At the Wiccan Sabbat of Imbolc, we celebrate the return of longer days. Also known as Candlemas, Imbolc literally means “in milk” and corresponds to the time of year when farm animals give birth. It is traditionally a time for Wiccan initiation ceremonies.
Another theme for Imbolc is “energy flowing beneath the surface,” which can take on many symbolic meanings. This spell is designed to help identify any blocked energy – love, creativity, etc. you may be experiencing and free it for your personal use.
On the day before Imbolc, put a crystal and moonwater in a small plastic container and freeze overnight.
The next day, set up your altar as usual and light the incense. Carve an extra white candle with the Rune symbol for Opening. Anoint it and the other cleansed candles with Imbolc oil and then light them. Close the Circle and summon the Four Elements and the Goddess Brigit.
During ritual, gaze into the frozen water for any insight or visions and be receptive to any vibrations or feelings you may experience. There may be more “trapped beneath the surface” than you are aware of! When you are ready, give thanks and open the Circle.
Return the bowl to the freezer and at night, place it on your bedside table before you go to sleep. As the ice thaws overnight, so will the energy inside you be released. Take special note of any dreams and keep the crystal close to you all week for further insight. You may want to repeat this spell whenever you feel your energies are trapped or blocked.
The complete spell for Imbolc, including the ritual and recipes, is available on my first eBook, Simple Wiccan Magick Spells & Ritual Ceremony – a celebration of the Sabbats on the Witches’ Wheel of the Year.
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