Thursday, February 6, 2014
Spring has Sprung as we ring in Imbolc
Spring?? Some may think I'm off of my cauldron, or sipping a little too much witches brew, by let me explain. Witches follow the course of Nature. We follow the Wheel of the Year which is an agricultural calendar designed many centuries ago by the ancient Celts.
Whereas Yule or the Winter Solstice is really mid-winter for us, we view the beginning of February as the first days of spring. Let me prove it to you.
If you go outside and truly try to appreciate this time of year, you will find Nature has many small, almost hidden facets of spring which you can see or experience.
Look outside, closely, at the trees and shrubs. You will be able to see tightly wrapped little buds starting to swell. The birds are coming back North from their southern winter destinations. Also, those who do maple sugaring KNOW without a doubt that the sap is rising and flowing through the trees, a sure indicator of Spring's mighty energies.
The Sun is in a different position and is brighter in the sky, and every night the Sun goes down a bit later than the day before, making our daylight hours longer and longer. For instance the sun sets tonight at 5:11 pm and it gets true dark at 5:41 pm.
In the witches garden early spring plants are blossoming or getting ready to, such as Cyclamen and Prim Rose and early Crocuses are just starting to burst through the slowly defrosting soil.
Being bundled up and staying warm inside makes it easy for us to overlook Spring's signals to us, but rest assured, it's here and even though we may get more snow before it's all over and done with, Spring is gaining on winter and soon winter will be a cold, harsh memory.
Peace and Happiness
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