I wanted to poke my head in and say hello. I am a fairly new Celtic Reconstructionist who has felt the calling of Brighid for quite some time. I find it as a fairly important coincidence that I was born on February 6th, 4 days after the day of Imbolc. I would like to learn more about the tradition of being a Warrior-Protector of Brighid and her Flametenders. I am a male. But given the day I was born and the circumstances by which I came to discover Paganism (being stuck outside during a major Snowstorm contributed to my decision to become a Pagan) I have come to the conclusion that it is Brighid that is calling me more than any other Deity to be one of her oathbound (if you know what I mean?).
I thought I would clarify something while I was at it. I know men are forbidden from flametending in the sense of the 20 day cycle... but I wanted to have a candle and cauldron devoted to Brighid that I can light once a week. Would this be an acceptable form of devotion for Brighid, as it is not part of a formal flametending tradition?