Saturday, February 2, 2013

Sig Lonegren on Imbolc

Bridget
Bridget Milking a Cow
Glastonbury Tor

Not a week goes by that I don't think of Glastonbury, England.  I really felt at home there.  Fortunately, wise Geomancer Sig Lonegren keeps me posted on Glastonbury events.  Here's what Sig recently wrote on his Blog about Imbolc.

Time to begin to germinate those seeds!  Thanks Sig!

 
 "Imbolc is that time of the Celtic yearly cycle when the seed that was planted at Samhain (1 November) and lies dormant through the dark of the winter, by throwing out that little cotyledon, moves by itself for the first time.  It is analogous to the quickening in the human reproductive cycle.  It has a life of its own.  The ewe's milk starts running around this time, and on the Glastonbury Tor, which is astronomically oriented to the Imbolc sunset, Bridget is seen milking a cow.

In Vermont, and underground chamber called Rodwin is also oriented toward the Imbolc Sunset.

Rodwin
Rodwin, Northern Vermont, USA
Imbolc Sunset Sunset

snowdrops
The Snowdrop, Bride's flower,
is one of the first of true veriy early spring flowers.  

Here in Glastonbury, the Pilgrim Reception Centre sponsored a new Holy Thorn (the old one on Wearyall Hill was vandalised).  This cutting from the old Holy Thorn was planted several days ago at the Abbey Car Park next to a new World Peace Pole and a Glastonbury bench for visitors to rest on.
new holy thorn
The New Holy Thorn and World Peace Pole
In the Glastonbury Abbey Car Park

Imbolc is the time when ideas or plans that have been lying fallow in the dark all winter are now ready to begin a life of their own.  What projects have you been thinking about that are ready to begin to move, to manifest?  Use this time of Imbolc to feel that quickening, and  ready to give birth?
The Blessings of Bridget
Be With You
This Imbolc!

}:-)
sig's sig
Sig Lonegren
Mid-Atlantic Geomancy

http://www.geomancy.org
SunnyBank Centre
Glastonbury, Somerset BA6 8JE
England
sig@geomancy.org

1 comment:

Brizdaz (Darren) said...

Bit of a sync for me reading this post,as my mother was born in November and lived in a town called Imbol,which is in Queensland,Australia.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Imbil,_Queensland

The only thing is that in Australia the seasons are reversed and November is in the springtime going into summer.

I've never been to Glastonbury,but it looks like a town I would love to visit.I did a post about a wonderful tune with the filmclip being filmed as the composer walks up and down Glastonbury Tor.

http://brizdazz.blogspot.com.au/2011/05/pilgrimage-caiseal-mor.html

The tune is called "Pilgrimage" and is written by Ciaseal Mor,who grew up living about 2 miles from where I did (Brisbane).
As far as I know our paths have never crossed oddly enough,although I have bought books and CDs from his website.
I love his work.