A comprehensive guide to Imbolc Correspondence. Looking at colours, crystals, herbs/incense, food, and spell work.
White represents the winter which is now fading. In candle magick, it represents divination, healing and innocence.
Green represents the new plants that are in the early stages of awakening. It is also the colour of Brigid’s cloak who is the deity most associated with Imbolc. In candle magick, green represents money, health and growth.
Brown represents growth such as the soil which the new plants and crops are growing in. In candle magick, it also represents the home, animals and stability.
Yellow represents the warmth of the returning sun who is with us for a little longer each day, bringing new life with the light. In candle magick yellow also represents happiness, inspiration, knowledge and growth.
Crystals for Imbolc
Amethyst is a protection crystal that can draw out and absorb negative energy from you. It is known as a sleep aid and can help relieve migraines. It is perfect for helping you move forward and can enhance psychic ability.
Garnet is associated with energy, creativity, and eliminating negative energy. It is said to inspire you and help you reach your goals. It is also said to alleviate depression.
Turquoise can help spark creativity and help you manifest your ideas into being. It is also a stone that brings calm and is known to aid fertility.
Heliotrope is another name for bloodstone. Bloodstone is associated with new beginnings, living in the hear and now, and resilience. It is a grounding stone.
Ruby can improve motivation and the practice of setting realistic goals. It encourages laughter, happiness, and passion for life. It promotes positive dreams and aids the removal of negative energies from your path.
Black onyx promotes strength and stamina. It is a grounding stone and is said to help you make good decisions. It is also known as a calming stone.
A member of the parsley family, angelica acts as a protector. It can break hexes or curses which have been put on you and is also used in exorcisms.
Basil can help bring prosperity and also helps with happiness, calmness, and love.
Bay leaves are well known for wishing spells. You write your wish on a bay leave and set your intention for the wish to come true. You visualise that it has come true and then burn the leaf. Bay is also great for love, protection, and prosperity.
Myrrh is a resin that is great for cleansing and purification. It also works well with other herbs to break hexes or heal the sick.
Associated with purifying negative energy, enhancing memory and concentration, and promoting love/lust. Additionally, sleeping with rosemary under your pillow is said to prevent nightmares too.
Lavender can be used to attract love or friendship. It promotes calmness and happiness and is often used to aid good sleep.
Another herb that can relax you and aid in good sleep. It also attracts money and can be used in love spells.
Used for purification, frankincense is a cleanser. It can also help to lift your mood and is good for meditation.
Jasmin has the ability to attract your soulmate. It also attracts money and friendship too. It can also help with divination, dreamwork, and meditation.
Olive leaves can help with healing, lethargy, and keeping the peace.
As with all of the wheel of the year celebrations, seasonal fruit and vegetables are important as we celebrate the seasons. Milk and dairy play an important role in Imbolc as it represents the mother animals feeding their newborns. In fact, it is an old tradition to pour some milk or cream onto the earth on Imbolc to toast the earth and welcome the spring.
Seeds are also important as they represent the growth that is to come. Oatcakes are another traditional Imbolc food and Brigid cakes (an oat bread) are another good choice for Imbolc too.
Spells that relate to;
- Cleansing/releasing old emotions
Most people have been hibernating since Yule with the cold and dark nights. Imbolc is when you need to awaken and start getting creative. It is also a time that you can release any old negative emotions which have been holding you down and cleanse everything ready for springing back into life! Of course, fertility is also very much relating to Imbolc as the animals start to give birth to their young.
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