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This is the Wiccan Rede which are the rules of Wicca


Also known as the counsel of the wise ones


 Bide within the law you must, in Perfect Love and Perfect Trust.
Live you must and let to live, fairly take and fairly give.

For tread the circle thrice about to keep unwanted spirits out.
To bind the spell well every time Let the spell be said in rhyme.

Light of eye and soft of touch speak you little listen much,
Honor the Old Ones in deed and name, let love and light be our guides again.

Deosil go by the waxing moon, chanting out the joyful tune
widdershins go when the moon doth wane and the werewolf howls by the dread wolfsbane

When the lady's moon is new kiss the hand to her times two.
When the moon rides at her peak, then your hearts desire seek.

Heed the north winds mighty gale, lock the door and trim the sail
When the wind blows from the east expect the new and set the feast.

When the wind comes from the south, love will kiss you on the mouth,
when the wind whispers from the west, all hearts will find peace and rest

Nine woods in the cauldron go, burn them fast, burn them slow.
Birch in the fire goes, to represent what the lady knows

Oak in the forest towers with might, in the fire it brings god's insight.
Rowan is the tree of power, causing life and magick to flower

Willows at the waterside stand, ready to help us to the Summerland
Hawthorn is burned to purify and bring the faery to your eye.

Hazel the tree of wisdom and learning adds its strength to the bright fire burning
White are the flowers of the apple tree, that brings us fruits of fertility

Grapes grow upon the vine, giving us both joy and wine.
Fir does mark the evergreen to represent immortality seen.

Elder is the lady's tree burn it not or cursed you'll be,
Four times the major Sabbats mark in the light and in the dark

As the old year starts to wane, the new begins its now Samhain
When the time for Imbolc shows, watch the flowers through the snows

When the wheel begins to turn, soon the Beltane fires will burn.
As the wheel turns to lamas night, power is brought to magick rite

Four times the minor Sabbats fall, use the sun to mark them all.
When the wheel has turned to yule light the log the horned one fules.

In the spring when night equals day time for Ostara to come our way
When the sun has reached it's height, time for oak and holly to fight.

Harvesting comes to one and all, when the autumn equinox does fall,
Heed the flower, bush and tree by the lady blessed you'll be.

Where the rippling waters go, cast a stone the truth you'll know
When you have and hold a need harken not to others greed.

With a fool no season spend, or be counted as his friend
Merry Meet and Merry Part, bright the cheeks and warm the heart.

Mind the threefold laws you should, three times bad and three times good,
When misfortune is enow, where the star upon your brow.

be true in love, this you must do unless your love is false to you

these eight words the Rede fulfill:
"an ye harm none do what ye will"

The Rede is defined as the LAW of Wicca

... And only relevent to the Wiccans within the Community




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