February’s Monthly Insight
Lynn Pritchard, February1, 2024
February is derived from the Latin word, Februa, which means “to cleanse.” During this month, the Romans conducted a festival of purification called “Februalia,” when they atoned for their sins, which were washed away during a ritual cleansing.
February 1st is the Pagan holiday, Imbolc, which marks the halfway mark between the Winter and Spring seasons and is a festival of purification, light, fertility and new beginnings. It is also a celebration of the Goddess Brigid, the Goddess of fire, fertility and creativity. We can honor Brigid by lighting candles, journaling and enjoying the outdoors as the days become longer.
For most, February is considered the month of Love, as we celebrate Valentine’s Day on the 14th. However, the definition of what constitutes Love is not as narrow as Corporate America would make you believe. Rather, Love comes in many shapes and sizes outside of the typical romantic partnership. In actually, Love is how we define it. It could mean self –love, the love of our child(ren), parents, or friends and Valentine’s Day could be the perfect occasion to show someone you appreciate them.
Spiritual Uplifts Magical Moon for February
By Kimberly Hastings, February 1, 2024
February’s Full Moon is called the “Snow Moon,” names by the Native Americans because it was known to be the month that had the most snowfall during the year. According to the National Weather Service, on average, February has the heaviest amount of snowfall compared to other winter months. There are several other names for the February Full Moon. The Ojibwe tribe called it the “Bear Moon,” recognizing the time that bear cubs were born. For the Dakota Tribe, it was the “Racoon Moon,” while the Cree referred to it as the “Bald Eagle Moon.”
Last Quarter: February 2nd 6:18 PM EST
New Moon: February 9th 5:59 PM EST
First Quarter: February 16th 10:01 AM EST
Full Moon: February 24th 7:30 AM EST
Full Moon Ritual for Loving Energy
February, the month of Valentine’s Day, reminds us to celebrate love and cherish the special people in our lives.
This ritual will invite loving energy, whether you are looking for a loving romantic relationship, improvement with family dynamics, or to increase self-love and emotional well-being.
You will need the following:
- White Sage; Red Rose incense; Mother 7 day candle; Red or Pink candle
- Rose Quartz or Pink Thulite crystal; Brigid oil; Pen and Paper
First, clear your space with the white sage to remove negative energy. After burning your sage, light a red rose incense. Red Rose welcomes feelings of love and compassion, while reducing anxiety and inviting peace. Next, light your Mother candle and place it in the center of your space. The Mother candle invites a nurturing energy, healing any pain or trauma blocking or hindering your relationships. Lastly, place your crystal to the left of your candle. Pink Thulite allows us to have a more optimistic view on our relationships, allowing us to be more accepting and sympathetic of others.
Anoint yourself with the Brigid oil to increase feelings of joy and healing energy. Then, draw a large heart on your piece of paper.
If you are looking to attract a soul mate, write down all the qualities you are looking for in a soul mate, then place the paper on your altar with a red candle in the middle of the heart with the rose quartz in front. Light your candle and say “as I call upon the light, bring me what is right. I love with all my heart, so bring me the person that will love a lot and form a knot. Mode it be.”
If you are looking to heal/mend an existing relationship with a friend, partner or loved one, write down all you want to mend in the relationship in your heart, then place a lavender candle in the middle, with your pink thulite crystal in front. Light your candle and say “I call upon the light to release the past and forgive any wrongs. I am loyal and love unconditionally. I am grateful for my relationship moving forward without conflict. Mode it be.”
If you are looking for self-love, write down all your good qualities and what others love about you in the heart, then place a pink candle in the middle with your pink thulite in front. Light your candle and say “I love and approve of myself. My mind is healing and I know that I am enough. I forgive myself and I am worthy of love. Mode it be.”
As your candle burns, take deep breaths in and out. As you exhale, imagine releasing all negative thoughts and emotions. Each inhale is inviting healing energy. Allow your candle to finish burning and continue to anoint yourself regularly with the Brigid oil to continue the energies.
Spiritual Uplifts Monthly Study
By Amanda Dublo February 1, 2024
Book: Energy Healing for Relationships by Keith Sherwood and Sabine Wittmann. In this groundbreaking book, Keith Sherwood and Sabine Wittmann uses examples and hands –on exercises to transform your relationships by healing the wounds, blockages, and attachments that drive family members apart. This guide can help you find a compatible partner, heal family dynamics, strengthen your connections to your loved ones, and overcome parental challenges, and ensures that children grow up with all the love and self-confidence they need and to enhance the well-being of all the members of your family.
Crystal: Morganite: This peachy-pink stone attracts an abundance of love into your life. It encourages loving thoughts and actions, responsibility, and the ability to receive love from others. You can work with Morganite to attract one’s soul mate or assist in strengthening a current relationship. It also increases your ability to accept loving words and actions from others, as well as release attachments to old relationships.
Herb: Love Tea: The florally sweet flavor of this herbal blend will stimulate mental activity and physical stamina. Use as an aphrodisiac and/or to invoke deep feelings of love. *Contains caffeine.
Precautions: If using in therapeutic doses then not for use in pregnancy except under the supervision of a qualified healthcare practitioner. We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications. (mountainroseherbs.com)
Oil: Forget Me Not: This oil is ideal to use to ensure your love interest will keep their thoughts only on you or to create a lasting connection and faithfulness while separated from each other. It can also be used while dating to make a lasting impression.
Precautions: This oil can be used to scent your home, car, or body and/or used in lockets, bracelets, diffusers, and aroma lamps. External use only. Do not ingest. Keep away from children and finished surfaces.
All Spiritual Uplifts Essential oils and herbs are certified organic.
All crystals are handpicked and purchased by licensed vendors.
Spiritual Uplifts Monthly Grid
Crystal Grid for Matters of the Heart
By Amanda Dublo February 1, 2024
Step 1: Begin by setting intentions of connecting with your higher consciousness through meditation.
Step 2: Burn sage or Palo Santo to cleanse the energy in your space.
Step 3: Place a crystal generator of your choice in the center of your grid. Light colored crystals like Clear Quartz are preferred.
Step 4: Using a cloth or wood grid, create two diagonal lines forming a “X” around the generator using the crystals below.
Cherry Quartz: This stone is often referred to as a “Stone of Hope and Faith.” It provides emotional harmony which aids in relationships but can also be supportive in all parts of life. It soothes negative emotions while creating serenity from within oneself.
Emerald: This crystal is “The Stone of Successful Love.” Emerald encourages positive and healthy communication, making your existing relationships stronger. It also promotes trustworthiness, perspective, and balance within relationships.
Green Aventurine: This crystal soothes quick-tempers and can ease the effects of conflict between spouses. Carry Green Aventurine with you for love or to balance the Heart Chakra. It stimulates feelings of lightness, hopefulness, joy, and confidence.
Pink Opal: Work with this crystal to rebuild love, commitment, and patience within current relationships. It calms and eases the emotional body when it comes to a breakup, separation, loss of a loved one, or a long-distance relationship. It cleanses and calms the heart while bringing in love, peace, and faith.
Rose Quartz: Rose Quartz is known as a stone of “Universal Love”. This crystal cleanses and unlocks the heart to increase love, self-love, harmony, friendship, and healing. It can also repair trust and unity in relationships.
Ruby Tourmaline: This stone stimulates love, strength, and courage. It carries a powerful feminine yin energy. Ruby Tourmaline balances the Heart Chakra and transforms destructive feelings into expressions of self-love and respect.
Step 5: Speak out loud your intentions to activate your grid.
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Kimberly Hastings February 1, 2024
February, 2024 is a 1 Universal Month, the number of possibilities and opportunity. This is the time to plant the seeds for what we want to grow this year. Avoid distraction by situations or persons that will hinder your progress.
Additionally, as February is a 2 month, it brings the additional energy of cooperation. Your instinct will be to avoid the advice and offers of assistance of others. While you should make yourself the priority in order to properly set things in motion., the input of others could be invaluable. You know what is best for your growth.
Remember that the energy of the 8 is constant this year, as 2024 is an 8 Universal Year. This will bring a continuous energy of success and reward. However, while some success may be luck, significant milestones come from putting in the work. By setting the proper foundation, you can ensure a smooth path to your goals.
One way to do that is to complete your yearly vision board. This will remind you of where you are and where you want to be. Create your personal vision board with me on Saturday, February 10th from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. I will begin with a meditation and provide all supplies to help you set out your goals for this year. Cost: $15.00.
Monthly Horoscope-February 2024
Aries: Your positive and joyous attitude and energy make your goals easily obtainable.
Taurus: Separating your work and home lives will allow both to prosper.
Gemini: Pay special attention to finances. Avoid overspending.
Cancer: Your physical well-being is the focus. Do not put off anything related to your health.
Leo: Focusing on your interactions with others will be beneficial to your career growth.
Virgo: This is a phase of change. Time to remove what no longer serves you and focus on those that need you.
Libra: Embrace your playful and adventurous side, but avoid overindulgence.
Scorpio: Your impulsive nature can lead to conflict despite your best intentions. Slow down and think before acting to improve relationships.
Sagittarius: This is a busy time for you. Take time to reflect and focus your attention on what truly matters.
Capricorn: Stay true to your beliefs and do not back down. You know what works best for you.
Aquarius: Conflict will only lead to unnecessary stress and interfere with more important matters.
Pisces: Acknowledging your limitations and accepting assistance from others will help ease your burden.
Mercury in Retrograde 2024
December 13, 2023 to January 1, 2024
April 1st to April 24th
August 4th to August 27th
November 25th to December 15th
What to do when Mercury is in Retrograde. The planet Mercury rules communication, travel, contracts, automobiles, and such. This type of influence depends on your zodiac.
Aries: Reconfiguration of workplace relationships
Taurus: Issues with relationships.
Gemini: Un-clear real-estate.
Cancer: Misunderstandings in relationships.
Leo: This is a period for revisiting some issues with money.
Virgo: Redefine your own personality, to rediscover a new way.
Libra: You will feel like you need to isolate yourself.
Scorpio: Avoid complaints from superiors.
Sagittarius: Before you make decisions think of the consequences.
Capricorn: Revise education at this time.
Aquarius: Pay attention to financial agreements.
Pisces: Be cautious, Ex-partners return.