Imbolc / Candlemas 2003
This year, we held our Imbolc / Candlemas circle at Samantha & Brent's house.
We were blessed & priviledged to have 4 guests this year, and we thouroughly enjoyed having them!
We set up our Imbolc altar with a white altar cloth to symbolize the snow on the ground
at this time of year. (Of course we haven't had any in GA this year.....but after all it was symbolic.....and maybe some wishful
thinking.....*wink*) We honored Brigit & Wayland as our Goddess & God. During the ritual we spoke
of what Imbolc means, and what we have to look forward to in the coming of spring.
We also took the time to perform a small cauldron spell, in which we all wrote down
creative endeavors that we wished to bring into our lives. These could be something that we had already started that
just needed a little boost, or something completely fresh & new. We then placed the papers in the cauldron, for
the energies to be released a little later in the ritual.
Samantha told us a wonderful bard's tale about Brigit & her bed. We all then
placed offerings in Brigit's bed that consisted of seeds, and money to bring fertility to our gardens & prosperity into
We held a impromptu memorial for the 7 lives lost in the Columbia disaster, with each
of us taking a white candle. As each of the names were read, we went around the circle & each lit the candle we
were holding in memory of those who were lost so tragically. After all the candles were lit, we held a procession leading
outside, where we stood & projected energy to their loved ones & families, and asked for their safe passage to the
next life. We then came back indoors, and left the candles to burn themselves out in the bare flowerbed.
Can you say, time for food??? After closing the circle, we proceeded to
have a wonderful potluck dinner that consisted of many yummy foods & desserts. We truly had a wonderful time, and
a memorable circle.