Ah, Imbolc, one of the lesser known sabbats (witch holidays) is upon us. I was going to write a lengthy and (hopefully) informative post on the history of Imbolc, but instead I’m going to keep it short and sweet. Imolc, also known as Candlemas, marks the halfway point in winter. Meaning, that we’re halfway to spring! Halfway to to light and the warmth returning. Halfway to blooming flowers and hatching eggs. Did you know that Druids called this day the festival of the lactating sheep? Yep, true story. Reason being that by now most of the herd animals had already given birth, and the mother’s milk was flowing. If you want more history, I’ve written a piece for Witch Way Magazine this month all about it.
As with most sabbats, my celebrating looks a lot like…housework. Call it the Kitchen Witch’s catch 22. Sure, we all clean our homes all the time, but it’s not really about that. It’s about the intention. So let’s look at a few ways to honor the day, shall we?
So there we have it; a simple celebration plan for Imbolc. How do you celebrate? We’d love to hear about your traditions!