Year 0 Aries

18 April 2013

Ramming into the New Year.

Today is the day that the Sun enters the constellation of Aries, which is traditionally the first sign of the Western zodiac. We may as well call this the beginning of the Sidereal Zodiac Year, since we’re already using the traditional Western constellation symbols. I mean, if you look at the stars in any given asterism, you could come up with anything. Aries could be a ram, or a paintbrush, or a Keebler Elf kicking up his heels and smoking a pipe filled with cookies.

The dotted blue lines are the boundaries, the dotted turquoise line is the apparent path of the Sun across the constellation (although, it might also be a teal line). It takes the Sun 25 days to pass through Aries. Who knew?

This is a common time for South and Southeast Asian cultures to celebrate New Year, precisely because the Sun passes into Aries. One more reason to celebrate is always welcome.

Year 0 Mars 1

18 April 2013

Mars’ synodic cycle 1 begins today, and lasts 787 days. The cycle begins at conjunction.

Year 0 Month 4

13 April 2013

Year 0 Month 3 Reading List

12 April 2013

Reading List:

Powers vol 3: Little Deaths by Brian Michael Bendis & Michael Avon Oeming
Planetes vol 1 by Makoto Yukimura
the Flame Alphabet by Ben Marcus
20th Century Boys vol 1 Friends by Naoki Urasawa
Lucifer vol 1. Devil in the Gateway by Mike Carey, Scott Hampton, Chris Weston, James Hodgkins, Warren Pleece & Dean Ormston
Smax by Alan Moore, Zander Cannon & Andrew Currie
Whiteout vol 2: Melt by Greg Rucka & Steve Lieber
Gotham Central vol 1: In the Line of Duty by Ed Brubaker,  Greg Rucka & Michael Lark
Mushishi vol 1 by Yuki Urushibara
the Originals by Dave Gibbons
Fell vol. 1 by Warren Ellis & Ben Templesmith
Blue Spring by Taiyo Matsumoto
the World at Night by Alan Furst
Pagan Babies by Elmore Leonard
Elektra by Greg Rucka, Chuck Austen, Joe Bennett, Carlo Pagulayan, Carlos Meglia & Greg Horn
Blade  of the Immortal vol 26  Blizzard by Hiroaki Samura
Hellboy vol 1 Seeds of Destruction by Mike Mignola & John Byrne
Astonishing X-Men book 1 by Joss Whedon & John Cassaday
the Little Endless Storybook by Jill Thompson
Dogs and Water by Anders Nilsen
Arctic Stories by Michael Arvaarluk Kusugak & Vladyana Langer Krykorka
Daredevil – Parts of a Hole by David Mack, Joe Quesada & Jimmy Palmiotti
Astonishing X-Men book 2 by Joss Whedon & John Cassaday
Hellboy vol 2 Wake the Devil by Mike Mignola
Hellboy vol 3 the Chained Coffin and Others by Mike Mignola
20th Century Boys vol 2 the Prophet by Naoki Urasawa
Enigmatic Pilot by Kris Saknussemm
Mushishi vol 2 by Yuki Urushibara
Planetes vol 2 by Makoto Yukimura
Planetes vol 3 by Makoto Yukimura
the Englishman’s Boy by Guy Vanderhaeghe
20th Century Boys vol 3 Hero with a Guitar by Naoki Urasawa
Zen in the Art of Archery by Eugen Herrigel
20th Century Boys vol 4 Love and Peace by Naoki Urasawa
20th Century Boys vol 5 Reunion by Naoki Urasawa
Damned by Chuck Palahniuk

Year 0 Lunation 4

10 April 2013

Year 0 House 2

5 April 2013