Sidereal Calendar Year 416
This year’s calendar features…
-The World’s Original Zodiac Signs
-Full Color Illustrations of Kemetic Neteru (Gods) by M’TAM Initiate Marrwho Hasati
-Quotes from the Kemetic traditions
-Original Holy Days
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About the Calendar
The Sidereal Calendar is the world’s most astronomically accurate calendar. Yet it is humanity’s oldest calendar: it was in use during the times of the Pharaohs in Kemet. Throughout the world, many cultures have been forced to use the Gregorian calendar because of violent conversion and colonisation. The Sidereal Calendar gives one a link to his or her respective heritage through humanity’s source culture, while providing accurate time division. It unites all of humanity as one people, while giving all of us a reference in time and space that is not based on socio-religious or political events.
The model for the zodiac signs, astrology, the constellations and horoscopes is found in the Sidereal Calendar. All other zodiacs, such as the Greek and Chinese, are based on this model. Each of the original thirteen months are governed by a Neter (Divinity) Who influences the personality and destiny of individuals born within that month. Find out your sign according to this original Kemetic science of astrology. Find out what taboos are imposed on you by that Divinity. Align yourself with the principles of nature and the universe that your Ancestors knew so well.
The Sirius Star
Every 1461 years, the Earth, the Sun and the Sirius Star align. This event, known as the heliacal rising, causes a huge energetic impact on Earth and its inhabitants. Throughout history, this period has coincided with catastrophic events. The Sidereal Calendar was created to chart this cycle. We will be in the 415th year since the last heliacal rising. This 1461 year cycle is known as a Great Year or a Neter (God) Year.
The cycle of the Sirius Star (known in Kemet as Septet) also influences the seasonal cycles of the Earth. The Kemetic New Year (September 11th) coincides with the time of year when Septet rises at the same time, or close to the same time as the Sun. This time of year also marks the rainy season in the tropical regions, as well as hurricane season.
The Real Year and the Origins of the Leap Year
The astronomical reality is that 365 days or 366 days do not represent a year; this is if we keep in mind the importance of exact positioning, whether it is Synodic or Sidereal. A cycle is complete only if it offers two similar positions. The concept of a year revolving around 365 or 366 days is, in reality, a seasonal cycle from which the important elements are the four seasons that we notice.
1461 revolutions of the Earth (1461 years) gives to the interstellar conjunctions seen through the Earth the astronomical phenomenon we call the Heliacal Rising of Sirius. The cycle of 1461 years can be divided into cycles of medium years of 1461 days. The 1461 day cycle is the real cycle of a revolution of Earth and can be divided into 3 years of 365 days and 1 year of 366 days. The 1461 day cycle is known as a real yearbecause it is a complete cycle, whereas each 365 or 366 day cycle is known as a seasonal year or a farmer’s year…
The seasonal year is divided into 13 months: 12 months of 30 days and 1 month of 5 days. Each 30 day month is divided into 10 day periods known as metheru (pronounced “met-heru’). One month of 5 days comes as the 13th month and completes the end of the seasonal cycle. At the end of the 4th consecutive seasonal cycle, a 6th day is added to the 13th month. This day, known as World Renewal Day, is added to keep the calendar in astronomical alignment with the Septet cycle. This is where the modern idea of the leap year comes from. In other words, the year of 366 days generally known as the “leap year” is, in reality, the last portion of the medium year of 1461 days.
The Sidereal calendar is also the basis for Kemetic spiritual activities, being the reference for when the Holy Days are and when offerings to the Divine and Ancestral Worlds are to be made.
Each month of the calendar is governed by one of the Kemetic Deities. The characteristics of each Deity will influence the personality of each person born in their respective months. This is the origin of the modern zodiac. The calendar provides a description and depiction of the Deities of each month. Also included are the animals sacred to to each Deity. It is forbidden to consume or kill animals sacred to the Deity governing the month of one’s birth.
The daily spiritual activities of the Kemetic Initiate are known as the zemzem. This is a time of energetic alignment with the Divine World and communion with one’s ancestors. The appropriate days for performing the zemzem and refraining from performing the zemzem are detailed in the calendar.
Each month is divided into periods of 10 days known as metheru (pronounced “met-heru”). Each metheru includes 6 days for performing the zemzem, 2 days of rest where zemzem is not performed, one Ancestral Day where offerings are made to one’s ancestors and one Divine Holy Day where offerings are made to the Divine World. These details are also included in the calendar.