First Sabbat ritual of this project/journey, and it makes sense that it is one representing beginnings. A google search turns up way too many variations on solitary Imbolc rituals, so I put together this very basic one involving creating a paper Brigid’s cross and a simple candle lighting.
Did anyone else feel awkward the first few times? And as an introvert, I find myself unable to speak my intentions out loud, instead saying them in my head. I’m going to have to unpack these feelings and find out more about why instructions (even candle color!) vary so greatly. Also, continue to explore the differences between Pagan, Wiccan, and Magick and the degree to which one can borrow from/move between them. But I’m sick (my usual beginning of semester cold!), so that has to wait for another day and another post.
Oh, and I noticed my cat just standing guard the whole time in my doorway…