by Brian Myers, Mayan Astrologer
This is a piece I've had for several years, written by my friend Brian, and I just reread it and realized how right on the Mayan cycles are.
The New Year (2005) started off with a bang with the tsunami, and it turned my mind to the Mayan Calendar. I had hoped that the Mayan new year 3 Caban, starting on March 21, 2005, would offer relief from the challenges we have experienced under 2 EB, but I realized some other factors may be involved.
The Mayan numbers (13 total) are a creation cycle. One is reception, two the split into duality, three activation, four definition...and on to ten-manifestation, 11 integration with what existed before, 12 stability and new understanding, and 13 the release, and breath before starting a new creation cycle.
To really describe the quality of a year's events we have to also take into account where it fits into the creation cycle and more importantly, what the creation cycle itself is about. This cycle is also THE MOST CRITICAL creation cycle ever, since it occurs at the very end of the Mayan Calendar's largest cycle. That's the one everyone has heard about that ends in 2012.
What is interesting is that our creation cycle comes to manifestation in 2012. It's important to note though that the cycle doesn't complete until 2015, which might be worth considering for anyone who thinks the world will end in 2012. It won't end, but much of our current way of life will be changed by then.
This current creation cycle began last year in 1 Manik. That means "Initiate Healing and Cooperation." This creation cycle is about healing everything that has arisen and leaves us with a cooperative and nurturing way of life. That's pretty good news, but if you consider all the things that will have to be let go of or restructured to make that happen, and all the resistance to the process that will occur, you can see what to expect of this 13 year cycle. These really are the "End Times," but that doesn't mean we all die, it just means our way of life must end and be replaced by something better. But it is a bumpy ride and many people will die before it's over.
The Mayan Year starting on March 21, 2005 is 3 Caban. It is about activating the core connections that link our cores to our earth's core to our sun's core to our galaxy's core, etc. It's about activating a new integration and holism. In the creative process it is where we begin to get an inkling of what the new creation will be about. I believe, however, that these hopeful developments will occur in the background to the larger events tied to the creation cycle: the breakdown of our old way of life. More war, natural disaster and economic collapse.
We need to look at the coming years like an expectant mother in birth pains as she births a new child. It's agony and suffering and we feel we are coming apart, but we feel good about the new life that is coming. We will soon sense what that new life is. It may be just a hint, but it will be very real and beautiful. Also, "Activate Core Connections" implies creating our support network for dealing with the struggles of this transitional period. It's time to dig in for the long haul of war, scarcity, disasters, etc. We will begin to establish that core network we can count on in crises.
We really won't begin to have smooth sailing again until about 2014, but there will be some better times ahead. EB 2 is trial, challenge and loss leading to rebirth. To experience that means we are in one position, EB happens, and we are knocked into the opposite position. This is basically a harsh slap in the face and isn't that what we've been experiencing? We will go through EB two more times in this 13 year creation period. Once in 2008 (6 EB), which should be challenging but fast, regular, and ongoing. I am concerned about this period as it will be an intense period of change and breakdown. The next will be in 2012 itself, when we experience 10 EB: "Manifest Rebirth." This is sure to be challenging and extreme, but it holds the promise of bringing the new reality into creation at its close.
After 2005 Activates our Core Connections, 2006 is 4 IK, which "Defines the Winds of Change." IK is a wind that blows down anything that will not stand with integrity. This should be a powerful time of change, and clear delineations. Then in 2007 we have 5 Manik: "Centered in the Healing Hands." This should be a balancing period, a time of reconciliation. It will literally be the calm before the storm though, as it is followed in 2008 by 6 EB, the "Cycles of Rebirth" which I discussed above. That year is followed by 3 years of positive regrouping which lead to the manifestation in 2012.
So in a nutshell we are in a tough period of years, but we can begin to watch what is being created as it starts to unfold for us. That is what we must turn our attention to and put our faith in as we weather the storms.