When winter comes to a woman’s soul, she withdraws into her inner self, her deepest spaces. She refuses all connection, refutes all arguments that she should engage in the world. She may say she is resting, but she is more than resting: She is creating a new universe within herself, examining and breaking old patterns, destroying what should not be revived, feeding in secret what needs to thrive.
Winter women are those who bring into the next cycle what should be saved. They are the deep conservators of knowledge and of power. Not for nothing did ancient peoples honor the Grandmother. In her calm deliberateness, she winters over truth, she breezes out falseheartedness.
Look into her eyes, this winter woman. In their gray spaciousness you can see the future. Look out of your own winter eyes. You too can see the future. ~ Patricia Monaghan, Seasons of the Witch
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. This is the “quickening” of Goddess, the tremors of her seeds buried deep in Earth are preparing for Spring blooms.
We open the month with Brigid’s Day, Imbolc, and Candlemas. HolyDays and celebrations that mark another turn on the Goddess Wheel of the Year and usher in the early Spring festivals. We begin to see the promise of Spring in the early Spring festivals like Chinese New Year, Vasant Panchami (Saraswati’s birthday), and Ganesha’s Spring celebration.
New Moon in Aquarius is coming this Monday, so remember to sync with your Aquarian visions and dreams to recommit to your intentions! This moon is the first of 2019 without an eclipse (can I say PHEW??), and we have an opportunity to review our plans for 2019.
Join me on 2/10 for a morning of Mantras and Meditation for the Goddess Saraswati, honoring her birthday. This is our first MotherHouse Goddess Temple event for 2019 and what a way to kick off our Holy Year!
February may be short but it is busy! How are you welcoming the month and the whispers of Spring?
Blessings of Goddess and the Season!
February 1 – Brigid’s Day
February 2 – Goddess and Orisha OYA Fest Day as Our Lady of Candelaria
February 2 – Goddess and Orisha Yemoja Candomble Feast Day
February 2 – Feast of Egyptian Goddess Nut
February 4, 2019 – New Moon in Aquarius at 4:04pm eastern
February 5 – February 19, 2019 – Chinese New Year – Year of the Pig (Preparing for Chinese New Year)
February 5 – St. Agatha’s Day celebrating the Goddesses Tyche, Fortuna, & Wyrd (Divination & Fortune telling!)
February 6 – Aphrodite Feast Day (see articles on the Goddess Aphrodite)
February 7 – Feast of Greek Moon Goddess Selene
February 8 – TARA Day
February 9, 2019 – Ganesha Jayanti Spring Festival
February 10, 2019 – Vasant Panchami – Happy Birthday to the Hindu Goddess Saraswati!
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, 2019 – Nirvana Day – Mahayana Buddhist Festival – Anniversary of the death of Buddha
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, 2019 – Sun Enters Pisces
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 19, 2019 – Full Moon in Virgo at 1054am eastern
February 19, 2019 – Mercury Retrograde Shadow in Pisces begins (Stations retrograde on 3/5/19)
February 19, 2019 – Lalita Jayanti – Happy Birthday to the Hindu Godddess Lalita!
February 22 – Feast of the Roman Goddess Concordia, embodiment of agreement
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
MYSTERY SCHOOL OF THE GODDESS is gearing up for the renewal of Spring!
NEW COURSES (check back as this list is updated throughout the month):
Aphrodite’s Kiss Goddess Activation with Brandi Auset – now open!
Blessings of Saraswati – 40 Day Practice with Kimberly Moore – February special for her birthday 2/10!
Dark Moon Temple with Brandi Auset and Kimberly Moore – monthly Temple Talks and Goddess Meditations
Divination Magick with Kimberly Moore – 30 days of divination prompts & practices!
Goddess Priestess Witch with Renee Starr – specials for registration before 2/10!
Healing with the Goddess – 22 Goddesses (includes Brigid!) with Katherine Skaggs – February special!
Lunar Divination eBook by Gail Jessen – avail with Manifest with the Moon course too!
Courses to Connect to Goddess HolyDays of February:
- Discovering Brigit – Goddess and Saint with Mael Brigde
- Journey with Brigit – Goddess of Poetry
- Stepping into Brigit – Goddess Activation Course with Mael Brigde
- Fire Magic Spells of the Goddess with Renee Starr
- Inspiring Imbolc – Getting to Know the Sabbat with Susan Harper
- Transform – The Power of OYA with Brandi Auset
- 33 Days of Ganesha with Brandi Auset and Kimberly Moore