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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Blessing Water

At times during our rituals Blessing Water is called upon to cleanse, consecrate or bless the objects we use in our Sabbats or Esbats, especially those items placed on the altar. So with that in mind, I went searching for a way to make Blessing Water. Some ways seemed to simple, like not enough effort was put into them, and others were so elaborate that I'd be up half the night. So what I did was incorporate a little of both and come up with a way to make Blessing Water that called upon some effort by me and that was also simple to do.

Since Tuesday night was a full moon, I planned and set about making my blessing water . . .

Blessing Water Ceremony

You'll need: Spring Water and Sea Salt

On the evening of a full moon and before the full moon rises, set out your container of water.

At midnight, under the full moon, do the following ritual.

While performing the Three-Fold cross say:

"Oh, Great One, Lord and Lady of all that can be surveyed and not,
I call upon you and need your assistance in this moment.
I bring forth this water in which I request your blessings."


Hold up the container of water to show it and say:

"Bless this water with your wisdom, guidance, love, healing, purification and power."

Place the container on your altar. Hold your hands over it and say:

"I banish thee, O element of water,
of all negativity both seen and unseen,
and bless thee in the name of the Great One."


Imagine a brilliant blue-white light filling the water.

Hold up the container of salt to show it and say:

“Bless this salt with your wisdom, guidance, love, healing, purification and power.”

Place the container on your altar. Hold your hands over it and say:

"I banish thee, O element of the Earth,
of all negativity both seen and unseen
and bless thee in the name of the Great One.”


Envision the same brilliant blue-white light entering the salt.

Add three pinches of salt to the water and stir it three times in a deosil direction. Perform the Three-Fold cross over it and then with both hands, hold the container at eye level and say:

"I cleanse and consecrate this water in the name of the Great One.
May it enhance and purify all that it touches.
With the water so blessed, may this harm none,
With these final words, let it be done.
As I will it, so mote it be.
Blessed Be!”


When done let the water sit out under the full moon and collect it in the morning before sun rise.

Your Blessing Water is now ready to be poured into a pretty container for use in your rituals.



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2 comments:

Diandra said...

This is a beautiful ritual - but why do you add salt? I am asking for purely practical purposes... first of all, salt water is not very good for many ritual objects (all kinds of metal, for example), and second... many people pour the remainders of their "holy" water onto the ground once they are finished, as a gift to Mother Earth. However, salt water tends to kill plants... might it be possible to put other minerals into the water (e.g. locally found stones) or leave that part out completely?

Mina said...

Beautiful ritual! Thank you so much.