Feast of Fire
Also known as Candlemas or Brigid's Day, Imbolc is Brigid's festival. Brigid (also spelled Bride, Brighid, or Brigit) is a goddess associated with children and women, creativity, healing, and fire, among other things. Legend has it that she had a cloak or mantle that bestowed magickal healing and protection when it was put on.
Imbolc is a time of purification and healing, which makes it a terrific day to do some spring cleaning: mentally, spiritually, and physically. It's a holiday closely associated with the hearth and home, and with sweeping out the old to bring in the new-- often literally. Due to its alternate identity as Candlemas, many Pagans do spells or rituals involving fire and candles.
Correspondences:Colors: White, Pink, Red.
Gemstones: Snow Quartz, Amethyst, Rose Quartz, Garnet.
Decorations: Hearts, Candle Wreaths, Brighid's Crosses, Dried Flowers (especially Roses), Rose Petals, Candles, Tokens and Notes of Love and Courtship.
Deities: Brighid, St. Brigitte, Young Horned God, Virgin Maiden/Goddess, Aradia, Athena, Inanna, Gaia, Eros.
Foods & Offerings: Honey, Jams, Seeds, Muffins, Flatbreads, Crepes, Sweets and Chocolates, Candied Fruit, Sugared Flower Petals (especially Rose Petals).
Herbs: Crocuses, Roses (White, Pink, Red), Baby's Breath, Orris and Iris, Jasmine, Rowan (Mountain Ash), Cypress, Poplar, Cedar.
Scents: Rose, Orris, Jasmine, Sandalwood, Chypre/Cypress, Cedar.
Spells: Cleansing, Love, Purification, Healing.