Born 8-Noj: Jimmy Carter (39th US president), Elvis Costello, Richard Gere, Kim Basinger, Priscilla Presley, Sam Kinison, Barbara Walters
Happy new year!
2018 rolls on beginning today, and will feature daily on your calendar for the next 365 days, come rain or shine. The Gregorian calendar is the one concept of time most common to most people on earth. It has been so since only quite recently. Before that, each culture had its own solar calendar, equivalent to the (quite inaccurate) Gregorian. These indigenous technologies have long since been wiped away, save some staunch ones (including the Tzolkin. Each such legacy masterpiece of calculation and culture would weave its own folklore into the meanings of each month. This way, each farmer would follow the solar cycles, and plan his work accordingly.
The agricultural context has long been lost for most people using the solar calendar known as the Gregorian today. Also, this most popular of calendars has a flawed mechanism, based on an irregular sequence of months, each having a different duration. Once every 4 years, February needs an additional day to correct for multi-year drifts. That forced calibration, by the way, doesn’t calibrate the calendar precisely enough, since there is also a multi-year correction that had to be introduced approximately every 75-years.
But then, when superimposing the 7-day work week over this mediocre, notice contraption, chaos finally rears its confused head. Each week day falls on a different numerical day of the month, with no apparent or meaningful pattern.
Kind of reminds me of Microsoft software. It’s crap, but everyone’s used to it.
Although it is exclusively used by Christians to mark their religious holidays, the Gregorian is also the one calendar exclusively used by everyone to celebrate the one true universal holiday:
Global heartbeat frequency
The earth (one of Noj’s meanings) breeds people and dogs of all kinds. It has a frequency and resonance that borders cannot contain. When tuned into it, whales are able to navigate great distances from spawning seas to hunting seas. Herons can do the same over the oceans, and so can elephants on land.
It is the resonance which allows for synchronicity and coincidences around your neighborhood and on the other side of the earth. When strangers reverse ill fortune and help comes from nowhere, when least expected.
Make yourself at home.
Here’s Sam Kinison’s (8-Noj) very last TV interview, before he died in a car crash. His host here is TV-man Paul Provenza (13-Qanil).
One thing I’ve learned about Noj-type people (be it male or female) is that when they erupt in anger or any other kind of emotional excitement, it is a sight to see and it gets everyone’s attention. This trait is also shared by Noj’s burner-day companions Iq and Kej. Kinison made a living out of his classic eruptions.