All exact times and dates for every Sabbat (Equinoxes, Solstices and exact cross quarters), plus all Full Moon and New Moon Esbat times and dates, and all Lunar and Solar Eclipses are provided in one quick page! Everything you need, finally in one simple format!
There are special notes about your printable at-a-glance almanac/calendar on this page, just scroll down after the printing instructions.
Print Your 2014 Quick Almanac!
- PDF Calendar: Your best print option is to download the 85kb PDF Calendar Here and use Landscape mode, Shrink to Fit and leave all headers and footers on "blank". You should get a single, clean page will all your information at a glance!
- HTML "Web" Version: You can print this 198kb html version on a single page if you shrink to 60% and print in landscape mode with minimal margins.
- Open Office (and some Excel): or download the 29kb Open Office Spreadsheet version here. This will open perfectly in the open source program (Open Office), and may be opened in Word PerfectTM or ExcelTM but some formatting may be altered.
Special Notes about Your Calendar
Simple & Private
Simplicity was the goal, and privacy is the by-product. You can have this almanac page in your notebook or hanging on your wall or refrigerator and it doesn't scream "card carrying Witch or Pagan" to those around you. A simple year at the top in the same font we use for all the headers on the site, and days high-lighted with simple boxes for your special days.
Once you understand the color coding, which is also very simple, you can even cut off the descriptions on the right side of the page to remove all references to each Sabbat or Esbat while maintaining your accurate calendar. These two columns can also be simply folded back under the month calendars for easy but out of sight reference.
The Sabbats listed are the eight major celebrations honored by most Wiccans, Witches and Pagans of various paths. The names of these Sabbats may vary by tradition or personal preference.
Traditional dates for each Sabbat is listed, and you will notice that a "Cross Quarter" date and time is also provided for the "Greater Sabbats". This warrants some explanation.
There are four solar based festivals; two Equinoxes (Vernal or Spring, and Autumnal or Fall) and two Solstices (Summer or Midsummer, and Winter or Yule). These are known to some Witches as "Lesser Sabbats" but that name does not mean that they are less important.
About half way between each solar festival or Lesser Sabbat, you will find the traditional "Greater Sabbats". For example, Samhain falls about half way between the Autumnal Equinox (when day and night are equal) and the Winter Solstice / Yule (when the days are the shortest and nights the longest). Again, "Greater Sabbats" are not necessarily more important or special than "Lesser Sabbats", so don't be fooled by the name.
Why Does My Calendar Have Two Dates for Some Sabbats?
The traditional date for each of the four Greater Sabbats is provided, along with the exact cross quarter date. It is now possible to calculate the exact time in degrees along the ecliptic (apparent path of the Sun on the celestial sphere) when the midway point between Equinoxes and Solstices occurs.
So even though Samhain may be traditionally celebrated on October 31st, the exact time between the Vernal Equinox and the Winter Solstice is also provided. For November 2014, this occurs on November 7th at 11:56 Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). Many practitioners utilize this exact cross quarter time for magickal purposes, spells and tool making, while reserving the traditional dates of the Greater Sabbats for celebrations, honoring and worship.
We like to celebrate all Sabbats over a period of several days. For Greater Sabbats, this usually begins the day before the traditional Sabbat date and ends about a day after the exact cross quarter date.
The exact cross quarter dates provided in your printable almanac/calendar are based on the spatial method (rather than just splitting the time in half) as calculated by former NASA scientist Rollin Gillespie.
There is a YouTube video of Gillespie speaking on his work with NASA and how our society resists accepting different ideas and ways of thinking here. His last words in the video are "if it (a new idea) does require an overturn of accepted beliefs, then it will not be accepted, and not only that but they're likely to burn you at the stake."
Many traditions have lunar celebrations known as Esbats. For most Pagans and Wiccans these are the Full Moon dates. For some Witches however, New Moons are also celebrated and these dates and times are also provided. Magick and spells also utilize this information. See our article What Magick When? Moon Phases for more information.
These are wonderful opportunities for magick and meditations. For more information see our PaganPath article, Solar and Lunar Eclipses in Magick.
What Time Zone?
The times provided are in 24 hour Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which for our purposes is the same as Universal Time (UT). It is easy to convert GMT to your local time:
- Eastern Europe = +2hours
- Atlantic Standard Time (AST)= -4 hours
- Eastern Standard Time (EST)= -5 hours
- Central Standard Time (CST)= -6 hours
- Mountain Standard Time (MST)= -7 hours
- Pacific Standard Time (PST)= -8 hours
If Daylight Saving Time is in effect in your time zone, you must add one hour to the GMT listed. For example,if a full moon occurs in Toledo, Ohio on June 20 at 20:25 GMT. Toledo is in the Eastern Standard Time zone, so:
- Local Time = 20:25 - 5 hours = 15:25 (= 3:25 pm)
But since Toledo observes Daylight Saving Time in June, we must add one more hour (+1) to the standard time. So the local time in Toledo is 16:25 (=4:25pm).