Monday, June 17, 2013

June 18th to June 30th 2013

    June 18th 2013 is 1 – Cauac "cow-ack" which carries the themes of rain, wind, lightning, giver of life, the cycles of the moon, the feminine, the warmth of home while inclement weather rages outside, purification, nourishment, compassion, emotions, seeing challenges as blessings, healing through the release of ego, clouds pregnant with rain followed by a flash of lightning and the release of the storm that cleanses the earth to prepare for new consciousness. This thirteen day period would be an important time to focus on what is truly important in life and hold loosely those things that are a distraction to your essence. Allow the waters of the storm trecena to wash away the false pride and rigid thinking to create fertile ground for the growth of your integrated and authentic self. I think when we discuss Chiron retrograde later in this report, we'll realize that this Cauac energy is also present in the astrological transit field.

      I've included the Human Design transits for the trecena, along with the astrology and Tzolkin day signs. I'll quickly review some of that information before discussing the Neutrino Forecast for the current 1 - Storm 13 day period. We start by looking at the position of the Sun, Earth, Moon, Planets, and Nodes as we would in astrology, except instead of relating them to the Zodialogical constellations and each other, we look at them in relation to the hexagrams of the I'Ching, which are then mapped to specific locations in the body graph. For instance at the beginning of this trecena we have the Sun in Gemini but also in the 12th hexagram. The shapes inside the body graph are called centers and represent the next stage in our evolution as humans from having seven chakras to having nine centers. The Sun in the 12th hexagram is mapped to an opening in an energy channel called a gate, and which is the 12th gate located on the right side of the Throat center in an individual channel called the "Social Being". These pathways between the centers are called channels and are from the Kabala. I have found HD to be amazingly accurate and my primary tool when I provide readings. The black strips of paper in this diagram represent the gates activated by the Sun, Planets, and Nodes regardless if they form a channel. So we have the following hanging gates or potentials at the beginning of this 1 - Storm trecena; the Earth in the 11, the Sun in the 12, the North node in the 1 and South Node in the 2, Mercury and Venus in the 53, Mars in the 35, Jupiter in the 12, Uranus in the 21, and Neptune in the 55. Obviously not every gate activation forms a channel, but this information can be very helpful if you know your own Human Design chart, because some of these transits will form channels with potentials in your personal body graph. I'm not going to follow the moon with this demonstration, because it moves so fast that it activates three to four gates a day.

    On 1 - Cauac or Storm we have one channel defined which will be affecting us until the beginning of August, with Pluto in the 38 and Saturn in the 28 we have the Channel of Struggle. This brings experiences where people struggle against overwhelming odds. It is through this archetypal "hero's journey" of fighting for our purpose that empowers others to stubbornly fight for what holds meaning for them. This is about empowerment that comes from being who we are meant to be instead of following the conditioning of our families, schools, religions and governments. They are said to be deaf, so they don't hear the other and become distracted from their authentic path.

      On the 24th Mars moves into the 45th gate. With Uranus in the 21 and Mars in the 45, we have the 21-45 channel called the "Money Line" which is tribal so it's about resources and support of the family and those people that even if they are not blood, they are part of your tribe or extended family. During this trecena this will condition folks to gain resources through their will power, often without others to collaborate with. This will bring into focus who are the "haves" and who are the "have-nots" on the material plane. This is a time period when people will believe that they can manifest what they want through their will, which completes July 2nd when Mars moves to the 12th gate, so those folks who have not completed their will to materialism by that date will find their efforts fall flat.

     Before I get into the daily energy of the Cauac trecena, I thought I'd look at the major astrological influences. Mercury moved into Cancer May 31st, followed by Venus on June 2nd, then the Sun on the 21st for the Solstice, and then Jupiter on June 25. Cancer is the nurturer of the Zodiac with its focus on home and family, but also on using our feelings to determine if our outer world is in alignment with our inner world. We will strive to regain balance after all the changes that came through on the coattails of the April and May eclipses. This also brings an emphasis of the element of water with this stellium or group of planets in Cancer, along with Neptune in Pisces and Saturn in Scorpio, the other two water signs. During June, as these planets move through Cancer they form a grand trine from Mercury, Venus, the Sun, Jupiter and in July Mars, with Saturn in Scorpio and Neptune in Pisces. It will be interesting to see how Neptune and Saturn "play" together, but I think working on creativity will be an excellent way to merge these energies. This is a very positive transit when these planets are between 4 and 5 degrees of Cancer. Later when the same planets approach 10 degrees Cancer they are opposed by Pluto and challenged by Uranus which continues the wave of transformation as it receives another series of pulses due to these planetary alignments.

    At the beginning of the 1 - Storm trecena, all the planets appear to move forward from our vantage point on Earth except Saturn, Neptune, and Pluto which appear to move retrograde or in reverse motion. Saturn appearing to be in reverse motion can be compared to a time period of recuperation or back tracking regarding some obstacle in the path. After its retrograde period we can advance forward toward our goals a little more rested and with a more efficient process as long as we honor it, rather than trying to push through regardless of resistance. Retrograde Neptune in Pisces is seeking transcendence through spiritual experiences. This will be a time to use spiritual practices to keep us grounded as we expand our intuition and consciousness. This will be important energy to nurture as we are in the middle of four years of the unexpected rebellion of the individual (Uranus in Aries) challenging the decaying power structure (Pluto in Capricorn). This will be a difficult time of upheaval, destruction, death, unexpected change, natural disasters, violence and war, so finding our own peace in our connection to spirit will be an important quality to cultivate now for the tumultuous road ahead. Neptune pushes us to transcend the physical world to connect with our higher purpose and spiritual transformation, but also encourages escapism as some will seek unconsciousness while others to awaken. With Pluto, the planet of transformation through a death and rebirth cycle, moving retrograde, which is about reviewing the past, and will require releasing anything from the past that is a burden to our new path. We can choose to let go or we can have it ripped from our hands, we have a choice about how we want to react, but Pluto will take our baggage regardless of our attachment, if it doesn't have a purpose in our rebirth. Pluto represents death, completion, and in Capricorn, the breakdown of structures, to bring about transformation.

     Chiron just turned retrograde on the 16th and Mercury joins the planets appearing to move in reverse on the 26th. As I've said before planets don't really move in reverse in their orbits, but appear to move backward much like being in a car passing a slower moving car. There is a point where the slower moving car appears to be moving in reverse when compared to landmarks in the far distance. Chiron retrograde in Pisces is about releasing stuck emotional energy and so that we can return to the natural flow of life. Chiron is the wounded healer in Greek mythology. He was a teacher, healer, and astrologer to the Gods. He was abandoned at birth because his mother objected to her son being half man and half horse, which was his first wound. When he was teaching Hercules to use Hydra's blood as poison, Hercules mistakenly hit Chiron in the leg with a poisoned arrow, but because Chiron was immortal he didn't die. He suffered the pain of his wounds every day of his life. Chiron eventually traded his life to have Prometheus released from his imprisonment for stealing fire and giving it to the human race. Retrograde Chiron has us reviewing our wounds so that they can be released, by having the courage to open our hearts and confront any fear or pain associated with our past. While Chiron is in Pisces people are willing to sacrifice their individual pain in hopes of finding bliss in Universal consciousness. At its worst this can manifest as folks justifying their victimhood as some form a martyrdom. This should be transcendence and surrender with losing ourselves in the experience. The last time Chiron was in Pisces was from 1961 to 1968,  which was also the time that Uranus and Pluto were merged in Virgo, planting the seeds for the squares between Pluto and Uranus that we are currently experiencing. At that time there was a growing drug culture, as people were looking for a shortcut to transcendence. The retrograde aspect brings a longing for lost loves and the memories of our losses, encouraging us to return to look at our core wounds and bring them to the surface so they can be healed. Another trap of Chiron in Pisces is codependent relationships where we focus on healing others rather than ourselves. Chiron will turn direct in November, so this time of exploring the depths of our psyche will be with us for months to come.

     At the beginning of the Storm trecena Mercury is slowing down as it stops and turns retrograde at 23 degrees Cancer on the 26th. When a planet slows down to a stop from our perspective here on earth, that planet is considered to be at the peak of its power. Even folks who don't follow astrology are aware of Mercury retrograde's effect on communication, technology and travel. This time before Mercury changes directions would be wise to pay closer attention to things that you say, instructions that you have to read, contracts that must be signed. Mercury retrograde during this period will spend 10 weeks in the sign of Cancer which will be a time of reviewing our homes and families from the perspective of security. I think it's important during the later part of June to be aware of Mercury being at the peak of its power due to its stopped motion as it changes direction, that the Greek god Hermes, who the Romans renamed to Mercury, was also the trickster god. He was the messenger of the Gods and if you weren't on his good side you might not get your message or it might be altered to mean something different than was intended. I covered the trickster archetype in depth in the February 21st 2013, 1 – Ik "eek" or Wind report, so you may want to review that video for more information about tricksters. I do want to add this quote from Joseph Campbell "Almost all non-literate mythology has a trickster-hero of some kind. . . . And there’s a very special property in the trickster: he always breaks in, just as the unconscious does, to trip up the rational situation. He’s both a fool and someone who’s beyond the system. And the trickster represents all those possibilities of life that your mind hasn’t decided it wants to deal with. The mind structures a lifestyle, and the fool or trickster represents another whole range of possibilities. He doesn’t respect the values that you’ve set up for yourself, and smashes them. . . . The fool is the breakthrough of the absolute into the field of controlled social orders."

    Beyond the classic Mercury retrograde interpretation what can be said? Well I've discovered that Mercury retrogrades repeat every 79 years, so look for the reoccurrence of themes from 1934, 1855 and 1776. 1934 saw the rise of fascism in Germany and Austria, coup attempts in France and Bulgaria, and the rise and fall of gangsters and bank robbers in the USA. What stuck out for me was the realization that 1934 was also one of the years of the previous Uranus Pluto squares, with Uranus in Aries as it is now, but Pluto in Cancer. This was an historical time period of global financial decline and increased fascism. 1855 brought the Great Gold Robbery of 1855 which occurred in England, rising conflicts between pro-slavery and anti-slavery forces which began in Bleeding Kansas in the USA and the Taiping Rebellion in China which was one of the deadliest military conflicts in history, killing about 20 million people, mostly civilians. 1855 was the time period when Neptune was last in Pisces, as it is currently, which was also a time of more compassion for the suffering of slaves in the United States. 1776 saw the American Revolution and the Declaration of Independence. Interestingly tactics that we look at as carried out by patriots in history, would now be acts of terrorism from our modern viewpoint, such as attaching a time bomb to the hull of the HMS Eagle or placing cannons on Dorchester Heights overlooking Boston Harbor. These are themes of the Trickster archetype, to use cleverness and covert actions rather than attempt to battle a powerful adversary on its own terms. 1776 also was a year where Pluto was in Capricorn, dismantling power structures that have out grown their usefulness, which is the last time period Pluto was in Capricorn until 2008, where it remains today. Clearly we are looking at cycles within cycles, the players have changed roles, but the themes of a decaying empire collapsing under its own weight, with individuals employing tactics of cleverness over direct confrontation, the oppressive power of fascist governments, economic decline increasing the chasm between the elite and the struggling throngs, and the growing compassion for those left without a voice are the fabric of our times.

    Ok let's look at the daily vibrational energy for this trecena. June 18th 2013 is 1 – Cauac "cow-ack" or Storm: unity experienced through recognizing the gifts in adversity, with the Moon in Libra being challenged by Venus and Mercury and finding support from the Sun and Jupiter. The day's emotional energy moves from pleasant energy for being with the other we want to know better, to our moods influencing our ability to think rationally, and finally gives a sense of harmony within ourselves and supports any type of group activity and relationships with the opposite sex, along with a pleasant sense of wellbeing, with warm and friendly interactions with those in our immediate environment. The 19th is 2 - Ahau "ah-how" or Sun: duality experienced through honoring the wisdom and memory of our ancestors, with the Sun conjunct Jupiter which is very good energy both physically and psychologically. It's very optimistic and expansive. People will be more open minded, so it might be a good day to study and understand subjects that normally seem beyond our understanding. This also expands our confidence and wellbeing. The only caution I see for this transit is to avoid being arrogant, domineering or being excessive, as those are the negative aspects of the day. This is the first time the Sun has merged with Jupiter since "the king of the gods" moved into Gemini in June of last year, so this could be a time where ideas and concepts that have been a year in the making are illuminated as we reach new levels of achievement. Mostly this is very positive and promotes future growth. Mars challenges Chiron which is irritating as it brings up our past wounds and causes stress between the wounding and healing forces. Also the Scorpio Moon merges with Saturn, finding support from Neptune, and harmonizing with Pluto. The day moves from keeping our inner most thoughts and feelings to ourselves while fantasies and daydreams distract us from accomplishing routine tasks and later shifts to deep emotions finding their way to the surface and felt on a profound level. June 20th is 3 - Imix "e-meesh" or Crocodile: taking action through nurturing new beginnings, with Mercury conjunct Venus, which stimulates our appreciation of beauty and interest in art, music, or poetry. It also could include expressions of affection with loved ones. This also favors financial and business dealings. Enjoy this energy by finding harmony in your interpersonal relationships, because this is a time of calm during the storm, also the Moon in Scorpio finds support from Venus and Mercury, which has us enjoying pleasant feelings along with enjoying social interactions while being more in touch with our feelings and able to share them with others. The 21st is 4 - Ik "eek" or Wind: stability through communication, with the Sun moving into Cancer for the Solstice Summer in the North and Winter in the Southern hemisphere. The Sun in Cancer illuminates security and emotional wellbeing. If you planted intentions during the Equinox, how are they growing? Do you need to weed something out so that what you intended has more room to grow? The charts of the Solstices and Equinox have long been used to forecast the energy for the coming season and this one is very interesting and mostly positive with the Sun conjoined Jupiter out of sign, Mercury merged with Venus, Mars sextile Uranus, and the Sun applying into the Grand Trine with Saturn and Neptune. So over the next three months we have optimistic and expansive energy with creativity being favored along with the connection between the physical plane to the spiritual, and unpredictable events along with open mindedness and acceptance. The Sun in Cancer brings a tendency to want family and friends in situations that are nurturing and feel good, as the Sagittarius Moon is challenged by Neptune which brings our dreams into the day's vibration. This could bring a great deal of creativity, but it also has a quality where the moment could get lost in fantasy or distractions. June 22nd is 5 - Akbal "awk-bol" or Night: empowerment through contemplating the stars, with the Moon in Sagittarius finding support from Uranus and opposed by Mars. The day begins with a desire for emotional excitement to engage in activities outside our daily routine and later when opposed by Mars, people are more excitable and irritable which can cause problems in our personal lives. The 23rd is 6 - Kan "con" or Seed: being in the flow through planting seeds and making new connections, with the Full moon at 2 degrees Capricorn, which has the Moon opposing Jupiter and the Sun, in harmony with Saturn and Neptune, merging with Pluto and challenged by Uranus. The day is a mix of the high level of energy that we have in a full moon, with generosity, realistic expectations through being calm and reflective, and great sensitivity to others' emotions, but later there is more intense moods rising to the surface from deep in our psyches, along with folks acting hasty and jumping to conclusions that may not be correct. With Pluto and Uranus being activated this can bring awakening from our depths. The Sun in the grand trine with Saturn and Neptune brings a harmonious flow of emotion between the water signs. The Moon in Capricorn forms the tail of the kite opposing the Sun while sextile Saturn and Neptune, and can promote changes in career or business directions. June 24th is 7 - Chicchan "chee-chan" or Serpent: reflection through being flexible, as the Moon in Capricorn opposes Mercury and Venus. The day moves from a conflict between feelings and reason, and later shifts to pleasant energy for enjoying the sensual experiences and rich food with a caution against overindulgence. The 25th is 8 - Cimi "key-mee" or Transformation: balance through releasing what no longer serves us, when Jupiter moves into Cancer which brings optimism about home and family. This is expansive energy for investments, and real estate. This also favors anything involving food and drink. Jupiter in a water sign begins to amplify our true feelings and shift circumstances to find balance between our inner and outer worlds. Jupiter will be in Cancer until mid-July 2014 and will join the water grand trine July 17 of this year, followed by activating the t-square by opposing Pluto and squaring Uranus in August. Jupiter is exalted in Cancer as it finds comfort and expands to meet the emotional needs of Cancer, as the Aquarius Moon is challenged by Saturn and stimulated by Uranus. The day's emotional energy is a mix of feelings of loneliness and isolation, and pleasant yet restless feelings craving emotional excitement to do something outside the daily routine. June 26th is 9 - Manik "man-eek" or Deer: patience experienced through being of service to others, with Mercury beginning its retrograde cycle so expect a period of difficulties and lack of clarity related to communications, travel and technology. From the 26th to July 20th would be a good time to avoid signing contracts or other legal papers, making any major purchases, or even taking a new job. If you can postpone these types of activities the terms will be much clearer after Mercury is moving direct. Mercury retrogrades force us to slow down and pay more attention to our lives by making us focus on the details of our daily experience. The retrograde cycle provides information about a change or correction in our cosmic course. In the sign of Cancer, the themes of powerful feelings, emotional awareness, and intuition guiding our adjustments within our homes and families will be particularly apparent and could have a profound effect on our lives. If you look at the house of your astrological chart that contains 13 to 23 degrees of Cancer, you can find the theme where you will experience revisions, reviews and rethinking of the characteristics represented by that house. For me it is the first house of the self, so I expect this cycle to provide new information about the way I present myself to others and how I'm seen in the outside world. No matter where the Mercury retrograde occurs in your chart, this often leads to changing choices, goals, and directions. With Jupiter newly in Cancer, this time period may very well push us out of our comfort zone as we become aware of our new journey. Also on the 26th the Sun trines Saturn and Neptune and the third activation of the grand trine in the element of water. When the Sun is supported by Saturn, we have a great opportunity to learn something about ourselves through our relationship with, and our effect on our environment. It brings out the close relationship between who we are and what we do. With Neptune's support of the Sun we are more idealistic and understand a more spiritual level of reality. This increases our sensitivity to the more subtle aspects of the world around us. This grand trine favors infusing romance, creativity, and spirituality with being grounded, having self control, and discipline, so you might want to engage in activities like meditation, yoga, working of art, music or any creative project. The grand trine as Mercury turns retrograde may delay some of Mercury's mischief, as the Moon in Aquarius finds support from Mars, which is very good for asserting ourselves in a positive manner and standing our ground if necessary. The 27th is 10 - Lamat "la-maught" or Star: manifestation through being grateful for abundant relationships, as Venus enters Leo which brings flamboyant and dramatic affect on our romances and social gatherings. I love that Venus changes signs on a Lamat day, because the star it refers to is Venus and what's more abundant than Leo? This will increase the activity in our social lives. In Leo, people may seek pleasure and fun, as well as be more inspired to splurge on gifts for loved ones over the next three weeks, with the Pisces Moon finding support from Jupiter, Saturn, and the Sun, merging with Neptune, and in harmony with Pluto. The day's energy begins with people have a pleasant sense of wellbeing, then shifts to a sober realistic view of life with feelings of empathy for those around us, including the possibility of clairvoyance and telepathic experiences for those of us who are sensitive by nature, later shifts to a sense of inner harmony which is mirrored in the outside world, and finally experiencing deep emotions on a profound level. June 28th is 11 - Muluc "moo-luke" or Offering: resolution through appreciating creation, with the Moon in Pisces challenged by Mars and supported by Mercury. The day moves from folks feeling irritable which could lead to needless disputes, but later feeling in touch with their emotions and expressing them to others. The 29th is 12 - Oc "awk" or Dog: understanding through enjoying family and friends, with the Aries Moon challenged by Jupiter and supported by Venus, which brings benevolent and generous feelings for those in our immediate environment and then enjoying social interactions with others. June 30th is 13 - Chuen "shoe-in" or Monkey: movement to the next stage through creating something new, Mars conjuncts the USA natal Mars from July 4th 1776. Which increases the likelihood of military conflicts and violence for the United States, intensifying aggressive actions and the war cries within and without, with the Last Quarter Moon in Aries challenged by the Sun and Pluto and merging with Uranus. Early in the day we encounter challenges to our daily routines, then having the compulsion to act in ways that may not be good for us in the long run, which shifts to people feeling impulsive and acting rashly, with moods changing quickly and unexpectedly.

    So no matter what energies are affecting you during this 1 Storm trecena, take some time to be in the flow of the planet by being in nature, watching a sunrise or sunset, communing with the stars, being conscious of the moment through introspection, meditation or being with someone you love. Every day is a blessing no matter what dramas beckon to distract us. We are all giving the performance of a life time on this world stage, just take some time to observe the play as well as act your part. Remember you are a spiritual being having a human experience.

    Thank you for checking out New World Birth. The next segment of "Care and feeding of a New World Age" will be on July 1st 2013 for 1 – Eb "eb" or Road, also Saturn turning direct, the Cancer New Moon, and Mars moving into Cancer. You can check us out on Facebook, YouTube and the Mayan Majix website. I encourage you to share this information as videos or text as widely as you choose. I'll be discussing the astrology of July 2013 and providing short Human Design readings to the participants on the "Freedom of Speech" show on Critical Mass Radio on June 27th and the "Earth needs Rebels" show on Orion Talk Radio on July 1st. As always I invite you to contact me at if you have any questions or wish to schedule a reading. I am providing readings and wish to make this service available to the greatest amount of folks, so I’ve created three options with three levels of compensation. These readings are designed to provide information to help you navigate these difficult times. At the basic level we will look at your human design chart to help you understand how to use your individual strategy and authority in making life decisions based on your unique design. I include the next three months of astrological transits as they relate to your natal and progressed astrology charts, along with the human design reading at the middle level. At the top level the human design and astrological transit reading will be recorded and sent to you as an MP3 file to be downloaded to your computer. So if you've been thinking about getting a reading, please contact me, as I would like to provide you a reading during these uncertain times. You will need to be able to either call me in Maine in the U.S.A. or connect with Skype to receive your reading. I am also accepting donations to keep these reports freely available. On Facebook it's pretty simple to make a donation, go to "About" on the New World Birth Facebook page and click on the website link under "Contact", it will take you directly to making a donation to the New World Birth PayPal account. Otherwise you can find it on PayPal under the e-mail address. As always I am blessed that you've taken the time to connect with my passion for these ancient mysteries and their application to our journey during this incarnation. The light in me honors the light in you… Namaste – In Lak’ech - <3

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