For those who follow the earth traditions and celebrate the holy days of the Goddess the sacred wheel turns for the first time since the Solstice on December 21st when the Year of the Goddess Awakening began. In the northern hemisphere we celebrate Imbolc on February 2nd. Imbolc is the first of three fertility celebrations along with Ostara and Beltane to nurture the dreams and wishes created the night of the Winter Solstice. This is a holy day of new beginnings and growth celebration dedicated to Brighid, the triple Goddess of Healers, Poets, writers, artists, smiths, 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.
In the southern Hemisphere we celebrate Llamas on February 1st. 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 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. Sacred rituals for the celebration have been posted for our online subscribers. Click Here
February 6th – Jupiter goes Retrograde until June 9th
Our open window where all the planets were in forward motion changes, as the first planet of 2017 turns retrograde. When a planet is retrograde, its energies are turned inward and become more subjective. Jupiter rules the Eternal Self, known as the Planet of Expansion and Wisdom. Jupiter is a source of enthusiasm, optimism, and the urge to seize the opportunities offered to you in life. Jupiter Retrograde turns its energy of expansion inward, so that the next phase of your inner growth takes place. During a Jupiter Retrograde, great wisdom and psychic ability can be present, especially as you attain spiritual maturity. Jupiter Retrograde can bring many déjà-vu experiences and you may feel called back to your souls spiritual origin. In the year of the Goddess we are planting the seeds for the next nine-year cycle. Imagine that the soil has been turned and stirred up so we can plant the seeds of our own truth. Symbolic of those times when we experience sudden and traumatic changes. Unexpected events that have left us feeling unsettled and now lead to great opportunities for new beginnings. When Jupiter is retrograde we have the opportunity to work through thoughts of limitation and doubt. The fire of the Goddess is now awakened within you. Over these next few months commit to moving forward. No more hesitation or excuses. You will be confronted with the things that still trigger a reaction and issues around freedom to make choices will be a major theme. On a global scale these issues will play out as we watch an old platform crumble to the ground. You will need to find your balance and still point. You are growing rapidly at this point and may be tested to stand in your mastery. If you have areas in your life where you have addictions these will come up for review. Our world is forever changed so seek solutions; seek new ways to express the Goddess. Complaining and holding on to the past will serve no purpose. Hoping things return to normal is not possible for there is no normal. We are creating a new landscape for our life. Don’t limit the vision. This retrograde provides a window to gather knowledge to take that leap of faith and step into greatness. When Jupiter leaves the retrograde zone, positive growth and development lets you soar ahead toward ultimate success and happiness.
February 10th/11th – February Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Leo, on February 11, 2017.
A Lunar Eclipse is a turbo charged Full Moon. During a lunar eclipse we have an opportunity to face our insecurity with an inner journey. We are settling in to the Year of the Goddess Awakening and the next phase of growth begins. We are given glimpses of the changes occurring and insight as to what these changes mean. We are blessed with strength and courage to find the willpower and this night we step forward. This full moon lunar eclipse is dedicated to Lilith the dark Goddess. The one who guides us and awakens the dormant primal, sexual, feminine and magickal powers we each hold inside. Lilith is the dark goddess of the night and a magickal sacred Priestess. She can assist us with our emotions of loss, grief and letting go. The Full Moon/Lunar Eclipse Ritual dedicated to Lilith has been posted for our subscribers as well as a guided audio meditation to support your inner journey. With a lunar eclipse we have an opportunity to reset our emotional body, clearing away the emotional baggage of the previous six months. An opportunity to clear the emotional imprints that the last lunar eclipse cycle revealed.
February 14th – Celebration of Love
This is a day to celebrate you. Do something to nurture the Goddess within you. Gift flowers to those you care about and make an effort to let everyone who is dear to your heart know how much they mean to you. It is more than just Valentine’s Day. It is a day to celebrate the union of the male and female energy within. Buy yourself a beautiful red rose. Take a moment to hold the rose over your heart and acknowledge the Goddess within. Breathe into the moment and relax into love. Take a moment to confirm that you wish to be an expression of love by stating the following words…”Show me….guide me…I am ready to step forward as an expression of love”. Take a moment to sit with the rose. Every flower has an imprint of the Goddess and a message to share with the one who honors the natural world. Hold it over your heart and breathe in the vibration of love to bring joy and light into your experience.
February 26th – New Moon Solar eclipse in Pisces on February 26, 2017.
Like any new moon, a solar eclipse represents the end of one cycle and the beginning of a new cycle. It means that all possibilities are open as we continue to plant seeds for the next nine-year cycle. The new moon occurs in Pisces, the sign that provides the bridge from the third dimension of illusion to a higher consciousness and altered states. It moves us from the physical plane into the astral worlds and beyond. With the power of the eclipse we can attune to messages from the universe and our personal guides and teachers. This is a night for meditation and stillness as a doorway opens where we are able to gain a glimpse through the crack of the universe.
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Wishing you a magickal month.
Love, rainbows and cuddles, Robbyne