Imbolc, Candlemas, Brigid’s Day

LanternToday is a Day of Celebration.

Today the first visible signs of the New Year appear us. Ideas, born at Winter Solstice now begin to demand we pay attention to them. Seeds planted and covered with snow, finally break through the hard ground and take in the sun.

Time has passed since we wrote our resolutions at Winter Solstice and consigned to the back pages of our journals. Blurted words and high ideals sung with Auld Lang Syne have faded from our memory.

But, they do still shine in a tiny corner at the core of our being. Waiting …

There’s a reason, among many, that the Sabbats# come around every six weeks. (give or take a few days) It’s just enough time for us to see some physical results of our endeavours, or, soon enough to remind us to get our butts into gear and take care of business.

We give thanks for this Time, as the days grow longer and warmth begins to return to the Land.

Blessed Be.

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“Whatever you do, do it with all your might. Work at it, early and late, in season and out of season, not leaving a stone unturned, and never deferring for a single hour that which can be done just as well now” P.T. Barnum – 1810-1891, showman, politician, businessman, and entertainer.

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# The Sabbats – (reverse for the Southern Hemisphere)

Winter Solstice – 20-23 December

Imbolc/Candlemas/Brigid’s Day – 2nd February

Spring Equinox – 20-23 March

Beltane – 1st May

Summer Solstice – 20-23 June

Lammas – 1st August

Autumn Equinox – 20-23 September

Samhain/All Hallow’s Eve/ Hallowe’en – 31st October

Note: Not everyone who celebrates these Sabbats agrees on the names or even the exact dates, but one thing is certain, they do make the world go round!

Gotta Know When To Fold ‘Em

I have finally arrived in the blog-o-sphere! Today I got my  first ‘tits-n-ass’ spam! Up until now I’d only deleted Ugg boot sales and stuff in Spanish and Scandinavian script.

It’s a good day! 🙂

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Did’ja ever have a great idea? Ever spend sleepless nights as it swirled around in your consciousness, throwing out sparks like an exploding fireworks factory? Or spend hours/days researching, creating flowcharts, models, sketches, only to have it blow up in your face when it … Just. Won’t. Work?

How do you know when to push through the walls, or when to stop, hit the delete button, and climb back down the mountain without reaching the summit?

There’s no easy answer, that’s for sure. But I know this, you’ve got to trust your instincts.

I want a hat like Kenny’s … just sayin’…

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“I love blackjack. But I’m not addicted to gambling. I’m addicted to sitting in a semi circle” Mitch Hedberg – Comedian (1968-2005)