1st-Rekindling of the sacred flame in the Temple of Vesta, Goddess of the Hearth. Preliminary hearings in the Salem Witch trials held 1692. Birthday of the Golden Dawn, 1888. Matronalia, Roman Festival of Women and Marriage.
2nd-Mother March, Bulgaria.
3rd – World Wildlife Day.
3rd-Sacred to Idun, Norse Fertility Goddess and Keeper of the apples of immortality.
4th-Festival of Rhiannon, the Celtic Moon Goddess.
6th-The Compitalia Festival dedicated to the Roman Household Goddesses, the Lares. Mars Day.
8th – International Women’s Day
7th-The Junonalia Festival, dedicated to the Roman Supreme Goddess, Juno. Birthday of Laurie Cabot, Wiccan author.
8th-Birthday of Mother Earth, Chinese.
9th-Celebration of Aphrodite and Adonis. Buddhist “Butter Lamp Festival” celebrated in Tibet to invoke the Gods and neutralize the power of Demons.
10th-Dedicated to Venus, the Roman Goddess of Love and Fertility. Sacred to the Assyro-Babylonian Fertility Goddess Ishtar.
11th- Hercules Day. Execution of Jacques de Molay, the Grand Master of the Order of the Knights Templar 1314.
12th-Martyrdom of Hypatia, the Divine Pagan.Sacred to Marduk in ancient Babylonia.
13th-Purification Feast, Balinese. Burgsonndeg Fire Festival celebrated in Luxemborg.
14th-Sacred to the Egyptian Mother and Cobra Goddess, Uazit. Veturius Mamurius, Roman Festival of Armour making.
15th-Festival of Attis and the Mother Goddess, Cybele.
16th-Feast of Dionysus, Greek God of the Vines. The Liberalia Festival dedicated to Libera, the Roman Goddess of Viticulture.
17th-Festival of Astarte, Canaanite. St Patricks Day, who burned many books and felt that only the rich should be able to read. Hated Witches!
18th-Feast of Athena, Greek. Celtic Tree month of Alder begins. Sacred to Shelia-na-gig, the Celtic Fertility Goddess in Ireland. Birthday of Edgar Cayce, psychic researcher 1877.
19th-Feast of Minerva. Elizabethan statute against Witchcraft enacted, 1563, this statute was replaced in 1604 by a stricter one from King James I.
20th Feast of Ba-nab-dedet, Egyptian God of Sexual fertility. International Astrology Day. Death of Lady Sheba, Wiccan author of “The Book of Shadows” 2002.
21st- Tea and Tephr’s Day, Irish. Mandate of Henry VIII against Witchcraft enacted in 1542, repealed in 1547.
22nd – World Water Day
23rd-Dance of the Salii, an invocation of Saturn and Mars, in ancient Rome. Marzenna Spring Festival in Poland.
24th-Gabriels Day. Dies Sanguinis, “Day of Blood” and traditional day of the Dedication of new priests to the Roman Mother, Cybele.
25th-Roman Laughing Day.
26th-Hijra, Islamic New Year.
28th-Birth of Kwan-Yin, the Goddess of compassion, celebrated in Taiwan. Scott Cunningham, Wiccan author dies, 1993.
30th-Festival of Concordia, the Roman Goddess of Harmony.
31st-Festival of Luna, the Roman Moon Goddess. Last Witch Trial in Ireland, held at Magee Island 1711.
The Following dates have been supplied by the New Zealand’s Witchy Lunar Calendar.
Thursday 7th - New Moon. Start new projects and magick.
Thursday 14th - 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.
Thursday 21st - The Harvest 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.
Thursday 28th - 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.
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) Tuesday 5th
Perigee (Closest to the earth) Wednesday 20th
THE MARCH STAR SIGNS
PISCES - February 19th – March 20th Symbol – Fish, Element – Water, Planet – Neptune, Quality – Mutable, Personal Creed- I believe, Negative/Feminine sign. The Two fish that symbolize the spiritual and material, expressed through the natural world.
Some of the Pisceans. Laurie Cabot, Prince Andrew, Peter Fonda, Ivana Trump, Fats Domino, Johnny Cash, Rudolph Steiner, Elizabeth Taylor, Mario Andretti, Ron Howard, Dr Seuss, Mikail Gorbachev, Jon Bon Jovi, Jean Harlow, Rex Harrison, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Rob Reiner, Alexander III, Prince Edward, Michael Caine, Liza Minnelli, Billy Crystal, Jerry Lewis, Kurt Russell, Glenn Close, Spike Lee, Holly Hunter, Rob Lowe, Nat King Cole, Michelangelo, Albert Einstein, Pierre Auguste Renoir and George Harrison.
ARIES - March 21st –April 20th. Symbol – The Ram, Element – Fire, Planet – Mars, Quality – Cardinal, Personal Creed- I am, Positive/Masculine Sign. Assertive, courageous and ruled by the God of War, Aries will take on who or whatever ever comes his way.
Some of the Aries people. Johann Sebastian Bach, Clyde Barrow, Marlon Brando, Otto von Bismarck, Butch Cassidy, Mariah Carey, Charlie Chaplin, Charlemagne, Bette Davis, Doris Day, Shannen Doherty, Robert Downey Jr, Aretha Franklin, Lady Gaga, Vincent van Gogh, Billie Holiday, Thomas Jefferson, Elton John, Keira Knightly, Heath Ledger, Elizabeth Montgomery, Rosie O’Donnell, Gregory Peck, Septimius Severus, Kristen Stewart, Leonardo da Vinci, Emma Watson, Tennessee Williams and Reese Witherspoon.
CELTIC LUNAR TREE
Ash – Nion - February 18th – March 17th
Artistic, flexible, imaginative and compassionate. It is said that the realm between earth and sky is connected by the Ash tree and has long been recognized for its magickal energies and connection to the Gods of the Sea, mainly Lir, a Celtic sea God. The staff of the traditional Witches besom is made from Ash, so too is the Stang. The Stang is a staff that represents the Teutonic world tree, Ygdrasill that connects to the Underworld and the physical world. The prongs, are seen as the antlers of the God. The Ash is said to attract lightening and as Lammas has much thunder and lightning around this season, then ideally you should not stand under the Ash tree during a storm! Ash is also a tree of love, prosperity and protection.
Alder - Fearn - March 18th - April 14th
Bold and courageous people, very strong willed. They also have a desire to seek new adventures and like to keep moving and stay busy. When the tree of the Alder is cut, the sap runs red and is seen as blood to the Celts and also a reminder of the sacrifice the tree has given so that it may be used for charcoal, house building and keeping one warm over the cold nights and days. The root system of the Alder is nurturing and provides essential nutrients for the soils, more so than other trees. The Alder is a tree of divination and will make you face up to situations that you have been avoiding, it will of course help you do this and not just leave you alone as you work through these situations.