Nights of Hecate (Hekate): 4 Holidays

Festivals:

Hecatesia or Hekate’s Night (celebrated on different dates – August 13 or 16, November 16)
Dark Moon – last day of the lunar month (Deipnon)
Day of Hekate at the Crossroads (October 31 or November 30)
The last day of the calendar month
December 31 – Roman

Hekate’s Night is November 16

“The Earth began to bellow, trees to dance
And howling dogs in glimmering light advance,
Ere Hekate came.”

The Night of Hecate is November 16. If you honor Hekate on no other night, this is the one I would suggest. This is Her night and She is closer to us than on any other.
Hekate is seen in many ways. In ancient Greek myth, She is called a maiden. Medieval and modern times portray Her as a crone. The Goddess Hecate is a goddess of the night, the full and dark moons, crossroads, life and death, transformation and transitions. She is a Keeper of wisdom, the unconscious mind and is considered to be the queen goddess of magic. Hekate holds the keys to the Gates of the Underworld and to all mysteries. Ancient Greeks placed statues of Her at the doorways for protection. For those who honor Her, She will bestow many gifts, including magical abilities and prosperity.

For me, Hekate is ageless; She is maiden, mother and crone, all at the same time. When first drawn to Her, many years ago, I had very few resources from which to study. The only information available to me (no internet at that time) was that of Her aspect as crone; I saw Her as part of the maiden, mother, crone myth. However, it never seemed quite right, other images, those of a younger, stronger goddess came to me. Eventually over years of study, I found the Hekate I knew was the one who called to me, the Hekate of classical Greece, of pre-classical Greece and Asia Minor and as part of the triplet Artemis, Selene and Hekate.

However She presents Herself to you, give honor to Her by sitting in some quiet place, lighting candles, invoking Her and then leaving offerings of any of the following or combination: garlic, eggs, almonds, barley, pomegranate and/or seeds, figs, dates, apples and olives as well as the wood and/or leaves of willow and yew. I also offer dark sweet spices such as cloves, cinnamon and nutmeg. A libation can also made to Hekate. Spiced wine or cider laced with honey should be placed in an offering cup or chalice, placed on the ground and gently tipped over to flow into the earth. The offerings should be placed directly on the ground as well. The offerings and libations can be left at a place you find sacred. A crossroads is an especially powerful place to leave the offerings – any quiet intersection where you can place them safely will do. When you have placed the offerings and made your libation, walk away and do not look back, especially if you have made some petition. This is a very good time to dedicate yourself to Hekate if you are so inclined and have been feeling yourself drawn to Her.

Titles & Other Names:
Chthonian/Khthoniai (Of the Earth/Underworld Goddess)
Propylaia (The One Before the Gates)
Enodia (Of the Paths)
Propolos (The Attendant Who Leads)
Soteira (Savior)
Trivia (Of the Three Roads)
Kleidouchos (Keeper of the Keys)
The Distant One
Queen of Night
Night Mother
Queen of the Ghosts
Queen of the Witches
Mother of Witches
Mistress of Magic
Most Lovely One
Prytania “The Invincible Queen Of The Dead
Nyktipolis Khthonie (Night Wanderer of the Underworld)
Antaia (Sender of Nocturnal Visions)
Brimo (Terrifying, also meaning the crackling of fire)

Tomorrow night will find me at our hearth where my altar is located, lighting candles, making invocations and prayers, then casting myself beyond the hedge into some journey work. I will finish with a little magic. When my workings are complete, I will make my libation and offerings at the hedge circle outside Toadstool Condo.

Invocations:

I invoke You, Beloved Hekate of the Crossroads and the Three Ways.
Saffron-cloaked Goddess of the Heavens, the Underworld and the Sea.
She who guides the souls of the dead, She who lights the Path.
Nightgoing One, Unconquerable Queen, Tauropolos,
Keyholding Mistress, Ruler, Nymph, Maiden.
Come, be present at these, my sacred rites.
(adaptation of the Homeric Hymn to Hekate by EAK)

Hail, mighty Hekate of the Threshold,
Keeper of the Keys to all Mysteries,
Mother of Magic, Mother of Night,
Guide me with Thy luminous light
And make it laden with good things.
Drive from me those things that do not serve my highest good
And when my soul rages about worldly things,
Deliver me purified by Your soul-stirring rituals.
Reveal to me the pathways of divine guidance that I long for,
Then shall I gaze upon Your precious light.
Give me Your hand and when I am weary
Bring me to the haven of Your cave with Your winds.
Hail, many-named Mother, Hekate of the Threshold!
(adapted by EAK from Proclus Diadochus’ Hymn VI To Hekate & Janus)

May all of you who take time to celebrate Hekate on Her night, receive Her blessings and magic!
Blessings nine!

Hekate’s Night – August 13th

Also works for December 31st

For those dedicated to Hekate, Saturday’s Full Moon holds special meaning – it is Hekate’s Night, a night to honor our great Goddess, She who bestows many gifts upon those who honor Her, including magical abilities and prosperity. Those who know Her, know that they have been chosen by Her, it is no accident that one becomes Her priestess. For those just beginning to hear Her call, accepting Hekate into your life will bring great change, there will be no turning back.

For those who are drawn to Her, but know little of Her, I have reproduced the Hekate page I created for the  Neokoroi website. It includes a basic ritual to honor Her, which you can perform as written or use as a basis for a more elaborate ritual. May your celebration bring you closer to our Lady!

Epithets:
Aidônaia (Lady of the Underworld)
Anassa eneroi (Queen of those Below, Queen of the Dead)
Angelos (Messenger)
Antaia (the One in Front)
Antania (Enemy of mankind or Sender of Nocturnal Dreams)
Atalos (Tender, Delicate)
Brimo (Angry One)
Dadophoros (Torch bearer)
Despoina (Lady)
Epiphanestate Thea (Most Manifest Goddess)
Enodia (Of the Roads, Of the Paths)
Erodia (Gatekeeper)
Khthonia/Chthonian (Underworld, Of The Earth)
Kleidouchos (Keeper of the Keys)
Kleidophoros (Key Bearer)
Koure mounogenes (Only Begotten Maiden)
Krataiis (Strong One)
Kurotrophos (Protector of Children)
Liparokrêdemnos (Bright-coiffed, With Bright Headband)
Megiste(Greatest)
Monogenes (Only Child)
Nyktipolos (Night Wandering)
Nykipolos Khthonie (Night Wanderer of the Underworld
Perseis (Destroyer)
Phosphoros (the light-bringer)
Propolos (Guide, Attendant Who Leads)
Propylaia (the Guardian, The One Before the Gate)
Prothuraea (Before the Door)
Skylakagetis (Leader of the Dogs)
Soteira (Saviour),
Trevia/Trivia/Trioditis (Of The Three Ways, Of the Three Roads),
Tricephalus (The Three-Headed),
Trimorphis (Three Formed, Three Bodied),
Trioditis (Of the Crossroads),
Zerynthia (Of Mt Zerynthia)

Other Epithets
The Distant One
Queen of Night
Night Mother
Queen of the Ghosts
Queen of the Witches
Mother of Witches
Mistress of Magic
Most Lovely One
Prytania  The Invincible Queen Of The Dead

Symbols:
torches, keys, rope, knife, dogs, snakes, knife

Animal(s):
dogs, owls, crows, snakes, frogs, the toad (conception), snakes (guardian and underworld), dogs (guarding and hunting)

Offerings/Sacrifices:
yew, cypress, hazel, black poplar, willow, black dogs, black
bulls, black lambs, myrrh, civet, camphor, aloe, menstrual blood, red
mullet, bread, eggs, cheese, honey, garlic, apples, figs, pomegranate

Primary Cult Center(s):
Lagina, Miletus, Argos, Eleusis, Aigina
Hekate’s Night – August 13th

For those dedicated to Hekate, Saturday’s Full Moon holds special meaning – it is Hekate’s Night, a night to honor our great Goddess, She who bestows many gifts upon those who honor Her, including magical abilities and prosperity. Those who know Her, know that they have been chosen by Her, it is no accident that one becomes Her priestess. For those just beginning to hear Her call, accepting Hekate into your life will bring great change, there will be no turning back.

For those who are drawn to Her, but know little of Her, I have reproduced the Hekate page I created for the  Neokoroi website. It includes a basic ritual to honor Her, which you can perform as written or use as a basis for a more elaborate ritual. May your celebration bring you closer to our Lady!

Epithets:
Aidônaia (Lady of the Underworld)
Anassa eneroi (Queen of those Below, Queen of the Dead)
Angelos (Messenger)
Antaia (the One in Front)
Antania (Enemy of mankind or Sender of Nocturnal Dreams)
Atalos (Tender, Delicate)
Brimo (Angry One)
Dadophoros (Torch bearer)
Despoina (Lady)
Epiphanestate Thea (Most Manifest Goddess)
Enodia (Of the Roads, Of the Paths)
Erodia (Gatekeeper)
Khthonia/Chthonian (Underworld, Of The Earth)
Kleidouchos (Keeper of the Keys)
Kleidophoros (Key Bearer)
Koure mounogenes (Only Begotten Maiden)
Krataiis (Strong One)
Kurotrophos (Protector of Children)
Liparokrêdemnos (Bright-coiffed, With Bright Headband)
Megiste(Greatest)
Monogenes (Only Child)
Nyktipolos (Night Wandering)
Nykipolos Khthonie (Night Wanderer of the Underworld
Perseis (Destroyer)
Phosphoros (the light-bringer)
Propolos (Guide, Attendant Who Leads)
Propylaia (the Guardian, The One Before the Gate)
Prothuraea (Before the Door)
Skylakagetis (Leader of the Dogs)
Soteira (Saviour),
Trevia/Trivia/Trioditis (Of The Three Ways, Of the Three Roads),
Tricephalus (The Three-Headed),
Trimorphis (Three Formed, Three Bodied),
Trioditis (Of the Crossroads),
Zerynthia (Of Mt Zerynthia)

Other Epithets
The Distant One
Queen of Night
Night Mother
Queen of the Ghosts
Queen of the Witches
Mother of Witches
Mistress of Magic
Most Lovely One
Prytania  The Invincible Queen Of The Dead

Symbols:
torches, keys, rope, knife, dogs, snakes, knife

Animal(s):
dogs, owls, crows, snakes, frogs, the toad (conception), snakes (guardian and underworld), dogs (guarding and hunting)

Offerings/Sacrifices:
yew, cypress, hazel, black poplar, willow, black dogs, black
bulls, black lambs, myrrh, civet, camphor, aloe, menstrual blood, red
mullet, bread, eggs, cheese, honey, garlic, apples, figs, pomegranate

Primary Cult Center(s):
Lagina, Miletus, Argos, Eleusis, Aigina
Ways to honor:
Keep sacred the Deipnon and Her festivals.
Study Her history, search for the truth of Her origins.
Study magic and prophecy, particularly theurgy, as she is the
patron of that art.
Go for walks at night, or among strange places.
Aid fellow travelers and strangers, especially if they have dogs. (Or
are wild dogs!)
Appreciate the weird and uncanny.

Rituals:

A  Simple Way to Honor Hekate by Pythia Hecateira
(copyright E A Kaufman 2010)

In whatever guise Hekate presents Herself to you, regular devotions are an important part of spiritual practice. A simple, basic way to do this is offered here for you.

You may perform your rite indoors or outside; if working indoors, take and leave the offerings and libation outside. Offerings of any of the following or combination thereof are suggested: garlic, eggs, almonds, barley, pomegranate and/or seeds, figs, dates, apples and olives as well as the wood and/or leaves of willow and yew.  A libation can also made to Hekate. Prepare wine, cider or even tea, laced with honey, spices and herbs. I am drawn to use dark sweet spices such as cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg and, for some reason, oregano. Prepare the offering plate and libation in advance.

Begin by sitting in some quiet place, lighting a candle and incense. I suggest calling out Hekate’s various titles as listed above under appellations – choose those that most resonate with your experience of Her; She presents Herself to each of us differently. Invocations, poetry and/or song may be offered as well as quiet contemplation. Petitions can made and meditative or other workings done, including divination. When you have finished, take the offerings outside after making a blessing over them. The libation should be placed in an offering cup or chalice, placed on the ground and gently tipped over to flow into the earth. The offerings should be placed directly on the ground as well. These offerings and libation can be left at a place you find sacred. A crossroads is an especially powerful place to leave the offerings for Hekate; a quiet intersection, where you can place them safely, would be appropriate. A entranceway, opening in a fence or gate, as well outside your door would also be appropriate.  When you have placed the offerings and made your libation, walk away and do not look back, especially if you have made some petition.

Give thanks, snuff your candles and have something to eat to ground the energy you have raised. As Dion Fortune said and I paraphrase, there is nothing like food to ground the magic and bring one back to the mundane.

Invocations, Prayers & Poetry:

I have included some invocations if you would like to include them.

The Orphic Hymn To Hekate

I invoke you, beloved Hekate of the Crossroads and the Three Ways
Saffron-cloaked Goddess of the Heavens, the Underworld and the Sea
Tomb-frequenter, mystery-raving with the souls of the dead
Daughter of Perses, Lover of the Wilderness who exults among the deer
Nightgoing One, Protectress of dogs, Unconquerable Queen
Beast-roarer, Dishevelled One of compelling countenance
Tauropolos, Keyholding Mistress of the whole world
Ruler, Nymph, Mountain-wandering Nurturer of youth.
Maiden, I beg you to be present at these sacred rites
Ever with a gladsome heart and ever gracious to the Oxherd.

Hymn to Hekate

Hail, many-named Mother of the Gods, whose children are fair.
Hail, mighty Hekate of the Threshold.
Shape the course of my life with luminous Light
And make it laden with good things,
Drive sickness and evil from my limbs.
And when my soul rages about worldly things,
Deliver me purified by Your soul-stirring rituals.
Yes, give me Your hand I pray
And reveal to me the pathways of divine guidance that I long for,
Then shall I gaze upon that precious Light
Whence I can flee the evil of our dark origin.
Yes, give me Your hand I pray,
And when I am weary bring me to the haven of piety with your winds.
Hail, many-named Mother of the Gods, whose children are fair.
Hail, mighty Hekate of the Threshold.
Proclus Diadochus (410-485 AD)
Hymn VI: To Hekate and Janus adapted by E A Kaufman 2008

Invocation to Hekate

Hekate of the Three Ways, I invoke You,
Maiden of the Land, the Underworld & the Seas as well,
Chthonia, Enodia, Phosphoros,
Propylaia, Atropaios, Propolos,
Kourotrophos,
She of the Saffron Robe & beautiful hair,
Nocturnal One, Keeper of the Keys,
Hekate,  hear me.
Upon this night, the path is open.
Approach the Crossroads of the Worlds and be with me.
Keeper of Ancient Wisdom,
She who guides the Souls of the Dead  across the River.
You who are
Black as Night, Red as Blood, Wise as time everlasting,
You who are the Pale Mother,
Be present at this my Hallowed Rite.
I bow to You, Lady.
With scent & flame I make offerings to You.
With honey & cider I pour a libation to You.
I have given my blood that You may know me,
Keep me,
For I am one of Your especial breed.
I bow before You, Hekate,
Come, Hear me, Know my Name,
Be with Me.

Hecate Dark Moon Ritual

http://www.hecatescauldron.org/dark_moon_ritual.htm

This Dark Moon Ritual is to be performed anytime in honoring of the Goddess Hecate and/or performing any type of dark moon magick and requesting Her assistance in your magick.  Also, since this is a Dark Moon ritual, and you are working with the Crone and Her energies, there is no need to call in any God.   Moon rituals are sacred and for the Goddess only. You call in the Goddess and God at Sabbats, as the Sabbats are the interaction between the Goddess and her Consort…between Earth and Sun. And the Moon……is for the Goddess only!

Arrange your altar with all of your tools and other items the way you wish and then bless the altar saying:

I bless You now that You may aid
The energy flow as magick is made
I cast out negative energy
Leaving only the positive to live and breathe
Within you as I start this Rite
Blessed be in joy, love and light.

Then pick up the wand and draw an invoking pentagram in the air above the altar.  Replace the wand and say:

Blessed Be, O Creature of Light
Tools now of magick with power and might.

RITUAL SWEEP WITH BESOM (going widdershins)

Witche’s Broom, swift in flight
Cast Out Darkness, Bring in Light
Earth be hallow; Air be clear; Fire bright; as water heals
A sacred bridge this site shall be, as my will, so mote it be.

CAST THE CIRCLE with your magickal sickle or staff.  (Note, some Witches are using a Sickle to cast the Circle of Hecate.  The sickle is the symbol of the Crone–of harvesting and death.  It is an ancient women’s tool–more so than the sword.)

I conjure thee, great womb of the Goddess Hecate
Cauldron of a Witche’s power, within who’s sacred precinct
are we separate from the world of care, safe from harm and strife.
May it be a shield against all wickedness and evil;
A boundary between the world of seekers
and the realm of the Mighty Ones;
a guardian and protection that shall preserve and contain
the powers that we shall raise this night of the Dark Moon
Wherefore, do I bless thee and consecrate thee
in the name of the Goddess Hecate.

Bless and consecrate the water, incense, and salt which is on your altar with your athame by casting out any impurities and uncleanliness of the spirit unknown.  Then combining salt and water cleanse circle with a chant.  Then add your incense to your charcoal and cleanse circle chanting a chant.

EVOKE  QUARTERS & LIGHT THEIR CANDLES

Winds of the East

Come to me now, O winds of the East
Whirl and twirl ’til magick has ceased.
Blow through my mind and the energy raise
Blow away clouds and blow away haze.
The Circle is opened–your power please lend
Your presence is welcomed–I bid you come in.
(Light candle – draw an invoking pentagram in the air with your wand)

Fire of the South

Come to me now, O Southerly fires!
Warm light, pure strength–add flame to desires
Cleanse and purify all actions mundane
Protect well this Circle with your pure light and flame.
The Circle is opened–your power please lend
Your presence is welcomed–I bid you come in.
(Light candle – draw an invoking pentagram in the air with your wand)

Waters of the West

Come now, O waters of the Western port!
Tides rise and fall, and all harm abort.
Wash away troubles and rinse away pain
Wash over my spirit with your oceans and rain.
The Circle is opened–your power please lend
Your presence is welcomed–I bid you come in.
(Light candle – draw an invoking pentagram in the air with your wand)

Earth of the North

Come, Earthly power to me from the North!
Lend your strength and stability-give me your support
As your soil is fertile, this Circle shall be
Nourish all works, as you nourish the tree.
The Circle is opened–your power please lend
Your presence is welcomed–I bid you come in.
(Light candle – draw an invoking pentagram in the air with your wand)

CIRCLE IS SEALED (make an invoking pentagram in the air over your altar)

The Circle is sealed and I am
completely cut off from the outside world
so that I may give honor to the Goddess Hecate,
Great Goddess of the Dark Moon.
LIGHTING THE TRIPLE GODDESS CANDLES

Three Candles I do Light
In Honor of Thee, O Goddess this sacred Night
White for the Maiden pure as Snow
Red for the Mother full within, and
Black for the Crone, old and wise
DRAWING DOWN THE MOON-
INVOCATION TO THE DARK GODDESS HECATE

I call upon She who unveils the mystery,
Ancient Crone, Hecate, who reigns as darkness falls upon the unlit sky
Queen of Heaven, Earth and the Underworld.
Hecate, this is your time, Eternal Goddess, Lady of the Night.
I have prepared this sacred Circle for you, O Wise One,
Come now into me, your Priestess,
Fill me with your presence
O gracious Queen of Witches
As I do perform this Rite in your honor.

(Imagine the Dark Moon and see this haze descending from the moon into you.  Feel Her slowly envelope you, starting at the top of your head and slowly moving down to your feet.  Feel this vibrating energy of the Goddess Hecate fill your very being.  When Her energies reach your feet, know that you are walking as Hecate, as She is you and you are She.  Note:  you can use this invocation or another one from Invocations to Hecate)

Charge of the Crone Hecate

I am the Queen of Magick, hidden in the deepest night.
I am the mystery of the other world and the fear that coils
about your heart in the times of your trial.  I am the soul of
nature that gives form to the Universe.
My torches light the way for enlightenment and illumination.
My sickle of death cuts away things that are dead & no longer needed
It is I who awaits you at the end of your spiral dance.
I am She who has no secrets but a thousand secrets.
I am the aged Old Crone of Darkness who face of death
portends life anew and filled with Luna’s secrets.
All acts of magick and mysteries are my rituals and
My greatest ritual is love itself.
You who seek to remove My veil and know My true face,
Know that all your questing and efforts are for not,
Until thy own face beholds and knows the mysteries of they own self.
For you to truly know Me, you must look in your own heart
and know and accept thy self.
For those of you who call upon Me
and My powers for magick, beware!
For My magick is swift and without regards to the consequences.
Those that know Me shall glide safely through troubles,
For it is My dark cloak of protection that is wrapped about you.
Close your eyes My child and call to me, for I am there,
within your Darkness.

PRAISE TO HECATE

In this most sacred Night of the Dark Moon
And mystical hour of the night
Does the Goddess Hecate reign supreme
And in Her name do I now give Her praise.
HAIL TO THEE HECATE; HAIL TO THEE HECATE
HAIL TO THEE HECATE, TRIPLE GODDESS OF THE MOON

If you wish to do some sort of magick to banish poverty, unhappiness, etc., or do a protection spell, this would be the time to do it. If someone has harmed you,  and you need justice, you will find a Chant to Hecate for Swift Justice to be used with candle magick, poppet, parchment magick, etc.  If you would like to take a journey to the realm of Hecate to receive Her message to you, you will find a journey in Samhain Ritual to Evoke Hecate which can be used as a Dark Moon Ritual as well, as Dark Moon rituals are simply mini Samhain Rituals.  But other than that, this ritual can stand alone to simply honor the Crone Hecate when the moon is dark.

Blessings of Cakes and Wine – wine should be in Chalice and with athame bless the wine and then the cakes as follows:

I bless thee of Creature of Wine (cakes)
Knowing that when I drink (eat) of the
I partake in the powers of the mysteries of You
Great Goddess Hecate

LIBATION (Take the chalice of wine in both hands and hold it up and say:)

In honor of the O Great Goddess Hecate
Do I pour this Libation and drinketh this Toast
All Life is your Own
All fruits of the Earth your power, your wisdom, your liberation
I thank You for Your blessings and strength
Join with me; Feast with me; Enjoy with me.
(You can pour a few drops of wine onto the ground in front of the altar as an offering to Hecate, if you are outside.  If you are in your temple, then pour some wine into your Libation bowl along with an offering of cakes) Then raise the chalice to your lips and drink.)

(You can now medicate, consult the tarot, or any other divinatory devices, or simply sit back and relax.   Remember eating of the cakes helps ground you from the energy of the circle, and from the cone of power that you built if you did magick.)

THANK YOU AND FAREWELL

O Hecate, My Queen, My Goddess
You who awaits for me at the end of Life.
I thank you for thy blessings and of your spirit from your
Cauldron of the sacred fire on this night of the Dark Moon
I bid thee farewell
(Put out Goddess candle)

Thanking the Triple Goddess

Wise Crone, who face is hidden from the starlit night
Thank you for joining my sacred this night.
I bid thee farewell
(Put out Crone/black Candle)

Mother, nurturer and giver of life
Who dances across the nightly sky in your silvery light
Thank you for joining my sacred circle this night
I bid thee farewell
(Put out the Mother/red candle)

Maiden, bringer of new ideas and inspiration
Who dances across the sky in carefree glee and anticipation
Thank you for joining my sacred circle this night
I bid thee Farewell
(Put out the Maiden/white candle)

QUARTERS RELEASED (I go widdershins, since I went deosil to welcome)

O twirling Breezes and winds of the East
Who protected this Circle and witnessed all feats
Of magick performed and blessing poured out
I thank you for coming and gathering about.
But now comes the time for this Circle to end
I release you back to the dark, fertile realm where you reign
Hail and farewell until I see you again.
(Put out candle – draw banishing pentagram in air with wand)

O Northern forests, mountains and plains
Who protected this Circle and witnessed all gains
Of magick performed and all blessings poured out
I thank you for coming and gathering about.
But now comes the time for this Circle to end
I release you back to the dark, fertile realm where you reign
Hail and farewell until I see you again.
(Put out candle – draw banishing pentagram in air with wand)

O Oceans and rainstorm and streams of the West
Who protected this Circle and witnessed all quests
Of magick performed and blessing poured out
I thank you for coming and gathering about.
But now comes the time for this Circle to end
I release you back to the dark, fertile realm where you reign
Hail and farewell until I see you again.
(Put out candle – draw banishing pentagram in air with wand)

O Southern Fires and bright, dancing flames
Who protected this Circle and witnessed all claims
Of magick performed and blessing poured out
I thank you for coming and gathering about.
But now comes the time for this Circle to end
I release you back to the dark, fertile realm where you reign
Hail and farewell until I see you again.
(Put out candle – draw banishing pentagram in air with wand)

Return to the East and draw a banishing pentagram in the air with your wand to break the seal of the Circle.

CALLING BACK THE CIRCLE ( I go widdershins in calling back the Circle.  Use whatever tool you cast the Circle with.  I prefer using my sickle of Hecate or staff/wand).

Power cast and then forgotten is power wasted
Wherefore do I call Ye back O Circle of Power
into my mighty staff (or sickle)
By the holy flame, this Circle disappears and becomes no more
Everything is as it was since the beginning of time.

The Circle is opened by unbroken
May the love of the Goddess be ever in your heart
Merry Meet and Merry Part
and Merry Meet again

I hope after performing this ritual that you feel as magickal as I do on a Dark Moon night and you can feel the magick and know the mystery of Hecate.

Take this opportunity to fly on over to Women and Dark Moon Magick for Hecate’s words and wisdom regarding  the Dark Moon and Her powerful energies.  Also, take the opportunity to fly over to Hecate’s Magickal Ritual Setup to learn more about Circle casting.  In Drawing Down the Moon, there is more of an in depth look at drawing down the moon.

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