March was originally the first month of the year but is now the third. In Mediterranean Rome it was regarded as the beginning of Spring so therefore the ideal time to resume war. The month is governed by Mars, the God of War.
Associated Birthstone: Aquamarine
Associated Flower: Daffodil
Star signs: Pisces (20 February – 20 [...]
There is no mistaking that St. Valentine’s Day is named after Saint Valentine as he was martyred for refusing to renounce Christianity on 14th February 269 A.D., and in 496 A.D. Pope Gelasius set aside February 14 to honour St. Valentine. As with most Christian festivals, there is a pagan counterpart to this day [...]
Every 2nd February is Candlemas Day, a day celebrated by Pagans and Christians. For pagans, the ancient festival marks the midpoint of winter, halfway between the shortest day and the spring equinox. Known as the ‘Feast of Lights’, the festival celebrates the increase strength of the life-giving sun as winter gave way [...]
February is the only month with less than 30 days and the only month where the number of days changes. Usually only 28 days long every 4 years (a leap year) it goes to 29.
Because of it’s short duration it is also the only month that may pass without having a full moon.
In Roman [...]
January is named after the Roman God Janus. The month originally only had 29 days but Julius changed it to the 31 days that we use to this day.
Janus is the God of gates, doors and doorways often depicted with 2 heads facing in opposite directions. One head is said to look into [...]