* 9/1: Mindfulness Day–Zen Buddhist day for being mindful that harm to the Earth and sentient beings results from ignorance of interdependence.
* 9/1: Day to pray about, commit to, and act on, lifestyle and consumption changes to stop extinction, waste, overharvest, pollution, and climate change.
* 9/2 to 9/3: Sri Krishna Jayanti–Birthday of Hindu God Krishna (avatar of God Vishnu), beloved of Goddess Radha (avatar of Goddess Lakshmi).
* 9/3: Labor Day–Day to reflect on the sacredness of all work and the value of ethical, meaningful employment.
* 9/8 (OC 9/21): Birthday of Blessed Mary, catalyst of liberation and redemption.
* 9/9 (2:01 p.m. EDT): New Moon.
* 9/9: Christian feast of St. Joachim, father of Blessed Mary and grandfather of Blessed Jesus; guide of grandfathers and elderly men.
* 9/9 eve to 9/11 eve: Rosh Hashanah/Jewish New Year (Year 5779)–Commemorates Creation of the World by Elohim, the one universal Deity; begins ten days of self-examination and penitence for harm done.
* 9/11: Day to mourn all victims of terrorism.
* 9/13 eve to 9/14 eve: Feast of Old Greek Deities Aphrodite and Hermes–Day to honor the divine feminine and divine masculine in harmony.
* 9/13 to 9/24: Ganesha Chaturthi–Hindu festival honoring God Ganesha (son of Goddess Parvati and God Shiva) as the Challenger – creator and remover of obstacles.
* 9/16: Ozone Preservation Day–Day to recognize that the survival of humanity is dependent on preservation of the ozone layer (a fragile shield of gas that protects the Earth from the harmful rays of the Sun).
* 9/17: Day Tibetan Buddhists meditate on Bodhisattva Goddess Gold Tara, provider of all sustenance and necessities.
* 9/17: Christian feast of St. Hildegard von Bingen (d. 1179), mystic who sang praises to the Holy Spirit as Grace and Wisdom. She recognized the Holy Spirit to be the feminine aspect of the Holy Trinity, and found Her everywhere in Nature.
* 9/17: Constitution Day–Day the U.S. Constitution was signed (1787), ensuring that the U.S. would be a democracy governed by the rule of law.
* 9/18 eve to 9/19 eve: Yom Kippur/Day of Atonement–Jewish day of fasting, prayer, reconciliation, making reparation for harm done, and helping those in need.
* 9/19: Appearance of Our Lady of La Salette, Mother of the Harvest (France 1846).
* 9/21 eve to 9/22 eve: Demokratia–Old Greek festival celebrating democracy, constitutional government, and justice under law. Zeus Agoraios, Athena Agoraias, and Themis were honored. * 9/22 (9:54 p.m. EDT): Autumn Equinox–Marks the beginning of Autumn and point of equal daylight and darkness; celebrates the bounty of Mother Earth with feasting and aiding those in need.
* 9/22: Old Slavic Dozhinki–At the end of the grain harvest, God Jarilo betrays Goddess Morana, and he returns to the realm of the dead. Morana’s anger and sadness causes the world to become dark, cold, and dead.
* 9/22 to 9/23: Coya Rayni–Inca festival honoring Moon Goddess Quilla; focus is on purging sickness and evil.
* 9/22 eve to 10/1 eve: Greater Eleusinian Mysteries–Old Greek festival recalling Goddess Demeter’s search for Her missing daughter Kore.
* 9/23: Beginning of Libra (the Scales of Lady Justice).
* 9/23: Taoist festival honoring the Shen of Winds, West, and Autumn; thanksgiving is made for the harvest. Taoists believe the unity of Yin (Eternal Feminine) and Yang (Eternal Masculine) make up the psyche-matter-energy of the eternal all-encompassing Ch’i.
* 9/23: Aki-no-Higan–Day Japanese Buddhists mark the time of change by meditating on the impermanence of life.
* 9/23 eve to 9/30 eve: Sukkot/Feast of Ingathering–Jewish thanksgiving for the fruit harvest. Originally, a dance procession was made to vineyards and wine was offered to Elohim.
* 9/24 (10:53 p.m. EDT): Full Moon (Indigo/Wise-Crone Moon).
* 9/24 to 10/2: Navajo Sing–Festival in thanksgiving for the harvest. Estsanatlehi/Changing Woman is believed to represent life, and is manifested in the harvest.
* 9/25: Old Egyptian festival of Neter Amen-Ra-Atem, the Great God, and Neteret Amenet-Rait-Mut, the Great Goddess.
* 9/28: Birthday of Confucius (K’ung Fu-Tzu) (551 BCE). He taught that societal harmony could be realized when individuals acted with loving care for family, concern for friends and neighbors, benevolence to strangers, and respect for all.
* 9/28: Good Neighbor Day.
* 9/30: Christian feast of Hagia Sophia (Holy Wisdom), Soul of the Universe, and source of faith, hope, and love.
* 9/30: World Rivers Day–Immerse yourself and feel the flow of life.
* 9/30: Birthday of Jalal ad-Din Rumi (1207), Sufi saint and poet. He believed the soul to be one with Deity, and thought ecstatic experience of Deity could be attained with music, whirling dance, and chanting Deity’s holy names.
* 9/30 eve to 10/1 eve: Shemini Atzeret/Feast of Assembly–Jewish festival of praise and thanksgiving for life-giving rain.
THE MYSTIC’S WHEEL OF THE YEAR 2018
A Multifaith Calendar Reflecting Eco-Egalitarian Spirituality
© 2017 Marija Miovski