Elements & Quarters in Wiccan Circle

Working with Elements & Quarters

What are the Quarters /Elements in Wicca?

The Quarters represent the 4 Elemental forces- Air, Fire, Water and Earth. They are invited into the Circle from their 4 directions of East, South, West and North respectively. This gives energy and balance for the Magic Circle. The elements also connect to the 4 transpersonal functions of a person- thinking, action, feeling, sensing, respectively.

Calling / Invoking the Quarters:

The Quarter-caller stands in the appropriate quarter, faces out and by a magical wand /tool or just a finger, creates a `door’ on the Circle’s boundary. He or she then `calls’ that Element through that door, into the circle. This person is then in charge of that energy through out the ritual, until the element-force is sent back at the end.

Correspondences of the Quarters & Elements

  • East- powers of Air-  Blue.
  • South- powers of Fire – Red.
  • West- powers of water –  Green/Aquamarine
  • North – powers of Earth- Yellow /brown.

1. Air  in the East

air-triangle

Invoking words:

“O ye Mighty Ones of the East, powers of Air

I do summon, stir and call you up

To guard this circle… and witness this ritual.

I bid thee Hail & welcome”

 

Closing words:

“..Ye Mighty powers of the East, Lords & Ladies of Air

We thank you for attending our rite.

May ye depart to your lovely realms.

I bid thee Hail & Farewel..”


2. Fire in the South

fire-triangle

Invoking words:

“O ye Mighty Ones of the South, powers of Fire

I do summon, stir and call you up

To guard this circle… and witness this ritual.

I bid thee Hail & welcome”

 

Closing words:

“..Ye Mighty powers of the South, powers of Fire

We thank you for attending our rite.

May ye depart to your lovely realms.

I bid thee Hail & Farewel…”


3.  Water in the West

water-triangle

Invoking words:

“O ye Mighty Ones of the West,  powers of Water

I do summon, stir and call you up

To guard this circle… and witness this ritual.

I bid thee Hail & welcome”

 

Closing words:

“..Ye Mighty powers of the West,  powers of Water

We thank you for attending our rite.

May ye depart to your lovely realms.

I bid thee Hail & Farewel..”


4.  Earth in the North

earth-triangle

Invoking words:

“O ye Mighty Ones of the North,  powers of Earth

I do summon, stir and call you up

To guard this circle… and witness this ritual.

I bid thee Hail & welcome”

 

Closing words:

“..Ye Mighty powers of the North,  powers of Earth

We thank you for attending our rite.

May ye depart to your lovely realms.

I bid thee Hail & Farewel…”


 

 

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