|Bide within the Law you must, in perfect Love
and perfect Trust.
Live you must and let to live, fairly take and
For tread the Circle thrice about to keep unwelcome
To bind the spell well every time, let the spell
be said in rhyme.
Light of eye and soft of touch, speak you little,
Honor the Old Ones in deed and name,
let love and light be our guides again.
Deosil go by the waxing moon, chanting out the
Widdershins go when the moon doth wane,
and the werewolf howls by the dread wolfsbane.
When the Lady's moon is new, kiss the hand to
Her times two.
When the moon rides at Her peak then your heart's
Heed the North winds mighty gale, lock the door
and trim the sail.
When the Wind blows from the East, expect the
new and set the feast.
When the wind comes from the South, love will
kiss you on the mouth.
When the wind whispers from the West, all hearts
will find peace and rest.
Nine woods in the Cauldron go, burn them fast
and burn them slow.
Birch in the fire goes to represent what the
Oak in the forest towers with might, in the fire
it brings the God's
insight. Rowan is a tree of power
causing life and Magick to flower.
Willows at the waterside stand ready to help us
to the Summerland.
Hawthorn is burned to purify and to draw faerie
to your eye.
Hazel-the tree of wisdom and learning adds its
strength to the bright fire burning.
White are the flowers of Apple tree that brings
us fruits of fertility.
Grapes grow upon the vine giving us both joy and
Fir does mark the evergreen to represent immortality
Elder is the Lady's tree burn it not or cursed
Four times the Major Sabbats mark in the light
and in the dark.
As the old year starts to wane the new begins,
it's now Samhain.
When the time for Imbolc shows watch for flowers
through the snows.
When the wheel begins to turn soon the Beltane
fires will burn.
As the wheel turns to Lamas night power is brought
to magick rite.
Four times the Minor Sabbats fall use the Sun
to mark them all.
When the wheel has turned to Yule light the log
the Horned One rules.
In the spring, when night equals day time for
Ostara to come our way.
When the Sun has reached it's height time for
Oak and Holly to fight.
Harvesting comes to one and all when the Autumn
Equinox does fall.
Heed the flower, bush, and tree by the Lady blessed
Where the rippling waters go cast a stone, the
truth you'll know.
When you have and hold a need, hearken not to
With a fool no season spend or be counted as his
Merry Meet and Merry Part bright the cheeks and
warm the heart.
Mind the Three-fold Laws you should three times
bad and three times good.
When misfortune is enow wear the star upon your
Be true in love this you must do unless your love
is false to you.
These Eight words the Rede fulfill:
"An Ye Harm None, Do What Ye Will"