OPENING (Ending) THE CIRCLE
The High Priestess goes to each of the four directions in turn, and draws a Banishing Pentacle, saying,
"Guardians of the East (South, West, North), Powers of Air (Fire, Water, Earth), we thank you For joining in our circle And we ask for your blessing As you depart May there be peace between us Now and forever. Blessed be."
She raises her athame to the sky and touches it to the earth, then opens her arms and says,
"The circle is open, but unbroken, May the peace of the Goddess Go in your hearts, Merry meet, and merry part. And merry meet again. Blessed be."