Imbolc is a Gaelic festival that marks the beginning of Spring. It is the promise of renewal, of hidden potential, of earth awakening and life-force stirring. It is time to let go of the past and to look to the future, clearing out the old, making both outer and inner space for new beginnings. Imbolc is traditionally the great festival and honouring of Brigid, the pagan Goddess of healing, poe..
Over the course of time, many animals have developed a great deal of magical symbolism. The horse in particular has been found in folklore and legend in a variety of cultures. From the horse gods of the Celtic lands to the pale horse found in prophecy, the horse features prominently in many myths and legends.
For thousands of years, people have used good luck talismans, charms and amulets to bring fortune their way. In honour of St Patricks day, we have looked at the symbols and charms that the Celts used. To Celts, symbols played a vital role and held incredible, meaningful power in their lives. Stories behind their symbols have been carried on from generation to generation, allowing Celtic herita..
Imbolc, in the Celtic seasonal calendar, signals the beginning of Spring and the stirrings of new life. It is a time to let go of the past and look to the future, clearing out the old, making both outer and inner space for new beginnings. Imbolc is traditionally the great festival and honouring of Brigid, so loved as a pagan Goddess that her worship was woven into the Christian church as St Br..