Month: February 2018

Mercury rules Wednesday

For the Anglo-Saxons culture, Wednesday is the day of Odin, husband of Frigg, God of the God. For the Roman, Wednesday is the day of Mercury, God of communication, travel and eloquence. For the Greek, Hermes, God of commerce, also of thievery, invention. He is also the messenger of Gods, he is depicted with wings…

Happy Moon Day – Monday!

Monday is officially the ‘Day Of The Moon, a direct translation from Latin, while in old English,  mōnandæg. In the Roman calendar, the week started on Sunday and Monday was referred as the ‘second day’. Currently in Portuguese, Mondays are still referred as ‘Segunda Feria’ which used to confuse me a lot when wanting to…

February is all about love

Welcome to February the month of Romance, unconditional love and self-love. Commercially it is all about Saint Valentine: restaurants putting their price up with enticing menus, cards featuring hearts all over and the chocolate industry advertising all sorts of candies. Are we, though, giving any thought to poor Valentine, the man who got imprisoned, tortured…

Imbolc, Brigid and pancakes

Saturday 2 February called for celebrations of all sorts. For pagan, it was the day of Imbolc, a celebration marking the first signs of spring, the sun getting warmer while the nights get shorter. In this day Goddess Brigid is worshipped. She is the Goddess of healing, fire, smithcraft, fertility. Farmers are getting ready for…