Category Archives: Imbolc

My Brigid Story

In 2015, I attended my first Imbolc ritual which was led by Mother Grove Goddess Temple. It was a transformational night for me as Brigid made her presence known to me in a real and powerful way. Since that night, … Continue reading

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Imbolc vs. Candlemas

Even some of my Wiccan books get this one wrong! Imbolc and Candlemas are not the same holiday, but they are tried together thematically as we shall see. Imbolc is a Gaelic celebration that usually occurs on the night of … Continue reading

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Brigid: The Goddess Behind the Saint

St. Brigid is both historical figure and character of folklore and shared more than a name with her Pagan Goddess counterpart. It is through St. Brigid that the clearest glimpse into Brigid the Goddess can be found.—Brigid: History, Mystery, and … Continue reading

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St. Brigid’s Cross

I love the simple beauty of St. Brigid’s crosses. In Ireland, they are made from rushes and contain a beautiful woven square in the middle with four equidistant arms that are tied at the ends. They make these crosses for … Continue reading

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Great Wheels of Fire

Imbolc is the celebration of the first stirrings of spring after the dark days of winter. Ancient Pagans celebrated the holiday by lighting ritual fires to lure back the sun. One of the most popular customs among the Celts was … Continue reading

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It All Begins with Brigid!

The seed of this blog began with Brigid (Exalted One). Brigid is the Celtic triple goddess of fire, poetry, metalwork, and medicine among other things. Brigid is also associated with the element of water and has a number of sacred … Continue reading

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Brigid Discernment Ritual

This was the closing ritual for one of Welcoming Circle’s Imbolc celebrations. It can be adapted for solitary practitioners. Images are from the Builders of the Adytum Tarot. I thought you might like to see it as we prepare for … Continue reading

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Imbolc: Becoming Rooted in Good Soil

At an Imbolc celebration I attended, one of the priestesses talked about paying attention to the season we’re in. During the month of February, it may not look like much is happening in the natural world around us. However, underneath … Continue reading

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Time Keeps On Ticking

People mark time in different ways. Some of us carry a physical calendar with us to keep track of events and appointments. Others use a virtual one on our cell phones. Some have four seasons and all the delightful changes … Continue reading

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Song to Brigid

I learned this chant at a public celebration of Imbolc. I scored it so it could be shared with a wider audience. If anyone knows who wrote it, please let me know. So far, I’ve been unsuccessful in tracking it … Continue reading

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