HAPPY JANUARY, BLESSINGS OF THE NEW YEAR, and WELCOME 2018!
The Goddesses of Winter hold sway now (in all of their myriad forms) – it is the time of the Crones and Wisdom Women. They keep vigil at the hearth fires, poke the coals, and sustain us in the darkest season. They are singing our souls home and giving us the strength to dream and vision our worlds – An Cailleach, Spider Woman, Baba Yaga, La Befana, the Norns, and the Fates.
Imbolc is fast approaching; the New Moon of January on 1/16 gives us an opportunity to plant powerful seeds for the year to be nurtured by Brigid Herself. We celebrate her day on the second Full Moon of January on 1/31 which also ushers in the first eclipse season of 2018. Mystery School of the Goddess has several courses to connect more deeply to Brigid (and more coming in January:
- Discovering Brigit – Goddess and Saint with Mael Brigde
- Stepping into Brigit – A 30 Day Goddess Activation with Mael Brigde
Spring celebrations come early this year in the Hindu tradition – Saraswati’s birthday, Vasant Pachami, is on 1/22 AND we also celebrate Ganesha’s Spring birthday on 1/21. We have a special running for both on Mystery School of the Goddess to dive deep with both of these amazing deities.
Goddess Full Moon Group starts again in 2018 at the end of January. Stay tuned for that!
I wish you ALL THE BLESSINGS of the New Year!
We begin the New Year with an auspicious Cancer Super Moon that is also the first of two Full Moons in January. Mary Lomando has a Full Moon post here and I included the link for our interview below on the Astrology for the beginning of 2018. It is a busy cosmic season!
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January 1 – Gregorian Calendar – HAPPY New Year Day!
January 1, 2018 – Full Moon in Cancer 9:23pm eastern
January 1 – Feast Day of the Nino de Atocha / Orisha Eleggua
January 1 – Day of Offering to the Roman Goddess Fortuna
January 1 – Celebration of the Sabine Goddess Strenia – Goddess of the New Year
January 2, 2018 – Mahayana New Year (Buddhism)
January 2 – Nativity of Inanna, Sumerian Queen of Heaven and Earth
January 3 – Feast of the Infant of Prague / Orisha Eleggua
January 5 – Haloa – Kore’s Day in the Southern Hemisphere
January 5 – Day of Befana – Epiphany Eve
January 5 – Roman Festival of the Lares Compitales (Guardians of the Crossroads)
January 5 – Twelfth Night
January 7 – Festival of Aset – Isis
January 8 – Day of the Goddess Justicia (Justice) – also Greek Goddess Themis
January 11 – January 15 – Carmentalia celebrating the Roman Goddesses Carmenta (the Hinge of Life) and Mania (Mother of Ghosts)
January 12 – Frigg’s Day
January 15 – Day to Honor Greek Goddess Hestia
January 16, 2018 – New Moon in Capricorn at 9:18pm eastern
January 18 – Day of the Irish Goddess Danu
January 19 – Sun enters Aquarius
January 21, 2018 – Ganesha Jayanti – Spring Birthday!
January 21 – Celtic Tree Calendar month of Luis (Rowan) January 21 to February 17
January 22, 2018 – Vasant Panchami – Happy Birthday to the Goddess Saraswati!
January 28 – Runic half month of Eiwhaz
January 30 – Festival for the Roman Goddess PAX – Peace
JANUARY 30 – GODDESS FULL MOON GROUP
January 31, 2018 – FULL MOON LUNAR ECLIPSE in LEO at 8:27am eastern
An Introduction to the Cailleach with Jude Lally
Blessings and Intentions 2018 with Renee
Free Divine Feminine Six Pack from Lauri Ann Lumby & Temple of the Magdalene
Goddess Wheel of the Year with Kimberly Moore – special Winter Pricing
Healing with the Goddess with Katherine Skaggs – self study – start anytime!
Permission to Be: 7 Practices for Living Openly with Brandi Auset – now open!
Rhythms of the Goddess Winter Journal – New Year Reading special!
To the Moon and Back Big Bundle with Renee Starr
More Winter Course Updates (and more coming next week)