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Imbolc House Blessing  


You will need:

  • Salt and Water
  • Incense for fire and air
  • Milk and Honey
  • Oil, for anointing
  • Wine for offering
  • Bells, Pots, Pans, Whistles, etc.


Cast a circle in the main room and after casting, visualize the circle expanding to include the entire house. Call upon the spirits and energies living in the house. Invite those who will be harmonious with the new household and its energies to remain. Invite or ask those who will be happier elsewhere to depart. Release all energies not compatible with the new household. This may be expressed as a release in order to unbind anything that may be stuck.

Then call upon, greet, and invite ancestors, patron deities, and all harmonious spirits and energies to dwell in the house as they please. Gather up the pots, pans, and all the noise-makers.

Go to each door and window, not forgetting the fireplace and dog-door, making as much racket as humanly possible-to shoo out anything unwanted. Go again throughout the house and at each portal such as door, window, etc. and sprinkle salt-water saying: By the Elements, I purify and charge this portal.

Then anoint the portal with milk and honey, saying: By Milk and Honey I ensure prosperity and peace within this place.

Finally, anoint the portal with oil, saying: With Oil, I seal this portal and protect all within.

At the front door, a special prayer is said, asking the guardian deities the God and Goddess to freely grant entry to all friends and loved ones, and to prevent passage to any who would do harm. Then, if it's a house-pour wine across the width of the threshold; if it's an apartment anoint the threshold with light touches of wine.

The house-holders then each take a sip of wine, leaving some as an offering to the Gods, and the Circle should be closed. The remaining wine, milk, and honey should be offered to the Gods.

This can be done very effectively by two people. It only takes about 30 minutes to do a large house.  Do make certain to "ground" afterward, by closing the circle and by eating.