SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE WHEEL OF THE YEAR CALENDAR 2022
Beautifully captured on 170gsm satin paper, this 2022 calendar (600mm x 600mm) is the second Wheel of the Year specifically designed for the Southern hemisphere. Multiple layers are incorporated to represent the cycles of nature, humanity and the heavens. Calendars are shipped Australia wide in a mailing tube.
The calendar, although created for the southern hemisphere, is primarily focused on Australia. This unique calendar tracks the solar year and lunar phases. The dates are AEST and incorporate DST where applicable. In Western Australia, the Autumn Equinox is on 20 March 2022. Moon phase adjustments for other Australian time zones are:
- First quarter moon:
- Queensland/Northern Territory – February the day prior
- Western Australia – February, June, 1 December the day prior
- Third quarter moon:
- Queensland – January, November the day prior
- South Australia – July, November the day prior
- Northern Territory/Western Australia – January, July, November the day prior
The High Priestess is the central figure of the calendar and is the Major Arcana card II in most traditional Tarot decks. She represents the hidden knowledge of the inner workings of the universe, the law of cyclic action and polarity. The Moon’s phase and oscillation are as viewed from the southern hemisphere. The phases of the Moon correspond with the waxing and waning of the lunar month, the seasonal year and the trine aspect of the Triple Goddess – maiden, mother, and crone.
At an easy glance, you can see which tropical zodiac sign we are moving through and whether it is an element of the earth, air, wind or fire. Each of these is bordered either by gold signifying masculine orientation or silver for a feminine orientation. Astrological Wheel of the Year festival dates are shown along with the southern hemisphere Moon phases. Micro and super moons are noted along with lunar eclipses.
The four main cardinal points refer to the daily and seasonal arc-like path the Sun appears to follow across the northern sky in the southern hemisphere. The images of the Sun are used to denote this movement, its arc moving high across the sky in summer and low throughout the cooler months.
The outer circle displays Australian native flora along the spectrum of the artist’s colour wheel. Ten months are represented by an Australian native that flowers in the month and colour that corresponds to the colour wheel. The warm and cool colours of the natives simulate the progressive subtle thermal changes occurring throughout the year. The constellation of Orion, seen in the northwest early in the evening in March is featured. The Jewel Box, located in the July position, is left of the Southern Cross and can be found high in the southern sky at this time of year.
All of these areas and more are expanded in detail in the 105 page Southern Hemisphere Wheel of the Year Companion Guide 2022.