I would like to start the Blog with a sorry for all who look foreword and read the spell and info I post on this Blogs. D.A has just start working on my computer again. I dislike the fact that I could not post for some time.
Now let get to the meat for the post. Spring is here Ostara and Beltane have past. I would like to know what you all did to welcome in the spring. I did know much. I did a small little spell for my self welcoming my favorite time of year. I watching new life grow. My little spell was also for the new gowning relationship. I have fond my self a mate and hope it grows in to a life time of joy and happiness.
Okay that all from me on my life. let do handfasting. For all that do not know what that is is a wedding Ritual. it can be as small or a big as you want it. You can write you own or you can use a per-made one. I fallow you heart when it come to this.
Long ribbon or soft rope (~ 3 feet)
Vows to exchange (written by the couple)
Small gifts (or rings) to be exchanged by the couple.
5 rose candles (Quarter and god candle (god candle can be
1 white candle (Goddess candle)
Gifts from the coveners/guests for the couple.
Cast the circle normally.
Invoke the Goddess and God normally, or as below.
Priest: We call upon you in the guise of Eros,
Kindler of desire,
Bringer of love,
to join us here and witness the bonding
of and .
Priestess: We call upon you in the guise of Aphrodite,
Always desirous one,
to join us here and witness the joining
of and .
The Priest and Priestess motion the two people to be handfasted to join them before the altar.
Couple faces the altar.
Priest: (to one of the couple, the female if the couple are of
opposite gender) Do you _name_ join us here
of your own free will, to acknowledge before
the Lord and Lady the bond that is shared
between yourself and _other_name_.
Person1: (responds (hopefully this will be a yes if not,
go to closing).
Priestess asks the other the same thing and gets response.
Couple turn to face each other and join their left hands.
Each now recites the vows they have prepared.
Priest: (taking the joined left hands, and the rope)
Here before witnesses, and have
sworn vows to each other. With this cord, I bind
them to the vows that they each have made. (wrap
the cord loosely around both arms) However this
binding is not tied, so that neither is restricted by
the other, and the binding is only enforced by both
Couple: (turning to face each other, in unison)
Heart to thee,
Soul to thee,
Body to thee,
Forever and always,
So mote it be.
Coven or family: So mote it be.
Couple unbind thier left arms.
Couple exchange the gifts they have brought for each other. Coven members and guests give couple good wishes and/or gifts.
Great rite and Cakes and Ale.
Bid farewell to God and Goddess as usual, or as below.
Priestess: We thank you, Aphrodite, for your presence among us,
And as you take your leave, we ask that
you leave among us, in each of us, the
ability to each be Sensual Lover, and
Hail and farewell.
Priest: We thank you Eros, for your presence here this day,
And ask, as you take your leave, that you
leave in each of us, the ability to be
a Bringer of desire, and kindler of love.
Hail and farewell.
Dismiss the Quarters, and open the circle. Relax, talk, and party!