Friday, 08 February 2013 13:10
by Joan Kiley
The stillness of winter lay over the land, but beyond, and ‘neath, the surface of earth, there was much afoot, as we entered the month of February! Jupiter, newly stationed direct in Gemini, was slowly building up speed for its direct run. Meanwhile the Sun in Aquarius and Saturn in Scorpio were square. Venus and Mars were about to change signs.
The first days of February were an important gateway of energy, one of the “cross-quarter days” halfway between the Winter Solstice and the Spring Equinox, called Imbolc or Candlemas. Time to light the candles, find what illuminates us, from the inside out, and celebrate new birth/new earth!
“This is the time after the Great Dark but before the Bursting Forth. This is the time for dreaming and for knowing our dreams. This is the time for illumination. The light grows. Shadows take form as the darkness recedes. Resting still in the cauldron of birth, we close two eyes and open our third.” (Thanks to Marian Spadone of Mother Tongue Ink for that amazing quote)