This is the "Care and feeding of a New World Age" report for Gregorian date of February 19th and 1 – Oc "awk" or Dog in the Mayan Tzolkin calendar, with Mars, followed by Venus entering Aries, and the metaphysics of March.
February 19th for 1 – Oc "awk" or Dog which 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 tzolkincalendar.com 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.
Since we begin a new Gregorian month during this trecena, I thought I'd discuss the metaphysics of the upcoming month. March is the third month and with the digits for 2015, when added together we get 11, then we add 1 + 1 to tell us that this is an eleven/two month in numerology, which brings a spiritual quality to the month. Basic numerology reduces numbers to one through nine, so when we think about that arc the 2 represents a time which brings increased contact with new people, relationships, and cooperative connections, but also highlights the need for balance. The eleven/two combination is represented by the Lust/High Priestess tarot cards which is about being in our strength and in our bodies while experiencing our intuition, independence, self-trust, and self-resourcefulness. Richard Moss wrote in How Shall I Live: "To me, wholeness is the key to aliveness. It is more than just a physical vitality, it is radiance, coming from being at one with yourself and your experience. Life then flows through you and radiates from you" which is a nice description of the Strength/Lust energetic. The High Priestess could be described from this quote from The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran, "For the self is a sea boundless and measureless." So March is a month to be in our bodies and radiance, that in turn empowers our sense of self, while we cultivate new connections with others. March also brings us our first eclipse of 2015 on the Equinox, Spring in the North and Autumn in the South. The time between the Total Solar Eclipse on the 20th and the third of the Tetrad of Total Lunar Eclipses on April 3rd, we are experiencing circumstances that step up the action, with a sense that if we don't launch ourselves in new directions we may be left behind. We begin the month with the Sun and Neptune in Pisces, joined by Mercury on the 12th, while Venus and Mars in Aires create tension with Pluto in Capricorn as the energy builds toward the seventh and final Uranus Pluto square on March 16th.
Before I get into the daily energy for 1 – Oc "awk" or Dog, on the 19th all the planets appear to be moving forward from our vantage point on Earth, except Jupiter which appears to move retrograde or in reverse motion. Remember the themes of retrograde planets are the review the past, re-evaluate, reminisce and we can see these themes being played out. Jupiter retrograde in Leo brings a review of opportunities, faith, religion, beliefs and expansion. Leo is about leadership, creativity, drama, entertainment, and children. 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.
Ok let's look at the daily vibrational energy for this trecena.
February 19th for 1 – Oc "awk" or Dog: unity experienced through enjoying family and friends, with Mars entering Aries which is the sign of its rulership, and will transit until March 31st. This brings more energy to individual pursuits, but becomes discontent having to follow other peoples orders. Folks may become more courageous, honest and confident under the Aries Martian influence, but also tactless, blunt, and combative. Venus follows Mars into Aries on the 20th and merges with Mars on the 22nd, so the time period between the 19th and the 23rd could bring more intense interactions regarding our individual needs and the needs of our relationships, which has potential for arguments but also an opportunity to address issues left unaddressed until now. Also on the 19th Mercury sextiles Saturn which is great for constructive criticism that comes from being able to see what can be improved in our surrounding environment. We are very conscious of flaws, including our own, so we can use our critical eye to change what should be changed to bring improvement. This can be very serious in its pursuit of betterment, make sure your honoring what is positive, so not to get overwhelmed by the many imperfections that are in view with this transit. Older people may serve as teachers and mentors at this time. This is nice energy for working carefully on any mental task from a place of concentration and precision, whereas activities that require a great scope of vision may be more difficult. This is about the details, rather than the overall pattern. Difficulty seeing the forest for the trees. With focus and concentration from Saturn influencing our minds and communication, Mercury, this transit favors business dealings with practicality and stability. Also on the 19th the Moon in Pisces is challenged by Saturn, merges with Neptune, and harmonizes with Pluto which begins with people feeling lonely or isolated, then shifts to feelings of empathy for those around us, including the possibility of clairvoyance and telepathic experiences for those of us who are sensitive by nature, and finally experiencing deep emotions on a profound level.
The 20th is 2 - Chuen "shoe-in" or Monkey: duality experienced through creating something new, with Venus entering Aries continuing to bring energy to burst forward on a new path, this time it's about our relationships, bringing new hope or a new lease on life, but also conflicts over individual needs and the needs of the relationship as Venus is in its detriment in the sign opposite Libra, which Venus rules. Also on the 20th the Aries Moon merges with Venus and Mars which shifts from which feeling cheerful, warm, gregarious, and wanting to go out and socialize, to later experiencing irritable moods and critical communications.
February 21st is 3 - Eb "eb" or Road : taking action through serving your community, while the Moon in Aries finds support from Saturn and Jupiter, harmonizes with Mercury, merges with Uranus, and is challenged by Pluto. This is a very busy day with the emotional influence moving from settling into a more sober and realistic view of life, followed by lots of chatting with friends, neighbors, or coworkers, then people feeling impulsive and acting rashly, with moods changing quickly and unexpectedly, later having the compulsion to act in ways that may not be good for us in the long run, and finally having feelings of inner and outer equanimity.
The 22nd is 4 - Ben "ben" or Reed or Corn: stability through maintaining the home, when we have Venus merging with Mars which brings a strong desire for physical passion and sexual experiences. People may be more aggressive in finding partnership. This can also cause arguments with people of the opposite sex. It certainly arouses our creative energy particularly if it has a physical component to the activity, favoring sculpture over water color painting and performing music or theater over writing songs or poetry. Also on the 22nd the Moon in Aries makes no angles and is void of course until moving into Taurus, which does not favor major decisions or purchases, but is good to use for resting to assimilate this latest round of energy and experiences.
February 23rd is 5 - Ix "eesh" or Jaguar: empowerment through enjoying nature, while the Sun squares Saturn which has people feeling unlucky and brings 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 owe 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. It may also bring up questions that we have been avoiding answering and negative thoughts. 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 23rd the Taurus Moon harmonizes with the Sun and Neptune, is challenged by Mercury and Jupiter, and finds support from Pluto, which brings an emotionally changing day that moves from feeling balance between our inner and outer worlds, to being very sensitive to the moods of others, followed by our moods influencing our ability to think rationally, then feeling on a deeper more intense level under the influence of Pluto, and finally having benevolent and generous feelings for those in our immediate environment.
The 24th is 6 - Men "men" or Eagle: being in the flow through seeing from a higher perspective, with Venus trine Saturn brings some reliability, stability and a clearer perspective on our relationships. People will recognize their loved one as human, and as long as we live up to our obligations they will likely do the same. Venus is also about money so this may have folks being more conservative with their limited resources. Relationships begun under this transit tend to be stable and sobering, more practical than romantic. Also on the 24th the Moon in Taurus makes no angles and is void of course until moving into Gemini, which does not favor major decisions or purchases, but is good to use for resting to assimilate this latest round of energy and experiences.
February 25th is 7 - Cib "keeb" or Wisdom: reflection through introspection, meditation and forgiveness, with Mars trine Saturn, with Saturn's support Mars finds patience and the willingness to do difficult and precision work. This is a rare time when Mars' usual erratic and impulsive energy can be focused and concentrated on a task that demands constant attention, even if the job is not rewarding or glamorous. Also on the 25th we have the Sun conjunct Neptune which is about 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 25th the first quarter Gemini Moon harmonizes with Mars and Venus, is opposed by Saturn, challenged by the Sun and Neptune, and finds support from Mercury. A day that is very busy under the emotional lunar influence moving from having the desire to work independently from others, while feeling lonely and isolated, followed by wanting to be with friends and the people we love, then encountering challenges to our daily routines, with daydreams and fantasies feeling more important than reality, and finally being more in touch with our feelings and able to share them with others.
The 26th is 8 Caban "kah-ban" or Earth: balance through gratitude for Mother Earth, with Moon in Gemini harmonizing with Uranus and Jupiter which shifts from having pleasant yet restless feelings craving emotional excitement to do something outside the daily routine to later feeling in the flow and having a sense of wholeness.
February 27th is 9 - Etznab "etz-nob" or Flint: patience experienced through being introspective, with the Cancer Moon is challenged by Mars and supported by Neptune which moves from people feeling irritable which could lead to needless disputes to later our innermost subconscious fantasies and daydreams confusing reality, which may not be great for accomplishing much work.
The 28th is 10 - Cauac "cow-ack" or Storm: manifestation through recognizing the gifts in adversity, while the Moon in Cancer is challenged by Venus and Uranus, finds support from the Sun, and is opposed by Pluto, which begins with having pleasant energy to be with friends and loved ones, and feeling a sense of inner harmony which is mirrored in the outside world, then later folks acting hasty and jumping to conclusions that may not be correct, followed by deep emotions rising to the surface.
March 1st is 11 - "ah-how" : resolution through honoring the wisdom and memory of our ancestors, while Mercury sextiles Uranus and opposes Jupiter. Mercury sextile Uranus, which brings new discoveries and new people into our lives with an overall sense of excitement and innovation as Mercury interacts with its higher octave planet Uranus. Flexibility is helpful to experience this transit with its excitement and interest, if you find this disruptive you may want to examine your attitude regarding deviating from the preordained plan of the day. This is good for looking at old problems, that have troubled you in the past, with fresh eyes. Challenges may be approached as new puzzles to solve as thinking becomes more inspired. Not a day where you will be content to follow your usual routine, so leave some room for spontaneity with new ideas and experiences being the reward of going with the flow. Mercury opposing Jupiter which expands information and communication, this also can bring a day or two of good feelings and an optimistic outlook. With care this can be helpful in contractual negotiations, planning meetings, discussions and conferences. Because Jupiter is influencing Mercury, the caution is to be aware of grandiose thinking, where the whole is much clearer than the parts. Read details carefully with regard to the fine points, because we often lose precision and clarity, so read the small print. Thoroughness lead to success. In communicating with others, the influence of this transit my come off as arrogance or cockiness, so it's important to be flexible and open to another's point of view. Some will want to engage in debating today, just try not to take any intellectual jousting too seriously. Plans made now, or previously and executed now will be furthered by this transit, as long as we take the care to make accurate and perceptive judgments. Also on the 1st the Moon in Cancer makes no angles and is void of course until moving into Leo, which does not favor major decisions or purchases, but is good to use for resting to assimilate this latest round of energy and experiences.
The 2nd is 12 - Imix "e-meesh" or Crocodile: understanding through nurturing new beginnings, with the Leo Moon is supported by Saturn, Mars, Venus, and Uranus, and merges with Jupiter. This is a very busy day with the emotional influence moving from having a sober realistic view of life, then feeling a little more confident than usual with the ability to assert ourselves in a positive manner, followed by enjoying pleasant feelings and social interactions, and finally having the impulse to engage in activities that make us feel more alive, along with good feelings and generosity towards others.
March 3rd is 13 - Ik "eek" or Wind: movement to the next stage through communication, with retrograde Jupiter trine Uranus which brings the desire for expression by doing something outside of the normal routine. Folks will want to experience a new type of freedom and to discover aspects of living that until now were unknown. The inner effect is to explore metaphysical and philosophical matters for inner truth, and outwardly through some new activity. People are more open to new ideas which may lead to diverting from the path that has turned into a rut. This transit can bring a sudden surprise opportunity or some sort of new chance that can be beneficial. Also on the 3rd the Moon in Leo is opposed by Mercury which may have some feeling a real conflict between feelings and reason and others having fruitful expressions of their deeper awareness either internally or with another.
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.
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