THRIVE IN 2020 BY ALIGNING TO THE LUNAR CYCLES & SOLAR SEASONS
DO YOU WANT TO WORK WITH LIFE, RATHER THAN AGAINST IT?
You are instinctively and biologically connected to the solar and lunar cycles.
The Sun and Moon govern the life cycles of plants, animals and humans. Being aware of the current phase and season you’re in helps you move with the flow of life, maximise your manifesting power and thrive in daily life.
Millenia ago, we marked time by the ebb and flow of the Moon and the rise and set of the solstice or equinox Sun.
But our relationship to these cycles has been displaced by a calendar system that is out-of-sync with nature.
The Julian, and later Gregorian, calendars replaced the solar and lunar calendars with abstract measurements. These artificial timelines helped Caesar to collect taxes, and Pope Gregory to secure the date of Easter.
When you follow the conventional calendar system you are living on a timeline that’s dissociated from reality.
It’s designed to serve the patriarchal agendas of the Roman Empire and Catholic Church, rather than empowering you to flourish like nature intended.
The Aligned calendar returns you to an authentic way of measuring time, so you can tap into the energy of each phase, cycle and season.
Rather than surviving on man-made time, you can thrive using nature’s laws.
Living on this natural timeline is a simple, yet radical, act. You know when to rest and go inwards, and when to reach and strive outwards. You can manifest your goals with the moon and plan your year with the sun.
You are synchronised to the creative power of life.
13 LUNAR MONTHS
The Aligned calendar replaces the conventional calendar months with the lunar months. Each month starts on the new moon, which is nature’s new beginning. You can set intentions and manifest your goals by working with the lunar cycle each month. Just like a gardener planting by the moon, why not let nature do some of the heavy-lifting?
4 SOLAR SEASONS
The thirteen lunar months are divided into the four solar seasons. This helps you harness and align to the Sun’s creative power. You can set goals or intentions each seasonal quarter, and plan your year according to the natural growth cycles of Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter. Just like the ancient pagans did (minus the ritual sacrifices).
INNER PLANET RETROGRADES
Mercury, Venus and Mars retrograde periods are also marked on the calendar, so you can stay in sync with the planetary re-winds which slow down your communications, love and money, and motivation and desire.
THE 12 ZODIAC SIGNS
Each new moon falls in a different zodiac sign, giving each lunar month a unique energy. The twelve signs of the zodiac tell the archetypal story of your life, from the new beginnings of Aries to the mystic completion of Pisces. Each sign has unique gifts you can tap into. There is a season for everything…
THE ALIGNED CALENDAR IS A PRACTICAL & MAGICAL WAY TO STAY IN THE FLOW OF THE LUNAR CYCLES AND SOLAR SEASONS.
Thirteen Lunar months (each calendar page starts on a new moon and follows one whole lunar cycle).
Daily moon phases and zodiac signs.
Times for the new, first quarter, full and third quarter moons each month, in AEST/AEDT or PST/PDT.
Four Seasons: Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter - in their Southern Hemisphere or Northern Hemisphere order.
The dates and times of the solstices and equinoxes, in AEST/AEDT or PST/PDT.
Seasonal midpoints: Beltane, Lammas, Samhain, Imbolc.
Total and partial eclipses.
Mercury, Venus and Mars retrograde periods.
A guide to manifesting with the moon cycle.
A guide to creating with the solar seasons.
A page for your yearly goals and intentions.
A separate page each season to set your solstice and equinox goals and intentions.
Tips on manifesting with the four elements.
A space to write your New Moon intentions each month.
A key to the astrological elements, qualities and zodiac signs.
40 high quality A4 pages, saddle-stitched with a hole for hanging.
THE CALENDAR MONTHS START ON THE NEW MOON OF DECEMBER 26, 2019, AND FINISH IN EARLY JANUARY 2021.
CREATED BY ELOISE MESKANEN
Eloise is a second-generation astrologer who’s spent half her life living off-the-grid and tracking the cycles of sun, moon and cosmos. The Aligned calendar is her way to reconnect with the natural laws that underpin our modern lives.
WITH ILLUSTRATIONS BY TITHI LUADTHONG
Printed in Ballarat, Australia, on FSC certified paper.