Saturday, February 22, 2014

Human Design Weekly Neutrino Forecast for February 23rd to March 1st 2014

This is the "Weekly Neutrino Forecast for February 23rd to March 1st 2014".
    Human Design is based on four ancient wisdom systems as a bridge to understanding our potential, to discover our path to making decisions that are correct for us as individuals: those are the traditions of Astrology, the I'Ching, the Hindu Brahmin Chakra system, and Kabalistic Tree of Life. You're probably wondering how these systems work together in HD? We start by looking at the position of the Sun, Moon, Planets, and Nodes as we would in astrology, except instead of relating them to the Zodialogical constellations and each other by the angles they make, we look at them in relation to the hexagrams of the I'Ching, which are then mapped to specific locations in the body graph. On February 23rd we have the Sun in Pisces and also in the 55th hexagram. The shapes inside the body graph are called centers and represent the next stage in our evolution as humans from having seven chakras to having nine centers. The pathways between the centers are called channels and are from the Kabala. The black strips of paper in this diagram represent the gates activated by the Sun, Planets, and Nodes regardless if they form a channel. I'm not going to follow the moon with this demonstration, because it moves so fast that it activates three to four gates a day.
     The Sun in the 55th hexagram is mapped to an opening in an energy channel called a gate, which is the 55th gate of "Spirit (Abundance); Abundance is strictly a question of spirit", located on the Solar Plexus center in a individual energy path called "The Channel of Emoting" that connects to the 39. I have found HD to be so amazingly accurate that I use it as my primary tool when I provide readings. We have the following hanging gates or potentials on February 23rd; the Sun in the 55th gate, the Earth in the 59th gate, North node in the 50th gate and the South Node in the 3, Mercury in the 49th gate, Venus in the 61, Mars in the 50, Jupiter in the 39, Saturn in the 43, Uranus in the 21, Neptune in the 55, and Pluto in the 38. Obviously not every gate activation forms a channel, but this information can be very helpful if you know your own Human Design chart, because some of these transits will form channels with potentials in your personal body graph. You can get your HD chart by going to jovianarchive.com, clicking on the button that says "Get your free Rave Chart", and entering your birth information.
     Also this week we have Jupiter in the 39 connecting with Neptune in the 55 bringing the Channel of Emoting, until March 14th, which will be a time period when people feel pressure in the form of an emotional wave. The best way to deal with this level of sensitivity is to appreciate the lows as well as the highs. Recognizing that it is all part of our human experience and is temporary for those of us who don't have this channel in our birth charts. This can bring lessons that yield wisdom as long as we can stay present in moving from hope to despair and back to hope in this cycle. We can tap into great creativity by fueling our melancholy or feeling "blue" into some form of artistic expression. This brings deeply romantic and acoustic sensitivity so listening to music or talking with a loved one is favored.
February 23rd starts with the Sun in the 5th line of the 55th hexagram where it is detrimented and described as "Growth: An integrative openness that in its broad acceptance of advice may be eventually eclipsed. An emotional openness where the spirit is at risk from conditioning." Then later the Sun moves into the 6th line of the 55th hexagram at 7:37 am EST. The Sun in the 55.6 is "Selfishness: exalted: Acquisition obsession that though alienating, is still indirectly beneficial materially to others. The possibility of finding spirit through materialism. detrimented: Where the material abundance exists, but no one gets to share the light. The possibility that materialism becomes obsessive with a 'mean' spirit that will not share."
On the 24th the Sun moves from 55 into the 37 and the Earth moves from the 59 into the 40. This shift happens at 5:58 am EST with the Sun in the 37th gate of "Friendship (The Family); The manifestation macro and micro-cosmically of the organic nature of communities".  The 37.1 is "The mother/father: A position of inherent respect that ensures a focus for the development of guidelines. exalted: Harmony is the key to successful maintenance of relationships. It is only through harmony that the beauty and values of the family can endure. friendship that is rooted in sensitivity and ensures harmony. detrimented: No planet in detriment." The 1st, 2nd, and 3rd line days people look inward and are absorbed with their own process. The theme of a first line day is fear. Fear that needs to be investigated. A day to study, not to act. Day to look into things, not jump. Good day to deal with things you don't understand, can't make sense of or don't know. The 40-37, along with the 34-20 and the 43-23 is one of the three polarities that form a channel, and with the Sun Earth axis in the 37-40 we have the Channel of Community until March 1st. This definition brings the energy where people will wonder where they belong in the scheme of things and then try to live that out. It will be a time of thinking about marriage and family as the foundation of community. Fairness becomes more important under the influence of the Channel of Community. Balance becomes important in all aspects of life. People will explore how they fit into their community and on a mystical level, where they fit in the universe and what their true purpose is. Also on the 24th retrograde Mercury moves from 49 into the 13. Mercury is the messenger of the Gods, communication, expansion of human consciousness through communications not just as words but also music. What do you need to communicate in this life? We communicate the message of the design Mercury through the medium of the personality Mercury. When Mercury is in the 13 we communicate about "The listener (The Fellowship of Man); Universal ideas and values in an ordered framework which inspires humanistic cooperation." Being retrograde Mercury enters the 6th line where it is detrimented in "The optimist: The ability to accept any limited interaction as a necessary step towards greater union. detrimented: Naivet√©. The translation of mutual interest into universality. The belief that mutual interests can be projected on others".

On the 25th the Sun moves into the 2nd line of the 37th hexagram at 4:20 am EST. The Sun in the 37.2 is keynoted as "Responsibility: exalted: The understanding of the principal of individual responsibility as the foundation for successful cooperation. The possibility of friendship through individual responsibility. detrimented: A tendency to point out the responsibility of others. The possibility that friendship will lead to pointing out the responsibilities of others". Second line day everyone is waiting for something. Waiting for the call. People are struck in their own trip. Not a great day to have a party because no one will want to come.

On the 26th the Sun moves into the 3rd line of the 37 at 2:42 am EST. Which is "Evenhandedness: The success of any group is dependent on maintaining order. exalted: The ability to judge what behavior is appropriate and react in a balanced manner to transgressions. The possibility to have the sensitivity to know what behavior is appropriate in a relationship. detrimented: An ironic tendency to either test incessantly the borders of acceptability or to respond to the very same tendency in others with severity. The possible lack of sensitivity to what behavior is appropriate." Third line days, be careful on the roads. Be careful of those swinging doors. 3rd line day is about trial and error and things bump into you. It's a good material day. A good day to do business and work on the material plane, but you also have to be careful because things can go wrong. Things that lead to discovery.

On the 27th the Sun moves into the 4th line of the 37 at 1:05 am EST, where the Sun is described as "Leadership by example: Any member of the family may take on a leading role through exemplary behavior. exalted: The manifestation of the highest principles in everyday practical affairs. The possibility of the highest principles in all relationships resulting in a leadership role. detrimented: A conservatism that generally only accepts the leadership of the father, who may or may not be a valued role model. The possibility of being insensitive to the leadership of anyone other than those accepted by tradition." Four lines change from inward perspective to looking around. Themes of friendship, of companionship, of networking. great for social interaction. People are more open to networking, to being friendly and social. Ra "We can always take advantage of the themes of the day." Later on the 27th the Sun moves into the 5th line of the 37th hexagram at 11:28 pm EST. The Sun in the 37.5 is described as "Love: Natural and unaffected devotion to the family. exalted: Natural harmony and perfect sharing. Natural harmony and sharing possible through friendship. detrimented: Emotional dependency that often turns love into hatred. The possibly of dependence turning love into hate." Fifth line day is heretical, a day of suspicion, also a day of universalization. Something can leak out and spread very rapidly like a virus. Youtube video where suddenly there's 3,000,000 viewings. But there is a great deal of suspicion and paranoia on a 5th line day, which impacts the nature of relationships. Also projection or seduction.

On the 28th the Sun moves into the 6th line of the 37th hexagram at 9:52 pm EST. The Sun in the 37.6 is "Purpose: The energy to maintain the family is enhanced by recognizing its values. exalted: The gift of not only recognizing the inner meaning of the family but an appreciation for its values. The possibility of extending friendships through the appreciation of its value. detrimented: A need for diversity that may ignore the achievements of the family in favor of withdrawal. The need for diversity that despite appreciation will prefer casual friendships." Sixth line day "not to get struck with your head in the clouds because you'll end up having something bang into your kneecaps." A day where there is a real lack of focus of what's going on around you. Like a 3rd line day there are certain dangers. Not seeing the car coming. Not seeing the bill coming.

March 1st the Sun moves from 37 into the 63 and the Earth moves from the 40 into the 64. This shift happens at 8:17 pm EST with the Sun in the 63rd gate of "Doubt (After completion); In the spiral of life, all ends are beginnings". The Sun is exalted in the 63.1 as "Composure: The quality of personality where achievement is accepted with equanimity and where continued development is allowed to take its natural course. Acceptance of achievement but doubt whether continued development will take place." The theme of a first line day is fear. Fear that needs to be investigated. A day to study, not to act. Day to look into things, not jump. Good day to deal with things you don't understand, can make sense of or don't know. Also on the 1st Venus moves from the 61 to the 60. In HD, Venus is very powerful and deeply misunderstood. It brings morality, natural law in which we deal with the other and the consequences of the world around us. What disturbs you at a moral level? The moral dilemma you're going to work with in your life. If you do not act with moral clarity, Venus can be nasty in its retribution. In the 60, Venus is about the morality of "Acceptance (Limitation)". Venus is exalted in the 1st line of the 60, "Acceptance, the ability to maintain inner harmony when confronted by external limitations. Harmonic energy that can deal with external limitations." With Venus in the 60 and the South Node in the 3 we have the Channel of Mutation until March 8th that is "a design of energy which initiates and fluctuates - Pulse." This definition brings an unexpected quantum leap that something new comes into the world if we are physically present. This is about evolution that comes through radical change. It brings pressure to change the way things are done, but because it operates as a pulse the timing is unpredictable. This may be a time period when folks could unexpectedly change their whole direction in life. Which in turn has a ripple effect on others, forcing them to grow and adapt to the shifting landscape of their relationships, which ultimately leads to empowerment. This like the channel of emoting is individual, acoustic, and comes with the quality of melancholy.  This also brings Sacral definition, which is unfamiliar to non-sacral types: Projectors, Manifestors, and Reflectors, so it's paramount that those forks follow their strategy and authority. With this transit we are likely to see people moving from order to chaos and back. With
sacral definition this could be deeply frustrating as we experience instability, potential darkness, and the tension of feeling stuck. Staying present in the now and following your strategy and authority could lead to feeling as though we emerge as a fresh new person through riding this pulse in the week ahead.
    This week the Sun begins moving through hexagrams 37, 63, 22, and 36 which are the gates associated with the "Mitra" god's head. We continue through the quarter of initiation so we are exploring the qualities of the mind as it relates to the form. How the Personality relates to the Design, being a mind in body. Mitra or Mithra was an important Indo-Iranian divinity, that is derived from the common noun mitra meaning covenant, treaty, agreement, or promise, and in Sanskrit means friend, which of course is also the meaning of the 37th hexagram, the gate of friendship. So this is about a contract between form and what sustains form. The mind sets up a series of contracts, and we begin with the 37 which is tribal, with its themes of resources and support, so it asks "If I'm alive, will I get what I need in life?", whether it's stimulating people, interesting things to do, answers to my questions, but ultimately now that I've been born into form will it work out on the most basic level of food, clothing, and shelter, as well as the bigger questions.  If we go back to our ancestors, Mitra is the energy of having an agreement to have what we need to live. They interpreted it as a relationship with God, a commitment with god to be the sustainer. In reality this is the Neutrinos moving through space carrying a particular intelligent quality, that the mind turns into a story to try to know the unknowable. The repetition of the Sun's movement around the wheel becomes a belief system that we are going to have something greater than ourselves to take care of us. This is the mind taking control and asking questions of the way things work, and then it gets manipulated into a belief system, that has the possibility of transformation or not. Can there be consciousness in this form? Three out of the four gates are in the Solar Plexus, Mitra is about awareness. We talked about the global cycles last week related to the movement of the precession of the equinoxes from the 37.1 to the 55.6 in 2027. Which of course would also be represented in the movement from the Mitra god's head into Kali, movement from a covenant with god, society, the tribe, and governments, that shifts to change of the individual in the field of time through birth, death and resurrection. Interplay between spirit and matter is the theme of Mitra, but with the global cycles shift into the 55 the energetic backs into the hexagram of "pure spirit" and the realm of Kali.
    So no matter what energies are conditioning you during the fourth week of February, 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 truly present 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 the "Weekly Neutrino Forecast" will be for March 2nd 2014 and be available on the 1st, when we will continue to look at the influence of the heavenly bodies as they transit the sky and the hexagrams of the I'Ching. We'll discuss the definitions of the channel of emoting and the channel of mutation. You can check us out on Facebook, and YouTube. I encourage you to share this information as videos or text as widely as you choose. I'll also be discussing the transits of March 2014 and providing short Human Design readings to the participants of the "Earth needs Rebels" show on Orion Talk Radio on Monday March 3rd. I invite you to contact me at newworldbirth@yahoo.com if you have any questions or wish to schedule a reading. 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 - and as Ra would say "love yourself".

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Astrology and Mayan Tzolkin for February 20th to March 4th 2014

This is the "Care and feeding of a New World Age" report for Gregorian date of February 20th 2014 for 1 - Cimi "key-mee" or Transformation in the Mayan Tzolkin calendar, with Mercury turning direct, the Pisces New Moon, and Mars and Saturn turning retrograde.
     February 20th 2014 for 1 - Cimi "key-mee" or Transformation carries the themes of death and rebirth, forgiveness, surrender, guidance of women through pregnancy, new beginnings through the release of what no longer serves us, psychic abilities and self actualization. The transformation day sign speaks of a choice to follow our heart's intuition and the wisdom of our ancestors, nature and Mother Earth or the path of ego and the dialogue of our chattering mind. I believe we all chose to incarnate during this time of intense transformation, so it is important that we flow with the cosmic changes. That's the reason for sharing these reports, so that you'll have the information to prepare for difficult time periods but also to savor the times when the energy is allowing an ease in the opening/expansion of consciousness. A reading will dial that in for you on a much deeper personal level, but these reports have good overall information for navigating these uncertain times. There may be growing pains associated with transformation but I believe it is resistance to these evolutionary shifts that creates suffering.
     March is the third month and with the digits for 2014, when added together we get 10, then we add 1 + 0 to tell us that this is a one month in numerology, which tells us we are at a point of new beginnings. February was a nine month and March is a one month this year, this is the time of a critical shift with new directions, goals, and purpose. The 10 and the 1 are represented by the Wheel of Fortune and Magician Archetypes in the Tarot cards. The Wheel of Fortune is about prosperity and abundance that comes from being objective, flexible and creative. To quote Ruth Ross "All prosperity begins in the mind and is dependent only upon the full use of our creative imaginations." The 1 card is the Magician which represents the principal of communication, represented by the god Mercury. With his planetary representative turning direct during this trecena.  Words were originally magic. Another quote to illustrate this comes from Starhawk, "Language shapes consciousness, and the use of language to shape consciousness is an important branch of magic." So March represents the beginning of a new cycle which comes into being through our communications leading us towards prosperity by being flexible, objective, and creative. Another thing I find interesting about this year is we had two new moons in January, none in February, and another two new moons in March. This sets powerful new energies in motion that required the numerological nine month of February to release the old and 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, so in March we can move forward unencumbered.
    Before I get into the daily energy for 1- Transformation, on the 20th all the planets appear to move forward from our vantage point on Earth except Mercury and Jupiter, which appear to move retrograde or in reverse motion.  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. Jupiter turns direct on March 6th, taking time to build momentum to move forward in expanding the themes of Cancer such as security, home and family, which have been reviewed and revised during Jupiter's retrograde since early November. Mercury turned retrograde February 6th and turns direct on the 28th, so the beginning of this trecena 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.
    The big change for the Cimi trecena is that Mars turns retrograde on March 1st, followed by Saturn on March 2nd. Mars appears to move in reverse on the 1st. Of course planets don't really move backward. It's more like when you are in a car, passing a slower car, that car appears to move backwards relative to distant landmarks on the horizon. So during this trecena, Mars appears to slow down, stop and begin to move in reverse, which is called retrograde by astrologers. When a planet appears stopped, it is said to be at the peak of its power. 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, which I personally despise. 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. 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. Mars began the 1st stage of offering us a course correction on 12/26/13 when it first crossed the point in the zodiac where it will eventually begin moving forward again at 9 Libra, from then to 3/1/14 we are gathering information and energy related to an upcoming change of course. On the 1st Mars begins the 2nd stage which lasts until 5/19/14, where the retrograde movement has us going back over the details from the 1st stage, as we have experiences that give us an indication of what needs to change in our lives. As an aside, sexual relationships that begin during a Mars retrograde cycle may be less than satisfying. Mars turns direct on 5/19 and begins the 3rd stage which lasts until 7/21 which is the time to implement the course correction that we will become aware of through this process. To understand how you will personally be impacted, look at the area governed by the house of your astrological chart that contains the arc between 9 and 27 degrees Libra. Mythological Mars, is the Roman counterpart to Aries, the Greek god of war, bloodshed, and violence. Homer portrayed him as moody and unreliable, and representing the chaos of war, where as Athena was the goddess of military strategy and skill. Mars seems to be more of a berserker than a soldier. Retrograde Mars in Libra has us reviewing our partnerships, new relationships and friendships, particularly to get them moving in the correct direction.

    Then on the 2nd Saturn turns retrograde. Saturn appears to be slowing down at the opening of this thirteen day period prior to appearing to move retrograde or in reverse motion from the perspective of the Earth on March 2nd at 23 degrees of Scorpio. So during the beginning of the 1 - Transformation trecena, Saturn is stopping and at the peak of its power. 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. This is very different than Saturn in Libra. In Libra, Saturn had people trying to determine whether they can make a deeper commitment in their relationships or cut their losses before Saturn in Scorpio turns an annoyance into excruciating pain. Now people who did not make a commitment one way or the other in their relationships, are finding they are being forced to face the music and address the unpleasant issues they have been avoiding. These can be very difficult and often painful decisions. For me following my strategy and authority from my Human Design chart has been an amazing tool in making any decision during this time of uncertainty, where the consequences of choice will effect years to come. Saturn takes 29 years to make a complete orbit so we're talking several decades to fix some of these decisions. But that will be plenty of time to really understand the repercussions of choice for good or ill.
   Saturn entered into its retrograde shadow period on November 26, 2013 when it reached the point it will eventually turn direct at 16 degrees Scorpio, which brought us a period of time where we received information regarding our commitments that comes up for review under Saturn's retrograde period from March 2nd to July 20th in 2014. This ultimately will yield a change in course regarding these themes during the period from July 20th to October 25th. This retrograde will also intensify the connection between Saturn and Pluto, with Saturn in Pluto's sign of Scorpio and Pluto in Saturn's sign of Capricorn, we have mutual reception between the two planets. Mutual reception means that Pluto and Saturn are strengthening and supporting each other while Saturn remains in Scorpio. That's the next three years. When I think of Saturn and Pluto teaming up the words "karmic judgment" come to mind. To understand how you will be personally impacted, look at the area governed by the house of your astrological chart that contains the arc between 16 and 23 degrees of Scorpio. For me that is my sixth house of health and service, so Saturn wants me to seriously work on how I can better serve people and make choices to increase health. Saturn is the Roman counterpart to the Greek god Cronus. Something interesting about Saturn, he underwent a metamorphosis in his meaning in the pantheon of gods. Originally he was the god of generation, dissolution, plenty, wealth, agriculture, renewal and liberation, which are themes currently more associated in astrology with Jupiter, who is Saturn's son. Saturn's reign was depicted as a golden age of peace and plenty, and was associated with Roman festivals of feasting, free speech, gift giving and revelry, while with his consort Rhea. But when he was associated with the goddess who received bloodied weapons of enemies destroyed in war, Lua, we see the more familiar saturnian qualities of limitation and restriction. 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.
    Ok let's look at the daily vibrational energy for this trecena. February 20th 2014 for 1 - Cimi "key-mee" or Transformation: unity experienced through releasing what no longer serves us, as the Scorpio Moon finds support from the Sun, Neptune, and Jupiter, and is in harmony with Pluto. The day's emotional influence moves from feeling a sense of inner harmony which is mirrored in the outside world, to fantasies and daydreams distracting us from accomplishing routine tasks, then later feelings of inner and outer equanimity, and finally experiencing deep emotions on a profound level. The 21st is 2 - Manik "man-eek" or Deer: duality experienced through being of service to others, as the Moon in Scorpio is challenged by Mercury, in harmony with Venus, and merges with Saturn, which moves from our moods influencing our ability to think rationally, to wanting to be with friends and the people we love, and finally wanting to be alone in our thoughts and feelings. February 22nd is 3 - Lamat "la-maught" or Star or Rabbit: taking action through being grateful for abundant relationships, while the Sagittarius last quarter Moon is challenged by the Sun and Neptune, and finds support from Uranus. The day goes from encountering challenges to our daily routines, to daydreams and fantasies feeling more important than reality, and finally having the impulse to engage in activities that make us feel more alive. The 23rd is 4 - Muluc "moo-luke" or Offering: stability through appreciating creation, with the Sun conjunct Neptune which with Neptune in the early degrees of Pisces, it feels like he is there to welcome the other planets to his watery realm in the sign ruled by the lord of the seas. Expanded consciousness, awareness of unseen energies, intuition, and greater sensitivity are themes for the next month, with the Sun transiting the sign of mysticism. When the Sun merges with Neptune, there are two distinct sides of this transit, but being Neptune, it will be difficult to grasp which one we are experiencing. The first is that our awareness gets stimulated, which often brings difficulty thinking rationally. It brings a heightened sensitivity and people will feel like they know each other more intuitively. Which increases our compassion. It's as if our separateness dissolves and we become them somehow. Which reminds me of the Mayan saying "In Lak’ech" which means "I am another you". Overall this energy is great for helping people. It also favors an interest in the occult or spiritual activities in hopes of understanding the deeper truths hidden behind the veil of the mundane world. The down side of this transit is all that sensitivity may lead folks to feel psychologically exhausted, wanting to avoid interactions in our daily world and instead engage our private inner world, with the possibility of daydreaming on one end of the spectrum to avoiding reality through alcohol and/or drug usage. Our bodies are more sensitive during this transit so the effects of substances may be more difficult to control. Meditation and quiet contemplation would be better channels for this energetic. Also on the 23rd the Moon in Sagittarius harmonizes with Mercury which brings lots of chatting with friends, neighbors, coworkers... and so on. February 24th is 5 - Oc "awk" or Dog: empowerment through enjoying family and friends, with 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. Also on the 24th the Moon harmonizes with Mars, Neptune, and the Sun, which influences our emotions from having the desire to work independently from others, to being very sensitive to the moods of others, and then feeling balance between our inner and outer worlds. The 25th is 6 - Chuen "shoe-in" or Monkey: being in the flow through creating something new, as the Capricorn Moon is challenged by Uranus, opposes Jupiter, merges with Pluto, and harmonizes with Saturn, which moves from people likely to act hastily and jump to conclusions, while having feelings of generosity, then later we have more intense moods rising to the surface from deep in our psyches, and finally realistic expectations through being calm and reflective. February 26th is 7 - Eb "eb" or Road: reflection through serving your community, with Jupiter square Uranus which continues the ramping up of the infamous Uranus Pluto square into the cardinal Grand Cross in April. Which has a wide swath of possibilities from an unexpected "out of nowhere" lucky change of fortune to a major disruption in life that brings sudden restlessness and the impatience that leads to effort to become free. Whatever the scenario we find in our path, change is the only option. Freedom is the overall theme to this transit, so we should consider the direction we want to take, rather than just make a change to relieve some form of pressure. If we avoid acting impulsively, we are likely to experience some opportunity that leads to freedom from something that has caused us to feel restricted. This alignment will have some folks feeling impatient and frustrated as both planets seek freedom, but from different perspectives. Also on the 26th Pluto sextiles Chiron which brings deep hidden and sometimes forgotten wounds to the surface to be recognized and healed, while the Moon in Capricorn merges with Venus and is challenged by Mars which moves from feeling cheerful, warm, gregarious, and wanting to go out and socialize to later people feeling irritable which could lead to needless disputes. February 27th is 8 - Ben "ben" or Reed or Corn: balance through maintaining the home, with the Aquarius Moon harmonizing with Uranus, merging with Mercury, and challenged by Saturn, this influences us emotionally from pleasant yet restless feelings craving excitement to do something outside the daily routine, to later having positive energy for integrating our thoughts and moods, and finally people feeling lonely or isolated. February 28th is 9 - Ix "eesh" or Jaguar: patience experienced through enjoying nature, with the Sun trine Jupiter which is one of the most positive transits bringing enthusiasm and optimism, it can have the effect of people feeling lazy, but I would encourage folks to use this energy to accomplish something good for yourself. This is a day to project positive energy into the environment that can have some influence on your affairs and accomplishing something you desire. Some will see this as "dumb luck", but this transit has its roots in something that was done in the recent past. This is great energy for making changes in your life without feeling a sense of loss. This is also good for studying something of interest to you, particularly subjects that help us to see the world as a whole. Mercury turns direct on the 28th at 18 degrees Aquarius heralding a time to implement the revision to our previous course that we have become aware of from the information and experiences we had during the retrograde cycle. It will take a few days to gain momentum, but over the next few days we'll feel the invisible attraction to begin our new journey. Also on the 28th the Moon finds support from Mars and merges with Neptune which goes from having the energy for asserting ourselves in a positive manner and standing our ground if necessary, to later feelings of empathy for those around us, including the possibility of clairvoyance and telepathic experiences for those of us who are sensitive by nature. March 1st is 10 - Men "men" or Eagle: manifestation through seeing from a higher perspective, while we have the Pisces New Moon at 10 degrees, supported by Jupiter and Saturn, merging with the Sun, and in harmony with Pluto, this new moon represents new beginnings related to illuminating the intuitive unseen realms inspiring spiritual and psychic experiences, but also brings the fog of illusion. Jupiter in a favorable relationship to this lunation and finds people having a pleasant sense of wellbeing. Harmonizing with Pluto has folks having deep emotions finding their way to the surface and felt on a profound level. And supported by Saturn brings people to settle into a more sober and realistic view of life. 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 39 minutes of Pisces to consider what area of your life is being activated by this new moon. For me that would be my tenth house of career and public standing, so I would set an intension related to using this energy, such as finding new ways to share my love of mystical subjects and spiritual growth with the outer world to create new career opportunities. 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 deeper into 2014 as we begin a numerological 1 month. Certainly releasing outdated limitations, to reveal a greater awareness of our authentic true self, our new direction, and purpose.  Also on the 1st Mars turns retrograde highlighting our assertive and aggressive energy and beginning a time when more effort is required to achieve the same results. March 2nd is 11 - Cib "keeb" or Wisdom: resolution through introspection, meditation and forgiveness, Saturn turns retrograde or appears to as if it is moving backwards from our perspective on Earth, which begins reviewing past plans to look for practical solutions. This is no small task given the Sun, Neptune and Chiron in Pisces and Mercury are returning to Pisces on the 17th, whose influence wants to flow, fortunately Saturn is in the water sign of Scorpio so it can support the energy of the fishes as it looks at our motives and ethics, as Saturn is looking for us to take responsibility for our values. Also on the 2nd Venus squares Mars which tends to arouse interest in the opposite sex that is physical and perhaps sexual in nature, but this energy can also lead to discord if there are hidden tensions in a relationship. Healthy relationships should not have difficulties during this transit, whose function is to test the pairing. It's basically about on one side engaging in what's pleasurable for you and your partner and on the other side where are the tensions that lead to disputes that comes from unexpressed sexuality. The amount of love energy will determine which way the dice will fall. This creates difficulty for couples trying to keep interactions nice and easy, while not expressing the drives that Mars is known for. Relationships begun under this transit tend to be based only on physical attraction. Also on the 2nd we have the Moon in Pisces in harmony with Venus which is about having pleasant energy to be with friends and loved ones. The 3rd is 12 - Caban "kah-ban" or Earth: understanding through gratitude for Mother Earth, while the Sun sextiles Pluto which empowers us make changes in our immediate environment and reform the aspects of our lives that have brought us unhappiness over time. Embrace the opportunities on the 3rd that can be used for the improvement of the general good. This is good energy for cleaning up a situation that has become confused or disordered, such as getting clear on a difficult personal situation or even cleaning house. This also brings us deeper in our thoughts with a feeling that superficial aspects are no longer adequate. Investigations should be thorough, leaving no stone unturned. Subjects such as psychology, occult, yoga, and other transformative techniques are favored for study under this influence. Also on the 3rd the Aries Moon is challenged by Jupiter and Pluto, merges with Uranus, and in harmony with Mercury, which moves us from benevolent and generous feelings for those in our immediate environment, with people feeling impulsive and acting rashly, with moods changing quickly and unexpectedly, then later having the compulsion to act in ways that may not be good for us in the long run, and finally being very social and talkative. March 4th is 13 - Etznab "etz-nob" or Flint: movement to the next stage through being introspective, while the Sun conjuncts Chiron, which illuminates our past wounds so we can engage in conscious healing. While the Moon is opposed by Mars, challenged by Venus, and in harmony with Neptune, which influences people to be more excitable and irritable which can cause problems in our personal lives, to later pleasant energy for being with the others we want to know better, and finally greater sensitivity to others' emotions with possible psychic impressions for those who are open.
     So no matter what energies are affecting you during this 1 Transformation 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 5th 2014 for 1 - Cauac "cow-ack" or Storm, with Venus moving into Aquarius, Jupiter turning direct, the Virgo Full Moon, and Mercury moving into Pisces. 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 March 2014, and providing short Human Design readings to the participants on the "Earth needs Rebels" show on Orion Talk Radio on March 3rd. We are currently thinking of streamlining these videos by covering planetary astrology and the Tzolkin, but dropping the daily lunar activity with the exception of New and Full Moons. Let us know what you think. As always I invite you to contact me at newworldbirth@yahoo.com if you have any questions or wish to schedule a reading. I am providing readings and wish to make this service available to the greatest amount of folks, so I’ve created three options with three levels of compensation. These readings are designed to provide information to help you navigate these difficult times. At the basic level we will look at your human design chart to help you understand how to use your individual strategy and authority in making life decisions based on your unique design. I include the next three months of astrological transits as they relate to your natal and progressed astrology charts, along with the human design reading at the middle level. At the top level the human design and astrological transit reading will be recorded and sent to you as an MP3 file to be downloaded to your computer. So if you've been thinking about getting a reading, please contact me, as I would like to provide you a reading during these uncertain times. You will need to be able to either call me in Maine in the U.S.A. or connect with Skype to receive your reading. We are also accepting donations to keep these reports freely available. As always I am blessed that you've taken the time to connect with my passion for these ancient mysteries and their application to our journey during this incarnation. The light in me honors the light in you… Namaste – In Lak’ech - <3

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Human Design Weekly Neutrino Forecast for February 16th to March 1st 2014

This is the "Weekly Neutrino Forecast for February 16th to February 22nd 2014".
    Human Design is based on four ancient wisdom systems as a bridge to understanding our potential, to discover our path to making decisions that are correct for us as individuals: those are the traditions of Astrology, the I'Ching, the Hindu Brahmin Chakra system, and Kabalistic Tree of Life. You're probably wondering how these systems work together in HD? We start by looking at the position of the Sun, Moon, Planets, and Nodes as we would in astrology, except instead of relating them to the Zodialogical constellations and each other by the angles they make, we look at them in relation to the hexagrams of the I'Ching, which are then mapped to specific locations in the body graph. On February 16th we have the Sun in Aquarius and also in the 30th hexagram. The shapes inside the body graph are called centers and represent the next stage in our evolution as humans from having seven chakras to having nine centers. The pathways between the centers are called channels and are from the Kabala. The black strips of paper in this diagram represent the gates activated by the Sun, Planets, and Nodes regardless if they form a channel. I'm not going to follow the moon with this demonstration, because it moves so fast that it activates three to four gates a day.
     The Sun in the 30th hexagram is mapped to an opening in an energy channel called a gate, which is the 30th gate of "Recognition of Feelings (The Clinging Fire); Freedom recognized as an illusion and limitation accepted as fate", located on the Solar Plexus center in a collective abstract energy path called "The Channel of Recognition" that connects to the 41. I have found HD to be so amazingly accurate that I use it as my primary tool when I provide readings. We have the following hanging gates or potentials on February 16th; the Sun in the 30th gate, the Earth in the 29th gate, North node in the 50th gate and the South Node in the 3, Mercury in the 30th gate, Venus in the 54, Mars in the 50, Jupiter in the 39, Saturn in the 43, Uranus in the 21, Neptune in the 55, and Pluto in the 38. Obviously not every gate activation forms a channel, but this information can be very helpful if you know your own Human Design chart, because some of these transits will form channels with potentials in your personal body graph. You can get your HD chart by going to jovianarchive.com, clicking on the button that says "Get your free Rave Chart", and entering your birth information.
     Also this week we have Jupiter in the 39 connecting with Neptune in the 55 bringing the Channel of Emoting, until March 14th, which will be a time period when people feel pressure in the form of an emotional wave. The best way to deal with this level of sensitivity is to appreciate the lows as well as the highs. Recognizing that it is all part of our human experience and is temporary for those of us who don't have this channel in our birth charts. This can bring lessons that yield wisdom as long as we can stay present in moving from hope to despair and back to hope in this cycle. We can tap into great creativity by fueling our melancholy or feeling "blue" into some form of artistic expression. This brings deeply romantic and acoustic sensitivity so listening to music or talking with a loved one is favored.

February 16th starts with the Sun in the 4th line of the 30, where the Sun is described as "Burnout: An unrealistic pace that begs misfortune. exalted: A compulsive and hyperactive nature that carries all the earmarks of burnout but doesn't necessarily arrive at it. A positive outcome is often assisted through analysis. Highly energized feelings that may lead to emotional collapse. detrimented: Uncontrollable expansion with the inevitable bursting of the bubble. Uncontrollable feelings and accompanying emotional outbursts". Then later the Sun moves into the 5th line of the 30th hexagram at 7:21 pm EST. The Sun in the 30.5 is "Irony: Recognition and dedication to transitory goals. exalted: The strength derived from knowledge and experiences that two steps forward and one step back is still one step forward. Each new feeling brings back an old feeling before progress can take place. detrimented: The anger engendered by irony, frustration with its limitations and a desire to eliminate the entire process. Frustration and anger with old feelings brought into the emotional awareness with each new experience."
On the 17th the Sun moves into the 6th line of the 30th hexagram at 5:39 pm EST. The Sun in the 30.6 is "Enforcement: The discipline to maintain right action. exalted: The assertiveness to purge the inferior while accepting to lead the weak. The strength to eliminate negative feelings. detrimented: An inherent peacefulness that all too often will abide the presence of inferior forces. A lack of strength in eliminating negative feelings".
On the 17th Mercury retrogrades from the 30 into the 49. Mercury is the messenger of the Gods, communication, expansion of human consciousness through communications not just as words but also music. What do you need to communicate in this life? We communicate the message of the design Mercury through the medium of the personality Mercury. When Mercury is in the 49 we communicate about "Principles (Revolution); Ideally the transformation of forms based on the highest principals and not simply for power." Being retrograde Mercury enters into the 6th line of "Attraction: The power of revolution in action to expand support. exalted: An innate impressionability that transforms the fence-sitter into the committed. The sensitivity and potential to embrace and transform others. detrimented: Stubborn, and often fatal, rejectionism. Oversensitivity that leads to rejection of principals and others as a rule".

On the 18th the Sun moves from the 30 to the 55 where it joins Neptune, and the Earth moves from 29 to the 59th gate. This shift happens at 3:58 pm EST with the Sun in the 55th gate of "Spirit (Abundance); Abundance is strictly a question of spirit" and the Sun is exalted in the 1st line due to Jupiter's presence in the 39 gate. The 55.1 exalted is "Co-operation: The expansion of activity through cooperation with powerful forces through principled actions that guarantee continued support and engender prosperity. The potential to co-operate with powerful forces for the benefit of spirit or not."
On the 19th the Sun moves into the 2nd line of the 55th hexagram at 2:16 pm EST. The Sun in the 55.2 is keynoted as "Distrust: Abundance hampered by slander or gossip. exalted: The gift of being able to penetrate to the center that may demonstrate effectively through its relating talents, that its trustfulness is genuine. Emotional stability and strength of the spirit is dependent on being trusted by others. detrimented: The direct challenge to the slanderers who always will have the advantage of quoting the Bard: 'Methinks he doth protest too much'. Only continued example can overcome distrust. The emotional drive to insist on trustworthiness that does not guarantee its acceptance by others or benefits the spirit".
On the 20th the Sun moves into the 3rd line of the 55 at 12:36 pm EST. Which is "Innocence: Here, 'I am only following orders', is a genuine defense. exalted: When the form is correct and attempts at actualization have been disciplined and within guidelines, failure cannot be personally attributed. The emotional possibility to recognize that despite one's best efforts, failure is possible and does not need to affect the spirit. detrimented: Where struggle against conformity or individual initiative can bring a superior to ruin while safely hiding behind a shield. The energy to selflessly protect one's spirit at the expense of others."
On the 21st the Sun moves into the 4th line of the 55 at 10:56 am EST, where the Sun is exalted due to Jupiter in the 39th gate and described as "Assimilation: The establishment of a framework that balances principals with energy and leads inevitably to expansion and prosperity. The possible spirit that comes when emotional awareness and energy are balanced and principled".  Also on the 21st Venus moves from the 54 to the 61. In HD, Venus is very powerful and deeply misunderstood. It brings morality, natural law in which we deal with the other and the consequences of the world around us. What disturbs you at a moral level? The moral dilemma you're going to work with in your life. If you do not act with moral clarity, Venus can be nasty in its retribution. In the 61, Venus is about the morality of "Mystery (Inner Truth); The awareness of universal underlying principals". Venus is detrimented in the 1st line of the 61, "Occult knowledge, where a reliance on secret knowledge increasingly demands ascetic withdrawal and leads to obscurity. Where the pressure to know the mysteries can be so strong that one can be eventually incapable of handling exoteric realities."
On the 22nd the Sun moves into the 5th line of the 55th hexagram at 9:16 am EST. The Sun in the 55.5 is detrimented and described as "Growth: An integrative openness that in its broad acceptance of advice may be eventually eclipsed. An emotional openness where the spirit is at risk from conditioning."
As we wrap up the week with the Sun transiting through the Gate of Spirit, I thought we might discuss the upcoming change in the global cycle, as the precession of the equinoxes moves from the 37.1 to the 55.6 in 2027. The Earth experiences a slow wobble on its axis which over time moves the degree of the Sun during the vernal equinox backwards through the Zodialogical signs and the corresponding hexagrams. The spring equinox Sun has been in the 37th hexagram's 1st line since the early 1960's, and in 2027 it backs into the 6th line of 55th hexagram that brings a mutation to the 55th gate and the Solar Plexus. Currently the Solar Plexus is an awareness center along with the Splenic and Ajna centers, and a motor along with the Root, Sacral, and Ego centers, but after the mutation the Solar Plexus in children born in 2027 and afterward will only be an awareness center. The motor that generates the emotional wave will remain in those born before the mutation, but those born with the mutation will only have an awareness center in the Solar Plexus. This new form of human being is called the Rave. This will mean that for those folks the 22-12 and the 36-35 will be projector channels. We will also see an increase in the quad-right variable as humans continue to shift from being strategic left brain/mind thinkers to receptive right brain/mind thinkers. This shift is already evident in the increase of diagnosis's of Autism Spectrum disorders.  Overall this will be a major shift for humanity. We are currently experiencing the wrap-up of global cycle in the 37th hexagram as we see the decay of community, particularly in the support safety net programs that are being slowly dismantled as we move towards a new era of the individual. With Neptune's veil transiting the 55, I believe most people are blinded to how extraordinary this change will be. This will become much clearer next month when Neptune moves into the 37th hexagram on March 14th and we become aware of its effect on Spirit, but we'll be covering that in more detail in future reports.
    This week the Sun continues moving through hexagrams 13, 49, 30, and 55 which are the gates associated with the "Kali" god's head. This is symbolic of rebirth, death, resurrection, recreation. Kali is a Hindu goddess associated with death. She is the consort of Shiva, who is the god of death within the field of eternal time, whereas Kali is the goddess of change and time. Typically depicted for her fierceness, her earliest incarnation was as a benevolent mother goddess. Kali in the Human Design Wheel is the concretization of coming into form, into the cycle of birth, death and resurrection. This is the initiation of body and mind into the field of time.
    So no matter what energies are conditioning you during this third full week of February, 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 truly present 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 the "Weekly Neutrino Forecast" will be for February 23rd 2014 and be available on the 22nd, when we will continue to look at the influence of the heavenly bodies as they transit the sky and the hexagrams of the I'Ching. We'll also take a look at the Sun moving into the 37th hexagram and the Mitra gods' head. We'll discuss the definitions of the channel of community and the channel of mutation. You can check us out on Facebook, and YouTube. I encourage you to share this information as videos or text as widely as you choose. I'll also be discussing the transits of March 2014 and providing short Human Design readings to the participants of the "Earth needs Rebels" show on Orion Talk Radio on Monday March 3rd. I invite you to contact me at newworldbirth@yahoo.com if you have any questions or wish to schedule a reading. 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 - and as Ra would say "love yourself."

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Astrology and Mayan Tzolkin for February 7th to February 19th 2014

This is the "Care and feeding of a New World Age" report for Gregorian date of February 7th 2014 for 1 - Ben "ben" or Reed or Corn in the Mayan Tzolkin calendar, with retrograde Mercury moving into Aquarius, the Leo Full Moon, and the Sun moving into Pisces.
     February 7th 2014 for 1 - Ben "ben" or Reed or Corn carries the themes of growth and sustenance, journeying in new directions, photosynthesis, protectors of the home and family, the World Tree energy that connects heaven and earth, peace, harmony, and order, strength in being flexible, crusader or champion, and sharing with others. Quetzalcoatl the god-king Feathered Serpent was prophesized to return in the year 1 Reed. Quetzalcoatl is credited for replacing human sacrifice with flowers, songs and meditation. The reed connects light energy with earth energy in an integration of multidimensional existence. Anyway this trecena is a time to be grateful for family and home. So share your most precious home, your open and loving heart.
    Before I get into the daily energy for 1- Reed, on the 7th all the planets appear to move forward from our vantage point on Earth except Mercury and Jupiter, which appear to move retrograde or in reverse motion.  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.
    The big change for this trecena is that Mercury turned retrograde February 6th and later turns direct on the 28th, 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 completed Mercury's travel through the first stage of the retrograde process on 1/22. 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 18 degrees Aquarius, 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 Pisces. During the first stage we received 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 January 22nd, so from then until February 6th, we received information about an adjustment that needs to be made in our lives. Mercury is retrograde from 2/6 at 3 Pisces until 2/28 at 18 Aquarius which will be the time when we will notice events that shift our thinking, and from February 28th to March 20th, we are in the 3rd stage where we implement the change in direction from the awareness gained through experiencing this process.
    I think this is an interesting Mercury retrograde, because during its course it will connect with two planets three times each. It squares Saturn, and trines Mars with three events each. And on February 15th, the day it conjuncts the Sun, which happens in every Mercury retrograde, is less than 24 hours after the dramatic Leo Full Moon. This has me recall the Chinese proverb, and I believe curse, "May you live in interesting times".  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'√©tat 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. What stuck out for me was the realization that during the corresponding February 1935 Mercury retrograde, was also the first post Uranus Pluto squares year, with Uranus in Aries as it is now, but Pluto in Cancer. This was an historical time period of global financial decline and increased fascism. 1856 brought the an increase in the conflicts between pro-slavery and anti-slavery 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 also 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 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 18 degrees of Aquarius to 3 degrees of Pisces, you can find the theme where you will experience revisions, reviews and rethinking of the characteristics represented by that house. For me it is the ninth house of long distance travel and higher education, so I expect this cycle to provide new information about potential learning or teaching experiences with the possibility to travel to do so. 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 and spiritual review of the past strong spiritual undercurrents and otherworldly realizations, but also brings great confusion while in Pisces the first face of the Trickster, and then communications will turn towards topics like the history of social consciousness, social justice, impartiality, freedom, individuality, and innovation when Mercury moves through Aquarius where it's exalted, 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 begin the Ben trecena, Mercury is slowly building momentum as it has turned retrograde at 3 degrees Pisces on the 6th. 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.
    Ok let's look at the daily vibrational energy for this trecena. February 7th 2014 for 1 - Ben "ben" or Reed or Corn: unity experienced through maintaining the home, as the Gemini Moon is challenged by Mercury and Neptune which shifts from folks being critical in their communications particularly with the people they have intimate relationships with, to later daydreams and fantasies feeling more important than reality. The 8th is 2 - Ix "eesh" or Jaguar: duality experienced through enjoying nature, as the Moon in Gemini harmonizes with Uranus which brings pleasant yet restless feelings craving emotional excitement to do something outside the daily routine. February 9th is 3 - Men "men" or Eagle: taking action through seeing from a higher perspective, while the Moon in Gemini finds support from the Sun and Mars, which moves from feeling a sense of inner harmony which is mirrored in the outside world, to later having energy for asserting ourselves in a positive manner and standing our ground if necessary.  The 10th is 4 - Cib "keeb" or Wisdom: stability through introspection, meditation and forgiveness, while the Cancer Moon finds support from Mercury and Neptune, and is challenged by Uranus, which influences us beginning with feeling in touch with our emotions and expressing them to others, then later fantasies and daydreams distracting us from accomplishing routine tasks, to finally people likely to act hasty and jump to conclusions. February 11th is 5 - Caban "kah-ban" or Earth: empowerment through gratitude for Mother Earth, with the Sun squaring Saturn which may have people feeling unlucky and can bring up issues that are difficult to handle but the effect doesn't last more than a few days. It really brings up two questions. What do you owe others? and what do you own yourself? This is a conflict between self gratification and duty to others. This tension between two poles may seem limiting and depressing, as we want to break out of this rut, but find that the restrictions are holding us back from being ourselves. Folks will not want to go to work or school or interact with people they prefer not associate with. This can bring resentments as obstacles interfere with our wishes to do what we want. Under this influence people make assumptions without checking the facts, which is not favorable for relationships with authority figures. The best use of this transit is to channel the energy into self discipline. Often others are not holding us back, but we are projecting our internal restraint outwards onto people in our immediate environment. This is a low physical and psychological energy transit, so you may feel the weight of the world is to heavy. This transit shows our vulnerabilities and weaknesses, and gives us an idea about what we can work on to gain greater confidence. Also on the 11th the Moon is Cancer merges with Jupiter, and is opposed by Pluto and Venus, which starts the day with good feelings and generosity towards others, then shifts to having deep emotions rising to the surface, and later pleasant energy for enjoying sensual experiences and rich food with a caution against overindulgence. The 12th is 6 - Etznab "etz-nob" or Flint: being in the flow through being introspective, as we have Mercury retrograding back into Aquarius which returns the focus of communications and thinking to social consciousness, while being true to our individuality to share our inventive ideas with groups and communities, until it is moving direct and re-enters Pisces on March 17th. Also on the 12th the Moon in Cancer finds support from Saturn, and is challenged by Mars, which moves from having a sober realistic view of life, to later the potential for people to be irritable and have needless disputes. February 13th is 7 - Cauac "cow-ack" or Storm: reflection through recognizing the gifts in adversity, while the Leo Moon finds support from Uranus which brings a desire for emotional excitement to engage in activities outside our daily routine. February 14th is 8 - Ahau "ah-how" or Sun: balance through honoring the wisdom and memory of our ancestors, with the Leo Full Moon at 26 degrees Leo, challenged by Saturn, opposed by the Sun and Mercury, and in harmony with Mars. This is about finding balance between our social consciousness (Sun in Aquarius) and being happy, creative, and having fun (Moon in Leo) with Saturn's serious influence on people feeling lonely or isolated, Mars' desire to work independently from others, and Mercury bringing some folks a real conflict between feelings and reason and others having fruitful expressions of their deeper awareness either internally or with another. For those celebrating Valentine's Day this may be challenging energy. Also on the 14th we have the Sun trine Mars which is positive for being ourselves and is wonderful energy for working alone on a project, not because we can't get along with others, but because we will not want to compromise our vision to accommodate the opinions of others. People feel physically vigorous when Mars positively interacts with the Sun, so channeling this energy onto physical activity is recommended, not only for the health of the body but also for its uplifting effect on the mind and spirit. This is a good time to look at various projects begun in the past but not completed to assess where they are in development and our motivations in initiating them. What can be completed soon? If there have been recent new beginnings, are there imbalances that need adjusting?  Looking at our own needs and criteria will help us make meaningful the work we engage in at this time. February 15th is 9 - Imix "e-meesh" or Crocodile: patience experienced through nurturing new beginnings, with the Sun conjunct retrograde Mercury which prior to turning retrograde Mercury appears to be way out in front of the Sun, then retrogrades back to conjoin the Sun, and then falls behind the Sun. Prior to mechanized warfare Generals would send their cavalry ahead of the infantry to scout out the enemy's location, find possible resources, as well as the lay of the terrain to move the troops with maximum efficiency, safety and to their strategic advantage. I like to think of Mercury when it is stretching out in front of the Sun as gathering intelligence to report back to our consciousness' during its conjunction to the Sun. Using these two markers connected with a rubber band, I am hoping to illustrate this pattern. When Mercury, represented by the black marker, is in front of the Sun, represented by the red marker, it becomes easier to be overwhelmed by the increase in new information that seems to have no place to be deposited. This can increase our anxiety and the sense of losing control. As Mercury retrogrades the tension decreases until it merges with the Sun, which occurs on February 15th, finding the destination for the intelligence it has gathered. Once behind the Sun, Mercury feels as though it is creating drag that retards the possibility of implementing the new data until it regains forward motion in its pursuit of the Sun on February 28th. Also on the 15th the Virgo Moon is opposed by Neptune, which can influence us to feel sensitive emotionally but confused regarding the accuracy of what's being felt. The 16th is 10 - Ik "eek" or Wind: manifestation through communication, while we have the second of three Mercury trine Mars, which is good for mental work, with more energy than usual and the willingness to tackle difficult problems. People will be speaking their minds, not to get into fights, but to get their ideas out into the open. This transit brings confidence to express beliefs without fear of letting others know where you stand. This can also bring a certain boldness and innovativeness to plans made at this time. This might be a good day to be aware of others' forceful opinions, and avoid having a conflict when voicing our own opinions, the Moon in Virgo harmonizes with Jupiter and finds support from Pluto and Venus. The day's emotional influence moves from feeling in the flow and having a sense of wholeness, then Pluto will bring out intense emotions and stimulate sensitivity, which also favors sexual relationships, and then Venus brings enjoyment of pleasant feelings and social interactions. February 17th is 11 - Akbal "awk-bol" or Night: resolution through contemplating the stars, while the Moon in Virgo harmonizes with Saturn which will have folks wanting to be alone in our thoughts and feelings. The 18th is 12 - Kan "con" or Seed or Lizard: understanding through planting seeds and making new connections, while the Sun moves into Pisces which begins a month of illuminating the intuitive unseen realms inspiring spiritual and psychic experiences but also brings the fog of illusion. Also on the 18th the Libra Moon is opposed by Uranus, and challenged by Jupiter and Pluto, which influences us with folks being emotionally excitable and impulsive, then benevolent and generous feelings for those in our immediate environment, and finally having the compulsion to act in ways that may not be good for us in the long run. February 19th is 13 - Chicchan "chee-chan" or Serpent: movement to the next stage through being flexible, while we have the second of three Mercury square Saturn which favors heavy mental contemplating that requires disciplined thinking, a sharper mind and higher standard for quality. But it also brings difficulty in communicating and being understood by others. Not the best time for any type of negotiations, with folks misinterpreting each other, so I'd delay business dealings for a day or two. This is also a time when people are more likely to withdraw and feel lonely. The gift of this passage is it increases our ability to think practically, but we also see the imperfections and flaws. This can be very serious in its pursuit of betterment, make sure you're honoring what is positive, so not to get overwhelmed by the many imperfections that are in view with this transit. We are very conscious of flaws, including our own, so we can use our critical eye to what should be changed to bring improvement. Older people may serve as teachers and mentors at this time. Just remember Saturn is in Scorpio, so make sure you've done your research before speaking with authority, otherwise you may find yourself receiving some sort of censure. While the Moon in Libra is challenged by Venus, finds support from Mercury, and merges with Mars, which moves from pleasant energy for being with the others we want to know better, to being more in touch with our feelings and able to share them with others, and finally experiencing irritable moods and critical communications.
     So no matter what energies are affecting you during this 1 Reed 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 February 20th 2014 for 1 - Cimi "key-mee" or Transformation, with Mercury turning direct, the Pisces New Moon,  and Mars and Saturn turning retrograde. 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 February 2014, and providing short Human Design readings to the participants on the "Earth needs Rebels" show on Orion Talk Radio which has been rescheduled to Thursday February 13th due to the illness of the show's host. As always I invite you to contact me at newworldbirth@yahoo.com if you have any questions or wish to schedule a reading. I am providing readings and wish to make this service available to the greatest amount of folks, so I’ve created three options with three levels of compensation. These readings are designed to provide information to help you navigate these difficult times. At the basic level we will look at your human design chart to help you understand how to use your individual strategy and authority in making life decisions based on your unique design. I include the next three months of astrological transits as they relate to your natal and progressed astrology charts, along with the human design reading at the middle level. At the top level the human design and astrological transit reading will be recorded and sent to you as an MP3 file to be downloaded to your computer. So if you've been thinking about getting a reading, please contact me, as I would like to provide you a reading during these uncertain times. You will need to be able to either call me in Maine in the U.S.A. or connect with Skype to receive your reading. We are also accepting donations to keep these reports freely available. As always I am blessed that you've taken the time to connect with my passion for these ancient mysteries and their application to our journey during this incarnation. The light in me honors the light in you… Namaste – In Lak’ech - <3