Blessed Imbolc!

Hello again, Wonderfully Witchy people!

The Wheel of the Year has turned once more and Imbolc is upon us!

Let me give you some very basic background on this sabbat: typically celebrated on the 1st or 2nd of February (it’s never really specified, for some reason!) Imbolc is traditionally a celebration of the coming spring and the Celtic Goddess Brigid. Brigid is a multi-faceted Goddess of the forge, poetry, midwifery and healing, among other things.

It follows that Imbolc is also a festival of hearth and home and a celebration of the lengthening days and the earliest signs of spring!

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As a celebration of the Fire Goddess and the returning sun, Imbolc celebrations typically involve the lighting of candles, bonfires and fireplaces, as well as the eating of spicy foods, dairy-based foods, and root vegetables. There are many wonderful resources online for traditional Imbolc celebrations, if you’re not familiar: About’s Pagan Wiccan portal is a good place to start. If you want to dive in deeper with the Goddess Brigid, I recommend the (not free but still affordable!) Discovering Brigit class at Mystery School of the Goddess (and no, they did not pay me to say that – I was just a happy participant in the class! 🙂 )

Whether you’re familiar with Imbolc or not, I hope you have a wonderful day – remember that spring is just around the corner!

thankyou


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