spacer Esbats and Sabbats for 2002-2003

OCTOBER 2002
1-5 Waning Moon
6 - New Moon 6:18am EST
7-20- Waxing Moon
13 - Second Quarter
14 - Columbus Day
21 - Full Moon 2:20am EST (Blood Moon, Harvest Moon)
23 - Sun enters Scorpio 9:18am EST
22-31 Waning Moon
28 - Celtic Tree Month of Reed begins
29 - Last Quarter 12:28am EST
31 - Samhain (Halloween)
NOVEMBER 2002
1 - All Saints' Day
4 - New Moon
6 - Ramadan begins
8 - Samhain cross-quarter day (Sun reaches 15 Scorpio)
11 - 2nd Quarter 3:52pm EST
11 - Veteren's Day (buy a poppy, support your local VFW!)
19 - Full Moon 8:34pm EST (Beaver Moon, Mourning Moon)
19 - Lunar Eclipse 8:46pm
20-30 - Waning Moon
22 - Sun enters Sagittarius 6:54am EST
25 - Celtic Tree Month of Elder begins
27 - Last Quarter 10:46am EST
28 - Thanksgiving Day
30 - Hannukah begins
DECEMBER 2002
1-3 - Waning Moon
4 - New Moon
5-18- Waxing Moon
7 - Hannnkah Ends
8 - Ramadan Ends
11 - Second Quarter - 10:49am EST
19 - Full Moon 2:10pm EST (Long Nights Moon)
20-31 - Waning Moon
21 - Yule - Winter Solstice 8:14pm EST
21 - Sun enters Capricorn 8:14pm EST
24 - Celtic Tree Month of Birch begins
25 - Christmas Day
26 - Kwanzaa begins
26 - Last Quarter 7:31pm EST
31 - New Year's Eve
JANUARY 2003

1 - New Year's Day
1 - Kwanzaa Ends
2 - New Moon 3:23pm EST
3-18 - Waxing Moon
5 - Twelfth Night
6 - Epiphany
10 - First Quarter - 8:15am EST
18 - Full Moon - 5:48am EST (Cold Moon, Wolf Moon)
19-31 Waning Moon
20 - Martin Luther King Jur's Birthday (observed)
21 - Celtic Tree Month of Rowan begins
25 - Last Quarter 3:33am EST
FEBRUARY 2003

1 - New Moon 5:48am EST
1 - Chinese New Year ( Year of the Sheep) 2-15 Waxing Moon
2 - Imbolc (Candlemas)
2 - Groundhog Day
9 - First Quarter 6:11am EST
12 - Abraham Lincoln's Birthday
14 - Valentine's Day
16 - Full Moon 6:51pm EST (Snow Moon)
16 - Septuagesima Sunday
17-28 Waning Moon
17 - George Washington's Birthday (observed)
18 - Celtic Tree Month of Ash begins
23 - Last Quarter 11:46am EST
MARCH 2003

2 - New Moon 9:35pm EST
4 - Shrove Tuesday (Mardi Gras)
5 - Ash Wednesday
5 - Islamic New Year
11 - First Quarter 2:15am EST
17 - St. Patrick's Day
18 - Full Moon 5:34am EST (Storm Moon, Worm Moon)
18 - Celtic Tree Month of Alder begins
20 - Ostara - Vernal (Spring) Equinox 8:00pm EST
24 - Last Quarter 8:51pm EST
APRIL 2003

1 - New Moon 2:19pm EST
2-14 Waxing Moon
6 - Daylight Savings Time Begins 2:00am (all time zones)
9 - First Quarter 7:40pm EDT
13 - Palm Sunday
13 - Thomas Jefferson's Birthday
15 - Celtic Tree Month of Willow begins
16 - Full Moon 3:36pm EDT (Wind Moon, Egg Moon, Pink Moon)
17-30 Waning Moon
18 - Good Friday
20 - Easter Sunday
23 - Last Quarter 8:18am EDT
25 - Arbor Day
27 - Orthodox Easter
MAY 2003

1 - Bealtaine (May Day)
1 - New Moon 8:15am EDT
2-14 Waxing Moon
9 - First Quarter 7:53am EDT
11 - Mother's Day
13 - Celtic Tree Month of Hawthorn begins
15 - Full Moon 11:36pm EDT (Milk Moon, Flower Moon
16-30 Waning Moon
22 - Last Quarter 8:31pm EDT
25 - Rogation Sunday
26 - Memorial Day (observed)
29 - Ascension Day
31 - New Moon 12:20am EDT
JUNE 2003

1-13 Waxing Moon
7 - First Quarter 4:28pm EDT
8 - Whitsunday-Pentecost
10 - Celtic Tree Month of Oak begins
14 - Full Moon 7:16am EDT (Strong Sun Moon, Strawberry Moon) 14 - Flag Day (If you're an American, show your patriotism!)
15-28 Waning Moon 15 - Father's Day
15 - Trinity Sunday
17 - 2nd Quarter 7:29pm EST
19 - Corpus Christi
21 - Litha (Summer Solstice - 3:10pm EDT)
21 - Last Quarter 10:45am EDT
29 - New Moon 2:39pm EDT
29-30 Waxing Moon
JULY 2003

1-12 - Waxing Moon
1 - Canada Day
4 - U.S. Independence Day
6 - First Quarter 9:32pm EDT
8 - Celtic Tree Month of Holly begins
13 - Full Moon 3:21pm EST (Blessing Moon, Buck Moon, Thunder Moon)
14 - Bastille Day
14-28 - Waning Moon
21 - Last Quarter 3:01am EDT
29 - New Moon 2:53am EDT
30-31 Waxing Moon
AUGUST 2003

1 - Lughnassadh(Lammas)
1-11 Waxing Moon
5 - First Quarter 3:28am EDT
5 - Celtic Tree Month of Hazel begins
12 - Full Moon 12:48am EDT (Green Corn Moon, Corn Moon, Sturgeon Moon)
15 - Assumption
19 - Last Quarter 8:48pm EDT
26 - Womens Equality Day
27 - New Moon 1:26pm EDT
28-31 Waxing Moon
SEPTEMBER 2003
1-9 - Waxing Moon
1 - Labor Day
2 - Celtic Tree Month of Vine begins
3 - First Quarter 8:34am EDT
7 - Grandparents Day
10 - Full Moon 12:36pm EDT (Harvest Moon, Barley Moon)
22-30 - Waning Moon
23 - Mabon (Fall/Autumnal Equinox 6:47am EDT)
27 - Rosh Hashanah
29 - Last Quarter 12:03pm EST
30 - Celtic Tree Month of Ivy begins



Working with the moon is an important part in the natural witch's life. The moon phase affects spellwork and ritual work, knowing what these phases mean is vitally important to working effective magick.

Waning Moon: Waning to New is the time to banish and release things from your life and to devoke (to take apart or let go of).

New Moon: The Moon is the time to examine hidden issues; to plan for new beginnings and ferret out secrets.

Black Moon: Any time two new moons occur during a single month, the second new moon is referred to as a Black Moon and is considered to be the stronger of the two.

Waxing Moon: Waxing to Full is the time to cast invoking spells that draw situations to you.

Full Moon: The Full Moon is the time to focus on the culmination of spells cast during the Waxing phase; it provides the strongest power for invocations.




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