The Full Wiccan Rede
Note to readers: I have separated the Rede into stanzas for easier reference.
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 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.
Honor the Old Ones in deed and name,
Let love and light be our guides again.
Deosil go by the waxing moon,
Chanting out the Witches' Rune.
Widdershins go by the waning moon,
Chanting out the baneful rune.
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 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 West,
All hearts will find peace and rest.
When the wind blows from the East,
Expect the new and set the feast.
Nine woods in the cauldron go,
Burn them fast and burn them slow.
Birch, in the fire goes,
Represents what the Lady knows.
Oak, in the forest, tower with might,
In the fire brings the God's insight.
Rowan is a tree of power
Causing life and magick to flower.
Willows at the waterside stand
Helping us to the Summerland.
Hawthorn is burned to purify
And draw the faerie to thine eye.
Hazel--tree of wisdom and learning,
Adds its strength to the fire burning.
White are the flowers of Apple tree
That brings us fruits of fertility.
Grapes grow upon the vine
Giving us both joy and wine.
Fir doth mark the evergreen
To represent immortality seen.
Elder be the Lady's tree,
Burn it not or cursed you'll be.
Four times the Major Sabbats mark
In the light and in the dark.
As the old year starts to wane
The new begins, it's now Samhain.
When the time for Imbolc shows
Watch for flowers through the snows.
When the Wheel begins to turn,
Let the Beltane fires burn.
As the wheel turns to Lamas night
Power is brought to magick rite.
Four times the Minor Sabbats fall
Use the Sun to mark them all.
When the Wheel has turned to Yule,
Light the log and the Horned One rules.
In the spring, when night equals day
Time for Ostara to come our way.
When the Sun has reached its height
Time for Oak and Holly to fight.
Harvesting comes to one and all
When the Autumn Equinox does fall.
Heed ye Flower, Bush and Tree,
By the Lady, blessed be.
Where the rippling waters go,
Cast a stone and truth you'll know.
When ye have a true need,
Hearken not to others' greed.
With a fool no season spend,
Lest ye be counted as his friend.
Merry meet and merry part,
Bright the cheeks and warm the heart.
Mind the Threefold Law you should,
Three times bad and three times good.
When misfortune is enow,
Wear the blue star on thy brow.
True in Love ever be,
Lest thy lover's false to thee.
Eight words the Wiccan Rede fulfill:
"An ye harm none, do what ye will."