Lupercalia is one of the most ancient of the Roman holidays (one of the feriae listed on ancient calendars from even before the time Julius Caesar reformed the calendar). It is familiar to us today for two main reasons:
The Rowan Moon is associated with Brighid, the Celtic goddess of hearth and home. Honored on February 1, at Imbolc, Brighid is a fire goddess who offers protection to mothers and families, as well as watching over the hearthfires.
In January, the nights are long and dark, and many of us are trying to stay warm under a blanket of snow as the Cold Moon approaches (in some cultures, the Cold Moon is the name given to December's moon, instead).
Eclipses come in two shapes and sizes - Lunar and Solar.
Lunar eclipses close the doors that need to be closed. So, be prepared to let things go. During a Lunar eclipse you may face stuff like breakups, layoffs, any type of situations that mean "The End." T...