* 10/28 to 11/3: Isia–Old Romano-Egyptian festival recalling Set (God of Destruction) killing God Osiris; Goddess Isis mourning Him, resurrecting Him, and conceiving God Horus with Him; and Osiris becoming Lord of Amenta, realm of the dead.
* 10/31 eve to 11/7 eve: Mid-Autumn/Day of the Dead/Hallowmas–Festival marking the transformation of life to death – the end of the agricultural year, departure of migrating and hibernating animals, and decay and death of vegetal and animal life. Observed by remembering departed ancestors and contemplating one’s own mortality.
* 11/1: All Saints Day–Day Christians remember all the virtuous dead, known and unknown.
* 11/2: Aztec Day of the Dead–Day for honoring the departed and Mictlancihuatl-Miclanteuctli, Goddess-God of the Dead. Aztecs believe all Gods are united in Great God Ometeuctli, all Goddesses are united in Great Goddess Omecihuatl, and the Great God and Goddess are united in Ometeoltl.
* 11/2: Hopi & Zuni Ancestors’ Day–Food offerings are put into rivers and lakes in honor of the ancestors.
* 11/2: All Souls Day–Day Christians remember all the beloved dead.
* 11/2: World Community Day–Day for celebrating the unity behind diversity and remembering we are all one people – all children of the one universal Deity of many names and aspects.
* 11/3: Mindfulness Day–Zen Buddhist day for mindfully seeing and acting with compassion for the Earth and all creatures.
* 11/4 (2:00 a.m.): Daylight Savings Time ends – set clocks back 1 hour.
* 11/4 to 11/7: Diwali/Lunar New Year/Festival of Lights–Hindu festival for Goddess Lakshmi (source of health, fertility, and prosperity) and Her consort, God Vishnu (the preserver); focus is on peace-making and new beginnings.
* 11/6: Election Day–remember to vote!
* 11/7 (11:02 a.m. EST): New Moon.
* 11/7: Kali Puja–Hindu festival honoring Great Goddess Maha Devi as Kali – decay, death, and transformation.
* 11/8: Day Donald Trump was elected President of the U.S. with the help of the Russian government (2016).
* 11/9: Birthday of Fr. Thomas Berry (1914), Catholic priest, eco-theologian, and cosmologist, who advocated for deep ecology and eco-spirituality.
* 11/9 eve: Krystallnacht–Night of the Nazi attacks on Jewish homes, synagogues, and shops in Germany, beginning the persecution that would end with the deaths of six million Jews (1938); night for meditating on the evil of all religion-based hatred.
* 11/11: Veterans Day–Day to honor all warriors who have defended us against evil of all kinds.
* 11/11 to 11/17: Old Anglo-Teutonic fast marking Hod (God of Darkness) unintentionally killing Balder (God of Light), and his true love Nanna (Goddess of Flowers) dying of a broken heart. The dead were honored.
* 11/12 to 11/15: Tewa Buffalo Dance–focused on healing. Tewa rites honor Mother Earth, Father Sky, and the four directions and elements of life – air of the North, earth of the East, fire of the South, and waters of the West.
* 11/13: Kindness Day–Day for practicing random acts of kindness to strangers, and for committing to make kindness the basis for all encounters every day.
* 11/14 eve to 11/20 eve (11/17 peak): Leonid Meteor Showers.
* 11/15: Fast for an Abundant World Harvest–Day to fast and commit to action to help prevent deaths from malnourishment world-wide.
* 11/15: America Recycles Day–Day to begin systematically recycling.
* 11/16: Tolerance Day–Day to promote harmony in diversity through mutual respect and understanding of all.
* 11/19 eve to 11/20 eve: Mawlid al-Nabi–Day commemorating the birth of Muslim Prophet Muhammad (570). He conceived Deity to be a compassionate, genderless unity.
* 11/20: Remembrance day for Meister Johannes Eckhart (d. 1328), Christian mystic. He taught the four ways of the mystic’s journey – the creating, positive, negating, and transformative ways.
* 11/22: Thanksgiving Day–Day to give thanks for the abundance of our land and for our food, clothes, shelter, and health.
* 11/22: Beginning of Sagittarius (the Hunter/Huntress).
* 11/23 (12:39 a.m. EST): Full Moon (Snow/Fire Moon).
* 11/25: Day to raise awareness of the immorality (and illegality) of violence against women and girls world-wide.
* 11/28: Birthday of William Blake (1757), artist, poet, and mystic, who recognized the unity of all religions.
THE MYSTIC’S WHEEL OF THE YEAR 2018
A Multifaith Calendar Reflecting Eco-Egalitarian Spirituality
© 2017 Marija Miovski