Today, I’m sharing two traditional Irish blessings for your use at Imbolc. One is for blessing persons, and the other is for blessing homes.
As a special treat, please find attached a two-page Medicine Woman printable guide to Imbolc and working with the Goddess, Brigid. It’s my hope that you’ll find this resource useful as you craft a meaningful celebration of the return of the light this year.
If you’re new to Imbolc, or to observations of the Wheel of the Year, I highly recommend this Imbolc resource from We’Moon to help you orient yourself to this timing.
A small candle and a blessing is a thoughtful, simple and meaningful way to honor the light at this time of the year.
A Traditional Imbolc Blessing for Others (and Yourself)
Use this blessing to infuse others with the hopefulness of the return of the light and new beginnings. To bless one’s self, change the pronounce to “me,” and “my.” For an archaic, timeless feeling, use “thee” and “thine” or “me” and “mine”
May the blessing of light be on you--
light without and light within.
May the blessed sunlight shine on you
and warm your heart till it glows like a great peat fire.
A Traditional Imbolc Blessing For Homes
Use this blessing to bestow the grace of Imbolc and the Goddess of the Sacred Well and Inspiration on sacred dwelling spaces. To bless your own home, change the pronouns: “you” to “I” or “we.”
May Brigid bless the house wherein you dwell,
bless every fireside, every wall and floor.
Bless every heart that beats beneath its roof,
and every tongue and mind forever more.
Bless every hand that toils to bring it joy,
and every foot that walks its portals through.
This is my wish today, my constant prayer,
may Brigid bless the house that shelters you.