1st- Celtic Tree month of Hazel ends. Thargalia, Mediterranean Feast of first Fruits.
2nd -Celtic Tree month of Vine begins. Death of Doreen Valiente, 1999. Grapevine Festival in honour of the Greek Fertility Goddess, Ariadne and Dionysus, the God of Wine.
4th-Changing Woman, honoured by the Apache..
7th – Theosophical Society founded by H.P Blavatsky, Henry Steele Olcott and others, 1875. Healers Day.
9th-Horned Dance, English.
10th –Birthday of Karl Llewellyn Weschcke. Egyptian Day of Queens.
11th – Day of Queens, dedicated to the Egyptian Goddess Hatshepsut, Nefertiti and Cleopatra. Birthday of Silver Ravenwolf, Wiccan author.
13th-Phillip IV of France draws up the order for the arrest of the Knights Templars 1306. The Ceremony of Lighting the Fire, dedicated to Nepthys, the Egyptian Goddess of Darkness. Banquet of Venus, Roman.
14th-Agrippa Von Nettesheim born, 1486. Egyptian Feast of Lights. Holy Rood Day.
15th- Birthday of the Moon, Chinese. Acorn Festival, Native American.
16th – Death of Giles Cory in Salem Massachusetts, 1692.
17th-Bewitched debuts on ABC-TV 1964. Day sacred to Greek Corn Goddess, Demeter. Hildegard of Bingen’s Day.
19th-Fast of Thoth.
20th-Birthday of Quetzalcoatl, Aztec Sun God.
21st-Death of Eleanor Bone, “Matriarch of British Witchcraft” 2001. Birth of the Greek Goddess of War, Athena. Raudthestrong, Norse.
23rd-Start of the greater Eleusinian Mysteries. Dedicated to Demeter the Greek Corn Goddess.
24th-Death and rebirth of Osiris, Egyptian Fertility God.
25th-Sacred to Inuit Sea Goddess Sedna. Pyanopsia Festival sacred to Helios, the Greek Sun God and the Horae, Goddesses of the Seasons.
29th-Celtic Tree month of Vine ends. Michaelmas. Festival of Nemesis, Greek Goddess of Fate.
30th-Celtic Tree month of Ivy begins. Medetrinalia, festival for Roman Goddess of Medicine.
THE SEED MOON
The full moon is known as the Seed Moon and quite rightly so. It is when ploughing and planting took place and the plans made from the winter months now put into practice. It is also the pregnant stage of Eostre and the new growth that is appearing throughout the land. Some Witches also refer to this moon as the Chaste Moon. Chaste is a word meaning pure and with the season of spring, this is a time of new beginnings, birth, initiations and blessings. A time to sow the seeds of intention, including within the garden.
The Following dates have been supplied by the New Zealand’s Witchy Lunar Calendar.
Monday 3rd - 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.
Monday 10th - New Moon. Start new projects and magick.
Monday 17th - 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.
Tuesday 25th - Full 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. We have a Blue Moon due to the fact there are two full moons in the calendar month. Lots of extra special magick and witchery.
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 20th
Perigee (Closest to the earth) Saturday 8th
THE SEPTEMBER STAR SIGNS
VIRGO - August 24th - September 22nd. Symbol – The Virgin, Element – Earth, Planet – Mercury, Quality – Mutable, Personal Creed - I analyze, Negative/Feminine Sign. Virgoans are the craftsmen of the Zodiac, forever trying to better our planet with their earthy natures.
Some of the Virgos - Henry Cornelius Agrippa, Hazel, Carl Wescheke, Sean Connery, Prince Albert, Mother Teresa, Pee Wee Herman, Cameron Diaz, Richard Gere, Keanu Reeves, Ivan the Terrible, Jesse James, Raquel Walsh, Buddy Holly, Peter Sellers, Michael Keaton, Hugh Grant, Adam Sandler, DH Lawrence, Roald Dahl, Sam Neill, Louis XIV, Lauren Becall, Greta Garbo, Mickey Mouse, Twiggy, Sophia Loren, Stephen King, Joan Jett.
LIBRA -September 23rd – October 23rd. Symbol – The Scales, Element – Air, Planet – Venus, Quality – Cardinal, Personal Creed- I balance, Positive/Masculine Sign. The Scales of justice that weighed the souls of the dead against a feather.Balance and harmony for all.
Some of the Librians. Augustus, Issac Bonewits, Aleister Crowley, Arnold Crowther, Selena Fox, Mickey Rooney, Paul Simon, Julio Igesias, Michael Douglas, George Gershwin, Olivia Newton-John, Ed Sullivan, Peter Finch, Brigitte Bardot, Jerry Lee Lewis, Truman Capote, Groucho Marx, Walter Matthau, Chubby Checker, Charlton Heston, Bob Geldolf, Susan Sarandon, Bishop Desmond Tutu, Sigourney Weaver, John Lennon, Eleanor Roosevelt, Dwight D Eisenhower, Roger Moore, Oscar Wilde, Evel Knievel, Rita Hayworth, Bela Lugosi.
CELTIC LUNAR ZODIAC
Hazel - Coll - August 5th – September 1st
The Hazel tree is considered to be one of great wisdom and throughout the ancients has been utilised for its magick and divination purposes. To the Celts, the Hazel sits at the heart of the Otherworld where nine hazel trees sit over the well of wisdom and drop their hazelnuts into the water that are said to bubble with inspiration and knowledge. The nuts are considered to be potent amulets of wisdom, courage, protection, prophetic dreams and visions.
Vine Muin September 2nd - September 29th
These people like to go with the follow and try to follow the path of least resistance although have been known to weave their way through one’s life and straight out again without even batting an eyelid. They are good at connecting to others, protection and teaching us to relax. The winding vine is an integral part of Celtic knot art work and weavings displayed in tapestries, jewellery, body art and on weapons as protection symbols to those who use them. It also symbolises expansion, fertility and regeneration.
Ivy Gort September 30th - October 27th
Ivy people like to make connections and seem to weave in and out of your life bringing change and friendships. They have incredible strength and can be determined which may seem a little too pushy to some. The plant that intertwines and winds itself through cracks and crevices where one cannot enter. A durable plant it searches and forever attempts to move forward. Used in protection, healing and strength magick and spells.