7/2 (3:16 p.m. EDT): New Moon
7/2: Visitation Day–Christian feast marking St. Elizabeth’s recognition of Blessed Mary’s divine destiny as catalyst for human liberation and redemption.
7/2 to 7/5: Iroquois Green Bean Ceremony–in thanksgiving for the bean harvest; celebrated with tobacco offerings, singing, drumming, dancing, and feasting.
7/3 eve to 7/4 eve: Hekatombaion Noumenia/Old Athenian New Year–Old Greek festival honoring all the Gods and Goddesses.
7/4: U.S. Independence Day–Day to celebrate the right of all peoples to exercise peaceful, democratic self-determination.
7/4 (6:00 p.m. EDT): Earth Aphelion–when the Earth is farthest from the Sun.
7/6: Mindfulness Day–Zen Buddhist day for being mindful that alienation and hunger for possessions results from ignorance of interconnectedness.
7/6: Birthday of Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama.
7/7: Tanabata–Shinto rite honoring the Kami of the Stars.
7/10: Day Tibetan Buddhists meditate on and emulate Bodhisattva Goddess Red Tara’s conquest of fear and anger.
7/12: Day to meditate on the social costs of climate change. *
7/12: Birthday of Henry David Thoreau (1817), Transcendentalist and naturalist who believed in individualism and living simply in harmony with Nature.
7/13 to 7/15: Obon–Zen Buddhist festival honoring departed ancestors.
7/14: Old Egyptian birthday feast of Neter Osiris – partner and true love of Isis, and father of Horus; guide of all
husbands, fathers, and judges.
7/14 to 7/21: Chinese Buddhist festival of Kuan Yin, Supreme Goddess of Nature and Perfect Buddha of many emanations; celebrates Her enlightenment and Her bodhisattva vow to help all sentient beings.
7/14 to 7/25 (I 7/25): Old Norse/Icelandic Mid-Summer Althingi–Community gathering for democratic decision making. Forseti and Tyr, Gods of Justice and Self-Sacrifice, were honored. 7/14 eve to 8/19 eve (7/28 peak): Delta Aquarid Meteor Showers.
7/16 (5:38 p.m. EDT): Full Moon (Red/Mother Moon).
7/16: Day Tibetan and Mahayana Buddhists do good deeds and chant the name of Buddha God Amitabha to gain entry to His Pure Land and aid in attaining nirvana
7/17: Old Egyptian birthday feast of Neteret Isis – partner and true love of Osiris, and mother of Horus; guide of all wives, mothers, healers, advocates, and teachers.
7/18 eve to 7/19 eve: Synoikia–Old Greek festival celebrating the peaceful cooperation of states. Offerings were made to Aphrodite and Eirene, Goddesses of friendship and peace.
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.
7/21: Secular Humanism Day–Day to celebrate all life-affirming humanist, rationalist, and scientific belief systems.
7/22: Christian feast of St. Mary Magdalen, disciple and priestess–Savior Jesus made her His priestess by purifying her seven times; she anointed Him in preparation for His sacrifice and witnessed His torture, death, and resurrection.\
7/23: Beginning of Leo (the Lion/Lioness).
7/23: Mayan Sun Festival–honoring Sun God Ahau Kin; celebrated with devotional offerings of food, song, prayer, and a ritual procession that symbolically travels to the four quarters of the Universe.
7/25 eve to 7/31 eve: Old Greek festival of Goddess Athena – as daughter of Wisdom (Goddess Metis) and font of reason.
7/26: Christian feast of St. Anna, mother of Blessed Mary and grandmother of Blessed Jesus; guide of grandmothers and elderly women.
7/26: Birthday of Dr. Carl Gustav Jung (1875), founder of archetypal psychology, which explores universal concepts of Deity and their relation to the individual psyche. * 7/26: Day discrimination against the disabled was prohibited in public accommodations and employment (1990); day to celebrate empowerment of the disabled.
7/28: Day the U.S. Constitution’s 14th Amendment went into effect, guaranteeing due process and equal protection of the law to all (1868).
7/29 eve to 8/17 eve (8/12 peak): Perseid Meteor Showers.
7/31: New Moon.
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.
THE MYSTIC’S WHEEL OF THE YEAR 2019
A Multifaith Calendar Reflecting Eco-Egalitarian Spirituality
© 2018 Marija Miovski