Ostara Ritual
MoonPath CUUPS, Fort Lauderdale
March 19, 2005
by Silver CUUPS of Holly

Ostara 2005 at the Unitarian Church of Fort Lauderdale

Performed by the collective pagans of Unitarian Fellowship of South Florida

 

Darkness from Fairy Nightsongs--- Music Playing

 

Challenger: 

 

Do you come in perfect love and perfect trust?

You may enter…

 

Air Priestess:

 

Do you feel her winds?

You may cross, Leave the mundane behind…Blessed Be

 

Fire Priestess:

 

Do you feel her fire?

You may cross, Transform all that is necessary…Blessed Be

 

Water Priestess:

 

Do you bathe in her waters?

You may cross, Feel your emotions fully…Blessed Be

 

Earth Priestess:

 

Do you honor the earth?

You may cross, May we be one…Blessed Be

 

 

High Priestess:

 

Shh listen, do you hear her heartbeat?            (drum heartbeat)

 

High Priest:

 

Shh listen, do you hear his hoofs?             (musical hoofs)

 

High Priestess:

 

Shh quite the mind.

 

High Priest:

 

Shh leave the mundane behind.

 

Voicetress:

 

The Goddess is alive, magick is afoot (13 times, repeat format) (drumming accompaniment)

 

High Priestess:

 

Shh Ostara is here, a time for celebration, a time for growth and new beginnings a time for pagans to unite and commune with the god and goddess, a time to rejoice in the strength of relationships.

 

Ostara is a celebration of birth and new life.   The time of year when death holds no power over the living.   It is the return of the Goddess after her winter hibernation.   It is the time of the year when the Goddess and God consummate their love.  

 

And with that, we welcome you to Ostara 2005, I am lady Gossamer.

 

High Priest:

 

And I am Oloran.

 

Let the rite begin!

 

Shaper, would you please cleanse the circle.

 

Witche's Broom, swift in flight

Cast Out Darkness, Bring in Light (multi times)

Earth be hallow; Air be clear; Fire bright; as water heals (one time)

A sacred bridge this site shall be, as my will, so mote it be.

(Drum accompaniment)

 

Dowserwiz, would you please seal the circle. Everyone please help us seal this circle tight.

 

By the powers of Earth, Air, Fire and Water, Seal the Circle Raise the Cone. 

(multi times)

(Drum accompaniment)

 

High Priestess:

 

By the earth that is her body,

and by the air that is her breath,

and by the fire of her bright spirit,

and by the living waters of her womb,

the circle is cast

(** Star Hawk)

 

Everyone together, As Above, So Below.  As within, so without!

Blessed Be.

 

High Priestess:

 

Please raise your arms in the form of the crescent moon to honor the goddess. La Luna, she who is the creator, the destroyer, come dance, play and make love with us on this Ostara night!

(Call in the Goddess)

 

High Priest:

 

Please cross your arms against your chest to honor the god.  El Sol, he who provides the force the seed, come dance, play and make love with us on this Ostara night!

(Call in the God)

 

 High Priestess:

 

Now, let us focus our attention to the center as our elemental priestess’ aid us in calling in the quarters. 

 

Let fairies sing (Xylophone)!

 

Powers of Ostara East, attend, acknowledge and proclaim!

Our Priestess gives an offering of lavender asking for quieting of the mind and peace.

She circles three times the call for peace becomes stronger and stronger.

Upon the wings of fiery flame,

We give this offering in the Goddess’s name.

Hail to the Powers of the East!

Blessed Be!

 

Powers of Ostara South, attend, acknowledge and proclaim!

Our Priestess gives an offering of vanilla asking for transformation for peace.

She circles three times the call for peace becomes stronger and stronger.

Upon the wings of fiery flame,

We give this offering in the Goddess’s name.

Hail to the Powers of the South!

Blessed Be!

 

Powers of Ostara West, attend, acknowledge and proclaim!

Our Priestess gives an offering of gardenia asking for love in peace.

She circles three times the call for peace becomes stronger and stronger.

Upon the wings of fiery flame,

We give this offering in the Goddess’s name.

Hail to the Powers of the West!

Blessed Be!

 

Powers of Ostara North, attend, acknowledge and proclaim!

Our Priestess gives an offering of cedar asking for a foundation of peace.

She circles three times the call for peace becomes stronger and stronger.

Upon the wings of fiery flame,

We give this offering in the Goddess’s name.

Hail to the Powers of the North!

Blessed Be!

 

(** in part, Amber Wolfe, Elemental Power)

 

High Priest:

 

And, now we will perform the Great Rite.

As male joins female for the betterment of all, let the fruits of their union promote life.

Blessed Be.

 

Now, each of the Priestess’s, from the four corners will perform the Great Rite --- This signifies the union of male joining female, the creative forces join and we celebrate life.

 

Priestess’s of the Four Directions:

(Each blesses their quarter)

 

Voicetress: We all come from the goddess ---

 

(drums playing softly, everyone singing)

 

(The Priestess’s of the quarters, anoint and “thou art the god/goddess everyone”)

 

High Priest:

 

So mote it be!

 

Blessed Be!

 

High Priest:

 

(cakes and ale passed out)

 

We will now share cakes and ale.

 

The food, which we are about to eat

Is Earth, Water, and Sun, compounded through the alchemy

Of many plants.

Therefore Earth, Water and Sun will become part of us.

This food is also the fruit of the labor of many beings and creatures

We are grateful for it.

May it give us strength, health, joy.

And may it increase our love.

(**UU prayer)

 

To the Goddess! To the God! Blessed Be!

 

Voicetress: Air I am, Fire I am, Water, Earth and Spirit I am…

 

High Priest:

 

Before we close this rite, you will be given some sage to spell with.

After the Priestess gives you the sage, come forth and toss your offering in to the fire to transform this thought into reality.

(soft drumming)

 

Everyone together, and as I will it, so mote it be,

Blessed Be!

 

High Priestess:

 

We give honor to the drums, to the songtress, xylophonist, our fire tender, priestesses

 

And, like a whirlwind the rite, comes to a close, the quarters are dismissed with honor and reverence.

 

We bid adieu to La Luna and El Sol….

 

The circle of energy around us begins to fade…

 

By the earth that is her body

And by the air that is her breath

And by the fire of her bright spirit,

And by the living waters of her womb,

The circle is open, but unbroken,

May the joy of the Goddess live in our hearts.

Merry meet, and merry part,

And merry meet again.

(**Star Hawk)

 

All with Voicetress:

 

The Circle is Open, but Unbroken….

(soft drumming)

 

 

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