Wednesday, January 30, 2013

The Lengthening Days

Ready to plant
Each culture and religion seems to mark the lengthening of the days near the start of February.  Whether we call it Groundhog Day. Candlemas, St. Blaise Day, or Imbolc, this mid point between any equinox and solstice is dramatic for those connected to soil and nature.  The equinoxes and solstices mark ending and beginning like the shortest day and now the days begin to lengthen or even day and night length before either nights or days lengthen. 

 But those halfway days are when the drama of the change is happening.  On February 2nd, the days have been lengthening since the solstice in December and now we can feel the stirring of the earth as she awakens and starts to sprout and grow. 

 Happy days of change to you.

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