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Imbolc is the modern Pagan festival that marks the return of spring and life after the darkness and death of winter. It was one of the four pastoral festivals of our Celtic ancestors, but was also recognised and celebrated in other parts of the world under different names. It was finally Christianised as Candlemas, and some witches still call it by this name.

Imbolc is the modern Pagan festival that marks the return of spring and life after the darkness and death of winter.

It is now the end of January... the Fall and Winter Holiday festivities are officially over; the Yule trees taken down and the decorations ...

The holiday of Imbolc/Imbolg/Oimlec is our Ancient Northern European Shamanic…

On Imbolc Eve, Christian and Pagan alike believed Brighid walked the countryside, passing across field and meadow, and through their communities in the frigid, dark night. Outside their doors people left offerings of milk, cloth, and food for her to bless and partake of.  Brigit’s crosses (originally symbolized the four elements and four directions

"The Tree of Life" par Helena Nelson-Reed (detail Goddess Brighid)

“Cleansing and clearing are two words which suit the essence of Imbolc, as this is February, the Roman month of purification. This can be a cleansing of the self, in undertaking a good ‘detox’, or a clearing and cleansing of the home, in keeping with the tradition of spring-cleaning.” ― Carole Carlton, Mrs Darley's Pagan Whispers: A Celebration of Pagan Festivals, Sacred Days, Spirituality and Traditions of the Year. Carole Carlton

“Cleansing and clearing are two words which suit the essence of Imbolc, as this is February, the Roman month of purification.

Celtic Lady: CANDLEMAS/IMBOLC/BRIGHID'S DAY

May you All have a wonderful Imbolc (Candlemas) Blessed Be Willa

Imbolc Blessings: Carried softly on Brigid's swan, from winter's sleep to spring's bright song.  "Softly to Avalon" by Wendy Andrew

Imbolc Blessings: Carried softly on Brigid's swan, from winter's sleep to spring's bright song. "Softly to Avalon" by Wendy Andrew

With January fast approaching it's end, it's time to look forward to the month of February and all that it brings. There's Candlemas/Imbolg ...

I Heart the Goddess: The Goddess Brigit wheat goddess

candlemas7 - beautiful wishing ritual - living crafts blog

Candlemas Wish Garden Living Crafts -- This is so incredibly beautiful! (Knight In Dale)

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