“The Sun’s path has returned to where it was at Samhain. Take some time to notice the quality of the light, for it is the same now as that shimmering magical glow of late October. But instead of the season of dark and silence before us, in the Northern Hemisphere, the season of light and growth lies ahead. And so we prepare ourselves with rites of renewal, cleansing, and commitment. We celebrate the first stirrings of Spring.” – Beth Owl’s Daughter, “The Days of Imbolc”
While Spring Equinox marks the official start of Spring, there is another festival that marks the unofficial “stirrings” of Spring called Imbolc (celebrated February 1-2). It is the quickening of the Goddess manifesting the promise of new life. Think of a seed deep within Gaia; Imbolc is the time when those seeds are quickening, preparing to burst, and eventually bloom into the fertility of Spring. The light grows as well, pulling us steadily out of the darkness of winter. We know Spring is coming even as we remain deep in the womb of Goddess.
Celebrate all the magic of the Goddesses of Spring with Rhythms of the Goddess Spring Journal – now open for early registration with a BONUS – you receive prompts and practices for February for free!
Brigid’s Day, the celebration of the Irish Goddess Brigid, is not only an ancient festival, but still celebrated in Ireland. It begins on Brigid’s Eve (January 31) with bonfires lit to represent the inspiration and fire of the Goddess and coincides with the celebration of Imbolc. We invite the inspiration and creative energies of Brigid! There are also many offerings on MotherHouse of the Goddess to read more about Brigid and courses offered by amazing Priestesses below.
I would also like to welcome LILITH DORSEY as a Guide and Instructor to Mystery School of the Goddess. She is an incredible Goddess Woman, Priestess, and Creatrix. Lilith is offering Love Magic with Crystals as a new, free course AND will have another offering coming soon. Stay tuned! Lilith also participated in the Feast of Sacred Waters (which is still available to listen!).
Just a reminder – the Full Moon on 1/31 is a Blue Moon AND Lunar Eclipse. The New Moon of February is a Solar Eclipse. Lots of cosmic energy! Mary Lomando and I discussed the Astrological Trends for 2018 here and you can see any new updates here on MotherHouse of the Goddess.
BLESSINGS OF GODDESS AND THIS SEASON!
SEASONAL COURSES FOR IMBOLC AND MID-WINTER
Discovering Brigit – Goddess and Saint with Mael Brigde
Fire Magic of the Goddess with Renee Starr – with IMBOLC Bonus!
Inspiring Imbolc – Getting to Know the Sabbat with Susan Harper
Journey with Brigit – Goddess of Poetry with Mael Brigde – NEW!
Stepping into Brigit – Goddess Activation Course with Mael Brigde
Transform – The Power of OYA with Brandi Auset – OYA’s Feast Day is 2/2!
Weaving Brighid’s Protection with Jude Lally – NEW and expanded!
NEW COURSES & UPDATES
ALIGN – Your Desire Map Course for 2018 with Gail Jessen
A Year of Goddess Magick with Kimberly Moore – now open!
Demon Binding and Banishing Ritual with Lauri Ann Lumby
Healing Our Religious Wounds with Lauri Ann Lumby – now open!
Kwan Yin Revealed – Exploring & Becoming the Goddess of Compassion with Sandy Boucher & Kimberly Moore – Kwan Yin’s Birthday is 4/4!
LAKSHMI Altar Blessing with Brandi Auset and Kimberly Moore – takes place on 1/25
Love Magic with Crystals with Lilith Dorsey – NEW FREE Course!
Mystic Crystals – Sacred Stones of the Seven Rays with Renee Starr – begins 2/19
Rhythms of the Goddess Spring Journal – Get February free!