Imbloc – February 2nd
This holiday is also known as Candlemas, or Brigid’s (pronounced BREED) Day. One of the 4 Celtic “Fire Festivals. Commemorates the changing of the Goddess from the Crone to the Maiden. Celebrates the first signs of Spring. Also called “Imbolc” (the old Celtic name).
Candlemas Day is the first of the three fertility festivals (Imbolg, Ostara and Bealtaine). The first of the four Celtic Fire festivals (Imbolg, Bealtaine, Lughnassadh and Samhain). It stands for new growth and new beginnings. The spark of Yule becomes the seed of Imbolg. Ritual tools, particularly metal ones are cleaned and re-consecrated. Thorough house cleaning done, particularly of the hearth and areas where the fire is built. It is also a time to purify your body and soul. Take a bath in lavender, white sage, rosemary and hyssop for example.
This is the seasonal change where the first signs…
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