The season of Imbolc starts with Imbolc day; 1st and 2nd February and is the great festival and honouring of the Goddess known as Bride, Bridie, Brighid, Brigit and Brigantia (so loved was she as a pagan Goddess that her worship was woven into the Christian church as Saint Brigid). She is a Goddess of healing, poetry, fire, of the sun and of the Hearth. She brings fertility to the land and its people.
It's traditional on the eve of Imbolc to weave a Brigid's Cross, a whirligig pattern, from pulled rushes or straw. They are hung in the rafters, and by the door to protect the house. Learn how to make your own Brigids Cross here by clicking the link below.
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Since the early 1980s, Mael Brigde has found endless spiritual wealth in the conflicting and complementary traditions surrounding Brigit. In 1993 she founded the first interfaith Brigidine flame-tending group, the Daughters of the Flame, which continues to today. She lit their first candle to Brigit on Imbolc 1993, the same day, she learned much later, that the Irish Catholic Brigidine sisters relit her perpetual fire in Kildare. She maintains the blog Brigit’s Sparkling Flame, which points readers to Brigit-related websites, books, CDs, and so on, as well as offering reviews and original materials.
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May Brigid Goddess and saint bless each one of us and renew us into the wholeness of our true selves as we move into a new a springtime. May she guide us into a way of living and being that are in harmony with the well being of all life.
Slán agus Beannacht!