Living By The Moon
In Touch with Nature's Rhythms and Ancient Celtic Almanac Wisdom
Annual Wall and Pocket Calendar
None of this is new; it is ancient knowledge, passed down from generation to generation for thousands of years, having been used and spread by the Celts migration North through Europe. Our ancestors knew and lived by all of these natural, interconnected rhythms and cycles, correlating with the zodiac constellations, which the moon and sun “travel” through. Only in very recent times the knowledge about everything natural and divine gave way to the ever-faster pace of modern life, so often misunderstood and even feared as evil.
Paying attention to the different qualities of each day during the month, allows in so many ways to gain valuable insights into nature’s bountiful gifts.
The health benefits are countless; every work task done at a favorable moment flows easier, not to mention the abundant harvest obtained from vegetable and flower gardens every year. When to till the garden so weeds and pests stay away or when to hay with a better chance to bring it in dry; when best to make an appointment with the dentist and when to avoid any kind of surgical operation, when to be active and when to rest and review and so many more helpful tips can be made available with the help of this lunar zodiac calendar. Pay attention, and you will soon get a “feel” for the unique quality of each day.
After all, Mother Earth surrounds us with everything we require to prosper and heal and stay happy, healthy and young at heart.
Many books have been published on the Art of Timing. My calendars are based on Johanna Paungger’s books and my own observations over the decades of working with nature ‘s rhythms and cycles.
- Listed in the calendar are the waxing and waning moon phases, Full and New Moons, special Moons, and the Zodiac signs the moon moves through from day to day, including Void of Course Moon times, which are the transition times from one sign to the next.
- Also: Eclipses, Solstices, Mercury Retrograde phases, Sirius Rising and Setting, Daylight Savings Time until eliminated.
- All American Holidays and many Pagan Holidays.
- Lots of symbols characterize the favorable days for certain activities. All symbols are explained in the legends.
- Times are listed in Standard Mountain Time.
The Wall Calendar features professional photos of the Black Hills and many explanations of the old and new meaning of events and holidays. The Pocket Calendar offers plenty of space for your notes.
* The calendars are most efficiently used in connection with my Black Hills Lunar Zodiac Essences,. When taken accordingly their healing energy will touch every inch of your entire body.
The moon phases
While the earth travels around the sun, the latter can be seen for about one month in each of the constellations of the zodiac. The moon moves through the same signs in its twenty-eight day orbit around the earth, staying only 2-3 days in each sign. Since nature’s rhythms are continuously flowing, the influence of each sign overlaps the next one by a few hours, and both energies can then make themselves felt (VOC) The symbols in this calendar point to the most favorable time to perform certain tasks as well as not so favorable times for actions.
Most important when determining a favorable or unfavorable time for activities is always the moment of “Touch” or first physical interaction, when your mental focus is the strongest.
One of the important, but almost forgotten influences are the enhanced impulse on the organs and body parts connected with and governed by the current sign. This means that anything supportive done to or for the body part during this time period will help more than usual, anything detrimental or toxic will have more than usual negative side effects. The only exceptions are surgeries on the very body parts governed by the current zodiac sign. They are NOT recommendable during this time period, especially not just before or on full moon and during VOC times – even Hippocrates (460–370 BC) mentioned this rule. Moon phases and zodiac signs can also amplify or lessen the effects. For example, measures taken to detoxify the body are most effective when the moon is in the wane, and more so during a sign with descending force. On the other hand, a remedy given to strengthen an organ will be amplified during waxing moon and even more so if the moon is ascending that day.
One more advice when working with this calendar:
Never underestimate your inner knowing, your “gut feeling” about an appropriate action and timing and most of all, have fun exploring your personal world!
The 12 Zodiac Signs
And the characteristics associated with the days when the moon moves through them in its 28 day cycles.
Other note worthy events
The Symbols in my Calendars
The symbols are shown on days with the most favorable time for each activity. However, there are almost always suitable alternatives, depending on the goal.
The waxing or waning moon phase is generally more influential than the ascending or descending moon, except during harvest, storing and preserving food. Then best consider the days with ascending force.