|Color of the day: Brown
Incense of the day: Sage
February 14 has become a night of forced and unromantic romance. This year, take it back and make it yours. Today in 1824, Ladies' Garland, the first newspaper addressing the interests of women, was published in the U.S. Today in 1912, Arizona became the forty-eighth state. It's the eve of Lupercalia, the Roman festival of the she-wolf, a day of purification and fertility. It was also the "Old Candlemass" in many traditions, before Candlemass was realigned to February 2. Celebrate who and what you love in this life. Use beautiful scented candles to illuminate your home. Surround yourself with sensual, textural foods, clothing, and experiences. Prepare a meal with your loved ones, and prepare it with love. Eat by candlelight. Send loving e-mails or postcards to friends and family. Appreciate inspiration, inspire others, and grow love in the coming season.