Calling the Quarters is usually preformed during circle casting and rituals, although they can be called upon anytime you need that extra boost of energy.
I use the following to Call upon the Elements and pay respect to them.
Elements of Creation – I pay respect to thee, Bless me with the power of your energy.
Air to the North- Share with me your knowledge true. Earth to the East- Bring balance and stability to all that I do. Fire to the South- Give me courage and strength to endure, Water to the West- Cleansing to help keep my intentions pure.
Always remember to thank and dismiss the Elements when you are done.
“Elements of Creation- I give Thanks to thee, I now release your energy.”
I call upon the Elements myself when activating my altar. I will recite the above and as I get to each Element I will touch and acknowledge it on the Altar. For Example – when I say “Air to the North” I focus my attention there and will wave my hand about the incense smoke or touch the feather.
I also call upon them during Rituals and Circle Casting.