Imbolc Ceremony with the kids, 2014

Our ceremony is simple and sweet.  We began two days ago.

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I start out with setting up the Goddess statue, and a bit of deer horn for the God.  A seashell, polished stones, a feather and a candle round out the rest.  I made a circle of herbs, weeping willow and ash, and then make an X in the center with crushed sage and some more ash.  I put dried flowers around the circle to entice spring to come quickly: jasmine, rose, lavender, and chamomile.

wpid-wp-1391099405507.jpgEach child then chose several stones from our collection, and made wishes and intentions.  I placed obsidian on the outside edge of the circle of weeping willow and ash, and when the kids were done with their wishes, they placed their stones inside the circle.

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wpid-wp-1391099551892.jpgEach child got a lavender candle and we lit them using the primary candle.  after setting the candles into the intentions circle, we then trooped outside for snow!  Once we each got a scoop of snow, we brought it to the altar, put a little bit near the candle, and then took a small piece in our hands and slowly warmed the snow until it melted in our hands.

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Happy Imbolc everyone!

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One thought on “Imbolc Ceremony with the kids, 2014

  1. Love the idea of holding the snow while it melts in the sacred circle! I tend to forget about using items outside of my home in ritual. This is a great reminder to be aware of nature even if you live in the city like I do! 🙂

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