Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Astrology and Tzolkin December 30th 2013 to January 11th 2014

This is the "Care and feeding of a New World Age" report for Gregorian date of December 30th 2013 for 1 - Ix "eesh" or Jaguar in the Mayan Tzolkin calendar, also the Capricorn new moon, and Mercury moving into Aquarius.
     December 30th 2013 for 1 - Ix "eesh" or Jaguar which carries the themes of shamanism, earth magic, strength and intellect, spirit of the jungles, gratitude, speed and stealth, Mother Nature, feminine and feline energy, mysticism, and expansion of consciousness. The Jaguar represents the primal spiritual force that inhabits all of us. To the Maya the Jaguar’s spotted coat represents the Milky Way Galaxy. The Maya also refer to the Milky Way the "White Boned Serpent: Wakan Chan " and the "path in the sky to the center of the universe: Kuxan Suum." This 13 day cycle is about exposing our dark spots to the light and being transformed. This is a time to release fear so we can be in our intuition and also to turn our attention and actions to taking care of our planet and our bodies.
    January is the first month and with the digits for 2014, when added together we get 8, then we have an eight month in numerology. Basic numerology reduces numbers to one through nine, so when we think about that arc the 8 represents a time of picking up the pace as we are preparing to complete the cycle next month. This can also bring revisions to financial situations, businesses, investments, and industry. The eight is represented by the Justice/Adjustment archetype in the Tarot cards, which is about finding balance in our path to know ourselves. This also brings the energy that what is begun must be completed. 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. Which in astrology the new year begins in March with the Vernal Equinox.  So this month is a time to tie up loose ends so that we clean our plate for something new as events begin to give us hints about a new direction to take. January 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. 2014 when added together become seven, so as a seven year there is emphasis on the inner aspects of awareness, strength, wisdom and knowledge. The seven in the Tarot is the Chariot, so 2014 is a Chariot year. The Chariot in the Tarot cards is about finding our stillness even as we are in motion. Taoist philosophy remarks that change is successful when "the great rooted tree by the flowing river" is combined within the natural setting. Given that we are in the midst of great global and individual transformation, the Chariot reminds us to incorporate equal proportions of contemplation and quietude in 2014. Something that I find interesting is that we're about to enter into the Chinese new year of the Green Wood Horse. Typically what pulls the Chariot? A horse.
     Before I get into the daily energy for 1 - Ix "eesh" or Jaguar, January brings a fair amount of chaos as the month begins. Venus is retrograde in Capricorn and Mars in Libra opposes Uranus and squares 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 into 2014. 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. Typically Mars spends two months in a sign so this placement for most of the year is uncomfortable and monotonous. Mars agitates and in Libra it's about relationships and can lead to social anger. This may cause us to see an increase in passive aggression, which I personally despise. Mars has been in Libra for most of December and I've already seen folks competing for love. They are willing to fight for a partner. People are becoming aggressive in their quest for romantic love. 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 in April when we will have a Grand Cross with Pluto in Capricorn, Uranus in Aries, Jupiter in Cancer, and Mars in Libra all at 13 degrees. This will be of particular interest in the United States because it exactly aligns with the July 4th 1776 Cancer Sun of the U.S. natal chart. 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 January 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 beginning 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 as the Martian desire, obnoxiousness, and aggression setting off the larger cycles with Uranus and Pluto. With Uranus it means events could be radical, unpredictable, rebellious, and upsetting. Until January 10th, 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.
    Before I get into the daily energy for Jaguar, on the 30th all the planets appear to move forward from our vantage point on Earth except Venus and Jupiter, which appear to move retrograde or in reverse motion.  I've discussed in depth the implications of the other planets moving retrograde in past reports, so I'll just keynote each one. Venus retrograde in Capricorn brings the planet of esthetics, romance, and money to remain in the sign of the goat-fish for four months. Venus moved through its shadow period since November 20th when it crossed the point where it will eventually turn direct and remained in the shadow prior to turning retrograde on December 21st, where we received 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. Also Venus retrograde brings people from our past pulling at our heartstrings. 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. When I think of these two retrogrades in concert in January, 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 moving into a nine month in numerology in February, 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, but with Mars in Libra, some will aggressively pursue those partners that they regret losing.
   Another thing I find interesting about this year is we have two new moons in January, none in February, and another two full moons in March. This sets powerful new energies in motion that require the numerological nine month of February to release the old, worn out, whether it's aspects of self, life situations, attitudes that no longer work, or concepts, beliefs, or perceptions that have out grown their usefulness.  

    Ok let's look at the daily vibrational energy for this trecena. December 30th 2013 is 1 - Ix "eesh" or Jaguar: unity experienced through enjoying nature, as the Sun squares Uranus which is a disruptive transit adding to the likelihood of upsets and behaviors that are upsetting to others. Also unexpected mechanical problems, a sudden argument, or separation within a relationship. With the Sun involved we are talking about a conflict between egos. Folks will also be more likely to feel restless, so it might be important to be conscious of this possibility, and find a way to allow the restless energy to express itself, rather than being shocked by how it gets expressed unconsciously. This adds to the accident prone energy of the transits leading up to the 30th. This is a time to realize those accidents are not happening to you, you are creating them. The drive to do something free and liberating is strong, just try to exercise enough consciousness to give it expression without causing damage to your life. Mars square Pluto on the 30th continues to ramp up the intensity leading into the new year. The 29th to the 3rd being the peak of this expression of aggression, unexpected rebellion, and transformation. Many will spend this time with friends and family where the potential for reactivity and stressful interactions will involve our personal relationships. This would be a time to release Martian energy constructively through physical activities and exercise. This brings a showdown between planet octaves and co-rulers of Scorpio. This could be about transforming the world around you or having fierce disagreements and power struggles. It arouses ambition and the desire to get ahead with high energy to back the drive with action, usually with opposition coming from others. This can be ruthless and underhanded in dealing with anyone who is an obstacle to achieving the goal. Definitely a time to avoid dangerous people and places. Also we have Mercury in harmony with Chiron continuing to allow deep healing of the wounds that were previously unconscious or inaccessible, through understanding on an intellectual level and the availability of new awareness and wisdom. Be compassionate with others and with yourself. Also on the 30th the Sagittarius Moon finds support from Uranus and is stimulated by Mars at 6:36 am EST and then the Moon turns void of course for the rest of the day. The day begins with having the impulse to engage in activities that make us feel more alive, then later brings the desire to work independently from others, then is Void of course for the rest of the day which is about enjoying social interactions with others while avoiding major decisions or purchases, but is good to use for resting to assimilate this latest round of energy and experiences. The 31st is 2 - Men "men" or Eagle: duality experienced through seeing from a higher perspective, as Mercury merges with Pluto which intensifies mental activity and a penetrating quality to communications along with having a critical eye for what needs to be transformed in our environment. New Years Eve on steroids, with increasing intensity. On a mental level there is a penetrating quality to go deep in discovering the "truth" in which superficiality does not cut it. This also indicates a capacity to influence others, and to speak with a persuasive voice. People will present opinions as facts, believing they are right and the other is wrong. Be careful of who you engage with under this transit, as many will make statements with no regard for the feelings of the listener, which they may interpret as threatening. This can also bring more acute powers for penetrating analysis of human nature, which is best not shared without an invitation to do so. Let's not forget that this transit is effecting everyone so we are as likely to be the recipient of these behaviors from others, as being the perpetrator. Probably the best use of this transit is to get preoccupied with a project or idea that you work on independently from others and you wait to share until another day. Mercury square Mars also on the 31st, continues to compound the intensity with another difficult transit. This one has people feeling touchy and irritable, with almost any communication interpreted as a challenge. Hard to imagine that someone doesn't get set off by the implied attitude of this transit. People will feel the drive to defend their ideas, from a simple debate to an all out fight. This time it would be important to realize beliefs and thoughts can change and to not indentify our ego with them. This is yet another transit that indicates the potential to be involved in accidents. This is particularly likely for someone who is trying to suppress their anger. Sun sextile Chiron brings illumination of our wounds with the intension for healing, but given the other transits any vulnerable feelings may add to the potential for perfect storm celebration of the death of 2013 and birth of 2014. Also on the 31st the Capricorn Moon is in harmony with Neptune which brings greater sensitivity to others' emotions with possible psychic impressions for those who are open. January 1st is 3 - Cib "keeb" or Wisdom: taking action through introspection, meditation and forgiveness, while the Capricorn New Moon at almost 11 degrees on the 1st, is challenged by Uranus and Mars, merging with the Sun, Pluto, and Mercury, opposing Jupiter, and supported by Saturn. Capricorn is ruled by Saturn, this new moon represents new beginnings related to work, commitments, discipline, elders, which might begin as a limitation or obstacle that must be overcome or at least bypassed, so that the new energy can precede. This is intense because this New Moon is the head of a t-square with the Sun, Mercury, and Pluto all at right angles to the Mars Uranus opposition. This has the rational mind being influenced by emotions, irritability bringing a danger of needless disputes, stimulation of the drive for personal freedom, wanting to be alone in our thoughts and feelings, folks acting hasty and jumping to conclusions, and very intense emotional experiences as energies come to the surface from the deepest parts of our psyches. New Moons bring the opportunity to set an intension for manifestation on the following full moon. Look to the house of your astrology chart that contains 10 degrees 57 minutes of Capricorn to consider what area of your life is being activated by this new moon. For me that would be my 7th house of Partnership and Marriage, but also any one to one relationship, so I would set an intension related to using this energy, such as finding new ways to relate to the folks with which I have a one to one relationship, whether romantic or business through making a deeper commitment or overcoming some limitation. Pluto brings in transformational elements into the new moon, so there is a transformative purpose aligned with the new opportunities that are opening up. This New Moon is particularly potent for making big changes through taking a leap of faith leading us into 2014. Certainly releasing outdated limitations, like removing your mask at the masquerade new year's party, to reveal a greater awareness of our authentic true self, our new direction, and purpose. The Sun merges with Pluto which illuminates underlying experiences, usually of a dark nature, that leads to fundamental evolutionary changes from within. This can bring the power of changes that we see as major occurrences in the world with the themes of growth, evolution, decay and death, along with rebirth and regeneration. Some of us may have to contend with a person who is trying to exert unreasonable power over us, which will likely force us to defend our right to do things in a way that is correct for us. With Pluto this may have hidden elements that have powerful ramifications. A good day to avoid areas where you are likely to encounter street crime, with Mars in the mix the results could be violent. The 2nd is 4 - Caban "kah-ban" or Earth: stability through gratitude for Mother Earth, while the Sun squares Mars which is a day when we are more conscious of ourselves and our motivations. This could be a day where we observe serious ego conflicts between people. Folks will be looking for vulnerabilities in others, flaws in arguments, any errors which can be challenged, or any other chink in the armor of the other. This is a high energy transit, perhaps too high if we're not careful. So watch for signs of people becoming irritable or impatient, especially when things don't go exactly as planned. Probably it's best to avoid being assertive unless it's absolutely called for. This is also a time where people are projecting their irritability and aggression on others without realizing that it's originating within themselves. A day to be particularly careful of conflict with authority, even if their claims are legitimate, we are likely to encounter a hostile reaction during this transit. It would be good to vent this energy into some type of physical activity that will give your aggressions a satisfactory outlet. Without an outward expression this type of energy can lead to illness or accidents, or if projected will attract angry and difficult people, as the Moon in Capricorn merges with Venus which feels cheerful, warm, gregarious, and wanting to go out and socialize. January 3rd is 5 - Etznab "etz-nob" or Flint: empowerment through being introspective, with Mercury opposing Jupiter which expands information and communication, this also can bring a day or two of good feelings and an optimistic outlook. With care this can be helpful in contractual negotiations, planning meetings, discussions and conferences. Because Jupiter is influencing Mercury, the caution is to be aware of grandiose thinking, where the whole is much clearer than the parts. Read details carefully with regard to the fine points, because we often lose precision and clarity, so read the small print. Thoroughness lead to success. In communicating with others, the influence of this transit my come off as arrogance or cockiness, so it's important to be flexible and open to another's point of view. Some will want to engage in debating today, just try not to take any intellectual jousting too seriously. Plans made now, or previously and executed now will be furthered by this transit, as long as we take the care to make accurate and perceptive judgments, as the Aquarius Moon is stimulated by Uranus, finds support from Mars, and is challenged by Saturn. The day's emotional energy moves from pleasant yet restless energy that desires emotional excitement, to later feeling a little more confident than usual with the ability to assert ourselves in a positive manner, and finally people feeling lonely or isolated. The 4th is 6 - Cauac "cow-ack" or Storm: being in the flow through recognizing the gifts in adversity, while the Pisces Moon merges with Neptune which brings feelings of empathy for those around us, including the possibility of clairvoyance and telepathic experiences for those of us who are sensitive by nature. January 5th is 7 - Ahau "ah-how" or Sun: reflection through honoring the wisdom and memory of our ancestors, while the Sun opposes Jupiter which has a double potential that we see with oppositions. This is another day of feeling good, cheerful and optimistic. The feeling that nothing can go wrong today has its good points and its bad points. The best way find success with this transit is to not go overboard in any area, of course this is exactly what can happen at this time. This can also build our self confidence, giving us the courage to do something we've never done before. It's another Jupiter alignment where we need to avoid being arrogant. Any negativity that is being expressed also expands and can turn into conflicts with others. It's important to know your listener if offering constructive criticism, to avoid offering more than can be heard. Authority figures may interpret informing as over stepping some sort of boundary or even self righteousness. As with an opposition, like a full moon, this is a time when something that was planted back in June is coming to fruition. Basically at this time don't over extend yourself or make commitments you can't keep, with the Moon in Pisces in harmony with Pluto, the Sun, and Mercury, and finding support from Jupiter and Saturn. The day's emotional energy moves from experiencing deep emotions on a profound level, to later feeling balance between our inner and outer worlds with people having a pleasant sense of wellbeing, and finally lots of chatting with friends, neighbors, coworkers... while also having a sober realistic view of life. The 6th is 8 - Imix "e-meesh" or Crocodile: balance through nurturing new beginnings, as Mercury sextiles Saturn which is great for constructive criticism that comes from being able to see what can be improved in our surrounding environment. We are very conscious of flaws, including our own, so we can use our critical eye to what should be changed to bring improvement. This can be very serious in its pursuit of betterment, make sure your honoring what is positive, so not to get overwhelmed by the many imperfections that are in view with this transit. Older people may serve as teachers and mentors at this time. This is nice energy for working carefully on any mental task from a place of concentration and precision, whereas activities that require a great scope of vision may be more difficult. This is about the details, rather than the overall pattern. Difficulty seeing the forest for the trees, while the Moon in Pisces is in harmony with Venus which is about having pleasant energy to be with friends and loved ones. January 7th is 9 - Ik "eek" or Wind: patience experienced through communication, while Mercury conjuncts Venus which stimulates our appreciation of beauty, whether it be art, poetry, music, people, or nature. In Capricorn people may be more likely to express their committed love for others. This is a merging of the mental and emotional realms within ourselves, so folks may experience concepts with emotions or express feelings in an intellectual manner. This is wonderful for creativity or any type of artistic expression. This transit can be favorable for financial and business dealings, along with scientific research by seeing patterns in the universe and appreciating them aesthetically. While the first quarter Moon in Aries merges with Uranus, is challenged by Pluto, Jupiter and the Sun, and opposed by Mars, the emotional wave moves from people feeling impulsive and acting rashly, with moods changing quickly and unexpectedly, to having the compulsion to act in ways that may not be good for us in the long run, then opposed by Mars which influences people to be more excitable and irritable which can cause problems in our personal lives, with a little later benevolent and generous feelings for those in our immediate environment, and finally brings challenges to following a daily routine. The 8th is 10 - Akbal "awk-bol" or Night: manifestation through contemplating the stars, while Mars squares Jupiter, which brings energy for successful activities and furthering new projects, with a caution against being reckless during this surge of unbridled desire. Folks will be tempted to shoot first and ask questions later, acting quickly without considering all the factors. Unjustified optimism that our efforts today will "turn into gold" may unbalance our judgment. Thru planning and fore thought we may find success, but it will not come about based solely on luck. This transit is future oriented, and good for furthering new projects, just avoid overextending yourself or your resources. There is also a fondness for taking risks and pushing beyond normal limitations of energy, impulsivity now will be paid for in the future, which may be less than pleasant, or it may result in accidents at this time, with the Moon in Aries Challenged by Venus and Mercury, moves from pleasant energy for being with the others we want to know better, to later folks being critical in their communications particularly with the people they have intimate relationships with. January 9th is 11 - Kan "con" or Seed or Lizard: resolution through planting seeds and making new connections, while the Taurus Moon is in harmony with Neptune and supported by Pluto, moves from being very sensitive to the moods of others, to later with Pluto bringing out intense emotions and stimulating sensitivity, which also favors sexual relationships. The 10th is 12 - Chicchan "chee-chan" or Serpent: understanding through being flexible, while the Moon in Taurus is in harmony with Jupiter, supported by the Sun and Venus, and opposed by Saturn. The day moves from feeling in the flow and having a sense of wholeness, to later feelings of inner and outer equanimity, and finally feeling lonely and isolated, that shifts to enjoying pleasant feelings and social interactions. January 11th is 13 - Cimi "key-mee" or Transformation: movement to the next stage through releasing what no longer serves us, while Mercury moves into Aquarius which shifts the focus of communications and thinking to social consciousness, while being true to our individuality to share our inventive ideas with groups and communities.  Venus sextile Saturn pleasantly encourages us to look at our responsibilities in our relationships in a positive way, as there is a sense of gratification in being of service to our loved ones. What's good for the group is more important today and people work to further those ideals even if it means some level of self denial. This is a good time to talk with a loved one about your expectations from each other. This is practical energy which favors business affairs and commerce, particularly with art or other things of beauty. This is also good for creativity that demands close attention to details. While the Sun conjunct Venus is wonderful for self expression in relationships, and a certain amount of assertiveness to gain the attention of those we love. This is a good time to socialize, make new contacts, friends and even possibly a new love interest. This is also favorable for financial activities, just avoid being extravagant or self indulgent. The negative of this is people think they are the most fascinating and interesting person in the world, which others interpret as being a vain fool. Also on the 11th, the Sun sextiles Saturn which is a great day for getting things done. It brings an orderly state of mind and a strong sense of self discipline. This is practical energy that is not interested in idealistic or abstract considerations that have no application in daily life. This favors all matters related to work or profession, with what is accomplished being done carefully with wonderful concentration and attention to detail, which may impress authority figures. Advice from older people is also favored under this transit. Not the best day for relaxing, because it can be a little serious in its frame of mind, with the Moon finding support from Mercury, and challenged by  Neptune, the day's energy goes from feeling in touch with our emotions and expressing them to others to daydreams and fantasies feeling more important than reality.
   So no matter what energies are affecting you during this 1 Jaguar 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 January 12th 2014 for 1 - Manik "man-eek" or Deer, also the Cancer full moon, and The Sun 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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