The Mayan Prophecy of 2012
by Terry Nazon (C) 2008
"We found a large number of books in these hieroglyphs and as they contained nothing in which there were not to be seen superstition, and lies of the devil, we burned them all, which they regretted to an amazing degree, and which caused them much affliction."
Diego de Landa, the first Bishop of the Yucatan shortly after the spanish Conquest
"There used to exist some books of leaves, bound or folded after a fashion, in which the learned indians kept the distribution of their times and the knowledge of plants, animals, and other things of nature and ancient customs, in a way of great neatness and carefulness. It appeared to a teacher of doctrine that all this must be to make witchcraft and magic art, he contended that they should be burned and those books were burned and afterwards not only the indians but many eager spaniards who desired to know the secrets of that land felt badly."
Juan de Acosta, Chronicler 1590
The ancient Maya were obsessed with watching the stars and making astrological predictions. Each night the astrologers would go on the roofs at midnight, and through 2 crossed sticks X make their calculations. This symbol "X " is found on many ancient Mayan buildings still, denoting places where the astrologers would go to watch the stars at night or early morning. The Mayan astrologers predicted the end to civilization as we know it in 2012, and their calendar actually ends on Dec. 21, 2012! According to others it's Dec. 8, 2012. Unfortunately there is very little that has survived to tell us what this means. We know it has happened before in their Calendar long count on Aug. 12, 3114 B.C. Astronomers found no momentous celestial event that occurred then, except the Sun passing the zenith in the Mayan area. There is little to go on and it is simply that the Mayan Calandar ends. What does that mean to us? With global warming we can already see and feel changes in weather and seasons. The alignments of the planets culminating in 2012, may simply mean the calendar as we know it, ends. The seasons may change, the length of months may change, years may change, and certain planetary cycles like Venus may change. Something new will have to replace the old calefndar.
The Mayans also correctly predicted the end of their own civilization. It ended when the Spanish Conquistadors invaded Mexico and South America, then fought bloody wars, killed or enslaved all the indigenous people. A clash of cultures ensued, and as the story goes the Mayans just disappeared. The Mayans were initially a very spiritual people, whose cities were settled and infiltrated by more warlike peoples. Eventually they gained power and created a warlike state. Through their spiritual rituals they got the spiritual message "sacrifice your Heart and your life" and well, they took it literally. In their use of ritualistic human sacrifice, they became entrenched in self mutilation, worshiping the dead, and all forms of ritualistic sacrifice. The Cenote at Chitzen Itza is full of bodies and gold to prove it! Even hardened 15th century spanish conquistadors who had probably seen alot in their time, were quick to condemn Mayan ritual practices. The battle that brought down Chitzen Itza was started because a spanish conquistor soldier, stopped Mayan priests from brutally ripping the heart from the chest of a child. It is written, "they would grab their victim like jaguars and ripe the heart out of thier chest in a crude and vicious manner." It was probably horrifying to see and watch.
The Mayan civilization gave to the world a sophisticated calendar and astrological system based on a 260 day cycle, a 365 day cycle, and a long count. The 260 day cycle was based on the Cycle of the planet Venus which coincides with the gestation period of a human, which coincides with the days or nights that Venus is visible in the skies. It was also based on the length of time the Sun took to reach it's Zenith in the Southern hemisphere. The 365 day cycle is similar to the gregorian calander, and the long count, based on the beginning of the Mayan civilization. The Mayans considered the 260 day Venus cycle, when Venus was Visible during the day and then during the night to be as important as the 365 cycle. In fact, the day of conception was considered important and note worthy to the Mayans. The three cycles were used together like three wheels and the clogs of the wheels came together during important times and cycles. The Mayan calendar 260 day count called a Tzolkin or "Sacred Calendar". This calendar was intertwined with a 365 day calendar called the "Vague Year". These two cycles where like two cogs until the day they matched up. This day was called "the Great Cycle", a 52 year cycle. By this method they were able to calculate the past cycles and events and future cycles and events.
Looking at the planets in 2012 there is a very special alignment that occurs only every 26,000 years, and the outer planets and Venus will be making transits that in the past have lead to civil unrest. Remember 2012 is a US election year ! Take a look...
- On December 21, 2012 The Winter Solstice, the Earth and the Galactic Center align. The Galactic Center is also called the Milky Way. The Mayans called the Milky Way, The Sacred Tree, or the Great Mother. This alignment of the Earth and the Galactic Center only happens once every 26,000 years! The Galactic Center is at approximately 26°-27° Sagittarius.
- Uranus squares Pluto at 7° - 8° of cardinal signs. This is the waxing square of the cycle that started in the mid 1960s, with the conjunction of these two planets in mid Virgo. December 21st, 2012 A.D., represents an extremely close conjunction of the Winter Solstice Sun with the crossing point of the Galactic Equator (Equator of the Milky Way) and the Ecliptic (path of the Sun), what that ancient Maya recognized as the Sacred Tree, or the Great Mother. This is an event that has been coming to resonance very slowly over thousands and thousands of years. It will come to resolution at exactly 11:11 am GMT.
- March 16th 2012, A lunar occultation of Pluto occurs today. This is the first anywhere on Earth since January 19th 1935. They will occur every month now from today upto August 17th 2013.
- May 11th 2012 Saturn conjunct Spica (2nd time)
- May 20th 2012 Annular Solar Eclipse at zero degrees Gemini. Central eclipse 23:53 GMT. Eclipse visible from southern USA, central America, central equatorial south America and Africa.
- June 4th 2012 Partial lunar eclipse at 15 degrees Sagittarius. Central eclipse 12:03 GMT
- June 6th 2012 Transit of Venus across the disc of the Sun.
- June 11th 2012 Jupiter enters Gemini.
- July 15th 2012 Lunar grazing occultation of Jupiter (visible from the UK with a clear horizon ) 02-00 GMT.
- Aug 14th 2012 Mars and Saturn conjunct Spica
- August 22nd 2012 The Moon, Mars, and Saturn are conjunct Spica.
- October 5th 2012 Saturn enters Scorpio.
- November 13th 2012 Total Solar Eclipse at 22 degrees Scorpio 22-12 GMT visible from north-eastern Australia.
- November 14th 2012 The Moon occults Mercury (daylight occultation visible from the UK with a telescope) .
- November 28th 2012 Penumbral lunar eclipse 7 degrees Gemini. Central eclipse 15:33 GMT
- Uranus will enter Aries in 2011. The last time Uranus transited Aries was in 1927-1935 which we all know as The Great Depression.
- Neptune will enter Pisces its own sign in 2011. The last time this occured was 1847-1862 where it last transited during the time of the French Revolution.
- Pluto has entered Capricorn, well, the last time Pluto entered Capricorn was 1762-1777 the American Colonial Revolution.
- Venus will make a rare planetary loop above the Orion star system, a rare planetary passage over the disk of the Sun on June 6,2012.
- We will be in an 11 year Sun Spot Cycle that is known to make us less compliant and more reactive over the slightest provocation.
We traditionally associate the planet Venus with love, marriage, harmony, beauty and luxury. As the closest planet to earth, Venus has a unique astronomical relationship with our planet. It might be seen as an extraordinary piece of cosmic synchronicity, that every eight years Venus returns to an almost exact position in the sky that it was eight years previously, having performed the pattern of a 5-petalled rose, in its apparent orbit when viewed from the geocentric position. Venus traces a pentagon shape in the sky over ten meetings with the Sun. Five of those conjunctions occur at Venus's nearest approach to the Earth, when the Earth and Venus 'kiss' to form another petal of the rose. Venus is the only planet that rotates on its axis, but each time this 'kiss' happens, Venus presents the same face or the same side of the planet, to the Earth. What is created is a beautiful Mandela, a protective pentagon. The Mayans were well aware of the orbit of Venus and incorporated it into their astrological system.
All these are guideposts to what's ahead. It's an increasing of awareness as to what's going on, who has power over us and what are they doing with that power. It's a revolt against the misuse and abuse of control, corruption and power across the board.
It's time to start thinking ahead as 2012 is only 3-4 years away! You were born for this moment in time!
The Question still remains what does it mean? There are many theories from the devastation of the Earth in a massive Magnetic reversal, making the North Pole the South Pole and killing every living thing on planet Earth. To a joyous reconnection or ecstasy to our higher selves. Where our true natures as divine beings are revealed. Having given over so much our divine power over to government and authority figures for so long, we will reclaim our intrinsic divinity and have no need for authority or government. With very few books surviving the we have only a few books from the Yucatan Pennisula called the Chilam Balam, and they contain only a vague reference to 2012. In this book it says that there will be successive periods each measuring 7,200 days (less than 20 years) leading up to 2012. It says; "#4 Ahaw K'atun is the 11th K'atun according to the count, and Chitzen Itza is the seating of the count. The settlement of the Itzas comes." Itza, in the Mayan language translates to itz, meaning "magic," and (h)á, meaning "water. Itzá in Spanish is often translated as "Brujas del Agua, or Witches of Water" but a more precise translation would be Magicians of Water. the former name of Chitzen Itza was "Seven Bushes," "Seven Great Houses," or "Seven Lines of Abnal." On my tour of Chitzen Itza, I was told that the name meant " Dwelling of the Wizards by the water". The Book Chilam Balam goes on to say, "The Quetzal comes, the green bird comes. He of the yellow tree comes. Blood vomit comes. Inscriptions suggest that the Sacred Tree, or the Great Mother Comes. The transforming, regenerative, feathered Serpent, K'uh'ulkan shall come". The 4th K'atun vaguely resembles the time when the conquistadors came to the Yucatan and brought their many diseases. War leading to a renewal will come. Only very small references to 2012, are actually written down as so much of their written books were destroyed in an effort to purge the Mayans of their religious practices.
We have lived through similar harmonic convergences. In August 16 -17 1987, the last Harmonic Convergence ushered in the New Age movement as we know it today. Similarly we saw the financial markets fall in what is now referred to as Black Monday. Once again we find that the economic factors are similar and many financial professionals as well as Astrologers and futurist can easily see world financial markets plummeting once again. This cycle though has already begun. 2012 is just the culmination of a great cycle that we are approaching very quickly. It gets another boost August 16, 2008 with the Full Moon Eclipse in August. When Mars in Virgo will make aspects to retrograde Uranus and retrograde Pluto.
Since the Mayans were very spiritual and were keenly aware of altered states of conciousness, the 2012 prophecy could suggest that we will be open to inspiration, dreams and listening to our higher selves. When I went to Chitzen Itza, I wanted to know what the prophecy meant, and I found myself in a difficult situation that many before me have found themselves, I was detained, not arrested, detained for money. However, it was a sureal dream like expereince. I was always tuned into another source of power and sustanance. The messages were clear and the people around me were calm and protective of me. Everything was taken care of. It didn't amtter that there were bad people around me, who did threaten me, there were more good people around me, so the ultimate message is don't panic. Rely on a higher enrrgy and listen to the messages that come and know that you and I will be taken care of. Be open to submitting your will, and being taken care of by a higher power. More importantly relax and know that it will be a good expereince.
The Galactic Center at 27* Sagittarius The Center of our Milky Way
Let me introduce you to the Galactic Center of our universe, the Milky Way 27° Sagittarius. This is where all the creative energy of universe comes from. A Massive black hole, many times larger than our own Sun. Looking at your Natal Birth Chart What Planets do you have in your chart at 27° ? If you have planets at 27° , you could be an important player in the next phase of human evolution. Are you ready? Look at your chart, the time is now!
Now the concept of infinity and time has intrigued mathematicians, scientists, physicists and philosophers for eons. It was profound and very spiritual. On the number line with the center being zero, zero is never reached. To think that you can go infinitely in one direction and infinitely in another is not only profound but, it's the truth. If that's the case then, when we die or end, and when we are born and begin, is infinity. It's a continuum of time. Since there is no end on the other side of zero... it is where everything happens, but didn't.
Our Galactic center at 27* Sagittarius is a black Hole...Is this where we find infinity?
During the Solstices the Galactic Center bathes us in energy. Real particle energy! Protons and Neutrons the DNA material that sustains life on Earth.
Winter Solsice 2012
Does this mean the end of the world? Probably not. The world will change and this will be the beginning of a new consciousness on the Earth! The Mayans were'nt sea farers, they didn't know much about the world as we know it today. They very accurately predicted the end to their own civilization. So were they actually predicting the end to the world or just another end to civilization as we know it. They saw the sweeping changes that were to come. The Mayans kept many written records, and they were burned by the spanish conquistadors during the mighty battles that raged between them. There remains only one book on astrology by the Mayans, and one inscription that says during this Galactic Alignment of 2012, A God of War or a God of Creativity descends to the Earth. What we do know is that during every one of these transits sweeping social changes and social unrest has occured. Human beings have survived through slavery, conquistadors, pirates, holy roman wars, plagues, and we will survive this too!
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My Chitzen Itza Experience Summer Solstice June 2008
I knew the area was full of lower elementals like forest gnomes, because the man in the room next to me kept losing everything. He kept asking me for my business card perhaps for me to prove who I was, or find out who I was, I didn’t have any on me and then he told his wife to give me her business card and as the gnomes would have it, she couldn’t find any! Our guide showed me where the astrologers lived and how each building was for a specific purpose. The Mayans had people to call the winds with a whistle, others to call the rains, healers and of course their astrologers.
Later as I sat by the sacred cenote, it was very peaceful and I felt a presence behind me, I thought maybe a person, no, a huge iguana, walking down the tree, a foot away from me, staring at me, I thought surely he would stop walking, he wouldn’t, I got up! Overall, there was sadness to the land, still embroiled in disputes and lawsuits, with the family that the Mexican government took it from. The saddness was overcoming me so I decided to drive to Ek Balam a newly discovered site that has only been excavated in the last 7 years. The temple there supposedly is much bigger than the one at Chitzen Itza and they think that it’s going to be bigger than Chitzen Itza.
I was asked many times by the people I met, my guards and there were about 40-50 there, if I would ever come back, and sad as it was for all of us, I had to say at that time “No, I wouldn’t”. I know that this ancient land and these people don’t want to be forgotten. They want a voice. They don't want to feel the rest of the world comes and then just leaves. In some ways they are still trapped by their history, and repeat that history all the time. A history of being persecuted on a land that was taken from them enslaved by strangers and held ransom for the gold and treasures the land contained. Both the Mayan blood and the Spanish blood run through their veins. Which makes me ask...” did the Spanish ever apologize to these indigenous people for what they did?” The United States has tried to make amends to our indigenous people and made an attempt to apologize for slavery. The Germans apologized for the Holocaust, as much as they could. Have the Spanish people ever apologized for their atrocities to the Mayans and native South Americans?
After being released on the drive back to Cancun I was struck by the closeness and brightness of the stars and how the cluster of stars known as the Pleiades followed so closely. Being so close to the equator in the southern hemisphere made the stars come alive. I knew that’s what the Mayans saw as they looked up every evening at midnight and made their calculations. The closeness of the stars was magical.