This steady rise of a new year’s 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.
Eucalyptus, Basil, & Mint.
How shall you emerge in the light of a new, young sun?
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.