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Imbolc (Candlemas) Ritual


(February 2)

A symbol of the season, such as a representation of a
snow flake, a white flower, or perhaps some snow in a
crystal container can be placed on the altar. An orange
candle anointed with musk, cinnamon, frankincense or
rosemary oil, unlit, should also be there. Snow can be
melted and used for the water during the circle casting.
Arrange the altar, light the candles and censer, and
cast the Circle of Stones.
Recite the Blessing Chant.
Invoke the Goddess and God.
Say such words as the following:

This is the time of the feast of torches,
when every lamp blazes and shines
to welcome the rebirth of the God.
I celebrate the Goddess,
I celebrate the God;
all Earth celebrates
Beneath its mantle of sleep.

Light the orange taper from the red candle on the
altar (or at the Southern point of the circle). Slowly
walk the circle clockwise, bearing the candle before you.
Say these or simular words:

All the land is wrapped in winter.
The air is chilled and frost envolopes the
But Lord of the Sun,
Horned One of animals and wild places,
unseen you have been reborn of the
gracious Mother Goddess,
Lady of all fertility.
Hail Great God!
Hail and welcome!

Stop before the altar, holding aloft the candle. Gaze
at its flame. Visualize your life blossoming with
creativity, with renewed energy and strength.
If you need to look into the future or past, now is an
ideal time.
Works of magic, if necessary, may follow.
Celebrate the Simple Feast.
The circle is released.

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