Year 2013
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Year 2013
Calendar
By Tradition...
Jewish - Kabbalah
Holidays - 2013
Christian -
Ecumenical Mysticism /
Wisdom Tradition

Holidays - 2013
Unitarian Universalist
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Muslim - Sufi
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Baha'i Holidays - 2013
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Hindu Holidays - 2013
Jain & Sikh
Holidays - 2013
Buddhist Holidays - 2013
Taoist & Shinto
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African &
Middle-Eastern
Holidays:
Ancient Egyptian,
Santeria, Zoroastrian - 2013
Native American
(Iroquois, Navajo

& Pueblo)
& Meso American
(Inca, Mayan & Aztec)
Holidays
- 2013
Pagan Holidays:
Old Religions of Europe

(Greek, Roman, Slavic,
Celtic, Anglo-Teutonic
& Norse) - 2013
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Deep Ecology /
Environmentalist
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Social Justice /
Human Rights /

Feminist
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Peace /
Disarmament
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Solar & Lunar Cycles,
Eclipse & Helions
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Meteor Showers - 2013
Visible Planets - 2013
Astrological Periods - 2013
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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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June 2013...

* 6/1: Mindfulness Day--Zen Buddhist day for mindfully seeing the interdependence of all things at all times. * 6/1: Partners' Day--Day to give thanks to your spouse/partner for precious love shared. * 6/1 to 6/30: June dedicated to Old Roman Goddess Juno - partner of Jove (God of Happiness), protector of marriage and family, and punisher of abusive and adulterous spouses. * 6/1 to 6/30: Coming Out Month--Time to celebrate all forms of love and family; time to express opposition to discrimination, harassment, and persecution on account of sexual orientation and gender identity. * 6/3: Day the first woman was ordained a rabbi in Reform Judaism (1972). * 6/4: Day to mourn the massacre of the peaceful pro-democracy protesters in China (1989); vigil for democracy and respect for the human rights of all in China. * 6/5: Baha'i feast honoring the one Deity as Nur - Light. Baha'is recognize ethnic equality. * 6/5: World Environment Day--Day to mourn the harm done to Mother Earth (past and present), make reparation, and celebrate Her beauty. * 6/5 eve: Laylat al-Mi'raj--Commemorates the night journey of Muslim Prophet Muhammad to heaven. * 6/6: First appearance of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal, Compassionate Mother who answers all pleas (France 1830). * 6/7 to 6/15: Vestalia--Old Roman festival honoring Goddess Vesta. Women made food offerings at the sacred hearths of home and temple. * 6/8 (11:56 a.m. EDT): New Moon. * 6/8: World Oceans Day--Day to recognize the world's dependence on the oceans for food and medicine; day to advocate for the sustainable management of all ocean resources and for an end to the pollution of the oceans with toxins and trash. * 6/8 eve: Old European feast of the Triple Goddess (Goddess of the Moon and the Seasons), marking the transformation of the Virgin into the Mother. * 6/8 to 6/11: Iroquois Strawberry Ceremony--in thanksgiving for the strawberry harvest. Iroquois consider themselves kin to all of Nature. * 6/10: Day Alcoholics Anonymous was founded (1935); day to begin/celebrate recovery from alcohol and drug addiction. * 6/11: Birthday of Rabbi Mordecai Kaplan (1881), founder of Reconstructionist Judaism. He perceived Deity to be a genderless Cosmic Force of Nature, and promoted a Judaism that recognizes gender equality and rejects violence and social injustice. * 6/11 eve to 6/12 eve: Feast of Old Greek Goddess Athena - as protector and defender. * 6/12: Vigil for respect for the human rights of all in Russia. * 6/13: Old Egyptian feast of Neteret Hathor, Goddess of Love and Fertility. * 6/13: Christian feast of St. Anthony (d. 1231), guardian of the poor and the powerless, and guide of social justice activists. * 6/14: Day the world's nations committed to sustainable development (1992). * 6/15: Suijin Matsuri--Shinto rite honoring the Kami of Water. * 6/15: Wind Power Day. * 6/15 eve: Vigil for lost fathers; night of mourning and healing. * 6/16: Fathers' Day--Day to give love and thanks to all fathers; day for all fathers to celebrate fatherhood and contemplate their sacred duty to provide for the physical, intellectual, emotional, and spiritual needs of their children. * 6/16: Day Tibetan Buddhists meditate on Bodhisattva Goddess Red Tara, protector against evil and harm. * 6/16: Birthday of Fr. Sergei Bulgakov (1871), Orthodox Christian mystic who believed the one universal Deity to be Father and Mother, Spirit and Matter. * 6/17: Day to celebrate Starhawk's work in reclaiming the Goddess and raising Goddess-consciousness. She teaches an eco-egalitarian form of Wicca. * 6/17: Day a fatwa condemned "honor killings" as un-Islamic and banned the practice (2002). * 6/20: World Refugee Day--Day to recognize the plight of the millions of people who, because of persecution, war, or environmental disaster, have become refugees: forced to leave their homes, their jobs, and their countries. * 6/20 to 6/21: Inti Rayni--Inca festival honoring Sun God Inti. * 6/20 to 6/21: Feast of the Great Spirit/Great Mystery that encompasses Mother Earth and Father Sky - honoring Deity as Orenda (Iroquois), Asgaya Galun Lati (Cherokee), Wakan Tanka (Lakota) & Awonawilona (Zuni). * 6/20 to 6/23: Lakota Sun Dance--Festival of prayer, fasting, dancing, and healing in honor of Sun God Wi; offerings are also made to Maka/Mother Earth and Haokah/Father Sky. Lakotas believe all Deities are aspects of Creator Takuskanskan. * 6/21 (1:04 a.m. EDT): Summer Solstice--Marks the beginning of Summer and the longest day and shortest night of the year; celebration of the light with dancing around a bonfire. * 6/21: Beginning of Cancer (the Crab/Scarab). * 6/21: Taoist festival honoring Shang-Ti/Heavenly Emperor, Father of Justice and Law, and manifestation of the Te (Virtuous Inner Power). Also celebrates the peak of the masculine Yang half of the year and the Shen of Fire, South, and Summer; prayers are made for strength and maturity, and offerings are made to the ancestors. * 6/21: Old Slavic Kupala--Goddess Morana and God Jarilo marry, bringing peace and ensuring a good harvest. * 6/21: Yoruba/Santeria feast of Orisha Babalu Aye, Guardian of the Disabled. * 6/21: Solar Power Day. * 6/21: Day Unitarian Universalists adopted seven unifying Principles (1985). U.U.s affirm and promote the inherent worth and dignity of every person. * 6/23 (7:32 a.m. EDT): Full Moon (Red Moon). * 6/23: Day Tibetan and Mahayana Buddhists do good deeds and chant the name of Buddha God Amitabha/Omito/Amida to gain entry to His Pure Land and aid in attaining nirvana. * 6/23 eve: Nisfu Sha'ban--Muslim night of repentance for all harm done. * 6/24: Baha'i feast honoring the one Deity as Rahmat - Mercy. * 6/24: First appearance of Our Lady of Medjugorje, Queen of Peace, Mother of All Peoples (Yugoslavia 1981). * 6/24 to 6/27: Zuni Corn Dance--for fertility and rains to aid the maize, bean, and squash crops. Prayer sticks are planted in the fields. * 6/25: Day the first woman was ordained a Universalist minister in the U.S. (1863). * 6/25: Day the Supreme Court recognized that government-sponsored prayer in public schools imposes religion on students and violates the U.S. Constitution (1962). * 6/26: Day the United Nations Security Council was created to maintain world peace (1945). * 6/26: Day torture and other cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment or punishment were outlawed world-wide (1987); day to mourn their continued existence. * 6/28: First day of the Stonewall riot (1969); day to mourn victims of homophobia (past and present), make peace, and celebrate lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender empowerment. * 6/29: Yoruba/Santeria feast of Orisha Eleggua, Intercessor and Ruler of Destinies. Yorubas/Santeros communicate with the Orishas through divination. * 6/29 to 7/3: Zoroastrian celebration of Divine Spirit Haurvatat, creator and protector of water. * 6/30: Oharai/Grand Purification Festival--Shinto rite exorcising evil from the world. * 6/30: Vigil for peace, religious freedom, the end of slavery, and respect for the human rights of all in Sudan.

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THE MYSTIC'S WHEEL OF THE YEAR 2013
A Multifaith Calendar Reflecting Eco-Egalitarian Spirituality
© 2012 Marija Miovski
www.WheeloftheYear.com