I honored the Goddess last night, the best way I know how…. By lighting two candles on a birthday cake for my little girl. My Imbolc baby, born at high noon on the feast of Candlemas. Candlemas is an old Christian feast that consisted of lighting candles for the Virgin Mary, 40 days after the birth of her son. According to Jewish law, this signified that she ritually ‘pure’ again. With all this light symbolism, we could not do otherwise than to call our daughter Chiara, which means light in Italian. Two candles for my little Goddess of light. Make a wish!