Invoking the power of love is the theme of February. When you are anchored from within, grounded deep into Mother Earth, the chaos of the external world won’t have the power to throw you off balance. As we move into the second month of 2022 – The Year of the White Rose, self-nurturing, self-care, self-awareness and self-love continue to be the major influence to support a life of harmony, joy, health and wellbeing.
February offers us tremendous support in creating a new way of living and being if we take the opportunity to focus on what we desire to create. I wanted to share the celestial dance in the heavens influencing us this month and powerful rituals to bring love into our expression.
February 1st New Moon in Aquarius and the Chinese New Year
I love the diversity of cultures and people. I choose to be universal in my faith and feel blessed to have had elders, shaman, holy men, and women from all over our beautiful planet share their wisdom and teachings with me. I always celebrate the first new moon in February in celebration of the Chinese New Year. It is a time to honor the deities as well as ancestors. The Chinese New Year is frequently regarded as an occasion for families to gather for the annual reunion dinner. It is a time to thoroughly clean house, to sweep away any ill fortune and to prepare for incoming good luck. Another custom is the decoration of windows and doors with red paper images that display good fortune and happiness, wealth, and longevity. Other activities include lighting firecrackers and giving money in red paper envelopes.
According to the Chinese zodiac, 2022 is the year of the Water Tiger which will officially start on February 1st of 2022, with the new moon in Aquarius. The year of the water tiger will be a year of great change. Water amplifies the energy of flow and the ability to be receptive. This can only take place when one has an open and receptive heart. February and March will be opportune months to begin new projects and endeavors as well as make career shifts and changes. A time to really listen to your heart and ask if you are in the right work or service that allows the gifts you have carried into this lifetime to shine. A time to examine your relationship with abundance and money.
Money is symbolized with water. The water tiger brings invites you to examine.. “What are your beliefs? Are your thoughts in alignment with abundance consciousness or lack consciousness?” In the energy of water whatever you speak, or think will flow to you. It is important to focus on gratitude for all that you have and reexamine your priorities. The pandemic brought into our global consciousness the awareness that we as a global community, are out of balance with our concept of money and power. This is a year where we each choose to create a new reality. Cats are always considered to be representative of the divine feminine and this is the year she invites you to step into your full power with the influence of the Tiger. The primary meaning of the tiger spirit animal is willpower, personal strength, and courage to be all you were born to be. This continues the theme of empowering the Divine Feminine which is the major influence of 2022.
I have added several rituals for love to be performed on the February New Moon, CLICK HERE
February 1st – Llamas in the Southern Hemisphere
The Wheel of the Year begins to shift from a growing time to a harvest time. The first of three Celtic harvest festivals, the Festival of Bread and fruit is a time when the Sun God begins to weaken, and the days begin to grow shorter as the nights grow longer. This is a powerful night to be reminded that nothing in the universe is consistent and the lesser begins to give way to the greater. The Goddess is honored and traditions and rituals for this night of prosperity, abundance and good fortune are performed. It is a time of change as active growth is slowing down and the darker days of winter and reflection are beckoning. This is a night to celebrate in gratitude. A ritual of celebration and connection is posted for those who are members of our online subscription series.Click Here
February 2nd Imbolc in the Northern Hemisphere
Imbolc is a time of renewal and rebirth as the Goddess springs forth from deep within the earth where she has rested since Samhain. These are the first stirrings of Spring as they bring the promise that the Goddess is awakening. For the Druids, this is a celebration honoring Brigid, the triple Goddess of Healers, Poets, writers, artists, painters, dancers, blacksmiths, and craftsman. As the Goddess of Inspiration, she blesses those who bring beauty into the world through music, story, and visual expression by gifting inspiration on this night. This is a powerful time to create the foundation that will allow each of us to express our divine light out into the world. I have added sacred ritual for those who are members of our online subscription series to invoke the presence of Brigid. Ritual allows us to make a deeper connection to nature which is our bridge to our own divinity. Click Here
February 3rd Mercury goes direct
The first Mercury Retrograde of 2022 will turn direct on the 3rd providing time to integrate the lessons brought into our awareness. This also creates a blissful window of forward motion as there will be no planets or major asteroids in retrograde until April 28, 2022. This is significant because this is a year that all planets will go retrograde at various times throughout the year. Use this window wisely as February and March will provide opportune moments of beginning new endeavors, making a move, opening to a new adventure. It is a time to break ground on a new way of being. We are still under the influence of the December Solar eclipse through May, so be prepared as our self-created illusions, denials and untruths will continue to manifest into our experience until we truly let go.
There are three days when Mercury is in the station prior to going direct. (This parallels the New Moon energy of new beginnings) Everything seems to be in park before the planet that influences communication and decision making will start its forward motion. I would encourage you to reflect on your own inner landscape. Take the time to write down the following questions and allow your heart to answer.
“Is this the life that I truly want to live?” “Am I living the best of me”? Connect to your future self and ask, “How can I be of greater service”?
A word of caution, your belief is your belief. Everyone has their own belief and should be allowed to live and express it. As Mercury moves out of the retrograde journey, let go of the need to be perfect and waiting for the perfect moment. Find the courage to be a unique version of yourself and take a leap of faith. We have entered a new era. A new journey is beginning as we enter uncharted territory. We need to navigate a new world that is just beginning to birth into a new expression by listening to our heart. We need to release black or white thinking, and move towards an expansive way of being, allowing each person to have their own journey. If their behavior or lifestyle does not resonate with you, simply choose to not engage. It is their journey. Some humans truly love their old story and enjoy living it and telling it over and over. A wise elder once shared with me, “If while reading your story you don’t like the chapter, then stop reading it and write a new one”. Words and prayers are powerful agreements, and you need to see what kind you are using every day as you dialogue with yourself. Are you using words of encouragement and kindness or are you speaking words of criticism and self-doubt.
February 16th Full Moon in Leo
February’s Leo full moon energy provides an opportunity to restate your dreams and desires that you set in motion during the first new moon of the year. A Leo full moon can empower you with courage to be fearless and brave to realign yourself with your goals and visions if you’ve gotten off track. The First Nation people lived in harmony with the rhythm of the natural world. The Leo Full moon is a milestone in one’s personal growth. During these times of transformation and chaos we need to not only achieve goodness and kindness, but we are asked to be Faith Keepers. In many Native American traditions, the role of the Faith keeper is to remain peaceful and calm, while maintaining spiritual awareness and understanding, no matter what the tribe may endure. Under extreme conditions, if every single tribe member stumbles into fear, doubt, anxiety, worry and pain the Faith keeper maintains peace, spirituality and understanding. Therefore, the Faith keeper is looked upon as the mainstay. Having the awareness of the Faith keeper is that we all have the “potential” to stand in our Faith. The Leo full moon allows us to practice self-love and self-nurturing by filling our souls with the celestial light of the moon.
The Goddess expresses herself through the sacred soil and nurtures our minds with a dynamic beauty, using her palette to paint our skies and landscapes. She consistently recreates and asks to do the same through you. If you are called to begin 2022 in the ancestral red stone elders of Sedona and would like to experience a deeper connection with a personal journey of discovery, please contact me at [email protected]. Antidepressant microbes found in the rich soil of Sedona raises cytokine levels which produce higher levels of serotonin. This has been known to increase cognitive ability, lower stress and increase better concentration. Nearby trails into the forest offer an opportunity to exchange the red and green breath with the natural world as you receive the healing energy of the tree spirits. Sacred rivers offer moments of reflection and emotional balance. In the magnificence of the natural beauty, one is inspired to go inward. Here you can tap into your imagination where miraculous things can be manifested into your reality. The seemingly impossible becomes possible.
Pluto’s 1st return for the U.S.A. on February 20th
2022 brings significant energies to the USA which is anything but united. There is a strong influence impacting the country and subsequently the global community. When we have a planetary return it means that planet will be returning to the same degree and minute it was at the exact moment an event took place. A Pluto return is highly significant because humans cannot experience a Pluto return because Pluto takes almost 250 years to complete an entire orbit around the sun. However, countries can. On February 20, 2022 the USA will have its first Pluto return since the Declaration of Independence was signed. Due to Pluto’s retrograde pattern, the USA will experience three exact Pluto returns this year. The other two will be on July 10th and December 28th. Pluto is the planet of deep transformation, evolution, shadow work, power and power dynamics. Pluto is in the sign of Capricorn—the sign that governs systems, structures, the patriarchy, and the government. Pluto’s medicine deconstructs or destroys what is no longer in alignment in order to build something entirely new, from the ground up. Even though this return will be occurring for the USA, the connections that the USA has to other countries and nations will also be affected by this return. What we have been witnessing globally since 2020 has been influenced by Pluto’s incoming return. Any structures or systems that have a rocky foundation are being put on notice and it’s up to us, as humans, to not cling to what is being dismantled or torn down out of fear of the unknown. Instead, let us hold space for what is crumbling and allow it to fall because we are getting an opportunity to build new, more inclusive structures that can support the all instead of a few. Take some time for quiet meditation and prayer on this day to envision a unified world. If we have a sense of inner peace within ourselves we can project that outwardly. This is the role of the faithkeeper.
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Wishing you inner peace as we begin to navigate a new year with clear focus and an open heart. Kia Kaha, Be Strong
Love and dragon cuddles, Robbyne
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