It’s true…For years, people used this ancient calendar for everything from determining the best time to plant corn to knowing who they should marry – but then the Spanish came over the ocean in their ships, burning and pillaging, and that’s when the old stone calendar got buried in the earth and the new, Roman calendar was made “the law.”
Believe it or not, this is the very same calendar you now have hanging in your kitchen, which we’ve all been using for the past 2,058 years. This Roman calendar is known as the Julian Calendar (because they named it after Julius Ceasar! No kidding. It’s the truth).
So what’s the problem with this new calendar?
Here’s the problem: It’s got major flaws. You see, not only does it not contain the secret code that people used to unlock their potential in life, but it actually is missing several days (why we have leap years), ignores an entire cycle of the moon going around the earth, and has got the names of the months wrong!
Ever think it’s kind of strange that October comes from “octo” (meaning “eight”) – when it’s actually the 10th month? Well, you’re right! Reason is, when our calendar was first created, the Romans didn’t even count January and February as months. The official year started on March 1st…and there were only ten months!