As I have written often, Imbolc Eve is a potent night of magic and divination, dedications and initiations. February 2 is Imbolc (Candlemas), a sacred cross-quarter day on the Wheel of the Year  between Yule and Spring Equinox. We begin to sense and see signs that Spring will soon emerge from the quiet ground (the "belly") of Winter. During the dark days of Winter the Dark Goddess Cailleach, the "veiled one," rules. Then Earth stirs and awakens, and rebirth and possibilities are activated. This is Brighid's time of year (Brigit, Bride), the Celtic Goddess of hearth and home. Her name means "Bright One" and she is the powerful Goddess of fire and fertility, healing, prophecy and divination, smithcraft, sacred wells, and keeper of the flames. Originally it was Brighid’s snake that emerged for weather divination (not a groundhog). Allow new potential to stir within, new awareness to awaken, and great inspiration to quicken in this new year, 2013, Water Snake year. May Brighid's Mantle bless you and ignite your deep fire  and passion for creating the life of your dreams.

Blessed Be ~