- 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
- 2007 lunar days
fixed holy days
These holy days are on the same day every year on the solar calendar.
Sekhmets Day: Kemetic (ancient Egyptian) holy day. Dedicated to Sekhmet. Also known as Feast of the Decrees of Sekhmet.
Festival of Aset:
Festival of Aset: Kemetic (ancient Egyptian) holy day. Festival of Aset [Isis].
Decrees of Sokhit:
Decrees of Sohkit: Kemetic (ancient Egyptian) holy day. Decreees of Sokhit (or Sekhmet), Goddess of Justice and Law.
Izanami-No-Mikoto: Japanese holy day. Izanami-No-Mikoto, day of the Sun Goddess Izanami (related to Amaterasu). Day of the Seven Herbs (Nana-Kusa), for healers and healing.
Name Day of Day-pa-Den: Zoroastran holy day. Each day and month of the Zoroastrian calendar is presided over by a spiritual being. When the spiritual being of the day and the month are the same, such as today (Day-pa-Den and Day), the day is particularly sacred. In the Fasli (seasonal) calendar, this is the sacred day of Day-pa-Den. Day-pa-Den celebrates the Av. Dadvah, The day of the Creator before Den.
Distaff Day: European holy day. Also called Roc Day. The day that women resumed work after the Twelve Days of Christmas or the Twelve Days of Yule. The distaff (or rock) was used in spinning and was a medieval symbol of womens work.
Rizdvo: Ukranian Christian holy day. The Ukranian Christmas Eve.
Ethiopian Nativity of Christ: Rastafari hola day. Christianity has been in Ethiopia since 330 C.E. The Ethiopian Christmas is celebrated with a vegetarian or vegan feast. Prophecy and Bible readings take place during the feast. The feast is followed by a Nyabinghi meeting.
Includes a Nyahbinghi meeting. A Nyabinghi meeting has evolved from early roots into a live music session with music, chanting, and prayer. Dr. Leonard E. Barret, a Jamaican professor of religion, wrote in his book The Rastafarians The term Nyahbinghi comes to use from East Africa and refers to a religio-political cult that resisted colonial domination from the last decades of he 19th century to about 1928. The term might have been the name or title of a Ruandaise royal princess who was killed by colonalist because of her resisteance. After her death cults arose which were influenced by her spirit. The members of the cult experienced spirit possession and the medium of these cults was always a woman.
The Nyahbinghi is the most important meeting of the Rastafarians, involving members from all over the island. It is comparable to the movements convention and may last from one or three days to even a week. [At one meeting] the air was thick with smoke from the holy herb (marijuana) and the drums kept a haunting beat. One tune continued as long as an hour and without a break before another was started and continued on and on throughout the evening until the drummer was exhausted and his place was taken by another drummer.
Black Nazarene Fiesta:
Black Nazarene Fiesta: Philippino holy day. Black Nazarene Fiesta in Manila, the Philippines (January 1-9).
This day on different world calendars.
Kemetic (ancient Egyptian) information
Season of Proyet (Sowing)
Month of Mekhir (Rekh-Ur)
Month of Day (tenth month)
Day of Day-pa-Den
The day of Day-pa-Den celebrates the Av. Dadvah, The day of the Creator before Den. 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: (141) On the day of Day-pa-Den do anything you like, bring your wife into your quarters, trim your hair and nails and clothe yourself. Adarbad Mahraspandan was a famous saint, high priest, and prime minister of Shapur II (309-379 C.E.).
The fourth week (eight days) of each Zoroastrian month celebrates religious ideas.
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: Taliesin (Celtic God of Bards)
Symbol: eagle or stag
Moon of Inception
Moon of Beginning
Asatru (ancient Norse) information
a.d. VII Id. Ian.
7 days before the Ides of January
Month: Ianvarivs or Ianuarius or Januarius or Janus
The a.d. VII Id. designation means ante diem or seven days before the Ides (Full Moon) of the 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 January is named for Janus (Ianvs). January was sacred to Janus, the Roman God of gates, doors, and entrances. Janus was an early Italic sky god that long predated Rome. Ovid claimed that Janus said The ancient called me chaos, for a being from of old am I. Ovid also claimed that after the worlds creation, Janus said, It was then that I, till that time a mere ball, a shapeless lump, assumed the face and members of a god. Joannes of Lydia said, Our own Philadelphia still preserves a trace of the ancient belief. On the first day of the month there goes in procession no less a personage than Janus himself, dressed up in a two-faced mask, and people call him Saturnus, identifying him with Kronos. The beginning of each day, month, and year were sacred to Janus. The Romans believed that Janus opened the gates of heaven each day at dawn , letting out the monring, and closed the gates of heaven each day at dusk.
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, January 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, January was added to the beginning of the year (following February) and had 29 days. 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), January had 31 days and February was moved to after January. 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. The Romans avoided giving January 30 days (skipping from 29 to 31) because of a superstitious dread of even numbers.
Today totals 7 in modern Western numerology. See the article on seven for more information.
Todays tarot card is The Chariot.
|date:||Thursday||January 7, 2010|
|Moon:||Waning/4th Quarter||in Libra|
|Mercury:||Retrograde until January 15|
|Mars:||Retrograde until March 10|
lunar information 2010
|Moon:||waning crescent||4th Quarter||in Libra|
Next New Moon
Next Waxing Quarter
Next Full Moon
Next Waning Quarter
Third Quarter in Libra:
Third Quarter: The moon is in the third (3rd) quarter (waning gibbous) in Libra.
Moon Enters Fourth Quarter:
Fourth Quarter: The moon enters the fourth (4th) quarter (waning crescent) in Libra at 5:40 a.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) or 2:40 a.m. Pacific Standard Time (PST).
Fourth Quarter in Libra:
Fourth (Last) Quarter: The moon is in the fourth (4th) quarter (waning crescent) in Libra.
Void of Course:
Moon Void of Course: The moon is Void of Course (V/C) starting at 1:07 a.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) on January 8 (tomorrow) or 10:07 p.m. Pacific Standard Time (PST) on January 7.
Fishing: The Moon makes this day excellent for fishing.
Libra Rewarding: This day in 2010 is rewarding for those who are Sun sign Libra because the Moon is in your Sun sign.
Aries Challenging: This day in 2010 is challenging for those who are Sun sign Aries because the Moon is in the sign opposite your Sun sign.
astrological information 2010
Moon Square Venus: The Moon is square Venus at 3:35 a.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) or 12:35 a.m. Pacific Standard Time (PST). Time to relax with friends.
Sun Square Moon: The Sun is square the Moon at 5:40 a.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) or 2:40 a.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.
Moon Sextile Mars: The Moon is sextile Mars at 6:35 a.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) or 3:35 a.m. Pacific Standard Time (PST). Exciting time. Emotions positvely in action. Ritual to Bes.
Sun Quincunx Mars: The Sun is quincunx Mars at 3:39 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) or 12:39 p.m. Pacific Standard Time (PST). Short bursts of strong, dynamic action.
Moon Quincunx Uranus: The Moon is quincunx Uranus at 4:51 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) or 1:51 p.m. Pacific Standard Time (PST). Sudden change in mood. Time to break-up old habits.
Moon Trine Neptune: The Moon is trine Neptune at 7:34 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) or 4:34 p.m. Pacific Standard Time (PST). Time for idealism, friendship, and romance. Romance and friendship spells.
Moon Trine Jupiter: The Moon is trine Jupiter at 1:07 a.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) on January 8 (tomorrow) or 10:07 p.m. Pacific Standard Time (PST) on January 7 (today). Time of optimism, possibly Overly optimistic. Ritual to Ra (before Moon is void of course). Moon Void of Course (V/C).
Crimson or Red: The magick color for this day, based on planetary influences and the day of the week, is crimson or red. You may want to burn a red or crimson candle or wear some red this day.
Myrrh: The magick incense for this day, based on planetary influences and the day of the week, is myrrh. You may want to burn myrrh incense this day. You may substitute a similar incense if you dont have or dont like myrrh.
|date:||Wednesday||January 7, 2009|
|Moon:||waxing gibbous||2nd Quarter||enters Gemini|
|Mercury:||Direct until January 11|
|Saturn:||Retrograde until May 16|
lunar information 2009
|Moon:||waxing gibbous||2nd Quarter||enters Gemini|
Next Full Moon
Next Waning Quarter
Next New Moon
Next Waxing Quarter
Second Quarter in Taurus:
Second Quarter: The moon is in the second (2nd) quarter (waxing gibbous) in Taurus.
Void of Course:
Moon Void of Course: The moon is Void of Course (V/C) starting at 1:05 a.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST).
Moon enters Gemini:
Moon Enters Gemini: Lunar Ingress. The Moon enters the sign Gemini at 1:11 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST).
Second Quarter in Gemini:
Second Quarter: The moon is in the second (2nd) quarter (waxing gibbous) in Gemini.
Taurus Rewarding: This day in 2009 is rewarding for those who are Sun sign Taurus because the Moon is in your Sun sign.
Scorpio Challenging: This day in 2009 is challenging for those who are Sun sign Scorpio because the Moon is in the sign opposite your Sun sign.
astrological information 2009
Moon Square Neptune: The Moon is square Neptune at 1:05 a.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST). Moon Void of Course (V/C).
Moon Trine Jupiter: The Moon is trine Jupiter at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST).
Moon Quincunx Pluto: The Moon is quincunx Pluto at 3:38 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST).
Moon Square Venus: The Moon is square Venus at 9:09 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST).
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.
Ginger, Lavender, Sage: The magick incense for this day, based on planetary influences, is lavender. The magick incense for this day, based on the day of the week, is sage or ginger. You may want to burn ginger, lavender, or sage incense this day. You may substitute a similar incense if you dont have or dont like ginger, lavender, or sage.
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
Last Quarter in Capricorn:
Last Quarter: The moon is in the fourth (4th) quarter (waning crescent) in Capricorn.
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.
astrological information 2008
Moon Conjunct Jupiter: The Moon is in conjunction with Jupiter at 5:26 a.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST).
Moon Trine Saturn: The Moon is trine Saturn at 12:42 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST).
Mercury enters Aquarius:
--> Mercury Enters Aquarius: Planetary ingress. Mercury enters the sign Aquarius at 11:46 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST).
Capricorn Rewarding: This day in 2008 is rewarding for those who are Sun sign Capricorn because the Moon is in your Sun sign.
Cancer Challenging: This day in 2008 is challenging for those who are Sun sign Cancer because the Moon is in the sign opposite your Sun sign.
lunar information 2007
Moon enters Virgo:
Moon Enters Virgo: Lunar ingress. The Moon enters the sign Virgo at 6:17 am GMT.