Smahian Ritual #4


7 black candles 6 orange candles 

3 white candles 1 apple 

A chalice full of apple cider/juice 

An athame/your finger 

An altar bell/your hands 

Samhain is a good time to cast a full size nine foot circle, if you only 
cast one this year I would do it on 
this day. You can draw it out in chalk or make it with rope - I use shells 
but use whatever is to hand. 

Once cast place 13 candles around the circle - 7 black (the colour of the 
day) and 6 orange (a good strong 
energy type colour) as you light each one say: 

"Samhain candle of fire so bright 

Consecrate this circle of light" 

In the centre of the consecrated circle place your altar, this can be 
whatever you like, something that is big 
enough to work off of. I use a really large flat stone from my garden but 
again use whatever. On the altar 
that should face north by the way, place 3 white candles 1 each of maid, 
mother and crone. At the west 
quarter place a cup (chalice) of apple cider (juice). To the east place a 
pot/stick of incense. To the south 
place an apple, a altar bell(clapping will do) and your athame(make do and 

Still with me - now lets begin. 

Ring the altar bell or clap three times then take the athame in your 
dominant hand and say: 

"Listen well mighty elements 
Hear my calls 
Air, fire, water, earth 
By noise of night and shinning blade 
I summon thee 

Now light the incense and the three white altar candles and say: 

"Three candles in honour I light for thee. 
O great and wondrous goddess 
Let the flame burn for the Maiden - light the candle 
Let the flame burn for the Mother - light the candle 
Let the flame burn for the Crone" - light the candle 

"In perfect love and perfect trust, 
to the god and goddess, 
to all things wild and free, 
I am here to honour thee" 

Now take you athame and place it in to the chalice and say: 

"Bless this Goddess with your eternal power 
I drink of the season, 
I drink of thee. 
Blessed now 
and Blessed be" 

Return with the blessed drink to the altar and pour a drop on to the apple 
and say: 

"I bless those that have gone by and ask that the blessings of the god and 
goddess go with them I fill the 
fruit of the harvest with the knowledge and wisdom of those that have gone 
before and in there memory I 
ask that this be passed to me" 

As you pour visualise the knowledge and wisdom passing in to the apple as a 
silver flow of energy. 

Eat the apple and drink the last of the cider and as you do feel and enjoy 
the power of the ancients 

Sit quietly for a while and when you feel ready you can either close the 
circle or now would be a really 
good time to do some divination. 

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