February 2023 Chinese Horoscope Predictions

Chinese horoscope from sunsigns.org

February 2023 Chinese Monthly Horoscope will give an understanding of the events in different aspects of life likely to occur during the month. You should be ready to enjoy the good things and be prepared to face unfortunate events. The article covers all the Chinese Zodiac signs from Rat to Pig in February 2023, the year of the Black Water Rabbit.

Chinese Calendar – Month 2, or February, starts on February 20, 2023, and ends on March 20, 2023.

Rat Monthly Prediction for February 2023

The month does not offer good prospects for love relationships. Married people will have an ordinary life without any excitement. Singles will find it hard to get into relationships. Rats should focus more on their career, as there are growth prospects with hard work and determination.

Finances will look up, and there are possibilities of making money through speculative ventures.

Ox Monthly Prediction for February 2023

Career prospects suffer a great deal due to mental blocks. It is essential to restore your confidence to succeed in the workplace. The office worries will be carried over to marital life and hurt marital happiness.

Business people will thrive in their ventures. The existing ventures will give good returns, and there will be opportunities to expand or start new ones. Partnerships will give good returns.

Tiger Monthly Prediction for February 2023

The career prospects of the Tigers will show an uptrend during the month. The management will appreciate their hard work and be rewarded for their efforts. Financially, Tigers will prosper and expect to profit from their ventures.

Tigers should maintain harmonious relationships with colleagues and partners at the workplace to improve their prospects. Singles will put in more effort to get into love relationships.

Rabbit Monthly Prediction for February 2023

Professionals will make good progress in their careers. There will be chances for promotions and financial rewards. Finances will require proper management. Speculative investments should be avoided.

The love life of married people will be wonderful and complete harmony will exist in the relationship with scope for marriage and pregnancy. Single Rabbits will be successful in forming new love partnerships. Health can be problematic, and prompt medical attention will be required.

Dragon Monthly Prediction for February 2023

Dragons can expect to do well in business activities. They should be careful in expanding their activities. There will be enough money to cover all the expenses—no shortage of orders to execute and with consequential profits.

Career professionals will have harmonious relationships in the workplace. They will be able to complete their assignments successfully with hard work.

Married people will have a good marital life. Singles will make good love partnerships if they are more dynamic.

Snake Monthly Prediction for February 2023

Snakes will have a satisfying month at the workplace. Because of their diligence, they will be successful in executing their projects and can expect to get good rewards.

Business people will do well in their activities and can make good profits.

Singles will have good opportunities to form romantic relationships with the opposite sex.

Health will pose a few problems and should be taken care of by regular diet and exercise programs.

Horse Monthly Prediction for February 2023

Horse people will have excellent prospects at the workplace to make a mark. They will be assigned challenging projects and must work hard to complete them successfully. They need to develop cordial relationships with colleagues and seniors.

The romantic life of Horses will be excellent despite minor bickering from time to time.

Singles will get excellent opportunities to find their love mates in February of the Chinese Year of the Black Water Tiger 2023.

Sheep Monthly Prediction for February 2023

The stars will favor Sheep for their career progress. They will get the appreciation of the management for their success in completing their assignments.

Financial fortunes are excellent for the Rams, and they will progress well in their business projects with good financial returns.

Marital life for the Goats will be very much sweet despite minor differences with their partners from time to time. Singles can get into good love alliances if they are more enthusiastic. Health will not pose any problems if you do not indulge in unhealthy practices.

Monkey Monthly Prediction for February 2023

Monkeys will enjoy success during the month. They can benefit from the experience of their predecessors to move ahead. Relationships with colleagues and management will be very cordial and help you accomplish your tasks easily.

Wealth prospects will improve a little, but it will be enough to cover the expenses.

Marital relationships will be quite pleasant. Singles will have many opportunities to get into love partnerships, depending on their initiative to get the right partners.

Rooster Monthly Prediction for February 2023

Roosters will have a challenging month of February 2023.

A career will pose quite a few hardships, and you should overcome them with sincerity and intelligence.

Business people will also have a tough time making profits. All investments should be postponed to a luckier period.

Love prospects for single Roosters are bright.

Health requires more attention, and mental disorders due to anxiety should be treated immediately.

Dog Monthly Prediction for February 2023

The Dogs should be ready to meet various misfortunes during the month.

Professionals will face hardships in the workplace. They should not hesitate to take guidance from seniors and experts.

Health will pose quite a few challenges. It is essential to seek prompt medical help to reduce the severity of the problem.

Pig Monthly Prediction for February 2023

Pigs can expect good fortune in all aspects of life this month.

At the workplace, you will be assigned essential tasks to prove yourself. You will be successful and look forward to promotions and financial rewards from the management.

You will have excellent chances of going on business travel.

Business Boars will prosper and can expect to make good profits.

Health will be excellent, and the love horoscope will be fabulous, adding to the overall happiness.

 

Paganism 101: Basics of Pagan Spirituality c. 2016

Paganism 101: Basics of Pagan Spirituality

Author: Cu Mhorrigan

Introduction:

Paganism has received a lot of attention in recent years with the increased use of the internet, television shows like Charmed, Buffy: the Vampire Slayer, Angel and movies like The Craft, Harry Potter, as well as cartoons like Sabrina the Teen-Aged Witch.

Nowadays, it has become fashionable to announce oneself to be a Pagan, or Neo-Pagan, Wiccan or Witch – especially for teenagers, wishing to attract attention, adults trying to follow the latest fad in spirituality, or just as an excuse to justify weird or aberrant behavior.

However, calling yourself a Pagan is one thing; actually following the spiritual path is something else. It is my hope with this ‘class’ that I might explain in practical terms what it actually means to be a Pagan in our modern age and to assist those who wish to implement the following of this spiritual path.

Definition of the word “Pagan”:

The Word Pagan is derived from the Latin word ‘paganus’, which is loosely translated to mean “of the country”. It should be noted however that the usage of ‘paganus’ within the Roman Empire (Where they spoke Latin. Duh!) was always meant to be a slur meaning “hillbilly, redneck, hick, trailer trash, or white trash”. Much in the same way we would talk about guests on the Jerry Springer Show.

Later, when the Christian faith took over the Roman Empire under Charlemagne, it was used to describe those outside of the Christian faith and those in need of conversion. Not an improvement, because paganus was still pretty much of an insult.

Turning a negative into a positive:

It wasn’t until recently that the term ‘Pagan’ gained a more positive use with the resurgence of Pagan beliefs within the European and American Cultures. Those who sought spirituality closer to that of their “ancestors” adopted it. Eventually, it came to mean ‘those who follow the Old religions’ or ‘those who follow a spiritual path outside of the big three Abrahamic religions’. (What are the big Three Abrahamic religions?)

What DO Pagans Believe?:

An it harm none Do as thou wilt.

Speaking in general terms, Paganism is an earth-centered spirituality, which believes in the sacredness of all things, equality of all persons regardless of gender, sexual, and spiritual and social practices. The practices within Paganism are extremely diverse and open-ended allowing individuals to incorporate whatever rituals and belief systems they feel comfortable with.

Since there is so much diversity within our spiritual path, we stress personal liberty, and responsibility for one’s own actions. That as long as a person does not cause physical, mental, emotional, financial, and spiritual harm to others or himself, he/she is free to pursue one’s physical, mental and spiritual development as he/she sees fit.

Which brings me to my next point: Pagans, in general, do not proselytize! That means you aren’t going to get a call from us at three o’clock in the morning asking us if you are going to ritual or not. There is no High Priestess going around smacking people over the head if they haven’t worked on their Book of Shadows or if they bought the wrong candle for a personal ritual. Aint gonna happen.

Why? We are assuming that if you are here, you want to be here. We’ll give you information, let you know your options, and the rest is up to you. We aren’t going to stand on a street corner and scream at folks for not worshipping Athena nor at women/men who chose not to go around sky clad (That’s ‘nekkid’ for those of us who are really new to this).

The Law of Return (or sowing and reaping):

There are no true “sins” within our spiritual practices. There are only things that cause harm (or, as I like to call them, “Stupid Ideas”) and things that are helpful (Or as I like to call them, “Good Ideas”).

When you do good things, good things tend to happen to you (Eventually). When you do bad things, bad things tend to happen to you (Eventually). Of course, since we do not live in a static environment, and people tend to interact with one another, sometimes things get a little ‘fa-kakhed’. However, the Universe always balances Itself out in the end.

This concept is called, karma and it’s a relatively complicated matter, which I have here boiled down to its lowest common denominator. Of course, there are differing views of Karma, one of which is the Three-Fold Law What you do comes back three-fold, or three times, back at you. (If you are not sure as to whether an act will have some kind of repercussion, ask yourself, how much would I really like this done to me?)

(The self-defense caveat: Like all “Laws”, there are loopholes. If someone else is out to cause you harm in some way it would be a really STUPID (Bad Karma) idea not to protect yourself, or your family, or your friends. However, make sure you have as many facts as possible (like the guy is holding a knife and threatens to cut you up) before beating the oneness of all things back into these individuals.

Pantheons, Divinities, Spirits, Energies:

Okay this is where it gets a little tricky, but stay with me. The most common (and extremely annoying) question we as Pagans get is, “Don’t you folks worship Satan?” (Everyone roll his or her eyes here.)

The answer to that is a resounding, “NO!” For the most part, you need to keep in mind that Paganism is a separate religion from Christianity. Hence Satan (Whom I call, the Christian God of Evil and Nastiness) is not a part of our pantheon. Sorry…

For the most part (depending on the tradition you follow) the Pagan concept of Divinity falls under one of the following expressions:

Duo-Theism: (Duo=Two or Dual, Theos=Divinities):

The Worship of a Co-Equal God and Goddess, each having unlimited power, compassion, wisdom, energy or what-have-you, but maintaining different roles and functions.

The God is aggressive, powerful, sexual adventurous, skillful. He handles the Male side of fertility.

The Goddess is nurturing, passionate, creative, sensual and artistic. She oversees the power of creating life through birth and the Female side of fertility.

This belief is widely held by the Wiccans and Wicca-like factions of Paganism.

Poly Theism: (Poly=Many, Theos=Divinities) The belief in multiple Gods and Goddesses.

Many folks see these Gods as extensions of the God and Goddess (i.e. Monism) with each one taking on different aspects at the time of their encounter with the worshipper. Others (like myself) believe that They are actually separate entities with Their own personalities, quirks and motives.

Not every god or goddess is a real people person nor does every god and goddess have a laid back attitude. If you are going to get involved with a particular deity, you had better make sure you do a LOT of research as to what they like, don’t like, and if a particular god or goddess is right for you. Otherwise your life will get extremely interesting in a bad way.

The third school of though in polytheism is the idea of the gods and goddesses being archetypes within a person’s own psyche. This is sort of like a piece of our own subconscious wrapped up in a costume and a mask in order to teach our conscious minds lessons they need.

Of course, there is more than those three Schools of thought, but I’m just giving the basics here.

Pantheism:

Simply put, this is the idea that the Divine is in everything; hence all things are a part of the energy we call god. Since all things are a part of god, all things are sacred and are expressions of the divine in some way, shape or form. When I worship a tree, I am worshipping the Divine; when I give food to a hungry stray, I am feeding the Divine; when I am hurting someone, I am hurting the Divine.

Then there is the Fourth Category:

I-have-no-Friggin-Clue-ism:

For the beginner, this is the best spiritual idea I can suggest. The idea is essentially, “I have no friggin’ clue if there is a Divinity or not, therefore unless I am shown otherwise, I will not say that the Gods are this way or that. I will respect the Power behind the name, but I will not pledge myself to him/her/it unless I have an absolutely good reason to.”

This is actually one of the safest belief systems to take as a new student of the Pagan path because you are open enough to receive enlightenment, but at the same time, you do not run the risk of making a total, complete ass out of yourself. The Gods will instruct you as They see fit.

Now of course, Pagans will usually incorporate not only one, but perhaps two or three of the ideas listed above. This usually comes from personal experience and cannot be learned any other way.
Keep in mind that it’s okay to shift from one idea to another or even to incorporate two or more of these ideas…it’s all good. Just find out what works best for you.

So How the Hades do I Become a Pagan? (Or stupid questions that are commonly asked)

Well, for the most part, it’s a matter of doing a lot of reading and a lot of self-exploration. It took me at least two years of studying online and reading books and attending classes to even consider myself a Pagan. A lot of the traditions under the banner of Paganism will have different views on training and initiation (think of it as baptism), and how one becomes a member of that tradition.

The best way is to start out attending Pagan gatherings, visiting bookstores and such, and talk to other Pagans. Eventually, you will either find a religious path that works for you or you will throw your arms up in dismay and run screaming back to your religion of birth. And there is nothing wrong with that. NOT AT ALL! We realize that the Pagan spiritual path is not for everyone, and we will not be offended. Just make sure you don’t tell people we sacrificed your cat and you’ll be cool with us.

Do I Need to Buy Special Clothes and Dress in Black?

The answer is: Only if you really want to. Yes, there are special robes some folks wear, but unless your coven says otherwise, you can pretty much wear what you want.

Just some basic suggestions: Wear something comfortable and wear something you won’t mind getting dirty. Most of our rituals take place outdoors and, while you may look really good in an Armani suit and Gucci shoes, there is a good chance your clothes will get messed up and your shoes scuffed.

Loose, light clothes in summer and spring is always a good idea, and warmer clothes in the fall are really smart. Most winter rituals will be held indoors, depending on the weather. If it makes you comfortable to wear black Witch clothes and pointed hats and cloaks… Knock yourself out…You’ll be getting lots of stares and odd looks (mostly from us), but all-in-all, if it makes you comfortable, then that is all that matters.

Do I Need to Buy Special Jewelry?

Again, only if you want to and if you enjoy it. Jewelry is a personal matter to the people who wear it. And it’s usually best to find a piece that says, “HEY! I LIKE YOU. WEAR ME AROUND YOUR NECK!” Otherwise, No special jewelry is required to be a Pagan.

Do I Need to Kill Something (like a kitten) and Drink its Blood?

No, you don’t have to kill an animal to be a Pagan. For the most part, we are animal friendly and don’t believe in killing a critter in order to work our rituals. Yes, there are some Pagan groups that practice animal sacrifice and it is left alone…but fear not, the only thing usually killed has already been slaughtered and put on the feasting table in a sacred bucket marked, KFC.

Do I Need to Become a Vegetarian?

Nope, being a vegetarian is a matter of personal preference and what you feel in your heart. While many of us are vegetarians, a lot of us aren’t. It may be a good idea to eat a little healthier, but no one is going to come down on you for eating meat or using meat-based products. However, you might want to do your own research and come up with your own choices.

So, What DO I Need to Do?

Excellent question. One, as I suggested before, do a lot of research, a lot of reading and, when in doubt, do more research. A lot of Pagans keep what is called a “Book of shadows”, which is just a fancy name for a Journal. Write down everything you learn in that book and when you get a chance, read it. If you see a cool article on the net, feel free to print it (for your personal use only, please).

To create a book of shadows, I would suggest buying a loose-leaf binder and fill it half-way with paper. It’s also a good idea to invest in a three hole punch. That way, you can put articles that you printed from the net and use them for later reference. Do not worry about using blood and special things to “make it official”. It is your study guide — your book — and so, make sure you personalize it to suit your needs.

When you feel you are ready, and you have found a religious tradition you feel comfy with, take that Book of Shadows and attend any class you can afford. A lot of places have very reasonable rates for their classes. The Learning Annex is one source, but so is your local Pagan bookstore. Just make sure you talk to the person running the store to make sure he knows what he/she is talking about. If you are not entirely comfortable in studying there, consider looking for another teacher. Remember, this is about YOUR spiritual growth and enrichment and you need to be in an environment conducive to YOUR learning.

Holidays, and Rituals:

There are eight major Holy Days during the Pagan year that a lot of us agree upon. There are also rituals that are held on the New Moon and the Full moon depending on how often your coven (A group of Pagans you worship with) meets.

The Eight Major Holidays are listed in the order they fall on:
Imbolc (February)
Spring Equinox (March 21)
Beltaine (May 1)
Summer Solstice (Litha) (June 21)
Lughnassadh or Lamas (August)
Autumn Equinox (Mabon) (September 21)
Samhain or Halloween (October 31 to Nov 1)
Winter Solstice (Yule) (December 21)

Each Holy Day represents a certain mythological event in our religion, which will be discussed by the High Priest (ess) in advance.

It’s usually a good idea to find out what you would need to bring so that you can best participate in the ritual.

Now most likely you are going to have a hard time pronouncing the names of the days when you first start out, so don’t be afraid to ask stupid questions; it’s the only way you are going to learn.

Tools For Rituals:

Energy: This is the most important, and since I am assuming people know Jack about Paganism, I’m going to make this explanation brief: When we perform rituals and cast spells, we are attempting to gather energy. This energy comes from the universe and ourselves. Depending on what we are trying to do, we use certain rituals, and tools. Think of it this way: It’s like gathering up a whole bunch of snow together. We eventually gather enough to make a snowball and then we pack it in and send it off to impact your friend. It’s basically the same thing. When we perform these rites, they help our minds to focus on gathering this energy and tell it what we want done. Energy is the most important part of any ritual, and without it, we are just looking stupid.

Cauldron: This is basically a black, three-legged pot to be used for burning incense and for other things. They range from tiny to huge and can be used to burn incense, burn paper, and make potions. Now cauldrons tend to be rather expensive, so if you are a bit “Price Sensitive” like me, find yourself one of those old fashioned iron pots that Mom uses to make rice. Make sure you clean it before and after use. If you have one of these in your own home and have had it for a long time, you are pretty much used to it and it is used to you. So, you really don’t have to “charge” it with energy.

Athemae: Essentially, this is a knife or a really small sword. This is used to direct energy raised up during rituals. THESE ARE NOT USED TO CUT PEOPLE (of any species). It can be used for cutting vegetables. Most traditions prefer a double sided blade, small enough to conceal. (You would be amazed how many cops will stop you for carrying a broad sword.) If you’re unable to get an athamae, it’s totally cool to make yourself a wand or use your index finger to direct energy.

Wands/Rods: Okay, these are wooden or crystal sticks also used to direct energy as well as to draw it to yourself. Wands tend to be no longer than your arm, while rods can be longer. Best way to get a rod is to go out on little walks in the park and look for a stick. Once you find a stick you like and that screams out for you to take it, take it home, and sand it and decorate it until you are totally comfortable with it. Viola! You have a wand or rod. If you have as much mechanical aptitude as a slug, ask around your local occult bookstores. Keep in mind they are going to be slightly expensive and you will have to charge it once you get it home.

Candles: Candles are used in rituals to help get your mind into the practice of Magic (No, I am not spelling magic with a K or a J…I’m keeping this as simple as possible. If you want to use the funky spellings in your own notebooks, knock yourself out. You’re not being graded here). Candles are lit in order to help get the mind into a state where it’s easier to put the patterns in for the energy to flow. I would strongly suggest getting candles of all colors and sizes and as many as you can afford. (Usually one of each color.) You can pick them up anywhere.

Incense: Like candles, incense helps the mind get energy together to cast spells. It’s a good idea to make your own incense or to purchase them from a botanica, or occult bookstore. Incense sticks may be colored, but it’s usually a good idea to purchase them based on their smells. Pungent or spicy incense is normally used to send stuff away. (Mainly because they are offensive.) Sweet incense is used to bring stuff to you. Earthy smells help to facilitate healing and to strengthen you.

Divination tools: Things like Tarot Cards, Runes and what not. These are mainly used to help you to make decisions or to gain some kind of insight as to what is going on around you. Keep in mind, these items themselves are not magical in and of themselves, but are based on your own intuition interpreting what you are seeing.

Books, books and more books: Like I said earlier, it is suggested you read religiously. It’s best to keep a library of things you have read or are about to read. Don’t just pick books only by one author, but of different ones. Some people may know a lot about what they are talking about; others are complete and utter horse feces. However, the only way you are going to find out is if you look for yourself and keep your Book of Shadows nearby while you read. If something sounds like nonsense, or if you aren’t sure about whether or not what is true within a book, do some research. It sounds like a lot of work, but this is your spirituality we are talking about here.

It is a good idea to question everything and find out if there is an agreement between the authors you have read. Another thing to keep in mind is that some folks are completely full of fluff and bluster while others deliberately water stuff down to keep from divulging too much about their path. And some are completely straightforward about the things they are writing about.

One of the best ways to learn about an author is find out when they are going to be doing a book signing near you. Get to meet them (Most book signings are free and most will give a short lecture about their book just to whet your appetite for it.) Some of the most intense learning experiences I gained were in attending some of these lectures; it’s also a great way to actually see the person who is writing.

Use your intuition…and don’t be shy about picking their brains. That is what they are there for. In fact, I would suggest doing the same thing at the store where you get your tools and books. It helps you learn a lot faster; especially when you ask Stupid questions. Yes you will get looks. Yes, you will even get the occasional shake of the head, But if you don’t ask, you wont know. It’s worth it.

Suggested Things to do:

Check out different groups that meet in your area. You can do this by attending open (public) circles or classes. Use them as a way to meet other Pagans and eventually find a group that you feel comfortable studying with. If you are Solitary Pagan, it helps to “meet and greet” other Pagans.

Look around for Pagan shops, botanicas and other places where you can get supplies. Most botanicas are devoted to Santeria or Voudu, but you can get some really good equipment at cheap prices.

Check out the local library, as well as the bookstore for things you can read about your particular pantheon.

Ask a lot of questions. Even stupid ones. It’s one of the chief tenets of Paganism to question everything you come across. If you get an answer that sounds like horsesh*t, then verify, verify, verify.

Things Not To Do:

Don’t panic; this seems like a lot of information, but it really isn’t. This is just the primer for your own research.

Don’t sweat if you cannot find a teacher right away, Nine times out of ten, they usually show up when you are ready to learn more about a particular aspect of your tradition.

Don’t start off calling yourself a High Something of a particular tradition. Most systems within Paganism have their own methods of teaching and credentials for clergy and what not. No faking!

Don’t be afraid of getting criticized; it’s going to happen. Learn to grow a thick skin, and if someone points something out to you, listen and check out your own motives and conscience. If the shoe fits, wear it. If it doesn’t, then don’t.

Don’t take everything at face value…Learn how to question what you hear and not be a total jerk about it.

Don’t try and convert people, It rarely works just put out information let people know where you stand and end it there.

Recommended Websites:

http://www.witchvox.com “The Witches’ Voice” — It’s a great place to start since they have information about everything.

http://pantheon.org — A great place to learn about the Gods of your chosen pantheon. It doesn’t have all the information, but enough for you to get your feet wet and do some research.

Yahoo.com — They have a plethora of Pagan groups and places where you can talk to people of different walks of life. It’s also a great way to meet Pagans in your area.

Google and other search engines — Another great website with links to thousands of Pagan websites.

Recommended Books:

The Truth about Witchcraft Today: Scott Cunningham
Urban Primitive: Tannin Silverstein and Raven Kaldera
The Book of Shamanic Healing: Kristin Madden
The Celestine Prophecy: James Redfield (Yes, it’s a novel but it helps to get an idea about energy-work and how energy can be gathered and stolen.)
The Wiccan Warrior: Kerr Cucuhain
Witchcraft Theory and Practice: Ly de Angeles
When I see the Wild God: Ly de Angeles
Drawing Down the Moon: Margot Adler (of NPR)
The Spiral Dance: Starhawk
Buckland’s Complete Witches Handbook: Raymond Buckland

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Footnotes:
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A Little Humor for Your Day – You Might be a Redneck Pagan If… c. 2015

You Might be a Redneck Pagan If…


If any part of your invocation of the South Quarter includes any lines from any song by Lynard Skynard….

If chewing tobacco is considered a sacred herb…..

If part of your rite includes throwing shotgun shells on the fire….

If the bell on your alter was ever worn by an animal in a pasture….

If the cakes and wine are done with a bowie-knife, a can of Foster’s, and a Little Debbie…..

If they chose their High Priestess at a wet t-shirt contest….

If when your priestess says “Blessed Be” in circle, you respond with “YEEE-HAW!”…

If you believe a pentagram is a Western Union message to 5 people….

If you bought your chalice at the Piggly Wiggly…..

If you buy your incense and candles at Wal-Mart….

If you call the God and Goddess by hollerin’ “Hey, y’all! Watch me!”….

If you call the North Quarter, but what you call it is an inner court secret…..

If you can play the “Burning Times” on the banjo….

If you carry your ritual sword in your pickup’s gun rack…..

If you found out your familiar is an oppossum — and still ate it……..

If you have combined Maypole Dancing/ Tractor Pull/ Turkey Shoot for Beltane….

If you have cast a love spell on livestock….

If you have ever called the National Enquirer because you raised a potato that resembled the Willendorf Goddess….

If you’ve ever cancelled a coven meeting to watch Pay-Per-View wrestling on TV….

If you’ve ever written a spell on the back of a Denny’s menu…..

If you have ever refilled your chalice from a keg…..

If you invoke the spirits so that your beer lasts longer…..

If you pray nightly to the god of big tires…..

If you sacrifice BBQ and pork rinds on an alter made of old car hoods….

If you shoot guns into the air when the priestess says, “the circle is open but never unbroken”…

If you smoke Salem cigarettes for the historical significance….

If you think a “family tradition” is a dating club….

If you think the Wiccan Rede is good for making twig furniture….

If you worship the gods of cheap beer and Nascar….

If you’ve ever done a candle spell for your local high-school football team….

If you’ve ever harvested ritual herbs with a weed whacker…..

If you’ve ever meditated to “Dueling Banjos”…..

If you’ve reached the 3rd Degree but not the third grade……

If your God statue looks a little too much like Elvis Presley…..

If your Goddess picture says “Miss September” at the bottom……

If your Wand of Power is a cattle prod…..

If your altar cloth is a Confederate flag…..

If your altar cloth is vinyl……

If your altar cloth says “Holiday Inn” or “Howard Johnson’s”….

If your altar has a spit cup…..

If your altar pentacle is a photo of John Wayne’s star on the “Hollywood Walk of Fame”…..

If your annointing oil smells like Old Spice…..

If your athame is by Bowie…..

If your broom has 4 wheel drive and SC plates…..

If your ceremonial chalice says “Budweiser” on it….

If your ceremonial garb consists of cut-offs and a tube-top…..

If your circle dance contains the words “dosey-do”……

If your circle dance is a two-step….

If your coven chose its High Priest at a belching contest….

If your coven’s secret names for the God and Goddess are “Cooter” and “Sweet Cheeks”….

If your coven-stead is propped up on cinder blocks…..

If your craft name starts with “Bubba”……

If your familiar can point quail….

If your familiar keeps mice out of the granary…..

If your favorite Great Rite partner is your first, second, and third cousin….

If your backyard ritual libation is brewed in an illegal backyard still……

If your favorite painting of the Goddess does her hair like Rheba McEntire….

If your maiden sweeps the circle with a weed whacker….

If your most sacred altar items include a hubcap, a velvet painting, and a half-empty can of chaw…..

If your outdoor circle has defunct washing machines for quarter altars….

If your pantheon includes Yukon Jack, Jim Beam and the St. Pauli Girl…

If your ritual music has ever included Johnny Cash singing “Ring of Fire”….

If your robes are made out of denim with Harley Davidson patches…..

Well, you might just be a redneck pagan!!

 

Author: Blue Unicorn

Website: Pagan Library

Spell for Today – PSYCHIC PROTECTION SPELL c. 2011

PSYCHIC PROTECTION SPELL

It is best to find a work area that you can leave untouched for 3 days.
If you must put away your tools, try to leave the spell candle out in the open.
Prepare your work area by setting up any tools you may be using in addition to your spells candle.
(Black) Love or protection incense is recommended.
While setting up your area, concentrate on the purpose of the work.
Bathe or cleanse your self. Do not let negative thought enter your mind.
Go your work area. Cast the Circle, light incense.
Envision a large, white ball of light surrounding you, your work area, and your home.
Hold the candle between the palms of your hand and direct all positive energy into it.
Place the candle and prior to lighting say,
“This candle represents protection over me in all things.”
Light the candle and say,
“As the light of this flame grows, I feel the light and positive energy around me.
As this candle burns, everything around me is blessed with light and love.
I am blessed with light and love. Negative energy is banished.”
Sit back and watch the candle burn.
Keep visualizing the white ball of light and protection around you..
Evision your higher self blessing you and protecting you from harm.
When the candle has burned 1/3 of the way down say,
“As the flame of the candle is extinguished…
Evil, negativity, and harm towards me is banished!
Any entity, ghost or spirit her by mistake go into the light and pass on to the world of spirit,
be not afraid as many wait for you there who you have loved and who love you.
Extinguish the candle. But don’t blow it out!
Repeat this for 2 more nights. Bury or throw away the left over wax.

Some of the Witchcraft/Magickal Correspondences for Wednesday c.2019

 

Correspondences for Wednesday

Dedicated to the Teutonic god Woden or Odin, an aspect of the “All-Father” god of knowledge wisdom enlightenment and combat, the parallel of Hermes.

Element : Air

Planet: Mercury

Zodiac Sign : Virgo / Gemini

Angel : Raphael

Metal : Mercury

Incense / Perfumes : Jasmine, Lavender, Sweet Pea

Oil: Benzoin, Clary Sage, Eucalytus, Lavender

Color : Red, Orange, Light Blue

Stones : Bloodstone,Garnet, Aventurine, Hematite, Moss Agate and Sodalite

Plants/Herbs : Almond, Anise, Cherry, Clover, Dandelion, Dill, Fern, Hazel, Hyssop, Lavender, Lemongrass, Lilac, Mace, Peppermint, Rosemary, Vervain

Magick to Work: the conscious mind, study, travel, divination, consulting oracles, wisdom, communication ,cleverness, contracts, creativity, information, intellect, memory, perception, science, wisdom, writing

February 2023 Monthly Horoscope for All Zodiac Signs

Click here to read anyone’s birthday horoscope from sunsigns.org

Click on the hyperlink for the zodiac sign you want to read about.

February 2023 Horoscope forecasts the month for the various aspects of life. It covers the different parts of life, such as career, health, finances, relationships, and education. Also, it gives a broad idea of the things likely to happen in your life during the month.

Aries Horoscope Predictions for February 2023

Taurus Horoscope Predictions for February 2023

Gemini Horoscope Predictions for February 2023

Cancer Horoscope Predictions for February 2023

Leo Horoscope Predictions for February 2023

Virgo Horoscope Predictions for February 2023

Libra Horoscope Predictions for February 2023

Scorpio Horoscope Predictions for February 2023

Sagittarius Horoscope Predictions for February 2023

Capricorn Horoscope Predictions for February 2023

Aquarius Horoscope Predictions for February 2023

Pisces Horoscope Predictions for February 2023

February 1st Divination Journal

Today’s Divination Journal takes parts from divination posts done by Lady of the Abyss spanning a few different years. The year they were first posted and any notes by Lady Beltane will be in { } next to the type of reading it is. With doing this tribute to Lady Abyss some of the regular divination topics will be missing because Lady A did not post all the topics I do daily and she posted some that I do not but might consider adding. This post is copied and pasted as it was when she posted it.

Today’s post was orginally put up on October 12, 2019

Your Personal Daily Tarot Card 

The Hermit

The Hermit denotes a need to have some space between you and the everyday hustle and bustle of our busy world. The Hermit needs to retreat. Indeed, happiness for The Hermit requires seclusion, freedom from material wants, and time for intense introspection. The answers The Hermit needs cannot be found in our physical world. The truths he seeks are internal, spiritual, and the distraction of a well developed social life can only impede his quest for his personal truths. Still, although not anything remotely resembling extroversion, The Hermit does sometimes need to share time with others; so he can both learn and teach, guide and be guided. The Hermit’s time spent amongst people depletes his energy rapidly. To avoid mental and physical overload he has to retreat from social settings quickly.

Your Personal Daily Love Tarot Card

The Fool

You deserve a partnership that deepens as you get to know each other. Wait for the person who has risen above commitment immaturity if commitment is your desire. The Fool reminds us that dating someone is not a mistake. It is falling in love and marrying them if it is not right. If your long-term relationship is encountering a difficult patch, now is the time to work together to rebuild.

Your Personal Daily Erotic Tarot Card

The Judgement

The Judgement card indicates that you’ve had some sexual hang-ups in the past, but you’re working toward getting over them. This is a period of transition, and although you’re doing the work, you may not be getting the exact results you desire. Forgive yourself for past missteps in order to take a sexual step forward today. Being afraid to express your true erotic self can even effect other areas of your life, so getting beyond your sexual inhibitions translates into a happier overall existence.

Your Daily Rune

Laguz

“Log-uhz” – Literally: “Water” or Ocean – Esoteric: Unconscious, Collective Memory

 

Rune of the unconscious context of becoming or the evolutionary process. Rune of Life’s longing for itself.

Psi: emotion, psychic powers, unconscious mental processes, love, dreaming

Energy: life energy, ocean spirit, origins of life, collective unconscious, the astral plane, love as unity, evolution

Mundane: water, imagination, occultism, dreams

Divinations: Life, passing a test, sea of vitality and of the unconscious growth, memory, dreams; or fear, circular motion, avoidance, withering, depression, manipulations, emotional blackmail, lack of moral fiber, fantasy, poison, toxicity

Governs:

Transpersonal powers
Mastery of emotion in order to shape wyrd
Guidance through difficult initiatory tests, ie. initiation into life
Increase in vitality and life force
Communication between your conscious mind to another’s unconscious mind
Development of ‘second sight’ or prophetic wisdom
All powers of dreaming (lucid dreams, astral projection)

Your Daily Influences

 

Tarot Influence

Eight of Coins
A time to learn the ways of an occupation. A viable venture may be beginning. Handling worldly affairs skillfully.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Astrological Influence

Cancer Reversed

Cancer reversed denotes a lack of creative energy and disregard for home-life

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Element Influence

Water Reversed

Water reversed denotes secrets to which you are not privy. Approach all ventures with caution.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Your Animal Spirit for Today

Porcupine

Porcupine has appeared in your reading today to bring a message of innocence and trust. Although Porcupine can throw quills when cornered, he is gentle, loving, and non-aggressive. Is there an area of your life that need Porcupine energy? Have you lost the ability to trust??

February 1, 2023 Birthday Horoscope

May the next year of your life be more positive than the past year! 

Click here to read anyone’s birthday horoscope from sunsigns.org 

FEBRUARY 1 birthday horoscope predicts that you are creative! The zodiac sign for February 1 is Aquarius, and you are honest to a fault. You truly believe in what you feel. February 1 birthday personality are blunt or straightforward people. You need to be diplomatic with people.

Although you can have a dry sense of humor, you are a smooth operator. With your ability to make snap decisions, you have gotten yourself out of some tight spots.

If today is your birthday, Aquarius you are either shy, or you are calling attention to yourself. The difference is almost overwhelming. Air is your partner. Air can be breathtaking, or it can be dormant.

Embrace the active and positive qualities of air. Aquarians are generally not loners or detached from others. February 1st born, you like communicating with others.

With a February 1 birthday, you are likely to be a source of strength. A female Aquarius is a significant part of the future. You dedicate a lot of time helping others overcome their obstacles. Both males and females born on this day are serious-minded Aquarians. You also can be both practical and idealistic forecasts your birthday astrology analysis.

February 1 zodiac people will face challenges when it comes to finding a career field. You would do well in sales and marketing. You possess the skill to be involved in non-profit campaigns. There are many occupations which you can choose. The future of person who born on 1 February will be different from that of the others.

February 1 horoscope shows that you have the attitude that no one can do it right. But a managerial position suits you perfectly. However, taking your subordinates right to voice is not fair because it affects their contributions to the issues. You are quite charming, but you should not be so thoughtless.

Aquarius, you may find that you would function better within a group or in front of an audience. You know that everybody is there in support of the same cause. However, you are disappointed when your ideas demand more of others and their efforts than they are willing to give. Perhaps, you expect too much with your progressive nature. People with Aquarius birthdays are not only book smart, but you are worldly.

When you have reached the point of maturity, you will be able to put a cap on the mood swings and emotional outburst. Sorry to say but if your zodiac birthday is February 1 then you are responsible for a lot of your drama. So do not blame anyone else.

You are likely, Aquarius, to find new friendships wherever you go. The connections you make are favorable ones. Perhaps they will have an impact on your business goals.

With all these connections, your horoscope compatibility by birthday predicts that you have not yet coupled with one particular person. Aquarius, you hate being left out because you do not meet a pair’s qualifications.

You daydream about it and wonder if you will ever meet that special someone. Romance is on your mind, and once a fire has been ignited, you go all in. Your passions run deep, but in your heart, you know you are likely to attract more opportunities than you should.

February 1 personality do not stick around long enough to know anyone genuinely so, on the surface, no one is good enough for you. Please do not make a promise to Aquarius and then not keep it! Aquarians born on this day despise it when they find out someone has not been honest with them. That is most certainly a deal breaker.

In conclusion, Aquarians feel that they have to be in control of themselves. You always find some excuse as to why you should not have let that person get close to you.

Although in anger, you can be rude and vengeful Aquarians, but the worse of it all is a deadly silence. Stay calm and listen to some music or explore new territory.

What your birthday says about you is, that not all this chaos is healthy. Aquarians with February 1 birthday have to be careful to take care of their legs or bones and avoid drinking alcoholic beverages and partaking in recreational drugs.

See: Famous Celebrities Born On February 1

This Day That Year – February 1 In History

1669 – Limits are placed on freedom of religion (French King Louis XIV).
1810 – Black population totals 1,377,808 out of 7,239,881 US citizens.
1887 – Southern California starts building Hollywood with land purchased from Harvey Wilcox.
1914 – Exhibition game in Egypt between NY Giants and Chicago White Sox.

February 1 Kumbha Rashi (Vedic Moon Sign)

February 1 Chinese Zodiac TIGER

February 1 Birthday Planet

Your ruling planet is Uranus that stands for experimentation, surprises, independence, and creation of new ideas.

February 1 Birthday Symbols

The Water Bearer Is The Symbol Of The Aquarius Zodiac Sign

February 1 Birthday Tarot Card

Your Birthday Tarot Card is The Magician. This card symbolizes willpower, creativity, and talent. The Minor Arcana cards are Six of Swords and Knight of Swords.

February 1 Birthday Compatibility

You are most compatible with people born under Zodiac Sign Leo: This will be an entertaining match between two creative individuals.
You are not compatible with people born under Zodiac Sign TaurusThis relationship will be stubborn and full of differences.

See Also:

February 1 Lucky Numbers

Number 1 – This number stands for the assertion, leadership qualities, authority, and courage.
Number 3 – This number symbolizes motivation, imagination, and frankness.

Lucky Colors For February 1 Birthday

Aqua: This is a refreshing color that symbolizes upliftment, strength, and individuality.
Lilac: This color signifies mysticism, confidence, and strong emotions.

Lucky Days For February 1 Birthday

Saturday – This day is ruled by Saturn and stands for the ability to overcome problems and yet be successful.
Sunday – This day is ruled by Sun and represents the universe as the creator of everything that happens around us.

February 1 Birthstone

Amethyst is a magical gemstone that helps overcome addictions and protect against mental illnesses.

Ideal Zodiac Birthday Gifts For People Born On February 1

A problematic floor puzzle for the man and a turquoise necklace for the woman. The February 1 birthday personality loves mysteries.

February 1, 2023 Daily Horoscopes

Click here to read Georgia Nicols Daily Horoscopes

Moon Alert

Avoid shopping or making important decisions from 6:45 AM to 3:30 PM EST today (3:45 AM to 12:30 PM PST). After that, the Moon moves from Gemini into Cancer.

Aries (March 21-April 19)

After the Moon Alert today, you will love to cocoon at home and relax among familiar surroundings. Prior to this, make no promises. Don’t volunteer for anything. Resist the urge to shop for anything other than food or gas.

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

During the Moon Alert today, avoid important financial decisions or spending money. (Except for food or gas.) Afterwards, you will be keen to talk to others and pull loose ends together; or take a short trip and learn something new.

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

This is a tricky day because from 6:45 AM to 3:30 PM EST today (3:45 AM to 12:30 PM PST), there is a Moon Alert, which means this is a poor time to make important decisions or spend money on anything other than food or gas. Be aware of this.

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

When the Moon Alert is over, the Moon will move into your sign, which will give you a slight advantage over all the other signs. However, it will also make you more emotional. You can use this to your advantage by asking for what you want.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

After the Moon Alert is over today, enjoy socializing with friends and groups. But during the time of the Moon Alert, postpone important decisions and expenditures. Wait until 3:30 PM EST (12:30 PM PST) to act freely!

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

Time spent with friends and groups will be easy going and friendly today. However, during the Moon Alert, avoid important decisions. Explore ideas about goals for the future but don’t commit to anything until 3:30 PM EST (12:30 PM PST).

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

Today there is a Moon Alert taking place at the top of your chart, which is why it’s important not to volunteer for anything or agree to anything when talking to bosses, parents, teachers or authority figures. Wait until 3:30 PM EST (12:30 PM PST) to act.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

During the Moon Alert today, which will take place for about 9 hours (a big chunk of the day), it’s a poor time to make important decisions, especially financial ones about inheritances or shared property. It’s also a poor time to shop for anything other than food or gas. Be aware of this. (See above.)

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

In some ways, it will be best to cooperate with others today, especially partners and close friends. Nevertheless, during the Moon Alert, you don’t want to agree to anything important. You might regret this later. Therefore, stay on your toes. Be diplomatic and be careful.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

This is a dicey day at work because until 3:30 PM EST (12:30 PM PST), there is a Moon Alert, which can make things quite loosey-goosey. This is also a poor time for agreements and important decisions. Be aware of this and wait until this window of time is over to commit to anything important.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

This is a creative day for you because your mind is freewheeling and willing to think outside of the box. In fact, write down your creative ideas for later consideration. This is also a lovely social, fun-loving day. Enjoy good times with children.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

After the Moon Alert is over today, which is 3:30 PM EST (12:30 PM PST), you will feel playful and eager to socialize! Make plans to socialize with friends. This will also be an excellent time to enjoy the arts, sport events and romantic adventures.

If Your Birthday Is Today

Actress Julia Garner (1994) shares your birthday today. You are an optimist with a strong spirit. You have a firm sense of morals and value justice. (With a rebellious streak.) This year is a time of new beginnings, adventures and major changes in your life. Keep your eyes open for new opportunities because it’s time to take action, initiative and define your goals.

February 1, 2023 Moon Goddess Current Phase

You can use this link to go forward or backward in time for Moon phase information. If you are curious, you can even find out what phase the Moon was in when you or anyone else was born.

From MoonGiant.com

The Moon’s current phase for today and tonight is a Waxing Gibbous phase. Visible through most of the night sky setting a few hours before sunrise. This phase is when the moon is more than 50% illuminated but not yet a Full Moon. The phase lasts about 7 days with the moon becoming more illuminated each day until the Full Moon. During a Waxing Gibbous the moon rises in the east in mid-afternoon and is high in the eastern sky at sunset. The word Gibbous first appeared in the 14th century and has its roots in the Latin word “gibbosus” meaning humpbacked.

Visit the February 2023 Moon Phases Calendar to see all the daily moon phase for this month.

Today’s Waxing Gibbous Phase

The Waxing Gibbous on February 1 has an illumination of 84%. This is the percentage of the Moon illuminated by the Sun. The illumination is constantly changing and can vary up to 10% a day. On February 1 the Moon is 10.95 days old. This refers to how many days it has been since the last New Moon. It takes 29.53 days for the Moon to orbit the Earth and go through the lunar cycle of all 8 Moon phases.

Phase Details

Phase: Waxing Gibbous
Illumination: 84%
Moon Age: 10.95 days
Moon Angle: 0.50
Moon Distance: 401,025.38 km
Sun Angle: 0.54
Sun Distance: 147,417,821.90 km

The 8 Lunar Phases

There are 8 lunar phases the Moon goes through in its 29.53 days lunar cycle. The 4 major Moon phases are Full Moon, New Moon, First Quarter and Last Quarter. Between these major phases, there are 4 minor ones: the Waxing Crescent, Waxing Gibbous, Waning Gibbous and Waning Crescent. For more info on the Moon Cycle and on each phase check out Wikipedia Lunar Phase page.

Useful Moon Resources

February 1, 2023 Northern Hemisphere’s Planetary Positions

If you need to calculate the planetary positions for a specific use and time, click on this link

Currentplanetarypositions.com

To figure out GMT (Greenwich Mean Time) to your local time use this link  

For Your Local Time and Date 

Northwestern Hemisphere

The time for these Custom Planetary Positions is from the local time in Los Angeles, California, USA

February 01, 2023
11:00 pm GMT 3:00 PM PST
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:12 Aquarius 49
Moon:01 Cancer 24
Mercury:18 Capricorn 01
Venus:07 Pisces 17
Mars:10 Gemini 29
Jupiter:06 Aries 14
Saturn:25 Aquarius 58
Uranus:14 Taurus 59
Neptune:23 Pisces 38
Pluto:28 Capricorn 42

True Lunar Node:08 Taurus 35 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:08 Taurus 31 Rx

Lilith (Black Moon):02 Leo 44

Chiron:12 Aries 40
Ceres:06 Libra 58
Pallas:11 Cancer 38 Rx
Juno:09 Aries 35
Vesta:27 Pisces 17

Eris:23 Aries 58

Fire:5
Earth:5
Air:4
Water:5
Cardinal:9
Fixed:6
Mutable:4

Northern Hemisphere

The time for these Custom Planetary Positions is from the local time in Chicago, Illinois, USA

February 01, 2023
09:00 pm GMT 3:00 PM CST
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:12 Aquarius 44
Moon:00 Cancer 24
Mercury:17 Capricorn 55
Venus:07 Pisces 11
Mars:10 Gemini 28
Jupiter:06 Aries 13
Saturn:25 Aquarius 57
Uranus:14 Taurus 59
Neptune:23 Pisces 37
Pluto:28 Capricorn 42

True Lunar Node:08 Taurus 36 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:08 Taurus 31 Rx

Lilith (Black Moon):02 Leo 43

Chiron:12 Aries 40
Ceres:06 Libra 58
Pallas:11 Cancer 38 Rx
Juno:09 Aries 33
Vesta:27 Pisces 15

Eris:23 Aries 58

Fire:5
Earth:5
Air:4
Water:5
Cardinal:9
Fixed:6
Mutable:4

Northeastern Hemisphere

The time for these Custom Planetary Positions is from the local time in Frankfurt, Germany, Europe

1 February 2023
02:00 pm GMT 3:00 PM CET
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:12 Aquarius 26
Moon:26 Gemini 55
Mercury:17 Capricorn 36
Venus:06 Pisces 49
Mars:10 Gemini 24
Jupiter:06 Aries 10
Saturn:25 Aquarius 55
Uranus:14 Taurus 59
Neptune:23 Pisces 37
Pluto:28 Capricorn 41

True Lunar Node:08 Taurus 38 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:08 Taurus 32 Rx

Lilith (Black Moon):02 Leo 41

Chiron:12 Aries 39
Ceres:06 Libra 57
Pallas:11 Cancer 41 Rx
Juno:09 Aries 24
Vesta:27 Pisces 07

Eris:23 Aries 58

Fire:5
Earth:5
Air:5
Water:4
Cardinal:8
Fixed:6
Mutable:5

February 2023 Moon Details

You can use this link to go forward or backward in time for Moon phase information. If you are curious, you can even find out what phase the Moon was in when you or anyone else was born.

From MoonGiant.com

The Full Moon for this month will occur early in the month on Sunday, February 5th. The New Moon will happen later in February on Monday, February 20th.

February’s Full Moon

As the snowiest month in the United States, February’s full moon is commonly known as the Full Snow Moon in Native American cultures. These ancient tribes named this moon after the way trees cracked in the cold, or how people had to sit shoulder to shoulder around the fire for warmth. Even the Celts called it the Moon of Ice. As expected of the coldest month in the year, the Full Snow Moon is also known by more sinister names, such as the Bone Moon.

The Cherokee tribe called February’s full moon the Bone Moon because by this point, the tribe’s winter food supplies had usually dwindled to the point where people had to gnaw on bones and cook bone marrow soup in order to survive. For the same reason, the Kalapuya tribe called this moon the Out of Food Moon. Appropriately, it’s also known as the Hunger Moon and the Little Famine Moon. Perhaps due to this month’s association with death, the Cherokee tribe would commune with their dead ancestors during the Bone Moon. A didanawiskawi, or a medicine person, would host a medicine dance for the community. Fasting and rituals for the dead were also common practices.

However, not all cultures associate February’s full moon with extreme cold and death. The Hopi tribe calls it the Moon of Purification and Renewal, which is very fitting because the Full Snow Moon is usually the very first full moon of the year according to the lunar calendar. Cultures that follow the lunar calendar, especially East Asian cultures, tend to associate the Full Snow Moon with new beginnings for this very reason. The ancient Chinese, for example, called it the Budding Moon.

As a matter of fact, celebrations of February’s full moon are the climax of Lunar New Year festivities in various East Asian countries. In China, the Full Snow Moon is celebrated during the Lantern Festival, also known as the Yuanxiao Festival, which is the 15th day of the Lunar New Year. During this festival, the Chinese release kongming lanterns into the sky as they admire the full moon and eat tangyuan, glutinous rice balls that are usually filled with sweet paste. The round shape of the balls symbolize family togetherness and bring good luck to the whole family.

Many East Asian cultures in general also light lanterns and bonfires to celebrate February’s full moon. According to an ancient Chinese legend, not long after Buddhism was brought into China, 17 deities were witnessed flying through the sky during the first full moon of the Lunar New Year. Shocked and excited, the populace lit fires and lanterns to see the godly beings better. They continued to do so year after year, but for more practical reasons – to chase away pests and to pray for a good crop in the upcoming spring.

In Korea, where February’s full moon is known as Daeboreum, these fiery structures are called “Houses of the Burning Moon”. During Daeboreum, Koreans hike mountains despite the freezing temperatures in order to catch a glimpse of the first rise of the first full moon of the Lunar New Year. According to legend, the very first person to accomplish this feat will have their dearest wish come true.

Local Date and Time for February 2023 Full Moon in major cities around the world:

Los Angeles,
San Francisco,
Vancouver
February 5, 2023
10:28am PST

Denver,
Salt Lake City,
Calgary
February 5, 2023
11:28am MST

Chicago,
Houston,
San Antonio
February 5, 2023
12:28pm CST

New York,
Toronto,
Atlanta
February 5, 2023
1:28pm EST

London,
Manchester,
Dublin
February 5, 2023
6:28pm GMT

Paris,
Rome,
Berlin
February 5, 2023
7:28pm CET

Athens,
Istanbul,
Helsinki
February 5, 2023
8:28pm EET

Dubai,
Abu Dhabi,
Muscat
February 5, 2023
10:28pm +04

Bangalore,
Mumbai,
New Delhi
February 5, 2023
11:58pm IST

Singapore,
Kuala Lumpur
February 6, 2023
2:28am +08

Perth,
Hong Kong,
Beijing
February 6, 2023
2:28am AWST

Sydney,
Brisbane,
Melbourne
February 6, 2023
5:28am AEDT

February 2023 Northern Hemisphere Gardening Calendar – Printable

From mooncalendar.astro-seek.com

February 2023 – Gardening by the Moon, Biodynamic Planting Guide

Please read this first:

1) Moon Phase x Moon Zodiac Sign:

Please keep in mind, that Gardening by Moon Phase and Gardening by Moon Zodiac Sign are two different/independent biodynamic systems and they might give you different or contradictiory gardening recommendations.

  • a) Each Moon Phase (except Full Moon and New Moon) lasts about 1 week
  • b) Each Moon Zodiac Sign lasts about 2.5 days

Try to experiment with these two systems to find which recommendations suits you the most.

2) Tropical (Astrological) x Sidereal (Astronomical) Zodiac:
(1-2 days difference in Leaf, Fruit, Root and Flower days)

There are two different zodiacs for determining the Moon Sign:

  • a) Tropical zodiac (Astrological) is based on the seasons – Vernal Equinox is fixed as 0° Aries (The 1st Fruit day)
  • b) Sidereal zodiac (Astronomical) takes into account Precession of Equinoxes and shifts 0° Aries back by cca 1-2 days. Maria Thun who was an authority on biodynamics was using this Sidereal zodiac

Try to experiment also with these two zodiac systems to find which system suits you better.

Date
2023
Moon Phase Gardening by the
Moon Phase
Gardening by the
Moon Zodiac Sign

Tropical Zodiac (by Seasons)
Sidereal Zodiac (Maria Thun)

Feb 1
Wed
Waxing Gibbous Sow/Plant:
Above ground annuals, especially Fruit plants
also Cereals and Flowers

– Mow lawns (to increase growth)
– Graft & Prune (to increase growth)

root Days
TaurusTaurus

until 08:29
flower Days
from 08:29

GeminiGemini

Feb 2
Thu
Waxing Gibbous Sow/Plant:
Above ground annuals, especially Fruit plants
also Cereals and Flowers

– Mow lawns (to increase growth)
– Graft & Prune (to increase growth)

flower Days
GeminiGemini
Feb 3
Fri
Waxing Gibbous Sow/Plant:
Above ground annuals, especially Fruit plants
also Cereals and Flowers
Optimum planting day (2 days before the Full Moon)

– Mow lawns (to increase growth)
– Graft & Prune (to increase growth)

flower Days
GeminiGemini

until 21:01
leaf Days
from 21:01

CancerCancer

Feb 4
Sat
Waxing Gibbous Sow/Plant:
Above ground annuals, especially Fruit plants
also Cereals and Flowers
Optimum planting day (2 days before the Full Moon)

– Mow lawns (to increase growth)
– Graft & Prune (to increase growth)

leaf Days
CancerCancer
Feb 5
Sun
FULL MOON
at 18:28
Time to rest, celebrate and meditate

Pick medicinal herbs and plants

leaf Days
CancerCancer
Feb 6
Mon

MoonOppositionSaturn

Waning Gibbous Sow/Plant:
Below ground plants, especially Root plants
Plant trees, shrubs and perennials

– Harvest all crops
– Fertilize, Transplant
– Mow lawns & Prune (to reduce growth)

Spraying days: Moon Opposition Saturn

leaf Days
CancerCancer

until 09:33
fruit Days
from 09:33

LeoLeo

Feb 7
Tue
Waning Gibbous Sow/Plant:
Below ground plants, especially Root plants
Plant trees, shrubs and perennials

– Harvest all crops
– Fertilize, Transplant
– Mow lawns & Prune (to reduce growth)

fruit Days
LeoLeo
Feb 8
Wed
Waning Gibbous Sow/Plant:
Below ground plants, especially Root plants
Plant trees, shrubs and perennials

– Harvest all crops
– Fertilize, Transplant
– Mow lawns & Prune (to reduce growth)

fruit Days
LeoLeo

until 21:19
root Days
from 21:19

VirgoVirgo

Feb 9
Thu
Waning Gibbous Sow/Plant:
Below ground plants, especially Root plants
Plant trees, shrubs and perennials

– Harvest all crops
– Fertilize, Transplant
– Mow lawns & Prune (to reduce growth)

root Days
VirgoVirgo
Feb 10
Fri
Waning Gibbous Sow/Plant:
Below ground plants, especially Root plants
Plant trees, shrubs and perennials

– Harvest all crops
– Fertilize, Transplant
– Mow lawns & Prune (to reduce growth)

root Days
VirgoVirgo
Feb 11
Sat
Waning Gibbous Sow/Plant:
Below ground plants, especially Root plants
Plant trees, shrubs and perennials

– Harvest all crops
– Fertilize, Transplant
– Mow lawns & Prune (to reduce growth)

root Days
VirgoVirgo

until 07:32
flower Days
from 07:32

LibraLibra

Feb 12
Sun
Waning Gibbous Sow/Plant:
Below ground plants, especially Root plants
Plant trees, shrubs and perennials

– Harvest all crops
– Fertilize, Transplant
– Mow lawns & Prune (to reduce growth)

flower Days
LibraLibra
Feb 13
Mon
Last Quarter Sow/Plant:
Below ground plants, especially Root plants
Plant trees, shrubs and perennials

– Harvest all crops
– Fertilize, Transplant
– Mow lawns & Prune (to reduce growth)

flower Days
LibraLibra

until 15:07
leaf Days
from 15:07

ScorpioScorpio

Feb 14
Tue
Waning Crescent Barren phase:
Time to rest. Avoid seed sowing

– Harvest and store crops
– Fertilize, Transplant
– Destroy weed
– Mow lawns & Prune (to reduce growth)

leaf Days
ScorpioScorpio
Feb 15
Wed
Waning Crescent Barren phase:
Time to rest. Avoid seed sowing

– Harvest and store crops
– Fertilize, Transplant
– Destroy weed
– Mow lawns & Prune (to reduce growth)

leaf Days
ScorpioScorpio

until 19:15
fruit Days
from 19:15

SagittariusSagittarius

Feb 16
Thu
Waning Crescent Barren phase:
Time to rest. Avoid seed sowing

– Harvest and store crops
– Fertilize, Transplant
– Destroy weed
– Mow lawns & Prune (to reduce growth)

fruit Days
SagittariusSagittarius
Feb 17
Fri
Waning Crescent Barren phase:
Time to rest. Avoid seed sowing

– Harvest and store crops
– Fertilize, Transplant
– Destroy weed
– Mow lawns & Prune (to reduce growth)

fruit Days
SagittariusSagittarius

until 20:18
root Days
from 20:18

CapricornCapricorn

Feb 18
Sat
Waning Crescent Barren phase:
Time to rest. Avoid seed sowing

– Harvest and store crops
– Fertilize, Transplant
– Destroy weed
– Mow lawns & Prune (to reduce growth)

root Days
CapricornCapricorn
Feb 19
Sun
Waning Crescent Barren phase:
Time to rest. Avoid seed sowing

– Harvest and store crops
– Fertilize, Transplant
– Destroy weed
– Mow lawns & Prune (to reduce growth)

root Days
CapricornCapricorn

until 19:44
flower Days
from 19:44

AquariusAquarius

Feb 20
Mon
NEW MOON
at 07:05
Time to rest, celebrate and meditate
flower Days
AquariusAquarius
Feb 21
Tue
Waxing Crescent Sow/Plant:
Above ground annuals, especially Leaf plants
also Cereals, Herbs, Cucumbers

– Mow lawns (to increase growth)
– Graft & Prune (to increase growth)

flower Days
AquariusAquarius

until 19:40
leaf Days
from 19:40

PiscesPisces

Feb 22
Wed
Waxing Crescent Sow/Plant:
Above ground annuals, especially Leaf plants
also Cereals, Herbs, Cucumbers

– Mow lawns (to increase growth)
– Graft & Prune (to increase growth)

leaf Days
PiscesPisces
Feb 23
Thu
Waxing Crescent Sow/Plant:
Above ground annuals, especially Leaf plants
also Cereals, Herbs, Cucumbers

– Mow lawns (to increase growth)
– Graft & Prune (to increase growth)

leaf Days
PiscesPisces

until 22:13
fruit Days
from 22:13

AriesAries

Feb 24
Fri
Waxing Crescent Sow/Plant:
Above ground annuals, especially Leaf plants
also Cereals, Herbs, Cucumbers

– Mow lawns (to increase growth)
– Graft & Prune (to increase growth)

fruit Days
AriesAries
Feb 25
Sat
Waxing Crescent Sow/Plant:
Above ground annuals, especially Leaf plants
also Cereals, Herbs, Cucumbers

– Mow lawns (to increase growth)
– Graft & Prune (to increase growth)

fruit Days
AriesAries
Feb 26
Sun
Waxing Crescent Sow/Plant:
Above ground annuals, especially Leaf plants
also Cereals, Herbs, Cucumbers

– Mow lawns (to increase growth)
– Graft & Prune (to increase growth)

fruit Days
AriesAries

until 04:44
root Days
from 04:44

TaurusTaurus

Feb 27
Mon
First Quarter Sow/Plant:
Above ground annuals, especially Leaf plants
also Cereals, Herbs, Cucumbers

– Mow lawns (to increase growth)
– Graft & Prune (to increase growth)

root Days
TaurusTaurus
Feb 28
Tue
Waxing Gibbous Sow/Plant:
Above ground annuals, especially Fruit plants
also Cereals and Flowers

– Mow lawns (to increase growth)
– Graft & Prune (to increase growth)

root Days
TaurusTaurus

until 15:02
flower Days
from 15:02

GeminiGemini

Gardening by the Moon Zodiac Sign (Element) – Legend

Biodynamic Calendar – Icon Legend
Leaf Days Leaf days (Water Element)

  • It is the appropriate time to sow, transplant and cultivate plants from which the intention is to use Leaves and Stems.
  • Ex: Cabbage, Salads, Lettuce, Spinach, Green onions, Broccoli, Cauliflower and Celeriac.
  • Leaf plants should be harvested in Flower days (or Fruit days).
  • Harvesting in Leaf days is not recommended (products start decomposing in a shorter time).
  • Beekeeping: Working with the hive is not recommended in Leaf days.

Fruit Days Fruit days (Fire Element)

  • It is the appropriate time to sow, transplant and cultivate plants that produce Fruits and Seeds.
  • Ex: Cherry, Strawberry, Tomato, Pea, Bean, Corn, Pumpkin, Nut, Cereal, Courgette.
  • Harvesting in Fruit days allows fruits and seeds to have a better storage quality.
  • Leaf plants should be harvested in Flower days (or Fruit days).
  • Beekeeping: Fruit days stimulate the collection of nectar. Bees are also supposed to be more gentle these days.

Root Days Root days (Earth Element)

  • It is the appropriate time to sow, transplant and cultivate Root plants and Root vegetables.
  • Ex: Carrot, Turnip, but also Potato, Beet-root, Garlic, Onion, Leek.
  • Crop should be stored in Root days.
  • Beekeeping: Bees should be encouraged to build more comb.

Flower Days Flower days (Air Element)

  • It is the appropriate time to sow, transplant, cultivate and harvest Flower plants or herbs used for medicinal purposes.
  • Flowers, if cut in these days, have a more intense scent and endure longer.
  • Leaf plants should be harvested in these Flower days.
  • Beekeeping: Flower days stimulate brood activity and colony development. Bees are also supposed to be more gentle these days.
Gardening by the Moon Phase – Legend
NEW MOON

  • Time to rest, celebrate and meditate.


NEW MOON PHASE

New Moon -» First Quarter (Waxing Crescent)

– Moonlight is increasing

– Strongest gravitational pull

– Soil releases / Earth exhales / Energy draws UP into upper planets

  • Sow/Plant: Above ground Leaf plants, Cereals, Grains, Lawns, Herbs, Cucumbers.
  • Jobs: Graft, Mow lawns & Prune foliage (to increase growth).


FIRST QUARTER PHASE

First Quarter -» Full Moon (Waxing Gibbous)

– Moonlight becomes stronger

– Gravitational pull is a little less now

– Soil releases / Earth exhales / Energy draws UP into upper planets

  • Sow/Plant: Above ground Fruit plants (with “inside seeds” such as Tomatoes, Peppers, Peas and Bean), Cereals, Grains, Lawns and Flowers.
  • Jobs: Graft, Mow lawns & Prune foliage (to increase growth).
  • Planting and Grafting take best if done two days just before the Full Moon.
FULL MOON

  • Time to rest, celebrate and meditate.
  • Pick medicinal herbs and plants.


FULL MOON PHASE

Full Moon -» Last Quarter (Waning Gibbous)

– Moonlight is decreasing

– Gravitational pull is decreasing

– Soil absorbs / Earth inhales / Energy draws DOWN into the Roots

  • Sow/Plant: Below ground Root plants such as Potatoes, Carrots & Onions.
    Plant trees, shrubs, biennials & perennials.
  • Jobs: Harvest all crops, Fertilize, Transplant, Mow lawns & Prune foliage (to reduce growth).


LAST QUARTER PHASE

Last Quarter -» New Moon (Waning Crescent)

– Moonlight has decreased

– Gravitational pull has decreased

– Soil absorbs / Earth inhales / Energy draws DOWN into the Roots

  • Barren phase: Time to rest and prepare for the next New Moon.
  • Jobs: Avoid seed sowing.
  • Jobs: Harvest and store crops, Fertilize, Transplant, Destroy weed, Mow lawns & Prune foliage (to reduce growth).
Moon Opposition Saturn
MoonOppositionSaturn SPRAYING DAYS

  • Spraying Biodynamic preparations out during Moon opposition Saturn increases soil activity.
  • The MoonMoon represents fertility and germination, while SaturnSaturn represents form and strong structure.
  • It is also a perfect time to plant seeds out.

February 2023 – Gardening by the Moon, Biodynamic Planting Guide

Please read this first:

1) Moon Phase x Moon Zodiac Sign:

Please keep in mind, that Gardening by Moon Phase and Gardening by Moon Zodiac Sign are two different/independent biodynamic systems and they might give you different or contradictiory gardening recommendations.

  • a) Each Moon Phase (except Full Moon and New Moon) lasts about 1 week
  • b) Each Moon Zodiac Sign lasts about 2.5 days

Try to experiment with these two systems to find which recommendations suits you the most.

2) Tropical (Astrological) x Sidereal (Astronomical) Zodiac:
(1-2 days difference in Leaf, Fruit, Root and Flower days)

There are two different zodiacs for determining the Moon Sign:

  • a) Tropical zodiac (Astrological) is based on the seasons – Vernal Equinox is fixed as 0° Aries (The 1st Fruit day)
  • b) Sidereal zodiac (Astronomical) takes into account Precession of Equinoxes and shifts 0° Aries back by cca 1-2 days. Maria Thun who was an authority on biodynamics was using this Sidereal zodiac

Try to experiment also with these two zodiac systems to find which system suits you better.

Date
2023
Moon Phase Gardening by the
Moon Phase
Gardening by the
Moon Zodiac Sign

Tropical Zodiac (by Seasons)
Sidereal Zodiac (Maria Thun)

Feb 1
Wed
Waxing Gibbous Sow/Plant:
Above ground annuals, especially Fruit plants
also Cereals and Flowers

– Mow lawns (to increase growth)
– Graft & Prune (to increase growth)

flower Days
GeminiGemini

until 20:12
leaf Days
from 20:12

CancerCancer

Feb 2
Thu
Waxing Gibbous Sow/Plant:
Above ground annuals, especially Fruit plants
also Cereals and Flowers

– Mow lawns (to increase growth)
– Graft & Prune (to increase growth)

leaf Days
CancerCancer
Feb 3
Fri
Waxing Gibbous Sow/Plant:
Above ground annuals, especially Fruit plants
also Cereals and Flowers
Optimum planting day (2 days before the Full Moon)

– Mow lawns (to increase growth)
– Graft & Prune (to increase growth)

leaf Days
CancerCancer
Feb 4
Sat
Waxing Gibbous Sow/Plant:
Above ground annuals, especially Fruit plants
also Cereals and Flowers
Optimum planting day (2 days before the Full Moon)

– Mow lawns (to increase growth)
– Graft & Prune (to increase growth)

leaf Days
CancerCancer

until 08:49
fruit Days
from 08:49

LeoLeo

Feb 5
Sun
FULL MOON
at 18:28
Time to rest, celebrate and meditate

Pick medicinal herbs and plants

fruit Days
LeoLeo
Feb 6
Mon

MoonOppositionSaturn

Waning Gibbous Sow/Plant:
Below ground plants, especially Root plants
Plant trees, shrubs and perennials

– Harvest all crops
– Fertilize, Transplant
– Mow lawns & Prune (to reduce growth)

Spraying days: Moon Opposition Saturn

fruit Days
LeoLeo

until 21:14
root Days
from 21:14

VirgoVirgo

Feb 7
Tue
Waning Gibbous Sow/Plant:
Below ground plants, especially Root plants
Plant trees, shrubs and perennials

– Harvest all crops
– Fertilize, Transplant
– Mow lawns & Prune (to reduce growth)

root Days
VirgoVirgo
Feb 8
Wed
Waning Gibbous Sow/Plant:
Below ground plants, especially Root plants
Plant trees, shrubs and perennials

– Harvest all crops
– Fertilize, Transplant
– Mow lawns & Prune (to reduce growth)

root Days
VirgoVirgo
Feb 9
Thu
Waning Gibbous Sow/Plant:
Below ground plants, especially Root plants
Plant trees, shrubs and perennials

– Harvest all crops
– Fertilize, Transplant
– Mow lawns & Prune (to reduce growth)

root Days
VirgoVirgo

until 08:47
flower Days
from 08:47

LibraLibra

Feb 10
Fri
Waning Gibbous Sow/Plant:
Below ground plants, especially Root plants
Plant trees, shrubs and perennials

– Harvest all crops
– Fertilize, Transplant
– Mow lawns & Prune (to reduce growth)

flower Days
LibraLibra
Feb 11
Sat
Waning Gibbous Sow/Plant:
Below ground plants, especially Root plants
Plant trees, shrubs and perennials

– Harvest all crops
– Fertilize, Transplant
– Mow lawns & Prune (to reduce growth)

flower Days
LibraLibra

until 18:35
leaf Days
from 18:35

ScorpioScorpio

Feb 12
Sun
Waning Gibbous Sow/Plant:
Below ground plants, especially Root plants
Plant trees, shrubs and perennials

– Harvest all crops
– Fertilize, Transplant
– Mow lawns & Prune (to reduce growth)

leaf Days
ScorpioScorpio
Feb 13
Mon
Last Quarter Sow/Plant:
Below ground plants, especially Root plants
Plant trees, shrubs and perennials

– Harvest all crops
– Fertilize, Transplant
– Mow lawns & Prune (to reduce growth)

leaf Days
ScorpioScorpio
Feb 14
Tue
Waning Crescent Barren phase:
Time to rest. Avoid seed sowing

– Harvest and store crops
– Fertilize, Transplant
– Destroy weed
– Mow lawns & Prune (to reduce growth)

leaf Days
ScorpioScorpio

until 01:31
fruit Days
from 01:31

SagittariusSagittarius

Feb 15
Wed
Waning Crescent Barren phase:
Time to rest. Avoid seed sowing

– Harvest and store crops
– Fertilize, Transplant
– Destroy weed
– Mow lawns & Prune (to reduce growth)

fruit Days
SagittariusSagittarius
Feb 16
Thu
Waning Crescent Barren phase:
Time to rest. Avoid seed sowing

– Harvest and store crops
– Fertilize, Transplant
– Destroy weed
– Mow lawns & Prune (to reduce growth)

fruit Days
SagittariusSagittarius

until 05:00
root Days
from 05:00

CapricornCapricorn

Feb 17
Fri
Waning Crescent Barren phase:
Time to rest. Avoid seed sowing

– Harvest and store crops
– Fertilize, Transplant
– Destroy weed
– Mow lawns & Prune (to reduce growth)

root Days
CapricornCapricorn
Feb 18
Sat
Waning Crescent Barren phase:
Time to rest. Avoid seed sowing

– Harvest and store crops
– Fertilize, Transplant
– Destroy weed
– Mow lawns & Prune (to reduce growth)

root Days
CapricornCapricorn

until 05:35
flower Days
from 05:35

AquariusAquarius

Feb 19
Sun
Waning Crescent Barren phase:
Time to rest. Avoid seed sowing

– Harvest and store crops
– Fertilize, Transplant
– Destroy weed
– Mow lawns & Prune (to reduce growth)

flower Days
AquariusAquarius
Feb 20
Mon
NEW MOON
at 07:05
Time to rest, celebrate and meditate
flower Days
AquariusAquarius

until 04:56
leaf Days
from 04:56

PiscesPisces

Feb 21
Tue
Waxing Crescent Sow/Plant:
Above ground annuals, especially Leaf plants
also Cereals, Herbs, Cucumbers

– Mow lawns (to increase growth)
– Graft & Prune (to increase growth)

leaf Days
PiscesPisces
Feb 22
Wed
Waxing Crescent Sow/Plant:
Above ground annuals, especially Leaf plants
also Cereals, Herbs, Cucumbers

– Mow lawns (to increase growth)
– Graft & Prune (to increase growth)

leaf Days
PiscesPisces

until 05:14
fruit Days
from 05:14

AriesAries

Feb 23
Thu
Waxing Crescent Sow/Plant:
Above ground annuals, especially Leaf plants
also Cereals, Herbs, Cucumbers

– Mow lawns (to increase growth)
– Graft & Prune (to increase growth)

fruit Days
AriesAries
Feb 24
Fri
Waxing Crescent Sow/Plant:
Above ground annuals, especially Leaf plants
also Cereals, Herbs, Cucumbers

– Mow lawns (to increase growth)
– Graft & Prune (to increase growth)

fruit Days
AriesAries

until 08:29
root Days
from 08:29

TaurusTaurus

Feb 25
Sat
Waxing Crescent Sow/Plant:
Above ground annuals, especially Leaf plants
also Cereals, Herbs, Cucumbers

– Mow lawns (to increase growth)
– Graft & Prune (to increase growth)

root Days
TaurusTaurus
Feb 26
Sun
Waxing Crescent Sow/Plant:
Above ground annuals, especially Leaf plants
also Cereals, Herbs, Cucumbers

– Mow lawns (to increase growth)
– Graft & Prune (to increase growth)

root Days
TaurusTaurus

until 15:48
flower Days
from 15:48

GeminiGemini

Feb 27
Mon
First Quarter Sow/Plant:
Above ground annuals, especially Leaf plants
also Cereals, Herbs, Cucumbers

– Mow lawns (to increase growth)
– Graft & Prune (to increase growth)

flower Days
GeminiGemini
Feb 28
Tue
Waxing Gibbous Sow/Plant:
Above ground annuals, especially Fruit plants
also Cereals and Flowers

– Mow lawns (to increase growth)
– Graft & Prune (to increase growth)

flower Days
GeminiGemini

Gardening by the Moon Zodiac Sign (Element) – Legend

Biodynamic Calendar – Icon Legend
Leaf Days Leaf days (Water Element)

  • It is the appropriate time to sow, transplant and cultivate plants from which the intention is to use Leaves and Stems.
  • Ex: Cabbage, Salads, Lettuce, Spinach, Green onions, Broccoli, Cauliflower and Celeriac.
  • Leaf plants should be harvested in Flower days (or Fruit days).
  • Harvesting in Leaf days is not recommended (products start decomposing in a shorter time).
  • Beekeeping: Working with the hive is not recommended in Leaf days.

Fruit Days Fruit days (Fire Element)

  • It is the appropriate time to sow, transplant and cultivate plants that produce Fruits and Seeds.
  • Ex: Cherry, Strawberry, Tomato, Pea, Bean, Corn, Pumpkin, Nut, Cereal, Courgette.
  • Harvesting in Fruit days allows fruits and seeds to have a better storage quality.
  • Leaf plants should be harvested in Flower days (or Fruit days).
  • Beekeeping: Fruit days stimulate the collection of nectar. Bees are also supposed to be more gentle these days.

Root Days Root days (Earth Element)

  • It is the appropriate time to sow, transplant and cultivate Root plants and Root vegetables.
  • Ex: Carrot, Turnip, but also Potato, Beet-root, Garlic, Onion, Leek.
  • Crop should be stored in Root days.
  • Beekeeping: Bees should be encouraged to build more comb.

Flower Days Flower days (Air Element)

  • It is the appropriate time to sow, transplant, cultivate and harvest Flower plants or herbs used for medicinal purposes.
  • Flowers, if cut in these days, have a more intense scent and endure longer.
  • Leaf plants should be harvested in these Flower days.
  • Beekeeping: Flower days stimulate brood activity and colony development. Bees are also supposed to be more gentle these days.
Gardening by the Moon Phase – Legend
NEW MOON

  • Time to rest, celebrate and meditate.


NEW MOON PHASE

New Moon -» First Quarter (Waxing Crescent)

– Moonlight is increasing

– Strongest gravitational pull

– Soil releases / Earth exhales / Energy draws UP into upper planets

  • Sow/Plant: Above ground Leaf plants, Cereals, Grains, Lawns, Herbs, Cucumbers.
  • Jobs: Graft, Mow lawns & Prune foliage (to increase growth).


FIRST QUARTER PHASE

First Quarter -» Full Moon (Waxing Gibbous)

– Moonlight becomes stronger

– Gravitational pull is a little less now

– Soil releases / Earth exhales / Energy draws UP into upper planets

  • Sow/Plant: Above ground Fruit plants (with “inside seeds” such as Tomatoes, Peppers, Peas and Bean), Cereals, Grains, Lawns and Flowers.
  • Jobs: Graft, Mow lawns & Prune foliage (to increase growth).
  • Planting and Grafting take best if done two days just before the Full Moon.
FULL MOON

  • Time to rest, celebrate and meditate.
  • Pick medicinal herbs and plants.


FULL MOON PHASE

Full Moon -» Last Quarter (Waning Gibbous)

– Moonlight is decreasing

– Gravitational pull is decreasing

– Soil absorbs / Earth inhales / Energy draws DOWN into the Roots

  • Sow/Plant: Below ground Root plants such as Potatoes, Carrots & Onions.
    Plant trees, shrubs, biennials & perennials.
  • Jobs: Harvest all crops, Fertilize, Transplant, Mow lawns & Prune foliage (to reduce growth).


LAST QUARTER PHASE

Last Quarter -» New Moon (Waning Crescent)

– Moonlight has decreased

– Gravitational pull has decreased

– Soil absorbs / Earth inhales / Energy draws DOWN into the Roots

  • Barren phase: Time to rest and prepare for the next New Moon.
  • Jobs: Avoid seed sowing.
  • Jobs: Harvest and store crops, Fertilize, Transplant, Destroy weed, Mow lawns & Prune foliage (to reduce growth).
Moon Opposition Saturn
MoonOppositionSaturn SPRAYING DAYS

  • Spraying Biodynamic preparations out during Moon opposition Saturn increases soil activity.
  • The MoonMoon represents fertility and germination, while SaturnSaturn represents form and strong structure.
  • It is also a perfect time to plant seeds out.

February 2023 Moon Phase Calendar – Printable

From en.tutiempo.net

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February 2023 All Religious Holidays

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