Imbolc – the 15th day of Aquarius on the 4th of February
In the quiet embrace of the Northern winter’s lingering breath, the Fixed Air cross quarter time unfolds like a delicate bloom from the frost-kissed earth. As the slumbering land stirs, whispers of the impending spring dance in the crisp air. Your gaze turned inward, Imbolc is a time to attune yourself to the subtle rhythm of the Divine breath that animates life with the tone of gOd. As winter’s grip begins to yield, the world breathes in the gentle exhale of renewal, a silent sigh that stirs the dormant earth and echoes through the spaces between the snow-covered branches. Imbolc invites you to listen, to feel, and to become one with the ethereal cadence of the Universal breath.
In the hushed stillness of this moment, you will find the Divine exhaling life into every particle of creation, from the smallest blade of grass to the tallest ancient tree. It is in the whispering wind and the soft rustle of awakening buds that you discern the subtle language of the Divine breath and as you draw in your own breath, you become conscious participants in this sacred exchange, inhaling the essence of the Divine that animates the cosmos.
Imbolc is a celebration of the Divine breath within you and around you – a reminder that, like the earth itself, you are part of a vast and interconnected whole. With each mindful inhalation, you take in the wisdom of the ages, the accumulated exhales of countless moments that have shaped the fabric of time. As you exhale, you release your own essence into the symphony of existence, contributing your unique notes to the harmonious song of life.
As the Sun reaches the middle of Aquarius, it is time to embody the Divine breath within, recognising that each inhalation is an intimate communion with the sacred pulse of the Universe. Imbolc beckons you to be present in the breath, to feel the Divine exhaling its love, grace, and eternal renewal into your very being. And under the watchful protection of the maiden goddess Brigid, this sacred day is a sanctuary for the soul, a haven where the breath of the Divine is kindled anew.
Art by Kandy Hurley