Sunday, July 12, 2015

Astrology and Mayan Tzolkin for July 12th to July 24th 2015

This is the "Care and feeding of a New World Age" report for Gregorian date of July 12th 2015 for 1Ben "ben" or Reed or Corn, with the Cancer New Moon, Venus entering Virgo and the Sun and Mercury entering Leo.

    July 12th for 1Ben "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, the 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. 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 1Ben "ben" or Reed or Corn, on the 12th all the planets appear to be moving forward from our vantage point on Earth, except Saturn, Chiron, Neptune and Pluto which appear 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. 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 began its apparent reverse movement in Sagittarius, but currently has backed 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. Chiron retrograde in Pisces is about releasing stuck emotional energy, so that we can return to the natural flow of life. Retrograde Chiron has us reviewing our wounds so that they can be released, by having the courage to open our hearts to any fear or pain associated with our past. When Chiron is in Pisces people are willing to sacrifice their individual pain in hopes of finding bliss in Universal consciousness. At its worst this can manifest as folks justifying their victimhood as some form of martyrdom. This should be transcendence and surrender without losing ourselves in the experience. Neptune retrograde is seeking transcendence through spiritual experiences. This will be a time to use spiritual practices to keep us grounded as we expand our intuition and consciousness. Both Neptune and Pisces, the sign it rules, tend to be dreamy, imaginative, difficult to nail down due to their qualities of illusion and illumination often without any way to know which is which. They represent compassion and co-dependence, selflessness and loss of self, higher purpose and substance abuse, in their inspiration to transcend the material plane and experience something beyond words and thoughts. 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.

    Since Venus, the most sacred planet to the Maya, is slowing to a stop to turn retrograde before sunrise on the 25th, I thought I’d cover it in this report. Venus appears to be stopped at the opening of the month prior to appearing to move retrograde or in reverse motion from the perspective of the Earth on July 25th, in the sign of Virgo, which brings the planet of esthetics, romance, and money to remain in the sign of the Virgin a week before backing into Leo on the 31st. Venus retrograde reviews not only our social and romantic relationships, but also what we value, so this is a period where people with assess what they are attracted to, including possessions and wealth. When a planet is stopped it is said to be at the peak of its power. Venus is currently moving through its shadow period since June 21st, when it crossed the point where it will eventually turn direct. It remains in the shadow prior to turning retrograde on July 25th, where we receive information about needing to adjust our direction. Venus is retrograde from the 25th, at 0 degrees 46 minutes of Virgo until September 6th at 14 Leo, which will be the time when we will notice events related to our relationships and/or money that shifts our thinking to prepare us for the change we will implement after Venus is direct. Often we reconnect with old friends and lovers, and repair ailing relationship during Venus retrograde. Venus will take a few days to build momentum in moving reverse after the 25th. Venus was supported by Uranus on June 29th, merged with Jupiter on July 1st, and squares Saturn on the 14th, and during its retrograde it will repeat these alignments and once direct make these same angles a third time. So we will experience the themes of wanting social experiences and romantic encounters to be outside the norm, unusual, and surprising when Venus dances with Uranus, conjunct Jupiter is optimistic, happy, outgoing and eager, but also can also bring folks to indulge themselves and spend money, as self discipline is at a low, and challenged by Saturn brings a time of having difficulty relating to others, feeling cool, reserved, isolated, as folks will be reevaluating what they are getting out of their relationships as compared to what they are putting in.

     Ok let's look at the daily vibrational energy for this trecena.
July 12th for 1Ben "ben" or Reed or Corn: unity experienced through maintaining the home in the Mayan Tzolkin calendar, with the Sun square Uranus which is a disruptive transit adding to the likelihood of upsets and behaviors that are upsetting to others. Also unexpected mechanical problems, a sudden argument, or separation within a relationship. With the Sun involved we are talking about a conflict between egos. Folks will also be more likely to feel restless, so it might be important to be conscious of this possibility, and find a way to allow the restless energy to express itself, rather than being shocked by how it gets expressed unconsciously. This brings to the accident prone energy, and a time to realize those accidents are not happening to you, you are creating them. The drive to do something free and liberating is strong, just try to exercise enough consciousness to give it expression without causing damage to your life. With the Sun Pluto opposition on the 6th, we have a week of change, disruption, and transformation of our routines and settled parts of our lives where we've become sedentary and complacent. Also on the 12th the Gemini Moon is challenged by Neptune in which daydreams and fantasies feeling more important than reality.

The 13th is 2 – Ix "eesh" or Jaguar: duality experienced through enjoying nature, while Mercury trines Neptune in the water signs of Cancer, and Pisces. Mercury finding support from Neptune is very imaginative and creative, also more sensitive to the world around us. This favors art, music, poetry, romantic literature, and daydreams. We'll probably hear more people talking about their fantasies and hopes for the future, as people are less interested in discussing practical matters. A great day for studying mystical and spiritual subjects, as we can transcend rational thought and just know through our intuition. During this time we have a stellium in Cancer, with Mercury, Mars, the Sun, then the Moon, leading up to the New Moon in the sign of its rulership on the 15th, which puts a great deal of emphasis on home and family between the 13th and the 16th. Also on the 13th the Moon in Gemini harmonizes with Uranus, Jupiter, and Venus which shifts from having pleasant yet restless energy that desires emotional excitement, followed by feeling in the flow and having a sense of wholeness, and finally having pleasant energy to be with friends and loved ones.

July 14th is 3 – Men "men" or Eagle: taking action through seeing from a higher perspective, while Venus square Saturn which can be a day of having difficulty relating to others, feeling cool, reserved, isolated... Many will be reevaluating what they are getting out of their relationships as compared to what they are putting in. If you feel loneliness or depression on the 14th, just realize that this too shall pass. Also on the 14th the Sun trines Chiron which illuminates our wounds by opening our hearts to allow healing. Also on the 14th the Cancer Moon finds support from Neptune which brings our innermost subconscious fantasies and daydreams confusing reality, and may not be great for accomplishing much work.

The 15th is 4 - Cib "keeb" or Wisdom: stability through introspection, meditation and forgiveness, while we have the Cancer New Moon. New moons are times of new beginnings and in Cancer is about shifting and changing of our families, and home life to bring more security. 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 23 degrees 14 minutes Cancer to consider what area of your life is being activated by this new moon. For me that would be my second house of money, income, financial prospects, and possessions, so I would set an intension related to using this energy to increase abundance. The moon merges with Mercury, Mars, and the Sun, is opposed by Pluto, and challenged by Uranus. The New Moon conjunct Mercury brings positive energy for integrating our thoughts and moods, and Mars brings the other side of the coin with experiencing irritable moods and critical communications. Opposed by Pluto brings some of our deepest emotions rising to the surface to be examined and released in a way that leads to empowerment, and challenged by Uranus, people are likely to act hasty and jump to conclusions. This is a difficult New Moon as folks will want to break free of limitations and create excitement, with Mercury and Mars opposing Pluto which can bring power struggles, and obsessive thinking and the compulsion to create something new, unique, and powerful. Also on the 15th Mars opposes Pluto which may seem out of control and very intense when Mars opposes its higher octave planet Pluto. Mars is personal desire and will. Pluto represents the higher will and desire to transcend limitation to become our authentic and empowered Self. In opposition these forces are in a tense relationship with each other. Followed by Mercury opposed by Pluto which wants to get to the bottom of any problems in relationships or with people we encounter. Expect intellectual conflicts where folks try to convince each other of their personal "truth". These conflicts can become subversive in their attempts to persuade and may result in a smoldering conflict, which plays out behind the scenes. Power plays are a strong possibility under this influence. Propaganda and indoctrination are themes we will likely see escalate for a day or so. The best use of this transit is to investigate hidden and secret subjects, whether they are coming from our environment or aspects of ourselves. Research and puzzle solving benefit from this energetic, just be careful of becoming obsessed with one possibility to the detriment of everything else. With both Mars and Mercury being opposed by Pluto, I'd expect hidden and subconscious information and actions to come to light.

July 16th is 5 - Caban "kah-ban" or Earth: empowerment through gratitude for Mother Earth, while 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. Active meditations such as yoga, tai chi, running or hiking would be a good way to balance the high level of mental stimulation. Also on the 16th the Moon in Cancer finds support from Saturn where folks settle into a more sober and realistic view of life.

The 17th is 6 – Etznab "etz-nob" or Flint: being in the flow through being introspective, while the Leo 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.

July 18th is 7 - Cauac "cow-ack" or Storm: reflection through recognizing the gifts in adversity, while Venus enters Virgo for two weeks due to its retrograde cycle, which brings a level of caution to romance and socializing. This will be a time when people want to feel special in the eyes of their partners. For some reason this placement of Venus tends to promote scandal. This can also bring a love for the world at large rather than just one person. Also on the 18th Mercury square Uranus which as planet octaves, brings tension between our lower and higher minds. If we can remain flexible this can bring a fascination with new information and experiences, but without flexibility this could be nerve wracking as surprises and upsets become bothersome when the day does not go as planned. This could bring some folks epiphanies or other lightening fast new information, that if nor paid attention to, may be gone just as quick. A recording device may be a good way to capture these thoughts for review on another day. Use this time for brainstorming and leave analysis and adding detail for later as concentration is difficult under this influence. Also not a great day to make important decisions because of the impulsive and hasty nature of this energetic. Also on the 18th the Moon finds support from Uranus, merges with Jupiter and Venus, and is challenged by Saturn, which starts the day with having the impulse to engage in activities that make us feel more alive, followed by good feelings and generosity towards others, then later people feeling lonely or isolated, and finally feels cheerful, warm, gregarious, and wanting to go out and socialize.

The 19th is 8 - Ahau "ah-how" or Sun: balance through honoring the wisdom and memory of our ancestors, with Mercury trine Chiron brings greater understanding to past wound and greater opportunities for healing to occur. Also on the 19th the Virgo Moon is opposed by Neptune which has people feeling sensitive emotionally, but confused regarding the accuracy of what's being felt.

July 20th is 9 - Imix "e-meesh" or Crocodile: patience experienced through nurturing new beginnings, while the Moon in Virgo is supported by Pluto, and in harmony with Mars and Mercury, which begins with bringing out intense emotions and stimulating sensitivity, which also favors sexual relationships, followed by having the desire to work independently from others, and finally people feeling chatty and having numerous conservations.

The 21st is 10 – Ik "eek" or Wind: manifestation through communication, while the Sun trines Saturn. When the Sun is supported by Saturn, we have a great opportunity to learn something about ourselves through our relationship with, and our effect on our environments. It brings out the close relationship between who we are and what we do. Also on the 21st the Virgo Moon harmonizes with the Sun and Saturn which shifts from feeling balance between our inner and outer worlds, to later wanting to be alone in our thoughts and feelings.

July 22nd is 11 – Akbal "awk-bol" or Night: resolution through contemplating the stars, while the Sun enters Leo, which is its place of rulership, for the next month's time we can expect more drama and creative energy. People may seem more witty, vivacious, chatty, so expect life to turn a little more entertaining when the sun shines on the King of the Jungle. Also on the 22nd Mercury trine Saturn in the water signs of Cancer, and Scorpio gains some balance. Saturn supporting Mercury which may bring our thoughts to more serious concerns. This brings concentration and attention to details. This is careful energy to be methodical and painstaking. This is good for organizing your environment or your life from a conservative and practical perspective. Counsel from an elder is favored under this influence or you may just want to be alone in your thoughts. Also on the 22nd the Libra Moon is challenged by Pluto which brings having the compulsion to act in ways that may not be good for us in the long run.

The 23rd is 12 - Kan "con" or Seed or Lizard: understanding through planting seeds and making new connections, while Mercury enters Leo which brings two weeks of more exuberant and leadership in communication. Expect that people will express themselves with a little more drama, less sensitivity, more stubbornness, and with a flair for humor. It would be best to avoid being arrogant or boastful under the Leo Mercury influence. Also on the 23rd the Sun merges with Mercury which stimulates our social interactions and conversations, particularly with people who are part of our new direction, and in Leo this could be related to creativity. Also illumination comes to some of the dark areas of our minds which brings forward information that was previously in the shadows. This alignment emphasize an increase in conversations, although folks are more inclined to talk than listen. Being a conjunction, this brings the initiative to start something new, including starting a new creative venture, as Mercury rules commerce and the exchange of ideas. This also brings a sharpness to the thinking process and is a good time to make plans for the future. Also on the 23rd the Moon is challenged by Mars, opposed by Uranus, and harmonizes with Jupiter and Venus which begins with people feeling irritable which could lead to needless disputes, followed by folks are emotionally excitable and impulsive, then later brings good feelings and congenial social interactions, and finally wanting to be with friends and the people we love.

July 24th is 13 - Chicchan "chee-chan" or Serpent: movement to the next stage through being flexible, with the first quarter Moon in Scorpio being challenged by the Sun and Mercury, and supported by Neptune which starts with we encounter challenges to our daily routines, followed by folks being critical in their communications particularly with the people they have intimate relationships with, and finally we have fantasies and daydreams distracting us from accomplishing routine tasks.

    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 July 25th for 1Cimi "key-mee" or Transformation, with Venus and Uranus turning retrograde, the Aquarius “blue” Full Moon, and Saturn turning direct. 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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