The most widely used calendar in the world is the Gregorian one, a refinement of the previous Julian calendar where January was the first month of the year due to political and civil reasons.
The Celtic year, on the contrary, had a more evident seasonal root: it started in November, when the trees drop their leaves, everything is apparently dying in nature and there is the beginning of a new cycle.
One of the beauties of Nature lies in its balance. Everything makes sense because everything finds its place in the arms of Mother Earth.
November is like a gateway between what it has been and what it will be. Autumn and its colors are like a triumphant charriot bringing us through the treshold. It’s time to do as trees do: let your leaves fall, for them to be nourishment and protection to the seeds through the winter.
In the picture, an extract from “Environmental Art Therapy and the Tree of Life”, by Ian S. Heginworth.
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