Brigit is a Celtic Triple Goddess who represents the three stages of womanhood – maiden, mother and wise-woman.
Her temple is in Kildare in Ireland, and she is associated with the Celtic Fire celebration of Imbolc, which is celebrated around 1st February, and marks the first signs of spring.
She is the patroness of poetry, arts and crafts, healing and sacred wells. She is the holder of the Sacred Flame, and the flame of Creativity, and is also associated with serpents in Scotland. As a High Priestess, she became Saint Brigid of Kildare when Christianity became prevalent.
Her card in this deck reminds us to be assertive, to stand our ground and not worry about what others think.
My meditation began with a vision of a golden coiled serpent with its head facing me, which was interesting, as before my meditation I had no idea serpents were associated with her. I am half-Irish, and have family in Ireland, and I then found myself back there, travelling along a tree-lined road, where the branches above me joined together, creating an archway. The trees were bare, creating a cool, dappled effect around me, but as I went further, the trees came into bud, and gradually became more green, and I saw snowdrops and crocuses along the pathway on either side. Spring had sprung all around me!
I then became aware of the presence of a golden-haired Angel. I could see her face and hair, but not her body, as she was surrounded by a bright light around her head. She accompanied me further along the road, and I became aware that I was wearing a green medieval-style long dress with gold trimmings, and I felt compelled to pick one of the snowdrops.
Further along the pathway appeared a bright, white light, surrounded by red light. A flame, surrounding a woman. She was majestic, and had long, flowing blonde-red hair, rather like Botticelli’s Venus. I bowed to her, and offered her the snowdrop I had just picked. She held her hand on my heart chakra, and told me to find my inner passion, and to strenghten my creative energy.
I felt that I could call on her whenever I am feeling fear, or overwhelm, and that her energies would help to infuse me with confidence, bravery and assertiveness. I felt very strongly that she was encouraging me to not give up on my dreams (it’s been a tough month for me). Her energy was regal but kind, and very calming.
She also told me to visualize the Sacred Flame within my Sacral Chakra regularly, to keep my passions, energies and motivation high, and to keep me connected to her energies.
Another thing I felt very strongly was that I really should visit Ireland again at some point this year. It’s on my list of things to do this year, but I need to make it happen, and perhaps visit Kildare (as well as family, of course).
Her message was very strongly about finding your passions and keeping them alive. Her Sacred Flame within our Sacral Chakra will help to keep our passions, drive and motivation higher. She asks us to call on her, especially for any work related to creativity, art, crafts and writing, and her warm energy will infuse us with more will, more confidence and more drive to succeed. She asks us to shine our light, and become like her; assertive, powerful and warrior-like. Her energy is within all of us, and we just need to ask her to help us shine!