The Rede of the Wiccae
Bide the Wiccan laws ye must, in
perfect love an' perfect trust.
Live an' let live - fairly take
an' fairly give.
Cast the Circle thrice about, to
keep all evil spirits out.
To bind the spell every time,
let the spell be spake in rhyme.
Soft of eye an' light of touch, speak
ye little, listen much..
Deosil go by waxing Moon, sing an'
dance the Wiccan rune.
go when the Moon doth wane, an' 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 heart's desire seek.
Heed the North wind's mighty gale
- lock the door and drop the sail.
When the wind comes from the South,
love will kiss thee on the mouth.
When the wind blows from the East,
expect the new and set the feast.
When the West wind blows o'er thee,
departed spirits restless be.
Nine woods in the Cauldron go - burn
them quick an' burn them slow.
Elder be the Lady's tree - burn
it not or cursed ye'll be.
When the Wheel begins to turn - let
the Beltane fires burn.
When the Wheel has turned a Yule,
light the log an' let Pan rule.
Heed ye flower, bush an' tree - by
the Lady BLessed Be.
Where the rippling waters go cast
a stone an' truth ye'll know.
When ye have need, hearken not
to other's greed.
With a fool no season spend or be
counted as his friend.
Merry meet an' merry part - bright
the cheeks an' warm the heart.
Mind the Threefold Law ye should
- three times bad an' three times good.
When misfortune is enow - wear
the blue star on thy brow.
True in love ever be unless thy lover's
false to thee.
Eight words the Wiccan Rede fulfill
- An' it harm none, do what ye will.
The above version was found in ŠThe
Wicca Handbook by Eileen Holland