Mo asked me to detail the reason for choosing the lunar calendar rather than a solar one. To be honest, I have never really thought about why the lunar calendar makes sense to me – so yes that has made me think.
The Celts regarded time as circular rather than linear. In particular a cycle from darkness to light such as days start at sunset rather than midnight and the year commencing at Samhain when nature is dying down for the winter. Hence the belief from darkness and death come light and life.
In the time of the ancient Celts the waxing and waning of the moon was considered to be of vital importance as the lunar cycle itself is one of darkness to light. They also recognised the solar cycle in a similar fashion. The lunar cycle being approximately every 28 days giving us months divided into fortnights of…
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