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Start of Ash Celtic tree month

Event source: Celtic Calendar
Today, 7:00 PM
N - Nion, the Ash month (February 18th - March 17th) pagancalendar.co.uk
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Feralia

Event source: Basic Calendar Events
Wednesday, 21 February, 12:00 AM
The Feralia is the first day of a three-day 'transition' period designed to repair relationships with the living and the dead at the end of the pagan Roman year (which began on March 1).

The Feralia was one of the Roman feasts acknowledging the dead. It was a day for clearing winter detritus from family graves, and for making offerings to the ancestors.

In rituals alone and with others, name and seek the protection of teachers, guides, parents, relatives and others who form the community of the dead who guard and mentor you. Where possible, do maintenance on family graves, and make offerings of fruit or flowers. By and large, this should be a celebration of the dead, rather than a fearful remembrance of them.
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Charistia

Event source: Basic Calendar Events
Thursday, 22 February, 12:00 AM
The Charistia is the second day of a three-day 'transition' period designed to repair relationships with the living and the dead at the end of the pagan Roman year (which began on March 1).

After making peace with the honored dead on the Feralia, Romans spent the Charistia visiting neighbors and colleagues, and making the effort to engage in peace-making within their own community. By seeking harmony with others, they hoped to rise in prosperity during the new year.

Spend time visiting or calling old friends and re-engaging with colleagues and acquaintances. In ritual, emphasize peace-making and the reunification of community.
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Terminalia

Event source: Basic Calendar Events
Friday, 23 February, 12:00 AM
The Terminalia is the third day of a three-day 'transition' period designed to repair relationships with the living and the dead at the end of the pagan Roman year (which began on March 1).

Terminus was god of boundaries and edges. The Romans believed that boundaries were sacred, and acknowledged several types: the lines between city and country; between provinces; between civilized and uncivilized; between peace and war; between known and unknown; between Like Janus, Terminus was 2-faced, one looking forward and one back.

Spend time today acknowledging the boundaries and edges of your life, and work to expand those boundaries: sign up for a class, visit a place you've never been, write to someone in another town, introduce yourself to someone new. It is a day for widening your vision of the world; do something today that scares you.
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Spring Equinox (Ostara)

Event source: Basic Calendar Events
Friday, 2 March, 12:00 AM
One of the eight festivals that most Pagans today celebrate, the Vernal Equinox is a day of equal sunlight and night-time. It is a good time to acknowledge the power of the shadow, but also the returning power of light and life.

In the Celtic and Ango-Saxon traditions, the day is called Ostara or Eostre, a word of uncertain etymology that Jacob Grimm connected with a theoretical Indo-European god/ess of the dawn.

March 21 is also the day of the Sun's entry into Aries, and the beginning of the astrological year.