A Joyful Imbolc to Everyone!

Here in the Northern Hemisphere we are celebrating Imbolc. Imbolc celebrates the Goddess in her incarnation as the Bride of the returning Sun God. For the celebration of Imbolc, many candles are lit to symbolise the return of light and heat represented by the Sun God. Grain dollies made from the sheaves of the last harvest represent the Bride. The Goddess and God await the return of Spring and their sacred marriage at Beltaine. Often called Midwinter, as Imbolc is half-way between the Winter Solstice and Spring Equinox.

Imbolc candles

To my friends in the Southern Hemisphere, wishing you a joyful Lughnasadh or Lammas!


  1. Imbolc is a new one on me. I must not be Northern enough here in Yorkshire. Still, every day’s a school day so – welcome future Bride of the returning Sun God. Hope your marriage works out. πŸ™‚

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  2. Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow today, signifying six more weeks of winter, making Feb. 2 Midwinter this year. But in Groundhog Day years when he doesn’t see his shadow, winter is almost over, so when is Imbolc celebrated then? πŸ˜€

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  3. Merry ( belated) Imbolc! And thankyou kindly for the Merry Lughnasadh wishes! Autumn is my favourite season, so I’m excited for it to be getting closer…. hope you’re having a lovely midwinter!

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