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!
PS. We still have power! Whoo Hoo! So, I just dashed out to take these pics of the garden under the ice. Enjoy!