Get your cauldron out, my witch, it’s time for Imbolc.
Though the promise of light returning has been freshly made by our annual passing of the shortest day during December’s winter solstice, we are still left with the feeling of winter in our bones.
For many people, January and February are the dreary, dark and cold months of the year. Light-sensitive folk might even be prone to winter blues.
But don’t let these winter vibes get the best of you love! This sweet yet simple Imbolc ritual will uplift you so you can get back on your broom in no time : )
IMBOLC SELF-LOVE RITUAL TO JUMP BACK INTO YOUR MANIFESTATION MAGIC
What you’ll need is the following:
- a journal, pen and your heart’s desire
- a cauldron, aka a pan to boil water in (don’t use an electric water boiler or cooker)
- rosemary (dried or fresh)
- your favourite heart-warming treat (I love to use dark chocolate with chilli and orange)
- about 45min to one hour of sacred time
The Celtic festival of Imbolc is celebrated halfway between the winter solstice and the spring equinox. Starting on Feb. 1st and lasting through sundown Febr. 2nd, invoking a moment of purification of home and hearth, the coming of light and the increasing fertility found in nature.
Rosemary has a long history of being a multifaceted healing herb (read more about that here). For this ritual you’re tapping into its brain stimulating properties improving memory, its assistance in psychic protection and boosting qualities stimulating your intuition. Besides that, it inspires the love of self and others, strengthening your heart and nervous system.
This Imbolc ritual will bring you home to your heart, helping you realign your visions for the year ahead.
Carve out some sacred self-love time in your agenda, during which you’ll be undisturbed. Ask yourself: What am I longing for?
Meditate with the rosemary whilst focusing on your heart’s desire.
Magic means nothing without focused desire, so it’s essential to get clarity of mind before you sit with your herb. I always like to start with a grounding meditation before I move on to the ritualistic parts, and when I need some extra support, I love to use the Crystal Clarity Aura Spray.
Once you have your mind and desire clear, put cold water in the pan and let it slowly boil. In the meantime, journal on your desire and what it feels like to have that desire as if it were fulfilled in the present time.
When the water is boiling, add your rosemary whilst chanting:
Quickening light and winter breeze
Let my desire be fulfilled with ease.
Like the light just let it flow
As first spring flowers, let it grow.
My mind clear, gaze upon goal
Let its potential flow through, whole.
As I stir my potion, sweet
I know I’m in for quite the treat.
Let your brew steep for 10 minutes, then pour your rosemary tea into your favourite cup.
Accompanied by your brew and treats, envision yourself living your desire. Look around. What do you see and feel? Who is there with you? Where are you?
Take a few minutes to write down as many details that come to you, and from this inspiring vision, ask yourself the following:
‘What spiritually inspired actions can I take in the following six weeks to ignite this momentum?’
Write about five to eight actions down. Let them come from your vision and feeling within that vision instead of your calculating, anticipating, gorgeous brain. Then make a plan for when to execute what – remember, it’s still wintertime. Small yet consistent steps take you a very long way!