2021 Coming To An End – Kosmo Kalindar

2021 Coming To An End

“For 2021, we figured an element of chaos will do us good, just to train our brains for the weirdness of this day and age.”

—little did we know how much chaos 2021 will bear.

Mimi Ciora — a Romanian artist based in Timișoara offered her interpretation of life unraveling itself during the course of a year.

Mimi’s illustration is anchored in the Wheel of Law, a.k.a the wheel of transformation, which symbolizes spiritual change, the cycle of birth, death, and rebirth.

The artist’s message: even though we are not always in control— if ever! — we need to find balance in this ever-moving, ever-changing world in order to function and thrive.


Organic, overflowing, on the verge of unfamiliarity. She invites you to get closer to the Kalindar. Once you do, the apparent chaos starts making sense.

We exist among a myriad of other living things, all interconnected. In a world that seems to invade our comfort zone, a world perpetually moving and changing, it is up to us to find our balance in order to function and to thrive.

Dharmachakra is a very old solar symbol in many cultures and one of the oldest known Indian symbols found in art. It is often used as a symbol of both Hinduism & Buddhism and is considered one of the ashtamangala (auspicious signs) in these traditions.

In Hindu tradition, it can also represent the overcoming of obstacles.

The Dharmachakra symbol also points to the central Indian idea of “Dharma”, a complex and multivalent term that refers to the eternal cosmic law, a universal moral order.

The eight spokes — as the wheel is usually depicted — represent the Buddhist path to enlightenment: faith, intention, speech, action, livelihood, endeavor, mindfulness, and meditation.

Nevertheless, the same spokes point towards important moments of the year: solstices, equinoxes and the midpoints between them: moments celebrated in many cultures, leading to various holidays arising around these events.