The Year of the Serpent began on February 9, 2013. The serpent is a universal symbol of healing and rebirth. As Serpent sheds her skin, she is reborn. As she crawls on the ground, she is connected to Earth and the powers of healing.
February 2 was the celebration of Imbolc, or Candelmas. This date marks the return of light to our world. The seeds of possibility are waiting, dormant and ready to burst forth when spring warms the earth. What are you ready to rebirth?
Please enjoy this contribution from Marian Spadone on Inbolc:
“Under the blanket of Winter we nestle, sleeping the sleep of the newborn, the sleep of the seed. All is contained withing us — all future possibilities, all growth, all knowing. This is the time after the Great Dark but before the Bursting Forth. This is the time for dreaming and for knowing our dreams. This is the time of illumination. The light grows…Resting still in the cauldron of birth, we close two eyes and open our third. OUr dream vision is active. We have enought light now to see. Use the light! Brighten the light of your Inner Knowing.
Stirring in our seed sleep, we dream sweet dreams of who, what and how we will become. Think! What needs illumination within you? What desire needs a bit more light to be seen clearly? What quality in you has dimmed and needs brightening? Gather in circles to grow more luminous; recite poetry, start seeds or a creative project. And light many candles!” — Marian Spadone © Mother Tongue Ink 2012 *
As we await the birth of Spring and new possibilities, make a list of your dreams, desires and wishes. How will you rebirth yourself this year?