Friday, March 29, 2013

camminando | Finding My Axis Mundi

 I am finally finding my bearings, that is my axis mundi is getting oriented.

With my relocation to Waurn Ponds/Geelong (Victoria, Australia) my  world —at least in a geographic and astronomical meaning— went upside down:
  • At noon the sun is at North
  • Eastern is celebrated in fall
  • and Christmas in summer. 
  • March 20 is the fall equinox
  • June 21 the summer solstice
  • September 21 spring equinox
  • December 21 is the summer solstice
  • Driving is on the left side of the road and the steering wheel on the right side

 I finally decided to use my body as a sundial: here my shadow at noon, when side is on the meridian, on the north; my shadow is aligns in the direction north-south from feet to head/