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Today’s Holiday for Creators!

Blessed Imbolc!


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You might not be aware that there is a holiday just for artists and writers, but there is and it’s today. Today, the exact halfway point between the Winter Solstice and the Vernal (Spring) Equinox is one of the four most powerful holy days of the year. “In-between” times and places (midnight and noon, dawn and dusk, swamps and bogs, beaches, doorways and thresholds, and the four halfway points between the solstices and the equinoxes) are always seen to be the powerful times and places for magic, for launching desires and for divination.

To the ancient Celts and many modern day nature religions, Imbolc is a day sacred to Brighid, goddess of the forge and of creative fire. It’s celebrated with fire, lots of candles, fires in fireplaces and outdoors. All the fires are not just in honor of Brighid’s sacred forge, but also as a form of sympathetic magic for the young sun, seen as a grow