How to Bless Water as a Wiccan

by Lauren DeVoe
A chalice is an altar tool that represents the well in Wicca.

A chalice is an altar tool that represents the well in Wicca.

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In Wicca, blessing or consecrating water is often important for various workings and tasks. There are several simple ways to ensure your water has been "charged" properly.

Charging Your Water Through Ritual

Step 1

On the night of a full moon, set your altar with three lit candles in the middle. Light the incense in the east, place one lit candle in the south, place the chalice filled with water in the west, the sea salt in the north and your bowl of water under the center three candles in the middle. Cast your circle, calling whatever elements or deities that you usually work with.

Step 2

Lift the bowl and present it to whatever deities you invited into the circle. State your purpose for blessing the water, and ask for their help in doing so. Starting in the east, hold the chalice over the smoke of the incense and say "I ask for the blessing and consecration of this water from the air of the east!" and then present the chalice to the east. Move to the south and hold the chalice over the lit candle, saying "I ask for the blessing and consecration of this water from the fire of the south!" Present the chalice to the south. Walk to the west, dip your fingers in the water of the chalice and let it drip into the bowl of water that you are blessing. Say "I ask for the blessing and consecration of this water from the water of the west!" and then present the bowl to the west. Finish in the north, hold the bowl over the sea salt and say "I ask for the blessing and consecration of this water from the earth of the north!" and present the bowl to the north. Return to the east and once again present your water to the Gods. Set it back under the three center candles.

Step 3

Thank the Gods and the elements and close your circle. Leave the water on your altar all night. In the morning, your water will be fully blessed and ready for use.

Tip

  • You can make your ritual as elaborate or simple as you like. These instructions are the basics. You may want to do a regular ritual and incorporate this consecration into it. You can even take the ritual entirely out of the process by simply leaving your bowl of water sitting in the light of the moon for a full cycle, or by having an initiated priest or priestess bless the water.

About the Author

Lauren DeVoe is working on a Master's Degree in English and writes regularly for "Witches and Pagans Magazine" and "The Pagan Household." She is also an initiated Priestess in the Blue Star tradition of Wicca.

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