- fixed holy days (same date every year)
- Kemetic calendar
- Zoroastrian calendar
- Celtic Ogham tree calendar
- Roman calendar
- 2010 lunar days
- 2010 astrological
- 2009 lunar days
- 2009 astrological
- 2008 holy days
- 2008 lunar days
- 2008 astrological
fixed holy days
These holy days are on the same day every year on the solar calendar.
Feast Day of Isis:
Feast Day of St. Agatha:
Feast Day of St. Agatha: Sicilian and Maltese holy day. Feast Day of St. Agatha, patroness of fire fighters. Originated as holy day for Greco-Roman Isis, who was based on the Kemetic (native Egyptian) Aset.
MidWinter: Iroquois (Native American) holy day.
Birthday of Apophis:
Birthday of Apophis: Kemetic (ancient Egyptian) holy day. Birth of Apophis.
Tyche: Greek holy day.
Anniversary of the Constitution:
Anniversary of the Constitution: Mexican holiday.
Festival Dionysos: Greek holy day. Two week fesitival to Dionysos from February 1st through February 14.
This day on different world calendars.
Kemetic (ancient Egyptian) information
Season of Proyet (Sowing)
Month of Pamenot or Phamenoth (Amenhotep)
Month of Vohuman (eleventh month)
Day of Wad (or Gowad)
The day of Gowad celebrates the Av. Vata, Wind, atmosphere. 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: (140) On the day of Wad (the Wind) confine yourself to words and do not undertake anything new. 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).
Symbol: green dragon
Moon of Vision
Astral travel Moon
Asatru (ancient Norse) information
the Nones of February
Month: Februa or Febrvarivs or Februarius
The Nones was originally the first Quarter Moon (half of a moon, a quarter of the lunar cycle) of the month in the early Roman lunar calendar. The Latin word nones meaning ninth. When counting days, the Romans included both the start and end day (in the modern West we skip the start day). Using the Roman counting system, there were always nine days (eight using modern counting) between the Nones and the Ids of any month. The actual average time from the lunar First Quarter to the lunar Full Moon is about 7.4 days, but the Romans rounded up. The Nones occurred on the seventh day of March, May, July, and October, and on the fifth day of all other months.
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 5 in modern Western numerology. See the article on five for more information.
Todays tarot card is The Hierophant.
|date:||Friday||February 5, 2010|
|Moon:||Waning/4th Quarter||in Scorpio|
|Mercury:||Direct until April 18|
|Mars:||Retrograde until March 10|
|Saturn:||Retrograde until May 30|
lunar information 2010
|Moon:||waning gibbous||3rd Quarter||in Scorpio|
Next Waning Quarter
Next New Moon
Next Waxing Quarter
Next Full Moon
Third Quarter in Scorpio:
Third Quarter: The moon is in the third (3rd) quarter (waning gibbous) in Scorpio.
Moon Enters Fourth Quarter:
Fourth Quarter/Waning Quarter: The moon enters the fourth (4th) quarter (waning crescent) in Scorpio at 6:48 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) or 3:48 p.m. Pacific Standard Time (PST).
Fourth Quarter in Scorpio:
Fourth (Last) Quarter: The moon is in the fourth (4th) quarter (waning crescent) in Scorpio.
Planting: The Moon makes this day excellent for planting.
Fishing: The Moon makes this day excellent for fishing.
Scorpio Rewarding: This day in 2010 is rewarding for those who are Sun sign Scorpio because the Moon is in your Sun sign.
Taurus Challenging: This day in 2010 is challenging for those who are Sun sign Taurus because the Moon is in the sign opposite your Sun sign.
astrological information 2010
Moon Square Mars: The Moon is square Mars at 12:55 a.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) today or 9:55 p.m. Pacific Standard Time (PST) yesterday (Feb 4). Impulsive time. Very emotional thinking. Ritual to Sekhmet.
Jupiter Quincunx Saturn: Jupiter is quincunx Saturn at 3:14 a.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) or 12:14 a.m. Pacific Standard Time (PST). Time of restlessness. Mild to deep unease, depending on how Jupiter and Saturn are aspected to your natal Sun sign. Ritaul to Seth.
Sun Square Moon: The Sun is square the Moon at 6:48 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) or 3:48 p.m. Pacific Standard Time (PST). Waning Quarter. Be patient. Good things will come at New Moon to those who are patient now. Ritual to Geb.
White: The magick color for this day, based on planetary influences and the day of the week, is white. You may want to burn a white candle or wear some white this day.
Thyme: The magick incense for this day, based on planetary influences and the day of the week, is thyme. You may want to burn thyme incense this day. You may substitute a similar incense if you dont have or dont like thyme.
|date:||Thursday||February 5, 2009|
|Moon:||waxing gibbous||2nd Quarter||enters Cancer|
|Mercury:||Direct until May 7|
|Saturn:||Retrograde until May 16|
lunar information 2009
|Moon:||waxing gibbous||2nd Quarter||enters Cancer|
Next Full Moon
Next Waning Quarter
Next New Moon
Next Waxing Quarter
Second Quarter in Gemini:
Second Quarter: The moon is in the second (2nd) quarter (waxing gibbous) in Gemini.
Void of Course:
Moon Void of Course: The moon is Void of Course (V/C) starting at 12:44 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST).
Moon enters Cancer:
Moon Enters Cancer: Lunar Ingress. The Moon enters the sign Cancer at 11:05 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST).
Second Quarter in Cancer:
Second Quarter: The moon is in the second (2nd) quarter (waxing gibbous) in Cancer.
Gemini Rewarding: This day in 2009 is rewarding for those who are Sun sign Gemini because the Moon is in your Sun sign.
Sagittarius Challenging: This day in 2009 is challenging for those who are Sun sign Sagittarius because the Moon is in the sign opposite your Sun sign.
astrological information 2009
Sun Trine Moon: The Sun is trine the Moon at 1:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST).
Saturn Opposite Uranus: Saturn is in opposition with Uranus at 5:56 a.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST).
Moon Square Saturn: The Moon is square Saturn at 7:45 a.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST).
Moon Square Uranus: The Moon is square Uranus at 7:46 a.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST).
Moon Quincunx Mercury: The Moon is quincunx Mercury at 11:23 a.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST).
Moon Trine Neptune: The Moon is trine Neptune at 12:44 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST). Moon Void of Course (V/C).
Venus Square Pluto: Venus is square Pluto at 11:25 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST).
Turquoise: The magick color for this day, based on planetary influences and the day of the week, is turquoise. You may want to burn a turquoise candle or wear some turquoise this day.
Apricot, Bay Leaf: The magick incense for this day, based on planetary influences, is apricot. The magick incense for this day, based on the day of the week, is bay leaf. You may want to burn apricot or bay leaf incense this day. You may substitute a similar incense if you dont have or dont like apricot or bay leaf.
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.
holy days 2008
These holy days are on different day each year on the solar calendar.
Mardi Gras: French Christian holy day. Translates as Fat Tuesday. Celebrated on this day in 2008.
lunar information 2008
Hecate Moon: Lunar Greek holy day. On the last day of the lunar month (the day before the New Moon), the Greeks honored Hecate, the Goddess of Witches, by leaving a small meal on altars at crossroads. These meals were eaten by the poor or animals (note use a paper plate, because any plate must be permanently donated to Hecate). Occurs today in 2008. Many modern Witches and Wiccans volunteer to help distribute food the poor on this day. Other modern Witches and Wiccans organize food drives or donate food for the poor on this day. See also Hecate black candle love spell.
Fourth Quarter in Capricorn:
Fourth (Last) Quarter: The moon is in the fourth (4th) quarter (waning crescent) in Capricorn.
Moon enters Aquarius:
Moon Enters Aquarius: Lunar Ingress. The Moon enters the sign Aquarius at 2:10 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST).
Fourth Quarter in Aquarius:
Fourth (Last) Quarter: The moon is in the fourth (4th) quarter (waning crescent) in Aquarius.
astrological information 2008
Moon Quincunx Mars: The Moon is quincunx Mars at 3:25 a.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST).