Blessed be this union with the gifts of the East
and the element of Air,
for openness and breath, communication of the heart,
and purity of the mind and body.
From the east you receive the gift of a new beginning
with the rising of each Sun, and the understanding
that each day is a new opportunity for growth.
Blessed be this union with the gifts of the South
and the element of fire,
for energy, passion, creativity and the warmth of a loving home.
From the fire within, you generate light, which you will share
with one another in even the darkest of times.
Blessed be this union with the gifts of the West,
and the element of water,
for your capacity to feel emotion.
In marriage you offer absolute trust to one another,
and vow to keep your hearts open in sorrow as well as joy.
Blessed be this union with the gifts of the North,
and the element of earth,
which provides sustenance, fertility and security.
The earth will feed and enrich you,
and help you to build a stable home
to which you may always return.