Each year around Groundhog Day, the sun begins to have strength, and the earth starts to waken. Several cultures have names for this time – Candlemas, St Brigid’s, St Blaze’s, Imbolc, and Groundhog Day. Like the Groundhog we all feel it – plants and animals
Most people recognize the times of solstice and equinox. Old cultures also recognize that magic time between – February, May (May Day), August (Assumption, Lughnasa) and Halloween. This is when the change occurs.
The solstice and equinox marks an end point – shortest day, longest day day and night of equal length – before a change. But midway between those markers is where the days lengthen or shorten and I feel the drama of it
The warmth and green will arrive soon
My little “sundancer” tchotchkes love to click and move in the growing sunlight. Blessed be as we continue the journey.