|Posted on February 12, 2018 at 10:20 PM|
From Dirt to Divine: Chapter 3
I never liked the month of February. For the longest time, it just felt, to me, like this interim month between the excitement of the New Year and the official March toward Spring.
Not even Valentine’s Day and the prospect of getting a little extra lovin’ from a significant other, ignited any spark of appreciation for February.
I looked to the stars, the cosmos, the ancient traditions, and their mythopoetic stories and, suddenly, February’s big and beautiful heart beat with such passion and poetry, that my big, beautiful heart, followed suit. So let me share the great wonder that is February…
February holds the beautiful astrological sign of Aquarius - The Waterbearer, the Visionary, and Humanitarian to the core. Community and Collaboration are what drives this archetype, and its those who embody her/his essence (not necessarily only those who are born into this sign), who see beyond what IS … to what’s POSSIBLE. They are plugged into a great Conscious Wisdom. Think Einstein!
From a Mythopoetic perspective, it is said that the Aquarius (air sign) became the water-bearer as a result of Zeus, the God of Thunder, taking a young prince, Ganymede, because of his extraordinary beauty, and making him his cup bearer (one who pours all the drinks). After some time, Ganymede was made immortal by Zeus who then transformed him into the constellation of stars. The mortal prince becomes the immortal power looking down to the people from the heavens above. This is the story of our own divinity and capacity to share our wisdom for the greater good of the whole.
IMBOLC, is the first of 3 fire festivals that call in the active power of the sun, and rests in early February. Imbolc is emergence, stirring of the earth, sexual energy awakening, and life force is surging. Imbolc represents the beginning of bloom - the bud beginning to push against the earth, feeling the sun extending its stay one moment at a time! What an extraordinary time! Ah February!
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