I laid my crusty paint brushes on the altar and sprinkled them with salt and blessed water. By candle light, I asked Brigid, the goddess of creativity, crafts and "fire in the head" to bless these tools, make them wands for Healing, Joy and Bad Assery. Imbolc was the first witchy holiday I ever celebrated. This quiet moment of the year is very dear to my heart.
While in my neck of the woods, spring is a LONG way off--
it still feels like a time of stirring,
A time of fin