Imbolc is a pagan festival celebrated on February 1st to welcome the coming of Spring. It is a time of renewal and hope. One way to celebrate Imbolc is to create a ritual that honors the season and its symbolism. If you’re comfortable working with the Goddess/Saint archetype of Brigid, this solo ritual can connect you with her energy and that of this time of year.
- Start by lighting a white candle to symbolize the light of the returning sun. Take a few moments to meditate on the beauty of the changes in the season and the hope of what is to come.
- Next, honor the energy of Brigid: fire, water, poetry, smithing, and healing. You can do this by offering a prayer to her or making a small offering of milk or early flowers. However, these symbols or this figure appeals to you and your unique intuition is best!
- Now, take a few moments to think about something in your life that you want to renew, refresh, or improve. Write this on a piece of paper and place it in a bowl in front of the candle. As you do this, express gratitude for all the things in your life that you are thankful for.
- Finally, take the piece of paper with your intention and burn it in the flame of the candle. As it burns, know that your intention is being released to the Heavens, Cosmos, God/dess, or however else you experience the Divine.
- Once you are done, extinguish the candle and thank Brigid for her guidance and blessings.
By completing this ritual, you have acknowledged the transition point of our seasons and have opened your heart to the possibilities of the future. ❤
If you’d like to participate in a group/community Imbolc ritual, you can sign up HERE! You’re also more than welcome to invite friends if they could use a night of self care like this!
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