Good morning friends, I’ve got some magic for you... Today marks the energetic halfway point between Winter Solstice and Spring Equinox. Called “Imbolc,” it’s a time of healing, and the tending of our inner light for the coming spring. On this day we celebrate the hearth & home, and feel the blessings of the Goddess Brigid.
Would you like to know how to work with the energy of this day? Keep reading!
What I love about this day is that here in February I can feel the slow thaw of Winter more than ever. I love the crisp air and bright sunlight. It’s a mentally alert time, and the cyclical time in which we tend to shake off hibernation for real planning and the coming spring season activities.
As we welcome Imbolc, allow yourself to shake off any lingering winter blues, and open your eyes to the bright light of the late winter sun.
YOU CAN WORK WITH SOME OF THE FOLLOWING:
CRYSTALS: garnet (grounding, healing fear, inner trust), amethyst (mind and heart integration), bloodstone (blood healing and ancestry), turquoise (self knowledge, protection, self trust)
HERBS & FOODS: rosemary, basil, lavender, honey, bread (some years I make an apricot-rosemary bread... maybe it’s time to do that again!)
ACTIVITIES: creative writing, journaling, spring cleaning, garden planning, weave a Brigid’s Cross, make a grain dolly, put some white flowers in your crown
Celebrating help replenish hormones and reduces somatic stress. How will YOU celebrate? Post something sweet you’ll do for yourself below!