Here at Witchery Wednesday we aren’t actually celebrating Imbolc today. Why? Well, for us, it isn’t actually Imbolc. You see, today (or rather, this Saturday) is one of the four cross-quarter Sabbats–meaning the holidays that fall between the solstices and equinoxes and make up the Pagan Wheel of the Year. But, you already knew that, right? Right.
The issue is, someone somewhere along the line decided it would be easier if–unlike the fluctuating quarters–the cross-quarter holidays were fixed. And that just doesn’t sit right with us. We’ve never been people for whom “easy” always (or even often) equaled “best”. For us, it feels wrong to celebrate, hold rituals, or do workings meant for the Sabbats on….well, the wrong days.
So, for those who are celebrating today, we still wish you a Blessed Imbolc. And please do come back on Saturday to celebrate a small part of the holiday with us.