Friday, November 18, 2005

Ante Diem XIII Kalendas December

Modern Date : November 19th

Ante Diem XIII Kalendas December
Thirteenth Day to the Kalends of December

This is one of the dies comitiales when committees of citizens could vote on political or criminal matters.

Liberius Severus became emperor of the western Roman empire this day in 461 AD.

November is the ninth month (after March) and is a lucky month which is almost free of religious obligation.

Mother of Divine Providence
A day set aside for the honoring of Mary in her role as Giver of Fate. When Cristianity took over the Roman Empire many of the Roman Goddess and their roles became infused into Mary. This day is Mary in her role as Fortuna. Liz Greene in The Astrology of Fate, makes an interesting distinction between Moira and Providence:

When life deals a harsh and unexpected blow, then we experience the dark face of fate, which the Greeks called Moira. When life seems to be guiding us towards a goal and fills us with a feeling of destiny, then we experience the bright face of fate, which Christianity calls Providence.


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