The Earth's orbit around the sun, with respect to the fixed stars, takes 365.256363004 days, traveling 584 million miles. When the Julian calendar took effect in 45 B.C., the New Year was celebrated on January 1 for the first time in history. In 1582, the Gregorian calendar was implemented to correct an 11-minute-a-year error to the value of the solar year, and established the new rule that only one of every four centennial years should be a leap year. As we approach the end of this calendar year and prepare for a New Year, it is a good time for reflection. Life is moving, time is spinning, and change is continuous. A moment of reflection can pause it all as you experience the here and now. One of the key attributes of reflection is that the reflecting agent "throws back" light, heat, or sound without absorbing it. Energetically, it is the ability to examine your life and your state of being without necessarily feeling or "absorbing" energy from that which you contemplate. Take some time to look into the "reflecting pond" of your life and examine where you are right now. Is the pond still and calm? Is it light and bright? Now is a good time to dedicate yourself to only putting the type of energy into the world that you would want reflected back onto yourself.