“The Sun’s path has returned to where it was at Samhain. Take some time to notice the quality of the light, for it is the same now as that shimmering magical glow of late October. But instead of the season of dark and silence before us, in the Northern Hemisphere, the season of light and growth lies ahead. And so we prepare ourselves with rites of renewal, cleansing, and commitment. We celebrate the first stirrings of Spring.” – Beth Owl’s Daughter, “The Days of Imbolc”
While Spring Equinox marks the official start of Spring, there is another festival that marks the unofficial “stirrings” of Spring called Imbolc (celebrated February 1-2). It is the quickening of the Goddess as she prepares to cast off Winter and turn her energy to the renewal of Earth. Think of a seed deep within Gaia, the promise of new growth. This is the time when those seeds are quickening, preparing to burst, and eventually bloom into the fertility of Spring. The light grows as well, pulling us steadily out of the darkness of winter. We know Spring is coming even as we remain deep in the womb of Goddess. The church appropriated this ancient Feast and calls it Candlemas and it also coincides with our Beloved Goddess Brigid’s Day.
Here in the Northern Hemisphere, we are entering the in-between Winter time. Could be snow, could be a crocus. Could be 5 degrees, could be 50 degrees. HolyDays and celebrations mark another turn on the Goddess Wheel of the Year and usher in the early Spring festivals like Chinese New Year, Vasant Panchami (Saraswati’s birthday), and Ganesha’s Spring celebration that all occurred at the end of January.
Mercury turns retrograde in Pisces on 2/16/20 (and later Aquarius) and we are already feeling the shadow! While there may be some tech issues, we may also find that we have the opportunity to review and integrate recent events, especially those eclipses. Mercury will be stationing direct on 3/9, just in time for the upcoming Spring Equinox!
Join me on 2/15 for a very special Goddess Meditation Circle that will include a chat and mediation about the Goddess Brigid led by Celtic Priestess Caireann Frasca! Details coming soon!
Blessings on your February!
FEBRUARY GODDESS GOODIES!
Mary Lomando and I recorded a Goddess Alive Radio Podcast discussing the Astrology for 2020!
Our Goddess Spirituality Resource Page has been updated and expanded!
Debut issue of Witch’s Moon Magazine by Renee Starr
Video Tarot Horoscopes by Audrey Alison (check out your Sun sign & Rising)
Seasonal Three Card Goddess Readings with ME are on special
Spring GODDESS PLANNER is releasing soon!
Some ways to honor the Goddesses and HolyDays of February from Goddess Planner 2020!
How are the intentions of the New Year quickening for bloom in Spring? Write an epic poem for Brigid. Spit some well-directed thunderbolts with OYA. Take a Star Bath with Nut. Gift your friends and family readings with Tyche and Fortuna on St. Agatha’s Day. Track your cycles with Selene. Unfurl your deepest desires with Lalita Devi. Run through the forest with Diana. Light candles for the Ancestors and placate your Hungry Ghosts. Stoke your passions with Aphrodite. Bake sacrificial cakes for your next gathering with Fornax. Schedule a wellness check-up and honor good health with Hygeia. Celebrate the Magick of Leap Day!
February 1 – Brigid’s Day (Ways to Celebrate Brigid’s Day & Imbolc)
February 1 – 2 – Pagan Sabbat of Imbolc/Candlemas
February 1 – Marian Devotion
February 2 – Goddess and Orisha OYA Feast Day as Our Lady of Candelaria (About the Orisha OYA)
February 2 – Goddess and Orisha Yemoja Candomble Feast Day
February 2 – Feast Day of Maman Brigitte Haitian lwa (Meeting the Dark Goddess Online Course)
February 2 – Feast of Egyptian Goddess Nut
February 5 – St. Agatha’s Day celebrating the Goddesses Tyche, Fortuna, & Wyrd (Divination & Fortune telling!)
February 6 – Aphrodite Feast Day (about the Goddess Aphrodite)
February 7 – Feast of Greek Moon Goddess Selene (About the Goddess Selene)
February 8 – TARA Day
February 8, 2020 – Lalita Jayanti – Happy Birthday to the Hindu Goddess Lalita! (about Lalita Devi)
February 9, 2020 – Full Moon in Leo at 2:33 AM Eastern
February 10, 2020 – Jewish Holiday of Tu Bishvat
February 11 – Feast Day of Our Lady of Lourdes
February 12 – Festival of the Goddess Diana of the Wild & Artemis of the Meadow
February 12 – Runic half month of Sigel (Sowilo) commences – sun, guidance, goal-setting, success
February 13 – International Self Love Day
February 13 – February 21 – Ancient Roman Festival Parentalia – Festival of the Ancestors and placation of the ghosts
February 14 – Susan B. Anthony’s Birthday
February 14 – Valentine’s Day
February 15, 2020 – Nirvana Day – Mahayana Buddhist Festival – Anniversary of the death of Buddha
February 15 – Patricia Monaghan’s Birthday
February 16, 2020 – Mercury Turns Retrograde in Pisces
February 16 – Ancient Roman Festival of the Goddess Victoria – Victory
February 17 – Ancient Roman Festival of Fornicalia – Celebrating the Roman Goddess Fornax, the personification of the oven
February 18 – Sepandārmazgān – Ancient Iranian Women’s Festival celebrated to show love for Mothers and Wives
February 18 – March 17 – Celtic Tree Calendar – NION – ASH
February 18, 2020 – Sun Enters Pisces
February 19, 2020 – Kuan Yin Opens Her Treasury Day (Gwynne Warner offering Online Course for this!)
February 21, 2020 – Maha Shivratri – Shiva & Shakti
February 22 – Feast of the Roman Goddess Concordia, embodiment of agreement
February 23, 2020 – New Moon in Pisces at 10:32 AM Eastern
February 26 – Day of Greek Goddess Hygeia – Goddess of Health and Wellness
February 26 – Day of Egyptian Goddess Nut
February 27 – Runic half month of TYR (Tiwaz) commences – warrior rune
February 28 – Moira Mathers’ Birthday
February 29, 2020 – Leap Day!
NEW COURSES FOR JANUARY & FEBRUARY 2020!
A Year of Divination and Feminine Magic with Runes with Renee Starr
Brigid’s Grove Online Temple – Creative Spirit Circle with Molly Remer
Calamoondala 2020 – Free Class with Molly Remer
Dew of Mercy – Kuan Yin’s Great Compassion Water (FREE) with Gwynne Warner
Divine Daily Prompt Course with Kimberly Moore
Feng Shui Altar Creation – Sacred Theatre of Your Heart (FREE) with Gwynne Warner
Feng Shui and the Chinese Element of Water with Gwynne Warner
Goddess Planner 2020 with Kimberly Moore, Audrey Alison, & Marisa McCall
Inspiring Imbolc – Getting to Know the Sabbats with Susan Harper
Passion – 52 Goddesses of Love and Magick with Brandi Auset
Shadow Work Series from Lauri Ann Lumby
- Authentic Freedom – The Hero’s Journey
- Dark Angel Protection Practice
- Demon Binding and Banishing
- Into the Shadows with Gwyn ap Nudd
- Mastering the Shadow – Ritual and Practice
Spellcraft – Magical Inks and Papers with Renee Starr
Shakti Rising – A Year of Mantra and Meditation with Kimberly Moore
The EveryDay Sacred 2020 – Free Prompt Course with Kimberly Moore
The Literary Goddess Circle – Free Book Discussion Group with Brandi Auset & Kimberly Moore
Winter Magic with Molly Remer
Witch’s Moon Magazine by Renee Starr