October Daily Celebrations

October

  • October 1-Durga Festival Begins-A great slayer of evil, Durga could help cut negativity from your life. Ask Her assistance today.
  • October 2-Druidic Feast of Guardian Spirits. If you have spirit guardians in your life, this is a good day to ìfeedî them. Leave herbal offerings.
  • October 3-Narawu, Hopi Womenís Fertility Rituals. If you are trying to conceive, make a fertility amulet or draw fertile energy into an amulet to wear constantly until you become pregnant. Or light a candle and meditate on drawing creativity into your life.
  • October 4-World Day of Animals. Do a protection spell for your own animals and for those who are neglected and abused.
  • October 5-Day Dedicated to Shekkina-She decided to go into exile with humanity when Adam and Eve were evicted from the garden. She preceded the Children of Israel as a pillar of flame in their exodus from Egypt. Recognize Her in every face you see today.
  • October 6-Feast of the Virgin of Azpopan, Mexican Rain Goddess. If your area needs rain, invoke Her by using a rain rattle, spitting to the west three times, or stirring a pot of water three times while calling Her name. Or ask Her to go the area where she is needed most.
  • October 7-Balinese Festival of the Dead. Put a vase of flowers on your altar in honor of your ancestors, burn an offering of incense to the spirits of departed friends or family.
  • October 8-Minervaís Day. Spend part of the day intellectualizing or read a book which stretches your intellectual bounds.
  • October 9-Festival of Felicitas, Goddess of Luck. Try yours today. Buy a lottery ticket. Ask someone out on a date. Light a candle and ask Lady Luck to abide in your home.
  • October 10-Festival of the Virgin of the Pillar. Honor someone who supports you in some way.
  • October 11-Day Dedicated to the Goddess Justice. Pick your favorite Goddess of justice and do a ritual for social and economic justice worldwide. Write to your countryís government about an issue that concerns you.
  • October 12-Holiday of Goddess of Happy Journeys. Plan your next vacation and ask Her blessing.
  • October 13-Last Appearance of Our Lady of Fatima, 1917. A sighting of the Goddess Mary. She appeared to a group of children-and spoke to the girls. They gave Her message to the Pope but little is known of its content. Invoke Her concerning your future.
  • October 14-Durga Puja, Indian Rites of Sacrifice to Kali Durga-An amalgamation of Kali and Durga in their aspects as Goddess of the cycle-particularly endings. Cut away the outworn or unnecessary in order to make room for something better. Have Her help you decide where you need to ìclean houseî then do a ritual of severance.
  • October 15-Day Dedicated to Freya-Her withdrawal from Earth this time of year brought late Fall and Winter. Light a candle for Her safe return.
  • October 16-Birthday of Pandrosus, First Priestess of Athena. Celebrate with your favorite birthday traditions.
  • October 17-Kanname-Sai, Japanese Festival of the First Grain. Include rice food in your meals today and offer some on your altar.
  • October 18-Great Horned Fair in England, basically, a harvest festival. Enjoy the products of the current harvest.
  • October 19-Day of Izanami in Japan-Creatrix Goddess who birthed the world and fire and later ruled as Queen of the Underworld. Honor creation and decay at your altar. Make something small and good to eat and bury it near a tree.
  • October 20-Chung Yeung, Festival of the Ancestors. Set up your altar in preparation for Hallows.
  • October 21-Feast of St. Ursula of the Bears. Eat fish and/or berries, taking on the strength of the Bear Goddess as you do.
  • October 22-Day Dedicated to Ishtar-a love Goddess, among other things. Use your imagination.
  • October 23-Day Dedicated to Pele-Goddess of fire and volcanoes. Invoke Her aid in something youíd like to see turned inside out/reversed.
  • October 24-Feast of the Spirits of the Air. Celebrate qualities of elemental Air: the mind, intellect, youth, and beginnings. Go to the library; spend the day with a child. Start a new project. Make a decision.
  • October 25-Festival of Han Lu, Goddess of Moon and Harvest. Remember the Moonís effect on the growth of crops. Plant a seed or eat some seeds. Make an offering of seeds or incense on your altar.
  • October 26-Day Dedicated to White Buffalo Woman. Wear white. Offer cornmeal to the spirits of the Earth. Contemplate the meaning of the white buffalo born in Southern Wisconsin in 1994.
  • October 27-Owagit, Hopi Festival of Woman as Womb of Life. Honor a pregnant woman or midwife. Pamper a pregnant animal.
  • October 28-Day Dedicated to Sacred Lovers. Enjoy your sacred lover today.
  • October 29-Iroquois Feast of the Dead. Take offerings of sage, tobacco, cornmeal, or herbs to a graveyard for spirits for the departed.
  • October 30-Los Angelitos-Mexican day to pray for the souls of dead children. Ask for the end of street and family violence.
  • October 31-Hallows-Time when the veil between the worlds of the living and the dead is the thinnest. Honor the spirits of the dead.

compiled by DeAnna Alba