Women of Wisdom

Marking the Passage into the Crone Years

Imbolc 2014

Once again it is the time of year of Imbolc, the Old Irish name for the halfway point between Winter Solstice and Spring Equinox, usually celebrated around February 2. In some Christian cultures, this day is celebrated as Candlemas, and in America it is known as Groundhog Day. Imbolc is an ideal time to look within and consider what seeds to plant for the growing light to bring to flower and fruit in the coming year. It is a time to seek guidance for your life and for the community around you. Let these words inspire as you meditate on the seeds you choose to plant and on your power to bring your visions into being.

Song of Imbolc

I am the unopened bud,

and I am the blossom,

I am the lifeforce

gathering to a crest,

I am the still companion of the silence,

I am the farflung seeker of the quest.

I am the daughter

gathering in wisdom,

I am the son

whose questions never cease,

I am the dawn-light

searching out glad justice,

I am the center

where all souls find peace.


– Caitlin Matthews, The Celtic Devotional: Daily Prayers and Blessings

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