Imbolc celebrates the coming end of Winter and the beginning of the growing cycle. It is the time to let go of the past and to look to the future, clearing out the old, making both outer and inner space for new beginnings.
Join Sky River Temple as we as we give thanks for the growing light, and await the warmer months.
Our Imbolc online ritual is Sunday, 31st of January at 2:30 pm.
To make this more interactive, we will be using a few different elements that you can prepare ahead of time and use at home during the ritual. We will be using an ice candle, and at the end of the ritual there will be a cake and ale (or water as as a substitute) portion. Below are instructions on how to prepare these elements if you desire.
We will be using Zoom. If joining with a mobile device, you will be required to download the app. If you are joining via desktop, you can either install the application or join through the browser.
In a small yogurt or other plastic container, fill with water and freeze. Before the ritual starts, take the ice out of the container, and place it on a towel over a small plate. During the ritual, there will be a point where a small tea light is placed on the ice block.
Ale or Water
There will be a full moon on Thursday, the 28th of January, 2021. If you like, you can use it to charge the water or ale that will be used in the ritual on Sunday, the 31st of January.
This recipe is a suggestion. Please use what you have available and store bought is perfectly acceptable.
- 3/4 c. soft butter
- 2 c. brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 tbsp. lemon juice
- 2 tsp. grated lemon rind
- 2 c. flour
- 1 c. finely chopped walnuts (optional)
- Powdered sugar or cinnamon sugar to finish
Cream the butter in a large mixing bowl. Gradually add the brown sugar and mix well. Add eggs, lemon juice, and lemon rind. Mix until well-blended.
Stir in flour and walnuts. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
Pre heat oven to 375 F. Shape chilled dough into 12 crescent moons no thicker than 1/4″ and place 3″ inches apart onto a greased cookie sheet.
Bake at 375 F for 8-10 min. While still warm, sprinkle on the powdered sugar or cinnamon sugar. Allow to fully cool before serving.
Sunday, 31st, January, 2021
2:30 pm to 3:30 pm