Imbolc, femmes and snow
When it looks so pretty you can't help but smile can you? Especially as we don't have to go too far. We will be going up to the prom to see how the Lake District Hills have fared. I suspect they will have lots of snow if we have this much. Normally the seaside doesn't suffer.
So a little colour to add to the monochromatic snow:)
Here you see Belissanna,named in honour ofBelissama the Celtic Goddess of light and fire, crafts and incidentally Goddess of the River Mersey:) On her pocket she has the word dream signifying the connection between the spiritual and the physical planes. She also wears an aspect of the goddess on her together with a leaf. She is connected to the earth to ground her in her endeavours.
Birgitta, keeper of the flame. A water femme and dedicated to Brigid lady of the wells and bright waters. She carries a charm representing Aquarius the water carrier who is the zodiac sign for this time of the year. Also a wishbone for luck in any ventures. She has some purple streaks in her hair,a touch of the old wisdom which she brings forward into the new season.
This next femme is dedicated to Airmed who was a Goddess of the Tuatha de Danaan of Ireland. She had great magical power and specialised in herbcraft, rather appropriate at this time of year with new growth daily. She is ready to dance around the new bulbs. The light golds and yellows in her hair represent the upcoming snowdrops and aconites. The fairy and dragonfly look forward to the brighter days now the wheel has turned once more.
This femme is Iridicassia named in honour of her favourite flower the crocus. Who's Latin name is Iridicae. She carries the crescent moon for new beginnings. The amber pendant carries a representation of the goddess.
Flidhais, Goddess of the woods and trees. She wears a silver oak leaf, a sign of new growth. In her hand the Eye of Horus or Eye of the Moon to watch over her and keep her safe in all endeavours.
This femme is Blancheflor, the Celtic Lily maiden aspect of the triple Goddess, who's charm she wears around her neck. She carries a key to unlock new ventures. On her dress a heart which she shares willingly.
Here you see the crocus I showed the other day. We now have 7 flowers to honour the day.
Well worth the 79p we paid, don't you think?
As always if any of the femmes call to you, message me. They are ready to go to their new homes.