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Occasionally I wandered in where I was not wanted and gave truthful answers.
Sometimes I even did it deliberately. A little disruption now can prevent disaster later.

❝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 Fire Festivals and the Solar Festivals. Some of the ancients used to begin their celebrations on the night before. So I observe the 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

calendar symbols
≠ acknowledge but not celebrate (ABNC)
▽ philosophy       ☥ Before       ✰ pagan
★ not pagan but important       ⨂ Celtic
✝ Christian       ✟ Catholic       ☦ Orthodox
♈︎ Aries     ♉︎ Taurus     ♊︎ Gemini     ♋︎ Cancer
♌︎ Leo     ♍︎ Virgo     ♎︎ Libra     ♏︎ Scorpio
♐︎ Sagittarius      ♑︎ Capricorn      ♒︎ Aquarius
♓︎ Pisces      ☉ Sun      ☿ Mercury      ♀ Venus
♁ Earth      ♂ Mars      ♃ Jupiter      ♄ Saturn
♅ Uranus      ⛢ Uranus - astronomy      ♆ Neptune
♇ Pluto      ☄ comet      ☊ ascending node
☋ descending node      ☌ conjunction      ☍ opposition
❊ meteor     ◉ lunar eclipse     ☀︎ solar eclipse
☼ solar event     ※  quarter day      ✖ cross quarter

Moon phases
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.

Full Moon Names and Their Meanings

February
≠ ⨂ Saint Brighid of Kildare Day 01Feb

※ Sparkpoint

WebTree fire festival & cross quarter day. Sparkpoint marks the beginning of spring and the return of the light, staring at sunset the day before the midpoint between the winter solstice and the spring equinox and ending at sunset on the day after (traditional three days).
✖️ spring begins cross-quarter ♁ ⨀ - around the beginning of February

≠ ✰ Imbolc 02Feb - Traditional neopagan sabbat. Cross quarter day, Greater Sabbat, High Holiday, & fire festival. Imbolc marks the midpoint between the winter solstice and the vernal equinox. Festival of light marking the beginning of spring. Also called Oimelc, Brigit's Day, Imbolg, Imbolgc brigantia, Lupercus, Disting, and Springtide.

≠ ✝ Candlemas 02Feb - 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

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

☥ 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.

☥ ❝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). Born John Chapman. American pioneer nurseryman, missionary. My Before 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.

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

≠ ✟ Saint David's Day 01Mar - “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.❞
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). Born 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.

≠ ⨂ Saint Patrick's Day 17Mar - 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

WebTree solar festival & quarter day marking the vernal equinox and the middle of spring. A time of transitions, endings, and new beginnings. Greenmark lasts from sunrise on the day before the equinox to sunrise the day after (traditional three days).

The Daylord wins the ritual battle over his weird, the Nightlord.
☼ ⨀ vernal equinox The MIDDLE of spring, not the beginning.

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

≠ ✰ Ostara 21Mar - Traditional neopagan sabbat. Quarter day, Lesser Sabbat, Low Holiday, solar festival, & Earth Day (original). Ostara marks the vernal equinox and the middle of spring, not the beginning. Planting begins. 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 - 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

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.❞
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.
April

☥ ▽ ❝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 - “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 - “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

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 - “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 - “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 - “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) - “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 - “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). Born 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 palo verde. The same as National Arbor Day. I celebrate mine about a month early along with the original Earth Day during the vernal equinox.

≠ ★ 🇺🇸 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 aspen.

🔭 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
May Day 01May - summer begins

≠ ✰ Beltaine 01May - Traditional neopagan sabbat. Cross quarter day, Greater Sabbat, High Holiday, & fire festival. Beltaine marks the midpoint between the vernal equinox and the summer solstice and the beginning of summer. Major fertility fest, source of greenwood weddings. Celebrating the conjoining of the goddess and the god in the sacred marriage and creation. Light twin to Samhain. Also called Beltane, Mayday, Walburga, Galan Mai, and Shenn da Boaldyn.

Summergate

Cross-quarter point - 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 HendersonBefore 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 - “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

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

≠ ✝ Pentecost - Whit Sunday - “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 - “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 - “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

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 - “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

WebTree solar festival & quarter day marking the summer solstice and the middle of summer. A time of blood, contrasts and promises that celebrates the height of summer's power and the Wheel turning towards autumn and eventually winter. Suncrest lasts from sunrise on the day before the solstice to sunrise the day after (traditional three days).

The Daylord reaches his greatest strength and pays with the Wound while his weird the Nightlord is reborn.
☼ ⨀ summer solstice

AZ monsoon season Summer solstice to autumnal equinox. Not Official® but practical

≠ ✰ Litha Around 21Jun. Traditional neopagan sabbat. Quarter day, Lesser Sabbat, Low Holiday, & solar festival. The longest day and the sun's greatest strengh. Litha marks the summer solstice and the middle of summer. Also called Midsummer, Summer Solstice, and Saint John's Eve.

≠ ✰ Cunningham 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.

≠ ✰ Farrar Day

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."”

July
☞ 🇺🇸 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.

☥ Bill Thompson passing
Bill Thompson • Before birthday

Lived 18Dec1931 to 23Jul2014 (83). Television writer and host, best known as Wallace from The Wallace & Ladmo Show. The show ran for 35 years. My Before of Deeds for 2015.

≠ 🇺🇸 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.

August
≠ ✰ ✝ Lammas 31Jul/01Aug/02Aug - Traditional neopagan sabbat. Cross quarter day, Greater Sabbat, High Holiday, & fire festival. Lammas marks the midpoint between the summer solstice and the autumnal equinox and the beginning of fall. First of the trilogy of harvest festivals. “Tailltean marriages” of a year and a day often began. Craft festivals and prosperity magick occured. The Christian First Fruits celebration was observed by placing bread baked from first harvest on the altar. Also called Lughnasadh, Cornucopia, Lammastide, Lughomass, Thingtide, First Fruits, First Harvest Grain Harvest.

☥ ▽ McWilliams Day

Lived 05Aug1949 to 14Jun2000 (50). Libertarian, drug war martyr and author of Ain't Nobody's Business If You Do

Harvestpoint

WebTree fire festival & cross quarter day. Harvestpoint marks the beginning of fall and the return of the dark, staring at sunset the day before the midpoint between the summer solstice and the autumnal equinox and ending at sunset on the day after (traditional three days).
✖️ autumn begins ♁ cross-quarter

☥ ✰ ❝Sincerity does not equal competence.❞
Lived 01Oct1949 to 12Aug2010 (61). American Druid, author, public speaker, liturgist, singer and songwriter.
≠ ✟ Assumption Day around 15Aug - 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.”

September
☥ ✰ ❝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 sabbat. Quarter day, Lesser Sabbat, Low Holiday, & solar festival. Mabon marks the autumnal equinox and the middle of fall. It's the second of three harvest festivals reflecting thanksgiving for the fruits of the Earth and sharing the bounty. Also called Harvest Home, the Feast of the Ingathering, Meán Fómhair or Alban Elfed.

Redmark

WebTree solar festival & quarter day marking the vernal equinox and the middle of autumn. A time of sacrifice and renewal. Redmark lasts from sunrise on the day before the equinox to sunrise the day after (traditional three days).

The Nightlord wins the ritual battle over his weird, the Daylord.
☼ ⨀ autumnal equinox

❝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. My Before of Deeds in October 2008

⚛ first operational semiconductor IC 27Sep1960 - Science coolness.

October
≠ ✝ Pastor Appreciation Month October

☥ ✰ Bonewits Day
Phillip Emmons Isaac Bonewits • Before birthday

Lived 01Oct1949 to 12Aug2010 (61). American Druid, author, public speaker, liturgist, singer and songwriter.

≠ ✝ World Communion Sunday First Sunday in October - 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

🚀 Space Age begins 04Oct1957 - Sputnik

≠ 🇺🇸 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 - “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) - 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 sabbat. Cross quarter day, Greater Sabbat, High Holiday, & fire festival. Samhain marks the midpoint between the autumnal equinox and the winter solstice and the beginning of winter. 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. Celtic tradition holds that it's the end of autumn and the end of old year when the gates swing open for the new year. 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.

Hair of the Bear End of October - my biannual haircut

November
≠ ✝ All Saints Day - Feast of All Saints 01Nov

≠ 🇲🇽 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
Zenna Henderson • Before birthday

Lived 01Nov1917 to 11May1983 (65). Teacher, fantasy/SF author, inspiration for my Befores practice.

≠ ✝ All Souls Day 02Nov - “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.

Wintergate

Cross-quarter point - 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.
✖️ winter begins cross-quarter ♁ cross-quarter ⨀

≠ 🇺🇸 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.❞
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) 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 - 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.”

Anvil firing… in the USA is the practice of firing an anvil into the air with gunpowder. In the UK this is where black powder is filled onto the top of the Anvil and ignited. If the Anvil did not shatter it was deemed safe to use.”

☥ ▽ 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 - “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 ClemensBefore birthday

Lived 30Nov1835 to 21Apr1910 (74). 19th century American humorist, writer and lecturer. Creator of the American novel as an art form.

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

≠ ✝ Advent Sunday Around the first of December - “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 - “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

◊ Wayfaring Day My mother's family arrived in Arizona from Louisiana on Saturday, December 16, 1950.

≠ ✰ Saturnalia 17Dec to 23Dec

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

☥ Thompson Day
Bill Thompson • Before birthday

Lived 18Dec1931 to 23Jul2014 (83). Television writer and host, best known as Wallace from The Wallace & Ladmo Show. The show ran for 35 years. My Before of Deeds for 2015.

Starwell

WebTree solar festival & quarter day marking the winter solstice and the middle of winter. A time of blood, contrasts and promises that celebrates the height of winter's power and the Wheel turning towards spreing and eventually summer. Starwell lasts from sunrise on the day before the solstice to sunrise the day after (traditional three days).

The Nightlord reaches his greatest strength and pays with the Wound while his weird the Daylord is reborn.
☼ ⨀ winter solstice

≠ ✰ Yule 21Dec - Traditional neopagan sabbat. Quarter day, Lesser Sabbat, Low Holiday, & solar festival. Yule marks the winter solstice and the middle of winter. 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. A Norse pagan celebration of the winter-born king symbolized by the rebirth of the sun.

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

≠ ✝ Twelvetide - Christmastide 25Dec to 05Jan - “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 - 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.”

≠ ✝ St. Stephen's Day 26Dec - Commemorates St. Stephen, the first Christian martyr or protomartyr

≠ ⨂ Lá an Dreoilín or The Hunting of the Wrens 26Dec - The tradition consists of "hunting" a fake wren, and putting it on top of a decorated pole. Then the crowds of mummers or strawboys celebrate the Wren by dressing up in masks, straw suits and colourful motley clothing and, accompanied by traditional céilí music bands, parade through the towns and villages.

≠ ✟ Holy Innocents Day - Childermas - Cross Day 28Dec - By orders of King Herod, the children of Bethlehem were massacred in an attempt to kill the baby Jesus. The Irish call this Cross Day and believe that anything begun on this day will turn out badly. In Belgium, Mexico, and Columbia children play April Fools type pranks on this day.

☥ ✰ Denver Day
John Denver • Before birthday

Lived 31Dec1943 to 12Oct1997 (53). American country music/folk singer-songwriter and folk rock musician, activist. My Before of Spirit in October 2008.

January
≠ ✟ Circumcision of Christ 01Jan

≠ 🇺🇸 New Years Day 01Jan

≠ Advent of Isis 02Jan - Thelemic

☥ ▽ Asimov Day
Isaac Asimov • Before birthday

Lived 02Jan1920 to 06Apr1992 (72). Author, scientist, humanist. My Before of Thought for October 2008. I know of no other modern author who wrote on so many subjects. I know of no other author who drove me nuts as I tried to read every book he wrote. The Good Doctor inspired me in ways I do not understand, but I will be forever grateful.

☥ ✰ Valiente Day

Lived 04Jan1922 to 01Sep1999 (77). Witch, ritualist, author.

≠ ✝ Twelfth Night - Epiphany Eve 05Jan

≠ ✝ Epiphany - Old Christmas - Feast of the Three Kings - Twelfth Tide 06Jan

≠ ☦ Synaxis of John the Baptist 07Jan

☥ ▽ ❝I don't believe anything, but I have many suspicions.❞
R.A. WilsonBefore passing day
Lived 18Jan1932 to 11Jan2007 (74). Author, essayist, philosopher, psychologist, futurologist, anarchist, troublemaker.

≠ ✟ St. Hilary Feast Day 13Jan

≠ ✟ St. Felix of Nola Feast Day 14Jan

≠ MLK Day (actual) Martin Luther King Jr. birthday. Lived 15Jan1929 to 04Apr1968 (39)

≠ 🇺🇸 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (official) US Federal Holiday (1986) - third Monday in January

≠ ✝ Old Twelveth Night 17Jan

≠ ✟ St. Anthony Feast Day 17Jan

☥ ▽ Franklin Day
Benjamin Franklin • Before birthday

Lived 17Jan1706 to 17Apr1790 (84). Polymath, printer, journalist, publisher, author, philanthropist, abolitionist, public servant, scientist, librarian, diplomat, and inventor.

☥ ▽ R.A.W. Day
R.A. WilsonBefore birthday

Lived 18Jan1932 to 11Jan2007 (74). Author, essayist, philosopher, psychologist, futurologist, anarchist, troublemaker.

☥ Burns Day
George Burns • Before birthday

Born Nathan Birnbaum. Lived 20Jan1896 to 09Mar1996 (100). Comedian, actor, singer, writer, producer.

≠ World Religion Day Third Sunday in January. Baha'i sponsored day dedicated to the unity and oneness of all world religions.

❝Difficulties mastered are opportunities won.❞
Sir Winston Churchill passing day
Lived 30Nov1874 to 24Jan1965 (91). Prime Minister, British stateman, author, orator, strategist, and politician.
⚛ Audion (first triode) patented 29Jan1907 by Lee De Forest.

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