Thursday, June 5, 2014

Astrology and Mayan Tzolkin for June 4th to June 16th 2014

This is the "Care and feeding of a New World Age" report for Gregorian date of June 4th 2014 for 1 - Oc "awk" or Dog in the Mayan Tzolkin calendar, with Mercury turning retrograde, followed by Neptune turning retrograde, and the Sagittarius Full Moon.
     June 4th 2014 for 1 - Oc "awk" or Dog carries the themes of loyalty, playfulness, sensuality, team work, protection, generosity, warm-heartedness, guidance, commitment, justice, fidelity, consistency, family and friends, and the faithful companion during times of darkness. William and Viola of write "The Yucatec Mayan name for this sign literally means door, portal or gateway and symbolizes the journey we all make from one world to the other, not only in death but also as we transform inwardly and rebirth ourselves. Thus Dog, as our Underworld companion and guide through darkness, represents faith and loyalty surviving even after death." I found that dogs seem to be associated with the afterlife across cultures where the dead were buried. I think that might be because they were scavengers who would dig up graves and when they consumed the corpse they were considered to ingest the soul as well as the flesh of the dead. Anubis was the jackal-headed god of the afterlife in ancient Greece, also portrayed as a black dog. The Greeks and Romans associated Anubis with star Sirius, the brightest star in the sky, known in most mythologies throughout the world as the 'Dog Star'. Cerberus is the three-headed dog who guards the gates of Hades by allowing people to enter but not leave. The three heads may represent the past, present and future, or youth, adulthood, and old age. In ancient Irish mythology references to dogs are numerous which means they were an important symbol to Celts. The dogs were also magical and could heal people by licking their wounds. In Norse mythology the world of the dead is overseen by a monstrous dog, named Garm. In Hinduism and Buddhism there are two dogs, with four eyes each, which accompany Yama, the lord of the dead. They served Yama by looking out for those who are about to die. In Aztec mythology, the departed soul descends to the underworld after death and comes to a river guarded by a yellow dog. Guardian hounds occur widely in shamanic Otherworldly lore. Archaeological evidence and mythology has recurring examples of dogs in the role of 'psycopomps', the guides on the paths to the Otherworld, which is the role they play in Mayan mythology as guides who bare torches to assist humans in their descent into the dark underworld. This Dog trecena or 13 day period is a great time to use faith and courage to illuminate any dark areas in our lives and share our warmhearted guidance to assist others through the door that leads to the light.
    Before I get into the daily energy for 1 - Oc "awk" or Dog, on the 4th all the planets appear to be moving forward from our vantage point on Earth except Saturn and Pluto which appear to move retrograde or in reverse motion. Saturn turned retrograde on March 2nd and turns direct on July 20th. 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 agreed to carry. Pluto represents death, completion, and in Capricorn, the breakdown of structures, to bring about transformation. Pluto in Capricorn is determined in exposing the darkness, destroying the old order, so that we can rise up like the Phoenix from the ashes to soar again. Capricorn is about large structures which includes banks, governments, corporations, and religions. This is a time of a cosmic course correction for the entire planet.
     We have Mercury, and Neptune turning retrograde during the Dog trecena. Mercury turns retrograde on June 7th and will turn direct on July 1st, so most of the month would be a good time to avoid signing contracts or other legal papers, making any major purchases, or even taking a new job. If you can postpone these types of activities the terms will be much clearer after Mercury is moving direct. Mercury retrogrades force us to slow down and pay more attention to our lives by making us focus on the details of our daily experience. When looking at a retrograde cycle of any of the personal or inner planets, it provides information about a correction to our present course. During this report period we have Mercury beginning to travel through the first stage of the retrograde process since 5/23. There are two important points to be aware of in looking at the cycle. We look at the point where the planet appears to move backwards and the point where it appears to move forward again. The first stage represents the shadow time between passing 24 degrees Gemini, the point where the planet will eventually begin moving forward again and the point where the planet slows, stops, and begins moving in reverse, 3 degrees Cancer. During the first stage we receive information about needing to adjust our direction. The second stage is the retrograde phase and is a time to watch the events that occur related to the information received in the 1st stage. The 3rd stage begins when the planet is moving forward again until crossing the line where it originally turned retrograde. During the 3rd stage we move forward with a revision to our previous course. We entered the 1st stage for Mercury on May 23rd, so from then until June 7th, we receive information about an adjustment that needs to be made in our lives. Mercury is retrograde from 6/7 at 3 Cancer until 7/1 at 24 Gemini which will be the time when we will notice events that shift our thinking, and from July 1st to July 16th, we are in the 3rd stage where we implement the change in direction from the awareness gained through experiencing this process. Because Mercury retrogrades from Cancer back into Gemini, I've been discussing the two faces of the trickster. Mercury functions better in Gemini than in Cancer. I'd expect people to change their minds as Mercury changes signs.
    I've discovered that Mercury retrogrades repeat every 79 years, so look for the reoccurrence of themes from 1935, 1856 and 1777. Let's see if those were interesting times. 1935 saw Adolph Hitler's reinstatement of the air force, the Luftwaffe and the rearmament of Nazi Germany, both in violation of the Treaty of Versailles, a Coup D'├ętat attempt in Greece, the Harlem Race riot occurs in New York City after a teenager is brutally beaten, the Great Dust Bowl in the United States, other natural disasters being a 7.1 earthquake in Pakistan killing 40,000 people and the strongest hurricane to make landfall in the United States killing 423, FDR signs the Social Security act, the Congress of Industrial Organizations or CIO is created pushing the cause for industrial unionism, Heinrich Himmler's Lebenborn program is founded to support Nazi eugenics, Mao Zedong called for National United Front against the Japanese invasion, and the rise and fall of gangsters and bank robbers in the USA. 1856 brought an increase in the conflicts between pro-slavery and anti-slavery forces with armed conflicts particularly in Kansas, and senator Charles Sumner being beaten with a cane by congressman Preston Brooks for Sumner's speech attacking southerners who sympathized with the pro-slavery violence in Kansas rendering Sumner unable to return to duty for three years and Brooks becoming a hero across the south. The Taiping Rebellion, the Second Opium War, and the Anglo-Persian War were also events during 1856. 1856 was the time period when Neptune was last in Pisces, as it is currently, which was a time of more compassion for the suffering of slaves in the United States, but also more opposition to that compassion. Which currently seems to be being played out in the theme of Wealth Inequality, which if all your income only pays for survival needs then isn't that a form of enslavement? And of course here in the United States we have millionaire legislators, who are voting for corporate interests over their constituents' needs. Perhaps this will be a time of change particularly given the Year of the Horse. I was reading recently that the 1% is becoming fearful of America erupting in a way that is similar to the French Revolution. 1777 saw the American Revolution becoming more heated with the Continental Army operating as an organized fighting unit. Interestingly tactics that we look at as carried out by patriots in history, would now be acts of terrorism from our modern viewpoint, such as attaching a time bomb to the hull of the HMS Eagle or placing cannons on Dorchester Heights overlooking Boston Harbor. These are themes of the Trickster archetype, to use cleverness and covert actions rather than attempt to battle a more powerful adversary on its own terms. During most of 1777, Pluto was in Capricorn, dismantling power structures that have out grown their usefulness, which is the last time period Pluto was in Capricorn until 2008, where it remains today. Clearly we are looking at cycles within cycles, the players have changed roles, but the themes of a decaying empire collapsing under its own weight, with individuals employing tactics of cleverness over direct confrontation, the oppressive power of fascist governments, economic decline increasing the chasm between the elite and the struggling throngs, and the growing compassion for those left without a voice are the fabric of our times.
    If you look at the house of your astrological chart that contains 24 degrees of Gemini  to 3 degrees of Cancer, you can find the theme where you will experience revisions, reviews and rethinking of the characteristics represented by that house. For me, Mercury will move back and forth across my ascendant between my twelfth house of secrets, sorrows and self-undoing, the House of Karma, and my first house of the self, mannerisms, style, disposition, and temperament, as well as physical characterizes, so I expect this cycle to provide new information about how I dawn on people through a series of completions and new beginnings. No matter where the Mercury retrograde occurs in your chart, this often leads to changing choices, goals, and directions. In the world look for the themes of completion through emotional review of the past particularly related to the security of home and family, while in Cancer the first face of the Trickster, and then communications will turn towards topics like intelligence, adaptability, responsiveness, short distance travel, curiosity, fickleness, and duality when Mercury moves through Gemini where it's in the sign of its rulership, representing the second face of the Trickster. All the Mercury retrogrades in 2014 will move from a water sign to an air sign: Pisces to Aquarius, Cancer to Gemini, and finally Scorpio to Libra.
    As we began June Mercury slows down and turns retrograde at 3 degrees Cancer on the 7th. When a planet slows down to a stop from our perspective here on earth, that planet is considered to be at the peak of its power and Mercury being at the peak of its power reminds me that the Greek god Hermes, who the Romans renamed to Mercury, was also the trickster god. He was the messenger of the Gods and if you weren't on his good side you might not get your message or it might be altered to mean something different than was intended. In mythology the trickster is a god, goddess, woman, man, animal or spirit that creates mischief by playing tricks and acting outside of the accepted rules of their community. I can cover the trickster archetype in depth later in the broadcast if there is time, but I do want share this quote from Joseph Campbell "Almost all non-literate mythology has a trickster-hero of some kind. . . . And there’s a very special property in the trickster: he always breaks in, just as the unconscious does, to trip up the rational situation. He’s both a fool and someone who’s beyond the system. And the trickster represents all those possibilities of life that your mind hasn’t decided it wants to deal with. The mind structures a lifestyle, and the fool or trickster represents another whole range of possibilities. He doesn’t respect the values that you’ve set up for yourself, and smashes them. . . . The fool is the breakthrough of the absolute into the field of controlled social orders." And that is a great description for Mercury retrograde. It also contains a formula for confronting a much more powerful foe. Being cunning over fighting on their terms.
    Neptune in Pisces is slowing to a stop as it prepares to turn retrograde on June 9th. When a planet is stopped it is said to be at the peak of its power, so Neptune at the peak of its power in its own sign of Pisces during the beginning of June is seeking transcendence through spiritual experiences. This will be a time to use spiritual practices to keep us grounded as we expand our intuition and consciousness. This will be important energy to nurture as we are in the middle of four years of the challenging Uranus Pluto squares that have been affecting us as a collective and as individuals. These squares between Uranus and Pluto will continue to shake our very foundation through the unexpected rebellion of the individual (Uranus in Aries) challenging the decaying power structure (Pluto in Capricorn). Obviously this will be a difficult time of upheaval, destruction, death, unexpected change, natural disasters, violence and war, so finding our own peace in our connection to spirit will be an important quality to cultivate now for the tumultuous road ahead.
     Ok let's look at the daily vibrational energy for this trecena. June 4th 2014 for 1 - Oc "awk" or Dog: unity experienced through enjoying family and friends, with Venus sextile Neptune inspiring creative and romantic imagination, and is very nice energy between the planet of romantic love and her higher octave the planet of unconditional love. This might be a time when we experience universal love through our personal relationships. This is also very creative and imaginative energy, that seeks and appreciates beauty. Exposure to art, music, or poetry could help renew our consciousness during the pleasant dreamy fog of this transit. Also being in a pleasant environment such as beautiful spot in the country, a lovely garden, or looking at a majestic view will be very powerful during this transit. Neptune my give us a deeper sensitivity to the feelings and needs of our loved ones, which we are more than likely going to want to satisfy. Some may have the feeling of a soul union with another during this alignment. This is a good day to indulge in daydreams and fantasies. Also on the 4th the Virgo Moon is in harmony with Mercury which is very social and having lots of conversations, lots of chatting with friends, neighbors, coworkers... The 5th is 2 - Chuen "shoe-in" or Monkey: duality experienced through creating something new, with the 1st quarter Moon in Virgo opposed by Neptune, finding support from Venus and Pluto, challenged by the Sun, and in harmony with Saturn, which shifts from feeling sensitive emotionally but confused regarding the accuracy of what's being felt, to enjoying social interactions with others, then feeling on a deeper more intense level under the influence of Pluto, later we encounter challenges to our daily routines, and finally wanting to be alone in our thoughts and feelings. June 6th is 3 - Eb "eb" or Road : taking action through serving your community, while the Sun sextile Uranus makes the day more interesting, from our encounters with others being more illuminating, to enlightened experiences while moving through our normal routine. This stimulates our curiosity and imaginations. Folks are quick witted and conversations are lively, but they also may be less tolerant of any restrictions. Under this influence it's more important to be true to your authentic individual self, than meeting other people's expectations. Also on the 6th the Virgo Moon harmonizes with Jupiter which brings good feelings and congenial social interactions. The 7th is 4 - Ben "ben" or Reed or Corn: stability through maintaining the home, when Mercury turns retrograde at 3 degrees Cancer. Even folks who don't follow astrology are aware of Mercury's retrograde effect on communication, technology and travel. This begins a time that shifts our review of information below the surface, with a focus on the Cancerian themes of security, home and family, until it returns to Gemini on the 17th. From the 7th to July 1st would be a good time to avoid signing contracts or other legal papers, making any major purchases, or even taking a new job. If you can postpone these types of activities the terms will be much clearer after Mercury is moving direct. The retrograde cycle provides information about a change or correction in our cosmic course. In the sign of Cancer, the themes of powerful feelings, emotional awareness, and intuition, guiding our adjustments within our homes and families will be particularly apparent and could have a profound effect on our lives. Also the Mercury Cancer combination can have our moods impacting our ability to think logically. People may be more sensitive and take what is said personally. We would benefit by being conscious of our emotional state when making appointments or calls to avoid upsetting others. The timing will be better once Mercury returns to Gemini in 10 days. Also on the 7th the Libra Moon is challenged by Mercury and Pluto, and merges with Mars which shifts from folks being critical in their communications particularly with the people they have intimate relationships with, to later 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. June 8th is 5 - Ix "eesh" or Jaguar: empowerment through enjoying nature, while Venus trines Pluto which is a day when we might hear from or contemplate contacting a former lover. With Pluto involved this intensifies our emotional expression, as emotions come to the surface that can now be meaningfully expressed to your loved ones. This alignment deepens our emotions and can make relationships intense. It's quite likely people will feel love more strongly under this transit and express those feelings to the object of their affection. Sexual desires also increase under the Venus Pluto connection. This is not an intellectual experience, but rather love expressed through mind, body, and emotions. This transit can produce profound insights that reveal the inner workings of our relationships. Beginning a relationship during this transit indicates that the connection will feel quite intense as if being drawn together by some magical power. This can be a good relationship as long as the couple recognizes that the compulsive quality will wear off before the pairing solidifies into a long term relationship. This transit is great for artistic work because the emotional intensity characteristic can be harnessed in work that reveals the inner depth of the artists soul. Also on the 8th the Sun squares Chiron illuminating our wounds so we can consciously address what needs to be healed. Also on the 8th the Moon in Libra is opposed by Uranus, finds support from the Sun, and is challenged by Jupiter which moves from folks being emotionally excitable and impulsive, to later feeling a sense of inner harmony which is mirrored in the outside world, and finally benevolent and generous feelings for those in our immediate environment. The 9th is 6 - Men "men" or Eagle: being in the flow through seeing from a higher perspective, with Neptune turns retrograde which brings spirituality and creativity, but also delusions while the lord of the sea is at the peak of his power and in the sign of Pisces, which he rules. Neptune pushes us to transcend the physical world to connect with our higher purpose and spiritual transformation, but also encourages escapism as some will seek unconsciousness while others to awaken. If you have planets at 7 degrees Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, or Pisces, Neptune virtually standing still at 7 degrees since late April until late July could bring confusion, inspiration, insanity, feeling drained, a longing to escape, or any combination of these during its three months of fog. Also on the 9th Saturn trines Chiron brings energy to heal wounds related to limitation. Also on the 9th the Scorpio Moon finds support from Mercury and Neptune which shift from feeling in touch with our emotions and expressing them to others, to later fantasies and daydreams distracting us from accomplishing routine tasks. June 10th is 7 - Cib "keeb" or Wisdom: reflection through introspection, meditation and forgiveness, with the Moon in Scorpio in harmony with Pluto, opposed by Venus, merging with Saturn, and finding support from Jupiter, which moves from experiencing deep emotions on a profound level, to pleasant energy for enjoying sensual experiences and rich food with a caution against overindulgence, then later wanting to be alone in our thoughts and feelings, and finally feelings of inner and outer equanimity. The 11th is 8 - Caban "kah-ban" or Earth: balance through gratitude for Mother Earth, with the Sagittarius Moon makes no major angles all day, which does not favor major decisions or purchases, but is good to use for resting to assimilate this latest round of energy and experiences.  June 12th is 9 - Etznab "etz-nob" or Flint: patience experienced through being introspective, with the Moon in Sagittarius challenged by Neptune, in harmony with Mars, and finding support from Uranus, which moves from daydreams and fantasies feeling more important than reality, to later havings the desire to work independently from others, and finally having the impulse to engage in activities that make us feel more alive. The 13th is 10 - Cauac "cow-ack" or Storm: manifestation through recognizing the gifts in adversity, while we have the Sagittarius Full Moon at 22 degrees opposing the Gemini Sun and Mercury in early Cancer. Full moons are a time of tension as the Sun in Gemini is about balancing thought, self expression, which can include imposing a point of view on another, with the Moon in Sagittarius, representing a wider perspective of philosophy and mental expression. This is not as difficult as other full moons. We do have Mercury in opposition to this lunation which can bring some people feeling a real conflict between feelings and reason and others having fruitful expressions of their deeper awareness either internally or with another. Also on the 13th Venus opposes Saturn and sextiles Chiron, which opposed Saturn can bring a sense of conflict between our duties and discipline, and our desire for socializing and enjoying friendships. Somehow even if we can get away from our obligations, we can't fully enjoy ourselves. Saturn can be cold, leaving us feeling lonely even in the presence of those we love and enjoy. Don't take these feelings to seriously, this is a short term transit, and only effects us for a few days. Relationships will make us aware of aspects of ourselves that we prefer not face. And Venus sextile Chiron which may influence folks to express their wounding from past relationships and become aware of these past experiences to allow healing through talking through what is now conscious and ready to be released. June 14th is 11 - Ahau "ah-how" or Sun: resolution through honoring the wisdom and memory of our ancestors, while Mars squares Pluto which continues to ramp up the intensity being the peak of this expression of aggression, unexpected rebellion, and transformation. 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 on the 14th the Capricorn Moon harmonizes with Neptune and Saturn, merges with Pluto, is challenged by Mars and Uranus, and finds support from Venus, which brings complicated emotional energy as the day moves from being very sensitive to the moods of others, to we have more intense moods rising to the surface from deep in our psyches with people feeling irritable which could lead to needless disputes, then later people are likely to act hasty and jump to conclusions, followed by realistic expectations through being calm and reflective, and finally enjoying pleasant feelings and social interactions. The 15th is 12 - Imix "e-meesh" or Crocodile: understanding through nurturing new beginnings, with the Moon in Capricorn opposed by Jupiter which brings feelings of generosity. June 16th is 13 - Ik "eek" or Wind: movement to the next stage through communication, with the Aquarius Moon finding support from Mars, stimulated by Uranus, and challenged by Saturn which shifts from the desire to work independently from others, to later pleasant yet restless feelings craving emotional excitement to do something outside the daily routine, and finally people feeling lonely or isolated.
    So no matter what energies are affecting you during this 1 Dog 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.
   We here at New World Birth, wish to thank Sharon Jorgenson for her contributions over the past two years, in proofreading, suggesting topics to feature in these videos, and as an extra set of eyes reviewing charts for readings. We wish her the very best in her new adventure.

    Thank you for checking out New World Birth. The next segment of "Care and feeding of a New World Age" will be on June 17th 2014 for 1 - Akbal "awk-bol" or Night, with Mercury retrograding into Gemini, the Sun entering Cancer for the Solstice, Venus moving into Gemini, and the Cancer New Moon. 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 July 2014, and providing short Human Design readings to the participants of the "Earth needs Rebels" show on Truth Frequency Radio on Tuesday July 1st. As always I invite you to contact me at if you have any questions or wish to schedule a reading. I am providing readings and wish to make this service available to the greatest amount of folks, so I’ve created three options with three levels of compensation. These readings are designed to provide information to help you navigate these difficult times. At the basic level we will look at your human design chart to help you understand how to use your individual strategy and authority in making life decisions based on your unique design. I include the next three months of astrological transits as they relate to your natal and progressed astrology charts, along with the human design reading at the middle level. At the top level the human design and astrological transit reading will be recorded and sent to you as an MP3 file to be downloaded to your computer. So if you've been thinking about getting a reading, please contact me, as I would like to provide you a reading during these uncertain times. You will need to be able to either call me in Maine in the U.S.A. or connect with Skype to receive your reading. 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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