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 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 Spring Equinox, marking a day of balance where night and day are of equal length.
A magickal experience celebrating Ostara
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 Ostara (Spring Equinox)
Ostara is the Spring equinox festival named for the beautiful Goddess of fertility, Ostara and is a time of balance and love. Day and night are of equal length and all is in harmony.
This is a magical, ancient and revered vernal, or Spring equinox. It is a truly sacred time, which signifies the coming of the light, of warmth, of the return of life itself. The myths of the Celts, Romans, Greeks, Norse and Egyptians all recognise the spring equinox as the new beginning. In old times it marked the festival of the fertility Goddess Ostara who, with her hare, brought fertility to the land and its people.
From the book “White Magic” by Lucy Cavendish
Mystical Dragon’s Spring Equinox Focus
Our focus is on creating/manifesting a rebirth for ourselves. We will channel energy into a positive change or new beginning that we would like to create for ourselves and we will also pour healing energy into our beautiful Mother Earth.
Participants are encouraged to wear bright spring colours and wear/bring flowers to decorate yourself and the altar.