This is the "Care and feeding of a New World Age" report for Gregorian date of October 22nd 2016 and 1 – Imix "e-meesh" or Crocodile in the Mayan Tzolkin calendar, with the Sun entering Scorpio, followed by Mercury entering Scorpio, and the Scorpio New Moon.
October 22nd is 1 – Imix "e-meesh" or Crocodile 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.
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.
Since we begin a new Gregorian month during this trecena, I thought I'd discuss the metaphysics of the upcoming month. November is the eleventh month and with the digits for 2016, when added together we get 11, then we add 1 + 1 to tell us that this is an eleven/two month in numerology, which brings a spiritual quality to the month. Basic numerology reduces numbers to one through nine, so when we think about that arc the 2 represents a time which brings increased contact with new people, relationships, and cooperative connections, but also highlights the need for balance. The numerology in January and February 2017 repeat November and December 2016 with January being a two month and February being a three month. The eleven/two combination is represented by the Lust/High Priestess tarot cards which is about being in our strength and in our bodies while experiencing our intuition, independence, self-trust, and self-resourcefulness. Richard Moss wrote in How Shall I Live: "To me, wholeness is the key to aliveness. It is more than just a physical vitality, it is radiance, coming from being at one with yourself and your experience. Life then flows through you and radiates from you" which is a nice description of the Strength/Lust energetic. The High Priestess could be described from this quote from The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran, "For the self is a sea boundless and measureless." So November is a month to be in our bodies and radiance, that in turn empowers our sense of self, while we cultivate new connections with others.
Before I get into the daily energy for 1 – Imix on the 22nd 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 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. If you find yourself recalling painful events or situations between now and when Chiron turns direct November 30th, it is advisable remain conscious while dealing with these uncomfortable feelings as they will reveal the path to healing and letting go of what no longer serves a purpose in our upcoming journey. Uranus in Aries retrograde, is seeking to shake our very foundation through the unexpected rebellion of the individual. 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. 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. 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.
Ok let's look at the daily vibrational energy for this trecena.
October 22nd is 1 – Imix "e-meesh" or Crocodile: unity experienced through nurturing new beginnings in the Mayan Tzolkin calendar, with the Sun enters Scorpio, bringing us into the peak of the season which is often keynoted as intensity and passion in this fixed water sign. The scorpion is known for endurance, and drive, but also for seeking to find a deeper purpose in life. Of course Halloween and its origin in the pagan holiday Samhain, are about seeing through the veil into the otherworld, mark the midpoint of Scorpio. For the next month the Sun casts more light on subjects such as death, rebirth, transformation, sex, regeneration, introspection, psychic experiences, anything that delves below the surface to explore the depths and mysteries, when transiting Scorpio. Also on the 22nd the last quarter Moon in Cancer is challenged by Uranus, Mercury, and the Sun which shifts from people acting hasty and jumping to conclusions, to later folks being critical in their communications particularly with the people they have intimate relationships with, and finally we encounter challenges to our daily routines.
The 23rd is 2 – Ik "eek" or Wind: duality experienced through communication in the Tzolkin calendar.
October 24th is 3 – Akbal "awk-bol" or Night: taking action through contemplating the stars, while Mercury enters Scorpio, which brings a questioning and probing intellect. That seeks out what is beneath the surface, and puts an emphasis on fields like medicine, science, religion, and the occult. So under this influence folks may feel a greater need to investigate and uncover what previously could not be known. Mercury in Scorpio is powerful and needs to get to the root of an issue, rather than staying on the surface. It may even embrace conflict to fully resolve a problem. I'd expect communications to be more intense, with an increase in biting sarcasm, until Mercury enters Sagittarius on November 12th. So if we find ourselves engaged in a conversations that require etiquette and politeness such in court or some form of negotiation, we would benefit from being conscious of our delivery as well as our words.
The 25th is 4 –Kan "con" or Seed or Lizard: stability through planting seeds and making new connections, with Venus square Neptune which is an alignment between planet octaves. Venus representing personal love and Neptune representing unconditional and universal love. The romantic imagination is active under this transit, which can lead to unrealistic expectations regarding loved ones. Please remember your partner is a mere mortal, by not holding them to an impossible romantic ideal that no one could or should try to attain. Relationships that are damaged by this transit are not usually based on reality. This is positive for daydreaming that leads to artistic expression. Overall we are likely to feel an expansion in compassion and empathy which benefits activities like meditation, music and art which may seem transcendent, but not such a great day for business on the material plane.
October 26th is 5 – Chicchan "chee-chan" or Serpent: empowerment through being flexible, with Venus sextiles Jupiter which brings feelings of contentment and benevolence. A very nice sense of being at peace with the world. Friendships benefit from generosity with activities engaged in at this time, becoming a fair exchange over time. This is also favorable for financial dealings, particularly foreign investments, or agreements related to medicine or legal matters. Friendships or romantic relationships that begin under this influence should be mutually beneficial. Also this is a very good day for getting together with friends and enjoying this lighthearted transit particularly engaging in some form of rest and recreation, and leaving the more serious or routine business for another day. Overall very nice energy for family gathering as the usual conflicts are diminished.
The 27th is 6 – Cimi "key-mee" or Transformation: being in the flow through releasing what no longer serves us, while the Sun conjunct 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.
October 28th is 7Manik "man-eek" or Deer: reflection through being of service to others, with Mars sextile Chiron brings action to our healing process and energy for letting go of old wounds. Particularly past pain that was caused from aggressive or sexual experiences.
The 29th is 8 – Lamat "la-maught" or Star or Rabbit: balance through being grateful for abundant relationships, with Mars squares Uranus which is like someone on the sidelines trying to provoke Uranus, with aggressive revolutionary energy as the integrity of the old world structures continue to be assaulted, as those in power violently try to suppress the individuals fighting for change and humanity. The days before and after the 29th 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. Be conscious of your surroundings as this transit has the potential for unexpected accidents. Also on the 29th Venus conjuncts Saturn in Sagittarius where love and affection are tempered by practical considerations. This can have a sobering view point regarding relationships. Folks may seek the advice of older people (Saturn) regarding relationships (Venus). Saturn is also limitation so this maybe a time of parting temporarily or breaking up. Relationships that begin under this influence are long lasting and loyal, but not particularly exciting. For relationships that are going well at this time Venus merged with Saturn makes us aware of our commitments which would be good for getting engaged or working of marital problems.
October 30th is 9 – Muluc "moo-luke" or Offering: patience experienced through appreciating creation, while we have the we have the Scorpio New Moon merging with the Sun and Mercury, and supported by Neptune. This New Moon finding support from Neptune brings our innermost subconscious fantasies and daydreams confusing reality, which may not be great for accomplishing much work, and conjunct Mercury is positive energy for integrating our thoughts and moods. 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 7 degrees 44 minutes 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. The next Full Moon on November 14th is this year’s super Moon when the Moon is at its closest to the Earth and looks larger, making this New Moon particularly potent. This Moon is magical and creative, also spiritual, as we approach the time when the veil between worlds is at it thinnest and shamanic energy is very powerful. Also on the 30th 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.
The 31st is 10 – Oc "awk" or Dog: manifestation through enjoying family and friends in the Tzolkin calendar.
November 1st is 11 – Chuen "shoe-in" or Monkey: resolution through creating something new, while the Sun trines Neptune, which with Neptune's support of the Sun we are more idealistic and understand a more spiritual level of reality. This increases our sensitivity to the more subtler aspects of the world around us. This is good for spending time alone to engage in activities like meditation, yoga, working of art, music or any creative project. To explore the more spiritual levels of reality from an emotional and intellectual perspective. This great for studying metaphysical or spiritual subjects and looking at your life to consider how you are doing in meeting your needs spiritually and materially. Idealistic romanticism may be a factor in our relationships today. This transit increases sensitivity to the subtler aspects of reality, with people experiencing a flash of ESP or other types of mystical experiences.
The 2nd is 12 – Eb "eb" or Road: understanding through serving your community in the Tzolkin calendar.
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. This is the final segment of "Care and feeding of a New World Age," I will from time to time have video offerings to discuss topics that are of interest to me.
On this final installment I would like to thank you for sharing this journey with me. It has taken shape on some levels due to your comments and questions. I feel blessed that we have had this experience together. I would also like to thank Ian Xel Lungold for introducing me to the Tzolkin calendar, Barbara Hand Clow for teachings on Astrology and Dimensions of consciousness, and Ra Uru Hu, for revealing Human Design, and J Randolph Richmond for numerous conversations about HD, Joseph Campbell for his perspective of seeing a unifying truth shared across mythological metaphors, Sharon Jorgenson for years of support with radio shows, topics for presentation, and an extra set of eyes when preparing for readings, my friend Mike Shore and the good folks at Mayan Majix who have supported New World Birth since its inception, Kevin Bull and Katie who provided the Earth Needs Rebels radio show and were gracious enough to allow me to present monthly for two years, Haleyheart , Alecia , and the rest of the Keepers at TLC, William and Viola at Tzolkin Trecena Notes, Kenneth Johnson of Jaguar Wisdom, astrologers Robert Hand and my friend Stuart Smith, from the Human Design community Theresa Blanding, Alissa, Mark Germain, the folks in the study groups, and the various individuals who came to my aid when I bumped into the fascist element of some HD groups on facebook, the White Mountain Hypnosis Center particularly Michael Hathaway for providing a local venue for people to explore many metaphysical topics, Sharon Hupe who made the graphic I've used for Mercury retrogrades, Birgitte West for the new NWB logo, all the wonderful people from all over this planet that chose to get a reading from me... especially the repeat offenders, also the folks who made donations, and as always my family and friends. The many great folks I've connected with on facebook and youtube. My gratitude to everyone is immense.
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