What you need: Altar Decor: as you see fit (use the Imbolc Correspondence (1/23) or Imbolc (1/11) blog posts for help. Post date provided to help you find these other Charmed Daily Blog posts. Cynnamon Charmed Imbolc Ritual Kit
Before you are to begin your ritual, take time to take a cleansing, purifying bath or shower cleaning yourself using the Aphrodite mini bar from your Charmed Imbolc Ritual Kit. You could also sprinkle some of the kits Love Herbal Blend into the bath water or wrap it into a cheese cloth and tie it onto the shower spout so the water flows through it as you bathe. Allow the days worries to flow away from your body and down the drain. Feel yourself become lighter and less worrisome as you bathe. After you bathe or shower, dry and cloth as usual keeping yourself in a “zin” state.
Clean, organize and set up your altar. Adding items that seem appropriate and removing others that don’t feel right. Use your Eros Smudge Spray to clear your space and offer love and protection. This works well in place of an incense as a scent for ritual.
Create sacred space
Call your deity as your tradition suggests. You may choose particular deity you regularly work with or ones associated with the Sabbat specifically. You can use our “Imbolc Correspondence” blog post (1/23) as reference for this.
You shouldn’t need to ground or center since your bathing ritual (if done correctly) should be adequate. However, if not, do so now.
Now sit in silence visualizing the meaning of the sabbat. The sky has been dark and now the light is shining through. The ground is stirring beneath the blankets of snow. Where a few weeks ago everything was dormant, we now have the beginning signs of life. Start to see the seeds germinating and beginning to open. Think about what this means for the weeks to come. Think about what you will leave behind in the dark.
In your kit, you received a white chime candle. You have many choices here and I suggest you choose the one that feels right for you. You can light it as it is. You can inscribe words, names, etc . on it like “prosperity”, “love”, “abundance”, etc. Or you may choose to rub it down with oil and then roll it in the Love Herbal Blend. Whatever way your choose, visualize that flame as you light it as the sun that has brought the light to your darkness and take time to ponder on what that means to you.
In the beginning of ritual you called your deity. This is the time that we can take to ask the Goddess for her favor for the year to come. What blessing do you wish her to bestow upon you? Be careful what you wish for and be sure to visualize it into completion as far and as detailed as possible. Now take your paper scroll from the kit out and write in full detail what your intent is. What is it EXACTLY that you seek? When you are finished writing, continue careful and focused visualizations on your manifestation and when you feel that your energy has reached its peak light the corner of the paper on fire using the lit chime candle and place it in your cauldron or a fire proof dish as the smoke carries your desires to the Goddess and watch your intention be birthed and nourished throughout the season.
Now is the time for your offering, Place your charcoal disc from the kit in a fireproof container after lighting it. Sprinkle with the Love Herbal Blend. This is a burnt offering.
Thank the deity and release them.
Close your sacred space like your tradition suggests.