|Arise and soar with the sun's newborn rays;|
To breathe new life into dying nights and days.
Imbolc is a celebration of the midway point between winter and spring. It is a time for snow and snowdrops; candles and fire glow; lambing and new life.
In the stables it marks the near end of a long winter; stable work is hard at any time of year, but in the winter it can feel like a thankless job. As an equestrian, for me Imbolc means that there will soon be long sunny days in which to enjoy riding through the woods, rather than hair-raising 'Horse Whisperer' type battles through the ice and snow!
I like to celebrate by hoofing around at the stables then returning home to a hot bath and lots of scented candles.
How will you celebrate today?