November 7th and 8th
Sadie Hawkins Day, Festival of the Kitchen Goddess
From the 1930s comic strip, the character Sadie Hawkins overstepped the boundaries of propriety when she asked a man for a date. And, though we have come a long way since those days of male domination, many still feel that it is the man’s place to do the asking. So, on this day many schools and social organizations reverse the role and make it ladies’ choice.
In Japan, November 8th is set aside to honor the Goddess Uke-Mochi-No-Kami—she who possesses food—and the kitchen Gods Oki-Tsu-Hiko and Oki-Tsu-Hime. The God of the kitchen range Kamado-no-Kami is also greatly honored and venerated in most households. On this day, all the pots and pans are washed, and offerings of rice and rice wine are left in honor of the hearth side deities.
In the ever changing dance of life today celebrates ‘Sadie Hawkins Day,’ a pseudo-holiday created by cartoonist Al Capp in his classic comic strip ‘Lil Abner.’ In the fictional town of Dogpatch, on this one day of the year women could ask a potential partner to take them on a date in pursuit of a marriage proposal. If you’re gathering the courage to ask someone you’re smitten with to attend an event with you, then be sure to take two drops of Mimulus flower essence under the tongue. Mimulus supports the energies of courage and confidence and aids them both in facing life’s challenges. It also energetically offers a sense of calm, especially if shyness is a concern. Two drops under the tongue six times a day will do the job. After all, it takes two to tango. Just ask Sadie and her suitors!
By Ellen Whitehurst for Astrology.com