Spring has sprung
Saluting the Earth Goddess
An extended celebration
A canny operator
Some Imbolc suggestions
The goddess Brigid presided over fertility, healing and domestic craft. Seen either as a variant of other European Spring goddesses or the incarnation of Danu, her appearance at this time of year coincides with new life and greater light.
There are a number of Imbolc rituals and customs that still survive and should be performed, either alone or with others at this time of year. we list off eight or so of these that can be easily replicated by you coming into springtime.
Brigid – a force of nature
It is easy to understand how Brigid capture the imagination of the Irish or indeed the knights of chivalry, who called their new wives brides in honour of her. An expert dairy woman and brewer who could turn water into beer no less! Prayers to St. Brigid could still the rain and the wind. Her 5th century fire burned for seven centuries straight.
Here, John Ward, lists off just some of the miracles that Brigid is famous for. One such miracle is the never-ending cloak with the king. Another is the broach that was found inside a fish’s stomach!