This is your official Imbolc post for 2017, right on schedule, just over 9 days late. I often say to my wife, when making excuses for being behind on things or being confused as to how it is already the date that it is - both of which are nearly daily occurrences, as you might … Continue reading Take heart! The wheel turns on!
Even as all things are now in motion, As we confront before us a darkness, a chaos, a sorrow, Rejoice and worship, for the divine spark is still everywhere! Hold fast to the light from the spark, go into it, And proceed forward - believe it or not, you'll make it. The beginnings of things … Continue reading Meditation for Imbolc
There's only twelve weeks - one season - between each major holiday. On February 1, which is known as "Imbolc," it seems like we just finished celebrating the winter solstice, Christmas, and New Year's. I love celebrating as much as the next guy, but until we find ourselves in a society that permits more time … Continue reading Winter is Our Gestation, and We’re About to be Born
The Meaning of Imbolc Ever heard of the holiday “Imbolc”? Probably definitely not. For starters, it’s really boring. It’s almost certainly ill-timed, and it’s arguably unnecessary. Seriously, I think the even pagans, who ostensibly observe it, are bored to tears by it. Everybody knows about the “quarter days” of the solar calendar—the beginnings of winter … Continue reading Don’t let Spring Club you Over the Head