Wheel of the Year

Brighid and her birds

The image to the left is "Brigid Swan Maiden" by Wendy Andrew, PaintingDreams.co.uk. The words below accompany the image. Brigid Swan Maiden wakes the sleeping winter world. Her flame sparks new beginnings and inspiration. A time to make plans. Over time, Imbolg and the goddess Brighid have become associated with the Swan (Eala in Irish).  Was that… Continue reading Brighid and her birds

Moonday Musings, Wheel of the Year

Imbolg, divination and groundhogs

Photo by Matthew Bornhorst on Unsplash Groundhog Day, traditionally celebrated on February 2nd, may have its roots in earlier traditions including Imbolg. Let's explore! Each festival in the Wheel of the Year has some sort of divination practice associated with it, perhaps because the veils between the realms were always considered to be thinnest at the fire festivals, making… Continue reading Imbolg, divination and groundhogs

Wheel of the Year

Blessings on Lúnasa and Imbolg

Blessings to all on the Fire Festivals of Lúnasa and Imbolg! Traditional Lúnasa arrives at sunset tonight in the Northern Hemisphere, as does Imbolg for those in the Southern Hemisphere! In Celtic traditions, the day begins at sunset … so these fire festivals begin this evening and continue through to sunset on August 1st! In… Continue reading Blessings on Lúnasa and Imbolg

Wheel of the Year

Imbolg & Brighid’s Realms course: register now

Join us for Imbolg season to celebrate the first wave of Spring energy in 2021, and honour the goddess Brighid who we celebrate at Imbolg. Imbolg arrives around 01-February in the Northern Hemisphere, and we will be in that Imbolg energy until Spring Equinox arrives. You may know Brighid as a triple goddess, with aspects… Continue reading Imbolg & Brighid’s Realms course: register now

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Imbolg and Lúnasa: When will YOU celebrate?

Mark Your Calendar for the coming Imbolg (NH) and Lúnasa (SH) celebrations in the Wheel of the Year, the first celebration within the 2021 calendar year. I like to think of Imbolg aka Imbolc as a continuing celebration of the waxing light that ignited and inspired us at Winter Solstice — and, of course, its… Continue reading Imbolg and Lúnasa: When will YOU celebrate?

Wheel of the Year

Spring Equinox: Renewal and new beginnings

Spring Equinox — also known as Alban Eilir, Cónocht an Earraigh and Ostara — arrives in the Southern Hemisphere on September 22 @13:30 UTC. The Wheel of the Year honours the changing of the seasons and also celebrates new beginnings, life rising again and renewal, death and rebirth. And no doubt many of us can… Continue reading Spring Equinox: Renewal and new beginnings

Lunar Cycles, Wheel of the Year

Connect to your Inspiration at the Leo Full Moon at Imbolg

Ah, the Full Moon. I look forward to this each lunar month even though it is the New Moon that often resonates more strongly for me. Perhaps it's the new moon association with deep intuitive energy that captures my imagination. Full Moons are action moons. Manifesting moons. Releasing moons. And each has a place in… Continue reading Connect to your Inspiration at the Leo Full Moon at Imbolg

Lunar Cycles, Wheel of the Year

On Imbolg Eve, let Brighid inspire your creativity

Imbolg and Lá Fhéile Bríde (St Brigid’s Day) will soon be here, celebrating early spring, and the goddess Brighid and St Brigid. Brighid lights the fires of the hearth, inspiration, and the forge, and is the patron of both the healing arts (and childbirth), the creative arts and the sacred wells. Let Brighid inspire your… Continue reading On Imbolg Eve, let Brighid inspire your creativity

Courses & Workshops, Wheel of the Year

Early Bird ends today 16-JAN for Imbolc Course

Jump into this course in our new Wheel of the Year series, and learn how to create your own celebrations, ceremonies, incenses and craft sacred objects for Imbolc 2020, and journey to Brighid's Forge where you will connect with your Inner Cauldrons and their wisdom, receive a spirit gift from Brighid, and (in a separate… Continue reading Early Bird ends today 16-JAN for Imbolc Course

Wheel of the Year

The gifts of Imbolc & Lughnasadh

  On this cross-quarter day, Imbolc in the Northern Hemisphere and Lughnasadh in the Southern Hemisphere, consider the commonality of these two festivals and how they might complement each other with their Divine Masculine and Divine Feminine aspects. For instance, the Celtic patrons of these celebrations — the goddess Brighid for Imbolc, and the god… Continue reading The gifts of Imbolc & Lughnasadh