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2020 Lunar Calendar

Sunday, December 1st, 2019
Every year I post the cover of the Lunar Calendar because it is so unique. I am also posting the first “lunar month for 2020,” which is different from any other calendar I have ever owned.  This is the 44th year of the Lunar Calendar and I still love it!

Cover of the 2020 Lunar Calendar: Marsh Mirror

Cover is by Jamie Hogan who wrote: “On the Maine Island where I live, there are wetlands near the sea that provide sanctuary to many birds. The red wing blackbirds are a favorite site, as are moon rises, and both inspired this art for Luna Press.”

Below is an example one lunar month, taken directly from the website,

 https://www.thelunapress.com/.

This easily read, yet informative and scholarly calendar is perfect for both the beginner and the seasoned moon-lover. The ’20 edition features fresh work from 20 artists, poets, and writers, full astronomical and astrological data, the lunar year-at-a-glance, complete instructions, and an excellent bibliography.

top page with moon times

THE LUNAR CALENDAR teaches the tree-alphabet as inspired by THE WHITE GODDESS by Robert Graves. Each of the 13 lunations (lunar months) is depicted in a unique spiral format, showing all the moon’s phases, rise and set times, apogee and perigee, the transits of the zodiac, void-of-course times, earth festivals, and visibility of the morning and evening stars.

This easily read, yet informative and scholarly calendar is perfect for both the beginner and the seasoned moon-lover. The ’20 edition features fresh work from 20 artists, poets, and writers, full astronomical and astrological data, the lunar year-at-a-glance, complete instructions, and an excellent bibliography.

 The calendar also has two pages on How to Use Your Lunacy and some other interesting information not found on a regular calendar. For example, there is a section that answers: Why a Lunar Calendar?” where I learned that women were the first calendar makers and that the first calendars were lunar calendars, demonstrating the link between menstrual cycles and phases of the moon.

The calendar is now available for $24 plus shipping from www.thelunapress.com or via phone @617-327-8000. This makes a great gift, especially for a woman who is peri-menopausal or menopausal, so she can keep track of her menses as it changes and wanes. The inside back cover has a generous Bibliography and Resources list tat is also helpful. Finally, the calendar is an ecological one, printed with soy-based inks on recycled paper.

(Please mention that you saw the review on Menupause. Thanx.)

Below is one of the pages of art. This one is called “Luna Listens” and is by Donna Iona Drozda.