- fixed holy days (same date every year)
- Kemetic calendar
- Zoroastrian calendar
- Celtic Ogham tree calendar
- Roman calendar
- 2010 holy days
- 2010 lunar days
- 2010 astrological
- 2009 lunar days
- 2009 astrological
- 2008 lunar days
- 2008 astrological
- 2007 lunar days
fixed holy days
These holy days are on the same day every year on the solar calendar.
Happy Day in Heaven:
Happy Day in Heaven: Kemetic (ancient Egyptian) holy day. It is a happy day in the eastern horizon of heaven. Very favorable. Instructions are given to the followers of the neteru (deities) in their temples in the presence of the great ones in the two horizons. (from the Cairo Calendar)
Buddhas Conception: Tibetan holy day.
Day of Zamyaz:
Zamyaz: Persian holy day. The day belongs to Zamyaz, the Earth Goddess.
This day on different world calendars.
Kemetic (ancient Egyptian) information
Season of Proyet (Sowing)
Month of Parmuti or Pharmuthi (Renenutet or Rennutet)
Month of Spandarmad (twelfth month)
Day of Day-pa-Mihr
The day of Day-pa-Mihr celebrates the Av. Dadvah, The day of the Creator before Mithra. Special prayers from the Khorda Avesta are recited in honor of the days spiritual being.
Activity for the day from the Counsels of Adhurbadh, Son of Mahraspand: (133) On the day of Day-pa-Mihr wash your head and trim your hair and nails, and (pick) your grapes from the vine and throw them into the wine-press so that they may become good. Adarbad Mahraspandan was a famous saint, high priest, and prime minister of Shapur II (309-379 C.E.).
The third week (eight days) of each Zoroastrian month celebrates moral qualities.
The Fasli, or seasonal, calendar is one of three Zoroastrian calendars still in use.
Celtic (ancient Druid) information
Ogham tree calendar
The Celtic calendar started out as a moon calendar, but was aligned with the solar year during antiquity. Robert Graves proposed the Celtic tree calendar described here. While widely used by Neo-Pagans, many critics dispute the authenticity. The Beth-Luis-Nion calendar (the one used here) starts with New Year on the Winter Solstice. The Beth-Luis-Faern calendar starts with New Year on Samhain.
Each Celtic tree month (or moon) is named for a Celtic Ogham letter (first line above) and a tree (second line above). All of the Celtic months also had additional folk names (folk names for this month listed below).
Archetype: Lir (Celtic God of the Sea)
Moon of Waters
Asatru (ancient Norse) information
prid. Kal. Mart.
(pridie) eve of the Kalends of March
in a leap year, this is a.d. IV Kal. Mart.
in a leap year this is 3 days before the Kalends of March
Month: Februa or Febrvarivs or Februarius
The pridie Kalends is the eve of the Kalends (first day of the next month). Pridie (abbreviated prid.) is Latin for the evening before.
The Roman month of February is named for a feast of purification. Romans called February the Month of Purification. During the festival of Lupercalia, priests would beat barren women with a goatskin thong called a februa (means of purification) in the belief it would make them fertile. February was originally given over the the infernal deities, making the purification feast essential as a counterbalance to all the evil that could occur in the world. February had 28 days (an even number) because of a Roman superstitious dread of even numbers. February eventually became sacred to Juno Februra, the Roman Queen Goddess.
The earliest Roman months were lunar. According to Roman mythology, the ten month solar calendar aligned to the vernal equinox was introduced by Romulus, the founder of Rome, around 753 BCE. In Romulus calendar, Ferbuary did not exist.
Numa Pompilius, the second of the seven traditional kings of Rome, added two more months, for a 12 month year. In Numas calendar, February was added to the end of the year (after December) and had 28 days (or 23 days with an extra five intercalary days in some years). The extra five days at the end of February were viewed as unlucky and not considered to be part of the normal year.
In some years, an intercalary month (Mensis Intercalaris) called Mercedinus or Mercedonius or Intercalaris, was placed into February in order to bring the year into alignment. The intercalary month followed February 23rd and then after the intercalary month, February resumed with February 24th. Plutarch wrote Numa added an intercalary month, to follow February, consisting of twentty-two days, and called by the Romans the month Mercedinus. This amendment, however, itself, in course of time, came to need other amendments. Some scholars claim that Intercalaris was added to the Roman calendar in 452 BCE.
Gaius Julius Caesar, as Pontifex Maximus (supreme bridge-builder, a religious title), reorganized the calendar on the first day of 45 BCE. In Caesars calendar (the Julian Calendar), February was moved to after January and had 28 days, except in leap years, when it had 29 days. The extra leap day was added after February 23, rather than at the end of the month. Caesars calendar was calculated by Sosigenes, an Egyptian astrologer/astronomer. In 8 BCE, Augustus Caesar fixed errors by pontiffs after Julius death and made other minor modifications, resulting in the modern Western calendar. The modern Gregorian Calendar, named for Roman Catholic Pope Gregory the Thirteenth, was a realignment in 1582.
Today totals 1 in modern Western numerology. See the article on one for more information.
Todays tarot card is The Wheel of Fortune.
|date:||Sunday||February 28, 2010|
|Moon:||Full Moon||in Virgo|
|Mercury:||Direct until April 18|
|Mars:||Retrograde until March 10|
|Saturn:||Retrograde until May 30|
holy days 2010
These holy days are on different day each year on the solar calendar.
Full Moon: Wiccan holy day. Wiccan Esbat for the Full Moon.
English name: Wolf Moon
Algonquin (Native American) name: Snow Moon
Hindu name: Magh Poornima
Sinhala (Buddhist) name: Navam Poya
Other names: Hunger Moon, Storm Moon, Candles Moon
Day of Isis:
Day of Isis: Greco-Roman holy day. Full Moon worship of Isis (Aset in the original ancient Egyptian language). Worship of Isis spread throughout the Hellenic Empire and the later Roman Empire and beyond into Germanic, Norse, and Celtic lands, across the Middle East and Asia, and south through Africa.
The city of Paris is named for a great ancient temple to Isis (Per-Isis) and the Notre Dame Cathedral, built on the site, still has the original Isis altar with the myth of Isis and Osiris depicted. Until the 1700s the Notre Dame Cathedral still featured a prominent ancient statue of Isis (under the claim that it was the Black Madonna). Unfortunately a French Witch stormed into Notre Dame and demanded the return of the entire site and artwork, pointing out that the statue was actually of Isis rather than Mary. Horrified Roman Catholic priests smashed the statue into rubble. The fate of the French WItch is not recorded, but probably was death by torture.
The Day of Isis (each Full Moon) was celebrated with feasting, dancing, and singing. Along the Nile and in other locations near a river, lake, or other body of water, the celebrants would float small wooden or paper boats with lit candles in honor of Isis. In some places thousands of little boats would light up the water. Sometimes colored paper would be put around the candles to create dazzling colored light displays. Isis worshipers would put their hopes and dreams on scraps of paper on the boats, in the belief that Isis would grant these in the coming lunar month.
Poornima: Hindu holy day. The Full Moon Day that defines the Hindu lunar months unique qualities.
Purim: Jewish holy day.
lunar information 2010
|Moon:||waning gibbous||3rd Quarter||in Virgo|
Next Full Moon
Next Waning Quarter
Next New Moon
Next Waxing Quarter
Second Quarter in Virgo:
Second Quarter: The moon is in the second (2nd) quarter (waxing gibbous) in Virgo.
Full Moon: Lunar. Occurs at 11:38 a.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) or 8:38 a.m. Pacific Standard Time (PST) in 2010. This is a Wiccan Esbat. Also known as the Snow Moon, Hungry Moon, Storm Moon, or Candles Moon. See also Isis Full Moon love spell.
Third Quarter in Virgo:
Third Quarter: The moon is in the third (3rd) quarter (waning gibbous) in Virgo.
Fishing: The Moon makes this day excellent for fishing.
Virgo Rewarding: This day in 2010 is rewarding for those who are Sun sign Virgo because the Moon is in your Sun sign.
Pisces Challenging: This day in 2010 is challenging for those who are Sun sign Pisces because the Moon is in the sign opposite your Sun sign.
astrological information 2010
Moon Trine Pluto: The Moon is trine Pluto at 3:50 a.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) or 12:50 a.m. Pacific Standard Time (PST). Spells regarding romance, pleasure, and popularity. Love magick. Time for pleasure and romance. Ritual to Bastet.
Sun Conjunct Jupiter: The Sun is in conjunction with Jupiter at 5:44 a.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) or 2:44 a.m. Pacific Standard Time (PST). Time to break bad habits and get out of the same old rut.
Moon Opposite Jupiter: The Moon is in opposition with Jupiter at 11:20 a.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) or 8:20 a.m. Pacific Standard Time (PST). Time for extravagance and luxury. Thoroughly enjoy yourself. Seek enjoyment. Be extravagant.
Sun Opposite Moon: The Sun is in opposition with the Moon at 11:38 a.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) or 8:38 a.m. Pacific Standard Time (PST). You may find yourself working very hard for very little gain. Spells and rituals for positive and fullness. Full Moon.
Gold: The magick color for this day, based on planetary influences and the day of the week, is gold. You may want to burn a gold candle or wear some gold this day.
Marigold: The magick incense for this day, based on planetary influences and the day of the week, is marigold. You may want to burn marigold incense this day. You may substitute a similar incense if you dont have or dont like marigold.
|date:||Saturday||February 28, 2009|
|Moon:||waxing crescent||1st Quarter||enters Taurus|
|Mercury:||Direct until May 7|
|Saturn:||Retrograde until May 16|
lunar information 2009
|Moon:||waxing crescent||1st Quarter||enters Taurus|
Next Waxing Quarter
Next Full Moon
Next Waning Quarter
Next New Moon
First Quarter in Aries:
First Quarter: The moon is in the first (1st) quarter (waxing crescent) in Aries.
Void of Course:
Moon Void of Course: The moon is Void of Course (V/C) starting at 12:51 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST).
Moon enters Taurus:
Moon Enters Taurus: Lunar Ingress. The Moon enters the sign Taurus at 10:33 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST).
First Quarter in Taurus:
First Quarter: The moon is in the first (1st) quarter (waxing crescent) in Taurus.
Aries Rewarding: This day in 2009 is rewarding for those who are Sun sign Aries because the Moon is in your Sun sign.
Libra Challenging: This day in 2009 is challenging for those who are Sun sign Libra because the Moon is in the sign opposite your Sun sign.
astrological information 2009
Moon Sextile Mars: The Moon is sextile Mars at 1:48 a.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST).
Moon Quincunx Saturn: The Moon is quincunx Saturn at 3:01 a.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST).
Moon Sextile Neptune: The Moon is sextile Neptune at 12:51 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST). Moon Void of Course (V/C).
Mars Quincunx Saturn: Mars is quincunx Saturn at 8:47 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST).
Brown: The magick color for this day, based on planetary influences and the day of the week, is brown. You may want to burn a brown candle or wear some brown this day.
Parsley, Sandalwood, Thyme: The magick incense for this day, based on planetary influences, is sandalwood. The magick incense for this day, based on the day of the week, is parsley or thyme. You may want to burn parsley, sandalwood, or thyme incense this day. You may substitute a similar incense if you dont have or dont like parsley, sandalwood, or thyme.
See also the article on incense. An American source for high quality incense is Mountain Rose Herbs. A British source for incense is Pagan Magic. Another American source for incense is Pagan Shopping.
lunar information 2008
Third Quarter in Scorpio:
Third Quarter: The moon is in the third (3rd) quarter (waning gibbous) in Scorpio.
Moon enters Sagittarius:
Moon Enters Sagittarius: Lunar Ingress. The Moon enters the sign Sagittarius at 1:22 a.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST).
Third Quarter in Sagittarius:
Third Quarter: The moon is in the third (3rd) quarter (waning gibbous) in Sagittarius.
Moon Enters Fourth Quarter:
Fourth Quarter: The moon enters the fourth (4th) quarter (waning crescent) in Sagittarius at 9:18 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST).
Fourth Quarter in Sagittarius:
Fourth (Last) Quarter: The moon is in the fourth (4th) quarter (waning crescent) in Sagittarius.
astrological information 2008
Moon Square Saturn: The Moon is square Saturn at 11:06 a.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST).
Sun Square Moon: The Sun is square the Moon at 9:18 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST).
lunar information 2007
Moon enters Leo:
Moon Enters Leo: Lunar Ingress. The Moon enters the sign Leo at 11:29 am GMT.