The life exists, hidden beneath the snow. Gathering strength, yet hidden in many ways. How long and harsh will this winter be? Can traditions of groundhogs or candles tell us? The political parallels again jump out at us. These and many other themes join with the making of candles and wintertime celebrations.
Some of the ways many of us are celebrating were published a few weeks ago, and I’m in the process of getting both the candle making supplies and ritual materials ready. My kids were worried that we wouldn’t have enough snow to make snow cream for Imbolc, but just enough fell yesterday! However you are celebrating (including Summmer Thermstice/Lammas celebrations in the Southern Hemisphere), may your be celebration be blessed.