Bide the Wiccan law ye must,
In perfect love, in perfect trust.
Eight words the Wiccan Rede fulfill:
"An it harm none, do as ye will."
Thou shalt live, and shalt let live,
Fairly take and fairly give.
Cast the Circle thrice about,
To keep the evil spirits out.
Let the spell be spoke in rhyme,
That it be helpful every time.
Soft of eye and light of touch,
Speak but little, listen much.
Deosil go by waxing moon,
Chanting out the Witch's Rune.
Widdershins by waning moon,
Chanting out the baneful rune.
When the Lady's moon is new,
Kiss her hand, twice times two.
When the moon rides at its peak,
Then your heart's desire seek.
When the wheel begins to turn,
Let the Beltane fires burn.
When the wheel has turned to Yule,
Light the log; Cernunnos rules.
Come thou flower, bush, and tree,
By the Lady blessed be.
With a fool no season spend,
Lest thou be counted as his friend.
Merry meet and merry part,
Bright the smile and warm the heart.
Mind the threefold law ye should,
Three times bad, and three times good.