AN ORANGE CANDLE, ANNOINTED WITH MUSK, CINNAMON, OR ROSEMARY OIL SHOULD REST UPON THE ALTAR.
CAST A CIRCLE, RECITE THE BLESSING CHANT AND INVOKE THE GODDESS AND GOD.
This is the time of the feast of torches, when every lamp blazes and shines to welcome the rebirth of the God. I celebrate the Goddess, I celebrate the God; All the Earth celebrates Beneath its mantle of sleep.
LIGHT THE ORANGE CANDLE FROM A RED ONE. SLOWLY WALK CLOCK WISE AROUND THE CIRCLE, BEARING THE CANDLE IN FRONT OF YOU.
All the land is wrapped in winter. The air is chilled and frost envelops the Earth. But Lord of the Sun, Horned One of animals and wild places, Unseen you have been reborn of the Gracious Mother Goddess, Lady of all fertility. Hail Great God! Hail and Welcome!
STOP WALKING BEFORE THE ALTAR. GAZE AT THE CANDLE'S FLAME. VISUALISE YOUR LIFE BLOSSOMING WITH CREATIVITY, RENEWED ENERGY AND STRENGTH. THIS IS A PERFECT TIME FOR LOOKING INTO THE PAST OR FUTURE.
CELEBRATE THE SIMPLE FEAST, THEN CLOSE THE CIRLCE AND THANK THE GODDESS AND GOD FOR THEIR ATTENDANCE.