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Wiccan Call for the Quarters

When you drew a circle, you need to make the call for the quarters. In Wicca there is no complete and unambiguous answer to the question: what is a quarter? So I’ll write my subjective opinion.

Quarters – are the four eternal guardians of balance on the Earth. They are associated with the sides of the world and the elements: north-to-earth, east-to-air, south-to-fire and west-to-water. When Wiccans perform their charms or rituals, they call these guardians support them. Thereafter, the call for the Spirit of the Earth made from the northern boundary of the circle, the call for the Spirit of Air – from east, etc. At the end of the ritual you thank the spirits for their help and offer them to leave. Please note this is an offer, because we have no right to give orders. And now let’s see how you should call for the quarters.

When the magic circle is drawn go to its northern border. If you have a magic wand, raise it in your giving hand, and then say the call. If you don’t have a wand, then fold your arms and lower your head. Then while slowly raising your head and spreading your arms say the call, which reads as follows:

Greetings to you, the spirits of the Watchtower of the North
Elements of the Earth, at this hour.
I beg you, be witnesses of this ritual,
Guard this sacred space.
So be it!

Go to the eastern boundary of the circle (move only in a clockwise direction), do the same things and say the call:

Greetings to you, the spirits of the Watchtower of the East,
Elements of Air, at this hour.
I beg you, be witnesses of this ritual,
Guard this sacred space.
So be it!

Further, one after another, go to the southern and western borders, repeat the same call, just change the name in the call and direction of the element to:

… spirits of the Watchtower of the South,
Elements of Fire …
and
… spirits of the Watchtower of the West,
Elements of water …

This ends the call of the quarters. Do not forget to visualize, for example the multi-colored haze arising from the relevant boundary of the circle: north – green, east – yellow, south – red and west – blue haze.

Upon completing the ritual, circle again the quadrant, but this time counterclockwise, uttering words of farewell. First, go to the west, raise your hand with a wand or spread your hands apart, slowly and lower your head (just as the gesture when you do the call, only in reverse order):

Thank you, spirits of the Watchtower of the West,
Elements of water, for your part in my ritual.
Go if you must, stay if you want.
Hello and goodbye!
So be it!

Do the same with the other quarters, just don’t forget to change the name of the element and the direction. Visualize the colorful haze goes away.