This is the "Care and feeding of a New World Age" report for Gregorian date of November 6th 2015 and 1 – Oc "awk" or Dog in the Mayan Tzolkin calendar, with Venus entering Libra, the Scorpio New Moon, Mars entering Libra, and Neptune turning direct.
November 6th is 1 – Oc "awk" or Dog with 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.
Before I get into the daily energy for 1 – Oc "awk" or Dog, on the 6th all the planets appear to be moving forward from our vantage point on Earth, except Chiron, Uranus, and Neptune 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. 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. Uranus in Aries retrograde until December 26th. Uranus seeks to shake our very foundation through the unexpected rebellion of the individual. Retrograde 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 political. 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.
In November, Neptune is at a standstill as it prepares to turn direct on the 18th, which brings spirituality and creativity, but also delusions while the lord of the sea is at the peak of his power. Spiritual practices keep us grounded as we expand our intuition and consciousness moving us towards transcendence. Neptune pushes us to transcend the physical world to connect with our higher purpose and spiritual transformation, but also encourages escapism as some will seek unconsciousness while others to awaken. Neptune, particularly in Pisces, is difficult to discuss. Neptune brings the veil or mask that we see, but hides its true face. Talking about Neptune is like describing a character from a dream that each time we remember the character, we are remembering the last memory of the character not the actual character. Neptune is imagination, creativity, dreams and is very illusive as it flows with illusion and fantasy in one direction and the sacrifice of the individual ego in search of the higher self in the other. The problem is we often don't know which is which until some time has passed after the experience.
Neptune is the modern ruler of Pisces, with the traditional ruler being Jupiter. Jupiter is connected to the worldly existence and the expansion of consciousness to find meaning in life through religion, theology and philosophy, where as Neptune is spiritual and otherworldly, and as an outer planet, transpersonal seeking transcendence. Neptune was discovered in 1845, just a few years before entering Pisces in 1848, which was the year of the that began the California Gold Rush with its hysteria called "gold fever." That was also a time when Uranus and Pluto were in Aries which resulted in many unexpected deaths due to the misuse of gunpowder, the choice of explosive at that time, and also lawlessness, as people took what they wanted with violence, while under the Neptune in Pisces "gold fever" spell. 1848 also brought the roots of spiritualism, beginning with Kate and Margaret Fox of Hydesville NY reporting that they had contacted a murdered peddler, and demonstrated their communication with the spirit through rapping noises that onlookers could hear, making the sisters a sensation and increasing the popularity in séances and other forms of communication with the dead. Neptune permeates boundaries and heightens psychic awareness. Neptune in Pisces seeks divine connection that is not accessible through traditional religion, the realm of Jupiter. Neptune remained in Pisces until 1862, and by 1860 Spiritualist churches had spread all over the world.
Neptune remains in Pisces until 2025, just two years before we begin the next global cycle, from the Human Design perspective, in 2027. Neptune in Pisces, along Chiron in Pisces, brings unconscious urges, escapist behavior, and co-dependence issues as qualities to rise above during the next ten years. Chiron is the wounded healer, which also turns direct in November, makes us aware of our past wounds, so the we can forgive ourselves and others to facilitate healing. It makes sense that ancient healing methods are becoming more popular, including Marijuana being legalized for medicinal reasons and lately for recreation as well. Ultimately Neptune in Pisces is about compassion and spiritual awakening. Neptune dissolves boundaries between mind and body, spirit and form, life and death, you and others, you and divinity... revealing that all is one. The illusion of separateness that is a construct of the mind.
This quality of dissolving is going to interact with a challenging square to Saturn in Sagittarius this month and into next year. Saturn is limitation, borders, restrictions, and obstacles, and Neptune is poised to dissolve reality. We are now past the Uranus Pluto squares that have upset the status quo, which we have discussed since 2011. Saturn and Neptune squaring off in 2015 and 2016, bring the next transits of transformation. The world we believe is grounded in reality is about to change as structures dissolve, rules vanish, and people question what they thought they could depend on, as what once seemed solid is washed away. Neptune can bring disillusion and the desire to disconnect through substances to avoid the Saturnian hardship. The other way this may work out is the dreams, represented by Neptune, could over time with effort, become reality represented by Saturn. The Neptune Saturn squares will blur limits, boundaries, structures, laws, security, responsibilities, oppression, and government.
Ok let's look at the daily vibrational energy for this trecena.
November 6th is 1 – Oc "awk" or Dog: unity experienced through enjoying family and friends in the Mayan Tzolkin calendar, while Mercury trines Neptune which stimulates creative imagination and brings a deeper sensitivity to the world around us. This energetic leads to daydreaming and would be well spent listening to music or reading or writing poetry or romantic literature. Conversations will also not revolve around the practical, but will be more suited to discussions of other worldly spiritual topics and our fantasies, hopes and dreams. Not great energy for accomplishing work, but wonderful for empathy and selfless compassion with the offer to help others without interest to gain ourselves. This is also very good energy for studying art, religion, music, poetry, spiritual, and occult subjects, as we are able to transcend the limitations of our normal rational thinking. Also on the 6th the Virgo Moon finds support from Pluto, harmonizes with the Sun, and merges with Jupiter with the day beginning with feeling on a deeper more intense level under the influence of Pluto, then later the Sun brings feeling balance between our inner and outer worlds, and finally good feelings and generosity towards others as the Moon joins with Jupiter.
The 7th is 2 – Chuen "shoe-in" or Monkey: duality experienced through creating something new, with the Moon merging with Mars and Venus and harmonizing with Saturn. The day's emotional energy shifts from experiencing irritable moods and critical communications, followed by cheerful, warm, gregarious feelings, and wanting to go out and socialize, and finally wanting to be alone in our thoughts and feelings.
November 8th is 3 – Eb "eb" or Road : taking action through serving your community, while Venus enters Libra, which is the sign ruled by Venus, so this is a happy place for the "Goddess of Love". People focus more on balancing their relationships with Venus in Libra. Being an air sign, Venus in Libra is more romantic than sensual. Certainly the scales bring balance to the aesthetics of Venus, with people caring more about their appearance. This may influence to create the right trappings and ambience for romance, such as intimate candle lit dinners, a beautiful poem written for a lover, or some other charming way to express a special love for our partners. Also on the 8th the Libra Moon is challenged by Pluto and opposed by Uranus which moves from having the compulsion to act in ways that may not be good for us in the long run, to later folks are emotionally excitable and impulsive.
The 9th is 4 - Ben "ben" or Reed or Corn: stability through maintaining the home, when Sun trines Chiron which illuminates our past wounds to allow healing, with positive energy and the desire to work through issues to find wisdom and understanding through release of emotions. Also on the 9th the Moon in Libra makes no angles and is void of course until moving into Scorpio, which does not favor major decisions or purchases, but is good to use for resting to assimilate this latest round of energy and experiences.
November 10th is 5 - Ix "eesh" or Jaguar: empowerment through enjoying nature, while Mercury sextiles Pluto, which loves the mysterious and wants to know what cannot be known. Our minds are active in penetrating below the surface in a search for core knowledge and real knowledge in our search for truth. This is great energy for studying psychology, astrology, occult subjects, and healing techniques that are aimed at regeneration. Folks may be certain of their "truths" and engage in trying to convince others who are also certain of their personal truth, so this pairing might be better to focus on our own investigation and save persuading others for another day. Also on the 10th the Sun sextiles Jupiter, which is very positive for almost any activity. It brings a positive frame of mind that can be applied toward success. This "lucky" transit influences activities to work out as planned bringing feelings of abundance and confidence. Great energy to be with friends or work harmoniously in group situations as there is a strong energy to be included in something bigger then oneself. This is also good to reflect on our lives and goals, but it does caution against blindly assuming everything will work out perfectly, so we might want to review any plans for the future. With Jupiter involved it is easier to see the big picture. This also helps in relationships with people in authority as there is a desire to be "at one" with the sources of universal energy, and on the most mundane level that includes the desire to get along with those in power. Also on the 10th the Moon in Scorpio finding support from Neptune brings up our innermost subconscious fantasies and daydreams confusing reality, which may not be great for accomplishing much work.
The 11th is 6 – Men "men" or Eagle: being in the flow through seeing from a higher perspective, when we have the Scorpio New Moon in harmony with Pluto and Jupiter and merging with Mercury and the Sun. Pluto has deep emotions finding their way to the surface and felt on a profound level. Pluto, Scorpio’s modern ruling planet, wants to uncover the truth. Moon conjunct Mercury is positive energy for integrating our thoughts and moods. With this lunation sextile Jupiter, the day brings good feelings and congenial social interactions. In Scorpio, emotions and passions are intensified. 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 19 degrees 1 minute Scorpio to consider what area of your life is being activated by this new moon. For me it is the fifth house of children and creativity, so I expect this cycle to provide new information about my creative process and perhaps my relationships with children. This new moon has great energy for a fresh start particularly related to spiritual commitment and transformation as we become more aware of our authentic inner selves.
November 12th is 7 – Cib "keeb" or Wisdom: reflection through introspection, meditation and forgiveness, with Mars entering Libra, which 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. This placement can bring fluctuations to the sex drive, as Libra is idealistic and favors esthetic involvements, where crudeness is a turn off. This may be a time where folks desire more cultivated sophisticated lovers, but also weighing the pros and cons of getting involved. Also on the 12th Mercury trines Chiron which will have folks being conscious of and talking about their wounds so they can continue the healing process. With both planets in water signs we can gain greater understanding of our feelings and the situations that provoke our emotions. Also on the 12th the True North Node retrogrades back into Virgo. The nodes change signs every two and a half years which brings a shift in focus, and in Virgo, with an increased awareness for our responsibilities to the planet and humanity through health, clean food, and organization. Also on the 12th the Moon harmonizes with Mars and Venus, merges with Saturn, and is challenged by Neptune, which shifts from having the desire to work independently from others, followed by wanting to be with friends and the people we love, then later wanting to be alone in our thoughts and feelings, and finally daydreams and fantasies feel more important than reality.
The 13th is 8 Caban "kah-ban" or Earth: balance through gratitude for Mother Earth, with Venus sextile Saturn. With Saturn harmonizing with Venus we feel, in a positive way, the obligations in our relationships. There is a sense of duty of being of service to our loved ones. People will be more likely to hold group ideals above their own for a day or so. This is a day to be clear about our relationships based on concrete reality rather than wishful thinking. This would be a good day to sit down with your lover to discuss your relationship, where a conscious understanding can be reached about what each of you expects from the partnership. Remember they're not perfect either and move forward with open eyes. Because of the focus on practical reality, this transit can be good for business dealings. Creative activities that require a close attention to detail are favored under this transit. It also may bring new friendships or relationships with older people or you may be the older person. Also on the 13th Mercury sextiles Jupiter, which brings our attention to the larger issues in life. Many will find their minds wandering to thoughts about the future, as our hopes and wishes are more important under this influence. This is also good for thinking about the overall patterns in our lives. This is optimistic and brings a positive attitude. This is also good for business negotiations, contract discussions, and commercial transactions, as well as any dealing with the law. Travel also benefits so this would be good energy to start a trip, or perhaps research some far off place you wish to visit. Religious and philosophical subjects seem more attractive for investigation at this time. Also on the 13th the Sagittarius Moon is supported by Uranus and challenged by Jupiter which moves from having the impulse to engage in activities that make us feel more alive, to later benevolent and generous feelings for those in our immediate environment.
November 14th is 9 – Etznab "etz-nob" or Flint: patience experienced through being introspective, with the Capricorn Moon challenged by Mars with some people feeling irritable which could lead to needless disputes.
The 15th is 10 – Cauac "cow-ack" or Storm: manifestation through recognizing the gifts in adversity, while the Moon in Capricorn harmonizes with Neptune, is challenged by Venus, and merges with Pluto which shifts from having greater sensitivity to others' emotions with possible psychic impressions for those who are open, followed by pleasant energy for being with the others we want to know better, and finally we have more intense moods rising to the surface from deep in our psyches.
November 16th is 11 – "ah-how" : resolution through honoring the wisdom and memory of our ancestors, while the Capricorn Moon challenged by Uranus, supported by Jupiter, and in harmony with Mercury and the Sun, which moves from folks acting hasty and jumping to conclusions that may not be correct , followed by people having a pleasant sense of well being, then later feeling chatty and having numerous conversations, and finally having feelings of inner and outer equanimity.
The 17th is 12 - Imix "e-meesh" or Crocodile: understanding through nurturing new beginnings, with the Sun merging with Mercury which stimulates our social interactions and conversations, particularly with people who are part of our new direction, and in Scorpio this could be related to mysteries and the unknowable. Also illumination comes to some of the dark areas of our minds which brings forward information that was previously in the shadows. This alignment emphasizes 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 mysterious exploration that may have business potential, 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 17th the Aquarius Moon supported by Mars and Venus, and harmonizing with Saturn, which shifts from feeling a little more confident than usual with the ability to assert ourselves in a positive manner, followed by realistic expectations through being calm and reflective, and finally enjoying pleasant feelings and social interactions.
November 18th is 13 – Ik "eek" or Wind: movement to the next stage through communication, with Neptune turning direct, which will not be noticeable for the most part because of the nature of Neptune, particularly in its own sign of Pisces. Usually I look at retrograde planets as operating on us internally and direct planets effecting our environment which we then respond to. I don't see this as strongly with Neptune, although in direct motion we may hear more about Neptune subjects, such as marijuana legalization, spiritual and occult subjects, and the disillusionment of the citizens under corrupt systems of government. Also on the 18th the Moon in Aquarius stimulated by Uranus which brings pleasant yet restless feelings craving emotional excitement to do something outside the daily routine.
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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