Monday, February 02, 2015

Happy Candlemas, Imbolc, Brigid's Day and Ground Hog Day.

Happy Candlemas, Imbolc, Brigid's Day and Ground Hog Day. The ancients have celebrated the midpoint between the Winter Solstice and the Spring Equinox since forever. It notes the first signs of spring and a celebration of the ancient belief in the transformation of the Goddess from the old Crone of Winter into the Maiden of Spring. Later the Christians took the holiday as Candlemas and celebrates the presentation of Jesus at the temple. It is the day candles are purified for the church. It is also Brigid's Day. Brigid is the Goddess of poetry, healing, smithcraft, and midwifery and is celebrated with candles as well. Whatever your flavor enjoy the day. As the old saying goes.....

If Candlemas is bright and clear, there’ll be two winters in the year;
If Candlemas brings snow and rain, old winter shall not come again.


2karmanot said...

It's bright and clear and 70 degrees. The camellias and roses are blooming. I am grateful for this little taste of paradise while it lasts.

fallenmonk said...

It is 40F here right now with about a 30mph wind which makes the wind chill about 28F. Supposed to fall into the mid 20's tonight but the wind is supposed to subside. Envious of your weather and enjoy it for me. Can't wait for spring.