Imbolc Ritual

Needed:

  • Bell
  • Wand
  • Wine/juice

Clothing Color:

  • Females: Pink
  • Males: Yellow

The circle is cast.

EbonyDoe: "Center — Spirit — Change
We honor and invite you to join us here tonight!
Sweet Maiden's spirit, transform us always
into our best and deepest selves.
Blessed Be!"

Ring the bell once, followed by the Guardian of the North stating: "North — Earth — Body
We honor and invite you to join us here tonight!
Healthy Maiden's beauty and awesome force,
ground us to you with strong roots.
Blessed Be!"

Ring the bell once, followed by the Guardian of the East stating: "East — Air — Mind
We honor and invite you to join us here tonight!
Fresh, young breeze, Maiden's breath,
brighten our ideas with creativity and intuition.
Blessed Be!"

Ring the bell once, followed by the Guardian of the South stating: "South — Fire — Energy
We honor and invite you to join us here tonight!
Brilliant, youthful Maiden's boundless strength,
blaze bright within us.
Blessed Be!"

Ring the bell once, followed by the Guardian of the West stating: "West — Water — Emotion
We honor and invite you to join us here tonight!
Pure spring of our feelings, flow and ebb through us
with our own Maiden's truth and innocence.
Blessed Be!"

High Priest: “Mother Earth stirs from her long slumber.
The fields and forests hear her whisper to awake.
The creatures of her realms answer her summons.
Everything waits in anticipation for spring.”

Tap the altar three times gently with wand.

EbonyDoe: “This is the festival of the Maiden who gives to all the breath of life.
This is a time of waxing light and receding darkness.
This is the season of purification, a renewing of life.
At this time and in this place between the worlds,
We come into the presence of the Lord and Lady
that we may gain wise and truthful counsel.”

Time of silence while everyone ask the God and Goddess for inspiration and guidance on the future.

EbonyDoe: “We salute the glorious Maiden, preparer of new life out of darkness.
This is her season of the year-wheel when she spreads her blessings over the land.
Behold, the Lord of the Forests caresses the dreaming Earth.
As there is a renewal within the plants and animals,
so should there be renewal in my life also.”

Everyone take a sip of their wine/juice.

High Priest: “Make our lives be fertile with insight, good health, prosperity and magical power.
Honor to the Old Gods! Merry meet and merry part and merry meet again!”

Guardian of the West: “We thank you West!
We thank you, Spirits of Water
For your presence here tonight.
Walk with us always
As you dance the cycles of life.
Blessed Be!”

Guardian of the South: “We thank you South!
We thank you, Spirits of Fire
For your presence here tonight.
Walk with us always
As you dance the cycles of life.
Blessed Be!”

Guardian of the East: “We thank you East!
We thank you, Spirits of Air
For your presence here tonight.
Walk with us always
As you dance the cycles of life.
Blessed Be!”

Guardian of the North: “We thank you North!
We thank you, Spirits of Earth
For your presence here tonight.
Walk with us always
As you dance the cycles of life.
Blessed Be!”