Another one of the most frequently asked questions I hear about the codes of the 13 Moon Calendar is “What does it mean?”
My position on this is firmly rooted in the realm of YouDetermineTheMeaning: far, far away from the land of LetMeDefineYourExperienceForYou.
The 13 Moon Calendar is a tool. It is a system. It is a medium. It is a template. Sure, you could use this template to start a “13 Moon Calendar Reading” Service, telling people what meaning they should get from it. Many have done so! And with respect and love to them: My personal understanding is that the 13 Moon Calendar is a tool for collective evolution through personal empowerment. If we’re not growing and transforming ourselves as a result of applying it, we’re really missing the point.
You can definitely sign up for a reading and have an inspired experience. But I would encourage you to not just stop there: Dig in deeper to your own experience with it and you’ll get much more out of it!
For instance: I sign up for a rustic mountain retreat to learn meditation. I attend all the lectures, nodding sagely at the words of our teacher. I sit like a shining Buddha, in silent meditation with my fellow retreat-goers, a look of profoundly serene dignity on my face… But after the retreat, when I’m at home I don’t make the time to meditate. I just don’t do it.
Unfortunately, I’ve denied myself the fruits of my efforts. And now those fruits are just rotting away! Decomposing,.. and enriching the soil to once again, eventually, nourish the growth of yet another fruit. Hopefully next time (if I’m given a next time) I’ll devour it with gusto in its perfect ripeness!
The 13 Moon Calendar is similar in the sense that you have to use it every day, and work to understand it as it is, if you want to glean any sort of meaning (or value!) from it. You need to think about it, look at it, question it, study it. There must be at least a little exertion on your part to integrate it into your day-to-day.
So, if it is a Yellow Magnetic Human day which says “I unify in order to influence” there is not one single, correct and absolute answer to what that means. Each person is having a unique experience, in unique circumstances, with a unique perspective. The code “I unify in order to influence” is there for YOU to reflect upon in terms of what’s going on in YOUR life. This is how the 13 Moon Calendar is a tool for self-empowerment.
Start by learning the basics of the 13 Moon Calendar. Practice drawing all the symbols until you can draw them from memory, you can even start to find your own style in it, like when you learned to write! Memorize the key words for all the solar seals, galactic tones, etc. Then, after you’ve got the fundamentals down, you can start applying your own sensibility to it – like you would a musical instrument after learning to play all the scales!
When you determine the meaning in your life, it is an act of self-empowerment. The 13 Moon Calendar provides a method for amplifying your internal compass through a rhythm of coded cycles within cycles, offering a long-term self-reflective dialogue in an ever-expanding context.
Several years ago a deeply painful thing happened in my family. A dear friend of ours was consoling us and she gave us some of the best advice I’ve ever gotten for coping when things happen which you just can’t seem to understand. From her centenarian wisdom she told us that whatever we need to tell ourselves to feel at peace with it and get on with our lives: Go with that!
You can wring your brain out like a soggy wash-rag chasing questions like “Why did this happen? What does it mean?” Unless, that is, you give yourself the permission and power to determine the answer yourself.
Obviously this is not meant as a rally cry for us all to stay comfortable in our own assumptions, because if you’re even reading this you’re probably not the kind of person who just wants to be stagnant and never growing.
What I’m suggesting here is to abandon self-doubt and give yourself the permission to explore the rabbit hole as you will. You can use the codes of the 13 Moon Calendar as a map or guide. But there are many paths, doorways and roads, and I think if you explore them with your own internal compass you will discover a richer meaning in your journey.