February Daily Celebrations

February

  • February 1-Irish Wivesí Feast. Honor woman as the keeper of home and community today. Meditate on what that means to you and how to best achieve that vision. Write it down and then burn it on your altar to both send your vision to the Goddess and release it into manifestation.
  • February 2-Feast of Brigid, Imbolc/Candlemas. Light a candle in each window and have the youngest female in the household go outside with a lit candle and circle the house inviting Brigid (pronounced ìBreedî) in. Leave one candle lit for Her all night to invite the further return of the light/season and/or fertility into the house and to the land. Bless all the candles in your house and consider buying all you will need for the coming year and blessing them also.
  • February 3-Feast of Mary of the Bears. Leave offerings to the bears in the woods on your altar. Do something to encourage the protection of Grizzly bears that are an endangered species in a majority of the United States. Wear bear jewelry. Put bear pictures or statues on your altar.
  • February 4-Setsubunm, Japanese Bean Throwing and Lantern Festival-Some ancient cultures believed that departed souls lived in beans. We could symbolically say that the spirit of winter lived in some dried beans and to throw them away brings and end to the season. The lighting of lanterns can be seen as encouraging the light and warmth of the season to return.
  • February 5-Feast of Unveiling. Use your imagination here. Unveiling could mean unveiling your essential self through meditation and then trying to act from that true self. Expose a lie. Bring forth something that has been hidden.
  • February 6-Festival of Aphrodite. Do what you love. Share love with a partner or yourself.
  • February 7-Day Dedicated to Moon Goddesses. Honor your favorite Goddesses of the Moon at your altar today. Give them an offering of food-Moon cakes and honey would be good, or burn a white, a red, and a black candle for the Maiden, Mother, and Crone.
  • February 8-Day Dedicated to Kwan Yin, Goddess of Compassion. Where do you need to be more compassionate in your life? Demonstrate this today in some way in Her honor. Put a flower on your altar for Her and offer Her plum wine or herbal tea of your choosing.
  • February 9-Dakini Day in Tibet. Honor these powerful attendants of the Goddess Kali with an offering of blood red wine or another red drink on your altar. Ask for their gifts of insight.
  • February 10-Li Chum, Chinese Spring Festival. Place blooming spring bulbs on your altar.
  • February 11-Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes. Honor your favorite Goddess of healing and/or water today. Do something to improve your health. Visit someone who is sick. Ask for a cure of disease.
  • February 12-Festival of Diana as Protectress of Wildlife. Take a bag of dried corn to the edge of a wood at the base of a hill and scatter.
  • February 13-Parentalia, Festival of Ancestors. Add pictures of your ancestors to your altar. Research your genealogy. Ask an elder within your family to tell you stories about your ancestors.
  • February 14-Valentineís Day-Dedicated to the Goddess of Love. Celebrate your ability to love and be loved in the traditional way.
  • February 15-Festival of Love Dedicated to Juno. Count all those you love and mark each with a heart shaped candy on your altar.
  • February 16-Celebration of Victoria, Goddess of Victory. Where have you been victorious in your life? Celebrate that and send a prayer of thanks to this Goddess today.
  • February 17-Feast of Ovens. Bake something today and share it with your family or friends.
  • February 18-Persian Festival of Women as Cultivator. Use or eat grains today in your food. Offer bread to Goddesses of agriculture and cultivation on your altar.
  • February 19-Purification Festival. Take a ritual bath to purify your body. Clean your altar.
  • February 20-Day of Tacita, Silent Goddess, Averter of Gossip. Meditate on the value of silence.
  • February 21-Day of the Fish Goddess. If you eat fish, honor this Goddess by incorporating Her into your body. If not, feed some fish in a nearby body of water.
  • February 22-Festival of Harmony. Settle disputes. Light a blue candle on your altar. Sing with another.
  • February 23-Festival of the Exploding Stars. Meditate on instantaneous and cataclysmic change. What might be its benefits and drawbacks? Radical changes you have made or are considering making in your life.
  • February 24-Day of Ariadne, Goddess of Spinning-Ariadne was a spinner of the thread of life and a guide through the labyrinth of consciousness. Wear a spun piece of yarn in honor of Her skill and to symbolize the thread of life to which we are all bound.
  • February 25-Time of the Old Woman, Morocco-an honoring of age and wisdom. Call your Grandmother or Mother today is she is still alive. If you are not already a Crone, envision being a Crone and how you would like for it to be.
  • February 26-Day of Hygeiea, Goddess of Health. Ask Her for renewed or continuing health. Burn a green candle. Make an appointment for your yearly physical if youíve been putting it off.
  • February 27-Day of Selene, Moon Goddess. Offer Her Moon cakes and a white rose.
  • February 28-Chinese Feast of Lanterns. Put a light in your window tonight.

compiled by DeAnna Alba