Altar to Artemis
Altered version of Temple of Diana's by Varia Moon
The ritual should be performed in the woods when the full moon is in view.
- 2 vessels, one water and one of wine
- A mixing bowl
- A small red bag containing a sprig of rue
- Pinch of salt
Midnight is soon approaching, so you go to a familiar clearing within the woods. You take a moment to enjoy the Magickal power of the evening. You set your
objects down and remove your clothing. You kneel into the soft ground, while the moisture of the grass sends tingles up your spine. You place the bowl in front of you, pouring some of the water and
wine into it. Then you drop the pinch of salt into the bowl, as it sifts down through the liquid.
You take the sprig of rue from the small bag and dip it into the bowl. You begin to anoint yourself in the manner of the pentacle... right nipple.. forehead... left nipple.. right shoulder... left shoulder... right nipple.
You then cup the sprig of rue in you palms and lift it towards the Moon, saying:
I kneel beneath the same Moon that all the Amazons of old have knelt before.
I am one with them in this sacred light. Hear me O' Artemis, Goddess of the Moon,
Queen of all Amazons, for I bear the symbols of the Old Ways.**
Hear me then, and think yet even for a moment upon this worshiper who kneels before you.
For I have heard my Sisters stories, and I believe the words of herstory.
When they spoke of your beauty in the night sky, when they bid us seek and find you above all
others. Here as the Full Moon shines upon me, receive me as your child
and grant me the powers of those who follow you. For I believe in the gifts of Sisters past.
You again anoint yourself... right nipple.. forehead... left nipple.. right shoulder... left shoulder... right nipple.
Artemis, beautiful Artemis, Goddess of the Moon and beyond,
Goddess of the dark night and all of nature,
please grant me your favor.
You anoint yourself a third time with the spring of rue, saying:
In the name of Artemis, so may it be.
** I had painted a V on my forehead.**
Then I did the part I wrote which is: Artemis' birthday:
I come this night to honor you mother, my Queen.
Eternal Queen of the Amazons mother of us all.
I, Varia, offer you 5 reasons I am grateful to you.
You have shown me the way to my Sisters, my kin, my Nation.
You have given me the most beautiful Amazon Body. **This applies to every Amazon body out there!!!!**
You continue to stand at my side no matter how much I push you away.
You are the life force beating within us all.
You are teaching me to be proud, smart, strong, and whole.
Artemis, I come to celebrate your birth with an offering of my blood, wine, and bread.
Feast this night, Artemis, and know I am yours forever more.
Varia )O( May 04
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