This year, Imbolc falls on Monday February 1 - Tuesday February 2, 2021. It is typically celebrated sundown to sundown, between February 1st and 2nd. Imbolc is the Sabbat which marks the middle point between the Winter Solstice and the Spring Equinox. Imbolc means “in the belly” which signifies that the Earth is pregnant and expectant of the coming warmer months which bring the return of plants and animals. This is a time for purification and fertilization of our desired manifestations which we will harvest later on in the year. The ground is hard and frozen in most places in the northern hemisphere. The seeds (intentions and wishes) we planted for this year’s harvest are deep in the unseen realms, gestating and coming into creation. Like a fertilized egg in the womb, they are gathering strength, growing at their own pace and forming into new, one of a kind manifestations. It’s a powerful time to patiently foster the faith that our wishes and desires are coming into form.
Brigid is the Celtic patroness of healing, poetry and smithcraft. She represents the maiden aspect of the triple goddess associated with Spring, fire, hearth, motherhood and childbirth. Brigid provides uninterrupted inspiration and encouragement. This makes her the ideal Goddess to usher in a new year and help solidify our desires for the seasons ahead. Brigid is an Empress in the making, a master medicine woman in her most innocent form.
It is believed that Imbolc was originally a pagan festival to honor the goddess Brigid and was later Christianized as the feast day of Saint Brigid. Brigid is typically portrayed as a flame-haired Irish goddess with a cloak made of sunbeams. Her name means the “Exalted One” and she is also known as Brigantia, Brid, Bride, Briginda, Brigdu, and Brigit. Brigid’s main place of worship is at the monastery in Kildare, Ireland, where she has continued to be revered and honored as St. Brigid, after the Christianization of the British Isles. There is some evidence that suggests that Saint Brigid is an actual woman who was the daughter of a Druid king and his Christian wife. The Flame of Ireland still burns at this monastery in Brigid’s honor. Today, many pilgrimage to Kildare seeking Brigid’s sacred healing well waters and holy sites.
Saint Brigid's Cathedral, Kildare Town, Ireland
Use these correspondences of Imbolc to decorate your altar and space in celebration of the coming sun and warmer months!
Seasonal holidays honor the cycles of our Mother Earth, Father Sun, and Grandmother Moon. These are days full of power that bring potency to our personal and collective work. These rituals are a fitting way to celebrate Imbolc and welcome back the heat of the sun.
Ribbons, cloth and gifts hanging from the branches of a tree at the Holy Well shrine for Saint Brigid in Kildare.
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Imbolc (February 1st + 2nd) marks the middle point betwixt the Winter Solstice and the Spring Equinox. Imbolc is the most potent Sabbat for fostering faith and tending to our seeds, so that our wishes and desires can grow into form. Imbolc Perfume celebrates the return of the sun and fertilizes your dreams and desires. It is best used between the Winter Solstice and the Spring Equinox and for Imbolc rituals and ceremony. Apply and visualize your intentions coming to fruition for the highest good of all. Scent Profile: Supportive Amyris and nurturing Vanilla provide the warmth needed to make it through the Winter Season. Jasmine calls forth the flowering of Spring while Clementine provides the zest of the Summer sun ahead.
Brigid is the Celtic patroness of healing, poetry and smithcraft. She represents the maiden aspect of the triple goddess associated with Spring, fire, hearth, motherhood and childbirth. Brigid provides uninterrupted inspiration and encouragement. This makes her the ideal Goddess to usher in a new year and help solidify our desires for the seasons ahead. Brigid is an Empress in the making, a master medicine woman in her most innocent form. Scent Profile: The aroma of Brigid Perfume is a rich fusion of earth, spice and flower. Mystic Myrrh represents the sacred ground, while aromatic Bay Laurel evokes her victorious potential. Queen Rose joins it all together with her fiery but deeply compassionate nature. Brigid perfume is deeply complex, yet fiery and triumphant.
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The Sphinx Moth is a strikingly beautiful moth family named after the Great Sphinx of Egypt - part human, part animal and lover of the Sun god Ra and the Earth from which it rises. Sphinx Moth Body Perfume Oil empowers you and instills a lust for life, letting you feel the joy of the Sun and the depth of the Earth. Run, dance, howl, this life is yours to do with as you please. Just let yourself be free. You are safe now. Sophisticated Oakmoss combined with musky Labdanum creates a profound and highly spiritual cradle for the sunny-sweet spirit of Bergamot and the tender-hearted Ylang Ylang. This blend is worthy of the Ancient Egyptian Gods.
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