When it comes to February birthdays, the first half of the month is devoted to the zodiac sign of the water bearers, Aquarius. In this article, you will learn some of the astrological myths and ancient celebrations associated with February birthdays, including King Frost Day and paying homage to the Roman goddess of luck, fate, and fertility.
February 1st Birthdays
On February 1st, one of the four fire festivals or Sabbats of the years (Imbolic) is celebrated on this day. Known as the ‘feast of waxing light,’ this festival is known as a sacred occasion for the Celtic goddess of fire and water (Brigid). During ancient Greek days, the day marked the start of three days of the Lesser Eleusinian Mysteries, which paid homage to the mother goddess Demeter (also known as Ceres) and her daughter Persephone (also called Kore). People born on this day are usually full of intuition, innovation, and have knack for looking ahead towards what tomorrow can bring.
February 4th Birthdays
If you live in Japan, then you know all too well that February 4th is set aside for Setsu-bun , a festival that celebrates the exorcising of the demons of winter. Londoners held a fair called King Frost Day, where people gathered at the Thames River to petition the King of Frost to bring the spring season. This occasion was celebrated before World War I broke out. To this day, inhabitants residing along the Welsh border still celebrate this day and mark the day by collecting snowdrops. A February 4th baby usually grows into a self-motivated adult that possesses a strong sense of what they wish to accomplish out of life.
February 5th Birthdays
If you were born on February 5th, you not only possess the characteristics of a quick thinker full of curiosity, but you were also born on a day that holds a great deal of fortune-telling and divination significance. This day is sacred to Fortuna , the Roman goddess of luck, fate, and fertility. As patroness of bathhouses and married women, she was quite a figure during ancient Roman days. The Greeks also paid tribute to Fortuna, who was referred to as Tcyhe , often associated with a wheel, sphere, or cornucopia.
February 6th Birthdays
While the Greek goddess of love, Aphrodite, had a celebration held in her honor on February 6th, it is the winter snow festival held in northern Japan that has a centuries-long tradition that takes place every year around this time of the month. Special shrines are created in huts that look much like an igloo. It is here that locals wish to pay homage to ancient spirits who are believed responsible for providing the water that sustains life. An Aquarius born on this day seems to often go their separate way from the norm, taking on the role of a nonconformist.