February 6, 2010

Candlemas:  February second is known as Brigantia, Oimelc, Brigid, Brigit, or Imbolc.  It marks the end of winter and the beginning of spring--a day when newborn lambs begin to nurse and buried dormant seeds begin to stir within the earth.  The pagan Irish called it Brigit after the goddess of smithcraft, healing, and poetry while the Norse and Saxons referred to her as Birgit, the lusty, spring-loving consort of Ullr, the god of winter..  
Today Fairy Circle celebrated Candlemas.
This morning in the barn Ry and I paused to watch two newborn lambs in the field.  We left the men to their work in the forge.  And it snowed in the air but not on the ground all morning.  
Fairy Circle Magic 
Welcome, Spring.  Welcome, Light.

1 comment:

val said...

beautiful, beautiful. love, V