Saturday, January 22, 2011
Casting the circle, then saluting the four directions: east, south, west, and north, those become the divine crossroads, a cross within a circle. The most divine part of the crossroads and circle is the center. The center is heaven, earth, and spirit. Spirit includes all powers. Spirit also works with what is called seven powers. The seven planets and the seven angels are extensions and aspects of the spirit. In the center of the circle, that is where cleaning is done, the release of old energies, and the calling up of fresh light, often called a "raising" or a renewal of good luck. There is always a cleaning followed by a blessing. Another word for your personal soul is your shadow. We come raising your name, raising your shadow, we come raising your good luck in the power of the spirit. After calling forth sacred space, the cross within the circle, we release or finish. Once finished, we offer blessings and a closing prayer.