Druid Moon Ritual: Frost Moon

Preparation: a candle, a vessel with water, a symbol of a tree, offerings, items required for the working.

Opening
[Light the candle and add silver to the cup of water.]
Take a breath and put aside any tensions from the mundane world. Know this space is made sacred because we gather here in ritual.

Gatekeeper and Opening Gates
We call to our Gatekeeper, our Ally, to aid us in this ritual.
Please guard and guide our way.
Gatekeeper, join us and be warmed by this good fire.
[Offering.]

As we move into ritual space and ritual time,
Know that this world reflects the otherworld.
So may this fire become the cosmic fire
May this water become the cosmic well
May this tree become the world tree.
And may our offerings be transformed to spirit.

Earth Mother
Earth Mother
Nearest and dearest to us
May we remember your gifts
And seek to bless you in return.
Earth Mother, join us and be warmed by this good fire.
[Offering.]

Kindred Invocations
Ancestors who came before,
Join us and be warmed by this good fire.
[Offering.]

Nature Spirits, with whom we share this world,
Join us and be warmed by this good fire.
[Offering.]

Shining Ones, wise and mighty,
Join us and be warmed by this good fire.
[Offering.]

Key Offerings
We call now to the Beings of the Occasion, those Patrons of our rite whom we worship at the heart of ritual. We will invoke Skadhi and Uller.

Hail Skadhi,
Winter Queen,
She of Ice and Snow,
Silent Wolf-Runner,
Goddess of the Mountain,
Shining Huntress,
I offer you praise in the depth of winter.
Hail Skadhi!
[Offering.]

Hail Uller
Glorious God,
Old Father and Clan Warder,
Snow Sender,
Bone-Sledge Rider,
Guardian of Ski-Travelers,
God of Bright Winter’s Day,
Sharp-Eyed Bow God,
Judge of Oaths,
I offer you praise in the depth of winter.
Hail Uller!
[Offering.]
[Inspired by The Book of Blots]

Take Omen
Let us now take an omen to see if the Patrons of this rite are pleased with our offerings.
[Take omen.]

Working
May these Patrons now aid us in our working. We will do a blessing for our winter gear. [Lay out your winter coat, gloves, etc and hold your hands over them.]

Skadhi, and Uller,
Deities of the snow and mountains,
Deities of the winter,
Bless this winter gear.
May we be protected from the cold
Throughout the next few months.
Hail Skadhi! Hail Uller!

Thanking the Kindreds
To the Patrons of this rite, for being with me and receiving my offerings, we thank you.
To the Shining Ones, the Nature Spirits, and the Ancestors – Kindreds all – for being with me and receiving my offerings, we thank you.
Earth Mother, for your many blessings, we thank you.

Closing the Gates
We call once more to our Gatekeeper and Ally.
Thank you for aiding us in this ritual.

May the cosmic fire be merely this candle.
May the cosmic well return to this water.
And may the world tree recede into this tree.

Closing
This rite is ended. May we go in peace and fellowship.

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