A Leap Year is a Lucky Year. The energies are higher and filled with enthusiasm, optimism, compassion and love. It is a great year to search for spiritual wisdom.
Leap Year and Our Calendars!
A Leap Year is essentially a year when we play catch up to see that all is right between our calendars and our seasons. February 29th, or Leap Year Day, is added to the calendar during leap years. This extra day makes the year 366 days long – not 365 days, like a common year.
St. Brigid Arranged for Leap Year to be Special!
According to an Irish legend, St. Brigid arranged with St. Patrick to allow women to propose to men every four years. St. Brigid of Kildare bitterly complained to St. Patrick that women had to wait far too long for men to propose. The legend says that St. Patrick decreed the women could propose on this one day in February during the leap year.
Leap Year Day in Pisces!
To most, February 29th may just feel like an extra day, but if you challenge yourself to open your awareness and think about the deeper rhythm and flow of time in this Universe, you may just be able to tap into a new energy within your own soul. As this leap year day is located in the Astrological sign of Pisces, the energy and essence of Pisces is truly about connecting with our deeper consciousness, emotions and spirituality.
Leap Years are Special Years!
Astrologers also believe Feb. 29 specifically relates to unusual talents and personality traits. They believe people with a Leap Day birthday are also very optimistic yet strong in their beliefs, loyal and have a childhood innocence. Because such years are rarer than normal years, they have become lucky omens. Anything started on this day is sure of success.
Leap Year Day is Extra Special!
Make this day a day with no responsibilities. What would you do with an extra day and nothing on your “to do” list? Wake and bake cinnamon rolls or another breakfast treat to start the day off “deliciously.” Do something you keep saying you’ll do, but never seem to get it done.
It All Started with the Egyptians!
The traces of the 365 day calendar with a leap year was first invented by the Egyptians in the Egyptian empire. The goal was to make a calendar that copied the solar calendar, allowing them to keep their seasons on the right track.
Julius Caesar Created the New Calendar!
Later after 3,000 years, in 45 BC Julius Caesar then created a 12 month calendar with 365 days based off the Egyptian calendar. But then after he realized that the earth actually has 365.24 days per year rather than 365, he needed a change. So to correct this and make sure our calendar stayed in correct alignment with our seasons, he then declared that an extra day was to be added every 4 years.