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The Wiccan Rede
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Every Wiccan should know the Rede by heart

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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 thirce about
to keep unwelcome 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
Honour the Old Ones in deed and name
Let love and light be our guides again
Deasil 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 gail
lock the door and trim the sail
When the wind comes from the East
expect the new and set the feast
When the wind blows from the South
love will kiss you on the mouth
When the wind hails from the West
departed souls will have no rest
Nine woods in the cauldron go
burn them fast and burn them slow
Birch in the fire goes
to represent what the Lady knows
Oak in the forest towers with mihgt
in the fire it brings the God's insight
Rowan is a tree of power
causing life and magick to flower
Willows at the waterside stand
ready to help us to the Summerland
Hawthorn is used to purify
and to draw faerie to your eye
Hazel, the tree of wisdom and learning
adds its strength to the bright fire burning
White are the flowers of apple tree
that brings us fruits of fertility
Grapes grow upon the vine
giving us both joy and wine
Fir does mark the evrgreen
to represent immortality seen
Elder be 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 for flowers through the snows
As the wheel completes a turn
let the Beltaine fires burn
The wheel turns to Lammas night
and 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 and the Hornèd One rules
In the spring, when night equals day
time for Eostre to come our way
When the sun has reached his height
time for Oak and Holly to fight
Harvesting comes to one and all
when the Autumnal Equinox does fall
Heed the flower, bush and tree
and 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
Lest you be counted as his friend
Merry meet and merry part
bright the cheeks and warm the heart
Mind the Threefold Law you should
three times bad and three times good
When misfortune is enow
wear the star upon thy brow
True in love, ever be
'less thy lover's false to thee
These eight words the Rede fulfill:
 
An Ye Harm None, Do What Ye Will.

        

"blessed be"