The first stirrings of Spring

This first week in February is when we begin to feel the days lengthening again and daylight beginning to return as new shoots start to emerge. Yet there’s still many weeks before the days are truely warm again. This time is marked in many traditions with a festival dedicated to the first stirrings of the light and is called by many names: Imbolg (meaning ewes milk), Candlemas, St Brigit’s day are a few.

It’s a time of inspiration, for clearing away old, unwanted stuff for a fresh new beginning.