Hello Beautiful Souls,
Oh, the Equinox! Haven't we all craved for this, through the long dark months of winter? Around Imbolc we've begun to feel the return of the light, but now, now the days are actually longer than the nights! Like our ancestors, we've made it once again!
Here in Avalon, at the Spring Equinox we celebrate the Great Goddess in Her shape of Mother of Fire. We dress the Temple in Her spring greens, we gather together for loads of ceremonies and celebrations, both inside and out on Her sacred land of Avalon, and we sing Her ancient names. Let me tell you a little bit about who She is to us...
One of the ancient names of the Mother of Fire is Artha. Artha is the Bear Goddess, who was honoured here in Brigid's Isles and on the continent by our Celtic ancestors, long before the Romans came. Spring is the time when She awakens from Her long hibernation and appears from Her cave, walking on Her hind legs, tall, powerful and fully in posession of Her strength, ready to do what it takes to protect Her cubs. We can feel Her strength in the winds that storm through the land at this time of year and we feel Her energy in our bodies, as we shake off winter and rest, and start moving again, getting up, getting out and buzzing like Her bees. Let Her storms blow through your life and allow Her to tear away all that's stale and stagnant, saying yes! to life and to feeling your own bear strength rise in your body!