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Let’s face it, eating well is expensive… or it can be. Buying produce that is either organically (or biodynamically grown) is not cheap. But ingesting pesticide residue is anything but ideal.
Luckily, you can shave a few bucks off your grocery bill by growing a few of those staples from your diet. Best part, it is much easier than you think! You don’t need seeds or anything fancy. You can simply use kitchen scraps from your next meal. How great is that!
Cooking stoned? Is that a class?
Brighid is the goddess who reminds us that spring is around the corner. She watches over hearth and home, and this craft project combines her position as firekeeper with that of fertility goddess. Make this crown as an altar decoration, or leave off the candles and hang it on your door for Imbolc.
You’ll need the following supplies:
- A circular wreath frame, either of straw or grapevine
- Winter evergreens, such as pine, fir or holly
- Spring flowers, such as forsythia, dandelions, crocus, snowbulbs
- Red, silver and white ribbons
- Candles at least 4” long — tapers are perfect for this
- A hot glue gunDifficulty: AverageTime Required: 1 hour
Place the wreath form on a flat surface. Using the hot glue gun, attach the candles around the circle.
Next, attach a mixture of winter greenery and spring flowers to the wreath. Blend them together to represent the transition between winter and spring. Make it as thick and lush as you can, weaving in and around the candles.
Wrap the ribbons around the wreath, weaving between the candles. Leave some excess ribbons hanging off, if you plan to hang this on your door or a wall, and then braid it or tie in a bow. If you’re using it on an altar, light the candles during rituals to honor Brighid.
What You Need
- A wreath form
- Winter greenery and spring flowers
Redecorating Your Altar for IMBOLC/CANDLEMAS (February 2nd)
Colors: White, Pale Greens, Pale Yellows, Bright Red
Suggested Additions: Pine Boughs, Snowdrop Blossoms, Daffodils, Crocus, Narcissus, Milk, Cheese, Spongecake, Cauldrons, Candles, Brighid’s Cross or Crown, Swan Feathers, Raw Sheep’s Wool, Turquoise, Amethyst, Garnet, and Onyx
In honor of the Celtic goddess Brighid, there are a number of ways you can set up for the season. Use what calls to you most, as intention is the most powerful and earnest way to celebrate
For Imbolc, you are welcoming the return of spring. Take your cue from nature; the traditional colours associated with Imbolc are white and green. If you use an altar cloth, then white linen or cotton, perhaps with some simple embroidery of spring flowers would be appropriate. Altar cloths are useful to catch the drips from candles and seeds or petals that may fall from plants placed there.
Bringing spring flowers in to your home can be difficult as many have very short stems and do not lend themselves to being placed in water. Crocus, snowdrops and narcissus can all be grown in pots, and displayed on the altar without removing their flowers.
White candles are the obvious items to have on an Imbolc altar. White ceramic candle holders will help continue the theme, although silver candlesticks also go very well aesthetically with white candles.If you are in the habit of offering food to your deities during Imbolc, any kind of dairy product is appropriate. Milk and cheese are traditionally associated with this time of year. Plain sponge cakes also make good offerings to The Fey and also to birds outside if your altar happens to be in the garden.
Redecorating your altar for Imbolc is a good way of focusing yourself on the year to come as well as honouring deity and the natural world around us.
Other Symbols of Brighid
- Cauldrons or chalices — she’s often connected to sacred wells and springs
- A small anvil or hammer — Brighid is the goddess of smithcraft
- A Brighid corn doll and Priapic wand
- Sacred animals such as cows, sheep or swans
- A goddess statue
- A book of poetry, or a poem you’ve written — Brighid is the patroness of poets
- Faeries — in some traditions, Brighid is the sister of the Fey
- Healing herbs — she’s often connected to healing rites
- Lots of candles, or a cauldron with a small fire in it
i love spring bc persephone gets to leave the underworld and be with her mom
A Human’s Guide To Surviving the Twilight of the Gods
- If you should see a Valkyrie, refrain from asking if you’re going to get to go to Valhalla because you did a heroic thing that one time. Trust me, it wasn’t, and Valkyries do not like being asked idiotic questions.
- If you notice an oddly large wolf running loose in the company of a large snake, please stay calm, ignore it, and go about your business.
- There may be earthquakes. Please follow standard earthquake safety procedures. Please do not look directly at the sky for more than a minute during the Last Battle of the Gods, as this may cause blindness, discomfort, itching, and a sense of hopelessness.
- Prophecy is prophecy and cannot be tampered with—so no matter how much you want to interfere in any and all battles of the gods, refrain from doing so.
- DO NOT ENGAGE ANY PERSON OR ANIMAL WITH CHARACTERISTICS THAT INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO: red hair, oddly green eyes, good-looking, quick/sharp wit, suspicious behavior, etc.
- Since only two humans will survive and there are about six billion of you on Midgard, your odds are not good. If your name is Lif or Lifthraser, please meet at your designated emergency area and evacuate to Mimir’s Holt ASAP. If not, please stay inside your homes and die with honor. Valhalla is very nice. We have some brochures that may be ordered at this address: Odin Box 84, Valhalla, Asgard, Nine Realms, Yggdrasil.
- If legions of the undead are swarming your home, you are more than welcome to lodge a complaint with Hela, although you may not live to see any results. We apologize for the inconvenience.
New favorite thing. Ragnarok y’all.
Just about any herb you can grow will dry well in the oven. Clip herbs for drying before they flower and early in the morning right after the dew is off. The exception is dill, which should be harvested after the seeds have developed. Oven drying is best begun early in the day.
Harvest the herbs when mature but before they’ve begun to flower, as the flowering takes strength from the leaves. The most potent leaves are found at the ends of the stems, and they decrease in strength as you get closer to the stem.
Throw away any discolored or dead leaves. Remove the leaves from the stems and place in a single layer on each tray and place each tray on an oven rack. Be sure there’s room for the air to circulate around each leaf. Place the racks in the oven.
Prop the oven door open so that the air can circulate, but keep an eye on the thermometer so that the temperature remains between 140°F and 160°F. (You can speed up the process a bit if you have a small electric fan to set up so that the stream of air blows into the oven.)
Once you’ve got everything nicely settled, set the timer for 30 minutes.
When the timer buzzes, rotate the racks. Move each rack down one space and put the bottom rack on the top. Reset the timer. Each time you check you repeat this process so that every rack will have equal time. This will correct for any temperature differences inside the oven. You can also take this opportunity to turn the food over so it dries more evenly.
Repeat step 4 until the herbs are completely dried, about 2 to 4 hours (times vary depending on the herb).
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