The Circular Lunisolar Calendar for 2014 was designed with a double purpose:
● to visualize the circular nature of time, according to which we live an eternal cosmic process on-helix basis rather than a linear path from a defined beginning to a defined ending.
● to bring out the role of the Moon in our existence in general and of course in our daily lives. The months of international -global trading- or «Gregorian» calendar express only arbitrary subdivisions of the solar cycle’s duration (1 year). The lunar synodic month is the cycle of time that directly reflects natural time. Time as defined by the movement of celestial bodies.
Besides, almost all of the ancient traditions emit the circularity of the cosmos and use lunisolar calendars, as well as do most of today's traditions too.
Circular Lunisolar Calendar consist of 9 full colour printed cards on both sides (18 card sides), into a frame made of microwelle cardboard, laminated with silver coloured paper. (See at explanatory photos how to handle insertion and extraction of the cards into the frame easily.)
13 of those card sides are illustrated by 13 Synodic lunar months full of data: New moon and Full moon precised time, Moon’s age for every single day, date and name of conventional (Gregorian calendar's) international month, Moon’s and Sun’s Ingress Time, Eclipses, Equinoxes, Solstices.
Some of the festivals of four traditions (Ancient Hellene’s, Hindu’s Christian’s and Buddhist’s) that measure time with lunisolar calendars are also noted. Asterisks marking the dates for each tradition are stained uniquely, and at the "hidden" part of every card the names of holidays and their time determination can be found. The important dates for each tradition are typically set according to the phase of the moon in relation to the season of the solar year.
Essentially, by their time placement, they mark the Sun’s and Moon’s circles. (See at explanatory photos a typical card side with all above illustrated data explained)
As it regards the eclipses, you will find a special card, illustrated to show the places they will be visible from.
Finally, you can find Synoptic Circular Lunisolar Calendar, where the lunar and Earth orbits are depicted, and exact time for all New and Full Moon of every Synodic Lunar Month are indicated. (See at explanatory photos)
Circular Lunisolar Calendar's 2014 Presentation (video)
March 20th 2014 - Spring Equinox - Athens, Greece - (Greek language)