1st - Day of the Dead, Mexico, Spain and South America. All Saints Day, All Hallows Day, All Souls Eve. Assembly of Tara, Celtic. Beltane Day (Southern Hemisphere)
2nd- All Souls Day.
3rd - Festival for the New Year, Gaelic.
4th - Lord of the Death Festival, Ancient Britain.
5th - Wuwuchim, Hopi Fire Ceremony. Guy Fawkes Night, Bonfire Night, English. Birthday of Witch, artist and founder of the NZ Witchy Lunar Calendar, RC.
6th - Birthday of Tiamat, Great Dragon Mother of Babylon.
7th - Makahiki Harvest festival, Hawaii. Festival of Plowing, Egyptian.
8th - Gwynn ap Nudd Day, Celtic. Festival of the Kami of the Hearth, Japanese. Marriage of Patricia and Arnold Crowther, officiated by Gerald Gardner 1960.
9th - Loy Krathong, Thai Feast of Lights.
11th - Veterans Day, Remembrance Day. Pagan Day of Heroes in Northern Europe.
13th - Festival of Jupiter, Roman. Isis resurrects Osiris, North African.
14th - Mocca´s Day, Celtic Pig Goddess. Feast of the Musicians, Druidic.
16th - Night of Hecate, Greek.
17th - Birthday of Francis Israel Regardie, Occultist and member of the OTO, 1907. Feast of St Hilda, matron of Professional Women.
18th - Day of Ardvi Sura, Persian Mother of the Stars. Aleister Crowley initiated into the Golden dawn 1898.
19th - Warlock Day. Feast of Santa Isabel, Mexican.
20th - Church of All Worlds incorporates in Australia, 1992. Praetextatus and Paulisa Festival, Guardians of the Eleusinian mysteries.
21st - Day of Kulkukan, Mayan. Day of Cailleach, Celtic Old Veiled Woman.
22nd - Ydalir, Norse Winter Festival.
23rd - Sun into Sagittarius.
24th - Feast of Burning Lamps, Egyptian. Thanksgiving in USA.
25th - Feast of Gaia, Greek Goddess.
26th - Festival of Lights, Tibet.
27th - Day sacred to the Egyptian Mother Goddess, Hathor.
28th - Day of Sophia, Greek Goddess of Wisdom. William Blake born, 1757.
29th - Sacred to the Egyptian Goddess of War and Healing, Sekhmet. Sons of Saturn festival. Day of Mawu, Dahomey Great Mother.
30th - Birthday of Oberon Zell- Ravenheart, Co-founder of Church of All Worlds, Headmaster of the Grey School of Wizardry.
The Following dates have been supplied by the New Zealand’s Witchy Lunar Calendar.
Monday 4th - First Quarter Moon. Rising at Noon and setting at Midnight, the Moon is 90-135 degrees ahead of the Sun. Light and dark are in equal balance. Consolidate and give form to projects. Be creative and deal with any challenges that may arise.
Wednesday 13th - Full Moon aka the Dyad Moon. The Earth is between the Sun and Moon. The Moon, rising at sunset and setting at dawn, is 180-135 degrees behind the Sun. The Full Moon is the time to celebrate the complete flowering and full manifestation of what was visualized at the New Moon. Enjoy your Esbat celebrations.
Wednesday 20th - Last Quarter Moon. Time to clear out anything that hasn´t worked or isn´t needed. Rising at midnight and setting at noon, this Moon is 90-45 degrees behind the Sun. Time to clear out anything that hasn’t worked or isn’t needed.
Wednesday 27th - New Moon. Start new projects.
THE DYAD MOON
The Moons go by so many names that it can become rather confusing. The Dyad moon means ‘twoness’ and as Beltane was a Sabbat of the joining of the God and Goddess thus twoness, the full moon closest to Beltane became known as the Dyad Moon. This also stems back from the time when calendars were not used by us ‘simple folks of the lands.’ We relied on nature, weather, the sun, seasons and the cycles of the moons. The moon closest to the Spring Equinox was the Seed Moon, the one following that was the Hare Moon then the Dyad Moon, the Mead and Wort Moon, and so it continues. Each tribe, clan, kith and kin and also had their own names for the moon that they saw in their skies.
This moon is also called the Full Flower Moon and the Merry Moon, why? The Flower moon due to the abundance of flowers everywhere and the Merry Moon as this was a time to celebrate and rejoice in nature and the abundance, thus to ‘make merry,’ therefore the Merry Moon, see it all does make sense…
APOGEE AND PERIGEE From timeanddate.com
The Moon's orbit around Earth is not a perfect circle, but elliptical, with one side closer to Earth than the other. As a result, the distance between the Moon and Earth varies throughout the month and the year. On average, the distance is about 382,900 kilometers (238,000 miles). The point on the Moon's orbit closest to Earth is called the Perigee and the point farthest away is the Apogee.
Apogee (Furthest away from the earth) Thursday 7th
Perigee (Closest to the earth) Saturday 23rd
The Full Moon in October is usually known as the Hare Moon. Why? One ancient legend says that in the month of Beltane the Hare was seen to be gazing at the full moon. It was believed that the Hare or sometimes said to be Rabbit once lived in the moon and was longingly looking back at this home and that of his family who still lived in the moon. However his moon goes under many names and faces and is also known as the Bright Moon, Dyad Moon, Flower Moon, Leaf Moon, Love Moon and Milk Moon. You will know if a Witch has Hare as their familiar, as the Witch will seem to be darting off in all directions, be very, very nimble and will gaze intently at the full moon closest to Beltane.
THE NOVEMBER STAR SIGNS
SCORPIO - October 24th – November 22nd. Symbol – The Scorpion, Element – Water, Planet – Pluto, Quality – Fixed, Personal Creed- I create, Negative/Feminine Sign. One of the most psychic signs in the Zodiac, the Scorpion brings with it mystery, strength and passion.
Some of the famous Scorpions. Marie Antoinette, Charles Bronson, Charles Prince of Wales, Christopher Columbus, Patricia Crowther, Marie Curie, Leonardo DiCaprio, Edward III, Bill Gates, Whoopie Goldberg, John Gotti, Edmond Halley, Robert F Kennedy, Anne Hathaway, Henry IV, Charles Manson, Joni Mitchell, Pablo Picasso, Joaquin Phoenix, Sylvia Plath, Gordon Ramsey, Julia Roberts, Will Rogers, Theodore Roosevelt, Winona Ryder, Bram Stoker and Vlad the Impaler.
SAGITTARIUS - November 23rd -December 21st. Symbol – The Archer, Element – Fire, Planet – Jupiter, Quality – Mutable, Personal Creed - I see, Positive/Masculine Sign. Aiming an arrow at the stars, Sagittarius links to Chiron the freedom loving and divine healing Centaur.
Some of the Sagittarians- Judith Anodea, Otter Zell, John F Kennedy Jr, Harpo Marx, Tina Turner, William Blake, Mark Twain, Billy Idol, Winston Churchill, Janetlouise, Woody Allen, Bette Midler, Gianni Versace, Walt Disney, Sammy Davis Jr, Jim Morrison, Kirk Douglas, Christina Onassis, Dick Van Dyke, Patty Duke, Jane Austen, frank Sinatra, Ludwig van Beethoven, Arthur C Clarke, Betty Grable, Uri Geller, Joseph Stalin, Phil Donahue, Jane Fonda, Samuel L Jackson, Liefer Sutherland, Frank Zappa.
CELTIC LUNAR TREE
Reed - Ngetal - October 28th - November 24th.
Creativity, protection, purpose, resourcefulness. Reeds were and still are used as thatch for many homes. Placed on the floor they created warmth and insulation as well as being practical. They also made good candles when the tips were lit.
Elder - Ruis - November 25th –December 22nd
The seeker, freedom loving and wild. The Elder is a tree of judgement and protection, a sacred tree that protects the Fae and keeps away negative energies and evil spirits. Branches of Elder are hung in doorways and over stable to protect those within.