THE CALENDARS

We include in this epigraph the models of devices that we make in the Bodega de la Estrellas to help understand the cycles and rhythms of the closest cosmos; in order to apply the vital processes and their physical effects: agriculture, winemaking, etc. In all cases we refer to a geocentric sky.
These devices are:

The Cosmic Clock, the Cosmic Calendar and the Lunar Calendar

The Cosmic Clock

The Cosmic Clock is a physical device that allows you to visualize the movements of the sun, the Moon, the planets, etc. in front of the stars of the constellations of the Zodiac. The Cosmic Clock is available in the online store.
It is a celestial planisphere that helps us to understand the positions of the stars (Sun, Moon, planets, zodiac stars) current and future, and to plan the work schedule to take advantage of the best cosmic configurations.
The version "physical device to handle personally", was designed by the agronomist Xavier Florín, in whose memory we call it "Cosmic Clock". It is a geocentric celestial planisphere with two needles: the Sun and the Moon.
For years we made the Spanish version that we sell directly and in our online store.
In the online version which we call Cosmic Calendar; it is a simplification of the model that possibly makes it easier to understand and consult; although the information it offers is smaller. Every month it is renewed and updated on our blog, as well as on our facebook page, where how to interpret it is explained. We will describe it below.

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How to use the Cosmic Clock

The Cosmic Clock is formed by a series of graduated and colored concentric rings that correspond to the fixed stars and moving stars, placing the Earth in the center.
In this video, its use is shown:

Elements of the Cosmic Clock
 

Constellations ring -Astronomy

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The outer ring shows the twelve constellations of the zodiac located in the plane of orbit of the Moon around the Earth, they are named in Latin: Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagitarius, Capricorn, Aquarius, Pisces, Aries, Taurus and Gemini.
In the higher part there are Geminis and Taurus that correspond to the highest ones of the inclined plane that forms the ecliptic with the constellations. In the Pisces constellation (on the right) there is the Vernal Point that marks the point of sunrise of the Sun in the beginning of spring (corresponds to the beginning of the sign of Aries).
The constellations have different width according to their amplitude and their color corresponds to that of the element that governs them: red = FIRE, purple = EARTH, blue = WATER, and yellow = AIR.

Constellations ring - Astrology

The next (narrowest) ring is that of the signs of the zodiac written in Spanish, which allows us to clearly distinguish Astronomy from Astrology.
The ring is divided into 12 equal parts, one for each sign and its position is fixed as opposed to the ring of constellations that moves as a consequence of the phenomenon of "Precession of Equinoxes".

Days and months ring

The next yellow ring corresponds to the division in months and days of the year and marks the path of the Sun that makes an apparent turn around the Earth in the orbit that we call an ecliptic.
As we will see later, the monthly arrow for the displacement of the Sun corresponds to the period of the month indicated by this calendar.
 Ring of sidereal rhythms

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The green and brown ring corresponds to the Sidereal rhythms of Sun and Moon ASCENDING and DESCENDING.
This ring indicates the equinoxes, the solstices, as well as the cardinal festivities (Easter, San Juan, San Miguel and Christmas).

 

Planets ring

The next white ring has a set of icons and arrows that correspond to the planets and the Sun.
The placement corresponds to its order of proximity to the Earth:
    Venus and Mercury - Interior planets.
    The sun is located on the ecliptic.
    And the outer planets: Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto, on the outside.
The arrows indicate the monthly trajectory (at the beginning of the month they are at the beginning of the arrows and at the end at the tip). The black lines indicate when the trajectory of the planet passes from one constellation to another. If the arrow appears oriented to the left or turns to the left, it indicates that the planet is retrograde or enters this process (R). Mercury has a very fast movement and travels in a month an important arc of its orbit, on the contrary Mars whose movement is much slower, describes throughout the month an arc of its smaller orbit.
When the icons do not have an arrow, it indicates that their movement is imperceptible. If they are in retrogradation they are accompanied by an "R" and the arrow in which it starts and "D" when they resume their usual trajectory, to the left, the number indicates the day of the month of change.
In this ring the Draconitic rhythm with the ascending and descending lunar nodes is indicated; as well as the Anomalistic rhythm with the apogee of the Moon (Moon away) "Ag" and the perigee (Moon close) "Pg". 

Moon ring
The next ring has the 29 moons with their phases and the days of the month, which allow positioning the Moon in its trajectory around the Earth, which occupies the central point (Geocentric Calendar). The 29 moons indicate the lunar phase or Synodic Rhythm: FULL and NEW moons and GROWING and MENGUENT phases.

The Cosmic Clock is a physical device that allows you to visualize the movements of the sun, the Moon, the planets ... in front of the stars of the zodiac constellations. The Cosmic Clock is available in the online store.

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Cosmic Calendar

It is the digital and visual adaptation month by month of the Cosmic Clock. If you do not have it or you want to complement it you can consult: Cosmic Calendar Facebook
In the Cosmic Calendar we keep the ring of the zodiacal constellations with its color code according to the four influences: Earth (purple), Fire (red), Water (blue) and Air (yellow). The Cosmic Calendar indicates the relative positions of Moon, Sun, planets and constellations, in the monthly reference period.
Next, approaching the center, is the space dedicated to the movement of the planets and the Sun. The monthly movements are marked by arrows with icons of their symbol. The color corresponds to the character of the same according to the indicated codes. When a planet only has an icon without an arrow, it indicates that it is practically stationary. An "R" means that its movement is retrograde.
Next, it is the space dedicated to the Moon: the green circle (ascending moon) and brown (falling moon). They are the sidereal rhythms of the Moon.
Next are the lunar nodes and the positions Apogeo (Ag) and Perigeo (Pg); as well as the full and new moons (in whose interior they appear at the time they are produced) that is completed with the growing and shrinking rooms.
Referenced all with the ring of arrows we have the position of the Moon every day monthly.
The set points out the position of the Moon before which constellation, planet or star they meet each day, as well as their particular effect.
The center corresponds to the position of the Earth.

Moon Calendar

The moon calendar in the form of a poster, basically includes the lunar cycles and rhythms: increasing, waning, ascending, descending, etc. Available in the winery free of charge for the visit or purchase of wine and sent as a gift when registering in the newsletter "De la viña al vino".

The Moon Calendar is a guide oriented to vineyard growers (farmers in general) it gathers the cycles and basic rhythms of the Moon and helps us therefore to plan the date of realization of the different works in the vineyards monthly.

Cycles and rhythms outlined in the Calendar

- Days of the week from Monday to Sunday: pointing to the Sunday columns with vertical lines, guiding also with the work calendar.

- Synodic or Crescent Moon, Waning, Full or New, depends on the relative position of the Sun and Moon (which receives its light) and how we see it from Earth. This rhythm links us to the speed of the processes. Every process or any effect, performed in increasing, will be accelerated. For example, if you make the compost pile or remove it, you will print a greater acceleration to the fermentation process, etc.

- Sidereal Rhythm corresponds to the displacement of the Moon around the Earth in its inclined orbit with respect to the terrestrial equator. As the Moon takes 28 days to turn around, in that time it goes from being at the highest point (northern lunatic) to the lowest (southern lunatic) in 14 days. Therefore, there are two periods, 14 days in ascending and the next 14 days, descending.

In an ascending phase, the vital energy is positive and acts especially in the aerial part of the vineyard. It is for example a bad time to prune, graft ... but good to cut the branches of future grafts. In the descending phase, the vital energy has a negative polarity and acts on the ground. It is the moment of the tillage of the fertilization and of the plantation.

In the Calendar, it is represented by a line of green color (ascending) and orange (descending).

- The character of the day Air, Water, Fire or Earth, is determined by the constellation the moon is in front of that day, so it is a way of implementing the character of the constellation, which is what governs that moment in the metabolic phenomena of the vineyard.

Choosing the days, we induce and orient the vegetable metabolism and, therefore, we capture the qualities of the productions.

 

The colors in the numbers of the days of the month indicate the corresponding character.

- Certain positions of the Moon, Apogee (Moon away from Earth), Perigee (Moon near Earth) or moments in which the Moon crosses the plane of the Sun's orbit (ecliptic) or those of other nearby planets (nodes) ), there are disturbances that recommend refraining from working the vineyard. These days are called in this region "San Borce".

Good moons for everyone!
This information is extended in the Cosmic Calendar of the month.

Available in the winery free of charge for the visit or purchase of wine; It is also sent as a gift when you register in the newsletter "De la viña al vino".