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Blessed Imbolc!

I've been on hiatus for a bit, between school and work and moving house. The end of the solar year is often a time for going in and reflecting for me, anyway, and this year the Universe made sure that I was going to focus on myself and my life for the time between the Fall Equinox and Imbolc. But today's Imbolc, and it's time to start turning outward again.
Imbolc, variously known as Brighid, Oilmec, Imbolg, or Candlemas, marks the beginning of the return of spring. (Hard to believe when so much of the US is covered in snow right now.) Sacred to the Goddess Brighid, patron of poetry, healing, and smithcraft, it is also a time to set goals and decide what we are going to birth and nurture in the coming year. I often set creative or scholarly goals, but the sky is the limit. Setting of goals in the February cold is lighting the proverbial candle in the darkness, as we move toward spring.
As you might guess, Imbolc is also an ideal time to do divination and get a read on what your coming year might hold. In that spirit, I offer the Open Readings Thread for Imbolc. If you'd like to know what is birthing into your life, or what you should focus your efforts on this coming year, comment below and I'll pull a card for you.

As always, the tip jar is out, and tips are appreciated but never required.



Feb. 2nd, 2011 07:04 pm (UTC)
Yes please! :) Knowing what to focus on would certainly help me to move along.
Feb. 4th, 2011 11:39 am (UTC)
And happy for you to post a response here, or send to me via LJ message.
Feb. 4th, 2011 11:54 pm (UTC)
Nine of Pentacles
Your card is the Nine of Pentacles. In this card, a woman stands with a hawk on her gauntleted hand, while nine disks bearing the pentacle are arranged in the background. This card tells me that this year is all about the practical aspects of your craft, whatever it happens to be. You are poised to be rewarded for your hard work, but now more than ever you must be willing to work to perfect your craft or skill. You are about to release it to the world (the hawk) but you must also continue to train it so it will bring you the best rewards. If you are considering starting a business, especially a creative one or one based on a skill you have been perfecting, this is an excellent time.
Feb. 9th, 2011 12:30 pm (UTC)
Re: Nine of Pentacles
Thank you so much for this. Every reading you give me chimes so much with what is happening in my life that it gives me shivers! Thank you again.