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BBC Imbolc 2020 – Trials of Cailleach

Image of Cailleach, the old Hag of Winter

Come join BlackBerry Circle as we celebrate the the turning of the Wheel of the Year as well as The Trials of Cailleach, the Hag, on Saturday, February 8th, 2020. Arrival is at 4:00 PM with ritual at 5:00 PM (or thereabouts).

This is the time of year that the Winter Queen and the Summer Queen meet and decide who will rule over the next few months. Another tale tells that Cailleach, the Old Hag, would step out from her home where she ruled over winter. She would look for firewood, but if it was stormy, or too dark that day, she would not be able to see clearly enough to gather that firewood and Spring would come early. Likewise, if the sun was out she would be able to see well enough to gather her wood, thus ensuring six more weeks of winter.

Sound familiar? It should.

A silent auction, raffle, and some sales will also be available after the ritual to help raise funds to support the public rituals. We usually have some pretty neat stuff, so bring cash if you would like to take part in the raffle.

Please feel free to bring:

  • A chair to sit on
  • A food item for potluck
  • A sense of humor
  • Money for silent auction and raffle

PLEASE DO NOT bring your fur children. Furless, semi-human ones are always welcome at BBC unless otherwise specified.

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Blackberry Circle rituals are an outside event, and as such there is a possibility that you may come in contact with various critters that range from irritating to plain evil. In addition, the land is not concrete smooth by any means and there may be holes, roots, or other impediments out there.

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