2017 - 3rd Edition - Celestial Planting Calendar
What is inside this years issue:
This 40-page, full-colour, 13-month calendar consists of introductory and advanced articles as well as charts, poetry and wisdom teachings. It is designed for use in both northern and southern hemispheres.
Each monthly presentation consists of daily and hourly colour-coded charts of lunar placements in the zodiac as well as solar, lunar, and planetary interrelationships.
The easy-to-read pictorials on these charts include lunar phases, apogee and perigee and lunar nodes. The reader can quickly catch on to how these elements influence plant growth and reproduction.
For more advanced biodynamic practitioners, there is a column listing angular relationships between planets, which identify auspicious times conducive for seed saving. Specific days are identified for applying biodynamic preparations such as BD500 and BD501.
This calendar also includes a collection of wisdom teachings around the lunar rhythms as well as a column on how to work with lunar phases. This years articles highlight food quality and nutrition and how they affect our health. An article by Hugh Courtney on the Elementals, and an explanation of the 2017 change from El Niño to El Niña weather patterns. Hugh Courtney also provides an overview of each of the biodynamic preparations and when and how to use them.
To balance out this analytical information, the document has 15 original paintings by our featured artist, Nancy Brookes, that enhance the artistic and creative flavour of this document. Nancy is from Bancroft, Ontario and is best known for her watercolour paintings of old buildings and country landscapes.
An Introduction – How to Work with this Calendar
The following video will help anyone who is new to the concepts of working with a planting calendar better understand the basic concepts that are featured in our Celestial Planting Calendar.