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This ritual is one of the most intensely beautiful and powerful rituals that most Wiccans and Pagans can ever experience, if you are in a Coven the High Priestess will perform this ritual with all the Coven members being involved but you can do this on your own. It is one in which the practitioner invokes the Goddess directly into themselves. Regardless of how you practice it, Drawing Down the Moon is best performed on the night of the Full Moon. For obvious reasons, it’s more suitable to be performed outside, but if the weather is bad or cold or your neighbors are easily startled, you can perform the ritual indoors.

Light a white candle and put it in a place where the Moonlight can be seen, such as a window ledge.You can also light an incense stick if you wish to cleanse the space you’re in. Relax your body and remove any negative thoughts from your mind. Take deep breaths. 

Stand at your altar if you have one, don’t worry if you don’t just face the Moon with your arms crossed over your chest, and feet together. 

Now say:
Mother Goddess, lend me your light
Give me your power on this faithful night
I invoke you into my being and soul
Fill up my vessel and make me feel Whole
I stand before you in awe and in love
I cherish your gifts you stow from above
I ask you tonight to show unto me
My Mother, My Goddess so mote it be.

Move your feet apart to about shoulder width, and raise your arms up and out to welcome the Goddess into you. Close your eyes and feel the power of the Moonlight wash over you like rain. Think of the awesome power of the universe you are invoking and be at one with it. stand for as long as you feel you need to, basking in the Moons glow. Let the energy of the Moon wash over you healing and cleansing you.

Drawing Down the Moon is an altered state of consciousness, a ritual possession by the Divine. It is not uncommon to feel the energy of the Goddess for quite some time following Drawing Down the Moon, so don’t be alarmed if you feel a heightened sense of clarity over the next few days. You may also feel extremely emotional - it’s not uncommon to cry or laugh spontaneously during this rite.

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