Universal Celestial Calendar
Frequently Asked Questions
would we benefit from an alternative calendar?
is wrong with the one we have?
is this alternative calendar any better?
is it aimed at?
difference would using it make to my life?
Well... first let's look at
WHY Would We Benefit From An Alternative Calendar?
To answer this ask yourself the following:
Would you like to...
❂ WORK LESS and have better WORK/LIFE BALANCE?
❂ Be more IN HARMONY with MOTHER NATURE and her SEASONS?
❂ BREAK FREE from CONTROL of your TIME & ACTIVITIES?
❂ BREAK FREE of RELIGIOUS PROGRAMMING & EVENTS?
❂ Be able to use the SAME CALENDAR, with THE SAME DAYS & DATES EVERY YEAR?
❂ Easily be able to WORK OUT DATES IN YOUR HEAD without needing to refer to anything?
❂ Be IN HARMONY with THE SUN and its path through THE ZODIAC?
❂ Use the same seasonal TERMINOLOGY as FRIENDS & RELATIVES in the OPPOSITE HEMISPHERE?
WHAT Is Wrong With The Calendar We Have?
Well, the most dominant modern calendar, the Gregorian, is rather out of date. Here are some of its problems:
✪ It's a religious and administrative system out of synch with nature and the seasons as it's months do not align with natural astronomical events
✪ The Seven Day Week - with its 'Weekends' & 'Weekdays' - means
- the employed are working too much (5 days in 7) - leading to bad work/life balance
- we're doing the same things at the same time - leading to peaks and troughs and costly infrastructure
- it controls our behaviour and 'what we do when' - due to having (many) rigid work days and (few) free/leisure days
✪ Its 52 weeks of 7 days only account for 364 of the 365 days in a year which means the weekday of each date moves forward a day each year
✪ The changing week DAY each year also means new calendars have to be made every year, when in fact the DATE remains the same
✪ It has months of varying lengths which make it hard to figure out past and future dates, which means it's difficult to plan with
✪ Its rigid Public Holiday periods mean we all have to pay more to do things at these times
✪ Its terms are related to War and Power, and the names of Roman Emperors from when the Roman Empire dominated Europe
✪ It is an 'Age of Ignorance' calendar, developed at the bottom of the Great Year cycle of human consciousness - during the 'Dark Ages'
HOW Is The UCC Any Better?
❂ It is in synch with Nature, the Seasons, the Zodiac, and the Great Year cycle of consciousness
❂ It has a balanced, Geometrical Structure of 4 equal Quarters
❂ It has Consistent month lengths, all of 30 Days. "... 30 Days hath September..." etc not required. In the UCC "30 Days hath EVERY MONTH"
❂ It has a 10 Day 'Decan' week where the DAY of any Decan is always on the same DATE every year.
❂ Its structure means that the days do NOT change each year
❂ The SAME calendar can be used every year as it is 'Perennial' (always repeats the same)
❂ It Honours natural astronomical and astrological events, such as the Equinoxes & Solstices and the 8 traditional Seasonal Festivals
WHO Is The UCC Aimed At?
The Calendar is universal so it works the same for the whole planet, wherever you are, but changing whole societies to a new calendar system would meet resistance and would need to be phased in perhaps over generations
So initially the UCC is really aimed at people who have realised the controlling natures of their existing state and/or religion based calendars and are breaking free of their particular regional aspects of 'the system', such as their local forms of employment, excessive government administration, religion etc.
If you are free to use your TIME as you wish, rather than how you are told to use it, and love NATURE, then you will be interested in this calendar.
You may be starting a new community, free of the existing control structures, and so only need to be aware of what the date is in the Gregorian calendar when you interact with 'the system', such as for stocking up on supplies etc. Then the UCC to Gregorian calendar convertors can be used.
Here is a list (in no particular order) of the types of people who may already appreciate the UCC
❂ Linux Users
❂ Home Schoolers
❂ Time poor people
❂ The retired
❂ The open minded
❂ Nature lovers
❂ Those who dislike rigid routine
❂ Those who live in Vans etc, on the road
❂ Those disillusioned with the system
❂ Those who dislike being constrained by religions and their events
❂ 'Pagans' (who follow the 8 fold year)
❂ Free spirits
❂ Free thinkers
❂ Mythology lovers
❂ Ancient history lovers
❂ Self employed people
❂ Those in new communities outside the system
❂ Those interested in New Currencies
❂ People in credit unions
❂ Those living Alternative Lifestyles
❂ Environmental Enthusiasts & Project Workers (Eg. Venus Project etc)
❂ Self Realisation enthusiasts
❂ Those interested in Eastern philosophy
❂ Sacred Geometry enthusiasts
WHAT Difference Would Using The UCC Make To My Life?
Using the UCC can:
❂ Help get us back in synch with nature and the natural seasonal cycles
❂ Help to Free us from the stresses of the seven day week routines
❂ Help to liberate us from the observance of out-dated religious based events
❂ Help us balance the time we give ourselves and our communities
❂ Help to free us from life long societal conditioning about how we use our time
Please visit the UCC Main Page for much more, including free Calendar Downloads
To read more about the problems with our current calendars and how we got where we are today please read
© Universal Celestial Calendar 13512 UCC (2012 Gregorian) Onwards