Dreaming Imbolc ~ A Pathworking

The Pagan wheel of the year marks the quarters – the longest and shortest days (solstices) and the days of equal light and darkness (equinoxes).  Our wheel also marks the points in between: the midway point from the extreme of light or darkness to the point of balance.  Right now, we are getting ready for Imbolc/Candlemas/Brigid’s Day.  Imbolc is the halfway point between the winter solstice (the most darkness) and the spring equinox (balanced light and dark, and the first day of spring).

To me, this is a time of dreaming the spring to come.  We begin to uncurl from the tight cocoon of winter a little bit and start thinking about how we want to transition into the growing season.

I have never been a big fan of New Year’s Resolutions.  In the deeps of winter, our natural inclination is toward dormancy, rest and recovery.  Much of living as a witch involves coming into harmony with the prevailing energy around us.  It’s much easier to alter the course of a stream by diverting it slightly rather than trying to make the stream run backwards up a hill.  Winter is for rest.  But spring?  Spring is for changeContinue reading here.

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