Thursday, May 21, 2015

Astrology and Mayan Tzolkin for May 21st to June 2nd 2015

This is the "Care and feeding of a New World Age" report for Gregorian date of May 21st for 1 – Imix "e-meesh" or Crocodile  in the Mayan Tzolkin calendar, with the Sun moving into Gemini, and the Sagittarius Full Moon.

    May 21st is 1 – Imix "e-meesh" or Crocodile which carries the themes of beginnings, Mother Earth, protection and trust, nurturing, primordial energy, new opportunities and information, instincts, primal creativity, water-lily, abundance, the essence of nature, beauty, receptivity and growth. Much like other indigenous people who believed that the Earth was carried on the back of a turtle, the Maya believed that our planet was carried on the back of a crocodile who would nurture and protect all life forms. They believed that from this primal force humans received messages and feelings about our connection to Mother Earth. This thirteen day period would be excellent to spend time in nature and listen to the subtle messages from Gaia. With One crocodile, we begin a 260 day Tzolkin round which ends with 13 – Ahau on February 4th 2016.

    This being the 1 - Crocodile trecena: unity through nurturing new beginnings and the beginning of a new Tzolkin round, I thought I would talk about the Tzolkin Calendar. Which Ian Lungold referred to as the personal calendar of the Maya. The Tzolkin is a 260 day calendar made of 13 galactic tones numbered 1 to 13 and 20 sacred sun signs. The combination of these two intensions were so important to the Maya, that their Day Sign was their first name, because it set their life's intension. For instance my Day Sign is 13 - Imix or Crocodile which is about moving to the next level through nurturing new beginnings. That's what I'm here to do. I ascend in consciousness through nurturing others to have new experiences. If you're interested, Mayan Majix is a great resource for all things Tzolkin, including my favorite the "Mayan Calendar and Conversion Codex." This diagram shows the 20 sacred sun signs. Each sign is colored to show its relationship to the four directions and four elements. We begin with Crocodile which is red representing east, fire, and birthing. Next is Wind in white connected to North, air, and the mind. Then Night is blue representing the west, water and endings, and Seed in yellow is aligned with the south, earth and the body. As we move around the wheel the pattern stays consistent, red, white, blue, yellow, red and so on. I find it interesting that each trecena ends with the same direction it starts with so the groupings of 13 days follow the same pattern 1 - Crocodile is red, followed by 1 - Jaguar white, followed by 1 - Deer blue, and 1 - Sun yellow. If you follow your personal Tzolkin you may know that every 65 days we experience "burner days" relative to our Day Sign. For instance I am 13 - Crocodile so I experience more intense growth opportunities on the days leading up to and including 13 - Crocodile, 13-Transformation, 13-Monkey, and 13-Wisdom, which likewise follows the pattern of red, white, blue, and yellow. The colored halos around the day signs and the squares that connect them are to demonstrate the five burner sets. I had a question about the Tzolkin: "Do we still feel the influences of the first day sign of the trecena for which the 13 day period is named, as strongly later in the cycle as we do in the first half of the trecena? Or is its influence adjusted by the procession of its internal signs?" I think both are true... The influence of Crocodile is the overall energy of this trecena but it's like hearing a hum when we first walk into a room, the longer we're in the room the more our ears hear the changing sounds and filter out the humming noise. If we listen closely on May 30th, we can still feel the influence of Crocodile along with hearing the dog's melodic howl. But that's just my opinion. 

    Since we begin a new Gregorian month during this trecena, I thought I'd discuss the metaphysics of the upcoming month. June is the sixth month and with the digits for 2015, when added together we get 14, then we add 1 + 4 to tell us that this is a fourteen/five month in numerology. Basic numerology reduces numbers to one through nine, so when we think about that arc the 5 represents a time of major shifts and breakthroughs as the 5 represents the peak of the numerological cycle such as reaching the top of the mountain and having a view of the upcoming descent down the other side of the 9 month cycle. Mercury turns direct on the 11th supports the implementation of a new direction based on the information and experiences we were exposed to in May. A five month brings new opportunities, options, and choices through our creativity. The fourteen/five combination are represented by the Art/Temperance and the Hierophant in the Tarot cards, which is about integration of opposites to discover the ground that transcends them both, which we bring forth as teachers, who learn from what we share and the experience of those who honor us by implementing our guidance in their lives. This Ken Wilbur quote from No Boundaries provides a description of the Art/Temperance archetype, "The point unify and harmonizes opposites both positive and negative, by discovering the ground that transcends them both." From the Course in Miracles comes this quote for the Hierophant, "'As you teach so will you learn.' If that is true, and it is true indeed, don't forget that what you teach is teaching you." So this June represents a breakthrough on many levels including integrating opposites and learning through teaching.

     Before I get into the daily energy for 1 – Imix "e-meesh" or Crocodile, on the 21st  all the planets appear to be moving forward from our vantage point on Earth, except Mercury, Saturn and Pluto 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. Mercury retrograde in Gemini until June 11th 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. That may seem impossible, so if you can avoid these activities a few days before and after Mercury changing directions on the 11th, when the energy is at its most potent, would be beneficial. 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. Saturn retrograde reviews our commitments, plans, what we do for work, and structures of our lives. This one is a little more complicated than most because Saturn begins its apparent reverse movement in Sagittarius, but eventually backs into the final degrees of Scorpio. Saturn retrograde is a task master that demands we take responsibility to review, our beliefs while in Sagittarius and our ethics while in Scorpio. When Pluto, the planet of transformation through a death and rebirth cycle, is retrograde, which is about reviewing the past, and releasing anything from the past that is a burden to our new path. Pluto in Capricorn is determined in exposing the darkness, destroying the old order, so that we can rise up like the Phoenix from the ashes to soar again. Capricorn is about large structures which includes banks, governments, corporations, and religions. Pluto is in Capricorn until 2023 where it is destroying and regenerating the structures that are the foundation of our societies represented by Capricorn. This is a time of a cosmic course correction for the entire planet. We cannot continue to harm Mother Earth for the economic gain of a few. It is the resistance to Pluto's lesson of letting go of the past, that brings tragedy and pain.

     Ok let's look at the daily vibrational energy for this trecena.
May 21st is 1 – Imix "e-meesh" or Crocodile: unity experienced through nurturing new beginnings in the Mayan Tzolkin calendar. On the 21st the Sun enters Gemini which illuminates communication, along with Mercury moving through the sign of the twins, the energy gets very fast, highlighting intelligence and adaptability as information flows at an increased rate. Also on the 21st Venus opposed by Pluto which will intensify relationships. When Venus dances with Pluto, it is not uncommon to hear from our past lovers or pine for someone from your past, usually it's best to leave these old partners where they are, but some will not be able to resist digging up the dead to be sure of the relationships' demise. Overall this intensifies experiences in our love lives. People will seek emotional experiences that transport them out of the ordinary, which could also lead to indiscretions that lead to problems later on. A new relationship begun under this transit may have a compulsive nature to it. Watch out for people wanting to exert power over others through manipulating jealousy, guilt or another negative emotion. Some will feel irresistibly attracted to someone who is not good for them. Relationships may struggle due to hidden resentments and tensions rising to the surface, just being conscious of that and choosing your words carefully, so they are not interpreted as destructive, can provide an opportunity for growth in partnership. Also on the 21st the Cancer Moon finds support from Neptune, merges with Venus, is opposed by Pluto. and challenged by Uranus. The day begins with fantasies and daydreams distracting us from accomplishing routine tasks, followed by feeling cheerful, warm, gregarious, and wanting to go out and socialize, with deep emotions rising to the surface, and finally people are likely to act hasty and jump to conclusions.

The 22nd is 2 – Ik "eek" or Wind: duality experienced through communication, with the Sun opposing Saturn which makes us conscious of limitations in our lives, that have been imposed by others or circumstances. Just knowing that this energy is effecting us is helpful, also knowing that it only lasts a day. This may also be a difficult day for communication, just don't let it drag you down or overwhelm you. This day is about trying to find a way to balance our needs with our obligations. People may not feel effective psychologically which may make communications more difficult, as folks feel a conflict between the needs of others and self-expression, so it is important to find a balance between your needs and your obligations. Neither is meant to win over the other. If our obligations wins over our self expression, we will feel restless and unfulfilled, but if we ignore our duties to do only as we choose, we will experience conflicts with others. Compromise is the best avenue for the 22nd. This can also affect us psychologically with feelings of isolation and loneliness. Also on the 22nd the Leo Moon harmonizes with the Sun and is supported by Saturn which shifts from feeling balance between our inner and outer worlds, to later settling into a more sober and realistic view of life.

May 23rd is 3 – Akbal "awk-bol" or Night: taking action through contemplating the stars, while the Moon in Leo harmonizes with Mars and Mercury which moves from having the desire to work independently from others, followed by lots of chatting with friends, neighbors, coworkers.

The 24th is 4 - Kan "con" or Seed or Lizard: stability through planting seeds and making new connections, with the Leo Moon merging with Jupiter and stimulated by Uranus which begins with good feelings and generosity towards others, followed by having the impulse to engage in activities that make us feel more alive. 

May 25th is 5 - Chicchan "chee-chan" or Serpent: empowerment through being flexible, with Venus square Uranus has folks seeking excitement in their love relationships, this can include picking a fight to experience a different aspect of interacting. The end of May is intense as we have the planet of love, but also money in Cancer being challenged by the "Winds of Change". Because Uranus is involved this is unpredictable. Themes of this energetic might be an unexpected stock market drop, a change in spending due to scarcity, or a currency change in oil markets where the dollar had been the preferred measurement of value. On a personal level folks are looking for something exciting, out of the ordinary, and so if your relationship has become dull or predictable this is the time to inject it with a new experience, rather than have it erupt into a fight about "how we never do anything interesting..." Basically the less flexibility in a relationship during this transit, the more damaging this alignment is likely to be. Also on the 25th expect intellectual conflicts where folks try to convince each other of their personal "truth" while Mars is squaring Neptune which can be difficult because it brings up a sense of doubt and discouragement. This also brings energy for confrontations where people feel inadequate and try to avoid challenges that they hoped would just go away. People also question what they are doing with their lives. Recognize that this will last a few days so it's best not to get lost in any hopeless feelings. Neptune can also diminish our energy and decrease our self-confidence represented by Mars. Also on the 25th the first quarter Virgo Moon is challenged by Saturn and the Sun which moves from people feeling lonely or isolated, to later having challenges to following a daily routine.

The 26th is 6 – Cimi "key-mee" or Transformation: being in the flow through releasing what no longer serves us, while Venus trine Chiron helps to release old wounds and heal disagreements, particularly related to relationships. Also on the 26th the Moon in Virgo is opposed by Neptune, challenged by Mars and Mercury, supported by Pluto, and harmonizes with Venus which begins with feelings of empathy for those around us, including the possibility of clairvoyance and telepathic experiences for those of us who are sensitive by nature, then people feeling irritable which could lead to needless disputes, followed by our moods influencing our ability to think rationally, then later feeling on a deeper more intense level under the influence of Pluto, and finally wanting to be with friends and the people we love under Venus' influence.

May 27th is 7 - Manik "man-eek" or Deer: reflection through being of service to others, with Mercury is conjunct Mars which should be handled with care because folks are more argumentative and take their egos too seriously for a few days. There could be information that activates circumstances with the need to take action. With Mercury retrograde, past conversations and thoughts are more likely to trigger anger that rises up from the shadows. Also on the 27th the Libra Moon harmonizes with Saturn which brings realistic expectations through being calm and reflective.

The 28th is 8 - Lamat "la-maught" or Star or Rabbit: balance through being grateful for abundant relationships, with the Moon in Libra finding support from the Sun, Mercury, and Mars which moves from feeling a sense of inner harmony which is mirrored in the outside world, followed by feeling in touch with our emotions and expressing them to others, and finally feeling a little more confident than usual with the ability to assert ourselves in a positive manner.  

May 29th is 9 - Muluc "moo-luke" or Offering: patience experienced through appreciating creation, while the second Mercury squares Neptune which brings considerable confusion to communications and thinking. This will be a time to carefully choose words to avoid being misunderstood. In order to avoid confrontations, folks will be more likely to keep secrets and withhold controversial information. This is not recommended as it will only add to the confusion. This is a day to be careful in business dealings as people may be misrepresenting what they have to offer. Overall we should strive to keep thinking and communications clear, factual, and rooted in reality, otherwise this is likely to lead to unpleasant experiences. This is positive for studying anything religious, spiritual or mystical, just don't get lost down the rabbit hole. Also on the 29th the Moon in Libra challenged by Pluto and Venus, harmonizing with Jupiter, and opposed by Uranus which shifts from having the compulsion to act in ways that may not be good for us in the long run, to feeling in the flow and having a sense of wholeness, then later folks are emotionally excitable and impulsive, and finally having pleasant energy to be with friends and loved ones.

The 30th is 10 - Oc "awk" or Dog: manifestation through enjoying family and friends, with the Sun conjuncts 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 May 30th, 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 June 11th. Also on the 30th the Scorpio Moon makes no angles which does not favor major decisions or purchases, but is good to use for resting to assimilate this latest round of energy and experiences.

May 31st is 11 – Chuen "shoe-in" or Monkey: resolution through creating something new, while the Sun square Neptune, which brings a low energy day which seems to take more energy to complete the normal daily tasks. If possible this would be a day have a lighter schedule and more time for rest. Some will feel a little beaten down by this transit, so this is not a good day for work that requires courage or great self confidence. Don't get discouraged, this energy only lasts a day. Also on the 31st the Moon in Scorpio is supported by Neptune, harmonizes with Pluto, and is challenged by Jupiter which begins with our innermost subconscious fantasies and daydreams confusing reality, which may not be great for accomplishing much work, followed by having deep emotions finding their way to the surface and felt on a profound level, and finally benevolent and generous feelings for those in our immediate environment.

June 1st is 12 - Eb "eb" or Road: understanding through serving your community, with the Moon supported by Venus and merging with Saturn which shifts from enjoying pleasant feelings and social interactions, to later wanting to be alone in our thoughts and feelings.

The 2nd is 13 - Ben "ben" or Reed or Corn: movement to the next stage through maintaining the home, with the Sagittarius Full Moon at 11 degrees 23 minutes opposing the Gemini Sun, Mars, and Mercury, challenged by Neptune, and supported by Jupiter. Full moons are a time of tension as the Sun in Gemini is about balancing thought, self expression, which can include imposing a point of view on another, with the Moon in Sagittarius, representing a wider perspective of philosophy and mental expression. We do have Mercury in opposition to this lunation which can bring some people feeling a real conflict between feelings and reason and others having fruitful expressions of their deeper awareness either internally or with another. Moon challenged by Neptune influences us with daydreams and fantasies feeling more important than reality. Opposed by Mars which influences people to be more excitable and irritable which can cause problems in our personal lives. Moon supported by Jupiter brings feelings of inner and outer equanimity with people having a pleasant sense of wellbeing.

    So no matter what energies are affecting you during this 1 Crocodile 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 June 3rd for 1 – Ix "eesh" or Jaguar, with Venus moving into Leo, Mercury turning direct, Neptune turning retrograde, and retrograde Saturn backing into Scorpio. 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. As always I invite you to contact me at if you have any questions or wish to schedule a reading. I am providing readings and wish to make this service available to the greatest amount of folks, so I’ve created three options with three levels of compensation. If you've been thinking about getting a reading, please contact me, as I would like to provide you a reading during these uncertain times. You will need to be able to either call me in Maine in the U.S.A. or connect with Skype to receive your reading. We are also accepting donations to keep these reports freely available. As always I am blessed that you've taken the time to connect with my passion for these ancient mysteries and their application to our journey during this incarnation. The light in me honors the light in you… Namaste – In Lak’ech - <3

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