This is the "Care and feeding of a New World Age" report for Gregorian date of August 5th 2016 and 1 – Akbal "awk-bol" or Night in the Mayan Tzolkin calendar, with Venus entering Virgo, and Saturn turning direct.
August 5th is 1 – Akbal "awk-bol" or Night carries the themes of dreams, transitions from light to dark and dark to light, starry skies, subconscious thoughts, the void where nothing exists but there is all potential, the womb of creation, sanctuary, the underworld, stillness, introspection, dawn and dusk. The glyph for night is the owl, a creature of both the day and night. The 1 Night trecena is a great time to explore the dark parts in our lives and to realize that without darkness we cannot see the stars.
Before I get into the daily energy for 1 – Akbal "awk-bol", on the 5th all the planets appear to be moving forward from our vantage point on Earth, except Saturn, Chiron, Uranus, 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. Retrograde Saturn in Sagittarius delays success until perseverance and patience are learned. Sagittarius themes are travel, education, adventure, expanding our horizons, and planning for upcoming experiences. Saturn brings the details to the grand overview of Sagittarius. Saturn retrograde is a task master that demands we take responsibility to review our beliefs while in Sagittarius. 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. Pluto the planet of transformation through a death and rebirth cycle, is retrograde, which is about reviewing the past, and is a time of releasing anything from the past that is a burden to our new path. Pluto represents death, completion, and in Capricorn, the breakdown of structures, to bring about transformation.
The big change during the Night trecena is Saturn turns direct on the 13th, which 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 beliefs, explorations, and freedom seeking behavior. The Lord of Karma slowly has us implementing the lessons of the past four months.
Ok let's look at the daily vibrational energy for this trecena.
August 5th is 1 – Akbal "awk-bol" or Night: unity experienced through contemplating the stars in the Mayan Tzolkin calendar, while Venus enters Virgo, in the sign of its fall, for a little over three weeks, 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 5th the Virgo Moon is opposed by Neptune, supported by Pluto, and merges with Jupiter. The days emotional stimulation shifts from feeling sensitive emotionally but confused regarding the accuracy of what's being felt, to later Pluto bringing out intense emotions and stimulating sensitivity, which also favors sexual relationships, and finally good feelings and generosity towards others.
The 6th is 2 – Kan "con" or Seed or Lizard: duality experienced through planting seeds and making new connections, while 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. Pessimistic and doubtful thoughts may be prevalent. Just be aware that people may be critical and not see things in the best light under this influence. 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 Venus squares Mars which tends to arouse interest in the opposite sex that is physical and perhaps sexual in nature, but this energy can also lead to discord if there are hidden tensions in a relationship. Healthy relationships should not have difficulties during this transit, whose function is to test the pairing. It's basically about on one side engaging in what's pleasurable for you and your partner and on the other side where are the tensions that lead to disputes that comes from unexpressed sexuality. The amount of love energy will determine which way the dice will fall. This creates difficulty for couples trying to keep interactions nice and easy, while not expressing the drives that Mars is known for. Relationships begun under this transit tend to be based only on physical attraction. Also on the 6th the Libra Moon is stimulated by Mars which brings the desire to work independently from others.
August 7th is 3 – Chicchan "chee-chan" or Serpent: taking action through being flexible, while Mercury is opposed by Neptune bringing a day of confusion, with a great deal of information coming into our minds that we can't make any sense of. We feel a heightened sensitivity with little ability to filter to gain clarity. Not a day to make any kind of permanent commitment based on the experiences of the day. Over the next few days we'll gain clarity about this download of new spiritual awareness. Folks may feel confused, anxious, and have a lower tolerance for stress on the 7th. Also on the 7th the Moon in Libra harmonizes with Saturn and the Sun, and is challenged by Pluto which moves from wanting to be alone in our thoughts and feelings, to later having the compulsion to act in ways that may not be good for us in the long run, and finally feelings of inner and outer equanimity.
The 8th is 4 – Cimi "key-mee" or Transformation: stability through releasing what no longer serves us, with the Libra Moon opposed by Uranus could make folks emotionally excitable and impulsive.
August 9th is 5 – : empowerment through man-eek"being of service to others, while the Scorpio Moon in harmony with Venus and finds support from Neptune, which changes from wanting to be with friends and the people we love, to later fantasies and daydreams distracting us from accomplishing routine tasks.
The 10th is 6 – Lamat "la-maught" or Star or Rabbit: being in the flow through being grateful for abundant relationships, with Mercury trine Pluto which can bring concern about the deeper issues in life. This has people wanting to dig below the surface to uncover mysteries. On a personal level this can be excellent for inner work, so it might be a good day for some "alone time" to discover some of the deeper dimensions of your psyche. Communications may seem rather serious and profound. Thoughts will be more focused and gain insights about important developments. Also on the 10th the first quarter Moon in Scorpio harmonizes with Mercury and Pluto, and is challenged by the Sun, which shifts from people feeling chatty and having numerous conversations, to later experiencing deep emotions on a profound level, and finally we encounter challenges to our daily routines.
August 11th is 7 Muluc "moo-luke" or Offering: reflection through appreciating creation, with the Moon in harmony with Jupiter and merging with Mars which moves from feeling in the flow and having a sense of wholeness, to later people experiencing irritable moods and critical communications.
The 12th is 8 – Oc "awk" or Dog: balance through enjoying family and friends, with Jupiter in Virgo opposes Chiron in Pisces brings tension between expansion and healing. This transit pushes us beyond our boundaries to find healing on every level. We have been experiencing this transit off and on since November of last year, and is in orb for the entire report period. Let this energy take you where you need to go and find healing through surrender. Also on the 12th the Sagittarius Moon is challenged by Venus and Neptune, and merges with Saturn which changes from pleasant energy for being with the others we want to know better, to later wanting to be alone in our thoughts and feelings, and finally daydreams and fantasies feeling more important than reality.
August 13th is 9 – Chuen "shoe-in" or Monkey: patience experienced through creating something new, while Saturn turns 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 beliefs, explorations, and freedom seeking behavior. Saturn's stationing at 9 degrees 46 minutes Sagittarius, has been intense for folks with planets around 10 degrees of the mutable signs of Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, and Pisces. Even though the pressure will dissipate slowly, it will be an improvement to get some relief. Also on the 13th Venus squares 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, whether it’s a social friendship or intimate partnership. An event could restrict a social plan, or an issues arises that needs addressing. This may take time before we see big picture from the delays and obstacles we encounter. If you feel loneliness or depression on the 13th, just realize that this too shall pass. Also on the 13th the Moon in Sagittarius is challenged by Mercury and Jupiter, and supported by the Sun and Uranus, which shifts from folks being critical in their communications particularly with the people they have intimate relationships with, to later feeling a sense of inner harmony which is mirrored in the outside world, followed by having the impulse to engage in activities that make us feel more alive, and finally benevolent and generous feelings for those in our immediate environment.
The 14th is 10 – Eb "eb" or Road: manifestation through serving your community, with Venus opposes Neptune. Venus in tension with Neptune can be unrealistic with regards to love which can lead to disappointment. Folks are more likely to picture themselves as the unselfish and giving person in the relationship who makes all the sacrifices for their partner's betterment. This can bring out manipulative behavior to gain control over the other using guilt and obligation. On a higher level, these are planet octaves so we might find tension between our personal love and our experience of unconditional universal love. This also brings the danger of being deceived in relationship. This is not a good transit to begin a relationship as access to the reality of relationships is distorted and will take time before viewing the relationship as on solid ground. It can also produce wonderful romantic experiences but don't expect them to last forever. Also on the 14th the Capricorn Moon harmonizes with Neptune and finds support from Venus which changes from having greater sensitivity to others' emotions with possible psychic impressions for those who are open, to later enjoying pleasant feelings and social interactions.
August 15th is 11 –Ben "ben" or Reed or Corn: resolution through maintaining the home, while the Moon in Capricorn merges with Pluto, is supported by Mercury and Jupiter, and challenged by Uranus, which moves from having more intense moods rising to the surface from deep in our psyches, to later feeling in touch with our emotions and expressing them to others, followed by people are likely to act hasty and jump to conclusions, and finally people having a pleasant sense of well-being.
The 16th is 12 – Ix "eesh" or Jaguar: understanding through enjoying nature, with the Sun trine Uranus which colors the day's energy to engage in new and different activities that lead to self discovery and a greater understanding of the world. This is more exciting energy than we have most days. People will be more perceptive and able make changes with a greater understanding of the interrelationships within their lives. Expect folks to be more forthright in expressing themselves without trying to filter what is expressed for the benefit of the listener. This day is good for studying science, something technical, or occult subjects such as astrology, because it brings the ability to find greater understanding of any discipline that reveals new and exciting aspects of the universe. On the other hand this will be a difficult day for just following the daily routine, so get out there and do something you've always wanted to. It's a great day to cross something off your "bucket list" and you'll probably gain some new self awareness in the process. Also on the 16th the Aquarius Moon stimulated by Mars brings the desire to work independently from others.
August 17th is 13 – Men "men" or Eagle: movement to the next stage through seeing from a higher perspective, with Venus trines Pluto which is a day when we might hear from or contemplate contacting a former lover. With Pluto involved this intensifies our emotional expression, as emotions come to the surface that can now be meaningfully expressed to your loved ones. This alignment deepens our emotions and can make relationships intense. It's quite likely people will feel love more strongly under this transit and express those feelings to the object of their affection. Sexual desires also increase under the Venus Pluto connection. This is not an intellectual experience, but rather love expressed through mind, body, and emotions. This transit can produce profound insights that reveal the inner workings of our relationships. Beginning a relationship during this transit indicates that the connection will feel quite intense as if being drawn together by some magical power. This can be a good relationship as long as the couple recognizes that the compulsive quality will wear off before the pairing solidifies into a long term relationship. This transit is great for artistic work because the emotional intensity characteristic can be harnessed in work that reveals the inner depth of the artist's soul. Also on the 17th the Moon in Aquarius harmonizing with Saturn brings realistic expectations through being calm and reflective.
So no matter what energies are affecting you during this 1 Night 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 18th for 1 – Cib "keeb" or Wisdom, with the Aquarius Full Moon, the Sun entering Virgo, Venus entering Libra, and Mercury turning retrograde. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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