HELIO COMPASS is a circular calendar, while simultaneously acting as a map of the solar system. Set with the Sun as the center of the calendar, HELIO COMPASS represents each orbit of the nine planets. Featuring the Earth’s movement for one year, this pie-shaped calendar is divided into 365 or 366 days. An Earth year begins on the Vernal Equinox and progresses counterclockwise just as the Earth revolves around the Sun.
While studying this calendar, you will see each planet in the solar system proceeds regularly, moment by moment. Think about an analog clock in your daily life. It is a mechanical device for measuring time, simply indicating hours, minutes, and seconds through hands on a round dial. As we use it, the timepiece creates a certain convention in our society and we lead our lives in accordance with the time. Likewise, a calendar is a kind of convention. Each date on a calendar originally indicated the positions of the Sun, Earth, and the Moon at a certain moment.
Although everyone has different thoughts, we all share the movements of the universe and live days of equal duration. We all are mortal, so we should simply sense the movement of the Earth. This is the natural way that we living beings should exist.
The one-year period―which is given to us, all the life on Earth equally. We hope this year will also be remarkably precious to you.