A strong full moon, quickening energy, is coming in on February 3rd, just after the ancient ritual, celebration of IMBOLC, the day before. Imbolc is the time when ‘things begin to stir, in Chinese tradition called, ‘the quickening of insects’, time of the beginning of ‘wake up’!
Life and creativity are heightened, as well as health issues to do with heart, circulation and blood pressure.
Energies are getting ready to burst forth in the early Spring and in mid February with GOAT YEAR.
Imbolc is sacred to the Celtic goddess Brigid, crafts, artistic pursuits, creativity, are all favoured.
To the Cherokee, February full moon is the Bony moon, a time when animals and people feel the stirrings of Spring and new life, romance and relationships. The Dakota Sioux call it the moon when ‘the trees pop’, all is quickening and stirring again, as the wheel of the year turns a little faster, and more light and warmth/energy come shining through.
Extreme weather is still possible in quick bursts, ‘even the earth vibrates’, as the changing chi energy moves in and dances towards us, and then within us.
In India, Full Moon day in February is a water festival time………purifying, healing, a time to bathe and paddle in rivers and streams, near to waterfalls. This is the time for ritual cleansing and washing, to flush away all negatives and restore the seeds of new year positivity.
A good time to place eight small clear quartz crystals and a single red candle in the north-east sector of your home, a place of positive deep thoughts and wish fulfilling, think of new pathways and new starts.
In the northwest, place copper/brass vases and bowls, to help with ‘wish fulfilling’.
In the garden, plant a ROWAN tree in the south sector, symbol of energising newness and growth.
The time of the GOAT is close, a time for creative new big decisions, taking you through 2015, year of the goat,
and influencing 2016, year of the monkey.
all good things,