Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Happy Imbolc!

Happy Imbolc!

As I write this blog a blizzard warning has been issued for my area in Missouri. We are an hour or so away from the beginning of thundersnow and white out conditions. Something not seen in my area since 1982. This will be a shorter blog as I do not know how long my power will hold out. We already have a thin coating of ice on everything from yesterday and the big snows are coming quickly.

Here at home we are ready. We hauled up firewood, stocked up on groceries, and propane for our camping stove, and we also have our generator ready should we need it. I also went out and stocked up on candles and paraffin oil for our lanterns. The synchronicity of stocking up on candles at a Sabbat famed for candles and hearth fire magick has not escaped me.

We may be at the half-way point of winter and spring but winter still rules the show. February the second is a day that is sacred to the Goddess Brigid. Brigid is a deity of inspiration, poetry and smith-craft. She is also linked to hearth and home magick, fertility and creativity. Brigid, or Brigit or Brid, is a very popular Goddess among Witches and Pagans.

Brigid is a perfect deity for hearth and home magick, so while we are preparing for the storm, it was Brigid that I called upon to help protect the family and our home. If you are interested in learning more about Brigid and brushing up on hearth magick, check out my book Cottage Witchery: Natural Magick for Hearth and Home. There are plenty of ideas in there to keep you conjuring away either by candlelight or at the hearth.

So, if you are also affected by this big storm, take it easy and be smart and safe over the next few days while we all ride this winter storm out.

I wish you all I wish you all a Blessed Imbolc!
Ellen
PS. We still have power! Whoo Hoo! So, I just dashed out to take these pics of the garden under the ice. Enjoy!


8 comments:

  1. Hi Ellen,
    a Blessed Imbolc and I hope the storm will pass soon, without any problems.
    Greetings from The Netherlands.

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  2. Lovely blog ... thank you for the reminder. I need Brigid more than anything right now ... love and light.

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  3. I know you will be alright, having called upon Brigid. Just as the seeds of Spring are safely nestled beneath the snow, you and yours will be protected as well.

    A Blessed Imbolc to you. This storm will be one you can write about!

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  4. Good luck riding out the storm. My area (OKC) is buried in the snow. The whole city has practically shut down. We have been blessed that we still have power. Stay safe and warm!!! Blessed Imbolc.

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  5. Blessed Imbolc to you and yours. Be safe and warm and enjoy the light from Brigid's candles! Robin.

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  6. Blessed Imbolc, and good luck with the storm. I guess that we are lucky in Oregon right now, blue skys and sun. Stay safe all.

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