Decorate your altar in fall colors with black and white candles. Place on your altar any objects or pictures of your Motherline and honored ancestors.
Earth: Mighty North Winds, I feel you blow in these times of change, bringing the sting of frost. Earth, I honor you in this Circle. I look for your strength to sustain us, nourish and guide us in our rite.
Water: Winds of the West, bring your cool, moist breeze upon our souls. Water, wash us with your power and cleanse our spirits so that we are protected as we work between the worlds. Keep wide your gates so that those we call may enter this space.
Fire: Great Southern Winds, I honor you. Fire, as we approach this time of introspection, ignite our souls with passion. Keep the flame of life within us. Allow it to surge and fill us with your power.
Air: Easterly winds of change, I feel your warm breeze upon me. I honor your presence in this Circle. Inspire us with new ideas and light that spark of creativity within us so that we might work our rite this night.
I call to those who have gone before, Our Ancient Mothers, loved ones now gone from us. We are here in this sacred space to reach beyond the veil. We have played in the sun, done our work, enjoyed the harvest, and now it is time to prepare for the time of dark, for inclement weather, and the loss of daily sunshine. It is the end of warmth and growth, and we are moving into a time of death and quiet repose.
This is the night to lift the veil, a time when you, our Mothers and Grandmothers, are near. Draw close to us within this space, your message we would hear. Speak to us of what you will, of things you know or need.
It is the wisdom of our Motherline that we seek. We know, that among you, there are those who experienced times such as I now face. It is vital to us, that we not lose sight of the plan we have chosen to follow in this lifetime. We have come to you this night to ask you to share with us your wisdom. If you have a message for us to hear, we are open to receive.
Speak to us of times long past, or that which is yet to come. Share with us those things we feel, but somehow cannot touch. I know we know the things of old yet somehow they are lost. Through your voices we will learn again that which we have always known.
You come to us from beyond the veil, from a place that is no place, from a time where no time exists. We speak to you of love, for that is all there is. Mothers, you stand before us, ever ready to lend a hand, even though we do not always know you are near. We reach for you, trying not so hard to see a face, but rather, searching for love within our souls.
Pause to truly find that love in your heart - when ready, say out loud in your own Circle…..
I now create a channel to summon forth a bond, a tie between us. I form a link with love, to unite and share this present moment. I wish to draw from you the knowledge that I seek and to know the promise of tomorrow. I ask that you speak to me of times of old and the future yet to come.
(There now follows a short period of quiet to communicate with departed spirits.)
Now it is time to do your divination. Pull one card, rune, few, or other item selected for your divination. Sit with this symbol or image until time to share. When enough time has been spent in meditation, each person may share if this is a group ritual. If you are doing a solaitary ritual you may do a reading more in depth.
When meditation is complete....
Samhain is a festival of the Dead, but with death there is always life. I will now celebrate life and this joyful reunion.
(for this you may rise and dance or sing or even move right into feasting.)
Wise Mothers and Grandmothers, you who have chosen to come to me this night. I bless you - I thank you for the joy of your wisdom and your teachings. Allow me to always be reminded, should I lose sight of your gifts. Blessed Be
EAST: Easterly winds of change, I felt your warm breeze upon me. I honor your presence in this Circle. Thank you for the inspiration of new ideas and for lighting the spark of creativity within me so that I could work myr rite this night.
SOUTH: Great Southern Winds, I honor you. Fire, as I approached this time of introspection, you ignited my soul with passion. Please keep the flame of life within me. Allow it to surge and fill me with your power.
WEST: Winds of the West, you brought your cool, moist breeze upon my souls and washed me with your power. Water, you cleansed my spirit so that I have been protected as I worked between the worlds. Please now close your gates, blessing those who came to share with me this night.
NORTH: Mighty North Winds, I felt you blow in these times of change, bringing the sting of frost. Earth, I honor you in this Circle. I thank you for the strength that sustains me, nourishes me and has guided me in my rite.