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The 13-Moon Calendar: Abolishment of Ophiuchus
3.15569e7 seconds, 525949 minutes, 8765.81 hours, 365 days, 52 weeks, 12months in one year …. our calendar year that we all know by heart, our heart beats to it, our bodies live by it … but do any of you know that there actually exists a 13-month calendar? One that is far more ancient. Before we actually look into this 13-month lunar calendar, which our civilised world seems to have lost somehow, let’s first have a look at the calendar that runs our lives today.
The Gregorian Calendar
The Gregorian calendar which we currently use internationally (named after Pope Gregory the 13th) was a modification of the Julian calendar (named after Julius Caesar) and was introduced in 1582. The Gregorian calendar is in fact inaccurate, and in some respects arbitrary and irregular lacking any correspondence to the cycles of nature itself. Some months have 31 days, others 30 or even 28 days (as in February) which then once every four years gets an extra day. This lack of harmony, though generally un-examined, has a profound effect on the way we relate to the Universe we live within.
Just something to ponder on: wonder why the months named September through December, which literally mean 7-10, are actually months 9-12?
Our year consists of 12 months while only one month actually should run from one full moon to another, and of these type of months there are 13 per year. Originally there existed a thirteenth zodiac in the heavenly constellation by the name of Ophiuchus, the Serpent Bearer. This zodiac was with the suppression of the thirteenth month.
Thus the true zodiac is:
Capricorn – Jan 20 to Feb 16 Aquarius – Feb 16 to Mar 11 Pisces – Mar 11 to Apr 18 Aries – Apr 18 to May 13 Taurus – May 13 to Jun 21 Gemini – Jun 21 to Jul 20 Cancer – Jul 20 to Aug 10 Leo – Aug 10 to Sep 16 Virgo – Sep 16 to Oct 30 Libra – Oct 30 to Nov 23 Scorpius – Nov 23 to Nov 29 Ophiuchus – Nov 29 to Dec 17 Sagittarius – Dec 17 to Jan 20
Even the Vatican admitted that the Gregorian calendar is full of mistakes but this ‘bad’ calendar has a lot of influence on our lives. All our daily appointments, big events and plans or celebrations are made according to this mechanical, inaccurate western “time-planner”. Unknowingly this has an energetic influence on our lives and that of humanity. People have less and less time and we have completely lost contact with the Source of Life. With time this can lead to depression, frustration and sometimes even lead to violence. It seems that the more we organize our lives, less time we have.
The 12-month calendar hides the 13th moon. The number 13 today is surrounded by superstition and is considered taboo; unlucky; evil. This fear is reinforced by cultural antiquities like “friday the thirteenth.” Often buildings have no 13th floor, or avoid constructing a # 13 apt unit. Why?
The ancient Maya had an entirely different relationship to the number 13, actually referring to at as the Key to Time itself. 13 is the Mayan galactic prime number; the Force of The Universal Movement of Creation.
The 13-Moon Calendar
The Maya had many different ways of counting and calculating time and making their calendars. They had calendars that represented the cycles of days, great cycles of years of which both were based on the movements of the earth. But they also had calendars that were based on the orbits of other planets.
The 13-moon calendar is based on the motion of the earth around the sun, but also with regard to the movement of the moon and the movement of the stars. This calendar is synchronized with the Source itself. People who live according to this calendar often say that their life has entered a magical flow, and this flow we now call “Natural Time”. In this flow we are all connected and there is no coincidence, nor distinction between ‘here’ and ‘there’ and between ‘you’ and ‘I’. The Mayans also say: this means “I am another you.” We are all connected.
Time according to the Mayans is not represented by a line from A to B, but by a spiral. Each point on the spiral is connected via a vertical axis (the NOW-line) with a point in the past and a point in the future. This vertical NOW-axis indicates that the time on the next winding is also the NOW-time making time circular.
As a “galactic constant” the 260-day cycle does not correspond to any known astronomical period, yet the number 260 functions as a cosmic common denominator to synthesize the cycles of the Sun, Moon, Earth, Mars, Mercury, and Venus. In essence, it is the key factor of all the planetary periods. The 260-day cycle also corresponds to the human gestation period of approximately 9 months, perfectly expressing its power as a cycle governing the unfolding of creation! We also see 260 in macro-cycles such as the grand, 26,000-year precession of the equinoxes, which author John Major Jenkins points out is like a “collective, spiritual gestation for humankind.” Even eclipses relate by a number whose factor is 260! As Jenkins assures us in his insightful book “Tzolkin” – the 260-day cycle has “multiple meanings,” as it applies to “celestial, biological, agricultural, mythological, and chronological processes.”
“Without the Thirteenth Moon; without placing the Thirteenth Moon back into our consciousness,
we remain absolutely trapped in the complexification of form.
With the 13th we have the transcendence and also the circulation of time.” – Valum Votan
So to what rhythm do you let your heart beat … which calendar will run your life ???
Maybe our Gregorian calendar is seriously to be reconsidered!!
Please visit http://calendar13.com to convert today’s date to the original 13 moon calendar.
Montague Keen channeling on Ophiuchus: http://www.galacticchannelings.com/english/montague05-06-11.html