December 21,2012: Cataclysmic earth movement? Telepathy and time change? Transformation of human consciousness? End of the world?!! These are just some of the possibilities we can expect according to Jose Arguelles from his studies on the Mayan Calendar. Since publishing his original ideas various astronomers and Mayan anthropologists have criticized his calculations – mainly because the earth WILL NOT align with the Galactic Center of the universe that day as he believed - however his sense that something is about to shift for mankind at this time has created a strong resonance with people all over the world - so much so that even people who had never heard of Winter Solstice celebrations will be gathering together on this day to pray for the Peace and Healing of our planet.
As an astrologer and psychic I have been particularly motivated to understand what this phenomenon is all about. I have done readings on the date myself - which I'll talk more about in a moment - and studied dozens of articles from other readers to get their perspectives. The conclusion I've come up with is that something's going on, but it is much more subtle than originally predicted - still the result will be that everyone, not just Mayan calendar enthusiasts, will be effected and will come to recognize major changes are happening.
My own readings from consulting the Chinese oracle, The I Ching, about this event point to the importance of joining together with others for mutual support at this time (hexagram 45: Gathering Together). Now I am planning to be with a group of friends on the actual day to celebrate the occasion, but I also believe the I Ching is advising not just that it is good to Gather Together with others on Dec. 21, 2012, but also that the whole consciousness rising experience we're watching for is going to manifest in our lives in proportion to our willingness to act in partnership with others – that is, the more we acknowledge that we need each other and act as if we are "all one" the more we will recognize the enlightenment coming into our lives.
I furthermore got a sense from this reading that the shift we are anticipating is not going to be coming like a sudden chiropractic neck crack where our whole life view is suddenly wrenched to a different perspective. Rather, I feel we are going to be having gradual insights, like a foggy picture slowly taking on definition. An example would be meeting someone new and then through gentle conversation getting to know them and slowly discovering mutual interests and finally recognizing we have important work to do together. The point is, it appears the awakenings are going to be coming about in a natural fashion. What's special is that they are going to becoming about in a way that is more obvious and frequent.
I also consulted The Destiny Card System, which is somewhat similar to Tarot cards but uses a standard playing card deck. This card reading system is becoming more and more popular as people try it out and recognize its effectiveness. Thirty years ago, Jose Arguelles, the man who popularized the Mayan calendar predictions, had originally said he believed the world would be using a whole new system for marking time by this year. That hasn't happened, but as this Destiny Card System, which uses the cards as a calendar and has suddenly become very popular, catches on I believe people are going to be using it to recognize and follow their life paths. Many converts rely on it now more than astrology. Could this be the "new calendar" Jose foresaw? The Destiny Card System assigns a card for each day of the year. The card for December 21 is The Ten of Hearts, the card representing large gatherings of people (literally ten hearts) coming together through a love connection. It emphasizes that love puts itself forward on faith – gives without expectation - but it also promises rewards will manifest. Certainly this fits with what has been predicted will happen on this day of world awakening.
Finally I looked for anything unusual happening astrologically on December 21. Actually surprisingly little out of the ordinary will be lighting up the sky that night. It's not a new moon and there won't be any earthshaking eclipses. However, there are a few minor interesting aspects and perhaps it is fitting that we have only small indicators of change on this exact date – all the easier to survive and grow with them in the months ahead. What I did find significant happening is that just the day before, the moon will be at the last degree of the sign Pisces. The Sabian Symbol for this degree is light going through a prism and becoming a rainbow of color. How appropriate for demonstrating the idea of all coming from one! Then on the actual day itself the Sun is going into Capricorn – thus the start of a new world order – and it will be making a sextile to Neptune – an auspicious omen for releasing old boundaries. Finally – perhaps most telling – the sun will be conjuncting Juno, the asteroid named for the wife of Jupiter, the goddess long associated with relationships – especially ones arousing jealousy and violence. (Many thanks to Eric Francis for pointing this out.) As Juno will be at the first degree this suggests the New World Order - sun in Capricorn - will start with the relaxing of the harsh boundaries in our relationships - sextiling Neptune - and the transforming of the jealousies and rivalries that have destroyed relationships in the past - enlightening Juno. As our sun beams us with its light of clarity and the old rules and prejudices that separated us will no longer be tolerated! We can see this happening already as more and more laws are passed to acknowledge our rights to have relationships with the partners we choose, that is both gay and straight, and also in our awareness and acceptance of alternative relationships in general – between races, between folks married and unmarried, between countries, between religions and so forth. Can you imagine what the world will be like if this really does catch on? If anger and possessiveness no longer keep people paralyzed in fear? If humanity finally "gets it" and all we need is love? Wow, that would certainly be a world wide game changer!
I've written about this topic today because I have heard rumblings of doubt and discouragement from many folks as they review their current life situations and start to lose hope that anything amazing or uplifting will be coming in on this much awaited special date. I encourage us all to keep the faith. The shift may not be as startling as originally predicted but who wanted volcanoes and landslides anyway? The point is, we are making progress and we are about to take a great leap forward. I'm keeping my anticipation high and positive.
Key astrological aspect to watch for this week:
Mercury will turn direct on Monday, November 26 but not be moving full speed ahead until next Saturday December 1. New ideas may not be totally ready for their close up yet. Hold off on commitment until you see how they look at the end of the week.
Rosada, EXT 2340