How to Celebrate Imbolc

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


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