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.”

(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iI2fRPmEZ6A)

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

Month 13: November 22 – December 19

Path to New Beginning

Mystical Numerology uses a 13-month calendar that begins on December 20 each year. The resulting 13 months are almost uniformly 28-day months. On this calendar, Month 12 begins Sunday, October 25 and will last through Saturday, November 21.

The energy of this 28-day period is about: Choice Points, Realignments, Endings & Beginnings … Life, Expectations, Taking Practical Action, Building for the Future … Ancestors, Guardian Angels … Revelations & Sudden Awakening … Beingness & the Now Moment

This month favors: The Need to Agree, Joint Solutions & Middle Ground, Shared Goals and community … Catalysts for Change, Advisers, Expertise, Networkers … Grassroots Efforts, Volunteers & Giving Something Back.

Watch out for: Disorder, Aimlessness … Blind Spots & Mistakes … Wrongdoing & Corruption … Fanaticism, Hatefulness & Trauma.

Practical: This is a time of endings and beginnings. Like last month, it is a good time for change. And yet, the energy of this month makes change more volitional and less potentially explosive. It is about coming to a choice point. A personal change is necessary and inner work is generally needed to make a fundamental realignment.
The focus of this time is on breaking free from an old habit or routine, cleaning up anything that is out of balance, and finding personal renewal in the process. Moving forward involves leaving something of the past behind so you can step more fully into your power. There is a strong connection with ancestral spirits and guardian angels during this 28-day period. Don’t hesitate to ask for help!
The “13” energy is about getting into action to do something practical. You may feel the urge to use your energy, talent and experience to build something, to procreate, to bring forth something into the world. What this looks like will depend entirely upon you, but the point is that this period is a great time to move things forward.

Moving forward this month requires well-defined goals together with readiness, practical action, persistence, and an expectation of success. This combination brings accomplishment and produces prosperity. Try it out. Be bold and do whatever you do with self-assurance. The nice thing is that this month brings the energy of success and wealth. Whatever you do at this time may bring you added abundance!

This is a fortuitous time to find middle ground that leads to joint solutions and social harmony. This time favors facilitators, catalysts for change, networking, volunteers, and grassroots efforts.
An important aspect of this month’s energy is giving something of your energy (including money), time and talent back to the people in return for the blessings you have received. Doing so at this time, puts you in harmony with the energy of this period and satisfies a deep need to connect. It also helps to keep the fabric of society healthy, and brings many personal rewards – for it is in giving that we truly receive.

The Shadow Energy: This month can bring a feeling that you are aimless and do not have a clue about what direction to take. You can feel that your efforts are meaningless and likely to fail. Both of these are signs of being caught in the shadow energy of this month. This darker side can create disorder, blind spots, and mistakes (at least perceived ones). You can feel miserable, moody, pessimistic and not at all sociable. In fact, you can withdraw and feel quite insular. Add in a touch of scarcity – or the fear of it – that can happen during this period to spice up your life, and you’ve got the recipe for codependency, evasive behaviors, selfishness and even xenophobia (like turning away Syrian refugees). All of these are shadow energies for this 28-day period.

There is always a more active side, as well. These active shadow qualities include being over-dramatic, individualistic and willful, negative and ill-mannered. The negative side of the “13” period can also produce antagonistic, disobedient, confrontational, unjust or even treacherous behaviors. It is the energy of hatefulness, wrongdoing, human greed and fanaticism. Charlatans and corrupt people can cross your path. As a counterbalance, this is a good time to file lawsuits to seek justice!

Collectively, this is a time of sudden awakening that supports human morality, civil courage and the overthrow of tyrants and unjust systems. Yet, this never happens easily. As a result, the “13” period can be a time when social dilemmas take center stage. This can cause cultural upheaval, meltdowns and even revolutions.

All of the shadow aspects for the “13” have a common root: something is winding down and ending. The sun is setting on an old habit, routine, mindset, worldview or system. The sun is rising on something new. It is a new energy that is calling out for a shift or realignment or (re)awakening. The path back to the positive side is to stop holding on to the past so tightly and learn to let go more lightly. Wake up to the new possibilities and potentials.

“21” Universal Month

The “Universal Month” shows us another aspect of the energy for the month. It is calculated by adding the “13” month to the reduced year for 2015: 13 + 2+0+1+5 = 12 + 8 = 21.

During this month, you are more open to inner guidance and higher insights. You may, therefore, be more open than normal during this time. This means that you will also be affected by both inner and outer events more than is normal. This makes it a good time for personal renewal. As a part of this, it is a great time to review old structures and patterns in your life to see what fits and what doesn’t. It’s a period to integrate inner polarities and strive for wholeness.

This can also be a time of expansion and sometimes sudden changes. The “21” period puts you in touch with your soul’s purpose, and presents you with an opportunity to make a course correction. This month is a time to ratchet up your courage and make that leap of faith that will bring your inner and outer life into balance.
This period is also connected with money, and your ability to attract more of it. Here is the key. To have more money you must first let go of any fear of lack that you have – e.g., focusing on what you don’t have, including being afraid you don’t have enough. It is helpful to release an attachment to money in any kind of needy way because this simply reinforces the same fear. Next, realize that money is linked to the energy of play in the sense of letting go of worry, adopting a childlike innocence, and losing yourself in the moment. If you can find a sense of play in your vocation, then you’ve got a leg up on creating more money. The openness to play also opens the gateway to inner guidance. Childlike innocence allows you to follow the guidance. When you do, you make yourself magnetic to the money needed for you to achieve your soul’s purpose.

Following inner guidance means showing up and saying “yes” to that voice inside of you, or to the gut-level sense of knowing that you are supposed to do something – even when you don’t really want to do it. This also takes some courage and a little bit of audacity. This month’s energy, while expansive, is not for the faint of heart.
This is a good time to seek an accord with others. It is a good time to educate yourself and others, and create understanding for your position, beliefs or worldview. It is a time to inspire trust and confidence in others. The energy of this month helps people make good choices and cut through extraneous information to focus on the most important goals.

This can be a time that brings a sense of calm. It is a good time to beautify your house and your surroundings. It is a time to feel good about what you have accomplished, have a little fun and enjoy the good life. In doing so, you will also help others to do so.

Shadow: You will know if you are in the shadow energy of this period if you feel like you are blocked and unable to accomplish your goals, or that you are seriously constrained and have no choices available to you. Life can feel dull and lacking in freshness and originality.

Alternately, this can be a very exciting time but not in a good way. You may be confronted by those you consider enemies. People may speak or act with malice, be mean to you, or even gang up on you. You can feel under siege. The natural reaction is to be afraid. It may take great courage to stand your ground and defend your ideas and beliefs, or even your physical person.

Deceit and fraud are both “21” energies, so guard against those who would take advantage of you at this time. Be on the lookout for bogus deals, or ploys to take your money, or people who attempt to coax you into doing something you don’t feel good about. This can be a challenge since the energy of this time can make you feel a little shy, baffled or even flakey. Stay focused, if you can!

Copyright © November 2015, John B. Pehrson

Daily Readings for December 2015

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Tuesday, 1-December:

K’iche Mayan Day – 13 Tzikin; Universal Day – 31/4: World AIDS Day.

Today brings the expanded awareness and flow of high-flying eagle energy. It reminds us of what Edgar Cayce used to say: Spirit is the life; mind is the builder; the physical is the result.

Intuition and dreams combine with reason to produce practical results. Today’s energy bestows capability. Apply yourself. It is a good day for discipline, making decisions and commitments.

Shadow: The brighter you shine, the deeper the shadow – especially true for high-energy days like today. People can be aggressive, arrogant and stubborn. You can feel unsure, lost, unloved and rejected. You can misjudge things and make mistakes.

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

Wednesday, 2-December:

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

The underlying energy is upbeat and expansive. It urges you to be spontaneous, exercise your creative muscles and, as much as is appropriate, to let go of the limitations that no longer serve your highest good.

It is a great day to explore new potentials and possibilities, develop new ideas, go for a hike, or start a journey. Whatever else you do today, laugh – at least a little bit!

Shadow: Today’s energy can result in some chaos. You can feel more impulsive than normal, and have difficulty focusing on practical things. You can be overeager and too much in a hurry.

Quote for the Day: Real limitations can be reasonably challenged and expanded, but a hobbled mind is not going anywhere. ~Bryant McGill~

Thursday, 3-December:

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

Stretch out your feelings and get in touch with today’s energy. It can strengthen your life force and provide added dynamism. It can also boost your confidence and sense of daring.

This is a day to focus on your relationships with both people and things. Open your heart to receive the ancient wisdom and knowledge that is available to you, and use it to create greater balance.

Shadow: Today can bring imbalance, highlight negative or codependent relationships, and promote misunderstanding and mutual distrust. Say what’s on your mind, but say it with love. Extreme honesty today can hurt.

Quote for the Day: To maintain a powerful life force, forget yourself, forget about living and dying, and bring your full attention into this moment. ~H. E. Davey~

Friday, 4-December:

K’iche Mayan Day – 3 Tijax; Universal Day – 34/7:

This is a day of strong mental creativity. It is a favorable time for introspection, reflection and learning, a good time for nourishing the mind, and preparing for a more active day tomorrow.

Alternately, you can feel a strong sense of personal drive to accomplish tasks and achieve goals.

Today’s energy is helpful for healing and harmonizing any of the four bodies – mental, emotional, physical and spiritual. Athletes, spiritual guides, doctors and healers are favored.

Shadow: Your drive to achieve results can get you in trouble today. You can attempt to do too much. All work and no play makes you no fun at all. You can also be prone to accidents, so be aware.

Quote for the Day: One who will not accept solitude, stillness and quiet, recurring moments … is caught up in the wilderness of addictions; far removed from an original state of being and awareness. This is ‘dis-ease.’ ~T. F. Hodge~

Saturday, 5-December:

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

Today’s energy can make you feel alive and revitalized. It also brings successful outcomes and good fortune. It is a great day to get into action and focus on the practical, material aspects of life.

Collective effort is favored today, making this a great day for collaboration and teamwork. Today’s energy supports social encounters and any efforts to enhance the well-being of your family.

Shadow: This can be a day of inner and outer ordeals. People can be very stubborn today. Be careful not to get involved where you don’t belong. Conflicts can arise, and you can get blamed.

Quote for the Day: Seek not greater wealth, but simpler pleasure; not higher fortune, but deeper felicity. ~Mahatma Gandhi~

Sunday, 6-December:

K’iche Mayan Day – 5 Ajpu; Universal Day – 36/9: Hanukkah Begins.

Today’s energy brings clarity, connectedness and a drive for wholeness. It also helps you to be magnetic to the people and resources needed to achieve goals and make dreams a reality.

Use your voice today to call to yourself that which will nourish you. You can do this through the power of spontaneous songs and melodies, or through affirmations and prayers.

Musicians, dancers, poets, singers and sculptors are favored today.

Shadow: The shadow energy can bring neediness and a fear of lack. It can activate inner fears. You can feel disempowered and inadequate. Don’t get caught up in dramas. Gratitude can help.

Quote for the Day: Be whole in everything. Put all you are into the smallest thing you do. ~Fernando Pessoa~

Monday, 7-December:

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

Today’s energy strengthens your intuition, so pay attention to your inner guidance. You may receive an important message or insight or inner knowing.

This is a day for visionaries, wisdom carriers and healers.

This is also a good day to shift gears, to come to completion with one project, or phase of life and embark on another. This often means taking a risk, but that is part of the growth.

Shadow: Your inner guidance can be over-active today. You can feel overwhelmed and adrift, unable to make decisions. Movement and/or periods of silence will help you find your center again.

Quote for the Day: Out of clutter, find simplicity. ~Albert Einstein~

Tuesday, 8-December:

K’iche Mayan Day – 7 Iq; Universal Day – 38/11:

Wind energy connects the Heart of the Sky and the Heart of the Earth Mother today, and brings the promise of renewal. It is a good day to grow your spirit, and to develop the power of your mind.

Today brings a call to “wake-up,” so you can live up to your true potential. Its energy reinforces prayers and supports new projects. It also a good day for healing psychological problems.

Shadow: Watch out for annoying people and events. While spontaneity can be good, make sure you think important things through or else you can make blunders.

Quote for the Day: Your dreaming self seeks to tell you something your waking ears will not hear. ~Jacqueline Carey~

Wednesday, 9-December:

K’iche Mayan Day – 8 Aqabal; Universal Day – 39/12:

This is a good day to go in a new direction, or just make course corrections. Do your best to break your normal routine and do something differently, even if it is just a small change.

Today’s energy acts like a gateway that opens a channel for illumination, bringing original thoughts, innovation, and a feeling of wakefulness. It adds success to new beginnings.

Shadow: The energy is high today. It can be a day of squabbles. Don’t fixate on problems. Do your best to maintain your composure, and focus your attention on what you want in your life.

Quote for the Day: The human spirit lives on creativity and dies in conformity and routine. ~Vilayat Inayat Khan~

Thursday, 10-December:

K’iche Mayan Day – 9 Kat; Universal Day – 40/4: Human Rights Day.

This is the best day to ask for greater abundance and prosperity in your life. It is one of the best days to unravel problems and seek solutions. It is also a wonderful day to heal romantic problems.

Efforts today can yield great rewards, especially in overcoming obstacles and limitations, eliminating negative energy and influences, and building a stronger foundation for the future.

Shadow: Be wary of getting caught up in problems from which it is difficult to escape. If you do, you can feel lost, isolated and unloved. Forgiveness of self and others may be the key to your release.

Quote for the Day: You need to spend time crawling alone through shadows to truly appreciate what it is to stand in the sun. ~Shaun Hick~

Friday, 11-December:

K’iche Mayan Day – 10 Kan; Universal Day – 41/5: New Moon in Sagittarius, 5:30A EST.

This is an active day, a day for forward movement. Be adventurous! And be adaptable. Do something to expand your horizons, push back the boundaries, and develop your inner fire.

It is a good day to break free of past constraints and stories. It can be a good day for reconciliation between couples. Something that you have lost or forgotten may come back to you today.

Shadow: The shadow energy can bring gridlock and get you stuck. It can be difficult to overcome inertia and get started. You can find yourself feeling grumpy and unhappy. Romance can suffer.

Quote for the Day: Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming “Wow! What a Ride! ~Hunter S. Thompson~

Saturday, 12-December:

K’iche Mayan Day – 11 Keme; Universal Day – 42/6:

Today brings a focus on your relationships with people and things. It urges you to open yourself up to inner wisdom, and use it to create balance in your home, your relationships and activities.

Today brings the innocence and flexibility of beginner’s mind that can result in original ideas and new discoveries. Call for help from your ancestors today, and draw upon the wisdom of elders.

Shadow: A clearing of obstacles can take place today. But, the shadow can create insecurity, self-doubt and tension. Balance comes through freeing yourself of expectations.

Quote for the Day: Here’s a nice image for a life in balance: You’re juggling these four balls that you’ve named work, family, friends, spirit. Now, work is a rubber ball. If you drop it, it bounces back. The other balls they’re made of glass. ~James Patterson~

Sunday, 13-December:

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

Intuition feeds and energizes practical action, and helps to make this a productive day. Don’t be afraid to act on your inner guidance. Just keep showing up and saying “Yes!”

Movement ploughs the field of consciousness to plant seeds of new potential possibilities. So, move! It is an excellent day to be in nature, and one of the best days to find balance in your life.

Shadow: There is a powerful connection with the mass consciousness today. While this can be wonderful, it can also create a sense of being overloaded and overwhelmed on a cognitive level.

Quote for the Day: All the possibilities of your human destiny are asleep in your soul. You are here to realize and honor these possibilities. … Possibility is the secret heart of time.” ~John O’Donohue~

Monday, 14-December:

K’iche Mayan Day – 13 Qanil; Universal Day – 44/8: Hanukkah Ends.

Start something new today: a new project or venture, a new relationship, partnership, quest or journey. Whatever you begin today is blessed, and has the maximum opportunity for success!

You can step more fully into your power today. It is a good day to take action. It has the potential to bring happiness and even jubilation. That said, moving ahead may also entail letting go.

Shadow: Today’s energy is about love and power. Set good boundaries. The shadow can bring conflict, upheaval, deception, heartache, and a feeling that your efforts are being stifled.

Quote for the Day: Success is getting what you want, happiness is wanting what you get. ~W. P. Kinsella~

Tuesday, 15-December:

K’iche Mayan Day – 1 Toj Universal Day – 45/9:

It is a good day to take stock of what really excites you and make this your foundation for the future. Make the connection between your personal dreams/visions and your work more concrete.

It is a good day to expand your horizons, but allow your destiny to pull you forward today instead of being pushed by your ego-mind. It is also an important day to give gratitude for your blessings.

Shadow: Working against you today may be feelings of futility, inhibitions, tears, or feeling “driven” out of fear of failure to do something – like making money, dealing with a relationship, and so on.

Quote for the Day: I address you all … for who you truly are: wizards, mermaids, travelers, adventurers, and magicians. You are the true dreamers. ~Brian Selznick~

Wednesday, 16-December:

K’iche Mayan Day – 2 Tzi; Universal Day – 46/10:

Today’s energy is about wisdom and mastery, and the ability to understand things at a deep level. Work with new ideas today to make them practical. Coordinate plans and activities with others.

This can be a day for looking inward, being “centered” and self-confident while also being able to connect with family and friends on an empathic, emotional level.

Shadow: You can get bogged down in problems. Do your best not to get stuck in worry. The energy can make people melodramatic, and cause you to be over-reactive.

Quote for the Day: Though you can love what you do not master, you cannot master what you do not love. ~Mokokoma Mokhonoana~

Thursday, 17-December:

K’iche Mayan Day – 3 Batz; Universal Day – 47/11:

Pure energy runs through the thread of life connecting the Now Moment with both past and future. This energy favors seers, healers, trailblazers, entrepreneurs, change agents and reformers.

This is the day to make plans, put things in order, or start a new project or job. It is also a good day to solve family problems, and harmonize relationships in a partnership or marriage.

Shadow: It is a good day to connect one-on-one with others. Just be aware that people can be excitable. It can be a day of unpredictable change that can leave you feeling inadequate.

Quote for the Day: The cosmos is within us. We are made of star-stuff. We are a way for the universe to know itself. ~Carl Sagan~

Friday, 18-December:

K’iche Mayan Day – 4 E; Universal Day – 48/12:

Powerful creative forces are pulling you forward today. It is a day of inspiration and awakening; a day for big dreams, innovation, adaptability and new directions. Take a risk today. Just go for it!

Today brings the power and energy for the start of something new – a new job, a trip or adventure. It can help you magnetize or manifest material well-being. It also supports playfulness!

Shadow: This is a day of extremes. Big shifts are possible. Some people go into fear and need to hang onto the status quo, so this energy can activate a need for control – and manipulation.

Quote for the Day: We have to continually be jumping off cliffs and developing our wings on the way down. ~Kurt Vonnegut~

Saturday, 19-December:

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

You may feel like you are flying since today’s energy brings unlimited potential and a connection with All-That-Is. Set aside your ego-mind to allow something larger to move through you.

Today is about caring and compassion for others. In serving others, you may ascend to a higher level, spiritually. Give something back for blessings received, but don’t give yourself away.

Shadow: As high as this energy allows you to fly, it can also cause you to feel aimless, decentered and off-balance – which can look like commotion and disorder.

Quote for the Day: The key to abundance is meeting limited circumstances with unlimited thoughts. ~Marianne Williamson~

Sunday, 20-December:

K’iche Mayan Day – 6 Ix; Universal Day – 11: Month 1, 2016 Begins.

Today’s energy brings astuteness, daring, intelligence and strong natural forces. Ask for greater abundance, and then focus both your intention and attention to manifest your needs and desires.

Today’s energy is feminine and powerful. It is a day to give thanks for your home, establish relationships based on clarity, and to acknowledge the work of women.

Shadow: Today’s energy can cause some people to seek to be the center of attention. It can make people presumptuous, quick-tempered, proud and arrogant. Remember, words can hurt!

Quote for the Day: Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition. ~Timothy Leary~

Monday, 21-December:

K’iche Mayan Day – 7 Tzikin; Universal Day – 12: Sun Enters Capricorn, 11:47P EST.

This is a good day to be with family and friends, and a lucky day for love relationships. It is best to allow things to flow naturally today without a need to control the outcomes.

The energy today is kind, communicative, and cheerful. You may find it easier to express yourself today, and may feel more playful than normal.

Shadow: Today’s shadow can cause people to be temperamental, stubborn, and prone to exaggerations – and a little forgetful.

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

Tuesday, 22-December:

K’iche Mayan Day – 8 Ajmaq; Universal Day – 13: Winter Solstice (Northern Hemisphere).

This day is about forgiveness – forgiving others for their mistakes, and forgiving yourself for yours. It is a day to remember that if we forgive ourselves, the Creator will too.

It is a good day to reconcile with others. It is also a good day to cure all types of illnesses, defend the less fortunate, seek justice, and achieve harmony with Mother Earth.

Shadow: Avoid the temptation to catastrophize and see the whole world in desperation; and don’t play the blame game today. You can feel more moody than normal, and a bit fragile.

Quote for the Day: Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies. ~Nelson Mandela~

Wednesday, 23-December:

K’iche Mayan Day – 9 Noj; Universal Day – 14: Mawlid Un Nabi.

This is a very good day for nourishing your mind, and to ask that your inner knowing brings added clarity. Ask yourself questions today, and then listen to your inner guidance for answers.

It is a good day to ask for body signs, and to harmonize relationships. It is an especially good day to turn knowledge and experience into wisdom.

Shadow: You can feel needy and a bit slow-witted today. Disharmony may arise, including marital discord. You may need to withdraw and take some private time to find your center again.

Quote for the Day: Intuition is more than the accumulation of old information in an instantaneous brain blast. It’s the gut feeling, the hunch, or “knowing” that defies experience or understanding. ~Jonathan H. Ellerby~

Thursday, 24-December:

K’iche Mayan Day – 10 Tijax; Universal Day – 15: Christmas Eve.

This is a day of turning points, a malleable space for second chances, and for reviewing old decisions and conclusions. Let the past be in the past, and let go of things that hold you back.

In this energy of turning points, reality is pliable and easier to change. It makes today an optimum time for healing, eliminating grudges, resentments and negativity from your life.

Shadow: This can be a day of social pressure. You can feel apprehension, and be filled with anxiety. Unresolved issues can arise. Life may be telling you to reconsider old decisions, and make new choices.

Quote for the Day: From a certain point onward there is no longer any turning back. That is the point that must be reached. ~Seneca~

Friday, 25-December:

K’iche Mayan Day – 11 Kawoq; Universal Day – 16: Christmas. Full Moon in Cancer, 6:12A EST.

Peace on Earth; goodwill to all men and women. This is the promise of the day. It is the best day to attend to the well-being of the family, including the settling of any family disputes.

Today brings a time of new possibilities, new frontiers and the potential for fundamental change. It is a good day to work with the power of your mind to attract greater abundance for the coming year.

Shadow: Today’s energy brings a direct link with ancestral wisdom. This can be wonderful. It can also can be overstimulating and destabilizing – akin to drinking from a cosmic fire hose.

Quote for the Day: Nothing that I can do will change the structure of the universe. But maybe, by raising my voice I can help the greatest of all causes – goodwill among men and peace on earth. ~Albert Einstein~

Saturday, 26-December:

K’iche Mayan Day – 12 Ajpu; Universal Day – 17: Boxing Day.

This is a day when clarity and balance come through movement. It favors doers. It is an excellent time to get into action, travel, be enterprising, and take practical steps to achieve desired goals.

Today also highlights the need for understanding. It promotes both togetherness and dialogue. It is a good time to bring people together to explore ideas and create a collective vision of the future.

Shadow: Today’s shadow energy can bring nervousness, arguments and rebelliousness. It can be a catalyst for opportunistic behaviors and controversial actions. Relationships can suffer.

Quote for the Day: There is no try. There is only do or do not. ~Yoda~

Sunday, 27-December:

K’iche Mayan Day – 13 Imox; Universal Day – 18: Feast Day of St. John.

This is a day of good beginnings that brings blessings and hope. It is likely to be an active day when you feel an urge to make something, explore new ideas, or chart a new path.

Your intuition is extra-sensitive today, so let it guide your actions. Keep saying “yes” to new opportunities. New possibilities may open up that broaden your horizons.

Shadow: You can be challenged to learn something new. Just when you want to take action, you may have to deal with little details. Watch out that sadness and fear don’t grab hold of you today.

Quote for the Day: They say a person needs just three things to be truly happy in this world: someone to love, something to do, and something to hope for. ~Tom Bodett~

Monday, 28-December:

K’iche Mayan Day – 1 Iq; Universal Day – 19:

Out with the old, and in with the new! This is one of those days that brings a sense of renewal, and the promise of new things. It is a good day to do some inner cleaning, and take out the trash.

Today can also help you remember the gifts you have to share. You might consider what you have to teach others, and how you will help make the world a better place in the coming year.

Shadow: Power and control issues can come bubbling to the surface today. Watch out for arguments, accusations, libelous statements, and people who would bully you.

Quote for the Day: Our talents are the gift that God gives to us. … What we make of our talents is our gift back to God. ~Leo Buscaglia~

Tuesday, 29-December:

K’iche Mayan Day – 2 Aqabal; Universal Day – 20:

Obstacles may be cleared away to give you a sense of greater balance today. It is a day of endings and beginnings. It is a good time to tie up loose ends and prepare for something new.

You may have a sense today that your actions are being guided by an unseen hand, or a team of unseen helpers. Pay attention to dreams and synchronicities that happen to give you inspiration.

Shadow: Obstacles to be cleared may be inner “stuff” that surfaces to be processed and released, so it may not be all fun and games. But, in the end, you will feel stronger and have more clarity.

Quote for the Day: Don’t let the perfect be the enemy of the good. Lower the bar. Actually spending ten minutes clearing off one shelf is better than fantasizing about spending a weekend cleaning out the basement. ~Gretchen Rubin~

Wednesday, 30-December:

K’iche Mayan Day – 3 Kat; Universal Day – 21:

The cougar represents today’s energy. It is expansive but not for the faint of heart. It opens you up for guidance and higher insights. Pay attention. Take some time to listen to your inner voice.

This is an excellent day to strive for wholeness and to integrate polarities. It is another good day to review old structures and patterns in your life to see what fits and what doesn’t.

This is a good day to make New Year’s resolutions.

Shadow: Today’s energy can bring expansion and, sometimes, sudden changes. This can be experienced as an emotional roller-coaster with highs and corresponding lows.

Quote for the Day: Smile, breathe and go slowly. ~Thich Nhat Hanh~

Thursday, 31-December:

K’iche Mayan Day – 4 Kan; Universal Day – 22:

Today brings balance combined with expanded possibilities. Your ideas can more than normal practical impact today, and you can work with greater effectiveness to achieve practical goals.

There is the potential to experience both a grounded connection with Mother Earth and a simultaneous openness to new inspiration. A good day for reconciliation between couples.

Shadow: Mistrust, divisiveness and separation are shadow aspects for today. This energy can highlight deficiencies, increase a sense of neediness, and cause you to be short-sighted.

Quote for the Day: If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way. ~Napoleon Hill~

Copyright © November 2015 – John B. Pehrson

Month 13: November 21 – December 19

Heart AwakeningMystical Numerology uses a 13-month calendar that begins on December 20 each year. The resulting 13 months are almost uniformly 28-day months. On this calendar, Month 13 begins November 21 lasts through December 19.

The energy of this 28-day period is about: Life, Community, Social Harmony, Civil Courage … The Will to Connect … Finding Middle Ground, The Need to Agree … Giving Back, Selfless Service … Hope, Planting Seeds, Ideas … Builders, Expertise, Readiness … Persistence, Being Goal-Oriented … Choice Points, Inner Work, Personal Change … Paradigm Shifts.

This month favors: Advisors, Experts and Facilitators … Joint Solutions … Networks, Grassroots Efforts, Volunteers … Catalysts for Change, Being Bold, Dynamism … People who are Builders … Success, Wealth.

Watch out for: Fear, Stubbornness … Confrontations, Meltdowns … Human Greed, Selfishness … Wrongdoing, Lawsuits … Codependent Relationships … Disorder, Cultural Upheaval, Power Struggles, Revolution … Fanaticism & Fear-Mongering.

Month 13

The “13” month is a time of endings and beginnings. It is about choice points, and is a good time for change. A personal change is necessary and inner work is generally needed to make a fundamental realignment – and you may feel this, especially in the opening days of this period.

The focus of this time is on breaking free from an old habit or routine, cleaning up anything that is out of balance, and finding personal renewal in the process. Moving forward involves leaving something of the past behind so you can step more fully into your power. There is a strong connection with ancestral spirits and guardian angels during this time. Don’t hesitate to ask for help!

The “13” energy is about getting into action to do something practical. It is the urge to use your energy, talent and experience to build something, to procreate, to bring forth something into the world. What this looks like will depend entirely upon you, but the point is that this period is a great time to move a project forward. The formula for achievement includes the following: well-defined goals combined with readiness, action, persistence, and an expectation of a successful outcome. Try it out. Be bold and do whatever you do with self-assurance. The nice thing is that “13” is the energy of success and wealth, so whatever you do at this time may bring you added abundance!

This is a fortuitous time to find middle ground that leads to joint solutions and social harmony. As an example, it is no surprise that an accord between Iran and six other nations including the U.S. was signed during this period to break a decades-long impasse. This time favors facilitators, catalysts for change, networking, volunteers, and grassroots efforts.

“13” is the power of caring and compassion for others that moves in a disciplined or practical way to serve the community. It is about giving something of your energy, time and talent back to the people in return for the blessings you have received. Doing so at this time, puts you in harmony with the energy of this period and satisfies a deep need to connect. It also helps to keep the fabric of society healthy, and brings many personal rewards – for it is in giving that we truly receive.

Downside: Feeling aimless like you don’t have a clue about what direction to take, or feeling that your efforts are meaningless and likely to fail – these are both signs of being caught in the shadow energy of this “13” month. This darker side can create disorder, blind spots, and mistakes (at least perceived ones). You can feel miserable, moody, pessimistic and not at all sociable. In fact, you can withdraw and feel quite insular. Add in a touch of scarcity – or the fear of it – that often happens during this period to spice up your life, and you’ve got the recipe for codependency, evasive behaviors, selfishness and even xenophobia – all of which are “13” shadow energies.

There is always a more active side, as well. These active shadow qualities include being over-dramatic, individualistic and willful, negative and ill-mannered. The negative side of the “13” period can also produce antagonistic, disobedient, confrontational, unjust or even treacherous behaviors. It is the energy of hatefulness, wrongdoing, human greed and fanaticism. Charlatans and corrupt people can cross your path. As a counterbalance, this is a good time to file lawsuits to seek justice!

Collectively, this is a time of sudden awakening that supports human morality, civil courage and the overthrow of tyrants and unjust systems. Yet, this never happens easily. As a result, the “13” period can be a time when social dilemmas take center stage. This can cause cultural upheaval, meltdowns and even revolutions.

All of the shadow aspects for the “13” have a common root: something is winding down and ending. The sun is setting on an old habit, routine, mindset, worldview or system. The sun is rising on something new. It is a new energy that is calling out for a shift or realignment or (re)awakening. The path back to the positive side is to stop holding on to the past so tightly and learn to let go more lightly. Wake up to the new possibilities and potentials.

One of the secrets to accelerating this inner shift is to gain some perspective by getting outside of yourself and your own problems or issues. Giving of your personal time, talent and effort to help your community in some way restores balance and can return you to the positive side of the “13” cycle or period.

Mayan Connection: “13” is called “Aqabal” (Aq’ab’al), the dawn and the dusk. It is the time just before the sun has risen when the sky is red with the first rays of the sun – the aurora. It is also dusk and sunset, the last rays of the sun. It represents light and dark, two sides of the same coin, two opposing yet harmonious energies. It is the energy of polarity: beginnings and endings, starting new things and letting go of others, breaking through old barriers and limitations and cleaning up what’s out of balance, taking a break from the routine.

More generally, Aqabal represents the ongoing process of personal rejuvenation and renewal. It also signifies sons and daughters, and the life of children and their development. It also represents plants in their growing phase.

19 Universal Month

The “Universal Month” shows us another aspect of the energy for the month. It is calculated by adding the “13” month to the reduced year for 2012:

13 + 2+0+1+3 = 13 + 6 = 19.

When a “19” period month rolls around, life’s events conspire to help you to remember who you really are, and where your power really comes from. The “19” period presents opportunities to be in service to the larger community versus serving yourself, and to choose wholeness versus separation. It is in this time that you begin giving something back in gratitude for what you have received so that your cycle of personal growth will continue. This period can bring greater physical energy in support of others as you step into your own power in a way that serves the people.

“19” is the number of the “guru.” During this period, an emphasis is placed upon what you have to teach others. Alternately, it is a fortuitous time to find a spiritual teacher. It is also during this time that your life priorities come up for review, and it never hurts to have a little spiritual help to sort things out.

During “19” periods, it is really important say “thank you,” to your Higher Power for all the blessings you have received … and even ones that you will receive, or hope to receive. The teaching in this is that you can activate the positive aspects of this “19” energy by remembering that sincere gratitude and giving something back is important, and reaps qualities such as compassion, sensitivity, unity, transcendence. It also keeps abundance flowing into and through your life. Keeping a list of people, things and events that you are grateful for is a good discipline during this period.

The energy of a “19” period also makes this an optimum time to atone for any actions you have taken that may have been hurtful to others, or hurtful to Mother Earth. It is a time to release negativity and cut the cords that bind you to unhealthy patterns of behavior. It is the time to clear away financial and/or karmic debts so that the good things in life will naturally flow into your life. The K’iche Maya use this energy as a time of payment. They offer their heartfelt thanks to the Creator, and make offerings to the ceremonial fire.

Downside: Power and control issues often come to the surface during this period. Watch out for arguments, accusations, libelous statements, and people who would bully you. The energy of this time can spiral out of control and turn from anger to rage. Guard against a desire to disregard rules and disobey authority. You can feel like going rogue at this time, or you might encounter scoundrels and disreputable people on your path.

It is natural to feel a little uncertain during this period. Do your best not to let this make you feel like an idiot, or stop you from moving forward. If you have any phobias – exaggerated, illogical fears – they may surface. The good news is that this is a good time to confront them.

Copyright © November 2013, John B. Pehrson