Blessed Imbolc! In the Northern Hemisphere, Imbolc, the Pagan celebration of springtime, began on the evening of Wednesday, February 1, and continues on Thursday, February 2 (Groundhog Day in the United States).
It is also known as St. Brigid's Day in Gaelic tradition, and it takes place approximately halfway between the Winter Solstice and Spring (Vernal) Equinox. It is essentially the celebration of the very beginning of spring—metaphorically ‘lighting the fire’ for the returning sun and warm weather to come!
Imbolc is a time to focus on new beginnings, the Divine Feminine, and the fire element. It is tradition to make a Brigid's cross for Imbolc. Here in Western New York it certainly doesn't feel like spring, but Imbolc is a wonderful reminder that warmer weather is right around the corner!