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Imbolc ~ Candlemas ~ Brigid's Day

Imbolc, (Feb. 1 or 2, depending on where you look), (Candlemas), (Brigid's Day). A Fire Festival Day. The 1st is my birthday.

Candlemas - Earthen Candle Tutorial The earth candle symbolically helps warm the earth for spring and brings to mind the life under the surface.

Bending Birches: Candlemas

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N holo pocket watch imploded | What a neat polymer clay steampunk pendant made with the Holo Effect by Rebecca Roberts of Gilded Daydreams.

Celebrated cross-culturally, the day is both a Christian and Pagan holiday, known variously as Imbolc, St. Brigid's Day (Bride's Day), and Candlemas ("mass of the candles", which in the Catholic religion marks the end of the Yule season).

Health, Wealth and Wisdom: Imbolc / Candlemas: The Light Returns!

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IMBOLC: A Night of Rebirth, as one of the ancient Celtic Fire Festivals the celebration of Imbolc (pronounced "IM-bulk" or "EM-bowlk"), also called Oimealg, ("IM-mol'g) the Sabbat embraced on February 1st; has its origins locked in mystery as a festival that has simply been it may be among the most ancient. The festival of the Maiden aspect of the Triple Goddess. Brid (also Brighid or Bridget), is the traditional Goddess associated with this Sabbat. The bride who is waiting for the return of h…

Imbolc, the Feast of Saint Brigid, Candlemas, and Groundhog Day.

St. Brigid of Ireland. Feast day is Imbolc (February 1st). Saint Brigid is the patron saint & guardian of poor subsistence farmers, she protects the harvest; she increases the yield of cow, dairy and sheep. Saint Brigid is also the patron saint of studies and learning.

Full Moon in Capricorn | Sacred Familiar

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Book of Shadows: Imbolc marks the early signs of Spring, such a snowdrops and crocuses, and the lengthening of days. The lighting of fires and candles represent the return of the Sun. We honor the Goddess Brighid as the waiting bride of the returning Sun God, and we celebrate a ritual of cleansing and purification.

Imbolc is celebrated with candles and grain dolls made of dried sheaves of corn or wheat from last year's harvest. They can be simple or fancy.

Brigid's cross.

The Goddess and the Green Man | Imbolc / Candlemas

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