Also known as Candlemas, Brigid’s Fire, Oimelc, Lupercalia and—here in North America—Groundhog’s Day, this Sabbat is celebrated on the 2nd of February. The rituals surrounding this day evoke light, fire, hearth, health, cleansing and crafting.
Though the nights have been getting shorter since Yule, it’s only after Imbolc that it truly becomes noticeable. In some places, the weather has already begun to warm, with the first rains of spring melting snow and baring the earliest flowering buds.
About the Author
An editor and occasional writer, Jodi Lee has spent her entire life on the Canadian Prairies, which she credits for her over-active imagination. She’s often found slicing and dicing prose in her editorial work, or mucking about with book covers, graphics and websites in her design freelancing.
Her fiction has appeared in Night to Dawn, Nocturnal Ooze and Necrotic Tissue, as well as numerous anthologies both past and forthcoming. Her non-fiction has found many and varying outlets over the past decade.
She is the owner/editor-in-chief of Belfire Press and it's magazine imprint, The New Bedlam Project.