Monday, February 2, 2015

Blessed Imbolc

(Picture from the National Museum of Scotland)

Merry Meet my friends. Today is Imbolc in the Northern Hemisphere and today both the night and the day are the same length. Tomorrow the days will begin to grow longer - yay!

I’ll be celebrating this evening with a fire and some champagne – the best way to welcome more sunshine that I can think of, as well as continuing to clean and declutter my home! This will be an ongoing process but what I have found so far is that once I get the excess stuff out of my home I don't miss it (too much) and the energy of the newly decluttered space is so much better!

Imbolc is a celebration of life and as the days grow longer and the earth gears up for spring we will start seeing that new life in the form of buds on the trees and the crocus peeking through the snow covered ground.

The goddess Brighid is honored today as the guardian of home and hearth. The maiden of the Maiden/Mother/Crone aspects of the Goddess, she is the patroness of poetry, arts and crafts, smithing and also of physicians. To honor her you can clean your home of unused or unwanted things, and banish unproductive thoughts and actions from your life. A good spring cleaning is a great way to prepare for the warmer weather and all that it brings to our lives.

Here is northern Nevada the weather has been way too warm for this time of year but I am still really looking forward to more sunshine. I love the long winter nights and the resting period they bring to life but I really like it when I can see the sunshine when I get out of work!

Have a lovely day!


  1. This is one of my favorite celebrations.....time to make plans for the upcoming sunshiney time. Blessed Imbolc.

  2. A Blessed Imbolc ;o) Sorry I am late! Hugs ;o)