December Daily Celebrations

December

  • December 1-Rosa Parks Day. Take or give a class in overcoming racism. Invoke an African deity and ask Her to help you overcome your own internalized racism.
  • December 2-Hari Kugo, Japanese Festival of Womenís Crafts. Practice yours today, dedicating it to the appropriate Goddesses as you do.
  • December 3-Feast of Fauna, Goddess of Animals. Pamper your pet(s) or make a donation to the Humane Society. Leave a food offering for Her and the animals in the woods.
  • December 4-Festival of Pallas Athena, Goddess of Cities. Take a walk though the city nearest you looking for signs of Her presence. Leave Her an offering. Do a ritual for the safety of urban women before your altar.
  • December 5-First Feast of St. Lucina, Italy-Italic Sun Goddess. Spend some time outside in the sun or burn a candle on your altar for Her.
  • December 6-Yule Child Day. Honor Persephone or the newborn Goddess in yourself.
  • December 7-Mevlana, Turkish Festival of Whirling Dervishes. If you can, celebrate Middle Eastern/Mediterranean Goddesses through dance, particularly spinning dances. Some consider them to be an excellent way to induce an altered state of consciousness. If this is not possible for you, place a pinwheel on your altar and blow it into life.
  • December 8-Day of Anahita, Persian Goddess of Waters-Mother, protector and nurturer of Her people. Leave Her an offering of pure water on your altar today. Also known as the Mother of Sobriety; invoke Her for help if you are in recovery.
  • December 9-Feast of Tonantzin, Virgin of Guadalupe-Aztec Mother Goddess honored at Winter Solstice by women in white, covered with shells and eagle feathers, who danced in the streets. Wear white, wear a shell necklace, carry a feather or two.
  • December 10-International Human Rights Day, Dedicated to the Goddess Liberty. Put a figurine or picture of the statue of Liberty on your altar. Call or write your senators and representatives regarding human/womenís rightís issues. Make a contribution to a human rights organization.
  • December 11-Day of Bruma, Roman Goddess of Winter. If there is snow where you are, make a Snow Goddess and name her Bruma by throwing water over Her face to freeze your work. Or fix an Italian meal using root vegetables. Decorate your altar with snowflakes and icicles.
  • December 12-Day Dedicated to Coatlique-Mexican Mother of the cycle. Honor Her by wearing or carrying white feathers today. Wearing bone or claw jewelry would be appropriate as well. Add snake images to your altar in Her honor.
  • December 13-Lucinaís Day-Already honored on the 5th of this month. Repeat that pattern or invoke Her aid in a difficult project.
  • December 14-Celebration of Creation, Dedicated to Spider Woman-Creatrix of the Universe and all within it. Some believe we are connected to Her via a piece of Her web attached to our crown charka/creative center. To remain connected we must use our creativity. Do so today.
  • December 15-Beginning of Halcyon Days, Seven Days of Bliss Before Yule. Begin your Yule decorating.
  • December 16-Day of Sapientia, Roman Goddess of Wisdom. Honor your own wisdom today by sharing part of it with someone you cherish.
  • December 17-Beginning of Saturnalia, Roman Yule festival-it was an extravagant party and time of overindulgence and fun. Take it from there.
  • December 18-Feast of Our Lady of Solitude-She is Isis, Yemaya, Kwan Yin, Mary, Coatlique or your Matron deity. Spend some time alone today. Burn a single candle as an offering to Her.
  • December 19-Hindu Solstice Dedicated to Sarasvati-Goddess of music and the arts. Honor Her with music today.
  • December 20-Day Dedicated to Psyche. Celebrate your accomplishments, today; be proud of who you are and how far youíve come.
  • December 21-Winter Solstice. Celebrate with lots of candles and/or stay up all night keeping vigil for the Sunís rebirth.
  • December 22-Birth of the Goddess Rhiannon-Celtic Goddess associated with horses. If you have the ability to ride a horse, do so; if not, put a statue of a horse on your altar.
  • December 23-Foolís Day-Part of the Roman Saturnalia celebration. Change places with another today or spend some time visualizing what it would be to be in anotherís place.
  • December 24-Night of the Mothers. Celebrate womenís ability to make something from nothing; create.
  • December 25-Birth of the Yule Child. Honor this day in whatever way seems appropriate, remembering the entire Christmas celebration is a rip off of Pagan customs and symbology.
  • December 26-First of the Seven Days of Norse Yule. Kwanza Begins. Invoke Norse or African deities today. Read runes and/or leave an appropriate offering on your altar.
  • December 27-Birth of the Goddess Freya. Wear Amber today or something amber colored. Pamper a cat. Honor the dead.
  • December 28-Day of the Weaver Grandmothers. Celebrate deities associated with the Fates/life cycle.
  • December 29-Day of Nymphs, Greece. Enjoy your body today. Pamper, powder, anoint it, and share it.
  • December 30-Day Dedicated to Oshun. Surround yourself with beautiful things, dress luxuriously. Love.
  • December 31-Day of Meditations for Peace. Join others in working for peace at this turning of the Gregorian year.

compiled by DeAnna Alba