The spiritual significance of a leap day (February 29)

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A leap year occurs once every four years and was created in 45 BC by Julius Caesar to compensate for inconsistencies in the calendar.

Because February 29 occurs only once every four years, many people believe that the day holds an important spiritual power.

From a numericalological point of view, 29 breaks down into 11 (2-9), which is known in many spiritual communities of the new age as a number of awakening and spiritual enlightenment.

Even though we have a 29 every month, February 29 (2) is a rare combination of numbers and therefore a rare energy to live.

In numerology, 2 is the number to pursue the purpose or mission of your soul. It carries within it a feminine energy that helps us to give birth to our creations and to bring our ideas into the physical world.

When the 11 (29) and 2 (February) come together, their energy is formed to create a powerful moment for love, healing and teaching. In fact, these figures represent the arrival of the messenger of spiritual light and it is likely that if we are open and conscious, we may receive advice on our way forward.

Many numerologists also think that February 29 is such a rare vibration, it causes in us a type of ripple effect.

This ripple almost creates an opportunity for us to "jump" right now and catch up in our own lives.

A leap day gives us more time to get things done and this creates a vibrational impact on the dimension of time in the Universe.

Before the clock was invented, the ancients not only looked at the Sun and stars, but also viewed synchronic events as the way the Universe communicated movements over time.

These synchronic events included the visualization of messages in nature, in animal behaviour, in ocean tides and also in wind.

With this jump in time given to us this year in February, it is important to observe all the synchronicities that occur and if they can provide you with clues on your own path of awakening and purpose.

This is especially important if you are trying to make sense of the energy that February 29th has in store for you, because nature and the world around us are always the mirror of our own experiences.

Walking on February 29th is almost like crossing a rare portal that is only accessible to us every four years.

For the most part, it may just look like an extra day, but if you challenge yourself to open your consciousness and think about the rhythm and flow of time deeper in this universe, you may simply be able to tap into a new energy within your own soul.

For those born on a leap day, you always have your birthday every year as indicated by your solar return.

Your solar return is when the Sun returns to the same degree as it was on the day of your birth. The Sun travels through this place every year, whether it's a leap year or not.

For babies who have a leap day, you can calculate your solar return by looking at your astrological theme and determining the degree to which the Sun was during your birth.

From an astrological point of view, it is interesting that one leap day falls under the sign of Pisces.

The energy and essence of Pisces are really related to the connection with our deeper consciousness, emotions and spirituality.

Having another day to enjoy the vibration of Pisces seems almost like the way the Universe reminds us of the importance of consciousness and our own spiritual progress.

To make the most of the energy of a leap day, try to raise awareness of something you want to advance in your life. Assess where you want to create more time and energy for something and send your intentions into the Universe.

Those who are sensitive to the energy of a leap day, doing anchoring rituals and being in nature can help.

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