Imbolc springs from Gaelic traditions and roughly translates to “in the belly,” offering reference to where seeds of new beginnings start. Also known as Candlemas, this sabbat celebrates the end of the cold winter months and looks forward to the warmth, light, and abundance of spring. Imbolc also celebrates Brighid, the patron goddess of fire. Here, we offer two enchanting rituals to celebrate your own inner goddess and bring new light – and maybe love – into your life, courtesy of The Practical Witch’s Love Spell Book by Cerridwen Greenleaf.
Goddess Glow Ritual Bath
Indulge in this sensually satisfying ritual bath that will make your skin glow and surround you with a seductive aura. You will need the following:
- 3 ounces apricot kernel oil
- 3 ounces sweet almond oil
- 1 ounce aloe vera gel
- ½ ounce rosewater
- 13 drops jasmine essential oil
- 6 drops rose essential oil
- 2 ounces dried chamomile flowers and yarrow
- 1 rose or red candle
Shake this mixture together in a jar or bottle before pouring into a bathtub filled with warm water and sprinkled with dried chamomile flowers and yarrow. (If you prefer, you can keep the herbs contained in cheesecloth but still partake of their essence by allowing it to infuse into the water.)
Light the rose or red candle (for passion), and say:
My heart is open, my spirit soars,
Goddess, bring my love to me. Blessed be.
Goddess Guide to Dreaming: Prophetic Love Charm
This charm will help you see whether a newfound interest will become long term. Arrange a romantic evening and prepare this amulet for clairvoyance. Gather these supplies:
- Small red velvet scarf or pouch
- Lavender, thyme, cinnamon, and cloves
- 1 vanilla bean pod
- Jasmine essential oil
Take the velvet scarf or pouch and stuff it with the herbs. Add the vanilla bean pod and a drop of jasmine oil. Tie the ends together and hold the pouch in both hands until your warmth and energy fully infuse the potpourri. Recite:
Venus guide my dreams tonight.
Are they the one?
Tuck your amulet into a pillowcase before bedtime. On waking, record the night’s dream. You will receive your answer immediately.
Following on the heels of the successful The Practical Witch's Spell Book comes this next book of charms, targeted to those interested in tapping into the powers of good magic to manifest a love connection.
The Practical Witch's Love Spell Book is a magical collection of spells and incantations, specifically for bringing more love into your life. Both beginners and seasoned witches will find a myriad of spells and lessons on good magic, all for attracting your perfect mate, or improving a committed relationship that needs a little boost . . . all with gorgeous art throughout.