On Earthen, we delve deep into the green traditions of cycle-centric cultures, ancient and ongoing. Inspired, we long to follow their example. But where to start?
Great cycle-centric cultures like the Igorots, Wet'suwet'en and Mayans put our modern time-keeping to shame. Their calendars incorporated not just the Earth's spin around the sun, but dozens of other cycles. They incorporated earthen, ecological, lunar, and even galactic rhythms into their conception of time.
If your still using squares and rectangles to measure your moments, its time to upgrade your relationship with time. Premium Earthen subscribers get direct access to the EarthCycles calendar. Print it for you wall. Set it as your desktop. It's literally a revolutionary shift! Shift from a linear view of time, to seeing your spin around the sun as an immersion in a multitude of cycles near and far.
Over the last decade I've been working on a revamp of the traditional calendar concept. The EarthCycles calendar marks the coming together of my work with seasonal landscapes, mandalas and regenerative philosophy. For the last ten years I’ve wanted to capture the cycles of the Earth in a stand-alone calendar. After failing with the traditional square flip-chart format, I took a break from the intention and let it sit.
As my art and life style have become increasingly circular… so too did my thinking about calendars. By representing the passage of the year in a circle, the needed breakthrough came to sync with the Earth’s spin of the sun! I am excited to share my work Earthen subscribers.
See where the Earth is vis-a-vis the other planet in its 365 day journey through the Solstices and Equinoxes. Follow the circular line chart of the Earth’s solar distance, the moon’s phases and apsides, as well as the progression of each planet’s apogee and perigee. Simple, practical and educational it also an existential statement of our transition to circular thinking and cyclical living.
The EarthCycles Calendar charts:
- The location of each planet on each Soltice and Equinox
- The distance traveled by each planet over 2021
- The Earth’s perihelion and aphelion (distance from the sun)
- The phases of the moon
- The moon’s apsidal procession (distance from the Earth)
- Mercury apogee and perigee (distance from the Earth)
- Venus’s apogee and perigee (distance from the Earth)
- Mars’s apogee and perigee (distance from the Earth)
- Jupiter’s apogee and perigee (distance from the Earth)
- Saturn’s apogee and perigee (distance from the Earth)
- The celestial events of 2021
- The days of the year
- The weeks of the year
- The months of the year
- The days of the week of the year
Purchase the digital file, to print your own calendar at home or your local print shop:
File format: PDF (100% Vector)
Resolution: N/A (Vector format perfect resolution at all sizes)
File Size: 1 MB
Suggested size: Uncropped size: 84x 79, Optimal size: 81x76cm
Alternative Printing: 3 x 3 tiled A3 sheets
Minimum Size: 70 cm across