Saturday, February 2, 2013

Imbolc Ritual


As we all know, today is Imbolc. I thought I'd make a post about an Imbolc ritual for solitaries that is simple and fun. Here's a ritual that I found created by ~jezebelwitch.

The link to her page and to this picture is at:

For those of you wanting something a little simpler to do, I would suggest creating a sacred space by purifying and cleansing with a sage smudge stick and set out your altar. The colors of Imbolc are blue and white so set your altar with the appropriate colored altar cloth and lay out your traditional altar tools: the wand, athame, chalice, and pentacle. For suggestions on what to place on your altar, I would think about things that represent Imbolc such as Brighid's Cross, a cauldron, herbs such as cinnamon, bay leaves, basil, and vanilla, appropriate colored candles,etc. I would suggest that these items have importance to you and your portrayal of Imbolc.

Then, you may cast a circle with the four elements: Earth, Air, Fire, and Water and call upon the Watchtowers. Once your ritual Circle is cast, you may then begin by inviting the God and Goddess of your tradition into your Circle to celebrate this Sabbat with you. State your purpose for the ritual and what you wish to accomplish. Set a goal for yourself. Meditate upon what Imbolc means to you.

For more information on the History of Imbolc you may want to visit:

At the end of your ritual, you may want to take part in eating cake and drinking wine. For my ritual that I'm doing tonight, I will be eating corn cake with honey, and drinking a special elixir called the Elixir of Brighid which was published in the book titled The Wiccan Year by Judy Ann Nock.

Elixir of Brighid

Warm a pint of milk in a small saucepan. Add a teaspoon of honey and 1/8 tsp of vanilla. Stir constantly until the honey is dissolved. Allow the mixture to cool to room temperature. Pour it into your chalice and drink to taste the sweetness of the Goddess.

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