Friday, 3 February 2012
Simple Imbolc Candle Ritual
Place a candle of your choice (white, pale green, pale yellow or pale pink makes me think Imbolc, but go with what colour you feel is right for you).
I used some pretty sea pebbles to surround the base, but place it in a candle holder that you like.
Gather together some herbs, think about what intent you have, I used:
Bay for protection, psychic powers and strength
Lemon balm for love and success in my new ventures
Thyme for health, psychic powers, love and courage
Sit yourself in a comfortable spot and place the candle in front of you.
Take a few deep breathes to clear your mind then light the candle.
As it burns watch the flame, really focus on the flame and let your mind stay open to images that might present themselves.
Then sprinkle some of each herb onto the candle over the flame, stating the intent of each one as you do so.
Then I called upon Brighid, as Imbolc is her Sabbat it seemed right to me, but go with what feels right for you.
I requested her presence and then sat for some time, still watching the candle flame and listened to her wise words.
I sat until the candle flame had gone out, I used a small beeswax candle which burns fairly quickly. Once I was ready I thanked Brighid for her presence and returned the candle stub and the un burnt herbs to the soil.
Whilst I was out in the garden I also poured some milk and honey onto the soil for the Fae.