Janite Deanic Calendar

THE 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 (pronounced dee).

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

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

Feast days for which the Rite of Sacrifice (Offering) should be served by devotees and the liturgy by clergy are marked with an *.

All celebrate the Rite of Sacrifice (Offering) on the Full Moons.

Days of the Week:

French word ending di for day (pronounced dee).

Sunnadi or Sun Day. Day of Madria Theia.
See: https://deanic.com/sunnadi-or-sun-day-day-of-dea-madria-our-celestial-mother-jana-madria-theia/

Lunadi or Moon Day. (Monday). Day of Madria Candra.
See: https://deanic.com/sacred-daily-living/lunadi-or-moon-day-monday-day-of-dea-filia-our-holy-daughter-jana-madria-candra/

Rosadi or Rose Day. (Tuesday). Day of Madria Vicka.

Stelladi or Star Day. (Wednesday). Day of Madria Sage.

Pomedi or Apple Day. (Thursday). Day of Madria Thema.

Columbadi or Dove Day. (Friday). Day of Madria Grace.

Foradi or Fora Day. (Saturday). Day of Madria Rhea.

 

THE SACRED SEASON OF SPRING

Season of the Holy Daughter as the Gentle Dove of Peace.

Correspondences:

Jana: Madria Candra.

Sacred Symbol: the Dove.

Element: Water.

Elemental Seasonal Color: Blue.

Liturgical Colors: Pink and Green. (Keep in mind, the liturgical colors are the colors of the robes of the Janae. These are colors that are symbolic of Who They Are in Their Spiritual Essence.)

Direction: East.

Time of Day: Dawn.

Mystery: Aurora (the Holy Daughter rises to becomes the World Soul. She Who is the Dawn of All Life.)

Pendant: Dove

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Dove/Fora [1]/Crescent Moon (The Holy Daughter is the Supernal Moon).

Months:

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

Feast Days:

1 Columbina/March 21: Eastre *. The Mystery of Aurora. The Holy Daughter rises to become the World Soul. She Who is the Dawn of All Life.

5 Columbina/March 25:

15 Columbina/April 4: Feast of Madria Grace.

Full Moon: Dove Moon.
See: https://deanic.com/2018/03/31/full-dove-moon/

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

Feast Days:

1 Maia/April 18: MariMaia : celebrating the month of May has long been celebrated in honor of the Motherhood and the High Queenship of Mary.

A Septena or seven day devotion, when certain prayers are said for seven days in a row for the purpose of praise, thanksgiving and devotion or for a specific request.

See the relevant section here: https://deanic.com/info-for-monthly-feasts-and-moon-rituals/spring-feasts-and-moon-rituals-info/

14 Maia/May 1: Coronam *: The Coronation of the Holy Daughter, as the Queen of Heaven.

See the relevant section here: https://deanic.com/info-for-monthly-feasts-and-moon-rituals/spring-feasts-and-moon-rituals-info/

Full Moon: Great Moon.

See the relevant section here: https://deanic.com/info-for-monthly-feasts-and-moon-rituals/spring-feasts-and-moon-rituals-info/

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

Feast Days:

8 Flora/ May 23, Memory of Madria Olga Lotar, Madrian priestess. (The Rite of Sacrifice may be offered in her memory.)

10 Flora/May 25: Floralia. The Feast of Flowers.

Full Moon: Flower Moon.

 

THE SACRED SEASON OF SUMMER

Season of the Celestial Mother as the Rose of Joy.

Correspondences:

Jana: Madria Vicka.

Sacred Symbol: the Rose.

Element: Fire.

Elemental Seasonal Color: Red.

Liturgical Color: Red. (Keep in mind, the liturgical colors are the colors of the robes of the Janae. These are colors that are symbolic of Who They Are in Their Spiritual Essence.)

Direction: South.

Time of Day: Noon.

Mystery: Assumpta. (The Celestial Mother is the Assumption of our souls).

Pendants: Rose

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Rose, Fora [1], Sun. (The Celestial Mother is the Supernal Sun).

Months:

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

Feast Days:

1 Rosa/June 13: Feast of Madria Vicka *.

8 Rosa/June 20: Feast of Fairie Queen Aine.

9 Rosa/June 21: Rosalia*.  The Mystery of Assumpta. The Celestial Mother, Mari, is the Assumption of Our Souls. It is also the Feast of Roses. The Celestial Mother, Mari, 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:

22 Ceres/Aug. 1: Cerealia. The Feast of Grains. Also known as the Feast of Regeneration.

Full Moon: Corn Moon.

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Vesperas (Latin Evening Star): Aug. 8 – Sept. 4.

 

Full Moon: Evening Moon.

 

THE SACRED SEASON OF FALL

See: https://deanic.com/2017/11/08/autumn-is-when-the-janite-tradition-begins-the-cycle-of-the-cosmic-drama/

Season of the Holy Feminine Trinity as the Apple of Wisdom.

Correspondences:

Jana: Madria Thema.

Sacred Symbol: The Apple or Pomegranate.

Element: Earth.

Elemental Seasonal Color: Green.

Liturgical colors: Blue and Purple. (Keep in mind, the liturgical colors are the colors of the robes of the Janae. These are colors that are symbolic of Who They Are in Their Spiritual Essence.)

Direction: West.

Time of Day: Twilight.

Mystery: Terram: The Mystery of the Great Mother as the Ground of All Being.

Pendant: Apple.

or

Apple, Fora [1], Sun.

Months:

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

Feast Days:

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

17 Abalon/Sept. 21- Matralia.  (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: (meaning Summer’s End. For the Celts, summer ended in October.): Oct. 31- Nov. 27.

Feast Day:

1 Samhain/Oct. 31: Shimovane: (Older form of Samhain meaning Summer’s End.)  Feast of the Dead. (Liturgy or the Rite of Sacrifice (Offering) is optional, not mandatory.)

Full Moon: Spirit Moon.

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SACRED SEASON OF WINTER

See: https://deanic.com/2017/11/28/the-sacred-season-of-winter-is-a-hopeful-and-joyful-season-of-the-cosmic-drama/

Season of the Holy Daughter as the Triple Star: She is the Star of Hope, the Midnight Star of Wonder and the Guiding North Star.

See: https://deanic.com/2017/11/29/the-triple-stars-of-dea-filia-at-adoria/

Jana: Madria Sage.

Sacred Symbol: The North Star.

Element: Air.

Elemental Seasonal Color: yellow.

Liturgical color: yellow. (Keep in mind, the liturgical colors are the colors of the robes of the Janae. These are colors that are symbolic of Who They Are in Their Spiritual Essence.)

Direction: North.

Time of Day: Midnight.

Mystery: Adoria (The Appearance of the Holy Daughter).

Pendant: North Star

or

North Star, Fora [1], Crescent Moon.

Months:

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: green, yellow, violet or purple, blue and red.

See: https://deanic.com/2017/11/13/what-is-a-sun-wheel-when-is-mothers-night/
and https://deanic.com/2017/11/14/how-to-obtain-a-deanic-sun-wheel-when-to-use-it-as-a-prayerful-act/

Prayers and scripture readings in the links.

First Sunnadi: Light the Green candle of Wisdom. See: https://deanic.com/2017/11/22/sun-wheel-the-green-candle-of-wisdom/

Second Sunnadi: Light the Yellow candle of Hope. See: https://deanic.com/2017/11/29/sun-wheel-the-yellow-candle-of-hope/

Third Sunnadi: Light the Violet candle of Faith.
See: https://deanic.com/2017/12/08/sun-wheel-the-violet-purple-candle-of-faith/

Fourth Sunnadi: Light the Blue candle of Peace. See: https://deanic.com/2017/12/16/sun-wheel-the-blue-candle-of-peace/

On Madria Nocte, 23 Astrea/Dec.20: Which begins after the first star appears in the sky, light the Red candle of Joy.
See: https://deanic.com/2017/12/21/sun-wheel-the-red-candle-of-joy-mothers-night/

Feast Days:

1 Astrea/Nov. 28: Feast of Madria Sage * and First Lighting of the Sun Wheel. See: https://deanic.com/the-seven-great-janae/1st-astrea-november-28th-the-feast-of-jana-madria-sage/

23 Astrea/Dec. 20: Madria Nocte: Mother Night. And RoS is served in honor of the Celestial Mother as She awaits the Nativity of the Holy Daughter.

24 Astrea/Dec. 21: It is a devotee’s decision whether to celebrate Adoria * (meaning Glory) on this date. The Appearance of the Holy Daughter Who is the Star of Hope, the Midnight Star of Wonder and the Guiding North Star.

28 Astrea/Dec. 25: Or on this date: Adoria * (meaning Glory). The Nativity of the Holy Daughter, She Who 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).

See: https://deanic.com/2017/12/26/the-13-days-of-daily-meditation-during-the-sacred-month-of-hestia/

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

Sacra Hestia takes place on the day of the Blessing Moon. In the rare instances when there is no Full Moon for the month, the blessing of Sacra Hestia may take place on the first Sunnadi in Hestia.

See: https://deanic.com/2017/12/30/sacra-hestia-feast-of-blessing-our-home/

11 Hestia/Jan 5: Epiphania: The Feast of the Appearance of the Holy Daughter as the Princess of the World.

Full Moon: Blessing Moon.

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

Feast Days:

1 Brighid/Jan. 23: Feast of The Daughter of Wisdom.

10 Brighid/Feb. 1: Lucidi *: Festival of Light. Luci derives from Lucia the feminine given name from the Latin word Lux (Light) with the French word ending di for day (pronounced dee).

This day honors the Bright Light of the Celestial Mother; the Gentle Light of the Holy Daughter and the Shimmering Dark Light of the Great Mother/Absolute Deity.

28  Brighid/Feb. 19: Moura Eve

Full Moon: Bright Moon.

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SACRED SEASON OF MOURA

Season of the Great Mother as the Fora of Faith.

Janae: Madria Candra, Madria Theia and Madria Rhea.

Sacred Symbol: the Fora.

Element: Spirit.

Elemental Seasonal Color: Violet:

Liturgical colors: Madria Theia Orange & Gold, Madria Candra Violet & Silver, Madria Rhea Indigo & Brown or Black. (Keep in mind, the liturgical colors are the colors of the robes of the Janae. These are colors that are symbolic of Who They Are in Their Spiritual Essence.)

Direction: Center.

Time of Day: Darkest Hour before the Dawn.

Mystery: Quassare: The Shattering  of the Divine Soul of the Holy Daughter.

Pendant: the Fora [1].

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.

See: https://deanic.com/2018/02/24/living-seasonally-sacred-season-of-moura/

14 Moura/March 5 (March 4 if a leap year): Med-Moura. Feast of Madria Candra, Madria Theia and Madria Rhea. *

See: https://deanic.com/the-seven-great-janae/14-moura-march-5-the-feast-of-the-trinitarian-janae-of-spirit/

28 Moura/March 19 and March 20/ Hiatus outside of space & not in time: Tenebrae (which means darkness). The Mystery of Quassare. The Divine Shattering of the  Soul of the Holy Daughter. A day of veiling, fasting and lustration.

See: https://deanic.com/2018/03/18/tenebrae/

Full Moon: Veiled Moon.

See: https://deanic.com/2018/03/01/11-moura-friday-march-2-veiled-full-moon-rite

[1] Unfortunately, certain white supremacist groups have adopted versions of the Fora as a symbol of their hate. Due to this, the Quarternary Celtic Knot cross aka witches cross may be used as a Fora.

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