Last Sunday, 28th January, we gathered in the Roundhouse for a beautiful day-long celebration of Brigit stories and rituals. So much of the tradition still resonates today. There is the deep connection to the land and nature, seen in the cloak story and the fact that we make crosses from the humblest field plant, the common rush.
Brigit’s Day, the old Celtic festival of Imbolc, helps us tune in to the wheel of the year, noticing the changing seasons and the annual cycle of birth, growth, death and re-birth. The Brigit tradition also invites us to attend to the divine feminine and to balance the masculine with the feminine both in ourselves and in society. We can also find a commitment to justice and equality, and an honouring of women’s fertility and creativity – so many themes that are relevant to our current world.