Turquoise Tortoise

A Tortoise has 13 large patterned squares in the centre for the thirteen full moons of the year.
There are twenty-eight smaller squares around the perimeter of shell, representing twenty-eight days of each lunar month.

28 days = 4 weeks
4 weeks= 1 lunar month
12 months = 52 weeks
52 weeks divided by 4 (4 weeks in 1 month) = 13 months.

To the Native American Indians, Tortoise represents Mother Earth. We would do well to observe the Tortoise by slowing down, living simply, and making good use of what we have.

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