Sarah Fuhro Star-Flower Alchemy
Friday, the 13th of June will begin with a full Moon just after midnight. Thirteen is an important number in the Moon cycle for it is the number of Moons in a solar year. This issue of Moon and Sun in calendar calculation has to be solved in a number of uncomfortable ways, rather like the problems of Cinderella’s step sisters when each tried to put her foot into the glass slipper. The earliest calendars were calculated on the Moon’s cycles, and Jewish and Islamic calendars remain lunar. The problems arise when a lunar calendar must correspond with the Sun’s journey in a solar world. Below is a picture of a stone age Moon calendar.
The fear of thirteen as an ‘unlucky’ number may be related to the persecution of those who kept to the lunar calendar, as this was considered a sign of witchcraft. Since…
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