Imbolc Lore and Correspondences

Pronounced Em-bowl/g. (Candlemas)

February 1st or 2nd. Originated in Ireland as a holy day for Brigid, the Great Mother Goddess, who was in the form of a bride for the returned Sun God after giving birth of the God, the Goddess awakens from her recovery by the lengthening days of light. The Earth begins to feel this warmth, marking a return to the months of Spring. Imbolg is also a festival of Fires, to symbolize the coming return of life and the replenished powers of the Sun. In Some Wicca covens, it is also a traditional time for initiations.

Other Names:
Imbolg. Oimelc. Candlemas. Feast of Brigid. Candlelaria.

Snowdrop. First flowers of the year. Willow. Rosemary. Clover. Dill. Evergreen.

Candles. The bride. Burrowing animals. Grain dolly. Sunwheels

White. Yellow. Pink.

Candle lighting. Searching for signs of Spring. Gathering stones.

Robin. Burrowing animals. Sheep. Lamb. Dragon. Deer.

Turquoise. Amethyst.

Milk. Honey. Poultry. lamb. Pork.

Ritual Oils:
Jasmine. Apricot. Carnation. Sweet pea. Neroli. Olive