An Open Circle is a ritual open to all comers where a circle is cast, creating a sacred and safe place to work, followed by the four Elements and God/Goddess being invited to join us. At Mystical Dragon we celebrate every second Sabbat (the Solstices and Equinox’s) and these Sabbats honour each of the seasons (Summer, Autumn, Winter, Spring). Each circle has a different focus tying in with the time of year it is celebrated. This circle is held in honour of Mabon (Autumn Equinox), marking a day of balance with night and day of equal length.
A magickal experience to celebrate Mabon
General Information about our Open Circles
Open circles are Rituals held at Mystical Dragon and are open to anyone to get involved, as long as they are respectful. Mystical Dragon usually holds Open Circles in honour of every second Sabbat.
We call the corners (Air, Fire, Water, and Earth) and cast circle (creating a protected and sacred space to work in) at every ritual. Our focus changes for each Open Circle gathering. High Priestess Amanda leads the ritual in a way that those who have not participated in a circle before will be able to easily follow.
Children 13 years and older are welcome to attend provided they are accompanied by an adult and behave responsibly.
Attendees of Moon Rituals at Mystical Dragon are welcome to bring an item to charge on the altar during ritual (this may be a crystal, item of jewellery, a magickal tool, or anything else you deem appropriate to charge with positive energy). You will be asked to place your item on the side altars before the ritual starts, and take the item with you at ritual completion.
At Mystical Dragon there is always the option to watch rather than participate in the circle, however, everyone is guided when and where to turn etc so that no one participating gets left out. And then everyone is welcome to stay for a cuppa and share some food and socialise with like-minds once we have finished.
Please be aware rituals begin at 7:00 pm sharp! The door will be locked at this time and latecomers will not be admitted.
These are FREE events and the ritual itself usually lasts approximately an hour depending on the size of the group. You do not need to book for this event.
The evening will end with the opportunity to socialise, so participants are welcome to bring a plate of finger food to share plus tea and coffee will be provided for those who would like to stay awhile.
Mystical Dragon firmly believes that merrymaking is for after ritual. Anyone attending our open circles who appears to be under the influence of any substance may be ejected from the premises. Mystical Dragon reserves the right to refuse entry to any person.
Our Open Circle honours Autumn Equinox (Mabon)
The Autumn Equinox is the completion of the Harvest. The God nears his death and the Goddess prepares for his rebirth. The bounty of the harvest is celebrated in wine festivals, knowing that soon Winter will bring uncertainty. It is the second of the Harvest festivals and is associated with the reaping of corn, grains, and other foods that can be harvested at this time. Autumn is also a time of reflection and study. For those on a spiritual path, Autumn is a good time to turn inwards and examine our dedication to our chosen path. At the Autumn Equinox the Sun and Moon are in complete balance. From this day forth (until Spring Equinox) the Moon (Goddess) will once again reign supreme over the Sun (God). Autumn Equinox marks the first thanksgiving Sabbat for Witches/Pagans. At this time many gather together to share what they can whether it be a story, a helping hand, a bale of hay, or something else. It is traditional to bring something that you grew, baked, created or obtained during the earlier part of the year to any ritual or gathering that you may attend at this time.
Mystical Dragon’s Autumn Equinox Focus
Like the Autumn leaves that are beginning to change colour and fall from the trees, we will look within and do some releasement work of our own so that we are more able to rebuild and restore our own inner power. We will be working with both God and Goddess in this ritual.
Participants are encouraged to dress in Autumn colours in honour of the season!