Wheel of the Year
February 1st, celebrated as Imbolc, Candelmas or Brigid’s Day was meant to mark the midway point between the Winter Solstice and the Spring Equinox across the Wheel of the Year. It signifies what we consider the Return of the Quickening of the Light in the Northern Hemisphere and the official beginning of Spring. Celtic and Norse Pagans consider this a time for purification and new beginnings. The word “Imbolc” means “in the belly of the Mother,” because the seeds of Spring are beginning to stir in the belly of Mother Earth. Spiritually, this is a time of new life coming into manifestation. We can often see the return of the Snow Drop, a native flora to Pacific Northwest, the first flower to emerge from Winter in any northern country. We may only be seeing the tiniest hints of life above the surface but things are really beginning to stir in the darkness.
Traditionally, Pagan practitioners make offerings to Brigid, St. Brigid or Brighid, the patron Goddess of Imbolc and the Sacred Keeper of the Flame of Brigid and Brigid’s Well in Ireland. Brigid was known as the Goddess of poetry, wisdom, healing, blacksmith, smith craft, livestock, crafts, childbirth, and fertility.
Imbolc brings this final cleansing for our spirits as well. This is the time to clear out the dirty old clutter, and the things that died within us during Winter, in order to prepare for the exciting new growth to come.
Breathwork and sound bath both put us into theta brainwaves which makes us more open to downloads, insights, awarenesses and intuition, allowing us to peer more deeply through the veil into the unknown, cultivating the wisest unsaid words.
Katerina Lamola is a licensed mental health therapist, hypnotherapist, breathwork facilitator, climate grief guide, and integration coach with over 25 years of experience in trauma and addiction.
Janelle Leonard is a Sound Healer, trained Opera Singer & Violist, Völva, Norse Shamanism Seiðr Practitioner, Tibetan Buddhist, Reiki Master, Quantum Healer, SOMA Neuromuscular Integration®, and CranioSacral Practitioner. She has over 20 years of experience in her field of study and professional interests.
3 hours total, including opening circle, Sabbat teachings, meditation/ritual, spinal movement, breathwork/sound bath, closing circle. Comfortable clothing suggested. Bring water bottle, journal, yoga mat, blanket, pillow or bolster, eye covering, altar contribution.
We will be using nature-based formulations during the event by the powerful and exquisite Moon Goddess Magick Apothecary.
Space is limited to 15 participants. Register here in advance to hold your spot.