Saturday, July 25, 2015

Astrology and Mayan Tzolkin for July 25th to August 6th 2015

This is the "Care and feeding of a New World Age" report for Gregorian date of July 25th for 1Cimi "key-mee" or Transformation in the Mayan Tzolkin calendar, with Venus and Uranus turning retrograde, the Aquarius “blue” Full Moon, and Saturn turning direct.

    July 25th for 1Cimi "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.

    Since we begin a new Gregorian month during this trecena, I thought I'd discuss the metaphysics of the upcoming month. August is the eighth month and with the digits for 2015, when added together we get 16, then we add 1 + 6 to tell us that this is a sixteen/seven month in numerology. Basic numerology reduces numbers to one through nine, so when we think about that arc the seven represents a time of digging into events and situations to get a deeper perspective with stronger focus on values, motives, and ethics. Which are also themes of the sign Scorpio, which has influence with Saturn in the sign all month and turns direct on the 2nd. The sixteen/seven combination is represented by the Tower and the Chariot in the Tarot cards, which is about everything that is contrary to our authentic nature is destroyed or jettisoned through finding our stillness even as we are in motion. This quote from William Law represents the Tower archetype, "I feel within me a consuming fire of heavenly love which has burned up in my soul everything contrary to itself and transformed me inwardly into its own nature." This offering from Emerson is helpful in understanding the Chariot, "Motion or change and identity or rest are the first and second secrets or nature: Motion and Rest. The whole code of her laws may be written on the thumbnail" So August represents that the dramatic shift as June brought us new options, and July brought us further down the path regarding the situations that lead to a new life, we begin a time of evolution in August, that leads to the solar and lunar eclipses in September.

     Before I get into the daily energy for 1Cimi "key-mee" or Transformation, on the 25th all the planets appear to be moving forward from our vantage point on Earth, except Saturn, Chiron, Neptune 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. 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 started 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. 

    Venus, the most sacred planet to the Maya, is slowing to a stop to turn retrograde before sunrise on the 25th, which was covered in the July 12th “Care and feeding of a New World Age.” Basically 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. Venus began its retrograde in Virgo which brings the planet of esthetics, romance, and money to remain in the sign of the Virgin for two weeks, and backed into Leo on July 31st. Venus is retrograde 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.

    Uranus in Aries is at a stop as it prepares to turn retrograde at 20 degrees 30 minutes of Aries on July 26th. When a planet is stopped it is said to be at the peak of its power, so Uranus at the peak of its power during July, is seeking to shake our very foundation through the unexpected rebellion of the individual. Stationed Uranus in Aries will have people wanting to hurry the process of getting free. To push the river of revolution whether it be personal or governmental. This impulse may not be in the best interest of those acting on it, because with Pluto in Capricorn these changes and their consequences may be long lasting and very difficult to reverse. I think that this is the time of detaching (Uranus) to act as an unobstructed individual (Aries). When I think of the day Uranus changed signs moving from Pisces into Aries on March 11 2011, I always remember that was the day of the Japanese earth quake and tsunami which crippled the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plants, which are still unstable and spewing radiation to this day. And of course Uranus rules Uranium... Uranus in astrology forces us outside our comfort zone so we have to look for possibilities "outside the box." This is about unplanned experiences that disrupt our perceived and planned life path in order to move us forward in our spiritual evolution, individually and globally.

    Uranus spends approximately seven years in a sign and leaves Aries for Taurus in 2018 then retrogrades back to Aries and finally departs for almost 80 years, March of 2019. These seven year cycles are about testing us to adapt to a new change, and we are currently experiencing the Aries test. Being an outer planet, Uranus creates events that we "respond" to. The inner planets effect us personally as individuals, but the outer planets change the landscape which effects us as a collective and as individuals within humanity. Which reminds me of this Krishnamurti quote "The only hope for humankind is in the transformation of the individual." Uranus creates challenges according to the sign it's in, so we may feel like we keep getting lessons in a theme over and over again. Uranus being the modern ruling planet of Aquarius, means that fairness is one of the topics, and often these events may seem unfairly set against us. I know I feel this with government and corporations conspiring to poison us with GMO food and starve us through austerity measures, oil and tar sand spills, fracking, chemtrails, geo-engineering, and manmade massive weather events, while the global elite eat organic food, build underground bunkers, and hoard seeds in arctic vaults. Which brings us to the theme of Aries: the self, the individual, the new beginning... This time particularly impacts people with personal planets in the signs of Cancer, Libra, Capricorn, and of course Aries, as these planets become doorways to something unexpected and yet authentic. Which set the stage for the epic seven challenging squares with Pluto in Capricorn that we've been discussing since 2012. As the individuals (Aries) revolting (Uranus) against the decaying power (Pluto) structures (Capricorn), which we can see this in almost every corner of the Earth as the individuals and groups protest oppression from the global elite. I believe the uprisings will be successful in overthrowing the old regimes and patriarchy, but it's an uphill fight for some time to come.

       Interestingly, the last time there were Uranus Pluto squares, was 1932 to 1934, Uranus was in Aries as it is now, and as we have talked about in May that Mercury retrograde cycles repeat every 79 years, so we are currently repeating the 1936 Mercury cycle which brings forward similar aspects that we see being played out in the event field. That was a time of great upheaval with events such as the Dust Bowl, which was caused by farming practices that stripped the soil, which when the weather changed destroyed the landscape. Also that was the time of the Great Depression with international power struggles, leadership changes, and financial adjustments, such as the New Deal programs, under F.D.R. in the U.S. from 1933 to 1936, as a safety net for the poor and unemployed, which are the same programs that the U.S government is currently trying to dismantle. And we see these themes being played out in many other countries at that time as well.

     In thinking of the many environmental events we are facing whether manmade or natural, I was reminded that Uranus was one of the original gods to the Greeks. He was the sky god and the husband of the earth goddess Gaia. He was born out of the primordial chaos, and came every night to cover the earth and mate with Gaia. Unfortunately he hated the children she bore him and killed or imprisoned most of them, until his son Cronus or Saturn ambushed his father, castrated him, and cast the severed testicles into the sea, which then became Aphrodite or Venus the goddess of love. After being disposed the sky no longer covered the earth at night and instead held its place above the earth. Which I guess was the beginning of being able to study the movements of the planets and stars in the night sky.

     Ok let's look at the daily vibrational energy for this trecena.
July 25th for 1 Cimi "key-mee" or Transformation: unity experienced through releasing what no longer serves us in the Mayan Tzolkin calendar, with Venus turning retrograde which begins the second stage where we will learn about a change in our course, through our experiences in relationships. Retrogrades are times of review and looking backward. Venus is retrograde every eighteen months and can have an impact on our relationships, but also our money, because Venus also rules money, so we may be reviewing past financial dealings with an eye for choices that did not work out as planned. Overall something from the past needs to be resolved, whether its love relationships, or financial connections. Overall I think the trap to watch out for is regret. The past is the past, so let go of regrets and try not to waste much thought on whether someone who has dumped you in the past, regrets their choice. I think those without regrets tend to be shallow people and if you were tossed aside by one of them, they probably did you a favor. Also on the 25th Mars squares Uranus which is like someone on the sidelines trying to provoke Uranus into action as the intensity increases, with aggressive revolutionary energy, as the integrity of the old world structures continue to be assaulted, and those in power violently try to suppress the individuals fighting for change and humanity. The days before and after the 25th when the transit is in orb, we would benefit from physical activity to channel some of this reckless and impulsive energy. This is more energy that may bring completions of old worn out situations to prepare for new beginnings. When we look at Mars challenged by Uranus and Venus turning retrograde on the same day, accidents and arguments are likely especially since Uranus is at a standstill or stationed, before turning retrograde on the 26th, which can bring impulsive and even reckless actions. Caution is important on the 25th. Also on the 25th the Scorpio Moon harmonizes with Pluto and finds support from Mars which moves from having deep emotions finding their way to the surface and felt on a profound level, followed by feeling a little more confident than usual with the ability to assert ourselves in a positive manner.

The 26th is 2 – Manik "man-eek" or Deer: duality experienced through being of service to others, as Uranus turns retrograde which will inspire people to break out of anything that confines them. The "Wind of Change" changing direction will move the revolutionary energy to a more personal place until December 26th. Also on the 26th the Moon is challenged by Jupiter and Venus, merges with Saturn, and finds support from the Sun and Mercury which begins the day with benevolent and generous feelings for those in our immediate environment, followed by wanting to be alone in our thoughts and feelings, then having pleasant energy to be with friends and loved ones, later feeling a sense of inner harmony which is mirrored in the outside world, and finally feeling in touch with our emotions and expressing them to others.
July 27th is 3 – Lamat "la-maught" or Star or Rabbit or Venus: taking action through being grateful for abundant relationships, while the Sagittarius Moon is challenged by Neptune and finds support from Uranus which shifts from daydreams and fantasies feeling more important than reality, to later having the impulse to engage in activities that make us feel more alive.

The 28th is 4 - Muluc "moo-luke" or Offering: stability through appreciating creation, with the Moon supported by Jupiter and Venus which moves from people having a pleasant sense of wellbeing, to later enjoying pleasant feelings and social interactions.

July 29th is 5 - Oc "awk" or Dog: empowerment through enjoying family and friends, with the Capricorn Moon in harmony with Neptune and merging with Pluto which shifts from being very sensitive to the moods of others, to later we have more intense moods rising to the surface from deep in our psyches.
The 30th is 6 – Chuen "shoe-in" or Monkey: being in the flow through creating something new, as the Moon in Capricorn is challenged by Uranus, opposed by Mars, and harmonizes with Saturn. The day begins with folks acting hasty and jumping to conclusions that may not be correct, followed by opposed by Mars which influences people to be more excitable and irritable which can cause problems in our personal lives, and finally harmonizing with Saturn brings realistic expectations through being calm and reflective. 

July 31st is 7 - Eb "eb" or Road: reflection through serving your community, with the Aquarius Full Moon (which is also a blue moon) at 7 degrees, opposed by Mercury as well as the Sun in Leo. Of course we get the standard hype related to the "Aquarian Age" by the astrologers who haven't done their research into when the Aquarian Age will occur, which we covered way back in the New World Birth video for January 13th 2013, and is still available on YouTube. If you've connected with that offering you know that we are over 300 years away from the Aquarian Age. Which has been hyped as being a time of "spiritual bliss", but Aquarius represents technology and non-personal humanity, which reminds me of the Borg-Collective from Star Trek Next Generation, as an impersonal technology that traveled the universe assimilating others into its group consciousness. Ironically the characters, I route for in that show represent the Leo opposition to Aquarius, being willful, creative, strong individuals. Anyway none of us will be alive in our current incarnation when the Aquarian Age dawns. This is about finding balance between our social consciousness (Moon in Aquarius) and being happy, creative, and having fun (Sun in Leo) with some feeling a real conflict between feelings and reason and others will have fruitful expressions of their deeper awareness either internally or with another (Moon opposition Mercury). Leo Sun wants to be dramatically expressed, feeling tension with the transpersonal path to reason of the Aquarian Moon. Aquarius is ruled by Uranus so the results of this full moon are unpredictable. This is very challenging for folks with planets at the 5 to 9 degrees of Leo, Scorpio, Aquarius, and Taurus. Also on the 31st retrograde Venus backs into Leo which brings flamboyant and dramatic effect on our romances and social gatherings. People may be more inspired to splurge on gifts for loved ones over the next ten weeks. This lifts peoples spirits and brings more joy and creativity to our interpersonal relationships. Venus in Leo joining Jupiter in the sign of the lion. We can see the influence with Jupiter is Leo bring us global drama.

August 1st is 8 - Ben "ben" or Reed or Corn: balance through maintaining the home, with the Moon in Aquarius stimulated by Uranus, opposed by Jupiter and Venus, and challenged by Saturn, which shifts from having pleasant yet restless feelings craving emotional excitement to do something outside the daily routine, to later having feelings of generosity, followed by people feeling lonely or isolated, and finally opposed by Venus bring pleasant energy for enjoying sensual experiences and rich food with a caution against overindulgence.

August  2nd is 9 - Ix "eesh" or Jaguar: patience experienced through enjoying nature, with Saturn turning direct which will take a while to pick up speed but this begins a time period where we can implement a course correction regarding an obstacle that has been in our path over the last few months. Saturn’s forward movement can show us a new path and make us aware that we have a responsibility to work on making something better through being conscious of our ethics, motives, and intensions. Saturn's stationing at 28 degrees Scorpio has been intense for folks with planets in the late-degrees of the fixed signs of Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, and Aquarius. Even though the pressure will dissipate slowly, it will be an improvement to get some relief. Also on the 2nd Mercury trine Uranus continues Mercury's dance through the sign of Leo. Uranus is the higher octave planet to Mercury. Mercury being about our personal thinking and communicating, while Uranus is about transpersonal communing with something larger than ourselves. This is a very stimulating transit which raises conscious awareness and brings more of a love for life, a desire to seize the day "Carpe Deum". New ideas come quickly with solutions for a problem that has been perplexing, somehow available under this influence, after being unavailable in the days leading up to this time period. This energy is looking for a break from routine to go out and do something out of the ordinary. It favors studying a new topic, particularly astrology, science, math, technology and the occult. Expect some electric conversations under this influence. Also on the 2nd the Pisces Moon merges with Neptune and harmonizes with Pluto which shifts from feelings of empathy for those around us, including the possibility of clairvoyance and telepathic experiences for those of us who are sensitive by nature, to later experiencing deep emotions on a profound level.

The 3rd is 10 – Men "men" or Eagle: manifestation through seeing from a higher perspective, while Jupiter square Saturn brings energy to make adjustments in life, such as separating from people or circumstances that are not beneficial. This process is likely to come from feeling tension between Jupiter’s expansion and Saturn’s restriction, through realizing what is inappropriate and becoming more aligned with a sense of duty and responsibility. Because this transit can bring confusion about whether to expand or cut back, this may be a good time to go off by yourself as other people’s advice is of little value. This also brings a strong feeling of uncertainty and restlessness, but don’t rush to make any change because often we do not have all the facts. In financial markets Jupiter square Saturn often creates restriction, which some will resent and impulsively go “all in” in response to feeling limited, with less than optimal results. Also on the 3rd the Moon in Pisces finding support from Mars and Saturn which moves from having the energy for asserting ourselves in a positive manner and standing our ground if necessary, followed by having a sober realistic view of life.

August 4th is 11 – Cib "keeb" or Wisdom: resolution through introspection, meditation and forgiveness, while Venus conjunct Jupiter which is one of the most agreeable transits, unfortunately it only lasts a day. It has a very pleasant effect on people's moods. Many will be more optimistic, happy, outgoing and eager. It can also bring folks to indulge themselves and spend money, as self discipline is at a low. This would be a great day to have any type of celebration, and of course with Venus love relationships are favored. Typically, excellent energy for a wedding or a party. Also on the 4th the Aries Moon supported by the Sun and challenged by Pluto which shifts from having a sense of harmony within ourselves and supports any type of group activity and relationships with the opposite sex, then later having the compulsion to act in ways that may not be good for us in the long run.

The 5th is 12 - Caban "kah-ban" or Earth: understanding through gratitude for Mother Earth, 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 5th, just realize that this too shall pass. Also on the 5th the Moon in Aries merges with Uranus, finds support from Mercury, Venus, and Jupiter, and is challenged by Mars. The day moves from people feeling impulsive and acting rashly, with moods changing quickly and unexpectedly, to being more in touch with our feelings and able to share them with others, then later people feeling irritable which could lead to needless disputes, followed by enjoying social interactions with others, and finally people having a pleasant sense of wellbeing.

August  6th is 13 - Etznab "etz-nob" or Flint: movement to the next stage through being introspective, with Mars trines 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. The three planets in water signs open the doorway for emotional evolution. Also on the 6th Mercury conjunct Venus which stimulates our appreciation of beauty, whether it be art, poetry, music, people, or nature. In Leo people may be more likely to dramatically express their love for others. This is a merging of the mental and emotional realms within ourselves, so folks may experience concepts with emotions or express feelings in an intellectual manner. This is wonderful for creativity or any type of artistic expression. This transit can be favorable for financial and business dealings, along with scientific research by seeing patterns in the universe and appreciating them aesthetically. Also on the 6th Mercury squares 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. Overall the 6th will bring us new understandings and conscious awareness. Also on the 6th the last quarter Moon in Taurus harmonizes with Neptune, is supported by Pluto, and challenged by the Sun, which shifts from having greater sensitivity to others' emotions with possible psychic impressions for those who are open, followed by Pluto bringing out intense emotions and stimulating sensitivity, which also favors sexual relationships, and finally squared by the Sun brings challenges to following a daily routine.

    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 August 7th for 1Cauac "cow-ack" or Storm, with Mercury and Jupiter entering Virgo, Mars entering Leo, and the Leo New Moon. You can check us out on Facebook, YouTube and the Mayan Majix website. I encourage you to share this information as videos or text as widely as you choose. 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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