Imbolc Dedication Spell
by Diana Rice Found at Inner Change
Imbolc, observed when the sun goes 15 degrees Aquarius, or on February 2nd, or on the Full Moon closest to January’s end and February’s beginning, is the time that we feel Winter’s powerful grasp, but also see the power of the Sun’s return as daylight hours visibly last longer. The promise of longer days and coming warmth inspires us to make our own promises. It’s best to follow the axiom, "Be careful what you wish for; you may get it," when making a magical dedication; the gods have a sense of humor.
One effective dedication spell to do at Imbolc is to decorate a seven-day candle (a tall glass cylinder filled with wax and a wick, found in the Hispanic section of many grocery stores) with images of your dedication, glass tumbles, sequins, bits of jewelry, or anything that speaks to you of the path that you choose to walk in the coming year. At Imbolc, gather with friends and family, or sit by yourself, and ritually speak aloud your intention. Light the candle and let it burn. Having others witness your dedication is a powerful act, but alone or in company, know that the gods are listening. Sing, chant, offer foods, and celebrate your choice. When the candle is consumed, your spell is activated. Remember your request, and in the coming year, when faced with choices, be true to your desire. If you have not realized an inspired dedication, consider dedicating to one of the four elements that rule the year and balance our lives.
Air is associated with the quarter of the Wheel that includes Imbolc and Eostara (vernal equinox), fire rules Beltane and Midsummer (summer solstice), water rules Lughnasadh and Mabon (autumnal equinox), and earth rules Samhain and Yule. Air is inspiration and beginnings, fire is passion and truth, water is emotion and change, and earth is physicality and wisdom. Your dedication will reach its crucial point in the element’s season, and your lessons and blessings will involve the element’s qualities.
(Diana Rice began working with the Tarot and studying magic in 1968 and began teaching and creating group rituals in 1988. She works with the Lunatic Fringe and lives in Saxapahaw with her cats Jack, Yeti, SushiBobCat, and Tehuti.)
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