Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Fancy Lightly Turns

Spring has sprung sweethearts. At least it has if you observe Celtic, Druidic or general pagan rites -- Wicca counts too.

The day known to the modern world as Groundhog Day used to be Imbolc, Candlemas and various other holy days that acknowledged this date, or hereabouts, as the midpoint between the winter solstice and the spring equinox.

In other words, it's time to think of all things spring. We're rooting for The Green Man. Jack Frost can suck it.

Fire-bearers circle figures of The Green Man fighting Jack Frost. Imbolc celebration in Marsden, West Yorkshre, February 2007.
Photo: Steven Earnshaw

Read more about it here.

Bonus woo-woo: Feb 3 is Lunar New Year (bye tiger, hello rabbit) and a new moon.