Time is the end product of the union of one planet to another. Holidays are born of the calendar. A day represents the rotation of the Earth one full cycle on its axis, a month represents the rotation of the Moon around the Earth. A year is the rotation of the Earth about the Sun (or of the Sun about the Earth- it all depends on how you look at it).
Here’s a few more for you. Easter is the first Sunday after the first Full Moon after the Vernal Equinox (Spring). Light triumphs over darkness as daylight triumphs over nightlight. Good Friday and Passover are brought into this mix which opens the door to a whole slew of religious holidays based on Time, the calendar and heaven above. Easter is the spring holiday ruled by Aries, when women don their Easter Bonnets. Aries rules the head. Mother’s Day is the second Sunday in May. The Moon, ruler of Mom’s everywhere, has found her celestial niche in the sign of her exaltation. Halloween falls in Scorpio, ruler of death, dying and the dead. Thanksgiving falls on the fourth Thursday in November, the day of the week ruled by Jupiter and Sagittarius. That’s the time to officially stuff the gut by the archetype that rules excess. Christmas falls on the third day after the Winter Solstice in December, when the Sun, having reached its nadir, starts to rise again in the sky giving birth to the new ‘child’ in Capricorn, the sign that rules time, or if you prefer, Father Time.
Rooted in ancient observations by civilizations from long ago, the calendar rules them all and is reflected in many of the holidays we celebrate today.
Happy Easter everyone, Mother Earth’s New Year!