I’ve selected some unique calendars for everyday use. Some are great mainly to make a note about your plans. Others have information about the Wiccan moon cycle, spells and legends. Learn about the God, the Goddess – and admire the beautiful artwork.
Learn about Wicca moon phases, planting calendars etc. The most popular wiccan and pagan calendars are created by Llewellyn.
As a witch you need a planner like everybody else: to keep track of appointments. But you also need a calendar to keep track of something most people ignore: the phases of the moon, the movement of the sun in the sky, conjunctions, mercury going retrograde… etc. You need all that to keep up with the Wiccan holidays and ceremonies. Whether it’s Samhain or Beltane, Litha or Mabon – their dates move with the moon, not the sun, so they’re hard to keep track of.
If you came here looking for THE Wiccan Calendar, I do really have only one to show you: the Witches’ Calendar by Llewellyn. It has pagan history, phases of the moon, seasonal essays on egg lore for instance around Easter. It is in fact packed as full of information as a calendar can get. It comes as a planner and a wall calendar (so that does make 2). Also check out the Witches’ Companion information, featured below.
There’s good reason they’re so popular: unlike other publishers, Llewellyn pulls out all the stops. You don’t just get a standard calendar with a nice picture each month. Sure, you get that.
However, you also get the stages of the moon, a monthly inspirational text on some theme (and yes, it’s different each year as well), information on herbs, rituals, the seasons etc.
The Llewellyn’s Witches’ Datebook Softcover Engagement Calendar is now available and completely new for each year with an introduction to 13 magical stones by Elizabeth Barrette.
You will also discover fun, fresh ways to celebrate the sacred seasons while enhancing your practice with Ellen Dugan’s inspiring Sabbat musings and Moon rituals from Ember Grant. You will love the tasty Sabbat recipes by Susan Pesznecker. Astrological information and daily colors plus in-depth articles on good energy by Tess Whitehurst, cauldron magic by James Kambos and rainy day magic by Melanie Marquis are also included. If you click on the link above the datebook and wall calendar are both shown for the current year.
A weekly planner with enough room for your appointments, but it also includes weekly blobs of information on pagan themes.
New for the Witches’ Datebook is Elizabeth Barrette’s insightful introduction to thirteen magical stones that includes spells and rituals.
You’ll also find new, fun ways to celebrate the sacred seasons and enhance your own skills. Included are articles by Ellen Duggan who writes about inspiring Sabbat musings, tasty Sabbat recipes from Susan Pesznecker, and Ember Grant shares Moon rituals.
Even the busiest of Witches can easily add a little magic to each and every day! Llewellyn’s Witches’ 2012 Datebook puts a wealth of “witchy information” right at your fingertips enabling you to build and enhance your skills in fun,but also meaningful ways. So many things you can do – how about casting a simple spell for peace? Or perhaps prepare a super serving of Brigid’s Blessing Salad or Between-the-Worlds Blackberry Crumble, while still keeping track of meetings or movie dates!
Llewellyn’s Witches Companion Book is the ideal Companion to the Witches’ Calendar and Datebook, this guide will keep you completely up to date with the latest Witchy trends, Craft practices, Pagan issues and ideas for green living.
Each year’s edition is filled with articles from innovative thinkers, authors, and experts keeping you abreast of timely topics covering hot debates in the Wiccan/Pagan community.
Shown right is one of the inside pages of a previous year’s Llewellyn’s Witches’ Wall Calendar. It is exemplary for the amount of information this calendar contains. And the planner contains nothing less.
Llewellyn’s Witches’ Calendar has it all: magical spells, correspondences, invocations, historical information, and folklore. For fifteen years, this treasury of Craft wisdom has provided both new and experienced Witches with everything they need to tune into the earth’s cycles and work their magic: the Moon’s sign and phase; planetary motion, including retrogrades; daily color correspondences; solar and lunar eclipses; even lunar gardening tips.
This calendar features Jennifer Hewitson’s beautiful original scratchboard art.
It also offers offers more Witchy content than any other calendar on the market–a seasonal essay for each month and a special bonus section with eight in-depth articles, written by your favorite authors and fresh voices in the Wiccan/Pagan community.
What many love about the engagement calendar is that it is more than an appointment book and calendar, the multipurpose datebook allows you to seamlessly blend the magical and the mundane, while keeping pace with the turning Wheel of the Year. New this year are thirteen seasonal spells by Deborah Blake.
Llewellyn’s Witches’ Calendar is the top-selling calendar of its kind. Get inspired by unique and provocative in-depth articles. Take advantage of astrological data and other practical information to plan rituals. It’s amazing what amount of information and inspiration they manage to include in a simple wall calendar.
Of course it includes the pagan holidays and astrological information, but it’s also simply a fun calendar to have at your house to learn more about Wicca.
Of course it’s a bit tough to explain to people that you really aren’t an evil witch if you have this ‘spell a day’ almanac lying around with a prominent five pointed star on the cover no less… However, the contents are far from evil.
Bring a spark of magic to every day with this one-of-a-kind spellbook. Designed for beginning witches and busy spellcasters, the bewitchments, meditations, and recipes in these pages are wonderfully simple yet powerful. Carry a mojo bag for prosperity, create a snow angel blessing, use flower fascination to attract good fortune . . . and much more.
Tailored to each day’s magical and astrological energies, these enchantments will help you honor holidays, achieve goals, and enhance your spellcraft. Choosing the perfect spell or ritual is a snap–each is cross-referenced by purpose: love and relationships, health, money/success, protection, home and garden, travel and communication, and earth/world. You’ll also find space for making notes, plus tips for creating your own spells.
Wondering what the difference is with the ‘witches’ spell-a-day almanac? So was I, so I looked it up:
The magical almanac does NOT have a spell a day. Instead it teaches the principles behind spells – which is far more useful, in my opinion.
The Llewellyn’s Magical Almanac is filled with rituals, spells and new ideas. You’ll find fresh ways to develop your craft to relate to your everyday life. This 24th edition includes riveting articles and magical topics.
Also included is a very useful section featuring world festivals, holidays, Sabbats, astrological data and more.
Use Llewellyn’s ‘Sabbats Almanac: Samhain to Mabon the next year’ to celebrate each season of the Pagan year with rituals, recipes, and crafts. Discover new and unique ways to follow the Witches Wheel of the Year and enrich your spiritual life with this essential resource for celebrating the eight sacred Wiccan holidays. From seasonal crafts to time-honored customs, this handy almanac offers an abundance of meaningful ways to empower your own celebrations. Your favourite Wiccan and Pagan authors offer rituals, Craft activities, history and lore, plus a variety of family-friendly ideas for discovering the gifts and lessons of each Sabbat and season:
- Simple recipes for tasty holiday appetizers, entrees, beverages, and desserts
- Information on moon phases and major planetary influences so you can easily plan rituals according to cosmic energies
- A journal page for each Sabbat so you can keep a record of memorable events or insights gained Samhain to Mabon
The Witches’ Almanac – NOT from Llewellyn, by Theitic instead
Very popular, but long time users are disappointed with the 2015-2016 edition.
The Witches’ Almanac contains herbal secrets, advice about animals, mystical incantations, sacred rituals and many a curious tale of good and evil – just what every adept, occultist, witch and mortal alike should turn to every day for tips and tricks and thrills!
If it’s the world of witchcraft or the craft of witches that interests you or you have a hankering for some great folklore or mythology, find a dose a day in this popular and indispensable reference guide of notable celebrations, astrological forecasts, and other lesser known but interesting facts:
- A single magpie is especially associated with bad luck. Only one bird croaking persistently around a house sounds the death knell of the occupant while two magpies foretell good fortune.
- All hail garlic! During WWII, British doctors used garlic as a remedy for gangrene and mixed the herb’s juice with peat moss to bandage wounds. Funny that when Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip visited Rome a few years ago, the chefs were told to leave the menu garlic free!
- The black cat may be the best known Halloween feline, but orange-black-and-white calico cats have long enjoyed a connection with ill omens and the weird, too. That’s because this cat’s crazily mixed colors seem to mirror a chaotic inner personality.
- Dubbed by Eric Clapton “the most important blues musician that ever lived,” bluesman Robert Johnson is said to have sold his soul to the devil. The story has it that at a crossroads outside Robinsonville, Mississippi, Johnson met a large black man who took Johnson’s guitar and tuned it for him in exchange for his soul. Now there’s a case of sold-soul music!
- The ash tree is well named, since it is one of the few trees that will burn easily and steadily when still green. Encased in winged pods that resemble the keys that were used in medieval locks, this tree’s seeds are known as ash keys. In Northern Europe, the ash tree is thought to connect the underworld, earth, and heaven.
Llewellyn also sells pagan planners and almanacs, almost as popular as the witches calendar… Do check them out too.
In honor of the spiritual Mother (the Goddess) and the sisterhood of those who share your beliefs, a Wiccan Calendar could take on several different formats. When searching there does not appear to be many that have been tagged with the term but there are some available for you to use.
Even though Wicca is relatively new as a modern form of witchcraft, Wiccans follow the philosophies, practices and ethics of the Old Religion which predates Christianity, Judaism and the Islamic faith. Honoring the earth and all of its inhabitants is essential to your faith and finding a calendar that reflects that will make the task of keeping organized a little more enjoyable.
In the practice of modern witchcraft or Wicca, being aware of the alignment of the planets and the phases of the moon is helpful on several different levels. Astrological calendars might be just the format that will work for you as go through your busy life of work and play. You may know that when the stars are in a certain pattern that it is a bad day to sign a binding contract or that this may be a day where luck is in your favor.
Keeping abreast of where the moon is in its phases can also be important for spellwork or other activities that you and the members of your coven may decide to celebrate together. There are many choices that could work for you.
What wiccans need to know about each year…
These calendars each come with information on the Spring and Fall equinox and the Summer and Winter solstice. Also included are the four main pagan holidays: Samhain, Imbolc, Beltane and Lammas.
Aside from that the phases of the moon will be included (as they are in many date books these days) for astrological reasons and because of the holidays celebrated at these times.
Dazzling original artwork by John J Blumen brings astral wisdom and beauty to your year with a combination of monthly horoscopes and an astrology primer.
The Astrology Calendar features horoscopes for each sign by Lesley Francis, and also includes a comprehensive guide to the planets, the Zodiac Signs, Houses,, aspects and transits.
There’s travel forecasts by Bruce Schofield and you can even find out the best days for planting and fishing!
Astrology Datebook: every astrologer’s dream
The Llewellyn’s Daily Planetary Guide Engagement Calendar is packed with a wealth of practical information, Llewellyn’s Daily Planetary Guide can help you take advantage of planetary energies each and every day in the year.
The Llewellyn’s Daily Planetary Guide Planner has been the world’s leading planetary guide for over 30 years. The most trusted and astrologically detailed guide available helps you Plan your days using cosmic energies. All your day to day planning is covered by the planetary data to ease you through everything from scheduling a job interview to choosing vacation dates
Oh, I am not talking about the slight of hand kind of magic, but the art of practicing magic spells and the energy of certain places that could be considered as magic places. There is the gift of some who may be able to connect with other realms of existence which have nothing to do with a man who is able to pull a rabbit out of his hat.
Magic calendars are not plentiful but there are some out there that may be of some inspiration while you keep track of those appointments, business and personal plus holidays, Sabbats, birthdays and anniversaries.
A few other choices for a Wiccan Calendar
Besides the ones that I talked a little bit about above, here are a few others that you might find helpful in a choice for your calendar for this coming year.