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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 03:22 am (UTC)
I would appreciate a card. :)
Feb. 2nd, 2011 04:40 am (UTC)
And response can be made where ever you think is appropriate. :)
Feb. 4th, 2011 11:44 pm (UTC)
Four of Cups, Reversed
Your card is the Four of Cups, Reversed. In this card, three cups sit on a table or bar, while a disembodied hands offers a fourth to a seated figure, who appears distracted. This card tells me that you should be focusing on your relationships that give you strength and which feed your soul, and not let yourself get distracted by what could be, what could have been, or what was. Figure out if there are relationships in your life that are a drain on you. Put a period on those which need to end. Forgive where you need to forgive, accept forgiveness where it is offered, and move forward.