My husband shared a birthday with this Sabbat so for the past few years I’ve been making a “fire and ice” ring to celebrate both!
Imbolc and the Goddess Brigid are associated with Fire. But Brigid is also associated with wells and the season of Imbolc represents a thawing. So combing the two elements seemed a lovely way to celebrate the day
I make the ring overnight in the freezer using an empty plastic cookie tin and a plastic cup filled with beans.
Why the specificity of tools?
Because you want to unmold completely and quickly to get it into a rimmed container before it begins to melt
Do not use non tempered glass. It will either shatter during the freezing process or when you pull it out. You could also use empty tin cans but not sealed ones. Ask me how I know 😂😎. Trial and error so you don’t have to!
I fill the “well” with Imbolc correspondences. This year I’ve used cinnamon sticks, bay leaves, lavendar blackberries and red rose petals.
I light the candle in the morning and let it burn all day.
Celebrating my spouse, the Sabbat and the Goddess.
And we will have custard for dessert. His favorite! Did I mention he’s Irish? Talk about serendipity💚
I’ve also included my prayer card for the final day of the 19 Flames for Brigid here
I’ve found the perfect spot for it in the house. It catches the morning sun beautifully. And is in the same room where I do my morning meditation and time with my ancestors. Also, the location helps me to remember to add a tea light leaf every day because I pass it frequently, which reinforces my focus. 🪞
These are my three favorite elements to use as I go about the tasks of everyday living.
A Tarot Card for Inspiration A Tea light for Illumination An Herb for Impact
Mundane tasks hold so many opportunities to set and support my intentions. We all have to eat, to dress, cook, clean, etc. So why not bring a bit of beauty to the task?
My daily shower is a perfect example. While I do love a luxurious ritual bath, it is only a monthly indulgence for me, usually reserved for the full or new moon, depending on my needs.
But a ritual shower is so simple and I take one daily, so I have found easy ways to make it beautiful. Its my opportunity to wash off the day, literally and figuratively, and set up my night for dream work.
This is how I worked with Eucalyptus this week.
First, I’ll pull a tarot card either selectively or intentionally. And come up with a short simple Mantra to sing in the shower. I’ll set the card on my pillow on my bed and then head to the bathroom where I’ll crush the herb and sprinkle a bit on my tea light before setting it on a ledge inside the shower and lighting it.
Sometimes I’ll stir more of the crushed herb into my bath soaps, scrubs, washes etc.
Finally, I’ll turn off all the lights. Turn on the water. And step into the altar I’ve created.