Inviting Imbolc

Camille Green By Camille Green, 28th Jan 2014 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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An introduction to Imbolc, and how to celebrate it.

Importance of Imbolc

The importance of Imbolc is to celebrate the coming of spring. It is a time of rebirth and renewal. Imbolc is also known as Candlemas, the Feast of Torches, Snowdrop Festival, and the Festival of Waxing Light.

How to celebrate Imbolc

Imbolc is a time for letting go of the past and looking towards the future.
Spring cleaning of your home, as well as clearing your mind, is a popular way of preparing for Imbolc. It's also a good time to make a wish or to re-dedicate yourself to something.

Brigid

Imbolc is a festival honoring the Pagan Goddess Brigid. She is the Goddess of healing and poetry. She is also a Goddess of fire, of the sun, and of the hearth.
She is a symbol of fertility, and is closely related to midwives and newborn babies.

Colors of Imbolc

White, silver, and green are the colors of Imbolc. White and silver for purity, and green for the fresh new life of spring.

Herbs and trees of Imbolc

Herbs associated with Imbolc are blackberry, coltsfoot, and ginger. it's trees are rowan and willow.

Wheel of the Year

Wiccans celebrate Imbolc as one of eight Sabbats on the Wheel of the Year. It is a cross-quarter day, halfway between winter solstice (Yule) and spring equinox (Ostara).

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Camille's dream is to be a freelance writer.She hopes to write a novel of fiction one day.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
29th Jan 2014 (#)

Thanks for this share, Camille. Good to know about festivals celebrated for centuries - siva

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