Understanding the Ancient African Calendar

The breakdown of each month in the ancient African calendar, including the deities associated with each period and their significance:

Spring Season (September – November)

September (Ruled by Asa – The Green God)

  • Season: Spring Equinox
  • Significance: Marks the beginning of the year and the agricultural cycle. This month symbolizes the renewal of life and the beginning of planting.
  • Deity: Asa, the Green God, represents growth and fertility. The sun crosses the equator, initiating a new cycle for the southern hemisphere, bringing balance and a new start.
  • Activities: Plant seeds, start new projects, engage in growth-oriented activities.
  • Practices: Focus on renewal and setting intentions for the year, gardening, community activities.
  • Focal Points: Embrace new beginnings, connect with nature, plan for the future.

October (Ruled by Thoth – The God of Wisdom)

  • Season: Spring
  • Significance: This is the nurturing phase for the seeds planted in September. The focus is on the development of roots and the initial stages of growth.
  • Deity: Thoth, the God of Wisdom, symbolizes intelligence and the nurturing energy needed for growth. Thoth’s influence encourages the development and strengthening of young plants.
  • Activities: Nurture planted seeds, continue working on new projects.
  • Practices: Study and acquire new knowledge, meditate on wisdom and intelligence, maintain gardens.
  • Focal Points: Enhance learning, encourage intellectual growth, nurture early stages of projects.

November (Ruled by Anubis – The Guardian of the Dead)

  • Season: Spring
  • Significance: This month continues the nurturing process, ensuring that the planted crops grow strong and healthy.
  • Deity: Anubis oversees the nurturing process and represents protection and guidance during growth, ensuring the proper development of crops.
  • Activities: Continue nurturing and caring for growing plants, reflect on ancestral wisdom.
  • Practices: Honor ancestors, participate in rituals for protection and guidance, strengthen community ties.
  • Focal Points: Focus on protection, guidance, and remembering ancestors.

Summer Season (December – February)

December (Ruled by Nephthys – The Goddess of Mourning)

  • Season: Summer Solstice
  • Significance: This month is marked by maturity and the first fruits celebration, signifying the readiness of early crops.
  • Deity: Nephthys symbolizes maturity and the peak of summer, where the sun is closest to Earth, providing the maximum energy needed for crops to mature.
  • Activities: Harvest first fruits, celebrate maturity and achievements.
  • Practices: Engage in community celebrations, give thanks for the harvest, partake in rituals of gratitude.
  • Focal Points: Acknowledge growth, celebrate achievements, give thanks.

January (Ruled by Kepra – The God of Transformation)

  • Season: Summer
  • Significance: The focus during this month is on the continued growth and transformation of crops, preparing them for harvest.
  • Deity: Kepra represents transformation and growth, nurturing the crops to their full potential.
  • Activities: Monitor and nurture maturing crops, continue personal and project development.
  • Practices: Focus on transformation and growth, engage in personal development activities, maintain health routines.
  • Focal Points: Embrace change, nurture growth, stay committed to ongoing projects.

February (Ruled by Ma’at – The Goddess of Truth and Balance)

  • Season: Summer
  • Significance: This is the primary harvesting period, where the crops are gathered and stored.
  • Deity: Ma’at, the Goddess of Truth and Balance, brings order and harmony, ensuring a successful and balanced harvest.
  • Activities: Harvest crops, organize and store produce.
  • Practices: Reflect on balance and harmony, engage in justice-related activities, practice fairness.
  • Focal Points: Ensure balance in all areas of life, focus on justice, complete major harvests.

Autumn Season (March – May)

March (Ruled by Osiris – The God of the Underworld)

  • Season: Autumn Equinox
  • Significance: This month marks the beginning of the storage period, preparing for the colder months ahead.
  • Deity: Osiris symbolizes preservation and preparation, overseeing the storage of seeds and crops for future use.
  • Activities: Begin storing seeds and preparing for winter, reflect on past cycles.
  • Practices: Engage in preservation activities, honor the cycle of life and death, prepare for hibernation.
  • Focal Points: Preservation, reflection, preparation for rest.

April (Ruled by Horus – The God of the Sky)

  • Season: Autumn
  • Significance: Further preparations for winter are made, focusing on ensuring all resources are properly stored and managed.
  • Deity: Horus represents vigilance and protection, ensuring that the community is ready for the winter months.
  • Activities: Continue preparations for winter, ensure all resources are stored properly.
  • Practices: Protect and organize community resources, engage in vigilance practices.
  • Focal Points: Vigilance, protection, community readiness.

May (Ruled by Sekhmet – The Goddess of Healing)

  • Season: Autumn
  • Significance: This month is dedicated to purification and healing, preparing the community for the hibernation period.
  • Deity: Sekhmet, the Goddess of Healing, purifies and strengthens the community, readying them for the challenges of winter.
  • Activities: Finalize preparations for winter, focus on community healing.
  • Practices: Engage in purification rituals, participate in healing practices, prepare mentally for hibernation.
  • Focal Points: Healing, purification, final preparations.

Winter Season (June – August)

  • Hibernation Period
  • Winter Season
  • This period is associated with introspection, rest, and inner growth. The energies of this season are conducive to slowing down, conserving energy, and reflecting on one’s life and actions.

June (Ruled by Set – The God of Chaos)

  • Season: Winter Solstice
  • Significance: This is a period of hibernation and introspection, as the sun is at its furthest point from Earth.
  • Deity: Set, the God of Chaos, represents opposition and the longest night of the year, symbolizing a time for deep reflection and inner growth.
  • Activities: Begin hibernation, focus on introspection and rest.Practices: Deep meditation, journaling, spiritual reflection, conserve energy.Focal Points: Rest, introspection, processing past experiences.

July (Ruled by Sekhmet – The Goddess of Healing)

  • Season: Winter
  • Significance: Continued introspection and inner growth, focusing on healing and preparation for the new cycle.
  • Deity: Sekhmet’s energy aids in healing and self-reflection, strengthening the community during the coldest period.
  • Continued Hibernation: This period focuses on healing and recuperation.
  • Activities: Continue hibernation, focus on healing and self-care.
  • Practices: Meditation on healing, energy work, maintain health routines.
  • Focal Points: Healing, self-care, inner strength.

August (Ruled by Hapi – The God of the Nile)

  • Season: Winter
  • Significance: Marks the emergence of new life and preparation for the next cycle, signaling the end of hibernation.
  • Deity: Hapi symbolizes fertility and renewal, marking the start of the new agricultural cycle and the transition towards the spring equinox.
  • End of Hibernation: This month marks the transition from hibernation to the emergence of new life.
  • Activities: Prepare for the end of hibernation, plan for new growth and renewal.Practices: Visualization, intention-setting, light physical activities to prepare for planting season.Focal Points: Renewal, preparation for new cycle, setting intentions.

Alignment with the Zodiac and Lunar Cycles

The calendar also aligns with the zodiac signs and lunar cycles, reflecting the interconnectedness of celestial movements and earthly activities. Each month and season are guided by specific deities and celestial events, providing a holistic approach to timekeeping and spiritual alignment.


Overview of the Ancient African Calendar

1:01 – 1:55

Mkhulu Nsingiza:
“This is the ancient African calendar, devised by our ancestors to guide us through each season using the principles of each deity depicted. It travels in an anti-clockwise direction, starting from September and ending in August. The calendar can be divided into two halves: spring to summer and autumn to winter. It can also be divided into four quarters: spring, summer, autumn, and winter.”

Introduction to Mkhulu Nsingiza

2:01 – 3:14

“Welcome to the show, Mkhulu. Could you please introduce yourself and tell us more about the Zizi Mandela Foundation?”

Mkhulu Nsingiza:
“I am the CEO of the Zizi Mandela Foundation and also the founder of the African calendar. Our foundation, an NPC, aims to provide self-knowledge about Africa and Africans. We conducted extensive research on pre-colonial African history to reintroduce this information, starting with the calendar, which is fundamental to our identity as the founders of civilization.”

Introduction to the African Calendar (Umazisikazi)

3:33 – 4:41

Mkhulu Nsingiza:
“The calendar we are reintroducing is based on what our ancestors used before colonization, specifically the oldest stone calendar in the world, known as ‘Umazisikazi.’ It is a solar calendar marking the four cardinal points: the spring equinox, summer solstice, autumn equinox, and winter solstice. This calendar is also aligned with the three stars of Orion’s belt and the pyramids of Giza, confirming the beginning of civilization in southern Africa.”

Alignment and Time Calculation

6:02 – 7:54

Mkhulu Nsingiza:
“Our ancestors calculated time based on the rising of the sun, unlike the Western Gregorian calendar. For us, the first hour of the day starts at sunrise, leading to 12 hours of day and 12 hours of night, making a complete 24-hour cycle.”

Significance of Solstices and Equinoxes

8:02 – 11:59

Mkhulu Nsingiza:
“The cardinal points represent the balance of energies. The equinoxes signify equal day and night, while the solstices mark the sun’s closest and furthest points from Earth. For example, the summer solstice, on December 21, is when the sun is closest to Earth in the southern hemisphere, and the winter solstice, on June 21, marks the sun’s return journey towards the southern hemisphere, which we consider the African Christmas.”

Spring Season Breakdown

12:46 – 18:15

“Let’s break down the calendar by focusing on each season and month, starting with spring, which begins in September.”

Mkhulu Nsingiza:
“The spring equinox marks the beginning of the year, governed by the principle of Asa, the Green God, symbolizing growth. The agricultural cycle starts in September, planting seeds nurtured by the energy of Thoth in October, which encourages root development.”

Summer Season Breakdown

18:49 – 24:32

Mkhulu Nsingiza:
“In December, the summer solstice brings the sun closest to Earth, associated with maturity and the first fruits celebration. January is ruled by Kepra, symbolizing transformation and the growth of crops. February, governed by Ma’at, is the time for harvest and balance.”

Autumn Season Breakdown

25:06 – 28:38

Mkhulu Nsingiza:
“March, controlled by Osiris, signifies the departure of the nurturing sun and the storage of seeds. The autumn equinox in March marks the balance of energies as we prepare for winter.”

Winter Season Breakdown

28:45 – 41:17

Mkhulu Nsingiza:
“June, ruled by Set, the spirit of opposition, is the time of hibernation and introspection. July, governed by Sekhmet, the purifier, prepares us for the rebirth of the sun. August, controlled by Hapi, signifies the emergence of new life and the beginning of a new cycle.”

Zodiac Signs

42:00 – 43:07

“People in the southern hemisphere have been reading their zodiac signs incorrectly. Could you explain how the zodiac signs differ here?”

Mkhulu Nsingiza:
“If you were born under a northern-based calendar as a Gemini, you should look at the opposite sign for the southern hemisphere. For example, Aries energy, experienced in September here, is opposite to its northern counterpart.”

Decon Stars Breakdown

43:15 – 45:14

Mkhulu Nsingiza:
“Our calendar is based on a 10-day week and the decon stars, which shift every 10 days, forming 36 groups of 10 stars. This gives us 360 days, with five extra days dedicated to the gods who influence everything on Earth.”


45:19 – 48:58

“Thank you, Mkhulu. Please let people know how they can get your calendar and book.”

Mkhulu Nsingiza:
“People can place orders at GKE Movement or email info@gkemovement.org. The calendar is not just an ornament; it guides us on the prevalent energies throughout the year. Join us every Sunday at the Great Empire of the Zizi Mandela Foundation House for lectures on various topics affecting black people, aiming to assist in decolonization and reclaiming our greatness.”

“Thank you for joining us today. I hope this knowledge helps you align with your true self and nature. Remember to subscribe, like, share, and comment on this video. See you in the next episode. Peace.”

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