Guest post: Between Winter Solstice and Imbolc | pathofthepriestess

Between Winter Solstice and Imbolc | pathofthepriestess.

Bonus serpent wisdom from Philip Shallcrass of the Druid Forum on Facebook:

An old Scottish charm for Candlemas morning:
“Early on Bride’s morn
The serpent shall come from the hole,
I will not molest the serpent,
Nor will the serpent molest me.”
‘In our native traditions, serpents have power to harm or heal. The serpent of Bride represents the power of life and light that stirs in the earth with the first stirrings of springtime, also represented by the appearance of snowdrops. May all be blessed with the renewal of light.’

Wolf spider is your friend, if you see him at this time of year. He and Daddy Long-legs want to keep down pests in your corners and survive the cold, nothing more. Let them live until spring, light your fires and drink your winter ale. Small signs reassure us that the cold will end.

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