Symbol of Femininity
Normally when consecrating objects, the chalice is presented to the Goddess first because it is a symbol of femininity, then presented to the God. The athame, by contrast, is presented to the God first because it represents the masculine.
The presentation of all other objects is a matter of choice and will depend on your own personal preference. It is often considered preferable to present to the Goddess first. Below are specific invocations used to present the chalice and the athame.
Presentation to the Goddess and God
Hold your chalice towards the sky in both hands and say:
0 beauteous Lady, shower sanctity upon this chalice. May it be a vessel for activity and achievement, and so appear worthy of your omnipresence.
May it be so constrained that no harm results. To your service, 0 Lady, I devote this chalice, that we both shall long in your reverence, serve.
0 magnificent Lord, sanctify this chalice so that it brings delight and clarity Protect the dealings which pour from it that no thing be harmed.May it be dedicated to thee and thy beauteous Lady, may it serve thee well…… So let it be.
Then, having lit the candle, pass the instrument through the flicker of the flame and say the following:
By the power of the dancing light, be purified. Be devoted to longing. May all aspirations be realized for the greater good of all.
Sprinkle a few drops of water onto the chosen implement and say:
By the power of Neptune’s domain, be purified. Be devoted to waves of ardour. May all aspirations be realized for the greater good of all.
Next, take the implement and bring it to the earth or salt and say:
By the power of earth and dust be purified. Be devoted to resolute intent. May all aspirations be realized for the greater good of all.
This ritual has two parts; the first honouring the four directions and the second the presentation to the Goddess and the God. Now you must present the implement for consecration by the Goddess and the God.