For this ritual, do not use the Basic Ritual at
At the Altar, have the following candles in place:
In the center of the Altar, place a White Candle for
the Guardian Angel. Place the Archangel Candles at the four directions around the Guardian Angel Candle. On the right side
of the Altar, place a White Candle for God. On the left side of the Altar, place an Astral Color Candle* for the Child. Have
Holy Water in a dish on the Altar. The parents should have chosen a name for the Child. This name should be written on Parchment
paper and placed in front of the Astral Candle.
Light the Guardian Angel Candle and say:
Guardian Angel, we commend this child to
your constant care and we ask you to watch over him/her at all times throughout his/her whole life.
Light each of the Archangel Candles: Gabriel,
Michael, Raphael, and Uriel. After lighting each candle, say the Archangels name and,
(Archangel), We commend this child to your constant
care and we ask you to watch over him/her at all times throughout his/her whole life.
Light the White Candle for God and Say:
Lord, we welcome you to this circle. In this sacred
space we present to you, this child who will be known among us as (child's name). We ask Your blessings on him/her
now as we dedicate him/her to You. This is not to bind his/her will, or to manipulate or coerce him/her onto our chosen path,
but rather it is an act of love, as we give him/her to You to watch over and protect until he/she is wise enough to choose
for him/herself by what manner he/she will offer You praise.
Sprinkle some Holy Water on the child's chest
In the name of our lord, Jesus, I give you the
blessings of strength, perserverance and truthfulness. I bestow upon you the qualities of love, kindness, and mercy. I hope
for you a loving family and friendships. I bequeath you knowledge, loyalty and a quick tongue. Blessed Be!
Sprinkle some Holy Water on the child's feet and
In the name of our lord, Jesus, I bless your feet
that they might always walk along the straight and blessed path. Blessed Be!
Sprinkle some Holy Water on the child's stomach
In the name of our lord, Jesus, I bless your creative
center, that you might be fertile and fruitful in all your endeavors. Blessed Be!
Sprinkle some Holy Water on the child's head and
In the name of our lord, Jesus, I bless your head
that it might always seek knowledge and truth so that you might grow in wisdom. Blessed Be!
Place both hands on the child and say:
Little (child's name), you are one of the Lord's
children. May you be forever surrounded by our love and support, and always know that you may turn to God in time of
need and in time of thanksgiving.
To the people say:
I present to you, (child's name).
It is done. Allow the people to visit with the
child and his/her parents. Put out the candles and clean up the Altar when all is done.
*See ASTRAL CANDLE COLORS page for complete listing