7/14 eve to 8/19 eve (7/28 peak): Delta Aquarid Meteor Showers.
7/20 to 8/2: Old Egyptian festival marking the return to Egypt of Neteret Isis, Neter Osiris, and the rains that inundate the Nile River.
7/29 eve to 8/17 eve (8/12 peak): Perseid Meteor Showers.
7/31 eve to 8/2 eve: Lughnasadh–Old Celtic/Irish Feast of Goddess Tailtiu and God Lugh (Deities of Sustenance and Light).
7/31 to 8/6: Iroquois Green Corn Ceremony–in thanksgiving for the maize harvest.
7/31 eve to 8/7 eve: Mid-Summer/First Harvest/Lammas–Festival of thanksgiving for the first of the grain harvest; celebrated by offering the first fruits of the grain harvest and prayers for sustenance for all.
8/2: Feast of the Black Madonna.
8/3: Mindfulness Day–Zen Buddhist day for being mindful that desire for power over others results from ignorance of interdependence.
8/4: Chokhor Duchen–Tibetan Buddhist celebration of the Buddha’s first teaching. The Buddha taught an Eightfold Path to enlightenment – right understanding, right thought, right speech, right action, right livelihood, right effort, right mindfulness, and right concentration.
8/4 to 8/7: Zuni Corn Dance–in thanksgiving to Mother Earth, the Kokos (Nature Spirits), and the Corn Maidens for the maize harvest.
8/6 (OC 8/19): Transfiguration Day–Christian feast celebrating the revelation of Lord Jesus as the Cosmic Christ and friend to all humanity.
8/6: Day the Voting Rights Act became law (1965) – register to vote!
8/6 eve to 8/7 eve: Feast of Old Greek Goddess Artemis – as defender of rights and liberties, and punisher of rapists and oppressors.
8/7: Gaia Consciousness Day–Day to meditate on Mother Earth as a living planet.
8/7 to 8/8: Old Egyptian festival of Neter Thoth, God of Knowledge and Wisdom. * 8/7 eve to 8/14 eve: Hajj–Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca to honor Allah. Hajj Truce (through Eid al-Adha). * 8/8: Vigil for continuing progress in Burma’s democratic evolution, religious tolerance, and respect for human rights.
8/9: World’s Indigenous Peoples’ Day–Day to celebrate the empowerment of indigenous peoples world-wide; vigil for justice and respect for the social, cultural, and political rights of all indigenous peoples.
8/10: Dakas’ Day–Day Tantric Buddhists make offerings to the Dakas and Father Tantra; day to unite will and power to manifest positive social change and environmental healing.
8/10 eve to 8/13 eve: Eid al-Adha–Muslim festival of sacrifice to Allah for the good of all.
8/11: Christian feast of St. Clare of Assisi (d. 1253), guide of environmentalists.
8/12 eve to 8/13 eve: Old Greek festival honoring Athena Polias and Zeus Polios as protectors of city and state.
8/15 (8:29 a.m. EDT): Full Moon (Grain-Harvest/Thunder Moon).
8/15: Kaza Matsuri–Shinto rite honoring the Kami of Wind.
8/15 (OC 8/28): Assumption Day–Christian feast commemorating Blessed Mother Mary rising into Heaven and being crowned Queen of Heaven and Earth.
8/19: Vinalia–Old Roman festival of thanksgiving for the first of the grape harvest; celebrated by offering the first fruits of the grape harvest and prayers for sustenance for all.
8/22: Christian feast of Our Lady, Queen of Angels.
8/23: Beginning of Virgo (the Grain Maiden/Man).
8/23: Feast of the Furies–honoring Nemesis and the Erinyes, Old Greek Goddesses who punish murderers, abusers, and exploiters of others.
8/23 to 8/24: Sri Krishna Jayanti–Birthday of Hindu God Krishna (avatar of God Vishnu), beloved of Goddess Radha (avatar of Goddess Lakshmi).
Roman festival of Goddess Ops, Lady of the Cornucopia, Bounty of the Harvest, and Sustainer of Life.
8/27: Birthday of Mother Teresa (Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu) (1910), Catholic nun who served the poorest of the poor and saw Deity in each person. She witnessed her faith by example, rather than by proselytizing, and respected those of other faiths.
8/27 to 9/2: Paryusana–Jain festival of recitation of holy scripture, fasting, self-discipline, introspection, and reserve.
8/30 (6:37 a.m. EDT): New Moon.
8/30 eve to 9/9 eve: Muharram/Muslim New Year (Year 1441) & A’ashurah. The Five Pillars of Islam are confession, prayer, alms-giving, fasting, and pilgrimage.
8/30 eve to 9/29 eve: Elul–Jewish month of self-reflection, peace-making, and renewal. Elul-Rosh Hashanah Truce (through Yom Kippur).
THE MYSTIC’S WHEEL OF THE YEAR 2019
A Multifaith Calendar Reflecting Eco-Egalitarian Spirituality
© 2018 Marija Miovski