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Wheel of the Year: Imbolc

I promise skipping Saturday’s isn’t going to become a trend. I was in the states this weekend doing a photoshoot for my showgirl troupe.

The second holiday of the year is Imbolc which is February 2nd, Groundhog day. This is about the goddess as the crone changing to the maiden. It is the Goddess’ season for growth and renewal. Now is also the time where the God begins to mature into a man.

We are now celebrating the first signs of spring. It is customary to go for a walk to see the first signs of spring (the first sprouting of leaves, depending on where you live maybe some flowers). Another tradition is to light every lamp in the house, even if only for a few minutes. Another option is to light a candle. This is to celebrate the rebirth of the god. Now is also the time for spring cleaning. Since everything is coming out of hibernation to start new beginnings it is good for us to do this too by getting rid of the things we no longer need. Also you can take the time to bless the seeds you are going to plant later in the year. You can also start an indoor magical herb garden. 

Goddesses that are typically celebrated this sabbat: Brigid (celtic), Venus (roman), Aphrodite (greek), Hestia (greek), Vesta (roman), Bast (egyptian),  Inanna (sumerian), Gaia (greek), Athena (greek), Artemis (greek).

When it comes to Gods Pan (greek) would be a pretty standard one to worship this time of year.

Like with every sabbat it is customary to do a ritual to worship the gods and goddesses. Now is also a good time to do divination to see what your year has in store along with any magick you’d like to do especially for new beginnings.

Please leave in the comments how you plan to celebrate Imbolc this year! Merry Meet and Blessed Be!

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