The Cyprian Zodiac

Modern Cyprianism has established a calendar system that encourages intentional study and experience of its elements. On an overarching level, the year is divided into seven segments of roughly seven weeks beginning with April 4th – Paphia’s birthday. During these periods, initiates contemplate the associated elements designated for that time with special attention and meditation given to the correlating day of the week. Pleasuria is also celebrated monthly on the fourth day. Dark Moons in May and October are The Farewell (Anagogia) and The Madness (Epitymbria – often combined with Hysteria Club/The Resolution), respectively. Beyond that, additional weight is given to the phases of the moon beginning with the waxing crescent (a right hand moon) of protection and ending with the waning crescent (a left hand moon) of vulnerability.

Le Cheval – May 27 – July 17 (52 days)
Virtue – Timing
Passion (Vice) – Pride
Symbol – The Heart
Law – The Current
Principle – Pleasure
Anatomy – Heart
Color – Violet
Sense – Smell
Animal – Horse
Metal – Lead
Planet – Saturn, Bringer of Old Age
Station – Satiety
Art – Dancing
Liberal Art and Science – Grammar
Tone – re
Day of the Week – Saturday
Moon Phase – Waning Gibbous
Holidays – Aphrodisia (Summer Solstice), Feast of St. Foutin (June 2), St. Pierre’s Day of Songs (June 6), Cora’s Pearl/Feast of Soft Cakes (July 8)

Le Chien – July 18 – September 7 (52 days)
Virtue – Beauty
Passion (Vice) – Envy
Symbol – The Mirror
Law – The Accord
Principle – Mirrors
Anatomy – Eyes
Color – Green
Sense – Sight
Animal – Dog
Metal – Copper
Planet – Neptune, the Mystic
Station – Afterglow
Art – Painting
Liberal Art and Science – Rhetoric
Tone – mi
Day of the Week – Monday
Moon Phase – Third Quarter
Holidays – Feast of Miriam (July 22), Lanthélme’s Ransom (July 24-25), An Affair of Breasts and Wine (Vinalia Rustica – August 19), Feast of St. Bernard (August 20), Theater of Sevens (September 7)

Le Baissier – September 8 – October 29 (52 days)
Virtue – Cheek
Passion (Vice) – Wrath
Symbol – The Poniard
Law – Resonance
Principle – Knowledge
Anatomy – Hand
Color – Red
Sense – Touch
Animal – Bear
Metal – Iron
Planet – Mars, Bringer of War
Station – Flirtation
Art – Sculpture
Liberal Art and Science – Logic
Tone – fa
Day of the Week – Tuesday
Moon Phase – Waning Crescent
Holidays – Feast of St. Minna (September 16), Feast of St. Ninon (October 17), The Resolution/Hysteria Club (October 25)

La Chèvre – October 30 – December 20 (52 days)
Virtue – Brilliance
Passion (Vice) – Sloth
Symbol – The Sun/Star
Law – Mutuality
Principle – The Liberty of Privilege
Anatomy – Temples
Color – Light Blue
Sense – Sound
Animal – Goat
Metal – Mercury
Planet – Mercury, the Winged Messenger
Station – Suggestion
Art – Architecture
Liberal Art and Science – Arithmetic
Tone – so
Day of the Week – Wednesday
Moon Phase – Waxing Crescent
Holidays – Master’s Day/Feast of St. Rodin (November 17), Scandals (November 22)

La Grenouille – December 21 – February 10 (52 days)
Virtue – Gaiety
Passion (Vice) – Greed
Symbol – The Swing
Law – Rhythm
Principle – The Privilege of Liberty
Anatomy – Belly
Color – Yellow
Sense – Gnosis
Animal – Frog
Metal – Tin
Planet – Jupiter, Bringer of Jollity
Station – Arousal
Art – Drama
Liberal Art and Science – Geometry
Tone – la
Day of the Week – Thursday
Moon Phase – First Quarter
Holidays – Longest Night (December 21), Feast of St. Ada (January 6), Feast of St. Pauline (January 26)

Le Cochon – February 11 – April 3 (52 days, 53 during Leap Year)
Virtue – Grace
Passion (Vice) – Gluttony
Symbol – The Ballerina
Law – The Source
Principle – Hunger
Anatomy – Mouth
Color – Orange
Sense – Taste
Animal – Pig
Metal – Silver
Planet – Uranus, the Magician
Station – Seduction
Art – Dancing
Liberal Art and Science – Music
Tone – ti
Day of the Week – Sunday
Moon Phase – Waxing Gibbous
Holidays – Feast of Eros (February 14), Feast of St. Audrey/Feast of the Setting Sun (February 20), Masque of Pasiphaë (March 3), Feast of St. Claude/Feast of Moonlight (March 25), Nought/Feast of Lechery/St. Von Bayros (April 3)

La Vache – April 4 – May 26 (53 days)
Virtue – Charm
Passion (Vice) – Lust
Symbol – The Diamond Gate
Law – Gender
Principle – Abandon
Anatomy – Cock/Cunt
Color – Blue
Sense – Creativity
Animal – Cow
Metal – Gold
Planet – Venus, Bringer of Peace
Station – Rapture
Art – Poetry
Liberal Art and Science – Astronomy
Tone – do
Day of the Week – Friday
Moon Phase – Full
Holidays – The Bath (April 4), Feast of Brilliance/St. La Belle Otero (April 12), Grande Madame’s Day (April 15), Feast of Thibaud Gaudin (April 16), The Rite of Wine (Vinalia Prima – April 23)

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