Imbolc Charm Bags

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Written for Coven Life

On 03/02/2020

By Priestess Hypatia

 

Creating seasonal charms is one of my favorite types of spell work.  You can generally make them from things you may already have on hand, or easily pick up at your local craft and nursery stores. The best ingredients are from my random collectables I have gathered from Nature Herself.

Spells crafted at this time of the year focus new beginnings, fresh starts and new growth. Think of it as the New Moon Phase. Ostara is like the waxing moon where you take action and Beltane is the time you see the manifestation, so you can compare this to the Full moon phase.

Set Your Intention

So before we start crafting the Charm bag for Imbolc let’s set our intention-

You can either choose a specific project or goal you want to manifest or you can focus on general new beginnings. For a specific goal, I would recommend adding at least one or two elements to these ingredients to give the spell focus.

Ingredients

  • Small piece of clear quartz, preferably charged at the new moon
  • Pine needles- purification
  • Cinnamon sticks- power
  • Nettles- strength in overcoming obstacles
  • Daffodil petals- fertility
  • Dandelion puffs – making wishes come true
  • White muslin or sheer sachet to place the ingredients in

Method

  1. Light a couple of white candles, or one of your favorite scented candles
  2. Take the pine needles in your hands and rub them to release the scent. Sprinkle the pine needles in the bag and say: “I cleanse and bless this spell, home and hearth”. I also like to put a couple of drops of fir pine essential oil in.
  3. Place the cinnamon stick and quartz in bag and say: “To lend power to this spell”.
  4. Place the daffodil petals in the bag and say: “To create a fresh start and a fertile beginning”
  5. Sprinkle the Nettles and say: “ This is to overcome obstacles on my path to realization of manifesting my intentions”
  6. Now tie the bag and place somewhere such as your lingerie drawer or our car glove compartment.

The above ingredients is just a sample of the endless possibilities that are accessible to you. It depends on your intentions. Rose quarts for love and friendship, Ginger root for fire and power, violet for protection, you get the gist.  Remember to research your ingredients and understand that their energy represents your intention needed.

Imbolc Blessing Meditation

Found this really quick meditation for an Imbolc Blessing today.  I decided to take 4 minutes out of my day to stop and ask for this Blessing from Brigid.

The meditation can be found at the following link:

http://tesswhitehurst.com/imbolc-blessing-meditation/

Blessing of Brigid to you and yours in this Imbolc season.

© 2016 Wolf Woman Ways

Imbolc Offering Plate

Imbolc Plate

 

This is a photo of the offering plate I painted for Imbolc.  It was my first try at painting pottery since 1984!  I learned quite a bit and plan on painting an offering plate for each of the Sabbats.  I have designs I drew in my Bullet Journal to use as a template.  I realized I need to use more simple designs until I get better at painting.  Hopefully you can see the roots of the tree and a seed in the ground just starting to send up a green shoot.  The sun is in a cloudy sky and there is snow on the ground.  The Celtic Triskele kind of got lopsided! It was hard squeezing the plastic bottle to get the paint out.

© 2016 Wolf Woman Ways