Rede Of The Wicca

  1. Bide the Wiccan Laws ye must, in perfect Love and perfect Trust. (Contains the Traditional Passwords for admission into a Sacred Circle.)
  2. Live and let live ~ fairly take and fairly give. (Do not underestimate your own value or cheat others of theirs.)
  3. Cast the Circle thrice about, to keep all evil spirits out 3 is the number of creation, being both balanced and dynamic, seals 7 charms.
  4. To bind the spell every time, let the spell be spake in rhyme. (Silly jingles stick in the mind; sing-song loop tapes hypnotize.)
  5. Soft of eye and light of touch ~ speak little, listen much. (The “proper” demeanor of a “Wise One”.)
  6. Deosil go by the Waxing Moon ~ Dance and sing the Wiccan Rune. The Energy Tides flow Sunward ~ time for celebration.
  7. Widdershins go when Moon doth Wane, & the Werewolf howls by the dread Wolfbane. (The Tide shifts against the Sun ~ Time for withdrawel and reflection.)
  8. When the Lady’s Moon is new, kiss the hand to Her times two. (A Celtic spell for Grace – kiss hand at New Moon’s first sighting and make wish.)
  9. When the Moon rides at Her peak, then your heart’s desire seek. (The full Moon is the zenith of Fulfillment – a positive power time)
  10. Heed the North Wind’s mighty gale ~ lock the door and drop the sail.
  11. When the wind comes from the south, love will kiss thee on the mouth.
  12. When the wind blows from the East, expect the new and set the feast.
  13. When the West wind blows o’er thee, departed spirits restless be. (Identifies the attributes of the Four Quarters: Air, Fire, Earth, Water.)
  14. Nine woods in the Cauldron go ~ burn them quick and burn them slow. (9 sacred trees of the Druids, 9 sacred months of the year)
  15. Elder be ye Lady’s Tree ~ harm it not or cursed ye’ll be. (Elderberry is sacred to Hecate; bad luck to mess with the Crone’s treasure.)
  16. When the Wheel begins to turn, let the Beltane fires burn. (Begins growth season; Traditional observance with huge bonfires.)
  17. When the Wheel has turned to Yule, light the Log and let Pan rule. (Snow-bound celebrants often lit the fire and had orgies)
  18. Heed ye flower, bush and tree ~ by the Lady, Blessed Be. (Plants have beneficial uses; also, show respect for all living things.)
  19. Where the rippling waters go, cast a Stone and truth ye’ll know. (A very special Stone – an herb ball – that sank to show guilt in matters of justice.)
  20. When ye have need, harken not to other’s greed. (Look out for number One)
  21. With the fool no season spend, or be counted as his friend. (Avoid people who may cause you harm)
  22. Merry meet and merry part ~ bright the cheeks and warm the heart.
  23. Mind the Threefold Law ye should ~ three times bad, three times good.
  24. When misfortune is anow, wear the Blue star on thy brow. (Seal your aura from penetration)
  25. True in love ever be, unless thy lover’s false to thee.
  26. Eight words the Wiccan Rede fulfil:

An It Harm None, Do As Thou Wilt.

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