Significant dates from ancient folklore; timings given are UK time (GMT+1)
Sunday 1st September is the beginning of the Ecclesiastical year the traditional Christian calendar.
Monday 2nd September is World Goddess Day, nominated as the first Sunday in September, see wildhunt.org for more.
Monday 2nd September is Labour Day in USA and Canada this year, as it's always the first Monday in September.
Wednesday 4th September is the Ancient Egyptian Ceremony of Transformation through Anpu (Anubis).
An MP3 Meditation to overcome negative behaviour patterns is available from the Harmony Shop. The Egyptians believed that when a deceased soul entered the Halls of Amenti they would undergo a ceremony involving the metaphorical weighing of the heart (of the deceased) against Maat's feather, whereby the weight of the heart represents the degree to which the deceased lived in truth (that is how much he/she has sinned, the more he/she had sinned the heavier the heart). The meditation guides you through a journey with Anpu to see how you would fare if your heart was weighed against Maat's feather at this point in your life. This meditation was devised for 4th September, which being a Festival of Anpu would add emphasis, but can be used anytime.
Anpu is the illegitimate child of Nebt-Het (Nephthys), born of her clandestine union with Asar (Osiris) but raised as the son of Set. Cast out when his true lineage was discovered, he became associated with dark and lonely places, a wanderer through the shadow-realm between life and death, Anpu therefore bearing witness to the darker side of mortality. He seeks out those lost souls who find themselves without guidance after their demise. He guards the Entrance to the Underworld, presided over by his true father Asar. Hence, all who die will find themselves in the presence of this mysterious Jackel-headed God, who escorts them away from this world and to the gates of the next.
A laminated poster of Anpu (Anubis) by Jacqui Taliesin El Masri of Alkhemi.co.uk is also available from the Harmony Shop along with other Egyptian Deity posters by Jacqui.
Wednesday 5th September is the Ancient Egyptian Ceremony of the Raising of the Djed Pillar.
The worship of the Djed pillar, and the annual 'Raising of the Djed' ceremony, is amongst the earliest ritualistic religious practices of ancient Egypt.
The Djed was stated to have arisen from the primordial mound of creation and believed to be the backbone of the Egyptian god Wzr (also known as Asar or Osirus) though sometimes associated with the earlier Deity Ptah.
A laminated poster of Wzr (Ausar, Osirus) by Jacqui Taliesin El Masri of Alkhemi.co.uk is also available from the Harmony Shop along with other Egyptian Deity posters by Jacqui.
Friday 7th September is Paryushana Parva the Jain celebration of Human transcendence into spirituality and morality. It is an eight day event celebrated with sacred readings and exchanges of cards among loved ones. Dates may vary. This popular Jain festiva is organised every year in the auspicious month ‘Bhadrapad’ (Mid-August to Mid-September) of the Hindu calendar extends from the fifth day to fourteenth day of the bright fortnight. The festival ordains the Jains to observe the ten universal supreme virtues in daily practical life: -
Paryushan Parva I bow to the Arahants, the perfected human beings.
I bow to the Siddhas, liberated bodiless souls.
I bow to the Acharyas, the masters and heads of congregations.
I bow to the Upadhyayas, the spiritual teachers.
I bow to the spiritual practitioners in the universe,Sadhus.
This fivefold obeisance mantra,
Destroys all sins and obstacles,
And of all auspicious repetitions.
Is the first and foremost.
See infoindiadirect.com for more details.
Friday 13th September is the Roman Festival of Lectisternium. It was traditional to dress up statues of Jupiter, Juno and Minerva and give them a feast!
Saturday 14th September @ 05.53 (Friday night/Saturday Morning) is the Equinox Micro Full Moon.
A Micromoon happens when a New Moon (or Full Moon) coincides with the apogee; when the Moon's orbit is farthest away from Earth. Because the Moon orbits Earth on an elliptical path, one side of the path is always closer to the Earth than the other. See timeanddate.com for more about this.
Click here for Angela McGerr's Full Moon Meditation with Gabriel. Between this date and the next New Moon is considered as a good time energetically for detoxing the body.
Image of Gabriel by Richard Rockwood from Angela McGerr's Harmony Angel Cards, available from the Harmony Shop (signed by Angela).
Thursday 19th September is the Fast of Tehuti, Kemet day; honouring the god Tehuti (Thoth), the God of Magic, Wisdom and Secret knowledge.
An MP3 Meditation to visit the Akashic Records with Tehuti is available from the CDs and Meditations section of theHarmony Shop.
Sunday 22nd September is the Ancient Egyptian Ritual of the Neteru of the Two Lands.
The Two Lands, comprising of Upper & Lower Egypt, were presided over by the more successful Pharoahs. To the north was Lower Egypt (see map from Wikipedia) where the Nile fans into the Nile Delta. To the south was Upper Egypt, stretching to Aswan. The terms Upper and Lower Egypt are derived from the unusual geography of the Nile, which unlike most rivers, flows from south to north. Its origins are in the highlands of East Africa and it ends with the Nile Delta which drains into the Mediterannean Sea.
In Spiritual lore, Upper and Lower Egypt could be said to represent the higher and lower self of the human body, and as such would need to be integrated on an annual basis with the help of the Neteru (Deities or Angelic Beings).
The unification of Upper and Lower Egypt occurred in about 3000 BC, but the pschent - or double crown, see Wikipedia image on the left - worn by the Pharoahs represented the combined regalia of both areas; the hedjet or White Crown for Upper Egypt and the deshret or Red Crown for Lower Egypt, each half representing sovereignty of one of the kingdoms.
Established Ancient Egyptian tradition generally credits Menes (also known as Narmer), as the king who united Upper and Lower Egypt. On the Narmer Palette the king is depicted wearing the Red Crown in one scene and the White crown in another, and thereby showing his rule over both Lands.
Monday 23rd September at 08:50 is the Pagan Celebration of the Autumn Equinox, marking the time of harvest festival and fulfilment of summer; since, in the Northern Hemisphere, from now on there will be more dark than light for the rest of the year. An equinox is an astronomical event when the plane of Earth's equator passes the center of the Sun. Equinoxes occur twice a year, around 21st March and 22nd/23rd September.
At this point in the year, the night and day lengths are exactly equal, so it's a time of balance and a good time for introspection, look for what is good and worthwhile to become seeds for next year.
Saturday 28th September is Teachers Day a Confucian day for honouring teachers of all types. This is supposedly the date of Confucius's birthday.
Saturday 28th September @ 19.27 is also the Pagan Dark Moon this year. It's also the last of three consecutive New Moon Supermoons when the moon is at it's closest (Perigree) and could 30 per cent brighter and 14 per cent bigger to the naked eye. However as the New Moon is barely visible, we are unlikely to notice any difference.
The New Moon Abundance Ritual should be carried out within 24 hours after the New Moon.
Celestial Forecast is compiled by Joanna Bristow-Watkins of Harmony Healing, using many sources but notably the Moonwise Calendar. Whilst considerable effort is made to ensure accuracy, this is not an exact science and sources are sometimes contradictory!
Joanna is a Reyad Sekh Em® Egyptian Alchemy Healer and Teaching Mentor. She escorts occasional Private Access tours to Stonehenge (and to Avebury on the same day) plus occasional Harmony Journey Sacred Site Tours to Egypt, Ireland and UK from time-to-time. She also runs various Meet-up groups in London and Surrey and the London & Surrey Alchemists Facebook Group.
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