The first signs of light return on Imbolg, six weeks after Yule, and six weeks until Spring begins. This is a time when life once again begins to stir, and cauldron is warmed, beginning preparations for the creation of new life.
Imbolg is the winter Festival of Lights. It is the quickening of the year, the first fetal stirrings of Spring in the womb of Mother Earth. Spring lies within sight and the seed is prepared for sowing. It is a fire festival, but emphasis is put on light rather than heat -- light as it begins to pierce the gloom of winter.
At this time, witches honor the Celtic Triple Goddess Brid (pronounced Breed) in her maiden aspect. Brid or Brigid is goddess of fire, inspiration, healing, craftsmanship, and midwifery. She is patroness of the hearth, poets, smiths, craftspeople, healers, and priests. Sometimes also referred to as Brigid.
A specialty cauldron candle is accented with three different color wax drips in correspondence with the holiday in particular, and the herb mix on top is much the same. Specially collected and mixed by me and added on top of the candle itself to celebrate the holiday at hand. In this case, it all revolves around Imbolg, also referred to as Candlemas.
The herbs of Imbolg play both a practical and spiritual role, in some cases fortifying your strength and endurance, and in others making you feel good about yourself emotionally and spiritually. Seeing the first notions of spring brings a renewed sense of hope and inspiration. In my blend for this candle is lemon balm, chamomile, rose hips, and cloves.
You have the option of the candle being scented with accentuating oils, as well. Should you choose it, the Imbolg/Candlemas cauldron will be scented with lemon, rose, chamomile, cloves, and cedar.
Each candle is made to order to ensure freshness and quality. These candles can be made and shipped out in 3-5 business days as each is made with special care for the corresponding holiday.
Join in the festival of light and fire with a blaze of your own.
If you need any further customization, do not hesitate to ask and I will accommodate as best I can! Large quantities should also message me before ordering for appropriate shipping times and adjusted pricing.
FAQ: I have received questions about the approximate size of this candle. Once made, it is roughly 3.5 x 3.25 x 3.5 inches (with slight variance due to the contrasting drips). Weight comes out to roughly 14 oz. (again, with slight variance).
*PLEASE NOTE: This must be burned like a pillar candle. Meaning you need a safe area and non-flammable surface to burn it on. The herbs on top can, and most likely will, catch fire and burn. Never leave a burning candle unattended, and make sure to keep an eye on this candle in much the same way. We don't need anyone's Imbolg or Candlemas to be disturbed by a house fire! Now be safe, and enjoy!*