Friday 7th Feb
Today Venus, planet of love moves out of the sign of gentle, adoring Pisces where it is exalted; very happy. It moved into passionate fiery Aries, so now Venus is also in detriment. Venus likes harmony and balance whereas Aries likes direct action. So at this time we may get impatient with others especially our significant other if they don’t do as we would like them to! However on the plus side this is good time to encourage others out of their comfort zone to do something exciting. Or you may be the one who is being encouraged to be brave and bold and do something new in the name of love!
Monday 3rd February
Today Mercury, planet of communication moves from logical air sign Aquarius into dreamy Pisces. Pisces is a water sign and logical and light,Mercury is in its detriment (uncomfortable) in emotional and sensitive Pisces. Therefore messages may not get through clearly and confusion can easily set in at this time. However, looking on the bright side, it is good time for inspired ideas, visions, dreams and letting your imagination flow. Just don’t believe everything you are told!
Sunday 2nd February 2020
Today is Imbolc, the pagan festival of early spring. We are now half way between Yule- the winter solstice in December and the spring equinox in March. It is a lovely time of year, so full of promise when we can see the light returning after all those dull grey days. This year everything is so early, there are loads of beautiful snowdrops every where and the daffodils are in bud in our garden. Yesterday on my way to the village shop I spotted snowdrops and aconites nestled together in the verge.
The Celtic goddess Brigid is celebrated and honored now. She is a fire goddess, linked to inspiration, healing and poetry. She is also godddess of all smiths, goldsmiths, silversmiths and blacksmiths. What passions are burning in you right now?
This lovely image is by artist Judith Shaw and comes from her deck of cards; Celtic Goddess Oracle Deck