- fixed holy days (same date every year)
- Kemetic calendar
- Zoroastrian calendar
- Celtic Ogham tree calendar
- Roman calendar
- 2010 lunar days
- 2010 astrological
- 2009 holy days
- 2009 lunar days
- 2009 astrological
- 2008 lunar days
- 2008 astrological
fixed holy days
These holy days are on the same day every year on the solar calendar.
Regifugium: Roman holy day. Regifugium, translates as Flight of Kings, day when the Year King is sacrificed or displayed and his successor crowned by the Goddess.
Amairgen Gluingel sets foot in Ireland:
Amairgen Gluingel sets foot in Ireland: Irish Celtic holy day. Amairgen Gluingel, poet of the Milesian invaders of Ireland, first sets foot in Ireland, and composes the poem I am the Stag of Seven Tines as an introduction of himself to the land. Celtic information provided by Shelley M. Greer ©1997.
Flag Day: Mexican holiday.
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 Khwarshed
The day of Khwarshed celebrates the Av. Hvar Khshaeta, The Shining Sun. 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: (129) On the day of Khwarshed (the Sun) take your children to the grammar-school so that they may become literate and wise. Adarbad Mahraspandan was a famous saint, high priest, and prime minister of Shapur II (309-379 C.E.).
The second seven days (second week) of each Zoroastrian month celebrates light and nature.
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
a.d. VI Kal. Mart.
6 days before the Kalends of March
during leap years, this is the Roman leap day, called bis-sexto-kalendae
Month: Februa or Febrvarivs or Februarius
The a.d. VI Kal. designation means ante diem or six days before the Kalends (first day or New Moon) of the next month. When counting days, the Romans included both the start and end day (in modern Western culture, we skip the start day). When the Romans switched to a solar calendar, they continued to use the lunar day names.
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 6 in modern Western numerology. See the article on six for more information.
Todays tarot card is The Lovers.
|date:||Wednesday||February 24, 2010|
|Moon:||waxing gibbous||2nd Quarter||in Cancer|
|Mercury:||Direct until April 18|
|Mars:||Retrograde until March 10|
|Saturn:||Retrograde until May 30|
lunar information 2010
|Moon:||waning gibbous||3rd Quarter||in Cancer|
Next Full Moon
Next Waning Quarter
Next New Moon
Next Waxing Quarter
Second Quarter in Cancer:
Second Quarter: The moon is in the second (2nd) quarter (waxing gibbous) in Cancer.
Planting: The Moon makes this day excellent for planting.
Fishing: The Moon makes this day excellent for fishing.
Cancer Rewarding: This day in 2010 is rewarding for those who are Sun sign Cancer because the Moon is in your Sun sign.
Capricorn Challenging: This day in 2010 is challenging for those who are Sun sign Capricorn because the Moon is in the sign opposite your Sun sign.
astrological information 2010
Moon Opposite Pluto: The Moon is in opposition with Pluto at 2:53 a.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) today or 11:53 p.m. Pacific Standard Time (PST) yesterday (Feb 23). Problems with plans. Time of daydreams.
Sun Trine Moon: The Sun is trine the Moon at 4:02 a.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) or 1:02 a.m. Pacific Standard Time (PST). Man and woman well aspected. Easy time with the opposite sex.
Moon Trine Jupiter: The Moon is trine Jupiter at 9:20 a.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) or 6:20 a.m. Pacific Standard Time (PST). Time of optimism, possibly Overly optimistic. Ritual to Ra.
Moon Trine Venus: The Moon is trine Venus at 11:06 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) or 8:06 p.m. Pacific Standard Time (PST). Time to redocorate your altar. Buy beautiful things to redecorate your room, house, and life. Witchy shopping time. Ritual to Het Heret (Hathor) or Aphrodite.
Yellow: The magick color for this day, based on planetary influences and the day of the week, is yellow. You may want to burn a yellow candle or wear some yellow this day.
Lavender: The magick incense for this day, based on planetary influences and the day of the week, is lavendar. You may want to burn lavender incense this day. You may substitute a similar incense if you dont have or dont like lavender.
|date:||Tuesday||February 24, 2009|
|Moon:||New Moon||enters Pisces|
|Mercury:||Direct until May 7|
|Saturn:||Retrograde until May 16|
holy days 2009
These holy days are on different day each year on the solar calendar.
Mardi Gras: Christian holy day. Fat Tuesday. Celebrated this day in 2009.
Charming of the Plow:
Charming of the Plough: Asatru (Norse) holy day. A celebration of Freya and the Disir. Held on the first New Moon in February, which occurs on this day in 2009. Approximately equivalent to Imbolc in Wicca, as one of the eight major holy days marking the wheel of the year. Some Asatru celebrate the Charming of the Plough on the first weekend in February.
Amavasya: Hindu holy day. The New Moon Day that begins the Hindu lunar month.
lunar information 2009
|Moon:||New Moon||enters Pisces|
Next Waxing Quarter
Next Full Moon
Next Waning Quarter
Next New Moon
Fourth Quarter in Aquarius:
Fourth (Last) Quarter: The moon is in the fourth (4th) quarter (waning crescent) in Aquarius.
Moon enters Pisces:
Moon Enters Pisces: Lunar Ingress. The Moon enters the sign Pisces at 7:59 a.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST).
Fourth Quarter in Pisces:
Fourth (Last) Quarter: The moon is in the fourth (4th) quarter (waning crescent) in Pisces.
New Moon: Lunar. Occurs at 8:35 p.m. Eastern Time in 2009. This is a Wiccan Esbat. See also Aphrodite New Moon love spell.
First Quarter in Pisces:
First Quarter: The moon is in the first (1st) quarter (waxing crescent) in Pisces.
Pisces Rewarding: This day in 2009 is rewarding for those who are Sun sign Pisces because the Moon is in your Sun sign.
Virgo Challenging: This day in 2009 is challenging for those who are Sun sign Virgo because the Moon is in the sign opposite your Sun sign.
astrological information 2009
Mercury Conjunct Jupiter: Mercury is in conjunction with Jupiter at 1:52 a.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST).
Moon Sextile Pluto: The Moon is sextile Pluto at 1:33 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST).
Sun Conjunct Moon: The Sun is in conjunction with the Moon at 8:35 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST). New Moon. Time for revitalization and new beginnings. Spells to change your life. Spells for new beginnings. [See also conjunction, Sun, Moon]
Gray: The magick color for this day, based on planetary influences and the day of the week, is gray. You may want to burn a gray candle or wear some gray this day.
Nutmeg, Rue, Ylang-ylang: The magick incense for this day, based on planetary influences, is ylang-ylang. The magick incense for this day, based on the day of the week, is nutmeg or rue. You may want to burn nutmeg, rue, or ylang-ylang incense this day. You may substitute a similar incense if you dont have or dont like nutmeg, rue, or ylang-ylang.
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 Libra:
Third Quarter: The moon is in the third (3rd) quarter (waning gibbous) in Libra.
astrological information 2008
Sun Opposite Saturn: The Sun is in opposition with Saturn at 4:48 a.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST).
Moon Square Jupiter: The Moon is square Jupiter at 6:49 a.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST).
Moon Quincunx Uranus: The Moon is quincunx Uranus at 1:15 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST).
Moon Trine Neptune: The Moon is trine Neptune at 9:46 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST).
lunar information 2007
Waxing Quarter Moon:
Waxing Quarter Moon: Lunar. Occurs on this day in 2007.