Today is the start of Imbolc (pronounced ee-molk) and is an important festival in the witchy calendar.
Imbolc is one of the fire festivals in the Wheel of the Year, and represents the move into spring. The goddess has cast of the robes of the crone and renewed herself as a maiden and Imbloc celebrates season of awakening and rebirth.
On this day in Ireland the Celtic calendar celebrates Brede's Day. The Catholic church were at pains to squash the Celtic Gods and so they canonized Brede, who became known as St Bridgid.
Light a candle - spring is on its way.