Year 2014
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Year 2014
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Ecumenical Mysticism /
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Unitarian Universalist
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Jain & Sikh
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African &
Middle-Eastern
Holidays:
Ancient Egyptian,
Santeria, Zoroastrian - 2014
Native American
(Iroquois, Navajo

& Pueblo)
& Meso American
(Inca, Mayan & Aztec)
Holidays
- 2014
Pagan Holidays:
Old Religions of Europe

(Greek, Roman, Slavic,
Celtic, Anglo-Teutonic
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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 - 2014
Visible Planets - 2014
Astrological Periods - 2014
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Experiential Meditations
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throughout the year)
Empowering Meditations
Action Offerings
(to help the environment 
& further social justice)
Art as Meditation
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March 2014...

* 2/26 to 3/4 (OC 2/17 to 2/23): Carnival/Meat Fare. * 3/1 (3:00 a.m. EST): New Moon. * 3/1: Sojong Day--Tibetan Buddhist day of fasting, confession, and reparation for harm done. * 3/1: Mindfulness Day--Zen Buddhist day for being mindful that you are connected to each and every sentient being that has ever existed. * 3/1: Day the production and use of landmines was outlawed world-wide (1999); day to mourn their victims. * 3/1 to 3/31: Gender Equality Month--Time to honor both genders; time to meditate on the equality of women and men, on the respect due to both women and men, and on Goddess-God manifesting as woman and man. * 3/2: Beginning of the Prudhoe Bay oil spill (2006), which showed why oil pipelines are a threat to the environment. * 3/2: Day to mourn the assassination of Shahbaz Bhatti for proposing reform of Pakistan's blasphemy law (2011). * 3/2 to 3/16: Losar/Tibetan Buddhist New Year (Year 2141: the Wood Horse) & 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. * 3/2 to 3/20: Baha’i feast honoring the one Deity as ‘Ala’ - Loftiness. Followed by the Fast - time of purification by fasting from sunrise to sunset. * 3/5: Old Romano-Egyptian festival honoring Goddess Isis as Lady of the Moon and Ruler of the Sea. * 3/5: Day commemorating the birth of Taoist Lao-Tzu (570? BCE). Taoists live simply and tranquilly, respect life, and recognize the equality of all. * 3/5: Great American Weigh In--Day to commit to a healthy diet and daily exercise. * 3/5 to 4/19 (OC 3/3 to 4/11): Ash Wednesday (Pure Monday) and Lent--Christian time of purification by self-reflection, peace-making, reparation for harm done, and helping those in need. * 3/6 eve to 3/7 eve: Feast of Old Greek Goddess Artemis - as protector of wild animals, vegetation, and places. * 3/8: International Women’s Day--Day to mourn victims of gender-based oppression and misogyny (past and present), make peace, and celebrate women’s empowerment. * 3/8: Vigil for peace, democratic government, and respect for the human rights of all in Syria. * 3/9 (2:00 a.m.): Daylight Savings Time begins - set clocks ahead 1 hour. * 3/9: Day slavery was outlawed world-wide (1927); day to mourn its continued existence. * 3/10: Death day of Harriet Tubman (1913), who risked her life to guide slaves to freedom. * 3/12 eve to 3/16 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. * 3/12 to 3/17: 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). * 3/13: Birthday of Joseph Priestley (1733), Unitarian who found Biblical basis for belief in a unitary Deity, and believed Jesus to be Deity’s Great Prophet. * 3/14: Sikh New Year (Nanakshahi Era 546 begins). * 3/15: Corporate Tax Day--Day to give back to the community for the benefits of community. Corporations should adopt a triple bottom line (people, planet, and profit) to support the consumers, environment, and countries that support them. * 3/15 to 3/21: Old Anglo-Teutonic festival of Goddess Ostara, celebrating the annual rebirth. Her Hare gave gifts of eggs - signifying rebirth. * 3/16 (1:09 p.m. EDT): Full Moon (Leaf/Seedling Moon). * 3/16 to 3/20: Zoroastrian celebration of Divine Spirit Spenta Mainyu, creator and protector of humans. * 3/17: St. Patrick’s Day--Old European festival marking rebirth of the Green Man (God as deciduous vegetation); merged with the Christian feast of St. Patrick. * 3/17 to 3/23: National Wildlife Week--Time to watch for wildlife in the wild. * 3/18: Day the first bat mitzvah occurred - in Reconstructionist Judaism (1922). * 3/18: Day the first woman served as imam, leading a public, mixed-gender, Muslim congregation in Jum’ah prayer, and delivering the sermon (2005). * 3/19: Chinese Buddhist festival of Bodhisattva Kuan Yin; celebrates Her "birth." She declared women the spiritual equals of men. * 3/19: Yoruba/Santeria feast of Osanyin, Orisha of Deciduous Vegetation. * 3/19: Christian feast of St. Joseph, partner of Blessed Mary and foster-father of Blessed Jesus - honors him as nurturer, teacher, protector, and guide of all fathers. * 3/19 to 3/23: Old Roman festival of Goddess Minerva - as font of artistic inspiration. * 3/20 (12:57 p.m. EDT): Spring Equinox--Marks the beginning of Spring and point of equal daylight and darkness; celebrates first, annual, and perpetual Creation with egg hunts and exchanges. * 3/20: Old Slavic Jare--God Jarilo reunites with Goddess Morana. Their love and happiness bring the world light, warmth, and fertility. * 3/20: Vigil for peace, justice, and respect for the human rights of all in Iraq. * 3/20: Day Pope Francis urged members of all religions and those who have no religion to unite to defend peace, justice, and the environment (2013). * 3/21: Zoroastrian New Year and celebration of Divine Spirit Asha Vahishta, creator and protector of fire. * 3/21: Nowruz--Persian New Year. * 3/21: Naw Ruz--Baha’i New Year (Year 170) and feast honoring the one Deity as Baha - Splendor. * 3/21: Beginning of Aries (the Ram/Ewe/Lamb). * 3/21: Taoist festival honoring the Shen (Deities) of Water, East, and Spring; prayers are made for growth. Taoists seek enlightenment and live in harmony with Nature. * 3/21: Haru-no-Higan--Day Japanese Buddhists mark the time of change by meditating on the impermanence of death. * 3/21: World Forest Day--Day to celebrate the complex living community of trees, plants, birds, and mammals that live in forests world-wide. * 3/22: World Water Day--Day to recognize the world’s dependence on clean fresh water. * 3/23: Vigil for the protection of women in Pakistan from "honor killings", dowry killings, female infanticide, domestic violence, rape, acid attacks, and other gender-based violence. * 3/25: Yoruba/Santeria feast of Oshun, Orisha of Passion and Fertility. * 3/25 (OC 4/7): Annunciation Day--Christian feast commemorating Blessed Mary’s fiat - choosing to conceive Child Jesus by the power of the Holy Spirit. * 3/26: Birthday of Joseph Campbell (1904), who found Deity within all religions and myths. * 3/26: Day production and use of biological weapons was outlawed world-wide (1975); day to mourn their victims. * 3/28: Death day of Scott Cunningham (1993), who taught a reverent, ethical, egalitarian, and ecological form of Wicca. * 3/29: Birthday of Rabbi Isaac Mayer Wise (1819), who founded Reform Judaism. * 3/30 (2:45 p.m. EDT): New Moon. * 3/30: Christian feast of Blessed Mary, partner of St. Joseph and mother of Blessed Jesus - honors her as nurturer, teacher, protector, and guide of all mothers. * 3/30: Day the U.S. Constitution’s 15th Amendment went into effect, recognizing the right of all ethnic peoples to vote (1870). * 3/30 to 4/2: Iroquois Thunder Ceremony--in thanksgiving for the rains. Iroquois believe Awenhai/Sky Woman descended from the Sky and created Earth. * 3/31: Transgender Visibility Day--Day to mourn the discrimination, harassment, and persecution that transgender people are subjected to. * 3/31: Birthday of Cesar Chavez (1927), who won recognition of migrant workers’ rights through organization and non-violent protest. * 3/31: Vigil to mourn China’s annexation of Tibet (1959) and the killings, torture, and religious persecution of Tibetan Buddhists. * 3/31 to 4/8: Navaratri.

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THE MYSTIC'S WHEEL OF THE YEAR 2014
A Multifaith Calendar Reflecting Eco-Egalitarian Spirituality
© 2013 Marija Miovski
www.WheeloftheYear.com