Use this screenprinted gem to follow the cycles of the moon and the movements of celestial bodies throughout 2018. This lunar calendar showcases the full moons and new moons for each month and the astrological sign of each lunar phase. This year for the first time, the calendar charts major astronomical events such as significant meteor showers, lunar eclipses, and solstices.
Inspired by alchemical drawings, vintage star charts, and magical texts, this moon phase calendar was drawn entirely by hand by Vanessa Adams. The full moon radiates from the center of the poster, surrounded by orbiting full and new moons, and the twelve constellations of the zodiac. There are two ways to use the calendar to follow the progress of the moon. In the bottom left corner, the full moons and new moons are listed with their dates and accompanying astrological signs. Additionally, you can also read the lunar phase information directly from the central design. In the center of the poster, new moons (black circles with golden rims) and full moons (big golden circles) orbit around the drawing of the full moon. Each full moon and new moon's date is listed in the center of its circle. These dates can be read like numbers on the clock--beginning at "noon"and progressing clockwise throughout the year.
This calendar is designed, drawn, and printed with care and intention, and will look beautiful far past 2018. It is screen printed in black and gold screen printing ink on light silvery white metallic paper that has a subtle shimmer. It was screen printed by the incredibly meticulous and talented Jesse Purcell with Repetitive Press IG: @repetitive_press.
It is square with a slim border. It is 20" x 20" and looks lovely framed or unframed. I signed each one in the bottom right corner.