Imbolc is also known as Candlemas and Oilmec: It begins at sundown on February 1 and continues through the day of February2nd. Imbolc means in the belly of the Mother because that is where seeds are beginning to stir as it is Spring.
This holiday is especially sacred to the Celtic Fire Goddess, Brigit, patron of smithcraft, healing, midwifery, and poetry. It is the festival of the Maiden, for from this day to March 21st, it is her season to prepare for growth and renewal. It is also a time of divination:)
1. Ewe's Milk - "This is the source"
2. Bleating of the Lambs - "What now needs to be fed"
3.The Scent of White Flowers - "This refreshes and replenishes"