Updated: Sep 19
Today we celebrate Imbolc, the festival of the first signs of Spring.
Imbolc marks the half way point between the Winter Solstice and Spring Equinox, and is a time to welcome in the coming of light, abundance and life.
After months of Winter darkness, of inner reflection, rest and hibernation, Imbolc marks the beginnings of activity, the re-birth of the Sun.
It is a spiritually exciting time of new life and manifestation, of birth and re-birth. A time to start to clear and cleanse away anything that we no longer need to carry with us after Winter, to make the necessary space for us to see new things coming into fruition.
You might want to physically clear your surroundings, reorganise your sacred space, and cleanse your crystals. You also might want to take a last look inwards and cleanse yourself of anything you're still holding onto from the Winter months.
It is traditional to light all the lights in your home just after sunset, and light candles, to welcome in the return of the Light.
Release and let go, ready for change and growth. Imbolc is a time for a refresh.
My favourite crystals to work with at this time include:
For connecting to the beauty in Nature, for embracing new beginnings and bringing abundance.
To welcome the return of the Sun and celebrate light, joy, happiness and high energy. To remove any draining energy hooks left over from winter, and refresh yourself.
To revitalize, reenergize and cleanse the body and mind.
To cleanse any negative energy from spaces and the body, increase energy levels, and make space for progress.
Enjoy your first touch of 'spring cleaning'!