Brid is the Goddess of fire, fertility, energy and birth.
The Goddess, Brid is the daughter of the Great God, Dagna, who had great skill in all his undertakings. He is the ruler of the Tautha d' Dannan "The Land of the Little People." Her foster mother is the Lady of the Lake, a well-known magical instructor. The two empowered her with wisdom and the beauty of nature.
Brid was born at dawn. Her beauty was seen as the dark began to fade and bright light emerged. At Imbolc she is in her maiden aspect.
When we feel low, we call upon Brid to help energize and motivate ourselves. She instructs us to follow our intuition. Learning to listen to the eternal nudges leads us to a real solution. It will help to take control to promote a needed change.
TOOLS: Earth - mixture of sage(wisdom) and acacia(aids psychic powers, meditation) in an earthenware bowel. A carnation(offering for the Goddess)
Air - elder flower - energy, power, strength or chamomile - meditation Fire - white beeswax candle - Lady and Lord together and meditation Water - snow gathered and blessed at the last full moon
Place the white beeswax candle, carnation, and bowl with herb mixture center. Sprinkle the melted snow (with your projective hand-the one you write with) in a clockwise (deosil, movement is symbolic of life, positive energies) direction to connect the four elements, north-earth, east-water, south-fire, west-air, and then north and say: "I PURIFY THIS SPACE, CHANGING FORM, BECOMING A SACRED CIRCLE, REQUESTING ONLY LOVE SHALL EMERGE."
Rest yourself before the lit white, beeswax candle, hands on knees, palms up. Sit and focus on the burning flame. Take a few deep breaths. Gingerly, sprinkle the herb mixture onto the fire and say: BRID, I REQUEST YOU SHARE YOUR LIGHT, STRENGTH, PLEASE GUIDE.
With hands on knees, palms up meditate while focusing on the flame. Allow the candle to burn down. Write down in your Book of Shadows everything you saw, heard and felt. Say farewell to Brid. Give thanks for her presence. Stand pierce the air at waist level with you receptive hand ( the hand through which energy is received into the body) and walk anti-clockwise motion visualizing the energy entering your hand, up your arm and then into your entire body.
IMBOLC ACTIVITY: ONES WANT IS ANOTHERS NEED
Spend time cleaning out what is no longer needed within your home. Cleaning is essential at this time of year. Start in one room and during the week work your way through the house, purifying and letting go of the old to make room for the new. Donate what is no longer needed-clothes, furniture and toys.
MERRY PART, TILL MERRY WE MEET AGAIN")
RECLAIM YOUR BIRTHRIGHT,
BECOME THE PERSON ENVISIONED WITHIN,
STEP OUT OF THE BOX,
INTO THE UNKNOWN,
FREED FROM MATERIAL EXPECTATION,
WHO ACCEPTS ONE'S FAULTS,
WHO BUILDS ON ONE'S STRENGTHS,
WITH LOVE AND COMPASSION,
WITH RESPECT AND APPRECIATION.
(c)2008 to present AngieSkelhorn
An eclipse is a phenomenon that involves the Sun, Moon and Earth. In astronomy, partial or complete obscuring of one heavenly body by another.
The solar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes directly in front of the Sun. The Moon stands between the Sun and Earth, cutting off the light of the Sun.
On January 15, 2010 at 2:07 am the solar eclipse occurs during the new moon, when the moon blocks the sun's energies as it passes exactly between the sun and earth.
Both solar and lunar eclipses are times when our natural rhythms are changed in world events and in our personal lives.
This means ones conscious force (sun-ego) will be temporarily darkened by the subconscious force (moon-inner you) activating ones deepest emotions and unconscious motives that intensifies ones insecurities.
The shift can be felt three or four days before and after the actual eclipse. Try not to make any major decisions until the natural rhythms return.
It's not a good time to get married, change jobs or buy a home. If a solar eclipse falls near your birth date, you will experience important changes in your life and may come to a turning point.
The old time astrologers considered the eclipse to be evil - signifying catastrophe for mankind. Some believed evil spirits were trying to rob Earth of light. Making a great deal of noise, by banging drums, discharging guns in the air and so forth is done to frighten away the malevolent spirits responsible for the phenomenon.
To learn more about eclipses: Sydney Omarr's Day-by-Day Astrological Guide, Publisher Signet Dictionary of Superstitions, Author david Pickering, Publisher Cassell Picture-Larousee Encyclopedia of Astronomy
Magically enhancing the features of the lips has meaning:
The choice of lip color reveals much about a girl. Lip shades play a large role in conveying warmth, approachability, and sensuality. Red lipstick suggests the girl is passionate and wants to look sensual.
Pink on the lips is a cooler shade than most. The visual message sent out is the girl is aloof, sophisticated and not easily pleased.
Clear lip gloss, leaves the lips looking moist, healthy and natural.
To identify different character types by reading the shape and lines, whether the lips are flat, pointed, rounded or hollowed:
Hollowed and curve inwards reveals a girl who is inquisitive, restless, and adventurous. The girl would have two distinct personality, tranquillity and excitement, as well as complex and serious.
Lips with a point, sharp angles on both sides have no trouble attracting admires. The girl would be elegant and have good taste. A girl who is faithful and spiritual. She would probably make a good peacemaker.
Lips that are flat reflect a straight shooter who is determined, ambitious and reliable. This girl dislikes superficially. She has high morals. Her only character flaw would be she is impatient.
Girls who lips are sharped-angled, are mover and shakers. This girl loves attention. She can be high-strung and selective of friends. She knows how to make the most of her opportunities as they come her way.
Lips that are slanted shows a girl who is somewhat reserved and a follower. She dislikes being the centre of attention. She likes to live by schedules.
The lips are an orgin of perception to feel. A touch would send a signal that would be collected, sorted inside the brain to interpret how to react.
Superstition dictates that an itchy lip is a sure sign the owner would shortly receive a kiss.
MERRY WE MEET AND MERRY PART, TILL MERY WE MEET AGAIN")