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❝These aren't hard and fast rules, they do change occasionally according to circumstance. I've never been one to follow exact rules when it comes to matters of faith and worship.

Generally, I use the moon cycles to honor the magick, and the sabbats to honor the gods.

I use the old way of timing the moon. the full moon and the dark moon both last three days. This also gives me some flexibility for ritual, either in the timing towards a night I that I can do it right, or three nights in reinforcing a spell.

I break the sabbats into the High Holidays Fire Festivals and the Solar Festivals. Some of the ancients used to begin their holidays on the night before. So I observe the High Holidays Fire Festivals from sunset to sunset. But the equinoxes and solstices are undeniably solar, so it works better for me to observe those from sunrise to sunrise.❞
     — NeoWayland, Some thoughts from my WebTree path


≠ acknowledge but do not celebrate (ABNC)
▽ philosophy       ☥ Before       ✰ pagan
★ not pagan but important       ⨂ Celtic
✝ Christian       ✟ Catholic       ☦ Orthodox

≠ ⨂ Saint Brighid of Kildare Day 01Feb - Celtic Christian

※ Sparkpoint

Cross quarter day, WebTree fire festival. Marks the beginning of spring. Around the first of February. Lasts from sunset on the day before the midpoint between the winter solstice and the spring equinox to sunset on the day after (traditional three days).
Related -Imbolc, Candlemas, Saint Brighid of Kildare Day, Groundhog Day.
Additional resources - Candlemas: The Light Returns Imbolc, Spark, Just before it sparks, Point of view

⊗ spring begins ♁ cross quarter ⨀

≠ ✰ Imbolc 02Feb - traditional neopagan, cross-quarter day, Greater Sabbat, High Holiday. Also called Oimelc, Brigit's Day, Imbolg, Imbolgc brigantia, Lupercus, Disting, and Springtide. Festival of light marking the beginning of Spring.

≠ ✝ Candlemas 02Feb - Christian. Presentation of Jesus at the Temple. Also called Purification of the Blessed Virgin (Greek Hypapante), Feast of the Presentation of Christ in the Temple. When is Candlemas?

≠ 🇺🇸 Groundhog Day 02Feb - US Holiday

≠✝ ✟ ✡ 🇺🇸 Four Chaplains Day 03Feb - US Holiday. Commemoration of the event in World War II when four Chaplains of Jewish and Christian traditions (Catholic and Protestant) gave their life jackets to others as a troop ship sank in the Atlantic Ocean.

≠ 🇺🇸 Arizona Statehood Day 14Feb1912

☥ Norton Day - Andre NortonBefore birthday - Lived 17Feb1912 to 17Mar2005 (93). Alice Mary Norton aka Andre Alice Norton, Andrew North, Allen Weston. Science fiction author, librarian, bookstore owner & bibliophile.

≠ 🇺🇸 Presidents Day/Washington’s Birthday Third Monday in February - US Federal Holiday

☥ ❝My best traveling was done during winter months when the cold has settled in and my feet are bared; the icy earth quickens my step.❞ Johnny Appleseed • Before passing day - Lived 26Sep1774 to 18Feb1845 (71). aka John Chapman. American pioneer nurseryman, missionary. MyBefore of Deeds in October 2008.

☥ ▽ ❝I would unite with anybody to do right and with nobody to do wrong.❞ Frederick Douglass • Before passing day. Lived circa 1818 to February 20, 1895. Freeman, abolitionist, editor, orator, author, statesman and reformer.

≠ 🇺🇸 Grand Canyon National Park created 26Feb1919. Although first afforded Federal protection in 1893 as a Forest Reserve and later as a National Monument, Grand Canyon did not achieve National Park status until 1919, three years after the creation of the National Park Service.

⚛ nylon invented 28Feb1935 by Wallace Carothers. Science coolness.


≠ ✝ Shrove Tuesday/Fat Tuesday/Mardi Gras Christian - Mardi Gras is a holiday in some parts of the United States and often serves as a festive occasion featuring large celebrations. It is also known as Shrove Tuesday, as it is the last day before the long fast for Lent in many Christian churches.

≠ ✝ Lent Christian - “Lent is the annual period of Christian observance that precedes Easter. The dates of Lent are defined by the date of Easter, which is a moveable feast, meaning that it falls on a different date each year.”

≠ ✝ Ash Wednesday Christian- “Many Christian Americans mark Ash Wednesday as the first day of Lent. It follows Shrove Tuesday, which features Mardi Gras celebrations.”

≠ ✟ St. David's Day 01Mar - Catholic Christian . “Many Americans of Welsh origin annually celebrate the life of Wales’ patron saint, St David on March 1. It is also a time to people to remember the Welsh culture and to appreciate their Welsh origins. The Welsh flag is often seen during celebrations on the day, as well as daffodils or leeks pinned to clothing.”

▽ ❝Everything you want in life has a price connected to it. There's a price to pay if you want to make things better, a price to pay just for leaving things as they are, a price for everything.❞ Harry Browne passing day. Lived 17Jun1933 to 01Mar 2006 (72). Libertarian, presidential candidate.

Sex Worker Rights Day 03Mar2001 - Anniversary of a festival in Kolkata attended by over 25,000 Indian sex workers despite efforts from prohibitionist groups who tried to prevent it by pressuring the government to revoke their permit.

⚛ First Homebrew Computer Club meeting 05Mar1975 - Steven Wozniak: ❝This whole vision of a personal computer just popped into my head. That night I started to sketch out on paper what would later become known as the Apple I.❞

≠ ✰ ❝Magick is not something you do, magick is something you are.❞ Donald Michael Kraig passing day - Lived 28March1951 to 07March2014 (57). American occult author and practitioner of ceremonial magic, lecturer, hypnotherapist, Magician, Tantric.

☥ ❝Say Goodnight, Gracie.❞ - George Burns • Before passing day. Lived 20Jan1896 to 09Mar1996 (100). aka Nathan Birnbaum. Comedian, actor, singer, writer, producer.

≠ ★ Arbor Day (New Mexico observance) Second Friday of March, state tree is piñon.

≠ 🇺🇸 Daylight Savings Time (current U.S. law) begins Every year on the second Sunday of March since 2007. Except for Arizona, Hawaii, and the territories of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Guam, and the Northern Mariana Islands. The Navajo Reservation DOES change.

🌐 birth of the commercial internet “Thirty years ago, on March 15, 1985, the first .com domain name—symbolics.com—was registered by the technology company Symbolics, marking the birth of the commercial internet.”

🚀 Goddard's Rocket 16Mar1926 - Robert H. Goddard launches first liquid-fueled rocket.

≠ ⨂ St. Patrick's Day 17Mar - Celtic Christian. Patron saint of Ireland. The arrival of Christianity in Ireland.

☥ ❝There's no night without stars.❞ Andre Norton • Before passing day - Lived 17Feb1912 to 17Mar2005 (93). Alice Mary Norton aka Andre Alice Norton, Andrew North, Allen Weston. Science fiction author, librarian, bookstore owner & bibliophile.

※ Greenmark

Quarter day. WebTree solar festival. Marks the middle of spring and the vernal equinox. Lasts from sunrise on the day before the equinox and lasts until sunrise on the day after the equinox (traditional three days).
Related - Ostara, Easter, Alban Eiler, Eostre, Spring Equinox, Earth Day (original), Lady Day.
Additional resources - Lady Day: The Vernal Equinox, Convergence, What's in a name?

☼ ⨀ vernal equinox ♁

≠ ★ Arbor Day (Arkansas observance) Third Monday in March - state tree is pine.

≠ ✰ Ostara 21Mar - traditional neopagan. quarter day, Lesser Sabbat, Low Holiday. Also called Lady Day, Alban Eiler, Eostre, and Spring Equinox.

★ ϴ Earth Day (original) as “the first day of spring” Originally 21Mar1970 San Francisco, but it happens on the vernal equinox.

≠ ✝ Annunciation 25Mar - Christian. The announcement by the angel Gabriel to the Virgin Mary of the incarnation of Christ. It was placed in this day in order to be nine months before Christmas day.

☥ Borlaug Day - Norman BorlaugBefore birthday - Lived 25Mar1914 to 12Sep2009 (95). Agricultural scientist, humanitarian. Father of the Green Revolution. My Before of Deeds in October 2009.

≠ ✰ Kraig Day - Donald Michael Kraig birthday - Lived 28March1951 to 07March2014 (57). American occult author and practitioner of ceremonial magic, lecturer, hypnotherapist, Magician, Tantric.

≠ ✰ ❝Any and all religions are real, the genuine article, to their practitioners. There can never be one religion, prophet, or savior that will satisfy all six billion humans. Each of us must find our ideal way to attune with deity.❞ - Scott Douglas Cunningham passing day. Lived 27Jun1956 to 28March1993 (36). Author of several books on Wicca and various other alternative religious subjects. Some critics charge that he is responsible for the "Disneyfication" of Wicca.

▽ 🇺🇸 ❝A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both.❞ Dwight D. Eisenhower passing day - Lived 14Oct1890 to 28Mar1969.


All Fools' Day

☥ ▽ ❝If knowledge can create problems, it is not through ignorance that we can solve them.❞ - Isaac Asimov • Before passing day. Lived 02Jan1920 to 06Apr1992 (72). Author, scientist, humanist. My Before of Thought for October 2008.

≠ ☦ Lazarus Saturday Orthodox - “Lazarus Saturday in the Eastern Orthodox Church is the day before Palm Sunday to which it is liturgically linked. It celebrates the raising of Lazarus of Bethany, the narrative of which is found in the Gospel of John.”

➜ 🇺🇸 😡 17th Amendment - popular election of Senators 08Apr1913 - see also Four amendments

≠ ✝ Holy Week Christian - “Holy Week in Christianity is the week just before Easter. In the West, it is also the last week of Lent, and includes Palm Sunday, Holy Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Holy Saturday.”

≠ ✝ Palm Sunday Christian - “Palm Sunday is a Christian moveable feast that falls on the Sunday before Easter. The feast commemorates Jesus' triumphal entry into Jerusalem, an event mentioned in each of the four canonical Gospels.”

🚀 1st man in space Yuri Gagarin - 12Apr1961

☥ ▽ Jefferson Day Thomas JeffersonBefore birthday - Lived 13Apr1743 to 04Jul1826. Author of the Declaration of Independence and the Statute of Virginia for Religious Freedom, third president of the United States, and founder of the University of Virginia.

≠ ✝ Holy Wednesday Christian - “In Christianity, Holy Wednesday, also called Spy Wednesday, or Good Wednesday, and Holy and Great Wednesday, is the Wednesday of Holy Week, the week before Easter.”

≠ ✝ Maundy Thursday Christian - “Maundy Thursday is the Christian holy day falling on the Thursday before Easter. It commemorates the Maundy and Last Supper of Jesus Christ with the Apostles as described in the Canonical gospels. It is the fifth day of Holy Week, and is preceded by Holy Wednesday and followed by Good Friday.”

≠ ✝ Good Friday Christian - “Good Friday is a Christian holiday commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death at Calvary. It is observed during Holy Week as part of the Paschal Triduum on the Friday preceding Easter Sunday, and may coincide with the Jewish observance of Passover. It is also known as Holy Friday, Great Friday, Black Friday, or Easter Friday, though the last term properly refers to the Friday in Easter week.”

≠ ✝ Black Saturday/Holy Saturday (not Easter Saturday) Christian - “Holy Saturday, the Saturday of Holy Week, also known as Holy and Great Saturday, the Great Sabbath, Black Saturday, Joyous Saturday, or Easter Even, and called "Joyous Saturday" or "the Saturday of Light" among Coptic Christians, is the day after Good Friday.”

≠ ✝ Easter Christian - “Easter, also called Pascha or Resurrection Sunday, is a festival and holiday celebrating the resurrection of Jesus from the dead, described in the New Testament as having occurred on the third day of his burial after his crucifixion by the Romans at Calvary 30 AD. It is the culmination of the Passion of Jesus, preceded by Lent, a forty-day period of fasting, prayer, and penance.”

➜ 😡 🇺🇸 income tax day 15Apr - destroying freedom since 1913. See also Four amendments

❝I decided not to take a position on the war but to try to do the right humanitarian thing. No one can heal the wounds that have been inflicted; you just have to recognize that people have been harmed.❞ Marla Ruzicka passing day - Lived 31Dec1976 to 16Apr2005 (28). Believed that combatant governments had a legal and moral responsibility to compensate the families of civilians killed or injured in military conflicts.

☥ ✰ Adler Day Margot AdlerBefore birthday - Lived 16Apr1946 to 28July2014 (68). American author, journalist, lecturer, Wiccan priestess and radio journalist.

☥ ▽ ❝If passion drives you, let reason hold the reins.❞ Benjamin Franklin • Before passing day - Lived 17Jan1706 to 17Apr1790 (84). Polymath, printer, journalist, publisher, author, philanthropist, abolitionist, public servant, scientist, librarian, diplomat, and inventor.

➜ 🇺🇸 Waco incident - 76 people died 19Apr1993 Waco, Texas

Patriot's Day 🇺🇸 19Apr1775 - American Revolutionary War begins with an American victory in Concord during the battles of Lexington and Concord.

≠ ★ Arbor Day (Colorado observance) Third Friday in April - state tree is blue spruce.

☥ ▽ ❝Action speaks louder than words but not nearly as often.❞ Mark Twain • Before passing day - Lived 30Nov1835 to 21Apr1910 (74). aka Samuel Clemens. Author, humorist, satirist, philosopher. Father of the American novel.

≠ ★ ϴ Earth Day - customary 22Apr1970

≠ ✝ St. George's Day 23Apr - Church of England. Traditionally accepted date of Saint George's death in AD 303.

≠ ✰ Pentacle Quest 23Apr2007 - US Department of Veterans Affairs finally adds the Pentacle to its list of emblems of belief that can be added to memorial markers it issues for graves of deceased veterans.

★ Arbor Day (Arizona observance) Last Friday in April - state tree is paloverde.

≠ ★ 🇺🇸 National Arbor Day Last Friday in April - US Holiday.

≠ ★ Arbor Day (Nevada observance) Last Friday in April - state trees are single leaf pinon and bristlecone pine.

≠ ★ Arbor Day (Utah observance) Last Friday in April - state tree is blue spruce.

🔭 International Astronomy Day “Astronomy Day is an annual event intended to provide a means of interaction between the general public and various astronomy enthusiasts, groups and professionals. The theme of Astronomy Day is "Bringing Astronomy to the People," and on this day astronomy and stargazing clubs and other organizations around the world will plan special events. You can find out about special local events by contacting your local astronomy club or planetarium. You can also find more about Astronomy Day by checking the Web site for the Astronomical League.”

≠ ✰ pagan festival season Beltaine to Mabon

≠ ★ Walpurgis Eve 30Apr - “Walpurgis Night is the English translation of Walpurgisnacht, the German name for the night of 30 April, so called because it is the eve of the feast day of Saint Walpurga, an 8th-century abbess in Germany. In German folklore Walpurgisnacht is believed to be the night of a witches' meeting on the Brocken, the highest peak in the Harz Mountains, a range of wooded hills in central Germany between the rivers Weser and Elbe. The first known written occurrence of the English translation 'Walpurgis Night' is from the 19th century. Local variants of Walpurgis Night are observed across Europe in the Netherlands, Germany, the Czech Republic, Sweden, Lithuania, Latvia, Finland and Estonia. In the United States, Walpurgisnacht is one of the major holidays celebrated within LaVeyan Satanism and is the anniversary of the founding of the Church of Satan.”

Hair of the Bear End of April - my biannual haircut

≠ 🇺🇸 DST begins (old) Last Sunday in April (1967 to 2006)


★ May Day 01May - summer begins

≠ ✰ Beltaine 01May - traditional neopagan. cross-quarter Day, Greater Sabbat, High Holiday. Also called Beltane, Mayday, Walburga, Galan Mai, and Shenn da Boaldyn. Major fertility fest, source of the greenwood weddings. “Wicca celebration of the conjoining of the goddess with the energy of the god in the sacred marriage which is the basis of all creation.”

※ Summergate

Cross quarter day, WebTree fire festival. Marks the beginning of summer. Around the first of May. Lasts from sunset on the day before the midpoint between the vernal equinox and the summer solstice to sunset on the day after (traditional three days).
Related - Beltaine, Mayday, Walburga, Galan Mai, and Shenn da Boaldyn.
Additional resources - A Celebration of May Day Beltane, Greenwood Beltaine, Summergate, Twenty-seven, Juicy sexy messy, Moment in the morning.

⊗ summer begins ♁ cross quarter ⨀

≠ 🇲🇽 Cinco de Mayo 05May - NOT Mexican Independence Day. “Cinco de Mayo is a Mexican holiday celebrated annually on May 5. Cinco de Mayo is Spanish for 'Fifth of May' and commemorates the unlikely victory of the Mexican Army over superior French forces in the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. Even though it is only a public holiday in the state of Puebla, where the battle took place, and not in the rest of the country, schools are closed nationwide on this day.”

🚀 🇺🇸 Freedom 7 05May1961 - Alan Shepard, 1st American in space.

International Women's Day 08May - “International Women's Day is a worldwide event with a human rights theme, highlighting the social, economic, cultural and political achievements and contributions made by women. It is held annually on the 8th of March. The day also sees demonstrations and protests aiming to further gender equality. In some areas the day has become an occasion to express appreciation for women in general, similar to Mother's Day and Valentine's Day. In many (mostly eastern) countries the day is a public holiday.”

☥ ▽ ❝I never learned from a man who agreed with me.❞ Robert Heinlein • Before passing day - Lived 07Jul1907 to 08May1988 (80). Author, libertarian, and philosopher.

Pagan Vigil launched 09May2005

You saw a hurting you could help and did something about it. Without stopping to count the cost. That's what love does. Zenna Henderson • Before passing day - Lived 01Nov1917 to 11May1983 (65). Elementary school teacher, fantasy/SF author, inspiration for my Befores practice.

≠ 🇺🇸 Mother's Day Second Sunday in May - US Holiday. “Mother’s Day is a holiday honoring motherhood that is observed in different forms throughout the world. The American incarnation of Mother’s Day was created by Anna Jarvis in 1908 and became an official U.S. holiday in 1914. Jarvis would later denounce the holiday’s commercialization and spent the latter part of her life trying to remove it from the calendar. While dates and celebrations vary, Mother’s Day most commonly falls on the second Sunday in May and traditionally involves presenting mothers with flowers, cards and other gifts.”

≠ 🇺🇸 Armed Forces Day Third Saturday in May - US Holiday.

☥ ✰ Anderson Day Victor AndersonBefore birthday - Lived 21May1917 to 20Sep2001 (83). Witch, teacher, Feri tradition, poet.

≠ ✝ Ascension Day Christian - “The Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord (colloquially known as Ascension Thursday or Ascension Day) is one of the great solemnities in the Christian liturgical calendar, and commemorates the bodily ascension of Jesus into heaven. Ascension Day is traditionally celebrated on a Thursday, the fortieth day of Easter. However, some Roman Catholic provinces have moved the observance to the following Sunday. The feast is one of the ecumenical feasts (i.e., universally celebrated), ranking with the feasts of the Passion, of Easter, and Pentecost.”

≠ ✰ Morning Glory Day Morning Glory Zell-Ravenheart birthday - Lived 27May1948 to 13May2014 (66). Neopagan community leader, author, lecturer, and priestess of the Church of All Worlds. An advocate of polyamory, she is credited with coining the word.

≠ 🇺🇸 Memorial Day (Decoration Day) Last Monday of May - US Federal Holiday (post Civil War).

❝I will offer a choice, not an echo.❞ Barry Goldwater passing day - Lived 01Jan1909 to 29May1998 (89 years). U.S. Senator, politician, statesman, conservative, libertarian.


Whores’ Day 02Jun1975 - Anniversary of the protest. Over 100 French prostitutes occupied the Church of St. Nizier in Lyon

≠ ✝ Pentecost - Whit Sunday Christian - “Pentecost is the annual Christian festival commemorating the descent of the Holy Spirit on the disciples of Jesus after his ascension from earth to heaven on Ascension Day. It always falls on the seventh Sunday after Easter. Pentecost means "fiftieth day", as it is celebrated on Pentecost Sunday, the 50th day of the Easter season (including Easter Sunday, the first day, in the counting). Some Christian denominations consider it to be the birthday of the Christian church and celebrate it as such. It can fall as early as May 10th and as late as June 13th.”

≠ ✝ Pentecost Monday - Whit Monday Christian - “Pentecost Monday is the day following Pentecost, the annual Christian festival held on Pentecost Sunday commemorating the descent of the Holy Spirit on the disciples of Jesus after his ascension from earth to heaven on Ascension Day.”

≠ ✰ Sanders Day Alex Sanders birthday - Lived 06Jun1926 to 30Apr1988 (58). Self-proclaimed "King of Witches," founder of the Alexanderian tradition of witchcraft. Plagiarist and publicity addict.

≠ ✝ ☦ Trinity Sunday Christian - “Trinity Sunday is a Christian feast dedicated to the doctrine of the Holy Trinity, the essence of God expressing itself in three persons: God the Father, Jesus Christ the Son, and the Holy Spirit, the spirit of God. It is one of the few Christian feasts that celebrates a doctrine, not an event. In Western Christianity Trinity Sunday always falls on the first Sunday after Pentecost. In Eastern Christianity Pentecost Sunday itself is Trinity Sunday.”

≠ ✰ Gardner Day Gerald Brosseau Gardner birthday - Lived 13Jun1884 to 12Feb1964 (79). Occultist, witch, founder of Wicca.

≠ 🇺🇸 Flag Day 14Jun1885 - In the United States, National Flag Day is observed annually on June 14. It commemorates the adoption of the US flag on June 14, 1777. It is an observance, not a public holiday.

☥ ▽ ❝Ain't Nobody's Business If You Do Peter McWilliamsBefore passing day - Lived 05Aug1949 to 14Jun2000 (50). Libertarian, drug war martyr and author of Ain't Nobody's Business If You Do. Died choking on his own vomit because he could not legally get medical marijuana.

≠ ✟ Corpus Christi Catholic - “Corpus Christi is a Christian feast celebrated every year on the Thursday after Trinity Sunday in commemoration of the Last Supper of Jesus Christ and his twelve apostles before his crucifixion on Holy Thursday (Maundy Thursday). Due to the somber atmosphere of Holy Week, Holy Thursday, leading to Good Friday, does not allow for a splendid unfolding of festivities.”

≠ 🇺🇸 Father’s Day Third Sunday of June - US Holiday. “Father's Day in the United States is on the third Sunday of June. It celebrates the contribution that fathers and father figures make for their children's lives. Its origins may lie in a memorial service held for a large group of men, many of them fathers, who were killed in a mining accident in Monongah, West Virginia in 1907.”

≠ 🇺🇸 Juneteenth - Emancipation Day 19Jun1865 - US Holidays. “Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States.”

※ Suncrest

Quarter day. WebTree solar festival. Marks the middle of summer and the solstice. Lasts from sunrise on the day before the summer solstice to sunrise on the day after (traditional three days).
Related - Litha, Midsummer, Summer Solstice, and Saint John's Eve.
Additional resources - A Midsummer Celebration, Suncrest.

☼ ⨀ summer solstice ♁

AZ monsoon season Summer solstice to autumnal equinox.

≠ ✰ Litha Traditional neopagan. quarter day, Lesser Sabbat, Low Holiday. Also called Midsummer, Summer Solstice, and Saint John's Eve.

≠ ✰ Cunningham Day Scott Douglas Cunningham birthday - Lived 27Jun1956 to 28March1993 (36). Author of several books on Wicca and various other alternative religious subjects.Some critics charge that he is responsible for the "Disneyfication" of Wicca.

≠ ✰ Farrar Day Stewart Farrar birthday - Lived 28Jun1916 to 07Feb2000 (83). Witch, author, novelist. May have encouraged the sexual initiation of minor girls.

💻 Steve Wozniak turns on the very first personal computer 29Jun1975 - “Steve Wozniak is credited as single-handedly creating both the Apple I and Apple II computers. On this day in 1975, he tested the first working prototype. What makes this significant is that this was the first time that a character displayed on a TV screen was generated by a home computer. In 1976, he and Steve Jobs formed Apple Computer and the Apple I sold for $666.66. It is said that Wozniak had no idea about the relation between the number and the mark of the beast, and said "I came up with [it] because I like repeating digits."”


☞ 🇺🇸 Independence Day 04Jul1776 - US Federal Holiday

☥ ▽ ❝We hold these truths to be self evident, that all men are created equal…❞ Thomas JeffersonBefore passing day - Lived April 13, 1743 to July 4, 1826 (83). Author of the Declaration of Independence and the Statute of Virginia for Religious Freedom, third president of the United States, and founder of the University of Virginia.

❝Let us dare to read, think, speak and write.❞ John Adams passing day - Lived 30Oct1735 to 04Jul1826 (91). 2nd President of the United States, historian, diplomat, political theorist.

☥ ▽ Heinlein Day Robert Heinlein • Before birthday - Lived 07Jul1907 to 08May1988 (80). Author, libertarian.

☥ ▽ ❝Obey the principles without being bound by them.❞ Bruce Lee • Before passing day - Lived 27Nov1940 to 20July1973 (32). Cultural icon. filmmaker, martial arts instructor, philosopher, and founder of Jeet Kune Do. Notable Chinese American when there were hardly any positive Asians in Western popular culture. The most influential martial artist of modern times.

🚀 ❝The Eagle has landed.❞ 20Jul1969 - Apollo 11. First manned Moon landing.

≠ 🇺🇸 Pioneer Day 24Jul1847 - “Pioneer Day is a state holiday in Utah in the United States. It is celebrated on July 24 each year to commemorate the entry of Brigham Young and the first group of Mormon pioneers into Utah’s Salt Lake Valley in 1847. This day celebrates the bravery of the original settlers and their strength of character and physical endurance.”

☥ ✰ ❝The spiritual world is not unlike the natural world: only diversity will save it.❞ Margot AdlerBefore passing day - Lived 16Apr1946 to 28July2014 (68). American author, journalist, lecturer, Wiccan priestess and radio journalist.
Lady in the Court of Shadows Midnight to midnight. A WebTree three day celebration from midnight to midnight marking the new Moon or dark Moon and honoring the magick.

🌚 dark moon

🌙 waxing crescent moon

🌛 waxing half moon

🌔 waxing gibbous moon

🌝 bright moon

🌖 waning gibbous moon

🌜 waning half moon

🌙 waning crescent moon

Lady in the Court of Stars Midnight to midnight. A WebTree three day celebration from midnight to midnight marking the full Moon or bright Moon and honoring the magick.
≠ ✰ ✝ Lammas 31Jul/01Aug/02Aug - traditional neopagan, cross-quarter Day, Greater Sabbat, High Holiday - Also called Lughnasadh, Cornucopia, Lammastide, Lughomass, Thingtide, First Fruits, First Harvest Grain Harvest. First of the trilogy of harvest festivals. “Tailltean marriages” of a year and a day occured here. Craft festivals and prosperity magick. Christian first fruits celebration observed by placing bread baked from first harvest on the altar.

☥ ▽ McWilliams Day Peter McWilliamsBefore birthday - Lived 05Aug1949 to 14Jun2000 (50). Libertarian, drug war martyr and author of Ain't Nobody's Business If You Do

※ Harvestpoint

Cross quarter day, Webtree fire festival. Marks the beginning of fall, celebration and thanksgiving for the grain. Around the first of August. Lasts from sunset on the day before the midpoint between the summer solstice and the autumnal equinox to sunset on the day after (traditional three days).
Related - Lammas, Lughnasadh, Cornucopia, Lammastide, Lughomass, Thingtide, First Fruits, First Harvest Grain Harvest.
Additional resources - Lammas The First Harvest, Lughnasadh, Autumn.

⊗ autumn begins ♁ cross quarter ⨀

☥ ✰ ❝Sincerity does not equal competence.❞ Phillip Emmons Isaac BonewitsBefore passing day - Lived 01Oct1949 to 12Aug2010 (61). American Druid, author, public speaker, liturgist, singer and songwriter.

≠ ✟ Assumption Day around 15Aug - Catholic. A feast commemorating the Virgin Mary being taken up into heaven.

≠ 🔷 Burning Man Last Monday in August to the first Monday in September - Black Rock City, Nevada. “Burning Man is a network of people inspired by the values reflected in the Ten Principles and united in the pursuit of a more creative and connected existence in the world. Throughout the year we work to build Black Rock City, home of the largest annual Burning Man gathering, and nurture the distinctive culture emerging from that experience. The hub of this global network is the 501(c)(3) non-profit Burning Man Project, headquartered in San Francisco, California.”


☥ ✰ ❝Evolution, like charity, begins at home.❞ Doreen ValienteBefore passing day - Lived 04Jan1922 to 01Sep1999 (77). Witch, ritualist, author.

≠ ✰ World Goddess Day First Sunday of September - “THE WORLD GODDESS DAY PROJECT emerged to unite the Mother Goddess' worshipers world wide through their many expressions and manifestations. The purpose of the Project is grant to the Goddess one day of visibility to share Her many myths, stories and worship diversity, so everyone will remember or will know that the first religion of humanity was the Worship of the Goddess.”

≠ 🇺🇸 U.S. Labor Day First Monday in September - US Federal Holiday. “Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.”

NeoWayland NetWork & Technopagan Yearnings started 07Sep2002 - Originally one site on AOL, very much a “look at what I know.” Technopagan Yearnings became a pagan blog with it’s own domain in 2005.

➜ 🇺🇸 9-11 U.S. attacked by terrorists 11Sep2001 - World Trade Center destroyed, Pentagon damaged.

➜ 🇺🇸 Benghazi mission attacked 11Sep2012 - American diplomatic mission at Benghazi, in Libya, was attacked on September 11, 2012 by a heavily armed group.

☥ ❝Food is the moral right of all who are born into this world.❞ - Green Revolution Day Norman Borlaug • Before passing day - Lived 25Mar1914 to 12Sep2009 (95). Agricultural scientist, humanitarian. Father of the Green Revolution. My Before of Deeds in October 2009.

⚛ first working integrated circuit 12Sep1958 - Jack Kilby

☞ 🇺🇸 Constitution Day - Citizenship Day 17Sep1787 - US Holiday. Constitution Day commemorates the formation and signing of the U.S. Constitution by thirty-nine brave men on September 17, 1787, recognizing all who, are born in the U.S. or by naturalization, have become citizens.

☥ ✰ ❝White magic is poetry and black magic is anything that works.❞ Victor AndersonBefore passing day - Lived 21May1917 to 20Sep2001 (83). Witch, teacher, Feri tradition, poet

≠ ✰ Mabon 21Sep - Traditional neopagan. quarter day, Lesser Sabbat, Low Holiday. Also called Harvest Home, the Feast of the Ingathering, Meán Fómhair or Alban Elfed. Marks the autumnal equinox, second of three harvest festivals, thanksgiving for the fruits of the Earth and sharing the bounty.

☼ ⨀ autumnal equinox ♁

※ Redmark

Quarter day. WebTree solar festival. Marks the middle of autumn and the equinox, celebration and thanksgiving for the fruits. Lasts from sunrise on the day before the autumnal equinox to sunrise on the day after (traditional three days).
Related - Mabon, Harvest Home, the Feast of the Ingathering, Meán Fómhair or Alban Elfed.
Additional resources -Harvest Home, .

❝A union of government and religion tends to destroy government and degrade religion.❞ Hugo Black passing day - Lived 27Feb1886 to 25Sep1971 (85). American politician and jurist, Supreme Court Associate Justice.

☥ Appleseed Day John Chapman • Before birthday - Lived 26Sep1774 to 18Feb1845 (70). American pioneer nurseryman, missionary. MyBefore of Deeds in October 2008.

⚛ first operational semiconductor IC 27Sep1960 - Science coolness.


☥ ✰ Bonewits Day Phillip Emmons Isaac Bonewits • Before birthday - Lived 01Oct1949 to 12Aug2010 (61). American Druid, author, public speaker, liturgist, singer and songwriter.

≠ ✝ Pastor Appreciation Month October - Christian.

≠ ✝ World Communion Sunday First Sunday in October - Christian. Protestant Christian observation of the unity of Christians in celebration of the last supper of Jesus with the disciples.

≠ ✟ Feast of the Guardian Angels 02Oct - Catholic

🚀 Space Age begins 04Oct1957 - Sputnik

Pangere 07Oct1987 - I accept myself as Pagan on the last day of the full moon in October of 1987.

≠ 🇺🇸 Columbus Day Second Monday of October - US Federal Holiday.

Indigenous Peoples' Day Second Monday of October

☥ ❝On the road of experience, join in the living day; if there's an answer, it's just that it is that way❞ John Denver • Before passing day - Lived 31Dec1943 to 12Oct1997 (53). American country music/folk singer-songwriter and folk rock musician, activist. My Before of Spirit in October 2008.

≠ ✝ ❓ Creation 23Oct - Christian. “According to Bishop James Ussher (1581-1656), God created the universe on October 23, 4004 BC. That would make the universe 6000 years old in 1997 AD. James Ussher was an Irish Archbishop whose chronology of Biblical history was widely accepted throughout Christianity.”

☥ ▽ Think & Grow Rich Day Napoleon HillBefore birthday - Lived 26Oct1883 to 08Nov1970 (86). Author, motivational speaker.

≠ 🇺🇸 Navy Day 27Oct1922 - US Holiday. Last observed on Oct. 27, 1949.

Mischief Night 30Oct - informal holiday.

≠ ✝ Reformation Day Every year on the last Monday in October (1517) - Protestant Christian. Martin Luther posted his Ninety-five Theses on the door of the church in Wittenberg Germany, thereby beginning the Protestant Reformation. Lutherans observe this day on the preceding of following Sunday.

≠ 🇲🇽 Day of the Dead 31Oct to 02Nov - “Day of the Dead ("Día de los Muertos") is a multi-day festival celebrated every year from October 31 to November 2 in commemoration of friends and family members who have died.”

≠ 🎃 Halloween 31Oct - US Holiday. “Halloween is a celebration in remembrance of the dead that occurs annually on the evening of October 31. The name Halloween is a contraction of All Hallows' Even(ing), meaning All Saints' Evening (saints have historically been known as hallows), as it is celebrated on the evening before All Saints' Day (also known as All Hallows' Day). It is a mixture of customs of pagan and Christian origins. Halloween originated from an ancient Celtic seasonal festival to mark the end of the harvest and to remember the dead known as Samhain that is celebrated from sunset on October 31 to sunset on November 1.”

≠ ✰ Samhain 31Oct -Traditional neopagan. cross-quarter day, Greater Sabbat, High Holiday. Also called Summer's End, Oie Houney, All Hallows, All Hallows Eve, November Eve, Feast of the Dead, Feast of Apples, Hallows, Halloween, and Winter Nights. Last of three harvest festivals, marks the end of harvest season. Traditionally when the herds were culled for the winter. Dark twin to Beltaine. Festival of the dead. In Celtic tradition, end of autumn and end of old year when the gates swing open for the new year.

Hair of the Bear End of October - my biannual haircut


≠ ✝ All Saints Day - Feast of All Saints 01Nov - Christian.

≠ 🇲🇽 Day of the Innocents ("Día de los Inocentes") 01Nov - “Day of the Dead ("Día de los Muertos") is a multi-day festival celebrated every year from October 31 to November 2 in commemoration of friends and family members who have died.”

☥ Befores Day 01Nov - Zenna Henderson • Before birthday. Lived 01Nov1917 to 11May1983 (65). Teacher, fantasy/SF author, inspiration for my Befores practice.

≠ ✝ All Souls Day 02Nov - Christian. “All Souls' Day is a celebration to remember those who have died (in particular one's relatives). It always falls on November 2 and is preceded by Halloween on October 31 and All Saints' Day on November 1. Together these three days of remembrance of the dead form the triduum (a religious observance lasting three days) of Hallowtide or Allhallowtide.”

≠ 🇲🇽 Day of the Dead ("Día de los Muertos") 02Nov - “Day of the Dead ("Día de los Muertos") is a multi-day festival celebrated every year from October 31 to November 2 in commemoration of friends and family members who have died.

≠ 🇬🇧 Guy Fawkes Day 05Nov1605 - UK holiday. “Guy Fawkes Night, also known as Guy Fawkes Day, Bonfire Night and Firework Night, is an annual commemoration observed on 5 November, primarily in Great Britain.

※ Wintersgate

Cross quarter day, Webtree fire festival. Marks the beginning of winter. Around the first of November. Lasts from sunset on the day before the midpoint between the autumnal equinox and the winter solstice to sunset on the day after (traditional three days).
Related - Samhain, Summer's End, Oie Houney, All Hallows, All Hallows Eve, November Eve, Feast of the Dead, Feast of Apples, Hallows, Halloween, and Winter Nights,
Additional resources - Samhain All Hallows Eve/Halloween, Not Samhain, Before the Gate of Winter.

≠ 🇺🇸 Daylight savings time ends (current U.S. law) First Sunday in November - 2007. Except for Arizona, Hawaii, and the territories of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Guam, and the Northern Mariana Islands. The Navajo Reservation DOES change.

☥ ▽ ❝What the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.❞ 08Nov - Napoleon HillBefore birthday - Lived 26Oct1883 to 08Nov1970 (86). Author, motivational speaker.

≠ 🇺🇸 U. S. Marine Corps Birthday 10Nov1775 - US Holiday

≠ 🇺🇸 Veterans Day 11Nov1954 - US Federal Holiday. This was Armistice Day from 1919 to 1953.

🇺🇸 Election Day Every second Tuesday of November.

≠ ✟ Feast of Christ the King (not observed) Catholic. Sunday prior to first Advent Sunday.

≠ 🇺🇸 Thanksgiving Day Fourth Thursday in November - US Federal Holiday. “Thanksgiving Day is a United States national holiday celebrated annually on the fourth Thursday of November. It encompasses both religious and secular aspects - being both a harvest festival and a festival of family. The origins of Thanksgiving Day are believed to lie in a first harvest celebration held in Plymouth, Massachusetts in 1621.”

⨂ Firing of the Anvil 23Nov - aka Wayland's Feast Day, St. Clement's Day. “Wayland the Smith was a god of smith and metalwork. Wayland also spelled Weland, in Scandinavian, German, and Anglo-Saxon legend, was a smith of outstanding skill. He was, according to some legends, a lord of the elves.”

☥ ▽ Lee Day Bruce Lee • Before birthday. Lived 27Nov1940 to 20July1973 (32). Cultural icon. filmmaker, martial arts instructor, philosopher, and founder of Jeet Kune Do. Notable Chinese American when there were hardly any positive Asians in Western popular culture. The most influential martial artist of modern times.

≠ ✝ St. Andrew's Day 30Nov - Christian. “Saint Andrew is the patron saint of Scotland, and St Andrew's Day (Scots: Saunt Andra's Day, Scottish Gaelic: Latha Naomh Anndra) is Scotland's official national day. In 2006, the Scottish Parliament designated St Andrew's Day as an official bank holiday.

☥ ▽ Mark Twain Day Samuel Clemens • Before birthday. Lived 30Nov1835 to 21Apr1910 (74). 19th century American humorist, writer and lecturer. Creator of the American novel as an art form.


≠ ✝ Advent Variable, runs from around first of December to Christmas Eve - Christian.

≠ ✝ Advent Sunday Around the first of December - Christian. “Sunday closest to St Andrew's Day begins the Advent season and the beginning of the ecclesiastical year.”

☥ Fifth Freedom Day Walt Disney • Before birthday. Lived 05Dec1901 to 15Dec1966 (65). Storyteller, filmmaker, theme park creator. “In the former "The Walt Disney Story Featuring Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln" at Disneyland there was a large mural called Fifth Freedom. It celebrated men who like Walt Disney had risen to greatness through free enterprise, the fifth Freedom.”

≠ ✟ Immaculate Conception 08Dec - Catholic. “Honors the unique privilege by which Mary was conceived by her mother without the stain of original sin.”

❝Unity in things Necessary, Liberty in things Unnecessary, and Charity in all.❞ Richard Baxter passing day. Lived 12Nov1615 to 08Dec1691 (76). English Puritan church leader, called by Dean Stanley "the chief of English Protestant Schoolmen.”

☞ 🇺🇸 Bill of Rights Day 15Dec1791 - US Holiday. Ratification of the first ten amendments of the U.S. Constitution.

☥ ❝We keep moving forward, opening up new doors and doing new things…❞ Walt Disney • Before passing day - Lived 05Dec1901 to 15Dec1966 (65). Storyteller, filmmaker, theme park creator.

☞ 🇺🇸 Boston Tea Party 16Dec1773

≠ ✰ Saturnalia 17Dec to 23Dec

⚛ Nuclear fission of heavy elements discovered 17Dec1938 - Otto Hahn & Fritz Strassmann. Science coolness.

※ Starwell

Quarter day. WebTree solar festival. Marks the middle of winter and the solstice. Lasts from sunrise on the day before the winter solstice to sunrise on the day after (traditional three days).
Related - Saturnalia, Yule, Yuletide, Midwinter, Winter Solstice.
Additional resources - The Death of Llew A Seasonal Interpretation, Midwinter, & Starwell - Solar Festival.

☼ ⨀ winter solstice ♁

≠ ✰ Yule 21Dec Traditional neopagan. quarter day, Lesser Sabbat, Low Holiday. Also called Yuletide, Midwinter, Winter Solstice. Supposed to be on winter solstice, but that is not always observed. Birth of the Child of Light. A Christian celebration of the light dawning in Jesus. Also a Norse pagan celebration of the winter-born king, symbolized by the rebirth of the sun. A present day Wicca event. 

⚛ first known working transistor 23Dec1947- John Bardeen & Walter Brattain. Science coolness.

≠ ✝ Twelvetide - Christmastide 25Dec to 05Jan - Christian. “Christmastide ("Christmas time"), more commonly called The Twelve Days of Christmas and sometimes referred to as Twelvetide ("Twelve time"), is the festive Christmas season celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ. It starts on Christmas Day, December 25, considered the "First Day of Christmas", and ends on January 5 of the following year, on Epiphany Eve (also known as Twelfth Night).”

≠ ✝ Christmas Day 25Dec - Christian. Commemorates the birth of Jesus Christ.

≠ 🇬🇧 Boxing Day 26Dec - Traditional UK. “Boxing Day is traditionally a day following Christmas when wealthy people in the United Kingdom would give a box containing a gift to their servants. Today, Boxing Day is better known as a bank or public holiday that occurs on December 26, or the first or second weekday after Christmas Day, depending on national or regional laws. It is observed in the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and some other Commonwealth nations.”


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