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This ritual can be done outdoors or indoors. In the middle of the circle have a bowl of water, show the reflection of the moon in the water. If it is indoors, a paper image of a cresent moon should float in the water. Say:

Mover of tides, of seas, of blood, of all the streams of flowing life, Mother of vision and of birth, through you, in you, this night I draw down to me your light and power. This is the beginning. I renew myself this night, renew my truth, my love, my joy, my strength, my knowledge, in this time and through this time. In love and praise I am renewed, renewed, renewed, in power and praise, here in darkness and in light. Blessed Be!

Book of Shadows © 2001, Dana (Huntress of the Dark)