Imbolc is near
By February, most of us are tired of the cold, snowy season. Imbolc reminds us that spring is coming soon. This holiday is usually celebrated beginning at sundown on February 1 and continuing through the day of February 2. Imbolc means in the belly of the Mother because that is where seeds are beginning to stir as it is Spring.
It is the promise of renewal, of hidden potential, of earth awakening and life-force stirring. We welcome the growth of the returning light and witness Life's insatiable appetite for rebirth.
It is time to let go of the past and to look to the future, clearing out the old, making both outer and inner space for new beginnings. This can be done in numerous ways, from spring cleaning your home to clearing the mind and heart to allow inspiration to enter for the new cycle. It's a good time for wish-making or making a dedication.
Imbolc is traditionally the great festival and honoring of Brigid. She is a Goddess of healing, poetry, and smithcraft. She is a Goddess of Fire, of the Sun and of the Hearth. She brings fertility to the land and its people and is closely connected to midwives and new-born babies.
Many celebrate with crafts (Brigid cross and straw dolls) and by having feasts including many baked goods in honor of Brigid while gathering with friends and family reflecting, sharing and laughing together.
We have dedicated a candle to represent the baked goods usually made on Imbolc, with the smells of warm vanilla, cinnamon, sugar, and spice.
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