Thursday, February 2, 2012

* Brigit's Day ~ Candlemas, the 2nd of February*

There are stirrings within the womb of Mother Earth. Light is quickening* The seeds that were planted on Winter Solstice are beginning to sprout. Outside my window everything is still covered with snow,  the ground, the trees, the rooftops. But today, the 2nd of February is the midway between the solstice and the gifts of Ostara, so the promise of spring is around the corner.

Today we light a candle for the Celtic Goddess Brigit, the Triple Fire Goddess. Brigit's three aspects are: Fire of Inspiration as patroness of poetry, Fire of the Hearth, as patroness of healing and fertility, and Fire of the Forge, as patroness of smithcraft and martial arts.

She has many sides and faces to her, but she is always associated with fire, and to me that also means courage, and the strength to carry on. In the Northern hemisphere we are starting to feel the heavy burden of a long winter, thankful for all the lessons,  but longing for more light and lightness in Life.  Brigit gives us that extra spark to keep on, not to fall back and give up. She is the bringer of hope*

Today I dedicated my candle prayer to Brigit, to ANU the Mother of Goddesses and to Mother Mary
Live well and be Happy*

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