What a wonderful time to celebrate: halfway to spring. Even though the cold north winds are still blowing and snow may still be falling the warmth and light of the sun is longer. At this very moment I feel so blessed as I sit in my office and see the morning light as it slowly ends its rays through my east window. Then with a turn of my head, I look out my west window I see the beautiful and powerful full Blue Moon gracefully and silently bidding its farewell behind the horizon.
This reminds me that the Universe is always dependable. We do .not need to fear the darkness of the night as there is always the promise of another day. The sun and moon work together to bring us light. The rising of the sun colours the sky like a grand announcement that we have a new day, a new beginning so rise and let our own light shine! This light follows us throughout the day and when it is time for rest the sun will sink into the sky appearing to slide out of sight! However, as the moon rises, the light of the sun is cast upon its face giving us comfort and protection throughout the darkness; a Universal night light. It is our time to rest, rejuvenate and give thanks for the day now over with the knowing that the sun will rise again in just a few hours. Days like today when both are in the sky so visibly we can see and feel the balance in the Universe.
Imbolc reminds us that spring is almost here. Just as the sun and moon can be depended upon to bring us light, they also will continue to bring us life. The Crone cycle is coming to a close in order to make way for the Maiden. She brings fertility, newness, rebirth, planting, health and abundance. The snow lays over the earth protecting it like a heavy warm comforter while deep beneath the earth seeds are beginning to prepare for their birth. Soon animals and birds will getting ready to give birth but for now they too are snuggled in somewhere warm waiting for the warmth of the sun to awaken them.
Enjoy the sun and the moon. Give thanks for the change in the cycles with the knowing that we are in a time of rebirth and newness. The goals you set for yourself at the New Year are beginning to grow. It may be time for you to feed these ideas so they can begin to develop and manifest. Now is the time to embrace the energy of the Goddess Brigit! For a really good read on Imobolc and the Goddess Brigit follow this link....