February 29th is an extra day, once every four years, to align the calendar with the seasons.
The day is often seen as a lucky omen: February 29th (1504) was especially fortuitous for Columbus.
People born on this day are known as 'leaplings' and include: Pope Paul III, Dinah Shore, Joss Ackland, Tony Robbins and Ja Rule.
Traditionally, February 29th is a day associated with romance. This is a day when women propose marriage. Leap years are so called because February 29th was a day when women could 'leap' the law that prevented them from proposing marriage.
What will you do with your extra 24 hours? How about making a leap towards a greener life? (Try the Nag too, if going greener interests you.) Whatever you do, I wish you a positive, uplifting extra day.
Yasmin Boland has this to say about today:
"We are now entering a period where profound healing is possible, and yes that includes physical healing, if that’s what you need. But it also covers emotional and spiritual healing too.
Look at where you’ve been hurt or upset recently, Ask yourself if you in any way, shape or form somehow managed to bring it on yourself, eg: by not being honest with yourself about the fact that you were clearly cruising for an emotional bruising but determined to kid yourself that it wasn’t so. If you can, forgive yourself for any perceived failure to Do Your Best.
And so now. Where does that leave you? What next? This cycle is all about transitioning to the next level, once the healing is done. PS Forgiveness, including self-forgiveness, is extremely healing."