The month of February is the second month of the year in both the Julian and Gregorian calendars, and is generally regarded as the final month of winter.
Every year, the month of February contains either 28 days in common years or 29 days in leap years. The additional day on leap years is referred to as the leap day. Known as the shortest month on the calendar, February holds significance as the month of love due to the celebration of Valentine’s Day on February 14th.
In the Northern Hemisphere, February marks the conclusion of meteorological winter, while in the Southern Hemisphere, it signifies the end of meteorological summer.
The term “February” originates from the Roman celebration known as Februa, which involved a cleansing ritual. It is important to note that the festival named the god, rather than the god giving rise to the festival.
This particular month’s birthstone is Amethyst, chosen for its abilities to promote relaxation and enhance intuition.
February Zodiac Sign
Those individuals who are born in February fall under the zodiac signs of Aquarius (January 20 – February 18) and Pisces (February 19 – March 20).
Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)
The first half of the month, Aquarius, is still your season, which includes Valentine’s Day. However, even if you view the holiday as a cheesy commercialization of love, your romantic side emerges as Mercury enters your sign. This prompts you to openly express your emotions. Furthermore, be prepared for a delightful surprise around the middle of the month, whether it be a promotion or a marriage proposal.
Pisces (February 19 – March 20)
Although the initial days of February may evoke a tinge of loneliness within you, your happiness will soar in the middle of the month as you reunite with friends, possibly on Valentine’s Day. Not only does the latter half of February mark the beginning of your Pisces season, but also brings promising news for your professional life.