Imbolc, the Feast of the Goddess Brigid, is celebrated on February 1st. It marks the mid-point between the Winter Solstice and the Spring Equinox; a time when seeds sprout, spring is on the way, and the light is returning. It is a time to honor Brigid, goddess of fire, poetry, childbirth. It is a celebration of home and hearth. Imbolc is a time to celebrate growth and new beginnings.
The Southern Wheel of the Year As the Wheel originates in the Northern Hemisphere, in the Southern Hemisphere most Pagans advance these dates six months so as to coincide with the natural seasons as they occur in their local climates. For instance, an Australian Pagan may celebrate Beltane on the 1st of November, when a Canadian Pagan is celebrating Samhain