Imbolc, February 1

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Imbolc, also called the Feast of Brighid, celebrates the
approach of spring. The term "Imbolc" means "in milk"
and at this time, pregnant sheep begin to lactate. This is
one sure sign that spring is coming soon. Although the
days are getting longer, this is still the heart of winter
and Brighid, the Celtic Goddess of healing, poetry, and
smithcraft is honored. Her gift of smithcraft comes with
an added bonus - fire. This may be the reason some
celebrate this day as the day of the Celtic Fire Goddess.
This is a time of new beginnings and growth. At this time,
think of your goals and dreams for this year that you will
accomplish. At this time, greet the pregnant Maiden
Goddess and give Her thanks for soon She will give birth
to the spring.

ball12.gif (1012 bytes)HERBS:

Snowdrop, Bay, Heather, First Flower of the Year.

ball12.gif (1012 bytes)INCENSE:

Rosemary, Cinnamon, Westeria Frankincense, Myrrh

ball12.gif (1012 bytes)COLOR:

White, Orange, Red.

ball12.gif (1012 bytes)DECORATIONS:

Lamps, Brooms, Yellow flowers.

ball12.gif (1012 bytes)FOOD:

All dairy products, Curries, Onions, Chives, Spiced wine, Seeds,
Herbal tea.