Imbolc is here. Hooray! Why do I say that? What is Imbolc?
Imbolc falls between the Winter Solstice and the Spring Equinox and marks the beginning of Spring. If you go out for a walk here in the UK, you will see signs of Spring. Snowdrops, Cocuses and Daffodils are starting to grow.
Today is Imbolc in the Celtic Calendar, Candlemas in the Christian Calendar, also known as St Bridget’s Day. It won’t be long before we see signs of new life in the animal kingdom. The original word Imbolc means ‘in the belly’ and that all is expectant and pregnant. There is the promise of renewal, potential that is hidden, and the life force is awakening.
Imbolc is a time for letting go of the past, looking to the future, getting rid of what no longer serves us; clearing out the old and making room for the new. A time of new beginnings. Brigid/Bridget is a Goddess of fire, healing, poetry, smithcraft and not forgetting fertility.
It is a time of magic and healing. Now is a good time to start that Spring clean and clear that clutter. It’s also a good time to practice divination, so get out your tarot cards or get that reading you have been promising yourself (though remember tarot is a guidance tool and we always have a choice/free will). It is a great time for initiating new projects, so do not hold back, take that leap of faith and make a start on whatever it is you dream of doing.
Eat well tonight as a celebration of life. Light a few candles and be grateful for all that you have and for the potential for good times ahead.
I wish you all a wonderful Imbolc/Candlemas and hope that what you dream for comes true, and that you may find magic in all that you do!
© Liola Lee 2021
(image of Gosling captured at a local park a few years back. We’ll be seeing lots of Spring babies in the animal kingdom before too long).