Janite Deanic Calendar

The Deanic Calendar consists of 13 Months and five Sacred Seasons. Each day is named after one of the Seven Sacred Symbols using the French ‘di’ for day.

It is customary to use both the color of the season (according to the Element) and the liturgical colors (the colors of the robes of the Janati) during our rites and liturgies.

Some also choose to wear the Symbol of the Season as either a pendant or a pin. These colors and symbols are noted in our calendar.

Please note that our Cardinal Directional system is different than that of other spiritual Traditions.

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Our year begins with Spring and the month of Columbina. Our day begins at Dawn, symbolic of the Holy Daughter. Noontime is symbolic of the Celestial Mother and both Twilight and the Darkest Hour before the Dawn are symbolic of the Great Mother.

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Days of the Week:

Sunnadi (Sun)/Sunday; Lunadi (Moonday)/Monday; Rosadi (Roseday)/Tuesday; Stelladi (Starday)/Wed.; Abaldi (Appleday)/Thurs; Columbadi (Doveday)/Friday; Foradi (Solar Cross day)/Sat..

The Sacred Season of Spring.

Season of the Holy Daughter as the Dove of Peace. 

 Jana: Madria Grace. Sacred Symbol: the Dove.  Element: Water. Elemental Color: Blue. Liturgical colors: Pink and Green. Direction: East. Time of Day: Dawn. Mystery: Anima Mundi. The Holy Daughter, as the World Soul.

Months:

Columbina: (Meaning Little Dove): March 21 – April 17. 

Feast Days:

1 Columbina: Eastre which celebrates the Mystery of Anima Mundi.  The Holy Daughter as the World Soul.

5 Columbina/March 25: Feast of Madria Grace.

Full Moon: Dove Moon.

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Maia: (Meaning Great): April 18 – May 15. 

Feast Days:

14 Maia/May 1: Coronam: Crown.  (The Coronation of the Holy Daughter as the Queen of Heaven.)

Full Moon: Great Moon.

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Flora: (Meaning Flower): May 16 – June 12. 

Feast Days:

10 Flora/May 25: Floralia

Full Moon: Flower Moon.

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The Sacred Season of Summer.

Season of the Celestial Mother as the Rose of Joy. 

Jana: Madria Vicka. Sacred Symbol: the Rose. Element: Fire. Elemental Color: Red. Liturgical Color: Red. Direction: South. Time of Day: Noon. Mystery: Assumpta. The Celestial Mother is the Assumption of our souls. 

Rosa: (Meaning Rose): June 13 – July 10.

Feast Day:

1 Rosa/June 13: Feast of Madria Vicka.

8 Rosa/June 20: Feast of the Fairy Queen Aine (who was the Divine Goddess Aine an Image/Form of the Celestial Mother).

9 Rosa/June 21: Rosalia. The Feast of the Mystery of Assumpta. The Celestial Mother is the Assumption of Our Souls. The Feast of Roses. She is the Rose of Joy and the Fiery Rose of Heaven.

Full Moon: Rose Moon.

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Ceres: (Meaning Grain): July 11 – Aug. 7

Feast Day:

21 Ceres/Aug. 1: Cerealia. The Feast of Grains. Ceres/Demeter may be honored on this day as an Image/Form of the Celestial Mother.

Full Moon: Corn Moon.

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Vespera: (Meaning Evening Star): Aug. 8 – Sept. 4.

Full Moon: Evening Moon.

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The Sacred Season of Fall.

Season of the Celestial Mother as the Apple of Wisdom.

Jana: Madria Thema. Element: Earth. Elemental Color: Green. Liturgical colors: Blue and Purple. Direction: West. Time of Day: Twilight. Mystery: Terram. The Celestial Mother as the Ground of All Being. 

Abalon (Old Welsh meaning Appleland.): Sept. 5 – Oct. 2

Feast Days:

1 Abalon/Sept. 5- The Feast of Madria Thema.

17 Abalon/Sept. 21- Matronalia.  Feast of the Divine Feminine Trinity.)

Full Moon: Apple Moon.

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Ourania: (Meaning Heavenly, Cosmic): Oct. 3 – Oct. 30.

Full Moon: Cosmic Moon.

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Samhain(Older form of Samhain meaning Summer’s End.): Oct. 31- Nov. 27.

Feast Day:

1 Samhain/Oct. 31: Shimovane: (Older form of Samhain meaning Summer’s End.)  Feast of the Dead.

Spirit Moon.

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Sacred Season of Winter.

Season of the Holy Daughter as the Star of Hope. 

Jana: Madria Sofia. Element: Air. Elemental Color: yellow. Liturgical color: yellow. Direction: North. Time of Day: Midnight. Mystery: Adoria (1)

Astrea: (Meaning Star. It also means Light Maiden): Nov. 28 – Dec. 25. 

The practice of the Sun Wheel is observed during this month. An advent wreath may be used. It should have five candles: blue, red, yellow, green and violet or purple.

Sunwheel: Dates, prayers and scripture readings will be announced each year.

First Sunnadi: Light the Green candle of Wisdom.

Second Sunnadi: Light the Yellow candle of Hope.

Third Sunnadi: Light the Violet candle of Faith.

Fourth Sunnadi: Light the Blue candle of Peace.

On Divalia, 24 Astrea/Dec.21: Which begins after the first star appear in the sky, light the Red candle of Joy.

Feast Days:

1 Astrea/Nov. 28: Feast of Madria Sofia and First Lighting of the Sunwheel.

24 Astrea/Dec. 21: Divalia.

28 Astrea/Dec. 25: Adoria (meaning Glory. The Glory of the Appearance of the Holy Daughter Who Proceeds (emanates from the Celestial Mother.) The Holy Daughter is the Star of Hope, the Midnight Star of Wonder and the Guiding North Star.

Full Moon: Glory Moon.

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Hestia (Meaning: Sacred Hearth): Dec. 26 – Jan. 22).

6 Hestia/Dec. 31: Sacra Hestia.  This is the day our hestias (sacred homes) are blessed and consecrated to Dea, Our Divine Mother God.

12 Hestia/Jan.6: Epiphania. (Feast of the Divine Princess.)

21 Hestia/Jan. 15: Feast of Carmentalia.

Full Moon: Blessing Moon.

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Brighid: (Meaning exalted or bright one): Jan. 23- Feb. 19

11 Brighid/Feb. 2: Lucidi: Festival of Light. (Luci means light).

Full Moon: Bright Moon.

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Sacred Season of Moura. 

Season of the Great Mother as the Fora of Faith. 

Janati: Madria Candra, Madria Theia and Madria Rhea. Element: Spirit. Elemental Color: Violet: Liturgical colors: Violet, Silver, Orange, Indigo and Black.  Direction: Center. Time of Day: Darkest Hour before the Dawn. Mystery: Quassare: The Divine Shattering. It is the Month of the Great Mother.

The Month of Moura: (Meaning Dark, Destiny): Feb. 20- March 19.

Please note: Unlike the Celestial Mother and the Holy Daughter, the Great Mother (Absolute Deity) does not have a specific feast day, rather, the entire Month of Moura is observed in Her honor. 

14 Moura/March 4 (March 3 if a leap year): Med-Moura. Feast of Madria Candra, Madria Rhea and Madria Theia.

28 Moura/March 19 and March 20: Tenebrae (which means darkness). The Mystery of Quassare/The Divine Shattering.

Full Moon: Veiled Moon.

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