Day 251: Pentacle Consecration

What You’ll Need:

  • Your usual circle casting tools and your pentacle
  • Earth incense (or use frankincense or oak)
  • Earth oil (or one of the following oils:  patchouli, honeysuckle, tulip, or lilac)

To begin, prepare a small altar at the northernmost 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 north.  Set your pentacle in front of you, kneel before the altar with your arms open to the sky, and say:

Lady and Lord, God and Goddess,
I bring before You this pentacle, ready to
Receive Your blessing, that it may ever
Be guided by Your hands–in the ways of nature.

Sprinkle water on the pentacle and say:

Consecrated are you with the element of water.

Take a small portion of salt in your hand and rub it onto the pentacle, saying:

From earth, earth is made.  Consecrated are you with the element of earth, your sister.

Place a small amount of earth incense onto the hot coals of your censer.  Hold the pentacle over the smoke and say:

Consecrated are you with the element of air.

Hold the pentacle above the flame of the fire candle.  While it is there say:

Consecrated are you with the element of fire.

Finally hold the pentacle 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 pentacle.  Rub the pentacle with earth oil, then hold the tip of the athame blade to the pentacle and say:

Consecrated are you in the art magical.

Your pentacle is now consecrated.  Close your circle as usual.

As with the other three tools, I don’t notice the pentacle as being especially more ‘earthy’ than I did before, but I do feel a greater elemental energy and a stronger attunement to myself.  I’ve also noticed the pentacle has an odd energy kind of like a cross between the wand and the chalice.  It’s one of those tools that holds and stores energy, but instead of pulling my energy into it, it does allow me to direct some of its energy out.

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