From the Roman Festival of Feronia to a Shinto festival that celebrates the age achievements of children, this article takes a look at astrological and ancient connections regarding birthdays that take place in the middle of the month of November.
November 10th Birthdays
In the past, the Scottish countryside gathered to enjoy a pagan festival called Nincnevin (or Old November Eve or Martinmas Eve). The day paid honor to the aspect of the goddess Diana by feasting and praying. At one time, the goddess was believed to appear to mortals as she rode through the air during the nighttime. Some of the characteristics often linked to a November 10th birthday boy or girl include independence, assertiveness, and a quick wit.
November 12th Birthdays
During ancient Roman times, Capitoline Hill served as the site where the annual festival called the Epulum Jovis paid homage to the goddesses Juno and Minerva, and the god Jupiter. The Hill also housed the shrine of the gods and goddesses. At the temples, animal sacrifices took place in the city and when the evening arrived, a fascinating torchlight processional lit up the streets alongside the roaring of bonfires. Don’t be surprised if you find a Scorpio born on this day who has an attraction to danger , often times, you’ll find that these type of people feel right at home with a career in law enforcement, Military Special Forces, the CIA, or the FBI.
November 13th Birthdays
This day marked the Roman Festival of Feronia, which honored the goddess of orchards, thermal springs, volcanoes, woodlands, flowers, and fire. Great fairs took place on this date, where the goddess was offered the first fruits. Slaves looked forward to this day, as some were set free. Men also entertained the masses by walking on hot coals while barefoot , taking in the applause of the crowds. Some of the job fields usually suited for an individual born on this day include business, law, and medicine.
November 14th Birthdays
The ancient Druidic festival called the Feast of the Musicians paid homage to bards and musicians. People would gather around a bonfire and share songs and stories. The end of the festivities included tossing a wish into the flames. Today, neo-pagans celebrate this festival by making offerings to the Celtic gods of music. Individuals born on this day tend to have a knack for falling victim to their pride.
November 15th Birthdays
For many centuries, Japan has celebrated Shichi-go-San , a Shinto festival that takes place on this date. Also referred to as the Seven-Five-Three, children who have reached these ages enjoy an indulgent birthday celebration, where parents take their kids to local shrines to receive blessings from the gods and goddesses. The children are also given candy with decorations of good luck symbols. If you should happen to fall in love with a Scorpio born on this day, keep in mind that in matters of love, they tend to hold an all-or-nothing attitude that comes off as possessive and demanding.