ALIGNING WITH LUNAR TIME
Align with Lunar Time
Calendars are a depiction of relationship. A sacred relationship to time. Time is a measure. A measure of what? The Greeks had two words for the concept of time: Chronos and Kairos.
Chronos is clock time, measured of seconds, it is chronological and more linear. It resembles the structured discipline of Saturn - it feels finite, like there is not enough and it will run out.
Kairos is experienced as moments, breaths, a window of opportunity, the expansiveness of being in the zone. There is a magical infinite quality of kairos time. Video and link to lunar connection.
Lunar time is a relationship with the natural world, mother earth, the tides, renewal and rebirth, the cosmos, and the essence of your cyclical being. It guides work and worship, ritual and rhythm, harvesting and offering - so that the wheel of the year keeps turning.
Over time for many people the thread of this connection has been severed by conquest, colonialism, industrialization and urbanization, slavery, immigration, and other causes for the “old ways” not being passed down to the next generation.
Aligning yourself with circular time and lunar time is one way to reconnect with ancient wisdom.
What calendars or ways of marking time were used by your ancestors? What model of timekeeping is meaningful to you in the context of your life today?
THE MOON IS MY CALENDAR - these words I heard spoken to me by many voices. It is an affirmation. There is no ownership, it is a partnership with nature. This is personal, collective, and sacred.
Below are some examples of calendars through the ages and across cultures. See what resonates and awakens curiosity for you.
Your assignment is to choose one or two calendars to research and learn more about the evolution of those calendars. Spend some time taking notes about what you want to share as you guide and support other people’s relationship with lunar time.
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Now it’s your turn: How would you describe your realtionship with time? What ways of telling or keeping time resonate with you? As a moon guide what do you want to keep in mind as you facilitate other’s people’s relationship with lunar time?