Try These Easy Wiccan Quarter Calls


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In Wicca, invoking the elements is part of casting your circle and is a means to summon the power of the elements of air, fire water and earth to witness your rite and guard the circle.
They are usually called starting in the East, the place of Air and new beginnings with arms outstretched and hands open. After calling in air you then turn deosil (clockwise) to the South and call the element of Fire, then West for Water and finally North to call Earth.

The traditional Wiccan way of calling the quarters, which you will see in many books on Gardenarian, Alexandrian and other British Traditional Wicca goes like this:

Ye Lords of the Watchtowers of the East, ye Lords of Air; we do summon call and stir you up, to witness our rites and to guard the Circle
Ye Lords of the Watchtowers of the South, ye Lords of Fire; we do summon call and stir you up, to witness our rites and to guard the Circle
Ye Lords of the Watchtowers of the West, ye Lords of Water; we do summon call and stir you up, to witness our rites and to guard the Circle
Ye Lords of the Watchtowers of the North, ye Lords of Earth; we do summon call and stir you up, to witness our rites and to guard the Circle

Then at the end of the ritual, to bid farewell to the elements you might say this:

Ye Lords of the Watchtowers of the North, ye Lords of Earth; we thank you for attending our rite; and ere you depart to your fair and lovely realms, we bid thee Hail and Farewell.

Ye Lords of the Watchtowers of the West, ye Lords of Water; we thank you for attending our rite; and ere you depart to your fair and lovely realms, we bid thee Hail and Farewell.

Ye Lords of the Watchtowers of the South, ye Lords of Fire; we thank you for attending our rite; and ere you depart to your fair and lovely realms, we bid thee Hail and Farewell.

Ye Lords of the Watchtowers of the East, ye Lords of Air; we thank you for attending our rite; and ere you depart to your fair and lovely realms, we bid thee Hail and Farewell.

  • However, many find the traditional Wiccan quarter calls a bit too summony and not enough invitee so many have come up with some really lovely quarter calls which you can use as alternates if you like. I’ll share some I kind of like below:

Call:

Powers of Air, we call to you and invite you to join us in this rite, to share your qualities with us; In Love and Truth, we bid you Hail and Welcome!
Powers of Fire, we call to you and invite you to join us in this rite, to share your qualities with us; In Love and Truth, we bid you Hail and Welcome!
Powers of Water, we call to you and invite you to join us in this rite, to share your qualities with us; In Love and Truth, we bid you Hail and Welcome!
Powers of Earth, we call to you and invite you to join us in this rite, to share your qualities with us; In Love and Truth, we bid you Hail and Welcome!

Depart:

Powers of Earth, we thank you for joining us and sharing your qualities with us in this rite, and with love and joy and thanks we bid you Hail and Farewell.
Powers of Water, we thank you for joining us and sharing your qualities with us in this rite, and with love and joy and thanks we bid you Hail and Farewell.
Powers of Fire, we thank you for joining us and sharing your qualities with us in this rite, and with love and joy and thanks we bid you Hail and Farewell.
Powers of Air, we thank you for joining us and sharing your qualities with us in this rite, and with love and joy and thanks we bid you Hail and Farewell.

Source: http://wiccalessons.wordpress.com/tag/calling-the-quarters/

As part of my first degree work with a Wiccan Coven I once studied with I was required to write my own quarter calls both in non-rhyming and in rhyming style. Here are the ones I came up with:

Non-Rhyming Wiccan Quarter Calls.

“Hail to the Guardians of the East, Powers of Air!
We ask thee for your light breeze and life giving breath.
Come witness our rite and lend us your energies. Blessed Be!

Hail to the Guardians of the South, Powers of Fire!
We ask thee for your heat, passion and love.
Come witness our rite and lend us your energies. So Mote It Be!

Hail to the Guardians of the West, Powers of Water!
We ask thee for your tranquil depth and fluid emotions.
Come witness our rite and lend us your energies. Blessed Be!


Hail to the Guardians of the North, Powers of Earth!
We ask thee for your strength and stony stability.
Come witness our rite and lend us your energies. So Mote It Be!

Depart:

Guardians of the north, element of earth,
We thank you for your presence at our blessed rite,
Stay if you will, go if you must, harming none in thy path,
We bid you hail and farewell!

Guardians of the west, element of water,
We thank you for your presence at our blessed rite,
Stay if you will, go if you must, harming none in thy path,
We bid you hail and farewell!

Guardians of the south, element of fire,
We thank you for your presence at our blessed rite,
Stay if you will, go if you must, harming none in thy path,
We bid you hail and farewell!

Guardians of the east, element of air,
We thank you for your presence at our blessed rite,
Stay if you will, go if you must, harming none in thy path,
We bid you hail and farewell!

Rhyming Wiccan Quarter Calls

Hail to the Element of the East and Air
Come witness out rite and join our prayer.
To guard this circle we call on thee.
Welcome Air and blessed be.

Hail to the Element of the South and Fire
Of love and passion and desire.
To Guard this circle we call on thee.
Welcome Fire and blessed be.

Hail to the Element of Water in the West
From whose deep realms the waves doth crest
To Guard this circle we call on thee.
Welcome Water and blessed be.

Hail to the Spirit of the North and Earth
From whence mountains and stones and trees give birth
To Guard this circle we call on thee.
Welcome Earth and blessed be.

Depart:

Guardians of the north, element of earth,
We thank you for your presence at our rite and our hearth,
Stay with us or go as it pleases thee.
Harming none, farewell and blessed be!

Element of water, guardians of the west
We thank you for your presence with zeal and zest,
Stay with us or go as it pleases thee.
Harming none, farewell and blessed be!

Guardians of the south, element of fire,
We thank you with fondness and desire,
Stay with us or go as it pleases thee.
Harming none, farewell and blessed be!

Guardians of the east, element of air,
We thank you for your presence at this blessed lair,
Stay with us or go as it pleases thee.
Harming none, farewell and blessed be!


As I find or create more easy Wiccan quarter calls I will probably continue adding them to the bottom of this post so you might want to bookmark it to refer back to later in case you crave more quarter calling goodness. 😉 If anyone else has some they would like to share, please comment below.

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