Find a place to cast circle -
Get any items you want to use
Sweep the area of negative energy.
Stand Facing the East and say " I call upon the Guardian of Air to come and protect this circle"
Stand Facing the South and say " I call upon the Guardian of Fire to come and protect this circle"
Stand Facing the West and say " I call upon the Guardian of Water to come and protect this circle"
Stand Facing the North and say" I call upon the Guardian of Earth to come and protect this circle"
Stand Facing the East and Say " No circle would be complete without returning to East and Air"
NOTE: Some Trads start in the North and there are many names that the Guardian or Elementals can be called.
Now go to the altar and bless the salt and water and mixing them together and light the incense.
Take a sword, Athame, Wand, or your finger -
Go to the alter and light a candle for the God and Goddess (Gold and Silver or White and Black) and you say " I invite the Lord and Lady to attend this circle tonight"
Since this is a practice circle -
Next you will do Cakes and Ale. (this can be cookie and juice or what ever you want) Taking your Athame, Wand or Finger and touch the Cake and say " Bless this cake" remove a piece for the Lord and Lady. Eat the cake. Then do the same with Ale and say " Bless this Ale" pour a little for the Lord and Lady. Then drink the ale.
Now you go to the East and say " I want to thank the Guardian of Air for being here tonight" Repeat with each quarter returning to East.
Thank the God and Goddess for attending your circle -
Go to the NE corner of the circle and cut the circle saying "The circle is open yet unbroken.
Clean up the area returning all tools you used.
1. Can you feel the power of the Circle?
2. Why do you need the Circle?
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