Monday, December 16, 2013

Astrology and Tzolkin December 17th to the 29th 2013

This is the "Care and feeding of a New World Age" report for Gregorian date of December 17th 2013 for 1 - Imix "e-meesh" or Crocodile in the Mayan Tzolkin calendar, also The Gemini full moon, Uranus moving direct, The Sun moving into Capricorn for the Solstice, Venus turning Retrograde, and Mercury moving into Capricorn.

     December 17th 2013 for 1 - Imix "e-meesh" or Crocodile which carries the themes of beginnings, Mother Earth, protection and trust, nurturing, primordial energy, new opportunities and information, instincts, primal creativity, water-lily, abundance, the essence of nature, beauty, receptivity and growth. Much like other indigenous people who believed that the Earth was carried on the back of a turtle, the Maya believed that our planet was carried on the back of a crocodile who would nurture and protect all life forms. They believed that from this primal force humans received messages and feelings about our connection to Mother Earth. This thirteen day period would be excellent to spend time in nature and listen to the subtle messages from Gaia. With One crocodile, we begin a 260 day Tzolkin round which ends with 13 – Ahau on September 2nd 2014.
     Before I get into the daily energy for 1 - Imix "e-meesh" or Crocodile, on December 17th 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 - Imix "e-meesh" or Crocodile thirteen day period is Uranus at a standstill as it prepares to turn direct on the full moon that begins the Imix trecena. When a planet is stopped it is said to be at the peak of its power, so Uranus at the peak of its power during December, is seeking to change our world through the unexpected rebellion of the individual. Obviously this will be a difficult time of upheaval, destruction, death, unexpected change, natural disasters, violence and war. Stationed Uranus in Aries will have people wanting to hurry the process of getting free. To push the river of revolution whether it be personal or governmental. This impulse may not be in the best interest of those acting on it, because with Pluto in Capricorn these changes and their consequences may be long lasting and very difficult to reverse. I think that this is the time of detaching (Uranus) to act as an unobstructed individual (Aries).  When I think of the day Uranus changed sign moving from Pisces into Aries on March 11 2011, I always remember that was the day of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami which crippled the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plants, which are still unstable and spewing radiation to this day. And of course Uranus rules Uranium... Uranus in astrology forces us outside our comfort zone so we have to look for possibilities "outside the box." This is about unplanned experiences that disrupt our perceived and planned life path in order to move us forward in our spiritual evolution, individually and globally.
    Uranus spends approximately seven years in a sign and leaves Aries for Taurus in 2018 then retrogrades back to Aries and finally departs for almost 80 years, March of 2019. These seven year cycles are about testing us to adapt to a new change, and we are currently experiencing the Aries test. Being an outer planet, Uranus creates events that we "respond" to. The inner planets effect us personally as individuals, but the outer planets change the landscape which effects us as a collective and as individuals within humanity. Which reminds me of this Krishnamurti quote "The only hope for humankind is in the transformation of the individual." Uranus creates challenges according to the sign it's in, so we may feel like we keep getting lessons in a theme over and over again. Uranus being the modern ruling planet of Aquarius, means that fairness is one of the topics, and often these events may seem unfairly set against us. I know I feel this with government and corporations conspiring to poison us with GMO food and starve us through austerity measures, oil and tar sand spills, fracking, chemtrails, geo-engineering, and manmade massive weather events, while the global elite eat organic food, build underground bunkers, and hoard seeds in arctic vaults. Which brings us to the theme of Aries: the self, the individual, the new beginning... This time particularly impacts people with personal planets in the signs of Cancer, Libra, Capricorn, and of course Aries, as these planets become doorways to something unexpected and yet authentic. Which sets the stage for the epic seven challenging squares with Pluto in Capricorn that we've been experiencing since last year. As the individuals (Aries) revolting (Uranus) against the decaying power (Pluto) structures (Capricorn), which we can see this in almost every corner of the Earth as the individuals and groups protest oppression from the global elite. I believe the uprisings will be successful in overthrowing the old regimes and patriarchy, but it's an uphill fight for some time to come. Interestingly, the last time there were Uranus Pluto squares, was 1932 to 1934, Uranus was in Aries as it is now, and as I have talked about before the Mercury retrograde cycles repeat every 79 years, so we are currently repeating the 1934 Mercury cycle which brings forward similar aspects that we see being played out in the event field. That was a time of great upheaval with events such as the Dust Bowl, which was caused by farming practices that stripped the soil, which when the weather changed destroyed the landscape. Also that was the time of the Great Depression with international power struggles, leadership changes, and financial adjustments, such as the New Deal programs, under F.D.R. in the U.S. from 1933 to 1936, as a safety net for the poor and unemployed, which are the same programs that the legislators in the U.S government are currently trying to dismantle. And we see these themes being played out in many other countries at that time as well.
     In thinking of the many environmental events we are facing whether manmade or natural, I was reminded that Uranus was one of the original gods to the Greeks. He was the sky god and the husband of the earth goddess Gaia. He was born out of the primordial chaos, and came every night to cover the earth and mate with Gaia. Unfortunately he hated the children she bore him and killed or imprisoned most of them, until his son Cronus or Saturn ambushed his father, castrated him, and cast the severed testicles into the sea, which then became Aphrodite or Venus the goddess of love. After being disposed the sky no longer covered the earth at night and instead held its place above the earth. Which I guess was the beginning of being able to study the movements of the planets and stars in the night sky. This change in direction is interesting on the first day of the Imix trecena and the beginning of a new 260 day round, which is about nurturing and protecting our mother earth and being nurtured and protected by her, which is the theme of crocodile.
    Speaking of the goddess of love, Venus appears to be stopped at the opening of the month prior to appearing to move retrograde or in reverse motion from the perspective of the Earth on the Winter Solstice December 21st, in the sign of Capricorn, which brings the planet of esthetics, romance, and money to remain in the sign of the goat-fish for four months. When a planet is stopped it is said to be at the peak of its power. Venus is currently moving through its shadow period since November 20th when it crossed the point where it will eventually turn direct. It remains in the shadow prior to turning retrograde on December 21st, where we receive information about needing to adjust our direction. Venus is retrograde from the Winter Solstice December 21st, at 28 and change almost 29 degrees of Capricorn until January 31st at 13 Capricorn, which will be the time when we will notice events related to our relationships and/or money that shifts our thinking to prepare us for the change we will implement after Venus is direct. Venus will take a few days to build momentum in moving reverse after the 21st.
    Ok let's look at the daily vibrational energy for this trecena. December 17th 2013 for 1 - Imix "e-meesh" or Crocodile: unity experienced through nurturing new beginnings, as the Gemini Full Moon is opposed by Mercury and the Sun, which underscores the theme of learning. Mercury and the Sun in Sagittarius are seeking education and travel to learn the truth that gives life meaning. The Gemini Moon is curious and seeks to gather information that may have value in the future. So you may want to seek answers to the important questions in your life under this influence. Full moons are a time of tension as the Sun in Sagittarius is about balancing freedom to explore through experience with having perspective to gather information for intellectual pursuits, represented by the Moon in Gemini. People talk more on full moons and in Gemini, with its ruler Mercury in Sagittarius, this is likely to be particularly true. With Mars in Libra applying towards a t-square with Uranus and Pluto, there is a sense of disharmony, where Mars wants something from the other, Uranus at the peak of his power is unpredictable and potentially volatile, and Pluto goes to extremes during this full moon. This begins the time period for the next three weeks where intensity and tension are on the rise. Uranus turns direct after being retrograde since July, which brings us into a time of awakening in concert with the Gemini Full Moon. With Uranus moving forward at 8 degrees Aries, we slowly realize the powerful energetic that stimulates us to live our lives more authentically. This adds more weight to the seeking freedom side of the equation. The 18th is 2 - Ik "eek" or Wind: duality experienced through communication, as Jupiter squares Ceres, which gives us a few days before and after that date where exercise and dieting routines are challenged. The temptation is to indulge during this time period, it's important to listen to our bodies to maintain a balance, while the Cancer Moon is challenged by Uranus, and opposed by Pluto, which has folks acting hasty and jumping to conclusions that may not be correct, and brings deep emotions rising to the surface. December 19th is 3 - Akbal "awk-bol" or Night: taking action through contemplating the stars, with the Moon in Cancer merging with Jupiter, finding support from Saturn, and opposed by Venus. The day's emotional energy begins with good feelings and generosity towards others, then shifts to a more sober and realistic view of life, and wraps up with pleasant energy for enjoying sensual experiences and rich food with a caution against overindulgence. The 20th is 4 - Kan "con" or Seed or Lizard: stability through planting seeds and making new connections, as the Leo Moon is stimulated by Mars, and finds support from Uranus. The day moves from having the desire to work independently from others to later having the impulse to engage in activities that make us feel more alive. December 21st is 5 - Chicchan "chee-chan" or Serpent: empowerment through being flexible, as the Sun enters into Capricorn bringing us the Solstice, Winter in the North and Summer in the South which we discussed in detail at the beginning of this report. Solstice and Equinox charts have long been used as predictors of the coming season. In the north this begins a time of turning inward during the winter, and to evaluate the growth and manifestations that were planted during the spring equinox in March. In the south this is a time of cultivating the intensions planted during the spring equinox in September. When considering the Solstice chart, I look at the dominant alignments, which the Uranus Pluto square is very strong and we've discussed it at length as being the force for transformation through rebellion. On the solstice, Mars is opposite Uranus which fuels the aggressive and potentially violent aspects of individuals seeking freedom from oppressive and decaying power structures. The next three months could see an increase in protests that escalate into violence, but the Libra Mars will try to put a good face on any ugliness. The most positive aspect of the chart is the trine between Jupiter and Saturn which favors business, but with the Leo Moon square Saturn and semi-sextile Jupiter in Cancer, the home and family my feel neglected by focus on enterprise. With a Leo moon I suspect this will not be without some drama coming from the homestead. Overall the next few months have opportunities for business and challenges at home, and potentially aggressive rebellion in the streets. Also on the 21st Venus turns retrograde which begins the second stage where we will learn about a change in our course, through our experiences in relationships. Retrogrades are times of review and looking backward. Venus is retrograde every eighteen months and can have an impact on our relationships, but also our money. I think with Jupiter being the only other retrograde planet during that time, we may have folks reviewing their past relationships for missed opportunities. Because Venus also rules money we'll be reviewing past financial dealings with an eye for choices that did not work out as planned. Overall something from the past needs to be resolved as we are wrapping up the year during a nine month in numerology, whether it's love relationships, or financial connections, and in Capricorn, we need to be committed to our resolution. This is a push to tie up loose ends as we move into 2014 and a new season with Venus retrograde. Overall I think the trap to watch out for is regret. The past is the past, so let go of regrets and try not to waste much thought on whether someone who has dumped you in the past, regrets their choice. I think those without regrets tend to be shallow people and if you were tossed aside by one of them, they probably did you a favor, as the Leo Moon is challenged by Saturn which brings people feeling lonely or isolated for part of the day. The 22nd is 6 - Cimi "key-mee" or Transformation: being in the flow through releasing what no longer serves us, while the Moon finds support from Mercury and the Sun, and is opposed by Neptune. The day moves from feeling in touch with our emotions and expressing them to others, to later feeling a sense of inner harmony which is mirrored in the outside world, and finally feeling sensitive emotionally but confused regarding the accuracy of what's being felt. December 23rd is 7 - Manik "man-eek" or Deer: reflection through being of service to others, with the Virgo Moon finding support from Pluto which brings out intense emotions and stimulates sensitivity, which also favors sexual relationships. The 24th is 8 - Lamat "la-maught" or Star or Rabbit: balance through being grateful for abundant relationships, as the Capricorn Sun harmonizes with Neptune which brings a pleasant flow between our conscious world and our spiritual world through intuition, imagination, meditation, and creativity. This also brings sensitivity to the energies of people and circumstances in your environment. We are more compassionate to the needs of others and also more willing to help them than usual. Neptune lowers the ego demands of the Sun, which allows us to be more open to the expressions of others. Service brings satisfaction under this transit. Spiritual and mystical aspects of life grab more of our attention during this period. Great energy to take space out of your normal routine to meditate or spend time in nature. This transit tends to lower energy, so this is not a good day to start some herculean new project. Do something that improves your spiritual wellbeing. This is like the energy that transformed Ebenezer Scrooge in Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol." Also on the 24th Mercury moves into Capricorn which adds momentum as planets begin to cluster in the sign of business, government, industry, and finance, where Pluto has been focused on breaking down these systems since 2008. Mercury in the sign of the goat-fish is serious in its communications and thinking. This begins a good period for business and thinking about goals for 2014, while the Moon in Virgo harmonizes with Jupiter and Saturn, and is supported by Venus. The day begins with feeling in the flow and having a sense of wholeness, then later realistic expectations through being calm and reflective, and finally enjoying pleasant feelings and social interactions. December 25th is 9 - Muluc "moo-luke" or Offering: patience experienced through appreciating creation, while Mars is opposed by Uranus bringing stress for a few days before and after the 25th, with pressure to make radical changes, and with Mars involved I would not rule out aggressive or violent methods to bring about revolutionary transformation. Although Mars may appear to be "playing nice" in Libra, and the expressions may be through passive aggression. For those celebrating the holidays, this might be an interesting period to observe friends and family try to maintain their "spirit of the season," while feeling such tension to upset the status quo through any means necessary. This is always a difficult time for folks, and given this alignment, we may see an increase in substance abuse and suicides even over past holiday seasons. Like most oppositions there are two sides to this story. On one side and most commonly, this could be a time where people act out rashly against people who have oppressed or held them back in the past, or consistently angered them over time. The other side of this transit is to suddenly have the impulse to escape the obligations being imposed. Basically this comes down to fight or flight. Most frequently this signifies an explosive release of tension through an angry exchange, usually with people close to you. At very least folks will be experiencing a great sense of impatience. On the positive side we may find that our efforts to liberate ourselves from unnecessary and limiting situations starts to succeed, where we feel we are becoming free of those bonds. This is also time to take care, as accidents are more likely, while the last quarter Moon in Libra is challenged by Mercury, the Sun, and Pluto, opposed by Uranus, and merging with Mars. The day's emotional wave begins with folks being critical in their communications particularly with the people they have intimate relationships with, then we encounter challenges to our daily routines, later folks are emotionally excitable and impulsive, and experiencing irritable moods and critical communications, and finally having the compulsion to act in ways that may not be good for us in the long run. The 26th is 10 - Oc "awk" or Dog: manifestation through enjoying family and friends, while Mercury harmonizes with Neptune which is very positive for stimulating the imagination and also brings a greater sensitivity to the more subtle energies and psychic information. This could be a period of dreaminess where folks spend more time fantasizing. Withdrawal from life is not bad, and is often important for feeding the world within through inspiration, as the intangible reality is as important as the material world. This may be a time where we are more aware of what's going on in the minds of others, which is often difficult to keep intuitions organized. Clarity and detail are not favored at this time, with the Libra Moon challenged by Jupiter which has benevolent and generous feelings for those in our immediate environment. December 27th is 11 - Chuen "shoe-in" or Monkey: resolution through creating something new, while the Moon is challenged by Venus, finds support from Neptune, harmonizes with Mercury and the Sun. The day moves from pleasant energy for being with the others we want to know better, to fantasies and daydreams distracting us from accomplishing routine tasks, and finally lots of chatting with friends, neighbors, coworkers... with feelings of inner and outer equanimity. The 28th is 12 - Eb "eb" or Road: understanding through serving your community, while the Scorpio Moon is in harmony with Pluto, supported by Jupiter, and merging with Saturn. The day moves from having deep emotions finding their way to the surface and felt on a profound level, to later people having a pleasant sense of wellbeing, and wraps up with wanting to be alone in our thoughts and feelings. December 29th is 13 - Ben "ben" or Reed or Corn: movement to the next stage through maintaining the home, while the Sun merges with Mercury which stimulates our social interactions and conversations, particularly with people who are part of our new direction, and in Capricorn this could be related to business pursuits. Also illumination comes to some of the dark areas of our minds which brings forward information that was previously in the shadows. This alignment emphasizes an increase in conversations, although folks are more inclined to talk than listen. Being a conjunction, this brings the initiative to start something new, including starting a new business venture, as Mercury rules commerce and the exchange of ideas. This also brings a sharpness to the thinking process and is a good time to make plans for the future. Later Mercury in Capricorn is challenged by Uranus in Aries which is a stressful alignment that pits the traditional thinking against rebellious new views on the 29th. Since the outer planets tend to have more power, I believe that any rigid conservative ideas will be attacked, and transformed or released to make way for more innovative concepts. This could also be a time of increased protests with potential recklessness and violence. Personally, this can be quite stimulating bringing fascination for new phenomenon. Flexibility is the key with this transit, because the more rigid our thinking the more nerve wracking the effect. Expect the unexpected, surprises and upsets, and you will have the best chance to go with the flow, which may mean that plans for the day do not work out as expected. Epiphanies are more likely, so you may want to capture your genius thoughts in some form of record keeping, to reexamine in the days that follow. The pace is fast which can lead to sloppiness. A day to be careful of making sudden unexpected moves as accidents are more likely under this influence, with the Moon in harmony with Venus and challenged by Neptune which moves from wanting to be with friends and the people we love, to daydreams and fantasies feeling more important than reality.
    So no matter what energies are affecting you during this 1 Crocodile 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 30th 2013 for 1 - Ix "eesh" or Jaguar, also the Capricorn new moon, and Mercury moving into Aquarius. 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 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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