The Charge of the Goddess

Listen to the words of the Great Mother, who of old was called Artemis, Astarte, Dione, Melusine, Aphrodite, Ceridwen, Diana, Arionrhod, Brigid, and by many other names:

“Whenever you have need of anything, once in the month, and better it be when the moon is full, you shall assemble in some secret place and adore the spirit of Me who is Queen of all the Wise. You shall be free from slavery, and as a sign that you be free, you shall be naked in your rites. Sing, feast, dance, make music and love, all in My presence, for Mine is the ecstacy of the spirit and Mine also is joy on earth. For My law is love unto all beings. Mine is the secret that opens upon the door of youth, and Mine is the cup of wine of life that is the Cauldron of Ceridwen that is the holy grail of immortality. I give the knowledge of the spirit eternal and beyond death I give peace and freedom and reunion with those that have gone before. Nor do I demand aught of sacrifice, for behold, I am the mother of all things and My love is poured upon the earth.”

Hear the words of the Star Goddess, the dust of whose feet are the hosts of heaven, whose body encircles the universe:

“I who am the beauty of the green earth and the white moon among the stars and mysteries of the waters, I call upon your soul to arise and come unto me. For I am the soul of nature that gives life to the universe. From Me all things proceed and unto Me they must return. Let My worship be in the heart that rejoices, for behold – all acts of love and pleasure are My rituals. Let there be beauty and strength, power and compassion, honor and humility, mirth and reverence within you. And you who seek to know Me, know that your seeking and yearning will avail you not, unless you know the Mystery: for if that which you seek, you find not within yourself, you will never find it without. For behold, I have been with you from the beginning, and I am that which is attained at the end of desire.”

Charge of the Earth Mother

Hear the words of the Earth Mother! Gaia, Hera, Demeter…she by many names by many peoples….all across my sacred earth.

I am the pulsing heartbeat of the living earth…it is my body…my being…the soul of nature who gives life to the universe. The trees that surround you…they are my living arms…spread wide to greet you. To keep you. The earth beneath your feet….it is my core. My body. My breathing Soul.

The rivers…my children…they are my flowing blood…the lifeline that ebbs and flows within your veins just as it does in the vast oceans….all to the rhythm of my sacred moon. The mountains are my bosom….its glaciers my sweet milk that pours out upon the land frozen in time to sustain and provide for many years into the future…

And upon my earth in your walk….there lies beside you many gifts…many pieces of wisdom if only you open your ears to listen. You are not alone. You have many animal brother’s and sisters that you would be wise to seek their counsel.
For I am the hoot of the mystical owl…my eyes illuminating in the night…my vision keen and aware of even the slightest movement……hoooooo……hear my call. I am the lioness strong and proud….protecting my young…yet fierce and strong! I am the spider…delicate…and so small yet I create and weave a web of strength and beauty…stretching wide and vast only to be covered in my tears of the morning dew.

HEAR MY CALL to you. I seek your humility….your balance with all of nature. Hear my song in the song of seashells….for in them I share my mysteries. Listen to the whisper of the trees for they dance to the wind and transform and change to show resilience, see my face in the rocks formed over millions of years…solid and true….find me in all that surrounds you for I am the all and I am always with you and within you. For in these these…my wisdom you will find.
Seek it. Listen. Dance. Give honor and become the part of me in which you were created. These words to you…I freely give. That of the Earth Mother…sacred life giver…seek and you will find. Ask wisely and I will give. Connect and you will be set free.

Hear my words my children…………. This I charge you….

Written by Oscianna 2006 Yarrow Coven.

The Children’s Charge of the Goddess

I am the Earth
I am the Moon
I am the Goddess, and I love you
I love you like a sister
I love you like a mother
I love you like a grandmother
Talk to Me
When you are mad, or sad, or scared
Think of Me, and thank Me,
When you are happy
You can find me on the wind
You can find me in the water
You can find me in your heart
and remember….
whatever you look like,
If you are girl,
You look just like Me

I am the Sun
I am the Stars
I am the God, and I love you
I love you like a brother
I love you like a father
I love you like a grandfather

Talk to Me

When you are mad, or sad, or scared
Think of Me, and thank Me
When you are happy
You can find me in the forest
You can find me in a fire
You can find me in your heart
And remember….
Whatever you look like,
If you are a boy,
You look just like Me.

– Author Unknown