Today we celebrate Imbolc, the return of the maiden goddess, Brigid, and the exit of the Crone (winter). Although she is part of the Celtic legacy, Brigid (whose name is spelled many different ways) represents the eternal goddess in many pagan traditions. During Imbolc we celebrate her aspect of youth and new beginnings. Her spirit is fiery and her message is that Spring is near. Thank Goddess! I’m ready for that dose of triumphant energy that magically awakes the green life from its slumber. Here we mark the turning of seasons, along with the Chinese Lunar New Year and all the other lunar-aware traditions, such as Groundhog Day, Candlemas, and others! I think it’s especially auspicious that Venus would turn direct at such a time! The Goddess is in the air as we continue to remember and celebrate her.
The following is a song, hymn written for Brigid by a man who has since past. This youtube video was made in honor of him who honors the Goddess.