Calendars & Planners

French Republican Calendar


The visual for January and the French month of Pluviose (Rainy). Photo by Kate Clark.

In 1793, the French replaced the old calendar, tainted with irrational religious holidays, with a new rational calendar. The months were named after natural phenomena (Winter consists of Foggy, Frosty and Snowy), and each day was dedicated to a plant, animal or tool.  I’ve been using this calendar for ten years, and I’m delighted by the way the plants in the calendar show up in my life. I’m pleased that a calendar created two centuries ago in France matches so well with the seasonal changes I experience in Seattle in the 21st century.

The wall calendar I’ve created for 2017 is divided into the Gregorian calendar months (of January, etc.) and mentions the plant, tool or animal of the day. The full page photographs by Kate Clark illustrate each of the French months (Rainy, Sprouting, Flowering, Meadow, Harvest, Heat, Fruit, Vintage, Foggy, Frosty and Snowy) and were taken in Seattle during 2016.

The print-version of the calendar costs $20 which includes shipping. This would make a great present for friends who lJanuary 2009ove the seasons and the natural world. I’m expecting to receive the printed calendars by December 18 and will mail them the following week. The example to the right is from a previous year’s calendar, but the current calendar will look similar.

Print Version : $20 (will be mailed within a week of your order)

PDF version : $15 (will be sent within 24 hours of your order to the email address on your Paypal account):

New Year Dreams E-Book

This introductory workbook helps you discern your goals, themes and dreams for the year ahead, and can be used as way to plan your course through the year at whatever time of the year you want to set course. Most of my readers use this at the start of the calendar year but you might prefer to use it at the start of spring or on your birthday.

E-book (will be sent within 24 hours of your order to the email address on your Paypal account): $15.00

Leaves from the Tree of Time: The Illustrated Calendar Companion

Every week for 52 weeks you will receive a brief illustrated email with a reflection on the qualities of the present time period and one suggestion, task or question that you can savor throughout the week.

Start whenever you like. When you order the Calendar Companion, you will receive the next week’s calendar companion, along with an introductory email.

$36 for a year’s worth of gentle reminders to help you stay aligned with natural rhythms!

52 weekly emails: $36.00 

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