circle:
"This circle is loosed from its bounds
to flow into the universe where all energy resounds
Merry meet and merry part and merry meet again!"
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