Yesterday was the second day of our new year, and I am rather pleased that it turned out to be quite a productive day.
My spouse and I started the day by packing up the car with boxed up and indexed files from my former business to take to storage. We had just enough room in the car for all of the boxes, so we were able to manage to take them in one trip! The drive to the storage locker was a rather long one, as it is near my former office location, so we went out to breakfast before the drive.
Aside from bringing the old files to storage, I wanted to take an rough inventory of what was in storage. I have to admit it was a bit overwhelming, and the inventory ended up being an acknowledgment that it was a mess. Still, almost as a reward for taking the step of bring files to storage, I found some exciting things. One of which was a book that I knew I had, but had been missing for a long time. I had been looking for it for over a year, and lo and behold, it was in one of the boxes in storage. The book was an astrology text by Ibn Ezra, The Beginning of Wisdom. I am not sure how it found its way to storage, but, I between moving my home and my office in the past few years, and it must have accidentally gotten in one of the boxes that went to storage. I also found a lovely lamp in storage that I am now using as a bedside table lamp.
After the storage locker, we did some shopping. I started to get the urge to find a physical calendar/date book. Now that I am no longer in my former business, which required me to keep close track of the American calendar, I am sensing that it is time to start becoming more attuned with the calendar of my religion. I had looked online for blank, adaptable electronic calendars, but I was not able to find any. I did set my Google calendar to Japanese, but that is still not the same. The only options for the starting day of the week were Saturday (Rhavedi), Sunday (Rayadi), and Monday (Candredi). None of these options work for this year, as the starting day of the week for us is now Friday (Sucridi), for the Year of Sai Sushuri.
I was able to find a beautiful personal organizer at the office store that was adaptable enough for my purpose. The calendar pages are blank with respect to the months and the days. They do have the days of the week set, but they are not too obtrusive so I can cross them out without looking too messy, and overwrite them with the Janyatic glyphs for the appropriate day of the week. I had considered using the Japanese kanji for the weekdays. I decided against that for a couple of reasons. One of the reasons is that I am not as comfortable handwriting the kanji. I felt slightly guilty about that, until it occurred to me as an astrologer, it is good for me to frequently look at the Janyatic (and planetary) glyphs.
The personal organizer has a section for a monthly view, which only had room for twelve months, and the Filianic calendar is thirteen months. On the other hand, it occurred to me that Moura is not truly a thirteenth month in the calendar, but is a month out of time. Hiatus, of course, is truly out of time, but there is a quality of separation to the month (and season) of Moura as well. So, our calendar is not truly 13 months, but 12 months + 1 month.
Of course, on a practical level, the month of Moura is still in time, so I will need to keep track of dates during that time, but the organizer does have weekly pages as well, which I will likely be using much more for day to day planning. I am going to include the planetary locations on the calendar as well, as I will need to be more aware of the location of the planets on a daily basis now than I had been.