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Imbolc

Symbolism:

Sun’s rebirth, Festival of Light, First Stirring of Mother Earth, Growth of the Sun God, Middle of Winter

First Signs of Returning Life,  the Goddess

Symbols:

Candles, The Bride,  Grain Dolly, Sun Wheels, Brigid wheel,

Seasonal Fruit and Veg:

Beetroot, Brussel Sprouts, Cabbage, Carrots, Cauliflower, Celeriac, Celery, Chard, Chicory, Jerusalem Artichoke, kale, Leeks, Parsnips, Potatoes, Shallots, Spinach, Swede, Turnips

Drinks:

Herbal tea, Spiced Wines

Colours:

Brown, Lavender, Orange, Pink, Red, Silver, Yellow, White,  

Animals:  

Burrowing Animals,  Deer,  Ewes, Groundhog, Lamb, Robin, Sheep  

Mythical Creatures:

Firebird, Dragon,

Stones:   

Amethyst, Garnet, Onyx, Turquoise

Incense herbs include:  

Angelica, Basil, Bay, Benzoin, Blackberry, Celedine, Clover, Coltsfoot, Heather, Iris, Myrhh, Tansy, Violets, Willow

Deities:  

Aengus Og, Athena, Aradia, Branwen, Brigid, Cupid, Diania, Dumuzi, Eros, Februa, Gaia, Pan, Selene, Venus, Vesta, Venus,  

Activities:  

Cleansing,  House Blessings, Purification, Searching for Signs of Spring