Earth Mother Candle Ritual

By Gerina Dunwich


Imbolc is a time of year when many people celebrate change and growth, and bid farewell to things no longer needed.  For this spell, sweep a circle with a broom to symbolically remove the old to make room for the new.  It is also a tradition to burn candles on this night as an offering to the Earth Mother so that her divine power of fertility may soon awaken from its winter slumber and bring forth springtime.  Light a green candle and recite thrice the following incantation:


“Mother Earth, awaken from your silent winter rest.  Let the springtime goddess of green magic manifest.  Mother Earth, awaken now and hold us to your breast.  We honor thee with love, for we are truly by the blessed.”