Imbolc has marked the beginning of early spring here at the magickal cottage. This particular Imbolc was special for me in that I was reborn into a first degree priestess with my new coven. Going from being a solitary for so many years to being part of a coven has been a rewarding experience indeed. The timing was right just as the timing dictates when the new lambs are birthed and the seeds begin to stir beneath the soil. Our lady, Brigid, is the goddess of midwives and so associated with Imbolc. What new wishes are you birthing into your life? I, of course, am turning my attention to the garden, and as soon as the rain lets up I will lose myself outdoors. As I gaze out the window my mind paints pictures of the possible projects and changes soon to take place.
I made several Brigid’s crosses this year. I was delighted to find that the leaves of poor man’s orchid, which grows in our yard in excess, works wonderfully for making the crosses. When folded over the leaves bend and don’t break. An ancient solar symbol, Brigid’s cross reminds us of the return of longer days and abundant growth.
Here’s to the beginning of the light half of the wheel that makes up our year! May old Sol smile on you and your magickal home. ❤