While, as I mentioned, this has not been mandated for Clergy, I felt the idea had merit and have chosen to begin this practice for myself.
Tangentially I have long been interested in Pliny's description of Druid ceremony being held a certain number of days following a new moon, "Because by the sixth day the moon has plenty of vigor and has not run half its course."
The confluence of these two streams produced the rite I performed tonight.
To the Mother Mound I took a tray of offerings. Once there I lit the fire in its pottery chimney and performed a basic ADF liturgy. My Key Offerings were made to the Earth Mother, the GateKeeper and specifically to the Spirits of my land. I told them I remembered the first offering I made to them on this land, before I had even purchased the place. I brought them a gift of cornmeal, granola bars and pennies and asked that if they thought me acceptable and would assist me in purchasing the land I would honor them regularly and try to work for their benefit. I told them I saw how smoothly the purchase went and that I believed them further responsible for helping us keep this land despite our dire financial straits.
I invited them to more closely ally themselves with me; that I would welcome their increased presence and guidance and would endeavor to draw closer to them.
My gifts made I drew on Omen. Onn.
Ash (or furze depending on your source) the Wheel, "Helper of horses," "smoothest of work."
A thing that facilitates movement and progress, which makes obstacle able to be overcome.
I am grateful for this gift and I interpret this as an acceptance of my invitation to work more closely with one another.