Last year (2018), I attended a ceremony in London with Christopher Street (author of London Leylines; Pathways of Enlightenment), Marion Briggs and others for Imbolc/Candlemas/St Brigits Day. We were working near the old sacred well at St Brides Church and the point where the River Fleet meets the River Thames at Blackfriars.
Chris gave me a couple of Druid water blessing incantations to include in our 2019 ceremony. Please do bring along some water from your local river, pond, garden, rain butt or tap if you wish (glass jar/bottle preferred), but don't worry if you don't have time to collect any. I will collect some water either from the Thames at Walton or another local/sacred source for the ceremony.
Imbolc is one of the four Great Celtic Festivals, which is a Pagan, Wiccan, Gaelic (Imbolg) and Druid Festival of Fertility and Growing Light. Imbolc (pronounced EE-molk) is the old Celtic word, the celebration is also known as Candlemas. Traditionally it is a fire festival. *Crystals associated with fire (for the purposes of today's agenda) include amber, orange calcite, aventurine, goldstone, citrine, tiger's eye, jasper or any orange (ideal), yellow or red stones. You can also use the metal gold, so a small piece of gold jewellery would work.
Imbolc is sacred to the Goddess Brigit or Bridie, the power of the new moon, the Spring of the year, the flowing sea, corn dollies and the Great Moon Mother - Patroness of Poetry Making and Healing. Brigid is a triple Goddess, so she can be honoured in all her aspects, she is associated with fire, fertility, midwifery and the young. Due to Brighid's association with the moon, water crystals will also be relevant. *Crystals associated with water and or the moon (for the purposes of today's agenda) include aquamarine, turquoise, larimar, apopholite, malachite, emerald, moonsone, selenite, labradorite, lapis lazuli, sodalite, sapphire, azurite, blue tiger's eye, quartz (especially clear, milky or smoky), blue lace agate, or any clear, milky, blue, green or turquoise stone. You can also use the metal silver, so a small piece of silver jewellery would work.
Bring your favourite crystal(s) with you - ideally including an example of a fire or water affiliated crystal/metal as detailed above. If you don't have anything relevant to bring, use your intuition to bring along another relic or else don't worry as I will show you how to work with 'etheric' (imaginary) crystal/metal. There may also be a few tumblestones for sale.
Cost for the session is £15 on the door (or £10 if paid in advance).
Reminder for the address: 23 Severn Drive, Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, KT12 3BH. Mob:[masked].
Sat Navs often identify the wrong bit of the road, we're the only only house on one side of the road between two sharp bends. My black Galaxy - AJ02 DKE - will be parked on the drive. Number 23 is on the front door, see attached directions for full details. There are marked parking bays close to our house and in the cul-de-sac next to us.
Cash payment of £15 on the door or £10 if paid in advance.