Daily Energies for August 2017


Tuesday, 1-August:

K’iche Mayan Day – 11 Kat; Universal Day – 46/10: Tisha B’Av.

The active energy of creation ripples through the day. This is a day for pollinators who act to fertilize new growth. What new steps will you take today? What new thing will you start?

Today weaves the spiritual and practical together into one piece of work. It inclines you toward action. It also strengthens your practical nature and ability to set priorities.

The best way forward today is to surrender to your Higher Power and allow Destiny to pull you gently forward. Watch for signs and synchronicities. Remember to keep saying “YES.”

Shadow: The shadow can bring a tendency to be dissatisfied, but this is not always a bad thing since it keeps you moving forward and striving to better yourself.

But, it can also cause irritation, desperation, dispassion, and misdirection. It can leave you feeling despondent and entangled in problems that are difficult to resolve.

Quote for the Day: Who you are tomorrow begins with what you do today. ~Tim Fargo~

Wednesday, 2-August:

K’iche Mayan Day – 12 Kan; Universal Day – 20: Month 9 Begins.

Ancient wisdom permeates the day, and the connection with higher dimensions is stronger than normal. If you are in a quandary or at a crossroads, get quiet and ask for guidance.

Today’s energy bolsters confidence and enables you to meet issues head-on. Be audacious! Today helps you create stability for yourself and others – even in shifting circumstances.

You can more easily get practical and work with details today. Don’t take shortcuts; be thorough in what you do. But, stay open to the help that the Spirit of Life is providing you.

Shadow: Events are malleable. Sudden unexpected shifts are possible. This can cause you to doubt yourself or even feel a little bit helpless. If this happens, know that it will pass.

You might be tempted to avoid responsibilities today but the better strategy is to buckle on your courage and push forward against the uncertainties. You’ll feel better in the morning.

Quote for the Day: God himself [herself] helps those who dare. ~Ovid~

Thursday, 3-August:

K’iche Mayan Day – 13 Keme; Universal Day – 21:

You can see the big picture today. Step back and take a broad perspective of your life. What changes are needed? What are your next steps?

This is a day of guidance and grace. Ask for what you need. It is a day that favors light-bearers. How are you bringing your light to your family, friends, community and the world?

This is an excellent day to take a chance. If you could leap tall buildings with a single bound, what one or two things would you do first? This is the day to take the leap!

Shadow: Today’s energy is predominantly positive. But, you can feel apprehensive and even a little afraid. You can fool yourself into thinking that you have no viable choices.

You can be stuck in old habits. You can be abnormally peevish and quarrelsome Forewarned is forearmed. Draw appropriate personal boundaries.

Quote for the Day: Why do you dwell on things that don’t matter when there are so many things that do? ~Dennis Sharpe~

Friday, 4-August:

K’iche Mayan Day – 1 Kej; Universal Day – 22:

The truth is that we are all energetically interconnected in ways that frontier science are proving to be true but most people do not yet realize. We are also all equally special.

The energy of the today is about that equal specialness and interconnectedness. Those that work selflessly for the good of the whole should be honored – especially today.

Movement brings balance and strengthens your connection to infinite wisdom. Draw on that inner sense of “direct knowing” without knowing how you know to provide answers.

Shadow: Today’s energy allows you to climb and reach joyously for the stars, but the shadow can tip you off balance and cause you to tumble and fall. Move with care.

You can feel undecided, unguided and unprepared for what the day has it store. Don’t let this make you depressed. It is just part of today’s shadow energy. It will pass.

Quote for the Day: Life is a full circle, widening until it joins the circle motions of the infinite. ~Anais Nin~

Saturday, 5-August:

K’iche Mayan Day – 2 Qanil; Universal Day – 23/5:

Friends, family and community take center stage today. It is a day to nurture relationships and strengthen family ties and social bonds. It is also a good day for love relationships.

If you do work today, let it be for the good of community in support of common causes and shared visions.

You may feel a need for increased freedom. Stretch the boundaries; let go of at least some of the limitations. Allow the energy of creation to flow into and through your life.

Shadow: You can be more impulsive than normal, overeager and too much in a hurry. You may have difficulty focusing on practical things. Take care not to act recklessly.

There is a higher likelihood that people will break commitments today. This can include being unfaithful to partners, beliefs or traditional mindsets. … Seek a sustainable freedom.

Quote for the Day: 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, 6-August:

K’iche Mayan Day – 3 Toj; Universal Day – 24/6:

Your ability to connect with and influence others is stronger today. It is a day to communicate and share your talents, and to teach, counsel and mentor others. Look for teaching moments.

Practice gratitude for your blessings today. It will open your heart and clear a space to receive even more. This is also a day to make amends and bring/restore balance to your relationships.

This can be a day of mental stimulation, discovery and breakthrough. You may feel more capable, focused and able to start something new, or begin something again.

Shadow: Emotional ups and downs lie in the shadow. Negative or codependent relationships get activated and demand attention. You can lose focus, feel insecure and indecisive, and start putting off things that really need to get accomplished.

If this happens, make a list of all the things for which you are grateful. It will help you get centered and regain a positive attitude.

Quote for the Day: In learning you will teach, and in teaching you will learn. ~Phil Collins~

Monday, 7-August:

K’iche Mayan Day – 4 Tzi; Universal Day – 25/7: Full Moon in Aquarius, 2:11P EDT. Lunar Eclipse, 2:29P EDT.

The lunar eclipse brings a focus on relationships of all kinds. It pushes the reset button on your emotions and offers you the opportunity to clear away stored up emotional baggage.

It is time to take an objective look at your close relationships to see where your mutual needs and intentions are out of sync, and what is needed to restore balance and harmony.

On a collective level, this lunar eclipse will also be likely to focus even more attention on our leaders and reveal anything that is still hidden. Leaders beware: the time of secrets is over!

Shadow: You may feel aimless and off-balance today, and this can lead to commotion and disorder. You are also like to feel quite emotionally open. Set appropriate boundaries.

If you find yourself taking action just to be in motion, step back and take a breath. Think things through. Impulsive action will only lead to making mistakes.

Quote for the Day: Secrets, silent, stony sit in the dark palaces of both our hearts: secrets weary of their tyranny, tyrants willing to be dethroned. ~James Joyce~

Tuesday, 8-August:

K’iche Mayan Day – 5 Batz; Universal Day – 26/8:

Today’s energy is about time, wisdom and fresh starts. It brings continuity with the past and a connection with the future. It is a good day to put things in order and do some planning.

It is a good day for marriage, partnerships and collaboration. It promotes greater harmony, and is an excellent day to solve problems within the family or in your relationships.

Today is about interconnectivity. It helps strengthen community ties. Work in teams is favored, as are social encounters. Today, it is best to be in the moment. Let go and let God.

Shadow: You will know if you are caught in the shadow because it can bring chaos, upheaval and conflict – both inner and outer. People can be inflexible, irresponsible and arrogant.

You can feel weak and may struggle to solve your own issues. This can leave you feeling incapable and helpless. If this happens, back up a step, take a breath, and wait for tomorrow.

Quote for the Day: Your visions will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes. ~Carl Jung~

Wednesday, 9-August:

K’iche Mayan Day – 6 E; Universal Day – 27/9: World Indigenous Peoples Day.

Today’s energy represents creative action. It brings the strength, power and energy to begin a journey or trip, or for the start of a new job or project.

This is a day of Destiny. It represents the sacred way, the development of life, and your spiritual path. It reveals your personality, and also brings a focus on material matters.

People skills, and the ability to inspire confidence are strengthened. Facilitators are favored. It is a good day to attend to details, enter into negotiations and sign contracts.

Shadow: Any insecurities you have may be on display. Avoid a tendency to see the negative side of actions and events. Instead, do your best to find the silver lining.

People can be manipulative and untrustworthy today. Watch out for the narcissists, deceivers and liars. They may take advantage of you, or sow divisiveness to get what they want.

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

Thursday, 10-August:

K’iche Mayan Day – 7 Aj; Universal Day – 28/10:

Today is about rebirth. It brings a return to the essence and origin of who you are. It is a day of power that helps you emerge into something even more expansive and beautiful.

This is also a day that creates the possibility for greater abundance and social influence. Ideas and plans for increasing your personal abundance will have an optimum chance for success.

Focus on relationships and achieving fullness in life. Connect with others. Ask questions and seek answers, search for understanding and meaning. As much as you can, have some fun!

Shadow: Your mind can feel foggy today, as if you’ve hit a mental wall that you cannot seem to get over. This can cause anguish and worry.

Life can be changeable today. People can be insensitive, irrational and not very sensible.

Bone problems are highlighted.

Quote for the Day: Well, I must endure the presence of a few caterpillars if I wish to become acquainted with the butterflies. ~Antoine de Saint-Exupery~

Friday, 11-August:

K’iche Mayan Day – 8 Ix; Universal Day – 29/11:

Life force is strengthened today, as is your innate intuition, psychic sensitivity and curiosity. It is a day for inner learning and high magic that helps you to develop higher powers.

It is an excellent day to take some time apart in your private space to meditate, reconsider where you are in life, formulate a new strategy, if appropriate, and solve problems.

It can also be a good day for action. Yet, discrimination is necessary. Cultivate patience, wait upon the right moment, and then act with confidence in the desired outcome.

Shadow: Today’s energy is related to sensitivity. Avoid situations that are upsetting and people who are overbearing and difficult. Steer clear of ego-based power games.

Life may push you off the cliff so you can spread your eagle’s wings and fly. Be prepared for sudden shifts and unpredictable changes.

Quote for the Day: If you are able to see the interrelatedness of mind and body, sensitivity towards your body becomes much sharper. Therefore, maintaining good health also becomes easier. ~Lobsang Tenzin~

Saturday, 12-August:

K’iche Mayan Day – 9 Tzikin; Universal Day – 30/3: International Youth Day.

This is a day of expansion and growth. The energy wants to move and not be constrained by too many imposed limits. It can be a time of greater sociability, expression and creativity.

To make that happen, you will have to get up and get out of the house. Go be with friends and family. Let the day flow naturally without setting expectations. Let it be what it will be.

Indeed, power today comes from getting yourself and your ego out of the way to allow events and relationships to be in the natural, exuberant, bubbling flow of Life.

Shadow: It’s a good day to expand your horizons but the shadow can get you stuck in the dramas of daily life. The remedy is this: at least for today, don’t take things too seriously.

People can be quite stubborn and temperamental in their resistance to the energy that wants them to open up, take off their emotional armor, and embrace the energizing flow of life.

Quote for the Day: Knowledge is learning something every day. Wisdom is letting go of something every day. ~Unknown~

Sunday, 13-August:

K’iche Mayan Day – 10 Ajmaq; Universal Day – 31/4: Mercury goes Retrograde in Virgo.

Mercury starts its retrograde in Virgo where its energy is strong. Mercury is analytical and logical. It can lead you to be overly literal and have trouble reading between the lines.

If you are able to allow your right-brain to take a leading role, today can be surprisingly poetic. The downside to this may be that you might be more gullible than normal.

Introspection is favored. The issue of forgiveness of self and others is highlighted. The day also brings the courage to solve problems and fix things that have been broken for a while.

Shadow: Watch out for people who blame others for their own mistakes and shortcomings. You could find yourself in their crosshairs. Just step out of the way.

People can be more aggressive than normal. Avoid the temptation to get drawn into fights. Also, be aware that jealousy, rejection and feelings of possessiveness can surface today.

Quote for the Day: The more time we spend choosing to run the deep inner-peace circuitry of our right hemispheres, the more peace we will project into the world, and the more peaceful our planet will be. ~Jill Bolte Taylor~

Monday, 14-August:

K’iche Mayan Day – 11 Noj; Universal Day – 32/5:

It is important that you allow things to evolve, shift, change and flow naturally today without setting rigid expectations and goals. The energy is expansive. Let it take you on a ride.

Today’s energy strengthens mental flexibility. It can be a day of creativity that is especially good for seeing a broader perspective, working with new ideas, or learning something new.

It’s a good day to be with family and friends. It promotes balance, geniality and harmony. Take some time to kick back, relax and play. … Couples and soulmates are favored.

Shadow: You can feel more impulsive than normal, and have difficulty focusing on practical matters. You can be overeager and too much in a hurry. Slow down, take a breath, and relax.

You may also feel stuck and unable to free yourself from old habits. If you are in a tight financial situation, today can heighten a fear of lack, a fear of not having enough.

Quote for the Day: I want to caution you against the idea that balance has to be a routine that looks the same week in and week out. ~Keven Thoman~

Tuesday, 15-August:

K’iche Mayan Day – 12 Tijax; Universal Day – 33/6: Assumption of Mary. Indian Independence Day.

This can be a day of mental stimulation, discovery and breakthrough. You may feel more capable and focused. Your intuition can be strong and in sync with your inner instincts.

Today’s energy strengthens your life force and provides added dynamism, confidence, forcefulness and daring. Put on your love glasses today and see things though eyes of love.

This is the day of the record keepers. If you are not already keeping a journal of your ideas and experiences, today is a good time to start one. Save your uniqueness for posterity.

Shadow: Relationships are in the spotlight, and whatever is not in harmony or out of balance may require attention. You may have to let go of something or someone to move forward.

You can more easily become impatient with others today. You can lose focus, take shortcuts, break the rules, and put off things that are time-sensitive and need to get accomplished.

Quote for the Day: There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening, that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique. ~Martha Graham~

Wednesday, 16-August:

K’iche Mayan Day – 13 Kawoq; Universal Day – 34/7:

This is a favorable day for introspection, reflection and learning. Indeed, you may more easily receive novel insights and visions during periods of contemplation and meditation.

Today’s energy helps you see to see the next steps on your path, so it’s a good planning day. It can also infuse you with the personal determination you need to achieve desired goals.

Today is about gathering your inner resources and energy in preparation for moving ahead in a more powerful and focused way in the coming days.

Shadow: Obstacles today are likely to be from karmic residue. What is out of balance can be more easily seen, and it may give you a good smack. A good day to focus on family issues.

Things that are blocking your progress appear today to be dealt with. This can cause you to feel inadequate, inferior or very sad. You may feel like curling up into a ball. It will pass.

Quote for the Day: In order to understand the world, one has to turn away from it on occasion. ~Albert Camus~

Thursday, 17-August:

K’iche Mayan Day – 1 Ajpu; Universal Day – 35/8:

Today, you may feel more alive and energetic, and ready to step forward more fully into your power. It is a day that supports competence and ability in all of its forms.

Today supports beginnings. It is a good time to start new projects. It rewards independent thinking, a pioneering spirit, and leap-frog ideas that push back the boundaries for others.

This is also a good day for socializing, as well as strengthening community and close family connections. It brings the energy of happiness, optimism – and romance!

Shadow: This can be a day of inner and outer turbulence. Personal identity issues arise. You may find yourself worrying, judging yourself, and feeling that you are not up to the task.

Do your best to step out of the path of conflict. People may cross your path who are vane self-absorbed, inflexible, overbearing, and coercive. It can try your soul, and that’s the point.

Quote for the Day: The pioneering spirit is less about thinking up new ideas, as ridding ourselves of dogmas and habits that hold us captive in thinking. ~Bertrand Piccard~

Friday, 18-August:

K’iche Mayan Day – 2 Imox; Universal Day – 36/9:

An earthy, feminine energy holds you in the loving arms of the Earth Mother. Today is pregnant with new possibilities. It is a day to strengthen foundations or build new ones.

Both your heart and your intuition are more open and receptive today. You are simultaneously connected with the earth and with each strand of the web-of-life. Can you feel it?

This is a day of blooming and harvest, a good time bring some things to completion to make room for other things that are ready to start. A wonderful day to lend a hand in support.

Shadow: Intuitively, you are quite open which can be wonderful. It can also cause you to be disorganized, impractical and indecisive. Keep an open mind but don’t let your brains fall out.

Guard against being foolhardy and misguided. Watch out for people who are brash, egoistic, dishonest, or who are tough and uncompromising. People can be irritable. Avoid arguments.

Quote for the Day: When we recognize the virtues, the talent, the beauty of Mother Earth, something is born in us, some kind of connection, love is born. ~Thich Nhat Hanh~

Saturday, 19-August:

K’iche Mayan Day – 3 Iq; Universal Day – 37/10: World Humanitarian Day. National Aviation Day (US).

This is the day to seek answers, to find deeper meaning and understanding, and to know the truth of things. Today can bring an awakening to deeper levels of the unseen unity of all.

This is a day that favors thinkers and rational analysis. But, it also supports organizing, setting a direction and taking practical steps to implement your plan. Collective knowledge is favored.

Wisdom is a product of today’s experiences. Whatever actions you take, stay flexible and teachable. Allow the breath of Spirit and the help of your ancestors guide your actions.

Shadow: Trust issues are in the spotlight. So is the truth. Remember, it is the truth that will set you free – but first it may make you miserable! Bet on the truth anyway.

The shadow can make you careless. Alternately, you may feel inhibited and unable to move forward. If this happens, get quiet, breathe, and listen. The answers are in the silence.

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

Sunday, 20-August:

K’iche Mayan Day – 4 Aqabal; Universal Day – 38/11:

Universal love and understanding are today’s foundational energies. This is a day for lovers, a day to look with eyes that see the beauty around you, a day to be happy.

Morning people and new beginnings are favored. What you begin today is blessed. Plant good seeds, cultivate them well, and be assured that they will manifest.

This is a day for seers, healers, teachers and change agents. It also supports taking action, reaching out to others, making connections, working toward and achieving common goals.

Shadow: You can have one foot in the past and the other one in the future today. While this can be a good thing, it can also cause you to forget that your power is in the “now moment.”

The day can bring unpredictable changes that cause discontinuity. Bad judgment may be on display. And, if you are prone to beat yourself up and feel like a loser, this is your day.

Quote for the Day: Lovers don’t finally meet somewhere. They’re in each other all along. ~Rumi~

Monday, 21-August:

K’iche Mayan Day – 5 Kat; Universal Day – 39/12: New Moon in Leo, Total Solar Eclipse at 2:29P EDT (6:29P UT).

A total solar eclipse moves across the USA today from west to east. Eclipses have long been known to change the political order. We’ll have to wait and see what happens with this one!

Today’s eclipse can spark a mass awakening that shifts the prevailing worldview. It supports big dreams and new directions. Big changes will likely spin out of this event over time.

The heart chakra is activated with today’s energy. Something new is being initiated. Stay aware. Perceptual reality is shifting. New innovations and inspiration are waiting in the wings.

Shadow: Today’s solar eclipse puts a spotlight on the problems that entrap us that are of our own making. But, it also bring us the power to unite people and do what we need to do to free ourselves from the trap.

Today’s energy can be explosive, and it can send energetic earthquakes rippling through both your individual life and the collective consciousness. Reality is shifting. Can you feel it?

Quote for the Day: The sense of endings as well as beginnings in the air is now so obvious in so many dimensions of our experience that a critical mass has been reached. ~Marianne Williamson~

Tuesday, 22-August:

K’iche Mayan Day – 6 Kan; Universal Day – 40/4: Sun enters Virgo, 6:19P EDT.

Today carries the same energy that created the universe. It is also present in your DNA and represents your inner fire. It feeds your physical strength and agility, and can bring healing.

This can be a very energetic and productive day. It increases intelligence and capability, and brings forward movement – even in the face of obstacles and adversity. Yippee!

You can use the energy of today to pursue justice for yourself and others. What you do today can promote peace and harmony in the family, and at the community and societal level.

Shadow: This is a high-energy day, and you can feel on edge. There may be a tendency to be distrustful and critical. You can feel needy and worried about money and material matters.

As a result, you may attempt to over-control whatever and whomever is in your sphere of influence. It’s best to relax, not be too aggressive, and allow the day to carry you forward.

Quote for the Day: Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine and at last you create what you will. ~George Bernard Shaw~

Wednesday, 23-August:

K’iche Mayan Day – 7 Keme; Universal Day – 41/5:

Owl energy presides over the day. She is a symbol of wisdom and the ancient knowledge of the ancestors. Owl is a feminine energy connected with the moon’s cycles of renewal.

Today connects you with your ancestral lineage, and with your invisible guardians and helpers. Communication with higher beings is easier today, as is access to dimensional gates.

Today’s energy brings an end to all things good and bad. It is, therefore, a good day to finish up projects. It is also a powerful healing day to cure even potentially fatal illnesses.

Shadow: You are going to need the freedom to step beyond your limitations today, and may more easily feel boxed-in. In fact, you may have to push through energetic blockages.

Events can be chaotic. People can be irresponsible, stubborn, lazy and unfaithful. Some dissent and mistrust are both possible, and this can lead to quarrels.

Quote for the Day: We did not choose to be the guardians of the gate, but there is no one else. ~Lyndon B. Johnson~

Thursday, 24-August:

K’iche Mayan Day – 8 Kej; Universal Day – 42/6: St. Bartholomew Feast Day.

On the Mayan spiritual calendar this is the day when the hierarchy of great elders, wise ones and visionaries gather to analyze the future. You may also see your next steps more easily.

Today clears a path to the future. It is about forward movement, and finding harmony and balance in your life. Its energy is beneficial to any work in the material and cultural worlds.

You are more likely to be confident and surefooted today, and can more easily influence both people and outcomes. Take advantage of this to make progress on desire goals.

Shadow: Be aware that you are powerful enough today that you can harm others with your thoughts. So, monitor your thoughts and keep them in check.

People can be oversensitive and lack patience. You can feel insecure and have difficulty making decisions. Misunderstandings can lead to mistrust.

Quote for the Day: The secret of your future is hidden in your daily routine. ~Mike Murdock~

Friday, 25-August:

K’iche Mayan Day – 9 Qanil; Universal Day – 43/7:

This is a day for preparing the ground and planting the seeds of future success and abundance. Anything you begin today – or begin again – has a greater chance for success.

So, here’s the question: What seeds will you choose to cultivate? What one or two things will you focus on today that will create abundance for you in the coming months?

This is a day to cultivate and nurture relationships, especially with children. It is a great day to begin any sort of love or business relationship.

Shadow: Every energy has two sides. Today’s shadow side can bring super-sensitivity, weak energy and difficulties in communication. People can be unreasonable and short-tempered.

Venus, Goddess of love, represents today’s positive energy and strengthens love relationships. The shadow can bring faithlessness, unhappy relationships and broken hearts.

Quote for the Day: Seeds of great discoveries are constantly floating around us, but they only take root in minds well prepared to receive them. ~Joseph Henry~

Saturday, 26-August:

K’iche Mayan Day – 10 Toj; Universal Day – 44/8: Venus enters Leo.

Venus enters Leo, strengthening the need for self-expression. The energy is warm-hearted, romantic and fun-loving. Take the spotlight and share your accomplishments and stories.

This is a day of considerable power, but the key that unlocks today’s potential is gratitude. Gratitude for your current blessings creates the space for more to be added.

This is a good day to collaborate with others. Group work, interconnectivity, teams, community ties and social encounters are all favored.

Shadow: Days of great power can be productive, but they can also stir the pot and create upheaval. Frequently, the purpose of this is to cause you to shift in some way.

So, if turbulence, conflicts or ordeals find their way onto your path today, look for the underlying lesson. Do you need to change something in your life, or let go of something?

Quote for the Day: Follow your inner moonlight; don’t hide the madness. ~Allen Ginsberg~

Sunday, 27-August:

K’iche Mayan Day – 11 Tzi; Universal Day – 45/9:

This is a day of Destiny. So, instead of pushing too hard, take a breath. Stretch out your senses, connect with your personal destiny and allow it to gently pull you forward.

Today’s energy strengthens the powers of cognition. It is a good day to take stock of what really excites you and channel that into building a stronger foundation for the future.

What message or story do you have to share with others? This is the day to share it. You may want to also consider writing it down for future publication.

Shadow: Working against you today may be feelings of futility, inhibitions, tears, or feeling “driven” out of fear of failure to do something. Relax into your destiny and let it pull you.

Consider making this a mental and emotional health day. This is an excellent day to sit in meditation. Getting a massage today will more easily clear traumas stored in the muscles.

Quote for the Day: There are no wrong turnings. Only paths we had not known we were meant to walk. ~Guy Gavriel Kay~

Monday, 28-August:

K’iche Mayan Day – 12 Batz; Universal Day – 46/10:

It is a day of endings and beginnings. Time to finish up some things and start others. Something you’ve been working on may now be fully-fledged and able to fly on its own.

This can be a prosperous and stimulating day during which you can draw to yourself the people and resources you need to achieve goals or move a vision forward.

Your heart is likely to be more open today. Deeper emotions are felt, and you are (even) more empathic than normal. It is a wonderful day to socialize and create some romance!

Shadow: Life may be asking you to change, shift directions or make a course correction. Longer term this will be positive, but change is generally stressful – even if it is good stress.

You can struggle to solve your own problems, and suffer emotionally as a result. Don’t get caught up in the web of worry, and the melodramas that may be swirling around you.

Quote for the Day: When we are motivated by goals that have deep meaning, by dreams that need completion, by pure love that needs expressing, then we truly live. ~Greg Anderson~

Tuesday, 29-August:

K’iche Mayan Day – 13 E; Universal Day – 47/11: Day Against Nuclear Tests.

This is a high-energy day. You will be receiving lots of help from the unseen realm of Spirit. Do your best to be open to receive new inspiration and guidance.

This is likely to be a fast-paced day that can pull you forward into your power despite all of your efforts to dig in your heels and resist.

Today’s energy can bolster your confidence and make you better able to shape the events around you. It is practical in nature and drives you to be thorough in what you do.

Shadow: This can be a cheerful day full of affectionate and kindhearted people. But, it can also cause you to be excitable, impulsive and changeable.

Don’t let the energy make you frantic, insecure and fearful. If you focus on the negative side of people, actions and events, it can lead to melancholy and sadness.

Quote for the Day: The first peace, which is the most important, is that which comes within the souls of people when they realize their relationship, their oneness with the universe and all its powers, and when they realize at the center of the universe dwells the Great Spirit, and that the center is really everywhere, it is within each of us. ~Black Elk~

Wednesday, 30-August:

K’iche Mayan Day – 1 Aj; Universal Day – 21: Month 10 Begins. Hajj Begins.

For a second day in a row, the energy opens you up to receive guidance and higher insights. It is a good day for personal renewal. If possible, take private time to reenergize.

It is a good day to review old structures, relationships and patterns in your life to see what fits and what does not. It is a day to integrate inner polarities and strive for wholeness.

This is a day of expansion and sometimes sudden changes. You may find that you need extra stimulation today to keep from losing interest or getting bored.

Shadow: Being emotionally and spiritual open can be wonderful, but it also means that you may be affected more strongly by inner and outer events. This can be uncomfortable.

Today is expansive but not for the faint of heart. It can be one of those roller-coaster days with emotional highs and corresponding lows. Taking time to meditate and center can help.

Quote for the Day: The soul would have no rainbow, had the eyes no tears. ~John Vance Cheney~

Thursday, 31-August:

K’iche Mayan Day – 2 Ix; Universal Day – 22: Mercury enters Leo. Day of Arafah.

Today’s energy is very grounded, earthy and feminine – like the wild power of the jungle, the jaguar, and the protective spirits of the mountains, hills and plains.

This is a day that brings balance combined with expanded possibilities, especially on the practical level. The key to this potential is love, especially in service to higher goals.

You can work with greater effectiveness today to achieve practical goals. If you apply yourself, you can channel spiritual inspiration into grounded action to gain added success.

Shadow: Today’s energy can result in a loss of balance. Avoid situations that are upsetting and people who are difficult and overbearing. Don’t allow others “harsh your calm.”

You can feel unprepared, unguided and undecided today. People can be rigid, stingy and presumptuous, and want to be the center of attention. Love them anyway.

Quote for the Day: It is better to rise from life as from a banquet – neither thirsty nor drunken. ~Aristotle~

Copyright © July 2017 – John B. Pehrson

Daily Energies for July 2017

Turtle Mandala

Saturday, 1-July:

K’iche Mayan Day – 6 Aj; Universal Day – 43/7:

Venus, the Archetypal energy of love, beauty, sex, and fertility is a symbol for today’s energy. It brings harmony with others. Use it to nurture co-creative relationships and partners.

Today brings a continuous flow of energy from the Source of Life to assist you with your growth, individuation and renewal. Use it to achieve the fullness of life that you desire.

This is a day when your efforts bear fruit more easily. Remember to smile and give thanks for the destiny of each person that you meet. It will help – even if you have to fake it.

Shadow: Today’s energy strengthens personal determination and drive. This can be a good thing as long as you remain balanced, don’t push too hard, and are tolerant of others.

In general, people may need an extra dose of understanding. Relationship difficulties and marital problems may flare up with anger. Make sure you dial up your sensitivity.

Quote for the Day: You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams. ~Dr. Seuss~

Sunday, 2-July:

K’iche Mayan Day – 7 Ix; Universal Day – 44/8:

Earth is the Archetypal energy for today. This is a day to honor the sacred sites on Earth and their Guardians. Now here’s the secret: everywhere you walk is holy ground.

Favored attributes for today are patience, astuteness and action. Be willing to wait for the right time, discriminating enough to know when it has arrived, and willing to act when it does.

This is a day that brings love and good fortune, and paves the way for greater achievement. The key to unlock today’s potential lies in letting go and being in-the-moment.

Shadow: Avoid situations that are upsetting, and steer clear of people who are coercive, overbearing, inflexible or difficult. Use humor to de-escalate tensions and lighten the mood.

It can be a day of turbulence. You may have to face an ordeal of some sort. Do your best to keep inner doubts in check and worrying to a minimum. Tomorrow, the energy will shift.

Quote for the Day: Like a welcome summer rain, humor may suddenly cleanse and cool the earth, the air and you. ~Langston Hughes~

Monday, 3-July:

K’iche Mayan Day – 8 Tzikin; Universal Day – 45/9: St. Thomas Feast Day.

Eagle energy rules the day. Eagle is the intermediary between Earth and Sky, and brings prayers to the Source. This is the best day to say prayers for peace to prevail on the planet.

It is also a good day to say prayers or affirmations to attract a greater flow of abundance into your life, including greater success in your work, business or life, in general.

At a deeper level, this is a day to follow your dreams, and pay special attention to intuition and inner guidance. Success comes as you keep showing up and saying “Yes.”

Shadow: Today’s energy can cause people to be forgetful and more temperamental than normal. Other shadow qualities include laziness and underachievement.

People can be drama queens and prone to exaggeration. People can be irresponsible and let you down just when you are counting on them. Sigh. Let it go. It’s part of today’s shadow.

Quote for the Day: When in doubt, do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest. ~Mark Twain~

Tuesday, 4-July:

K’iche Mayan Day – 9 Ajmaq; Universal Day – 46/10: U.S. Independence Day.

This is a day to have dialogue, dig deep, find understanding and reconcile differences. It is a powerful day to cure all types of illnesses – physical, emotional and psychological.

You already know this, so this is just a gentle reminder: full healing often requires letting go of old hurts and resentments and forgiving others. The most difficult can be forgiving yourself.

If you can manage this, give yourself a hug. You are well along on the path to mastery.

Shadow: You can get stuck in worry and bogged down in problems. You may be inclined to see situations as worse than they really are. This may lead to fault-finding and blaming others.

Today’s energy bestows the ability to know and understand things more easily. Don’t let that let that cause you to be impatient with those who don’t get things as quickly as you do.

Quote for the Day: I can have peace of mind only when I forgive rather than judge. ~Gerald Jampolsky~

Wednesday, 5-July:

K’iche Mayan Day – 10 Noj; Universal Day – 19: Month 8 Begins. Venus enters Gemini.

As Venus enters Gemini, you may find that it sparks intellectual interests. You may also really enjoy connecting and communicating with people. Reach out and give someone a hug today.

Reflect on your blessings. No matter what your circumstances, there are some. This is a day to give something back for all that you have received.

Do something today to be of service to those you love, or the larger community. Make the world a better place. Add your unique talent and sparkle to the mix.

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

Beware. Today’s energy can spiral out of control and turn from anger to rage. You can feel like going rogue. Guard against a desire to disregard rules and disobey authority.

Quote for the Day: The unthankful heart discovers no mercies; but the thankful heart will find, in every hour, some heavenly blessings. ~Henry Ward Beecher~

Thursday, 6-July:

K’iche Mayan Day – 11 Tijax; Universal Day – 20: Mercury enters Leo.

You can experience today’s energy as expansive, and a time of personal power. You may be more aware that there is something guiding your actions – like unseen helpers.

Obstacles and doubts may be cleared away resulting in greater balance. It may be easier to express yourself and promote ideas today.

If anything is weighing you down or holding you back, this is an ideal day to let it go.

Shadow: If the shadow has grabbed hold of you, it will cause you to doubt yourself. Your forward progress may be blocked and you can have trouble finding your way.

The way out is through. Confront your inner fears. Tackle problems head-on. Remember, even though you have to do this alone, you don’t have to do it by yourself.

Quote for the Day: Trust yourself. … Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement. ~Golda Meir~

Friday, 7-July:

K’iche Mayan Day – 12 Kawoq; Universal Day – 21:

This can be a day of expansion and, sometimes, sudden shifts and changes. You can be more affected by both inner and outer events than is normal.

Today puts you more deeply touch with your soul’s purpose. Do you need to make a shift? Today presents you with an opportunity to make a course correction. Take advantage of it.

This is the best day to say prayers for the well-being of the family and community. This is an ideal day to settle family disputes or problems of a financial nature.

Shadow: Today can be exciting but not necessarily in a good way. People may be deceitful and can act or speak with malice. Don’t get involved where you don’t belong or in issues that are not your concern.

The shadow energy can cause you feel blocked and unable to accomplish your goals.

Quote for the Day: Birthing is never easy or without pain, be it a universe, a child, or a fresh start in life. Contraction precedes expansion. Darkness comes before dawn. Joy follows pain. This is the way of things. ~John Mark Green~

Saturday, 8-July:

K’iche Mayan Day – 13 Ajpu; Universal Day – 22:

Your reach should exceed your grasp today. Set heroic goals and take practical action. Today’s natural energy will help you overcome negativity and hurdle obstacles in your path.

Potential possibilities and rejuvenating change await you. Magnetize positive outcomes by using your voice to call to that which nourishes you – preferably in a spontaneous song.

This is a day that favors artists and any work done with your hands to beautify your living space and surroundings.

Shadow: Today can bring a loss of balance. Choose your words carefully. People won’t take well to being corrected. They may be distrustful, easily offended and quick to anger.

People can be short-sighted. Differences may seem unbridgeable today.

Quote for the Day: What the world needs now, more than ever before, are every day heroes who are ready, willing and able to make a difference. ~Greg Hickman~

Sunday, 9-July:

K’iche Mayan Day – 1 Imox; Universal Day – 23/5: Full Moon in Capricorn.

This can be a fun, creative day if you realize that circumstances are likely to be in flux, and you are willing to let things flow. Stay adaptable, be flexible, and surf the waves of energy.

Your intuition is in receptive mode, as if the very hairs on your head are like antennae to help receive insights. Dreams may be precognitive. Pay attention!

This is a good day for community engagement and working together in common cause to promote social change. Find something you are passionate about and take action today.

Shadow: With the Full Moon in Capricorn, domestic life, family and emotional connections may be in a tug-of-war with responsibilities, grounded practicality and a sense of duty.

Do your best to not take things personally, and keep the big picture in mind.

Quote for the Day: Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in a while, or the light won’t come in. ~Isaac Asimov~

Monday, 10-July:

K’iche Mayan Day – 2 Iq; Universal Day – 24/6:

Today brings a focus on relationships with both people and things. It is through relationship that we achieve a sense of belonging and know our place in the world.

This can be a day of mental stimulation, discovery and breakthrough. Hawk energy activates both your Life-force and your intuition. You can feel more energized and confident.

Allow the Breath of the Creator to blow through you today to bring balance, inner harmony and emotional wellness. Then, reach out to connect with friends and give someone a hug.

Shadow: Today’s energy can bring unexpected shifts. It can be a volatile day of imbalance and polarities. Negative or codependent relationships may need to be dealt with. Financial problems may arise.

Insecurities can get covered up with aggressive and impulsive behaviors. People can be erratic and unpredictable. Forgive them, if you can. Tomorrow’s energy brings a fresh start.

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~

Tuesday, 11-July:

K’iche Mayan Day – 3 Aqabal; Universal Day – 25/7: World Population Day.

Your mind may feel very strong today, as if all the synapses were lit up and firing together. This can enhance memory and make this a great day to learn new things.

The energy of the sacred feminine is the foundation for the day. It bestows a stronger connection with oneness and infinite potential possibilities.

Start a huge, crazy project! Anything you begin today is blessed with an increased prospect for success. Take advantage of this.

Shadow: You can feel driven today to accomplish tasks and goals. But “shoulder to the wheel and nose to the grindstone” is an uncomfortable way to work and has its limits.

Ease up on the gas. Take a break from routine. Do something different than normal. Dance naked around the house! This is sure to put a smile on your face, and is a cure for today’s shadow.

Quote for the Day: One of the main points about traveling is to develop in us a feeling of solidarity, of that oneness without which no better world is possible. ~Ella Maillart~

Wednesday, 12-July:

K’iche Mayan Day – 4 Kat; Universal Day – 26/8:

This is a day of love, faith and the power that comes from these qualities. If you started something new yesterday, today’s energy helps you to take the next step.

Today favors making connections and networking information and ideas. You can lay the foundation for future success and attract necessary resources (people, technology, money).

This is best spent as an active day. It rewards competence, independent thinking, a pioneering spirit, and leap-frog ideas that push the envelope.

Shadow: Today’s highs can feel really energizing. The lows can get you caught up in a web of turmoil and drama, and problems of your own making. Worrying, self-judgment and self-worth issues can be the result.

It sounds hokey and sentimental to say it, but the way out of the shadow and back into the light today is this: practice the transforming power of love for yourself and others.

Quote for the Day: All I have seen teaches me to trust the Creator for all I have not seen. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson~

Thursday, 13-July:

K’iche Mayan Day – 5 Kan; Universal Day – 27/9:

Today’s energy helps you create forward momentum and practical progress. Tap into your dreams and inspiration and use them to build something tangible and lasting.

This is not a day to be idle like a couch potato. Get up and get out. Exercise. Do something to activate your inner fire and increase your physical health, strength and well-being.

This is a day of Destiny. Things may come back around, old relationships and friends can resurface. Something you’ve lost or forgotten may be returned.

Shadow: This is a good day for reconciliation between couples and partners. But, the shadow energy can throw up all kinds of things that work against the connection with others.

People can be controlling, distrustful and overly-needed. This can feel like a smothering wet blanket thrown over good intentions that extinguishes the desire to help.

Quote for the Day: I don’t know where I am going but I remember where I came from. ~Zulu Proverb~

Friday, 14-July:

K’iche Mayan Day – 6 Keme; Universal Day – 28/10: Bastille Day (France).

This is a day of mastery. The energy is strongly connected with Higher Realms. It is the best day to call upon the wisdom of elders, ancestors and spirit guardians; a good day for ceremony.

This is a day for seekers after meaning. It brings deeper understanding and the promise of awakening to the experience of the unseen unity of the whole.

You can more easily see the big picture today. It is a day of outcomes, manifestation and new starts. Freethinkers, energizers, organizers and practical implementers are favored.

Shadow: Today’s energy strengthens empathy and sensitivity, making this a good day for romance. But, the dark side can bring overstimulation, worry, struggle and breakdown.

If this happens, remember that “breakdown” is often a path to “breakthrough.”

Quote for the Day: Talent is God-given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful. ~John Wooden~

Saturday, 15-July:

K’iche Mayan Day – 7 Kej; Universal Day – 29/11:

This is likely to be a fast-paced day of action and maybe a few delightful surprises.

Movement is important for maintaining balance. Movement plows the field of consciousness to plant the seeds of new ideas and reveal new potential possibilities.

Today is pregnant with new potential just waiting to manifest. It is a day for entrepreneurs and activists who blaze a new trail, push the boundaries, and chart a path for others to follow.

Shadow: People who are able to defend others are favored today. But paradoxically, they may have a hard time standing up for themselves.

If the shadow has caught hold of you, respect boundaries, avoid extremes, stay out of the line of fire – and be a moving target. Get into action and create some forward momentum.

Quote for the Day: Hope is the magic carpet that transports us from the present moment into the realm of infinite possibilities. ~H. Jackson Brown, Jr.~

Sunday, 16-July:

K’iche Mayan Day – 8 Qanil; Universal Day – 30/3: National Ice Cream Day (U.S.)

“8 Qanil” is a special day of blessings and giving thanks, especially for young children. In the K’iche Mayan tradition, it is the day of pregnant women, a day to revive sterile ground.

This is the day to ask Spirit for what you truly desire, whether in business, love or travel.

Today’s energy is about planting and germination. The deeds you do today will sprout and bear fruit for good or ill, for success or failure. Choose carefully!

Shadow: Today is Rabbit energy. As fertile as rabbit is, s/he is also timid, slow to trust and quick to run. Self-worth may be an issue. You can experience communication difficulties.

Be aware that anger, passive-aggressiveness and marital tension can be a part of today’s shadow. Sudden surprises can also throw you off-balance.

Quote for the Day: No one can reap the fruit before planting the trees. ~Luiz Inacio Lula da Slilva~

Monday, 17-July:

K’iche Mayan Day – 9 Toj; Universal Day – 31/4:

This is the day of the ceremonial fire, when the K’iche Maya make offerings of gratitude to spirit. Use this day to clear away debts, transmute negativity into love and, thereby, find liberation from the past.

You can use this day to clear away debts (financial, emotional or karmic), collect debts It is the best day to ask for a good job, a raise or improvement in your work conditions.

It is also a good day to honor relationships, make alliances, and give gifts of love and openheartedness.

Shadow: You can feel unsure, unloved and even rejected today. Feelings of possessiveness can cause jealousy. Don’t take the bait! This is the path to fearfulness and emotional stress.

It is easy to misjudge others, especially since today’s energy can make people susceptible to negativity. It can cause people to be aggressive and unstable.

Quote for the Day: Heat cannot be separated from fire, or beauty from the Eternal. ~Dante Alighieri~

Tuesday, 18-July:

K’iche Mayan Day – 10 Tzi; Universal Day – 32/5: Nelson Mandela Day.

Today’s energy urges you to expand your horizons. Avoid anything that feels confining or limiting. You may need extra space to stretch your legs and extra freedom to spread your wings.

Something old is coming to closure and the soil is being prepared for something new. Education can give birth to new understanding and possibilities. Midwives are favored.

Truth comes more easily to the surface. It is a day that fosters social justice. If you are contemplating legal matters, this is the day to take action.

Shadow: You will likely need lots of freedom today. You may not want to color inside the lines or play by anyone else’s rules. Just take care not to do anything reckless.

Avoid gossip. Be aware that people may be fragile and will more easily take offense at being criticized. In fact, you may end up being disliked for even constructive criticism.

Quote for the Day: I believe in trying to get a balance between individual freedom on the one hand and social responsibility on the other. ~Chris Patten~

Wednesday, 19-July:

K’iche Mayan Day – 11 Batz; Universal Day – 33/6:

A day for creativity, community service, and working with others on shared visions and common goals. Share your talents. Today’s potential promises progress on a practical level.

Relationships are in the spotlight. It is a good day to work to resolve family problems and create greater harmony between marriage partners – and in love relationships, in general.

Dragon energy can take you on a personal journey into the realm of high magic and ancient wisdom. Call on the spirit of the dragon today to help you make breakthroughs.

Shadow: Today strengthens a deep love of family. It can be stimulating and happy, but it can also be a day of imbalance and emotional highs and lows.

Deep insecurities can come to the surface. You may be tempted to cover them up with a mask of aggressive behavior. You can be hamstrung with problems and avoid responsibilities.

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

Thursday, 20-July:

K’iche Mayan Day – 12 E; Universal Day – 34/7: Mars enters Leo.

Today you may feel that your feet are firmly planted on your path. This is a day to move ahead with greater confidence. Take aim and then go directly after what you want.

You can get a lot done today as Life energy bolsters your personal determination and drive.

This is a day for making agreements, signing contracts, or starting a trip. It favors friendly relationships, communications, teamwork, and learning in small groups.

Shadow: If the shadow has grabbed hold of you, you will feel insecure, be slow to make decisions, and may be irritable and short-tempered, as well.

If you are in an unhappy relationship, this is the day you may need to deal with the root causes. … People can be fussy, manipulative, envious, preachy and unreasonable today.

Quote for the Day: It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live. ~J.K. Rowling~

Friday, 21-July:

K’iche Mayan Day – 13 Aj; Universal Day – 35/8:

This is a day to take action. It brings the promise of added power and energy. Focus on the material aspects of life and experiencing the fullness of life.

The ability to speak, and to work with others is strengthened. It is a good day to make decisions.

Your psyche may be very active with lots of information coming in at unconscious levels. You may feel very “tuned in” to a larger consciousness. Pay attention.

Shadow: Information coming in at unconscious levels can create a feeling of overload. Guard against a lack of focus. Life can be changeable today. Be prepared for the unusual.

People may be more than normally insensitive today, need constant stimulation, and may quickly lose interest and get bored without it.

Quote for the Day: Do, and then understand. ~Israeli Proverb~

Saturday, 22-July:

K’iche Mayan Day – 1 Ix; Universal Day – 36/9: Sun enters Leo.

The Sun enters Leo today, so it’s time to let your light shine. But take things slowly. Enjoy life. Be with friends, family and community. Any problems will wait for tomorrow.

Today has a feminine, earthy nature to it, and you will feel it if you relax into the energy. It is a day of harvest, so make sure you are open to receive the fruits of past efforts.

This is a day of blooming. Something beautiful is unfolding. It is a good day for a journey.

Shadow: Old friends, old dreams, old memories, old actions that you’ve taken – all of these may come up for review, like pop quizzes in school. This may not feel comfortable.

Make sure you think things through. Don’t act totally on emotion to do something foolhardy or misguided. Also, watch out for those who would take advantage of your good will today.

Quote for the Day: Why should I be unhappy? Every parcel of my being is in full bloom. ~Rumi~

Sunday, 23-July:

K’iche Mayan Day – 2 Tzikin; Universal Day – 37/10: New Moon at 0° Leo. Parents’ Day (U.S.).

Today helps to bring something to completion so that it can be fully manifested on a physical level. At the same time, new potential possibilities are drawing you forward.

New Moon in Leo brings a new beginning. The energy of Leo brings added confidence to take aim, and go after desired goals with a results-oriented approach.

That said, don’t push too hard, or attempt to control outcomes too tightly. Do your best to be in the flow. Leave some wiggle room for the universe to work its magic.

Shadow: The shadow energy can test your patience. You can feel irritable and annoyed by the actions of others. You can get you tangled up in emotional dramas. Movement will help.

You can make careless mistakes today. The cure for this is to stop what you are doing and let things settle. Break your routine. Do something different than normal.

Quote for the Day: Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence. ~Hellen Keller~

Monday, 24-July:

K’iche Mayan Day – 3 Ajmaq; Universal Day – 38/11:

This is a day when it is important to be open to new inspiration. Insights may come in a flash of intuitive knowing, or in dreams, or through curiosity and a search for answers.

This is a day for action. While it is a wonderful time for increasing your internal powers, it is not a day to sit on the mountain top and meditate. Get up and out, and into doing mode.

This is a good day to begin building a foundation for something new. If you are feeling limited or constrained in some way, it may be time for you to step onto a larger stage.

Shadow: Consider whether you are still harboring resentments or hurt feelings from the past. This is the day to practice forgiveness so you can wipe the slate clean and start fresh.

You may be tempted to feel as if life has been overtaken by chaos and nothing is going right. Seen rightly, things are not actually as bad as you imagine.

Quote for the Day: All the world’s a stage and most of us are desperately unrehearsed. ~Sean O’Casey~

Tuesday, 25-July:

K’iche Mayan Day – 4 Noj; Universal Day – 39/12: Mercury enters Virgo.

Today’s energy will help to turn your knowledge and life experience into wisdom. The process may not always be a load of fun and giggles.

Opening up to illumination brings original thoughts and a feeling of greater wakefulness. Breakthroughs are possible. Taking prudent risks are supported.

As Mercury enters Virgo, dealing with details becomes easier. It’s a good day to analyze options and make decisions.

Shadow: Life may set an obstacle in your path that must be overcome. The key is to maintain your composure, and not to fixate on your problems.

Focus your attention on what you want and NOT on what you DON’T want.

Health issues with the stomach, intestines and digestion are highlighted today.

Quote for the Day: A tree is known by its fruit; a man by his deeds. A good deed is never lost; he who sows courtesy reaps friendship, and he who plants kindness gathers love. ~Saint Basil~

Wednesday, 26-July:

K’iche Mayan Day – 5 Tijax; Universal Day – 40/4:

Following the intensity of the past few days, you may feel an urge to get organized. This is a good day to do some planning for the life changes you want in the future.

Any effort you invest today gets multiplied and can bring great future rewards. You will find it easier to overcome obstacles and push back against perceived limitations.

This is an excellent healing day, but remember that healing often involves letting go of old hurts and unresolved anger. Sometimes it requires letting go of a toxic relationship.

Shadow: You can feel lost, lonely, isolated and unloved. Unexpected betrayal can send you reeling off balance. If you fall, fall back on your supportive community of friends.

People can be proud, oversensitive and frail, and have difficulty controlling their temper.

From a health standpoint, lungs and respiratory problems are highlighted today.

Quote for the Day: Satisfaction lies in the effort, not in the attainment; full effort is full victory. ~Mahatma Gandhi~

Thursday, 27-July:

K’iche Mayan Day – 6 Kawoq; Universal Day – 41/5:

Turtle, who carries the world on her back, also carries you today. Turtle is the energy of family and, by extension, groups, community, society, the planet and planetary systems.

This is a powerful day to say/sing prayers for the well-being of your family, and to attract greater affluence and abundance. Settle disputes today, and address financial issues.

Today brings intuitive insights and precognitive dreams. If you allow it, you might take a cosmic leap into the astral dimensions. This can be kind of fun and add zest to your life!

Shadow: Take care not to overstep your boundaries and get involved where you do not belong. If you do, you may get blamed if things go awry or something bad happens.

Impulsiveness can get you in trouble. You can inadvertently create chaos, dissent and quarrels. So, please think twice before taking action – and take special care of your heart.

Quote for the Day: Watch the turtle. He only moves forward by sticking his neck out. ~Louis V. Gerstner, Jr.~

Friday, 28-July:

K’iche Mayan Day – 7 Ajpu; Universal Day – 42/6: World Hepatitis Day.

Today is a day of formative power. It brings the strength, insight and courage to plan your next steps, and overcome any pesky obstacles that may happen to pop up unexpectedly.

This is also a day of good connections. Its energy enhances communications and helps you to more easily influence people and outcomes. Look for teaching moments.

Look for answers; sharpen your intellect by asking questions. You may find a greater sense of emotional security and belonging today.

Shadow: Imbalance lies in today’s shadow. Be aware that people can be oversensitive, distrustful, angry and resentful. They may cover insecurity with a façade of self-confidence.

You may be indecisive and avoid making decisions or taking necessary actions.

From a health standpoint, the chest, thorax, lungs and eyes are in the spotlight today.

Quote for the Day: A teacher affects eternity; he [or she] can never tell where his [her] influence stops. ~Henry Adams~

Saturday, 29-July:

K’iche Mayan Day – 8 Imox; Universal Day – 43/7:

Today’s energy puts the mind in a receptive mode and increases spiritual strength. It brings the power to see your next steps and thereby helps to manage the energies of change.

Healing energy flows through the day. Love and grace bestow the power to clear away negativity and cure illnesses. An open heart is your key to using this power.

This is the day of oceans and rivers, and the blood that flows through your veins.

Shadow: Today enhances intuitive and psychic receptivity. The key is to stay grounded and not to get caught up in a crazy way of thinking.

People can more easily suffer from a temporary mental disorder today. So, be aware. Normal people can be temperamental, prone to exaggeration and easily bored.

Quote for the Day: I do not at all understand the mystery of grace – only that it meets us where we are but does not leave us where it found us. ~Anne Lamott~

Sunday, 30-July:

K’iche Mayan Day – 9 Iq; Universal Day – 44/8: International Friendship Day.

You may feel more alive, energetic and adaptable today. It is a great day to be physically active. Pursuing goals brings successful outcomes and good fortune.

Today’s energy is symbolized by the Wind, the Breath of the Creator and the essence of the existence of all things. It awakens intuition and brings renewal and increased vitality.

Dreamers, futurists, writers, innovators, guides and leaders are all favored.

Shadow: “Iq” is the energy of hurricanes and tornadoes. It can be unpredictable and can bring inner and outer turbulence. Do your best to stay calm and keep your anger in check.

From a health standpoint, the throat and respiratory system are highlighted.

Quote for the Day: We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures. ~Thornton Wilder~

Monday, 31-July:

K’iche Mayan Day – 10 Aqabal; Universal Day – 45/9: Venus enters Cancer.

Today’s energy brings a drive for wholeness and a need to connect with others. This is one of the best days for cultivating and nurturing healthy relationships – especially with family.

Indeed, it is an auspicious day to settle disputes in your immediate and extended family. It is also a good day for networking and making new connections.

This is a day of good fortune and tends to bring optimism. It’s a good day to make decisions, finish projects, focus on the “bottom line” and deal with financial issues.

Shadow: This is a day of completion and new beginnings. Yet, inhibitions can come to the surface and block your progress. This can result in feelings of futility about life, in general.

You can feel driven to accomplish tasks and goals. Take care not to overdo it. All work and no play can make you dull and joyless. Ease up on yourself. Go play! Do something fun!

Quote for the Day: To be great, be whole; exclude nothing, exaggerate nothing that is not you. Be whole in everything. Put all you are into the smallest thing you do. ~Fernando Pessoa~

Copyright © June 2017 – 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 Energies for July 2014

Tuesday, 1-July: Canada Day.

K’iche Mayan Day – 2 Noj; Universal Day – 40/4:

A good day to seek clarity, consult with wisdom keepers, get organized, and begin building a foundation for the future. Remember that work is worship. And, especially today, divine energy works through any efforts to build something practical, especially something that serves others.

Downside: If you find yourself feeling unsure, isolated, lost, or like you are in freefall, do your best to put on our “love glasses.” See whatever is happening through the eyes of love.

Quote for the Day: When love and skill work together, expect a masterpiece. ~John Ruskin~

Wednesday, 2-July:

K’iche Mayan Day – 3 Tijax; Universal Day – 41/5:

Today’s energy supports lucid dreaming and epiphanies. It can be a bountiful and prolific day, especially if you let go of attempting to control outcomes. Do something today to create harmony in your life. Friendships and social bonds are strengthened through geniality and humility.

Downside: You can use your intuition today to predict and prevent problems, and avoid future suffering. That said, you can feel like your life, job or a relationship is stuck and going nowhere.

Quote for the Day: My bounty is as boundless as the sea, my love as deep; the more I give to thee, the more I have, for both are infinite. ~William Shakespeare~

Thursday, 3-July: St. Thomas Day.

K’iche Mayan Day – 4 Kawoq; Universal Day – 42/6:

Slip into beginners mind and do your best to be receptive to new insights. It is a day for original ideas and new discoveries and flexibility is a virtue. The day supports teams, social ties and a sense of belonging. It is also a good day to settle family disputes or solve financial problems.

This is a day for love and poetry and intimate connections.

Downside: The shadow side looks like this: feeling insecure or caught in difficult problems; encountering nasty people or feeling attacked; experiencing emergencies and seismic shifts.

Quote for the Day: Once the soul awakens, the search begins and you can never go back. From then on, you are inflamed with a special longing that will never again let you linger in the lowlands of complacency and partial fulfillment. ~John O’Donohue~

Friday, 4-July: Independence Day (U.S.)

K’iche Mayan Day – 5 Ajpu; Universal Day – 43/7:

Today favors mystics and dreamers who are willing to act on their visions. There is a natural connection with universal wisdom that brings clarity for those who seek it. Take practical, deliberate steps today to act on ideas, accelerate progress, and achieve your goals.

Downside: It may take discipline to stay centered. You can feel overloaded, and overwhelmed on a cognitive level today. This can cause frustration and even a feeling of being somehow inferior.

Quote for the Day: All men [and women] dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds, wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men [and women], for they may act on their dreams with open eyes, to make them possible. ~T.E. Lawrence~

Saturday, 5-July: Month 8 Begins.

K’iche Mayan Day – 6 Imox; Universal Day – 16:

Today’s energy represents all things hidden and secret. Your ability to know things directly without an intervening rational process is strengthened. You can draw on this energy to create new possibilities; fundamental change and new growth. … Best friends are favored today.

It is the best day to pray for rain and the life of rivers so that wells and ponds don’t go dry.

Downside: The forces of nature can become dangerous today, yet you can also use today’s powerful energy to clear away negativity and bring balance to areas of disorder in your life.

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 Watts~

Sunday, 6-July:

K’iche Mayan Day – 7 Iq; Universal Day – 17:

Today is governed by the Wind, the breath of the Creator, the element that gives life, awakens intuition and reinforces prayers. It is a powerful day for healing depression and other psychological problems. Positive action combined with unconditional love can create magic and miracles.

This can also be a day for sensual ecstasy.

Downside: This is definitely not a day to walk on the wild side or experiment with anything considered taboo. Sensory overload, and unhealthy and unwanted entanglements may result.

Quote for the Day: The ultimate lesson all of us have to learn is unconditional love, which includes not only others but ourselves as well. ~Elisabeth Kubler-Ross~

Monday, 7-July:

K’iche Mayan Day – 8 Aqabal; Universal Day – 18:

Today’s energy brings a renewing force. It is a great day to take a break from your routine and do something different. Let go of expectations and be spontaneous. Head off in a new direction. Begin something new. … Negotiations today bring positive outcomes.

Today represents sons and daughters, and particularly the life of children and their development.

Downside: Today can bring hope, but the shadow side can also bring fear, mistrust, territoriality, and failure. The key is to be persistent, assert yourself, and don’t allow others to coerce you.

Quote for the Day: As long as habit and routine dictate the pattern of living, new dimensions of the soul will not emerge. ~Henry Van Dyke~

Tuesday, 8-July:

K’iche Mayan Day – 9 Kat; Universal Day – 19:

Your life force energy is likely to be high today, making this a day for doing practical things and discharging duties. It is a very good day for unraveling knotty problems, healing emotional issues (including romantic ones), and dealing with decision-makers and public officials.

A good day to ask for abundance and female fertility.

Downside: This is a great day to eliminate negative energy and influences from your life. That said, unexpressed fears can arise. Watch out for egotistical people, and avoid arguments.

Quote for the Day: We are the miracle of force and matter making itself over into imagination and will. Incredible. The Life Force experimenting with forms. … The Universe has shouted itself alive. We are one of the shouts. ~Ray Bradbury~

Wednesday, 9-July:

K’iche Mayan Day – 10 Kan; Universal Day – 20:

Today activates the kundalini energy or inner fire that can fuel intelligence, turn knowledge into wisdom, and accelerate spiritual growth. The underlying energy is about belonging, common purpose, teamwork and fair-mindedness. Scientists, sages and discoverers are favored.

If you are single, it is a good day to ask for a partner.

Downside: The shadow energy can cause you to doubt yourself, feel helpless and alone, and avoid what needs to get done. The way out? Let yourself be joyful, and laugh like a carefree child.

Quote for the Day: There is little success where there is little laughter. ~Andrew Carnegie~

Thursday, 10-July:

K’iche Mayan Day – 11 Keme; Universal Day – 21:

A day of guidance and grace. A day when the gates to higher dimensions are open wide and you can connect more powerfully with your ancestors and guides. Take time to listen! …This is an excellent day to take a chance; to have the courage and audacity to make the leap of faith.

The energies of “money” and “play” are connected today. Allow yourself to have some fun!

Downside: The veils between realities are thin today, so it is one of the powerful days for healing even serious illnesses. But, you can feel apprehensive, faithless and afraid. If so, ask for help!

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. ~Sathya Sai Baba~

Friday, 11-July:

K’iche Mayan Day – 12 Kej; Universal Day – 22:

Today is about movement, harmony and balance. Today’s energy brings success, so it is a good day to move forward on practical goals. If you are looking for work, this is one of the best days to interview or send out resumes.

This is also a very good day to find harmony with nature and balance within yourself.

Downside: A connection to infinite wisdom is an aspect of the positive energy. The shadow can bring the opposite: short-sightedness, feeling unguided, unprepared and uncertain.

Quote for the Day: Man maintains his balance, poise, and sense of security only as he is moving forward. ~Maxwell Maltz~

Saturday, 12-July:

K’iche Mayan Day – 13 Qanil; Universal Day – 23/5:

A day of abundance, love and understanding. It is a day to be spontaneous and practice doing without “efforting.” Let life be a sacred dance today. Allow yourself to flow where your energy and interest carries you. You may be amazed at how much you can accomplish in this way.

Today favors friends & family, couples & soulmates, and new beginnings.

Downside: The shadow can cause energy blockages and quarrels. You can feel lethargic, stuck in old habits, or, alternately, impulsive. It is a day of fertility and love, but lovers can be unfaithful.

Quote for the Day: Every heart sings a song, incomplete, until another heart whispers back. Those who wish to sing always find a song. At the touch of a lover, everyone becomes a poet. ~Plato~

Sunday, 13-July:

K’iche Mayan Day – 1 Toj; Universal Day – 24/6:

This is a good day to be with people and out in public because it brings a sense of connectedness, social cohesion and even “intimate oneness.” It strengthens your ability to dip into the deep pool of collective consciousness and shared perceptions.

This is a good day to remember to say thank you to the Creator for all of your blessings.

Downside: This is also a day of karma and balancing the scales of cause and effect. Anything that is out of balance in your life can be put right today through prayers, songs and ceremonies.

Quote for the Day: But I’ll tell you what hermits realize. If you go off into a far, far forest and get very quiet, you’ll come to understand that you’re connected with everything. ~Alan Watts~

Monday, 14-July: Bastille Day (France).

K’iche Mayan Day –2 Tzi; Universal Day – 25/7:

Take a moment to visualize where your path in life is taking you. If you need to make a course correction, today is a good day to do it. … Today strengthens personal drive, business-savvy, and the ability to make good judgments. It is the best day to deal with legal problems.

This is the day of mystics, messengers, travelers, experts, teams and cocreative partnerships.

Downside: This can be a day of friendly relations and camaraderie, but you can also experience irritability. Directive, short-tempered, unreasonable people can cause psychic distress.

Quote for the Day: In the end, only three things matter: how much you loved, how gently you lived, and how gracefully you let go of things not meant for you. ~Buddha~

Tuesday, 15-July:

K’iche Mayan Day – 3 Batz; Universal Day – 26/8:

Divine Consciousness imbues the day with love and power. Faith and prayers can bring miracles. It is a good day to begin a project, get married, strengthen any kind of partnership, or work with groups of people. It is also a great day for collaboration, social encounters and romance.

Leaders, entrepreneurs, coaches, guides, negotiators and artists are favored today.

Downside: This is a high energy day. You can feel active and strong, but watch out for the shadow. It can bring conflict, turbulence and upheaval. It can also bring break-ups and heartache.

Quote for the Day: Let us always meet each other with smile, for the smile is the beginning of love. ~Mother Teresa~

Wednesday, 16-July:

K’iche Mayan Day – 4 E; Universal Day – 27/9:

Your own heart and destiny pull you forward today, so listen to your heart! An underlying drive for wholeness is active. You may feel a stronger need to connect with others than normal. Today supports shared vision, signing contracts, compassionate action, negotiations and diplomacy.

Today also favors decision-makers, executives, and wealth consciousness.

Downside: The shadow can activate inner fears, abandonment issues and feelings of personal inadequacy. If this happens, make a gratitude list of your many blessings. It will help.

Quote for the Day: Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success. ~Swami Sivananda~

Thursday, 17-July:

K’iche Mayan Day – 5 Aj; Universal Day – 28/10:

Today can bring new beginnings, awakening and a rebirth of purpose in your life. Stretch out your feelings and you can feel the unseen unity of all things. It is a good day for teamwork and team-building. This is the day to pray for newborns, and ask for help with new projects and endeavors.

Downside: Today supports energizers, and organizers. But, the shadow can cause you to act in a careless, irresponsible or irrational way. It may bring breakdown in order to get to breakthrough.

Quote for the Day: It is possible to experience an awakening in this life through realizing just how precious each moment, each mental process, and each breath truly is. ~Christy Turlington~

Friday, 18-July:

K’iche Mayan Day – 6 Ix; Universal Day – 29/11:

Today’s energy is connected with sensitivity. It is a favorable day to establish relationships based on clarity and common values. This is a good day to take some quiet time to meditate, consider next steps, and/or formulate a new strategy. It is also a good day to solve problems.

Today supports seers, healers, teachers, change agents and reformers.

Downside: This is a good day for outreach but it can also bring unpredictable change. You can also feel passionless and purposeless. If this happens, music will help. Remember to sing!

Quote for the Day: The most important innovators often don’t need any technologies – just imagination and acute sensitivity to people’s needs. ~Geoff Mulgan~

Saturday, 19-July:

K’iche Mayan Day – 7 Tzikin Universal Day – 30/3:

Today is about the flow of energy into and through your life, including all the richness of Earth’s treasures. It is a good day to ask for money and increased abundance. Divine Love opens your heart chakra today, making this a wonderful day to ask for a new partner or friend.

Intuition, visions, precognition and inner revelations are favored today.

Downside: This is an energetic day, and you will do best if you allow things to flow naturally without the need to control outcomes. Watch out for egos, anger and passive-aggressive actions.

Quote for the Day: Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them – that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like. ~Lao Tzu~

Sunday, 20-July:

K’iche Mayan Day – 8 Ajmaq; Universal Day – 31/4:

The day is infused with healing energy, making it a good day to see a healer. It is a good day to cure all types of illnesses, seek justice, defend others less fortunate than yourself, and achieve harmony with Mother Earth. This is also the best day to forgive yourself and others.

Downside: This can be a day of hopefulness and openheartedness. The shadow can also trigger jealousy, possessiveness and feeling that you are unloved. Avoid fights and stressful situations.

Quote for the Day: If we are serious about dreaming our awakening into being and creating a peaceful, loving earth in which the heart, spirit and soul are the only true leaders, we must continue to keep our focus on thoughts of unity and all that truly brings us together.” ~Diane Hall~

Monday, 21-July:

K’iche Mayan Day – 9 Noj; Universal Day – 32/5:

The energy of today gives knowledge and “knowingness” so that we may teach one another, know the unity of all things, and understand that we all walk together on the path of life – nobody goes in front. … Ask yourself questions today and then listen to your inner guidance for answers.

Music, artists, sacred dance, soulmates, and women, in general, are favored.

Downside: Things are fluid, changeable and in flux. A little chaos may be the result. Avoid impulsiveness and recklessness. If you get stuck, ask for help. Today supports working together.

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

Tuesday, 22-July:

K’iche Mayan Day – 10 Tijax; Universal Day – 33/6:

There is an all-loving energy to the day that is a healing force. Ask for healing today for whatever ails you – physical, emotional, mental or spiritual. Even serious illnesses may be healed today. It is a day to come back into balance with the cosmic order and find your true place in the universe.

Awakeners, shamans, healers, trendsetters, originators and teachers are favored today.

Downside: The shadow is about imbalance. You may feel oversensitive, insecure and indecisive. Let go of any negative relationships or partnerships today that block your progress.

Quote for the Day: Love on another and help others to rise to the higher levels, simply by pouring out love. Love is infectious and the greatest healing energy. ~Sai Baba~

Wednesday, 23-July:

K’iche Mayan Day – 11 Kawoq; Universal Day – 34/7:

Today enables you to see the larger context for people, things and experiences in your life. It is a day to say prayers for the common good and well-being of family, friends and community, and to work together with others for the social good. Efforts on behalf of others can bring abundance.

Camaraderie, friendly relations, small group learning and team-oriented experiences are favored.

Downside: Envious, fussy or uncaring people are part of today’s shadow. So are unhappy relationships. … Don’t attempt to do too much but, on the other hand, do your best to avoid apathy.

Quote for the Day: No decisions should ever be made without asking the question, is this for the common good? ~Michael Moore~

Thursday, 24-July: Lailatul Qadr.

K’iche Mayan Day – 12 Ajpu; Universal Day – 35/8:

Today brings the strength, courage and energy to move forward and overcome obstacles. Ability, competence and willpower bring successful outcomes. Miracles are possible, but require you to give 100% while simultaneously letting go to allow Spirit to move through you and do the work.

Downside: A good day to receive clarity and dispel negative energies. Be flexible today. The shadow can bring a little turbulence and even some conflict, but you are equal to the challenge.

Quote for the Day: A gentle word, a kind look, a good-natured smile can work wonders and accomplish miracles. ~William Hazlitt~

Friday, 25-July: St. James Day.

K’iche Mayan Day – 13 Imox; Universal Day – 36/9:

Today is about things blooming and coming to fruition. It is a feminine, easy-going, receptive yet grounded energy that can help you live today with gusto and deal with the energies of change. Finish up current projects and tasks, and plan your next steps.

Today favors giving freely of yourself to help others, diplomacy, gratitude – and music.

Downside: Guard against impracticality. Think things through and don’t do anything foolhardy. Watch out for “drama queens.” Inner fears can surface. Spending time outside in nature will help.

Quote for the Day: If your heart is a volcano, how shall you expect flowers to bloom? ~Khalil Gibran~

Saturday, 26-July:

K’iche Mayan Day – 1 Iq; Universal Day – 37/10:

The Mayans call this energy the Heart of the Sky and the Heart of Mother Earth. It brings a connection with Higher Realms, and reinforces any of your prayers. It is a powerful day for ceremony and awakening.

Today’s energy is also about physical manifestation and attracting abundance.

Downside: Today’s shadow can make you naïve and careless. Alternately, it can trap you in anguish or worry. If so, life may be asking you to make a change and find a new direction.

Quote for the Day: Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers, the mountain and the sea, are excellent schoolmasters, and teach some of us more than we can ever learn from books. ~John Lubbock~

Sunday, 27-July: Ramadan ends. Parents Day (U.S.)

K’iche Mayan Day – 2 Aqabal; Universal Day – 38/11:

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. Sudden changes and unexpected events can occur. Stay flexible. That said, today adds success to new ventures.

It is a day for giving, one-to-one outreach, and mutual aid. Teachers and musicians are favored.

Downside: Energetically, you can feel like you’ve been plugged into an electrical socket. Psychic or cognitive overload can result. Alternately, you can feel shutdown and apathetic. It will pass.

Quote for the Day: Believe you can and you’re halfway there! ~Theodore Roosevelt~

Monday, 28-July: Eid ul Fitr.

K’iche Mayan Day – 3 Kat; Universal Day – 39/12:

This is a day for self-guided achievers. Its energy helps you make good, actionable decisions. Creative energies make this a good day to attract greater prosperity by visualizing what you need, investing it with emotional energy, and affirming that you already have it.

Connect with your extended family today. It is a good day for networking.

Downside: A need for control can be a cover for self-doubt. Being manipulative can create either fireworks or unforeseen problems. Alternately, you can feel rebellious and undisciplined.

Quote for the Day: If the human race wishes to have a prolonged and indefinite period of material prosperity, they have only got to behave in a peaceful and helpful way toward one another. ~Winston Churchill~

Tuesday, 29-July:

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

Serpent energy makes this a special day for developing your inner fire and evolving spiritually. Today is also about the cohesion and the social glue that holds groups of people, companies and communities together. Be helpful to others today. Lend a helping hand where it is needed.

Amateurs, freelancers, mailmen, managers, nurses and seniors are favored.

Downside: This can be a productive day but the shadow can derail your efforts in a couple of ways. You can feel isolated and unsure. You can also misjudge people and situations.

Quote for the Day: Giving triggers social cohesion. It’s also the basis for an economy not based on money. ~Lily Cole~

Wednesday, 30-July:

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

Owl energy rules the day. It is a day for lucid dreams and epiphanies. Connect with ancestral wisdom and multi-dimensional “higher” beings today. It is a good day to create harmony in your relationships, and for reconciliation and healing. Recharge yourself by taking quiet time today.

Today favors engineers, helpers, lawyers, musicologists, paramedics and soldiers.

Downside: Geniality and good-humor can fill the day. But, you can also feel forsaken by those who are close to you, and deep in emotional gridlock. Ask your guides for help. And then listen.

Quote for the Day: Lucid dreaming has considerable potential for promoting personal growth and self-development, enhancing self-confidence, improving mental and physical health, facilitating creative problem solving and helping you to progress on the path to self-mastery. ~Steven LaBerge~

Thursday, 31-July:

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

Today represents forward movement and the potential for things. It is a day of discovery and emergence. It is the best day for establishing balance in your life and harmony with nature. It is an auspicious day to find work, or improve your business prospects, and find new clients.

Today favors book editors, poetry and people with a compassionate, loving nature.

Downside: The shadow for today is insecurity, self-doubt and tension that generally comes from an attachment to outcomes. Balance comes through freeing yourself of expectations.

Quote for the Day: It takes a lot of courage to release the familiar and seemingly secure, to embrace the new. But 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~

Copyright © June 2014 – John B. Pehrson