This ritual is perfect for couples who would like to add an ecological touch to their ceremony, or for those who are more spiritual in nature. The Elemental Blessing of the Rings involves as you might expect: Air, Fire, Water and Earth. You will need to bring the following: incense, candle and matches/lighter, water in a bowl, and earth (preferable from where you live, or both live to symbolize joining the soil together).
Air is the beginning of all things. It is the direction of East, and the dawning of a new day, of new hopes and dreams. May your lives be blessed with continuing renewal of love. May the elements of Air bless these rings. (pass the ring through incense)..
Fire is the passion within your love, the spark of love itself, the heat of anger, and the warmth of compassion. It is the direction of North, the heat of midday. May your lives be blessed with continual warmth. May the elements of Fire bless these rings. (pass the rings through flame).
Water May the element of Water bless these rings. Water nourishes and replenishes us; the waters of emotion and harmony pour vitality into our lives. It is the direction of West, the afternoon and the evening. May your lives be blessed with fulfillment and contentment. (submerge the rings in water).
Earth May the element of Earth bless these rings. All life springs from the earth and returns to the earth. It is the direction of South, the time of night. May your lives be blessed with strength and solidity. (touch the rings to earth or stone & sprinkles earth over the couple’s hands).