Imbolc, a Fire Festival.
A time between the darkness of Winter and the dawning of Spring. Light a candle to beckon on the growth of the Sun God.
It is a time for cleansing and purification. A time of renewal and the welcoming of the Goddess Brigid.
Colours: Red, pink, orange, white, pale yellow and silver
Foods: diary, spicy foods, sunflower seeds, bread, cakes, honey
Goddesses: Brigid, Virgin Goddess, Artemis, Gaia, Inanna, Aradia
Gods: Sun Gods, Ra, Helios, Apollo
Symbols: Sun, firebirds, robin, bear, Brigid wheel, the Bride’s broom, white flowers.
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Filling the room with candles, I did a small cleansing ritual for Imbolc.
Using small strips of paper, I wrote down my worries and stresses.
I offered them to the flames and let them burn away in my cauldron.
Finally a little mindfulness meditation helped to centre me.
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So, what did you do to celebrate Imbolc? Leave a comment, I would love to hear.