Also know as Candlemass, Imbolg, St Brigid’s Day, Bride’s Day, Oimelc, Brid’s Day, and Groundhog Day.
Importance: it marks the halfway point between the Winter Solstice and the Spring Equinox. Imbolc is a time when the daylight is growing and winter is starting to fade away. To our ancient ancestors, it meant that they survived another winter and that spring was within sight. They could breathe a sigh of relief.
Modern day Pagans recognize it as a time of spiritual renewal.
Symbolism: The Goddess Brigid, Candles, and the color White
Ways to Celebrate Imbolc:
- Cleanse Your Home, Altar and Sacred Spaces.
- Perform a Self Purification Ritual
- To recognize and celebrate the growing light, many Pagans Bless and light candles (many candles) on this holiday.
- Brigid Meditations or Candle Meditations focusing on emotional healing, letting go of old baggage that’s been weighing you down, for wisdom and guidance on how to move forward, and to open the door to opportunities which allow your desires to manifest.
Blessings to You and Your Loved Ones During this Beautiful Sabbat
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