Adorn the Altar with Mistletoe and Pine Branches and place a gold candle in the center. Burn Frankincense or another appropriate incense. In a small cauldron (or other similar container) place a ripe apple, three bay leaves and a pinch of rock salt or sea salt. Light the candle, visualizing the rebirth and return of the God banishing the cold of Winter.
Recite this Solstice Chant:
Geese and standing stones and mist,
Baying hounds and hooting owl,
Sparkling Stars, and snow is crisp,
Herne is here, bring forth the Bowl.
As this is said, sprinkle spring water into the cauldron using a sprig of evergreen, visualizing the strength and healing power of Herne’s rebirth. This power flows into the Apple, energizing it with all the power of the God. Lift the apple from the cauldron. If the spell of healing is for another, visualize this person receiving the healing power within the apple, picture them gaining strength, becoming well.
Replace the Apple into the cauldron and finish with a chant of thanks:
May the Goddess of Night,
Fair Lady of the Moon,
and the God, great horned hunter of the sun,
May the power of the stones and the oceans,
the Winds and the Flame,
Bless me this night in my sacred work,
Which is right and just in your name.