Year 2008
Calendar
By Month...  JAN ~ FEB ~ MAR ~ APR ~ MAY ~ JUN ~ JUL ~ AUG ~ SEP ~ OCT ~ NOV ~ DEC
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Year 2008
Calendar
By Tradition...
Jewish - Kabbalah
Holidays - 2008
Christian -
Ecumenical Mysticism /
Wisdom Tradition

Holidays - 2008
Unitarian Universalist
Holidays - 2008
Muslim - Sufi
Holidays - 2008
Baha'i Holidays - 2008
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Hindu Holidays - 2008
Jain & Sikh
Holidays - 2008
Buddhist Holidays - 2008
Taoist & Shinto
Holidays - 2008
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African &
Middle-Eastern
Holidays:
Ancient Egyptian,
Santeria, Zoroastrian - 2008
Native American
(Iroquois, Navajo
& Pueblo)
& Meso American
(Inca, Mayan & Aztec)
Holidays - 2008
Pagan Holidays:
Old Religions of Europe
(Greek, Roman, Slavic,
Celtic, Anglo-Teutonic
& Norse) - 2008
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Deep Ecology /
Environmentalist
Dates - 2008
Social Justice /
Human Rights /
Feminist
Dates - 2008
Peace /
Disarmament
Dates - 2008
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Solar & Lunar Cycles,
Eclipse & Helions - 2008
Meteor Showers - 2008
Visible Planets - 2008
Astrological Periods - 2008
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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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2008 Visible Planets

January Visible Planets
Morning...Venus (twilight), Jupiter (1/5-31), Saturn.
Evening...Mercury (twilight) (1/2-31), Mars, Uranus, Neptune (1/1-21).

February Visible Planets
Morning...Mercury (twilight) (2/13-29), Venus (twilight), Jupiter, Saturn (2/1-24).
Evening...Mars, Saturn (2/24-29), Uranus (2/1-14).
All Night/Opposition...Saturn (2/24).
Conjunction...Venus & Jupiter (2/1), Mercury & Venus (2/26).

March Visible Planets
Morning...Mercury (twilight), Venus (twilight), Jupiter, Neptune (3/3-31).
Evening...Mars, Saturn.
Conjunction...Mercury & Venus (3/23).

April Visible Planets
Morning...Mercury (twilight) (4/1-8), Venus (twilight), Jupiter, Uranus, Neptune.
Evening...Mercury (twilight) (4/24-30), Mars, Saturn.

May Visible Planets
Morning...Venus (twilight) (5/1-3), Jupiter, Uranus, Neptune.
Evening...Mercury (twilight) (5/1-29), Mars, Saturn.

June Visible Planets
Morning...Mercury (twilight) (6/17-30), Jupiter, Uranus, Neptune.
Evening...Mars, Saturn.

July Visible Planets
Morning...Mercury (twilight) (7/1-22), Jupiter (7/1-9), Uranus, Neptune.
Evening...Venus (twilight) (7/16-31), Mars, Jupiter (7/9-31), Saturn.
All Night/Opposition...Jupiter (7/9).
Conjunction...Mars & Saturn (7/11).

August Visible Planets
Morning...Uranus, Neptune (8/1-15).
Evening...Mercury (twilight) 8/8-31), Venus (twilight), Mars, Jupiter, Saturn (8/1-17), Neptune (8/15-31).
All Night/Opposition...Neptune (8/15).
Conjunction...Venus & Saturn (8/13), Mercury & Saturn (8/16), Mercury & Venus (8/23).

September Visible Planets
Morning...Saturn (9/22-30), Uranus (9/1-13).
Evening...Mercury (twilight), Venus (twilight), Mars, Jupiter, Uranus (9/13-30), Neptune.
All Night/Opposition...Uranus (9/13).
Conjunction...Venus & Mars (9/11), Mercury & Venus (9/11), Mercury & Mars (9/12 & 9/19).

October Visible Planets
Morning...Mercury (twilight) (10/14-31), Saturn.
Evening...Venus (twilight), Mars (10/1-16), Jupiter, Uranus, Neptune.

November Visible Planets
Morning...Mercury (twilight) (11/1-10), Saturn.
Evening...Venus (twilight), Jupiter, Uranus, Neptune.

December Visible Planets
Morning...Saturn.
Evening...Mercury (twilight) (12/13-31), Venus (twilight), Jupiter, Uranus, Neptune.
Conjunction...Venus & Jupiter (12/1), Mercury & Jupiter (12/31).

[Venus and Mars are the planets closest to Earth. Venus is the brightest planet and is known as the Morning Star/Evening Star because it is only visible at twilight. It has a pearl-yellow color. Mars is known as the Red Planet because of its orange-red color. Mercury is the grey planet closest to the Sun and has an irregular orbit. Like Venus, Mercury can only be seen at twilight. Jupiter is the largest planet and the second brightest one. It has 4 large moons (Io, Europa, Ganymede, and Callisto) as well as 63 much smaller natural satellites. Its gaseous surface is the cause of the bands of orange and white color we see. Though amateur telescopes can't see them, Jupiter also has rings (made of dust). Saturn is distinctive for its rings (made of ice) and yellow color. Its surface is also gaseous. Uranus and Neptune require telescopes to see. They are gaseous-ice planets and are known for their blue color. Neptune is the planet farthest from the Sun. Pluto is a dwarf planet that can’t generally be seen with amateur telescopes. Its irregular orbit makes it difficult to accurately predict its track.]

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Excerpted from
THE MYSTIC'S WHEEL OF THE YEAR 2008
A Multifaith Calendar Reflecting Eco-Egalitarian Spirituality
© 2007 Marija Miovski
www.WheeloftheYear.com