Free Candle Spells | Did You Know? – February 2013


* Did you know that the first of three Mercury Retrogrades begins February 23rd and lasts through March 17th. In addition to this, NASA has announced recently that there is an increase in solar flare activity and the time in which this will manifest itself could be during this time period.

* The Lunar New Year for Asian cultures begins on February 10, 2013 and this year is the Year of the Water Snake.

* The month of February has traditionally had a day associated with Saint Valentine, a true living Catholic Saint but did you know that there are other Saints that have feast days in the month of February? Here are some other feast days of Heavenly Beings:

* Feb. 1: St. Brigid – Abbess and Patroness of Ireland – second to St. Patrick, she is an inspiration to Irish Catholic women devotions.

* Feb.3: St. Blaise – Bishop and Martyr – Holy Masses on his feast day include a Blessing of the Throat Ceremony.

* Feb.17: St Flavian – Bishop and Martyr – Patriarch of Constantinople who suffered persecution in his two-year reign.

* Feb.18: St. Simeon – Bishop and Martyr – Nephew to St. Joseph and the Blessed Mary Virgin he was with Mary at Pentecost.

 * In Native American lore, the Full Moon in February is consider the Full Snow Moon since this is the time when snowfall is at its’ heaviest. Northern and Eastern Native American tribes also referred to this Moon as the Full Hunger Moon, since these harsh weather conditions made hunting very difficult.





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