ST. BRIGID'S DAY &
FESTIVAL OF FIRE
STOKING YOUR SPIRITUAL FIRE
Rev. Dr. Psychic Cynthia Killion
& Psychic Friends, hello there, and Happy
Imbolc and Happy Groundhog Day too! I hope that your year has gone well so far, and that your February
is off to a fantastic and magical start.
February 1st and February 2nd together
constitute the festival of Imbolc, also called Imbolg, St. Brigid’s Day and even Candlemas. This is an ancient fire-based
holy-day and seasonal marker going back to the ancient Celts (and perhaps even further back then that) that marks the approximate
half-way point of winter. Although in some places where it is just a little bit warmer, it is thought to be the
start of spring. I guess it depends on how long your winter is, smile.
In any case, the GOOD NEWS is that with each passing day, from this point onward, those of us in the Northern
hemisphere can look forward to it get closer and closer to spring, with tiny new signs of spring emerging more and more every
(Such as a growing increase in the length of day, and the earliest spring flowers poking up through the still somewhat
Imbolg (or Imbolc) is a festival of the
Goddess in her fiery, warming, passionate yet nurturing and purifying form. Since in most places we still
have a bit of winter before us yet, this is a good time for working with the element of FIRE to increase your PASSION and
raise your energy & motivation….
If you have a fireplace, firepit, chimea or other type of fire-container
where you can safely raise up a fire, you might take some time to do that in the next week or so ahead, to help stoke your
inner fires, as well as the fire energy within your element bodies.
After you have lit your fire (in your
fire-safe container), take a few minutes to gaze into the flames and commune with the fire spirits that you see there.
It would also be a good idea to thank the Goddess herself for imbibing you with energy, passion, strength, courage
and motivation to continue to THRIVE, even in the most challenging of circumstances.
If you don’t
have a large fire receptacle, you can still stoke your inner fire and honor the Mother of Fire and Light by lighting a single
candle, or even several candles, if you would like.
Once you have your candle lit (in the appropriate heat-proof
container, of course), practice gazing at the candle flame and connecting with and strengthening your inner fire through its
Another way to work with the feminine
fire energy of Imbolc is to go outside on a sunny, winter day and sit outside gazing at the sun and soaking up her light.
(Although many places in the world think of the sun as a masculine deity, the further north you go on the planet, the sun
becomes a FEMININE force of healing light.)
you utilize a bonfire, candle or sunlight to commune with the spirit of fire, you may wish to sing or chant softly while doing
your fire ritual. You can chant or sing whatever words or sounds you would like, and can focus on adding energy to whatever
desire or life theme that interests you at this time.
Imbolc is largely a holiday of purification, cleansing and strengthening
one’s vitality, creativity and passion. So perhaps it might be a good idea to focus on one of these