The Atheopagan Calendar of Moons: an Optional Set of New Observances
In the Atheopagan Saturday Zoom Mixer conversation this week, the group came up with a fantastic idea: to correlate the 13 Atheopagan Principles with the 13 cycles of the Moon each year, and observe each Moon as a time to contemplate and celebrate that particular Principle.
This is optional, of course. You don’t have to observe them that way if it doesn’t work for you. But I was excited about the idea and I know the rest of the group was, too–it’s a way to add a celebration of lunar cycles to the Solar cycle of the Wheel of the Year in your Atheopagan practice.
Each 28-day cycle of the Moon can be thought of as a period for reflection on the appropriate Atheopagan Principle, adding theme and meaning to your observances for that Full Moon night at least, and perhaps for that whole nearly month-long period.
I propose that each such cycle begin on the night when the new Moon is visible as a thin crescent before sunset, and be celebrated at its height on the full Moon. The cycle begins in December, when the Wheel of the Year begins.
I’m excited about this idea because it’s a great example of how we are co-creating Atheopaganism together. If this idea works for you, know that you can thank a group of thoughtful and interesting people who have been joining us on Saturday mornings (Pacific Time) for a visit, chat and discussion.
Coming up tomorrow: the PLEASURE MOON, on Sept. 2!
Atheopagan Full Moons 2020-21
December 29, 2020
January 28, 2021
February 27, 2021
March 28, 2021
April 27, 2021
May 26, 2021
June 24, 2021
July 24, 2021
August 22, 2021
Sept. 2, 2020
Oct. 1, 2020
Oct. 31, 2020 (Blue Moon, Halloween)
Nov. 30, 2020
All dates shown are GMT. Dates may change by one day depending on time zone.