Springtime is a great time for exploring and practicing witchcraft! It is the perfect time to focus on renewal and growth. Celebrating spring is a magical time of year that can be approached with a lot of fun and creativity. Here are some ideas for witches to get the most out of the season...
Imbolc is traditionally the great festival and honoring of Brigid (Brighid, Bride, Brigit), so loved as a pagan Goddess that her worship was woven into the Christian church as St Bridget. Brigid is a Goddess of healing, poetry, and smithcraft. She is a Goddess of Fire, of the Sun and Hearth. She brings fertility to the land and its people and is closely connected to midwives and new-born babies. She is the Triple Goddess, but at Imbolc, she is in her Maiden aspect.
This year the April full moon falls on the 30th. In my neck of the woods, we recently were gifted with about a foot of snow so Spring and growth is a little hard to think about. Now, whether or not Mother Nature is having a tantrum, the April Growing Moon is all about…you guessed it, growth.
The return of the sun, of warmth, of green leaves and birdsong; springtime is something everyone who deals with cold, bleak winters dreams about. It is a time of promise, change and cleansing. Spring magick can take many forms. Simply basking in the sun and taking simple enjoyment of its heat and the life it brings can be enough. A ritual bath to clear away the dark lethargy of winter can be a great idea. Pick soaps with bright citrus or floral smells to wake your mind or remind you of flowering fields. Something with exfoliation to it wakes up the skin while scrubbing away what is no longer vital. Candle meditations embrace the fire and heat of the sun and place it at the tips of your fingers.