Animal Blessings Rite
                        MoonPath CUUPS
                   Thursday April 19th, 2012

Cast Circle:  Hand to Hand I cast this circle

  Air: Guardians of the East, Powers of Air; you who are thought and 
  the wind upon my face. Winged eagle of the skies who is the 
  morning breeze and the wrath of storms; I call upon and invite your 
  presence to witness this rite. 
 
  Fire: Guardians of the South, Powers of Fire, you who are passion 
  and the hearth. Great Snake who live within the coals of the home 
  fires as well as wild fires, I call upon and invite your presence to 
  witness this rite. 
 
  Water: Guardians of the West, Powers of Water, you who are 
  emotions and pure love. Gentle Dolphin of the waves who is the 
  morning dew, and the torrential rains; I call upon and invite your 
  presence to witness this rite. 
 
  Earth: Guardians of the North, Powers of Earth, you who are the 
  stabilizer and nurturer. Powerful Buffalo who paws the ground and 
  stands solid as the mountains, I call upon and invite your 
  presence to witness this rite. 

  Spirit: We honor you Great Spirit of the earth that all living things are 
  sacred to. You who watch the circle of life revolve around again and 
  again, we ask for your blessing on this our ceremony of thanksgiving for 
  the life of beloved animal friends.

Sealing the Circle:

Lilly the high-priestess of this night will walk around the circle and seal it.  
While she is sealing the circle we will chant: (Lilly and Ash will walk around 
the circle together 3 times)
  
Fin, fur, feather, scale and skin we are all one beings from within.
 
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  Invocation:
  
  Beloved Goddess Gaia our human ties with our friends of other species 
  is a wonderful and special gift from you. Our animal friends have trust in 
  us as we have trust in you dear goddess. Please join us on this night 
  
  Beloved God Pan who protects our wild friends. You who guard and 
  honor the Small things that have no words. Please join us on this night. 
  
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  On this night we honor our animals friends weather they be wild, familiar 
  or pet.  Please come up and bless your animals with air, fire, water 
  and earth.
   
  Blessing: O GRACIOUS Gaia and Pan, PROTECTORS OF ALL 
  CREATURES WHO WALK THIS EARTH, GUARD MY PET (pets 
  name) AGAINST HARM AND ILLNESS. WATCH OVER (him/her) 
  WITH EVERY STEP (he/she) TAKES. HELP ME TO PROTECT 
  (him/her) AND STRENGTHEN THE CONNECTION OF LOVE 
  BETWEEN US.  
  
So as you blessed your Beloved animal friends Please take the feather in this 
bowl. Dip it in the water and sprinkle the earth or the sky as you send a blessing 
to all the creatures of the world. 

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  Closing:

  Earth: Guardians of the North, of Earth, I thank you for your solid 
  presence here tonight. Stay if you will, go if you must. Farewell and 
  Blessed Be. 
 
  Water: Guardians of the West, of Water, I thank you for your 
  soothing presence here tonight. Stay if you will, go if you must. 
  Farewell and Blessed Be. 
 
  Fire: Guardians of the South, of Fire, I thank you for your energetic 
  presence here tonight. Stay if you will, go if you must. Farewell and 
  Blessed Be. 

  Air: Guardians of the East, of Air, I thank you for your whispered 
  presence here tonight. Stay if you will, go if you must. Farewell and 
  Blessed Be.  

  Spirit: Great Spirit we thank you for your presence here tonight, 
  Stay if you will, go if you must. Farewell and Blessed Be. 

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Beloved Goddess Gaia we thank you for your gifts of the earth. 
And for joining us on this night.
Beloved God Pan we thank you for your protection of our animal 
friends and for joining us this night.  

This rite has ended so mote it be 

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