This is the "Care and feeding of a New World Age" report for Gregorian date of March 18th 2014 for 1 - Eb "eb" or Road in the Mayan Tzolkin calendar, with the Sun moving into Aries for the Equinox, Spring in the northern hemisphere and Autumn in the southern, and the Aries New Moon.
March 18th 2014 for 1 - Eb "eb" or Road carries the themes of destiny, guidance, travel, vessel of time, dew from heaven, abundance, organization, caretaking, empathy, growth, service to others, the ladder that connects heaven and earth, the life-force also known as Prana in the Vedic tradition and Chi in the Chinese culture, harvest, and humility. Ian Lungold described Road as "sometimes referred to as the sign of Grass, which is the most bountiful of all life forms but is also the most humble." The road of life leads us to our true destiny on the spiritual path we all must travel. This thirteen day period would be a good time to humbly offer to serve others.
Before I get into the daily energy for 1 - Eb "eb" or Road, on the 18th all the planets appear to move forward from our vantage point on Earth except Mars and Saturn, which appear to move retrograde or in reverse motion. Mars turned retrograde on March 1st. During this report period Mars, representing drive and aggression, is in Libra. 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. Mars is about drive and wanting to take action, but in Libra it's likely to be the drive to make someone else take action. Mars has been in Libra for several months 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. Mars is also about sexuality, so retrograde Mars periods are contraindicated for beginning a satisfying sexual relationship. As much as Mars is unhappy in Libra, it's also very unhappy retrograde. This is a really difficult time to access our drive and aggressive energy. Saturn turned retrograde on March 2nd. Themes of Saturn in Scorpio are loss, depression, failure, fear, the shadow, betrayal, the stuff that goes deep. Superficial just won't cut it with Saturn in Scorpio. Saturn retrograde is a task master that demands we take responsibility to review the scorpionic themes such as motives, ethics, and intensions. If we have not been clear on these subjects, we are likely to feel our burden is heavier than the load we had previously chosen.
This being the Equinox I thought I'd share the technique I learned from Barbara Hand Clow regarding setting intentions for manifestation over the next year. In the north the astrological new year begins when the Sun enters 0 degrees Aries. This year that will occur on March 20th. If you live south of the equator you would implement this technique in September when spring begins for you. The idea is that we use the seasons to move our intensions through four stages. In the spring we plant the seeds of our new ideas. During the Summer Solstice we birth these ideas into a physical form. In the Autumn we figure out what is working and create balance by weeding out the things that aren't working or we are no longer interested in. From the Winter Solstice until the Spring Equinox we reflect on our creations and contemplate the impact of our intensions on others.
Every spring I write down three intensions. Usually one is about career, one is about love, and one is about a personal or spiritual goal and I word them as if they are already manifest. For instance this year one of my three intensions is "I am so happy and grateful now that I live comfortably on the resources provided to me for following my fascinations and sharing my creativity, experiences, and knowledge with others." I then follow the outline for planting these intensions as described by BHC in "Alchemy of Nine Dimensions", which is to visualize the intension happening in my life. So I'm seeing myself researching the topics I'm interested in and interacting with others by being creative, which includes writing and playing music along with writing and recording videos, participating in radio shows, discussing the events and stories that are my life, and giving readings to help those who invite me to provide information that may help them better navigate their lives and receiving compensation for my efforts. Then I place these visualizations between my third eye and hold them there. Once there is clarity about the images in the 3rd eye I then move the intension to the back of my skull close to the neck and hold the image there as if it's being projected on a movie screen until it becomes electrified and then move to the next scene in the visualization. Once I've completed this process with the three scenes in the intension I'm trying to manifest, I release it, and forget about the wish. I have the intensions written down so that I can check them at different points during the year, particularly at the changing seasons to move the intension into its next phase. I've found this to be very effective when it's aligned with the seasons.
Ok let's look at the daily vibrational energy for this trecena. March 18th 2014 for 1 - Eb "eb" or Road: unity experienced through serving your community, as Venus sextiles Uranus, the day seeks excitement outside of our daily routines, stimulates new interactions with people who can fascinate us, but be aware romance begun under this transit may not be long lasting even though at this time they seem pleasantly electrifying. Great energy for a fling with friends or a party. Folks will be more freedom seeking in their relationships, during this transit that does not favor being clingy, possessive, or jealous. Allow loved ones more leeway and flexibility, and this could greatly broaden your understanding of partners and friends, and in doing so new insights into yourself. Also on the 18th the Moon in Libra merges with Mars which has people experiencing irritable moods and critical communications. The 19th is 2 - Ben "ben" or Reed or Corn: duality experienced through maintaining the home, with the Scorpio Moon finding support from Mercury and Neptune which moves from - feeling in touch with our emotions and expressing them to others to later fantasies and daydreams distracting us from accomplishing routine tasks. March 20th is 3 - Ix "eesh" or Jaguar: taking action through enjoying nature, while The Equinox occurs when the Sun enters the sign of Aries, Spring in the northern hemisphere and Autumn in the southern. This is the time when light and dark are equal. This year's Equinox chart has the Sun virtually unaspected with the exception of a weak separating trine to Saturn out of sign and almost out of orb. Even though the Sun's position is why we study the equinox chart, this year the Sun is completely without allies. It's almost as if this is the emperor at the moment his subjects become aware that he is unclothed in public. When looking at this chart cast for Washington DC at 12:58 pm EDT, we see the Sun in the 10th house of world standing, which implies that the United States will be humiliated publicly, during the next three months leading up to the Solstice. With Uranus in the 10th house as well, it's going to be sudden and unexpected, which I think represents a rogue nation and/or a wildcard individual. Not only that, the most positive aspect in the chart is a strong sextile from Venus to Uranus, which implies that the people will cheer the unexpected toppling of the bully on the playground of the world. Uranus is the key to this equinox chart, as the head of a t-square with the Jupiter Pluto opposition. The USA equinox chart has ascendant of 14 degrees Cancer, which is conjunct the USA's natal Sun from July 4th 1776. This also puts this Jupiter Pluto axis in orb with the ascendant and descendent, with the emphasis on the 6th and 12th house, the polarity that represents service and health feeling great tension as Jupiter brings an expansion to completion, self undoing, and illusion particularly related to the USA, with Pluto bringing a death to service and health of the citizens. With the Sun applying to the mid-heaven this is the showdown at high noon. We have Jupiter expanding the sunrise, but Pluto extinguishing the sunset, with both planets at a 90 degree square to Uranus in Aries, representing the individual revolutionary. If ever the United States citizens were going to confront their run amuck and usurped government, it will be during this Chinese year of the maverick horse. The good news is there is a grand trine in the chart between Jupiter in Cancer, the Moon in Scorpio, and Chiron in Pisces, which is also a kite with Pluto in Capricorn as the tail. Chiron makes this a healing event that influences the next three months, also because this is the Spring Equinox, its influence will be felt for the next year regardless of where you live on the planet. I believe that people all over the world have felt oppressed by governments and by the United States, and so this transition of power will be felt globally as healing our past collective wounds. Equinox Pluto is at 13 degrees 24 minutes Capricorn, which is very tight in its opposition of the USA natal Sun at 13 degrees 18 minutes Cancer. Venus ruling love but also money dancing with Uranus in this chart, makes me believe that fortunes could be over turned in the blink of an eye, which is to be expected with the elite's response of "Let them eat cake!" when informed that the needs of the masses are unattainable. What's that new apparatus in the town square? Seems like they're having a sale on pitchforks and torches. This USA Sun opposition transiting Pluto has never occurred before in the history of the United States. This is a very significant Equinox, which places the USA as ground zero but with the ripples encompassing the rest of the globe. Mercury conjunct Neptune in the Equinox chart might influence imaginations to go overboard into illusions and delusions, but it also enhances intuition. It may bring confused thinking and communications, with a temptation toward dishonesty, so it might be a time to avoid legal agreements and contracts due to the lack of clarity and the possibility of being misled. From a Human Design perspective, this is also the first time that Pluto entered the 5th line of the 38th hexagram, just prior to the Equinox and the exact opposition to the USA Sun and conjunct the USA Earth on March 13th, which is detrimented by transiting Pluto. The 5th line of the 38th gate is "Alienation: a stage in opposition when one is totally isolated." Detrimented it's described as "Alienation experienced as painful confinement that by its very nature blinds one to the possibility that there are those at some point who may come to one's aid. The energy for stubbornness is so strong that it is difficult to recognize that there are others that can help in times of struggle." If you're interested in more depth regarding this time period from a Human Design perspective, you might want to check out the New World Birth's Neutrino Forecast for March 9th: the Heretic's Stake begins. Overall the astrology no matter where you are on the Earth indicates that we will experience unexpected changes during the next three months leading up to the Solstice on June 21st. This will be a time of dramatic new beginnings. Also on the 20th the Moon in Scorpio finds support from Jupiter, is challenged by Venus, in harmony with Pluto, and merges with Saturn which begins with feelings of inner and outer equanimity, then later having pleasant energy to be with friends and loved ones with experiencing deep emotions on a profound level, and finally wanting to be alone in our thoughts and feelings. The 21st is 4 - Men "men" or Eagle: stability through seeing from a higher perspective, with the Sagittarius Moon finding support from the Sun, and challenged by Mercury and Neptune, which moves from feeling a sense of inner harmony which is mirrored in the outside world, then later our moods influencing our ability to think rationally, to finally bringing our dreams into the day's vibration. March 22nd is 5 - Cib "keeb" or Wisdom: empowerment through introspection, meditation and forgiveness, while Mercury conjunct Neptune has two different possibilities, the positive is to be able to express ideas and feelings that are very subtle and not usually available to our conscious minds, which is wonderful for artistic expression and exploration of mystical subjects. The negative aspect would be that imaginations go overboard into illusions and delusions. It may bring confused thinking and communications, with a temptation toward dishonesty, so it might be a time to avoid legal agreements and contacts due to the lack of clarity and the possibility of being misled or deceived. Also on the 22nd the Moon in Sagittarius finds support from Uranus and harmonizes with Venus which moves from having the impulse to engage in activities that make us feel more alive, to later having pleasant energy to be with friends and loved ones. The 23rd is 6 - Caban "kah-ban" or Earth: being in the flow through gratitude for Mother Earth, with the last quarter moon in harmony with Mars and challenged by the Sun, which brings the desire to work independently from others, then later brings challenges to following a daily routine. March 24th is 7 - Etznab "etz-nob" or Flint: reflection through being introspective, with the Capricorn Moon in harmony with Neptune and Mercury, opposed by Jupiter, challenged by Uranus, and merging with Pluto, which begins with being very sensitive to the moods of others, then being very social and conservative, later feelings of generosity, followed by 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 25th is 8 Cauac "cow-ack" or Storm: balance through recognizing the gifts in adversity, while the Moon in Capricorn harmonizes with Saturn and is challenged by Mars, which shifts from realistic expectations through being calm and reflective, to later with the potential for people to be irritable and have needless disputes. March 26th is 9 - "ah-how" : patience experienced through honoring the wisdom and memory of our ancestors, with Mercury trine Jupiter as great energy for making plans for the future from an overview perspective. This transit does influence us to take the easy way out and avoid difficult intellectual and mental problems. Mercury supported by Jupiter is good for business dealings and signing contracts, as we find our minds are sharper to see opportunities that normally are overlooked. This is optimistic and promotes positive thinking and studying subjects that deal with high level thought such as law, philosophy, religion. Also in the 26th the Aquarius Moon harmonizes with the Sun and Uranus which shifts from feeling balance between our inner and outer worlds to later pleasant yet restless energy that desires emotional excitement. The 27th is 10 - Imix "e-meesh" or Crocodile: manifestation through nurturing new beginnings, with the Moon in Aquarius merging with Venus, challenged by Saturn, and finding support from Mars, which moves from cheerful, warm, gregarious, and wanting to go out and socialize, to later people feeling lonely or isolated, and finally which brings the energy for asserting ourselves in a positive manner and standing our ground if necessary. March 28th is 11 - Ik "eek" or Wind: resolution through communication, while Mercury sextiles Pluto which loves the mysterious and wants to know what cannot be known. Our minds are active in penetrating below the surface in a search for core knowledge and real knowledge in our search for truth. This is great energy for studying psychology, astrology, occult subjects, and healing techniques that are aimed at regeneration. Folks may be certain of their "truths" and engage in trying to convince others who are also certain of their personal truth, so this pairing might be better to focus on our own investigation and save persuading others for another day. Also on the 28th the Pisces Moon merges with Neptune and Mercury, finds support from Jupiter, and harmonizes with Pluto, which moves us 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, to later feelings of inner and outer equanimity, then being very sensitive to the moods of others, and finally positive energy for integrating our thoughts and moods. The 29th is 12 - Akbal "awk-bol" or Night: understanding through contemplating the stars, while Venus trines Mars and squares Saturn. Venus finding support from Mars can have a variety of effects, most of which are favorable. This brings the energy to be assertive without offending others as folks appreciate directness. This brings a nice balance between your need to be an individual with personal wants and needs, and your need to relate with others. Whenever there is contact between Venus and Mars there is the likelihood of an aroused sex drive. People are more likely to be charming and agreeable. It brings the concern that a partner is enjoying the relationship as well, which fulfills an important requirement of a successful sexual connection. A relationship begun at this time has a good chance of lasting, but even if it is a short term liaison, they are usually satisfying and without bitterness at the time of parting. Which should make for an interesting day with Venus square Saturn which can be a day of having difficulty relating to others, feeling cool, reserved, isolated... Many will be reevaluating what they are getting out of their relationships as compared to what they are putting in. If you feel loneliness or depression on the 29th, just realize that this too shall pass. Overall I think these two transits will balance each other out so the highs are not too high and the lows are not too low. Also on the 29th Mercury conjunct Chiron is likely to increase dialogue regarding past wounds and future healing, in Pisces it will probably have some mystical or spiritual quality regarding releasing through surrender of something that no longer serves us. Also on the 29th the Moon in Pisces finds support from Saturn which settles into a more sober and realistic view of life. March 30th is 13 - Kan "con" or Seed or Lizard: movement to the next stage through planting seeds and making new connections, and the second New Moon of the month also known as the Black Moon, this time in the sign of Aries, as it merges with the Sun and Uranus, and is challenged by Jupiter and Pluto. Aries illuminates new beginnings, restlessness, impulsivity, impatience, the self and courage. Moon conjunct Uranus has people feeling impulsive and acting rashly, with moods changing quickly and unexpectedly. Moon square Jupiter brings benevolent and generous feelings for those in our immediate environment, and square Pluto influences folks to have the compulsion to act in ways that may not be good for us in the long run. 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 Aries to consider what area of your life is being activated by this new moon. For me that would be my eleventh house of hopes and dreams but also friends and groups, so I would set an intension related to using this energy. If you were able to use February to let go of the past relationships, situations, and beliefs that no longer serve you, this New Moon in Aries is calling you to embrace your true self and move forward in new directions unencumbered. With Uranus, Jupiter, and Pluto acting on this lunation, this change is likely to unexpected, expansive, and empowering.
So no matter what energies are affecting you during this 1 Road 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 March 31sth 2014 for 1 - Chicchan "chee-chan" or Serpent, with Venus moving into Pisces, and Mercury moving into Aries. 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 metaphysics of April 2014, and providing short Human Design readings to the participants on the "Earth needs Rebels" show on Truth Frequency Radio on April 1st. As always I invite you to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org 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