February fever, Pluto’s month

“In ancient Roman religion, Februus, whose name means “purifier”, was the god of purification. He was also worshipped under the same name by the Etruscans as the god of purification, and also the underworld. For the Etruscans, Februus was also the god of riches (money/gold) and death, both connected to the underworld in the same natural manner as with the better-known Roman God Pluto.

  

Februus may have become the Roman Febris, goddess of fever (febris in Latin means fever) and malaria. These are possibly connected with the sweating of fevers, which was considered a purgative, washing, and purification process.

Februus is possibly named in honor of the more ancient  Februa (also Februalia and Februatio), the spring festival of washing and purification. Februus’ holy month was Februarius (of Februa), hence English February, a month named for the Februa/februalia spring purification festival which occurred on the 15th of that month.

These spring purification activities occurred at about the same time as Lupercalia, a Roman festival in honor of Faun and also the wolf who nursed Romulus and Remus, during which expiatory sacrifices and ritual purifications were also performed. Because of this coincidence, the two gods (Faun and Februus) were often considered the same entity.”-Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Februus

Februarius or February, fully the “February month” (Latinmensis Februarius), was the shortest month of the Roman calendar. It was eventually placed second in order, preceded by Ianuarius (“January“) and followed by Martius (“Mars‘ month”, March). In the oldest Roman calendar, which the Romans believed to have been instituted by their legendary founder Romulus, March was the first month, and the calendar year had only ten months in all. Ianuarius and Februarius were supposed to have been added by Numa Pompilius, the second king of Rome, originally at the end of the year. It is unclear when the Romans reset the course of the year so that January and February came first.[2]

Februarius was the only month in the pre-Julian calendar to have an even number of days, numbering 28.[3] This was mathematically necessary to permit the year itself to have an odd number of days.[4] Ancient sources derived Februarius from februum, a thing used for ritual purification. Most of the observances in this month concerned the dead or closure, reflecting the month’s original position at the end of the year. The Parentalia was a nine-day festival honoring the ancestors and propitiating the dead, while the Terminalia was a set of rituals pertaining to boundary stones that was probably also felt to reinforce the boundary of the year.[5]

Many Roman festivals and religious observances reflect the Romans’ agrarian way of life in their early history. In his treatise on farming, Varro divides the agricultural year into eight phases, with Spring beginning officially on February 7, when Favonius the west wind was thought to start blowing favorably and it was time to ready the fields.[6] The grain fields were to be weeded, vineyards tended, and old reeds burned. Some kinds of trees were pruned, and attention was given to olive and fruit trees.

The agricultural writer Columella says that meadows and grain fields are “purged” (purguntur), probably both in the practical sense of clearing away old debris and by means of ritual. The duties of February thus suggest the close bond between agriculture and religion in Roman culture. According to the farmers’ almanacs, the tutelary deity of the month was Neptune.[7]

February had one and possibly two moveable feasts (feriae conceptivae). The Amburbium (“City Circuit”) was a purification of the whole city with no fixed date, but seems to have been held in February.[9] The Fornacalia (“Oven Festival”) was celebrated by the thirty ancient divisions of the Roman people known as curiae. Each curia celebrated a festival separately under its own leader (curio) on various days following the Nones. These dates were established and publicized by the curio maximus, the chief curio. Anyone who missed the Fornacalia celebrated by his own curia, or who didn’t know his curia, could attend a public festival which was always held as the concluding ceremony on February 17.[10] The Fornacalia overlapped with the festival of the ancestral dead that dominated the month, and on its last day coincided with the Quirinalia, a day also known as the Feast of Fools (feriae stultorum)Februarius was thus such a religiously complex month that during the Julian reform of the calendar, when days were added to some months, it was left as it had been, even though it was the shortest month.[11]

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Where Should a Duchess Live? Astrocartography knows

Astrocartography is a specialized type of astrology invented, developed and popularized by American astrologer Jim Lewis. It is a locational astrology system that focuses on elements of the natal chart. By identifying these factors on a world “Astro*Carto*Graphy Map.” Lewis’ Astro*Carto*Graphy maps show all locations on the earth where planets were  and these can be defined as to the purpose one wishes. Move to the best place for love, work, peace, communications,money, privacy etc.  read more about Jim Lewis and in depth astrocartography link below.

The New York Times recently featured an article about Astrocartography and it treated it with respect. see link below.

I’ve been doing astrocartography in my astrology readings for 15 years now. I had wanted to look up Duchess Meghan’s Astrocartography and I posted Harry’s too. Here is Meghan’s. This is from my Instagram account. I could cut and paste the one I dids for Prince Harry but cant seem to do the same for this one so please bare with me

Duchess Meghan Astrocartography by Tara Greene

Duchess Meghan Astrocartography by Tara Greene

Duchess Meghan Astrocartography for living in Canada and North America by Tara Greene

Duchess Meghan Astrocartography for living in Canada and North America

The converging lines of Karmic Saturn, roots, structure, tradition, and JUPITER expansion, fertility, good vibes, opportunity, travel, adventure, freedom, honesty, publishing, teaching, and the MOON primary symbol of home, emotional safety, children, family, food, nurturing,mothering, and privacy are all there in Vancouver for Meghan. I am sure an Astrologer was consulted. It’s so perfect for her needs. And whatever Meghan wants Meghan gets says Harry. Also British Columbia is very beautiful, my daughter was attending University there last year. We have been wanting to move there since 2018. It’s known as SUPERNATURAL British Columbia and it is. The huge pine trees, the wild Pacific Ocean, the amount of oxygen in the air, everyone is very casual and outdoorsy and private in BC. It is Hollywood North now. It does feel like California. They would want to live in a Commonwealth country for a number of reasons. This may be changing since they have no permanently exited the Royal family.

I would think Meghan would want to be in L.A. as a bunch of positive lines converge there for her where she was born. closer to her mother and maybe do some film work even? I thought she said she wouldn’t live in the US if Trump was still President. He’s not going to be Impeached so. forget that for now.

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Where should a Prince live? Astrocartography knows

The New York Times article about Astrocartography was well done and very respectful of serious Astrology.  see link below.

I’ve been doing Astrocartography for 15 years for clients and for myself. It is very accurate. In hindsight I find it’s really freaky. You can put in harmonious places to live and disharmonious places.

Out of curiosity I looked at my husband’s disharmonious places and sure enough in the two places which were extremely dangerous for him and one of which he almost died in, on a remote island in Indonesia, Florez in the 90’s the astrocartography program said DO NOT GO HERE.

I looked at Duchess Meghan’s and Prince Harry’s Astrocartography to find out if Victoria VANCOUVER Island British Columbia where they have been settling for the last couple of months would be a permanent place for them or where would the bets places in the world be for them to go? Here is Harry’s 

Astrocartography of Prince Harry's best place to live in North America

Astrocartography of Prince Harry’s best place to live in North America

Prince Harry Astrocartography for North America. A fated Saturn line runs by TORONTO where Meghan Markle was living for 7 years while she was working on a cable network for Suits.

Victoria British Columbia where he and Meghan and little Archie are staying now is good for him too, although planets do not exactly run through that area. His Moon and Mercury lines which are positive run through Fredericton New Brunswick, and The Turks and Caicos Islands and right through Cuba.

Venus planet of love and beauty and money line Ascends in Yuma, Arizona near Salt Lake City , through Pocatello Idaho and near Helena, Montana, and Medicine Hat Alberta.  Dublin Ireland would be good.

The Moon runs through France, East of Paris and that would remind him too much of his mother Princess Diana’s death there. Moon line runs through Bergen Norway. The moon is always home, Mother, emotional safety, children.

Perhaps Harry will end up being a gypsy nomad, he does have Mars in Sagittarius natally in his 11th House.

2020 predictions

Harry’s having a Mars return right now, and Neptune squaring his Mars, and woah this is all about illusions, projections, anger, defensiveness, feeling lost, becoming a hermit, holing up in the 12th sign/house energy and misjudgement abounding for Harry. Harry is honest and transparent , he tries to tell his truth but feels like all if his efforts have been for naught. Harry is angry and his life may feel like a nightmare right now, no wonder he flew the coop.

But he shot himself in the foot (Neptune) as well. I hope he doesn’t take up drink king again. His judgement is not clear, a lot of money can be wasted. Although he doesn’t have to worry about money. Everything he aims to do evaporates.

Jupiter just crossed his Ascendant, this is a new incarnation for Harry, 24 years ago he went through the same type of death and rebirth.

Things will be more positive at the end of the year when Jupiter and Saturn meet at 0 Aquarius squaring his natal Pluto in his 9th House of travel, teaching publishing,honesty, and good humour.

Uranus will oppose his Saturn in 2021 should I stay or should I go? Will be the big question. He will likely welcome another child in 2021.

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