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Imbolc Supplies + Gifts

Imbolc Supplies + Gifts


Imbolc, (pronounced "IM-bulk" or "EM-bowlk"), also called Oimealg, ("IM-mol'g), by the Druids, is the festival of the lactating sheep. It is derived from the Gaelic word "oimelc" which means "ewes milk". Herd animals have either given birth to the first offspring of the year or their wombs are swollen and the milk of life is flowing into their teats and udders. It is the time of Blessing of the seeds and consecration of agricultural tools. It marks the center point of the dark half of the year. It is the festival of the Maiden for, beginning February 2 in the Northern Hemisphere and August 1 in the Southern Hemisphere, it is her season to prepare for growth and renewal. Brighid's snake emerges from the womb of the Earth Mother to test the weather, (the origin of Ground Hog Day), and in many places the first Crocus flowers began to spring forth from the frozen earth.

The Maiden is honored, as the Bride, on this Sabbat. Straw Brideo'gas (corn dollies) are created from oat or wheat straw and placed in baskets with white flower bedding. Young girls then carry the Brideo'gas door to door, and gifts are bestowed upon the image from each household. Afterwards at the traditional feast, the older women make special acorn wands for the dollies to hold, and in the morning the ashes in the hearth are examined to see if the magic wands left marks as a good omen. Brighid's Crosses are fashioned from wheat stalks and exchanged as symbols of protection and prosperity in the coming year. Home hearth fires are put out and re-lit, and a besom is place by the front door to symbolize sweeping out the old and welcoming the new. Candles are lit and placed in each room of the house to honor the re-birth of the Sun.

Another traditional symbol of Imbolc is the plough. In some areas, this is the first day of ploughing in preparation of the first planting of crops. A decorated plough is dragged from door to door, with costumed children following asking for food, drinks, or money. Should they be refused, the household is paid back by having its front garden ploughed up. In other areas, the plough is decorated and then Whiskey, the "water of life" is poured over it. Pieces of cheese and bread are left by the plough and in the newly turned furrows as offerings to the nature spirits. It is considered taboo to cut or pick plants during this time.


Brighid's Heart Pendant
Brighid's Heart Pendant

$29.95
Blessed Be Inscribed Triquetra Pendant
Blessed Be Inscribed Triquetra Pendant

$30.95
Love + Hearts Reversible Locket
Love + Hearts Reversible Locket

$29.95
Acorn + Tree Reversible Locket
Acorn + Tree Reversible Locket

$29.95
Cherry Quartz Crystal Point Pendant
Cherry Quartz Crystal Point Pendant

$9.95
Ask, Believe, Receive Gem Drop Amulet
Ask, Believe, Receive Gem Drop Amulet

$27.95
Ceridwen: Mother of Grain and Inspiration - Wood Finish
Ceridwen: Mother of Grain and Inspiration - Wood Finish

$136.95
Modern Diana of Ephesus Statue 9.75"
Modern Diana of Ephesus Statue 9.75"

$57.95
Brigit Statue & Tealight Candle Holder
Brigit Statue & Tealight Candle Holder

$129.95
Moon Goddess Tealight Altar Statue
Moon Goddess Tealight Altar Statue

$43.95
Horned God Tealight Altar Statue
Horned God Tealight Altar Statue

$43.95
Attraction/Love - Blessed Herbal Candle
Attraction/Love - Blessed Herbal Candle

$14.95
Fire/Energy + Will - Blessed Herbal Candle
Fire/Energy + Will - Blessed Herbal Candle

$14.95
Happiness - Blessed Herbal Candle
Happiness - Blessed Herbal Candle

$14.95
Problem Solving - Blessed Herbal Candle
Problem Solving - Blessed Herbal Candle

$14.95
Moon Mother Candle Holder
Moon Mother Candle Holder

$13.95
Amethyst Crystal Druzy - Small
Amethyst Crystal Druzy - Small

$2.75
Natural Amethyst Point
Natural Amethyst Point

$2.95
Garnet -Tumbled Gemstone
Garnet -Tumbled Gemstone

$6.95
Ruby Zoisite Tumbled Crystal Gemstone
Ruby Zoisite Tumbled Crystal Gemstone

$5.95
Bloodstone Medallion ~ Worry Stone
Bloodstone Medallion ~ Worry Stone

$12.95
Onyx Tumbled Gemstone
Onyx Tumbled Gemstone

$1.95
Belladonna, Atropa Seeds - Organic
Belladonna, Atropa Seeds - Organic

European witches used this plant in flying ointments...the hallucinogenic affects no doubt played a large part in its use.

$4.95
Blue Vervain Seeds, Organic
Blue Vervain Seeds, Organic

Better known as verbena, traditionally this was used as a prominent ingredient in love potions and spells.

$3.95
Dyer's Chamomile Seeds
Dyer's Chamomile Seeds

This magic herb is cheerful, tough, smells good, and is useful.

$3.95
Foxglove - Digitalis Purpurea Organic Seeds
Foxglove - Digitalis Purpurea Organic Seeds

Plant it by your door to invite the Faery in or carry a sprig to attract Faery protection.

$3.95


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