First thing where I see a clear point of tangency with the sculpture is in the ideas of an arbitrary benchmark versus an absolute benchmark. I will construct the following analogy: Magnetic North is to Geodetic North as represented by the Compass in the sculpture, as the Civil New Year is to the Vernal Equinox. As I demonstrated with the Moon phases above, the Half Moons represent the transitional phases in the "lunar clock", and they have their equivalent in the Equinoxes on earth- the shadows are equal: equi nox: equal night. Through the equation of time it will be noted that the days between the solstices are unequal, since we speed up and slow down a little in a solar year while in orbit, described by Kepler. The days between the equinoxes are always half of the year: 182.6 days [.5 * 365.2424 days, or 365 days, 5 hrs, 48 min, and 46 sec]

The Vernal Equinox by my reasoning is in the "12 O'Clock" position: the place on our terrestrial clocks where we go from AM to PM and then use the same numbers over again. Again, on the sculpture, I demonstrated quite clearly that the Compass also encodes this dual meaning- referencing through the solstice angle of 240*, and also the symbolic depiction of the WM in reflection, one side light, the other dark.

These ideas are telling me that we need to rearrange our text to reflect astronomically observable events, rather than the arbitrary length of month divisions like 28,29,30, 31 days. The days between the Equinoxes give us exactly equal division of our calendar. Within that, the division of our text is going to reflect the 14 day cycle between the half moons, one which we are identifying as P (describing the moon's albedo as Pale, from the Latin QED, just like "palindrome" or "palimpsest"). I am intuiting that around these four cornerstones of the year, we to construct a "palindrome" of CT. By simple addition or subtraction of these two reflecting strings against each other- keyed by the lunar cycle which tells us whether to add or subtract the letters against each other. Via mod 26 counting "aka: slide rule Vigenere", we could construct a novel PT- totally and completely hidden in the multiple modular contexts of our calendar.

1776, the Vernal Equinox was Tuesday, March 19th at 19:40:30 local DC time. The next full moon was Wednesday. April 3rd. Easter Sunday was therefore April 7. The Autumnal equinox was Sun, Sep 22, at 08:04:33. The Summer Solstice was Thu, June 22nd, 18:42:42, and the Winter Fri, Dec 20th. 1776 is divisible by four, and not 400, so it is a 366 day year.

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