Celebrate the Return of the Light, My Friends
Imbolc is the time of hope for new life and the return of the light. In the US, most people think of February 2nd as Groundhog Day, the portent of how many more weeks of winter are in store. However, for thousands of years, Imbolc, meaning “in the belly” was a sign of hope as there would be lambs born in the spring. In addition they saw the noticeable signs that the days were lengthening.
Right after the truly inspiring Winter Solstice in 2020, with all the astrological portents; especially Jupiter and Saturn in Grand Conjunction in the sign of Aquarius, and the beautiful trine from the Moon to Venus; symbolizing love and connection, we found hope for the dawning of a new era.
Then events took a dark turn (Mars influences) January 6th only to emerge into the light (literally the sun came out the moment of the
swearing in of the 46th President and the first women of color sworn in as Vice President. Many feel such hope for a more inclusive society and a
turn away from fear and divisive energy.
The theme of new hope that has been the tradition of this time for millennia is certainly true today. I’ve been so inspired by our Poet Laureate, Amanda Gorman’s poem, imbued with such wisdom from a 22 year old who had faced many obstacles in her life to stand on the podium in front of our Capitol. On February 1st and 2nd there are a lot of lunar trines, especially the moon trine the Sun on Imbolc.
Every morning, I affirm that we are weaving a circle around the planet filled with Magnificence, Intelligence, Generosity, Clarity and Abundance. Please join me if you choose, to bring in these qualities for the year of 2021 and all the years to come.
Blessings of the Light, Linda