Monday, January 24, 2011
Since Imbolc is one of the four fire festivals, my family usually has a small bonfire in honor of the returning warmth. So even in the cold snow we gather around our fire and look forward to the return of spring. During this time it is also our custom to make milk dishes such as custard and ice cream. My daughter has a blast helping us make fresh butter during this time of the year. We then press the butter into little sun molds in honor of the day.
For me, this is a time to rededicate myself to my craft and to the path I have chosen to walk. So whatever your magickal or mundane background ( wiccan, pagan, witchcraft, hoodoo, christian, etc.) this is the time for you to enjoy spending time with your family and friends and looking forward to the bright days ahead. This festival or holiday carries the vibration of hope and it is a time when we all feel optimistic about how the rest of the year will turn out.