Opening (Ending) The Circle
The High Priestess goes to each of the four directions in turn, and draws a Banishing Pentacle, saying,
Guardians of the East (South, West, North),
Powers of Air (Fire, Water, Earth),
we thank you
For joining in our circle
And we ask for your blessing
As you depart
May there be peace between us
Now and forever. Blessed be.
She raises her athame to the sky and touches it to the earth, then opens her arms and says,
The circle is open, but unbroken,
May the peace of the Goddess
Go in your hearts,
Mercy meet, and merry part.
And merry meet again. Blessed be.