The Lunar Calendar

This unique calendar, which celebrates its 45th year of printing, is a wonderful gift for any woman, but especially someone approaching or experiencing menopause, because it tracks your menses, or lack thereof, using the phases of the moon.

The subtitle is Dedicated to the Goddess in Her Many Guises and is the on-going creation of Nancy Passmore, editor. The cover is by artist Jamie Hogan. The calendar has 32 pages with “fresh works” from 20 artists and writers.

This calendar is actually more than a calendar because of all the excellent information. It costs $24 per copy unless you buy more than one; then the individual price drops.

To order this spectacular calendar, go to or call 617-327-8000. There is a sample page in its oval form that I think you will find interesting.

The postcard with the picture of the cover plus all the information came last week, during Menopause Awareness Month, so I am posting it during the last days of September. I don’t believe in coincidences and the fact that it came during this month is no accident!


Calendar Time

I know that with the Internet and cell phones, many people do not use wall calendars, but I still like to have one or two available in the house in case my computer is off or my cell phone isn’t handy.

The two I like and write about each year is The Lunar Calendar from Nancy Passmore/Luna Press and Brush Dance by Renée Locks, who I met last December in California. I  love her calligraphy and quotes.

Here are the two calendars:


A lunar calendar is a calendar based upon the monthly cycles of the Moon‘s phases (synodic months), in contrast to solar calendars, whose annual cycles are based only directly upon the solar year.

If you go to, you can see a sample of a page of the calendar, an oval, which is quite different from a regular block calendar. It is perfect for a woman who is tracking her menses for pregnancy or menopause or just because it’s a neat way of creating a calendar.

Here is a quote from the website:

“This easily read, yet informative and scholarly calendar is perfect for both the beginner and the seasoned moon-lover. The ’19 edition features fresh work from 24 artists, poets, and writers, full astronomical and astrological data, the lunar year-at-a-glance, complete instructions, and an excellent bibliography.”




Renée Locks yearly calendar from her company, Brush Dance, has the theme of Laugh Lines  with wonderful art and calligraphy by this 80+ year old artist and calligrapher and a collector of quotes. (I also collect quotes, so maybe that’s why I love her calendar not only for her art, but also for the quotes.)

Here is the quote for the January 2019 calendar and also her website:

CHEER UP! Birds have bill, too and they keep on singing! Henny Youngman


Both of these calendars make great gifts!





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