Time to start setting up my Imbolc altar I think
An Altar for Imbolc
- Imbolc is in honor the Celtic goddess Brighid, therefore a statue of her, or just a simple goddess statue/drawing can be placed on your Altar. Either as a center piece, or on the side. Whichever you prefer. You can also make a Brighid’s crown for a centerpiece, if you wish
- The traditional colours of Imbolc are white to symbolise purification and snow and red to symbolise the rising sun and the blood of life. Silver and pale yellow can also be used. Brighid is also associated with the color green because of the green mantle she wears, and the fertile greenery she produces. These colours can decorate your altar as cloths or candles.
- Plants plants that symbolize the new growth are appropriate at this time. Add potted bulbs (blooming or not) to your altar. You can also add spring flowers such as forsythia, crocus, daffodils, and snowdrops.
- As Brighid is a Celtic Goddess, Celtic patters/knotwork pieces are appropriate. You can draw these easily, or mark them out on your Altar cloth/table with chalk. Symbols of fertility and the Sun are also appropriate.
- Poetry is a good thing to have on an Imbolc Altar, as Brighid is the patroness of poets.
- Healing herbs can be added to your Altar, and a Brighid’s Cross can be made to add to it also.