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This ritual celebrates one of the 4 Celtic "Fire" Festivals and commemorates the changing of the Goddess from the Crone to the Maiden and the first signs of Spring. It is also known as Brigid's (pronounced BREED) Day.  Called "Imbolc" (the old Celtic name) it celebrates the seasonal change of the first signs of spring and the return of the sun; it is the festival commemorating the passing of winter and the beginning of the agricultural year. 

It is also a day to celebrate the Celtic Goddess Brigid the Goddess of Poetry, Healing, Smithcraft, and Midwifery. If you can make it with your hands, Brigid rules it. This is a time for communing with her, and tending the lighting of her sacred flame. 

Join us for a celebration of Imbolc at Gaia's Garden on Sunday 30th July at 6:30pm

Bring food to share at 11C 168 Victoria Rd Northcote

PEASE NOTE There will not be a discussion group this sabbat.

The Wheel of the Year at Gaia's Garden

Women are invited to join us to celebrate the eight festivals at 6pm for 6:30pm ritual commencement on the following dates. We are using a Wheel of the Year adapted to the Southern Hemisphere and modified to acknowledge the seven Indigenous seasons for South East Australia.

The traditional festivals were developed over thousands of years in parts of Europe where they celebrated the changing of the seasons and the shifts in the land such as harvest and spring. Not surprisingly our Celtic forebears brought these traditions with them although the seasons and the land is very different.

Like other people, we have translated the festivals to the southern hemisphere. We have more recently acknowledged the seasons for our part of the land and the placing of the elements as fits our place on the land.

 

Wheel of the Year Celebrations

At Gaia’s Garden we celebrate the Wheel of the Year with a combination of traditional rituals and acknowledgement of the Indigenous seasons for the south-eastern corner of Australia. Rituals and Celebrations are free and commence at 6:00pm Please bring a plate of food to share.

 

Sabbatt Rituals in 2017:

Yule (Winter         June 25 - Sunday

Solstice)

Imbolc                  July 30 - Sunday

Eostara                Sept 24 - Sunday

Beltaine                Oct 29 - Sunday

Litha (Summer     Dec 17 - Sunday

Solstice)

All Sabbatt rituals will commence at 6:00pm (for 6:30pm ritual) Bring a plate of food to share.