What You’ll Need:
- Your usual circle casting tools and your chalice
- Water incense (or use frankincense or sandalwood)
- Water oil (or one of the following oils: jasmine, rose, or water lily)
To begin, prepare a small altar at the westernmost point of your sacred space. Cast your magic circle as usual, but this time use your newly consecrated athame to cast the circle. Once the circle is cast, transfer your pentacle, incense burner, incense, fire candle, essential oil, and water, and salt bowls from the central main altar to the one you have prepared in the west. Set your chalice on your pentacle, kneel before the altar with your arms open to the sky, and say:
Lady and Lord, God and Goddess,
I bring before You this chalice, ready to
Receive Your blessing, that it may ever
Be guided by Your hands–in the ways of nature.
Sprinkle water on the chalice and say:
From water, water is made. Consecrated are you with the element of water, your sister.
Take a small portion of salt in your hand and rub it onto the chalice, saying:
Consecrated are you with the element of earth.
Place a small amount of water incense onto the hot coals of your censer. Hold the chalice over the smoke and say:
Consecrated are you with the element of air.
Hold the chalice above the flame of the fire candle. While it is there say:
Consecrated are you with the element of fire.
Finally hold the chalice between the palms of your hands. Close your eyes and imagine that the energies of your body, mind, and spirit channel through your hands and enter into the chalice. Rub the chalice with water oil, then hold the tip of the athame blade to the chalice and say:
Consecrated are you in the art magical.
Your chalice is now consecrated. Close your circle as usual.
As with the wand and the athame, I don’t necessarily feel that my chalice is anymore aligned to water than it was, but the elemental energy does seem more acute and the tool does seem more of a part of myself. I do also notice a definite difference between the chalice’s energy and that of the wand and athame. I’m ashamed it surprised me as much as it did. The wand and athame are male tools and definitely point and direct energy, while the chalice is the most ‘receptive’ of all the tools. I don’t feel that it directs energy so much as stores it, holds it near and dear, and then sort of draws you into that energy instead of you pulling it out. It’s an interesting tool, the chalice.