February….

Posted February 1st, 2012 by HelenScott

And the wheel has turned to February….

 

 Happy February Everyone!!
I feel like time is already flying by me this year, and I definitely haven’t achieved the goals I set out in January…so I’m continuing my goal from last month to post on DIY projects and house crafting (even though this post has neither…)

Lets talk a bit about February…
It’s named for Februum, which is the Latin term for Purification. Little do we know, February was the month for the ritual Februa (held on the 15, or full moon) in the Roman Calendar (think of Februa festival as spring washing or spring cleaning). It’s the shortest month of the year, this year being a leap year (which is lucky?? Right?) so there are 29 days this year.

February Birthstone: Amethyst
“If the February born shall find
Sincerity and peace of mind
Freedom from passion and from care
If she the Amethyst will wear.”

February is the time for a little holiday I celebrate, Imbolc.
I will be following this with a post about Imbolc Alters (very shortly).

References:
www.wikipedia.org

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