Calendar of the Moon
Summer Waning Moon
Altar: Upon a white cloth light two white candles, and place also a silver chalice of water, a
white chalice of milk, a plate of half-moon pies dusted with white sugar, oil of anise, the figure
of a silver-haired elder woman, and many white blossoms.
Offerings: Gaze at the Moon and offer your love.
Daily Meal: White food. Milk and dairy products.
Summer Waning Moon Invocation
Call: By silver moon that lights the sky!
Response: By the Lady who sails the clouds!
Call: By the long evenings!
Response: By the Sun whose days begin to wane!
Call: By all life that fulfills itself!
Response: By the blossoms that begin to fall!
Call: The mother's children are now grown....
Response: And she begins to look toward the elder tree.
Call: Her hair turns silver like the moon....
Response: Strand by strand, the Crone claims her.
Call: Her belly has given forth life after life.
Response: Her belly is withered with its labor.
Call: All things are nurtured in her love.
Response: May we, like all things, go gently toward the west!
Call: This is the moment of exhaled breath....
Response: And may we never cease to learn.
Call: By the power of the waning moon, we call you!
Response: We call you into our lives!
Call: May you shine bright within us!
Response: May we never forget your light!
Chant: Argentum Luniferum Nunc Huc Ades
(One who has been chosen to do the work of the ritual carries around the milk and cookies, and
all eat and drink of them. As each does so, they should speak of something that is passing out of
their life, and of their feelings about it. The water is poured out as a libation, and the last cookie
is set outside in view of the moon as an offering. The candle is extinguished and the rite is over.)
[Pagan Book of Hours]