Year 2020
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Year 2020
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Jewish - Kabbalah
Holidays - 2020
Christian -
Ecumenical Mysticism /
Wisdom Tradition

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Unitarian Universalist
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Muslim - Sufi
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Jain & Sikh
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Buddhist Holidays - 2020
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African &
Middle-Eastern
Holidays:
Ancient Egyptian,
Santeria, Zoroastrian - 2020
Native American
(Iroquois, Navajo

& Pueblo)
& Meso American
(Inca, Mayan & Aztec)
Holidays
- 2020
Pagan Holidays:
Old Religions of Europe

(Greek, Roman, Slavic,
Celtic, Anglo-Teutonic
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Deep Ecology /
Environmentalist
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Social Justice /
Human Rights /

Feminist
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Peace /
Disarmament
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Solar & Lunar Cycles,
Eclipse & Helions
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Meteor Showers - 2020
Visible Planets - 2020
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Experiential Meditations
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throughout the year)
Empowering Meditations
Action Offerings
(to help the environment 
& further social justice)
Art as Meditation
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September 2020...

* 8/19 eve to 9/18 eve: Elul--Jewish month of self-reflection, peace-making, and renewal. Elul-Rosh Hashanah Truce (through Yom Kippur). * 9/1: Day to pray about, commit to, and act on, lifestyle and consumption changes to stop extinction, waste, overharvest, pollution, and climate change. * 9/2 (1:22 a.m. EDT): Full Moon (Harvest Moon) (Virgo Full Moon). * 9/3: Day gender discrimination was outlawed world-wide (1981); day to mourn all manifestations of sexism. * 9/5: Mindfulness Day--Zen Buddhist day for being mindful that harm to the Earth and sentient beings results from ignorance of interdependence. * 9/6: Birthday of Efua Dorkenoo, African women’s rights activist and mother of the global movement to end FGM (1949). * 9/6: Day Latin American Catholic Bishops espoused Liberation Theology (1968). They believed that the Gospel requires Christians to aid the poor and oppressed in the struggle for economic and social justice. * 9/7: Labor Day--Day to reflect on the sacredness of all work and the value of ethical, meaningful employment. * 9/8 (OC 9/21): Birthday of Blessed Mary, catalyst of liberation and redemption. * 9/8: Baha’i feast honoring the one Deity as ‘Izzat - the Almighty. Baha’is believe in the oneness of all religions. * 9/8: Animal Day--Day to honor all creatures of the land and to meditate on Deity manifesting as animals. * 9/8: Death day of Mother Ann Lee (1784), mystic and founder of the Shakers, who worshipped with ecstatic dance and song, and believed Deity to be Father, Son, Mother, and Daughter. * 9/9: Christian feast of St. Joachim, father of Blessed Mary and grandfather of Blessed Jesus; guide of grandfathers and elderly men. * 9/10: Birthday of Thomas Thayer (1812), Universalist who believed Deity to be at work in evolution and continuing Creation. * 9/11: Day to mourn all victims of terrorism. * 9/12 to 9/16: Zoroastrian celebration of Divine Spirit Spenta Armaiti, creator and protector of Earth. * 9/12 eve: Vigil for lost grandparents; night of mourning and healing. * 9/13: Grandparents’ Day--Day to give love and thanks to all grandparents; day for all grandparents to celebrate their age and contemplate their sacred duty to share their wisdom with the young. * 9/13: Day to mourn the subjection of women and girls in the U.S. to rape, domestic violence, and other gender-based violence. * 9/13: Day Israelis and Palestinians committed to peaceful coexistence (1993); vigil for true peace, justice, religious tolerance, and human rights for all in the Middle East. * 9/14: Birthday of Margaret Sanger (1883), non-violent advocate for education, autonomy, and responsibility concerning sexuality, reproduction, and birth control. * 9/15: Democracy Day--Day to celebrate democratic systems of government throughout the world. * 9/16: Ozone Preservation Day--Day to recognize that the survival of humanity is dependent on preservation of the ozone layer (a fragile shield of gas that protects the Earth from the harmful rays of the Sun). * 9/17 (7:00 a.m. EDT): New Moon. * 9/17: Christian feast of St. Hildegard von Bingen (d. 1179), mystic who sang praises to the Holy Spirit as Grace and Wisdom. She recognized the Holy Spirit to be the feminine aspect of the Holy Trinity, and found Her everywhere in Nature. * 9/17: Constitution Day--Day the U.S. Constitution was signed (1787), ensuring that the U.S. would be a democracy governed by the rule of law. * 9/17 to 9/20: Iroquois Squash Ceremony--in thanksgiving for the squash harvest. * 9/18 eve to 9/20 eve: Rosh Hashanah/Jewish New Year (Year 5781)--Commemorates Creation of the World by Elohim, the one universal Deity; begins ten days of self-examination and penitence for harm done. * 9/19: Appearance of Our Lady of La Salette, Mother of the Harvest (France 1846). * 9/19: International Coastal Cleanup Day. * 9/20 eve to 9/21 eve: Feast of Old Greek Deities Aphrodite and Hermes--Day to honor the divine feminine and divine masculine in harmony. * 9/21: International Day of Peace--Day to demonstrate for peace with justice throughout the world. * 9/21 to 9/27: Green Building Week. * 9/22 (9:31 a.m. EDT): Autumn Equinox--Marks the beginning of Autumn and point of equal daylight and darkness; celebrates the bounty of Mother Earth with feasting and aiding those in need. * 9/22: Old Slavic Dozhinki--At the end of the grain harvest, God Jarilo betrays Goddess Morana, and he returns to the realm of the dead. Her anger and sadness causes the world to become dark, cold, and dead. * 9/22: World Car-Free Day--Walk, bike, or take mass transit everywhere! * 9/22: Day the world’s nations committed to protecting the sky’s ozone layer from harmful chemicals (1988); day to mourn continuing air pollution. * 9/22 to 9/23: Coya Rayni--Inca festival honoring Moon Goddess Quilla; focus is on purging sickness and evil. * 9/23: Beginning of Libra (the Scales of Lady Justice). * 9/23: Taoist festival honoring the Shen of Winds, West, and Autumn; thanksgiving is made for the harvest. Taoists believe the unity of Yin (Eternal Feminine) and Yang (Eternal Masculine) make up the psyche-matter-energy of the eternal all-encompassing Ch’i. * 9/23: Aki-no-Higan--Day Japanese Buddhists mark the time of change by meditating on the impermanence of life. * 9/23: Vigil for freedom of religion in Saudi Arabia. * 9/24: Day Tibetan Buddhists meditate on and emulate Bodhisattva Goddess Gold Tara’s conquest of desire for excessive wealth. * 9/24: Yoruba/Santeria feast of Obatala, Orisha of Peace and Justice. Yorubas/Santeros celebrate with drumming, ecstatic dancing, and possession trance. * 9/25: Old Egyptian festival of Neter Amen-Ra-Atem, the Great God, and Neteret Amenet-Rait-Mut, the Great Goddess. * 9/25: Indigenous Peoples’ Day--Day for honoring Native Americans and their life-affirming spiritual traditions. * 9/25: Day Pope Francis called for Christian evangelizing to focus on service to humanity ‑ rather than conversion (2014). * 9/26: National Estuaries Day--Celebrate the beauty and life that lives where rivers meet the sea. * 9/27: Baha’i feast honoring the one Deity as Mashiyyat - Divine Will. * 9/27: World Rivers Day--Immerse yourself and feel the flow of life. * 9/27 eve to 9/28 eve: Yom Kippur/Day of Atonement--Jewish day of fasting, prayer, reconciliation, making reparation for harm done, and helping those in need. * 9/28: Birthday of Confucius (K’ung Fu-Tzu) (551 BCE). He taught that societal harmony could be realized when individuals acted with loving care for family, concern for friends and neighbors, benevolence to strangers, and respect for all. * 9/28: Good Neighbor Day. * 9/28 eve to 9/29 eve: Demokratia--Old Greek festival celebrating democracy, constitutional government, and justice under law. Zeus Agoraios, Athena Agoraias, and Themis were honored. * 9/29: Feast of Michael, Angel of Protection, and Uriel, Angel of Justice. * 9/29 eve to 10/8 eve: Greater Eleusinian Mysteries--Old Greek festival recalling Goddess Demeter’s search for Her missing daughter Kore. * 9/30: Christian feast of Hagia Sophia (Holy Wisdom), Soul of the Universe, and source of faith, hope, and love. * 9/30: Birthday of Jalal ad-Din Rumi (1207), Sufi saint and poet. He believed the soul to be one with Deity, and thought ecstatic experience of Deity could be attained with music, whirling dance, and chanting Deity’s holy names. * 9/30: Birthday of Elhanan Winchester (1751), Universalist who exhorted people to lives of personal ethics and social reform.

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THE MYSTIC'S WHEEL OF THE YEAR 2020
A Multifaith Calendar Reflecting Eco-Egalitarian Spirituality
© 2019 Marija Miovski
www.WheeloftheYear.com