May 5

fixed holy days

These holy days are on the same day every year on the solar calendar.

Ethiopian Liberation Day

    Ethiopian Liberation Day: Rastafari lla day. Celebrations may take the form of public porgrams in parks or commuity centers.

Day of Children of Nwt:

    Day of the Living Children of Nut: Kemetic (ancient Egyptian) holy day. It is the day of the living children of Nut (Nwt). (from the Cairo Calendar)


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Cinco de Mayo:

    Cinco de Mayo: Mexican holiday. The fifth of May. Celebrates the Battle of Puebla, May 5, 1862, in which the Mexican army under General Ignacio Zaragoza Seguín defeated a much larger attacking French army at the city of Pueblo. This day is primarily celebrated as a historical event in the Mexican state of Pueblo and also celebrated as a beer drinking holiday in the United States.

Battle of Puebla:

    Battle of Puebla: Mexican (Mexico) holiday.

Kemetic tradition:

    Kemetic (ancient Egyptian) tradition. Do not go out until daybreak. (from the Cairo Calendar)

Deity of the Day:

    Deity of the Day: “Today’s Deity is Gwynn ap Nudd. King of the Fairies and the underworld. Lord of war and death.”—@LadyOceanStar on Twitter



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This day on different world calendars.

Kemetic (ancient Egyptian) information

Season of Semut or Shemu (Harvest or Summer)
Month of Payni or Paoni (Heru [Horus])
Day 21

Zoroastrian information
(Fasli calendar)

Month of Ardwahisht (second month)
Day of Mihr
Day 16

    The day of Mihr celebrates the Av. Mithra, Yazad of the Contract. Special prayers from the Khorda Avesta are recited in honor of the day’s spiritual being.

    Activity for the day from the Counsels of Adhurbadh, Son of Mahraspand: “(134) On the day of Mihr, if you have been wronged by anyone, stand before Mihr (Mithra) and ask justice of him and cry out aloud (to him).” 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

Saille (S)

Willow Moon
Day 21

    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).

Polarity: Feminine
Planet: Moon
Archetype: Morgan le Fay
Symbol: serpent
Folk Names:
The Witch’s Moon
Moon of Balance

Asatru (ancient Norse) information

Month: Merrymoon

Roman information

a.d. III Non. Mai.
3 days before the Nones of May
Month: Maius

    The a.d. III Non. designation means ante diem or three “days before” the Nones (First Quarter 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 Maius is named for Maia. Maia was a daughter of Atlas. May was sacred to Maia, Roman Goddess of spring.

    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, May (the third month) had 31 days. Numa Pompilius, the second of the seven traditional kings of Rome, added two more months, for a 12 month year. In Numa’s calendar, May had 31 days. Gaius Julius Caesar, as Pontifex Maximus (supreme bridge-builder, a religious title), reorganized the calendar on the first day of 45 BCE. In Caesar’s calendar (the Julian Calendar), May had 31 days. Caesar’s 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.


numerology

    Today totals 5 in modern Western numerology. See the article on five for more information.


tarot

    Today’s tarot card is The Hierophant.


date:WednesdayMay 5, 2010
Moon:
waning gibbous3rd Quarterin Aquarius
Mercury:
Retrograde until May 11
Saturn:
Retrograde until May 30
Pluto:
Retrograde until September 14

lunar information 2010

Moon:waning gibbous3rd Quarterin Aquarius

Next Waning Quarter
May 6

Next New Moon
May 13

Next Waxing Quarter
May 20

Next Full Moon
May 27

Third Quarter in Aquarius:

    Third Quarter: The moon is in the third (3rd) quarter (waning gibbous) in Aquarius.

Moon Enters Fourth Quarter:

    Fourth Quarter/Waning Quarter: The moon enters the fourth (4th) quarter (waning crescent) in Aquarius at 12:15 a.m. Eastern Daylight Savings Time (EDT) tomorrow (May 6) or 9:15 p.m. Pacific Daylight Savings Time (PDT) today.

    Aquarius Rewarding: This day in 2010 is rewarding for those who are Sun sign Aquarius because the Moon is in your Sun sign.

    Leo Challenging: This day in 2010 is challenging for those who are Sun sign Leo because the Moon is in the sign opposite your Sun sign.


astrological information 2010

         Moon Square Mercury: The Moon is square Mercury at 1:35 a.m. Eastern Daylight Savings Time (EDT) today or 10:35 p.m. Pacific Daylight Savings Time (PDT) yesterday (May 4). Time of indecision, restlessness, and/or worry.

         Moon Trine Venus: The Moon is trine Venus at 7:11 p.m. Eastern Daylight Savings Time (EDT) or 4:11 p.m. Pacific Daylight Savings Time (PDT). 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.

         Moon Opposite Mars: The Moon is in opposition with Mars at 10:23 p.m. Eastern Daylight Savings Time (EDT) or 7:23 p.m. Pacific Daylight Savings Time (PDT). Lots of energy, but very little cooperation. Direct energy carefully.

         Sun Square Moon: The Sun is square the Moon at 12:15 a.m. Eastern Daylight Savings Time (EDT) tomorrow (May 6) or 9:15 p.m. Pacific Daylight Savings Time (PDT) today. Waxing Quarter. Be patient. Good things will come at New Moon to those who are patient now. Ritual to Geb.

Magick Color:

    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.

Magick Incense:

    Lavender: The magick incense for this day, based on planetary influences and the day of the week, is lavender. You may want to burn lavendar incense this day. You may substitute a similar incense if you don’t have or don’t like lavender.

    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.


date:TuesdayMay 5, 2009
Moon:
waxing gibbous2nd Quarterenters Libra
Mercury:
Direct until May 7
Saturn:
Retrograde until May 16
Pluto:
Retrograde until September 11

lunar information 2009

Moon:waxing gibbous2nd Quarterenters Libra

Next Full Moon
May 9

Next Waning Quarter
May 17

Next New Moon
May 24

Next Waxing Quarter
May 30

Second Quarter in Virgo:

    Second Quarter: The moon is in the second (2nd) quarter (waxing gibbous) in Virgo.

Moon enters Libra:

     Moon Enters Libra: Lunar Ingress. The Moon enters the sign Libra at 5:51 a.m. Eastern Daylight Savings Time (EDT).

Second Quarter in Libra:

    Second Quarter: The moon is in the second (2nd) quarter (waxing gibbous) in Libra.

    Libra Rewarding: This day in 2009 is rewarding for those who are Sun sign Libra because the Moon is in your Sun sign.

    Aries Challenging: This day in 2009 is challenging for those who are Sun sign Aries because the Moon is in the sign opposite your Sun sign.


astrological information 2009

         Sun Trine Saturn: The Sun is trine Saturn at 5:34 a.m. Eastern Daylight Savings Time (EDT).

         Moon Trine Mercury: The Moon is trine Mercury at 8:46 a.m. Eastern Daylight Savings Time (EDT).

         Moon Square Pluto: The Moon is square Pluto at 11:22 a.m. Eastern Daylight Savings Time (EDT).

         Moon Opposite Venus: The Moon is in opposition with Venus at 2:20 p.m. Eastern Daylight Savings Time (EDT).

Magick Color:

    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.

Magick Incense:

    Basil, Nutmeg, Rue: The magick incense for this day, based on planetary influences, is basil. The magick incense for this day, based on the day of the week, is nutmeg or rue. You may want to burn basil, nutmeg, or rue incense this day. You may substitute a similar incense if you don’t have or don’t like basil, nutmeg, or rue.

    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 2007 and 2008

These holy days are on different day each year on the solar calendar.

Maidyarem:

    Maidyarem: Zoroastran holy day. ‘mid-year’ or winter feast, one of the seven obligatory feasts of Zoroastrianism and one of the six gahanbars (or gahambars). The gahanbars date back to the pre-Zoroastrian agricultural people of the Iranian Plateau and mark the changing of the agricultural seasons. The gahanbars were absorbed into Zoroastrianism as religious holy days and are celebrated with feasting and fun.
    In the Fasli (seaonsal) calendar, Maidyarem is celebrated from December 31 to January 4. In the Shahanshahi (or Shenshai) calendar, Maidyarem is celebrated from June 1 to June 5 during the years 2005, 2006, 2007, and 2008. In the Qadimi (ancient) calendar, Maidyarem is celebrated from May 2 to May 6 during the years 2005, 2006, 2007, and 2008.


lunar information 2008

Fourth Quarter in Taurus:

    Fourth (Last) Quarter: The moon is in the fourth (4th) quarter (waning crescent) in Taurus.

New Moon:

    New Moon: Lunar. Occurs at 8:18 a.m. Eastern Time in 2008. The moon enters the first (1st) quarter (waxing crescent) in Taurus. This is a Wiccan Esbat. See also Aphrodite New Moon love spell.

First Quarter in Taurus:

    First Quarter: The moon is in the first (1st) quarter (waxing crescent) in Taurus.

    Planting: The Moon makes this day excellent for planting.


astrological information 2008

         Sun Conjunct Moon: The Sun is in conjunction with the Moon at 8:18 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). New Moon.

         Moon Sextile Uranus: The Moon is sextile Uranus at 6:05 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).

         Moon Trine Jupiter: The Moon is trine Jupiter at 7:16 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).

         Moon Square Neptune: The Moon is square Neptune at 10:05 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).


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