Thursday, February 18, 2016

Astrology and Mayan Tzolkin for February 18th to March 1st 2016

This is the "Care and feeding of a New World Age" report for Gregorian date of February 18th 2016 and 1 – Ix "eesh" or Jaguar in the Mayan Tzolkin calendar, with the Sun entering Pisces, and the Virgo Full Moon.

    February 18th is 1 – Ix "eesh" or Jaguar with the themes of shamanism, earth magic, strength and intellect, spirit of the jungles, gratitude, speed and stealth, Mother Nature, feminine and feline energy, mysticism, and expansion of consciousness. The Jaguar represents the primal spiritual force that inhabits all of us. To the Maya the Jaguar’s spotted coat represents the Milky Way Galaxy. The Maya also refer to the Milky Way the "White Boned Serpent: Wakan Chan," and the "path in the sky to the center of the universe: Kuxan Suum." This 13 day cycle is about exposing our dark spots to the light and being transformed. This is a time to release fear so we can be in our intuition and also to turn our attention and actions to taking care of our planet and our bodies.

    Since we begin a new Gregorian month during this trecena, I thought I'd discuss the metaphysics of the upcoming month. March is the third month and with the digits for 2016, when added together we get 12, then we add 1 + 2 to tell us that this is an twelve/three month in numerology. Basic numerology reduces numbers to one through nine, so when we think about that arc the 3 represents a time which brings creativity and a chance to let go of some of the intensity of the past two months. The twelve/three combination is represented by the Hanged Man/Empress tarot cards which is about our willingness to turn ourselves upside down to see from a new perspective through nurturing others and ourselves. Alan Cohen expressed the energy of the hanged man in "The world would have you agree with its dismal dream of limitation. But the light would have you soar like the eagle of your sacred visions." The Empress could be described from this quote from "The Road Less Traveled" by Scott Peck, "Love is the will to extend one's self for the purpose of nurturing one's own or another's spiritual growth." So March is a month to change our perspective to find freedom from limitation, through nurturing ourselves and others and expressing our creativity, love, happiness, and optimism.

     Before I get into the daily energy for 1 – Ix "eesh" or Jaguar, on the 18th all the planets appear to be moving forward from our vantage point on Earth, except Jupiter 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. Jupiter was the king of the gods, and the planet is about good fortune, opportunities, faith, religion, beliefs and expansion. Jupiter is in Virgo and Virgo is about organization, health, and service. Mostly what I find with Jupiter retrograde, as with any retrograde cycle there is a review of the past, and with Jupiter what gets reviewed are missed opportunities.

     Ok let's look at the daily vibrational energy for this trecena.
February 18th 2016 is 1 – Ix "eesh" or Jaguar: unity experienced through enjoying nature in the Mayan Tzolkin calendar. The Cancer Moon finds support from Neptune, is opposed by Pluto and challenged by Uranus which shifts from our innermost subconscious fantasies and daydreams confusing reality, which may not be great for accomplishing much work, to later brings deep emotions rising to the surface, and finally folks acting hasty and jumping to conclusions that may not be correct.

The 19th is 2 – Men "men" or Eagle: duality experienced through seeing from a higher perspective, with the Sun enters into Pisces which begins a month of illuminating the intuitive unseen realms inspiring spiritual and psychic experiences but also brings the fog of illusion. This shift has the potential to melt the obstacles to merging with something greater than ourselves. Also on the 19th the Moon in Cancer harmonizes with Jupiter and finds support from Mars which moves from feeling in the flow and having a sense of wholeness, to later feeling a little more confident than usual with the ability to assert ourselves in a positive manner.

February 20th is 3 – Cib "keeb" or Wisdom: taking action through introspection, meditation and forgiveness, with the Leo Moon opposing Venus and Mercury which shifts from pleasant energy for enjoying sensual experiences and rich food with a caution against overindulgence, to later some feeling a real conflict between feelings and reason and others having fruitful expressions of their deeper awareness either internally or with another.

The 21st is 4 Caban "kah-ban" or Earth: stability through gratitude for Mother Earth, with the Moon in Leo supported by Saturn and Uranus, and challenged by Mars which begins with having a sober realistic view of life, followed by having the impulse to engage in activities that make us feel more alive, and finally people feeling irritable which could lead to needless disputes.
February 22nd is 5 Etznab "etz-nob" or Flint: empowerment through being introspective, with the Virgo Full Moon, with the moon at 3 degrees 34 minutes Virgo, when its opposed by the Sun, and to Native Americans this is the Full Snow Moon or the Full Hunger Moon, due to the harsh weather conditions making hunting difficult. This Virgo Full Moon is about finding balance between our surrender to spirit (Sun in Pisces) to be balanced with the practical and emotional aspects of living in the physical world (Moon in Virgo). Jupiter conjunct the Lunar North Node during this lunation, emphasizes expansion from releasing something from the past. This Full Moon has karma written all over it, and in Virgo is about health, work and service and discernment, organization, and discrimination.

The 23rd is 6 – Cauac "cow-ack" or Storm: being in the flow through recognizing the gifts in adversity, while Jupiter opposes Chiron influences us to expand by pushing the boundaries (Jupiter) in order to release the past and heal (Chiron). This will be felt during the entire Jaguar trecena. Also on the 23rd the Virgo Moon is opposed by Neptune, challenged by Saturn, supported by Pluto, and merges with Jupiter, which begins with feeling sensitive emotionally but confused regarding the accuracy of what's being felt, followed by people feeling lonely or isolated, then later Pluto bringing out intense emotions and stimulating sensitivity, which also favors sexual relationships, and finally people having good feelings and generosity towards others.

February 24th is 7 Ahau "ah-how" or Sun: reflection through honoring the wisdom and memory of our ancestors, with the Moon in Virgo stimulated by Mars which brings the desire to work independently from others.

The 25th is 8 Imix "e-meesh" or Crocodile: balance through nurturing new beginnings, with Mercury sextile Saturn which is great for constructive criticism that comes from being able to see what can be improved in our surrounding environment. We are very conscious of flaws, including our own, so we can use our critical eye to what should be changed to bring improvement. This can be very serious in its pursuit of betterment, make sure your honoring what is positive, so not to get overwhelmed by the many imperfections that are in view with this transit. Older people may serve as teachers and mentors at this time. This is nice energy for working carefully on any mental task from a place of concentration and precision, whereas activities that require a great scope of vision may be more difficult. This is about the details, rather than the overall pattern. Difficulty seeing the forest for the trees. With focus and concentration from Saturn influencing our minds and communication, Mercury, this transit favors business dealings with practicality and stability. Also on the 25th the Libra Moon supported by Venus which influence folks by enjoying pleasant feelings and social interactions.

February 26th is 9 – Ik "eek" or Wind: patience experienced through communication, while Mercury sextiles Uranus, which brings new discoveries and new people into our lives with an overall sense of excitement and innovation as Mercury interacts with its higher octave planet Uranus. Flexibility is helpful to experience this transit with its excitement and interest, if you find this disruptive you may want to examine your attitude regarding deviating from the preordained plan of the day. This is good for looking at old problems that have troubled you in the past with fresh eyes. Challenges may be approached as new puzzles to solve as thinking becomes more inspired. Not a day where you will be content to follow your usual routine, so leave some room for spontaneity with new ideas and experiences being the reward of going with the flow. Also on the 26th the Moon in Libra harmonizes with Saturn, challenged by Pluto, supported by Mercury, and opposed by Uranus, which shifts from realistic expectations through being calm and reflective, to later having the compulsion to act in ways that may not be good for us in the long run, followed by feeling in touch with our emotions and expressing them to others, and finally folks are emotionally excitable and impulsive.

The 27th is 10 – Akbal "awk-bol" or Night: manifestation through contemplating the stars, while 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.

February 28th is 11 – Kan "con" or Seed or Lizard: resolution through planting seeds and making new connections, with the Sun conjunct Neptune is about expanded consciousness, awareness of unseen energies, intuition, and greater sensitivity are themes for the next month, with the Sun transiting the sign of mysticism. When the Sun merges with Neptune, there are two distinct sides of this transit, but being Neptune, it will be difficult to grasp which one we are experiencing. The first is that our awareness gets stimulated, which often brings difficulty thinking rationally. It brings a heightened sensitivity and people will feel like they know each other more intuitively. Which increases our compassion. It's as if our separateness dissolves and we become them somehow. Which reminds me of the Mayan saying "In Lak’ech" which means "I am another you". Overall this energy is great for helping people. It also favors an interest in the occult or spiritual activities in hopes of understanding the deeper truths hidden behind the veil of the mundane world. The down side of this transit is all that sensitivity may lead folks to feel psychologically exhausted, wanting to avoid interactions in our daily world and instead engage our private inner world, with the possibility of daydreaming on one end of the spectrum to avoiding reality through alcohol and/or drug usage. Our bodies are more sensitive during this transit so the effects of substances may be more difficult to control. Meditation and quiet contemplation would be better channels for this energetic. Also on the 28th the Scorpio Moon finds support from the Sun and Neptune, is challenged by Venus, and harmonizes with Pluto and Jupiter, which begins with feeling a sense of inner harmony which is mirrored in the outside world, followed by fantasies and daydreams distracting us from accomplishing routine tasks, then pleasant energy for being with the others we want to know better, later feeling in the flow and having a sense of wholeness, and finally experiencing deep emotions on a profound level.

The 29th is 12 – Chicchan "chee-chan" or Serpent: understanding through being flexible, while Venus sextiles Saturn, which pleasantly encourages us to look at our responsibilities in our relationships in a positive way, as there is a sense of gratification in being of service to our loved ones. What's good for the group is more important today and people work to further those ideals even if it means some level of self denial. This is a good time to talk with a loved one about your expectations from each other. This is practical energy which favors business affairs and commerce, particularly with art or other things of beauty. This is also good for creativity that demands close attention to details. Also on the 29th the Moon in Scorpio is challenged by Mercury and merges with Mars, which shifts from folks being critical in their communications particularly with the people they have intimate relationships with, to later experiencing irritable moods and critical communications.

March 1st is 13 – Cimi "key-mee" or Transformation: movement to the next stage through releasing what no longer serves us, with the last quarter Sagittarius Moon challenged by Neptune and the Sun which moves from daydreams and fantasies feeling more important than reality, to later bringing challenges to following a daily routine.

    So no matter what energies are affecting you during this 1 Jaguar 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 March 2nd for 1 – Manik "man-eek" or Deer, Mercury entering Pisces, Mars entering Sagittarius, the Pisces New Moon and solar eclipse, and Venus entering Pisces. 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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