Imbolc – midway between Winter Solstice & Spring Equinox – Tu Bishvat – the onset of Spring – Aquarius – the Fixed Cross
The solstices and equinoxes, as well as the cross-quarters, are embedded in monolithic structures around the globe. At the Mound of the Hostages on the Hill of Tara, the inner chamber is aligned with the rising sun on the dates of Imbolc and Samhain.
The solstices and equinoxes form the four corners of the astrological cardinal cross – Aries, Cancer, Libra, and Capricorn. The cross-quarter days form the four corners of the fixed cross, in the signs of Aquarius, Taurus, Leo and Scorpio, which are also the four animals on Ezekiel’s chariot.
Happy Imbolc! We are at the mid-point (Northern hemisphere) between the longest night & the Spring Equinox, marked in ancient celebrations of the Goddess Brighid, (who became Saint Brigid) goddess of fire & inspiration, poetry & healing, & (on Sunday) of Candlemas. It’s about nourishing the returning light & spark of life within ourselves & in the world, about consciously birthing our own lives & the world we share. ~ Oriah Mountain Dreamer
An image from the Lost Book of Nostradamus: