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Imbolc or Candlemas

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Many people think of this as the beginning of a new year – but see also Samhain. Light is noticeably growing now. We can observe the signs that Spring is on it’s way. This festival is dedicated both to the Goddess and to the returning light. It is now that we think of the Goddess leaving the Underworld.

I time of awakening of the Life Force. We see new shoots appearing from bulbs and perhaps a swelling in the buds on trees and shrubs. A time often heralded by the appearance of Snowdrops. Nature and the Goddess are returning to the land.

A time of beginnings. I time to begin new plans and ventures – and to start to implement them but with caution. Difficult times might still be ahead.

 

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