The Wiccan Rede
Bide these Wiccan laws ye must
with perfect love and perfect trust.
and let live,
fairly take and fairly give.
Cast the circle thrice about
to keep all evil spirits out;
a spell every time
let the spell be spoke in rhyme.
Soft of eye and light of touch,
speak ye little, listen much.
go by waxing moon
sing and dance ye wiccan rune.
Widdershins go by waning moon
chanting out the baleful tune.
the Lady's moon is new,
kiss ye hands to her times two.
When the moon rides at her peak
then your heart's desire
Heed the Northwind's mighty gale,
lock the door, and trim the sail.
When the wind comes from the South,
will kiss you on the mouth.
When the wind blows from the West,
departed souls will have no rest.
When the wind blows
from the East,
expect the new, and set the feast.
Nine wood 'neath in cauldron go.
Burn them fast, and burn them
Elderwood, the Lady's tree,
burn it not, or cursed you'll be.
When the Wheel begins to turn,
soon the Beltaine
fires will burn.
When the Wheel has turned to Yule,
light the log, the Horned One rules.
Teaching; flower bush and
by the Lady, blessed be.
Where the rippling waters go,
cast the stone, and truth you'll know.
When ye have
and hold a need,
harken not to others' greed.
With a fool, no season spend,
or be counted as his friend.
meet and merry part
bright the cheeks and warm the heart.
Mind the threefold law ye should
three times bad and three
When misfortune is anow,
wear the star upon thy brow.
True in love ye must ever be,
lest thy love
be false to thee.
These eight words in rede fulfill:
And ye harm none, do what thou will.
What ye sends forth
comes back to ye
So evermind the rule of three
Follow this with mind and heart
And Merry ye meet, and Merry ye part