Imbolc is the third of eight seasonal celebrations marked throughout the year by ancient Europeans, and means ewe’s milk,’ pointing to the pregnant/quickening nature of this season.
This festival also became known as Candlemas, a time during which households melted the ends of their candles to make it through the end of Winter into the warmth and light of full Spring. This year, my family gave the candle-making a go – pretty fun! A lot of room to hone our efforts next time, but it feels great to have this ‘making’ knowledge/experience stored in my body!
And it’s a delight to have homemade candles in the house, to feel more connected to these simple objects of light! I’m especially loving the skull – looking forward to Samhain (Halloween) already!