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Festival of Imbolc and Brigid 2013

29 Jan

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Blessing Of Imbolc and Brigid February 1/2 2013

Imbolc and Bridgids festival mark the beginning of spring and is half way between the winter solstice and Spring Equinox.

It gives us in the northern hemisphere some much needed extra time to our daylight.

Personally I feel Brigid is a symbol of feminine in all stages of life. I associate her with Maiden, Mother, Crone, the seasons of feminine life.

On the evening of the 1st of February we will preform a fire festival which includes the tradition of burning of the yule log.

It also is about putting to bed all the cobwebs and winter blues, hard feelings letting go of the past and burning away all the fears you have had in the past.

We plant the seeds of intention for our coming year.

There are many sacred animals associated with Brigid :

Cat  “On Brighid’s Day the cats will bring home the brushwood”. Brighid is linked to a cat in Irish folktale.
Sheep, the ewes milk is a symbol of birth.
A white swan, is a symbol of fire and water, possessing magical healing abilities.

Horses, wolves, many birds and woodland creatures, Brigid is associated with many animals as she is looked upon as the nature goddess who with the help of the plants and animals brings healing to all who are in need.

Blessings to one and all and may you be blessed with love in your heart and peace in your mind.

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