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29th of February 2012 brings luck in everything except for love

18 February 2012 / 15:02:04  GRReporter
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Galy
    It is a well known fact that every four years we experience the so-called leap year. Such facts, because they are somewhat unusual, have always been perceived by us people as special, bringing some signs about our life. In this article I will discuss the issue from an astrological perspective. Is there anything special about the leap years and especially about this extra date – 29th of February. I will analyze for the readers what is typical for the astrological picture of that day in 2012.
    In folklore, there are all sorts of beliefs, superstitions, customs, which are spread and discussed precisely in those years. In Greece, for example, there is a belief that people should not get married during a leap year because it brings bad luck to the family. In Bulgaria there is a tradition for young children to adorn their cloths with silver coins against diseases and catching the evil eye. In America and England people believe that in such a year women and men can switch their roles and a marriage proposal, along with presenting the engagement ring, can be made by women. In England people even say that men should not reject the woman’s marriage proposal if it is made on 29th of February. Ibid centuries ago people believed that a crime committed on 29th of February should not be regarded as such at all.
    It is also believed that in a leap year there are more natural disasters and calamities. It is recommended that nothing new is undertaken, houses should not be built, people should not buy a new home and generally we should make absolutely no changes in our lives. Of course there are advocates and those upholding the opposite argument - that these years bring luck.
    The calendar we use is closely connected with the solar year - the time for which the planet earth makes one complete circuit around the Sun. Since this takes 365.24 days, this residue of 0.24 days is accumulated over 4 years to one day that is added to the calendar. From an astronomical and also from an astrological perspective, this day 29th of February, is in no way different from the other days. There is nothing unusual and unconventional in nature and in the movement of planets in the solar system. The sole difference is that this date is present in our calendar only every four years. Over the past 100 years on this day the sun passes through the 10th degree of the sign Pisces. In years that are not leap years this happens on the 1st of March. So for astrologers this date – 29th of February – is just as unusual as any other date in the calendar. The extraordinariness of each day lies in the fact that an absolute complete repetition of the planetary positions can happen only after 26 thousand years.

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