Imbolc- February 1, 2021
Imbolc marks the time halfway between the winter solstice and spring equinox! Look for the first sightings of spring during this special time. Imbolc has also been known as Brigid’s Day or Candlemas. This day marks the rebirth of the Sun. Traditionally, throughout the ages, Imbolc has been a significant time for livestock breeding season.
To get ready to harness the energies of Imbolc, ask yourself some of the following questions:
- What dreams and goals do I want to awaken?
- What important insights have I learned from the winter season so far?
- What creative projects would I like to start to plan for the upcoming Spring season?
- How can I honor the rebirth of the Sun?
- How have I become illuminated throughout the darkness of the Winter season?
The following are spiritual attributes you can focus on and magical correspondences you can work with to capture the energy of Imbolc.
Spiritual Focus/Keywords- Awakening, Beginnings, Change, Child-Like energy, cleansing, purifying, emergence from sleep, fertility, innocence, newness, renewal, patience, preparation, sprouting seeds, transition.
Symbols and Tools- Brigid’s Cross, Corn Dollies, Candles, Cauldron, broom or Besom, Whistle, crafting doll or cross, making candles, dedicating tools, setting intentions, blessing animals, starting new projects.
Secular Correspondence- Groundhog’s Day
Herbs- basil, bay, benzoin, celandine, rosemary, angelica, myrrh, blackberry, iris, heather, straw, wormwood.
Flowers- Yellow, White, and light blue colored flowers, crocus, daffodil, Iris, and Snowdrop.
Trees- Birch, blackthorn, rowan, sycamore.
Colors- Light green, pink, spring green, white, yellow, light blue.
Incense- Benzoin and Vanilla.
Gems/Crystals- Amethyst, bloodstone, garnet, onyx, turquoise, calcite, carnelian, chrysocolla, malachite, moonstone.
Foods- Poppy, peas, dairy products and dairy substitutes, sunflower seeds, bread pudding, scones, muffins, leeks, shallots, garlic, olives, apple cider, spiced white wine, herbal teas, pickled foods, potatoes, grains, nuts, water.
Animals- Swan, Sheep, lamb, Deer, robin, lark, groundhog, hibernating animals
Deities- Brigid, Aradia, Gaia, Aengus.
Tarot Correspondences- Death, the Empress, the Star, and Strength.
Decorations- Acorns, Brigid Cross, horseshoes, corn dollies, candles, sun, swans, yellow and white flowers in a green wreath and a white candle in the center.
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