Welcome to the Imbolc 2014 Tarot Blog Hop. We are an international group of tarotists who write together on a specific topic eight times a year. Here you will find a list of particpants and links to each of the blogs. At the end of the list is an explaination of our topic, which is “Tarot, Healing and Creativity.”
1. Maureen Aisling Duffy-Boose http://tarotwitchery.blogspot.com/2014/02/tarot-blog-hop-2014the-seer-bard-healer.html
2. Louise Underhill http://www.priestesstarot.co.uk/2014/02/tarot-blog-hop-tarot-healing-creativity/
3. Chloe for TABI http://tabitarot.blogspot.com/2014/02/getting-creative.html
4. Bonnie Fernandes http://tarotsalve.com/2014/02/01/imbolc-blog-hop-tarot-healing-and-creativity
5. Ania M http://aniam.co.uk/blog/incubation/
8. Morgan Drake Eckstein http://gleamingsfromthedawn.blogspot.com/2014/02/tarot-and-healing.html
9. Stella T’arot http://www.usgamesinc.com/tarotblog/2014tarotbloghopimbolc/
12. Chloe for Celtic Lenormand http://www.celticlenormand.com/2014/02/imbolc-blog-hop-making-of-songbirds.html
13. Christiana Gaudet http://tarottrends.com/content/imbolc-2014-tarot-blog-hop-tarot-healing-and-creativity
14. Arwen http://tarotbyarwen.com/?p=17623
15. Olivia Destrades http://firstearthtarot.blogspot.com/2014/02/imbolc-blog-hop-feb-2014.html
16. Shauna Aura Knight http://shaunaaura.wordpress.com/2014/02/01/outcome-card-tarot-blog-hop
17. Joy Vernon http://joyvernon.com/Blog/tarot-healing-and-creativity
18. Sharon Cumming http://sharoncumming.blogspot.com/2014/02/tarot-healing-creativity.html
As the wrangler for the Imbolc 2014 Blog Hop it was my responsibility to set the topic. Here is what I gave the group.
Imbolc, also known as Imbolg, Brigid, Brigid’s Day and Candlemass, is the cross-quarter day between Yule (winter solstice) and Ostara (vernal equinox). It is generally celebrated January 31, February 1st or February 2nd.
Imbolc means “in the belly.” This is the Irish holiday of the lambing ewes who herald the coming spring.
This is the holiday of Brigid, Brighid, or Bride, a Goddess so beloved she became a Catholic Saint. The Catholic Church celebrates this holiday as St. Brighid’s Day.
On February 2nd many Christians observe Candlemass, which celebrates the divinity of Jesus Christ and is thought to have some connection to the original Pagan holiday. At this time of year Pagans and Christians often weave Brighid’s Crosses and light candles as reminder that warmer weather is on its way.
Groundhog Day is the secular holiday in anticipation of the coming spring which has sprung from these ancient roots.
There are so many themes one could pull from this rich holiday for a fabulous blog hop. Which should I choose?
I’m going to indulge and divulge my personal connection with this holiday. I am dedicated to the Goddess Brigid, the Triple Goddess of smithcraft, poetry and healing. When I put that all together, Brigid becomes the Goddess of healing through creativity.
As I see it, tarot is a tool of healing, and a tool of creativity. So let’s do this. Let’s write about “Tarot, Healing and Creativity.” (Of course, if you use another tool you can change the “tarot” to “cartomancy”, “divination” or whatever works.)
Handle the topic “Tarot, Healing and Creativity” any way you like. For instance, you could:
- Share a story about how tarot has inspired healing and creativity for you, or for someone you know.
- List ways we can use tarot for healing, and to inspire creativity.
- Discuss the ways we heal through creativity.
- Design and perform a card spread to nurture creativity and healing.
- Discuss specific cards that represent creativity and healing to you.
- Design a healing ritual that uses tarot images.
- Write a poem, create a meditation, do whatever feels right for you.