“Be still. We are in the presence of royalty. From each direction, we prepare to honor Those who have watched us from the beginning of time. Within Their slender, silvery hands lies the fragile thread of our mortality and all known human history. These four stars, Fomalhaut, Aldebaran, Regulus, and Antares travel to us from the coldest reaches of the darkest parts of our imaginations and the fire within our passionate hearts. Long ago, Paganism as we know it did not exist. There were no books, no modern telescopes to reach into the unknown and no place that was not a mystery to our ancient brethren. There was only the power of the human will and the instinctual drive to understand the world around us. These simple country folk stared longingly at the planets and stars who danced naked in the vaulted ebony heavens. They could not help themselves as they cried into the night and felt with outstretched hands at the splendor of the Kingdom of Stars. “
Fomalhaut – North / Winter Solstice
I call out to You, Fomalhaut, “Lordly Dreamer” of the North into our Circle. All gathered make way for the Prince of Alchemy and Magick who stands at the Yuletide and brings us closer to the truth of our hearts when we are thrust into the desolate reaches of the winter season. Fomalhaut, be welcomed into our Circle! Salve e Benvenuto!
Aldebaran – East / Spring Equinox
I call out to You, Aldebaran, “The Follower” and Lady of the Spring Equinox into our Circle. You who are gathered, stand in awe of the gentle flower who honors us with Her presence. She is the fallow deer who roams silently in muddied fields before the first seeds are cast into the cold earth. With eyes of Taurus, our Spring Maiden is ever welcomed into our Circle! Salve e Benvenuto!
Regulus – South / Summer Solstice
I call out to You, Regulus, “Our Little Prince” and Lord of the Summer Solstice into our Circle. We are warmed on this cold night by the presence of our Watcher to the South. It is in Your domain that we find ourselves challenged to rise to leadership and pursue our ambitions with the intensity of Your smoldering reign. Regulus, with the choir of our voices in a harmonic symphony, be welcomed into our Circle! Salve e Benvenuto!
Antares – West / Fall Equinox
Our illustrious procession is now almost at an end. I call out to You, Antares, “The Heart of the Scorpion” and Lord of the Autumnal Equinox. It is within the grasp of humanity to know the pain of loss and destruction that follows in the months after the final harvest. Our emotions are tied to You, Antares as we walk with the Master of Death and Deep Sorrows. Within Your realm, we contemplate the decisions of the past and the vision of what future remains in the mortal coil. Antares, be welcomed into our Circle! Salve e Benvenuto!
As above and so below, we are cloaked in the masterpiece of our starry skies. We now are in the presence of an aristocracy that has never been matched on this Earth. Our gaze is now turned to the brilliant minds of The Watchers. It is from Their respective ziggurats that They witness our actions on this bella notte!