In circle casting one can only say if you decide to use circle castings in
your rituals then use one personalized to you. Another's circle casting
may not work for you if you aren't comfitable with it. The main thing to
remember in circle casting is that the power you wish to evoke is
consentrated within it. You may wish to add an offering, candles, insence,
herbs, and tokens to represent those powers. The way you cast your circle
may change with each ritual (depending on what powers you call and what
the ritual is meant for) or you can use a general one during all rituals.
Below is a circle casting to try.. personalize it to your own comfitable
ritual as time goes by.
3 white altar candles
Wine or Juice
Cakes or Cookies
Light altar candles clockwise. Light Insence and take the moonstone in
your hand. The altar candles should be facing east in the circle and the
offerings (cake or cookies) should be placed in front of the candles
nearer to you than the outside of the circle. You can make the circle with
ash, twine, or chalk if you wish.
Drink a sip of your Juice or wine from a chalice when facing each
direction and say:
"Air of the East, Power of Light, Bring your power and insight."
"Fire of the South, Power of Warmth, Bring your flame and girth."
"Water of the West, Power of Pure, Bring your clarity and cure."
"Earth of the North, Power of Strength, Bring your stability and ore."
Imagine the light entering you and surrounding you in the circle. Say:
"I cast this cirle in protection and power for the ritual and rites I am
about to conjure. The power between the worlds guide me and keep me
End at east
Take the bowl of salt and sprinkle it around the circle.
At this time you would call upon whichever gods/goddesses etc you wish for
help with the ritual by simply calling his/her name and asking for
assistance with this. Flattery never hurts when dealing with the gods.
After this is done perform the ritual.