Thee Romans had something called Juno Februa.
Interestingly enough, the term Februa is where February was said to derive from. The entire festival of Juno Februa was based on purification. In fact the root of the word Februo meant purification by way of sacrifice or rather ‘I purify by sacrifice.’
February is known as the time of the ‘ice moon’. Also known as a time to gain personal healing by items such as amethyst or of white, and bluish-violet items. February is sacred to women—not only is it a time preparing for the rebirth of the land, but of future generations, spirituality, etc.
According to some Native American Tribes, February was known as the Hunger Moon since the heaviest snows fell making hunting hard. To other tribes, it was known as Full Snow Moon.
February represents the House of Aquarius (January 20—February 19) 11th sign
and the House of Pisces (February 20—March 20) 12th sign
Stay tuned for two more articles coming up explaining the Paganism concerning Valentine’s Day and Ground Hog’s day.