At the end of November, birthday boys and girls born under Scorpio (the scorpion) and Sagittarius (the archer) celebrate their entry into the world. In this article, you will learn ancient connections regarding November birthdays including an annual Chinese celebration centered on a cute and fuzzy animal, as well as the sacred day of a triple goddess.
November 23rd Birthdays
November 23rd has specific meaning to a handful of cultures and ancient civilizations. For instance, the day is sacred to the Norse wizard Wayland the Smith , a Saxon god and patron of blacksmiths and metal workers. The Japanese gather to enjoy a rice harvest celebration called the Shinjosai Festival for Sakuya Konohana-Hime, which takes place on an annual basis. As for the ancient solar deity Amaterasu, the day serves as a holiday that pays homage to his goddess granddaughter. Individuals born on this day are usually quick-witted, and alert in his or her mental senses and physical being.
November 25th Birthdays
On or near this date, an annual Chinese celebration takes place , called the Harvest Moon Festival. Participants feast upon small cakes molded in the image of the Moon. Cookies baked in the shape of small rabbits are also part of the festivities since the animal is significant to Chinese mythology, as it is the rabbit they believe lives in the Moon , “pounding out the elixir of life.” If you are born on this day, look into careers centered on being creative, such as an artist, writer, or musician.
November 27th Birthdays
This day marks the Greek feast of Aphrodite and Hermes, which honors the divine feminine and masculine in harmony. In India, it is the Mother of the Universe , a triple goddess known to take on three forms (maiden, mother, and crone) that is celebrated on this day. Characteristics often associated with a Sagittarius born on this day includes compassionate, forward thinking, and mentally alert.
Other November birthday celebration connections to consider include:
November 20 , The feast day of the Greek proconsul Praetextatus and his wife Paulina (who served as guardians of the Eleusinian mysteries) took place on this day. In 364 CE, the duo resisted the order of Roman Christian Emperor Valentinian to suppress the ancient sacred Greek pagan rites.
November 21 , In Mesoamerica, the ancient Mayans honored Kukulcan (‘the feathered snake’) with a festive celebration that centered on the god of wisdom and fertility. The god is also known as the inventor of agriculture and the Mayan calendar.
November 26 , In Nepal, Hindus and Buddhists pay homage to the goddess Gujeswari Jatra with a day filled with music, songs, and prayers.
November 29 , The ancient Greek goddess of wisdom and inner truth (Sophia) is honored on this day with chanting, libations, and the performance of secret rituals.