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Thursday, February 01, 2007
13 things about Imbolc TT#4
1 Imbolc is celebrated on Feb 1 and 2 2 It is one of the great Sabbats of the Witches 3 Imbolc heralds the lactating of the ewes in preparation for the birth of the spring lambs. 4 It also marks the budding of the trees and the first signs of spring
5 Also called Candlemas
6 and sacred to the Celtic goddess Bridgid
6 Also known by Christians as St. Bridgid's Day.
7 Bridgid is the goddess of poetry and inspiration.
8 She is also the protectress of virgins
9 and rules the light half of the year ushering out the dark half on Feb 1.
10 It is customary to lit bonfires on Imbolc
11 or light red candles for Bridgid and make a wish to be inspired and filled with light, inspiration and creativity.
12 It is also traditional to initiate new witches on Imbolc and all who receive initiation on this day are triply blessed.
13 It is of course a sacred duty on this night to perform the GREAT RITE.