Overall Energies for 2018

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Something new is being born. It has been gestating for some time. Last year, in 2017, we began to see glimmers of a mass awakening becoming reality. A new species of humanity is being born, something that evolutionary futurist Barbara Marx Hubbard calls Homo Universalis, the new Universal Human. This new birth will proceed more quickly in 2018, it will be easier to see, and it is now unstoppable.

Giving birth is not an easy process as any mother knows. The contractions and physical chaos that precede it are painful. Just so, as the new species moves through the birth canal, what we are witnessing on a global level represent the contractions of the birth process that push the newborn baby out into the world. It is indeed painful to experience and not at all pretty to watch.

The birth and transformation of a caterpillar (Homo sapiens) into a butterfly (Homo Universalis) provides another apt metaphor. The caterpillar goes through a complete meltdown in the chrysalis before emerging as the beautiful butterfly. Right now, on a global level, we are in the chrysalis phase. Old institutions are in meltdown mode as we wait for the imaginal cells of our new future, represented by an emerging mass awakening, to pull us forward into a new world.

Sadly, it seems that the old must fall away for the new to be born. This also happens with seeds when they are planted. Each individual seed sheds its outer layer and begins to quietly grow roots below the surface. At first, it looks like nothing is happening. Then, new sprouts begin to break through the surface of the soil.

The roots of the new consciousness have been silently growing. An acceleration is taking place in the energy, and most of you have been feeling it. Yet, even though we can feel it, the effects are largely unseen by the mainstream or appreciated by the mass consciousness of our global society. That’s going to change, so hang onto your hats. 2018 is the year when the seeds of Homo Universalis that have been germinating begin to sprout.

2018 represents a turning point. This year, the effects of all of our collective efforts to energize a global mass awakening will not only be more easily be seen, they will also more easily produce tangible results.

This doesn’t mean that there won’t be difficulties. There certainly will. It has always been the way of things. There will be friction between the new and old, and push-back by the old guard in an effort to maintain the status quo. But, in the ultimate scheme of things, 2018 is the year that will prove that the Great Awakening is unstoppable. The tide is turning. Can you feel it?

Introductory Notes

My Mystical Numerology system uses a 13-month solar calendar that I created. On my calendar, 2018 begins on what is December 20, 2017. That means when January 1 rolls around on the Gregorian Calendar, we are already 13 days into the new year on my 13-month calendar!

When looking at 2018 from a Mystical Numerology perspective, there are two primary energies that are factors to consider. First, 2018 is an “11” Universal Year (2+0+1+8 = 11). Second, it also carries the “18” energy because it is year 18 of the new century. Both the “11” and “18” energies carry important teachings for us in 2018.

What follows is a detailed description of each of these energies and how they are likely to affect us throughout the year. … Specific predictions for the coming year will be included in a separate blog post.

2018 as an “11” Universal Year

“11” is considered one of the master numbers because of its connection with the Divine Source and the Buddhic Plane. It is the energy of universal love and understanding, and of intuitive consciousness. On a mystical level, it is the number of the avatar, hierophant, seer, healer and teacher.

If you have been experiencing an acceleration in the past month or so, it may be partly due to the energy of the New Year that is affecting you and pulling you forward. 2018 is a high-energy year and, if you have not already, you will feel it!

The energy of 2018 energizes and amplifies natural abilities, intuitive consciousness and inner seeing. The “11” energy of the year makes it easier and more likely for you receive new insights, visions, powerful dream messages, and inner guidance – as if the hairs on your head are individual antennae connecting your intuitive consciousness to the realm of higher vision. This has already started for some of you.

Stay aware. Insights may come in a flash of intuitive knowing, or in dreams, or as a product of increased curiosity that motivates you to search for answers. During all of 2018, it is easier to receive innovative new ideas, gain a sudden new understanding about something, make a discovery, or have a creative breakthrough. The nice thing is that the energy for this year also provides opportunities to work with inspiration that you receive on a practical, real-world level.

Taken a step further, “11” is the number of extraterrestrial, intergalactic beings, and ultra-terrestrial (interdimensional) beings, and of interdimensional awareness. In this context, is not a surprise that the U.S. Pentagon has recently revealed some of their own UFO research. You have to wonder if this is a prelude to a more overt recognition of our star brothers and sisters, and the fact that we are not alone in the universe.

2018 is an active period. Make no mistake about that. While it is a wonderful time for increasing your internal powers and strengthening your spirit, it is not a time to sit on top of the mountain and meditate. When you receive guidance this year, it is a good bet that you are supposed to get into action and do something about it.

This year, your guidance may urge you to step out onto a larger stage. It may provide experiences that will prompt you to begin to share with others what you have to teach, or move you forward to become a trailblazer, change agent, or a reformer in some way. You may make a new discovery or build a foundation for something new. In doing so, you may become connected with a broad-based, even worldwide, cross-section of people. This has happened to my wife Jeanne White Eagle and myself in the past. And yet, in the run-up to 2018, we have been connected to an entirely new worldwide network through our participation with Barbara Marx Hubbard’s Awaken the New Species initiative.

Here’s a telling aspect of this year’s “11” energy and its accelerating effect. Our friend and mentor Joseph Rael, Beautiful Painted Arrow, once described the “11” energy to me this way, “It is like being dragged by the feet, kicking and screaming over a cliff so you can learn that you can fly.” What does that mean in practical terms? It means that you may be given guidance to do something that you are not sure how to do, or even if it is something that you want to do, but you feel compelled to go forward with anyway. An “11” period, like 2018, does not favor the faint of heart.

Boldness and commitment are favored this year. As Goethe said,

“Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it; Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it.”

Make this a mantra for 2018.

“11” is the energy of manifestation. 2018 is an auspicious time to focus your intention and attention to manifest your needs and desires, including creating an increased level of prosperity, especially since it is also an “18” year (see below).

“11” is also the number of sound. The Australian aborigines say we are singing ourselves and our world into existence. Whatever you want to manifest at this time will be aided by putting it into the spoken word through, for instance, affirmations. Even more powerful is to put your intention into a spontaneous song using the vowel sounds, ah, eh, iii, oh and uu, for they are the fundamental sounds of creation.

On an interpersonal level, this is a good year for cooperative ventures. You can connect with collective emotional knowledge and more easily pull a group together behind a vision or single purpose. It is a favorable time for volunteerism, charity and service-oriented activities. You can build social capital during this time, and bring projects, ventures and events to critical mass during 2018.

This is a year that gives a boost to mass movements. Perhaps you will start one yourself! 2018 is the year of emergence when a critical mass for awakening the new species is achieved!

Shadow: The “11” energy of 2018 can bring sudden changes and unexpected insights and events. This can also include large fluctuations in the stock market, values of cryptocurrencies, and other financial investments. This can be a good thing if you stay on top of things, but it can be a wild ride. If you don’t surf the waves of change, 2018 can challenge your mental, emotional, physical and spiritual balance.

You can feel like you’ve been plugged into an electric socket, at least at first. There will likely be periods this year that you may feel overwhelmed by an unexpected shift in the course of your life. Intuitive insights, dreams or visions that you receive can create a sense of psychic, cognitive and emotional overload.

The danger for some people is that they may then seek to shut this new energy off through self-destructive and/or compulsive behaviors. This can lead to self-indulgence, self-pity or both. In severe cases, individuals become belligerent, coercive and do their best to dominate and control events and outcomes. Alternately, other people shut down on an emotional level, become numb, passionless and neglectful.

Note: There’s no telling how this may affect our narcissistic president, who already exhibits belligerent, coercive, and dominating (bullying) behaviors. It is likely that it will make his actions even more severe and outrageous. He may even go through some kind of an emotional meltdown. But, here’s the thing. Neither he or we are not really in control. We only have an illusion of control. The difference is that this year, events will conspire to leave no doubt that something larger is guiding events. This is can be wonderful if you are in sync with the direction that the energy is flowing. But if you are running against the wind, or swimming against the tide, you will very likely be overpowered.

A collective form of the shadow energy is materialism, power games, exploitation, ego-trips and the “we’re-better-than-you” mentality. Actually, the $1.5-trillion tax cut in the U.S. was passed at the beginning of 2018 on my 13-month calendar, and is an example of this materialism and exploitation that primarily benefits the rich.

Another shadow aspect is that during this year, you will have to watch out for the crazies that may cross your path, especially the fanatic believers (religious, political or business), and their misguided ideas of righteous retribution toward others with different beliefs.

What is really at the core of these personal or collective behaviors is a fear of change, or an unwillingness to open up to a more spiritual level that is seeking expression.

Flip Wilson, a famous black comedian in the early 1970s, used to say, “They gonna be in trouble when we take over.” This is true for this year. As the great awakening reaches critical mass, lots of things will change. People in high places in current society and positions of authority in government and business will need to have a care because they will reap the fruits of past efforts and behaviors.

We can see that a process of cleansing has already started, and women have been the catalyst with the “Me Too” movement that has rightfully gone viral. Celebrities, politicians, journalists and business leaders have all been toppled by their inappropriate sexual behaviors. Workplace environments are going to change as a result. It is a good first step, but also the harbinger of further changes that are coming in 2018.

2018 as an “18” Year

The “18” energy merges the energies of the emotional and mental realms (heart → head) but, throughout this year, it is the heart that is directing the show.

“18” is the elemental power of “fire,” the energy of hope, and the ability to inspire awe in others. It represents the transcendent archetypal creative world where the seeds of new ideas are born. These seeds represent the virtual creation that precedes the actual objective creation in physical reality – the fully realized thing already inherent in the seed; the imaginal cells with the blueprint of the new world that is pulling us forward into a higher-dimensional awareness.

The “18” energy throughout this year is teaching us that the power of seeding is accomplished by emotions that energize our intentions and thought patterns. It is the power of conceptualization and the ability to seed new ideas and create new things. This is an important reason why 2018 is a turning point. The seeds of ideas and new awareness already planted have germinated and taken root, and will sprout and become real this year.

2018 is the year for the way-showers. In other words, this is the year when the awakened ones of the emerging new species, Homo Universalis, have the ability to show the way for others to follow. Individually and collectively, we can more easily influence others, bring hope for new growth, and have a broad impact within our spheres of influence. It will be exciting to watch how this will begin to reshape, restructure and change our world for the better.

We all carry the “seed” energy throughout 2018. That means we have an ability to plant new ideas, start new initiatives, and cultivate and expand things – ideas, children, plants, animals, relationships, projects, businesses, networks, intangibles such as love or respect, and so on.

An “18” period can be an active time when you are prompted to get into action to make something, chart a new path, or explore new ideas. It is an especially powerful time of good beginnings. The combination of the “11” and “18” energies for the year means that whatever you start in earnest with a belief you can do it, gets a boost and is more likely to succeed. Be bold and be committed.

Anything that begins during this period has a positive future. It is the best time to begin any sort of love relationship or business relationship and to win back something that was presumed to be lost – such as a lost love, or lost friendship, and so on. The energy of this time brings blessings and hope. It is generally a time of greater abundance that brings the fruits of love and understanding.

“18” is recognized as the energy of creation by the Mayan people. In their culture, the energy of this period is used to select and prepare the seed for cultivation during the next planting season. In a more general sense, the “18” energy applies to cultivating anything in the early phases of development such as children, animals, new relationships or partnerships, new business enterprises, new jobs, projects or endeavors, as well as intangible qualities like ideas and visions, love and romance, understanding, respect, and so forth. In short, this is the time to plant the seeds for anything that you desire to manifest in the future. It is a time to ask Spirit for what you truly want.

During an “18” year, your emotional and mental well-being and the emotional and mental well-being of others steps forward to demand your attention. And, since this time often brings blessings, this is generally a good thing. New possibilities open up.

If you have been feeling lost, you can find your way again, or help others find their way. If your life is just fine, perhaps a new way or path reveals itself to expand your potential and broaden your horizons. You might find a new and better way to do something, or develop a new system as I did with Mystical Numerology. You can be driven forward by a heightened sense of curiosity that is matched by the persistence and resourcefulness to make things happen in the “real world.”

This is actually a good time for businesses and the governing administrators and boards to make collective decisions, and move forward with new projects. This is a time of social integration on a collective level, so it is also an auspicious time for business acquisitions in which two corporate cultures need to mesh in relative harmony. Only make sure that due diligence is given to basic, block-and-tackle issues, and that the focus is on being fair and honest.

Shadow: The “18” period can be a time during which you are challenged to learn something new. At the time you want to get into action, you may have to deal with annoying little details. On a larger scale, you may even find that you have to stand up against the crowd for something you believe. Standing your ground is a positive aspect. Just make sure that it doesn’t develop into a general attitude of stubbornness.

Guard against fear and superstition during this time. Fear can create a witch’s brew of attitudes and behaviors including mistrust, coercion, territoriality, and self-justification. Alternately, it can also lead to a brooding sadness, a bleak outlook on the world, and an unhealthy meekness that inhibits positive thoughts and actions. You can fall prey to these shadow qualities during 2018, or find that others who carry these attitudes and behaviors cross your path.

During an “18” year, it is also prudent to be aware of others who attempt to take advantage of you and your good nature. Don’t give in to hype, and don’t let yourself be bluffed or cajoled into doing something that doesn’t feel right. Do your best to maintain appropriate boundaries.

Daily Energies for January 2018

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Monday, 1-January:

K’iche Mayan Day – 8 Noj; Universal Day – 25/7: New Year’s Day. “7-Days of Rest”, Global Reset Initiative Begins. [ … See: www.7days-of-rest.org …]

We start the New Year with the Mayan Archetype of knowledge and wisdom, given so that we may know the unity of all things, and so we may truly SEE each other.

This energy asks us to understand that we are all in this life together, all passengers on spaceship Earth, and that nobody is either more or less important in the cosmic plan.

Today’s energy strengthens the mind and the ability to concentrate, focus and analyze. It highlights idealism, brings clarity of ideas, and sparks a desire to know how things really work.

Shadow: Wolf and coyote are the two Medicine Animals for today. Wolf can lead you to new discoveries but coyote can have you chasing your own tail. Think twice before taking action.

You can feel impatience with others whom you perceive to be either stupid or out of integrity.

This is an ideal day to rest, rejuvenate and come back into balance.

Quote: What I’m not confused about is the world needing much more love, no hate, no prejudice, no bigotry and more unity, peace and understanding. Period. ~Stevie Wonder~

Tuesday, 2-January:

K’iche Mayan Day – 9 Tijax; Universal Day – 26/8: Sun sextile Neptune.

Today’s underlying energy has a hard, action-oriented edge to it. It urges taking action and achieving results. And yet, this action may not be so much on outer levels as inner ones.

This is a good day to polish up your New Year’s resolutions by considering what shifts and changes you want to make, and what you may need to leave behind to achieve them.

Today’s astrological aspect softens the hard edge with sensitivity and compassion, and adds a spiritual dimension. … Writers, artists, musicians and humanitarians are favored.

Shadow: Today’s energy can highlight feelings of loneliness, especially if abandonment issues are part of an earlier emotional trauma. This can result in weakness and low self-esteem.

Inner and outer chaos can be part of the mix. People can have difficulty controlling their tempers. Avoid gossip, and be sure to steer clear of arguments – especially about politics.

Quote: Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything. ~George Bernard Shaw~

Wednesday, 3-January:

K’iche Mayan Day – 10 Kawoq; Universal Day – 27/9: Venus sextile Neptune.

Today highlights family, love relationships, romance, and beauty in its many forms. Social interactions are favored. Believe in your dreams, and let your imagination run free.

Today marks the ending of an old phase and the beginning of a new one. It is a time of harvesting the fruits of past efforts. Things left behind may come back around again.

Your ability to feel or sense the energies around you may be stronger. You may more easily feel your connection with others, and with all of life. This can bring a sense of peacefulness.

Shadow: You can feel dreamy, a little too submissive, and have little desire to take initiative. It can be a lazy day, and that’s probably okay – unless you are avoiding important decisions.

You can feel quite unfocused and yet people can make demands of you that you feel to be unreasonable. Be aware that people may more easily take advantage of you today.

Quote: The one thing we can never get enough of is love. And the one thing we never give enough is love. ~Henry Miller~

Thursday, 4-January:

K’iche Mayan Day – 11 Ajpu; Universal Day – 28/10:

Today brings clarity of mind. It is an auspicious day to do some planning, set some goals, and check to see if any changes in direction are necessary for you to achieve your purpose.

The underlying energy of the day is about mastery, understanding and abundance. It will help you to be decisive, and also to clear away any negativity that you may encounter.

This is a good day to analyze and organize, make decisions, and take action to implement plans. The outcome of today’s actions will more easily attract future abundance.

Shadow: The positive aspect for today attracts abundance, but the shadow can have you mired in poverty consciousness and feeling like you don’t have enough.

Today’s shadow energy can have you feeling stuck and worried, or overstimulated and moving in too many directions at once. If so, take some time to breathe and get centered.

Quote: The good life is a process, not a state of being. It is a direction not a destination. ~Carl Rogers~

Friday, 5-January:

K’iche Mayan Day – 12 Imox; Universal Day – 29/11: Mars semi-square Saturn.

Today’s energy helps your mind to be open and receptive to new insights and visions. It can have you flying high, and able to ride the winds of change that may come your way.

There is a lot of energy rippling through the day that will help you focus and take effective action. Another aspect to the day can increase patience, concentration and perseverance.

It is a good day to increase your internal powers. For instance, today supports inner knowing so you might sit quietly, ask yourself questions, listen for the answers, and write them down.

Shadow: Today’s energy stirs the pot. It can bring balance to disorder but it can also bring what is hidden to the surface, and cause the forces of nature to become dangerous.

Actions can meet with resistance. Watch out for people with big egos and/or dementia. Be aware that people can more easily be distrustful, dishonest, temperamental and combative.

Quote: My lips are chapped from the winds of change. ~Sarah Vowel~

Saturday, 6-January:

K’iche Mayan Day – 13 Iq; Universal Day – 30/3: Epiphany. Mercury trine Uranus.

Today’s energy has a very stimulating, electrifying effect on thinking and communications. Your mind is naturally open to new ideas and discoveries. It is a good day to socialize.

Intuition is also strengthened. Flashes of insight are possible, so stay aware! It is a high-energy day of expansion, growth and renewal. Dreamers and innovators are favored.

Cheetah, the fastest of animals, symbolizes today’s energy. She prompts you to get into motion. Indeed, balance requires remaining flexible and movement will help.

Shadow: Social encounters can be stimulating today, but be aware that people can be impulsive and fickle today. New friendships made today may not last.

Today’s energy can bring anger to the surface, and stimulate passive-aggressive behaviors. The underlying energy is erratic and can make people calm, at times, demanding at others.

Quote: You can’t force creatives into a box. If you try, they’ll no longer be creative. And no one will want your box. ~Ryan Lilly~

Sunday, 7-January:

K’iche Mayan Day – 1 Aqabal; Universal Day – 31/4: Orthodox Christmas. Golden Globe Awards.

Today’s energy helps you to see the beauty around you in the world. It can bring blessings and balance, and a sense of newness. Let go of your routines today. Try something different.

There is an aspect to the day that is about combining innovation with action and focus to create something practical and sustainable. A good day to make decisions.

Remember, a sustainable freedom requires building a firm (and maybe new) foundation on which to stand. Working with the creative powers of intent and feelings today brings future blessings.

Shadow: Today brings opportunity through change but it may challenge you to overcome an obstacle, or create more order in your life.

Today can bring boredom, fearfulness, fights and jealousy. People can be irresponsible and prone to stretch the truth or lie. Make sure your B.S. meter is functioning properly.

Quote: Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything beautiful, for beauty is God’s handwriting. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson~

Monday, 8-January:

K’iche Mayan Day – 2 Kat; Universal Day – 32/5: Sun sextile Jupiter. Mars sextile Pluto.

Today’s energy brings a surge of energy and optimism that attracts good fortune. It will most likely be an upbeat day when you experience good luck and greater happiness.

It is an ideal time to start new projects, expand your horizons, and achieve whatever goals you set for yourself. Today’s positive energy helps you move forward with little resistance.

Today is about drawing to yourself the richness of life. Use the power of intent to attract future abundance by imagining it, see it coming to you, and feeling what it is like to have it.

Shadow: Today’s energy increases both endurance and stamina. You will more easily stand your ground if provoked or threatened. Just be sure to do so with compassion.

As positive as today’s energy is, events are likely to be changeable and require flexibility. You can get tangled up in chaos and melodrama swirling around you. So, be aware!

Quote: My optimism wears heavy boots and is loud. ~Henry Rollins~

Tuesday, 9-January:

K’iche Mayan Day – 3 Kan; Universal Day – 33/6: Sun & Venus conjunct Pluto; Venus sextile Mars.

Relationships and social interactions are in the spotlight. It is a good day to meet new people. Romantic activity, sexual attraction, creative action and self-expression are all highlighted.

Your passionate nature is stimulated today, so you can expect powerful interactions with other people. This can take the form of flirtation, or intense and penetrating conversations.

Today also increases both personal and spiritual power, and your ability to influence the outcomes in your life. As with yesterday, flexibility is required to make the most of the energy.

Shadow: You can easily cross the line from enthusiasm to intensity today. A desire to probe deeply and get to the bottom of issues can create power struggles. Secrets may be revealed.

Avoid having to have things your way. Controlling and manipulative behaviors are part of the shadow. So is paranoia. If you find yourself looking over your shoulder, this may be why.

Quote: Everyone we interact with becomes part of us. ~Jodi Aman~

Wednesday, 10-January:

K’iche Mayan Day – 4 Keme; Universal Day – 34/7: Sun sextile Mars.

Today gives a boost to self-confidence, vitality, personal determination and drive. That makes today a good time to take on difficult tasks or projects that you may have put off until now.

Self-assertiveness and a direct attitude will win accolades and favors from those in authority. In addition, relationships will benefit from your extra warmth, charm and charisma today.

You may find that your sex drive is higher than normal, and others may find you to be more attractive than on other days. Be sure to channel this in positive ways.

Shadow: Your mind is strong, and you are strongly connected with ancestral wisdom today. This can make you impatient with others that don’t “get” things as quickly as you do.

Today’s energy wants to charge ahead and tick items off the “To-Do” list. Others can see you as overzealous and even pushy. Keep things in balance, and maintain appropriate boundaries.

Quote: The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short, but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark. ~Michelangelo~

Thursday, 11-January:

K’iche Mayan Day – 5 Kej; Universal Day – 35/8: Human Trafficking Awareness Day.

This is a day of power, movement and the potential for miracles. Today supports competence in all its forms. It is a day for action, especially taking action with and on behalf of others.

Get up and out of the house, if you are able. Being in nature today will help to restore or increase balance in your life, especially if you feel a swirl of chaos around you.

What is your Life Purpose? What big dream would you like to manifest? Today helps you to move forward with confidence to achieve steady progress toward important goals.

Shadow: This is a good day to ask for a good/better job. But, the shadow can cause you and others to feel unfocused. People can also be self-promoting, overbearing and pushy.

Make sure to maintain appropriate boundaries. Stay in your own lane and resist getting involved in other people’s business unless specifically asked to do so.

Quote: Doubt can motivate you, so don’t be afraid of it. Confidence and doubt are at two ends of the scale, and you need both. They balance each other out. ~Barbra Streisand~

Life is a balance between idealism and realism. ~Peter Hook~

Friday, 12-January:

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

This is a day of fertility, procreation and things coming to fruition. It is a day for nurturing anything in its early phase of growth like children, new relationships, and beginning projects.

Today brings blessings. It is a time for gratitude, and being aware of what the Spirit of Life is giving you. Allow events to unfold naturally without pushing or rigid expectations.

This is a day of good fortune when you receive the rewards for past effort. Something you’ve lost may come back to you; people or issues in your past may come back around for review.

Shadow: Today’s energy activates the heart. It can bring added gusto and add spice to life, but it can also cause you to feel oversensitive. There can be difficulties in communication.

You may also feel foolhardy and misguided, and can be easy prey for crafty people who want to deceive you or take advantage of your good nature. Forewarned is forearmed.

Quote: The pain of discipline is short, but the glory of the fruition is eternal. ~Harriet Beecher Stowe~

Saturday, 13-January:

K’iche Mayan Day – 7 Toj; Universal Day – 37/10: Mercury conjunct Saturn.

Today’s energy enhances your ability to concentrate and focus, organize, and think in realistic and practical terms. There may be a need for you to produce tangible results of some kind.

It is a good day to get advice, or engage in serious and important conversations. This is also an excellent day to clear the decks, pay something back or pay something forward.

Today can mark the beginning of a new project that involves communications such as writing, speaking, reporting, and so on. You may actually feel more outgoing and gregarious today.

Shadow: Something may be shifting in your world. That’s not a bad thing, and yet change can be stressful. Alternatively, you may feel adrift and uncertain, or inhibited and blocked.

Lots of energy is available today but it needs to be channeled or it will be wasted. The energy can cause you to feel restless. People can be touchy, fickle and more aggressive than normal.

Quote: A purposeful act or extension of kindness to another is never wasted, for it always resides in the hearts of all involved in a chain of love. ~Molly Friedenfeld~

Sunday, 14-January:

K’iche Mayan Day – 8 Tzi; Universal Day – 38/11: Orthodox New Year. Sun square Uranus.

Open-mindedness and flexibility are required today. A feeling of impending change may bring some uncertainty and a buildup of nervous tension. Self-expression gets a boost.

You may be coming to the end of one phase, and about ready to begin another. If this feels right for you, the best way to handle today’s energy is to be proactive about positive change.

This is an auspicious day to challenge routines, break out of your current mold, and make shifts and changes. This may include relationships, especially if tension has been building up.

Shadow: This is a high-energy day that can bring sudden, unexpected events and surprising twists of fate. Spirit may shake up your life to push you in a new direction.

As difficult as it may be to do so, this is the day to address bad habits or addictions, and to break free of limitations or restrictions that have been holding you back.

Quote: Blessed are the hearts that can bend; they shall never be broken. ~Albert Camus~

Monday, 15-January:

K’iche Mayan Day – 9 Batz; Universal Day – 39/12: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Jupiter sextile Pluto.

Today brings a connection to the future that is pulling you. It brings success through positive, organic change. Forces are at work behind the scenes to move you to a hi level.

Keep saying “Yes” to new opportunities. A strong urge to reform something in your life may coincide with new opportunities that are opening up. Greater success and satisfaction awaits.

Someone you meet today may have a profound influence on your life and its future course. Or, you may receive a “true vision” that carries you forward like a kite in a windstorm.

Shadow: If you are experiencing family tension, this is a good day to address the issues and iron out the wrinkles. Don’t let insecurity stop you.

Avoid arguments today. Today’s energy can feel like a volcano boiling inside, just out of sight. People can appear to be calm on the surface but may be quick-tempered and easily provoked.

Quote: When you’re finished changing, you’re finished. ~Benjamin Franklin~

Tuesday, 16-January:

K’iche Mayan Day – 10 E; Universal Day – 40/4:

This is a day to celebrate oneness. You may feel especially connected today, as today’s energy gives expanded awareness a boost and connects you with the Universal Energy Field.

That said, this is a day that favors work, reason and putting things into order. It is a very good day to make decisions, negotiate contracts, and for communications, in general.

Today is about working with directed intention to accomplish results. So, before you start whatever you are doing, take a moment to set an intention and see the desired end result.

Shadow: If you find yourself stuck, this is a good day to pull your wagon out of the ditch (so to speak) and hook it to a star. Openheartedness is a virtue today. Keep smiling!

Trauma, trouble and rejection can upset your composure. You can feel fearful or jealous. Emotional stress can get the best of you. Do your best to see the bright side or lesson.

Quote: The key to growth is the introduction of higher dimensions of consciousness into our awareness. ~Lao Tzu~

Wednesday, 17-January:

K’iche Mayan Day – 11 Aj; Universal Day – 14: Month 2, 2018 Begins.

Today’s energy is about the power of connectedness, not only to people and things, but also to the “world mind” and the ancestral wisdom carried in our genetic memory.

This can be a good day for relationships, networking and making connections. Its energy enhances the natural ability to influence things at a distance through thoughts and emotions.

You can more easily draw to yourself the people, resources and support needed to accomplish desired goals and harvest the rewards of your past efforts. Keep moving forward.

Shadow: This can be a good day for negotiations and turning problems into opportunities. Yet, you can also get tied up in the problems of life, and caught up in relationships dramas.

Today supports individuality and it also spark discord in relationships. The challenge for today is not to get stuck, and pulled into a trap of your own design.

Quote: It is the combination of thought and love which forms the irresistible force of the law of attraction. ~Charles Hammel~

Thursday, 18-January:

K’iche Mayan Day – 12 Ix; Universal Day – 15: Mars trine Chiron.

This is a good day to take practical action and make significant progress on life goals. Self-confidence gets a boost, and you may have the opportunity to take the lead on something.

This is a day to be pragmatic, but it is also a day that gives innovation and innovators a shot of energy. You may feel more extraverted and expressive today. Make something happen!

Today can be a turning-point of some sort. Achieving tangible results is favored today. Matters regarding healing, cleansing, teaching and cooperative effort are energized.

Shadow: Take positive action to make something happen today, but remember that all work and no play will make you dry as toast and dull as dirt. Don’t be boring. Laugh a little.

This is a good day for reconciliation, but you can feel apprehensive and full of worry. Unresolved issues can arise. A course of action you’ve begun may seem unsustainable.

Quote: How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world. ~Anne Frank~

Friday, 19-January:

K’iche Mayan Day – 13 Tzikin; Universal Day – 16: Mercury sextile Neptune.

This can be a day marked by new possibilities, exploring new frontiers and fundamental change. Imagination and artistic sensitivity are enhanced, as is an appreciation for subtleties.

You may feel more inspired and also able to inspire others. Indeed, you have access to great power today. What you think and feel may bring immediate manifestation. Pay attention!

This can be a good day to ask Spirit for love, and for all the money and resources to flow into and through your life to support your needs, visions and dreams.

Shadow: Today can put you into a crucible and turn up the heat to accelerate your transformation. Remember, the caterpillar completely dissolves to become the butterfly.

If you are experiencing limitation, shift your focus. See new possibilities becoming reality. Like the imaginal cells that turn the caterpillar into a butterfly, this view will seed your own transformation.

Quote: I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge. That myth is more potent than history. That dreams are more powerful than facts. That hope always triumphs over experience. That laughter is the only cure for grief. And I believe that love is stronger than death. ~Robert Fulghum~

Saturday, 20-January:

K’iche Mayan Day – 1 Ajmaq; Universal Day – 17:

Today can bring a quest for understanding, including a search for the deepest truths. It promotes understanding between people, and fosters togetherness, dialogue and romance.

It is a favorable day to find greater inner and outer balance, and harmony with your surroundings. Today’s energy is connected with beauty; consider beautifying your space.

Use today to explore ideas, make discoveries and solve problems. Pay attention to the kinesthetic messages that your body gives you, and what your gut instincts are telling you.

Shadow: The positive energy can bring added power and focus, but the shadow can bring negativity. You can feel misunderstood or at the mercy of forces beyond your control.

Movement helps to bring balance. But, forgiveness (of yourself or others) may be necessary to get over a hurdle. Arguments are loitering in the shadow just waiting to get in your face.

Quote: Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves. ~Carl Gustav Jung~

Sunday, 21-January:

K’iche Mayan Day – 2 Noj; Universal Day – 18:

This is a day of good beginnings, blessings and renewed hope. Anything that you start today gets an extra dose of positive energy. Choose carefully which seeds you will plant.

Take some special time just for you. It is a good day to hone your mind and focus on inner knowing.

If you have been feeling lost, you can find your way again or help others to do so. New possibilities open up; a new path may reveal itself; you may find a new way to do something.

Shadow: Today can highlight an inner drive for wholeness, a good thing. Yet, your emotional well-being and the well-being of others may step forward to demand your attention.

You may be challenged to learn something new, or stand up for something you believe. At the time you want to get into action, you may have to deal with niggling, little details.

Quote: You cannot swim for new horizons until you have courage to lose sight of the shore. ~William Faulkner~

Monday, 22-January:

K’iche Mayan Day – 3 Tijax; Universal Day – 19:

Life’s events may conspire to help you remember who you really are and from where your power really comes. There is an emphasis on what you have to teach others today.

This is a very good day give something back in gratitude and pay your blessings forward. Do something to be in service to the larger community versus focusing just on yourself.

This is a good healing day, and for solving even the most difficult of problems. However, you may need to jettison any dead weight that has been holding you back.

Shadow: This is a good day to solve problems but there is a caveat. Power and control issues can come to the surface today. Watch out for arguments, accusations and bullies.

Guard against a desire to disregard rules and disobey authorities. You can feel like going rogue today. You may also encounter scoundrels and disreputable people.

Quote: The things you do for yourself are gone when you are gone, but the things you do for others remain as your legacy. ~Kalu Ndukwe Kalu~

Tuesday, 23-January:

K’iche Mayan Day – 4 Kawoq; Universal Day – 20:

This is a day of greater personal power. You may experience it almost as if an unseen hand is gently guiding your actions. Pay attention to dreams and synchronicities that happen today.

Your body may feel stronger, and you may feel more drawn to the spiritual dimension of life. Indeed, this is a powerful day to ask for divine intervention to help with any issue or problem.

It is a good day to settle family disputes, or problems of a financial nature. That said, don’t forget to laugh. This is also a great day to trot out your inner child and have some fun!

Shadow: There can be a natural tendency today to avoid problems and issues that would be better dealt with head-on and in a straightforward manner.

Dissolving obstacles may require you to confront and process inner doubts, and stuff that is clogging your vessel, like issues around relationships, job, health, legal matters, and so on.

Quote: Faith is an oasis in the heart which can never be reached by the caravan of thinking. ~Khalil Gibran~

Wednesday, 24-January:

K’iche Mayan Day – 5 Ajpu; Universal Day – 21: Mercury conjunct Pluto.

Today’s energy opens you up for guidance and higher insights to enter. Pay attention! You may uncover valuable insights, gain deeper understanding, and find hidden meanings.

You may be affected by inner and outer events more than normal. Thoughts, ideas and communications may be more intense and focused. Persuasive powers get a boost.

Today is also connected with money and your ability to attract more of it. The key is to hold an image of what you want, let go of “fear of lack,” and keep saying “yes” to opportunities.

Shadow: Observational skills increase today. This is generally a good thing, but it can also cause people to be suspicious, manipulative and even obsessed. Watch out for deceivers.

You can feel like you are blocked today and unable to accomplish your goals. If you find yourself engaged in frustrating mental battles, take a breath and get re-centered.

Quote: To invent your own life’s meaning is not easy, but it’s still allowed, and I think you’ll be happier for the trouble. ~Bill Waterson~

Thursday, 25-January:

K’iche Mayan Day – 6 Imox; Universal Day – 22: Robert Burns Night. Mercury sextile Jupiter.

It is a good day to get organized, make practical decisions, prepare for the future, and do detail work you may have been putting off. Work done today produces tangible future results.

It is a day of expanded possibilities and potential. Divine energy brings openness to new inspiration and the ability to ground it in reality through practical action.

As much as possible, tap into a strong inner experience of love. Then channel this energy into service to family, friends, work group, the larger community, the county, and the planet.

Shadow: This can be a day when life is full and times are good. The positive energy helps to pull things together, fill things up, and add success to your efforts.

Yet, today’s shadow can make you short-sighted and indecisive. It can highlight deficiencies, aggravate maladies, make you feel more than a little spacey, and cause you to act silly.

Quote: Trust your heart if the seas catch fire, live by love though the stars walk backward. ~E.E. Cummings~

Friday, 26-January:

K’iche Mayan Day – 7 Iq; Universal Day – 23/5: Australia Day.

Today’s energy awakens intuition, and governs ideas, actions and change. It is represented by the Wind, and by Quetzalcoatl, the Mayan flying serpent (like a dragon), a creator deity.

The Wind, the Breath of the Creator, moves through all living things and gives us strength and a full life. Today’s energy is expansive. It wants to throw off limits & constraints.

Today helps new ideas take root. It gives you the power to be in balance, to ask questions, to seek answers. As much as you are able, today is a day to live fully, rejoice and be happy.

Shadow: The positive side of today’s energy brings freedom from routines and gentle change. The shadow side can shake your life up, bring chaos, and make this a day of anger and fury.

If this happens, consider that Life may be asking you to shift out of old habits and accept new possibilities. Grief and pain can be real bummers, but represent the incentive to change.

Quote: Times and conditions change so rapidly that we must keep our aim constantly focused on the future. Walt Disney~

Saturday, 27-January:

K’iche Mayan Day – 8 Aqabal; Universal Day – 24/6: Holocaust Victims Commemoration Day.

Today’s energy is about duality, two sides of the same coin. It represents two harmonious but opposing energies like: dusk and dawn, completion and beginning.

It is a good day to bring something to completion, and start something that is new. Anything in its early growing phase is blessed – including children, relationships, projects, etc.

This is also a great day to be with people: to connect, share what you know, find teaching moments, or be an advocate for someone who needs help. Mend what is broken today.

Shadow: Today’s energy can bring you into intimate contact with your shadow side. People with addictive personalities get the spotlight, and may have an especially difficult time.

Today can cause people to be cynical and moody, or short-sighted and have blind spots of which they are unaware. Watch out for sly individuals who are crooks and cheats.

Quote: A mermaid is not frightened by her own duality. She is a walking contradiction of piety and lust, sobriety and ecstasy, brilliance and stubbornness, the sacred and the scandalous. … So dance with your own inner paradox. ~Margot Datz~

Sunday, 28-January:

K’iche Mayan Day – 9 Kat; Universal Day – 25/7: Grammy Awards. Mercury square Uranus.

Your senses are stimulated today. Be open to sudden flashes of insight or fresh new ideas that may come in a split-second. … Sudden, unexpected events can occur.

New ways of thinking can produce new information that goes against conventional views and upsets the status quo. If so, you may want to hold off on presenting it, at least for today.

It is a good day to take a broader perspective and see things in a larger context. It is a powerful day to study, learn and prepare for the next days and weeks.

Shadow: You can feel a bit scatter-brained today. You may find it challenging to deal with routine tasks. In fact, tasks may be left undone or get interrupted by shifting events.

You can get all tangled up in chaotic energy and dramas that swirl around you today. But, it is actually a good day to unravel problems, eliminate negativity and fix emotional trouble.

Quote: That which is not slightly distorted lacks sensible appeal; from which it follows that irregularity – that is to say, the unexpected, surprise and astonishment, are an essential part and characteristic of beauty. ~Charles Baudelaire~

Monday, 29-January:

K’iche Mayan Day – 10 Kan; Universal Day – 26/8:

Today is infused with the energies of love and sensitivity. Teachers, mentors, coaches, teams and group learning are all favored – and so is romance. Deepen love relationships today.

Empathy and sensitivity are highlighted, but this is not only a “touchy-feely” kind of day. Its energy produces dynamism and a sense of aliveness. Push up against boundaries today.

You may have the feeling that a lucky star is shining down upon you, bringing good fortune. This is the best day to ask for abundance, clear away negativity, and solve problems.

Shadow: Curiosity and feeling natures are amplified. Projects and plans may get cut short. You can achieve what you want today, but first you will have to control your emotions.

The positive energy brings abundance; the shadow brings weakness and amplifies poverty consciousness. You can be beset by problems and difficulties, and be caught up in chaos.

Quote: The amount of good luck coming your way depends on your willingness to act. ~Barbara Sher~ [So, keep showing up and saying “yes” to new opportunities.]

Tuesday, 30-January:

K’iche Mayan Day – 11 Keme; Universal Day – 27/9:

Today carries the energy of the true human. This is the day to dream, and to believe in your dreams and visions. Set heroic goals, and challenge yourself to stretch and grasp them.

Your ability to “feel” the energies around you may seem stronger today. This can bring added clarity, but also a sensory experience of the unity and connectedness of all that is alive.

Today you may sense that you are coming to the end of one phase and ready to begin a new one. This can be a day of completion, and harvesting the fruits of previous efforts.

Shadow: This can be a sociable day, and is a good time to make stronger connections. But, you can go overboard in taking care of others while having difficulty taking care of yourself.

You can feel lazy and unfocused, especially since a lot may be going on in your personal world. Others may make unreasonable demands. Don’t acquiesce. Maintain your boundaries.

Quote: Everyone who is successful must have dreamed of something. ~Maricopa Proverb~

Wednesday, 31-January:

K’iche Mayan Day – 12 Kej; Universal Day – 28/10: Tu Bishvat.

Today is about forward movement, balance and harmony with nature. It is a good day to go hug a tree, as “Tu Bishvat” (today’s Jewish holiday) literally means “New Year of the Trees.”

Allow personal power and spontaneity to merge and flow through your actions. This can reinvigorate a zest for life that may have been missing for a while. Don’t be a couch potato!

Today can bring the clarity to grasp ideas fully for a fresh and perhaps deeper understanding. It is a favorable day to make life changes and course corrections, and adjust your aim.

Shadow: You can hit a mental wall today, feel stupid and act irrationally. Or, you may get intellectually overstimulated. Either can throw you off-balance; worry can nip at your heels.

Today is connected with the 4 Bodies: mental, emotional, physical & spiritual. If you are out of balance, contemplate about which one is weak. Then make a correction.

Quote: You can’t wake a person who is pretending to be asleep. ~Navajo Proverb~

Copyright © John B. Pehrson, December 2017