In Midwinter, we celebrate Imbolc to recognize the end of winter and beginning of spring. This sabbat is associated with new beginnings, birth, rebirth, reuniting, awakenings, wish fulfillment, and hope. It is also a period of transformation. Imbolc is a wonderful time to reflect on the past year and let go of anything you no longer need. Take time to discover and embrace the new year, the coming spring, and relish in the hopefulness of the season.
Gods and Goddesses: Imbolc is associated with many gods and goddesses includingBrigit, Persephone, Pan, Athena, Gaia, Aenghus Og, Aphrodite, Veuns, Ceridwen, Eros, and Hestia. Below are some ways to observe this sabbat.
Colors: White, Light Green, Red, Pink
Flowers and Herbs: White and yellow flowers, Lavender, Daffodil, Rosemary, Basil, Bay, Chamomile, Blackberry, Acorns, Frankincense
Crystals: Amethyst, Garnet, Ruby
Food: Beer, Cake, Honey, Seeds, Breads
Spells: Cleansing, Growth, New Starts, Wishes
Ways to Celebrate Imbolc:
Plant seeds and visit nature
Make an Imbolc Altar
Make a Brigid's Cross or Corn Husk Doll
Cook with Rosemary and Lavender
Make a Seed Cake and Imbolc Beer
Cast a Wish Spell
Perform a Cleansing Ritual
Use Candle Magic