Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Imbolc -

{This image to the right was done by a Environmental artist - Kimberely Mok
and more on her is found at the Treehugger.com

"I'm one with the Goddess
and open to Her Wisdom."

19th Day of the 2nd Lunar Cycle
Ruled by Demeter
Lunar Tree Cycle ~ Luis/Rowan
13th Day of the Celtic Tree Cycle ~ Luis/Rowan
Moon Phase: Disseminating Moon
Moon sets: 9:06AM EST
Moon rises: 10:17PM EST
Moon in Virgo v/c 2:43AM EST
Moon enters the Cardinal Air Sign of Libra
at 8:42AM EST
Rhiannon's Cycle of the Moon
Lunar Meditation: Your relationship
to your country.
Sun in Aquarius
Sunrise: 7:28AM EST
Sunset: 5:38PM EST
Solar Question for the Day: ""How do
you practice ecological awareness?"
Imbolc ((Gwyl Mair) Quarter
of the Year
February 2nd., 2010


As with all the Sabbats it is a time to celebrate the changes in the land around us. It is important to be outside to see, feel, smell and appreciate the way that nature is changing, to pay our respects to the Goddess and to seek Her guidance for the coming season.

  You can either take a walk to a favorite place, where you will be able to appreciate the changes around you or, as this is time to new beginnings, it can be interesting to take a new route. Whichever your choice, take with you a small amount of spring water, or collected rain water. As you go, take care to notice the signs of new life and growth and whenever you see new shoots, buds or leaves sprinkle a few drops on the plant and give thanks to the Goddess.

   If you should come across a well or a spring, take the time to make an offering to the waters within. If you have finished the water you brought then your offering should be something which will not contaminate the water in any way. Where a tree grows close to this water you can also tie a single hair to one of its branches and ask for a Blessing for yourself or for someone close to you.

   If you should be lucky enough to pass grazing land look out for the first lambs of the year. If you see your first lamb of the year on this day you can make a wish.
[From: "The Real Witches' Year" by Kate West]

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