Imbolc holds a special place in the Solstice Sisters’ hearts. It was the first pagan sabbat that the witchy duo took part in their first organized ritual. It was a small gathering in their local community and it really illuminated the path that the two witchy women were destined to travel down. It’s hard to believe that was 5 years ago!
Aside from bringing the Solstice Sisters closer together, the Imbolc ritual shined a light on both ladies' needs for practicing in solitude. That’s not to say that covens or groups of witches conducting rituals together isn’t a thing that people should do, it’s just that Jen and Ash decided that they practiced better in private settings. This may be the same for you, and that’s ok!
So for this Imbolc, our resident Kitchen Witch, Ash, decided to put together an Imbolc ritual that can be conducted by solitaires and covens alike. Using kitchen magick, Ash offers an easy recipe to follow that you pair with a meditative ritual to bring abundance and prosperity in the coming Spring.
To start, gather the following ritual supplies. Keep in mind that these are just suggestions. Follow your intuition and feel free to make substitutes or exclude items you don’t have on hand! The true magick is in you; the ingredients are just amplifiers of your natural energy.
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Chalice or teacup (a plain coffee mug will do as well)
A shot glass
Small plates (for serving)
Crystals: Moss agate, selenite, moonstone, or any other crystals that call to you for this ritual
Take your ritual supplies and adorn your sacred space or altar with them. This will be where you conduct your meditative Imbolc ritual.
Next, it’s time to stir up some kitchen magick!
Tips From Our Resident Kitchen Witch:
Inscribe sigils with a marker onto your eggs before cracking them to add extra magick to your meals.
If you’re dairy-free, opt for using oat milk and ghee in your recipes.
Cleanse the energy in your kitchen after each preparation by lighting a white candle on your stove and wiping your counter with vinegar water.
Money Making Milk Tarts
1 cup Sugar
½ cup Flour
2 Eggs, beaten
¼ cup Butter, melted
1 ⅞ cups Whole milk
½ tablespoon Cinnamon
1 tablespoon Sugar
Greased muffin tin
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
In a bowl, stir together the flour and sugar. Use this time to set your intentions, welcoming abundance and prosperity.
Whisk in the beaten eggs, then the melted butter, then the milk. As you’re whisking, envision the element of fire forming in your whisking hand, flowing into the batter. Think of the Sun and thank it for its returning light, welcoming the life it brings.
Carefully pour the mixture (it’ll be runny) into the muffin tin and bake for 30 minutes, or until the tops are golden and crispy.
While your Money Making Milk Tarts are baking, begin to prepare your Abundant Milk Tea:
Abundant Milk Tea
1/2 cup of milk
2 teabags black tea (or 2 teaspoons of loose tea)
1 teaspoon of honey (or other sweeteners of choice)
¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
Bring a pot of water to boil. While you’re waiting for the water to boil, prepare your chalice/teacup with the teabags. Hold your hands over the top of the cup and speak your intentions into your cup so that it is infused with your desires. Do the same over your shot glass.
Pour the boiling water into your cup and allow the tea to steep for 4-5 minutes
While tea steeps, add vanilla and cinnamon to the milk and heat on the stove or in the microwave.
Remove the tea bags from your tea.
Add sweetener to brewed tea and stir until dissolved. Make sure to stir clockwise to bring positivity into your beverage!
Add milk mixture to sweetened tea and sprinkle with a dash more cinnamon for an extra boost of abundance energy.
Take your prepared tea and shot glass to your sacred space and set them down next to each other to the side.
The tarts should be ready by now. You’ll want to remove the tarts from the pan while they are still hot and allow them to cool. Mix together the remaining sugar and cinnamon. Place one tart on each plate and top the tarts with the cinnamon-sugar mixture. Take your dishes to your sacred space and set them next to each other as close to the middle of your space as possible.
Light the yellow candle and jasmine incense. Settle in front of your sacred space and take 3 deeps breaths to settle your energy and ground. This is a good time to cast a circle if you so choose.
Take the shot glass and pour some of your Abundant Milk Tea in it until it is full -- it may a little difficult depending on the style of your cup, so it may be easier to use a ladle or spoon to transfer the tea into the shot glass.
Next, make a place setting with the shot glass of tea and your second plate with the Money Making Tart. Arrange your cup and plate in front of you for your own place setting.
Say (out loud or quietly in your mind) an invite to Brigid to join you for this magickal meal. If you do not work with deities, you can simply invite the energy of Imbolc. Let it be known that the second place setting is to serve as an offering to invoke a prosperous and abundant Spring.
Take your tart and begin to eat. As you’re eating envision the magickal properties enveloping you, filling every crevice of your aura/spirit. It may help to close your eyes and reflect on the feelings that overcome you. Release any negative thoughts or feelings that come up, asking Brigid (or the energy you invited) to disperse them equally into the universe.
Drink your tea while repeating the same process.
Once you have finished your tart and tea, sit quietly with your eyes closed and enter a state of meditation. Sometimes light music in the background can help achieve this. You’ll want to quiet your mind and listen for any messages the universe wants to send you. It’s possible you may be visited by a deity or an energy source during this meditation, but don’t let it startled you! Take the opportunity to converse, vocalizing your desires for the coming season.
Once you feel you have meditated long enough, softly bring yourself back to the surface. Thank Brigid/the energy you invited for joining you and hearing your intentions. Allow the candles to burn down and Leave the serving of food and drink until the morning.
To dispose of the offerings, take them outside near a tree. You can either bury them (minus the dishes!) or leave them out for wildlife to consume.
The ritual is done! You may experience intense dreams in the coming days or feel more drained than usual. This is all completely normal. Ensure you are staying hydrated and getting plenty of rest and you’ll ‘recover’ just fine.
The important thing to do following this ritual is to take notice of all forms of abundance that come into your life, and being grateful for them. This could be a simple utility bill that’s $50 less than what you budgeted, or finding your favorite food on sale at the grocery store. Even getting an extra fried cheese stick in your order is a form of abundance! The more you recognize and show gratitude for, the more these things will manifest in grander scales.
So practice this all through Spring! You’ll be surprised how your mindset can raise your vibrations and attract all that you desire.