A guide to tune in with your natural rhythm
Everything in and around us moves in spirals: a circle that comes back each cycle. When we look into our natural environment, at the sun, the moon, the birds and the trees, we are reminded that we are non-linear beings. staykurious developed this yearly guide from winter solstice '22 • '23 to tune in with your own natural rhythm.
Taking this guide with us from winter solstice till winter solstice, we follow the rhythms of the earth in the Northern Hemisphere. In this guide the yearly cycle is divided in 50 phases (instead of weeks), marked by the date of a new moon, a first quarter moon, a full moon or a third quarter moon. Each phase has a theme offering a practice, a guiding question and a reminder, accompanied by words and images to tune in with our natural rhythms: rhythms that naturally support us in feeling alive. This guide deepens the connection with ourselves, each other and our natural surroundings, and support using our inner compass -
to navigate with trust and to spiral along.
“All things, including the universe itself, are in a constant, never ending state of becoming or dissolving. Often we arbitrarily designate moments, points along the way, as ‘finished’ or ‘complete’. But when does something’s destiny finally come to fruition? Is the plant complete when it flowers? When it goes to seed? When the seeds sprout? When everything turns into compost?”
- Leonard Koren, from ‘Wabi-Sabi: for Artists, Designers, Poets & Philosophers’
The first edition: '22•'23
Concept, writings and images by Flora de Vries, staykurious
Graphic design by Geke Zaal
Spiral designs by Marte Mei van Haaster, Land-Ally
Limited edition of 175 copies
All materials are FSC certified, recycled or compostable
"This guide has evolved from a place of slowing down, (un)learning, wonder and curiosity. It embraces the unknown, the mysteries, the darkness as much as the brightness. It celebrates our inhales and exhales as we breathe the air that ties us together. It guides us through a never-ending and ever-evolving cycle of restoring, waking up, blooming and releasing. It is about becoming and dissolving, and about forgetting and remembering."