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Mayan Calendar December 2012. Is this the End of the World? July 4, 2012

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Dec 2012 Is this the end of the world as we know it?

The ancient Mayan calendar ends on 21st December 2012. Some say that this must be the end of the world? I promise you that it is not! The world is changing, and has always changed, and will always change. There is a famous quote: “The only constant in life is change.” So why is there such a lot of controversy about the changes expected in December 2012?

There are articles out there in magazines and on the web about the sun spot activity that will flip the earth’s magnetic field causing the end of life as we know it! Others talk about aliens coming to escort us to another dimension! Actually that’s been said before; and nothing happened! You can believe it if you want to. We are in a lucky country and you are allowed to believe what you want to. But I want to reassure you that the end of the world scenario has no foundation in the Mayan belief system of the changing of the long count calendar on December 21st 2012. TV shows, newspapers and current affair shows will delight it talking about all these stories. These people enjoy creating fear! Now let us have our own sort of fun. I ask you to get involved by talking to people and reassuring them that life will not end!

The Mayans started the calendar around the 9th or 13th August 3113 BCE.  And that’s an awful long time to have a calendar! They began this calendar on a date thousands of years before they existed as a culture. How’s that’s for looking backwards! And the calendar ends hundreds of years after their culture finished. How’s that for looking forward! Our calendars are only for 12 months, and a good modern printing business will have pre-prepared calendars for perhaps 50 years at best. But not 5125 years!

I have immersed myself in the mathematics required to figure out their calendars and its fried my brain! And I have a calculator! So I gave up. But believe me; those Mayans were highly intelligent, more so than me! The Mayans had lots of calendars. In fact they had 17 different calendars, some of them covering more than 10 million years. It is thought that they did not just measure dates; rather they measured symbolic time. Clever scholars have debated how to adjust the Mayan calendar into our calendar. And there is much dispute in the academic communities. In fact, a lot of dispute!

But generally most say that on the date December 21st 2012 it reaches 13.0.0.0.0 in the Mayan Long Count which marks the end the “World of the Fourth Sun” and it resets to 0.0.0.0.0 which is the beginning of the “World of the Fifth Sun”.

This end count is reputed to coincide with the passage of the Sun over the dark band of sky near the centre of our galaxy which is said to be the “Home of the Gods” in many cultures, not just the Mayans. But this passage already started in 1994 and will finish in 2030, and takes 36 years in total. This occurs due to the precession of the equinoxes which is a 26000 year cycle. And some Mayans scholars say that the end of this long count calendar is also the end of a precessional age when the Sun aligns with the centre of the galaxy. If the translations are correct, isn’t it amazing that the Mayans knew about the precession of the equinoxes, and timed it!

The beginning of the current long count calendar started on August 3113 BCE. Then it cycles again and goes for yet another series of 5125 long count years.  The Mayans had many calendars. Another one was a 260 day ceremonial calendar; another was a 584 day Venus calendar and another was a 780 day Mars calendar.  And there are even more. Why so many different calendars? Well I wish we could ask them, but the depth of their culture was wiped out with the arrival of the Spanish.

The Mayans were highly intelligent and their interest in the changing of the eras was amazing. So if they knew more than us, what can we learn from their interest in this 5125 year cycle and what does it represent?

In order to find out more, I did some research. I thought that if we can see what happened at the start of the last cycle, then we can see what is likely to happen at the start of this new cycle. So I went backwards in time to the beginning of the Long Count in 3113 BCE. It’s easy. Just Google timeline 3113 BCE and see what pops up.

Before 3113 BCE nothing much happened, then there was a sudden surge of advancements and in a very quick period of time of about 500 years either side of 3113 BCE, Egypt’s 1st Dynasty started, Stonehenge construction began, Bronze Age began, cuneiform writing developed, the first monetary measure known as the sketal was used, and the first city state of Urul was begun.

Basically, people settled down, cites flourished, there was the beginning of defined roles, duties and jobs, and they built walls around their new cities for protection. There were water supplies, infrastructure, and even sewerage, and the land was fenced and farmed. In essence, we learned to write and read. We learned to value money and above all; we learned that if you had the land, then you had power! It was like someone has flicked a switch and we made huge advances in culture, spirituality, technology and arts.

So what does this new era mean for us. We can already see the sudden and dramatic changes that have occurred over the last 200 years. We are already changing into a new era. We have changed from sailing ships to great ocean liners, balloon flights to manned space flights, and the new communication that the internet brings to us which is instantaneously uniting the world.  This era seems to promise that whoever holds the key to knowledge and communication has the power.

So our minds, our ideas and our connections become important. Borders have broken down and will break down even more. This will disturb some who value the notion of closed borders and those people who reject new ideas. But I bet back in 3113 BCE there were those that rejected the idea of money and the building of walls!

In a couple of hundred years they will write of a great change from the power of nations and armies, to a power of the mind and connection. Social connection will spread and become the norm, and we will seek out mentors and leaders who have the knowledge that is needed at any specific time.

Let us embrace the changes. Now that you know some of the reality of the Mayan calendar I hope you can share the good news and soothe those that respond to the fear that has the potential to arise at the end of this year.  

Life has changed, life is changing, and life will change. That’s why we call it “LIFE”.

Yours in the Moon and the Stars

Kerry Galea

 

an image of mayan calendar on cosumel island' ...

an image of mayan calendar on cosumel island’ Mexico (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Your Sun Sign Astrology forecast for July 2012 July 1, 2012

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Aries 20 March – 19 April

Friends, lovers and enemies.  You get a chance this month to figure out the difference. Or figure out who wants to swap roles! If you are finding it too confusing, and who wouldn’t, focus on putting your emotional energy into the work place. But remember, the only constant thing in life is change. And sooner or later, it is time for you to change.

 

Taurus 20 April – 20 May

This is an ideal month to direct your energies into what is happening at this moment. Don’t think about the past, or the future. Focus on your daily routine and ask yourself; “What do I have to do right now”. Be totally in the moment; savor the looks, feels and smells of each second. Time will slow down; make use of each moment and success is yours!

 

Gemini 21 May – 20 June

After last month’s opportunities, this is the month to take a risk and be daring. What do you to lose? What do you have to gain? Even if you decide not do it; you will find yourself taking a risk on one way or another. Perhaps only on the accelerator pedal? Or perhaps in love? Be flexible as you will need to change plans. 

 

Cancer 21 June – 21 July

A sense of insecurity will make you aware of tensions that are occurring within your family and those you love. You could dig in your heels and make snap judgments. Or you let sleeping dogs lie and just accept what is. Or you can actively ask for support for yourself or another. In another matter; beware loaning money, and keep receipts.

 

Leo 22 July – 22 Aug

Mass confusion!! There is nothing you can do to push it to a conclusion, so sit back and wait. All will be sorted out later next month.  If you force the issue you will just have to change plans. Now for the good news. The stars are lining up so you can repeat something; and this time do it better. It’s called a second chance!

 

Virgo 23 Aug – 22 Sep

Children and young people will be pressing your emotional buttons. They could distract you from that which is important for your own future. What role do you see yourself doing? What work do you want? Put yourself forward as you will be noticed with favorable eyes. Also beware that impulsive shopping will lead to wasting money. Later in the month seek some peaceful time alone.

 

Libra 23 Sep – 22 Oct

Mars the planet of action enters your sign. It is physical energy, and the urge to do something because you can no longer sit on the fence. Perhaps you want to protect or to defend. At its worse you will want to argue. At its best you will be driven to excel in whatever you do. This “push forward” is exactly what you need.

 

Scorpio 23 Oct – 21 Nov

At last you can see your way forward with your finances. The loose ends are sorted out and you have ended up making the most of what you have. Worrying over recent decisions will not help. It’s a done deal; so as they say, “move on”. And the next thing coming up is misunderstandings or missed opportunities at work. At least you won’t be bored.

 

Sagittarius 22 Nov – 20 Dec

Feeling tired? No time to rest just yet. You have things to do, places to go, and more people to meet. What a social person you have become. But this is exactly what you are supposed to do. Let yourself sparkle and let it happen. Be seen; be a bright light to others and help them shine their inner light. 

 

Capricorn 21 Dec – 19 Jan

The Full Moon is in your sign so you are likely to react on emotional levels more that rational thoughts. And there is a lot of tension and energy happening with your work, even if your volunteer your time there can still be heaps of pressure. This may help you step up to the mark and lift your game. The result is amazing success! 

 

Aquarius 20 Jan – 17 Feb

A strong feeling of creativity along with a need to express yourself is the feature for this month. You also want to feel free. So if you feel trapped in any manner then you will be frustrated.  What is freedom? Is it the place you are in, or the attitude of your mind? Later in the month your VIP people will be constantly changing their mind.

 

Pisces 18 Feb – 19 March

It’s called “nesting”. Birds do it when they constantly rearrange and make the nest nice and soft for the eggs. You have made, and probably are still making, your home surroundings just right for you. Get rid of old habits and what is no longer important. And bring in something new and bright with a younger modern feel. And yes; money needs to be spent.

 

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A lot of people do not realise that the Sun moves into the 12 signs of the zodiac on slightly different dates each year. If you are born close to the border of two signs then you are on the cusp and you are a blend of the two sun signs. The dates here are the 2012 Sun Ingress dates for Australia. Source is SolarFire.

 

 

Aries, the Ram

Aries, the Ram (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Grow Well!! Ancient Moon Gardening for July 2012 July 1, 2012

Posted by Kerry in Astrology, Moon Gardening.
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Dates

AEST

 

Moon Position and Phase

Ancient Moon Gardening

 

 

4th July Full Moon

In Capricorn at 4.51am

Official gardeners rest day. Planting, sowing and even pruning will result in distorted higgy-piggly growth. Best day to put your feet up. Or at least cultivate a restful attitude. J

 

Late afternoon of the 7th, all day of the 8th and 9th July. Waning Fertile Moon 3rd Quarter This is the perfect time to plant root crops.

 

 

19th July New Moon

In Cancer at 2.24pm

Another official rest day! Planting or sowing will result in long and weak growth.

 

24th 25th July Waxing Fertile 1st Quarter Perfect for all sowing and planting. And for vegetables whose leaves we eat.  

 

26th, 27th, 28th and 31st July. Waxing Fertile 2nd Quarter Perfect for all sowing and planting. And for vegetables that bear fruits or seeds for eating.

 

 

AEST  Times are correct for Vic NSA QLD and Tas. S.A. subtract ½ hour.

W.A subtract 2 hours. N.T subtract ½ hour. In N. Z add 2 hours

 

Now you know when to plant – you will want to know when to

 

  • prune to enhance growth,
  • prune to reduce growth,
  • fertilize,
  • weed,
  • harvest crops
  • and make gardening easier! 

 

Order the Ancient Moon Gardening Super Almanac – a fantastic timetable for all garden activities!

 

Kerry Galea  Astrology, Palmistry and Ancient Moon Gardening

P: 0419 382 131 E: kerrygalea@bigpond.com

W:www.kerrygalea.com             W: www.ancientmoongardening.com

 

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Moon (Photo credit: penguinbush)

 

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What’s that in the sky? Seeing Astrology in action July 2012 July 1, 2012

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Image of Saturn

Image of Saturn (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

News from the Stars

Time Zone AEST

3rd July Mars enters Libra

4th July Full Moon in Capricorn

13th July Uranus goes Retrograde in Aries

15th July Mercury goes retrograde in Leo

19th July New Moon in Cancer

22nd July Sun enters Leo

For all you night owls

Early this month you can catch a glimpse of Mercury just after sun set on the western horizon. But not for long; as he will soon be so close to the Sun that we will not be able to see him. If you sit for even half an hour and watch the horizon near to where the Sun set, you will notice a light that is moving faster than the other background stars. That light is Mercury.

Mercury is pictured as the ancient god with wings on his feet. This is because of his speed as we only catch brief glimpses of him. In ancient times if he was clearly visible or in a significant position then the oracle would say that news that would come from afar!

Mars and Saturn are visible in the evening but will set and disappear in the western horizon about 10pm. The brightest star next to Saturn is Spica which is the sheaf of wheat hanging from the hand of the Virgin. Let the Moon be your guide as she will be next to Mars on the 24th July. And next to Saturn on the 25th July.

 

All through this month if you look towards the south you will see the Southern Cross lying on its side. Then look upwards to see the constellation of the Scorpion which is looming high overhead. Pick out the huge magnificent curve of his tail that goes into the Milky Way. Some of you with city lights will not be able to see the Milky Way, but I bet you can still see the Scorpion! Let the Moon be your guide as she will sitting on the Scorpion’s head on the 2nd July.

 

For all you early birds

The goddess is back! Hail to the goddess! After her passing over the Sun, Venus will return; making her appearance alongside Jupiter.  They are a brilliant sight as they are close to the bright star Aldebaran in the eye of Taurus the Bull, and to the Pleiades in the heart of the Bull. And even better on the 15th and 16th July when the Moon will join with them to brighten up our predawn morning skies.  They are worth being cold as you go outside to have a look. Join me, as I will be outside appreciating the beauty; and being cold!

Have fun in the stars

Kerry

Zytglogge tower in Bern, Switzerland. East fac...

Zytglogge tower in Bern, Switzerland. East facade fresco showing the gods / planets Saturn, Jupiter, Mars, Venus and Mercury. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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Birthday Greetings to Cancer and Leo July 2012 July 1, 2012

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Birthday Greetings go out to

Cancer 21 June – 21 July

“Most of us love from our need to be loved.

Most of us comfort from our need to be comforted”.

Nikki Giovanni

Thank you to the Cancerian who is always there for me.

 

Leo 22 July – 22 Aug

“When I walk out, I am a great event. I do not have to think or even rehearse”.    Sylvia Plath

The aussie for Leo is the Kookaburra; the King of the Bush who is flamboyant and always sounds cheerful.

The collective noun for a group of Leos is “A pride of Leos”. 

Thank you to the Leo who showed that nothing bad happens when you “shine”.