Daily Energies for February 2017

Seeds of Light

Wednesday, 1-February:

K’iche Mayan Day – 12 Aqabal; Universal Day – 28/10: National Signing Day (U.S.)

Take a break from your routine today. Practice loosening the reins a bit, and easing up on attempts to control events and outcomes. It may be time to begin something new.

One phase is ending. Today is about coming to completion, and releasing old attachments. A renewing force is offering you a leg up to the next step on the spiral of life.

Today helps you to work with details, organize affairs, and make new links with others.

Shadow: The upside of today’s energy can bring a zest for life, but the shadow can cause you to feel like you’ve reached a low point. It can bring boredom, laxity and envy of others.

Avoid any urge to bitch about your situation, or to blame or ridicule others. Remember, the finger may be pointed at you next!

Quote for the Day: The only thing you sometimes have control over is perspective. You don’t have control over your situation. But you have a choice about how you view it. ~Chris Pine~

Thursday, 2-February:

K’iche Mayan Day – 13 Kat; Universal Day – 29/11: Groundhog Day.

Listen to your inner guidance. It is a source of inspiration and can help you in practical ways such as: getting better organized, making changes, and increasing your impact in the world.

It is also a good day to reach out and connect with others. You may be able to more easily inspire a friend, family member or client today. It is also a good day to solve problems.

Healers are given an energetic boost today, as are change agents and reformers.

Shadow: Don’t let your ego-mind sabotage you by telling you that you’re not good enough (smart enough, capable enough, loveable enough, etc.) to do what you have an urge to do.

Stay flexible. Sudden shifts and changes are possible. Follow your inner guidance and keep saying “yes” to new opportunities.

Quote for the Day: Belief consists in accepting the affirmations of the soul; unbelief, in denying them. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson~

Friday, 3-February:

K’iche Mayan Day – 1 Kan; Universal Day – 30/3:

Use the power of your thoughts to transform issues and events in your life. You can transmute knowledge into wisdom, and undesirable energy into positive outcomes.

Spiritual Light infuses the day with greater clarity. Tap into its radiance and you may feel pregnant with new ideas; ready to give birth to something new and wonderful!

Get into action. Let this be a day of physical activities.

Shadow: This is a day for truth-telling and justice; not always fun. You may have to deal with repressed desires and anger. Relationships can suffer in the short term.

Avoid people with big egos, or who attempt to control you.

Quote for the Day: The truth will set you free, but first it will make you miserable. ~James A. Garfield~

Saturday, 4-February:

K’iche Mayan Day – 2 Keme; Universal Day – 31/4: World Cancer Day.

This is a good day to get organized following the high energy and expansiveness of the past couple of days. Time to begin building a solid foundation under those dreams.

Your mind is very receptive, and can more easily connect with ancestors and advanced beings. Use action and innovation to overcome obstacles and create something practical.

Shadow: Today’s shadow can bring boredom, fearfulness, fights and jealousy. Something may be ending and require closure before you can move on.

Remember, every ending also brings a new beginning.

Quote for the Day: It is not the beauty of a building you should look at; it’s the construction of the foundation that will stand the test of time. ~David Allan Coe~

Sunday, 5-February:

K’iche Mayan Day – 3 Kej; Universal Day – 32/5: Super Bowl Sunday.

You will probably need lots of freedom today and will not do well with constraints or too much structure. Break free from what confines you. Be spontaneous – if just for today.

You may need to stop and recharge your batteries. Take some rejuvenating time. This may look like watching the Super Bowl with family and/or friends.

But, recharging may also look like doing something more active – and just for yourself.

Shadow: Life can feel chaotic today. It is a day when your karma may require rebalancing. You can be reckless and too impulsive. Tension can cause quarrels. Partners can be unfaithful.

Quote for the Day: Be brave, little rabbit. Take a chance. ~Cherise Sinclair~

Monday, 6-February:

K’iche Mayan Day – 4 Qanil; Universal Day – 33/6:

Humans are carriers of the spiritual seed; and you are a light-bearer. Today’s energy carries all the codes for potential life and brings wholeness and alignment with the cosmic order.

This is important because it means whatever seed you plant today, whatever you begin, will grow more easily into future success. So, start something new but consider carefully.

Nurture relationships today, especially with children.

Shadow: Today’s energy can push you off-balance, engender bad feelings, give you a foggy mind, and make communication difficult.

Today favors the advocates who work on behalf of others. But, people can be unkind and even abusive.

Quote for the Day: Each day we make deposits in the memory banks of our children. ~Charles R. Swindoll~

Tuesday, 7-February:

K’iche Mayan Day – 5 Toj; Universal Day – 34/7:

Today’s energy is about the power of gratitude, saying “thank you” to the Creator for your blessings. It can bring a clearing of debts and liberation from past negativity.

Start a gratitude list, especially if you are experiencing a period of lack. It will help you restore balance and help you focus on the positive. Remember, what you hold in your mind is what you create more of.

Shadow: Today can give you the drive to move forward in a steady fashion. But, take care not to turn tasks and projects into a crusade. You can be tempted to do too much.

This same crusading energy can cause people to try running up your back with track spikes.

Quote for the Day: Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow. ~Melody Beattie~

Wednesday, 8-February:

K’iche Mayan Day – 6 Tzi; Universal Day – 35/8:

Today is about law, authority, justice, fidelity and order – both terrestrial and cosmic. Its energy helps to normalize behavior, and eliminate drastic actions and authoritarianism.

Guardians of home and community take center stage. Cultivate love; make your heart as the sky. Then, do something special for your family, a friend, coworker, or member of your community.

Shadow: Tiger energy rules the day. Its power can be harnessed for good, but it can also create emotional instability. You can feel confused and insecure.

People can be coercive and even hateful today. Avoid people who are driven by ego and act out with bravado and bluster.

Quote for the Day: You’ll never find peace of mind until you listen to your heart. ~George Michael~

Thursday, 9-February:

K’iche Mayan Day – 7 Batz; Universal Day – 36/9:

Overall, this is a day that can bring happiness, optimism and gratitude.

Today’s energy augments intelligence, so you may feel a little bit smarter! It brings an empathic sense of connection that connects you with both past and the future events.

You can undertake most any activity successfully today. It is a good day to begin something like a project or new job. It is also a great day to get married or enter into a new partnership.

Shadow: Social anxiety can be pervasive today and bleed into your personal feelings. You can feel insecure, and struggle to solve problems. Avoid overbearing people and getting caught up in emotional dramas or you may suffer.

Quote for the Day: “What day is it?”
“It’s today, squeaked Piglet.”
“My favorite day,” said Pooh.

Friday, 10-February:

K’iche Mayan Day – 8 E; Universal Day – 37/10: Full Moon in Aquarius. Lunar Eclipse in Leo, 7:33P EST.

The connection with the angelic realms is strong today. You will feel it like an invisible presence helping to direct you along your path from behind the scenes.

Your life may change in subtle and/or significant ways. Relax and let yourself be guided.

This is a good travel day. It is also a good day for communications and seeking common goals. Negotiations, coming to agreement, and signing contracts are favored.

Shadow: Today’s shadow brings difficulty in making decisions. You can get caught up in hurry-worry and seeing only the negative side of people, actions and events – as is so easy to do these days.

Steer clear of manipulative and untrustworthy people who may try to take advantage of you.

Quote for the Day: We are each of us angels with only one wing, and we can only fly by embracing one another. ~Luciano De Crescenza~

Saturday, 11-February:

K’iche Mayan Day – 9 Aj; Universal Day – 38/11: Tu BiShvat.

Use this as a play day. Feel the energies of cheerfulness, helpfulness and gratitude moving through you. Doing this with intention can dispel any kind of negativity and bring healing.

Inner peace comes through cultivating relationships with family – especially with children.

Work together with people you love toward common goals. Something reaches critical mass today, the point at which a chain-reaction occurs and it can no longer be stopped.

Shadow: A symptom of being caught in the shadow today is the need for constant stimulation, like checking your smartphone and Facebook every few minutes.

Switch off computers and smartphones for a while. Take time to talk and laugh and deepen your real, face-to-face connection with family and friends.

Quote for the Day: A light heart can carry the most weight. ~Marty Rubin~

Sunday, 12-February:

K’iche Mayan Day – 10 Ix; Universal Day – 39/12: Grammy Awards.

This is the day of the Thunder Callers and Mother Earth. Powerful creative forces are at play that open your heart chakra that connect inner realities to the Global Mind.

It is a day for big dreams that urge you to step through a gateway to something new. What innovations can you make today? Do stuff, change something, be fearless and take a risk.

Whatever you do today, make sure you balance seriousness with playfulness.

Shadow: Extremism, self-importance, and the need for control are aspects of today’s shadow. This is a day of earthquakes and explosions!

You can feel rebellious, quick tempered, and bitchy. Alternately, you can feel inept, like you can’t get your mind into first gear, and just can’t get out of your own way.

Quote for the Day: It is not light we need, but fire; it is not the gentle shower, but thunder. We need the storm, the whirlwind, and the earthquake. ~Frederick Douglass~

Monday, 13-February:

K’iche Mayan Day – 11 Tzikin; Universal Day – 40/4:

A day for volunteerism, lacing up your work shoes, and performing your civic duty. Working together toward common goals can create group cohesion and a sense of greater purpose.

Today supports reason, work and analysis. But, you may be more inclined to lay you’re your perceived burdens, liberate your creativity and do something fun.

It is a day of justice and good fortune. It is a lucky day for lovers and Love.

Shadow: If you feel unloved, isolated or lost, you are caught in today’s shadow. You can be stubborn, and misjudge people’s actions. Take care to cultivate patience and compassion.

Quote for the Day: It can be difficult to speak truth to power. Circumstances, however, have made doing so increasingly necessary. ~Aberjhani~

Tuesday, 14-February:

K’iche Mayan Day – 12 Ajmaq; Universal Day – 14: Month 3 Begins. Valentine’s Day.

This is a day of connection. Invisible strands of energy connect you with the all that exists. The ability to influence things at a distance through the power of your thoughts is enhanced.

Indeed, the power of remote influence can bring you what you need / desire. Set concrete goals. You can draw to yourself what is needed to accomplish your goals. And stay flexible.

Shadow: This can be an enjoyable day with lovers, friends and family. But, the shadow can tie you up in knots over relationship issues that arise unexpectedly. You can feel trapped.

If you are faced with a choice of needing to be right or being happy today, choose happiness.

Quote for the Day: Through Love, all that is bitter will be sweet; Through Love, all that is copper will be gold; Through Love, all dregs will become wine; Through love, all pain will turn to medicine. ~Rumi~

Wednesday, 15-February:

K’iche Mayan Day – 13 Noj; Universal Day – 15:

Today’s energy can give you the kind of follow-through that comes from unbending intent and a laser-like focus on your Purpose. This combination can lead to tangible results.

Today can bring social interaction and a stronger sense of belonging. Turn your skills toward service to others. Be a consensus builder. Help your friend, colleague, client or community.

Today can also bring change – even big, unprecedented changes.

Shadow: Be honest but self-aware. Express authenticity with love. Throttle inner resentment. Bluntness and “extreme honesty” can be hurtful today.

You may be inattentive, feel apprehensive, and have difficulty achieving goals.

Quote for the Day: The essential dilemma of my life is between my deep desire to belong and my suspicion of belonging. ~Jhumpa Lahiri~

Thursday, 16-February:

K’iche Mayan Day – 1 Tijax; Universal Day – 16:

Today’s energy brings optimism in the face of obstacles, and the ability to adapt to changing circumstances. Draw on your inner vision and natural instincts to keep you on-track.

It is a day of new growth, new possibilities, and new frontiers. You may feel propelled forward along your path. Your aptitudes are strengthened. Give plans a mental push toward success.

Shadow: You can be filled with creative energy – unless the shadow has grabbed hold of you. In that case you can feel limited, constricted and faced with irresolvable issues.

The good news is that today’s energy also gives you the ability to cut through any problems, and release anything that has you pinned down.

Quote for the Day: Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened. ~Dr. Seuss~

Friday, 17-February:

K’iche Mayan Day – 2 Kawoq; Universal Day – 17:

Today favors family, relationships, groups, dialogue and togetherness. It is a very good day for public relations, and for moving collective visions forward. Take advantage of the energy.

It is an auspicious day to be enterprising and daring. Practice fearlessness. Events are unfolding according to the cosmic plan, and what you do will automatically be “in sync.”

It will help to keep that in mind. And then, go do something wonderful!

Shadow: Be daring, but respect other people’s boundaries. There can be a temptation to stick your nose into other people’s business and get involved where you don’t belong.

Quote for the Day: Change happens by listening and then starting a dialogue with the people who are doing something you don’t believe is right. ~Jane Goodall~

Saturday, 18-February:

K’iche Mayan Day – 3 Ajpu; Universal Day – 18: Sun enters Pisces, 6:31A.

The sunrise brings an awakening impulse that ripples through the collective consciousness of the web-of-life. You may feel it bringing renewed hope and new ideas.

Today brings clarity, as if sunlight is flowing through you to illuminate your mind. How will you direct your light?

It is a good time to do some planning, set goals, and take first steps. Seeds you plant today grow into success.

Shadow: People can be exceedingly mistrustful today. What is behind this lack of trust is likely to be unspoken or unconscious fear and a need for more security.

Distrust can cause stubbornness, territoriality, snottiness, and an urge to avoid responsibility.

Quote for the Day: There is a muscular energy in the sunlight corresponding to the spiritual energy of wind. ~Annie Dillard~

Sunday, 19-February:

K’iche Mayan Day – 4 Imox; Universal Day – 19:

Today can bring you a lightning-quick flash of insight or a sudden inspiration. It may also show up as a message that you hear, as if your inner voice is speaking.

A directive force urges you to take action. This is a day for doing. Take care of chores and duties first. Then, focus your efforts on solving problems and achieving desired outcomes.

It’s a good day for compromise and making agreements.

Shadow: Crocodile energy activates the limbic system, making your mind more receptive. But, it also revs up your inner drives and instincts, and emotions like fear, anger, and pleasure.

Do your best to avoid arguments. Anger can turn suddenly to rage.

Quote for the Day: Intuition goes before you, showing you the way. Emotion follows behind, to let you know when you go astray. Listen to your inner voice. It is the calling of your spiritual GPS system seeking to keep you on track towards your true destiny. ~Anthon St. Maarten~

Monday, 20-February:

K’iche Mayan Day – 5 Iq; Universal Day – 20: President’s Day (U.S.).

Today’s energy is like the purifying Breath of the Creator that blows through your soul, bringing a sense of renewal and possibility, and strengthening psychic sensitivity.

Don’t hold back. Meet issues head-on with confidence, fierce conviction and audacity.

If you have been depressed or dealing with resentment of some sort, today can bring healing.

Shadow: Today’s energy can shake things up, and cause you to be erratic and impulsive. Hurry-worry and doubt can derail your efforts. You may even feel a little helpless and at the mercy of larger forces.

Quote for the Day: All things share the same breath – the beast, the tree, and man … the air shares its spirit with all the life it supports. ~Chief Seattle~

Tuesday, 21-February:

K’iche Mayan Day – 6 Aqabal; Universal Day – 21:

Today’s energy favors the light-bearers, and brings both guidance and grace. Pay attention to dreams. It is a marvelous day to get insight on next steps, and act on new ideas.

You can see both sides of an issue today. The energy helps you to understand and reconcile opposing forces, and find the key to harmonize opposites.

Shadow: You can have one foot in the past and one foot in the future, and get stuck in the present. You can feel shy or apprehensive about beginning new initiatives.

Remember, for most situations all you need is 20-seconds of courage to take the next step.

Quote for the Day: Our mind is capable of passing beyond the dividing line we have drawn for it. Beyond the pairs of opposites of which the world consists, other, new insights begin. ~Herman Hesse~

Wednesday, 22-February:

K’iche Mayan Day – 7 Kat; Universal Day – 22:

Today creates an energy field that helps attract greater abundance and success. Set your intention, clear your mind, and call to yourself what is needed to nourish and sustain you.

This is a day to reach for the stars.

Today’s energy helps to level the playing field. It brings people and ideas together, and helps families, groups and communities find coherence and feel more united.

Shadow: You may experience a loss of balance. You might abandon something you started. If this happens, take time to quiet your emotions and get re-centered. Then, take action.

Quote for the Day: Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world. ~Harriet Tubman~

Thursday, 23-February:

K’iche Mayan Day – 8 Kan; Universal Day – 23/5:

Your inner fire is strong today, and you may feel it. This “kundalini” energy fuels growth and spiritual development, provides physical energy, and helps you to achieve desired goals.

You are likely to need more freedom today – extra physical and emotional space within which to operate. Be adaptable. Don’t get too tied down with a plan or timetable.

Something you lost may come back to you today.

Shadow: Don’t keep your nose to the grindstone so long that your nose falls off. Save some time for family and friends. This can be quite an erotic day, but you will have to set the stage.

Today’s energy can bring a fear of not having enough. This can spawn feelings of envy, and people may be tempted to speak ill of others.

Quote for the Day: Instead of trying to make your life perfect, give yourself the freedom to make it an adventure, and go ever upward. ~Drew Houston~

Friday, 24-February:

K’iche Mayan Day – 9 Keme; Universal Day – 24/6:

The Owl, also called the Night Eagle, symbolizes today’s energy. Owl is wise, tranquil, silent in flight, and able to pierce the veil to connect with the ancestral wisdom and higher beings.

You have access to spiritual knowledge today. If there is something you want to know, sit quietly in meditation, ask the question, and listen. Ancient wisdom will provide the answer.

This is a good day for reconciliation, and healing even potentially life-threatening illnesses.

Shadow: The flipside of the positive energy often brings its opposite. And so it is for today. The shadow energy can be a catalyst for people to be extremely angry and violent.

People can also be stubborn, lazy and unfaithful.

Quote for the Day: We need to haunt the house of history and listen anew to the ancestors’ wisdom. ~Maya Angelou~

Saturday, 25-February:

K’iche Mayan Day – 10 Kej; Universal Day – 25/7:

The mantra for today is: “The time of separation is over.” Today’s energy provides all who will allow it a sense of Oneness. … Dreams can be powerful today. Pay attention.

Something new is dawning today but it may look different to each person. There is the potential for greater balance and inner harmony between all aspects of yourself.

Balance comes through movement today. If you are tempted to withdraw into your cocoon, that’s okay. But, at least dance around the house!

Shadow: There is something about today that can make people gregarious but come on a little too strong. Be self-aware and be willing to throttle your enthusiasm, if necessary.

People can be bitchy, irritable and short-tempered today. Don’t allow this to be divisive.

Quote for the Day: I move, therefore I am. ~Haruki Murakami~

Sunday, 26-February:

K’iche Mayan Day – 11 Qanil; Universal Day – 26/8: Academy Awards. New Moon and Solar Eclipse in Pisces, 9:58A EST.

With the New Moon and Solar Eclipse, this is a day to get honest with yourself, take care of unfinished business, and clear out anything that no longer serves you.

Today gives you the power to imagine new directions and plant seeds for the future.

You can also use today to get clarity, open minds, cultivate understanding, and strengthen the bonds of love within your family and extended family.

Shadow: Feelings are magnified today, and your mood may swing from joy to despair. The eclipse can throw a shadow over you, making you feel like you are weak.

Issues you thought were done and dusted can resurface to be addressed once more.

Quote for the Day: The sun watches what I do, but the moon knows all my secrets. ~J. M. Wonderland~

Monday, 27-February:

K’iche Mayan Day – 12 Toj; Universal Day – 27/9:

Physical awareness and body-knowing merges with the inner urge for oneness and truth. Today brings the power to believe in your dreams.

Today also has a strong connection with grounded creativity. You can harness it for practical purposes and creating tangible results.

This is a day that brings good luck, but it is gratitude that attracts the magic.

Shadow: You may have energetic boundary issues today – knowing where you stop and others begin. This can lead to you unknowingly carrying someone else’s baggage.

This is payment day, the day when old debts come due. … Watch out for scam-artists who would take advantage of your trust. This is a day when people can run afoul of the law.

Quote for the Day: Keep showing up and saying “yes,” do the best you can each day, and good luck will find you. ~John B. Pehrson~

Tuesday, 28-February:

K’iche Mayan Day – 13 Tzi; Universal Day – 28/10: Mardi Gras (“Fat Tuesday”).

Today, being Mardi Gras which means “Fat Tuesday” in English, is a day to celebrate. Let go of whatever pressure you are putting on yourself. Take time for yourself. Go celebrate!

Honor yourself and all that you have accomplished over the past year. This will recharge your batteries, and prepare you to start fresh tomorrow.

Shadow: The downside for today is that you may keep pushing yourself to accomplish something and/or finish up tasks that you feel are important. Today, it may be just too much.

Lighten up. Whatever you are working to complete will survive another day. The world will not come to an end if you take some personal time to celebrate.

Quote for the Day: The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate. ~Oprah Winfrey~

Copyright © January 2017 – John B. Pehrson

Daily Energies for January 2017

manifestation

Sunday, 1-January:

K’iche Mayan Day – 7 E; Universal Day – 24/6: New Year’s Day (Gregorian Calendar). Hanukkah Ends.

Today’s energy supports the many people who will be traveling to be with family and friends.

This is a good day for communication, and it gives a boost to people who are generous, kind, understanding, cheerful and affectionate.

Take a moment today to remember and honor others and give thanks for your blessings. Say a prayer for physical and mental well-being in the coming year.

Shadow: You can feel insecure and have difficulty making decisions today. Guard against a tendency to see the negative side of actions and events. Rather, focus on the positive.

Quote for the Day: Travel brings power and love back into your life. ~Jallaludin Rumi~

Monday, 2-January:

K’iche Mayan Day – 8 Aj; Universal Day – 25/7:

Sacred knowledge and spiritual power ripple through the day. You can connect with it if you try. The energy will help you to get centered, and overcome any kind of negative thing.

Today gives extra support to people who are friendly, cheerful, helpful and grateful. Your social influence can be greater than normal.

Shadow: People can be insensitive and may need a lot of understanding, including spouses or significant others. The energy is changeable and can bring powerful emotions. You may need extra stimulation to keep from being bored.

Quote for the Day: We do not need more intellectual power, we need more spiritual power. We do not need more of the things that are seen, we need more of the things that are unseen. ~Calvin Coolidge~

Tuesday, 3-January:

K’iche Mayan Day – 9 Ix; Universal Day – 26/8:

This is a day of power and high magic. The creative forces of the universe strengthen intuition and curiosity, and activate higher powers that may be latent. Be awake and aware.

This is a day of good harvests. And, it is a good day to formulate a new life strategy. Decisions you make and actions you take today have the power to bring your dreams to fruition.

Shadow: You can get pushed off-balance by others. People can be quick-tempered and attention-seeking as the energy of the New Year picks up steam. Stay centered. Don’t let them derail you.

Quote for the Day: To make a dent in the universe, love is the best hammer. ~Matshona Dhilwayo~

Wednesday, 4-January:

K’iche Mayan Day – 10 Tzikin; Universal Day – 27/9:

Today is filled with heart energy that can foster a sense of gratitude, compassion and a need to connect. You may feel it as a drive for wholeness and a desire for fulfillment. Relationships can benefit.

It is a good day for making decisions, finishing something — and playing your favorite music.

Shadow: Do your best not to let inner fears disempower you. Avoid dramas, divisiveness and an “us-versus-them” mentality. They can cause spiritual distress.

If you have abandonment issues, they may step into the spotlight today.

Quote for the Day: Invisible threads are the strongest ties. ~Friedrich Nietzsche~

Thursday, 5-January:

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

This is a day for new beginnings and making life changes. Aim high. Be decisive. Know that today’s energy brings understanding and can give you the courage to solve problems.

Your emotions are active and more expansive today, so you may feel things more deeply. You may be more empathic and feel more connected with others. It is a lovely day for romance.

Shadow: To move forward or make a new beginning, you may need to forgive somebody (including yourself), or reconcile with them. Wipe the slate clean, and good things can happen.

Quote for the Day: If there is to be reconciliation, first there must be truth. ~Timothy B. Tyson~

Friday, 6-January:

K’iche Mayan Day – 12 Noj; Universal Day – 29/11: Epiphany.

This is a day of high knowledge; a day for discoverers, explorers, trailblazers, change agents, seers and healers. It strengthens spiritual abilities, helps you to enter other dimensions, find answers, and see into the future.

Healers get important energetic downloads from the universal field of understanding.

When we truly “SEE” each other, there is a recognition that we all walk together. Nobody is more or less important on the path.

Shadow: There can be unpredictable and unforeseen changes that can push you off-balance. Do your best to avoid feelings of inadequacy and self-pity.

Pay attention to body signs to show you the way forward.

Quote for the Day: If you want the answer – ask the question. ~Lorii Myers~

Saturday, 7-January:

K’iche Mayan Day – 13 Tijax; Universal Day – 30/3: Orthodox Christmas.

What you do today will plant a seed in the field of consciousness to create new potential possibilities. The power of mind-over-matter is strong today. It can bring transformations.

This is a day for doing. It is not a day to be a couch potato. Movement plows the field of consciousness to give birth to new ideas, and reveals the answers you seek.

Shadow: This can be a day when repressed desires bubble up to the surface to be dealt with. You can experience volatility, anger, guilt and passive-aggressiveness.

The good news is that it is a great day to cut away negativity and let go of things that weigh you down. Significant physical and/or emotional healing is possible as a result.

Quote for the Day: Dreams are the seeds of change. Nothing ever grows without a seed, and nothing every changes without a dream. ~Debby Boone~

Sunday, 8-January:

K’iche Mayan Day – 1 Kawoq; Universal Day – 31/4: Mercury goes Direct, 4:43A EST.

As Mercury goes direct, things should lighten up a bit. You may feel more hopeful, curious and imaginative. Lingering doubts may fade away to leave you feeling more sure of yourself.

Mental clarity returns, making this a good day to make decisions, and work with details – including financial issues.

This is the day to say prayers for the well-being of your family and community.

Shadow: Feeling more certain can show up as stubbornness and an unwillingness to back down in arguments. Also watch out for jealousy and possessiveness today.

Quote for the Day: This world is but a canvas to our imagination. ~Henry David Thoreau~

Monday, 9-January:

K’iche Mayan Day – 2 Ajpu; Universal Day – 32/5:

Increasing levels of certainty that began yesterday continue today. You may feel a revitalizing sense of greater power and ability to move forward to accomplish goals and practical tasks.

It is a day of new beginnings. Everything is dynamic and in motion today. Events are malleable. Outcomes are changeable.

This is a day to flow like the wind. Allow things to unfold naturally. You will be surprised at how much gets accomplished!

Shadow: Today’s energy highlights friends and friendships. It is caring – and erotic. The downside is that you can feel over-stimulated, hyper and confused.

If this happens, move! Walk, run, walk, jump up and down, or dance around the house. But, move!

Quote for the Day: The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance. ~Alan W. Watts~

Tuesday, 10-January:

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

This is a day that is pregnant with new insights and discoveries. The energy can help you expand beyond past limitations. It enhances your ability to receive “inner” guidance.

This is a day when you can seed new ideas into the collective consciousness that shape the future. It is a day to consider: “What is it that I have to teach or share with others?”

Shadow: You are more open to powerful inspiration and high-vibrational energies today. But, but this can cause imbalance. You can fall into a crazy way of thinking. You can be indecisive, disorganized, and blow off important issues that really need your attention.

Quote for the Day: Always listen to experts. They’ll tell you what can’t be done, and why. Then do it. ~Robert Heinlein~

Wednesday, 11-January:

K’iche Mayan Day – 4 Iq; Universal Day – 34/7: Human Trafficking Awareness Day.

This is a day of renewal, and you may feel an urge to withdraw into a cocoon. New growth is likely taking place just under the surface, out of sight, and beneath your awareness.

Do what you can to ease up and not push so hard. You are building a new energetic foundation. You need to recharge and refuel for what is happening on inner levels.

Tomorrow you can begin moving forward again with renewed strength and focus.

Shadow: You can feel quite apathetic today and unable to make progress at practical levels – and this is completely okay. Don’t fret and worry. This is part of the process.

This is a day that activates karma, and difficulties can show up in events and relationships.

Quote for the Day: The struggle to leave the cocoon is what strengthens the butterfly’s wings so she can fly. I am about to become something beautiful. ~Tricia Stirling~

Thursday, 12-January:

K’iche Mayan Day – 5 Aqabal; Universal Day – 35/8: Full Moon in Cancer, 6:34A EST.

The full moon in Cancer increases emotional and psychic sensitivity. It also brings added power and energy. Things started today bring future success. Opportunity comes through change.

This is a good day for nurturing family relationships – especially with sons and daughters – and also love relationships. Indeed, it can be a romantic day.

Shadow: You can feel emotionally overwhelmed, and overloaded with responsibilities. This can be frustrating and can engender anger and resentment. Be prepared for unusual events.

Quote for the Day: Opportunity dances with those already on the dance floor. ~H. Jackson Brown, Jr.~

Friday, 13-January:

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

Today is about harvesting the fruits of past efforts. It can bring you rewards and increased abundance. Old friends, old issues and old memories can resurface for review.

This is the best day to unravel any problems you are dealing with, even difficult ones.

Mobility is highlighted. Things can shift and change unexpectedly. Be flexible, and do your best to adapt.

Shadow: Difficulties today are likely to be a result of your own actions. You can be like the fly that gets caught in the spider’s web. But, it is you who has spun the web, and you who knows the way to escape.

Quote for the Day: The thankful receiver bears a plentiful harvest. ~William Blake~

Saturday, 14-January:

K’iche Mayan Day – 7 Kan; Universal Day – 37/10: Orthodox New Year.

Today gives a boost to your inner fire that helps you to move forward even if you have to jump a few hurdles. The energy adds strength and mental stability.

This is a day when your actions can transform inner knowledge into wisdom. It is a good day to adjust your direction in life. You can make big or small life changes today.

This can be a romantic day. The energy awakens sexual energy, and can add spice to relationships.

Shadow: People can be overly needy, and want to be pampered. People may also be critical, controlling and distrustful.

Balance comes through movement today, so get up, get out, and move! But, don’t move so fast that you make hasty decisions.

Quote for the Day: The most powerful [force] on earth is the human soul on fire. ~Ferdinand Foch~

Sunday, 15-January:

K’iche Mayan Day – 8 Keme; Universal Day – 38/11: Golden Globe Awards.

Today offers a call to “wake up” and live up to your true potential. It can bring inner guidance, flashes of insight and greater clarity.

Reach out to someone today to inspire, to be an advocate, or to help reconcile differences.

It is a day of endings when you can put behind you anything negative, making this a powerful day for healing illnesses.

Shadow: Let go of outdated things today, like attitudes, mindsets, or technologies. Watch out for people and events that nag at you in an annoying way. Think things through before taking action.

Quote for the Day: Sometimes it takes a wake-up call, doesn’t it, to alert us to the fact that we’re hurrying through our lives instead of actually living them; that we’re living the fast life instead of the good life. ~Carl Honore~

Monday, 16-January:

K’iche Mayan Day – 9 Kej; Universal Day – 39/12: Martin Luther King Day.

Your heart chakra is open and active today. Greater harmony and connectedness is possible. It is a day for visionaries and big dreams. You can move out in new directions today.

Be fearless and self-assured. Take prudent risks, but don’t forget to approach even serious things with playfulness. It is a good day to find satisfying work and/or make the jump to a new job.

Shadow: Today’s energy brings the possibility of greater balance, and this is a good thing because events can surprise you and shake things up.

You may encounter people with strong personalities who are manipulative and demanding. And, while you can be an advocate for others, you may be unable to help yourself.

Quote for the Day: Let your heart be as big as it can possibly be. ~Swami Chetanananda~

Tuesday, 17-January:

K’iche Mayan Day – 10 Qanil; Universal Day – 13: Month 2 Begins.

This is a day of abundance for it brings to you the fruits of love and understanding. The seeds that you plant today will grow in fertile ground to bring successful outcomes.

There is one caveat for today, a key to unlock its power. Become aware of the pregnant power of the NOW moment – and live there. You are at a choice point, a watershed moment that may bring realignment and change everything.

And it can be wonderful!

Shadow: Today can be mind-and-heart-expanding. Yet, the shadow energy would drag you into a moody, pessimistic space in which you feel directionless and question your life’s purpose.

Return to the NOW moment. The magic resides there.

Quote for the Day: The power for creating a better future is contained in the present moment. You create a good future by creating a good present. ~Eckhart Tolle~

Wednesday, 18-January:

K’iche Mayan Day – 11 Toj; Universal Day – 14:

The time of separation is over. There really is only one of us here, one consciousness expressing itself through many facets, forms and faces.

Today is about connectedness, inclusiveness, and the power of emotional ties.

Gratitude for life, and its many blessings will help liberate you from the past, attract positive energy, and bring new growth.

Shadow: If you are dealing with negativity in your life and want to clear it, do something special for someone else. Pay your blessings forward. This is a sure way to create a glow in your heart that will chase away any shadows.

Quote for the Day: The slower frequencies are dropping away to be replaced by the faster, higher, more refined frequencies that are part of the Energetic Evolution. ~Elaine Seiler~

I would add that those embodying the slower frequencies, sensing the shift, are hanging on in fear and doing everything they can to stop the inevitable. The violence we see is a sign of new birth taking place.

Thursday, 19-January:

K’iche Mayan Day – 12 Tzi; Universal Day – 15: Sun enters Aquarius, 4:23P EST.

The Dog symbolizes today’s energy. S/he is a faithful guardian and protector of the home, and creates a warm sense of belonging through unconditional love.

This is a day that favors truth and bends events towards justice. Pursue legal issues today.

This is a day for optimists, extraverts and healers of all sorts. It also provides the follow-through and will power to jump hurdles and accomplish practical tasks.

Shadow: This is a day of turning points, and offers you the chance to make important changes in your life. This is sometimes not easy. You can be filled with apprehension and inner fears.

Quote for the Day: A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself. ~Josh Billings~

Friday, 20-January:

K’iche Mayan Day – 13 Batz; Universal Day – 16: Inauguration Day (U.S.)

Today brings the start of something new, a fundamental change that promotes new growth in the long run and helps even people who are asleep to recognize our interdependence.

“Batz” is the start of life, and presides over the future. So, keep the faith. Even if you don’t like today’s events, there is something about the day that is promoting the higher good – even though you may not be able to see it or even imagine it.

Shadow: We are moving more deeply into a time of “no more secrets.” The shadow brings close-mindedness to the surface, and highlights dirty tricks and irresolvable differences.

Do your best not to get caught up in negative energy and needless conflicts.

Quote for the Day: The face is the mirror of the mind, and eyes without speaking confess the secrets of the heart. ~St. Jerome~

Saturday, 21-January:

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

Today links unconditional love with the zero-point field and the ability to work miracles. Want to change something? Do it today, but do it with the greatest love you can muster.

Today’s energy promotes communication, dialogue and togetherness. It adds blessings to relationships. Indeed, treating everyone you meet with honor and compassion seeds healing energy into the collective consciousness.

This is a good day to travel.

Shadow: You may encounter people who are not very trustworthy. And, you can feel insecure. Decisions may not come quickly. Take special care not to be manipulated or caught up on entanglements.

Quote for the Day: Once you learn to accept and love them for who they are, you subconsciously learn to love yourself unconditionally. ~Yvonne Pierre~

Sunday, 22-January:

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

Today brings an awakening impulse, like elemental power coaxing new seeds to sprout. There is something transcendent and creative moving behind the scenes just out of sight.

What seeds will you plant today? Choose well because the seeds you sew today will reap future outcomes in kind – for success or failure, good or ill. So, act with awareness.

Shadow: This can be a cheerful and light-hearted day. On the other hand, friends and family may need a lot of extra understanding today. Marital tensions may arise unexpectedly.

Things can feel unstable, like the earth moving beneath your feet. People can be territorial, insensitive, snotty, stubborn and not very sensible.

Quote for the Day: Actions are the seed of fate; deeds grow into destiny. ~Harry S. Truman~

Monday, 23-January:

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

This is a day that can bring dreams to fruition. It is the best day to review your life priorities to see what is aligned with where you want to go, and which ones need to be changed.

This is the day of the teacher. It urges you to look inside to find what it is that you have to teach or share with others.

The day can bring greater physical energy to those that serve the people and act on behalf of the public trust.

Shadow: Duties require action today. But, you may feel like being delinquent or going rogue. People can be controlling. Power imbalances in relationships may cause trouble.

Quote for the Day: Let us remember: One book, one pen, one child, and one teacher can change the world. ~Malala Yousafzai~

Tuesday, 24-January:

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

This can be a lighthearted day of joy and fun that can lead to inspiring insights and outcomes. Allow yourself to let your hair down and have a good laugh. It will help you stay in balance.

Today is about the richness of Earth’s treasures. Letting your inner child loose will help you stay in the moment, and that will allow more prosperity and success to flow into your life.

Shadow: You may encounter periods of doubt today when you must confront your inner fears. Progress may be blocked today, and events can conspire to make you feel alone.

The animal totem for today is the lion. So, be audacious! This is not a day for sissies.

Quote for the Day: There’s no fear when you’re having fun. ~Will Thomas~

Wednesday, 25-January:

K’iche Mayan Day – 5 Ajmaq; Universal Day – 21:

Today is connected with money, and your ability to attract more of it. Remember, energy flows where attention goes. So, the key is to focus your thoughts on what you want.

Seek accord with others, and do your best to find common ground. Cut through extraneous information to focus on the most important goals. Reconcile differences, if at all possible.

Shadow: Today’s energy can bring overstimulation and make people hyper. There can be a tendency to catastrophize and see the whole world in desperation.

Don’t play the “blame game” – blaming others for your perceived troubles. Instead, do your best to focus on the positives.

Quote for the Day: Work like you don’t need the money. Love like you’ve never been hurt. Dance like nobody’s watching. ~Satchel Page~

Thursday, 26-January:

K’iche Mayan Day – 6 Noj; Universal Day – 22: Australia Day.

Power today comes from knowledge and wisdom. This is the best day to enhance your inner knowing, augment or increase your knowledge, and/or to study and learn something new.

Today’s energy helps to pull things together, and lends success to actions that put love in service to a higher goal.

Base your decisions and actions on the facts today – something that seems increasingly rare in these times.

Shadow: Today’s energy feeds idealism which can be wonderful. But, idealism can lead to inflexibility and extreme honesty. Be aware that you can hurt someone with your words today.

Make sure your brain is engaged before you speak, and you filter your words through love.

Quote for the Day: Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn. ~Benjamin Franklin~

Friday, 27-January:

K’iche Mayan Day – 7 Tijax; Universal Day – 23/5: New Moon in Aquarius, 7:08P EST. Commemoration Day for Victims of the Holocaust.

The new moon in Aquarius increases imagination and perceptiveness, brings greater interest in socializing, and opens you up to unconventional, unorthodox, and independent ideas.

Openness to novel insights and original ideas make this a good day to reflect on where you are on your path. Do you need to let go of something to move forward? This is the day to do it.

Shadow: Steer clear of gossip, it can lead to mistrustfulness and arguments – especially because people can have more difficulty controlling their temper than normal.

It may seem that your progress is blocked today. Alternately, you can be quite impulsive.

Quote for the Day: Daring ideas are like chessmen moved forward. They may be beaten, but they may start a winning game. ~Goethe~

Saturday, 28-January:

K’iche Mayan Day – 8 Kawoq; Universal Day – 24/6: Chinese New Year.

This is a day for family and friends. Nurture your relationships today. Work through family issues. Strong, healthy relationships give you a sense of belonging and a secure place in the world.

Any work today is best done to promote the overall well-being of the family or community. Do something practical to be of service, to care for or to teach others.

Shadow: Do not get involved where you don’t belong today. In other words, don’t stick your nose into someone else’s business because you feel you have the answer or know how to “fix” them – unless they ask for your help.

Quote for the Day: If you love someone, set them free. If they come back they’re yours; if they don’t they never were. ~Richard Bach~

Sunday, 29-January:

K’iche Mayan Day – 9 Ajpu; Universal Day – 25/7:

Power comes through clarity today; and, clarity brings the strength, courage and energy to overcome obstacles. This is an ideal day to make a plan and set goals for the future.

This is the day to use the power of your voice and song to dispel negativity and call to yourself the things that will nourish and support you.

This is a special day for artists and any work done to add beauty to your surroundings.

Shadow: If the shadow has grabbed you, it will cause you to feel overly self-confident, and/or to avoid responsibilities. People can be distrustful, angry and resentful. Do your best to stay out of the firing line.

Quote for the Day: If I cannot fly, let me sing. ~Stephen Sondheim~

Monday, 30-January:

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

Ancient wisdom permeates the day. It helps with the energies of change and can bring balance to disorder. It puts the mind in a receptive mode and increases spiritual strength.

Today is about love. It brings an urge to cooperate and care for others. Share what you know. You can have more influence than normal. It is a perfect day to teach, mentor or coach someone.

Shadow: This is not a day for couch potatoes. Be active. But, be forewarned. The day can spark both inner and outer chaos, highlight weaknesses, and bring self-worth issues into the spotlight.

Quote for the Day: We must love one another or die. ~W. H. Auden~

Tuesday, 31-January:

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

Today is a time for harvesting the fruits of your past efforts. There can be a feeling that you are coming to the end of one phase, and that something new is waiting in the wings.

Your ability to “feel” the energies around you may seem stronger today. This includes feeling – in your body – the unity and connectedness of all that exists.

Your ability to believe in your dreams is strong today. Pay attention!

Shadow: This can be a good day for socializing. But, resist taking on new responsibilities. You will, very likely, need more freedom than normal and will chafe at boundaries, structure and people who make demands on your time.

You may also feel unfocused. If so, don’t beat yourself up. It is not a day to work with details.

Quote for the Day: We must give more in order to get more. It is the generous giving of ourselves that produces the generous harvest. ~Orison Swett Marden~

Copyright © December 2016 – John B. Pehrson

Daily Readings and Quotes for December 2016

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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.”

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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

Daily Readings & Quotes for November 2016

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Tuesday, 1-November:

K’iche Mayan Day – 11 Batz; Universal Day – 29/11: All Saints Day.

There is a cosmic, unbounded energy that makes this a day for eagles. You can undertake most any activity successfully. Take action, begin new things. See how high you can fly!

This is a day of seers, artists and healers. Those who work therapeutically or ceremonially with sound will find that today increases your effectiveness.

Marriage and partnerships are favored today.

Shadow: You can struggle to solve problems. You may be tempted to shut down and close off. The challenge is to stay in a state of openness, innocence and trust despite people or events that attempt to move you off your path.

Quote for the Day: There is an eagle in me that wants to soar, and there is a hippopotamus in me that wants to wallow in the mud. ~Carl Sandburg~

Wednesday, 2-November:

K’iche Mayan Day – 12 E; Universal Day – 30/3: New Moon in Leo, 4:45P EDT.

This is a day that is bringing in spiritual light and giving birth to a new phase. It is also bringing you greater strength, power and energy to use in any of today’s activities.

Start something new, work on new ideas, or begin a trip. Work on short-term goals but keep your eye on the future prize.

This is also a good day for communications.

Shadow: Anger can bubble up to the surface and lead to conflict. Watch out for passive-aggressive and manipulative behaviors. Insecurity may inhibit decision-making.

Quote for the Day: The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why. ~Mark Twain~

Thursday, 3-November:

K’iche Mayan Day – 13 Aj; Universal Day – 31/4:

Today is infused with the power to see what others cannot. Tap into the inspiration and it will help you solidify ideas and take practical action.

Stay open and adaptable. This is a day to organize and create order from chaos, be a trailblazer or direction-finder for others, and to create harmony and strong alliances.

Shadow: Today’s energy can throw you off-balance that lead to mistakes. It can also spark jealousy, betrayal and relationship problems. So, beware!

Others may test your patience and your values. Do your best to listen and be open-minded rather than stubborn and closed off.

Quote for the Day: You can’t depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus. ~Mark Twain~

Friday, 4-November:

K’iche Mayan Day – 1 Ix; Universal Day – 32/5:

This is the day of the Dawn and the Wind. The Dawn awakens creative potential, brings new understanding, and inspires you to conceive of and create something special.

The Wind encourages you to be in the flow, and moves you forward along your sacred path.
Things are dynamic, fluid and changeable. You may want to be “in control” today, but your destination is really up to larger, unseen forces.

Shadow: Karma, the law of cause and effect, is in play today. Difficult or negative experiences may have their roots in past actions. … Sudden shifts can take you unawares.

Quote for the Day: I can control my destiny, but not my fate. Destiny means there are opportunities to turn right or left, but fate is a one-way street. ~Paul Coelho~

Saturday, 5-November:

K’iche Mayan Day – 2 Tzikin; Universal Day – 33/6:

Today is infused with Infinite Intelligence and formative power. This is a day to ask questions and get answers in the spirit of discovery, such as: How, Who, Why and Why Not?

This is a day of personal power when you can be focused and capable. Like a shaman, you can more easily work with invisible powers to manifest intentions.

It is a good day to collaborate with others, coordinate activities, find teaching moments and be a mentor to someone.

Shadow: It is a day of polarities and imbalance. You can feel oversensitive and insecure, and have difficulty making decisions. Take care, misunderstandings can easily occur.

Quote for the Day: No great discovery was ever made without a bold guess. ~Isaac Newton~

Sunday, 6-November:

K’iche Mayan Day – 3 Ajmaq; Universal Day – 34/7: Daylight Savings Time Ends.

This is a good day to get to the heart of issues and solve problems. The analytical mind works through creativity and creative expression to find solutions.

This is also a good day to take some personal alone time to stop, reflect and recharge before moving forward again. Whatever you do today, it is important not to push yourself too hard.

Shadow: You can see the whole world in desperation today and begin to catastrophize. This can cause you to pull inward, feel apathetic, and be unable to move forward with your life.

Quote for the Day: There was never a night or a problem that could defeat sunrise or hope. ~Bernard Williams~

Monday, 7-November:

K’iche Mayan Day – 4 Noj; Universal Day – 35/8:

Today energizes your Purpose, imparts personal power, and enhances capability. There is an active energy that helps you to achieve tasks and goals, and get a lot accomplished.

Today brings knowledge from hidden realms to help you to sense your interconnectivity with others. It is one of the best days to collaborate or enter into negotiations.

This is a day to truly “see” one another, and a good day for social encounters.

Shadow: People can be aggressive today. They can lack the self-awareness to filter their thoughts. This kind of extreme honesty can be hurtful, and even cause conflict and upheaval.

Quote for the Day: Love is our true destiny. We do not find the meaning of life by ourselves alone – we find it with another. ~Thomas Merton~

Tuesday, 8-November:

K’iche Mayan Day – 5 Tijax; Universal Day – 36/9: Election Day in U.S.

The Mayan energy of Tijax helps resolve problems with government, helps eliminate negative energies, brings justice and promotes healing. It is a very interesting energy for an election!

This is a day of endings in the sense that things come fully to fruition; and today’s ending also brings a new beginning that reflects the collective psyche.

The promise of today is increased optimism, social cooperation and greater support of a shared vision and values.

Shadow: Given the polarization across the U.S., there is no way that today’s elections will NOT cause controversy and conflict. There is a good possibility for anger and even violence.

Quote for the Day: Elections belong to the people. It’s their decision. If they decide to turn their back on the fire and burn their behinds, then they will just have to sit on their blisters. ~Abraham Lincoln~

Wednesday, 9-November:

K’iche Mayan Day – 6 Kawoq; Universal Day – 37/10:

Actions ripple outward from the home to affect the community, society, culture, collective consciousness, and the world. This is the best day to seek understanding and work for the common good.

Today’s energy opens a gateway to new possibilities. Set your aim, make life changes and course corrections.

It is a good day to settle disputes or deal with problems of a financial nature.

Shadow: People can be stuck on stupid today. It can be a day of polarization, breakdown and crisis. Avoid arguments because people will hold stubbornly to their positions and refuse to back down regardless of whether they are right or wrong.

Quote for the Day: You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one. I hope someday you’ll join us. And the world will live as one. ~John Lennon~

Thursday, 10-November:

K’iche Mayan Day – 7 Ajpu; Universal Day – 38/11: Science Day for Peace & Development.

Universal Love and Understanding are working behind the scenes today to bring the promise of transformation and renewal, and to clear away negative energy.

This is a day of collective outcomes. Something is building toward a critical mass of change that will shape future events. This is a day to set goals, make a plan and begin new projects.

Shadow: People can feel inadequate, and be excitable, impractical and self-centered. Unpredictable changes can occur. Keep an open mind. Let go of outdated ideas and things.

Quote for the Day: What you’re supposed to do when you don’t like a thing is change it. If you can’t change it, change the way you think about it. ~Maya Angelou~

Friday, 11-November:

K’iche Mayan Day – 8 Imox; Universal Day – 39/12: Veterans Day (USA). Singles Day (China).

Today brings a lot of promise and potential. Creative forces are at work. But, you will need to lean on your feminine left-side intuitive powers to take full advantage of its possibilities.

This can be a lively and productive day. Divine Power is supporting you, so be bold and fearless. Act on your dreams and visions! Move forward with new directions and innovations.

Shadow: You can be disorganized and feel indecisive today. The shadow can also cause ignorant, self-righteous, manipulative and/or dishonest people to cross your path. Be aware!

Quote for the Day: Intuition is seeing with the soul. ~Dean Koontz~

Saturday, 12-November:

K’iche Mayan Day – 9 Iq; Universal Day – 40/4:

This is the day of the Wind, the Breath of the Creator. It gives vitality and governs ideas, allows you to see future outcomes, bestows adaptability and assists with making changes.

There is an underlying hopeful energy to the day that helps to open hearts.

It is a good day to get organized, make decisions and confront any issues that you may have.

Shadow: This is a day that energizes people with strong personalities. Take care to keep aggressiveness in check and not misjudge others. It can lead to fights, trouble and trauma.

Quote for the Day: One ship drives east and another drives west by the same winds that blow. / It’s the set of the sails and not the gates that determines the way they go. ~Ella Wheeler Wilcox~

Sunday, 13-November:

K’iche Mayan Day – 10 Aqabal; Universal Day – 41/5:

This is a day of outcomes. It brings opportunity through change. Use the morning to finish tasks and projects. Use the afternoon to shift gears and start something new.

Today brings a naturally bountiful energy. It is day to practice “doing without efforting.” Do your best to slip into the flow of events and allow the energy of the day to bring you blessings.

It’s a good day to be with friends, and reunite with people you haven’t seen for a while.

Shadow: This can be an easy-going day. But, if you are caught in the shadow, you may get stuck in gridlock and/or have to overcome obstacles.

Life can shake things up. People can be irresponsible, grumpy and unhappy.

Quote for the Day: Not knowing when the dawn will come I open every door. ~Emily Dickinson~

Monday, 14-November:

K’iche Mayan Day – 11 Kat; Universal Day – 42/6: Saturn goes direct in Sagittarius. World Diabetes Day. 

Today’s “raven” energy can increase and strengthen your life energy. It can bring you blessings and help you attract the people and resources you need to accomplish your goals.

To make the most of today’s energy, practice the flexibility of beginner’s mind. Imagine yourself in a state of childlike innocence, and approach activities with a sense of exploration.

Shadow: You can feel trapped by problems or enmeshed in sticky entanglements. These are likely to either be problems of your own making, or created by destiny in order to teach you.

Quote for the Day: We can bring positive energy into our daily lives by smiling more, talking to strangers in line, replacing handshakes with hugs, and calling our friends just to tell them we love them. ~Brandon Jenner~

Tuesday, 15-November:

K’iche Mayan Day – 12 Kan; Universal Day – 43/7:

Serpent is today’s energy. It activates the kundalini, the inner fire of life force, growth and sexuality. It gives the power to move forward even in the face of obstacles and adversity.

An urge to move, express yourself, and be in relationship merges with a desire to be practical and create tangible results. The result can be a quest for knowledge, connection, and practical knowing.

Shadow: Quick-striking viper energy represents the shadow. It can make people distrustful, opportunistic, irascible and envious. Take care not to be uncaring and speak ill of others.

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

Wednesday, 16-November:

K’iche Mayan Day – 13 Keme; Universal Day – 44/8: International Day for Tolerance.

Merlin and Thoth represent today’s energy. Together they bring a connection with ancient wisdom and writing – and also the power and the ability to make things happen.

Focusing your knowledge and experience through work and effort creates power. This is a day when you can get a many things accomplished on a practical level.

Shadow: The upside of today’s energy brings happiness, goodwill and empathy. But the downside can bring upheaval, deception, backbiting and conflict. Make sure to set appropriate boundaries.

Quote for the Day: We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect. ~Anais Nin~

Thursday, 17-November:

K’iche Mayan Day – 1 Kej; Universal Day – 45/9: Great American Smokeout.

Today’s grounded, earthy energy can bring greater balance. It strengthens your ability to be perceptive, discerning and credible. It is a day of good fortune that favors generosity.

This is the day to work on making your dreams and ideas more concrete. Get into action. What you create today may grow into something that has lasting impact.

Today’s energy can help you find a good (or better) job.

Shadow: Inhibitions can cause you to feel despondent. But, you can also be overzealous in accomplishing goals. Take care not to be insensitive and invade someone’s space.

Injuries to the hands and feet are more likely today. Be aware.

Quote for the Day: One of the sanest, surest, and most generous joys of life comes from being happy over the good fortune of others. ~Robert A. Heinlein~

Friday, 18-November:

K’iche Mayan Day – 2 Qanil; Universal Day – 46/10: Full Moon in Aquarius, 5:27A EST.

Dragonfly energy helps you to see through the illusion to perceive the truth of things and gain deeper understanding. It is a day to adjust your course and explore new possibilities.

You can go in a new direction today or help others to adjust their aim. Plant seeds of hope for future success. Work make your ideas and insights practical and accessible for others.

Shadow: You can experience difficulties in communication. You can get caught in a quagmire of emotional dramas and bogged down in problems. Don’t be too hard on yourself. It will pass.

Quote for the Day: You’re always free to change your mind and choose a different future, or a different past. ~Richard Bach~

Saturday, 19-November:

K’iche Mayan Day – 3 Toj; Universal Day – 47/11: World Philosophy Day.

Orpheus, the legendary Greek musician, poet and prophet symbolizes today’s energy. His voice was so sweet that he was able to charm even wild animals.

Raise your voice in sacred spontaneous song today. It has the power to connect you with the Divine. It will lift your spirits, help you manifest intentions, and clear away negative energy.

Shadow: It is a day to fly and soar with the eagles, but it can bring sudden shifts and unexpected events. Do your best to remain flexible and not to fall into a fretful, frantic state.

Quote for the Day: Life is a song – sing it. Life is a game – play it. Life is a challenge – meet it. Life is a dream – realize it. Life is a sacrifice – offer it. Life is love – enjoy it. ~Sai Baba~

Sunday, 20-November:

K’iche Mayan Day – 4 Tzi; Universal Day – 48/12: World Children’s Day.

Love, power and spontaneity merge with order and discipline to achieve practical results. You can harness the qualities of the visionary, pathfinder and achiever for practical purposes.

Today’s energy favors service, honesty and morals. It brings forth the truth in situations and relationships.

This is a good day for writers, therapists, designers, negotiators, peacekeepers, guardians, preachers and technicians.

Shadow: Today’s crusading, achievement-oriented energy can throw things out of balance. The lesson is learning how to control sometimes explosive energies and focus them to achieve good purposes.

Quote for the Day: Perhaps the truth depends on a walk around the lake. ~Wallace Stevens~

Monday, 21-November:

K’iche Mayan Day – 5 Batz; Universal Day – 49/13:

“Batz” represents time, spirituality, the origin of life, intelligence and wisdom. “49/13” is unlimited potential, compassion and the connection with All-That-Is.

This is a powerful day that adds success to any actions you take. It energizes caring and compassion, and makes this the best day for marriage, entering into partnerships, and selfless service.

Get your ego out of the way today, and allow something larger to move though you.

Shadow: This can be an emotional day, and you may struggle to solve problems. You can feel insecure, aimless and caught up in commotion and disorder.

Give something back to others for the blessings you’ve received, but don’t give yourself away.

Quote for the Day: To walk around with an ego is a bad thing. To have confidence in yourself is a great thing. ~Fred Durst~

Tuesday, 22-November:

K’iche Mayan Day – 6 E; Universal Day – 23/5: Month 13 Begins. Sun Enters Scorpio, 12:38P EST.

This can be an upbeat, light-hearted day filled with positive, cheerful energy. It is NOT a day to get attached to specific outcomes. Allow your intuition and the energy of the day to direct your actions.

As the Sun enters Scorpio, it adds a desire to cut through the crap, get to the bottom of things, and zero in on what is truly important for your spiritual and emotional gowth.

This is a good day for negotiations or entering into contracts.

Shadow: Everything is dynamic and changeable today. This can be wonderful, but it can shake up your routine and feel chaotic. Walk on the sunny side of the street; focus on the positives.

Quote for the Day: A positive attitude causes a chain reaction of positive thoughts, events and outcomes. It is a catalyst and it sparks extraordinary results. ~Wade Boggs~

Wednesday, 23-November:

K’iche Mayan Day – 7 Aj; Universal Day – 24/6:

Today supports the search for wisdom. The energy helps you to be both thorough and decisive. It also gives you the tools necessary to overcome any kind of negativity.

Whatever you are doing and no matter how focused you get on achieving results, remember the importance of home and family. Strike the right balance between work and relationships.

Today favors children and parents, communications, socializing with others and cheerfulness.

Shadow: People can need a lot of understanding today – including yourself. People can test your patience. Relationships can be unstable, marital tensions may arise.

Do your best to see things through the eyes of love.

Quote for the Day: Home is people. Not a place. ~Robin Hobb~

Thursday, 24-November:

K’iche Mayan Day – 8 Ix; Universal Day – 25/7: Thanksgiving Day.

The creative forces of the universe infuse today with power, intelligence and healing energy.
Tiger symbolizes this force that is the strength of Mother Earth, the power of the jungle, and the protective guardian of Earth’s sacred sites.

This is the day to honor women and all things that are beautiful. It is a good day to add beauty to your living or working space, and to spend time in nature.

Faith can more easily bring dreams to fruition today.

Shadow: The shadow energy makes tempers short. People can be pushy and unreasonable – especially those who seek to be the center of attention. Remember, pride goes before a fall.

Quote for the Day: A tiger does not shout its tigritude, it acts. ~Wole Soyinka~

Friday, 25-November:

K’iche Mayan Day – 9 Tzikin; Universal Day – 26/8: Black Friday.

Today brings a connection with the hidden realms. You can more easily “see” beyond the illusion and into the essential nature of things. Miracles are possible.

This is a good day for communications and social encounters. Collaboration and group work are favored.

Today’s energy brings good fortune. It is a good day to ask/pray for increased abundance.

Shadow: Today’s energy is focused, dynamic and active. But, the shadow can magnify worries and bring up inner doubts. People can be temperamental, stubborn and irresponsible.

Stay flexible and don’t let yourself to be pulled into conflicts.

Quote for the Day: We could learn a lot from crayons: some are sharp, some are pretty, some are dull, while others are bright, some have weird names, but we have to learn to live in the same box. ~Anonymous~

Saturday, 26-November:

K’iche Mayan Day – 10 Ajmaq; Universal Day – 27/9: Small Business Saturday.

Today’s energy is feminine, caring, and connected with Mother Earth and all life. Stretch out your feelings and senses; you may experience a physical soul union with All-There-Is.

This profound state of consciousness can bring a sense of gratitude, the ability to forgive yourself and others, make deep healing possible on all levels, and help you solve problems.

Shadow: You will know if you are caught in the shadow energy because inner fears will derail your actions; you can feel disempowered and experience trials and roadblocks.

Divisiveness and jealousy also hide in the shadow today.

Quote for the Day: The philosopher’s soul dwells in his head, the poet’s soul is in his heart; the singer’s soul lingers about his throat, but the soul of the dancer abides in all her body. ~Kahlil Gibran~

Sunday, 27-November:

K’iche Mayan Day – 11 Noj; Universal Day – 28/10: Advent Begins.

Today is a time of outcomes. Something comes to completion and you are stepping up to a new level. Take time to stop, reflect, digest and integrate lessons, and gain greater clarity.

All endings are also new beginnings. Today is like that. It is a time of renewal, transition and potential transformation. A new path may emerge and lead you in a different direction.

Shadow: A deep, inner shift may be beginning. This can create worry and anguish – and you may not know why. You can also make careless mistakes, and feel naïve and stupid for it.

Stop. Look for the lessons being presented. Let things settle before getting back into action.

Quote for the Day: We all want to break our orbits, float like a satellite gone wild in space, run the risk of disintegration. We all want to take our lives in our own hands and hurl them out among the stars. ~David Bottoms~

Monday, 28-November:

K’iche Mayan Day – 12 Tijax; Universal Day – 29/11: Cyber Monday.

This is a high-energy day during which you may receive new insights, visions and guidance, and have the opportunity to work with new inspiration on a practical level.

This is not a day to sit on the mountain top contemplating your navel. Take practical action. Do something to move things forward. And, share with others what you have to teach.

Shadow: You may have to let go of your safe harbors, set your sails and let the winds of destiny take you out to sea. Today can be like that. It can take you beyond your comfort zone and lovingly force you to grow.

Quote for the Day: You raze [tear down] the old to raise the new. ~Justina Chen~

Tuesday, 29-November:

K’iche Mayan Day – 13 Kawoq; Universal Day – 30/3: Giving Tuesday.

New things recently begun can more easily put down roots today and grow. This is a day of self-actualization, personal growth and even transformation.

Family and social encounters take center stage. It is an ideal day to settle disputes and/or work on financial issues.

Practice your “mind-over-matter” ability to shape outcomes and create abundance.

Shadow: Today’s energy can trigger anger and passive-aggressive behaviors. People can be combative and intrusive. Take care not to get involved where you don’t belong.

It can be a day that activates repressed desires, relationship tension and infidelity.

Quote for the Day: There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered. ~Nelson Mandela~

Wednesday, 30-November:

K’iche Mayan Day – 1 Ajpu; Universal Day – 31/4: St. Andrew Feast Day.

What has been difficult to see becomes clearer today. That makes this a good day to make a plan, get organized, make some decisions, and work diligently to achieve tasks and goals.

It can be a very productive day that hones your capability to push forward and make things happen despite any hurdles that need to be jumped.

It is also a good day to build alliances.

Shadow: This is a day that builds inner strength, but sometimes this brings trials and troubles. Put away any hurry-worry. Do your best not to avoid responsibilities. Muster the confidence to work through issues that arise.

Quote for the Day: We see in order to move; we move in order to see. ~William Gibson~

Copyright © October 2016 – John B. Pehrson

Daily Readings & Quotes for October 2016

Celestrial Spiral

Saturday, 1-October:

K’iche Mayan Day – 6 Ajpu; Universal Day – 25/7: World Vegetarian Day. International Coffee Day.

Today can bring you clarity and increase your personal sense of security and certainty. Use your speaking or singing Voice to call to yourself what nourishes you.

This is a good day to study, learn and sharpen your intellect. It is also a good day to set goals, plan for next steps, and organize your “to do” list of action items.

Shadow: People may be more than normally distrustful and bitchy. Today’s energy can challenge your health and well-being – especially with your chest, lungs and eyes.

Spending time in the sunlight, or watching a sunrise or sunset will give you an infusion of energy.

Quote for the Day: The areas of consensus shift unbelievably fast; the bubbles of certainty are constantly exploding. ~Rem Koolhass~

Sunday, 2-October:

K’iche Mayan Day – 7 Imox; Universal Day – 26/8: Islamic New Year. Rosh Hashanah begins.

Your mind is more open than normal today. Using inner guidance to direct your actions brings greater creativity, effectiveness and success. Your “belly brain” will help you stay on-track.

Today’s energy represents occult forces and all things that are hidden and secret. The forces of nature can become chaotic, but the energy can also bring balance to disorder.

Shadow: You can feel weak and indecisive, and caught in a swirl of chaos. People can be more than normally changeable and prone to exaggeration, or temperamental and stubborn.

Quote for the Day: Thoughts frame your portrait, action paints it. ~Charles F. Glassman~

Monday, 3-October:

K’iche Mayan Day – 8 Iq; Universal Day – 27/9:

Today brings hummingbird energy and is connected with the Wind, the Breath of the Creator. It is the principle of vitality that gives life and awakens intuition.

Pay special attention to dreams, inner guidance, and synchronicities that show you the way. Stay open to change, and confront problems head-on.

Executives, dreamers, innovators and teachers are favored.

Shadow: This is a good day to tell your story or get your message out. But, things are changeable today so be ready to adapt to shifting circumstances.

People can be impulsive and unpredictable; calm one moment and demanding the next.

Quote for the Day: Kites rise highest against the wind – not with it. ~Winston Churchill~

Tuesday, 4-October:

K’iche Mayan Day – 9 Aqabal; Universal Day – 28/10: Rosh Hashanah ends.

It is good to know when one thing is complete and it is time to being another. Today can help you finish something, shift gears, and get underway with new opportunities.

It is a good day for morning people. It provides the energy to make a quick start and be productive early in the day. It also helps you solve to solve any problem that may arise.

Shadow: Today brings success to new initiatives but it can also cause you to be irresponsible.

Today’s energy puts stress on the lungs, kidneys and stomach, and can make you prone to illness.

Quote for the Day: For last year’s words belong to last year’s language / And next year’s words await another voice. / And to make an end is to make a beginning. ~T.S. Eliot~

Wednesday, 5-October:

K’iche Mayan Day – 10 Kat; Universal Day – 29/11:

This is one of the best days to reach out and connect with others. Actions in support of common goals and values have greater collective influence and can shape shared outcomes.

Today’s energy supports group cohesion, team spirit and mutual aid. It is a day when things more easily come to critical mass so that big changes are possible.

Trailblazers are favored. Push against the limits, and be a force for positive change!

Shadow: You may feel like you’ve been plugged into an electrical socket. Discontinuity and unpredictable change can occur. Life may push you off a cliff to teach you that you can fly!

Quote for the Day: When an idea reaches critical mass there is no stopping the shift its presence will induce. ~Marianne Williamson~

Thursday, 6-October:

K’iche Mayan Day – 11 Kan; Universal Day – 30/3: German-American Day.

This is a day of spiritual power that bestows energy, and creates the space for expansion, change and growth to occur. It can be a day of wonderfully expanding horizons.

Cheetah energy rules the day, and urges you to put your thoughts into action. Remember, movement plows the field of consciousness to plant the seeds of new ideas.

Shadow: The shadow side of today’s energy brings anger and guilt to the surface, and can result in immobility and mood swings between being irate and dissolving into tears.

Passive aggressiveness is also part of the shadow side of this energy.

Quote for the Day: In skating over thin ice our safety is in our speed. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson~

Friday, 7-October:

K’iche Mayan Day – 12 Keme; Universal Day – 31/4:

Wolf energy infuses the day with the power of “seeing.” It bestows the ability to be a pathfinder for others, but also to make strong alliances.

Everyone is a genius at something, and today’s strong mental energy can help you realize your special kind of genius. Today also encourages you to be open and pliable, and to adapt to changing circumstances.

Shadow: Today’s shadow is about being fearful and off-balance, feeling jealousy, shame, and/or betrayal, making mistakes, being stubborn, and having fights or encountering hotheads.

Quote for the Day: Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others. ~Jonathan Swift~

Saturday, 8-October:

K’iche Mayan Day – 13 Kej; Universal Day – 32/5:

Movement, flow and doing something productive are important aspects for today. Getting out of your chair and into motion will help you stay balanced, and boost creativity.

Today’s dynamic energy bestows the power to conceive, create and encourage others. But, you are not really in control today, something larger is guiding and directing your steps.

Do your best to put your ego-mind in neutral and allow yourself to be guided.

Shadow: Today’s energy is erotic and caring, and this can be wonderful. But, the shadow can cause relationships to go awry. You can feel fragile, off-balance, confused and weary.

Quote for the Day: Others have seen what is and asked why. I have seen what could be and asked why not. ~Pablo Picasso~

Sunday, 9-October:

K’iche Mayan Day – 1 Qanil; Universal Day – 33/6: Leif Erikson Day.

This is a powerful day to begin something new. It is a day for big dreams. So, launch a new venture, work on a bold new idea, or plant seeds of hope for the future.

Whatever you start today gets an extra boost.

This is a wonderful day to connect with people, nurture relationships, and work toward common goals.

Shadow: Your mind can be foggy today, and you can have difficulties with communications. Indeed, people may be unkind and even abusive.

You may avoid important issues, and feel like not doing things that really need to get done.

Quote for the Day: Start a huge, foolish project like Noah. It makes absolutely no difference what people may think of you. ~Rumi~

Monday, 10-October:

K’iche Mayan Day – 2 Toj; Universal Day – 34/7: Columbus Day. World Mental Health Day.

Today brings steadiness, drive, and a feeling things are working together. It is a day that promotes social consciousness and sensitivity. It is a powerful day to work for the good of others.

Today is also about the wisdom keepers and things that are sacred and mythic. The energy is lunar and feminine in nature. It creates the space for love – and even physical ecstasy.

Shadow: Your personal drive can be strong. You can attempt to do too much, and overdo things in an effort to achieve goals you’ve set for yourself. This can be damaging to relationships.

A desire for accuracy can cause impatience with others who don’t “get” things as quickly, or who are messy, foolish, inaccurate, stupid or just plain liars.

Quote for the Day: The power of one, if fearless and focused, is formidable, but the power of many working together is better. ~Gloria Macapagal Arroyo~

Tuesday, 11-October:

K’iche Mayan Day – 3 Tzi; Universal Day – 35/8: Ashura. International Day of the Girl.

Today, remember that the energy of miracles is opening new potential possibilities for you. Be aware of the everyday miracles that take place all around you. And, create your own!

Creativity and skill merge with the power to give ideas roots, and to build something tangible.

Today’s energy brings a greater likelihood for making money and healing from illness.

Shadow: You can feel unfocused today. Unusual circumstances may arise. People can be more than a little weird. But, they can also be devious, self-promoting and full of bravado.

Quote for the Day: Miracles happen every day; change your perception of what a miracle is and you’ll see them all around you. ~Jon Bon Jovi~

Wednesday, 12-October:

K’iche Mayan Day – 4 Batz; Universal Day – 36/9: Yom Kippur.

You will have better results today if you “allow” things to happen naturally instead of pushing to “make” them happen. The natural forces of the day help to bring tasks to completion. So, loosen the reins a bit and let go of some control.

Today brings a grounded, physical energy that urges you to live life with gusto! It can be an easy-going day. Giving freely of your time and talent will reap rewards in the future.

Shadow: Today is heart energy and it supports diplomacy. But the shadow energy can put you in the line of fire for brash, dogmatic, egoistic people. Watch out for people who would deceive you.

Quote for the Day: All the art of living lies in a fine mingling of letting go and holding on. ~Havelock Ellis~

Thursday, 13-October:

K’iche Mayan Day – 5 E; Universal Day – 37/10:

Today’s energy is about creative action, the second step in creation. Slip between the slices of light today. Work with the power of your destiny to help you manifest desires.

Get into action to find answers, do something practical, start a journey, or begin a new job.

People skills and attention to detail inspire confidence. Facilitators and guides are favored.

Shadow: You can feel insecure, filled with worry and unable to make decisions. An important lesson for today is to recognize and own your own gift(s).

Steer clear of manipulative people today.

Quote for the Day: There’s only us / There’s only this / Forget regret / Or life is yours to miss. ~Mimi, from the musical Rent~

Friday, 14-October:

K’iche Mayan Day – 6 Aj; Universal Day – 38/11:

Today can bring greater spiritual power and social influence. It is a powerful day to connect with clients, reach out to friends, and spend time with family – especially with children.

Today’s energy can bring greater abundance, and help you overcome any obstacle that is blocking your path. Be flexible but also willing to stand your ground.

Visionaries, healers, researchers and reformers are all favored.

Shadow: Today’s energy can bring sudden, unexpected shifts and changes, and also the misuse of power. Neglect or self-centeredness can lead to marital problems.

Quote for the Day: I am not afraid … I was born to do this. ~Joan of Arc~

Saturday, 15-October:

K’iche Mayan Day – 7 Ix; Universal Day – 39/12:

Faith in yourself and the creative forces that flow through you can bring dreams to fruition. Today’s Jaguar energy is feminine, strong, and vital. It fuels both action and patience.

Strap on your seatbelts! Great prophets and seers are born under today’s energy. It brings curiosity, heightens intuition, facilitates inner learning, and helps to develop higher powers.

Shadow: Spiritual guides, guardians and defenders represent the positive aspects of today’s energy. But the shadow can bring angry, arrogant, vain people out of the woodwork.

Quote for the Day: The soul should always stand ajar; ready to welcome the ecstatic experience. ~Emily Dickinson~

Sunday, 16-October:

K’iche Mayan Day – 8 Tzikin; Universal Day – 40/4: Full Moon in Aries, 12:23A EDT. Sukkot Begins. World Food Day.

With the full moon in Aries, something may be coming to fruition. It is a day that urges you to balance personal needs and impulses with the needs of close friends and family.

You may feel a desire for something interesting, new and exciting. Intuition is strengthened today, and you are able to use it for something practical.

This is also a wonderful day for giving and receiving blessings.

Shadow: Impulsiveness and excitability can clash with a need for practicality and order. The energies can work together but it requires you to balance opposing energies. Otherwise, this can be a difficult day.

Quote for the Day: Get excited and enthusiastic about your own dream. This excitement is like a forest fire – you can smell it, taste it, and see it from a mile away. ~Denis Waitley~

Monday, 17-October:

K’iche Mayan Day – 9 Ajmaq; Universal Day – 41/5:

Things are fluid and dynamic today. Situations are malleable and can be more easily shaped and changed by focused, positive intentions. Try it! You will be pleasantly surprised.

This is a powerful healing day that facilitates curing all types of illnesses – physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. Healers of all kinds are favored.

Shadow: As free-flowing as the upside of today’s energy can feel, the shadow can cause you to feel forsaken by those close to you, tangled up in the web of life and stuck.

Quote for the Day: The practice of forgiveness is our most important contribution to the healing of the world. ~Marianne Williamson~

Tuesday, 18-October:

K’iche Mayan Day – 10 Noj; Universal Day – 42/6: St. Luke Feast Day.

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

Social ties are important today. It is a good day to be with your family, friends or community. Celebrate your sense of belonging. Do something to support the people you love.

Shadow: The positive aspect for today brings love and emotional warmth. The shadow can cause tense situations, fights and emergencies. Take care of yourself. People may attempt to bulldoze right over you.

Quote for the Day: The greatest discovery of all time is that a person can change his/her future by merely changing his/her attitude. ~Oprah Winfrey~

Wednesday, 19-October:

K’iche Mayan Day – 11 Tijax; Universal Day – 43/7:

Today is about dreaming, visions and co-creation. It helps you channel your creative energy into practical action. It strengthens life energy and personal determination.

This is one of the best days to solve most any problem, giving you the ability to see the deeper essence of the issue, and then cut away what no longer serves you and let it go.

Shadow: You are connected with the mass consciousness today. This can be empowering. But, it can also be confusing, overwhelming, and lead to psychic overload and conflicts.

Quote for the Day: It takes as much energy to wish as it does to plan. ~Eleanor Roosevelt~

Thursday, 20-October:

K’iche Mayan Day – 12 Kawoq; Universal Day – 44/8:

This is a day of power and causation. Practical actions can be more effective than on other days. What you do today ripples energetically forward to manifest desires – now and in the future.

Your personal power starts with home and family from which the energy radiates outward in ever-widening circles to affect your work, the community, the society and finally the planet.

Shadow: The shadow can bring conflict, upheaval and heartache. Avoid complaining and back-biting people and, as much as possible, stay away from loudmouths and big egos.

Quote for the Day: Don not pray for tasks equal to your powers. Pray for powers equal to your tasks. ~Philips Brooks~

Friday, 21-October:

K’iche Mayan Day – 13 Ajpu; Universal Day – 45/9:

This is not a day to push too hard. Rather, start easing up on the gas and allow events to unfold naturally. Let yourself to be pulled forward by your destiny and experience the magic.

That said, something new is growing just beneath the surface, ready to sprout and gather momentum. It is a good day to start something new, ask questions, and find answers.

Shadow: Working against you today may be feelings of futility, inhibitions, tears, or feeling “driven” out of fear of failure to accomplish something, make money, and so on.

Quote for the Day: You have reached the pinnacle of success as soon as you become uninterested in money, compliments or publicity. ~Thomas Wolfe~

Saturday, 22-October:

K’iche Mayan Day – 1 Imox; Universal Day – 46/10: Sun enters Scorpio, 7:45P EDT. National Nut Day.

There is a greater ability to be centered today, and this can bring a feeling of greater comfort. Your heart is more open, all your intuitive senses are switched on, and you are more empathic than normal.

This can be a prosperous and stimulating day. Something that you have started is now ready to grow wings and fly.

This is a good day to socialize. Romance may be in the air.

Shadow: You can get caught up in a web of melodramas and worry today. Just remember that it is time for you to take a breath and enjoy the progress that you’ve made.

Quote for the Day: You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know when it will be too late. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson~

Sunday, 23-October:

K’iche Mayan Day – 2 Iq; Universal Day – 47/11: Sukkot Ends.

This is likely to be a fast-paced day that will pull you forward even if you resist. It reminds you that there are things to do! This is a day when you can accomplish a lot.

The energy brings inspiration and, possibly, a sense of renewal. It may also give a boost to your confidence. Be thorough in what you do today. You can be a catalyst for change.

Shadow: The dark side of today’s energy can cause you to be excitable, impulsive and fickle. Don’t let it make you frantic and fearful. This can lead to melancholy and sadness.

Quote for the Day: The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease forever to be able to do it. ~J. M. Barrie~

Monday, 24-October:

K’iche Mayan Day – 3 Aqabal; Universal Day – 48/12: Shemini Atzeret. United Nations Day.

This is a powerful day for endings and beginnings. Finish up current projects and tasks, and then start something new. What you begin today is blessed, and has a strong likelihood for success.

Sudden, unexpected changes are possible. This is not always a bad thing. Something can shift in your favor, and open a doorway that leads to greater abundance and well-being.

Quote for the Day: Today’s shadow can result in self-doubt and a sense of fallibility and defeatism. It can lead to being indecisive at a time when you need to make clear decisions.

Quote for the Day: There are as many worlds as there are kinds of days, and as an opal changes its colors and its fire to match the nature of a day, so do I. ~John Steinbeck~

Toto, I have a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore. ~L. Frank Baum~

Tuesday, 25-October:

K’iche Mayan Day – 4 Kat; Universal Day – 22: Month 12 Begins. Simchat Torah.

Today’s energy brings renewed balance combined with expanded possibilities on the practical level. You can experience a simultaneous groundedness and an openness to new inspiration.

Your ideas can have more than normal practical impact today, and you can work with greater effectiveness to achieve practical goals and attract to yourself the resources you need.

Shadow: The shadow can cause a loss of balance, and tie you up in a web of dramas and problems. The way out is to put love in service to higher goals, and to the larger community.

Quote for the Day: My favorite words are possibilities, opportunities and curiosity. I think if you are curious, your create opportunities, and then if you open the doors, you create possibilities. ~Mario Testino~

Wednesday, 26-October:

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

Today is badger energy, and it brings the power of naming things. It highlights creativity, coming up with new ideas, asking questions and finding answers.

Today will probably have a lighter feel to it than yesterday. Don’t allow yourself to get tied down. The energy is dynamic and changeable. Find a new routine, at least for today.

It is the best day to unravel problems, and fix emotional or romantic problems.

Shadow: You may feel a little restless and antsy today, especially if you don’t allow yourself enough space to play and be creative. A little chaos that breaks the normal routine is possible.

Quote for the Day: Boredom always precedes a period of great creativity. ~Robert M. Pirsig~

Thursday, 27-October:

K’iche Mayan Day – 6 Keme; Universal Day – 24/6:

Today is about “drinking light.” In other words, dimensional gates are open and you can more easily connect with ancient wisdom, or communicate with ancestors and interdimensional beings.

Access to spiritual and healing energies makes this a powerful day to cure serious illnesses. You can also turn away negative energies and clear blockages from your path.

Shadow: You can come into intimate contact with the shadow side of life, including your own personality. You can also be short-sighted, and a sucker for people who would cheat you.

Quote for the Day: The way you help heal the world is you start with your own family. ~Mother Teresa~

Friday, 28-October:

K’iche Mayan Day – 7 Kej; Universal Day – 25/7: St. Simon / St. Jude Feast Days. National Chocolate Day.

Today is about movement, balance and harmony. It energizes potential possibilities and helps to bring them into reality. It is a good day to move forward to achieve tasks and goals.

Whatever you do today, don’t be a couch potato. Go for a walk or a run, exercise, do something to move your body and, if possible, get out into nature.

This is a good day to find work, prospect for clients or switch jobs, if appropriate.

Shadow: Today helps you to balance the mental, emotional, physical and spiritual aspects of yourself. But, in doing so, it may bring up issues around trust, judgment and control.

Quote for the Day: Harmony makes small things grow, lack of it makes great things decay. ~Sallust~

Saturday, 29-October:

K’iche Mayan Day – 8 Qanil; Universal Day – 26/8: National Cat Day.

Today’s energy is about creation, life, planting seeds and germination. It is connected with Astarte, the ancient goddess of fertility and sexuality (the Greek Aphrodite or Roman Venus).

If you are considering something new, this is an ideal day to take the first steps.

Shadow: This is a good day to put love into action, but it can also bring up issues of self-worth, highlight feelings of abandonment and weakness and spark inner and outer chaos.

Quote for the Day: From a small seed a mighty trunk may grow. ~Aeschylus~

Sunday, 30-October:

K’iche Mayan Day – 9 Toj; Universal Day – 27/9: New Moon in Scorpio, 1:39P EDT. Diwali.

The energy of the New Moon in Scorpio prompts you to shift your focus to inner issues, and to explore those qualities that give depth and meaning to your life.

This is a day to meditate on the blessings in your life. Give thanks for the ones you have and the ones you are yet to receive. This will also help you release any negativity you are carrying.

Shadow: Think twice before getting into action. Today’s energy can cause you to be restless and shortsighted. You may encounter unexpected obstacles. Friends and family may make unreasonable demands.

Quote for the Day: You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life. ~Albert Camus~

Monday, 31-October:

K’iche Mayan Day – 10 Tzi; Universal Day – 28/10: Halloween.

Today’s energy brings wisdom and helps to sharpen the intellect so you can see things more clearly. It is a wonderful day to find answers, see your next steps, and make a plan.

It is also a good day to begin something new, achieve your desired goals, work with finances, seek justice and deal with authorities.

Shadow: This is not a day to hold onto things too tightly. Something new is coming and holding onto the past will cause inner friction. Let go of the old. Take joy in what is beginning.

Quote for the Day: Being at ease with not knowing is crucial for answers to come to you. ~Eckhart Tolle~

Copyright © September 2016 – John B. Pehrson

Daily Readings & Quotes for September 2016

Owl Mandala

Thursday, 1-September:

K’iche Mayan Day – 2 Tzi; Universal Day – 22: New Moon in Virgo, 5:04A EDT. Solar Eclipse, 5:07A EDT.

The New Moon and Solar Eclipse, both in Virgo, urge you to get real and stop wasting energy worrying about what you can’t change. Get into action to change what you can.

Success comes when you combine inspiration and inner knowing with discipline. Look at the facts, figure out what skills are needed, and move from ideas to practical results.

Shadow: Today’s energy can bring a loss of balance. You can feel confused, unprepared and insecure. People can be emotionally unstable, especially with the New Moon.

Quote for the Day: Never lose an opportunity of urging a practical beginning, however small, for it is wonderful how often in such matters the mustard seed germinates and roots itself. ~Florence Nightingale~

Friday, 2-September:

K’iche Mayan Day – 3 Batz; Universal Day – 23/5:

The energy from yesterday’s new moon and solar eclipse lingers, prompting you to engage your creativity to start something fresh and new.

Things rooted in the past will provide new inspiration for the future. Don’t be afraid to dig up old knowledge and let it lead you in a new direction.

Shadow: If you attempt to control things too tightly today, you will experience frustration and even failure.

The cure is to let go. Break your routine. Spend time with friends and family. Begin a short trip. Learn something new.

Quote for the Day: Don’t let fear or insecurity stop you from trying new things. Believe in yourself. Do what you love. And most importantly, be kind to others, even if you don’t like them. ~Stacy London~

Saturday, 3-September:

K’iche Mayan Day – 4 E; Universal Day – 24/6:

Today’s energy brings a focus on communication and relationships with people and things, for it is through relationship that we achieve a sense of belonging, and know our place in the world.

Open your heart to receive ancient wisdom. This will provide balance in your relationships and activities, help you make life changes, and clear obstacles from your path.

Shadow: Today can stimulating and happy, a day of discovery and even breakthrough. But imbalance and polarities can cause emotional highs and lows. You can lose focus, feel insecure and indecisive.

Quote for the Day: Let there be spaces in your togetherness and let the winds of the heavens dance between you. Love one another but make not a bond of love: let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls. ~Khalil Gibran~

Sunday, 4-September:

K’iche Mayan Day – 5 Aj; Universal Day – 25/7:

This is a day of power, but also of purification and personal renewal. The flow of energy from All-That-Is invigorates you, and helps to add joy and fullness to your life.

Today’s energy can provide an inner knowing and help you to visualize the next steps on your path. It can be a good day to prepare for greater activity, but also a good day to initiate new projects and ideas, and to inspire others.

Shadow: You may be guided to develop greater trust in yourself, in life, and in the Creator. This is a good thing, but it may involve some inner and outer struggle. If so, consider that the karmic scales may be getting balanced.

Quote for the Day: Without fullness of experience, length of days is nothing. When fullness of life has been achieved, shortness of days is nothing. ~Lewis Mumford~

Monday, 5-September:

K’iche Mayan Day – 6 Ix; Universal Day – 26/8: Labor Day (U.S.). International Day of Charity.

This is a day to imagine new directions and bring dreams to fruition. It is a day of feminine energy, of astuteness, daring, intelligence and strong natural forces.

Today’s energy brings the sensitivity and clarity to be a teacher, mentor or coach. It also has a special power to transform negativity into something more positive and useful.

Give thanks today for your home, for Mother Nature, and for all your many blessings.

Shadow: Relaxed surroundings can bring a sense of humor. Take care to avoid situations are upsetting and people who are overbearing and difficult. Chaos and conflict can result.

Quote for the Day: Sometimes the slightest things change the directions of our lives, the merest breath of a circumstance, a random moment that connects like a meteorite striking the earth. Lives have swiveled and changed direction on the strength of a chance remark. ~Bryce Courtenay~

Tuesday, 6-September:

K’iche Mayan Day – 7 Tzikin; Universal Day – 27/9:

Eagle and condor represent today’s energy as intermediaries between Earth and Sky. This is an auspicious day to say prayers for success, abundance, love and partnership – and for peace on the planet.

Intuition an inner knowing is heightened. Pay attention to dreams, synchronicities and insights. They may be precognitive and point the way forward. Say “yes” to new possibilities.

Shadow: Stronger empathic connections today can be a blessing or a curse. They require the discrimination to know if what you are carrying is yours, or someone else’s baggage.

People can be temperamental, stubborn or irresponsible today, and have a desire to cross boundaries and not be constrained by the rules.

Quote for the Day: Break the glass, please, and free us from all these damned rules, from needing to find an explanation for everything, from doing only what others approve of. ~Paulo Coelho~

Wednesday, 7-September:

K’iche Mayan Day – 8 Ajmaq; Universal Day – 28/10:

People and relationships are the focus for today. An emotional clearing could be in order. Release old resentments, forgive yourself and others, and/or reconcile with someone.

This kind of clearing work is an essential part of healing illness and achieving balance.

With less baggage and a clean slate, you are more ready to start fresh, and move forward in your full power.

Shadow: Guard against becoming entangled in a web of circumstances or events from which it is difficult to escape. Aggressive behavior today can be a cover for insecurity.

Quote for the Day: The greatest healing therapy is friendship and love. ~Hubert H. Humphrey~

Thursday, 8-September:

K’iche Mayan Day – 9 Noj; Universal Day – 29/11: International Literacy Day.

This is a high-energy day during which you are likely to receive new insights, visions, and guidance, and have the opportunity to work with inspiration on a practical level.

Today’s energy is about knowledge and knowing, seeing and being seen. It is an ideal day to contribute ideas. … Today’s energy gives a boost to healers, explorers, scientists, artists and also merchants.

Shadow: Make sure your brain and mental filters are engaged before you put your mouth in gear. You can hurt people with “extreme honesty.”

Life can drag you forward by the ankles, and throw you over a cliff just so you know that you can fly.

Quote for the Day: Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense. ~Buddha~

Friday, 9-September:

K’iche Mayan Day – 10 Tijax; Universal Day – 30/3: Hajj begins.

Today’s energy favors movement, expansion and growth. Don’t be a couch potato. Move your body: walk, jog, dance, jump up and down – but move!

The seeds of new ideas / activities that have been incubating take root and begin to grow.

This is a good day to expand your horizons, motivate others, take action to achieve short-term goals, or plan some travel. It can also be a day of greater joy and sociability.

Shadow: Don’t take things too seriously, including yourself. Watch out for anger or feelings of guilt. Put a lid on gossip. And, do your best not to be passive-aggressive with those you love.

Quote for the Day: Lots of people know what to do, but few people actually do what they know. Knowing is not enough! You must take action. ~Anthony Robbins~

Saturday, 10-September:

K’iche Mayan Day – 11 Kawoq; Universal Day – 31/4:

This is a good day to build alliances, and to offer your time, energy and skills to help others. This will help you to stay in balance, open up emotionally, and turn away negative energy.

You can also use today’s energy to get organized and make decisions. Focus on what you most want to create. Make a new plan and then get yourself in gear and go after it.

Shadow: This can be a day that builds inner strength. Sometimes this means overcoming obstacles or pushing up against limits. If this happens, consider that it may be to help you make a course correction.

Issues may arise that require you to forgive yourself or others.

Quote for the Day: No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another. ~Charles Dickens~

Sunday, 11-September:

K’iche Mayan Day – 12 Ajpu; Universal Day – 32/5: Eid al Adha. Patriot Day. Grandparents Day.

You may feel a longing for deeper understanding and connection today. Family, friends and community are in the spotlight, and, love is in the air. It is a good day to deepen love relationships.

This can be a day that spurs creativity and reveals new potential possibilities. But, the energy can be hard to handle, like trying to drink from a fire hose.

Shadow: You can be more impulsive than normal today, and have difficulty focusing on practical things. You may also be overeager and too much in a hurry. Don’t be reckless!

Quote for the Day: Love is our true destiny. We do not find the meaning of life by ourselves alone – we find it with another. ~Thomas Merton~

Monday, 12-September:

K’iche Mayan Day – 13 Imox; Universal Day – 33/6:

Today can be a time of mental stimulation, discovery, and breakthrough. You may feel more focused and capable. Your intuition is strong and in sync with your instinctual drives.

This can be a day of awakening during which you give birth to novel ideas and projects.

Use today’s energy to more easily heal mental, nervous system, or heart problems.

Shadow: Negative or codependent relationships get activated to be dealt with. You can feel indecisive, and start putting things off that really need to get done.

Guard against falling into a crazy way of thinking, and watch out for others who do.

Quote for the Day: What is wanted is not the will to believe, but the will to find out, which is the exact opposite. ~Bertrand Russell~

Tuesday, 13-September:

K’iche Mayan Day – 1 Iq; Universal Day – 34/7:

Today’s energy is about the sacred feminine. It brings a connection to oneness, and is represented by the mystic and the oracle.

Pay attention to insights and inspiration that may come to you in a flash.

This is a powerful day to study, learn something new, prepare for next steps, start a new project or initiate a new phase. Working in small groups or teams is favored.

Shadow: Today brings healing energy, but it can rock your world with sudden shifts. You can feel impulsive, driven to achieve goals, irritable, short-tempered and unreasonable.

Quote for the Day: The feminine is more powerful than the masculine, the soft is more powerful than the hard, the water is more powerful than the rock. ~Osho~

Wednesday, 14-September:

K’iche Mayan Day – 2 Aqabal; Universal Day – 35/8:

Today supports good beginnings. The energy urges you to get into action and focus on the practical, material aspects of life. Indeed, you may feel more alive and energetic.

Competence, leadership and independent thinking are rewarded. You can more easily see how the pieces fit together. Pursuing goals brings successful outcomes and good fortune.

Shadow: New beginnings often require endings, and a willingness to leave behind old ideas, beliefs, attitudes and habits. While necessary, this can be very difficult. Inner turbulence may result. Break-ups can happen that cause heartache and despair.

Quote for the Day: It is always important to know when something has reached its end. Closing circles, shutting doors, finishing chapters, it doesn’t matter what we call it; what matters is to leave in the past those moments in life that are over. ~Paulo Coelho~

Thursday, 15-September:

K’iche Mayan Day – 3 Kat; Universal Day – 36/9:

This is a day of harvesting the rewards of past efforts, so make sure you open to receive them. It is also a powerful day to call to yourself the resources needed to achieve goals.

Giving something back in gratitude for what you receive keeps the circle complete and continues the cycle of abundance.

Actions today help build a foundation for the future. It is a good day to make connections and build alliances.

Shadow: Clear away whatever blocks you today. Don’t let insecure, opportunistic or arrogant people create dramas that knock you off-balance. Don’t get hooked.

Quote for the Day: With every deed you are sowing a seed, though the harvest you may not see. ~Ella Wheeler Wilcox~

Friday, 16-September:

K’iche Mayan Day – 4 Kan; Universal Day – 37/10: Lunar Eclipse, 2:57P, EDT. Full Moon in Pisces, 3:05P.

This is a day of outcomes. Something is being completed and you are stepping up to a new level. Take time to stop, reflect upon, and integrate what you have experienced. Consider what is emerging.

This is a good day to begin a new project or phase of activity. It is a day that sharpens the intellect and brings clarity. Consider your next steps so you can take careful aim.

Shadow: This is a good day to overcome obstacles, but it is possible that you will feel energetically blocked. If so, chanting or singing “oh – uu” will help clear your mind and bring the answers you need to move forward.

Quote for the Day: If you accept the expectations of others, especially negative ones, then you never will change the outcome. ~Michael Jordan~

Saturday, 17-September:

K’iche Mayan Day – 5 Keme; Universal Day – 38/11: Oktoberfest begins.

Owl energy opens dimensional gates today. It is easier for ancestors to come to you in dreams, visions or ceremony. Ask for help and insight from your Spirit Guides!

Today can bring new inspiration but also unexpected shifts and changes. This can feel invigorating but requires a strong sense of balance. Best advice? Smile, laugh, and keep saying “yes” to the opportunities that appear.

Shadow: This is a high-energy day that can overload your energy circuits. Too much information coming in can cause psychic distress. You may be tempted to unplug and shut down.

People can be stubborn, vindictive – and unfaithful.

Quote for the Day: May you hear the voice of wisdom. Listening, may you act with trust. ~Charlene Costanzo~

Sunday, 18-September:

K’iche Mayan Day – 6 Kej; Universal Day – 39/12:

This is a day for movement that brings new potential possibilities. It can also bring a greater sense of balance, steadiness and harmony.

You can act with assurance today that the steps you take are the right ones. Take risks. Make that leap of faith you’ve been considering. You are being supported.

Shadow: Take action but be sensitive to others as you do. Take care not to trample on someone else’s boundaries.

Take special care that your hands and feet don’t get injured today.

Quote for the Day: Letting go helps us to live in a more peaceful state of mind and helps restore our balance. It allows others to be responsible for themselves and for us to take our hands off situations that do not belong to us. This frees us from unnecessary stress. ~Melodie Beattie~

Monday, 19-September:

K’iche Mayan Day – 7 Qanil; Universal Day – 40/4:

Today’s energy combines creative intelligence with the potential for new life. It is a day to nurture people and projects that are in new phases of growth.

This is a day for procreation and planting seeds of hope for the future. Pregnant women, who carry the seeds of new life, are to be specially honored today.

Everything that begins on this day has a greater likelihood for success.

Shadow: Today can bring openheartedness but this can deteriorate into feeling unloved, especially where jealousy and possessiveness are part of the mix.

Communication can be difficult. Avoid bossy people, and don’t get drawn into fights.

Quote for the Day: Pets are humanizing. They remind us we have an obligation and responsibility to preserve and nurture and care for all life. ~James Cromwell~

Tuesday, 20-September:

K’iche Mayan Day – 8 T0j; Universal Day – 41/5:

In the Mayan tradition, today is the day of the sacred ceremonial fire. It is a time to give thanks for all the blessings we have received and those we are yet to receive.

Today’s energy represents the law of cause and effect. If your actions have caused any wrongs or injuries, this is the day to make things right and come back into balance.

Shadow: The energy is a bit unstable today, so things can get chaotic more easily than normal. You can feel antsy and restless. Don’t be too impulsive. Think twice before acting.

Quote for the Day: Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul. ~Henry Ward Beecher~

Wednesday, 21-September:

K’iche Mayan Day – 9 Tzi; Universal Day – 42/6: St. Mathew Day. International Day of Peace.

Today’s energy brings the vision and understanding to discover the truth, and the power to overcome negativity. For those reasons, it is one of the best days to pursue legal action.

Your connection to the collective consciousness is stronger today, making this an ideal day for collaboration and communications. You can also more easily influence others.

At noontime today, wherever you are, take a minute to visualize and “feel into” what peace on the planet would be like.

Shadow: People may only want to look out for themselves, and may not play by the “rules.” Misunderstandings and mistrust can result. Guard against being manipulated.

Quote for the Day: The truth will set you free, but first it will make you miserable. ~Jamie Buckingham~

Thursday, 22-September:

K’iche Mayan Day – 10 Batz; Universal Day – 43/7: Mercury goes direct, 1:31A EDT. Autumn Begins. World Rhino Day.

As Mercury goes direct, good vibes return and you may feel less anxiety.

All of these become easier: launching new projects, signing contracts, making major purchases, starting a new job, and initiating new relationships – especially marriage.

Today adds success to making plans, and undertaking activities.

Shadow: You can feel insecure and struggle to solve problems. If you feel you are getting nowhere, take a break. Go for a walk and let new insights come. Then return to your task.

Quote for the Day: A blocked path also offers guidance. ~Mason Cooley~

Friday, 23-September:

K’iche Mayan Day – 11 E; Universal Day – 44/8:

Today’s energy moves you to take creative action to accomplish tasks and goals. Power and forward momentum come through focused effort and practical action.

Be tenacious; stick to what you start until it is completed!

This is a good day to begin a journey or a quest. It is a good day for communications, and an auspicious day to start a new job, or enter into negotiations.

Shadow: This is a day of power but, if unfocused, it can turn into conflict and upheaval. This can lead to heartache and despair. Setting good boundaries can help.

Quote for the Day: Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort. ~Franklin D. Roosevelt~

Saturday, 24-September:

K’iche Mayan Day – 12 Aj; Universal Day – 45/9: Selichot.

This is a day of abundance and things coming to completion. It can bring good fortune, and rewards for past efforts to those with a generous nature.

Today brings blessings. It offers a rebirth and the triumph over negativity that comes from forgiving yourself and others.

Children, home, family and community are important today.

Shadow: Inhibitions come to the surface to block your sense of well-being. This can make people stubborn and obstinate as a cover for feelings of futility. Love yourself and others anyway.

Quote for the Day: Forgiveness says you are given another chance to make a new beginning. ~Desmond Tutu~

Sunday, 25-September:

K’iche Mayan Day – 13 Ix; Universal Day – 46/10:

Today’s energy is about the manifested world and objective reality. It is a day to honor the Earth and her Sacred Sites. And, know this: everywhere you walk is sacred, holy ground.

This is a day for cooperative teamwork and drawing upon the collective knowledge of the community. It is a day to practice “ubuntu” which, roughly translated, means: I am who I am because of others.

Shadow: Today’s energy can create polarization, and lead to breakdown and crisis. Take care to avoid situations that are upsetting and people who are overbearing and difficult.

Quote for the Day: All things are connected like the blood which unites one family. Whatever befalls the Earth, befalls the sons and daughters of the Earth. ~Chief Seattle~

Monday, 26-September:

K’iche Mayan Day – 1 Tzikin; Universal Day – 47/11: Neptune goes direct, 11:02A EDT.

Neptune in retrograde causes us to get real, and deal with the dark underbelly of our worldviews. As it goes direct, it opens up a greater capacity for idealism, compassion, imagination and spirituality.

This is the day of the Medicine Man/Woman, and it connects you with the angelic realms.
You can more easily be a catalyst for change today.

The practical side of today’s energy bestows the ability to provide a stable place for yourself and others in these shifting and uncertain times – a life raft in stormy seas.

Shadow: Listen to your inner guidance, ride the wave of energy, and let events unfold naturally today. Unexpected changes, fears, and ego-trips can gum up the works.

Quote for the Day: By just looking at the dark side of life, you cannot make it bright! ~Mehmet Murat ildan~

Tuesday, 27-September:

K’iche Mayan Day – 2 Ajmaq; Universal Day – 21: Month 11 begins.

The energy shifts today. New inspiration and guidance are available. New potential possibilities are afoot. What you have started in the past four weeks gathers momentum.

To make the most out of today’s energy, courage is required – and a little audacity. A new door may be opening for you today. It’s your job to say “yes” and walk through it.

Take a chance. Make the leap. You may find that you can fly!

Shadow: Something unexpected may happen to throw you off balance. You may feel apprehensive and even afraid, or you may feel as if you have no choices, or are unable to make a change. The way out is to follow your inner guidance.

Quote for the Day: Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go. ~T.S. Elliot.

Wednesday, 28-September:

K’iche Mayan Day – 3 Noj; Universal Day – 22:

The current of energy that flows into and through your life today is about fully grounded and embodied enlightenment. Tap into it with intention and see what happens!

Your reach should exceed your grasp today. Approach tasks and potential changes with youthful passion and today’s energy will help you succeed.

Shadow: You may lack self-awareness, so make sure your verbal filters are in place. Otherwise, whatever goes through your mind may come out of your mouth, and you may hurt someone with “extreme honesty.”

Remember, you can say almost anything to someone as long as you do it with love.

Quote for the Day: We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world. ~Buddha~

Thursday, 29-September:

K’iche Mayan Day – 4 Tijax; Universal Day – 23/5:

Today’s energy is the bridge between intuitive insight and healing. It can be used for resolving difficult problems, and healing all kinds of physical and psychological problems.

Today supports working together with others, doing something to strengthen social bonds, and working for the common good of all.

Today can also be experienced as a day of creativity and mental flexibility.

Shadow: Today can be light and free-flowing, but the shadow side can bring energy blocks, impulsiveness, chaos, mistrustfulness, and the clearing of karmic debts.

Quote for the Day: We build too many walls and not enough bridges. ~Sir Isaac Newton~

Friday, 30-September:

K’iche Mayan Day – 5 Kawoq; Universal Day – 24/6: New Moon in Libra, 8:12P EDT.

Today brings the potential for an intimate connection with oneness that can be expressed through loving relationships. You may have a wonderful sense of cosmic order making all things right with your world.

It is also a day of formative power that strengthens your life force and prompts you to make appropriate shifts. This is a day of personal power and discovery. Use it wisely!

Shadow: The brightest light casts the deepest shadow. You can feel insecure, indecisive and impatient today. Misunderstandings can occur; negative relationships get activated.

Aggressive tendencies and competitiveness can lead to mutual distrust.

Quote for the Day: Communication leads to community, that is, to understanding, intimacy and mutual valuing. ~Rollo May~

Copyright © August 2016 – John B. Pehrson

Daily Readings & Quotes for August 2016

Beginnings & Hope

Monday, 1-August:

K’iche Mayan Day – 10 Kawoq; Universal Day – 45/9:

Today’s energy puts the focus on the family and community, and the need to connect with others. It is the energy of group learning, community values and social cooperation.

Today brings expansion and optimism, and helps you to believe in your dreams. It is a day of fulfillment and fruition that can help generate greater abundance.

Your personal destiny is at work behind the scenes today. Allow it to pull you forward.

Shadow: Inner fears and a sense of personal inadequacy can sidetrack your progress today. Alternately, you can do something foolhardy, or get caught up in a swirl of drama.

Making a list of things for which you are grateful can help, especially today.

Quote for the Day: Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much. ~Helen Keller~

Tuesday, 2-August:

K’iche Mayan Day – 11 Ajpu; Universal Day – 19: Month 9 Begins. New Moon in Leo, 4:45P EDT.

The New Moon in Leo lifts the mood later today. You may feel more joyful as the zest for living increases. You may seek out fun people, and want to be where the action is.

Use the early part of today to accomplish duties, tick off items on your “to do” list, make decisions, solve problems and achieve goals.

This is a good day to compromise and make agreements.

Shadow: Moon in Leo can activate cocky bravado in men and the diva in women. You may feel overly self-confident, and tend to avoid responsibility in a desire to go party and play.

Quote for the Day: Laughter is wine for the soul – the hilarious declaration made by man that life is worth living. ~Sean O’Casey~

Wednesday, 3-August:

K’iche Mayan Day – 12 Imox; Universal Day – 20:

Your mind is more open to ancient wisdom and guidance from other levels of consciousness. It is a day for healers and visionaries, and bringing balance to disorder.

Today’s energy is also about belonging. It is a good day for working in teams to achieve a common purpose. It can have you feeling amiable, and leave you laughing and joyful.

Shadow: You are more open and receptive, but also susceptible to powerful emotions. You can feel overwhelmed and a little helpless, as if you are adrift on a stormy sea.

Quote for the Day: Nothing of me is original. I am the combined effort of everyone I’ve ever known. ~Chuck Palahniuk~

Thursday, 4-August:

K’iche Mayan Day – 13 Iq; Universal Day – 21:

Today’s energy awakens intuition and helps you see what has been hidden. It is a very powerful day to sit for inner guidance. This is a day to honor the light-bearers.

You can adapt more easily to shifts and changes. So, buckle on your courage and take a chance. Be audacious! It is a very auspicious day to that uncertain step forward into a new future.

Shadow: You will know if you are caught in the shadow because you will feel apprehensive or afraid. You may convince yourself that you have no choices. Or, life may seem boring and dull.

Quote for the Day: Trust in dreams, for in them is hidden the gate to eternity. ~Khalil Gibran~

Friday, 5-August:

K’iche Mayan Day – 1 Aqabal; Universal Day – 22:

The One Force that creates union causes things to more easily pull together and find balance today. This is a day for social justice, heroic efforts, and leveling the playing field.

Your reach should exceed your grasp today because you can climb higher and be more successful than is normal. Take advantage of it! Finish up a project or start something new.

Shadow: Today brings opportunity through change, but it may also bring a loss of balance. You can feel unprepared and be undecided. Others may deceive you or be unfaithful.

Quote for the Day: All for one and one for all, united we stand, divided we fall. ~Alexandre Dumas~

Saturday, 6-August:

K’iche Mayan Day – 2 Kat; Universal Day – 23/5:

This is a day of creativity that requires lots of space, and lots of mental flexibility. If you attempt to bottle up or control the energy, you will feel frustrated.

For today, harmony comes from letting go, being guided by intuitive insights, and allowing things to flow. It is a day to think new thoughts, express new ideas, and create new things.

Shadow: You can feel trapped, stuck and mistrustful. Everything can seem to be tied up and confused. Situations can arise where you just cannot see a way to resolve the issues.

Alternately, you can be impulsive and reckless.

Quote for the Day: Develop flexibility and you will be firm; cultivate yielding and you will be strong. ~Liezi~

Sunday, 7-August:

K’iche Mayan Day – 3 Kan; Universal Day – 24/6:

The link with the collective consciousness is strong today. You may feel it as a quickening, or an awakening to a new level. It is a great day for inner growth – and new discoveries!

You may also experience a stronger connection with people. It is a good day to collaborate with others. Communications may be better which can help strengthen relationships.

Shadow: Finding a sense of belonging takes center stage. This can be a good thing, but it can also bring up insecurities. You can feel oversensitive. Misunderstandings can result. You may have to deal with negative relationships.

Quote for the Day: Life produces a different taste each time you take it. ~Frank Herbert~

Monday, 8-August:

K’iche Mayan Day – 4 Keme; Universal Day – 25/7:

Today’s energy is about dreaming and receiving visions, so pay attention! It brings healing energy, and the ability to see the larger context for events in your life, and in the world.

On a practical level, this can be a very productive day. Your personal drive may be high, helping you complete tasks, and achieve desired goals. Just don’t try to do too much!

This can also be a good day for camaraderie and being with friends.

Shadow: Instead of feeling energized, the shadow can cause you to feel apathetic and lazy. And, watch out! People can be envious, short-tempered, aggressive – even vindictive.

Quote for the Day: Sometimes it’s the very people who no one imagines anything of who can do the thing that no one can imagine. ~Alan Turing~

Tuesday, 9-August:

K’iche Mayan Day – 5 Kej; Universal Day – 26/8: World Indigenous People’s Day.

This is the day of the deer. The energy combines swiftness and power, and brings the potential for new things. Get moving today. Take practical to achieve desired goals.

Today also creates the potential for greater harmony by helping to balance the energies of the four bodies: spiritual, mental, emotional and physical. Get quiet and you may feel it happening.

Shadow: This is a powerful day, so you need to remember: the brighter the light, the deeper the shadow. Today can bring turbulence, upheaval, conflict and explosive change.

Balance today comes through movement, and/or spending time in nature.

Quote for the Day: We see in order to move; we move in order to see. ~William Gibson~

Wednesday, 10-August:

K’iche Mayan Day – 6 Qanil; Universal Day – 27/9:

Today’s energy carries with it the codes for potential life and creation. It is about germination and realization. This is a day for planting seeds and nurturing new growth.

This is a day that brings blessings, and adds success to anything new. It is a day to nurture children, relationships and partnerships, new ideas, new projects and new ventures.

Shadow: You inner shadow can cause inner fears to come to the surface. It can try to convince you that you are inadequate or foolish. Don’t listen to it. Move ahead anyway.

Be in gratitude today and give thanks to the Web-of-Life for all you have been given.

Quote for the Day: Today you are planting seeds to your dream. Be patient because it will be a large harvest. ~Chris Burkmenn~

Thursday, 11-August:

K’iche Mayan Day – 7 Toj; Universal Day – 28/10:

Today’s energy is symbolized by the mountain lion (also called puma or cougar). She gifts you with the courage to be decisive and make a course correction or life change.

You can take a step up to a new level on the spiral of Life and liberate yourself from the past. But, this requires clearing past debts and letting go of old baggage and negativity.

Shadow: Today’s positive energy bestows bravery. Don’t allow the shadow energy turn this into anger, aggression – or worry, restlessness and irresponsibility.

The way out is through giving something back for what you have received.

Quote for the Day: He [or she] who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life. ~Muhammad Ali~

Friday, 12-August:

K’iche Mayan Day – 8 Tzi; Universal Day – 29/11: International Youth Day.

Today’s energy is the Guardian of home and community. It is about law and authority in its most noble sense. It brings truth to the surface and allows justice to more easily prevail.

If you have any legal issues to solve, this is the best day to do it. This is a day for manifestation, and a powerful day to work for common goals and collective outcomes.

Shadow: Strap on your seat belt. Today can bring unpredictable change – for good or ill. You can feel the “tremor in the force” and be nervous and more excitable than normal.

Quote for the Day: We did not choose to be the guardians of the gate, but there is no one else. ~Lyndon B. Johnson~

Saturday, 13-August:

K’iche Mayan Day – 9 Batz; Universal Day – 30/3: International Left-Handers Day.

Today’s energy brings continuity with the past and a connection with the future. It represents time, the creation of life and wisdom, and the beginning of intelligence.

You can use today’s energy to solve family problems and strengthen relationships, in general. This is a wonderful day for marriage.

It is also a good day to put things in order, and do some planning for the future.

Shadow: Watch out for anger issues, including passive-aggressiveness. Both are are, very likely, a cover for insecurities. Today’s shadow energy can also cause you to be absent-minded.

Quote for the Day: Inhale the future. Exhale the past. ~Unknown~

Sunday, 14-August:

K’iche Mayan Day – 10 E; Universal Day – 31/4: Tisha B’Av. Saturn goes direct.

If you want to build something or do some practical work, this is the day for you. Today’s energy strengthens creative intelligence, helps you make decisions, and boosts capability.

You can feel hopeful, curious and openhearted today, and your “people skills” will likely be better. Communications, especially from distant places, is favored.

This is also a good day to travel.

Shadow: Today’s energy can increase insecurities and make decisions more difficult. You can feel adrift, lost, unsure, fearful and even unloved. Be careful not to misjudge people.

Quote for the Day: Whatever good things we build end up building us. ~Jim Rohn~

Monday, 15-August:

K’iche Mayan Day – 11 Aj; Universal Day – 32/5: Assumption of Mary.

Seek answers and make choices today. This is a day to conceive and create new things. Remember, dreams and intuition are two of your best resources – especially today.

Practice working with intention today, the art of doing without doing. Let things flow.

Taking a journey, if even just in your mind, will refresh and renew your spirit today.

Shadow: You can experience more chaos than normal today, partly because this is a day when the karmic scales get balanced. Be in nature. It will bring greater harmony.

Quote for the Day: One’s philosophy is not best expressed in words; it is expressed in the choices one makes. ~Eleanor Roosevelt~

Tuesday, 16-August:

K’iche Mayan Day – 12 Ix; Universal Day – 33/6:

Jaguar energy is powerful and feminine. It brings a connection with the Earth Mother as well as the intelligence of higher levels of consciousness.

Today helps with communications, making it a good day for interacting with others and strengthening relationships. It is a special day for recognizing the work of women.

This is a day of discovery and change. It favors originators, trendsetters and influencers.

Shadow: Today can create polarity and imbalance. You can feel oversensitive, indecisive and insecure. You may have to deal with negative relationships and misunderstandings.

Quote for the Day: It seems like the chaos of this world is accelerating, but so is the beauty in the consciousness of more and more people. ~Anthony Kiedis~

Wednesday, 17-August:

K’iche Mayan Day – 13 Tzikin; Universal Day – 34/7:

The mystical aspect of today’s energy brings a connection with oneness, and the gift of Divine Grace. This is a day for mystics, messengers, and receiving visions.

Today gives you more personal determination and drive. It can be a day to accomplish tasks or learn something new. The caveat is this: be in the flow and don’t over-control.

Shadow: Today about the ebb and flow of abundance and money into and out of your life. This is often wonderful when it is an inflow, but can be scary if it’s an outflow.

Avoid people who are directive, preachy, envious or divisive today.

Quote for the Day: The desire to reach for the stars is ambitious. The desire to reach hearts is wise. ~Maya Angelou~

Thursday, 18-August:

K’iche Mayan Day – 1 Ajmaq; Universal Day – 35/8: Full Moon in Aquarius, 5:27A EDT.

Today’s energy opens a doorway in your psyche. Lots of information will be coming in at unconscious levels, and you may feel very “tuned in” to a larger consciousness.

This is an active day that brings you the opportunity for added power and energy. Your ability to speak and write is strengthened, and you can more easily work with others.

Shadow: Guard against a lack of focus, be prepared for the unusual, and recognize that anger issues may surface. If you make a mistake, don’t beat yourself up. Forgive yourself and recommit.

Quote for the Day: I will not let anyone walk through my mind with their dirty feet. ~Mahatma Gandhi~

Friday, 19-August:

K’iche Mayan Day – 2 Noj; Universal Day – 36/9: Star Dance Begins. National Aviation Day (U.S.); World Humanitarian Day. 

Today’s energy is about things blooming and coming to fruition. Past efforts may bear fruit today and bring you rewards: recognition, abundance, love, and deeper relationships.

Your heart is more open today. You may feel a deeper connection with others you meet. Rather than pushing so hard, this is a good day to allow your destiny to pull you forward.

Shadow: Be prepared for things to shift and change. Change is not always comfortable, but it does prepare you for new ideas and new growth.

Coyote energy can have you chasing your own tail today. Make sure you think things through and don’t act totally on emotion.

Quote for the Day: All earthly delights are sweeter in expectation than in enjoyment; but all spiritual pleasures more in fruition than in expectation. ~François Feneton~

Saturday, 20-August:

K’iche Mayan Day – 3 Tijax; Universal Day – 37/10:

Today brings a completion of one phase of activity and the beginning of something new. The opportunity is not to be taken lightly. Find answers. Take a risk. Make a change.

It is a good day for romance. Add spice to a current relationship and/or fall deeper in love.

It is also good day to let go of whatever is weighing you down so you can fly!

Shadow: You can feel blocked and inhibited today – as if you just can’t get out of your own way. This can cause you to feel adrift, and be easily misled.

Today’s energy is linked to the adrenal glands, allergies and kidneys. It is a good day to begin a kidney cleanse.

Quote for the Day: The beginning is the most important part of the work. ~Plato~

Sunday, 21-August:

K’iche Mayan Day – 4 Kawoq; Universal Day – 38/11:

Today’s energy issues a wake-up call to live up to your true potential. It is a good day to reconcile differences and/or work for the good of the family or community.

This is a day for reaching out to others – especially on a one-on-one basis. You can inspire others today. It is a great day to deal with clients, teach something, or be a mentor.

Today also helps you to get new projects off the ground.

Shadow: Watch out for people and events that nag at you in an annoying way. Let go of outdated things. And, make sure you think before you speak or act to avoid blunders.

Quote for the Day: Potential has a shelf life. ~Margaret Atwood~

Monday, 22-August:

K’iche Mayan Day – 5 Ajpu; Universal Day – 39/12: Sun enters Virgo, 12:38P EDT.

Today’s energy is symbolized by the hunter and the victor. It brings courage and helps you to overcome obstacles. It. It is a powerful day to gain greater certainty and security.

This is a good day to do some planning, but it is meant to be an active day. Do something practical! Use today to achieve goals, make changes, be innovative, and take risks.

Shadow: Today brings a tendency toward extremes, and you may feel either lazy or become a workaholic. People may be distrustful, bitchy, self-righteous and manipulative. The energy is explosive, so steer clear of them.

Quote for the Day: I have a motto on my bedroom wall: ‘Obstacles are what you see when you take your eye off the goal.’ ~Chris Burke~

Tuesday, 23-August:

K’iche Mayan Day – 6 Imox; Universal Day – 40/4:

Today combines an intuitive sensitivity with practicality. Your intuitive “spidey” sense can bring you deep insights and allow you to “see” into the heart of things.

This expanded awareness can increase your capability and productiveness. Combine it with a focused intention to help you make decisions and achieve practical results.

Shadow: Today’s crocodile energy activates the limbic system, making this a good day for increasing internal powers. But, you will be more empathic, and will feel everything that’s going on more deeply.

Be aware. People can fall into a crazy way of thinking today.

Quote for the Day: We live in a web of ideas, a fabric of our own making. ~Joseph Chilton Pearce~

Wednesday, 24-August:

K’iche Mayan Day – 7 Iq; Universal Day – 41/5: St. Bartholomew Feast Day.

Hawk energy is strong today. It gives you the power, patience and endurance to overcome stressful situations. Hawk also helps you to be observant and look closely to see the nuances in things.

Clarity of thought and verbal ability are strengthened today. This can be a day that restores and renews your inner spirit and zest for life.

This is a day for dreamers, lucid dreams, and sudden insights.

Shadow: You will be more adaptable change – and you may need it. Today’s energy can shake things up and bring surprises, or tangle you up in a web of drama and chaos.

Quote for the Day: In this world of ours, the sparrow must live like a hawk if s/he is to fly at all. ~Hayao Miyazaki~

Thursday, 25-August:

K’iche Mayan Day – 8 Aqabal; Universal Day – 42/6:

Today brings opportunity through change and adds success to new initiatives. It is a day of emergence and discovery. Its energy helps you make new ideas tangible.

Relationships and social ties are important today. It is a good day to be with your family or community. Celebrate your sense of belonging. Do something to support the common good.

Shadow: Stand your ground today, and make sure you act with honesty and integrity. Stretching the truth can cause tense situations and, inadvertently, create enemies.

Quote for the Day: Opportunities are like sunrises. If you wait too long, you miss them. William Arthur Ward~

Friday, 26-August:

K’iche Mayan Day – 9 Kat; Universal Day – 43/7:

Today’s energy helps you to feel more connected with others and with all that is going on in the world. Use this energy like a magnet to draw to yourself the people and resources you need.

You can use today’s energy to more easily eliminate negative influences, heal emotional or romantic problems, and achieve greater balance.

Shadow: The energy of connectedness can be wonderful but also challenging and a bit overwhelming. Your nervous system can be on overdrive.

Alternately, you can feel trapped with no clear way out. If so, see your situation as an opportunity, and look for the silver lining.

Quote for the Day: When you are joyful, when you say yes to life and have fun and project positivity all around you, you become a sun in the center of every constellation, and people want to be near you. ~Sharon L. Alder~

Saturday, 27-August:

K’iche Mayan Day – 10 Kan; Universal Day – 44/8:

Merlin, the legendary Arthurian wizard and prophet, symbolizes one of the key energies for today. He brings the power of causation, the ability to make things happen.

This is likely to be an active day during which you have the drive and the follow-through to get a lot of things accomplished on a practical level. The key is to invest your ideas with emotional energy, and then take action to make them a physical reality.

Shadow: The upside brings happiness, goodwill and empathy. But, old emotional residue can create conflict and upheaval. You can feel stymied and blocked. Take action and avoid complaining.

Quote for the Day: You must know in your heart before anyone else does what is going to be good and then follow through. ~Bill Budge~

Sunday, 28-August:

K’iche Mayan Day – 11 Keme; Universal Day – 45/9:

Today’s energy brings the ability to be discerning, incisive and credible, and also to take action to make something tangible and concrete. It brings perseverance and tenacity.

This is a good day to finish up anything left incomplete.

You may have a sense that your destiny and your ancestors are working behind the scenes to pull you forward today. Pay attention. Your ancestors may be speaking to you today.

Shadow: You may feel driven to accomplish something today. But, inhibitions can result in feelings of futility about life. Today’s energy can bring out stubbornness in you or others.

Quote for the Day: Whatever it takes to finish things, finish. You will learn more from a glorious failure than you ever will from something you never finished. ~Neil Gaiman~

Monday, 29-August:

K’iche Mayan Day – 12 Kej; Universal Day – 46/10:

Today’s energy brings insight and the ability to understand things at a deep, fundamental level. Self-confidence gets a boost. This is a day to seek answers, take risks and be an explorer.

Today polishes up your brilliance and helps it to shine. You can more easily generate new ideas, make them practical, and provide direction for others. Leadership is favored.

Shadow: You can get bogged down in problems and stuck in worry. Avoid a tendency to obsess about issues. … Egotistical, arrogant and/or stupid people can cross your path.

Quote for the Day: Only one who devotes himself [herself] to a cause with his [her] whole strength and soul can be a true master. For this reason, mastery demands all of a person. ~Albert Einstein~

Tuesday, 30-August:

K’iche Mayan Day – 13 Qanil; Universal Day – 20: Month 10 Begins. Mercury goes retrograde.

The energies shift today, and you may find obstacles and doubts being cleared away. It is a day of greater power, and you may sense that an unseen force is guiding you.

Your body may feel stronger, and you may feel more centered and balanced.

This is a good day to begin something new. Dreams and synchronicities bring you practical inspiration. Pay attention!

Shadow: The obstacles that get cleared away may be inner stuff that must be confronted and processed. But, you may resist facing your inner fears and doubt, and want to avoid issues that need to be dealt with head-on.

Quote for the Day: A blocked path also offers guidance. ~Mason Cooley~

Wednesday, 31-August:

K’iche Mayan Day – 1 Toj; Universal Day – 21:

This can be a day of expansion and sometimes sudden changes. You are more in touch with your soul’s purpose today, and this presents you with an opportunity to make a life path course correction.

It may be time to ratchet up your courage and change something to bring your inner and outer life into balance.

Today’s energy is also connected with money, and your ability to attract more of it! One of the keys is to remember to say thank-you to Spirit for all of your current blessings.

Shadow: You can feel blocked and unable to accomplish your goals or that you have no choices available to you. Your job is to keep showing up and saying “yes.” Leave the rest to Spirit.

Quote for the Day: The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one. ~Elbert Hubbard~

Copyright © July 2016 – John B. Pehrson

 

Daily Readings & Quotes for July 2016

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Friday, 1-July:

K’iche Mayan Day – 5 Qanil; Universal Day – 42/6: Canada Day.
 
This a day of abundance that offers you the fruits of love and understanding. Today’s energy adds vitality and can bring a sense of new life.
 
This is the best day to start something new because whatever you begin is more likely to succeed. Whatever you do, let your actions plant seeds of hope for the future.
 
Have you lost something? This is the day to find it, or win it back.
 
Shadow: The positive aspect for today brings love and emotional warmth. The shadow can cause tense situations, fights and emergencies. People may attempt to bulldoze right over you.

Quote for the Day: To see a World in a Grain of Sand / And Heaven in a Wild Flower, / Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand / And Eternity in an hour. ~William Blake~

Saturday, 2-July:

K’iche Mayan Day – 6 Toj; Universal Day – 43/7: Lailatul Qadr.
 
On the Mayan calendar, this is the day of the sacred ceremonial fire.
 
The people give thanks for their blessings, let go of any negativity they are carrying, and ask that obstacles be cleared from their paths.
 
Today’s energy can also be used to ask for a good/better job, to have good business, and to clear away or collect debts.
 
Shadow: You can feel restless and bitchy today, and you can push too hard to accomplish goals. If this is the case for you, let go of the need for control. Relax. Practice gratitude.

Quote for the Day: A good memory is one that can remember the day’s blessings and forget the day’s troubles. ~Irish Blessing~

Sunday, 3-July:

K’iche Mayan Day – 7 Tzi; Universal Day – 44/8: St. Thomas Feast Day.
 
Today’s focus is on cultivating love and a sense of safety in your home and family.
 
The Mayan Archetype for today is Tzi, the sign of law, authority, justice, fidelity and order. It brings forth the truth and helps you to see the deeper, often unseen reasons for things.
 
This is a good manifesting day and healing day if you can align your thoughts and feelings. What you hold in your mind needs an emotional push today to become reality.
 
Shadow: Today can bring imbalance and unanticipated turmoil as it tempts you to shun authority and live by your own rules. Be careful not to sow discord and hurt others.

Quote for the Day: You don’t choose your family. They are God’s gift to you, as you are to them. ~Desmond Tutu~

Monday, 4-July:

K’iche Mayan Day – 8 Batz; Universal Day – 45/9 : New Moon in Cancer; 7:02A EDT. U.S. Independence Day.
 
Today is 8 Batz, the start of the Mayan spiritual calendar. It is a powerful day for beginning new things – especially with the New Moon – and it adds success to almost any endeavor.
 
It is a day that supports greater harmony in partnerships of all kinds – personal or business. It is a good day for marriage, and for solving any lingering family problems.
 
Shadow: This can be an emotional day in which you may struggle to solve your own problems. Overbearing, ignorant people with difficult personalities can get in your face.

Quote for the Day: Marriage, in its truest sense, is a partnership of equals, with neither exercising dominion over the other. ~Gordon B. Hinckley~

Tuesday, 5-July:

K’iche Mayan Day – 9 E; Universal Day – 18: Month 8 Begins. Ramadan Ends.
 
This is a high-energy day of elemental power, like the kind of power that awakens seeds and gives life to new ideas. Today is about the sacred way, the path of life that you are on.
 
It is a wonderful day for travel. It brings you the strength, power and resourcefulness for starting a new job, project or trip. Hoped for things are energized today. 
 
Shadow: Unexpected things can happen today, so be flexible. You can feel more insecure than normal and have difficulties making decisions. Spending time in nature is helpful.

Quote for the Day: Not all those who wander are lost. ~J.R.R. Tolkien~

Wednesday, 6-July:

K’iche Mayan Day – 10 Aj; Universal Day – 19: Eid al Fitr.
 
Today’s energy wants you to stay focused in the Here and Now. It gives a boost to your Life Force Energy and guides you to use it to take practical action, and finish up duties.
 
It is a day of sudden insights, and a good day to find answers, make decisions and help others find direction. Hold people to account today, but be prepared to compromise.
 
Shadow: This is a day of physicality and getting things done. Maintain good boundaries, and take care not to run over people in your enthusiasm to accomplish goals.
 
Unexpressed fears can cause trouble today, including getting you into arguments. 

Quote for the Day: Wherever you are, be there. If you can be fully present now, you’ll know what it means to live. ~Steve Goodier~

Thursday, 7-July:

K’iche Mayan Day – 11 Ix; Universal Day – 20:
 
It is a day of greater power, when you become more aware of the help you are receiving from your Spirit Guides. Pay attention to your dreams, and the synchronicities that occur.
 
Your body may feel stronger today. It is a good day for clearing obstacles from your path. This is one of the best days to deal with legal issues, and ask that justice be done.
 
Shadow: You may doubt yourself, and come face-to-face with inner fears.  You can feel lost and longing for a return to a zestful life. … Take care not to blame others, or be hurtful in your interactions.

Quote for the Day: We do not create our destiny; we participate in its unfolding. Synchronicity works as a catalyst toward the working out of that destiny. ~David Richo~

Friday, 8-July:

K’iche Mayan Day – 12 Tzikin; Universal Day – 21:
 
This can be quite a creative day of expansion and change that is full of new insights. But, the energy needs lots of freedom, and will buck at attempts to control it too tightly.
 
You are connected with Goddess energy today, and may be more open to intuitive insights than normal. This means you may be more affected by inner and outer events than normal.
 
Make course corrections today.
 
Shadow: It is a good day to seek accord with others but you may find yourself feeling apprehensive or afraid. You can also be impractical, forgetful – and a little bit lazy.

Quote for the Day: There’s no limit possible to the expansion of each one of us. ~Charles M. Schwab~

Saturday, 9-July:

K’iche Mayan Day – 13 Ajmaq; Universal Day – 22:
 
This can be a day when life is full and times are good.
 
It is a day of forgiveness and love in service to your highest goals. In this time of polarization, today is about focusing on those things that hold us together.
 
Today helps to bring people together to create a deeper sense of “community.” Listen deeply, defuse arguments, and seek to create connectedness, understanding and balance.
 
Shadow: The dark side wants to pull things apart to create divisiveness, separation, and a fear that you don’t have enough. It can push your buttons, and highlight your deficiencies.

Quote for the Day: When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don’t adjust the goals, adjust the action steps. ~Confucius~

Sunday, 10-July:

K’iche Mayan Day – 1 Noj; Universal Day – 23/5:
 
Today is about knowledge and wisdom that comes from the cosmos as well as more traditional earthly sources. You may “know” something without knowing how you know.
 
A good day for finding answers and helping new ideas take root. The energy is expansive and wants to throw off limits and constraints. Be flexible and willing to break your normal routine.
 
Shadow: It is a good day to rejoice, and be with friends and family. But, old habits can hold you back. Life may serve up a dose of chaos to shake up your life and help get you unstuck. 

Quote for the Day: A moment’s insight is sometimes worth a life’s experience. ~Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.~

Monday, 11-July:

K’iche Mayan Day – 2 Tijax; Universal Day – 24/6: World Population Day.
 
Today’s energy amps up your life force, and will help you fire up your sense of discovery. It is a good day to ask questions, see things in a new light, and make changes.
 
It is a good healing day, and a fine time to release anything that is weighing you down.
 
This is also a good day for communications. Be with people. Collaborate. Teach something you know.
 
Shadow: Today’s energy is about social cohesion and shared perceptions, but the dark side can breed mistrust and cause imbalance. You can feel oversensitive and insecure.

Quote for the Day: The most pathetic person in the world is someone who has sight but no vision. ~Helen Keller~

Tuesday, 12-July:

K’iche Mayan Day – 3 Kawoq; Universal Day – 25/7:
 
You are more attuned to the energy of oneness today. Can you feel it? It is a day that activates dreams and energizes visions.
 
Something new is beginning, growing stronger just below the surface of your awareness. This is a good day to study, learn and prepare.
 
Today also increases personal determination. It will help you focus and get things done.
 
Shadow: Unhappy relationships may need attention. You can feel irritable, short-tempered, and even inadequate. Practice listening. Don’t allow fixed positions and ideas make you stubborn and argumentative.

Quote for the Day: Not all dreamers are winners, but all winners are dreamers. ~Mark Gorman~

Wednesday, 13-July:

K’iche Mayan Day – 4 Ajpu; Universal Day – 26/8:
 
Do you believe in miracles? This is a day to be on the lookout for everyday miracles that show up in your life. In fact, that awareness may help them to manifest!
 
This is a day of power and purpose, when you may feel more alive. The focus is on achievements. It is a good day to gain clarity, make decisions, and take practical action.
 
Shadow: Today is about willpower and personal choice. Its energy can cause people to be inflexible and overbearing. It can also cause conflict, inner doubts, heartache and despair.

Quote for the Day: Miracles are like pimples, because once you start looking for them you find more than you ever dreamed you’d see.” ~Lemony Snicket~

Thursday, 14-July:

K’iche Mayan Day – 5 Imox; Universal Day – 27/9: Bastille Day (France).
 
Be aware that you may feel more energetically connected with the web-of-life today. You can channel this energy into accomplishing practical things in the “real” world.
 
It is a good day for music, telling stories, acting on dreams, and making a gratitude list. Caretakers, healers and visionaries are favored, but so are decision-makers and extroverts.
 
Shadow: You can be disorganized, indecisive and distrustful today. Inner fears can trigger inhibitions and tension. And, if you are not aware, you can caught up in a swirl of drama.

Quote for the Day: You carry Mother Earth within you. She is not outside of you. Mother Earth is not just your environment. ~Thich Nhat Hanh~

Friday, 15-July:

K’iche Mayan Day – 6 Iq; Universal Day – 28/10:
 
Humming Bird energy brings joyful renewal today to all who desire it. It is a good healing day, especially for lifting depression and curing emotional and psychological problems.
 
Healing touch and drawing upon ancestral wisdom is favored today.
 
This is also a wonderful day to develop the power of your mind. Ask questions, seek answers and understanding. Today’s energy will help you find what you need.
 
Shadow: You can experience people as impulsive, fickle, temperamental and erratic. Be careful not to be careless. Today’s energy can cause unpredictable events and outcomes.

Quote for the Day: Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment. ~Buddha~

Saturday, 16-July:

K’iche Mayan Day – 7 Aqabal; Universal Day – 29/11:
 
Today brings opportunity through change. Its energy helps you tie up loose ends and bring something to a conclusion while giving a boost to any new thing that you begin.
 
Today favors change agents, reformers, trailblazers, entrepreneurs and volunteers.
 
This is a day for sons and daughters, so consider doing something special to nurture the relationship. It is a good day to connect with people and with groups, especially in service.
 
Shadow: The dark side can bring feelings of failure. Bad judgment and irresponsible actions can have unexpected consequences. Self-centered people might lie to you today.

Quote for the Day: The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking. ~Albert Einstein~

Sunday, 17-July:

K’iche Mayan Day – 8 Kat; Universal Day – 30/3:
 
Today’s energy is very expansive. It wants to move, get into action, and speak the truth. It can help you be more expressive and sociable. Humor can add to your happiness today.
 
This is a good day to get to the root cause of things and unravel difficult problems, including romantic or emotional ones.  It is also a good day to attract greater abundance.
 
Shadow: Spider energy rules the day. You can feel stuck, tangled up in a web of problems that are of your own making. If so, your escape is through movement and action.

Quote for the Day: There is no real security in what is no longer meaningful. There is more security in the adventurous and exciting, for in movement there is life, and in change there is power. ~Alan Cohen~

Monday, 18-July:

K’iche Mayan Day – 9 Kan; Universal Day – 31/4: Nelson Mandela Day.
 
Today’s energy activates your inner fire, and gives you the power to move forward even in the face of adversity. It also feeds mental ability. Do something to help new ideas grow.
 
Combining action with innovation today may produce surprising yet practical results. It is a good day to make decisions, get organized, or do some planning.
 
This is an auspicious day for couples to reconcile, and for a loved one to return.
 
Shadow: People can be more aggressive and opportunistic than normal. Stay away from quick-tempered, bitchy people. Fights and jealousy are possible. 

Quote for the Day: Personal transformation can and does have global effects. As we go, so goes the world, for the world is us. ~Marianne Williamson~

Tuesday, 19-July:

K’iche Mayan Day – 10 Keme; Universal Day – 32/5: Full Moon in Capricorn, 6:57P EDT.
 
Something comes to fruition and a new phase begins. The Full Moon in Capricorn increases your determination and helps you to accomplish goals that you set for yourself.
 
Work with the power of intention and focus today but allow things to unfold naturally. Allow people and events to breathe; to flow in and out of your life like the wind.
 
Shadow: You will either feel stubborn and lazy or, alternately, overstimulated, hyper and confused. Get into motion, and remember to flow with the rhythm of the day.

Quote for the Day: Yours is the light by which my spirit’s born: you are my sun, my moon, and all the stars. ~ e.e. cummings~

Wednesday, 20-July:

K’iche Mayan Day – 11 Kej; Universal Day – 33/6:
 
Today activates a potential for new things. It increases confidence and brings a desire to expand beyond past limitations. It is a day to make new discoveries. Have fun with it!
 
You may get new ideas today. Write them down so you can plant them like seeds after they gestate.
 
It is a good day for communications and interacting with others. Do something to work for the common good.
 
Shadow: Today can bring a tendency to push too hard, and this can create imbalance. Respect boundaries of others, but also your own. Alternately, you may be avoiding something that really needs to get done.

Quote for the Day: In wisdom gathered over time I have found that every experience is a form of exploration. ~Ansel Adams~

Thursday, 21-July:

K’iche Mayan Day – 12 Qanil; Universal Day – 34/7:
 
Today’s energy pulls you in two directions. You may feel the urge to create something tangible and practical. You may also need to move, be expressive and sensitive.
 
The combination brings steadiness and drive, and a desire to work for the social good.
 
This is also a good day for love and intimacy that can lead to states of spiritual and physical ecstasy.
 
Shadow: Most anything you start today is blessed. That said, you may overdo things in an effort to achieve desired goals. This can hurt relationships.
 
You may also be a little foolish and illogical today. Be gentle with yourself.

Quote for the Day: Sometimes you can know a person better in ten minutes than someone you have crossed paths with all your life. ~David Baldacci~

Friday, 22-July:

K’iche Mayan Day – 13 Toj; Universal Day – 35/8: Sun enters Leo, 5:30A EDT.
 
As the sun moves into Leo, you may feel more self-confident and alive, creative and determined. This period can bring abundance and make miracles more possible.
 
Gratitude for the blessings you already have is one of the keys to attract new abundance, especially today. This is a good healing day. It brings a stronger connection with intuition.
 
Shadow: You will know if you are out of balance today because you will have difficulty getting focused. Today can also cause people to be self-promoting, devious and coercive.

Quote for the Day: Let your enthusiasm radiate in your voice, your actions, your facial expressions, your personality, the words you use and the thoughts you think! Nothing great is ever achieved without enthusiasm. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson~

Saturday, 23-July:

K’iche Mayan Day – 1 Tzi; Universal Day – 36/9:
 
A feminine energy makes the day with pregnant with new possibilities. This is the day of midwives. What is it that you are giving birth to today or helping to be born? Go with that.
 
Something you are working on may bloom and bear fruit today.
 
Mobility is highlighted and a journey may be in the cards. In a larger sense, be prepared for things to shift and bring change that plows the ground for new ideas to be planted.
 
Shadow: Today brings forth the truth. But, watch out for people who would deceive you. Set good boundaries and take care not to do something foolhardy or misguided.

Quote for the Day: Truth is the daughter of time, and I feel no shame in being her midwife. ~Johannes Kepler~

Sunday, 24-July:

K’iche Mayan Day – 2 Batz; Universal Day – 37/10: Parents’ Day.
 
Today’s energy brings completion and balance, and then urges you to begin something new. It is an auspicious day for making a life change or course correction.
 
It is a good day to search for meaning, find answers, and do some forward planning. Today’s energy brings greater harmony, and helps you undertake any activity successfully. 
 
Shadow: The positive energy is feeling on-target and being decisive. But, the shadow can cause you to feel blocked, insecure and inhibited — as if you can’t get out of your own way.

Quote for the Day: We all want to break our orbits, float like a satellite gone wild in space, run the risk of disintegration. We all want to take our lives in our own hands and hurl them out among the stars. ~David Bottoms~

Monday, 25-July:

K’iche Mayan Day – 3 E; Universal Day – 38/11: St. James Day.
 
Today is about the road of life and the sacred path that you are walking. It brings guidance, and is a good day for communication, especially for connecting with people from abroad.
 
Today brings the power to inspire, to reach out and be an advocate for someone, and to help reconcile differences. It is also a good day for negotiations and signing contracts.
 
Shadow: You can feel a little like you are in freefall today. If this happens, don’t be afraid to let go and follow your inner guidance. Feed yourself positive thoughts. And, avoid nagging people.

Quote for the Day: People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because they’re not on your road doesn’t mean they’ve gotten lost. ~H. Jackson Brown~

Tuesday, 26-July:

K’iche Mayan Day – 4 Aj; Universal Day – 39/12:
 
You can feel as though you are plugged into the Source of all knowing today. It may give you a lovely feeling of wakefulness and illumination, and gift you with original ideas.
 
It is a great day to take action, achieve goals or complete tasks. It is a high-energy day. Do your best to stay composed and grounded in reality – even if events become unsettled.
 
Today is an especially powerful day for women and women’s issues.
 
Shadow: Today’s energy deals with home, family, and the fullness of life. But, your ability to digest or integrate what is happening around you may be tested. Issues with the stomach or intestines may arise.

Quote for the Day: One person’s craziness is another person’s reality. ~Tim Burton~

Wednesday, 27-July:

K’iche Mayan Day – 5 Ix; Universal Day – 40/4:
 
Tiger energy represents the creative forces of the universe. Magical things can occur more easily today. It is a powerful day for inner learning, and for remembering to giving thanks – especially for your home.
 
It is a day of astuteness and daring. It is also a day that strengthens intelligence and allows you to channel creative energy into practical action that serves your community.
 
Shadow: This is a day of strong natural forces. Especially today, avoid situations that are upsetting and people who are overbearing and difficult. Otherwise, fights can occur.

Quote for the Day: Whatever there be of progress in life comes not through adaptation but through daring. ~Henry Miller~

Thursday, 28-July:

K’iche Mayan Day – 6 Tzikin; Universal Day – 41/5:
 
Today’s energy urges you to allow everything to flow naturally, without attempting to control the outcome. Do your best to let go, be spontaneous, and step into observer mode.
 
Practice the art of doing without doing. Work with the power of intention. Notice the synchronicities that happen to bring you confirmations, and joyfully point the way forward.
 
Shadow: You may need lots of freedom today, but the shadow energy can leave you feeling stuck. If so, let go. Take a walk. Do something different. Change up your routine.

Quote for the Day: Any self-prompt that reminds you to focus on flow not ebb, contributes to your greater sense of abundance. ~Sarah Ban Breathnach~

Friday, 29-July:

K’iche Mayan Day – 7 Ajmaq; Universal Day – 42/6:
 
The focus for today’s energy is on relationships. If you are at odds with anyone, today is a very powerful day to forgive and reconcile. Leave the past in the past and start fresh.
 
Reach out to others today. Be an advocate for someone who needs you.
 
People are more open intuitively than on other days. Your brain is in communication with your Guides. In part, this makes it a very good day to cure all types of illnesses.
 
Shadow: Because you are more open today, you can feel like you are on an emotional roller coaster. You may catastrophize and see the whole world in desperation. You can create problems where there are none.

Quote for the Day: If you love someone, set them free. If they come back they’re yours; if they don’t they never were. ~Richard Bach~

Saturday, 30-July:

K’iche Mayan Day – 8 Noj; Universal Day – 43/7: International Friendship Day.
 
Wolf energy brings knowledge and the wisdom to see your next steps on the path. It is a good day to ask your inner guidance for clarity, and then listen for the answers.
 
Let your intuition feed your actions, merging inner knowing with practicality. Inner knowing will give you answers today, but you will be able to explain it and act on it.
 
Look into the future today and see what you get!
 
Shadow: You may have a tendency to carry someone else’s burdens today, so establish appropriate boundaries. Be honest with people, but do it with love. “Extreme honesty” can hurt. 

Quote for the Day: You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today. ~Abraham Lincoln~

Sunday, 31-July:

K’iche Mayan Day – 9 Tijax; Universal Day – 44/8:
 
Today’s energy brings the potential for the healing and harmonizing of the four bodies: mental, emotional, physical and spiritual. There is a greater potential for miracles today.
 
Today’s energy brings the promise of liberation, happiness and even jubilation. But, you may need to let go of something that is weighing you down so you can fly!
 
Bodywork may be especially beneficial today.
 
Shadow: Avoid gossip. It can lead to unintended consequences – including arguments. Make sure your bullshit meter is well-calibrated, because people may not tell you the truth.

Quote for the Day: The heart is a thousand-stringed instrument that can only be tuned with Love. ~Hafiz~

Copyright © June 2016 – John B. Pehrson

Daily Readings & Quotes for June 2016

Mystic Light

Wednesday, 1-June:

K’iche Mayan Day – 1 Tijax; Universal Day – 39/12:

Merkabah energy opens a channel for illumination and helps you tune into the higher realms. It’s a good day to start or deepen your meditation practice.

This energy also helps you through the day. Use it to make good decisions, solve difficult problems, and heal even serious illnesses. It can also give your social life a boost!

Take risks today. Expand beyond your perceived limits.

Shadow: Today’s energy is explosive and can fuel violence. Avoid arguments. … Today can bring trials that cause you to feel inept and dejected.

Quote for the Day: Give light and people will find the way. ~Ella Baker~

Thursday, 2-June:

K’iche Mayan Day – 2 Kawoq; Universal Day – 40/4:

Today brings blessings and energizes your light-body. Let yourself shine in all you do at work and in the community, and especially in your home with loved ones.

This is the day of the “Father.”

There is a practical energy to the day that strengthens reason and brings capability. You can use this to make decisions and get lots of practical things accomplished.

Shadow: The positive side of today brings cohesion, but the shadow can cause people to be more competitive than is normal. You can feel fearful and unsure of yourself.

Quote for the Day: Faith is the bird that feels the light when the dawn is still dark. ~Rabindranath Tagore~

Friday, 3-June:

K’iche Mayan Day – 3 Ajpu; Universal Day – 41/5:

Today’s “Goddess energy” can bring harmony, patience and endurance – and clarity of mind. It’s a good day to find the answers you seek.

This can be a light-hearted, fast-paced day. Its energy gives a boost to psychic abilities. Important information may come to you unbidden, and in a flash of insight!

Shadow: You can feel stuck, tangled up in the web of life, and a slave to the people and events that swirl around you. Have faith. Things will change for the better.

Quote for the Day: With an eye made quiet by the power of harmony, and the deep power of joy, we see into the life of things. ~William Wordsworth~

Saturday, 4-June:

K’iche Mayan Day – 4 Imox; Universal Day – 42/6: New Moon in Gemini, 11 PM EDT.

Your mind is in a receptive mode today and open to fresh information. Especially with the New Moon in Gemini, this is a day to benefit from intuitive insights, and new ideas.

This is a good day to be with people, and collaborate on shared perceptions. When someone speaks, do your best to listen and understand what is important.

Today’s energy can help you manage change and bring balance to disorder.

Shadow: Today can also bring a sudden awakening and unexpected shifts in life events. Misunderstanding and distrust may occur. You may feel like avoiding decisions.

Quote for the Day: The difficulty lies not so much in developing new ideas as in escaping from old ones. ~John Maynard Keynes~

Sunday, 5-June:

K’iche Mayan Day – 5 Iq; Universal Day – 43/7:

Hummingbird — who is fast, can hover in place, and even fly backwards — represents today’s energy. It is a good day for dreamers, innovators, and making discoveries.

You can be more adaptable than normal today, making this a good day for renewal, growth and healing.

Learn something new today, and do something practical with the new information.

Shadow: There is a natural connection with the mass consciousness that can cause you to feel overloaded, overwhelmed, and frustrated. Take time to get yourself centered.

Quote for the Day: There can be no life without change, and to be afraid of what is different or unfamiliar is to be afraid of life. ~Theodore Roosevelt~

Monday, 6-June:

K’iche Mayan Day – 6 Aqabal; Universal Day – 17: Month 7 Begins. Ramadan Begins.

Be fearless today! Dare to do what you really desire, what is really important. If you have a project that you want to succeed, take a major step to move it forward.

Today supports new things. It helps to give you courage and the strength to solve problems. Remember, sometimes all you need is 20 seconds of courage to change your life.

Shadow: This is a day of transformation, but its high energy can cause you to be rebellious. If you push too far beyond the boundaries today, it will have consequences.

Quote for the Day: What matters is how quickly you do what your soul directs ~Rumi~

Tuesday, 7-June:

K’iche Mayan Day – 7 Kat; Universal Day – 18:

Today brings an awakening impulse. Seeds of hope are beginning to grow inside of you. Something whispers in your ear, “Are you ready to let go of what holds you back?”

It is a day of elemental power. You can use it to attract greater abundance, unravel problems, eliminate negative influences, and to heal emotional or romantic problems.

Shadow: You can get tangled up in a web of your own making today, and harmed by your own actions. The good news is that you also have what it takes to break free.

Quote for the Day: Be empty of worrying. … Why do you stay in prison when the door is so wide open? ~Rumi~

Wednesday, 8-June:

K’iche Mayan Day – 8 Kan; Universal Day – 19: World Oceans Day.

Today is about forward movement. Its energy provides strength and increases intelligence, a powerful combination for accomplishing goals and solving problems.

Get into motion and do something! This is NOT a day for sitting idle or being a couch potato. Make some decisions, take practical action, and get on with life!

Decision-makers, public officials and keepers of the public trust are in the spotlight.

Shadow: On a high-energy day like today, people can be irritable, opportunistic, proud, spoiled, envious and overly critical and controlling.

Quote for the Day: If you can’t fly, run. If you can’t run, walk. If you can’t walk, crawl. But by all means, keep moving. ~ Martin Luther King, Jr. ~

Thursday, 9-June:

K’iche Mayan Day – 9 Keme; Universal Day – 20:

You are strongly connected with the ancestors and your family lineage today. If you allow it, they will guide you. Ask the ancestors for help, listen for the answers, and pay attention to the magical signs that occur throughout the day.

This is a day when destiny and fate are active. Let these forces pull you forward today.

Shadow: You are stuck in the shadow energy if you doubt yourself, or feel a little helpless and alone. Remember to call on the ancestors. … And stay away from the blame game.

Quote for the Day: When we know about our ancestors, when we sense them as living and as supporting us, then we feel connected to the genetic life-stream, and we draw strength and nourishment from this. ~Phillip Carr-Gomm~

Friday, 10-June:

K’iche Mayan Day – 10 Kej; Universal Day – 21:

You know that thing you’ve been putting off because you are a little unsure about it? Well, this is the day to strap on your courage, and have the audacity to make the leap.

Today’s energy is about forward movement and balance. It bestows confidence and harmony. It is a good day to find a new job or improve your current one.

Shadow: If you find yourself out of balance and apprehensive or afraid, spending some time in nature, or in your garden, will help you to find your center again.

Quote for the Day: Take a leap of faith. … Believe in yourself. And believe that there is a loving Source – a Sower of Dreams – just waiting to be asked to help you make your dreams come true. ~Sarah Ban Breathnach~

Saturday, 11-June:

K’iche Mayan Day – 11 Qanil; Universal Day – 22:

Put your love in service to the greater whole. Almost anything that you begin today will have a greater potential for success – especially if it serves others in some way.

Today’s energy combines a grounded practicality with the ability to receive inspiration and inspire others. It is the energy to give shape to ideas, and to reach for success that is currently beyond your grasp.

Shadow: Today’s shadow is deep for those who act to cause divisiveness and separation. It can cause myopia, highlight deficiencies and aggravate maladies.

Quote for the Day: Your own self-realization is the greatest service you can render the world. ~Ramana Maharshi~

Sunday, 12-June:

K’iche Mayan Day – 12 Toj; Universal Day – 23/5: Shavuot Begins.

Common cause and the community good are in the spotlight again. Doing something to support your community or help a friend puts you in synch with today’s energy.

Today helps you to remember to relax and realize the limitless supply that is your birthright. It is a very creative energy that also supports mental flexibility.

Shadow: You can feel tired and stuck today, or you can be impulsive and reckless. Use today to let go of fear and negativity of any kind. Free yourself from old habits that no longer serve you.

Quote for the Day: The key to your limitlessness is for you to recognize that you have the choice to change. ~Réné Gaudette~

Monday, 13-June:

K’iche Mayan Day – 13 Tzi; Universal Day – 24/6: Shavuot Ends. Neptune goes Retrograde in Pisces, 4:42P EDT.

As Neptune goes retrograde (13-June – 20-November), your emotional sensitivity and intuitive receptivity become more acute.

This is a good day to be with people: to connect, share what you know, find teaching moments, or to be an advocate for someone who needs your help.

It is a powerful day to make changes, mend what is broken, let go of resentments, find forgiveness and reconcile with someone.

Shadow: Today’s energy can activate addictive personalities, and cause cynicism and moodiness. You can be a bit short-sighted, so check things twice. Take care not to get scammed.

Quote for the Day: Those who know, do. Those that understand, teach. ~Aristotle~

Tuesday, 14-June:

K’iche Mayan Day – 1 Batz; Universal Day – 25/7: Flag Day (U.S.).

Today’s energy is symbolized by the Mystic, and the urge toward “oneness.” June brides will find this is an ideal day for marriage. Its energy can help partnerships of all kinds.

It is a good day to put things in order and start planning your next steps. It can be a good day to set goals, start new projects, and test out new ideas.

Shadow: You may feel energized to accomplish tasks. Take care not to be overzealous. It can be off-putting to others, and you can feel burned out at the end of the day.

People can be bitchy and easily irritated today. Trust issues can arise.

Quote for the Day: Of all the myriad ways we define love, there is perhaps none more honest and powerful than this: Great love is rooted in great partnership. ~Sarah MacLean~

Wednesday, 15-June:

K’iche Mayan Day – 2 E; Universal Day – 26/8:

This is a day to get into action and focus on the practical aspects of life. Pursuing your goals with the right use of willpower brings successful outcomes and good fortune.

Today’s energy rewards independent thinking, a pioneering spirit, and leap-frog ideas that push the envelope. Be open to unexpected insights that feed your imagination.

Shadow: You can feel energized, alive and romantic today. The shadow energy can feel just the opposite, bringing heartache and despair. You can feel weak, incapable and invisible.

Quote for the Day: Do stuff. Be clenched, curious. Not waiting for inspiration’s shove or society’s kiss on your forehead. ~Susan Sontag~

Thursday, 16-June:

K’iche Mayan Day – 3 Aj; Universal Day – 27/9:

Today’s energy brings the harvest of past efforts and a sense of renewal. You may also feel as though you are being pulled forward by the force of your personal destiny.

Today is about foundations: either building new ones, or finding out where the cracks are in the current ones. Things come back around to be processed and then released.

Shadow: The day can bring all kinds of drama that work against today’s innate drive for connection. Giving something back in gratitude for your blessings will help.

Quote for the Day: You cannot build a dream on a foundation of sand. To weather the test of storms, it must be cemented in the heart with uncompromising conviction. ~T.F. Hodge~

Friday, 17-June:

K’iche Mayan Day – 4 Ix; Universal Day – 28/10:

This is a day for outcomes and new beginnings; for bringing something to completion, and beginning something new that will take you in a slightly different direction.

Today brings clarity and certainty. Use it to gain understanding, make decisions, and put plans into action. You can hurdle obstacles and move forward more easily today.

Shadow: Worry can have you feeling tangled up and energetically blocked. Movement will help: walk, run, exercise, dance, jump up and down, do yoga, but move your body!

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

Saturday, 18-June:

K’iche Mayan Day – 5 Tzikin; Universal Day – 29/11:

This is a high-energy day during which you may receive new insights or inner guidance, and have the opportunity to work with inspiration on a practical level.

This is an active day, and it can be full of surprises. Stay flexible. Combine today’s energy with a focused intention and you can more easily manifest your needs and desires.

Shadow: This is the kind of day that can drag you over the cliff, kicking and screaming, just to show you that you can fly. If that happens, spread your wings and enjoy the flight!

Quote for the Day: Plant the seed of desire in your mind and it forms a nucleus with power to attract to itself everything needed for its fulfillment. ~Robert Collier~

Sunday, 19-June:

K’iche Mayan Day – 6 Ajmaq; Universal Day – 30/3: Father’s Day.

This is a good day to socialize. Its energy strengthens any talents you have for mixing and mingling with all types of people. It is also a wonderful day for romance and falling in love.

It is the best day for forgiving yourself and others, and for mending broken relationships. The caveat is this: you have to make the attempt to reconcile differences.

Shadow: You can fall in love quite easily today – with people, but also with material things like cars, clothes, gadgets, and so on. Think twice before making a commitment.

Quote for the Day: We are all one – or at least we should be – and it is our job, our duty, and our great challenge to fight the voices of division and seek the salve of reconciliation. ~Roy Barnes~

Monday, 20-June:

K’iche Mayan Day – 7 Noj; Universal Day – 31/4: Full Moon in Sagittarius (29º 32’), 7:02A EDT. Summer Solstice, Sun enters Cancer 6:34P EDT. World Refugee Day.

Today’s Wolf energy is about knowledge, wisdom and telepathy. This day is for teaching one another, and understanding that we all walk together. Nobody goes in front. Nobody is more special than another.

Use today’s energy to see your next steps, to contribute ideas, and make practical decisions.

Artists, explorers, discoverers, and scientists are favored – people who can enter other dimensions, and see the future.

Shadow: People can lack self-awareness today, and can hurt others with extreme honesty. Remember, you can say almost anything to someone if you do it with love.

Quote for the Day: Almost nothing need be said when you have eyes. ~Tarjei Vesaas~

Tuesday, 21-June:

K’iche Mayan Day – 8 Tijax; Universal Day – 32/5: International Yoga Day.

Today is likely to be fast-paced day and, maybe, intense. The good thing is that it brings optimism, and is a very good day for solving problems and overcoming difficulties.

You may feel more energetic than normal. It enhances capability, and healing abilities. If you are facing any health challenges, this is a good day to see a doctor or healer.

Shadow: It’s a good day to be with friends, but resist an urge to take on problems that are not yours. Instead, let go of that stuff, and any other old baggage that you are still carrying.

Quote for the Day: Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence. ~Helen Keller~

Wednesday, 22-June:

K’iche Mayan Day – 9 Kawoq; Universal Day – 33/6:

Today is about finding your special place in the world, and feeling a sense of belonging.

This is one of the most powerful days of the year to focus on the well-being of your family. It is the best day to settle any family disputes or work out financial issues.

It is a day for awakeners, influencers, trendsetters, and original ideas.

Shadow: Today’s energy can bring misunderstanding and distrust. Deal with issues that are yours to solve, but resist any temptation to get involved where you don’t belong.

Quote for the Day: Home is a notion that only nations of the homeless fully appreciate and only the uprooted comprehend.” ~Wallace Stegner~

Thursday, 23-June:

K’iche Mayan Day – 10 Ajpu; Universal Day – 34/7:

Today’s energy brings renewed drive and personal determination, and the strength to overcome obstacles. It is the energy of the spiritual warrior. It can bring answers and give you greater certainty on both material and spiritual levels.

It favors musicians, dancers, writers and poets, singers, sculptors and wood carvers.

Shadow: You can attempt to accomplish too much today. Alternately, and more short-tempered than normal.

Quote for the Day: Someone once sent me a wonderful postcard. It said: ‘Knock hard. Life is Deaf.’ ~Arnold Wesker~

Friday, 24-June:

K’iche Mayan Day – 11 Imox; Universal Day – 35/8: St. John the Baptist Day.

Today’s energy opens a doorway for you. Your psyche is very active and receptive. Lots of information is coming in at unconscious levels. Tune in and pay attention!

You may feel added power and energy today, helping you to take action. Your ability to speak and work with others is strengthened.

You can use today’s energies to manifest greater abundance.

Shadow: Guard against a lack of focus. Be prepared for the unusual. Today activates anger issues and mental disorders. Watch out for unbalanced people on your path.

Quote for the Day: My friend … care for your psyche … know thyself, for once we know ourselves, we may learn how to care for ourselves ~Socrates~

Saturday, 25-June:

K’iche Mayan Day – 12 Iq; Universal Day – 36/9:

The Breath of Life moves through you, strengthening your Divine Nature and bringing an acceleration of consciousness. You may experience it like a spiritual rebirth or a feeling of grace.

There is a drive for wholeness that makes this a good day for group learning and shared visions. It is a day for building a foundation to support your dreams; a day for labors of love.

Shadow: You may feel dispirited by chronic problems and personal challenges. Inner fears can derail you. Think outside the box; the solution may lie in taking a prudent risk.

Quote for the Day: A rebirth out of spiritual adversity causes us to become new creatures. ~James E. Faust~

Sunday, 26-June:

K’iche Mayan Day – 13 Aqabal; Universal Day – 37/10:

Approach today’s activities as elements of a sacred ceremony that is bring you a new awakening. Notice the meaningful synchronicities that occur today as signs for you.

Something new is beginning that is helping you to take a step up in responsibility and service. You may find yourself on a quest for new knowledge and deeper meaning.

This is also a good day for romance, and can add spice to relationships.

Shadow: You can feel adrift today. Periods of silence may be important to help you stay balanced and positive. Today’s energy can affect the adrenal glands and kidneys.

Quote for the Day: This is love: to fly toward a secret sky, to cause a hundred veils to fall each moment. First to let go of life. Finally, to take a step without feet. ~Rumi~

Monday, 27-June:

K’iche Mayan Day – 1 Kat; Universal Day – 38/11:

Today is about putting ideas and inspiration into action, and living up to your true potential. Do something today to help someone.

Today’s energy supports embryonic, new projects and dealings with clients. It is a wonderful day to reach out to others, especially one-on-one and face-to-face.

Let go of outdated things today (technologies, attitudes, mindsets).

Shadow: Watch out for people that nag at you in an annoying way. Make sure you think things through today or else you can make blunders and things can go haywire.

Quote for the Day: Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumble bee, the small child, and the smiling faces. Smell the rain, and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest potential. ~Ashley Smith~

Tuesday, 28-June:

K’iche Mayan Day – 2 Kan; Universal Day – 39/12:

Today’s energy acts like a gateway that opens a clear channel for illumination, bringing in original thoughts and a feeling of wakefulness. How wonderful!

It is a good day for action. Taking sensible risks today bring rewards. Do your best to stay grounded, composed and alert, even if events around you become unsettled.

Women and women’s issues are in the spotlight today.

Shadow: Today’s energy deals, in part, with your ability to digest and integrate events. Squabbles may erupt suddenly. There can also be issues with the stomach and intestines.

Quote for the Day: Well-behaved women seldom make history. ~Laurel Thatcher Ulrich~

Wednesday, 29-June:

K’iche Mayan Day – 3 Keme; Universal Day – 40/4: St. Peters Day. Mars goes Direct in Scorpio, 7:38P EDT.

As Mars goes direct in Scorpio, plans will move forward more easily. It releases creative energy and ushers in a time of decisive action. It is time to act on what’s true for you at deep, core levels.

It is a good day to get organized, make decisions, and put plans in place for changes you want to make in the next days and weeks. Effort today can yield great rewards.

Shadow: This can be day of troubles. You can feel lost, isolated and unloved, and a bit like you’ve been pushed over a cliff and are in freefall, hurdling toward the ground.

Issues with the lungs are highlighted today.

Quote for the Day: Millionaires don’t use astrology [or numerology], billionaires do. ~J.P. Morgan~

Thursday, 30-June:

K’iche Mayan Day – 4 Kej; Universal Day – 41/5:

Today is about balance, flow and sure-footed forward movement. You may feel like something dormant inside of you is now wonderfully coming back to life.

Today’s pace may be fast and intense, and today’s energy does not like boundaries and constraints. It’s a good day to let go of control, and practice the art of “doing” by “non-doing.”

Shadow: You may need lots of freedom today, lots of space in which to operate. So, you can feel restless and antsy if you don’t have it. Break free of normal routines. It will help.

Quote for the Day: The doors we open and close each day decide the lives we live. ~Flora Wittemore~

Copyright © May 2016 – John B. Pehrson

Daily Readings & Quotes for May 2016

Eagle Dancer

Sunday, 1-May:

K’iche Mayan Day – 9 Kej; Universal Day – 35/8: May Day. Orthodox Easter.

Today brings the potential for new things. It can fill you with power and energy. Use it to move forward with tasks; achieve desired goals; tick items off that “to do” list.

Your psyche is tuned into the larger consciousness, and you may be receiving lots of information on an unconscious level. Balance comes through movement.

This is a good day to be in nature. It is one of the best days to find harmony with the elements.

Shadow: Be prepared for the unusual. You can feel unfocused, or unable to keep thoughts from coming out of your mouth unfiltered. Anger issues may surface. Be careful to respect others’ personal space.

Quote for the Day: Give me a lever long enough, and a fulcrum strong enough, and single-handedly I will move the world. ~Archimedes~

Monday, 2-May:

K’iche Mayan Day – 10 Qanil; Universal Day – 36/9:

This is a day when your destiny is in the driver’s seat. You may continue the illusion of being in control, but it is a good day to loosen up on the reins and let your destiny pull you forward.

This is a day for dreamers – believers in big dreams and shared visions.

Whatever you do today out of love, compassion or gratitude ripples forward through time to bring success and greater abundance.

Shadow: This is one of those days when you harvest the fruits of past deeds – and misdeeds. If you find yourself caught up in some sort of drama, consider that it may be of your own making. Make a gratitude list. It will help.

Quote for the Day: There are no wrong turnings. Only paths we had not known we were meant to walk. ~Guy Gavriel Kay~

Tuesday, 3-May:

K’iche Mayan Day – 11 Toj; Universal Day – 37/10: St. James / St. Philip Day.

You may sense that something is coming to fullness or completion, and it is time for something else to begin. One phase of life may be ending. You may be about to embark on a new adventure. It can be a good day for romance.

This day is not to be taken lightly. It may be time for you to take a step upward on the spiral of life in terms of love, responsibility and service. If so, this is an ideal day to make a life change.

Shadow: It is a good day to deal with finances. But, you can feel blocked and inhibited as if you just can’t get out of your own way. You can feel like you are adrift, and be easily misled.

Quote for the Day: Thankfulness is the beginning of gratitude. Gratitude is the completion of thankfulness. Thankfulness may consist merely of words. Gratitude is shown in acts. ~Henri Frederic Amiel~

Wednesday, 4-May:

K’iche Mayan Day – 12 Tzi; Universal Day – 38/11: Lailat al Miraj.

Today’s energy brings a wake-up call, and an invitation to live up to your true potential. Let your power flow from inner guidance and connect you with inspiration.

This is a good day for new projects and dealings with clients, and a good day to reach out to others. Spontaneity will help you ride the wave of high energy.

Shadow: Watch out for people and events that nag at you in an annoying way.

Quote for the Day: In recognizing the humanity of our fellow beings, we pay ourselves the highest tribute. ~Thurgood Marshall~

Thursday, 5-May:

K’iche Mayan Day – 13 Batz; Universal Day – 39/12: For the One Dance begins in Israel. Holocaust Remembrance Day. Cinco de Mayo. Ascension Day.

Today’s energy is symbolized by the cosmic Dancers, the creators of life and original wisdom. Its energy channels creative forces and divine power into your actions, bringing limitless potential.

Today opens the heart chakra so you can feel divine love moving through you. It can activate new directions and help with life changes. Indeed, today’s energy can spark a mass awakening!

Whatever it is you do today, you are either helping with or working against this awakening.

Shadow: This is a day of big dreams – but also of extremes. Today’s energy is explosive. It can bring trials and self-doubt. You can feel rebellious, resentful and fragile. Playfulness can help.

Quote for the Day: We are in the birthing process of a new dimension and an expanded awareness in consciousness. ~Jeanne White Eagle~

Friday, 6-May:

K’iche Mayan Day – 1 E; Universal Day – 40/4: New Moon in Taurus, 3:30P EDT. For the One Dance, Israel.

The Taurus New Moon is the start of a new cycle, and is a time of regeneration. This is a powerful day for expanded awareness, “seeing,” and healing. It is also a good day for communication.

Today’s energy increases ability – both creative and practical. You can get a lot accomplished today if you put your mind to it. But also take a little time to appreciate the beauty of Mother Earth.

Shadow: It’s a good day for negotiations or signing contracts. But, watch out that you don’t misjudge the situation. Make sure your brain is engaged before you put your mouth in gear.

Quote for the Day: Whatever you are, be a good one. ~Abraham Lincoln~

Saturday, 7-May:

K’iche Mayan Day – 2 Aj; Universal Day – 41/5: For the One Dance in Israel ends. Kentucky Derby.

Today, you may feel something inside of you coming to life that has been dormant – and this can be wonderful. Be gentle with yourself. Let things flow naturally without a need to control.

There is a collective aspect to today’s energy that is about building social bonds and working for the common good. Friends and family are important today – especially children.

Shadow: Today actually brings the triumph over every kind of negativity. That said, people can need a lot of extra understanding, and you may have to go out of your way to avoid bickering.

Quote for the Day: The light of unconditional love awakens the dormant seed potentials of the soul, helping them ripen, blossom and bear fruit, allowing us to bring forth the unique gifts that are ours to offer in this life. ~John Welwood~

Sunday, 8-May:

K’iche Mayan Day – 3 Ix; Universal Day – 42/6: Mother’s Day.

Tiger energy fills you with vitality and power, prompting you to let go, explore, make new discoveries, and push up against your perceived limitations.

Today’s focus is on relationships with people and things. Issues of home and hearth can take center stage. Ties with community are important, and you may feel it.

Shadow: The shadow energy can bring insecurity, self-doubt and tension – generally because of an attachment to outcomes. Balance comes from freeing yourself of expectations.

Quote for the Day: Follow your inner moonlight; don’t hide the madness. ~Allen Ginsberg~

Monday, 9-May:

K’iche Mayan Day – 4 Tzikin; Universal Day – 16: Month 6 Begins. Jupiter goes Direct in Virgo, 8:14A EDT.

Jupiter, the planet of good luck, goes direct today in the earthy sign of Virgo giving a boost to taking practical action. It’s a good day to begin some new and wonderful initiative.

Today’s energy is propulsive and creative. It brings new possibilities and new growth (oh, boy!). Follow your instincts, float on the wings of today’s butterfly energy, and let things flow naturally.

Shadow: If you attempt to over-control things today, you will know it because things will close down and become constricted. The best strategy is to relax and “allow” rather than to “push.”

Quote for the Day: The amount of good luck coming your way depends on your willingness to act. ~Barbara Sher~

Tuesday, 10-May:

K’iche Mayan Day –5 Ajmaq; Universal Day – 17:

Today’s energy connects you with unconditional love and the zero-point field, out of which comes all that is. This is a good day for forgiveness of self and others, and for reconciliation and healing.

It is a powerful day to be enterprising. Positive action is supported. Be fearless! Sometimes, all it takes is twenty seconds of courage.

Beauty is an important quality today. Artistic ability is given a boost.

Shadow: You can be undisciplined and feel more nervous than is normal. People can be argumentative and irresponsible. Watch out for jealousy, and avoid putting the blame on others.

Quote for the Day: The only thing I know that truly heals people is unconditional love. ~Elisabeth Kubler-Ross~

Wednesday, 11-May:

K’iche Mayan Day – 6 Noj; Universal Day – 18: Yom HaZikarom.

Wolf energy is active today. It brings knowledge and the ability to see your path. It is a good day to learn something new because the energy helps you to be studious.

It is a powerful day for conceptualizing new ideas, working on new initiatives, and planting seeds of hope for the future. You may be more curious and resourceful than normal.

Shadow: Coyote energy can have you chasing your tail that you have lit on fire by accident! You can feel fearful and mistrustful. Stubbornness and pride can make you inflexible.

Quote for the Day: Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever. ~Mahatma Gandhi~

Thursday, 12-May:

K’iche Mayan Day – 7 Tijax; Universal Day – 19: Yom HaAtzma’ut.

Today’s energy is the spiritual guide of medicine, making this a very powerful day for healing even grave illnesses, whether they be physical, psychological or emotional.

This is the day to resolve difficult problems. Don’t waste it. Use the energy to detox and purify, and regain balance in your life, if needed. This includes letting go of negative relationships.

Shadow: You can feel angry and have a difficult time controlling your temper. You can feel like breaking the rules. With some limits, that’s not always a bad thing.

Put a lid on any gossip you hear.

Quote for the Day: The words of kindness are more healing to a drooping heart than balm or honey. ~Sarah Fielding~

Friday, 13-May:

K’iche Mayan Day – 8 Kawoq; Universal Day – 20:

Today’s is about the family, the root of our strength and effectiveness in the world. The energy of the family ripples out into our daily meetings. It affects the community which, in turn, affects society, the planet, the planetary system, the galaxy and universe.

Pay attention to the health of your family today. It is important! If affects all there is across space and time.

Shadow: You can get involved where you do not belong; the price you pay can be getting blamed for something you didn’t do. Pay attention, be sensitive, and respect other people’s boundaries.

Quote for the Day: My family is my strength and my weakness. ~Aishwarya Rai Bachchan~

Saturday, 14-May:

K’iche Mayan Day – 9 Ajpu; Universal Day – 21:

Grandfather Sun is the energy for today, representing light and the clarity of day. Stretch out your energy to connect with the spirit of sunlight and allow it to illuminate you today.

This is a good day for receiving guidance and getting clarity. It is a powerful day to use your voice – in song or affirmation – to call to yourself what is needed and nourishing.

Shadow: Overall, this is a day of grace. But, you can feel apprehensive, afraid and shy. You may avoid responsibility and put off doing what most needs to get done. Be gentle with yourself.

Quote for the Day: There are darknesses in life and there are lights, and you are one of the lights, the light of all lights. ~Bram Stoker~

Sunday, 15-May:

K’iche Mayan Day – 10 Imox; Universal Day – 22: Pentecost.

Today’s energy activates the limbic system, allowing you to more easily get into a receptive mode to receive intuitive insights and inner guidance.

A grounded aspect to the day urges you to do something practical with the insights and guidance that is available to you. Take the next step to realize your vision, even if it is a baby step!

Shadow: This is a day for increasing internal powers, but it can easily lead to a loss of balance. You can feel unprepared, undecided and unguided. This can make you a little grumpy.

Quote for the Day: The future depends on what you do today. ~Mahatma Gandhi~

Monday, 16-May:

K’iche Mayan Day – 11 Iq; Universal Day – 23/5:

Today highlights creativity and coming up with new ideas. It will probably have a lighter feel to it than yesterday. Don’t be too attached to schedules and outcomes.

Today can bring a better balance, but it urges you not to hold too tightly to the reins. Let go, let your hair down, do something to play. Go be with friends. Be gentle with yourself.

Shadow: You are really not in control of events today, so give it up. The more you attempt to control outcomes, the more things will go sideways – and in unexpected ways! Be like the wind. Flow with life.

Quote for the Day: I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination. ~Jimmy Dean~

Tuesday, 17-May:

K’iche Mayan Day – 12 Aqabal; Universal Day – 24/6:

You can experience today’s energy like “dinking light,” and it can allow you to open up to connect with ancient wisdom. It is also about endings and beginnings.

Relationships are in the spotlight. Do something special for a loved one to nurture or renew your connection. It is a good day for communications, and a good day to interact with people or clients.

For you sensitive people, today’s energy can also bring out-of-body experiences.

Shadow: Today brings the courage to face problems, but it can also reveal the dark side of life. If this happens, find the lesson in it, and remember you are growing.

Quote for the Day: When you stop expecting people to be perfect, you can like them for who they are. ~Donald Miller~

Wednesday, 18-May:

K’iche Mayan Day – 13 Kat; Universal Day – 25/7:

There is an urge toward “oneness” today that makes this a day of good connections with people. It highlights ideas, strengthens the mind, and improves concentration.

It is a good day for planning and figuring out next steps. Your inner drive to achieve results may be quite strong. A need for control can bring trust issues to the surface.

Shadow: You can be impatient, and get irritated over things that you feel are stupid, out of integrity, or untrue. You can feel blocked or caught up in a web of dramas that you, yourself, have made.

Quote for the Day: Never give up. It’s like breathing – once you quit, your flame dies. … You can’t do that. You must continue taking in even the shallowest of breaths, continue putting forth even the smallest of efforts to sustain your dreams. Don’t ever, ever, ever give up.” ~Richelle E. Goodrich~

Thursday, 19-May:

K’iche Mayan Day – 1 Kan; Universal Day – 26/8:

Love, faith and power are in the spotlight. It is a day that supports competence and leadership in all its forms. Power flows comes from opening your heart and putting love into action.

Ancient wisdom infuses you with the ability to teach, mentor and influence others today. It is a powerful day for coaching, and for working with teams.

Shadow: You can experience inner and outer chaos. The good news is that today’s energy also bestows the power to move forward even in the face of adversity.

Quote for the Day: We accept the love we think we deserve. ~Stephen Chbosky~

Friday, 20-May:

K’iche Mayan Day – 2 Keme; Universal Day – 27/9: Sun enters Gemini, 10:36A EDT.

Today is a time of harvesting the fruits of your past efforts. So, there can be a feeling that you are coming to the end of one phase. Things once left behind may come back around. Issues that you felt were resolved may come back up for review.

Your ability to “feel” the energies around you may seem stronger, including feeling the unity and connectedness of existence – in your body.

Shadow: You can feel unfocused. People can make unreasonable demands of you. Watch out for people who would take advantage of your good nature.

Quote for the Day: You must give to get. You must sow the seed, before you can reap the harvest. ~Scott Reed~

Saturday, 21-May:

K’iche Mayan Day – 3 Kej; Universal Day – 28/10: Full Moon in Sagittarius, 5:15P EDT. Armed Forces Day (U.S.)

Today’s energies make this an ideal day to break through any life conditioning that holds you back. It illuminates visions and urges you to act. Move forward!

This is not a day to hold onto things too tightly. Take joy in new beginnings. Today brings a balance between seeking answers and creating abundance by doing something practical.

Shadow: Today brings the potential for new things and a buoyant zest for life. But, the shadow can make you feel like you’ve reached a low point. You can feel bored, or envious of others.

Quote for the Day: Looking back isn’t going to help you. Moving forward is the thing you have to do. ~McKayla Maroney~

Sunday, 22-May:

K’iche Mayan Day – 4 Qanil; Universal Day – 29/11: Mercury goes Direct, 9:20A EDT. Lailatul Barat. Trinity Sunday. International Biological Diversity Day.

This is a good day for planting seeds, building something new, or emerging in some way into a larger sense of Self. This is a day to connect with your inner “seer,” so that you can learn to soar!

It is a powerful day for taking practical action because most anything you start today will be blessed with success. This includes new ventures as well as new relationships.

Shadow: Don’t let the shadow tell you that you are not good enough, capable enough or unloved. If you are shy, today helps you to break out of your shell. This can be a good thing, but also scary.

Quote for the Day: Life finds its purpose and fulfillment in the expansion of happiness. ~Maharishi Mahesh Yogi~

Monday, 23-May:

K’iche Mayan Day – 5 Toj; Universal Day – 30/3: Victoria Day (Canada).

The focus for today is on gratitude and release. The gratitude part is about remembering to give thanks for your many blessings. The release part is about letting go of any negativity in your life.

Letting go, releasing, and clearing away debts leads to liberation from the past so you can move forward in power.

Shadow: Things come back around today, particularly in relationships. This can be good, or not so good depending on the energy that you have put out into the world.

Quote for the Day: I am not a saint, unless you think of a saint as a sinner who keeps on trying. ~Nelson Mandela~

Tuesday, 24-May:

K’iche Mayan Day – 6 Tzi; Universal Day – 31/4: National Brother Day (U.S.)

Today’s energy is about law, authority and justice. It reveals and supports the truth. This is the best day to take legal action, speak to authorities, and to ask for divine help in solving problems.

Today’s energy also activates your inner genius and the power of “seeing.” Try channeling your insights into practical action. Innovations can result.

You can more easily see next steps, making this a good planning day.

Shadow: Today may challenge you to create order in your life, or overcome obstacles. It can also bring fearfulness, fights and jealousy – and unanticipated surprises!

Quote for the Day: There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to the truth; not going all the way, and not starting. ~Buddha~

Wednesday, 25-May:

K’iche Mayan Day – 7 Batz; Universal Day – 32/5:

Batz is the archetypal energy that created Earth and Sky, and is the Creator of life and wisdom. It is about unity, and brings continuity with the past and a connection with the future.

Today is a good day to put things in order and do the planning required to begin a new project, venture or marriage. But, if possible, save the actual action phase until Mars goes direct on 29-June.

Shadow: Today highlights friendship. It is caring and also can be erotic. But, it can be a more emotional day than most. You can feel insecure, confused, and struggle to solve problems.

Quote for the Day: We all are so deeply interconnected. … Be kind and that will be reflected. The ripples of the kind heart are the highest blessings of the Universe. ~Amit Ray~

Thursday, 26-May:

K’iche Mayan Day – 8 E; Universal Day – 33/6: Corpus Christi. Lag B’Omer.

Today’s energy highlights and strengthens your personal destiny. Pay attention. Today’s events will give you important clues to your best next steps and help you move beyond limitations.

Today’s events may boost your confidence. It is a good day to be with people, enter into negotiations, be a facilitator, record information, or work for the common good.

Shadow: You can push too hard. This can create imbalance. Alternately, you might also feel a strong desire to avoid important issues that need to be dealt with.

Quote for the Day: Fate is like a strange, unpopular restaurant filled with odd little waiters who bring you things you never asked for and don’t always like. ~Lemony Snicket~

Friday, 27-May:

K’iche Mayan Day – 9 Aj; Universal Day – 34/7:

Today’s energy is about renewal and the fullness of life. It supports influence in social circles and the community, and can bring abundance.

Personal determination is strengthened today, helping you to achieve goals. But, don’t overdo it.

Divine grace rules the day and works behind the scenes on your behalf.

Shadow: People and relationships may need compassion today. Yet, today’s energy can make you more aggressive than normal. Back off the gas a bit. Practice patience.

Quote for the Day: You pray in your distress and in your need, would that you might also pray in the fullness of your joy and in your days of abundance. ~Khalil Gibran~

Saturday, 28-May:

K’iche Mayan Day – 10 Ix; Universal Day – 35/8:

This is a day of strong natural forces, and the kind of feminine power that flows from the Earth Mother. It strengthens life force and intelligence, and supports the development of higher abilities.

This can be a very active day when you will feel alive and very much “on purpose.” It highlights competence and achievement, and favors leaders, guides, negotiators and entrepreneurs.

Shadow: It can be a day of upheaval, ordeals and conflict. Take care to avoid situations that are upsetting and people who are overbearing and difficult

Quote for the Day: Mother Nature is our teacher—reconnecting us with Spirit, waking us up and liberating our hearts. ~Sylvia Dolson~

Sunday, 29-May:

K’iche Mayan Day – 11 Tzikin; Universal Day – 36/9:

Today’s energy connects you with the web-of-life and puts you more in touch with your divine nature. Nurture your mind-body connection; it is the doorway to higher consciousness.

Psychic abilities are strengthened, but you won’t feel them unless you let go and allow the vital forces of your dreams to flow through you. If you are able to do this, you will defy gravity and fly!

Shadow: Today is about the flow of abundance into and through your life. But, inner fears can disempower you and block the flow. Let go of your inhibitions; let eagle energy help you soar!

Quote for the Day: The slower frequencies are dropping away to be replaced by the faster, higher, more refined frequencies that are part of the Energetic Evolution. ~Elaine Seiler~

Monday, 30-May:

K’iche Mayan Day – 12 Ajmaq; Universal Day – 37/10: Memorial Day.

New Beginnings and life changes are favored. It is a good day to bring something to completion or into full manifestation so that you can launch something new.

It is a day for creative minds and freethinkers. It supports seekers who search for meaning and understanding, cooperative teamwork, and also healers and healing touch.

Shadow: Forgiveness and reconciliation help you to clear the decks today so you can achieve desired goals and dreams. Watch that careless and irresponsible people don’t derail your plans.

Quote for the Day: If we don’t change, we don’t grow. If we don’t grow, we aren’t really living. ~Gail Sheehy~

Tuesday, 31-May:

K’iche Mayan Day – 13 Noj; Universal Day – 38/11: World No Tobacco Day.

Universal love and understanding give this day a limitless feel. Stretch out your mind and feeling nature, and you can link with the pure, indivisible energy of unity and the Buddhic Plane.

It is this energy that enlivens us to peer into the future, blaze new trails, and emancipate ourselves. Your actions today have the power to shape your future and influence collective outcomes.

Shadow: A good day to harmonize relationships & find clarity. Yet, it can also bring unpredictable change. You can feel excitable and anxious. Impulsive actions can cause poor decisions.

Quote for the Day: Who are you? Answer: you are who you are in this given moment. Label-less. Limitless. Remember that from this day forward. ~Connor Franta~

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