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Thursday, January 5, 2012

Altar for Imbolc

Thursday, January 5, 2012
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I have decided to participate in the Pagan Blog Project. This wonderful idea thought up by Rowan (check out her blog), basically entails writing an article about a topic that starts with the letter of the week. This week being A I wanted to share some tips on setting up an altar for Imbolc.

So let's get to it. So we should all know what an altar is, if not check out this article on setting up a basic family practice altar. But how can you use the altar to mark the changing of the seasons and the changes in the Wheel of the Year?

There are many options available to you. You can change the Goddess and God statue to mark the changes that they undergo in an year. For example my Goddess statue has both a spiral side and a tree side, one for the dark half and one for the light half of the year.

But you can also decorate it with silk flowers and other things. While we decorate a grapevine wreath in our house, the same process can be applied to your altar as well. And if it is big enough then you could use the wreath as a centerpiece. So here is a list of things that you can use to decorate with;
  • Daffodils
  • Snowdrops
  • Daisies
  • If you lay it down and let it act as a centerpiece then you could put a candle in the center
  • If you choose to you can also set a Corn Dolly in among the flowers. Letting the wreath act as the Bride's Bed
Don't have a corn dolly? Stay tuned here and I will post some instructions for one on Monday.

I would love to hear about your altars for Imbolc. So comment below.

Blessed Be!

And oh yeah Thank you Rowan for a wonderful idea!

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