Year 2015
Calendar
By Month...  JAN ~ FEB ~ MAR ~ APR ~ MAY ~ JUN ~ JUL ~ AUG ~ SEP ~ OCT ~ NOV ~ DEC
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Year 2015
Calendar
By Tradition...
Jewish - Kabbalah
Holidays - 2015
Christian -
Ecumenical Mysticism /
Wisdom Tradition

Holidays - 2015
Unitarian Universalist
Holidays - 2015
Muslim - Sufi
Holidays - 2015
Baha'i Holidays - 2015
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Hindu Holidays - 2015
Jain & Sikh
Holidays - 2015
Buddhist Holidays - 2015
Taoist & Shinto
Holidays - 2015
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African &
Middle-Eastern
Holidays:
Ancient Egyptian,
Santeria, Zoroastrian - 2015
Native American
(Iroquois, Navajo

& Pueblo)
& Meso American
(Inca, Mayan & Aztec)
Holidays
- 2015
Pagan Holidays:
Old Religions of Europe

(Greek, Roman, Slavic,
Celtic, Anglo-Teutonic
& Norse) - 2015
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Deep Ecology /
Environmentalist
Dates
- 2015
Social Justice /
Human Rights /

Feminist
Dates
- 2015
Peace /
Disarmament
Dates
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Solar & Lunar Cycles,
Eclipse & Helions
- 2015
Meteor Showers - 2015
Visible Planets - 2015
Astrological Periods - 2015
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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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September 2015...

* 8/15 eve to 9/13 eve: Elul. * 9/1: Day to pray about, commit to, and act on, lifestyle and consumption changes to stop extinction, waste, overharvest, pollution, and climate change. * 9/3: Day gender discrimination was outlawed world-wide (1981); day to mourn all manifestations of sexism. * 9/4 to 9/5: Sri Krishna Jayanti--Birthday of Hindu God Krishna (avatar of God Vishnu), beloved of Goddess Radha (avatar of Goddess Lakshmi). * 9/5: Mindfulness Day--Zen Buddhist day for being mindful that harm to the Earth and sentient beings results from ignorance of interdependence. * 9/6: Birthday of Efua Dorkenoo, African women's rights activist and mother of the global movement to end female genital mutilation (1949). * 9/6: Day Latin American Catholic Bishops espoused Liberation Theology (1968). They believed that the Gospel requires Christians to aid the poor and oppressed in the struggle for economic and social justice. * 9/7: Labor Day--Day to reflect on the sacredness of all work and the value of ethical, meaningful employment. * 9/8 (OC 9/21): Birthday of Blessed Mary, catalyst of liberation and redemption. * 9/8: Baha'i feast honoring the one Deity as 'Izzat - the Almighty. * 9/8: Animal Day--Day to honor all creatures of the land and to meditate on Deity manifesting as animals. * 9/8: Death day of Mother Ann Lee (1784), mystic and founder of the Shakers, who worshipped with ecstatic dance and song, and believed Deity to be Father, Son, Mother, and Daughter. * 9/9: Christian feast of St. Joachim, father of Blessed Mary and grandfather of Blessed Jesus; guide of grandfathers and elderly men. * 9/9: Vigil for respect for the human rights of all in North Korea. * 9/9 to 9/17: Paryusana--Jain festival of recitation of holy scripture, fasting, self-discipline, introspection, and reserve. * 9/10: Birthday of Thomas Thayer (1812), Universalist who believed Deity to be at work in evolution and continuing Creation. * 9/11: Day to mourn all victims of terrorism. * 9/12 to 9/16: Zoroastrian celebration of Divine Spirit Spenta Armaiti, creator and protector of Earth. * 9/12 eve: Vigil for lost grandparents; night of mourning and healing. * 9/13: Grandparents' Day--Day to give love and thanks to all grandparents; day for all grandparents to celebrate their age and contemplate their sacred duty to share their wisdom with the young. * 9/13 (2:41 a.m. EDT): New Moon. * 9/13: Day Israelis and Palestinians committed to peaceful coexistence (1993); vigil for true peace, justice, religious tolerance, and human rights for all in the Middle East. * 9/13 eve to 9/15 eve: Rosh Hashanah/Jewish New Year (Year 5776)--Commemorates Creation of the World by Elohim, the one universal Deity; begins ten days of self-examination and penitence for harm done. * 9/13 to 9/16: Iroquois Squash Ceremony--in thanksgiving for the squash harvest. * 9/14: Birthday of Margaret Sanger (1883), non-violent advocate for education, autonomy, and responsibility concerning sexuality, reproduction, and birth control. * 9/14 to 9/20: Green Building Week. * 9/15: Democracy Day--Day to celebrate democratic systems of government throughout the world. * 9/16: Ozone Preservation Day--Day to recognize that the survival of humanity is dependent on preservation of the ozone layer (a fragile shield of gas that protects the Earth from the harmful rays of the Sun). * 9/16 eve to 9/17 eve: Feast of Old Greek Deities Aphrodite and Hermes--Day to honor the divine feminine and divine masculine in harmony. * 9/17: Christian feast of St. Hildegard von Bingen (d. 1179), mystic who sang praises to the Holy Spirit as Grace (Caritas) and Wisdom (Sapientia). She recognized the Holy Spirit to be the feminine aspect of the Holy Trinity, and found Her everywhere in Nature. * 9/17: Constitution Day--Day the U.S. Constitution was signed (1787), ensuring that the U.S. would be a democracy governed by the rule of law. * 9/17 to 9/27: Ganesha Chaturthi--Hindu festival honoring God Ganesha (son of Goddess Parvati and God Shiva) as the Challenger - creator and remover of obstacles. * 9/19: Appearance of Our Lady of La Salette, Mother of the Harvest (France 1846). * 9/19: International Coastal Cleanup Day. * 9/19 eve to 9/26 eve: Hajj--Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca to honor Allah. * 9/21: Day Tibetan Buddhists meditate on Bodhisattva Goddess Gold Tara, provider of all sustenance and necessities. * 9/21: International Day of Peace--Day to demonstrate for peace with justice throughout the world. * 9/22: World Car-Free Day--Walk, bike, or take mass transit everywhere! * 9/22: Day the world's nations committed to protecting the sky's ozone layer from harmful chemicals (1988); day to mourn continuing air pollution. * 9/22 to 9/23: Coya Rayni--Inca festival honoring Moon Goddess Quilla; focus is on purging sickness and evil. * 9/22 eve to 9/23 eve: Yom Kippur/Day of Atonement--Jewish day of fasting, prayer, reconciliation, making reparation for harm done, and helping those in need. * 9/22 eve to 9/25 eve: Eid al-Adha--Muslim festival of sacrifice to Allah for the good of all. * 9/23 (4:21 a.m. EDT): Autumn Equinox--Marks the beginning of Autumn and point of equal daylight and darkness; celebrates the bounty of Mother Earth with feasting and aiding those in need. * 9/23: Beginning of Libra (the Scales of Lady Justice). * 9/23: Old Slavic Dozhinki--At the end of the grain harvest, God Jarilo betrays Goddess Morana, and he returns to the realm of the dead. Morana's anger and sadness causes the world to become dark, cold, and dead. * 9/23: Taoist festival honoring the Shen of Winds, West, and Autumn; thanksgiving is made for the harvest. Taoists believe the unity of Yin (Eternal Feminine) and Yang (Eternal Masculine) make up the psyche-matter-energy of the eternal all-encompassing Ch'i. * 9/23: Aki-no-Higan--Day Japanese Buddhists mark the time of change by meditating on the impermanence of life. * 9/23: Vigil for freedom of religion in Saudi Arabia. * 9/24: Yoruba/Santeria feast of Obatala, Orisha of Peace and Justice. * 9/24 eve to 9/25 eve: Demokratia--Old Greek festival celebrating democracy, constitutional government, and justice under law. Zeus Agoraios, Athena Agoraias, and Themis were honored. * 9/25: Indigenous Peoples' Day--Day for honoring Native Americans and their life-affirming spiritual traditions. * 9/25: Day Saudi Arabian women were granted the right to vote and run for office (2011); day to celebrate the beginning of Saudi women's empowerment. * 9/25: Day Pope Francis called for Christian evangelizing to focus on service to humanity - rather than conversion (2014). * 9/25 eve to 10/4 eve: Greater Eleusinian Mysteries--Old Greek festival recalling Goddess Demeter's search for Her missing daughter Kore. * 9/26: Old Egyptian festival of Neter Amen-Ra-Atem, the Great God, and Neteret Amenet-Rait-Mut, the Great Goddess. * 9/26: National Estuaries Day--Celebrate the beauty and life that lives where rivers meet the sea. * 9/27 (8:10 p.m. EDT) to 9/28 (1:24 a.m. EDT): Total Lunar Eclipse (visible in North America). * 9/27 (10:50 p.m. EDT): Full Moon (Indigo/Wise-Crone Moon). * 9/27: Baha'i feast honoring the one Deity as Mashiyyat - Divine Will. * 9/27: World Rivers Day--Immerse yourself and feel the flow of life. * 9/27 eve to 10/4 eve: Sukkot/Feast of Ingathering--Jewish thanksgiving for the fruit harvest. Originally, a dance procession was made to vineyards and wine was offered to Elohim. * 9/27 to 10/5: Navajo Sing--Festival in thanksgiving for the harvest. Estsanatlehi/Changing Woman is believed to represent life, and is manifested in the harvest. * 9/28: Birthday of Confucius (K'ung Fu-Tzu) (551 BCE). He taught that societal harmony could be realized when individuals acted with loving care for family, concern for friends and neighbors, benevolence to strangers, and respect for all. * 9/28: Good Neighbor Day. * 9/29: Feast of Michael, Angel of Protection, and Uriel, Angel of Justice. * 9/30: Christian feast of Hagia Sophia (Holy Wisdom), Soul of the Universe, and source of faith, hope, and love. * 9/30: Birthday of Jalal ad-Din Rumi (1207), Sufi saint and poet. He believed the soul to be one with Deity, and thought ecstatic experience of Deity could be attained with music, whirling dance, and chanting Deity's holy names. * 9/30: Birthday of Elhanan Winchester (1751), Universalist who exhorted people to lives of personal ethics and social reform.

 

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THE MYSTIC'S WHEEL OF THE YEAR 2015
A Multifaith Calendar Reflecting Eco-Egalitarian Spirituality
© 2014 Marija Miovski
www.WheeloftheYear.com