The Wiccan Rede

Now many would consider the Wiccan Rede as a set of rules and laws that you must follow. Others would rather say that it is a way to judge the morality of a decision before you make it. Again for me personally I think the Wiccan Rede is a compilation very good and solid guidelines that one can follow and by doing so it will improve your life. The key and most important part of the Rede is summed up in 8 words. An’ it harm none, do what ye will.

Here is the full Rede:
Bide the Wiccan laws ye must,
in perfect love and perfect trust.
Live and let live, fairly take and fairly give.
Cast the Circle thrice about
to keep the 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 go by the waxing Moon,
sing and dance the Wiccan rune.
Widdershins go when the moon doth wane,
and the Werewolf howls by the dread Wolfs-bane.

When the Lady’s Moon is new,
kiss thy 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 a’ 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 at Yule,
light the log and let Pan rule.

Heed ye flower bush and tree,
by the Lady Bless’d Be.
Where the rippling waters go
cast a stone and truth ye’ll know.
When find that ye have need,
hearken not to others’ greed.
With the fool no season spend
or be counted as his friend.

Merry meet and merry part,
bright 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 ye Wiccan Rede fulfill:
An’ it harm none, do what ye will.