Watch for January’s Full Wolf Moon!

The full Wolf Moon rises on Friday, January 6, 2023. It’s also a micromoon! How is that different from a supermoon? Learn what’s special about the January full Moon!

When to See January’s Full Moon

January’s full Wolf Moon reaches peak illumination on Friday, January 6, at 6:09 P.M. EST. At a full Moon,  the Moon is located on the opposite side of the Earth to the Sun so the face of the Moon facing towards the Earth will be completely illuminated by the Sun’s rays. Look for the Moon to rise from the northeastern horizon around sunset that evening.

Consult our Moonrise Calculator to see what time you can expect to catch a glimpse of the first full Moon of 2023!

January Micromoon

January’s full Moon is a “Micromoon” this year. Think of this term as the opposite of a “Supermoon.” It simply means that the full Moon is at its farthest point from Earth (not the nearest point). In astronomical terms, we call this “apogee.” Specifically, January’s Micro full Moon is about 252,600 miles from Earth.

Why is the Moon nearer or farther (in this instance) from Earth? Simple: The Moon orbits Earth in an elliptical path. One side is nearer to Earth and one side is farther. This distance does affect the Moon’s size and brightness, although it’s probably not that visible to the naked eye. The perceived size of the Moon from Earth is more related to the “Moon Illusion” and how close the Moon appears to the horizon; in this case, it’s high above the horizon so it may not appear to loom over us the way it appears when it’s near the horizon.

Look up at the full Moon on the 6th (or a day earlier or later)! What do you think?

The sunset embers smolder low,
The Moon climbs o’er the hill,
The peaks have caught the alpenglow,
The robin’s song is still.

–John L. Stoddard (1850–1931)

Why Is It Called the Full Wolf Moon?

The full Moon names used by The Old Farmer’s Almanac come from a number of places, including Native American, Colonial American, and European sources. Traditionally, each full Moon name was applied to the entire lunar month in which it occurred, not just to the full Moon itself.

The Wolf Moon …

Click here to read the rest of this article about January’s Full Moon from Farmers almanac.com

WORLDWIDE JANUARY HOLIDAYS IN 2023

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Holiday date Holiday name Holiday location Holiday type
Sun, January 1 New Year’s Day Multiple [Show] Multiple Types
Sun, January 1 New Year Multiple [Show] Public Holiday
Sun, January 1 Liberation Day Cuba National Holiday
Sun, January 1 Republic Day/New Year’s Day Taiwan National Holiday
Sun, January 1 New Year’s Day/Independence Day Haiti National/legal Holiday
Sun, January 1 Republic Day Slovakia National Holiday
Sun, January 1 Restoration of the Czech Independence Day Czech Republic National Holiday
Sun, January 1 Independence Day Multiple [Show] Public Holiday
Sun, January 1 Polar Bear Plunge Day Unofficial (Sports)
Sun, January 1 International New Year’s Day Vietnam National Holiday
Sun, January 1 National Hangover Day Unofficial (Food & DrinksFun & Joy)
Sun, January 1 National Bloody Mary Day Unofficial (Food & Drinks)
Sun, January 1 Diet Resolution Week Unofficial (Health & Body)
Sun, January 1 National Silent Record Week Unofficial
Sun, January 1 Celebration Of Life Week Unofficial (Appreciation & HonorLifestyle)
Sun, January 1 New Year’s Resolutions Week Unofficial (Lifestyle)
Sun, January 1 National Mentoring Month Unofficial (Activity & Action)
Sun, January 1 National CBD Month Unofficial (Awareness & Cause)
Sun, January 1 National Bath Safety Month Unofficial (Awareness & Cause)
Sun, January 1 National Black Diamond Month Unofficial (Lifestyle)
Sun, January 1 National Blood Donor Month Unofficial (Activity & ActionHealth & Body)
Sun, January 1 National Braille Literacy Month Unofficial (Education & Reading)
Sun, January 1 National Hobby Month Unofficial (Hobby & CreativityLifestyle)
Sun, January 1 National Hot Tea Month Unofficial (Food & Drinks)
Sun, January 1 National Oatmeal Month Unofficial (Food & Drinks)
Sun, January 1 National Slavery And Human Trafficking Prevention Month Unofficial (Awareness & Cause)
Sun, January 1 National Slow Cooking Month Unofficial (Food & Drinks)
Sun, January 1 National Soup Month Unofficial (Food & Drinks)
Sun, January 1 National Sunday Supper Month Unofficial (Food & DrinksRelationships & Family)
Mon, January 2 January 2 Bank Holiday Japan Bank Holiday
Mon, January 2 New Year Day Cuba National Holiday
Mon, January 2 New Year’s Day (Day 2) Multiple [Show] National Holiday
Mon, January 2 Heroes’ Day/Ancestors’ Day Haiti National/legal Holiday
Mon, January 2 New Year’s (Day 2) Multiple [Show] Public Holiday
Mon, January 2 Day After New Year’s Day Canada (Quebec) Local Holiday
Mon, January 2 Special non-working day after New Year Philippines Special Non-working Holiday
Mon, January 2 Second Day of New Year’s Day Serbia National Holiday
Mon, January 2 Second Day of New Year Kosovo Official Holiday
Mon, January 2 New Year’s Day (day 2) Multiple [Show] National Holiday
Mon, January 2 2nd January United Kingdom (Scotland) Local Holiday
Mon, January 2 Run It up the Flagpole and See If Anyone Salutes It Day Unofficial (Work & Occupation)
Mon, January 2 Day after New Year’s Day Multiple [Show] National Holiday
Mon, January 2 Berchtold Day Switzerland (14 Cantons) Common Local Holidays
Mon, January 2 Carnival Day Saint Kitts and Nevis Public Holiday
Mon, January 2 National Science Fiction Day Unofficial (Art & Entertainment)
Mon, January 2 National Personal Trainer Awareness Day Unofficial (Health & BodySports)
Mon, January 2 National Buffet Day Unofficial (Food & Drinks)
Mon, January 2 National Cream Puff Day Unofficial (Food & Drinks)
Mon, January 2 National Thank God It’s Monday Day Unofficial (Weird & Obscure)
Mon, January 2 New Year’s Day Anguilla Public Holiday
Mon, January 2 New Year’s Day observed Multiple [Show] Multiple Types
Mon, January 2 New Year observed Multiple [Show] Public Holiday
Mon, January 2 New Year’s Day Observed Multiple [Show] Multiple Types
Mon, January 2 Day After New Year’s Day Multiple [Show] Public Holiday
Mon, January 2 New Year’s weekend China Common Local Holiday
Mon, January 2 New Year Holiday Week Russia National Holiday
Mon, January 2 Republic Day/New Year’s Day observed Taiwan National Holiday
Mon, January 2 International New Year’s Day observed Vietnam National Holiday
Mon, January 2 New Year holiday Slovenia National Holiday
Mon, January 2 Reconquest Day Spain (Granada) Local Holiday
Mon, January 2 New Year’s Day Holiday United Kingdom Bank Holiday
Mon, January 2 Day off for New Year Angola Public Holiday
Mon, January 2 Public Holiday (January) Botswana Public Holiday
Mon, January 2 New Year (Day 2) Mauritius Public Holiday
Mon, January 2 National Folic Acid Awareness Week Unofficial (Food & DrinksHealth & Body)
Tue, January 3 January 3 Bank Holiday Japan Bank Holiday
Tue, January 3 New Year’s Day (Day 3) Armenia National Holiday
Tue, January 3 Festival of Sleep Day Unofficial (Health & Body)
Tue, January 3 National Chocolate Covered Cherry Day Unofficial (Food & Drinks)
Tue, January 3 National Drinking Straw Day Unofficial (Food & Drinks)
Tue, January 3 National Fruitcake Toss Day Unofficial (Food & DrinksFun & Joy)
Tue, January 3 Day after New Year’s Day New Zealand National Holiday
Tue, January 3 New Year’s Day observed Samoa Public Holiday
Tue, January 3 Asarah B’Tevet Israel Observance, Hebrew
Tue, January 3 New Year Holiday Week Russia National Holiday
Tue, January 3 New Year’s (Day 2) Bosnia and Herzegovina Public Holiday
Tue, January 3 Second Day of New Year’s Day Serbia National Holiday
Tue, January 3 2nd January (substitute day) United Kingdom Local Bank Holiday
Tue, January 3 Public Holiday (January) observed Botswana Public Holiday
Tue, January 3 Burkina Faso Popular Uprising Day Burkina Faso Public Holiday
Tue, January 3 New Year observed Rwanda Public Holiday
Tue, January 3 Day After New Year’s Day observed Rwanda Public Holiday
Wed, January 4 New Year’s Day (Day 4) Armenia National Holiday
Wed, January 4 Independence Day Myanmar Public Holiday
Wed, January 4 World Braille Day International (Appreciation & HonorEducation & ReadingUnited Nations)
Wed, January 4 Day of King Amador Sao Tome and Principe Public Holiday
Wed, January 4 Martyrs of Independence Day Congo Democratic Republic Public Holiday
Wed, January 4 National Spaghetti Day Unofficial (Food & Drinks)
Wed, January 4 National Trivia Day Unofficial (Activity & Action)
Wed, January 4 New Year Holiday Week Russia National Holiday
Thu, January 5 Guru Gobind Singh Birthday Sikh
Thu, January 5 Armenian Christmas Eve Armenia National Holiday
Thu, January 5 Twelfth Night Sweden De Facto Half Holiday
Thu, January 5 National Keto Day Unofficial (Food & DrinksHealth & Body)
Thu, January 5 National Bird Day Unofficial (Animals)
Thu, January 5 National Whipped Cream Day Unofficial (Food & Drinks)
Thu, January 5 National Screenwriters Day Unofficial (Art & EntertainmentWork & Occupation)
Thu, January 5 New Year Holiday Week Russia National Holiday
Fri, January 6 Epiphany Multiple [Show] Multiple Types
Fri, January 6 The Three Wise Men Day Venezuela Bank Holiday
Fri, January 6 Day of the Holy Kings Mexico Observance
Fri, January 6 Three Kings Day US Virgin Islands Public Holiday
Fri, January 6 Armenian Christmas Day Armenia National Holiday
Fri, January 6 Army Day Iraq National Holiday
Fri, January 6 Christmas Eve (Orthodox) North Macedonia Optional Holiday
Fri, January 6 Orthodox Christmas Eve Bosnia and Herzegovina Optional Holiday
Fri, January 6 National Bean Day Unofficial (Food & Drinks)
Fri, January 6 National Shortbread Day Unofficial (Food & Drinks)
Fri, January 6 National Technology Day Unofficial (Relationships & Family)
Fri, January 6 National Cuddle Up Day Unofficial (Relationships & Family)
Fri, January 6 New Year Holiday Week Russia National Holiday
Fri, January 6 Twelfth Night Iceland Observance
Sat, January 7 Victory over Genocide Day Cambodia Public Holiday
Sat, January 7 Orthodox Christmas Day Multiple [Show] National Holiday, Orthodox
Sat, January 7 Christmas Day Kosovo Official Holiday
Sat, January 7 Coptic Christmas Day Egypt National Holiday
Sat, January 7 Christmas Day (Orthodox) Montenegro National Holiday, Orthodox
Sat, January 7 Pioneers Day Liberia Observance
Sat, January 7 Old Rock Day Unofficial (Nature & Environment)
Sat, January 7 Ethiopian Christmas Day Ethiopia Public Holiday
Sat, January 7 National Bobblehead Day Unofficial (Fun & Joy)
Sat, January 7 National Tempura Day Unofficial (Food & Drinks)
Sat, January 7 Constitution Day Ghana Public Holiday
Sat, January 7 Mahayana New Year Buddhist
Sun, January 8 Christmas Day, day 2 (Orthodox) Montenegro National Holiday, Orthodox
Sun, January 8 Orthodox Christmas Day holiday Moldova National Holiday, Orthodox
Sun, January 8 Coptic Christmas Sudan Public Holiday
Sun, January 8 Earth’s Rotation Day Unofficial (Nature & EnvironmentScience)
Sun, January 8 National Argyle Day Unofficial (Art & Entertainment)
Sun, January 8 National Bubble Bath Day Unofficial (Fun & Joy)
Sun, January 8 National English Toffee Day Unofficial (Food & Drinks)
Sun, January 8 National JoyGerm Day Unofficial (Fun & Joy)
Sun, January 8 National Winter Skin Relief Day Unofficial (Health & Body)
Sun, January 8 National Sunday Supper Day Unofficial (Relationships & Family)
Sun, January 8 Special Working Day China Working Day In Weekend
Sun, January 8 Baptism of the Jesus Christian
Sun, January 8 National Mocktail Week Unofficial (Food & Drinks)
Sun, January 8 National Pizza Week Unofficial (Food & Drinks)
Sun, January 8 Universal Letter Writing Week Unofficial (Education & Reading)
Sun, January 8 Home Office Safety And Security Week Unofficial
Mon, January 9 Martyr´s Day Panama National Holiday
Mon, January 9 Word Nerd Day Unofficial (Culture & HistoryEducation & Reading)
Mon, January 9 Peace Agreement Day South Sudan Public Holiday
Mon, January 9 National Apricot Day Unofficial (Food & Drinks)
Mon, January 9 National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day Unofficial (Work & Occupation)
Mon, January 9 National Static Electricity Day Unofficial (Science)
Mon, January 9 National Clean Off Your Desk Day Unofficial (Work & OccupationActivity & Action)
Mon, January 9 Epiphany Colombia National Holiday
Mon, January 9 Coming of Age Day Japan National Holiday
Mon, January 9 Day of the Republika Srpska Bosnia and Herzegovina (Republika Srpska) Local Holiday
Mon, January 9 Christmas Day observed Kosovo Official Holiday
Tue, January 10 Margaret Thatcher Day Falkland Islands Observance
Tue, January 10 Vodoun Festival Benin Public Holiday
Tue, January 10 Majority Rule Day The Bahamas Public Holiday
Tue, January 10 National Bittersweet Chocolate Day Unofficial (Food & Drinks)
Tue, January 10 National Cut Your Energy Costs Day Unofficial (Nature & EnvironmentProducts & Technology )
Tue, January 10 National Oysters Rockefeller Day Unofficial (Food & Drinks)
Tue, January 10 National Save The Eagles Day Unofficial (Animals)
Tue, January 10 National Shop for Travel Day Unofficial (Fun & JoyHobby & Creativity)
Wed, January 11 Learn Your Name in Morse Code Day Unofficial (Education & Reading)
Wed, January 11 Kosrae Constitution Day Micronesia Local Holiday
Wed, January 11 Anniversary of the Independence Manifesto Morocco National Holiday
Wed, January 11 National Milk Day Unofficial (Food & Drinks)
Wed, January 11 National Human Trafficking Awareness Day Unofficial (Awareness & Cause)
Wed, January 11 National Step in the Puddle and Splash Your Friends Day Unofficial (Fun & JoyWeird & Obscure)
Wed, January 11 Cuckoo Dancing Week Unofficial (Art & Entertainment)
Thu, January 12 Geok Tepe Memorial Day Turkmenistan Public Holiday
Thu, January 12 Zanzibar Revolution Day Tanzania Public Holiday
Thu, January 12 Kiss A Ginger Day Unofficial (Relationships & FamilyWeird & Obscure)
Thu, January 12 National Pharmacist Day Unofficial (Work & Occupation)
Thu, January 12 National Curried Chicken Day Unofficial (Food & Drinks)
Thu, January 12 National Marzipan Day Unofficial (Food & Drinks)
Thu, January 12 Berber New Year Algeria Public Holiday
Fri, January 13 Constitution Day Mongolia Observance
Fri, January 13 Democracy Day Cabo Verde Public Holiday
Fri, January 13 Make Your Dreams Come True Day Unofficial (Work & OccupationActivity & Action)
Fri, January 13 Stephen Foster Memorial Day United States Observance
Fri, January 13 Liberation Day Togo Public Holiday
Fri, January 13 Korean American Day Unofficial (Culture & History)
Fri, January 13 National Sticker Day Unofficial (Fun & Joy)
Fri, January 13 National Rubber Ducky Day Unofficial (Fun & JoyWeird & Obscure)
Fri, January 13 National Peach Melba Day Unofficial (Food & Drinks)
Fri, January 13 Friday the 13th (Fun & Joy)
Fri, January 13 Lee-Jackson Day United States (Virginia) State Holiday
Fri, January 13 Maghi – Lohri Sikh
Sat, January 14 Makar Sankranti India Restricted Holiday
Sat, January 14 Old New Year Russia Observance
Sat, January 14 Orthodox New Year Multiple [Show] Orthodox
Sat, January 14 Defenders of the Motherland Day Uzbekistan Public Holiday
Sat, January 14 Organize Your Home Day Unofficial (Hobby & CreativityActivity & Action)
Sat, January 14 Revolution and Youth Day Tunisia Public Holiday
Sat, January 14 National Hot Pastrami Sandwich Day Unofficial (Food & Drinks)
Sat, January 14 National Dress Up Your Pet Day Unofficial (Animals)
Sat, January 14 National Vision Board Day Unofficial (Work & OccupationEducation & Reading)
Sat, January 14 Birthday of Yang di-Pertuan Besar Malaysia (Negeri Sembilan) Common Local Holiday
Sat, January 14 National Children’s Day Thailand Observance
Sun, January 15 John Chilembwe Day Malawi Public Holiday
Sun, January 15 National Bagel Day Unofficial (Food & Drinks)
Sun, January 15 National Hat Day Unofficial (Lifestyle)
Sun, January 15 National Booch Day Unofficial (Food & Drinks)
Sun, January 15 National Strawberry Ice Cream Day Unofficial (Food & Drinks)
Sun, January 15 World Religion Day International (Culture & History)
Sun, January 15 Pongal India Restricted Holiday
Sun, January 15 Tamil Thai Pongal Day Sri Lanka Public Holiday
Sun, January 15 Hunt For Happiness Week Unofficial (Health & BodyLifestyle)
Sun, January 15 National Healthy Weight Week Unofficial (Health & Body)
Sun, January 15 National Fresh Squeezed Juice Week Unofficial (Food & Drinks)
Mon, January 16 Signing of the Peace Accords El salvador Observance
Mon, January 16 Teachers’ Day Thailand Observance
Mon, January 16 Anniversary of President Laurent Kabila’s Assassination Congo Democratic Republic Public Holiday
Mon, January 16 Nothing Day Unofficial (Fun & Joy)
Mon, January 16 National Without a Scalpel Day Unofficial (Health & Body)
Mon, January 16 National Religious Freedom Day Unofficial (Culture & History)
Mon, January 16 National Fig Newton Day Unofficial (Food & Drinks)
Mon, January 16 Martin Luther King Jr Day Puerto Rico Bank/public Sector Holiday
Mon, January 16 Martin Luther King Jr. Day Multiple [Show] Multiple Types
Mon, January 16 Robert E. Lee’s Birthday United States (Alabama, Mississippi) State Holiday
Mon, January 16 Idaho Human Rights Day United States (Idaho) State Holiday
Mon, January 16 Civil Rights Day United States (Arizona, New Hampshire) State Holiday
Mon, January 16 Martin Luther King Jr. Day Multiple [Show] Multiple Types
Mon, January 16 Blue Monday Unofficial (Health & BodyWeird & Obscure)
Tue, January 17 Kid Inventors’ Day Unofficial (Hobby & Creativity)
Tue, January 17 Ditch New Year’s Resolution Day Unofficial (Lifestyle)
Tue, January 17 Anniversary of Prime Minister Patrice Emery Lumumba’s Assassination Congo Democratic Republic Public Holiday
Tue, January 17 National Hot Buttered Rum Day Unofficial (Food & Drinks)
Tue, January 17 National Bootlegger’s Day Unofficial (Food & Drinks)
Tue, January 17 International Hoof Care Week International (Animals)
Wed, January 18 National Winnie The Pooh Day Unofficial (Fun & JoyRelationships & Family)
Wed, January 18 National Peking Duck Day Unofficial (Food & Drinks)
Wed, January 18 National Thesaurus Day Unofficial (Education & ReadingHobby & Creativity)
Thu, January 19 Orthodox Epiphany Georgia Public Holiday
Thu, January 19 National Tin Can Day Unofficial (Products & Technology )
Thu, January 19 Robert E Lee’s Birthday United States (Florida) State Holiday
Thu, January 19 World Quark Day Unofficial (Food & Drinks)
Thu, January 19 National Popcorn Day Unofficial (Food & Drinks)
Thu, January 19 Get to Know Your Customers Day Unofficial (Lifestyle)
Thu, January 19 Confederate Heroes’ Day United States (Texas) State Holiday
Thu, January 19 Epiphany (Orthodox) North Macedonia Optional Holiday
Fri, January 20 Martyrs’ Day Azerbaijan Public Holiday
Fri, January 20 Heroes’ Day Cabo Verde Public Holiday
Fri, January 20 Heroes Day Guinea-Bissau Public Holiday
Fri, January 20 Penguin Awareness Day Unofficial (Animals)
Fri, January 20 National Buttercrunch Day Unofficial (Food & Drinks)
Fri, January 20 National Disc Jockey Day Unofficial (Art & Entertainment)
Fri, January 20 National Cheese Lover’s Day Unofficial (Food & Drinks)
Sat, January 21 Errol Barrow Day Barbados Public Holiday
Sat, January 21 Our Lady of Altagracia Dominican Republic National Holiday
Sat, January 21 Princess Ingrid Alexandra’s day Norway Flag Day
Sat, January 21 National Hug Day Unofficial (Relationships & Family)
Sat, January 21 National Granola Bar Day Unofficial (Food & Drinks)
Sat, January 21 Squirrel Appreciation Day Unofficial (Animals)
Sat, January 21 Spring Festival Eve China National Holiday
Sat, January 21 Chinese Lunar New Year’s Day Hong kong National Holiday
Sat, January 21 Seollal Holiday South Korea Public Holiday
Sat, January 21 Chinese New Year’s Eve Taiwan National Holiday
Sat, January 21 Vietnamese New Year’s Eve Vietnam National Holiday
Sat, January 21 Soup Swap Day Unofficial (Food & Drinks)
Sat, January 21 World Kiwanis Week Unofficial (Relationships & Family)
Sat, January 21 International Snowmobile Safety And Awareness Week Unofficial (Awareness & Cause)
Sun, January 22 Plurinational State Foundation Day Bolivia National Holiday
Sun, January 22 Franco-German Day Germany Observance
Sun, January 22 Ukrainian Unity Day Ukraine Observance
Sun, January 22 National Hot Sauce Day Unofficial (Food & Drinks)
Sun, January 22 National Blonde Brownie Day Unofficial (Food & Drinks)
Sun, January 22 Chinese New Year Multiple [Show] Multiple Types
Sun, January 22 World Leprosy Day International (Health & Body)
Sun, January 22 Lunar New Year (First Day) Macau Public Holiday
Sun, January 22 Chinese Lunar New Year’s Day Multiple [Show] Multiple Types
Sun, January 22 Lunar New Year’s Day Mongolia Public Holiday
Sun, January 22 Seollal South Korea Public Holiday
Sun, January 22 Chinese New Year’s Day Taiwan National Holiday
Sun, January 22 Vietnamese New Year Vietnam National Holiday
Sun, January 22 Answer Your Cat’s Questions Day Unofficial (Weird & Obscure)
Sun, January 22 National CRNA Week Unofficial (Work & Occupation)
Sun, January 22 National School Choice Week Unofficial (Education & Reading)
Mon, January 23 National Handwriting Day Unofficial (Hobby & Creativity)
Mon, January 23 National Pie Day Unofficial (Food & Drinks)
Mon, January 23 National Heroes Day Cayman Islands Public Holiday
Mon, January 23 Wellington Anniversary Day New Zealand (Manawatu-Wanganui*, Wellington) Local Holiday
Mon, January 23 Chinese New Year Brunei Public Holiday
Mon, January 23 Spring Festival Golden Week holiday China National Holiday
Mon, January 23 Second day of Chinese Lunar New Year Multiple [Show] Multiple Types
Mon, January 23 Lunar New Year (Second Day) Macau Public Holiday
Mon, January 23 Second Day of Lunar New Year Mongolia Public Holiday
Mon, January 23 Chinese Lunar New Year’s Day Singapore National Holiday
Mon, January 23 Seollal Holiday South Korea Public Holiday
Mon, January 23 Chinese New Year Holiday 1 Taiwan National Holiday
Mon, January 23 Tet holiday Vietnam National Holiday
Mon, January 23 Tax Identity Theft Week Unofficial (Awareness & Cause)
Tue, January 24 National Compliment Day Unofficial (Fun & Joy)
Tue, January 24 Macintosh Computer Day Unofficial (Products & Technology )
Tue, January 24 Unification Day Romania National Holiday
Tue, January 24 National Peanut Butter Day Unofficial (Food & Drinks)
Tue, January 24 Beer Can Appreciation Day Unofficial (Products & Technology Food & Drinks)
Tue, January 24 Spring Festival Golden Week holiday China Common Local Holiday
Tue, January 24 Third day of Chinese Lunar New Year Multiple [Show] Multiple Types
Tue, January 24 Lunar New Year (Third Day) Macau Public Holiday
Tue, January 24 Third Day of Lunar New Year Mongolia Public Holiday
Tue, January 24 Chinese New Year Holiday 2 Taiwan National Holiday
Tue, January 24 Tet holiday Vietnam National Holiday
Wed, January 25 Betico Croes’ Birthday Aruba Public Holiday
Wed, January 25 Revolution Day (January 25) Egypt National Holiday
Wed, January 25 Tatiana Day Ukraine Observance
Wed, January 25 Burns Night United Kingdom Local Observance
Wed, January 25 National Opposite Day Unofficial (Fun & Joy)
Wed, January 25 National Irish Coffee Day Unofficial (Food & Drinks)
Wed, January 25 National Library Shelfie Day Unofficial (Education & ReadingHobby & Creativity)
Wed, January 25 Spring Festival Golden Week holiday China Common Local Holiday
Wed, January 25 Chinese New Year Holiday 3 Taiwan National Holiday
Wed, January 25 Tet holiday Vietnam National Holiday
Thu, January 26 Republic Day India Gazetted Holiday
Thu, January 26 Australia Day Australia National Holiday
Thu, January 26 International Customs Day International (Work & Occupation)
Thu, January 26 Liberation Day Uganda Public Holiday
Thu, January 26 National Spouses Day Unofficial (Relationships & Family)
Thu, January 26 National Green Juice Day Unofficial (Food & Drinks)
Thu, January 26 National Peanut Brittle Day Unofficial (Food & Drinks)
Thu, January 26 Spring Festival Golden Week holiday China Common Local Holiday
Thu, January 26 Chinese New Year Holiday 4 Taiwan National Holiday
Thu, January 26 Tet holiday Vietnam National Holiday
Fri, January 27 International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust International (Culture & HistoryUnited Nations)
Fri, January 27 Saint Dévote’s Day Monaco National Holiday
Fri, January 27 Spirituality Day/St Sava’s Day Serbia Observance
Fri, January 27 Remembrance Day for the Victims of National Socialism Germany Observance
Fri, January 27 e-Day Unofficial (Education & Reading)
Fri, January 27 National Chocolate Cake Day Unofficial (Food & Drinks)
Fri, January 27 National Big Wig Day Unofficial (Awareness & CauseFun & Joy)
Fri, January 27 Spring Festival Golden Week holiday China Common Local Holiday
Fri, January 27 St Sava’s Day North Macedonia Optional Holiday
Fri, January 27 National Fun At Work Day Unofficial (Work & OccupationFun & Joy)
Sat, January 28 José Martí´s Birthday Memorial Cuba Observance
Sat, January 28 Army Day Armenia National Holiday
Sat, January 28 National Kazoo Day Unofficial (Art & EntertainmentFun & Joy)
Sat, January 28 National Blueberry Pancake Day Unofficial (Food & Drinks)
Sat, January 28 Data Privacy Day Unofficial (Awareness & Cause)
Sat, January 28 National Seed Swap Day Unofficial (Nature & Environment)
Sun, January 29 Kansas Day United States Observance
Sun, January 29 St. Valero’s Feast Spain (Zaragoza) Local Holiday
Sun, January 29 National Puzzle Day Unofficial (Fun & JoyHobby & Creativity)
Sun, January 29 National Corn Chip Day Unofficial (Food & Drinks)
Sun, January 29 National Catholic Schools Week Unofficial (Education & Reading)
Sun, January 29 Meat Week Unofficial (Food & Drinks)
Mon, January 30 The Three Holy Hierarchs Greece Observance
Mon, January 30 National Croissant Day Unofficial (Food & Drinks)
Mon, January 30 National Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day Unofficial (Products & Technology Weird & Obscure)
Mon, January 30 Duarte´s Day Dominican Republic National Holiday
Mon, January 30 Northland Anniversary Day New Zealand (Northland) Local Holiday
Mon, January 30 Auckland Anniversary Day New Zealand (AUK, BOP, GIS, HKB*, MWT*, WKO) Local Holiday
Mon, January 30 Nelson Anniversary Day New Zealand (CAN*, NSN, TAS, WTC*) Local Holiday
Mon, January 30 National Cowboy Poetry Gathering Week Unofficial
Mon, January 30 Intimate Apparel Market Week Unofficial (Lifestyle)
Tue, January 31 Independence Day Nauru Public Holiday
Tue, January 31 National Backward Day Unofficial (Fun & JoyHobby & Creativity)
Tue, January 31 National Hot Chocolate Day Unofficial (Food & Drinks)
Tue, January 31 National Inspire Your Heart With Art Day Unofficial (Art & Entertainment)
Tue, January 31 Plan for Vacation Day Unofficial (LifestyleWeird & Obscure)

What Planets Will Be Retrograde January 2023?

Here we go — the astrology of January is looking much better than the previous few months, and in more ways than one. January not only marks the end of three retrogrades, but once these planets begin to move forward again, there will officially be zero retrogrades taking place for the remainder of the month. That’s pretty unheard of, considering eight out of the 10 planets are consistently moving back and forth across the sky — so be sure to enjoy it while it lasts.

Mars, the planet of hostility, assertion, and confrontation will finally be ending its retrograde and stationing direct in Gemini in January, and Mercury, the planet of communication, thoughts, and ideas, will be stationing direct in Capricorn just a few days later. Uranus, an outer planet, will also be stationing direct in Taurus this month, but it’s bound to be less noticeable, since this planet is retrograde for five months every year anyway.

While Uranus retrogrades are pretty common (and thus less noticeable), Mercury and Mars retrogrades are in fact, very noticeable. Mars in particular has been retracing its steps through Gemini since Oct. 30, making it difficult to resolve conflict and handle heated encounters with ease. Mercury retrograde has been going on since Dec. 29, and while the planet of communication retrogrades roughly three times each year, it doesn’t make the delays, misunderstandings, and mishaps any less frustrating. The good thing is, once these three planets end their retrogrades, you’ll experience a surge in energy and mental clarity — just in time to set your New Years’ resolutions in motion.

What Is A Retrograde?

Retrogrades take place when a planet reduces speed in the sky, appearing to move backwards. While they can’t actually turn around and move in the opposite direction, the slowness of a planet that typically moves swiftly tends to affect everyone in major ways, bringing up some potential challenges. For example, when Mercury stations retrograde, communicating effectively as well as processing information can become more difficult. Since Mercury and Mars are inner planets, their retrogrades tend to be much more noticeable, since they’re so close to Earth that they can be seen with a naked eye. Outer planets, like Uranus, retrograde for much longer, but since they’re further away from Earth, we don’t notice the effects as much.

What Planets Will Be Retrograde January 2023?

What To Expect From January 2023’s Retrograde Planets

Click here for more information about retrograde planets for January 2023 from elitedaily.com

Celtic Tree Month of the Birch December 24 – January 20

(SIDE NOTE: I am sorry I am posting this month so late. I lost track of it going up between all the holidays)

From ireland-calling.com

Birch – the tree of birth

Birch is a hardy and adaptable tree, able to grow where many trees cannot. It seldom grows alone and is often found in groves.

 

The birch tree has many uses both medicinal and practical.

Birch wood is durable but quick to rot, making it a good home for insects and birdlife.

It was often used to make May poles and start the fires at Beltane, the festival of new beginnings, due to a highly combustible tar in its bark.

This tar is furthermore believed to be good for the skin and can be used to treat eczema.

Birch is also associated with purification and protection. The leaves of the birch can be brewed into a tea that treats infection, stimulates the gall bladder and kidneys and is said to dissolve gravel and kidney stones.

Birch used to stimulate purification process

In Scandinavia birch is used in saunas to stimulate the purification process and in Russia birch branches are beaten against the skin at steam rooms for the same purpose. This practice was also used as a punishment in old England to purify a criminal of evil.

The Birch was seen by the Druids as the tree of birth – a symbol of new beginnings. Beth, meaning birch, is the first letter in the Ogham alphabet and the first month in the Celtic Tree Calendar.

Brooms were often made out of birch twigs as birch was believed to have protective qualities.

The birch brooms were used to drive away the spirits of the old year in a protective ritual called ‘beating the bounds’.

Babies’ cradles were often made of birch for these same protective qualities and it is said that carrying a piece of birch will protect you from fairies.

2023 PAGAN CALENDAR OF OBSERVANCES

From wiccanfamilytemple.org

JANUARY

JAN. 1: Hag’s Day – honoring the goddess as She Who Transforms
Day of Ishtar ( Inanna, Ashtart, Ashtaroth, Ashtoreth, Anat, Astarte, Anaitgis, Atar, Isis): Goddess of Love & Battle.

JAN. 2-3: Feast of Old to Greek Goddess Hekate – who guides all through transitions and crisis.

JAN. 6: Triple Goddess Day—honoring the Goddess as the Three-In-One;
Day of the Lord of the Dance – honoring Shiva, seeking his aid for prosperity and wisdom in the New Year, and for prosperity and wisdom in the New Year, and also for a spouse if desired.

JAN. 9: Festival of Isis: Mother Goddess, Great Goddess, Throne of Egypt

JAN. 16: Festival of Ganesh: God of Success

JAN. 17-18 Tu B’Shevat – Jewish Festival of Trees, celebrated with tree plantings and orchard blessings. Originally honored Old Canaanite-Hebrew Goddess Asherah.

JAN. 17-19 Feast of Fate – Ruler of Past, present, and Future, honoring Goddess as Moirai (old Greek), Norns (Old Norse), Coatlicue (Aztec), Pachamama (Inca), Manat (Old Arabic-Sufi) & Providence (Christian).

JAN. 18: Day of Danu – Celebrating the Great Mother Goddess who Shows the Way.

JAN. 23: Egyptian Day of Hathor: Goddess of Love, Tombs and the Sky.

JAN. 24-Feb 1 Sementivae – Old Roman festival of sowing, honoring Earth Goddess Terra (Greek Gaia), Grain Goddess Ceres (Greek Demeter), and Seed Goddess Proserpina (Greek Persephone).

FEBRUARY

FEB. 2: IMBOLC SABBAT: Cleansing, Purification, Quickening. 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.

 

FEB. 7: Greek Day of Selene: Moon Goddess

FEB. 14: Norse Family Festival – Celebrated as Valentine’s Day

FEB. 1-14 Greek festival of God Dionysus – in which vines were pruned and sprinkled with wine, accompanied by ritual singing and dancing.
FEB. 15: Lupercalia (Festival of the Wolf): Pan’s Day—Honoring the Lord of the Wilderness, Animals, and Fertility. Coming of Spring.

FEB. 23: Egyptian Day of Nut: Goddess of Healing and Fertility

FEB. 28: Cake Day – Offering little cakes to the God and the Goddess; Remembering the ancestors with cakes and flowers.

MARCH

MAR. 4: Celtic Feast of Rhiannon: Moon Goddess, Underworld Goddess

 

MAR. 5: Navigium Isidis – Egyptian festival honoring Goddess Isis as Lady of the Moon and Ruler of the Sea; celebrated with the launching of a boat of offerings.

MAR. 9: Mother Goddess Day – honoring all Mother Goddesses – the loving, nurturing Goddess.

MAR. 11: Great Night of Shiva: vigil and feast for Transcendence

MAR. 14: Egyptian Festival of Au Set: Snake Goddess who wards off poverty

MAR. 17: Roman Liberalia: Maenad Festival of Bacchus (Dionysus)– honoring the God of the Vine and Rebirth.
Canaanite of Festival of Astarte: Goddess of Love

MAR. 20: – Ala Festival (Nigerian)
– Iduna’s Day (Norse)
– Alban Eilir (Celtic, Druid holiday)
– Spring Harvest Festival (Egyptian)

MAR. 20-21: Sumerian Festival – celebrating the return of Dumuzi (God of Life and Death) from the Underworld to be with Inanna (Goddess of Life) for the verdant part of the year.

MAR. 20 or 21: OSTARA SABBAT: Spring Equinox; The Goddess of Spring.Spring Equinox aka Vernal Equinox aka Ostara. Marks the beginning of Spring. Days and nights are exactly equal, the sun rises and sets in the exact east and west. This holiday represents the first creation, but also the annual creation (planting so crops grow each year) and most symbolic, the perpetual creation. Fertility symbols abound such as eggs and rabbits. Spring or Vernal Equinox begins a forty day period which culminates with May Day, another fertility Spring festival of ancient origin. The other three forty day periods are: Fall Equinox (Sept 22 or 23) to Halloween/AllSaints Day (Oct. 31, Nov.1), Dec. 25 to Imbolc/Candlemas (Feb 1 or 2) and of course, Lent. Lent is the forty day period beginning on Ash Wednesday and ending on Easter Sunday every year.

MAR. 24: Feast Day of Archangel Gabriel whose name means, “The High One’s Hero,” or “Hero of God,” or “Power of God,” or “Might of God.” Note this day comes one day before Annunciation Day when Gabriel performed his most famous task. Since 1970, the Catholic Church no longer recognizes this day for Gabriel, ending a thousand year plus tradition by opting to lump him in with Raphael and Michael for a Feast of the Holy Archangels Day on Sept 29. Originally the Church had an angel for each of the four “corners” of the year, the solstices and equinoxes. It was the Church’s only recognition of these “pagan” holy days.

MAR. 25: Lady Day – honoring the Crone as Grandmother; Mother of the Mother.

MAR. 30: Babylonian Day of Bau: Mother of Ea (The Earth)

APRIL

APR. 1: Dark Mother Day –honoring Black Annis, Kali;
Fool’s Day—honoring the God of Chaos Energy.
Day of Venus: Goddess of Love and the Hunt

 

APR. 5: Roman Day of Fortuna: Goddess of Fate

APR. 7: Feast of Blajini—offerings made to the Other People/Sidhe or Faeries “Kindly Ones”.

APR. 7-8: Feast of Greek Goddess Artemis (Roman Diana) – who represents the feminine in Nature and protects women throughout their lives.

APR. 8: Day of Mooncakes—honoring the Moon Goddess.

APR. 15: – Feast of Tellus Mater (Roman)
– Festival of Ba’ast, Feast of Bast (Egyptian cat goddess)

APR. 16: – St. Padarn’s Day (Celtic)
– Feast of St. George (Byzantine)

APR. 15-17: Feast of the Seas – Honoring God-Goddess as Olokun-Yemaya (Yoruba/Santeria) and Okeanos-Tethys (Old Greek).

APR. 22: Earth Day – Day to honor the Earth and to meditate on Deity manifesting as Mother Earth
– Festival of Isthar (Babylonian)
– Feast of the Divine Couple (Japanese)
– Feast of Elaphebolia (Greek)
– Odin’s Day – Norse festival.

APR. 23: Festival of the Greenman—honoring the God of the Forest and vegetation.

APR. 25: – Spring Festivals – Dedicated to Herne, Pan, Horned God.
– Roman Robligalia – Corn Mothers (Ceres and Demeter) and Harvest.

APR. 25: Spring Festival – dedicated to the Horned God and Corn Mother.

APR. 28: Celebrated April 28 – May 3: Festival of Flora: remembrance of those who passed into the Underworld.

APR. 30: May Eve—Walpurgis Night; annual gathering of Witches and covens. Beltane Begins at Sundown (Celtic, Wiccan) Old Norse Feast.

APR. 30 – MAY 2: – Beltane – Celtic festival marking the arrival of summer in ancient times, celebrating Blodeuwedd (Goddess of Flowers) and Llew (Oak King, God of the Waxing Sun).
– Old Norse Feast – Celebrating Nanna (Goddess of Flowers), true love of Baldur (God of Light).
– Feast of Sacred Marriage – Honoring Goddess-God as Inanna & Dumuzi , Ishtar & Tammuz (Old Sumerian), Isis & Osiris (Egyptian), Oshun & Shango (Yoruba/Santeria).

MAY

MAY 1: BELTANE SABBAT: Festival of Spring and Fertility. Sidhe Day. Beltaine – Celtic festival marking the arrival of summer in ancient times.

 

MAY 4: Celtic/British Festival of Cerridwen and Brigit: Corn Goddesses of Fertility

May 4 – Celtic Festival of Cerridwen and Brigit – Corn Goddesses of fertility, healing, and poets.
– St. Monica’s Day (Irish)
– Veneration of the Thorn (Irish)
– Festival of Sheila Na Gig (Irish)

MAY 6: – Shepherd’s Day – Day to meditate on Deity as Lord of Animals: Dumuzi (Old Sumerian), Osiris (Egyptian), Pan (Old Greek), Shiva Pasupati (Hindu).
– Eyvind Kelve (Norse)

MAY 9: – Greek Feast of Artemis

MAY 9-12: Lemuria – Roman festival when the spirits of the dead are thought to revisit their homes.

MAY 13: – Roman Garland Day, Offering garlands to Neptune.
– Month of Hawthorn, Celtic festival of the tree.
– Our Lady of Fatima Day (Portugal)

MAY 14: – Isis Day in ancient Egypt

MAY 14: -16 Feast of Divine Love and Compassion – Source of healing and beneficence, honoring the Goddess as Isis (Old Egyptian), Oshun (Yoruba/Santeria), Lakshmi (Hindu).

MAY 15: – Festival of Vesta (Roman)
– Maia and Mercury’s Day (Roman)
MAY 18: – Celtic Feast of Greek God Pan – Who represents the masculine in Nature and protects men throughout their lives. Men recognized the transitions in their lives and honored male fertility.

MAY 19: Celtic Feast of Brigid – In which sacred healing wells and springs were adorned with flowers in honor of Goddess Brigid, daughter of Mother Goddess Danu and Father God Dagda.

MAY 21: Dark/Bright Mother Goddess Day—honoring Hecate/Demeter; Uma; Kali/Parvati .

MAY 26: – Festival of Diana begins (ends 31st) (ancient Roman holiday)

MAY 28: FEAST OF BENDIDIA—family feast day honoring of the Goddess of the Moon, Dark Moon, Underworld, Secret Wisdom and Witches.

May 30 – Frigg’s Day, Northern Goddess, spouse of Odin (Teutonic “heathen” European pre-Christian holiday)
– Feast of the Queen of the Underworld Begins (Roman)
– Feast of the Queen of Heaven (European)

JUNE

Month of Juno – Dedicated to Roman Goddess Juno, partner of Jove (God of Happiness), protector of marriage and family.
June 2 – Juno Regina’s Day (Roman)
– Sin’s Day (Norse)
– Shapatu of Ishtar (Babylonian)
– Seamen’s Day (Icelandish)
– St. Elmo’s Day

 

JUN. 5: Earth Mother Day—honoring Gaia/Tailtiu/Mother Earth. Calling forth good harvests.

JUN. 11: – Feast of Matuta (Roman)
– Matralia (Roman)
– Fortuna’s Day (Roman)

JUN. 13: Feast of Epona – The Celtic Horse Goddess honoring the Goddess of the Horse [Otherworld Guide].
– Athena’s Day (Greek)
– Minerva’s Day (Roman)

JUN. 14: – Vidar’s Day (Norse)
– Birthday of the Muses (Greek). Music, the arts & inspiration “born”

JUN. 16: – Night of the Teardrop (Egyptian)

JUN. 18: Roman Day of Anna – Goddess Danu to the Celts. Early Christian-Pagans made sure Anna entered the Kristian story, making her Yeshua’s grandmother, Mary’s mother.

JUN. 20: – Iron Skegge’s Day (Norse)
– Festival of Edfu (Egyptian)
– Kuan-Yin Day (day she became a Bodhisattva)

JUN. 21: LITHA SABBAT: Summer Solstice; celebrating Fullness of the Year, Midsummer’s Ever: offerings to the Other People.
– Day of Cerridwen and her Cauldron (English/Welsh)
– Day of Aine of Knockaine (Irish)
– Day of the Green Man (Northern Europe)
– The Great Mother (British)
– Alban Hefin (Druidic)
– Waa-Laa Ends (Native American)
– Litha (Wiccan)
– All Hera’s Day (Roman)
– Ishtar’s Day (Babylonian)
– Astarte’s Day (Canaanite)
– Aphrodite’s Day (Greek)
– Yemaya’s Day (Brazilian)
– Aine’s Day (Irish)

JUN. 23: Day of the Lady and Lord of the Sidhe—Otherworld aspects of the Divine.
– Day of the Fairy Goddesses – Aine, Ana, Anu, Danu
– Celtic Day of the Greenman – Herne, Cernunnos, Lugh

JUN. 24: TEMPLAR HOLY DAY. In the Roman calendar this day was thought to be Summer Solstice. The Church renamed this pagan holiday to St. John the Baptist Day. Templars revered it highly. On Jun 24, 1314 a mysterious band of knights joined Robert the Bruce of Scotland on the battlefield making his victory at Bannockburn possible. These knights could only have been the a troop of disbanded and now in-hiding Templars who had fled to western Scotland. St. John’s day was used by Freemasons in 1717 to found the first public (non-Scottish) Order of Freemasonry in London. Masonic teachings are said to descend from the esoteric Christianity of Templarism. St. John the Baptizer was beheaded because he wouldn’t give in and sacrifice his principles. This is a Templar ideal, as is the constancy and regularity — order out of chaos — of the solstices and equinoxes. So for both reasons, Christian and “pagan,” we observe this day.
– Feast of the Sun (Aztec)
– Midsummer Bride (Swedish)
– Inti Raymi (Incan)
– Lady Luck (European)
– Burning of the Lamps at Sais (Egyptian)

JUN. 25: Parvati Praise Day – Women’s Festival for Earth Mother

JUN. 27: Day of the Lares: Household Deities (/Roman) – honored and tended —cleanse/rededicate household – Altars/shrines.

JUN. 29: Shiva Day: Lord of the Dance invoked for blessings

JUN. 30: Sumerian Day of Aestas: Corn Goddess

JULY

JUL. 1: Crone Day – Kronia —honoring Kronos -Father Time and Rhea – Old Mother Nature.

 

JUL. 2: Roman Feast of Expectant Mothers.

JUL. 8 Celtic Month of Holly – Honoring the Holly tree.

JUL. 12-14: Feast of the Moon – Honoring Goddess as Selene (Old Greek), Ixchel (Maya), and Manat (Old Arabic-Sufi).

JUL. 13: Birth of Osiris – Egyptian God of Divine Youth, annually resurrected by Isis.

JUL. 17: Celtic Feast of Tailtiu – Mother Nature Goddess who fostered Lugh.

JUL. 21: Witch’s Day—Celebrating the Craft as life, practice and religion.

JUL. 19: Egyptian Opet Festival – Celebrating the marriage of Isis and Osiris.

JUL. 23: Roman Neptunalia: honoring Neptune, God of the Sea

JUL. 27: Belgium Procession of the Witches: Festival of Witches

JUL. 28: Archangel Auriel (Uriel) Day. His/Her name means “Fire or Light of God,” and titles include, Regent of the Sun, Angel of Music, Patron of Prophecy, Archangel of Salvation, Angel of the Presence. See Uriel.org for more about him/her, the crystal egg association, and paintings.

JUL. 29: Festival of Thor – Celebration of Norse God Thor

JUL. 31: thru Aug 2 – Lughnasadh – Old Celtic / Irish Feast of Goddess Tailtiu and God Lugh (Deities of Life and Light), celebrating the grain harvest. Aug. Eve; Sun God, Harvest God, Horned God willing to become the grain of life.
– Lammas, harvest festival coming 40 days after Summer Solstice, offer 1st fruits to the Divine (See Aug. 1)
– Festival of Loki – Day to honor Norse trickster god Loki and his consort Sigyn
– Feast of the Grain Harvest – Honoring Goddess Demeter & Kore (Old Greek), and God as Osiris (Egyptian).

AUGUST

AUG. 1: LUGHNASSADH / LAMMAS SABBAT: First Harvest—Bread Harvest. First Harvest Festival of the Celtic Sun God Lugh.

 

AUG. 2: Feast of the Black Madonna – Gnostic celebration of the Dark Goddess

AUG. 3: Day of the Dryads – Greek celebration of the Macedonian maiden spirits of woods and water.

AUG. 3-4: Feast of Old Greek Goddess Artemis (Roman Diana) – Defender of rights and liberties, and punisher of rapists and oppressors.

AUG. 5: Celtic Tree Month of Hazel begins.

AUG. 6: Celtic Fire Festival of Tan Hill.

AUG. 9: Druid Feast of the Fire Spirits
– Roman Vinalia Rustica: wine festival of Venus and Pan

AUG. 11-13: Feast of Father Sky – Honoring God as Obatala (Yoruba/Santeria), Ouranos (Greek), Svarog (Slavic), Thor (Norse), Taranis (Celtic), Dyaus (Hindu).
– Celtic Puck Fair – Fertility Festival.

AUG. 12: The Lights of Isis, Festival of the Egyptian Goddess Isis.

AUG. 19: Roman Vinalia: Marriage of Bacchus

AUG. 20: Marriage of the God and Goddess—Sun God enters Earth Goddess and rules Underworld as Lord of the Shadows.

AUG. 21: Festival of Hecate—Invoking her to protect the harvests now that the God resides within her aspect as the Earth Goddess.

AUG. 21: Greek Festival of Hecate – To protect the harvest.

AUG. 24: Feast of Egyptian God Osiris – Partner and true love of Isis, and father of Horus; guide of all husbands, fathers, and judges.

AUG. 25: Norse God Odin receives knowledge.
– Roman Festival of Goddess Ops – Lady of the Cornucopia, Bounty of the Harvest and Sustainer of Life.

AUG.27: Feast of Egyptian Goddess Isis – Partner and true love of Osiris, and mother of Horus; guide of all wives, mothers, healers, advocates, and teachers.

AUG. 28: Norse Harvest Festival.

AUG. 29 -Sep 11: Return of Isis – Egyptian festival marking the return to Egypt of Goddess Isis (as the star of Sept/Sirius) and God Osiris (as the rising Nile River).

SEPTEMBER

AUG. 29 – SEPT. 11: Return of Isis & Osiris (star Sirius, rising Nile waters)

 

SEP. 2: Grape Vine Festival honoring Ariadne & Dionysus

SEP. 9 – 11: Feast of Mother Earth (Greek, etc)

SEP. 9 – 18: Greater Eleusinian Mysteries (Greek): rites of Demeter/Persephone/Hades done every five years. (prepare on the 2nd, initiates on the 11th, purifying sea bath or sea salt bath on the 12th, offerings of barley and grain on the 13th, ‘holy basket of Demeter’/Persephone’s adduction by Hades on the 14th, torch procession for Demeter’s search on the 15th, Holy Night/Initiations/Dedications show mystery/promise of renewed life on the 16th, games/sports/Feast of Divine Life dedicated to Triple Goddess of Kore-Demeter-Persephone on the 18th, return with earthen jars representing the womb of Demeter on the 19th).

SEP. 13: Egyptian Lighting the Fire Ceremony for all departed souls —honoring with candlelight the spirits of the dead.

SEP. 19: Feast of Thoth, Egyptian scribe god

SEP. 21 – 23: MABON SABBAT: Autumn Equinox; Second Harvest—Vine Harvest; Harvest Home/Thanksgiving Feast/Winter-finding for the Norse. The Fall Equinox always begins the forty day
– Birthday of Athena, Greek Goddess of Wisdom also known as Sophia
– Babylonian Ishtar’s Day: Great Goddess
Sep or sometimes Oct (day varies) Rosh Hashanah, Jewish New Year, always followed ten days later by

SEP. 26 – Oct 5: Navaratri, Hindu Festival of the Great Goddess – Huge holiday in India when Goddess destroys evil and restores cosmic order
Mesopotamian Day of the Sheepfolds: sacrifice to Goat God Azazel.

SEP. 27: Mesopotamian Day of the Willows: Festival of Astarte/Asherah

SEP. 29: Greek Festival Of Nemesis: Goddess of Fate

OCTOBER

OCT. 2: Feast of the Guardian Spirits—honoring spirit guides and helpers.

 

OCT. 4: Roman Jejunium Cereris: Fast Day for Ceres

OCT. 9-11: Feast of Divine Wisdom – Source of all knowledge, honoring God-Goddess as Odin-Frigg (Norse); and Goddess as Sophia/Wisdom (Christian), Truth/Maat (Egyptian), Metis (Greek), Sarasvati (Hindu), & Manat (Arabic-Sufi).

OCT. 13: Knights Templar Remembrance Day
Greek Thesmophorus: five-day women’s pilgrimage for Aphrodite as Goddess of Genetyllis (childbirth), Demeter as Mother of a beautiful child (Persephone), with revelry the first day, celebration the second, temple of Demeter the third, fast and mourning for Persephone the fourth, and rejoicing the fifth day.
Oct 18 English Great Horn Fair – Festival of Herne.

OCT. 18: Great Horn Festival—Horned God and Lady of the Wood invoked for the fertility of wild game and the Hunting Season.

OCT. 24: Raphaelmas, Feast of Archangel Raphael, whose name means, “The High One Heals.” Since 1970, the Catholic Church no longer recognizes this day for Raphael, ending more than a thousand years of tradition by opting to lump him in with Gabriel and Michael for a Feast of the Holy Archangels Day on Sept 29.

OCT. 24: Druid Feast for Spirits of Air

OCT. 26 – NOV. 2: Egyptian Zetesis and Heuresis search and recovery of Osiris by Isis.
– Isia – Egyptian festival recalling Set (God of Destruction) killing God Osiris; Goddess Isis mourning Him, resurrecting Him, and conceiving God Horus with Him; and Osiris becoming Lord of Amenta, land of the dead. He weighs souls against the Feather of Truth on Goddess Maat’s Scale of Justice, but defers to Isis for those who fail the test.

OCT. 31: Samhain / Hallowmas / Halloween – Celtic New Year and feast of Cerridwen (Goddess of Death) and Beli (the Holly King, God of the Waning Sun). Last Harvest; New Year, day when the veil between the worlds is thinnest (God enters the Goddess’ womb for rebirth, hence the tomb become the womb. Third Harvest—Root Harvest; All Hallows Ever: Dark God and Dark Goddess united in the Underworld allow spirit communication at this most holy [hallowed] time.
– 31 – NOV. 2: Descent of Inanna – Sumerian fast recalling the descent of Inanna (Goddess of Life) to the Underworld. Ereshkigal (Goddess of Death and Rebirth) detained Her until She agreed to have Dumuzi (God of Life and Death) remain there each Winter.
– Fast of Hod – Norse fast marking Hod (blind God of Darkness) unintentionally killing Balder (God of Light), and devoted Nanna (Goddess of Flowers) dying of a broken heart.

NOVEMBER

0CT. 31 – Nov 6: Mid-Autumn / Day of the Dead / Hallowmas – Festival marking the transformation of life to death, the end of the agricultural year, departure of migrating and hibernating animals, and decay and death of vegetal and animal life. Observed by remembering departed ancestors and contemplating one’s own mortality.

 

NOV. 1: Cailleach’s Reign—Day of the Banshees; honoring the Riders of the Wild Hunt who search for souls to transport to the Land of Shadows. Reign of Celtic Cailleach, Crone Goddess.

NOV. 2: – White Tara Day. Day for meditation on Tantric Bodhisattva Goddess, White Tara, who guides the dead to Buddha Amitabha’s Pure Land, where all will find salvation.
– Egyptian Festival of Hathor: Mother of the Gods

NOV. 7 – 9: Feast of Divine Justice – Source of just law, honoring Goddess-God as Maat-Thoth (Egyptian); Goddess as Themis (Greek), Justice (Christian), and God as Forseti (Norse).

NOV. 11: Feast of Dionysus – Greek God whom Yeshua was “connected to” as the Cosmic Gnosis.
– Celtic Lunatishees—Day of the Fairy Sidhe; honoring the Other People in whom is held the immortal life force; Old November Eve [Samhain on old calendar].

NOV. 13: Festival of Jupiter – Roman deity associated with rain and agriculture, prime protector of the state, and concerned with all aspects of life.
– Roman Fontinalia – Feast of Fons, God of Springs.

NOV. 14: Feast of Musicians and Bards – Druid celebration of the Celtic musical arts.

NOV. 16: – Thracian Night of Hecate, Greek Goddess of the Hags or Wisewomen, (later called Witches), her name comes from Heqa-ma’at, a goddess in the ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead who later became Hekmah or Hokmah (also spelled Chokmah) meaning wisdom in the ancient Hebrew Bible (Old Testament). From Heqa-ma’at / Hecate / Hokmah we get the Greek word for wisewoman or holywoman, “hag”. Honoring Hecate – Thracian Goddess of the Moon, Magick, and Witches as the Teacher of the Craft.

NOV. 22: NIGHT OF SHIVA—family feast day honoring Shiva as the Pillar of Light/the life-force as the Infinite Light, with oil lamps and candlelight.
– Roman Festival of Diana: Goddess of Moon, Hunt, Wilderness, Birth.

NOV. 27: Uma/Parvati Day—honoring the Goddess as Queen and Mother of the Universe.

NOV. 29: Egyptian Feast of Hathor—honoring the Goddess as Horned Mother, and also as Sekhmet, the Lion Goddess of the Sun, and as Bastet, the Cat Goddess of Fertility and Life—Triple Goddess Bast-Hathor-Sekhmet.

DECEMBER

DEC. 1: – Greek / Roman Day of Pallas Athena / Minerva.
– Day for Meditation on Tantric Bodhisattva Goddess Red Tara – Protector against evil and harm.

 

DEC. 3: – Roman Day of Cybele / Rhea – The Great Mother.

DEC. 4: – Feast of Shango – Orisha who defends against evil.

DEC. 6: – Mindfulness Day – Zen Buddhist day for mindfully seeing and acting with compassion for the poor and oppressed.

DEC. 7: – Haloia of Demeter.

DEC. 7 – 9: Feast of the Immanent Feminine Divine Spirit – Honoring Goddess as Maha Devi Shakti (Hindu), Holy Spirit Wisdom (Christian).

DEC. 8: Rohatsu – Zen Buddhist celebration of the Buddha’s enlightenment.

DEC. 11: – Sacred to Arianrhod.

DEC. 12: – Fiesta of Our Lady of Guadalupe – Mother of God and Mother of the Oppressed.

DEC. 13: – Feast of the Light-bringer – Honoring Goddess as Juno Lucina (Old Roman).

DEC. 14 – 28: Halcyon Days: time of tranquility.

DEC. 17: – Yoruba / Santeria feast of Orisha Babalu Aye – Healer of deadly diseases.
– Roman/Greek: Saturnalia begins festival to Saturn/Kronos as Harvest and Father Time with His scythe

DEC. 18: – Sacred to Epona.

DEC. 19: – Modresnact: Norse Mothers Night Festival.

DEC. 21: – thru 25 – Old Egyptian festival of Isis, the Magna Mater (Mother of God and Mother of All) giving birth to God Horus.
– YULE SABBAT: Winter Solstice; Return of the Sun God.

DEC. 23: – Sacred to Hathor.

DEC. 24: – Celtic Tree Month – Month of Reed ends, Tree Month of Elder begins.
– Celtic / German Nodlaig Eve/Modresnach: Night of the Great Mother

DEC. 25: – European Feasts of Herne, Frey, Dionysus – Birth of the God, the Light of the World.

DEC. 25: thru Jan 5: Old Norse festival honoring Saturn, Dionysus, Frey and Freya (Deities of Fertility) and the birth of the new-born Baldur (God of Light) with evergreens, fires, and feasting.

DEC. 28: – Sacred to Freya.

DEC. 31: Hogmanay—New Year’s Eve; Crone preparing to depart, winter at its height; Crone, old and withered year changes at midnight into young and fresh New Year. Hag’s Eve.
– Egyptian Lucky Day of Sekmet – Sekmet, the ravaging lioness, with her burning solar eye, is the destroyer/devourer aspect of the goddess.

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Yearly Sun Sign Zodiac Horoscope 2023 Predictions

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December 2022 Moon Phase Calendar – Printable

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December 2022 Moon Phase Information

December 2022 Moon Details

The Full Moon for this month will occur early in the month on Thursday, December 8th. The New Moon will happen later in December on Friday, December 23rd.

About December’s Cold Full Moon

December full moon is commonly known in the Northern Hemisphere as the Full Long Nights Moon. It takes its name from the winter solstice, which has the longest night in the year. The Full Long Nights Moon cuts a soaring trajectory through the wintery skies, in direct opposition to the low-hanging sun. According to Pagan tradition, on years that the Full Moon falls before the winter solstice, it is referred to as the Mourning Moon. For our early Pagan ancestors this was a time of cleansing by stopping bad habits to make one stronger to service the cold winter ahead. The Algonquins called this full moon the Cold Moon, in reference to the cold light it casts upon long winter nights. Strangely enough, in certain other cultures, December’s full moon can actually be associated with warmth.

To the Deborean Clan, the Cold Moon is associated with staying in your cosy home beside a crackling fireplace, surrounded not just by physical warmth, but also the warmth of family and friends. Similarly, the Wishram tribe named December’s full moon the Winter Houses Moon. Given that it coincides with holidays like Yule, Pagans consider this the perfect time to open up your home and provide warmth to those you love, as well as to those who are most vulnerable to the cold of winter.

For those who are more inclined towards solitude, the Full Long Nights Moon provides an excellent opportunity to enjoy your cosy home in peace and quiet. Consider taking lots of restful naps under warm, fluffy comforters, or allowing yourself to lounge in bed in the mornings instead of rising immediately to work. Appropriately, the Native American Zuni tribe called December’s full moon the “Moon Where the Sun Comes Home to Rest”. This full moon is a great time for you to take a long overdue break and recharge, so that you may shine all the brighter when it comes time for you to rise again.

This period of slow restfulness is also very conducive to introspection. When you look inwards and take stock of your life during this time, try to focus on loose ends and the little things that you’ve left hanging throughout the year. As the last full moon that rises before the year draws to a close, the Full Long Nights Moon is a time of endings. Take advantage of this full moon’s energy and bring an end to tasks you’ve been meaning to do, clearing your mind so you can move forward with a clean slate.

As much as the Full Long Nights Moon may be about endings, it is also about beginnings and rebirth. The Sioux Indians’ name for December’s full moon is the “Moon When Deer Shed Their Horns”, thus beginning the process of growing new ones. The Celts, on the other hand, call it the Elder Moon. Elder is fragile and easily damaged, but it’s also full of vitality and recovers very quickly. As the Elder Moon shines upon you, allow yourself to rest and heal from everything that has hurt you over the year, and focus instead on new beginnings and promising areas of growth. This is an excellent time to start planning your New Year’s resolutions and set exciting new goals for the upcoming year.

Local Date and Time for December 2022 Full Moon in major cities around the world:

Los Angeles, San Francisco, Vancouver

December 7, 2022
8:08pm PST

Denver, Salt Lake City, Calgary

December 7, 2022
9:08pm MST

Chicago, Houston, San Antonio

December 7, 2022
10:08pm CST

New York, Toronto, Atlanta

December 7, 2022
11:08pm EST

London, Manchester, Dublin

December 8, 2022
4:08am GMT

Paris, Rome, Berlin

December 8, 2022
5:08am CET

Athens, Istanbul, Helsinki

December 8, 2022
6:08am EET

Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Muscat

December 8, 2022
8:08am +04

Bangalore, Mumbai, New Delhi

December 8, 2022
9:38am IST

Singapore, Kuala Lumpur

December 8, 2022
12:08pm +08

Perth, Hong Kong, Beijing

December 8, 2022
12:08pm AWST

Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne

December 8, 2022
3:08pm AEDT

Full Moon - Dec 2022
Full Moon
December 8
04:08 UTC
Last Quarter - Dec 2022
Last Quarter
December 16
08:56 UTC
New Moon - Dec 2022
New Moon
December 23
10:17 UTC
First Quarter - Dec 2022
First Quarter
December 30
01:20 UTC

December 2022 Sun Signs General Monthly Horoscope

From tarot.com

December 2022:

The consequences of speaking without thinking first might come to haunt us this month. A testy Full Moon in Gemini strikes on December 7 and conjoins Mars as the red planet travels retrograde. An impulsive comment or hasty decision we made in the past could now have consequences. We’ll need to do what we can to make things right.

Relationship and financial matters return to their foundations when Venus enters ambitious Capricorn on December 9. We’ll pursue romantic and financial prospects that have genuine potential — no facetious, lighthearted possibilities for us! Fortunately, the New Moon on December 23 should help us get everything we want — particularly in business. This stunning New Moon will occur while there are five planets in Capricorn. If there was ever a perfect time to build something that we want to last, that time is now.

Mercury turns retrograde at the end of the month — on December 29 — in Capricorn. This will be our moment to revise those New Year’s resolutions — especially the ones that have to do with professional ambitions.

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More Monthly Horoscopes

Aries: 

Sometimes you must have a taste of your own medicine — especially regarding communication-related errors. You’ll… Read More

Taurus: 

A lapse in financial judgment might cost you in the near future. The Full Moon on December 7 lands in your earned… Read More

Gemini: 

You might not be feeling like yourself early this month. In fact, you could be tired, drained, and more than a… Read More

Cancer:

Keeping your mouth shut when you know you should be speaking up for yourself can have dire consequences for your… Read More

Leo: 

A falling out with a friend may barge into your life. A Full Moon impacts your friendship sector on December 7.… Read More

Virgo: 

There’s a chance that you’ll make a messy, public spectacle of yourself this month. Think twice about any actions… Read More

Libra: 

You might be more vocal than usual about your beliefs — especially if something is morally rubbing you the wrong… Read More

Scorpio: 

You might not enjoy any news you hear early in the month about taxes or other financial matters. An abrasive Full… Read More

Sagittarius:

Your love life probably won’t be the easiest part of your life this month. In fact, it looks like you and your… Read More

Capricorn: 

You might be ready to call it quits this month — literally. Any conflict between you and your colleagues or other… Read More

Aquarius: 

Your social life is more than a little bit messy early in the month. When it comes to romance, keeping your options… Read More

Pisces: 

Domestic tension might snap in the month, threatening to put a damper on your holiday celebrations. A Full Moon… Read More

December 2022 Chinese Horoscope Predictions

December 2022 Chinese Horoscope Predictions foretell the outcomes of different aspects of the lives of the 12 Chinese Zodiac Signs. This article provides you with free monthly predictions about aspects of life such as career, finances, love and relationships, and health in 2022 Chinese Year of the Black Water Tiger.

From sunsigns.org

Rat Monthly Prediction for December 2022

 

Rats will have a great career progression. You will be looking forward to a promotion after a year of hard work and determination. You will be happy with the progress you have made. There is also a chance of a salary increase.

There is a high chance that you will travel with your family upcountry. You will be happy to be spending time with your loved ones after a long year of being busy and committed to your professional pursuits.

Ox Monthly Prediction for December 2022

 

2022 Astrology Forecast reveals that single Oxen will find an ideal partner. It has been a long year of looking for a partner, and soon things will work out for the better. You have nothing to worry about because you will have given your heart to someone who will not fail you.

Finally, your investments will bring in returns. You will be happy to be making progress in your business and profession. Family life will be harmonious, and married couples will welcome a new member into their family.

Tiger Monthly Prediction for December 2022

 

Horoscope Predictions for 2022 call on you to trust that your dreams will begin manifesting in your life. Good luck is on your side, and everything you work on will produce positive results. This month you will find it easy to interact with people.

Your health will be great, but you will still need to keep up with medical checkups just to be on the safe side. Take nothing for granted and appreciate all the good things you have going for you.

Rabbit Monthly Prediction for December 2022

 

Rabbits will get opportunities that will enable them to pursue their passions. Focus on the things that will get you ahead and go for them. Listen not to people who tell you that you are worth nothing. You have the resources you need to elevate your life and the lives of your loved ones.

There will be a good flow of money in your life; therefore, your finances will be satisfactory. This is the best time for Rabbits to get pregnant.

Dragon Monthly Prediction for December 2022

 

Financial investments might fail, and you might incur financial losses that you never anticipated. This is also the best time to start working on your relationship with your colleagues and seniors at the workplace. Focus on creating harmonious relationships.

Students will pass their final examinations. It will be a period of positive transition for students going to the next level of education.

Snake Monthly Prediction for December 2022

 

To succeed in life, you need to manage your relationships with people. In business, you have to associate with business people who have a history of success. Also, make friends with people who will push you to become better. If you have people in your life who drag you behind, let them go and make new meaningful friends.

December 2022 Chinese Horoscope Predictions reveal a rise in ideological differences between you and your colleagues at the workplace.

Horse Monthly Prediction for December 2022

 

Your investments made at the beginning of the year will rake in good profits. This month your finances will improve greatly. You will have enough money to save, invest and spend on both needs and wants. Once in a while, it is good to treat yourself to the finer things in life.

Participate in humanitarian activities that will enable you to positively impact people’s lives. Your health will be great this month. However, you will have to pay close attention to your loved ones’ health.

Sheep Monthly Prediction for December 2022

 

Proper budgeting will enable you to have enough money to spend on expenses and save. Do not spend money on things that will not positively impact your life. Always ensure that you plan for the future when spending money.

2022 Goat Horoscope foretells a period of great happiness in your family life. You and your family members will be on good terms, and this state will last a long time.

Monkey Monthly Prediction for December 2022

 

Career growth can be stalled because of minor challenges that you need to take care of. For example, you will have to stay away from colleagues who always stir trouble. It will be good to stay away from office politics because they never end well.

Your health might decline this month because of your busy schedule. Overworking your body will only be disadvantageous to you and no one else. A sickly body cannot be productive; therefore, you need to change your ways and take good care of yourself.

Rooster Monthly Prediction for December 2022

 

Ensure that you are careful with the people you give your money to. This month you will need to exercise due diligence before making investments because there is a high chance that you might be cheated.

Though you will face challenges in your career and education, you should not let things get out of hand. Take charge and ensure that everything is within control.

Dog Monthly Prediction for December 2022

 

December 2022 will be filled with positive progress for Dogs. Marriage life will be harmonious and cordial. Existing relationships will thrive because of great communication and understanding. Singles will find love, and children will be happy to have their parents around.

Professionals will shift careers with the hope of making good use of the resources at their disposal. Dogs looking for jobs will be lucky enough to secure their dream job.

Pig Monthly Prediction for December 2022

 

There will be great understanding and cooperation between couples. Finances will thrive. Good health will be something to celebrate. Boar parents will find joy in having their children home. Pigs with financial problems will find relief because their financial situation will change for the better.

December 2022 Gardening Moon Calendar – Printable

From mooncalendar.astro-seek.com

December 2022 – Gardening by the Moon, Biodynamic Planting Guide

Please read this first:

1) Moon Phase x Moon Zodiac Sign:

Please keep in mind, that Gardening by Moon Phase and Gardening by Moon Zodiac Sign are two different/independent biodynamic systems and they might give you different or contradictiory gardening recommendations.

  • a) Each Moon Phase (except Full Moon and New Moon) lasts about 1 week
  • b) Each Moon Zodiac Sign lasts about 2.5 days

Try to experiment with these two systems to find which recommendations suits you the most.

2) Tropical (Astrological) x Sidereal (Astronomical) Zodiac:
(1-2 days difference in Leaf, Fruit, Root and Flower days)

There are two different zodiacs for determining the Moon Sign:

  • a) Tropical zodiac (Astrological) is based on the seasons – Vernal Equinox is fixed as 0° Aries (The 1st Fruit day)
  • b) Sidereal zodiac (Astronomical) takes into account Precession of Equinoxes and shifts 0° Aries back by cca 1-2 days. Maria Thun who was an authority on biodynamics was using this Sidereal zodiac

Try to experiment also with these two zodiac systems to find which system suits you better.

Date
2022
Moon Phase Gardening by the
Moon Phase
Gardening by the
Moon Zodiac Sign

Tropical Zodiac (by Seasons)
Sidereal Zodiac (Maria Thun)

Dec 1
Thu
Waxing Gibbous Sow/Plant:
Above ground annuals, especially Fruit plants
also Cereals and Flowers

– Mow lawns (to increase growth)
– Graft & Prune (to increase growth)

flower Days
AquariusAquarius

until 18:17
leaf Days
from 18:17

PiscesPisces

Dec 2
Fri
Waxing Gibbous Sow/Plant:
Above ground annuals, especially Fruit plants
also Cereals and Flowers

– Mow lawns (to increase growth)
– Graft & Prune (to increase growth)

leaf Days
PiscesPisces
Dec 3
Sat
Waxing Gibbous Sow/Plant:
Above ground annuals, especially Fruit plants
also Cereals and Flowers

– Mow lawns (to increase growth)
– Graft & Prune (to increase growth)

leaf Days
PiscesPisces
Dec 4
Sun
Waxing Gibbous Sow/Plant:
Above ground annuals, especially Fruit plants
also Cereals and Flowers

– Mow lawns (to increase growth)
– Graft & Prune (to increase growth)

leaf Days
PiscesPisces

until 00:46
fruit Days
from 00:46

AriesAries

Dec 5
Mon
Waxing Gibbous Sow/Plant:
Above ground annuals, especially Fruit plants
also Cereals and Flowers

– Mow lawns (to increase growth)
– Graft & Prune (to increase growth)

fruit Days
AriesAries
Dec 6
Tue
Waxing Gibbous Sow/Plant:
Above ground annuals, especially Fruit plants
also Cereals and Flowers
Optimum planting day (2 days before the Full Moon)

– Mow lawns (to increase growth)
– Graft & Prune (to increase growth)

fruit Days
AriesAries

until 09:32
root Days
from 09:32

TaurusTaurus

Dec 7
Wed
Waxing Gibbous Sow/Plant:
Above ground annuals, especially Fruit plants
also Cereals and Flowers
Optimum planting day (2 days before the Full Moon)

– Mow lawns (to increase growth)
– Graft & Prune (to increase growth)

root Days
TaurusTaurus
Dec 8
Thu
FULL MOON
at 04:07
Time to rest, celebrate and meditate

Pick medicinal herbs and plants

root Days
TaurusTaurus

until 20:13
flower Days
from 20:13

GeminiGemini

Dec 9
Fri
Waning Gibbous Sow/Plant:
Below ground plants, especially Root plants
Plant trees, shrubs and perennials

– Harvest all crops
– Fertilize, Transplant
– Mow lawns & Prune (to reduce growth)

flower Days
GeminiGemini
Dec 10
Sat
Waning Gibbous Sow/Plant:
Below ground plants, especially Root plants
Plant trees, shrubs and perennials

– Harvest all crops
– Fertilize, Transplant
– Mow lawns & Prune (to reduce growth)

flower Days
GeminiGemini
Dec 11
Sun
Waning Gibbous Sow/Plant:
Below ground plants, especially Root plants
Plant trees, shrubs and perennials

– Harvest all crops
– Fertilize, Transplant
– Mow lawns & Prune (to reduce growth)

flower Days
GeminiGemini

until 08:21
leaf Days
from 08:21

CancerCancer

Dec 12
Mon
Waning Gibbous Sow/Plant:
Below ground plants, especially Root plants
Plant trees, shrubs and perennials

– Harvest all crops
– Fertilize, Transplant
– Mow lawns & Prune (to reduce growth)

leaf Days
CancerCancer
Dec 13
Tue

MoonOppositionSaturn

Waning Gibbous Sow/Plant:
Below ground plants, especially Root plants
Plant trees, shrubs and perennials

– Harvest all crops
– Fertilize, Transplant
– Mow lawns & Prune (to reduce growth)

Spraying days: Moon Opposition Saturn

leaf Days
CancerCancer

until 21:02
fruit Days
from 21:02

LeoLeo

Dec 14
Wed
Waning Gibbous Sow/Plant:
Below ground plants, especially Root plants
Plant trees, shrubs and perennials

– Harvest all crops
– Fertilize, Transplant
– Mow lawns & Prune (to reduce growth)

fruit Days
LeoLeo
Dec 15
Thu
Waning Gibbous Sow/Plant:
Below ground plants, especially Root plants
Plant trees, shrubs and perennials

– Harvest all crops
– Fertilize, Transplant
– Mow lawns & Prune (to reduce growth)

fruit Days
LeoLeo
Dec 16
Fri
Last Quarter Sow/Plant:
Below ground plants, especially Root plants
Plant trees, shrubs and perennials

– Harvest all crops
– Fertilize, Transplant
– Mow lawns & Prune (to reduce growth)

fruit Days
LeoLeo

until 08:33
root Days
from 08:33

VirgoVirgo

Dec 17
Sat
Waning Crescent Barren phase:
Time to rest. Avoid seed sowing

– Harvest and store crops
– Fertilize, Transplant
– Destroy weed
– Mow lawns & Prune (to reduce growth)

root Days
VirgoVirgo
Dec 18
Sun
Waning Crescent Barren phase:
Time to rest. Avoid seed sowing

– Harvest and store crops
– Fertilize, Transplant
– Destroy weed
– Mow lawns & Prune (to reduce growth)

root Days
VirgoVirgo

until 17:00
flower Days
from 17:00

LibraLibra

Dec 19
Mon
Waning Crescent Barren phase:
Time to rest. Avoid seed sowing

– Harvest and store crops
– Fertilize, Transplant
– Destroy weed
– Mow lawns & Prune (to reduce growth)

flower Days
LibraLibra
Dec 20
Tue
Waning Crescent Barren phase:
Time to rest. Avoid seed sowing

– Harvest and store crops
– Fertilize, Transplant
– Destroy weed
– Mow lawns & Prune (to reduce growth)

flower Days
LibraLibra

until 21:27
leaf Days
from 21:27

ScorpioScorpio

Dec 21
Wed
Waning Crescent Barren phase:
Time to rest. Avoid seed sowing

– Harvest and store crops
– Fertilize, Transplant
– Destroy weed
– Mow lawns & Prune (to reduce growth)

leaf Days
ScorpioScorpio
Dec 22
Thu
Waning Crescent Barren phase:
Time to rest. Avoid seed sowing

– Harvest and store crops
– Fertilize, Transplant
– Destroy weed
– Mow lawns & Prune (to reduce growth)

leaf Days
ScorpioScorpio

until 22:32
fruit Days
from 22:32

SagittariusSagittarius

Dec 23
Fri
NEW MOON
at 10:16
Time to rest, celebrate and meditate
fruit Days
SagittariusSagittarius
Dec 24
Sat
Waxing Crescent Sow/Plant:
Above ground annuals, especially Leaf plants
also Cereals, Herbs, Cucumbers

– Mow lawns (to increase growth)
– Graft & Prune (to increase growth)

fruit Days
SagittariusSagittarius

until 22:00
root Days
from 22:00

CapricornCapricorn

Dec 25
Sun
Waxing Crescent Sow/Plant:
Above ground annuals, especially Leaf plants
also Cereals, Herbs, Cucumbers

– Mow lawns (to increase growth)
– Graft & Prune (to increase growth)

root Days
CapricornCapricorn
Dec 26
Mon
Waxing Crescent Sow/Plant:
Above ground annuals, especially Leaf plants
also Cereals, Herbs, Cucumbers

– Mow lawns (to increase growth)
– Graft & Prune (to increase growth)

root Days
CapricornCapricorn

until 22:00
flower Days
from 22:00

AquariusAquarius

Dec 27
Tue
Waxing Crescent Sow/Plant:
Above ground annuals, especially Leaf plants
also Cereals, Herbs, Cucumbers

– Mow lawns (to increase growth)
– Graft & Prune (to increase growth)

flower Days
AquariusAquarius
Dec 28
Wed
Waxing Crescent Sow/Plant:
Above ground annuals, especially Leaf plants
also Cereals, Herbs, Cucumbers

– Mow lawns (to increase growth)
– Graft & Prune (to increase growth)

flower Days
AquariusAquarius
Dec 29
Thu
First Quarter Sow/Plant:
Above ground annuals, especially Leaf plants
also Cereals, Herbs, Cucumbers

– Mow lawns (to increase growth)
– Graft & Prune (to increase growth)

flower Days
AquariusAquarius

until 00:25
leaf Days
from 00:25

PiscesPisces

Dec 30
Fri
Waxing Gibbous Sow/Plant:
Above ground annuals, especially Fruit plants
also Cereals and Flowers

– Mow lawns (to increase growth)
– Graft & Prune (to increase growth)

leaf Days
PiscesPisces
Dec 31
Sat
Waxing Gibbous Sow/Plant:
Above ground annuals, especially Fruit plants
also Cereals and Flowers

– Mow lawns (to increase growth)
– Graft & Prune (to increase growth)

leaf Days
PiscesPisces

until 06:16
fruit Days
from 06:16

AriesAries

Gardening by the Moon Zodiac Sign (Element) – Legend

Biodynamic Calendar – Icon Legend
Leaf Days Leaf days (Water Element)

  • It is the appropriate time to sow, transplant and cultivate plants from which the intention is to use Leaves and Stems.
  • Ex: Cabbage, Salads, Lettuce, Spinach, Green onions, Broccoli, Cauliflower and Celeriac.
  • Leaf plants should be harvested in Flower days (or Fruit days).
  • Harvesting in Leaf days is not recommended (products start decomposing in a shorter time).
  • Beekeeping: Working with the hive is not recommended in Leaf days.

Fruit Days Fruit days (Fire Element)

  • It is the appropriate time to sow, transplant and cultivate plants that produce Fruits and Seeds.
  • Ex: Cherry, Strawberry, Tomato, Pea, Bean, Corn, Pumpkin, Nut, Cereal, Courgette.
  • Harvesting in Fruit days allows fruits and seeds to have a better storage quality.
  • Leaf plants should be harvested in Flower days (or Fruit days).
  • Beekeeping: Fruit days stimulate the collection of nectar. Bees are also supposed to be more gentle these days.

Root Days Root days (Earth Element)

  • It is the appropriate time to sow, transplant and cultivate Root plants and Root vegetables.
  • Ex: Carrot, Turnip, but also Potato, Beet-root, Garlic, Onion, Leek.
  • Crop should be stored in Root days.
  • Beekeeping: Bees should be encouraged to build more comb.

Flower Days Flower days (Air Element)

  • It is the appropriate time to sow, transplant, cultivate and harvest Flower plants or herbs used for medicinal purposes.
  • Flowers, if cut in these days, have a more intense scent and endure longer.
  • Leaf plants should be harvested in these Flower days.
  • Beekeeping: Flower days stimulate brood activity and colony development. Bees are also supposed to be more gentle these days.
Gardening by the Moon Phase – Legend
NEW MOON

  • Time to rest, celebrate and meditate.


NEW MOON PHASE

New Moon -» First Quarter (Waxing Crescent)

– Moonlight is increasing

– Strongest gravitational pull

– Soil releases / Earth exhales / Energy draws UP into upper planets

  • Sow/Plant: Above ground Leaf plants, Cereals, Grains, Lawns, Herbs, Cucumbers.
  • Jobs: Graft, Mow lawns & Prune foliage (to increase growth).


FIRST QUARTER PHASE

First Quarter -» Full Moon (Waxing Gibbous)

– Moonlight becomes stronger

– Gravitational pull is a little less now

– Soil releases / Earth exhales / Energy draws UP into upper planets

  • Sow/Plant: Above ground Fruit plants (with “inside seeds” such as Tomatoes, Peppers, Peas and Bean), Cereals, Grains, Lawns and Flowers.
  • Jobs: Graft, Mow lawns & Prune foliage (to increase growth).
  • Planting and Grafting take best if done two days just before the Full Moon.
FULL MOON

  • Time to rest, celebrate and meditate.
  • Pick medicinal herbs and plants.


FULL MOON PHASE

Full Moon -» Last Quarter (Waning Gibbous)

– Moonlight is decreasing

– Gravitational pull is decreasing

– Soil absorbs / Earth inhales / Energy draws DOWN into the Roots

  • Sow/Plant: Below ground Root plants such as Potatoes, Carrots & Onions.
    Plant trees, shrubs, biennials & perennials.
  • Jobs: Harvest all crops, Fertilize, Transplant, Mow lawns & Prune foliage (to reduce growth).


LAST QUARTER PHASE

Last Quarter -» New Moon (Waning Crescent)

– Moonlight has decreased

– Gravitational pull has decreased

– Soil absorbs / Earth inhales / Energy draws DOWN into the Roots

  • Barren phase: Time to rest and prepare for the next New Moon.
  • Jobs: Avoid seed sowing.
  • Jobs: Harvest and store crops, Fertilize, Transplant, Destroy weed, Mow lawns & Prune foliage (to reduce growth).

Moon Opposition Saturn
MoonOppositionSaturn SPRAYING DAYS

  • Spraying Biodynamic preparations out during Moon opposition Saturn increases soil activity.
  • The MoonMoon represents fertility and germination, while SaturnSaturn represents form and strong structure.
  • It is also a perfect time to plant seeds out.

 

December 2022 NEW AND FULL MOONS

From modernwellnesswitch.com

Each phase of the moon presents different types of energies. As the moon waxes and wanes, so does the magic around us mimic the moon’s celestial influence. Let’s see what each magical phase of the moon provides so you can time your rituals and practice powerfully.

DECEMBER 8TH

COLD MOON IN GEMINI

Magical Influence: A period of darkness, death and rebirth. Reach out to friends and family.

Moon Correspondences:

Plants: English ivy, holly, mistletoe, Christmas cactus, fir, poinsettia, & pine

Colors: Black, white, & bright red

Stones: Peridot, jacinth, & serpentine

Animals: Bear, rook, mouse, deer, snowy owl, horse, & robin

DECEMBER 23RD

NEW MOON IN CAPRICORN

Magical Influence: Reflect on how you’ve changed and what’s been left behind.

WHAT PLANETS ARE RETROGRADE DECEMBER? 2022 IS ENDING WITH A BANG

From elitedaily.com

If things have felt a little too quiet in the cosmos, things are about to get very interesting. Though the main culprit of chaos will be Mars, as its retrograde in Gemini continues throughout the remainder of the year, inner planet Mercury is getting ready to join the party, while an outer planet will finally station direct, and another will remain retrograde. The good thing is that outer planet retrogrades are far less noticeable because they’re farther away from the sun, but that still brings the total amount of retrograde planets in December 2022 to a whopping four.

During the month of December, only one planet will *actually* be stationing retrograde — it just so happens to be the most ominous, Mercury. Typically, Mercury retrogrades only three times per year, but 2022 obviously had to be extra and go out with a bang. With Mars retrograde in Gemini, Mercury’s sign, things are bound to get interesting this month — and right before the ball drops.

What Is A Retrograde?

Retrogrades occur when a planet slows down in the sky, appearing to retrace its steps through the cosmos. While planets can’t actually move backward, the idleness of a planet that typically moves quite swiftly tends to affect everyone in major ways, bringing up complications regarding the planet in question. When inner planets like Mercury, Venus, or Mars station retrograde, it tends to be pretty noticeable, since they’re so close to Earth that they can be seen with a naked eye. Outer planets, like Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto, however, retrograde for much longer, since they’re further away from Earth, and naturally move pretty slowly.

What Planets Will Be Retrograde December 2022?

In December, a total of four planets will be retrograde, but one of them, Neptune, will station direct before the month’s over. Uranus will continue its retrograde throughout the month, but since this planet spends several months retrograde every year, this period is far less noticeable. Mars retrograde, however, is much more rare, taking place only once every two years, which causes this period to be far more apparent. Mercury will station retrograde at the very end of the month, but since this happens at least three times annually, it’s nothing too unfamiliar.

Mercury Retrograde (Dec. 29—Jan. 19, 2023)

Mercury is the planet that rules over thoughts, communication, and ideas. When it stations retrograde, it tends to create challenges when it comes to sharing and receiving important details and information. Taking place in the cardinal earth sign of Capricorn, Mercury retrograde will prompt every sign to review and revise goals, ambitions, and future plans and endeavors. Capricorn is a sign all about prioritizing success and achievement, so this retrograde is bound to invite you to take a closer look at your current and future endeavors, to determine whether you’re on the right track. Now may not be the best time to launch any new plans or pursuits. Instead, use this time to reorganize and restructure your current goals.

The house Capricorn rules over in your birth chart is where you’re prone to notice a period of review arising during this period. It may also be a time when important information you receive may need a second look. Since Mars is currently retrograde in one of Mercury’s signs, conflict and discourse may also be a theme during this Mercury rx. Be sure to be mindful of weaponizing words or important information against others during this period.