We take a look at a calendar, a typical calendar. Let's say, one of those wall calendars. Or a usual daily diary. Or a desktop calendar.
What do we see? What does it tell us? What is it about?
Which time does it refer to?
We see the most beautiful images, according to our personal tastes, on a wall calendar... In one in the style of a daily diary, we admire the binding, perhaps the cover, or even a pleasing page design. Beautiful things are created...
But what do those things tell us about time?
Some calendars or diaries, are narrating stories through pictures or text. However, those narrations are woven on the warp, on the leader threads, of the 'western' civilization; Christianity and capitalism.
Because, they count years defined by 'the birth of Jesus Christ', they bear the month names of the Roman Empire –some of which are even names of its emperors themselves– and a week where Sunday is the day of rest, in a society of workers.
The Christmas and Easter holidays, as well as any other 'official holiday' define our years.
But what do calendars imply about the physical sense of time? About universal time? What do they say about experiential time, of conscious existence and of love?
What do they say about the Sun, the Moon and our planet Earth?
It is like, everything happens for those information to remain hidden!
But, what if time started with the beginning of life on Earth? Instead of the cold January, with the life-giving spring? And what if the months returned to their master, the moon? What if their initial nature, that of Sidereal and Synodic, could show again?...
What if the Motion of the Three could appear, or at least be implied...
And if everything was consonant to the plenty wonderful blossoms of the sciences, compatible with the mathematics which can so precisely follow the motion of the celestial bodies. Thanks to the worldwide web, that so magnificently widens our horizons?
Let's take things from the start.
Time, as listed on a calendar, is essentially a sum of days and nights, of Earth's rotations around itself, until it circles the Sun once. Or at least, that is what we thought so far.
Lately we can say that since the Sun moves in the universe, the Earth does not exactly revolve around the Sun, since it does not end up in the same point where it started. Actually, at the end of one rotation, the Earth will end up much further than where it began.
Let us now imagine ourselves behind the sun, watching it fend off, dragging in orbit the Earth which is revolving around it. We are standing behind the joined motion of the Earth and Sun. We watch them sail further and further away, towards the future, rotating clockwise.
So, with our mind's eyes we can see the annual circle, the future orbit of the Earth in the space that's spreading out in front of us. While standing in this way, behind the Sun, on the day we have determined as the beginning of the year, we can see the Sun moving away in a straight line from our eyes. Without changing its position in our field of vision, we perceive the Sun as immobile in the two dimensions we observe. The positions of the Earth for each of the 365 days of its route, form the spiral, which in two dimensions, looks like a circle.
As we observe the Sun and the Earth leave, we can also see the Moon dancing around the Earth, forming a wonderful ribbon. Because obviously, the Moon is also lured away by the Earth's orbit around the Sun...
This viewing is contradictive to the way we use to see things in our everyday life. It is utterly contrary to conventional perception of time, since the latter is 'backward', meaning that, we look at our past moving away, while our future remains latent. We are entirely obverted towards the view of our past, just like an oarsman sculling towards the unknown, staring to the familiar shore. On this calendar, let's look towards our future. Or, better even, let's carve our future with our gaze.
Although the future is indeed latent, observations through the centuries provide us with the certainty that tomorrow, and even further in time, the Moon will at a given moment enter the Cancer constellation. And as soon as we look at the sky and confirm it is indeed so, we will marvel the Being and the Human being. Then we will see one step beyond.
In the outer circle it is evident that the frame of reference that was above mentioned, the Empire's net, is inevitably present. Chromatic alternation happens in steps according to the Gregorian calendar. The dates, Sundays, as well as the conventional month names are present. The Synodic lunar months –no others than those who initially defined the notion of a "month"– are embossed by the wavelike curve which describes the Moon's orbit embracing the Earth's. Their duration of 29.5 days is visually displayed from one New Moon to the next, in the inner peaks of the curve.
Further inside than the Earth's orbit, the colours of the seasons harmonically fade into each other. That is where the information on the second Lunar circle are accommodated, those of the Sidereal lunar month –the time needed for the Moon to reappear in front of the same zodiac sign in the sky-. The sequence of colours that interchange below the zodiac signs –for example, from one blue zone to the next or from one yellow zone to the next one, and so on– visualizes the duration of each Sidereal lunar month (27.3 days), which also represents the menstrual cycle, the cycle of openness toward Life and Eros.
Finally –or perhaps initially– the beginning of the year is set on the Vernal Equinox, the first day of spring, the season of rebirth on Earth, which is on the 20th March 2015 according to the Gregorian calendar, UTC (Coordinated Universal Time). The New Moon that will occur on the same day appears to be a positive omen, as well as a perfect opportunity to design this calendar in a 19-year scope, as 235 Synodic (lunar) months of 29.5 days coincide with the passing of 19 conventional years; 19 rotations of the Earth around the Sun.
A new Metonic cycle starts and let's see whether, with a deviation of a few hours –as many as the standard error of the cycle– there will be a New Moon on the Vernal Equinox on the first day of the 20th year of Lunivernal calendar! (20th March 2034, Gregorian calendar).
The sun in the center is noetic, made by the same matter as our gaze. The creative gaze that always looks forward. The one who will see a brighter tomorrow and bring it to reality.
Well, Lunivernal Calendar, Year 1. Let's have a nice journey!