โ„‘๐”ช๐”Ÿ๐”ฌ๐”ฉ๐” 

โ„‘๐”ช๐”Ÿ๐”ฌ๐”ฉ๐”  ๐”ฆ๐”ฐ ๐”ฒ๐”ญ๐”ฌ๐”ซ ๐”ฒ๐”ฐ, ๐”ฑ๐”ฅ๐”ข โ„ญ๐”ข๐”ฉ๐”ฑ๐”ฆ๐”  ๐”ฃ๐”ข๐”ฐ๐”ฑ๐”ฆ๐”ณ๐”ž๐”ฉ ๐”ฑ๐”ฅ๐”ž๐”ฑ ๐”ฌ๐” ๐” ๐”ฒ๐”ฏ๐”ฐ ๐”ฅ๐”ž๐”ฉ๐”ฃ๐”ด๐”ž๐”ถ ๐”Ÿ๐”ข๐”ฑ๐”ด๐”ข๐”ข๐”ซ ๐”š๐”ฆ๐”ซ๐”ฑ๐”ข๐”ฏ ๐”–๐”ฌ๐”ฉ๐”ฐ๐”ฑ๐”ฆ๐” ๐”ข ๐”ž๐”ซ๐”ก ๐”ฑ๐”ฅ๐”ข ๐”–๐”ญ๐”ฏ๐”ฆ๐”ซ๐”ค ๐”ข๐”ฎ๐”ฒ๐”ฆ๐”ซ๐”ฌ๐”ต ๐”ฑ๐”ฅ๐”ž๐”ฑ ๐”ฆ๐”ฐ ๐”ฑ๐”ฏ๐”ž๐”ก๐”ฆ๐”ฑ๐”ฆ๐”ฌ๐”ซ๐”ž๐”ฉ๐”ฉ๐”ถ ๐” ๐”ข๐”ฉ๐”ข๐”Ÿ๐”ฏ๐”ž๐”ฑ๐”ข๐”ก ๐”ฌ๐”ซ ๐”‰๐”ข๐”Ÿ๐”ฏ๐”ฒ๐”ž๐”ฏ๐”ถ 1๐”ฐ๐”ฑ ๐”ž๐”ซ๐”ก 2๐”ซ๐”ก.

The Celtic wheel of the year is split into three periods, represented by the months of the bride, mother and crone. February to May are the month of the bride, June to September the period of the mother, and October to January belong to the Crone. Imbolc marks the time that we move from the cycle of endings and conclusions linked with the crone to the month of the bride, representing the new.ย 

At this time, we worship the Goddess Bride, or St Brigid, the Celtic goddess who in later times became revered as a Christian saint. Brigit is a Celtic goddess of fire, poetry, healing, smith craft and childbirth. Originally, her festival was known as Imbolc or Oimel, two names which refer to the lactation of the ewes, the flow of milk that heralds the return of the life-giving forces of Spring. Bride is the giver of life, breathing into the mouth of the dead Winter and bringing him to open his eyes to the tears and the smiles, the sighs and the laughter of Spring.ย 

๐”„๐”ฑ โ„‘๐”ช๐”Ÿ๐”ฌ๐”ฉ๐” , ๐”ฉ๐”ฆ๐”ค๐”ฅ๐”ฑ ๐”ž ๐”ฐ๐”ช๐”ž๐”ฉ๐”ฉ ๐” ๐”ž๐”ซ๐”ก๐”ฉ๐”ข ๐”ฆ๐”ซ ๐”…๐”ฏ๐”ฆ๐”ก๐”ข๐”ฐ ๐”ฅ๐”ฌ๐”ซ๐”ฌ๐”ฒ๐”ฏ. โ„‘๐”ช๐”Ÿ๐”ฌ๐”ฉ๐”  ๐”ฆ๐”ฐ ๐”จ๐”ซ๐”ฌ๐”ด๐”ซ ๐”ž๐”ฐ ๐”ฑ๐”ฅ๐”ข โ„ญ๐”ž๐”ซ๐”ก๐”ฉ๐”ข๐”ช๐”ž๐”ฐ๐”ฐ ๐”ž๐”ซ๐”ก ๐”ด๐”ข ๐”ฉ๐”ฆ๐”ค๐”ฅ๐”ฑ ๐”ž ๐” ๐”ž๐”ซ๐”ก๐”ฉ๐”ข ๐”ฌ๐”ฏ ๐”ฃ๐”ฆ๐”ฏ๐”ข ๐”ฑ๐”ฌ ๐”ฆ๐”ซ๐” ๐”ฏ๐”ข๐”ž๐”ฐ๐”ข ๐”ฑ๐”ฅ๐”ข ๐”ญ๐”ฌ๐”ด๐”ข๐”ฏ ๐”ฌ๐”ฃ ๐”ฑ๐”ฅ๐”ข ๐”ฐ๐”ฒ๐”ซ ๐”ฌ๐”ณ๐”ข๐”ฏ ๐”ฑ๐”ฅ๐”ข ๐” ๐”ฌ๐”ช๐”ฆ๐”ซ๐”ค ๐”ช๐”ฌ๐”ซ๐”ฑ๐”ฅ๐”ฐ.

๐”–๐”ถ๐”ช๐”Ÿ๐”ฌ๐”ฉ๐”ฆ๐”ฐ๐”ช ๐”ฌ๐”ฃ โ„‘๐”ช๐”Ÿ๐”ฌ๐”ฉ๐” :
Purity, Growth and Re-newal, The re-union of the Goddess and the God, Fertility, and dispensing of the old and making way for the new.

๐”–๐”ถ๐”ช๐”Ÿ๐”ฌ๐”ฉ๐”ฐ ๐”ฌ๐”ฃ โ„‘๐”ช๐”Ÿ๐”ฌ๐”ฉ๐” :
Brideo’gas, Besoms, White Flowers, Candle Wheels, Brighid’s Crosses, Priapic Wands (acorn-tipped), and Ploughs. The symbolic trees of the festival are rowan and willow. Rowan represents protection and inspiration. Willow is sacred to Brigit and is a tree of dreaming, deep emotions and Spring.ย 

โ„Œ๐”ข๐”ฏ๐”Ÿ๐”ฐ ๐”ฌ๐”ฃ โ„‘๐”ช๐”Ÿ๐”ฌ๐”ฉ๐” :
Angelica, Basil, Bay Laurel, Blackberry, Celandine, Coltsfoot, Heather, Iris, Myrrh, Tansy, Violets, and all white or yellow flowers.

๐”‰๐”ฌ๐”ฌ๐”ก๐”ฐ ๐”ฌ๐”ฃ โ„‘๐”ช๐”Ÿ๐”ฌ๐”ฉ๐” :
Pumpkin seeds, Sunflower seeds, Poppyseed Cakes, muffins, scones, and breads, all dairy products, Peppers, Onions, Garlic, Raisins, Spiced Wines and Herbal Teas.

โ„‘๐”ซ๐” ๐”ข๐”ซ๐”ฐ๐”ข ๐”ฌ๐”ฃ โ„‘๐”ช๐”Ÿ๐”ฌ๐”ฉ๐” :
Basil, Bay, Wisteria, Cinnamon, Violet, Vanilla, Myrrh.

โ„ญ๐”ฌ๐”ฉ๐”ฌ๐”ฒ๐”ฏ๐”ฐ ๐”ฌ๐”ฃ โ„‘๐”ช๐”Ÿ๐”ฌ๐”ฉ๐” :
White, Pink, Red, Yellow, lt. Green, Brown. The symbolic colours of Imbolc are white and silver for purity, green for new life and orange and red to represent fire.ย Look at working with colours red and orange, to bring joy and passion into your life. Red is linked to our Chakra or energy centre of the body associated with our sexuality and the kundalini or life force energy to prepare for Sprint rousing the world from its Winter slumber. You may also want to work with orange calcite and red bloodstone crystals as these are believed to bring in job and new manifestations.

๐”–๐”ฑ๐”ฌ๐”ซ๐”ข๐”ฐ ๐”ฌ๐”ฃ โ„‘๐”ช๐”Ÿ๐”ฌ๐”ฉ๐” :
Amethyst, Bloodstone, Garnet, Ruby, Onyx, Turquoise.

๐”„๐” ๐”ฑ๐”ฆ๐”ณ๐”ฆ๐”ฑ๐”ฆ๐”ข๐”ฐ ๐”ฌ๐”ฃ โ„‘๐”ช๐”Ÿ๐”ฌ๐”ฉ๐” :
Imbolc rituals and activities might include the making or candles, planting spring flowers, reading poetry and telling stories.ย Candle Lighting (light Candles or lamps in each room of the house right after sunset for a few minutes to honor the Sun’s rebirth), Stone Gatherings, Snow Hiking and Searching for Signs of Spring, Making of Brideo’gas and Bride’s Beds, Making Priapic Wands, Decorating Ploughs, Feasting, and Bon Fires maybe lit.

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