Imbolc ~ Northern Hemisphere
Traditionally celebrated on February 1 or 2
Exact Astrological Point February 4
Click for Lughnasad in the Southern-Hemisphere
In the Northern hemisphere, Imbolc is the cross-quarter Wheel of the Year point following Winter Solstice. Also known as Brighid’s day or Candlemas, it marks the starting point of spring. Here, you begin to subtly notice that the days are lengthening, and depending on the where you live, you may actually start to see signs of spring.
In colder climates, Imbolc may simply bring the promise of spring as the light of the sun slowly begins to increase. Tune in this year to the subtle shifts you notice in the air and light around and after Imbolc. What does it signal internally for you? What things do you get a renewed urge to do?