Thursday, December 30, 2010

As Another Year Approaches

I don't know about everyone else, but I am finding it so hard to believe that the new year is right around the corner....2011.  Why, it seems like it was only yesterday that we were all bracing ourselves for the mega - disaster of the millennium.  That didn't really scare me, but I do have to admit, as the clock moved  closer to the midnight hour, I did take a few deep breaths.  And now, here we are,  almost 11 years later, getting ready to move on into 2011, and already there are those who are spouting fear about it the Winter Solstice of 2012.  Well, not only do I say let's get ourselves through 2011 first, but why make it into such a fearful time?  Does anyone really know what is going to happen...if anything happens at all?

The Winter Solstice on December 21, 2012 marks the completion of the 5125 year great cycle of the Mayan calendar, and while many believe that it will also bring with it the end of the world as we know it,  in my opinion, that doesn't necessarily have to mean the destruction of mankind, of the earth.   It is true that some people look at everything as a pending disaster, but why is it so hard to believe that 2012 may instead bring something good to the world?  Why do we always focus on the endings and never on the new beginnings that endings always seem to bring?  Why is it so hard to look at this time as a wonderful new phase in the evolution of the earth?  

Prophecies are made to be misunderstood, misinterpreted, and at times, they can even become self-fulfilling. The Spanish conquest of the Aztec empire is a prime example of this problem. According to the old Toltec legends, a white-skinned, bearded king named Quetzalcoatl, was prophesied to return from the East and establish an enlightened kingdom among the Indians, and as the appointed day of his second coming approached, the heavenly omens also indicated that the Aztec culture was about to come to an abrupt and violent end. And, yes, they did come to a violent end, but isn't it because they believed so fully in the prophesy that they actually invited the destruction in?

Astronomically this date signifies a time of the  Earth's alignment with the sun and the center of the Milky Way...the stars, the planets in our solar system, and the earth will be at a Crossroads, and the most important configuration found in the chart is what is called a Yod, also known as  Tthe Finger of God or the Finger of Fate) The Yod is an aspect pattern that does not need to involve all of the planets, but must involve at least 3 planets, or two planets and an angle such as the Midheaven or Ascendant. It looks like an arrow in the chart indicating change and transformation. In this chart we find Pluto, the planet of transformation, death, and rebirth; Saturn, the planet of earth's realms and learning experiences; and Jupiter, the planet of expansion and the focus of the Yod as it is the planet that stands alone, absorbing the energies of Pluto and Saturn.   

Although I do believe there will be some strange and powerful energies to be felt at this time, I  personally  don't think December 21, 2012  is going to be the end of mankind or the end of time.  The Yod indicates a transformational process which may be painful for many because it indicates changes in our beliefs, religion, and philosophical systems...all falling under Jupiter. According to the prophecies of the Hopi nation, this is called  the  purification.  

We are polluting our homes, ravaging each  other and the planet with incessant and violent wars. We lack tolerance of each other, take advantage of one another like wayward children.  We have spent far too much time destroying our world, and the time is winding short for us to rethink our ways of life and how we relate to one another and to the earth around us...a time when we begin to see that loving our neighbors is far more important than how well we are set financially, or when truth changes our deep rooted fears and secrets....a spiritual awakening that allows us to understand that we all contribute to the universe.  

Yes, 2012 may definitely be a time of new beginnings, a time when we will recognize, finally, that we  are not separated from anything else but all on this Earth are inter-connected with each other even when doesn't seem to be so. Our false sense of self will fade away as we begin to realize that we are all made up from the same thing, only variations of the same substance of life. And the greatest part of this is that each of us have the opportunity to contribute  for we all have a part in the next act of this very important play.   If it is peace that we want, we first need to find peace within ourselves. If it is harmony that you seek, then it is up to you to become harmonious.  Keep the emphasis on the POSITIVE not the negative. You will attract either depending on your focus.  

So, as we approach this time, I am choosing not to let fear govern my heart and thought over what will happen in the future.  There will always be fear mongers out there, those who chose to run for the hills, but I have a choice in this life, and I choose, instead,  to live my life full of love and kindness.


  1. Yes, let's get through 2011 first! :-)

    Same here, I'm not going to mar my time, with worries about that date in 2012. How silly is it, to do so. What good will worry do?

    What I can *worry* about, is all the hysteria which will try to engulf us, with the coming closer of that date though. Trying too avoid it, will be a job, in itself. :-( Humans seem to love *awful-izing*! :-(

    Gentle New Year's hugs...

  2. i'm not fearful either, i'm hoping for a good year

  3. The 2012 hysteria is just like most other Christian/Puritanical ideals where fear fear fear is pushed instead of learning and enlightenment. IMHO I think the 2012 Solstice is about the Death of Consciousness as we know it. Not an actual physical death (much like the Death card in Tarot, it seldom means actual physical Death but transformation). I'm hoping the transformation is back to a Matriarchal society. I've had it with the Patriarch bullshit.

  4. Gr8 Post!

    You were able to break all this down in layman's terms...which I seem to be unable to do. :0)

  5. I loved this post....I, too, believe humanity will move forward and we will weather this storm....we are all in this together....and each one of us affects the other. Historically, humanity has been struggling with these issues forever.....perhaps we will begin to figure it out this year.

    I HOPE SO!



  6. Y2K isn't that far behind us. According to that big scare would would all be dust by now. I'm still trying to practice a one day at a time life style. Don't do much planning. A spur of the moment person. It drives GiGi nuts at times:^) X.

  7. You've spoken eloquently exactly what I believe too Dear Mary! A Great Paradigm Shift in Consciousness is what will happen as we leave the next two years behind and step into a New Earth Dimension.

    It is a time for the Matriarchal Mother to reign on Earth once more. She will bring us back into balance and so it is up to us individually to assist by starting with Self, radiating Love, Peace, Harmony, and Balance outwart to the Blessed Universe.

    We Are The Ones We Have Been Waiting For!

    I love you my friend and am happy to know you are safe from the Blizzard ... I thought about you the whole time! Good to see you back online, :)

    Happy New Year!

  8. The Mayan's had to stop their calendar somewhere...there is no way for it to go on forever...not going to happen...why not at the Winter Solstice of'll be a powerful date with lots of energy going around and we just need to use that energy properly and not panic to cause problems which normally would not happen...We will all do what we can, but in the end whatever happens will happen...

  9. what will be will be.. and there is no use worrying about.. instead look upon each day as a gift to unwrap.. I know, quite kitcsh..
    have a brilliant 2011 dear Mary xo
    I look forward to reading more of your wisdom