Month 2 Year 11~IX

16 February 2011

theAbysmal reform Calendar: a strange turn of events

Reading List – Month 1 Year 11~IX

16 February 2011

the works of nobel laureates, and Mario Vargas Llosa – a work of supreme art

Reading List:

Queen & Country – Definitive Edition Volume 2 by Greg Rucka
Queen & Country – Definitive Edition Volume 3 by Greg Rucka
Queen & Country – Definitive Edition Volume 4 by Greg Rucka
A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry
Watt by Samuel Beckett
The War of the End of the World by Mario Vargas Llosa
Old Boy volume 1 by Garon Tsuchiya
L’Etranger by Albert Camus
Blindness by Jose Saramago
Life & Times of Michael K by J.M. Coetzee

Reconsidering symmetry in the zodiac

7 February 2011

13 signs elaborate the symmetry of 12

So here is a comparison of the 13 signs of the zodiac assigned to the 13 months of theAbysmal Calendar. The first image shows the 13 signs arranged circularly, beginning with Aries (bottom left) moving clockwise up through Libra (top) and back down through to Pisces (bottom right).

With 13 signs, Libra, the only inert symbol in the “wheel of animals” stands out. When placed in the centre, it becomes the balance between the 6 signs before it, and the 6 after. In the system with 12 signs, Libra is lopsided with 6 signs before and 5 after.

The colours represent the western tradition of 5 elements (fire, earth, air, water, aether/void), and the gendre quality (masculine/feminine & neutral).

In the image below, Libra, that exceptional sign, is placed at the centre of the circle. The 12 remaining signs show symmetry radially (they cycle through the four elements 3 times), and linearly (reflecting from side-to-side or up-and-down).

Notice anything else?

resembles this design that came out of playing with the Kabbalist Tree of Life

Lunation 2 Year 11~IX

3 February 2011

Chinese New Year! of the Rabbit

23 more lunar months until theAbysmal Calendar launch 12~21~2012.