Calendar of the Sun for July 8

Calendar of the Sun

8 Haymonath

Justicia II: Day of Dike

Color: Dark Blue
Element: Air
Altar: Upon a cloth of dark blue set a flaming torch, a sword, and a set of scales.
Offerings: Right an injustice, or give aid to those who do.
Daily Meal: Fasting. Instead, give readings on justice.

Invocation to Dike

High on your mountain,
Waiting for the world to turn around,
What do you see in that high view
That we do not see, here on the ground?
Lady of Justice, once a maiden
Wreathed in flowers and beauty,
Dancing with your sisters
Marking out the hours
You are now weathered and alone
Waiting out the years.
What right do we have to ask for justice
When we are not ourselves perfect?
The right of every imperfect being.
For if no one asks,
no one receives,
and then no one has an example for which to strive.
Please Lady, have patience
With our folly
Do not give up on us
And do not bend your scales
For we must learn to feel
Justice from within
For it will never come from without.
Have no mercy on our souls,
For only in this way can we learn.

Chant:
Dike Dike
Hora of the Even Hand

[Pagan Book of Hours]

Celebrations Around The World for Jan. 8th

World Literacy Day
Redistribution of Wealth Day
Man Watcher’s Day
Justitia (Roman Goddess of Justice)
Kassada (Indonesia
Midwife’s Day (aka Women’s Day; Greece)
National Joygerm Day
Old Hickory Day
Feast of St. Gudula (patron of Brussels; against toothaches)
St. Severinus’ Day
Rock ‘n’ Roll Day
Postal Day
Jackson Day (Louisiana)
St. Amalburga’s Day (patron against bruises)
National English Toffee Day
St. Atticus’ Day
Pennsylvania Farm Show