Bangor area Pagans are starting to prepare for the upcoming Sabbat. Imbolc, a Greater Sabbat, falls on February 2nd. Solitary practitioners are deciding which activities they will do to celebrate this holiday. The following are some solitary Imbolc activities that Bangor area Pagans may want to add to their list of things to do during this Sabbat.
Imbolc candle activities
Gather a white candle for each window of your home. Empower each candle with a goal that you would like to accomplish before the next Imbolc Sabbat. Place each candle in a fire safe holder. Put a candle in each window of your home, lighting each candle as you go. Leave the candles burning until they are gone.
Candle making kits and supplies are sold at the Bangor A.C. Moore store. Pick up a kit or whatever supplies you need at the craft store ahead of time. Spend some time on Imbolc or, the day before the Sabbat, making candles. If you make white candles, you can use those candles as your goal candles.
Clean and cleanse your home
Take some time during the week before Imbolc to clean your home. Go through your belongings. If there are things you no longer need, donate them to charity or give them to a family that you know could use the items.
This is a good time to cleanse the home of negativity. One of the easiest ways to do this is by burning sage incense in each room of your home. You could also take a broom and sweep the negative energy from your home.
Start an herb garden
Herb garden kits can be found at the Bangor Super Wal-Mart store. Pick up a couple of these kits before the Sabbat. Spend some time on Imbolc planting an indoor herb garden. One of the potted seeds can be placed on the altar for decoration.
Cook Imbolc recipes
Solitary Imbolc rituals
Note: Do not leave candles burning if you leave your home. Make sure to check on the candles while they are burning to make sure they don’t start fires.