At this stage of the investigation of the calendar of the moon meaning is best conveyed, I believe, by once again presenting all those ideas and suggestions which have been given to you already. Some may be wrong, but I think many of them are appropriate 'readings' of the glyphs.

This method also gives you a convenient summary to be reached by pushing the 'button' MEANING on the 'home' page, which will be useful as we continue with the year later.


As in the calendar of the week it is evident that the calendar of the moon is describing facts for the watcher of the sky. The calendar contains much more than a simple enumeration of the days (or rather nights) of the month.

The way to describe the evolution of the 'face' of the moon in the calendar seems to be first to 'draw lines' horizontally and vertically to create a kind of grid with lines and columns. There are 8 suchs lines and 6 such columns, forming 8 * 6 = 48 'cells' to locate glyphs into. Though the 'cell' in the last column of each such line (or what I call 'period') does contain more than one glyph, by a number which varies over the periods. Also, in two instances, in periods nos. 4 and 6, the 'cell' for the shape of the moon is empty. The number of nights in each period I guess is registered by the number of canoe-like moon-signs oriented with 'bottom' to the left in the 6th column. The number of nights according to this assumption:

Period no. Nights Period no. Nights
1 2 8 5 5 8
2 6 6 3
3 3 7 7 5 7
4 4 8 2
sum 15 sum 15

Adding the 6 non-night glyphs in the 6th column we reach 15 + 15 + 6 = 36, which I believe is no coincidence.

1st period
2nd period
3rd period
4th period see right
5th period
6th period
see right
7th period
8th period