Celebrating Other Spirituality 365 Days A Year – Bastille Day

July 14

Bastille Day

This patriotic holiday in France commemorates the seizure zure of the Bastille, a fortress in Paris that housed political prisoners such a Voltaire and the mysterious Man in the Iron Mask. It was the storming of the Bastille that brought the lower classes into the French Revolution.

In the United States, Bastille Day is still celebrated by descendants of French Canadians, especially in Kaplan, Louisiana, siana, a small town about 75 miles southwest of Baton Rouge. The Bastille Day celebration is of such epic proportions that it requires a special committee to monitor its activities. The high point of the festivities is the annual Bastille Day Wine Glass Race. The contestants each pay $15 to race a sloped walkway while balancing trays of wine-filled glasses on one hand. The first-place winner receives a bottle of Moet & Chandon and a trip to New York; second place wins a trip to Boston; third, dinner for two a local restaurant.

 

Current Moon Phase for July 16 – Balsamic Moon (Waning)

Balsamic Moon

(waning /45-0 degrees)

This is a time to rest, reevaluate and reflect, pulling back into yourself to reconnect with inner sources of strength. Now is not a time to initiate anything new. It’s a phase suited to spending time with friends and getting in touch with the “big picture.” A window of opportunity exists for seeing your life objectively and becoming aware of what is important to you. At this point, what are your dreams and aspirations? What larger goals can you aspire to that will bring vitality and excitement into your life? This is a time for resting and gaining inner strength to prepare for a new cycle.

Current Moon Phase for July 15th – Balsamic Moon

Balsamic Moon

(waning /45-0 degrees)

This is a time to rest, reevaluate and reflect, pulling back into yourself to reconnect with inner sources of strength. Now is not a time to initiate anything new. It’s a phase suited to spending time with friends and getting in touch with the “big picture.” A window of opportunity exists for seeing your life objectively and becoming aware of what is important to you. At this point, what are your dreams and aspirations? What larger goals can you aspire to that will bring vitality and excitement into your life? This is a time for resting and gaining inner strength to prepare for a new cycle.

The Wicca Book of Days for July 14th – A Mighty Half Month

The Wicca Book of Days for July 14th

A Mighty Half Month

 

The runic half month of Uruz (or Ur) begins on July 14, and will end on July 28. Uruz symbolizes uruses –  also known as aurochs – the wild, long horned cattle that are now extinct, but were very much alive and roaming Northern Europe when the language of the runes came into being. Any human who was able to run down, hunt, and then kill one of these swift, huge, and ferocious creatures had accomplished an impressive feat indeed, so that this rune has a double edged meaning, for the strength that it signifies refers to the might of both the beast and its conqueror.

 

Bastille Day

The French national commemoration of the morning of the Bastille on July 14, 1789, which led to the French Revolution, and then to the establishment of the Republic of France, it a very good excuse to celebrate the principles of liberte, egalite and fraternite today.

Seasons Of The Witch – Ancient Holidays (and some not so ancient!).

Seasons Of The Witch – Ancient Holidays (and some not so ancient!).
 
Synoikia -On the 16th day of Hecatombion, and two days after the full moon, the Athenians honored Eirene or peace.

Norwegian Midsummer Day -According to an ancient calendar stick, this was the midpoint of the summer season in Norway

BASTILLE DAY: Tremendous festivity throughout France. Paris dances all night along the Seine & in the streets

DADA DAY. First Dada soirée: “… in the presence of a compact crowd Tzara demonstrates, we demand we demand we demand the right to piss in different colours”.

PANDEMONIUM DAY. Sounds like most every other day of the week.

HUNGRY GHOST FESTIVAL: On this day, Buddhists feed the spirits of those who lived lives of hard-hearted greed & envy. They burn fake money & clothes for the use of the spirits.

Remember the ancient ways and keep them sacred!