Brigid's Day, one of four "fire festivals" of the Wheel of the Year, and is strongly associated with the goddess Brighid.

            Brigid represents the light half of the year, and the power that will bring people from the dark season of winter into spring, her presence is very important at this time of year.

            a celebration of the lengthening days and the early signs of spring. Lighting of candles and fires represents the return of warmth and the increasing power of the Sun

Ancient Garden
(Monotype plate)

… she shines
…like  the rose-fingered moonrising after sundown,
erasing all stars around her,
and pouring light equally across the salt sea 
and over densely flowered fields lucent under dew.  


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