Purify and cast Circle
Invoke Goddess with:
"Gracious Goddess, Queen of the Gods, Lady of the Moon, Creator of all Life. Descend, we ask, and join us at our Circle."
Invoke God with:
"Ancient God of the Forest deep, Lord of the Sun, Master of all that is wild and free. Descend we ask, and join us at our Circle."
"We come here tonight in the presence of the Goddess, in Her light and love to give thanks for Her blessings and to fell Her power. Lovely Lady, You have been known be so many names to so many people: Diana, Isis, Hescate. We honor You on Your special night. Bless us with Your eternall power and love."
Gaze at the moon or envision her within the Circle. Then all say:
"Wondrous Lady of the Moon, Mistress of the night and of all magicks, who rides in the clouds in blackened skies and spills light upon the cold Earth; Lunar Goddess: Revealer of mysteries past and present; All-wise Great Mother, I greet your celestial jewel at the waxing of it's power. Wrap me in Your warn silvery light."
"Bless us, Mother Goddess as your light washes over us and permeates us with your vibrant life energy."
Silently give thanks to Her for blessings or make requests at this time.
"God and Goddess, You have been good to us and we thank You for all that we have."
______________ bless the wine:
"Gracious Goddess of abundance,
bless this wine and infuse it with Your love.
Fill us with Your boundless wisdom."
_______________ bless cakes:
"Powerful God of the Harvest,
bless these cakes and infuse them with Your love.
Fill us with Your boundless strength."
Eat simple feast.
"Enchanted Lady, thank You for Your presence and instruction. Guide us in knowledge and light."
Feel the energy of the Goddess flow out of you and back to the moon.
I still use this one a lot, much to Maia's dismay. I just really enjoy the feel and movement that happens in this ritual. It also has the added benefit of not taking forever to perform, something that was sorely needed when we were a part of Cat's Moon.
Its especially nice for smaller groups, or even solitary work. It offers a nice union with the Goddess, serving as a friendly reminder as to why we are doing what we are doing but isn't as draining as Drawing Down the Moon. And everyone gets to participate.
This was originally written in 1999 and occasionally goes through a facelift, like the version we use now has our more normal invocations, allowing all the participants to call on the God/dess of choice. I posted this in it's original form, mainly because this is the way Maia wrote it but also to give an idea of how our rituals have evolved over the years.