Oh my god. Seriously? The moon is slightly closer to the Earth. It’s not fucking magic - it’s a ball of rock continuing its orbit around a larger ball of rock. Unclean rivers are the least of your worries.
I'm not pagan, just someone who likes to mark the turning of the wheel. My crystals will be going out into the moonlight tonight in a glass jar of water purified with himalayan pink salt. I will light many candles and burn herbal incense. I may go for a herbal bath, with sage, lavender and hyssop (cleansing herbs).
I am Christian, so as well as the turning of the seasons, I feel the need to prepare myself for Lent by concentrating on renewal and getting rid of negative thoughts and habits, which actually ties in well with Imbolc and the idea of Brighid as a healer and with the return of the light that Imbolc celebrates.
I also have a child with an Imbolc birthday , so hearth and home are much in my mind.
I hope that I haven't offended any actual pagans and I know that my believes and practices seem a bit muddled - I get mocked all the time by my children, especially over my "altar" (prayer space) which changes with the seasons and is currently set for Imbolc/Spring with candles, healing herbs, bulbs and spring flowers as well as the 4 elements. I just think that there are more things in heaven and earth than we can understand and I like to feel close and connected to God and to nature.
I've no idea, though, if the "supermoon" is any more "magical" than a normal full moon. Perhaps someone with actual knowledge will be able to tell you.
I am very interested in the moon, and believe it has an effect on us, As a understand it the full moon especially a blue and supermoon, mean new beginnings etc, 2 of my sons who have had awful luck recently espcially one of them have both had a real change in their lives, and i hope it means something special for humanity and the world Sorry dont know what imbalc is, i have never really gone ito it very deeply, but would love to know more The only chrystal i have is a rose quartz
All your ideas are great. Yes, create moon water, best in a glass jar, yes charge your cards or other divination means, yes charge your crystals. The supermoon will be more powerful than other moons as it is bigger and brighter, the Goddess is closer.
Don't do what I did with a deck and charge it outside. It was summer but it was not fine. I think it was a cat that ruined the deck!
Some might use the moon's power to do a blessing for family and home. As Imbalc seems special to you you could do a blessing in preparation for Imbalc, keeping your "utensils" crystals or whatever laid out.
Imbolc is the first pagan festival of spring. It's a time of fire, renewal and return of light. Traditionally, Brighid is associated with Imbolc, as the maiden aspect of the triple Goddess. She is a goddess of fire, hearth and home, healing and fertility.
Imbolc has been morphed into Candlemas in some denominations of Christianity. So, it's a time for new beginnings, for getting rid of negativity and bad habits, for embracing the burgeoning new life all around us and for celebrating home and family.
I wish I could decorate my kitchen, I get enough grief over my table! I'm the only Christian, or person of any faith, in my house and am constantly subjected to teasing (both good natured and not so). Doesn't bother me, though, I am happy in my practise and if folk think that I'm a crazy witch it makes me smile.
I don't think my family notice half the stuff I do. I am forever bringing in flowers, chopping herbs, so if a few extra candles and vases full of pussy willow appear then it's just accepted. I will cook a special meal tomorrow, but again they won't question it, just eat it.
Imbolc is the start of my ritual year. The king is reborn and the cycle of life death and sacrifice begins again.
The "blue" moon? Just a coincidence of society's decision to move from the 13 lunar months to an artificial 12 month calendar. Many will use it to "charge" crystals or water but that is not part of my craft. I have real ethical problems with crystal mining so I won't use them. Simple stones I collect from the beach or river work just as well without the human misery and environmental harm done by the mining industry