The Ice Moon, also known as the Storm Moon, Horning Moon, Hunger Moon, Wild Moon, Red & Cleansing Moon, Quickening Moon, Solmonath (Sun Moon) and Big Winter Moon. At this Moon begin your spring cleaning. Think about what needs to be released and let go of in your life and in your home. Burn white candles and purifying incense, sweep out the cobwebs and prepare for the new growth of spring.
Nature Spirits: house fairies, both of the home itself and of house plants
Herbs: Balm of Gilead, Hyssop, Myrrh, Sage, Spikenard
Colous: Light Blue, Violet
Scents: Wisteria, Heliotrope
Stones: Amethyst, Jasper, Rock Crystal
Trees: Rowan, Laurel, Cedar
Animals: Otter, Unicorn
Birds: Eagle, Chickadee
Deities: Brigit, Juno, Kuan Yin, Diana, Demeter, Persephone, Aphrodite
Some say that the name of the month of February comes from the Roman goddess Februa, who was also known as Juno Februa. Others say that the name came from the god Februus, who was later identified with the Roman Pluto or Dis.
The month of February, truly a month of ice in many parts of the Northern Hemisphere is a dormant time, when all activity and life appears to be very low-key or below the surface movement. In both the Celtic and Roman cultures, it was a time of spiritual purification and initiation. The country of Tibet celebrated the conception of Buddha and the Feast of Flowers during this time of the year.
Power Flow: Energy working toward the surface, purification, growth, healing, loving the self, accepting the responsibility for past errors, forgiving yourself, and making future plans.