Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Astrology and Mayan Tzolkin December 4th to 16th 2013

This is the "Care and feeding of a New World Age" report for Gregorian date of December 4th 2013 for 1 - Lamat "la-maught" or Star in the Mayan Tzolkin calendar, also Mercury moving into Sagittarius, and Mars moving into Libra.

     December 4th 2013 for 1 - Lamat "la-maught" or Star which carries the themes of abundance, playfulness, fertility, growth, ripeness, physical pleasure and spiritual inspiration, artistry, creation, joy and humor. One Star is also known as One Rabbit or One Venus. The glyph for Star is the planet Venus which is associated with death and rebirth as Venus disappears as the evening star and then reappears as the morning star. During this 1 - Star trecena Venus is slowing down as it prepares to turn retrograde on the Winter Solstice (Summer south of the equator) on December 21st, which will lead to the inferior conjunction (I.C.) when it is in front of the Sun and cannot be seen due to its close proximity to the Sun which lasts about 8 days and is exact on January 11th 2014. When Venus transits behind the Sun, this is called the superior conjunction (S.C.) and is not visible for about 50 days. I think it's interesting that modern Mayanologists have emphasized the Venus transit across the face of the sun in relation to Mayan cosmology, but the Dresden Codex which details precise knowledge of Venus' full cycle, makes no mention of the transit. This makes me wonder if this is a modern projection onto the Maya, because although the Venus transit which occurs twice every 243 years, during the I.C. is remarkable when viewed from the Earth, it is certainly a lesser energetic force compared to the S.C. when Venus is hidden behind the sun and traveling in the same direction. After all, we westerners love pyrotechnics, but might have missed the boat regarding the actual energetic as it relates to the spiritual realm. Venus is the Evening Star after the S.C. and before the I.C. which lasts approximately 260 days and travels as the Morning Star after the I.C. and before the S.C. for about 260 days. 260 days is exactly the length of a Tzolkin round and 1 - Star is the final trecena of the 260 day round, so the next "Care and Feeding" will celebrate a new round with 1 - Imix or Crocodile on December 17th. I think this thirteen day period would be a time to be grateful for any abundance or harvest in our lives whether it be food or spiritual insight.

    December is the twelfth month and with the digits for 2013, when added together we get 9, then we have a nine month in numerology. Basic numerology reduces numbers to one through nine, so when we think about that arc the 9 represents a time of completion. Although the numerology in January and February 2014 repeat November and December 2013 with January being an eight month and February being a nine month, the new cycle actually beings in March of next year. As a nine month, December 2013 is about tasks and projects that were initiated since April, and anything that is no longer needed is wrapped up and moved out of the way of the new cycle. This also brings the energy that what is begun must be completed. So this month is a time to tie up loose ends so we clean our plate for something new as events begin to give us hints about a new direction to take. December and also February are about clearing out the old people, places, and things to make room for their new counterparts which will emerge in March of next year. The nine is represented by the Hermit archetype in the Tarot cards, which is also about completion, contemplation, and introspection. This is the archetype of the wise lantern barer. The way shower whose life experience guides others through similar passages.
     Before I get into the daily energy for 1 - Lamat "la-maught" or Star trecena, on December 4th 2013 all the planets appear to move forward from our vantage point on Earth except Jupiter and Uranus, which appear to move retrograde or in reverse motion. I've discussed in depth the implications of the other planets moving retrograde in the past reports, so I'll just keynote each one. Jupiter was the king of the gods, and the planet is about good fortune, opportunities, faith, religion, beliefs and expansion. Cancer is about family, home, nurturing, and protection. Mostly what I find with Jupiter retrograde, as with any retrograde cycle there is a review of the past, and with Jupiter what gets reviewed are missed opportunities. In Cancer these are likely to be related to home and family. Retrograde Uranus in Aries is seeking to shake our very foundation to shock us to awaken and forces us to embrace our new way of living through reversals and unexpected events.
    The big change for the 1 - Lamat "la-maught" or Star trecena is Mars changing signs from Virgo to Libra. December brings a fair amount of chaos as the month unfolds. Venus is retrograde in Capricorn and Mars moves into Libra opposing Uranus and squaring Pluto. I'm hoping by this point we are well aware of our value as individuals and can share our gifts so we can flow with the rapid unexpected changes of our journey on the white water rafting trip called 2013. Mars is in its detriment in Libra because it is opposite Aries, the sign of Martian rulership, and is traditionally considered to have difficulty operating positively in Libra. Because of its retrograde cycle Mars will spend 8 months in the sign of the scales. We've spoken over the past reports about the Uranus Pluto square's energy to transform power structures through the rebellious actions of individuals, with Mars, the god of war, joining the party, it's going to get even more aggressive just in time for the holiday season. It's important to realize that the planets in transit seek balance, and only do damage to that which is out of balance. For instance Pluto in Capricorn since 2008, is about bringing balance back to power structures. So the planet of transformation wants to restore balance to governments, corporations and the banking system. All of which are in great need of rebalancing. In December we are adding Mars, the warrior archetype, to the mix as he dances not only with Uranus and Pluto, but also with Mercury and the Sun at the end of the month. Mars, who prefers to be overt in his expression of aggression, is not happy in Libra which seeks balance and harmony in relationships and social situations. He is gritting his teeth behind a forced smile. I expect we may literally see this metaphor played out in our interactions with friends and family during the holidays. The time between Christmas and New Years inclusive, is ground zero for the Martian desire, obnoxiousness, and aggression setting of the larger cycles with Uranus and Pluto. With Uranus at the peak of its power due to its stationary position as it changes from retrograde to direct, means events could be radical, unpredictable, rebellious, and upsetting. From mid December onward I'd expect people to be restless which may lead to reckless behavior as there is an overwhelming sense of needing to be liberated from anything that feels oppressive. This would also be a time to look for world events as we may see unexpected eruptions of violence to topple decaying power structures to restore balance. The greater the imbalance, the greater the backlash in restoring harmony. Martian energy can be constructively channeled into physical activities, so don't neglect to get exercise because of the obligations of the holidays. Also exercising caution, because accidents are common when Mars interacts with Uranus and anger and rage are to be expected with Pluto challenging the god of war. However this plays out in your life, try to see the higher purpose of these events trying to restore balance.
    Ok let's look at the daily vibrational energy for this trecena. December 4th 2013 for 1 - Lamat "la-maught" or Star: unity experienced through being grateful for abundant relationships, as we have Mercury moving into Sagittarius which ushers in an optimistic view of life, a sense of faith, and seeing the big picture. This brings three weeks when people prize freedom of expression and find censorship less bearable. This also brings a restlessness to our thoughts as we might find ourselves dreaming about exploring different cultures and longing to travel. Education is also favored under Mercury in Sagittarius, whether it's through reading, exploring new ideas, or learning about other people. Joining the Sun in the sign of the happy wanderer, they work together on similar goals with a new sense of purpose, with the Capricorn Moon in harmony with Neptune, challenged by Uranus, and merging with Pluto bringing a day that starts with having a greater sensitivity to others' emotions with possible psychic impressions for those who are open, then later people are likely to act hasty and jump to conclusions, and finally we have more intense moods rising to the surface from deep in our psyches. The 5th is 2 - Muluc "moo-luke" or Offering: duality experienced through appreciating creation, while the Moon in Capricorn is in harmony with Saturn, opposed by Jupiter, and merging with Venus, which shifts from wanting to be alone in our thoughts and feelings, to feelings of generosity, and later the Moon merging with Venus feels cheerful, warm, gregarious, and wanting to go out and socialize. December 6th is 3 - Oc "awk" or Dog: taking action through enjoying family and friends, with Mercury square Neptune which can confuse communication but also favors creative and spiritual activities. Watch out for exaggeration and boasting, and some will cross over into outright lying. Mercury is also communication, and in aspect to Neptune for a day or so we have potential for confusion about the details of mundane daily events but a wonderful potential to connect with spiritual realms through being in nature and engaging in inner work. Overall it's best to carefully formulate exactly what you wish to communicate, because if it could be misunderstood, it probably will. Daydreaming is to be expected under this influence. Not a great day for negotiations or signing contracts as these activities will not be clear under the Neptunian fog. We also have the Moon finding support from Mars, and stimulated by Mercury and Uranus. The day begins with feeling a little more confident than usual with the ability to assert ourselves in a positive manner, then later lots of chatting with friends, neighbors, coworkers... and finally pleasant yet restless feelings craving emotional excitement to do something outside the daily routine. The 7th is 4 - Chuen "shoe-in" or Monkey: stability through creating something new, with Mars moving into Libra which we talked about at the beginning of this report. Aside from what has already been said, this placement can bring fluctuations to the sex drive, as Libra is idealistic and favors esthetic involvements, where crudeness is a turn off. This may be a time where folks desire more cultivated sophisticated lovers, but also weighing the pros and cons of getting involved. The 7th the Moon in Aquarius is in harmony with the Sagittarius Sun, and challenged by Saturn, at which point it turns void of course at 7:11 am until moving into Pisces 3:34 am on the 8th. The day shifts from feelings of inner and outer equanimity, to people feeling lonely or isolated, then at 7:11 am EST the Void of Course moon warns against making major decisions or purchases until 3:34 am the following day on what is likely to be a very big holiday shopping day, this is a good time for resting, leave the shopping for another day. December 8th is 5 - Eb "eb" or Road: empowerment through serving your community, as the Pisces Moon merges with Neptune, is challenged by Mercury, and is in harmony with Pluto. The emotional energy moves from feelings of empathy for those around us, including the possibility of clairvoyance and telepathic experiences for those of us who are sensitive by nature, then our moods influencing our ability to think rationally, and finally experiencing deep emotions felt on a profound level. The 9th is 6 - Ben "ben" or Reed or Corn: being in the flow through maintaining the home, while the first quarter Moon in Pisces is challenged by the Sun, and supported by Saturn and Jupiter. The day moves from encountering challenges to our daily routines, and settling into a more sober and realistic view of life, to later people having a pleasant sense of wellbeing. December 10th is 7 - Ix "eesh" or Jaguar: reflection through enjoying nature, with Mercury trine Uranus, which is supportive of the lower and higher minds with stimulation that fosters awakening and invigorating experiences. What we lose in care and discipline in our thinking, we make up for in intuition. Rigidity and unwillingness to deviate from the day's plan make this a more difficult day. A great day to look at old problems with new eyes, perhaps seeing them in a way that was not available before with a totally fresh approach. Uranus is the higher octave planet to Mercury.  Mercury being about our personal thinking and communicating, while Uranus is about transpersonal communing with something larger than ourselves. This is a very stimulating transit which raises conscious awareness and brings more of a love for life, a desire to seize the day "Carpe Deum". New ideas come quickly with solutions for a problem that has been perplexing, somehow available under this influence, after being unavailable in the days leading up to this time period. This energy is looking for a break from routine to go out and do something out of the ordinary. It favors studying a new topic, particularly astrology, science, math, technology and the occult. Also on the 10th the Moon in harmony with Venus, opposed by Mars, and merging with Uranus, gives us a day that begins with wanting to be with friends and the people we love, then later opposed by Mars which influences people to be more excitable and irritable which can cause problems in our personal lives, and finally people feeling impulsive and acting rashly, with moods changing quickly and unexpectedly when the moon dances with Uranus. The 11th is 8 - Men "men" or Eagle: balance through seeing from a higher perspective, as Mercury challenges Chiron bringing a healing or wounding quality to our thoughts and communications, while the Aries Moon finds support from Mercury and the Sun, and is challenged by Pluto and Jupiter. The day moves from feeling in touch with our emotions and expressing them to others, to having the compulsion to act in ways that may not be good for us in the long run, then later benevolent and generous feelings for those in our immediate environment, and finally feeling a sense of inner harmony which is mirrored in the outside world. December 12th is 9 - Cib "keeb" or Wisdom: patience experienced through introspection, meditation and forgiveness, while Jupiter trines Saturn which is a beneficial gathering of two powerhouses. Jupiter is exalted in Cancer as it finds comfort and expands to meet the emotional needs of Cancer, and Saturn in Scorpio is in mutual reception with Pluto in Capricorn. This is very positive. With Jupiter in the mix this may be the time that those experiences yield a payoff from working on creative and transformative projects. This may feel like an oasis in the expansive desert of the Uranus Pluto squares. Drink deeply at this time, enjoy the gifts, prepare your camel for the long journey ahead, Jupiter brings the gifts to renew our bodies, minds, and inspiration. With Jupiter we can see the whole and Saturn allows us to also see the details, truly a time that we can see the forest and the trees. A great time to expand a business, start a new one or branch out into a new area, with the Moon challenged by Venus, and in harmony with Neptune which goes from having pleasant energy to be with friends and loved ones, to later being very sensitive to the moods of others. The 13th is 10 - Caban "kah-ban" or Earth: manifestation through gratitude for Mother Earth, with the Taurus Moon finding support from Pluto bringing out intense emotions and stimulating sensitivity, which also favors sexual relationships. December 14th is 11 - Etznab "etz-nob" or Flint: resolution through being introspective, while the Moon in Taurus is in harmony with Jupiter, opposed by Saturn, and supported by Venus. The day begins with feeling in the flow and having a sense of wholeness, while also feeling lonely and isolated, so the Jupiter Saturn energies will balance each other out, and later enjoying pleasant feelings and social interactions with Venus' influence. The 15th is 12 - Cauac "cow-ack" or Storm: understanding through recognizing the gifts in adversity, while the Gemini Moon is challenged by Neptune, supported by Mars, and stimulated by Uranus. The day's emotional wave moves from daydreams and fantasies feeling more important than reality, to Mars bringing the energy for asserting ourselves in a positive manner and standing our ground if necessary, and then later pleasant yet restless energy that desires emotional excitement. December 16th is 13 - Ahau "ah-how" or Sun: movement to the next stage through honoring the wisdom and memory of our ancestors, as the Moon in Gemini opposed by Mercury has some people experiencing a real conflict between feelings and reason and others having fruitful expressions of their deeper awareness either internally or with another.
    So no matter what energies are affecting you during this 1 Star 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 December 17th 2013 for 1 - Imix "e-meesh" or Crocodile, also The Gemini full moon, Uranus moving direct, The Sun moving into Capricorn for the Solstice, Venus turning Retrograde, and Mercury moving into Capricorn. 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 2014 with an emphasis on January, and providing short Human Design readings to the participants on the "Earth needs Rebels" show on Orion Talk Radio on Wednesday January 1st. As always I invite you to contact me at newworldbirth@yahoo.com 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. We are also accepting donations to keep these reports freely available. 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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