There is a new moon today.
There's also a solar eclipse (visible in South America and Western Africa).
Tonight is the autumnal equinox -- known by the pagans as the fake holiday Mabon.
Tonight is also the start of Rosh Hashanah (the Jewish new year)-- a time of self-examination and repentance that leads to Yom Kippur or Day of Atonement (a time of fasting and intensive prayer).
The Muslim holiday of Ramadan -- a time of fasting, praying, contemplation and giving thanks to god -- begins tomorrow.
Tomorrow is also the start of the Hindu Festival of Navatri ("nine nights of Durga"), a harvest festival in which thanks is given to the goddess - and which ends ten nights later with Dussehra (in which the ten faces of evil are destroyed).
And in this primarily Christian nation we have....... nada.
Caca is sick as a dog so she's celebrating by subbing out / canceling her classes and spending her day panting and trying not to throw up between suffering through TV shows like the yoga program Inhale, "Mad About You" (hey, she's really sick!), "Roseanne," Simple Living TV and what has to be the best reality TV series ever -- Breaking up With Shannen Doherty.
God I hope things improve fairly quickly....