So, I'm talking to my husband on the phone today while he is at work and he tells me that he is tired of it snowing and he wishes someone would tell Mother Nature that it's not supposed to be snowing here in Virginia.  Then he says "Hey you can do a Wiccan Ritual to make the snow go away."  Hmmm...sure i could ask the Goddess to rid us of these snowy days and bring on the Spring, but I won't.  Although, I would like to have some warmer weather, I've learned that Nature has it's own rythym.  So, I decided that instead of wishing this winter weather away, I would look into the best ways to celebrate and appreciate these snowy days.  How can magick be best used during this time of the year? 

Winter symbolizes the rebirth of the Sun God.  This time of year, after Imbolc, symbolizes the time of the Goddess' recovery from the birth of the God.  I take this snowy weather as an opportunity to continue to recover from the holiday season.  A time to regroup and start anew.  A time to make plans for the coming Spring celebration of Ostara.  This is a great time if you are going to grow your own magickal garden, to plant those seeds indoors and nuture them until the earth is warmed by the increased presence of the God. 

I suppose my point is not to rush Nature.  She does all things in her own time.  So sit back and relax, enjoy these snowy days when you have a good excuse to curl up with a good book or spend quality time with your family.