Lunar Calendar in Stonehenge, England
Stonehenge has a solar calendar but it also has a lunar calendar. I photographed part of the solar calendar, all of it actually, but I haven’t done any photographs of the lunar calendar. But I will show you that the Stonehenge circle is actually a day-by-day lunar calendar and lines going through the Stonehenge circle will mark the 18-point year cycle – 9.3 years one way and 9.3 years the other way. Now just to tie the solar and lunar calendars together briefly, this is the summer solstice sunrise line that comes high past the top of the great trilathon and the SW part of the circle. And the winter solstice sunset line begins at the heavy stone they call the Heal stone about here passes close to the ground to the same slots as the summer sunrise goes past the bottom of this stone 56 and the great trilathon past the bottom of circle stone number 16. The summer sunrise came above the circle and where the sunset is near the bottom.
I’m going to show you this is the summer moon rise maximum aligned that brushes past stone 21 and this is trilathon stone 57 so it goes outside it and goes behind the big trilathon stone 56 and goes just outside the trilathon stone 54 and just past the circle stone 10. So I’m going to show you this it goes to summer rise and the winter set maximum in that direction. Now these are not accurate to .1 degrees because these gaps, well the moon, is less regular than the sun.
If you look in the direction SE and stand on the bank of the 100 metre diameter ditch and this is stone 21, you can’t see the stone 57 behind here and here this is the circle stone 10 on the far side and it goes through this gap and this is the circle stone and the great trilathon stone 56.
So that’s in the summer direction. The opposite direction is winter and you’re looking NW so this is stone 10 and stone 57 is hidden behind it. This is stone 56 and this sort of the edge of stone 21 here. This is just the opposite direction. I will tell you there are on the average moon cycle there are 29.5 days in the moon cycle. I will show you that this corresponds to the 1/2 day and this is a circle stone about half the size of the regular one, half as high.
The line I showed you is this one. The summer max the rise max and the winter set max. But there is a 20-degree cycle that goes 20 degrees down, 9.3 years and 20 degrees back. So the minimum directions going through this circle stone is 18. There is a bunch of things they call blue stones and the angle is outside the blue stones circle in here and past 10. So these lines intersect by stone 10. This is the winter minimum and this is the summer minimum.
But there are 30 stones in the Stonehenge circle. And 150 years ago the summer solstice sunrise line was along here and 150 years ago just so people could talk about these stones if you knew the number, everybody used the same numbers. They started beside the sunrise the SE side of the circle and they went clockwise 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. The short one is number 11 and then 12, 13, 14, around to 30. But it’s symmetrical. Half of 30 is 15 so if you go up to one plus 15 is 16. This line goes through the middle of the circle. If you go opposite 11, 11 plus 15 is 26. If you go 21 opposite will be 6, so this line will go through the middle of the circle, it’s a symmetrical thing. So if you can set this line between the cracks on this side you should be able to do it again the exact same thing on the other side. So they called these lunar calendar rectangles all 4400 years ago. The summer solstice line is accurate 4400 years ago so these lunar lines are accurate 4400 year ago. Well, 4400 up to about 3500 years ago.
You can draw this line exactly parallel to this one and then you can join the edge between stone 10 and stone 6 and stone 21 and stone 25 those are the endpoints of the rectangle. Now you can draw between the minima the same thing. This is the broader rectangle. The ones that we’re going to focus on are these.
I’m trying to find 29.5 days in one moon cycle. I call that a moonth. What we call a month is anywhere from 28 to 31 days in it so its not regular. So if you’re going to stick with a moon cycle you have to be 29.5 on average and do as the lunar calendar people, the Muslims and the Jews and you have to have 29 days in some of these cycles and 30 days in others cycles, 50/50. Stonehenge circle was initially dedicated to the moon. That’s why we have this representation of the 29 and the little one with the half. To make it work for the lunar calendar I renumbered the stones. It’ll take 50 years for anyone else to use this numbering system but this is where they will wind up. These lines intersect at this stone. So I said that’s where we will start the numbering. And this has to be the last one so we will have to go counterclockwise in our numbering system. So this is stone 1,2,3,4,5,6 around here and this is 29 so half the months will have 29 days and half the months will have 30 days. This is the half stone. I’ll justify it later on but this intersectional point I want to show there is stuff going on.
Later the sun became the chief deity. I think ancient people used to see the moon as the main deity because the moon changes shape every night and you can see the maximum of 28 different shapes of the moon. And this is why there are 28 rays in the sun cairn ring out here near Majorville. So they used the moon as a day counter. But later on when people realized that the sun was what keeps us alive and we die when the sun goes away in the winter, most of the deaths happen in January and February. The sun became the main deity. So what are they going to do with the lunar calendar? They’ve got to move it outside the sun circle. The Stonehenge circle now becomes dedicated to the sun and the moon is secondary, it gets moved outside. So, when the sun is chief honcho they recreate the 29 and 30 by digging holes. Whether they put stones in those holes I don’t know but the holes still remain. If you take the summer moon rise maximum extend it, you come through one of these holes that they dug. They did the spiral of what somebody called the y holes and the spiral of what somebody called the z holes and the people who originally named these things, not they should really be circles, and there are only 20 in the inner circle so they thought they would just run out of time and they didn’t .. the 30th one here. So they thought there should be 2 symmetrical things. Of course the 30 stones. But anyway, if you extend this line it goes through one of the y holes and there is a grave beside one of these y holes so this is a very special y hole marked with a burial. So if you gotta go around to make this a double spiral, you have to go into clockwise direction, 1,2,3,4,5, 6, 7,8.9.10 to 30 and then you move straight west and you hit the first z hole and then you go clockwise again til you get to 29 and then you go southerly to y1 again. So this is the new lunar calendar. How do we express that’s the daily calendar. How do we express the 19 point year cycle? Well, they only took the maximum the southerly maximum for the full moon and the northerly maximum for the winter rise set. This outer set of stones with 56 holes was discovered and named by a fellow called Aubrey 2 or 300 years ago. They moved markers where the lunar rectangle out to the Aubrey circle and they put a stone here and another stone here but for some
Well, they only took the maximum the southerly maximum for the full moon and the northerly maximum for the winter rise set. This outer set of stones with 56 holes was discovered and named by a fellow called Aubrey 2 or 300 years ago. They moved markers where the lunar rectangle out to the Aubrey circle and they put a stone here and another stone here but for some reason the south was special so they actually dug a ditch around it and people call it the south barrell. But anyway that’s the position where the stone was. This is another standing stone they call the Crestaceous stones and then over here there is another the fourth one but it is again the north where they dug a ditch around it and they call it the north barrel. So that means that the station stones were dug many hundreds of years after the Stonehenge circle was built. Many people are still arguing about that but this is where I think they’ll end up. So this is the 18-year cycle. They don’t have a minimum 9.9 half-way of the cycle. You have to go out and then back again.
And, that’s the Stonehenge calendar.