Goddess Brigid + Imbolc Candle Info Page
Triple Goddess (maiden, mother, crone)
Goddess of the sacred flame, the protector of the hearth and home
Brigid is a Celtic triple goddess who is symbolic of the three aspects of the goddess: the maiden, the mother, and the crone. She is celebrated worldwide on February 1, the ancient sacred day called “Imbolc”, which marks the beginning of springtime and increasing daylight. With the onset of spring, Brigid is shown taking the form as the maiden of the sun, awakening from her slumber. She is associated with the beginning of the agriculture season and is said to bless the lands for the coming spring. Imbolc is a reminder of hope, where the light returns across the earth and our spirits are illuminated from within. It’s the midway point on the Wheel of the Year, between the Winter Solstice and the Spring Equinox. During this sabbat, we acknowledge the light of the rising sun and the stirrings of Spring. This is a time to say goodbye to the dark half of the year, encouraging the light to return, and to welcome the change that lies ahead.
This Goddess Gemstone Candle can be used:
On Imbolc - February 1st (special ritual below provided for Imbolc)
When you wish to call Goddess Brigid energy into your life
To honor Goddess Brigid (mantra’s and offering guide provided below)
Fragrance: Sage & Citrus - Clary sage blended with crisp lemon and fresh lime.
Herbs: Sage & Field Flowers
Goddess Brigid Mantras
Light this candle to honor and call in Goddess Brigid’s healing energy. If you wish, use the mantras provided below when lighting your candle or while performing a ritual of your choice.
"Goddess of fire
Keeper of flame
Bless us as we call your name
"Every day, every night
That I praise the Goddess,
I know I will be safe;
I know I will not be caught
I shall not be harmed.
Fire, sun and moon
Cannot burn me.
Fairy arrow cannot pierce me.
I am safe, safe, safe,
Singing Her praises.
Brigid, gold-red woman,
Brigid, flame and honeycomb,
Brigid, sun of womanhood,
Brigid, lead me home.
You are a branch in blossom.
You are a sheltering dome.
You are my bright precious freedom.
Brigid, lead me home.”
Goddess Brigid Offerings
Consider adding some of these items around your candle to honor Goddess Brigid.
Fire, water, bread, coins, milk, blackberries, blackberry jelly, herbal tea, prayer, metals, eggs, ale, a basket made of rushes called Brigid’s Bed, Brigid’s crosses, poetry, myrrh incense, river or beach stones and shells with bright colours especially tending to orange or yellows.
Imbolc Ritual - February 1 (northern hemisphere)
Imbolc is a fire festival falling in the fixed astrological air sign of Aquarius. The magick that you do during this time period will have long-lasting consequences. Uranus and Saturn (modern and classic rulers, respectively) bring the ability to make sudden changes, reach for rewards, and learn how to interact with authority figures.
Step 1: Set up your alter/sacred space as you like. Consider adding some of the offerings for Goddess Brigid that are suggested above.
Step 2: Cleanse your aura and your space. You can use a burn bundle, incense, sage spray or even use a broom to “sweep” the energy away (Order your Burn Bundle here to assist!)
Step 3: Light your Goddess Brigid candle and repeat the following mantra: “May the dawn of Imbolc rekindle my inner fire. May it’s light invigorate me for the coming of spring, and fill me with renewing courage.”
Step 4: Honor Goddess Brigid by doing any of the following activities:
Use a Tarot or Oracle deck and do the following spread from http://www.thecuriouscardslinger.co.uk/
Banish winter by burning paper snowflakes (carefully of course!)
Offer milk on your alter to Goddess Brigid. Pour the milk outdoors on the ground when finished.
Journal using the following prompts: “How can I best nurture myself and others right now?”
Step 5: Give thanks to Goddess Brigid for her blessings and snuff out your candle (if it has been burning for 2+ hours). You are welcome to keep the alter and offerings out for the Goddess if you wish.
Candle Care Tips
Gems may fall towards wick once a large melt pool starts, if this happens just push it back towards the edge so it can burn properly or remove and enjoy your stone sooner. Once your candle is burned down your stone can be washed with soap and warm water to keep.
The first time you light your candle, you MUST let it burn for at LEAST 2 hours! The idea is to create a wax pool that reaches the sides of the candle to achieve an even burn every time it is lit. Burning for less time creates a tunnel that can lead to your candle putting itself out constantly and essentially rendering the candle useless.
Place candles in flameproof jars or cups to double the burn time. Always trim the wick before burning. Even if you’re relighting a candle, trim the wick to 1/4 inch. When the wick is too long it will burn uneven and create soot/smoke.
Keep candles away from direct sunlight. Candles in direct sunlight will lose their colour.
Use a snuffer to extinguish a candle. Always snuff out your spell candles as blowing (using the element Air) will undo all your hard work.
Extinguish any candles when leaving a room or before going to sleep ensuring the wick ember is no longer glowing.
Never burn a candle on or near anything that can catch fire. Keep burning candles away from furniture, drapes, bedding, carpets, books, paper, flammable decorations, etc.
Keep burning candles out of the reach of children and pets.
Always use a candle holder specifically designed for candle use. The holder should be heat resistant, sturdy and large enough to contain any drips or melted wax.
Keep burning candles away from drafts, vents, ceiling fans and air currents. This will help prevent rapid, uneven burning, and avoid flame flare-ups and sooting.
Never touch or move a burning candle or container candle when the wax is liquid.
Place burning candles at least 6 cm apart from one another. This helps ensure they don’t melt each other, or create their own drafts that cause improper burning.
Never extinguish candles with water. The water can cause the hot wax to splatter and can cause glass containers to break.
Extinguish a candle if it repeatedly smokes, flickers, or the flame becomes too high. The candle isn’t burning properly. Cool, trim the wick to 1/4 inch, then check for drafts before relighting.
Special care should be taken when burning spell candles that contain herbs. Always remove any labels, ribbons, adornments, make sure the candles not near burnable material and dust off any herbs/resins around the wick of the candle before lighting.
Do not leave burning candles unattended as they contain dried herbs and crystals. Keep candles away from pets and children and from anything flammable.