Saturday, March 5, 2011

The Wiccan Rede

So, finished part two of The Complete Idiot's Guide to Wicca and Witchcraft last night. Found a couple things I'd like to post up. Most of you know the Rede in it's entirety....I know I have a couple followers who may not yet though...and I like to share anyway since I know, myself anyway, we sometimes forget the origins of things. Firstly, though another little list. Like the previous, Scott Cunningham (my absolute favourite author, may he rest in peace) created his own list as well.

~Know yourself.
~Know your craft.
~Apply knowledge with wisdom.
~Achieve balance.
~Keep your words in good order.
~Keep your thoughts in good order.
~Celebrate life.
~Attune with the cycles of the Earth.
~Breathe and eat correctly.
~Exercise the body.
~Honor the God and Goddess.

The Wiccan Rede (or The Rede of the Wiccae as first written, dating back to possibly 1930s)
Bide the Wiccan laws we must, in perfect love and perfect trust.
Live and let live - fairly take and 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 and light of touch - speak little, listen much.
Deosil o by the waxing Moon - sing and dance the Wiccan rune.
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 heart's desire seek.
Heed the Northwind's might 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 and burn them slow.
Elder be ye 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 and let Pan rule.
Heed ye flower, bush, and 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 the fool no season spend, or be counted as his friend.
Merry meet and merry part - brighten the cheeks and warm the heart.
Mind the Threefold Law ye should - three times bad and 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.


  1. The Witches Rede always leaves me full of a little magical something I can name. If is just uplifting, so witchy and poetic.

  2. I have always loved both of these. Just saying the words aloud seems to sprinkle magic dust through the air.