Imbolc (pronounced "IM-bulk", "IM molg" or "EM-bowl/k") is one of the Greater Wiccan Sabbats and is usually celebrated on February 2nd. In the Celtic tradition it is celebrated on February 1st or the first Full Moon in Aquarius. Other names Imbolc are known by include Imbolg, Imbolic (Celtic), Imbolgc Brigantia (Caledonii Tradition, or the Druids), Candlelaria (Mexican Craft), Disting (Teutonic Tradition - celebrated on February 14th) Candlemas (some Pagan Traditions and/or individuals prefer this name), the Feast of Candlemas and St. Bridgets Day (Christian), Oimelc, Brigids Day, Lupercus (Strega), the Feast of Lights, the Feast of the Virgin, the Snowdrop Festival, or the Festival of Lights. The name "Imbolc" or "Oimelc", which is derived from Gaelic, means "ewes milk" after the lactating sheep that are feeding their first born lambs of the new season at this time of year.
This Sabbat is a time of cleansing and newborn lambs, a good time for the Blessing of seeds. It is a festival of the Maiden in preparation for growth and renewal. Imbolc is a time to honor the Virgin Goddesses, along with the first signs of returning life in a frozen Winterland. In many places, the crocus flower is one of the first to show itself popping up through the snow, and so it is also a symbol of this Sabbat. Candlemas is a Festival of Light and is therefore celebrated by the use of many candles.
The 13 Moons Imbolc Candle & Stone Set Includes:
1 Amber Scented Votive
1 Myrrh Scented Votive
1 Green Moss Agate Gemstone**
1 Yellow Aventurine**
Organza bag, color appropriate for your ritual and spell work during Imbolc.
**The Gemstones are usually Green Moss Agate and Ocean Jasper, though subject to change according to availability. Stones may vary from photo.
WARNING: Keep out of the reach of children and animals. Never leave a burning candle unattended.
Please Note: Place in flameproof holder and trim wick to .25 inch to enable better burning quality and time. Remove any packaging before burning your candle.