Imbolc Offering Plate

Imbolc Plate

 

This is a photo of the offering plate I painted for Imbolc.  It was my first try at painting pottery since 1984!  I learned quite a bit and plan on painting an offering plate for each of the Sabbats.  I have designs I drew in my Bullet Journal to use as a template.  I realized I need to use more simple designs until I get better at painting.  Hopefully you can see the roots of the tree and a seed in the ground just starting to send up a green shoot.  The sun is in a cloudy sky and there is snow on the ground.  The Celtic Triskele kind of got lopsided! It was hard squeezing the plastic bottle to get the paint out.

© 2016 Wolf Woman Ways

Travel Altars

Travel altar 1 Travel Altar 2

I taught a class this past September on how to make a Travel Altar.  You can certainly use whatever items you are drawn to use.

Some things to consider are what size of container you want to use to put everything in.  Do you want to use crystals to represent the elements or items?  What do you want to use it for?  For example: to visit a sick friend or family member in the hospital to have your altar with you to help you focus to send healing energies.

In the first photo I used an Altoids can with a mix of crystals and symbols to represent the elements.

In the second photo I put everything in a small change purse.  I used embroidery floss in elemental colors to make the travel cords or travel “robes” to put around my neck or you can create a circle with it.

© 2016 Wolf Woman Ways

All About Imbolc

By February, most of us are tired of the cold, snowy season. Imbolc reminds us that spring is coming soon, and that we only have a few more weeks of winter to go. The sun gets a little brighter, the earth gets a little warmer, and we know that life is quickening within the soil. There are a number of different ways to celebrate this Sabbat, but first, you may want to read up on:

Rituals and Ceremonies

Depending on your particular tradition, there are many different ways you can celebrate Imbolc. Some people focus on the Celtic goddess Brighid, in her many aspects as a deity of fire and fertility. Others aim their rituals more towards the cycles of the season, and agricultural markers. Here are a few rituals you may want to think about trying — and remember, any of them can be adapted for either a solitary practitioner or a small group, with just a little planning ahead.

 

Imbolc Magic….

To read the rest of this article by Patty Wigington click on this link: http://paganwiccan.about.com/od/imbolcfebruary2/a/AllAbout_Imbolc.htm

Lammas/Lughnasadh Rites & Rituals

Looking for rites and rituals for your Lammas or Lughnasadh celebration? Here’s where you’ll find ways to celebrate the harvest, honor the gods of the fields, and pay tribute to the Celtic god Lugh.

Set Up Your Lammas Altar

August 1 is known as Lammas, or Lughnasadh (it’s February 1, if you’re in the Southern Hemisphere). This is a day to celebrate the beginnings of the harvest, when the grain and corn is gathered. It’s also a time, in some traditions, of honoring Lugh, the Celtic craftsman god. Here are some ideas for dressing up your altar for your Lammas (Lughnasadh) celebration! Setting Up Your Lammas Altar More »

Hold a Lammas Harvest Ritual

Lammas is the first of three harvest Sabbats, and celebrates the crops of late summer and early autumn. If you wish to honor the Harvest Mother aspect of the Goddess and celebrate the cycle of life and rebirth, hold this Lammas rite either with a group or as a solitary practitioner. Hold a Lammas Harvest Ritual More »

For more ritual information by PAtty Wigington click on this link: http://paganwiccan.about.com/od/RitesAndRituals/tp/LammasLughnasadh-Rites-amp-Rituals.htm