I’ve often written in this newsletter that the Gregorian Calendar is essentially a “banking“calendar, established for commerce and the paying of bills. I’ve often advocated our need to bring other calender-awarenesses into our culture, such as the seasonal calendar (the Mayans called it the Haab) which recognizes Solstices and Equinoxes and other seasonal points within the year; and also a more sacred calendar such as the Tzolkin. But this is one of those times when the Gregorian Calendar is right on the mark! Deeply embedded in our cultural celebrations of “ringing out the old and ringing in the new” is a celestial fact that indeed showers us with the blessings of a new beginning.
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