Daily Readings and Quotes for December 2016


Thursday, 1-December:

K’iche Mayan Day – 2 Imox; Universal Day – 32/5: World Aids Day.

Human consciousness is connected with cosmic consciousness today. Dreams are more likely to be precognitive, intuitive insights more powerful. Things that are hidden come to light.

It is a day to put foundations under your dreams, and give your creativity roots to grow.

The promise for today is balance, geniality and greater harmony, making this a good day for working together to achieve common goals.

Shadow: The underlying energy for today promotes social change. Unseen shifts in in the energy field can cause imbalance, distrust, and indecision.

Something about to shift on collective levels can cause you to hold stubbornly to the status quo, and this can cause energy blocks.

Quote for the Day: Eat healthily, sleep well, breathe deeply, move harmoniously. ~Jean-Pierre Barral~

Friday, 2-December:

K’iche Mayan Day – 3 Iq; Universal Day – 33/6:

Today’s energy fuels ideas, action, renewal and change. It can bring wonderful and sometimes rude awakenings. So, hang onto your hats. Never a dull moment today! Wheee!

Today is infused with formative power and healing force. Get a fix on what you want to accomplish and then go after it, full force. But here is the important thing: make sure what you are doing benefits others, and not just yourself.

Shadow: This can be a day of polarities, and it can feel like an emotional roller coaster with erratic highs and lows. You can be oversensitive and impulsive. Negative relationships get triggered.

The respiratory system and throat are highlighted today.

Quote for the Day: It is the stretched soul that makes music, and souls are stretched by the pull of opposites. … Where there is no polarity, where the energies flow smoothly in one direction, there will be much doing but no music. ~Eric Hoffer~

Saturday, 3-December:

K’iche Mayan Day – 4 Aqabal; Universal Day – 34/7:

Today brings opportunity through change, and lends support to new initiatives or ventures.

You may feel a strong drive to achieve goals, and you can accomplish a lot. Remember to push forward in a balanced manner, and with care and sensitivity to others.

Determination and drive are softened by a mental push for truth, logic and accuracy. This is the day of the idealist. It is a good day to study, learn and prepare for next steps.

Shadow: The upside adds success to things you start. But, the shadow can spark irritability and short tempers. Divisiveness and uncaring attitudes can bring unhappiness and failure.

Quote for the Day: Believe in your greatness. Because what you believe is what you become. ~Udai Yadla~

Sunday, 4-December:

K’iche Mayan Day – 5 Kat; Universal Day – 35/8:

Today gives you the power to more easily draw to yourself all the people and resources required to do what you need/want to do.

Today can bring an initiation, of sorts, and you may have to push against some boundaries to expand the envelope. But, the effort yields inner clarity and a new sense of direction.

Do everything with love today, it will increase your personal power and effectiveness.

Shadow: Spider energy can get you caught up in a web of entanglements. The way out is to recognize that you have spun your own web, and your release is within your power.

Quote for the Day: And you? When will you begin that long journey into yourself? ~Rumi~

Monday, 5-December:

K’iche Mayan Day – 6 Kan; Universal Day – 36/9:

A powerful day that can “amp up” your life force and help you overcome most any obstacle. This is a day that creates sustaining momentum and teaches you about handling energy.

This is a strong day for healers and therapists, caretakers – and musicians.

This is a good day to make decisions. But, let truth, justice and compassion permeate your thoughts, feed your actions, and be your foundation for today.

Shadow: Today can be a turning point. Remember to believe in yourself and your dreams, even if you feel inadequate to meet your challenges, and even if others speak ill of you.

Quote for the Day: The world is wide, and I will not waste my life in friction when it could be turned into momentum. ~Frances E. Willard~

Tuesday, 6-December:

K’iche Mayan Day – 7 Keme; Universal Day – 37/10:

Today is Owl energy. It is a day of wisdom, spiritual knowledge and mastery. Dimensional gates are open. You can more easily communicate with ancestors and interdimensional beings.

This is a powerful day for healing illnesses, even ones that are potentially fatal. It brings the end of things, making it one of the best days to forgive, reconcile, get closure and move on.

Shadow: It’s also a good day for romance, unless you screw it up. People can be careless, naïve, lazy, irresponsible – and stubborn. Partners are more likely to be unfaithful today.

Quote for the Day: Opening up your heart enables expansion of the dimensions of the conscious states. ~Steven Redhead~

Wednesday, 7-December:

K’iche Mayan Day – 8 Kej; Universal Day – 38/11: Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day.

Today’s energy creates potential possibilities. It a powerfully inspiring day that energizes internal seeing and intuitive consciousness.

Things you’ve been working on come to critical mass today and can be manifested.

In the K’iche Mayan culture, this is the special day that the elders, wise ones and visionaries get together in a secret meeting to analyze the future. Tune in. Maybe you can do the same.

Shadow: Be flexible and pliable today because the energies are powerful and things can change suddenly and unexpectedly. People can appear calm but driven on the inside.

Arms and legs are highlighted today. Take care that they not get hurt.

Quote for the Day: It’s amazing how a little tomorrow can make up for a whole lot of yesterday. ~John Guare~

Thursday, 8-December:

K’iche Mayan Day – 9 Qanil; Universal Day – 39/12: Feast of Immaculate Conception.

Today carries all the codes for potential life and creation. It is the energy of Mother Nature, seeds, germination, planting and realization.

Cultivate anything in an early phase of growth – children, ideas, new initiatives or ventures. This is the best day to begin a new love relationship, friendship or partnership.

On a collective level, today brings group coherence and facilitates teamwork.

Shadow: Today can drain your energy, cause you to feel weak, emotionally blocked and off-balance. This can create difficulties in communication. Watch out for hidden motives.

Quote for the Day: One touch of nature makes the whole world kin. ~Shakespeare~

Friday, 9-December:

K’iche Mayan Day – 10 Toj; Universal Day – 40/4: Anti-Corruption day.

Today one of those days to get busy helping things to materialize on a practical level. Organize, create order from chaos, make a plan, and get into action – even if only baby steps.

Atlas, who carried the world on his shoulders, is a symbol for today. Efforts to clear away obstacles and debts (emotional and financial) are rewarded. This can be a day of liberation from the past.

Shadow: You can feel lost, isolated and unloved – like you are falling with no net to catch you. The way out is to count your blessings and be actively grateful for all that Spirit has given you.

Quote for the Day: Often it isn’t the mountains ahead that wear you out, it’s the little pebble in your shoe. ~Muhammad Ali~

Saturday, 10-December:

K’iche Mayan Day – 11 Tzi; Universal Day – 41/5: Human Rights Day.

Goddess energy rules the day, helping you to be more open to intuitive insights. Lucid dreams, sudden epiphanies, inner visions & Spirit messages are all part of today’s potential.

Pay attention! Something you receive may lead to a ground-breaking idea or innovation.

This can be a free-flowing, uplifting day – a good time to be with friends and family, and/or be out in nature.

Shadow: Today can bring balance, but also imbalance. Achilles is an archetype for today, and it can bring weakness despite your overall strength. What is your Achilles heel? Be mindful of it today.

Quote for the Day: I never made one of my discoveries through the process of rational thinking. ~Albert Einstein~

Sunday, 11-December:

K’iche Mayan Day – 12 Batz; Universal Day – 42/6: Mawlid Un Nabi.

Social ties are important today. Do something to support someone else. Celebrate a sense of belonging with others. These things can bring you a feeling of love and emotional warmth.

Today’s energy brings new life and increases vitality. It is a day of emergence and discovery. It augments original ideas and helps to make them tangible. Stay flexible and keep an open mind.

Shadow: Today’s energy is, in part, about the path to Mastery which often leads inward through self-doubt and questioning. You can feel insecure and indecisive.

Watch out for misunderstandings and pride because they can create mistrust.

Quote for the Day: Some of us aren’t meant to belong. Some of us have to turn the world upside down and shake the hell out of it until we make our own place in it. ~Elizabeth Lowell~

Monday, 12-December:

K’iche Mayan Day – 13 E; Universal Day – 43/7: Green Monday.

Today is a day to put your personal determination in gear to get practical things done or to build something tangible. Today’s energy will help you to work through details.

Demeter is an archetype for today. She is goddess of the harvest and can help attract something you need. Indeed, this is a good day to sign contracts or enter into negotiations.

Today highlights experience gained through travel, or from wise elders.

Shadow: Piranha is another symbol for today. Its energy can put you into a “feeding frenzy” that churns things up. Move forward today, but don’t overdo it. Know when to stop and rest.

Quote for the Day: Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant. ~Robert Louis Stevenson~

Tuesday, 13-December:

K’iche Mayan Day – 1 Aj; Universal Day – 44/8: Full Moon in Gemini, 7:06P EST.

A day of power, and you may feel more alive and energetic. Get into action and focus on the practical, material aspects of life. Pursuing your goals today brings future success.

Step into your power with confidence today. Just remember, with the Full Moon, emotions are heightened and you can feel things more intensely. It’s a good day for romance!

Shadow: With the Full Moon, you reap what you sowed at the New Moon (29-Nov) – for good or ill. It is a good day to let go of old baggage and things that are weighing you down.

In the extreme, this can be a day of surprises that bring heartache – including break-ups. Do your best to see through the eyes of love.

Quote for the Day: There is a moon / that rests in the quiet corners / of a lover’s lips. ~Sanober Khan~

Wednesday, 14-December:

K’iche Mayan Day – 2 Ix; Universal Day – 45/9:

Today’s energy brings perseverance and tenacity, and bestows the ability to start new things that may grow into something that has lasting impact and influence.

What story do you have to tell? What message do you have for others? This is the day to tell it – speak it or write about it. Tell it to friends. Write in a journal, on a blog, or via social media. But, put it out there.

Shadow: You can feel driven to accomplish goals today. Avoid situations that are upsetting and people who are overbearing and difficult. People can be unusually stubborn today.

Quote for the Day: After nourishment, shelter and companionship, stories are the thing we need most in the world. ~Phillip Pullman~

Thursday, 15-December:

K’iche Mayan Day – 3 Tzikin; Universal Day – 46/10:

If you want to understand how something works at fundamental levels, or pull back the layers of illusion to find the core meaning or essence of a thing, today is your day!

Today’s energy strengthens the tendency to be an explorer. It can burnish your natural brilliance, help you to discover new ideas, and then make them practical for others.

This is a day for leadership, coordinating action and providing direction.

Shadow: If you take the bait, you can get sucked into melodramas and bogged down in problems. You can more easily get stuck in worry. Take care not to obsess over small issues.

Quote for the Day: I always want to know how things work. Had I been Aladdin, I am certain that after just one wish or two, I’d have taken that old lamp apart to see if I could make another, better lamp. ~Walter P. Chrysler~

Friday, 16-December:

K’iche Mayan Day – 4 Ajmaq; Universal Day – 47/11:

This is bound to be an exciting day on multiple levels. New inspiration is available, but it may be like drinking water from a fire hose. It might be difficult to catch and hold onto it!

This is a good day to take a risk. Adopt a fearless attitude and take a leap of faith. Do that one thing that you have been thinking about doing. Don’t be afraid of the hurdles. You can jump them today!

Shadow: If you are harboring resentments or anger over something, this is the day to let it go. Forgive, and move on. Let go of attachments to the past so you can step forward into the future.

Quote for the Day: Life remains unchanged till a leap of faith runs towards heaven. ~Santosh Kalwar~

Saturday, 17-December:

K’iche Mayan Day – 5 Noj; Universal Day – 48/12:

Wolf energy helps you to blaze a trail into the unknown. This is a good day to see beyond the veil and get a sense of future outcomes.

Tap into the wisdom that comes from the universe and other dimensions. Let it enhance your inner knowing and bring you peace.

It is a good day to harmonize relationships, and gain clarity on issues in your life.

Shadow: Today can be a time of personal and collective initiation. This can be wonderful, but also sometimes not fun – especially for those that lack self-awareness or have big egos.

Be honest with others today, but put your love glasses on and do it with compassion.

Quote for the Day: If one is lucky, a solitary fantasy can totally transform one million realities. ~Maya Angelou~

Sunday, 18-December:

K’iche Mayan Day –6 Tijax; Universal Day – 49/13: International Migrants Day.

Today’s energy brings a connection with All-That-Is, and helps you to channel higher-dimensional energies in into more grounded, practical aspects of your life.

For instance, this is a very powerful day for healing. The energy also helps to cut away what no longer serves you or is holding you back. It brings justice, and helps to handle difficulties.

Shadow: You can be flying high today, but the shadow energy can bring controversy. So, steer clear of gossip and avoid arguments. People can have trouble controlling their temper.

Quote for the Day: Keep your face always toward the sunshine – and shadows will fall behind you. ~Walt Whitman~

Monday, 19-December:

K’iche Mayan Day – 7 Kawoq; Universal Day – 50/5: Mercury Retrograde, 5:55A EST.

Whatever else you do today, invest time in nurturing your family, for all that you do in the world ripples outward from the family and your sense of love and belonging.

Today is about expansion and the energy of your actions radiating outward to affect others and the larger whole. What you do today ripples outward and can have far-reaching but unseen consequences.

Shadow: This is a good day to settle family disputes or problems of a financial nature, but it also brings a tendency for people to be overeager, peevish, quarrelsome and deceptive.

Take care not to scatter your energies in too many directions at once.

Quote for the Day: In family, love is the oil that eases friction, the cement that binds closer together, and the music that brings harmony. ~Friedrich Nietzche~

Tuesday, 20-December:

K’iche Mayan Day – 8 Ajpu; Universal Day – 12: New Year’s Day 2017 – on my 13-Month Calendar!

Strong creative forces open you up to new potential possibilities. Equally wonderful, it brings strength, courage, and the energy to overcome obstacles.

You can gain clarity today and thereby obtain a greater sense of certainty and security. It is a marvelous day to make a plan and achieve goals that you have set for yourself.

Musicians, dancers, poets, singers, and artists are favored.

Shadow: Today brings strength and courage, but it may also present you with a spiritual test that requires you to be strong and courageous! … Eyes and lungs are highlighted today.

People can feel the need for control, especially since anger issues may be bubbling right below the thin veneer of civility

Quote for the Day: In the kingdom of glass everything is transparent, and there is no place to hide a dark heart. ~Vera Nazarian~

Wednesday, 21-December:

K’iche Mayan Day – 9 Imox; Universal Day – 13: Sun enters Capricorn, 5:44A EST. Winter Solstice.

Today’s solstice is a choice point when you can slip between the slices of light and reshape future outcomes. It energizes and amplifies intuitive energies, making this a good day for visionaries and healers, and for receiving revelations and guidance.

However, especially as the sun enters Capricorn, there is a need to do something practical with insights received, like doing something to benefit the community, or building something tangible or lasting.

This is the day that the K’iche Maya use to dispel negativity, achieve cures and make offerings to Mother earth.

Shadow: The best results for today will come by staying in the “now moment,” allowing the numinous power of the unknowable flow through you. If you get too goal or future-oriented, it can have a reverse effect and leave you feeling aimless and moody.

Quote for the Day: Forever is composed of nows. ~Emily Dickenson~

Thursday, 22-December:

K’iche Mayan Day – 10 Iq; Universal Day – 14:

This is a day to harvest the rewards of past efforts. It brings the prospect of peace, renewal and prosperity. Today, you can more easily attract the resources needed to achieve your goals.

Hummingbird energy can open your heart to joy. It also enhances intuition and the ability to receive ancient wisdom. Get quiet today and you will feel the interconnectedness of all things.

Telepathy, psychic experience and remote viewing are highlighted.

Shadow: If you have sown misdeeds over the past month, today you may reap a whirlwind of chaos. Today’s shadow can include separation, marital discord, heartbreak and pessimism.

Quote for the Day: May my faith always be / at the end of the day / like a hummingbird … returning / to its favorite flower. ~Sanober Khan~

Friday, 23-December:

K’iche Mayan Day – 11 Aqabal; Universal Day – 15:

This is a day to be pragmatic, and move forward to achieve practical, tangible results. Today can bring increased energy and the follow-through to succeed in whatever you begin.

Today’s energy provides a renewing force. Things are malleable today. It may be a day of success, a turning point in matters of health and healing, and a day for second chances.

Shadow: You can experience creative blocks. You can be full of apprehension and inner fears, convinced that something you are doing is pointless. This can lead to failure and illness.

Lung, kidney and stomach issues can arise.

Quote for the Day: Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. ~Albert Einstein~

Saturday, 24-December:

K’iche Mayan Day – 12 Kat; Universal Day – 16: Start of Hanukkah. Super Saturday.

This can be a day of new possibilities, new frontiers and fundamental change. Today’s energy is about matter in service to the higher mind. It gives you access to great power.

You can get in touch with the forces of nature, connect more readily with your “inner genius,” and put new ideas into action.

Actions on behalf of social well-being are favored today. Do something to stop unfairness, if you can.

Shadow: Life may put you in a crucible and turn up the heat. A meltdown can occur. You can feel like you are caught in a stranglehold of entanglements from which there is no escape.

If this happens to you, hold a positive intention in your mind while you chant “ah – iii.” It will help you break free.

Quote for the Day: Take your mind off the problems for a moment, and focus on the positive possibilities. Consider how very much you are able to do. ~Ralph Marston~

Sunday, 25-December:

K’iche Mayan Day – 13 Kan; Universal Day – 17: Christmas.

Today’s energy is about dialogue and understanding, and for people celebrating their togetherness. It is a day that also favors achieving greater balance and healing.

Let there be peace on Earth and good will toward all men and women.

Today is about metamorphosis, caterpillar becoming a butterfly. It is a good time to make significant personal shifts. Confront what is holding you back, and explore future possibilities.

Shadow: The positive energy for the day can bring power and focus, but the shadow can have you mired in negativity and shallowness of thinking – but not necessarily your thinking!

This can leave you feeling misunderstood and separated.

Quote for the Day: I will, from this day forward strive to forge togetherness out of our differences. ~Josefa Iloilo~

Monday, 26-December:

K’iche Mayan Day – 1 Keme; Universal Day – 18: Start of Kwanzaa.

This is a day of good beginnings, blessings and hope. New possibilities open up. You may feel prompted to chart a new path, or explore new ideas.

Mental and emotional well-being demand your attention today. It is a good day for healing on all levels, and a good day to forgive and reconcile differences.

Travelers will find that today’s energy can bring protection from accidents.

Shadow: You may be challenged to learn something new, or have to deal with exasperating little details. You may have to be strong and stand up for something you believe today.

But, if you have been feeling lost, you can find your way again today.

Quote for the Day: When you wish someone joy, you wish them peace, love, prosperity, happiness … all the good things. ~Maya Angelou~

Tuesday, 27-December:

K’iche Mayan Day – 2 Kej; Universal Day – 19: Feast Day of St. John.

Today’s energy helps bring things back into balance. Remember to say a prayer of gratitude for the blessings in your life. Make amends for shortcomings. Let go of anger and resentment.

Events may conspire to help you to remember who you really are and where your power comes from. Choose wholeness over separation today. Step into your power. Do something good to serve others.

Shadow: Power and control issues can come to the surface. Watch out for arguments and accusations. With today’s energy, anger can quickly turn to rage.

If you get angry, go for a walk. Movement will help restore balance.

Quote for the Day: To drop into being means to recognize your interconnectedness with all life, and with being itself. Your very nature is being part of larger and larger spheres of wholeness. ~Jon Kabat-Zinn~

Wednesday, 28-December:

K’iche Mayan Day – 3 Qanil; Universal Day – 20:

Today will likely have a lighter feel to it. Doubts may evaporate and obstacles may be cleared from your path. There is an unseen force guiding your actions, and you may feel it.

This is a wonderful day to allow your inner child to come out and play. Bring joy into your life today as much as possible. Loosen up. Have some fun with friends or family.

Shadow: Alternately, this can be a day that brings up inner doubts. There can be a natural tendency to avoid problems. Today’s energy can force you to confront your fears head-on.

The good thing is that this process can help you break free of something that is holding you back.

Quote for the Day: Find out where joy resides, and give it a voice far beyond singing. For to miss the joy is to miss all. ~Robert Louis Stevenson~

Thursday, 29-December:

K’iche Mayan Day – 4 Toj; Universal Day – 21: New Moon in Capricorn, 1:54A EST. Uranus Direct in Aries, 4:29A.

You may be more open to inner guidance and higher insights today. It is a good time for personal renewal, so take a look at patterns in your life to see what fits and what does not.

This can be a day of expansion and sometimes sudden changes. Today’s energy puts you in touch with your soul’s purpose, and gives you the opportunity to change direction – a little or a lot.

Courage may be needed to take a leap of faith to balance your inner and outer life.

Shadow: If you feel like you are blocked, and that life is dull, or you have no good choices available to you, you are caught in today’s shadow energy. It will pass.

Deceit and fraud are aspects of today’s shadow, so watch out for bogus deals. Don’t let anyone talk you into something you don’t feel good about.

Quote for the Day: There are many talented people who haven’t fulfilled their dreams because they over-thought it, or they were too cautious, and were unwilling to make the leap of faith. ~James Cameron~

Friday, 30-December:

K’iche Mayan Day –5 Tzi; Universal Day – 22:

This can be a grounded pragmatic day to create something tangible from ideas and dreams.

Today’s energy brings the potential to experience a grounded connection with Mother Earth and a simultaneous openness to new inspiration – what true balance feels like.

We are all equally special. Today is about that equal specialness and interconnectedness. Those who put love into action and work selflessly for the good of the whole are favored.

Shadow: The natural energy of the day is about pulling things together. The darkness that comes to those who sow divisiveness and create separation is deep.

You can be short-sighted today. Also watch out for ungrounded, spacey individuals who act out like imbeciles.

Quote for the Day: Whatever is rejected from the self, appears in the world as an event. ~C. G. Jung~

Saturday, 31-December:

K’iche Mayan Day – 6 Batz; Universal Day – 23/5:

Today’s energy brings a connection with the Creator of life and wisdom. It presides over the future and helps us to see how the thread connecting past and present will unfold in the coming year.

Get into action. Go do stuff. But, remember, this is not a day to be too serious. It’s a day to get loose, share some quality time with friends and/or family, and “party like it’s 1999.”


Shadow: Insecurities arise. You might struggle to solve problems and/or get frustrated. Passive-aggressive behaviors can be part of the emotional mix. Don’t let them tip over into anger – or sadness.

Quote for the Day: Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future. ~John F. Kennedy~

Copyright © November 2016 – John B. Pehrson