Circle of life is a beautiful magickal experience. It is magickal because we get to create what we want and how we want our lives to look like, feel like. We get to choose what we want not what we don’t want. So this new year participate in this magick circle of life. Participate in gratitude, in love, in positive thinking no matter what occurs there is magick and blessing in this madness. How you create your life, what you think about it and what you do about it does impact the circle of life. So create only magick and that which serves the greater good and the balance. You are not alone but an individual part of the macrocosm. Your choices matter. You matter. We are whole and complete in our own individual self. Bring the touch of magick to your own circle of life. Create a life that shines and that shines you in it which will shine the macrocosm. Be the Magick. No one is stopping you only you can stop you.
May the circle of life move you all through bountiful of love, gratitude, peace, harmony, abundance and prosperity of your spiritual, mental and physical life. Whatever may occur may we give gratitude for our experiences for creating that we did not want to and change what we can to be part of this circle of life. We wish you all a very Happy New Year 2022. Thank you for being part of our journey and look forward to working with you and see what we can create together. Happy New Year 2022.
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The Maiden is honored, as the Bride, on this Sabbat. Straw Brideo’gas (corn dollies) are created from oat or wheat straw and placed in baskets with white flower bedding. Young girls then carry the Brideo’gas door to door, and gifts are bestowed upon the image from each household. Afterwards at the traditional feast, the older women make special acorn wands for the dollies to hold, and in the morning the ashes in the hearth are examined to see if the magic wands left marks as a good omen. Brighid’s Crosses are fashioned from wheat stalks and exchanged as symbols of protection and prosperity in the coming year. Home hearth fires are put out and re-lit, and a besom is place by the front door to symbolize sweeping out the old and welcoming the new. Candles are lit and placed in each room of the house to honor the re-birth of the Sun.
Another traditional symbol of Imbolc is the plough. In some areas, this is the first day of ploughing in preparation of the first planting of crops. A decorated plough is dragged from door to door, with costumed children following asking for food, drinks, or money. Should they be refused, the household is paid back by having its front garden ploughed up. In other areas, the plough is decorated and then Whiskey, the “water of life” is poured over it. Pieces of cheese and bread are left by the plough and in the newly turned furrows as offerings to the nature spirits. It is considered taboo to cut or pick plants during this time.
Other holidays at this time include Ground Hog’s Day, Aztec New Year, Lohri, Makara Sankranti, Pongal, Chinese New Year, Roman Lupercalia, Valentine’s Day, and Armenian Candlemas.