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February is a season of comebacks, and there are special light beings that help us rejoin the game of life on a new level.
The month begins with Imbolc, on February 2. Also known as Groundhog Day, this Pagan festival marks the halfway point of the Sun's climb up the sky from Winter Solstice to Spring Equinox. The ancient Mayans believed that from this vantage, sunlight reaches into the dark earth and awakens the life essence lying dormant in buried seeds.
Earth begins her return to active life, as does the Goddess. In some remote areas of the Mexican countryside, an ancient practice called "cuarentena" is still in use. For 40 days after giving birth the mother stays indoors, resting and having special, nutritious foods that are served to her by others while she regains her strength. Imbolc, celebrated 40 days after Winter Solstice, marks the time of the Goddess' recovery from giving birth to the Winter Sun. Like a human mother returning to marital and worldly activity, she now makes her comeback.
Before this date was assimilated by the Church as Candlemas, the Celts would build fires in honor of Brigit, a dynamic, multi-talented goddess who was at once poet, metalworker, and healer. During the same dates, the Romans lit candles in honor of Juno-Februa, "the purifier." Mother of the god Mars, she could renew her virginity at will and her light was known to dispel evil.
Goddesses like these empowered the human spirit in its quest for progress. We can still call on them, particularly in those moments when—after a time of rest, stagnation, or darkness—we wish to re-enter the game of life.
Our personal Winter may have been simple or dramatic. Maybe a relationship ended; kids began grade school or if they were older, moved away for college. Maybe we recovered from prolonged illness. Perhaps a loved one passed on. For many, the pandemic has been like a dark season from which they are now awakening, or would like too. A business may have closed or morphed into a new version. Or our dark season may have been an inner process, like emotional growth or boredom with a familiar career.
Starting over triggers mixed emotions. The slate has been wiped clean and we're eager to try something different. At the same time, we may feel frightened of entering a new path, of not getting it right, or of being criticized or rejected. We may be overwhelmed by the work required, or we may feel lacking for expertise, time, or budget. Our primitive brain loves to keep us in a rut and will make us to stick to our comfort zone.
There are angels and goddesses that will support our comeback. Here are 5 ways we can connect with them.
Use these tools during February or whenever you wise to make a comeback of sometime. Call on the angels and goddesses. You may be surprised at the difference they'll bring to your energy and life. For more tools (prosperity, self-esteem, healing, and much more) see my new book, Angels & Goddesses: Manifest Your Desires with Angelic Intelligence.
Crystal Pomeroy (Mexico City, Mexico) has been teaching metaphysics and personal development for more than twenty years. She is a radio and television host and contributes astrology and ritual tips for newspapers and ...