* 5/1: Birthday of Fr. Pierre Teilhard de Chardin (1881), Catholic mystic and evolutionary who experienced the union of consciousness with all Nature.
* 5/1 to 5/4: Zuni Green Corn Dance–welcoming back the Corn Maidens, who flee the land during the Winter.
* 5/2 eve to 5/3 eve: Feast of Old Greek Deities Aphrodite and Eros–Day to honor love and passion.
* 5/2 eve to 5/6 eve (5/4 peak): Eta Aquarid Meteor Showers.
* 5/3: Taue Matsuri–Shinto rice-planting festival.
* 5/3: Mindfulness Day–Zen Buddhist day for being mindful that everything you do, or fail to do, affects all sentient beings.
* 5/10: Spring Migratory Bird Day.
* 5/10 eve: Vigil for lost mothers; night of mourning and healing.
* 5/11: Mothers’ Day–Day to give love and thanks to all mothers; day for all mothers to celebrate motherhood and contemplate their sacred duty to provide for the physical, intellectual, emotional, and spiritual needs of their children.
Full Moon (Flower/Corn-Planting Moon).
* 5/18: Feast of Old Greek God Pan, who represents the masculine in Nature and protects men throughout their lives.
* 5/19: Old Celtic/Irish feast in which sacred healing wells and springs were adorned with flowers in honor of Goddess Brigid, daughter of Mother Goddess Danu and Father God Dagda.
* 5/22: Biological Diversity Day–Day to recognize that the survival of humanity is dependent on the survival of the many diverse species on the Earth.
* 5/24: Dakinis’ Day–Day Tantric Buddhists make offerings to the Dakinis and Mother Tantra; day to unite will and power to manifest positive social change and environmental healing.
* 5/26: Memorial Day–Day to honor all soldiers who fought honorably and died in war, to mourn all of war’s victims, and to contemplate all the horrors of war.
* 5/27: Birthday of Rachel Carson (1907), biologist who began the environmental movement.
* 5/28 (2:40 p.m. EDT): New Moon.
* 5/28 eve: Old European feast of the Triple Goddess (Goddess of the Moon and the Seasons), marking the transformation of the Virgin into the Mother.
* 5/28 to 5/31: Iroquois Strawberry Ceremony–in thanksgiving for the strawberry harvest. Iroquois consider themselves kin to all of Nature.
* 5/29 (OC 5/29): Ascension Day–Christian feast marking Lord Jesus’ ascension into Heaven.
* 5/31: Christian feast of Our Lady, Queen of Heaven.
THE MYSTIC’S WHEEL OF THE YEAR 2014
A Multifaith Calendar Reflecting Eco-Egalitarian Spirituality
© 2013 Marija Miovski