29 February

Leap Day: 29 February usually occurs every four years, and is called leap day. The day is added to the calendar as a corrective measure, since the earth does not orbit around the sun in exactly 365 days. In the British Isles, it is, or was, a tradition that women may propose marriage only on leap years. In other places, a man is expected to pay a penalty if he refuses a marriage proposal from a woman on Leap Day. The penalty in many European countries involves buying 12 pairs of gloves for the woman. The reason is that the woman can wear the gloves to hide the embarrassment of not having an engagement ring. Astroshamanically a Leap Day strategically operates as a bridge between dimensions, mending the fractures of our separated reality, allowing time to extend itself and promoting the emergence of multidimensional configurations.


Imagination is the golden-eyed monster that never sleeps. It must be fed; it cannot be ignored.

Patricia Anne McKillip, born on 29 February 1948, Sun in Pisces, Moon in Scorpio, American fantasy writer.



Gioachino Rossini (12.3.3.) Sun in Pisces, Moon in Gemini, Ascendant in Gemini, born February 29, 1792 in Pesaro, Italian composer.

John Byrom born 29 February 1692, English poet and inventor of a revolutionary system of shorthand

Rukmini Devi Arundale (12.5) Sun in Pisces, Moon in Leo, born February 29, 1904, in  Madurai (India), Indian theosophist, dancer and choreographer of the Indian classical dance form of Bharatnatyam.

Tim Powers (12.2) Sun in Pisces, Moon in Taurus, born February 29, 1952, in Buffalo, New York), American science fiction and fantasy author. The Drawing of the Dark (1979), The Anubis Gates (1983), On Stranger Tides (1987), Three Days to Never (2006).

Balthus, Polish-French artist (February 29, 1908 in Paris – February 18, 2001)

Khaled (12.1.8) Sun in Pisces, Moon in Aries, Ascendant in Scorpio, born  February 29, 1960 in Orano, Algeria, raï singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist born in Sidi El Houari in Oran Province of Algeria.


Saints: Feria. Oswald of Worcester (in leap year only)