The Guide
Learn how to read, use and print your EarthCycles Calendar.

Welcome to the EarthCycles Guide. This little wiki will help you make sense of the calendar.

Yep. At first glance there's a lot going on! Accustomed as we are to square and linear calendars, a circular calendar takes a little getting used to! However, once you get the gist, its actually all quite straightforward-- and you'll wonder why ou weren't looking at time this way, all along!
As you know, our tracking of time is based on the cycles of our planet-- both on the ground and up in the sky. From a solar year, to a lunar month to the return of the cariboo, time is all about cycles. This is represented by the EarthCycles calendar. So getting to know your calendar, is a way to know your own planet and its solar neighbourhood a little better! The more you understand the calendar, the more you'll be immersed and connected with the cycles of our planet.
In fact, this is the point of the EarthCycles calendar. In the past, our ancestor's perception of time was deeply immersed with the cycles of the creatures around them, the planets, sun and stars. To the extent that a culture centered on cycles (and less so on itself!), societies grew rich, diverse and resilient.
Alas, our modern calendar has brown more and more separate from the cycles around us. The modern gregorian calendars only follows one cycle-- that of the sun. In the past, great civilizations divided time using not just these but the migrations of magnificent creatures, the cycles of the planet, and even certain specific stars and distant galaxies!
Knowing and understanding the cycles of which were part deepens every aspect of our lives and society. That's the vision of the EarthCycles calendar-- this way our spin around the sun on planet Earth can be that much more connected, immersed and meaningful.
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