The light of a new year as it dawns happens so subtly one’s body often becomes restless without the mind understanding why. This early marker for rising energy is perhaps one of the most important in the wheel of the year simply because unharnessed energy can quickly become uncontrollable chaos. But oh the potential! Take a close look at that word: Inside potential exists all which is potent, from the Latin potentia, meaning power.
How shall you emerge in the light of a new, young sun?
Fresh herbal scents of Eucalyptus, Mint, and Rosemary gently guide and elevate the questioning soul.
Imbolc or Candlemas generally falls on February 1st, or the the first cross-quarter day following Midwinter. Rituals include the lighting of every candle or lamp at sunset, wearing a crown of lit candles, creating a table display honoring fertility with fresh greens, flowers, seeds and symbols of animals which begin to conceive at the beginning of a new agricultural year, as well as freshly cleaning the home.