2021 Pagan / Wiccan Calendar

January 2021

  • 1: Birthday of folklorist Sir James Frazier, 1854. Frazier’s work, The Golden Bough, is a must-read for anyone interested in modern Paganism, and the mythologies of the past
  • 13: Last of Austria’s witchcraft laws repealed in 1787
  • 14: Thorrablot, a Norse Heathen celebration honoring Thor
  • 19: Birthday of Dorothy Clutterbuck, who allegedly initiated Gerald Gardner into the New Forest coven
  • 24: Sementivae, a grain-oriented festival celebrating the sowing of the fields in preparation for springtime’s planting
  • 28: Full moon — Cold Moon or Wolf Moon at 2:16 pm. This is a good month to work on developing the inner self, connecting with the deities of our paths, and focusing on self-discovery and awareness
  • 30 – Feb. 2: Roman celebration of Februalia
  • 31: Up Helly Aa celebration, Shetland Islands, Scotland
  • 31: Disablot, a Norse Heathen celebration to mark new beginnings, honor land wights, and charm the plow for the upcoming planting season

February 2021

  • 2: Imbolc, the celebration of the goddess Brighid
  • 2: Lammas or Lughnasadh (Southern Hemisphere), marking the grain harvest at the end of summer
  • 12: Death of Gerald Gardner, founder of modern Wicca, in 1964
  • 13–21: Roman Festival of Parentalia, a time of quiet, personal reflection, in which the ancestors were honored
  • 15: Lupercalia, celebrating fertility and the coming of spring
  • 27: Full Moon — Quickening Moon, or Snow Moon at 3:17 a.m. Magical rituals in this cycle often focus on new beginnings and plans for the future

March 2021

  • 1: Matronalia, the Festival of Women, held in honor of Juno Luciana.
  • 6: Birthday of “official witch of Salem” Laurie Cabot in 1933
  • 20: Ostara, the spring equinox.
  • 20: Mabon (Southern Hemisphere), the autumn equinox.
  • 26: Birthday of author and folklorist Joseph Campbell
  • 28: Full moon — Storm Moon, or Worm Moon, at 2:48 pm. Use this month’s moon phase to celebrate balance, rebirth, and renewal

April 2021

  • 15: Sigrblot/Sumarsdag, a Norse Heathen celebration of the first day of summer in Scandinavian countries
  • 16: Birthday of author Margot Adler
  • 22: Earth Day
  • 23: Wiccan pentacle is officially added to the list of VA-approved emblems for gravestones, 2007
  • 26: Full moon — Wind Moon, also called the Pink Moon, at 11:31 pm. April is a month of pending rebirth, as the earth and soil prepare for new life to sprout. This will appear as a supermoon, visible over the course of April 26 and April 27, according to NASA.
  • 28–May 3: Floralia, honoring the goddess of spring flowers and vegetation.
  • 30: Walpurgisnacht celebrated by German witches

May 2021

  • 1: Beltane, a feast of fire and fertility
  • 1: Samhain (Southern Hemisphere), the witches’ new year.
  • 1: Roman festival of the fertility goddess Bona Dea
  • 26: Full moon — Flower Moon at 7:14 am. In May, focus on magic related to careers and jobs. If you’ve thought about changing jobs, or even entering a new career field, this is a good time to do it. Expand your horizons this month; this will appear as a supermoon AND will also feature a total Lunar eclipse at 7:19 a.m. EST. The eclipse will be visible from east Asia, Australia, the Pacific, and the Americas.

June 2021

  • 1: England’s Witchcraft Act of 1563 goes into effect
  • 7–15: Roman Festival of Vestalia, honoring the vestal virgins
  • 10: Hanging of Bridget Bishop, first of twenty victims to be executed in the Salem Witch Trials.
  • 13: Birthday of Gerald Gardner, founder of modern Wiccan, in 1884
  • 17: Birthday of Wiccan author Starhawk
  • 20: Litha, the summer solstice
  • 20: Yule (Southern Hemisphere), the winter solstice
  • 22: England’s last Witchcraft Law is repealed in 1951
  • 24: Full moon — Strong Sun Moon, or Strawberry Moon, at 2:40 pm. June is full of long, light-filled days, and the nights are short and warm. This month’s magical workings are perfect for maintaining and enhancing things you already have. This will be the third Supermoon in a row!
  • 27: Birthday of author Scott Cunningham in 1956

July 2021

  • 23: Full moon — Blessing Moon, also called the Buck Moon, at 10:37 pm. This is a time to work on divination, dreamwork and meditation. Count your blessings this month, and think about what you can do to bring more of them into your life.
  • 13: Birthday of Dr. John Dee in 1527
  • 19: Rebecca Nurse is hanged in Salem, Massachusetts in 1692

August 2021

  • 1: Lammas or Lughnasadh, the celebration of the grain harvest
  • 1: Imbolc (Southern Hemisphere), honoring the goddess Brighid
  • 1: Birthday of medium Edward Kelley, 1555
  • 13: Roman Festival of Pomona, goddess of apples and orchards
  • 20: Birthday of author Ann Moura in 1947
  • 22: Full Moon – Corn Moon, or Sturgeon Moon, at 8:02 pm. Now is a time to focus on harvesting that which you have already planted… but don’t forget, it’s important to set some of your harvest aside for the coming winter months.
  • 23: Roman Festival of Vulcanalia
  • 31: Birthday of author Raymond Buckland

September 2021

  • 10: Birthday of Carl Llewellyn Weschcke
  • 14: Birthday of Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa, author of Three Books on Occult Philopsopy, in 1486
  • 14: Birthday of author Ellen Dugan
  • 20: Full Moon – Harvest Moon at 7:55 pm. This a season to celebrate hearth and home. Brew up some comfort food, begin storing your harvest for the winter, and settle in for a month of thanksgiving.
  • 22: Mabon, the autumn equinox
  • 22: Ostara (Southern Hemisphere), the spring equinox

October 2021

  • 3: Roman Festival of Bacchus, god of vines, vegetation, and wine
  • 12: Birthday of occultist Aleister Crowley, 1875
  • 18: Birthday of Nicholas Culpeper, noted herbalist, in 1616
  • 20: Birthday of Selena Fox of Circle Sanctuary
  • 20: Full moon – Blood Moon, sometimes referred to as the Hunter’s Moon or the Harvest Moon, at 10:57 am. It’s the dark half of the year, and the veil between our world and the spirit world is thin. Focus on divination, communication with departed ancestors, and psychic messages this month.
  • 31: Samhain, the witches’ new year
  • 31: Beltane (Southern Hemisphere), a feast of fire and fertility
  • 31: Covenant of the Goddess formed in 1975
  • 31: Winter Nights/Vetrablot, a Norse Heathen celebration of the arrival of winter

November 2021

  • 1: Mexico’s Day of the Dead, or Dia de los Muertos
  • 2: Birthday of Wiccan author Sirona Knight
  • 30: Birthday of Oberon Zell-Ravenheart, founder of Church of All Worlds
  • 19: Full moon – Mourning Moon, or Frost Moon, at 3:58 am. Why not use this month to shed your bad habits and toxic relationships, and get a fresh start? Work on developing and strengthening your connection with the Divine as well.
  • 30: Festival of Hecate Trivia, honoring Hecate, a goddess of magic and sorcery

December 2021

  • 5: Krampusnacht, celebrating Krampus, a Bavarian figure who is the opposite of Santa Claus
  • 17: Beginning of Saturnalia, a Roman celebration honoring the god Saturn
  • 18: Full moon – Long Nights Moon, or Cold Moon, at 11:36 pm.  Now is a good season for spiritual alchemy. It’s time to evaluate your life, and know that you’ll survive the dark times. If you’ve already put the darkness behind you, take your good fortune and share it with others.
  • 21: Yule, the winter solstice
  • 21: Litha (Southern Hemisphere), the summer solstice
  • 25: Feast of Frau Holle, Germanic goddess
  • 31: Festival of Hogmanay