Year 2007
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Year 2007
Calendar
By Tradition...
Jewish - Kabbalah
Holidays - 2007
Christian -
Ecumenical Mysticism /
Wisdom Tradition

Holidays - 2007
Unitarian Universalist
Holidays - 2007
Muslim - Sufi
Holidays - 2007
Baha'i Holidays - 2007
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Hindu Holidays - 2007
Jain & Sikh
Holidays - 2007
Buddhist Holidays - 2007
Taoist & Shinto
Holidays - 2007
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African &
Middle-Eastern
Holidays:
Ancient Egyptian,
Santeria, Zoroastrian - 2007
Native American
(Iroquois, Navajo
& Pueblo)
& Meso American
(Inca, Mayan & Aztec)
Holidays - 2007
Pagan Holidays:
Old Religions of Europe
(Greek, Roman, Slavic,
Celtic, Anglo-Teutonic
& Norse) - 2007
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Deep Ecology /
Environmentalist
Dates - 2007
Social Justice /
Human Rights /
Feminist
Dates - 2007
Peace /
Disarmament
Dates - 2007
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Solar & Lunar Cycles,
Eclipses & Helions - 2007
Meteor Showers - 2007
Visible Planets - 2007
Astrological Periods - 2007
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Experiential Meditations
(for lunar cycles

throughout the year)
Empowering Meditations
Action Offerings
(to help the environment 
& further social justice)
Art as Meditation
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February 2007...

* 1/31 eve to 2/2 eve: Imbolc/St. Brigid's Day--Old Celtic/Irish feast of Goddess Brigid; merged with the Christian feast of St. Brigid. Fires were lit to welcome Her as She traveled about blessing fields, animals, and people. * 1/31 eve to 2/3 eve: Mid-Winter/Groundhog's Day/Candlemas--Festival marking the transformation from death to life - the beginning of the agricultural year, awakening of hibernating animals, and return of migrating birds and fish. Observed with a candlelight procession to bless fields and seeds, recognition of newborns, and contemplation of life. * 2/1 to 2/9: Navajo Sing--Festival in preparation for the coming agricultural season; celebrated with prayer, chanting, dancing, and healing. Navajos believe Estsanatlehi/Changing Woman wields the power to constantly create and change the world. * 2/1 to 2/14: Old Greek festival of God Dionysos, in which vines were pruned and sprinkled with wine, accompanied by ritual singing and dancing. * 2/1 to 2/28: February dedicated to Old Roman God-Goddess Februus-Februa - purifier and protector of the home. Homes were cleaned and blessed, offerings of reparation were given, and peace was made. * 2/1 to 2/28: Ethnic Equality Month--Time to honor all peoples and their positive traditions; time to meditate on the equality of all peoples, on the respect due to them, and on God-Goddess manifesting as African, Asian, Oceanic, Middle Eastern, European, Hispanic, and Native American. * 2/2 (12:45 a.m. EST): Full Moon (Cold/Seed Moon). * 2/2: Yoruba/Santeria feast of Oya, Orisha of Death and Rebirth. * 2/2: World Wetlands Day--Day to celebrate the complex living community of water, plants, fish, birds, and mammals that live in wetlands world-wide; day to give thanks for wetlands for moderating the impact of flooding. * 2/2: Death day of Marija Gimbutas (1994), archeologist who studied Old European Goddess-God spirituality. * 2/2 eve to 2/3 eve: Tu B'Shevat--Jewish Festival of Trees, celebrated with tree plantings and orchard blessings. * 2/3: Setsubun--Shinto rite in which good fortune is invoked and evil exorcised. * 2/3: Mindfulness Day--Zen Buddhist day for being mindful that you, and all that is, are in the process of transformation. * 2/4: Vigil for peace, religious tolerance, and equal rights for all in Sri Lanka - now in the throes of civil war. * 2/6: Day to mourn all the women and children who have been subjected to female genital mutilation. * 2/7: Baha'i feast honoring the one Deity as Mulk - Sacred Dominion. Baha'is believe in the oneness of all humanity. * 2/7: Birthday of Frederick Douglass (1817), non-violent advocate for the rights of African Americans. * 2/10: Day the Supreme Court concluded that the First Amendment Establishment Clause of the U.S. Constitution, in conjunction with the Fourteenth Amendment Equal Protection Clause, prohibits the government from favoring one religion over another and prohibits the government from favoring or disfavoring religion (1947). * 2/11: First appearance of Our Lady of Lourdes, Lady of healing waters (France 1858). * 2/11: Day the first woman was consecrated an Episcopalian bishop in the U.S. (1989). * 2/12: Birthday of Charles Darwin (1809), biologist and evolutionary; day to meditate on the unity of science and spirituality. * 2/13: Birthday of Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, founder of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community (1835). He advocated a peaceable form of Islam that rejects violent jihad. He believed he was a divine reformer and the Mahdi, who would rid the world of evil in the end days. * 2/13 to 2/15: Lupercalia/St. Valentine's Day--Old Roman festival of God-Goddess Faunus-Fauna; merged with the Christian feast of St. Valentine - celebrating love of all kinds. * 2/14: Tell your true love how much you love him/her! * 2/14 to 2/20 (OC 2/5 to 2/11): Carnival/Meat Fare--Christian time of feasting, dancing, and revelry. * 2/15: Nehan--Zen Buddhist celebration of the Buddha's paranirvana (483 BCE). Forms of Buddhism include Hinayana (Theravada), Mahayana (Zen/Japanese and Pure Land/Chinese), and Vajrayana (Tantra/Tibetan). * 2/15: Birthday of Susan B. Anthony (1820), non-violent advocate for the rights of women and African Americans. * 2/15 to 2/16: Mahashivaratri--Hindu fast, night vigil, and feast for God-Goddess Shiva-Shakti (union of Will and Power), who dances to create, destroy, and re-create the Universe. Tantric Hindus believe Shiva is within all men and Shakti within all women. * 2/16 eve to 2/19 eve: Old European Lunar New Year--Celebration of the Triple Goddess (Goddess of the Moon and the Seasons) being transformed from the Crone into the Virgin; celebrated with ritual bathing of divine images. * 2/17 (11:14 a.m. EST): New Moon. * 2/17: Toshigoi--Shinto rite honoring the Kami and offering prayers for a bountiful rice harvest. Shinto try to live in harmony with the cosmic forces of the Kami. * 2/17: Sojong Day--Tibetan Buddhist day of fasting, confession, and reparation for harm done. * 2/17 to 2/18 (A 3/30 to 3/31): Old Egyptian festival of Neteret Bastet, Cat Goddess who protects the home and fosters domestic harmony. * 2/18: Death day of Michelangelo (1564), painter of the Vatican's Sistine Chapel (where Our Father is shown embracing Our Mother while reaching out to humanity). * 2/18: Birthday of Ramakrishna Paramahansa (1836), Hindu mystic who fervently loved Great Goddess Maha Devi - Mother of God, Mother of Nature, Elemental Matter, and Cosmic Power. He recognized Her immanence in all, and knew Her to be a manifestation of the one universal Deity. * 2/18 to 2/21: Hsih Nien/Suhl/Tet--Chinese and East Asian Lunar New Year (Year 4705: the Pig). * 2/18 to 3/3: Losar/Tibetan Buddhist New Year (Year 2134: the Fire Pig) & Monlam Chenmo/Great Prayer Festival--Commemorates miracles performed by the Buddha. Rituals, dances, and sculptures are offered to drive out evil spirits and to protect and benefit all sentient beings. * 2/19: Beginning of Pisces (the Fishes). * 2/19: Day President Franklin Roosevelt ordered the internment of loyal Japanese Americans during World War II (1942); day to mourn Asian victims of internment and exclusion (past and present), make peace, and celebrate empowerment of Asian Americans. * 2/21 to 4/7 (OC 2/19 to 3/30): Ash Wednesday (Pure Monday) and Lent--Christian time of purification by self-reflection, peace-making, reparation for harm done, and helping those in need. * 2/22: Caristia--Old Roman festival for renewing family ties and patching up quarrels. * 2/22 (Obs. 2/19): Birthday of George Washington (1732), first president of the U.S. * 2/23 eve to 2/24 eve: Feast of Old Greek Goddess Artemis (Roman Diana/Slavic Diwitsa) - as creatrix, midwife of birthing creatures, protector of the young, and punisher of child abusers. * 2/24 eve: Vigil for lost children; night of mourning and healing. * 2/25: Children's Day--Day to give love and thanks to all children; day for all children to celebrate their youth and contemplate their sacred duty to learn all they can, to aid their parents whenever needed, and to become responsible adults. * 2/26 to 3/1: Ayyam-i-Ha--Baha'is prepare for the Fast with festivities, gift-giving, and helping those in need. * 2/27 to 3/4: Holi--Hindu festival celebrating the courting of God Shiva by Goddess Parvati, and the efforts on Her behalf by Kama (God of Love) and Rati (Goddess of Passion). Shaivas are devoted to God Shiva in all His aspects. * 2/28: Old Slavic Velja Noc/Great Night/New Year's Eve--Spirits of the dead visit their living relatives, overseen by Veles (Lord of the Dead). Morana and Jarilo are born of Solntse (Goddess of the Sun) and Perun (God of the Sky). * 2/28 eve to 3/3 eve: Anthesteria--Old Greek festival honoring Dionysos as Plouton, God of the Dead, and welcoming the visiting dead from Elysium. * 2/28 eve to 3/4 eve: Jewish fast of Esther, Shabbat, and fest of Purim--Recalls a planned massacre of Persian Jews and their deliverance by Queen Esther; time for helping those in need.

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Excerpted from
THE MYSTIC'S WHEEL OF THE YEAR 2007
A Multifaith Calendar Reflecting Eco-Egalitarian Spirituality
© 2006 Marija Miovski
www.WheeloftheYear.com