February is already upon us! This year, I am exploring the symbolic and mythological origins of each month and using that as a way to guide me through my intentions and self-reflection practice. If this resonates, I hope you get some ideas for how to integrate them into your own life.

February is the month of PURIFICATION. Bernadette King, of Building Beautiful Souls, shares its Roman origins:

The Roman festival of Februa, also called Lupercalia, began as a means of insuring health and fertility, banishing and protecting the region from malevolent entities and cleansing the city. Two key Deities come into play as part of this annual event: Lupercus and Juno Febrata (Februtis). Romans portrayed Lupercus as the protector of shepherds and flocks with a Dog as his sacred animal. The festival of Lupercus was held in a cave sanctuary displaying a figure of the God in goatskin. For modern magic we might interpret flocks as our personal circles. Juno Febrata was an aspect of Juno.

Aligned with this symbolism, I’ve been thinking about how I can practice cleansing/clearing this month. To help me, I thought it would fun to ask a few of my friends who are experts in their fields to share some rituals or practices that might help ranging from the spiritual to the practical. We will be having Instagram Live conversations throughout the month.

If you follow me on Instagram, dates will be announced there. If you don’t follow me, please do. If you don’t use Instagram at all, you can still watch the videos after and I will send you links to them in a later newsletter after the month.

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