“There is mystery at the heart of what holds us together, expressed in shared symbols, stories and experiences.”

~ Brigidine Sisters

On the last eve of January, we enter into the Mysteries of Imbolc, Candlemas, or Lá Fhéile Bhrìghde.

As I’ve mentioned in previous musings, Imbolc-Candlemas has long been considered a thin time and an  ancestral holy time traditionally celebrated during the first few days of February — or from just before and deeper into February, depending on the tradition and practice.

In 2018, Solar Imbolc-Candlemas midpoint is on February 3rd at 4:28pm (EST), give or take some hours based on whereon this beautiful Earth you are at the moment.

This happens to sync with a Full Moon Super Moon — and total Lunar Eclipse — on January 31st this year.

Powerful, and always good to have some advanced intel about such ‘power gates’.

The beautiful ‘water bearer’ is Circe by John William Waterhouse (1892).

The ‘Candlemas Hora’ or Holy Time begins on February 3rd — follow the link for more on this ‘time of practice’, visioning, and listening for (and receiving) inspired guidance.

And it’s Brigid (or Bhrìghde) time, too — Solas Bride celebrates the Feast of Bhrìghde, Lá Fhéile Bríde, from January 31, 2018 through February 11, 2018.

From mid-January, Brigidine-Sister blogger of Her Eternal Flame conceived of and practices an Advent — lead-up, expectation, preparation for — for the post-Christmas Imbolc-Candlemas season. Beautiful.

The point is … why not?

Whether as part of attuning to the possibilities and soul-callings of a new calendar year, or because the Season offers a well of deep inspiration.

In the Age of Distraction we devote to these kinds of milestones to check in with guidance, renew the creative wellsprings, replenish mind and body, and discern not just ‘right action’ but also ‘right priorities’ and our core values as we move forward.

Step towards the wellspring of deep inspiration and remembering …

February Mysteries Power Gate: The Candlemas Hora and Bhrìghde’s Creative Well.

Big Love , Deep Renewal & Refreshed Inspiration,


Featured Image Credit: Bridget – Bhrìghde. Image from Olds Kool Si (Photobucket).

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