Ella - PIN 400009 - Next Due: Tomorrow @ 02:00 (EST)
Ella

Imbolc

Imbolc1/2 February is the most usual date to celebrate Imbolc. This is a Festival of Light halfway between the shortest day of the Winter Solstice and the Spring Equinox when day and night are equal. It is a ‘Cross Quarter Day’, the others being Beltane at the beginning of May, Lughnasadh at the beginning of August and Samhain at 31 October-1 November. Imbolc is associated with the pagan goddess Brigid. The name Imbolc is derived from the gaelic word ‘oimelc’ meaning ewe’s milk since this is the time when the first lambs are being born.

Brigid is an ancient and powerful Light-Bringer. Her name means ‘Exalted  One’ and in distant times she was the mother goddess of many European tribes. Her name appears as Brigid, Bridget, Brighid, Brigde, Brig or Bride. Brigantia, goddess of the Celtic tribe called the Brigantes, is closely associated with Brigid..

The Festival of Imbolc represents Purity, Growth and Renewal, the re-union of the Goddess and the God, Fertility and letting go of the old to make way for the new. It is also a time for blessing seeds and agricultural implements, especially ploughs. As a Festival of Light, candles and bonfires can be lit to celebrate and Brigid’s Crosses can be made from wheat stalks and exchanged as symbols of protection and prosperity in the coming year.

The Christian church replaced this festival with Candlemas, another Festival of Light.

You may also like

Pick A Card Tarot
Guest Blogger - 26th February 2021

Here's a free Pick A Card reading from guest reader, Victoria Moon!

Pisces Season
Jasmine - 25th February 2021

Pisces Season has just begun, but what does it mean to be a Pisces?

Getting To Know Your Angels
Shantia - 21st February 2021

We all have our own personal angels, but how do we get to know them?

The Year Ahead in Crystals, Tarot and Astrology
Sal - 18th February 2021

Here's a snippet of what's to come according to one of our readers!

Top