Whether you are decorating your altar for the sabbat, searching traditional Imbolc foods for cooking ideas, or trying to decide what aspect of the God or Goddess to call for a ritual, Imbolc correspondences are good to have on hand. Whether you hand write them in your book of shadows, or type them into your online grimoire, correspondence lists can be a handy reference.
Candlemas, Imbolg, Bride’s Day, Oimelc, Brid’s Day, Lady Day, St. Brighid’s Day, Candelaria, Lupercus,
White, silver, pale yellow
Symbols of the season:
Candles, brides, grain dollies, burrowing animals, ewes, Brighid’s cross, priapic wands, brooms
Items for your altar or for decorating:
Pictures or statues of the goddess, white clothes, white candles, white ribbons, Brede’s bed, white flowers or the first flowers of the season, lamps, silver candles, silver candlesticks, silver bowls, melted snow in a bottle, pictures or statues of the god, representations of animals of the season
Bears, eagle, groundhogs, owls, ravens, sheep, snakes, stags
Dragons, firebirds, phoenix
Amethyst, bloodstone, garnet, onyx, ruby, turquoise
Basil, bay, benzoin, cinnamon, myrrh, vanilla, violet
Angelica, basil, bay, benzoin, heather, myrrh, rowan, dill
Cheese, recipes using sour cream or marscapone, yogurt, curries, fish, white meat, dishes containing onions, peppers and/or garlic, spiced wine, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, muffins, scones, rice pudding, poppy seeds, poultry, foods or breads containing raisins, herbal teas
Goddesses of Imbolc: Virgin or maiden goddesses, the Goddess as a child, Brigid, Aradia, Athena, Gaia, Ianna Februa, Hestia
Gods of Imbolc: Gods of fire, the God as a young man or child, love or fertility gods, Pan, Aengus Og, Eros, Februus, Faunus,
Imbolc spell work:
Purity, growth and renewal, new beginnings, purification, household cleansing rituals, rejuvenation, spells for good luck, fertility spells, re-consecration, weather divination
Alternately, when looking for items to work with on Imbolc, you could choose the correspondences related to the deity you choose to work with, for example, burning incense or cooking foods related to Brigid. Though correspondences can give you a place to start, remember that the most important thing is to create an Imbolc setting that feels comfortable for you and your workings.
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