Year 3 Quarter 0

21 December 2015

Anyway you slice it, it’s 90 + 1 days – (dec 22 – mar 21)

Two things. First, the quarter of the year is a great bit of design (not mine, btw). Each quarter is either 13 seven-Day weeks, or it’s seven 13-Day somethings (no name yet for this period of time. The Spanish called them “trecena”, Mesoamericans likely have their names for them.)

At any rate, it’s the period (91 days) where the Weeks and 13-day periods come together. Also a great many market weeks.
Y3Q1 - fortnights


Once it was discovered that theAbysmal Year divides into even 91-day Quarters, and excepting one day each quarter, the day midway between its beginning and end, thus midway between the Southern Solstice and the Northward Equinox. That creates eighths of 45 days excepting the mid-Quarter day.

For Year 3 Quarter 0, the mid-Quarter day falls on Lunation 1 Day 26; it always falls on Month 1 Day 17, House 0 Day 45, Quarter 0 Day 45, Year 0 Day 45 (feb 5).

Wheel-of-the-Year.jpgThis provides us with the spokes for a Wheel of the Year. Each Quarter begins and ends on or about the Solstices and Equinoxes, beginning with the Southern Solstice (Winter Solstice in the Northern Hemisphere, Summer in the Southern). Here we begin with the Southern Solstice, and in these northern latitudes, the day by day, we see more and more sunlight for longer and longer. This rate of change from day to day manages to go from about a minute more of sunlight from one day to the next just after the New Year, to seven or eight minutes from one day to the next. In the Arctic and Antarctic regions, it must be a dramatic change across the course of this Quarter.

Please keep in mind (or don’t, it’s your mind) that the Quarter are approximate and don’t always fall on the Solstices (and rarely on the Equinoxes). The approximation better aligns us with the changes in sunlight and seasons. Scheduling by quarters with these changes in mind might be a way of better distributing annual responsibilities, events, celebrations.

Year 0 Quarter 3

21 September 2013

Year 0 Quarter 2

22 June 2013

Year 0 Quarter 1

23 March 2013

Chromatic: Year 0 Lunation 3 Day 92
Lunar: Year 0 Lunation 3 Day 12

Perpetual Year:
Year 0 Month 3 Day 7 Saturday
Year 0 House 1 Day 34
Year 0 Quarter 1 Day 0

Pisces Day 12

Market Weeks (numbered from 0):
2~Day 0
3~Day 0
4~Day 2
5~Day 0
6~Day 0
7~Day 0
8~Day 2
9~Day 0
10~Day 0
12~Day 6
13~Day 0
14~Day 7
15~Day 0
18~Day 0
20~Day 10

Solar/Planetary Cycles:
Solar Cycle 0 Day 1906
Mercury 1 Day 19
Venus 0 Day 290
Mars 0 Day 778
Jupiter 0 Day 314
Saturn 0 Day 149
Uranus 0 Day 364
Neptune 1 Day 30

Year 0 Quarter 0

22 December 2012

91 Days in Weeks and Fortnights

Welcome to the further adventures of theAbysmal Calendar – post~apocalypse. I hope you’re enjoying fending off the zombies, mutants, and marauding bands of mercenaries.

Below are the calendar pages for theAbysmal Calendars’ Quarters. Each Quarter is 91 Days, and this particular one, Quarter 0, runs from the Southern Solstice to the Northward Equinox (i.e. formerly known as the December Solstice and March Equinox). The Mid~Quarter Day falls on Tuesday Month 2 Day 17 (Feb. 5th). More on that as the time approaches. Each Quarter is divided into 7~Day Weeks and 13~Day Fortnights. The Mid~Quarter Day falls midweek and midfortnight as well. It’s a nice bit of synchronicity. See for yourself.

To keep things relatively simple, the Quarters below note the Weekday, Fortnight day (using the 13 symbols of the zodiac, which is not a definitive labelling btw), day of the Quarter (from 0 to 90), the equivalent Gregorian date, and the phases of the Moon.

And thank you for your patronage (and for not being patronizing, because that’s just rude =)

Chromatic: Year 0 Lunation 0 Day 1
Lunar: Year 0 Lunation 0 Day 9
Annual: Year 0 Month 0 Day 0 Saturday