Daily Energies for March 2018

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Thursday, 1-March:

K’iche Mayan Day – 2 Ajmaq; Universal Day – 30/3: Purim Begins. Zero Discrimination Day. Mercury sextile Pluto. Venus trine Jupiter.

The energy is expansive today. It promotes friendliness, openness, hopefulness, optimism and trust. This is a very good day for connecting, socializing and networking.

At the same time, today’s energy bestows greater understanding and insight. It helps you to look beyond the surface of things, and gives you the courage and patience to solve problems.

Shadow: You may be in love with love, and fall in love a little too easily – with both people and things. Take care to maintain appropriate boundaries around your affections.

You can feel lazy and self-indulgent, and be passive-aggressive. You may be tempted to blame others for a life situation. Sudden, unforeseen circumstances may surprise you.

Quote: We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorns have roses. ~Alphonse Karr~

Friday, 2-March:

K’iche Mayan Day – 3 Noj; Universal Day – 31/4: Holi (Hindu Festival). Texas Independence. Full Moon in Virgo. Mercury trine Jupiter.

The Full Moon in Virgo brings a truth-seeking energy. You may find that you are more than normally suspicious of accepting information at face-value. This is a day to dig deeper.

Today brings insights and fosters positive thinking. While you can work with details and sift through data to find deeper meaning, you may prefer to think about the big picture.

Today favors healers, artists, writers, teachers and merchants. It is a good day to study, deal with facts and make decisions. Music or taking a short day-trip will lift your spirits.

Shadow: Perfectionism, getting bogged down in details, and extreme honesty are your enemies today. Do your best to feed positive thoughts and starve the negative ones.

You may have to deal with criticism or rejection today. Low self-esteem can block your progress. Do your best to lighten up, laugh a little, and not take life too seriously.

Quote: Each morning when I open my eyes I say to myself: I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. ~Groucho Marx~

Saturday, 3-March:

K’iche Mayan Day – 4 Tijax; Universal Day – 32/5: World Wildlife Day. Sun conjunct Neptune.

Today brings increased spiritual awareness, imagination and inspiration. This is a good day for being with family and friends, being open and laid-back, and nurturing yourself.

In general, today’s energy promotes harmony, balance and abundance. It is a day for couples and soulmates. It promotes fertility, creativity and mental flexibility.

This is a good day to collaborate with others. Its energy strengthens intuition, and bestows the power to overcome difficulties while remaining confident and hopeful about the future.

Shadow: Today’s events are fluid and changeable. You may find yourself very sensitive to the moods and emotional undercurrents around you. Stay flexible; surf the waves of change.

There can be a tendency to take on other people’s problems and carry them like they are your own. Stay aware. Let go of any emotional baggage that is not yours to carry.

Quote: Imagination does not become great until human beings, given the courage and the strength, use it to create. ~Maria Montessori~

Sunday, 4-March:

K’iche Mayan Day – 5 Kawoq; Universal Day – 33/6: Academy Awards. Mercury conjunct Venus.

Today’s energy fosters cooperation, humor, and light-hearted conversations. It is a great day for socializing, communicating and negotiating. This is a good day to influence others.

Home life and relationships take center stage. The need to belong is strong today. It is a good day to share with others how you feel.

Today is also about personal expansion and growth, the progression towards greater consciousness, and finding your niche in the unfolding of the overall cosmic plan.

Shadow: This is not a good day for staying focused or following a discipline. Keep interactions relaxed and easy. Avoid getting involved where you don’t belong; stay out of the line of fire.

People can be oversensitive today. Negative relationships can require your attention. If arguments occur, people may refuse to back down whether they are right or wrong.

Quote: The only thing that will redeem mankind is cooperation. ~Bertrand Russell~

Monday, 5-March:

K’iche Mayan Day – 6 Ajpu; Universal Day – 34/7:

You are connected with both past and future today, and can more easily see the big picture. It is a good day to seek answers, find clarity, and do some planning for what’s on the horizon.

Today’s energy brings industriousness, personal determination and drive. It is the kind of day when you can achieve goals and accomplish tasks on your to-do list.

This is a day of renewal. Focus on your passion, those things that renew your zest for life. Today, you have the strength, courage and mental discipline to overcome obstacles.

Shadow: Your ability to focus on tasks is strengthened. That’s a good thing unless you attempt to do too much. If this happens, stop, take a breath, and reflect on the big picture.

People can be distrustful, aggressive and unreasonable. They may not take kindly to being corrected. … Take care not to be over-confident today. Think twice before making decisions.

Quote: There is no passion to be found playing small – in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living. ~Nelson Mandela~

Tuesday, 6-March:

K’iche Mayan Day – 7 Imox; Universal Day – 35/8:

Are you a visionary? If so, this is your day. It heightens intuition and receptivity to new insights and ideas. It is a day that supports knowing things without knowing how you know.

Let your inner child come out to play. Go be with people, flirt, socialize and have a good time – but with no strings attached. It is a day for romance, but if you fall in love it may not last.

This is a good day for healing. It emphasizes faith, personal choice, willpower and purpose. Miracles are possible! Actually, if you believe, everyday miracles are the natural way of things.

Shadow: You can have the feeling that if everything is under control, then you’re not going fast enough. You can make decisions too quickly, and that can cause blunders.

Alternately, you can be indecisive and feel as if you can’t get out of your own way. You may have to double-clutch to get your mind in gear. Inner doubts and worry may block your path.

Quote: The visionary builds what dreamers imagined. ~Toba Beta~

Wednesday, 7-March:

K’iche Mayan Day – 8 Iq; Universal Day – 36/9:

Hummingbird energy rules the day. It is a day to ask for renewal and beneficial winds to purify us and nourish our minds. It is a good day to eliminate resentments & depression.

The Mind-of-God is working through the web-of-life to activate your dreams. It is one of those days when you can feel the invisible hand of Destiny carrying you forward.

Pay attention and you can catch new inspiration that is riding on the wind. This is a day of optimism and fulfillment that brings the power to manifest what you need or desire.

Shadow: This is a high energy day when the winds of change can blow through your life, so it’s best to be prepared for the unusual an unexpected. … Respiratory system is highlighted.

Like the wind, people today can be erratic, fickle and impulsive. They can also be sarcastic and temperamental or, alternately, dependent and full of self-pity.

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

Thursday, 8-March:

K’iche Mayan Day – 9 Aqabal; Universal Day – 37/10: International Women’s Day. World Kidney Day.

This is the day to start something new or make a life change. Consider, what would it take to live more and love more? What would success feel like? Focus on these things today.

Old things can more easily dissolve and pass away to clear the way for something new to emerge. Opportunity comes through change. Keep showing up and saying “yes.”

Today’s energy is linked to wealth, prosperity consciousness and physical manifestation. It is one of the best days to work with abundance prayers and affirmations.

Shadow: You may need to deal with strong, intense emotions. Remember, Spirit is in charge today. It’s best to get your ego-mind out of the way and follow inner guidance.

You can feel unbalanced. The energy can make you careless and filled with worry. Don’t let defensiveness block your progress. Take extra care to keep yourself healthy today.

Quote: Decide what you want, and then act as if it were impossible to fail. ~Brian Tracy~

Friday, 9-March:

K’iche Mayan Day – 10 Kat; Universal Day – 38/11:

This is a day that makes universal love and understanding a possibility. Let inner sight and intuitive consciousness take the lead. Allow your purpose to pull you forward.

This is a good day to connect with others, or reach out to help someone. Your actions can have greater influence on end results. Be alert for teaching moments.

Today brings the power to touch people’s hearts, and bring a new outlook to others. It combines a heart of fire and a mind of ice to achieve goals and bring successful outcomes.

Shadow: You can be excitable, impractical and make bad judgments today. You can feel inadequate. Don’t let your ego-mind tell you that you’re a loser or not good enough.

You may hesitate and feel uncertain, or experience limitations that must be overcome. It can be difficult to maintain balance – like dancing on a slippery floor. Expect the unexpected.

Quote: Don’t let others tell you what you can’t do. Don’t let the limitations of others limit your vision. If you can remove your self-doubt and believe in yourself, you can achieve what you never thought possible. ~Roy T. Burnett~

Saturday, 10-March:

K’iche Mayan Day – 11 Kan; Universal Day – 39/12:

Creative forces ripple through the day like a magical undercurrent of energy, making this a day of great potential. What will you do to push back the boundaries that limit you?

This is a day for big dreams, visionaries, thunder callers and true initiation. It brings achievement, new directions, and the power to change the nature of things.

Snake is today’s Medicine Animal, representing inner fire and forward movement. It activates your nervous system, and you may feel it as the energy moves up your spine.

Shadow: Today is about how you handle energy and power. It can help you take risks and achieve intentions. But, it can be difficult to handle. It can lead to extremes in behavior.

Alternately, the energy can feed self-doubt and make you feel fragile. This, in turn, can either lead to controlling and manipulative behavior, or bitchiness and envy of others.

Quote: Every initiation reaches a point of crisis, by design. If it was easy to let go of the old way, there would be no need for initiation. We’d seat easily into new wisdom. ~S. Kelley Harrell~

Sunday, 11-March:

K’iche Mayan Day – 12 Keme; Universal Day – 40/4: Daylight Savings Begins. Mercury square Saturn. Mars trine Uranus.

Today brings bursts of energy and creativity that can be channeled into practical effort. It boosts your courage, and helps you to be more independent, assertive, and bold.

Today is a choice point. You may have a stronger desire to make something happen. And, you may be more willing to experiment with different approaches to get things done.

Your actions today can bring a realignment of sorts. The outcome of what you do sets the stage for greater success, and for attracting greater abundance into your life.

Shadow: Even with creative bursts of energy, you can have difficulty overcoming obstacles. Communications can be difficult, and you may slip into negative thinking. Be aware.

You don’t have to go it alone. Look for help from friends and coworkers. Explore joint solutions and middle ground. Trust your instincts and stop second-guessing yourself.

Quote: Freedom lies in being bold. ~Robert Frost~

Monday, 12-March:

K’iche Mayan Day – 13 Kej; Universal Day – 41/5:

Today is about the changeable, fluid, dynamic nature of reality. Outcomes are more malleable. Your intentions have a greater power to shape and influence what happens.

As much as possible, put aside worry and relax. This is a day for doing by non-doing, working without efforting, focusing on intentions and observing their impact on people and results.

This day is about balance, harmony, movement and the potential for things to manifest. The energy is naturally bountiful. Move your ego-mind aside and allow things to occur naturally.

Shadow: You will know if you have been hijacked by the shadow energy because you will feel blocked and stuck, maybe lethargic. You may also experience a fear of lack.

People can be impulsive, foolish and immature, and also demanding and quarrelsome. This can inject chaos into your day. Move out of the line of fire. Relax and let it go.

Quote: The future is fluid. Each act, each decision, and each development creates new possibilities and eliminates others. The future is ours to direct. ~Jacque Fresco~

Tuesday, 13-March:

K’iche Mayan Day – 1 Qanil; Universal Day – 42/6: Venus square Saturn. Sun trine Jupiter.

Today is about growth, expansiveness and personal power. Optimism and confidence get a lift today and will help you step into new opportunities and take prudent risks.

This is a good day for being with people. Today is about social ties, shared perceptions and cooperation and collaboration. People can more easily “see” you – and your contributions.

You may feel more enthusiastic about life. It is an excellent day for new beginnings in creative projects, personal relationships, where you live, education, business, and so on.

Shadow: It can be a day of imbalance and difficulties in communication. Accomplishing goals can be challenging. There is a tendency to desire more than is needed or possible.

Avoid new financial investments or obligations today.

You can be oversensitive and insecure about rejection. You may feel a little emotionally distant and shut down as a result.

Quote: One can choose to go back toward safety or forward toward growth. Growth must be chosen again and again, fear must be overcome again and again. ~Abraham Maslow~

Wednesday, 14-March:

K’iche Mayan Day – 2 Toj; Universal Day – 16: Month 4 Begins. Pi Day.

The energy shifts as we move into Month 4 on my 13-month calendar. See if you can feel the change. … This month strengthens the mind, and puts the focus on practical matters.

Mountain Lion’s ability to leap gracefully into new opportunities represents today’s energy. Today is about integrating inner knowing and intention with physical strength and power.

Today brings the possibility for fundamental change. For that to happen, there must also be a clearing away of inner baggage. Gratitude can lead the way. Liberation is the result.

Shadow: You must channel today’s energy in a positive way or the energy will be wasted. The alternative is to feel constricted and caught in your own self-imposed limitedness.

Today’s shadow can overstimulate you and cause you to be impulsive. This can make you accident prone. Alternatively, you may feel stressed, closed off and uncommunicative.

Quote: Those who wish to sing will always find a song. ~Celtic Proverb~

Thursday, 15-March:

K’iche Mayan Day – 3 Tzi; Universal Day – 17: World Consumer Rights Day.

Unconditional love is today’s underlying foundation. It fosters togetherness, making it a wonderful day for relationships, dialogue, group processes and public relations.

Today’s growth: Cultivating love in all that you think, say and do. Love is the most powerful force there is. It is energy matrix of the zero-point field out of which everything is born.

This is a good day to deal with issues of law, authority figures, social justice and peace. The underlying energy is friendly, kind and cheerful. See if you can tap into this.

Shadow: If you are caught in the shadow, you may feel emotionally distant and separate from others. Possessiveness, estrangement and marital/relationship tension are indicators.

People can be shallow, stubborn, hyperrational and divorced from their feelings. People can be emotionally unstable, confused and insecure – and struggle to find their true essence.

Quote: The only way love can last a lifetime is if it is unconditional. ~Stephen Kendrick~

Friday, 16-March:

K’iche Mayan Day – 4 Batz; Universal Day – 18:

Today’s energy strengthens the awakening impulse inside of all things. It is a good day to plant seeds for the future on this day because your efforts will bring a good harvest.

It is a day of hope and curiosity. It brings resourcefulness and increases persistence. It is a good day to conceptualize new ideas and take the first steps toward their realization.

Assert yourself today. Seize this moment! You represent the pinnacle of millions of years of evolution. What you do today is supported by your past and pulled forward by your future.

Shadow: You may have a difficult, emotional day during which you struggle to deal with your own issues. Take special care of your mental and emotional health.

Today’s energy can make people insecure, fearful, mistrustful and stubborn. Territoriality can be an issue as in, “This is mine, not yours!” Steer clear of arrogant, overbearing people.

Quote: To see things in the seed, that is genius. ~Lao Tzu~

Saturday, 17-March:

K’iche Mayan Day – 5 E; Universal Day – 19: Saint Patrick’s Day. New Moon in Pisces.

With the New Moon in Pisces, this is a good day for meditation, contemplation and prayers. You may need to take some alone time to recharge your batteries and be with your thoughts.

Today represents the spiritual path, and wisdom gained through travel or wise elders. It is a good day to take a short trip or begin a journey. It is also a good day to make agreements.

Whatever you do today, make it a meditation. Be in the here and now. Watch for messages, signs and synchronicities. Pay attention to what life is teaching you and who shows up.

Shadow: Even though this is a good day to take some alone time, you might feel a little lonely if you do. Recognizing the rejuvenating aspects of nurturing yourself can shift your thinking.

Unexpressed fears and misgivings can surface. Avoid arguments and bickering, especially over politics or ideology. People will stick to their own rigid views and nobody will win.

Quote: Loneliness expresses the pain of being alone and solitude expresses the glory of being alone. ~Paul Tillich~

Sunday, 18-March:

K’iche Mayan Day – 6 Aj; Universal Day – 20:

Today is about spiritual power, abundance and rebirth. It is the day of the Sage. It brings a strong connection with the Divine Source, and gives access to sacred wisdom and knowledge.

This is a day to be decisive, and to meet challenges head-on. In fact, you may find that you get bored more easily and need extra stimulation to stay engaged.

Today helps people to be friendly, cheerful, attentive, helpful, trustworthy and grateful. It is a good day to be with friends, have some fun, be joyful – and laugh like a child!

Shadow: You, and those you are with today, may need lots of understanding and tender loving care. You can feel helpless, full of doubts, and in limbo for some reason.

Life is changeable today; things can more easily shift. That can be a good thing if you need a life change. But, it can also cause instability in your relationships with family and friends.

Quote: Thunder roars but does not strike. Lightning strikes but does not roar. Choose to be lightning. ~Matshona Dhilwayo~

Monday, 19-March:

K’iche Mayan Day – 7 Ix; Universal Day – 21: St. Joseph’s Feast Day.

This is a day of strength, vitality and earthy elemental power. It represents the Guardians of Earth’s sacred sites. It is a day of high magic that brings inner learning.

Today’s energetic foundation is the power that helps you to merge your Ego-Self with your true Essence. It is this integrated Ego-Essence that lifts you up to achieve your Life Purpose.

The key for today is to cultivate patience and astuteness. This will enable you to accurately assess both people and situations, and turn whatever you encounter to your advantage.

Shadow: Avoid situations that are upsetting and people who are overbearing and difficult. Although this is always wise, it is especially important for today.

People can be proud, irritable, quick-tempered and unstable. You can feel apprehensive and be impractical. Health wobbles today may be linked to your relationship with the Earth.

Quote: The Native American shared this elemental ethic: The land was alive to his loving touch, and he, its son, was brother to all creatures. ~Stewart Udall~

Tuesday, 20-March:

K’iche Mayan Day – 8 Tzikin; Universal Day – 22: Spring Begins (Northern Hemisphere). Persian New Year (Nowruz). International Day of Happiness. Mercury conjunct Venus.

Spring begins on this day when night and day have equal length. It is a powerful day of rebirth and new beginnings. This is the day to do a ceremony and/or say prayers for peace.

A good day to socialize, be with friends and family, and have lighthearted conversations. It is a great day for ease in communications, fruitful negotiations and cooperating with others.

Don’t get too serious today, even if you are doing serious things. Let there be humor and levity in your interactions. It is very likely that you will not be as disciplined as usual.

Shadow: Power and success come through love and faith today. But the shadow energy can cause a loss of balance and take you for a tumble. If so, see if you can find the humor in it.

This is a day when you can feel unguided and unprepared. You can be undecided and short-sighted. It is a good day to negotiate but wait till tomorrow to sign on the bottom line.

Quote: Spring is nature’s way of saying, let’s party! ~Robin Williams~

Wednesday, 21-March:

K’iche Mayan Day – 9 Ajmaq; Universal Day – 23/5: International Day of Forests. World Poetry Day.

Today’s energy is symbolized by the Vulture, sometimes called the “Peace Eagle” or “Clean-up Eagle.” It is about balance, elimination and release.

Today’s energy asks you to let go of unnecessary things, and to release old hurts and resentments. Forgive others to wipe the slate clean. Forgive yourself, as well – and God, too!

Today also highlights creativity and coming up with new ideas. It wants freedom and doesn’t want to be tied down, so give yourself some extra space to move around, if possible.

Shadow: Today may prompt you to find a better balance in your life. It may have you asking questions and seeking answers. This is not always comfortable, but is necessary.

It can be a day of inner and outer chaos. It can shake up your life to break your routine and force you to attend to issues that are holding you back. Avoid blaming others for this.

Quote: Even though you may want to move forward in your life, you may have one foot on the brakes. In order to be free, we must learn how to let go. … The energy it takes to hang onto the past is holding you back from a new life. What is it you would let go of today? ~Mary Manin Morrissey~

Thursday, 22-March:

K’iche Mayan Day – 10 Noj; Universal Day – 24/6: World Water Day.

Today brings relationships to the forefront. Nurture those you love. Do something special for a friend. Find a practical way to be of service, to care for or to teach someone today.

Wolf, the Pathfinder, represents today’s energy. This is a day of knowledge and wisdom and making discoveries. It is a day to understand that we all walk together on “spaceship Earth.”

Spiritual growth for today: cultivate your sixth and seventh senses; practice telepathy and ESP. You may find it easier to slip between slices of light and enter other dimensions.

Shadow: You can more easily connect with the future, but the shadow energy can cause you to be short-sighted. You can also be a “sucker” for broken wings. Don’t let others cheat you.

Stay flexible. Coyote energy can have you chasing your own tail. You may lack the awareness to achieve goals. Words can hurt others today, so watch how you say what you say.

Quote: Be the one who nurtures and builds. Be the one who has an understanding and a forgiving ear, one who looks for the best in people. Leave people better than you found them. ~Marvin J. Ashton~

Friday, 23-March:

K’iche Mayan Day – 11 Tijax; Universal Day – 25/7: National Puppy Day. Venus square Pluto.

This is the day of the Mystic. It can bring an urge toward oneness, a spiritual apprehension of fundamental truth, and a desire for self-surrender and merging the ego-self with the divine.

Today strengthens the mind, enhances analytical ability, and can bring greater clarity of ideas and insight. It is a good day to learn and assimilate new knowledge and skills.

Today heightens the intelligence of doctors and healers, making this a good day for healing and harmonizing any of the four bodies (mental, emotional, physical and spiritual).

Shadow: This can be a day of intense passions, and can increase feelings of jealousy and possessiveness. It is not a good day for socializing or starting new relationships.

If emotional issues have been brewing out of sight, they are likely to surface. You can be impatient, and out of sorts over things you perceive to be stupid, out of integrity or untrue.

Quote: A single collective directed thought is all it takes to change the world. ~Lynne McTaggart~

Saturday, 24-March:

K’iche Mayan Day – 12 Kawoq; Universal Day – 26/8: Earth Hour. World Tuberculosis Day. Sun square Mars.

This is a high-energy day but it requires focus to channel it in a positive manner. If you are able to do so, the energy can produce a wonderful sense of aliveness and wakefulness.

Ancient wisdom infuses you with the ability to influence others more easily today. Social consciousness is heightened, and it can be a day of good connections with people.

Practice compassion and let love move through all you think, say and do today. This is the art of practicing true power, and it can lead to living life beyond normal boundaries.

Shadow: An active day when you may experience a restless desire to “do something.” Without a well-defined goal your actions are likely to be impulsive, and reactions to be competitive.

You may not be very willing to compromise or negotiate. Inflexibility can lead to inner and outer chaos and conflict. Pay attention! You may be more accident-prone today.

Quote: To live, to truly live, one must consider each and every thing a blessing. ~Kamand Kojouri~

Sunday, 25-March:

K’iche Mayan Day – 13 Ajpu; Universal Day – 27/9: Palm Sunday. Greek Independence Day.

You may feel a shift in your energy that indicates one phase is coming to completion and a new phase is getting ready to begin. It is a good time to harvest the fruits of past efforts.

Your ability to feel the energies around you and have an empathic connection with people is stronger today. It is a good day to socialize. Your ability to help people also gets a boost.

This is a day for artists and musicians. The power of your voice is important today. You can use it to call or sing into your life those things you desire that will nourish your spirit.

Shadow: This is a good day to sharpen the intellect, to ask questions and find answers. But, if the shadow has caught you, you are very likely to feel quit unfocused.

People can get over-confident. They may also make unreasonable demands. Set appropriate boundaries. It’s not a good day to correct others. They will resent it, and may get angry.

Quote: Empathy is about finding echoes of another person in yourself. ~Mohsin Hamid~

Monday, 26-March:

K’iche Mayan Day – 1 Imox; Universal Day – 28/10:

This is a day of endings and beginnings. Something is being completed and you are stepping up to a new level. It is a good day to stop, reflect, integrate, and consider what is emerging.

It is a day of transition and transformation. Make course corrections. A new path may be stretching out before you that will take you in a slightly different or altogether new direction.

This is a day for knowing. It favors seekers, visionaries, wisdom people, and healers. It brings good energy for increasing internal powers and strengthening your spirit.

Shadow: You can feel as if you have reached a low point. This can make you indecisive and distrustful. Guard against becoming unbalanced and falling into a crazy way of thinking.

You can more easily slip into boredom, and this can lead to a lack of focus and caring. You can turn this around if you concentrate on the idea that something new is about to begin.

Quote: We need to realize that our path to transformation is through our mistakes. We’re meant to make mistakes, recognize them, and move on to become unlimited. ~Yehuda Berg~

Tuesday, 27-March:

K’iche Mayan Day – 2 Iq; Universal Day – 29/11:

Days like this can bring new inspiration, visions and guidance that energize you or provide experiences that can inspire and help others. Share insights and experiences with others.

Today brings the energy of becoming, building something new, emerging in some way into a larger sense of self, and feeling loved. This is a day to learn to soar with eagles.

Ask for personal renewal and beneficial winds to purify your body and nourish your mind. It is a good day to clear obstacles, heal depression, and attract greater abundance.

Shadow: With some regularity, energy like today’s can bring sudden changes and unexpected events. You can feel like you’ve been pushed off a cliff just to see if you can fly.

The ego-mind will either puff you up with pride or, more likely, tell you that you are not good enough (smart enough, capable enough, loveable enough) to do what you want to do.

Quotes: Be music always. Keep changing the keys, tones, pitch, and volume of each of the songs you create along your life’s journey and play on. ~Suzy Kassem~

Watch for all that beauty reflecting from you and sing a love song to your existence. ~Rumi~

Wednesday, 28-March:

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

This is a day of movement, expansion, change and growth. It is a good time to push up against your perceived limitations, expand your horizons, and motivate others.

It is a day of greater self-actualization and sociability. A good day to travel. Seeds that were planted in the past weeks begin to put down roots and grow.

If opportunity comes knocking at your door, open the door and say “Yes!” … But, remember, movement is important to stay in balance today. So, don’t be a couch potato.

Shadow: The challenge for today is not to get stuck in the dramas of daily life. You may need to lighten up, not be so serious, and learn to have some fun.

Alternately, you may have a tendency to scatter yourself in too many directions at once, and need to learn how to better focus your energy.

Lungs, kidneys and stomach are highlighted.

Quote: See your life as a giant adventure. Keep pushing the envelope, and remember that every dream starts off small. ~Robin Sharma~

Thursday, 29-March:

K’iche Mayan Day – 4 Kat; Universal Day – 31/4: Holy Thursday. Venus conjunct Uranus. Sun square Saturn.

You may have a taste for the unusual, and be more than ready for a change. It is a day of heightened expectations, unanticipated opportunities, and the potential for romance.

Your mind is likely to be very strong today. Use this to your advantage. Focus on what you want, make a plan, get organized, and go after it! Combine innovation with practical action.

You can more easily “intend” things into reality today, and experience almost instant manifestation. See the desired end result, intend it, feel it, and know that it will be.

Shadow: You can face obstacles, and this can impose a heavy dose of realism upon you. Yet, this can help you develop new tools to overcome hurdles that bring increased confidence.

There can be a tendency not to follow through with plans, or consider other people’s feelings. Life may send you events that challenge you to create more order in your life.

Quote: Our intention creates our reality. ~Wayne Dyer~

Friday, 30-March:

K’iche Mayan Day – 5 Kan; Universal Day – 32/5: Good Friday. National Doctor’s Day.

The same energy that fuels athletes and feeds knowledge, intelligence and strength flows through the day. It will help you to move forward and achieve tasks and goals.

Today’s energy strengthens both mental and physical ability. It is important to be active. Action today helps knowledge become embodied wisdom through experience.

Everything is dynamic, in motion and constantly recreating itself today. You can use this to your advantage, especially in starting something new or making progress on goals.

Shadow: Today’s energy is caring. It is a good day to be with friends but it can also get you over-stimulated and confused. If so, exercise will help: run, walk, or dance. It will help.

It is important to be adaptable today. … People can be distrustful, critical and controlling. Watch out for those who are needy and opportunistic.

Quote: Action speaks louder than words but not nearly as often. ~Mark Twain~

Saturday, 31-March:

K’iche Mayan Day – 6 Keme; Universal Day – 33/6: Passover Begins. Cesar Chavez Day. Full Moon in Libra. Venus enters Taurus.

Opposites attract today. The focus is on developing stable, long-term relationships. You may feel more sensuous and need more comfort and tender loving care than normal.

You will likely be more emotionally and psychically open. Your connection with ancestral wisdom and higher dimensional beings is stronger. Use this to expand beyond limitations.

Growth may involve letting something go that you have been tenaciously hanging onto. It is the kind of day when you can redefine life goals and make fundamental changes.

Shadow: The shadow energy can be volatile, making some people vindictive and even violent. People will tend to dig in their heels and stubbornly defend their viewpoint today.

There can either be a tendency to push too hard or, alternately, to be lazy and take an “I don’t care” attitude. There can be a desire to avoid issues that need attention.

Quote: More than anything else, this new century demands new thinking. We must change our materially based analyses of the world around us to include broader, more multidimensional perspectives. ~Albert Einstein~

Copyright © John B. Pehrson, February 2017

Daily Energies for February 2018

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Thursday, 1-February:

K’iche Mayan Day – 13 Qanil; Universal Day – 29/11:

Love is in the air. This is a good day to begin a new relationship or deepen a friendship. The energy brings the fruits of love and understanding. Reach out and give someone a hug.

Have you lost something? Today makes it easier to find it again. In fact, it is also a good day to make new discoveries and blaze new trails. It can be a day of surprising abundance.

This is a day to act. It supports open minds and creative endeavors. It is a day of good beginnings. Make a start, or start something again. Your actions are seeds. Plant good ones.

Shadow: Today can bring discontinuity and unpredictable change. It can shatter your routines and push you off-balance. There can be difficulties in communications.

It is a high-energy day and you may find yourself being excitable, impulsive and impractical. You can fall prey to bad judgment. Alternately, you may feel purposeless and adrift.

Quote: Love is the outreach of self toward completion. ~Ralph W. Sockman~

Friday, 2-February:

K’iche Mayan Day – 1 Toj; Universal Day – 30/3: Groundhog Day.

It is a holographic universe. Each of us is a part of the universal hologram and individually encoded with the whole. Allow yourself to daydream and contemplate what that truly means.

Today’s energy is warm, sensitive and magnetic. It brings a stronger connection with the collective consciousness and an urge for relationship. Cooperative learning is favored.

You may chafe at being tied down by duties today. This is a day to play with ideas, socialize, push back the boundaries, and do things that provide a physical experience.

Shadow: Today brings increased fortitude in the face of obstacles. You may feel quite energetic. If so, it is important to channel this energy into positive action or it will be wasted.

Anger issues can flare up. People can be passive-aggressive, ill-tempered and emotionally unstable. The energy can spark marital tension or problems with partners. Hang in there.

Quote: You are just as connected to the Universe as a finger is to a hand, or as a branch is to a tree. The entire cosmos is expressing itself through your being. ~Joseph P. Kauffman~

Saturday, 3-February:

K’iche Mayan Day – 2 Tzi; Universal Day – 31/4: Mercury sextile Mars.

This is a good day to do mental work. Its energy speeds up your mind and reflexes, and aids in sharpening your mental focus. It is a good day to analyze options and make decisions.

A strong sense of purpose and initiative imbues you with drive to succeed in accomplishing goals. This is one of those productive days when you can achieve a lot in a short time.

You can feel curious and hopeful about life today. A sense of expanded awareness can open your heart and move you forward with the inner knowing that something new is being born.

Shadow: If you are under stress, you may feel rejected, unloved and isolated. Trauma and trouble can follow you like a dark cloud. Social justice and fairness issues may dominate.

You may feel like asserting your own authority, and may not play well with others today. If so, take some space for yourself to refresh, rejuvenate and get balanced and centered.

Quote: As a single footstep will not make a path on the earth, so a single thought will not make a pathway in the mind. … To make a deep mental path, we must think over and over the kind of thoughts we wish to dominate our lives. ~Henry David Thoreau~

Sunday, 4-February:

K’iche Mayan Day – 3 Batz; Universal Day – 32/5: World Cancer Day. Super Bowl LII. Venus square Jupiter.

The underlying energy of the day is fortunate, creative and fun-loving. How will you use it?

Today is a nexus point that connects both past and future with the present moment. You can experience moments of déjà vu, and/or bleed-throughs from future events. Pay attention!

Dreams are more likely to be precognitive. Everything is fluid and changeable, making this a good day to learn something new, set new goals or revise old ones, and head off in new and exciting directions.

Shadow: You may have trouble getting started, and feel as though you have to double clutch to shift gears. Energy blocks can inhibit your thinking and keep you from moving forward.

This can be a day of chaos and karma. You can feel lethargic and lazy or, alternately, careless, self-indulgent and reckless. Avoid quarrels. Think twice about impulse purchases.

Quote: Simply sailing in a new direction you could enlarge the world. ~Allen Curnow~

Monday, 5-February:

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

Today’s energy is about cheerfulness, kindheartedness, generosity and understanding. Get quiet, go inside and you will feel the intimate oneness that connects us all.

This is a day of great personal power that awakens a deep knowingness within you of your place in the cosmos. Telepathic communications and interdimensional journeys are possible.

Today favors teachers, counselors, poets, influencers, trendsetters, and originators of new ideas and projects. It is a day that supports self-expression and communications, in general.

Shadow: The shadow can make this a day of polarity and imbalance. Misunderstandings and mutual distrust can derail relationships. You can end up feeling insecure and indecisive.

Take time to explore alternatives before making a decision. Avoid fixating on problems. They may be easiest to see but will obscure the good things that are also happening.

Quote: How to win in life: 1) work hard; 2) complain less; 3) listen more; 4) try, learn, grow; 5) don’t let people tell you it can’t be done; 6) make no excuses. ~Germany Kent~

Tuesday, 6-February:

K’iche Mayan Day – 5 Aj; Universal Day – 34/7: Venus sextile Uranus.

Today’s energy brings a sense of ease combined with an injection of Life energy. It is likely to feel stimulating, and may spark a need for fun and excitement in your social and love life.

This can be a day that brings abundance in unexpected ways. Here’s the key: keep listening to your intuitive wisdom, keep showing up, and keep saying “Yes” to new opportunities.

That said, your mind and mental abilities are likely to be stronger than normal. Personal determination gets a boost, and you can get a lot achieved if you focus your effort.

Shadow: The shadow side is about divisiveness, aggressive power and unhappy relationships. People can be short-tempered, envious, faithless and uncaring. Marital problems may arise.

Life can be quite changeable today. You may need a lot of extra understanding and tender loving care. This is also true of others. Be gentle with yourself and those that you love.

Quote: We live in a field of information that is feeding back to us not what we think in our minds but what we feel in our hearts. ~Howard Martin~

Wednesday, 7-February:

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

Jaguar represents today’s energy: strong, earthy, feminine and sensuous. If you allow it, this can be a magical day of inner learning that puts you in touch with your essential nature.

Today is about interconnectivity, group work, teams and social encounters. Collaboration will produce better results than competition. Key for the day: have patience in all things.

This is a day of love, power and purpose. It supports ability and competence in all its forms. It also urges you to take action on those things that need your attention. Effort is rewarded.

Shadow: Avoid situations that are upsetting and people who are overbearing, resentful, inflexible and difficult. These people sow imbalance, and can derail you from your path.

Today can bring turbulence and heartache. It can activate inner doubts. If so, don’t despair or judge yourself harshly. Tomorrow is another day, and the energy will shift.

Quote: To be sensual, I think, is to respect and rejoice in the force of life, of life itself, and to be present in all that one does, from the effort of loving to the breaking of bread. ~James Baldwin~

Thursday, 8-February:

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

Eagle, who is the intermediary between Earth and Sky, represents today’s energy. Today is about fluidity, and the flow of abundance and prosperity into and through your life.

Ask Spirit for a raise today. Say prayers or do a ceremony to ask for an increased flow of abundance to support your needs. But, remember to be grateful for what you already have.

This is one of the best days for love. It strengthens an inner need to connect with others. It is a great day to find your life partner, or do something special to nurture the one you have.

Shadow: The brighter the day shines, the deeper is the shadow. Today can be like that. You can feel disempowered, inadequate and caught up in troubles, tension and stress.

People can be stubborn, ambitious, opportunistic, prone to exaggeration and irresponsible. Maintain appropriate boundaries. Watch out for the liars and those who would cheat you.

Quote: Fixation is the way to death. Fluidity is the way to life. ~Miyamoto Musashi~

Friday, 9-February:

K’iche Mayan Day – 8 Ajmaq; Universal Day – 37/10:

Today’s energy puts your brain into communication with your Guides, with Mother Earth and the Higher Realms. Take a few moments to connect with the inner wisdom that is available.

The growth area for today lies in forgiveness and reconciliation. This also means forgiving yourself for misdeeds or deeds left undone, and reconciling your own inner polarities.

Today is a powerful day to heal all types of illnesses, and make a new beginning. This is the day to seek understanding and justice, and defend those less fortunate than yourself.

Shadow: You can feel frail and lack discipline. The chaos in the world can have you so fixated on things that are breaking down that you don’t see the positive breakthroughs.

You can get caught in struggle and worry, and be careless and irresponsible. People you count on can cause problems or be unfaithful. Don’t judge yourself or others too harshly.

Quote: Faith means living with uncertainty – feeling your way through life, letting your heart guide you like a lantern in the dark. ~Dan Millaman~

Saturday, 10-February:

K’iche Mayan Day – 9 Noj; Universal Day – 38/11: Sun square Jupiter. Venus enters Pisces.

Woodpecker represents today’s energy. You may find her pecking at your brain to get you thinking. This is a day of knowledge and wisdom that comes from the universe and the Earth.

It is a high-energy day. Focused commitment can make even difficult things obtainable. As long as you are disciplined and avoid taking on too much, you will have all the energy you need to achieve desired tasks and goals.

Today brings an inquisitive yet playful energy. It is a good day to connect with others one-on-one.

Shadow: Stay flexible. The energy is changeable today. Sudden unexpected events can knock you for a loop. You may also end up chasing your own tail and not make much progress.

You can feel encumbered and afflicted. People can be annoying and full of prejudice. You can get caught up in delusions. Things can go haywire and you can make blunders.

Quote: Success does not consist in never making blunders, but in never making the same one a second time. ~Josh Billings~

Sunday, 11-February:

K’iche Mayan Day – 10 Tijax; Universal Day – 39/12:

Today’s energy is symbolized by women – who are the gateway for life. It is the archetypal feminine that also opens the channel for true visions and higher understanding.

True visions have the power to carry you, and to illumine and carry others. If you have received a vision or guidance or a powerful dream, be faithful to what you have been given.

Ask for guidance, then listen for answers or watch for signs and synchronicities. If you keep showing up and saying “Yes,” you can achieve results beyond what you imagine possible.

Shadow: This is a powerful healing day but it will, very likely, require some inner clearing work. Healing today comes from eliminating resentment, grudges and negativity.

Steer clear of gossip, bickering and argumentative people. Focus on positive thoughts. This is always wise, but today it is essential for maintaining your health and emotional well-being.

Quote: I think women are foolish to pretend they are equal to men; they are far superior and always have been. ~William Golding~

Monday, 12-February:

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

Following the intensity of the past few days, today you may feel a renewed urge to get organized. Put a plan in place for the life changes you want in the future.

Today’s energy strengthens your ability to analyze, reason and be productive. It also bestows Divine protection and provides the strength to overcome obstacles and limitations.

The strength found in unity and the power of collective effort is an important aspect of today’s energy. You may accomplish more with the help of others than you can by going it alone.

Shadow: If you are feeling lost, isolated, unloved, you are experiencing today’s shadow. You can feel like a boat without a rudder that is drifting aimlessly out of control.

A supportive and loving community in which you are honored and with whom you feel safe is especially important today.

Lungs and respiratory issues are highlighted.

Quote: If you have a dream, you can spend a lifetime studying, planning, and getting ready for it. What you should be doing is getting started. ~Drew Houston~

Tueday, 13-February:

K’iche Mayan Day – 12 Ajpu; Universal Day – 41/5: Mardi Gras. Mercury square Jupiter.

Today can have you feeling buoyant and cheerful, with high hopes for the future. It is one of those days that you can more easily see the big picture and connect with future opportunities.

You may feel as if something that has been dormant inside of you is now coming to life. This can be wonderful! Go with the flow. Allow yourself the freedom to explore what is emerging.

This is a great day to break your routine, and hurdle the boundaries of your current life to see what’s on the other side. Take a short trip. Explore a new way of doing something.

Shadow: You can suffer from information overload. It can be easy to neglect key details or miss something important. Avoid exaggerating situations or overstating things today.

Be aware that today’s energy can cause you to be unrealistic and impractical. Your plans can be too grandiose or aggressive. Don’t let your mind and heart write checks that your body can’t cash.

Quote: Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive. ~Elbert Hubbard~

Wednesday, 14-February:

K’iche Mayan Day – 13 Imox; Universal Day – 15: Month 3 Begins. Ash Wednesday. Valentine’s Day.

Month 3 begins on my 13-month calendar. It inclines you toward action and doing. It can spark a creative awakening and activate a period of personal growth. See if you can feel the shift in energy.

Today is a good day for healers and healing. It puts the mind in a receptive mode, increases spiritual strength, and helps you to manage the energies of change. Take a leap of faith!

Actually, today can represent a turning point of some sort in your life; one of those days you look back on in the future and recognize as the day when your life changed forever.

Shadow: You can get a lot of practical things accomplished today. But, if the shadow grabs hold of you, you can experience creative blocks or get derailed by inner fears.

It can be a day of indecision when you are disorganized and can’t seem to get out of your own way. Oddly, this can also make you distrustful and quick to anger. Breathe and relax.

Quote: What you do today can improve all your tomorrows. ~Ralph Marston~

Thursday, 15-February:

K’iche Mayan Day – 1 Iq; Universal Day – 16: New Moon Partial Solar Eclipse. Mercury sextile Uranus. Venus sextile Saturn.

Strap on your seat belt! This is a particularly powerful day when fundamental change can occur. Are you ready? … This is a day to make positive changes to improve your life.

Today highlights ideas and communications, and brings a sense of excitement and renewed interest in life. It is a good time to make discoveries, and see new solutions to old problems.

Love and companionship are also emphasized. You may feel an increased need to feel loved and appreciated. The best way to make that happen is to nurture your relationships.

Shadow: This is a day of new possibilities, but the shadow can close doors in your face. You can feel constricted, limited and uncommunicative. This can even affect your respiratory tract.

It is a particularly high-energy day, so you can also get mentally, emotionally and physically overstimulated. You can act impulsively and be sorry for it later. Avoid needless conflict.

Quote: Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending. ~Maria Robinson~

Friday, 16-February:

K’iche Mayan Day – 2 Aqabal; Universal Day – 17: Chinese New Year (Year of the Dog).

Today is Chinese New Year: the ‘Year of the Dog’ during which career, health and love prospects are favored. Opportunity comes through change today. Take a different approach.

Magic is in the air. Lots of power is available to you. How will you use it? It is a good day to be enterprising. Take positive action; head in a new direction; start something wonderful!

Relationships, togetherness, healing, dialogue, and searching for or deepening understanding are all things that get a boost today. Beauty and artistic ability are also emphasized.

Shadow: The positive side of today’s energy supports delving deeply into things. The shadow will have you skimming the surface, being shallow and narrow in your thinking and approach.

Another aspect of the shadow energy injects a rebellious streak that can have you marching only to your own drummer. That’s not necessarily a bad thing as long as it hurts nobody else.

Quote: To succeed, jump as quickly at opportunities as you do at conclusions. ~Benjamin Franklin~

Saturday, 17-February:

K’iche Mayan Day – 3 Kat; Universal Day – 18: Mercury enters Pisces. Mercury square Neptune. Sun conjunct Mercury.

Today’s energy activates you mind and puts the focus on thinking and communications. The day favors networking, short trips, and accomplishing mental tasks like emails or bills.

There is an awakening impulse that permeates the day. It brings a sense of renewed hope, and helps new ideas to sprout and grow. Your perceptive abilities are enhanced today.

This is a day for curiosity. Explore something new. Find the wonder in life around you. Allow yourself to laugh. Let your eyes sparkle with interest and enthusiasm. It will feel really good!

Shadow: This can be a day of hope, resourcefulness and persistence. But, if you are caught in the shadow, you can feel like you are tangled up in a spider’s web, unable to escape.

There is a distinct possibility that people will be confused by or misunderstand what you say. Stay away from defensiveness and self-justification. Keep communications clear and factual.

Quote: Peak performers develop powerful mental images of the behavior that will lead to the desired results. They see in their mind’s eye the result they want, and the actions leading to it. ~Charles Garfield~

Sunday, 18-February:

K’iche Mayan Day – 4 Kan; Universal Day – 19: Sun enters Pisces.

Two opposing energetic aspects are at play today. One wants you to get serious, attend to your duties, accomplish tasks and goals, and tick items off on your “To Do” list.

The other urges you to imagine, dream, and be guided by your heart. This energy says, ‘Don’t worry. Whatever will be, will be. Nothing is so important that it has to be done today.’

Be gentle with yourself. There is an underlying energy today that will help move you forward past obstacles, despite the conflict between the inner task master and the heart.

Shadow: You can fall prey to self-pity, and end up feeling victimized by life. This is particularly true because others can be opportunistic, argumentative and coercive.

Phobias and unexpressed fears can have you feeling either passive and needy, or distrustful and in a grumpy mood. If any of this is true for you today, be patient. The energy will shift.

Quote: In a gentle way, you can shake the world. ~Mahatma Gandhi~

Monday, 19-February:

K’iche Mayan Day – 5 Keme; Universal Day – 20: Presidents Day.

Today carries Owl energy, the ‘Night Eagle.’ She is friends with the night, flies silently and has access to the mysteries. As such, she is associated with clairvoyance and illumination.

Owl energy symbolizes the end of all things both good and bad, making this is a powerful day to cure even serious illnesses. It is also an excellent day to forgive & reconcile differences.

Be audacious. Face challenges head-on with the knowledge that today’s energy helps to turn away negativity, and gives you easier than normal access to ancient wisdom.

Shadow: This is a day when you can go forth and slay dragons unless, of course, you are caught in the shadow. If you are, inner doubts may have you feeling a little helpless.

The more aggressive side of the shadow energy can cause you to be stubborn, defiant, and lazy. Your mind can feel befuddled, and you can experience frustrating roadblocks.

Quote: Life is so utterly enraptured with beginnings that it can do little else than perpetually create space for them. And those spaces are what we call endings. ~Craig D. Lounsbrough~

Tuesday, 20-February:

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

Deer symbolizes today’s energy which is about movement, harmony and the potential for things. Deer is swift, surefooted, and balanced – with one foot in each of the four directions.

Buckle on your courage, take a chance or make a leap of faith. You may have something you’ve been wanting to do but unsure if it is the right moment. Today is that right moment!

It is easier to convince people and reach a beneficial accord. This is a good day to find a good (or better) job. Its energy supports professionals in the material, cultural and spiritual worlds.

Shadow: You can appear to be calm and affectionate on the outside but feel very unsettled on the inside. Be aware that you can more easily harm others with your thoughts today.

Today puts people with strong personalities on display: those who are captivating & inspiring but also demanding, domineering, manipulative and selfish. Do your best to stay balanced.

Quote: If you limit your choice to only what seems possible or reasonable, you disconnect yourself from what you truly want, and all that is left is a compromise. ~Robert Fritz~

Wednesday, 21-February:

K’iche Mayan Day – 7 Qanil; Universal Day – 22: International Mother Language Day. Venus conjunct Neptune. Mercury sextile Saturn.

Today heightens feelings of love and compassion. It is an ideal day for finding new romance, winning back a lost love, or for deepening and nurturing a current love relationship.

Everything that begins today has a positive future. It is a day of abundance that returns to you the fruits of love and understanding, and gives a positive boost to anything you begin.

This is a day that fosters diplomacy, graciousness, clear thinking, good judgment, and smooth negotiations. Let your reach exceed your grasp. But, pamper yourself; be gentle with others.

Shadow: Today can bring success and good fortune, but the shadow can cause difficulties in communication. You can be short-sighted, undecided and unprepared.

Your energy can be weak and you can slide into a mindset of shortage and lack. This can be depressing, and you can find yourself moping around the house or office.

Quote: I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. I love you simply, without problems or pride: I love you in this way because I do not know any other way of loving but this, in which there is no I or you, so intimate that your hand upon my chest is my hand, so intimate that when I fall asleep your eyes close. ~Pablo Neruda~

Thursday, 22-February:

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

Today’s energy gives added fluidity to the day’s events. Things are more malleable and changeable than normal. Take advantage of this to make shifts and changes in your life.

This is the day to give thanks. Even if you are experiencing challenges, you still have some blessings to be thankful for. … Gratitude clears the way for added blessings to come.

As a way of giving thanks, do something to pay your blessings forward. Give something of yourself back to the community, to friends and loved ones, or to someone less fortunate.

Shadow: Today highlights creativity and coming up with ideas. You may get restless if you tie yourself down too tightly with tasks, obligations and routines. Be spontaneous. It will help.

Today can bring a bit of chaos, or a shake-up that breaks you out of your normal pattern and routine. You may also feel some frustration at efforts being blocked in some way.

Quotes: 1) Giving is the master key to success, in all applications of human life. ~Bryant McGill~ 2) For it is in giving that we receive. ~St. Francis of Assisi~

Friday, 23-February:

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

The noble Dog, who is the guardian of home and community, symbolizes today’s energy. Dog represents law and authority. This is the best day to seek justice and pursue legal matters.

This is a year of no more secrets, and today brings forth the truth – even if it has been hidden. It is a day to petition Great Spirit for divine intervention to solve any type of problem.

Relationships come to the forefront today. Work in a practical way to be of service, to care for, or to teach others. Social interactions and communications are favored.

Shadow: Today is about authority, but the shadow energy may have you breaking the rules. If you go rogue and play the rebel today, just be sure not to do anything hurtful or stupid.

Others may also be renegades, and they may attempt to take advantage of you. Be aware. Today’s shadow energy can cause you to be short-sighted, and a sucker for broken wings.

Quote: Ignorance, allied with power, is the most ferocious enemy justice can have. ~James Baldwin~

Saturday, 24-February:

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

Today’s energy strengthens the mind, enhances analytical ability, and brings greater clarity of ideas and insight. It connects you with cosmic intelligence and helps you find answers.

It heightens the kind of mental creativity that is focused by concentration and the ability to analyze. It may bring a strong desire to understand how things work at fundamental levels.

Today, you are better able to take the helm and steer your own ship on its voyage into the unknown. It also helps you speak to authority, and assimilate new knowledge and skills.

Shadow: Today’s energy deals with issues of trust, judgment and control. It may also highlight a sense of idealism. You may have difficulty “suffering fools lightly.”

Your patience may be tested by others. You may find yourself out of sorts over things that you perceive to be stupid, out of integrity, or untrue. Rest will help you rejuvenate and get centered.

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

Sunday, 25-February:

K’iche Mayan Day – 11 E; Universal Day – 26/8: Venus square Mars. Mercury conjunct Neptune. Sun sextile Saturn.

Destiny is at play today, pulling you gently (or not so gently) forward on your path. It is a good day for taking action on practical matters and discharging duties and obligations.

That said, your imagination may also kick into high-gear, if you allow it. In part, this may have to do with romance since today will naturally boost your sex drive. Channel this wisely.

You may feel a sense of aliveness and renewed interest in life. A desire for relationship and connection with others may be quite strong. Put love into action in all that you do today.

Shadow: You can feel as if communications are under a fog. This can heighten the risk of misunderstanding. Take extra time to think things through and remember to speak clearly.

There is an inherent conflict today between the need for self-gratification and the need to be considerate of others feelings. It can be a day of inner and outer chaos – and surprises.

Quote: Logic will get you from A to Z; imagination will get you everywhere. ~Albert Einstein~

Monday, 26-February:

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

You may have the feeling today that you are coming to the end of a one phase: in life, or in a project or course of activity. It is a day of harvesting the fruits of past efforts.

Things you once left behind may come back around. It is a day when your physical and emotional bodies may feel more strongly connected with the majesty of the web of life.

Pay attention to your dreams; they have greater power today. This is a good time to be sociable. … Stay flexible so if the winds of change blow you over you can stand up again.

Shadow: Issues that you left unresolved in the past may come back up for review today. You may feel unfocused. A lot can be going on in your personal world, and not all of it is happy.

You can go overboard taking care of others but have difficulty taking care of yourself. People can make unreasonable demands. Stop, breathe, and take some time for yourself.

Quote: Whoever brought me here / will have to take me home. ~Rumi~

Tuesday, 27-February:

K’iche Mayan Day – 13 Ix; Universal Day – 28/10: Dominican Republic Independence Day. Venus sextile Pluto.

This is a day to celebrate giving and receiving love, and what you are passionate about. What makes you happy about getting out of bed in the morning? Do more of those things today!

Something may be coming to a completion and you are preparing to step onto a new path, or step up to a new level in your life. If so, stop, take a breath, reflect, and then go for it!

Doing something practical brings a balance between the search for understanding and the desire to create abundance. The Israeli aphorism is true for today: Do, and then understand.

Shadow: Today can bring a zest for life and a connection with the Earth. However, it is best to avoid upsetting situations, and difficult people who get under your skin.

You can feel weary and in need of an energy boost. Your mind can also be a little fuzzy. Your health, today, is linked to your relationship to the Earth and to material life, in general.

Quote: A loving heart is the truest wisdom. ~Charles Dickens~

Wednesday, 28-February:

K’iche Mayan Day – 1 Tzikin; Universal Day – 29/11: Mercury square Mars. Mercury sextile Pluto.

Today’s energy adds depth and intensity to your thinking and conversations. It is a good day for study and research. Be open to new inspiration that points you in a new direction.

Today carries the energy of action, becoming, building something new, and emerging in some way into a larger sense of self. This is a day to soar with the eagles and explore possibilities!

It’s a good day to consider that we are in the midst of a planetary shift, a quickening. You are becoming something radically new – a member of a new species of universal humans.

Shadow: Your thinking can be harried. You may have a tendency to jump to conclusions, and to rush your decision-making. Think carefully to avoid mistakes: Measure twice, cut once.

The ego-mind can be a problem today. It can either puff you up with pride, or tell you that you’re not good enough. Don’t let the ego-mind sabotage your efforts.

Quote: We are exploring ‘radical newness’ in the midst of a planetary quantum shift. We are at a ‘jump point’ in human consciousness. There have been none like it before. ~Barbara Marx Hubbard~

Copyright © John B. Pehrson, January 2018

Overall Energies for 2018

Earth Mother Hug


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Introductory Notes

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

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

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

2018 as an “11” Universal Year

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Make this a mantra for 2018.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2018 as an “18” Year

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Daily Energies for January 2018

Sunrise Heart

Monday, 1-January:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tuesday, 2-January:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wednesday, 3-January:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thursday, 4-January:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Friday, 5-January:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Saturday, 6-January:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sunday, 7-January:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Monday, 8-January:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tuesday, 9-January:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wednesday, 10-January:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thursday, 11-January:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Friday, 12-January:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Saturday, 13-January:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sunday, 14-January:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Monday, 15-January:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tuesday, 16-January:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wednesday, 17-January:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thursday, 18-January:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Friday, 19-January:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Saturday, 20-January:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sunday, 21-January:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Monday, 22-January:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tuesday, 23-January:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wednesday, 24-January:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thursday, 25-January:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Friday, 26-January:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Saturday, 27-January:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sunday, 28-January:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Monday, 29-January:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tuesday, 30-January:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wednesday, 31-January:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Copyright © John B. Pehrson, December 2017

Daily Energies for December 2017


Friday, 1-December:

K’iche Mayan Day – 3 Keme; Universal Day – 33/6: World AIDS Day.

Whale energy helps you connect with the greater whole and work for the common good of family, community and society. It enhances your ability to receive and inner record guidance.

This is a day when you can more easily seed new ideas into the collective consciousness that will sprout and help shape the future. What ideas will you share? What do you have to teach?

Today’s energy increases intelligence, burnishes leadership abilities, and bestows strength in the face of adversity. It is a good day for women. It is also a good day to travel.

Shadow: Be aware. You can have blind spots today, things that you might not see. You can feel off-balance and aimless, and may avoid important issues that really need your attention.

Dragon is the other energy for today. It may have you pushing too hard. If you are over-doing it, consider that this could be a shield you put up to keep from looking at core issues.

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

Saturday, 2-December:

K’iche Mayan Day – 4 Kej; Universal Day – 34/7: Jupiter trine Neptune. International Day for Abolition of Slavery.

Today’s energy encourages hope, generosity and community spirit. Social justice and human rights issues are in the spotlight. What you do today can inspire others in common cause.

It is a good day to pursue creative urges and focus on what brings you greater happiness, balance and contentment. It is a good day for romance and deepening love relationships.

There is a carefree aspect to the day, but it also strengthens the ability to focus, concentrate, and analyze. Today’s energy will help you learn new things.

Shadow: As much as today’s energy can strengthen the mind, the shadow aspect can cause you to be foolish and illogical. Your actions can convince others that you’ve lost the plot!

People caught in the shadow can be reserved, feel duty-bound and overly responsible. They can also be selfish, demanding, manipulative and impulsive.

Quote: Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy. ~Thich Nhat Hanh~

Sunday, 3-December:

K’iche Mayan Day – 5 Qanil; Universal Day – 35/8: Mercury Retrograde. Full Moon in Gemini square Neptune in Pisces. Advent Begins.

A cycle is ending that held our feet to the fire when it comes to walking our talk. The energy is shifting. So, even though Mercury goes retrograde today, the energy may feel lighter.

Today’s energy encourages flexibility and adaptability in the face of changing circumstances. It brings blessings to new initiatives. Believe in yourself, and begin.

Tiger energy helps you to see and overcome self-imposed or actual limitations and fears. Energies that have been repressed come up to support you. Stand tall today.

Shadow: You can feel unfocused and experience difficulties in communication today. Inner conflicts can become apparent. You can feel weak and end up doubting yourself.

Stop, breathe, and let go of doubts … and any need to control outcomes. If you experience conflict, drop into your heart and imagine “Love” written on your forehead. Then act.

Quote: There can be change without progress, but not progress without change. ~Anonymous~

Monday, 4-December:

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

Whatever else you do, take a few moments to offer gratitude for your blessings and the people who have made a difference in your life. Gratitude is a key to living abundantly.

Today’s energy helps to clear away negativity and debts of all kinds whether they are financial, emotional or karmic. Doing this clearing work yields greater peace and happiness.

Today also brings a need to connect with others, and a need to give of yourself. Caretakers, optimists, diplomats, decision-makers and people who inspire others are all favored.

Shadow: You can feel disempowered by others or by your own inner fears. Don’t allow others to cause you to feel inadequate. The truth is that you are quite good enough!

Today’s shadow energy can show up in people who are aggressive, domineering, short-sighted and ill-tempered. Filter negativity coming your way through love and you’ll be okay.

Quote: God gave you a gift of 86,400 seconds today. Have you used one to say “thank you?” ~William A. Ward~

Tuesday, 5-December:

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

Today’s energy is the protector of the home and community. It is about the law, authority and justice. It is the best day to pursue legal issues and ask that justice be done.

Today is also about material laws, physical matter and manifestation. What would you most like to manifest? Intend it, see it coming to you, and feel what it is like to already have it.

Today is also about order. It is a good time to put action behind your intentions. Line those ducks up in a row, set a direction, and take the first steps. Be prudent but be decisive.

Shadow: This is the kind of day that people, including you, will likely want to be their own authority. This is not a bad thing unless others are overlooked or mistreated.

The desire to play by your own rules can result in insensitivity and a disdain for even constructive criticism. Ambitious people are more likely to be manipulative and unfaithful.

Quote: If you want peace, work for justice. ~Henry Louis Mencken~

Wednesday, 6-December:

K’iche Mayan Day – 8 Batz; Universal Day – 38/11: Finland Independence Day.

Today is the Mayan New Year and the beginning of the Mayan spiritual calendar. Its archetypal energy is the Creator of Life and Wisdom, and is represented by the cosmic dancer.

Today brings continuity with the past and a connection to the future. That said, a new phase is beginning, and you can hook your plans to its energy. It is a day of auspicious starts.

This can be a very creative, problem-solving kind of day. It can fuel personal and collective breakthroughs. It can bring greater harmony to families, partnerships and businesses.

Shadow: If you are caught in the shadow, it can feel very frustrating. Even with all of today’s creative energy, you may be able to help others but really struggle to help yourself.

Today may not go as planned. Unexpected events, or bad judgment, can throw you for a loop. If this happens, don’t let it make you feel inadequate. Tomorrow is another day.

Quote: Sometimes a breakdown can be the beginning of a kind of breakthrough, a way of living in advance through a trauma that prepares you for a future of radical transformation. ~Cherrie Moraga~

Thursday, 7-December:

K’iche Mayan Day – 9 E; Universal Day – 39/12: Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day.

The power of Destiny is at work behind the scenes today. It is pulling you gently (or not so gently) forward along your Life Path and helping you achieve what you are here to do.

Today’s energy helps to provide the means needed for the journey but it is linked to creative action. Your job is to listen, show up, and keep saying “YES” to the opportunities that come.

This is an auspicious day to begin a trip. It is also a very good day for communication, including: negotiating and signing agreements, facilitating meetings, and so on.

Shadow: An especially powerful day for women, visionaries and big dreams. But, the brighter days shine, the deeper the shadow. You can be suddenly off-balance. Watch for accidents!

You can get caught in insecurity and see only the negative side of people, actions and events. Self-doubt can inhibit your ability to make good decisions and complete tasks.

Quote: A person often meets his [her] destiny on the road he [she] took to avoid it. ~Jean de La Fontaine~

Friday, 8-December:

K’iche Mayan Day – 10 Aj; Universal Day – 40/4: Immaculate Conception Day.

This is a day to focus on things that are coming to fruition. It strengthens personal power, creativity and the ability to focus. Efforts today can help projects across the finish line.

This is a great day to get organized, and put a plan in place for life changes you want in the future. Discipline your thoughts to focus on what you want and not on what you don’t want.

Today’s energy is linked to the spine. The key for today is to stay flexible so that if you get blown over by the swirl of events and dramas you can stand up again.

Shadow: Today is about authority over both spiritual and material matters. The shadow is about the misuse of power – by you or others. An imbalance of power can also take its toll on relationships.

You can end up feeling abandoned, lost and unloved. If so, reach out to friends and a supportive community with whom you feel safe.

Quote: Whatever it takes to finish things, finish. You will learn more from a glorious failure than you ever will from something you never finished. ~Neil Gaiman~

Saturday, 9-December:

K’iche Mayan Day – 11 Ix; Universal Day – 41/5: Anti-Corruption Day.

Today’s energy is linked to Raphael, the archangel of healing. Today favors harmony, patience, and any work done to strengthen social bonds and support the common good.

Mongoose is another aspect of today’s energy. She brings good humor, and will help you to be flexible, quick and nimble, and help to easily confront any negativity you may encounter.

Today can bring bounty and blessings. Move with the natural flow of events and enjoy yourself. If you’ve recently acquired a new home or land, this is the day to give thanks.

Shadow: Achilles is another aspect of today’s energy, so be aware of your weak spots. Being out in nature is especially healing today – especially if you find yourself stuck in some way.

Angry, arrogant, quick-tempered and presumptuous people can cross your path today. These people can hurt you if you get in their way, so give them a wide berth.

Quote: Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s needs, but not every man’s greed. ~Mahatma Gandhi~

Sunday, 10-December:

K’iche Mayan Day – 12 Tzikin; Universal Day – 42/6: Human Rights Day.

Eagle energy rules the day. It brings a connection with non-material, interdimensional realms. It activates dreams, and strengthens both intuition and telepathic communication.

Actually, it is a good day for communications, in general. You can feel more cheerful and emotionally connected than normal. It is a good day to fall in love, or more deeply in love.

Today boosts your influence on others, and the ability to shape the outcomes of your actions. Sharing, self-expression and asking how you fit into the larger plan are all favored.

Shadow: You are more emotionally open than normal. Oversensitivity can bring imbalance. Watch out for misunderstandings that arise from misinterpreting a person’s true intentions.

Take care not to be too aggressive. There is a fine line between enthusiasm and intensity. You can more easily cross the line into being too intense, so be aware.

Quote: First best is falling in love. Second best is being in love. Least best is falling out of love. But any of it is better than never having been in love. ~Maya Angelou~

Monday, 11-December:

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

This is one of those delicious days that connects you with Divine Grace. It can be experienced as uplifting and very healing. Do your best to extend this grace to others in your life.

It is a good problem-solving day, especially because you are more able to see the larger context for things. Cocreative partnerships and team-oriented activities are favored.

If your mind and heart are in sync, they can combine to give you an extra dose of personal determination and drive. You can use it to accomplish most anything you set out to do.

Shadow: Today’s energy activates both the mind and the heart. This can be great as long as they are both pulling you in the same direction. If not, it can cause internal friction.

Watch out for unreasonable people. Unhappy relationships and broken hearts are an aspect of today’s shadow energy. Make sure you put appropriate boundaries around your heart.

Quote: From today onwards, I am going to strive for the greatest purity of soul, that the rays of God’s grace may be reflected in all their brilliance. ~Saint Faustina Kowalska~

Tuesday, 12-December:

K’iche Mayan Day – 1 Noj; Universal Day – 44/8: Beginning of Hanukkah.

The outcome of today’s energy may be greater knowledge and wisdom but it is likely to come through action. Get quiet, listen for inner guidance, and then act on what you receive.

Today is about power and purpose working through love. Surrendering to a higher awareness working through you can move you more fully into the source of your power.

This can also bring happiness and even jubilation when you realize that you are never really alone. Something larger is always working behind the scenes for your highest good.

Shadow: Woodpecker is today’s Spirit Animal. Her energy can help you dig deeper for new understanding, but she can annoy you with her constant peck, peck, pecking!

What comes up today can bring uneasiness, upheaval and conflict. Heartache and despair are also waiting in the shadow. Be careful to filter your words through love and compassion.

Quote: Always say “yes” to the present moment. … Surrender to what is. Say “yes” to life – and see how life suddenly starts working for you rather than against you. ~Eckhart Tolle~

Wednesday, 13-December:

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

This is another day when your personal destiny is pulling you forward. Don’t push too hard. Rather, set your intention and relax. What is yours will come to you more easily today.

Today is taking you up a notch on the spiral of life. It is a good day to finish things and bring some projects to a close. Then, consider what course corrections are needed, and begin.

Today’s energy will help you stay optimistic when facing difficulties. It will help you to overcome obstacles and heal from even serious illnesses, both physical and psychological.

Shadow: Pushing too hard today can cause feelings of futility, especially if actions are taken out of a fear of failure or not having enough.

People may have more difficulty than normal in controlling their tempers, or minding their own business. Gossip can lead to arguments. Tread lightly and stay flexible.

Quote: Does the walker choose the path, or the path the walker? ~Garth Nix~

Thursday, 14-December:

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

Today’s energy can bring a greater feeling of comfort. It can help you to more easily get centered. … Something new is emerging that has been germinating for a while.

Your heart may be more open today. Deeper emotions can be felt. You are likely to be more empathic than on other days. Take care not to carry another’s emotional baggage unaware.

This is the kind of day that naturally attracts abundance and good will. It is a good day to socialize and spend time with friends and family. Address family issues today.

Shadow: If you are unaware, today’s energy can pull you off-balance and get you tangled up in needless struggle. Take a breath. Reflect upon and enjoy the progress you’ve made.

A shift is taking place; something new is emerging. This can bring the chaos and uncertainty that precedes new birth. Don’t get caught up in a web of worry and melodrama.

Quote: [Only a small number of people] really understand the planetization of mankind, really understand the new world order emerging through all this period of strain and pain and contradiction. So, more than ever, we need to have an internal sense of navigation. ~William Irwin Thompson~

Friday, 15-December:

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

Intuitive consciousness is strong today, and it brings the power of internal “seeing.” The veil between realities is thinner than normal, and mystical experiences are easier to achieve.

Pure energy from the Source Field ripples strongly through the day, bringing universal love and understanding. If you tap into it, this energy will help you to remove limitations.

It is a day for creativity, taking action and making new discoveries. It’s a good day for reaching out to others, making connections, and doing something to support common goals.

Shadow: Artists and any work done with the hands is favored today, especially if it creates beauty. That said, people can be impractical, excitable and prone to bad judgment.

You can feel overconfident and driven to achieve goals. Take care your ego isn’t writing checks that your body can’t cash. Alternately, you can avoid dealing with important issues.

Quote: If you observe well, your own heart will answer. ~De Lubicz~

Saturday, 16-December:

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

This is a day of service and therapy. It is about focusing love, power and spontaneity through the lens of order and discipline to work in service to others and to the greater good.

The gateway is open to all who desire a true initiation. Let your heart decide, but, be aware: once you step through the gate you may never be able to go back to your old, smaller self.

This can be a productive day when you can achieve a lot. Idea-driven innovations get a boost. Cultivate an attitude of fearlessness, and take a leap of faith. Today’s energy supports you.

Shadow: Today can bring a sense of self-doubt and fallibility, and a fear of making mistakes. You can find yourself indecisive just at the time you really need to make clear decisions.

People can be prone to mistrust and dishonesty. Watch out for those who may stretch the truth to achieve their desires at your expense. Think twice before making a commitment.

Quote: We take spiritual initiation when we become conscious of the Divine within us, and thereby contact the Divine without us. ~Dion Fortune~

Sunday, 17-December:

K’iche Mayan Day – 6 Iq; Universal Day – 49/13: New Moon in Sagittarius.

We can get caught in the details of our day-to-day life. Today’s energy brings the potential for renewal: a chance to break the mold, expand horizons, and see things in a different light.

This is a day to practice positive thinking and nurture faith and hope. New Moon in outgoing Sagittarius brings added confidence and optimism, and an ability to see the big-picture.

Today’s energy boosts creative dynamism and attracts the rewards and success that result from your efforts – both past and present.

Shadow: Today’s energy prompts you to think in big terms. While this can be just what is needed, it can also bring a tendency to overdo it based on inflated expectations.

As high as today’s energy allows you to fly, it can also cause you to feel aimless, decentered and off-balance. It can bring commotion and disorder. Don’t allow yourself to feel insufficient.

Quote: If you focus on the smallest details, you never get the big picture right. ~Leroy Hood~

Monday, 18-December:

K’iche Mayan Day – 7 Aqabal; Universal Day – 50/5: International Migrants Day.

If you are reading this, you are one of those beautiful people who are at the vanguard of new thinking. Something inside you is waking up to a new, even higher level of awareness.

Today adds success to new initiatives, new ventures and new directions. It helps to put you midstream in the natural flow of your path. Ease up on the reins; let the current carry you.

Today helps you to see a broader perspective while also boosting the rational thinking needed to organize information, people, events or things – especially helpful during the holidays.

Shadow: Even though today’s energy is predominantly positive, there can be a tendency to be overeager, peevish and quarrelsome, covetous and deceptive.

Do your best not to scatter your energies in too many different directions all at once. It can bring fatigue and lethargy, and a feeling that you are stuck and unable to make progress.

Quote: Life is lived on the edge. ~Will Smith~

Tuesday, 19-December:

K’iche Mayan Day – 8 Kat; Universal Day – 51/6:

Spider energy rules the day. It helps you to cast your web and attract to yourself all that is needed and necessary to achieve your goals and intentions.

This is also a good day for networking & connecting with others. Today helps to bring greater balance to your relationships. If you are looking, this is a great day to find your true partner.

Today’s energy infuses the day with creativity and beauty. Look around with awareness or else you might miss it. As you do, you may be reminded of the transcendent moments in life.

Shadow: The shadow energy can get you all tied up in entanglements and problems of your own making. Take care not to get ensnared by sticky situations.

The good news is that you have the key to your own release. This is actually a good day to confront even the most difficult, knotty problems. Just keep your impatience in check.

Quote: All things are bound together. All things connect. ~Chief Seattle~

Wednesday, 20-December:

K’iche Mayan Day – 9 Kan; Universal Day – 13: Month 1, 2018 Begins. Hanukkah Ends.

The New Year begins today on my 13-month calendar. See if you can feel the shift in energy, as if something new is awakening and/or you feel an acceleration in the underlying energy.

Forward movement is the mantra for today. The energy will help you overcome obstacles and leap tall buildings with a single bound! This is a premier day for making life changes.

Take a few moments to consider your trajectory in life. Do you need to make any adjustments to your aim? If so, this is the day to make them. New beginnings are favored!

Shadow: Even though this is a perfect day to make changes, you may have difficulty making them. You may find yourself hanging onto the status quo, unable to move forward.

People that cross your path today are more likely than normal to be critical and controlling. Do your best not to get into a struggle that creates anguish and worry.

Quote: When everything is moving and shifting, the only way to counteract chaos is stillness. When things feel extraordinary, strive for ordinary. When the surface is wavy, dive deeper for quieter waters. ~Kristen Armstrong~

Thursday, 21-December:

K’iche Mayan Day – 10 Keme; Universal Day – 14: Winter Solstice.

Today’s energy is connected with the World Mind, Ancestors, the Higher Self or Super-consciousness. It is a wonderful day to practice telepathy and be open to psychic experiences.

This is a day that favors women and spiritual guides. It is one of those days when it is easier to feel the interconnectedness with all things. Try affirming this: I am in All, and All is in Me.

Today strengthens the creative impulse and stimulates growth. It also helps to make ideas concrete and practical. This is a good planning day, a good day to set goals for yourself.

Shadow: Leadership qualities are bolstered. It is a good day to take the lead but with caution. People can be either driven to achieve goals, or stubborn and lazy and difficult to get to act.

Take special care to avoid discord with partners, especially marital partners. Ask: “What do I want the result to be?” Then act accordingly. This is not a day to be dogmatic and controlling.

Quote: Just as a river has a source, so the river of consciousness has a source. It descends from Cosmic Consciousness, the consciousness of God that is beyond all creation. ~Paramahansa Yogananda~

Friday, 22-December:

K’iche Mayan Day – 11 Kej; Universal Day – 15: Mercury goes Direct, 13º Sagittarius.

If you’ve felt a little indecisive, misunderstood or mentally muddled over the past three weeks, relief is coming because Mercury, the planet that rules the mind, is turning direct.

Today marks a turning point that brings new potential and the opportunity for greater balance and harmony. It is a good day for social interactions that create a sense of belonging.

It is a good day to move forward. You may find it easier to follow-through on goals and intentions, and achieve tangible results. Get into action. Get up and out of the house today.

Shadow: In general, this is a day for optimism and good humor. But, be aware. Your enthusiasm can make you overeager, and you can overstep appropriate boundaries.

You can appear calm and affectionate on the outside but unsettled on the inside. People can be overly blunt and plainspoken. You may have difficulty standing up for yourself.

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

Saturday, 23-December:

K’iche Mayan Day – 12 Qanil; Universal Day – 16: Super Saturday.

This is a wonderful day of new possibilities, new growth and new frontiers. It favors relationships, in general, and best friends, in particular. It brings the fruits of understanding.

In the Mayan tradition, this is the day to select seeds for planting because it is a day of germination and rebirth. Its energy brings success. What intentions will you choose to plant?

It is a good day for introspection. It is one of those days when direct knowing is possible: the ability to know something without any intervening rational process of analysis. Trust it.

Shadow: While the positive side of today’s energy brings added success, the shadow can bring limitedness, weakness and frustration. There can be difficulties in communication.

Alternately, you can feel overstimulated and impulsive. So, take care that those impulse-driven purchases in the run up to Christmas, won’t cause financial trouble in the future.

Quote: Little deeds are like little seeds, they grow to flowers or to weeds. ~Daniel D. Palmer~

Sunday, 24-December:

K’iche Mayan Day – 13 Toj; Universal Day – 17:

Unconditional love rules the day. You are connected with the Zero-Point Energy Field, the place from which thoughts create matter. Be aware of what your thoughts are creating today.

This is a day of liberation from the past. So clear the decks and let the past be in the past. Make amends where necessary, and don’t forget to give thanks for your blessings.

This is a day for BEING but not so much for DOING. It is a day that supports togetherness and dialogue with family & friends. Time together in relationships can be very healing today.

Shadow: The shadow side of today’s energy breeds shallowness and narrowness of thinking. It can cause feelings of separateness and marital strife. So, be on your good behavior.

People can be temperamental, short-sighted, over-rational, argumentative and possessive. Sensory overload can cause you to feel restless. Take a few quiet moments to get centered.

Quote: Unconditional love, agape love, will not be swayed by time or circumstances. ~Stephen Kendrick~

Monday, 25-December:

K’iche Mayan Day – 1 Tzi; Universal Day – 18: Christmas.

The underlying energy brings a connection with spiritual realms and an awakening impulse for higher consciousness. It is a day of elemental power, hope and transcendence.

This can truly be a day of peace on earth and good will toward men / women. It is a day to celebrate home and family that can bring mental and emotional well-being.

Today is also about cosmic law and authority. This is a day to celebrate faith in the Divine and the wonderfulness of creation – no matter which branch of faith you practice.

Shadow: Balance and courage are aspects of the positive energy. Yet, stubbornness and fear lie in the shadow. Fundamentalism and moral absolutism can hijack today’s joyful spirit.

If caught in the shadow, people can be mistrustful, manipulative and self-centered. There can be a tendency to overlook others who are different. Do your best to avoid gossip.

Quote: Your own Self-Realization is the greatest service you can render the world. ~Ramana Maharshi~

Tuesday, 26-December:

K’iche Mayan Day – 2 Batz; Universal Day – 19: Kwanzaa Begins.

A new path stretches out before you. A new phase is beginning. Today brings opportunities to take your dream castles in the air and begin to build a foundation under them.

Your life force energy gets a boost. You may experience a strong continuity with both past and future, but this is a day to celebrate the here and now. That’s your point of power.

It is a good day to make a few decisions. In fact, almost anything that you put your mind to doing today will be successful, including solving family or relationship problems.

Shadow: Body image can be an issue today. Relax, you’re in a state of grace until after the New Year! In a more general sense, today can fan the embers of insecurity into flame.

Do the very best you can to avoid arguments and petty bickering. You can easily help others solve their problems today but may struggle dealing with your own.

Quote: Get yourself grounded and you can navigate even the stormiest roads in peace. ~Steve Goodier~

Wednesday, 27-December:

K’iche Mayan Day – 3 E; Universal Day – 20: St. John’s Feast Day.

Today is about taking creative action to move forward on your path in life. It is a day when you can more easily draw upon ancient wisdom to provide guidance for your next steps.

There is an underlying energy of personal determination and practical focus that enables you to meet life head on and overcome any obstacles that you may encounter today.

Fair-mindedness and compassion are the watchwords for the day. Relish what is good in your life, and take some time to laugh, be joyful and let your inner child out to play.

Shadow: You can get news today that either adds to your joy, or engenders doubt. You can end up feeling helpless, alone and in limbo, waiting for an uncertain foot to fall.

There can be a tendency to see only the negative side of things; to see only the breakdowns and miss the breakthroughs that are taking place. Look closer to see the everyday miracles.

Quote: The soul should always stand ajar. Ready to welcome the ecstatic experience. ~Emily Dickenson~

Thursday, 28-December:

K’iche Mayan Day – 4 Aj; Universal Day – 21:

Today’s focus is on children, home, and family. Its energy gives you support for achieving the desired fullness in life and the abundance and prosperity necessary to achieve it.

Pay attention to dreams and synchronicities. This is a day when guidance is available and will come to you in different ways. Pay attention or you may miss something important.

This is not a day to be meek and mild. Take your life in both hands and move it forward with audacity! Take chances. Take that leap of faith! There’s a net to catch you if you fall.

Shadow: Today is about the fullness of life but don’t go crazy. Over-consumption can border on gluttony today. Push back from the table; evaluate actions to see if you are over-doing it.

Watch out for blind spots. Be aware that the shadow energy can cause you to be impractical and a little unstable. You may feel apprehensive and need an extra dose of understanding.

Quote: Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom. ~Marcel Proust~

Friday, 29-December:

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

Today’s energy brings strength, intelligence and astuteness, and an earthy, feminine, grounded power akin to that of the jaguar or the elemental power of the jungle.

This can be a day of inner learning and high magic because infinite wisdom is more readily available when you need it. All that is required to receive it is to quiet your mind and ask.

The power available to you today brings added success to your actions. It helps to level the playing field and enables you to reach beyond perceived limits to grasp what is calling to you.

Shadow: This is a day that supports social justice and the common people. Working against this can be arrogant, greedy people who are asleep and solely focused on their own success.

Today can bring a loss of balance. People can lack patience and be quick to anger. You can feel unprepared and undecided about important decisions. If so, wait until tomorrow.

Quote: Words are singularly the most powerful force available to humanity. We can choose to use this force constructively with words of encouragement, or destructively using words of despair. Words have energy and power with the ability to help, to heal, to hinder, to hurt, to harm, to humiliate and to humble. ~Yehuda Berg~

Saturday, 30-December:

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

Today may have you flying high and riding the energy currents flowing through your day. It is likely to feel refreshingly lighter than yesterday, with a feeling of new promise and potential.

Eagle energy lifts you higher and sparks a desire for freedom. It is about the flow of prosperity into and through your life, and Earth’s richness and treasures that are your natural birthright.

Today highlights creativity and giving birth to new ideas. It can be a wonderful day to expand your thinking, see a broader perspective, have a future-orientation, and work with intentions.

Shadow: Today’s energy will have you yearning for freedom. It doesn’t like to be tied down, so you may feel restless and “antsy.” It is a good day to travel or take a short trip.

Today is also about balance. It can shake things up so you will look for how to create a better balance in your relationships, and between your work and home life.

Quote: May the wind under your wings bear you where the sun sails and the moon walks. ~J.R.R. Tolkien~

Sunday, 31-December:

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

As we prepare for the New Year, it is fitting that today is about forgiveness, release and reconciliation. This is a day to let go of anger, and leave behind old resentments.

Forgive yourself for any misdeeds or things left undone that should have been done. Forgive others for what they may have done to you or not done for you – also forgive the Creator.

This is a day for clearing the decks and healing. Relationships are an important focus. It is an excellent day to reconcile with someone from whom you have become separated.

Shadow: Today can bring you into intimate, uncomfortable contact with the shadow side of life, in general, and your own personality, in particular. Confront what comes up with love.

You can be tempted to believe that the whole world is in desperation. What is breaking down is so obvious that you may not be able to see wonderful new things that are also happening.

Quote: He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love. There is some good in the worst of us and some evil in the best of us. When we discover this, we are less prone to hate our enemies. ~Martin Luther King, Jr.~

Copyright © John B. Pehrson, November 2017

Daily Energies for November 2017

Crystal Ball Energy

Wednesday, 1-November:

K’iche Mayan Day – 12 Ajmaq; Universal Day – 30/3: All Saint’s Day.

Stretch out your awareness today to connect with the greater field consciousness. From this place, you become a channel for spiritual light – and transformation is possible.

You may feel a stronger urge for relationship today. It is an ideal day for cooperative learning and achieving greater harmony with others. It is a favorable day for personal growth.

The path to self-actualization and healing may wind its way through the valley of forgiveness. If you have an illness, ask it if there is something that requires forgiveness of self or others.

Shadow: Today can bring happiness but your smiles can become frowns. Anger, passive-aggressive behavior, and tension with your partner can derail your good humor.

If you are caught in the shadow, you may only see the negative side of things. You can be tempted to feel that your actions are useless and futile. If so, tomorrow will look brighter.

Quote: Love must be as much a light, as it is a flame. ~Henry David Thoreau~

Thursday, 2-November:

K’iche Mayan Day – 13 Noj; Universal Day – 31/4: All Soul’s Day.

This is a day for wisdom and knowledge. Work to achieve wisdom by putting the knowledge that you have gained into action. Develop discipline so that you may acquire spiritual mastery.

Today favors thought, reason, order and work. It is an ideal day to get organized and make important decisions. Creating order in your life will result in greater freedom longer term.

Ask for the enhancement of your inner knowing, that inner source of knowledge that is your own personal connection with universal wisdom. Seers, healers and healing are highlighted.

Shadow: Relationships issues may take center stage. You can feel rejected and unloved by friends, lovers and life-partners. Avoid jealousy and possessiveness. Stay flexible.

This can be a day of emotional stress, trauma and trouble. Watch out for people with limited viewpoints; steer clear of people who are aggressive and bossy, or cunning and deceitful.

Quote: Gamble everything for love, if you are a true human being. If not, leave this gathering. Half-heartedness doesn’t reach into majesty. ~Jalaluddin Rumi~

Friday, 3-November:

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

Put aside half-measures today. Take the cosmic leap! Be willing to leave your old self behind. Strike out on a new journey that will bring you greater freedom, balance and harmony.

Mental flexibility is favored today. Pay attention to intuitive insights that may come like flashes of lightning, or wander lazily through your mind. Pay attention to synchronicities.

Everything is fluid and in flux. That also means that it is easier to make shifts and changes. Everyday miracles are actually the way of things. What miracle do you deserve today?

Shadow: Today’s Mayan energy, Tijax, is the spiritual guide of medicine, making this a powerful day to heal even grave illnesses, or deal with intractable problems.

Use it to cut away negativity, and to predict and prevent problems that may be headed your way. Do an inventory: which friends and acquaintances no longer support your highest good?

Quote: It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end. ~Ursula K. LeGuin~

Saturday, 4-November:

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

Today can be one of those delicious days when you have a greater sense of both confidence and connection. It is a wonderful day to be with people. Communications and relationships are favored.

Push aside ideas of limits and limitations. See yourself expanding into the fullness of all you can be, awakening to your full potential and power. Now, record any ideas that come.

From this more encompassing perspective, what steps will you take to make changes, influence others, and teach what you know? What message will you share?

Shadow: Abundance issues can knock you off-balance and require attention. Don’t avoid what needs to be done, but don’t push too hard, either.

Today is about family. But, negative relationships can also get activated. Don’t stick your nose where it doesn’t belong. People can be combative and may blame you for things, despite your good intentions.

Quote: The limits of the possible can only be defined by going beyond them into the impossible. ~Arthur C. Clarke~

Sunday, 5-November:

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

You may need to pull inward and take some private time to find your center. It is a good day to stop, reflect, and recharge before moving forward again.

New growth is taking place just under the surface and out of sight. It takes greater energy to build a new energetic foundation that is needed to handle it. Be gentle with yourself.

You can feel a longing today for deeper wisdom and a stronger soul-connection with Spirit. Remember, you are one of the illuminators and forerunners of a new species of human being.

Shadow: You can feel apathetic and unable to move forward. You can fret about past events and feel depressed. Or, you may feel defiant and act out. Both are shadow aspects.

If you experience difficulties today, it may be due to karmic residue. Trace the energy back down the roots to its beginning and you may also find the key to healing the situation.

Quote: Homo Universalis, he universal human, is a name for the next stage of human evolution. It may eventually become our name for the new species that is now emerging from within so many of us. ~Barbara Marx Hubbard~

Monday, 6-November:

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

Today’s energy opens a doorway to a larger consciousness. It activates your psyche and helps you to see the big picture. You may feel very “tuned” in. Trust insights that come.

Today brings an opportunity for greater power and energy. It can be a good day to get into action to tick items off on your “To Do” list. … Healers and healing are also favored.

Your ability to speak to and work with others gets a boost. It can be quite a collaborative and productive day. However, it is best to be spontaneous; don’t carve expectations in granite.

Shadow: You can experience lots of information coming in as intuitive insights and inner guidance. This can be grand, but it can also produce a kind of cognitive overload.

A lack of focus can cause you to be indecisive, disorganized and distrustful. Avoid arguments. People can have nasty tempers today, and conflict can lead to break-ups and heartache.

Quote: You face the biggest challenge of all: to have the courage to seek your big dream regardless of what anyone says. You are the only person alive who can see your big picture and even you can’t see it all. ~Oprah Winfrey~

Tuesday, 7-November:

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

Earth and Air rule the day. Earth energy opens the heart; brings a connection with all living things in the web-of-life. Air energy awakens intuition, governs ideas, actions and change.

Today can bring a renewal in spirit that leads to renewed hope. Past actions come to fruition and begin to bear fruit; we receive rewards for our past efforts – both good and bad.

Be prepared for things to shift and change. Sometimes this is uncomfortable, yet change has the potential to plow the ground and prepare the soil for new ideas to be planted.

Shadow: This can be a day when emotions run high, and anger and fury gets expressed. Make sure you think things through. Acting totally on emotion can result in foolish mistakes.

Watch out for crafty people who attempt to deceive and take advantage of you. Avoid brash, egoistic hard-asses and bigots. They can be out in greater number today.

Quote: Choices made, whether bad or good, follow you forever and affect everyone in their path one way or another. ~J.E.B. Spredemann~

Wednesday, 8-November:

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

Something has come to completion; something new is ready to be born. New opportunities emerge from change that is the result of polarities – like yang turning into yin energy.

A renewing force is the undercurrent beneath all that happens today. New potential possibilities are unveiled. It is a perfect day for making changes.

Take a break from your routine. Let go of control. Seek a new way. Start a new romance. Go in a new direction. … Relocation plans are given a boost today.

Shadow: You can encounter roadblocks, experience discord or anguish, and feel inhibited or unseen by others. If so, stop. Take time for yourself to find your center. Exercise can help.

Today’s energy is linked to the kidneys. Kidneys represent both fire and water energies, and are critical to good health and vitality. This is a good day to begin a kidney cleanse.

Quote: A very small degree of hope is sufficient to cause the birth of love. ~Stendhal~

Thursday, 9-November:

K’iche Mayan Day – 7 Kat; Universal Day – 38/11: Sun sextile Pluto.

You may more easily focus on goals and pursue your passion today. Today brings the power to read between the lines, see what is hidden from view, and solve mysteries and problems.

Today’s energy is about fertility and the ability to harvest all that is needed to support you in achieving your purpose. Ask for the resources required. See and feel them as already yours.

Thoughts and feelings have power, if you believe. Plant the seeds of future success, and then trust. Today supports you in attracting to you a greater level of abundance and prosperity.

Shadow: You might find yourself overestimating your own strength and underestimating the challenges that lie before you today. Remember, even strong people may occasionally lose.

You can get trapped by compromising and complicated situations today, and tangled up in dramas. Steer clear of people and situations that nag at you in an annoying way.

Quote: Creating something is all about problem-solving. ~Phillip Seymour Hoffman~

Friday, 10-November:

K’iche Mayan Day – 8 Kan; Universal Day – 39/12: Science Day for Peace & Development.

Today activates the kundalini or inner serpentine fire that fuels growth and transformation. This energy promotes the ascension into a state of wakefulness and expanded awareness.

This can be a very productive day if you harness this energy for practical purposes. Use it to push up against limits, take prudent risks and overcome obstacles in your path.

This is an excellent day to take action, achieve goals or complete tasks that help to bring you a greater measure of abundance and prosperity. Try something new; take a leap of faith!

Shadow: Today’s energy activates the nervous system so you can feel restless and unsettled. It is important to stay grounded in reality and remain alert and composed.

New growth brings challenges. People can be over-critical. Events can push you off-balance and into reactive mode. Don’t fixate on problems. Focus on the positives. Stay on point.

Quote: “Our current crisis is the birth of a new species: Homo Universalis” (the universal human). ~Barbara Marx Hubbard~

Saturday, 11-November:

K’iche Mayan Day – 9 Keme; Universal Day – 40/4: Saturn trine Uranus. Veterans Day. Singles Day (China).

Today can be a time of firsts, when what you do can alter the primary structures of your life. You can more easily make deliberate changes that affect your life path, work and career.

This is a day when you are more likely to be doing what you enjoy, and enjoy what you are doing. Original ideas may take form; new innovations produce successful results.

It is a day of clarity, and a great day to get organized and/or put a plan in place for the life changes you want in the future. Your efforts today can yield great rewards.

Shadow: Your mind is likely to be very strong and active. This can feel like kind of a rush, as if all the synapses in your brain are firing in sync. But it can also feel a bit overwhelming.

You can feel like you are in that uncomfortable “no place” in between trapezes when you have let go of one and have not yet grabbed onto the new one that is swinging toward you.

From a health standpoint, the lungs are highlighted today.

Quote: He who would learn to fly one day must first learn to stand and walk and run and climb and dance; one cannot fly into flying. ~Friedrich Nietzsche~

Sunday, 12-November:

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

Today is likely to be upbeat and fast-paced. You may even experience it as something inside of you that has been dormant is now coming to life in a refreshingly wonderful way!

This is a day to turn off the TV and computer, get up off the couch and go outside into nature. It is a day favors fluidity, flow and freedom. Movement brings greater harmony and balance.

This is a day to break out of the mold of your normal life. Move beyond past constraints; break free of past habits and limitations. Travel and connecting with others is highlighted.

Shadow: “Efforting” is not recommended. Rather, practice “doing without doing.” Stay adaptable to shifts and changes. Avoid getting stuck in either details or emotional gridlock.

You can feel grumpy and unhappy. Bickering with family, friends and romantic partners won’t make it any better. So, consider what you want the result to be before you speak.

Quote: Move fast and break things. Unless you are breaking stuff, you are not moving fast enough. ~Mark Zuckerberg~

Monday, 13-November:

K’iche Mayan Day – 11 Qanil; Universal Day – 42/6: Venus conjunct Jupiter, Mercury square Neptune. World Kindness Day.

Magic and love are in the air today. This is a day when you are likely to feel especially optimistic, kind toward others, generous and giving. A good day to make amends, if needed.

Don’t pass up on social opportunities and activities. This is a great day to begin new relationships or deepen existing ones. It’s a good day to let your mind wander.

Actions taken today plant the seeds of success for tomorrow. Most anything you do in earnest today will produce positive results. Financial undertakings are also favored.

Shadow: You can wear your heart on your sleeve. This is not a bad thing, but it can make you oversensitive and confused. Be careful not to misinterpret what others say. Check what is really meant.

Negative relationships can bite you in the butt today, especially since they may ignite the energy of mutual distrust. Address issues that need attention but leave the rest for later.

Quote: Optimism doesn’t wait on facts. It deals with prospects. Pessimism is a waste of time. ~Norman Cousins~

Tuesday, 14-November:

K’iche Mayan Day – 12 Toj; Universal Day – 43/7: World Diabetes Day.

Today’s energy brings a natural connection with universal wisdom. You can experience this as a practical knowing without knowing how you know, and a desire for deeper answers.

You are also more connected with the greater mass consciousness today. This can feel wonderfully expansive but it may take some discipline to stay centered and grounded.

Today’s energy can be uplifting, visionary and inspiring to yourself and others – if you can harness and control it. This is a good day for cocreative partnerships and small group learning.

Shadow: Today’s energy can create tension. You may want to move, be sociable and push against limits while simultaneously wanting to get practical and create something tangible.

Personal determination and a drive to achieve goals can go too far. Know when it is time to stop and take a rest. Be willing to ease up on yourself – and others.

Quote: Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly. ~Langston Hughes~

Wednesday, 15-November:

K’iche Mayan Day – 13 Tzi; Universal Day – 44/8:

Phanes, the Greek god of creation and life, is the archetypal energy that rules today. This is a day of power and causation that brings the potential for you to create something wonderful!

This is meant to be an active day, and you may feel an increased level of vitality and drive that enables you to accomplish a lot on a practical level. A good day to make deals.

Change agents and social activists are favored. Cheerfulness gets a boost. This is a day of happiness, good will and even jubilation. Something memorable will likely happen today!

Shadow: You can try too hard to accomplish tasks and goals today, and it can result in inner rebellion and outer conflict. Relax and allow the energy of the day to carry you forward.

People may want to be their own authority and play by their own rules. They can be intense, and attempt to run up your back with track spikes. Move out of the way, if you can.

Quote: Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself. ~George Bernard Shaw~

Thursday, 16-November:

K’iche Mayan Day – 1 Batz; Universal Day – 45/9: Venus trine Neptune. International Day for Tolerance.

This is a day of love and beauty. It has an easy feel to it as your personal destiny pulls you forward. Relationships are smoother, partnerships feel more balanced. Trust is easier to give.

Disengage from and let go of the stress in your life for this one day. Do your best to enjoy life: your surroundings, your friends and family, and the small things you don’t often notice.

Today’s activities and events will become the foundation for something new, something just now beginning, something that you may not be able to see except by standing in the future.

Shadow: You will know if the shadow energy has grabbed hold of you because inhibitions will come to the surface; emotional issues and insecurities will block you from enjoying the day.

You can feel driven to accomplish something. Or, you may struggle to solve a problem. People you meet can be stubborn, pose unexpected obstacles, or laugh at your ideas.

Quote: If people are laughing at what you say [or at your vision], it may be because you are standing in the future and looking back at the past. ~Stephen Justice~

Friday, 17-November:

K’iche Mayan Day – 2 E; Universal Day – 46/10: Mercury sextile Mars.

Today’s energy brings mental alertness and a renewed sense of enthusiasm that may have been missing. Communications are energized and expressive. Quick decisions can be made.

Today brings brilliance and an ability to generate new ideas and turn them into practical, workable projects. Be an explorer today. Let your mind free. See what is newly possible.

You can understand things at a deeper level than most days, as if the cobwebs have moved out of the way, and the veil is lifted that has kept your mind and heart confined in a box.

Shadow: You may also be more empathic than normal. You can more easily “read” people. This can be wonderful, but it can also get you stuck in someone else’s emotional baggage.

You can get caught in hurry-worry today, or obsess about things going a certain way. If this happens, stop, take a breath, and create a few private moments to get centered.

Quote: If you are intelligent, if you are alert, the ordinary becomes the extraordinary. ~Osho~

Saturday, 18-November:

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

Today’s energy is connected with angelic realms and higher dimensional beings. It boosts spiritual strength, brings new insights, and the power to triumph over negativity.

Your confidence gets a boost today. You are better able to be a catalyst for change, help shape events happening around you, and receive what the Spirit of Life is giving to you.

There is a constant flow of energy from the Source of existence that is a gift to you, free of charge. Today, you may feel it, more easily accept it, and allow it to enrich your life.

Shadow: This is a day when you can feel more excitable than usual – fretful and even a bit frantic. You can feel as if you are wearing invisible shackles that keep you chained in place.

A feeling of futility can result. People can cover this with gossip and prejudicial remarks. The personal cure for this is to give thanks for the destiny of each person you meet today.

Quote: When higher beings allow us to see them, that’s the very moment we begin to be one of them. ~Toba Beta~

Sunday, 19-November:

K’iche Mayan Day – 4 Ix; Universal Day – 48/12: Mars square Pluto. International Men’s Day.

This is a high-energy day, and you will be very likely to feel the energy rippling through all four of your bodies: mental, emotional, physical and spiritual. Take time to get centered.

Today brings a strong connection with the global mind and is a harbinger of global change on a collective level. Feel into it and you may sense the shift – and watch for the signs!

Harness today’s energy and you can get a lot accomplished, or be an effective crusader for your favorite project or cause. Patience, astuteness and right action are the keys to success.

Shadow: Today’s energy can bring power struggles and confrontation. Avoid situations that are difficult and people that are controlling and overbearing. Let go of a need to have things your way.

There is a disturbance in the force today. People can be quick-tempered and aggressive. Don’t be a victim, but do your best not to be overly assertive or make others feel threatened.

Quote: Waking up to who you are requires letting go of who you imagine yourself to be. ~Alan Watts~

Monday, 20-November:

K’iche Mayan Day – 5 Tzikin; Universal Day – 49/13: Universal Children’s Day.

Butterfly energy brings lightness and joy following the intensity of yesterday. Today bestows unlimited potential and you may be flying high. Enjoy it!

Pay attention to your dreams. Intuition is heightened, and the dreams you have today are likely to be precognitive. Inner guidance is strong and can be trusted to steer your course.

Today’s energy can bring greater success to your work, and harmony to all kinds of partnerships. It can help you attract a new love or friendship, or deepen an existing one.

Shadow: The caveat for today is: be flexible, allow things to unfold organically and flow naturally. If you dam up or throttle the energy, you may just create commotion and disorder.

On the other hand, don’t work yourself into a frenzy by taking action just to be in action as in: “speed is of the utmost, direction is unimportant.” This is a formula for making mistakes.

Quote: What the caterpillar calls the end of the world the master calls a butterfly. ~Richard Bach~

Tuesday, 21-November:

K’iche Mayan Day – 6 Ajmaq; Universal Day – 50/5:

Vulture, the “clean-up Eagle”, is the Nawal or Medicine Animal for today. If you are harboring any resentment toward someone or some ones, this is the day to clean it up and let it go.

Forgiveness of yourself and others is important because it stops your energy from leaking away. It clears the decks, opens the door to new potential possibilities and tells the universe, “I’m ready!”

You can more easily see the “big picture” today. The ability for analysis and the kind of rational thinking needed to organize and assemble information, people, events or things is strengthened.

Shadow: The desire for social change is heightened today. But, you may be tempted to see the world as falling apart everywhere. Rather, see what is happening as a sign of new birth.

People can be undisciplined, jealous, empty-headed and irresponsible. You can scatter your energy in too many directions at once, resulting in fatigue and very little accomplished.

Quote: Forgiveness gives you back the laughter and the lightness in your life. ~Joan Lunden~

Wednesday, 22-November:

K’iche Mayan Day – 7 Noj; Universal Day – 24/6: Month 13 Begins. Lebanon Independence Day.

This is a wonderful day to make discoveries or learn something new. You may find yourself thinking some deep thoughts that are worth saving. Consider writing them down in a journal.

It is a day to nurture your mind, ask questions and seek clarity. Enhance your inner knowing by asking yourself questions and then listening to your inner guidance for answers.

Work with awareness; turn your experience into wisdom. Reach out to mentor someone today; look for teaching moments. Teachers, explorers, healers, and scientists are favored.

Shadow: Self-awareness can be more difficult today. You can be tempted to put your mouth in gear without engaging your brain. Filter your words through love and you’ll be okay.

Misunderstandings and mutual distrust are aspects of today’s shadow. People can feel insecure and oversensitive. It will help to practice patience and compassion.

Quote: You will enrich your life immeasurably if you approach it with a sense of wonder and discovery, and always challenge yourself to try new things. ~Nate Berkus~

Thursday, 23-November:

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

Swordfish represents today’s energy that is about cutting away and leaving behind anything that no longer serves you. This brings healing, harmony and spiritual liberation.

It is a day of potential miracles that can be used to resolve even the most difficult problems. It is a powerful healing day for anything physical or psychological.

It is a good day to learn something new, prepare for your next steps, analyze options and make decisions. Life energy and personal determination and drive are strengthened.

Shadow: Use today to deal with authorities and speak truth to power. But, remember to put on your “love glasses” because you may deal with people who are directive and unreasonable.

Do your best to avoid gossip today because it can hurt others, and it may boomerang and come back to you. … If possible, take some time for camaraderie with friends.

Quote: If you’ve got nothing to dance about, find a reason to sing. ~Melody Carstairs~

Friday, 24-November:

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

Today’s energy is about home, family, group/work relationships and your community. It is also about the strength of unity, expanded awareness and the unfolding of the cosmic plan.

At a fundamental level, today’s energy is about abundance because your material, emotional and spiritual well-being flow from your personal relationships and network of connections.

What you do today can attract good fortune, and greater affluence and prosperity for yourself and others. Say prayers for the well-being of your family, and the common good of all.

Shadow: Today is about your relationships, and that can be a good thing. But, take care not to get involved where you don’t belong. It can feel intrusive and will not be welcomed.

In fact, people can be argumentative, inflexible and even combative if they are caught in the shadow energy. You may be met with unexpected ordeals and sudden conflicts.

Quote: If civilization is to survive, we must cultivate the science of human relationships – the ability of all peoples, of all kinds, to live together, in the same world at peace. ~Franklin D. Roosevelt~

Saturday, 25-November:

K’iche Mayan Day – 10 Ajpu; Universal Day – 27/9: Mercury trine Uranus. Small Business Saturday.

Your mental abilities are strengthened and your mind is open to new possibilities. Today’s energy has a stimulating and even electrifying effect on your thinking and communications.

All your senses are stimulated and intuition is strong. Take note of your dreams and waking insights that may come like a flash. Both can provide accurate and valuable information today.

The mind-body connection is also strong today. It can be an easy-going day when you feel optimistic and connected with everything. Positive thoughts and intentions pay dividends.

Shadow: This is the kind of day when you can feel overstimulated, caught in hurry-worry and a little overwhelmed. If so, do your best to slow down and avoid making careless mistakes.

Today’s energy can cause people to be hyper-rational and spin around and around in thinking about options. The result can be to avoid dealing with issues that really need attention.

Quote: To stimulate wildly weak and untrained minds is to play with mighty fires. ~W.E.B. DuBois~

Sunday, 26-November:

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

This is a day when you are more open and receptive to psychic input and insights that come from higher realms and ancestral wisdom. In fact, you may feel more “awake” than normal.

Today’s energy helps you to find answers and bring balance to disorder, and order to chaos. It is a good day for new beginnings, changing direction and making life changes.

It’s a good day to get organized, make decisions, take practical action and move from planning to implementation.

Shadow: What is hidden or secret can be seen today. That can be a very good thing unless, of course, it is your secrets that are revealed! That can put you in defensive mode, for sure.

Today can bring crisis and breakdown that leads ultimately to breakthrough. But the in-between moments can be miserable. Take care to avoid emotional entanglements.

Quote: Seeking means: to have a goal; but finding means: to be free, to be receptive, to have no goal. ~Herman Hesse~

Monday, 27-November:

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

This is a high-energy day. Unpredictable things can happen, so stay flexible. Do your best to make friends with uncertainty and move with the winds of change.

That said, today holds great potential for making breakthroughs and achieving goals. It is the kind of day when movements and awakenings can achieve critical mass.

Today’s energy favors healers, teachers, futurists, trailblazers and entrepreneurs. Open minds and creativity are definitely favored. So is reaching out to others who need your help.

Shadow: This is the kind of day when you need to surf the waves of change, and be prepared for the unexpected. It can be an energetic rush, but also quite challenging!

Self-centered people with strong personalities take center stage. Be loving but stand firm. You can feel excitable and impulsive. So, think things through twice to avoid bad judgments.

Quote: At its best, life is completely unpredictable. ~Christopher Walken~

Tuesday, 28-November:

K’iche Mayan Day – 13 Aqabal; Universal Day – 30/3: Mercury conjunct Saturn. Giving Tuesday.

There are two potentially harmonious but opposing aspects to today’s energy. One brings focus and the ability to think seriously, especially about subjects you know something about.

The other aspect wants you to get into action, break out of your normal routine, and do something creative and different. Movement will open the door to new insights and ideas.

Today’s energy brings added success to starting new things. It is a good day to kick-off a new initiative or project, begin a course of study, or enter into agreements about duties.

Shadow: This can be an upbeat day filled with good humor and happy thoughts – if you don’t obsess about details. Today can bring frustrating slowdowns and difficulties with travel.

People or situations may highlight any shortcomings you may have, including areas where you lack knowledge or understanding. Take note but do your best to smile and move on.

Quote: All colors are the friends of their neighbors and the lovers of their opposites. ~Marc Chagall~

Wednesday, 29-November:

K’iche Mayan Day – 1 Kat; Universal Day – 31/4:

Today’s energy is about expanded awareness and the ability to ascend. It brings a connection with the Source Field, universal wisdom, parallel dimensions and nonhuman intelligence.

However, this is not an airy-fairy day. It also strengthens your mind, and the ability to analyze options and make good decisions. It is a great day to get organized and put things in order.

You can accomplish a lot today if you apply yourself and are disciplined about your work. Efforts today can go a long way to attracting the resources needed to achieve future goals.

Shadow: Problems today can seem insurmountable. Actually, just the opposite is true. If you focus on the issues instead of running away, you will find the solution.

That said, you can feel isolated and unloved. Emotional stress can throw you off-balance. Dramas can suck you into the vortex. So, if confronted, don’t take the bait. Avoid the fight.

Quote: Quantum physics findings show that consciousness itself created order – or indeed in some way created the world – this suggests much more capacity in the human being that is currently understood. ~Lynne McTaggart~

Thursday, 30-November:

K’iche Mayan Day – 2 Kan; Universal Day – 32/5: St. Andrew Feast Day. Mawlid Un Nabi.

A feminine, goddess energy ripples through the day to boost to creativity and increase mental flexibility. You can use this energy to work with new ideas, or develop a big picture plan.

The promise of today is greater harmony and balance in relationships. It is a good day for reconciliation between partners and couples. Spend time with friends and family.

Today’s energy can also give social workers and community activists an infusion of energy. Social change is in the spotlight. Gear your efforts to support the common good.

Shadow: If you have a headache today, it may be because your kundalini or inner fire is expanding your energy, firing up your nervous system, and activating new abilities.

People can be irascible, envious and distrustful. They may be overly needy and speak ill of others. A reckless aspect to the energy can cause lovers to be impulsive – and unfaithful.

Quote: Creativity has always depended on openness and flexibility, so let us hope for more of both in the future. ~Siri Hustvedt~

Copyright © John B. Pehrson, October 2017

Daily Energies for October 2017

Brain Power

Sunday, 1-October:

K’iche Mayan Day – 7 Kan; Universal Day – 26/8: World Communion Sunday. Nigerian Independence Day. World Vegetarian Day.

Today brings forward movement. It can activate your kundalini, strengthen your inner life force, and give you the power to move forward and overcome obstacles in your path.

Today favors ability and competence. It is a day when compassionate leaders can shine. Love, faith in yourself, and belief in your purpose generates the power to move mountains.

This is an excellent day for reconciliation between couples and marriage partners, as its energy can help you overcome emotional and romantic problems.

Shadow: Today’s energy also can activate sexual energy. This can be very nice, but it can also be destabilizing. Maintain appropriate boundaries and do your best to stay balanced.

People may be distrustful, speak ill of others, and be overbearing, critical and controlling. The energy today can be explosive, so stay clear of arguments.

Quote: There is a tremendous difference between existing and thriving. Regardless of our age, we need the life force of joy – joie de vivre. ~Laurie Buchanan, PhD~

Monday, 2-October:

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

Yesterday’s energy was intense. Today’s energy is more nurturing. It’s a good day to take a breath, take some time to go inside yourself, get centered, and find you place in this moment.

It is a day when you are strongly connected with ancestral wisdom, and can more easily interact with higher-dimensional beings – especially the helpers that are always with you.

The reward today brings is a sense of being supported and cared for by the Earth Mother and the universe. If you relax into the knowing of this, today can be a joyful one.

Shadow: Today’s Medicine Animal is the Owl whose shadow side is about the darkness of night, ignorance, and the fear of death. Owl may ask today, “What is it you need to let go?”

Inner fears can cause you to feel inadequate. This can lead to one of two reactions: 1) feeling that your actions are futile and saying, “What’s the use?” or, 2) mashing down on the gas and attempting to drive yourself faster and harder. It’s better to ask your guides for help.

Quote: The highest levels of performance come to people who are centered, intuitive, creative and reflective – people who know how to see a problem as an opportunity. ~Deepak Chopra~

Tuesday, 3-October:

K’iche Mayan Day – 9 Kej; Universal Day – 28/10:

Today can bring you power, forward momentum and balance. It is one of the best days to complete projects, and cross off items on your “To-Do” list. It can be a very productive day!

This is a good day to lay the foundations for greater abundance. You are likely to be feeling quite energized. After catching your breath, you may be ready to start something new.

This is a great day to find clarity, make decisions, and initiate life changes. The underlying energy helps your actions to bring thoughts more easily into physical manifestation.

Shadow: You can feel like life is in fast-forward today. While this can be exhilarating, it can also be stressful and energetically draining. So, be sure to take care of yourself!

Today’s energy can make people demanding, manipulative and irresponsible. You may be in defensive mode, able to protect others but find it more difficult to stand up for yourself.

Quote: Sometimes thinking too much can destroy your momentum. ~Tom Watson~

Wednesday, 4-October:

K’iche Mayan Day – 10 Qanil; Universal Day – 29/11: Sukkot Begins. World Animal Day.

Hang onto your hats! Today’s energy is very powerful. It can bring new insights that grab you by the collar and pull you forcefully forward into the future. It can feel like quite a rush!

The actions you take today plant seeds of hope in fertile soil that will grow strong. What you do today is blessed and more likely to achieve success in the coming weeks and months.

Take prudent risks today. Put any fears and inhibitions aside and take the leap of faith!

Shadow: Today’s powerful energy creates unlimited possibilities but can be difficult to handle. It can feel like attempting to drink water from a fire hose.

The key for today is to pull back on the throttle a bit, and keep the energy channeled into positive actions. If you are not careful, the energy can easily get out of hand and become explosive.

Quote: Don’t fear failure so much that you refuse to try new things. The saddest summary of life contains three descriptions: could have, might have, and should have. ~Louise E. Boone~

Thursday, 5-October:

K’iche Mayan Day – 11 Toj; Universal Day – 30/3: Full Moon in Aries, 2:40P EDT (18:40 UTC).

The full moon in Aries brings one phase of your activity to a peak. It may be time to harvest the rewards of efforts begun back in the spring.

This is a day that fosters personal growth. Its energy can bring a creative awakening and spark a delightful desire to try new things. … It’s a good day to get into doing mode.

The underlying energy for today also favors love, communication and relationships. It is a day of karma that may bring a clearing of old debts, and justice that re-balances the scales.

Shadow: Today’s energy can make you impulsive, restless and reckless. Repressed desires can surface. Take care not to get too wild, lose your boundaries or break too many rules.

Emotions can be unstable. You can go from the heights of love and happiness to the darkness of anger and jealousy. Relationships can be tense. Movement is important to stay in balance.

Quote: Don’t look back, you’re not going that way. ~Mary Engelbreit~

Friday, 6-October:

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

This can be a very productive day. Your brain is firing on all cylinders today and your mind and intuition are strong. Use this power to make decisions, get organized, and make a plan.

Today is about honing your capabilities to achieve goals. Effort is required to build those muscles, so Life may put you through the paces and even have you jumping a hurdle or two.

This is a good time to build alliances by offering your time, energy and skills to help others. It is also a favorable day to deal with people in authority, and to pursue legal issues.

Shadow: If today turns out to be a time of trouble, consider that it may be to put you onto a slightly different path, or to prompt you to let go of what no longer serves you.

People may only want to play by their own rules today. Watch out for the bossy ones; they may try to pick a fight. Stand your ground, but imagine the word “love” in your mind’s eye as you do.

Quote: If I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have it at the beginning. ~Mahatma Gandhi~

Saturday, 7-October:

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

Today is about freedom, change and spontaneity. It can be a wonderfully upbeat, fast-paced day. The energy is expansive, so have some fun and allow the day’s events to flow.

This can be a day of enjoyment, creativity, learning and growth. This is an ideal day to be with friends and family, take a trip, or explore new potentials and possibilities.

You can undertake most activities successfully – if you approach them with a light heart and the effort doesn’t put too many limitations on you. … It is a good day for partners.

Shadow: Today’s energy can bring pleasure, laughter and harmony. But, if you are caught in the shadow it can be a day of personal chaos and even pain. Look for a sustainable balance.

You can have difficulty focusing on practical things, and that is okay. Don’t be overeager or too much in a hurry, and try not to scatter your energies in too many directions at once.

Quote: 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, 8-October:

K’iche Mayan Day – 1 E; Universal Day – 33/6: Sun conjunct Mercury in Libra.

Today brings you the gift of wisdom and greater confidence. It is a day to focus on your path in life, and take stock of where you are. If you allow it, Destiny will pull you gently forward.

This is a good day to be with people because it enhances communication and the ability to connect. Today supports actions and activities that support the common good.

Sow the seeds for future abundance. If you have a new idea or a message, this is one of the best days to share it. Plant it like a seed in the collective consciousness and watch it grow.

Shadow: Insecurity and an underlying sense of personal inadequacy are aspects of today’s shadow. This can keep you from making decisions or cause you to avoid important issues.

Alternately, you can push yourself and others too hard. Recognize that this is a coping mechanism. You may also find yourself seeing only the negative side of people and events.

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

Monday, 9-October:

K’iche Mayan Day – 2 Aj; Universal Day – 34/7: Leif Erikson Day. Columbus Day.

This is a day that brings renewal. New growth is taking place just below the surface. You may find yourself pulling inward in order to recharge and gain the needed energy.

Take a few moments to quiet. Notice that there is a constant flow of new energy coming in today to aid in your development and bring greater balance, harmony and fullness in life.

Today is also about purification, making this a great day to begin a new diet or cleanse – like a kidney cleanse or liver cleanse.

Shadow: The urge to pull inward may cause you to withdraw, feel apathetic and have difficulty creating any forward momentum today. It’s best to let that be okay for today.

Do your best not to fret about past events or worry about the future. Life may seem to implode today. Difficulties may arise. If possible, just let them be today. Wait for tomorrow.

Quote: Dare to love yourself as if you were a rainbow with gold at both ends. ~Aberjhani~

Tuesday, 10-October:

K’iche Mayan Day – 3 Ix; Universal Day – 35/8: World Mental Health Day.

An undercurrent of love invigorates your innermost spirit today. Love is the most powerful energy in the universe. In the cosmic scheme of things, love is the only thing that truly lasts.

Today is also about faith and the potential for prayers to create miracles. It is a day of power and purpose. Compassionate leaders are favored. Competence and ability are favored.

You can accomplish most anything today if you do it with love. Be daring. Push up against the boundaries to expand your limits today. … Take time to give thanks for Mother Earth.

Shadow: Avoid situations that are upsetting and people who are overbearing and difficult. It is more likely than on other days that you will encounter angry, quick-tempered people.

Communication and relationships may suffer today. People who like to be the center of attention may stroll across your path. Love them – but from a distance, if possible.

Quote: Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none. ~William Shakepeare~

Wednesday, 11-October:

K’iche Mayan Day – 4 Tzikin; Universal Day – 36/9: Mars square Saturn.

This is a day for follow-through and completion. Instead of starting new things, it is better to concentrate your efforts on harvesting what you already have in front of you.

Risk-taking can create problems today. So, at least for this one day, make sure you color within the lines and focus on what is close to home and already on your plate.

There is an underlying energy of care and compassion that runs through the day. It may be best to work alone, if possible. This is a day to nurture yourself first.

Shadow: Things can easily get out of control. Avoid arguments. They may easily become fights. You may experience frustration and anger if today’s energy isn’t safely expressed.

Inner fears can rise to the surface. It can be a day of personal trials and travail. If this happens, the way out is to make a gratitude list and give thanks for your blessings.

Quote: I can give you a six-word formula for success: Think things through – then follow through. ~Eddie Rickenbacker~

Thursday, 12-October:

K’iche Mayan Day – 5 Ajmaq; Universal Day – 37/10: Shemini Atzeret. World Sight Day. Mercury sextile Saturn.

Today’s energy strengthens the intellect and helps you to be thoughtful, organized and resourceful. It is a good day to ask for clarity, seek understanding, and find answers.

You will more easily believe in yourself today, and willing to demonstrate your capabilities through practical actions. This can be a day of achievement and idea-driven innovation.

This is a good day for new beginnings, including relationships. Start new projects or ventures, make life changes or course corrections. Start a new relationship or reset current ones.

Shadow: This is a good day to reconcile differences and forgive yourself and others for past mistakes. But this is often a difficult emotional task. If you persist, it will pay you dividends.

You may find yourself beset with worry today. Keep things in perspective. Don’t catastrophize. Look for the rainbows. There are many good things going on in the world.

Quote: The voice of the intellect is a soft one, but it does not rest until it has gained a hearing. ~Sigmund Freud~

Friday, 13-October:

K’iche Mayan Day – 6 Noj; Universal Day – 38/11: Simchat Torah.

You have access to the wisdom of the ages today. It nourishes the mind and feeds thinking. Days like this are made so we may teach each other, and can see that we are all connected.

This is a wonderful day for reaching out and sharing yourself with others. Let your light shine and be an inspiration for the benefit of all. The time of separation and secrets is over.

Today opens you up to receive insights for yourself and others. It is a good day to search for meaning, ask questions, find answers and get clear on your best next steps.

Shadow: Be honest and say what needs to be said today, but take care. Words of “extreme honesty” that are not filtered through love can hurt people. So, be self-aware.

If you are caught in the shadow energy, you may feel afflicted, encumbered and put-upon. Friends and coworkers can be annoying. Things can go off the rails, and lead to mistakes.

Quote: We can teach from our experience, but we cannot teach experience. ~Sasha Azevedo~

Saturday, 14-October:

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

This is a powerful healing day for harmonizing any of the four bodies: mental, emotional, physical and spiritual. Today’s energy can be used to solve even the most difficult problems.

Emotional and spiritual liberation is possible. But, achieving this will not be all fun and games. It will require cutting away negativity, putting old baggage in the trash and leaving it behind.

It is a good day to make changes. What you do today can lead to a new and better foundation for the future. Remember this: today favors compassion and caring for yourself and others.

Shadow: Women are especially favored today, but gossip is not. Keep confidences sacred. Revealing things that are shared in confidence breaks trust and can lead to arguments.

You may not get through the day without facing a trial or two – on inner or outer levels. It seems to be the way of things when you are about to make a life change or step up a level.

Quote: One moment can change a day, one day can change a life, and one life can change the world. ~Gautama Buddha~

Sunday, 15-October:

K’iche Mayan Day – 8 Kawoq; Universal Day – 40/4:

Today’s energy is symbolized by Turtle who carries the world on her back. She is a reminder of the importance of family and community. Group relationships are favored – and blessed.

Today is about expansion and growth, and the strength that is found in unity and common purpose. It can restore your faith, and trust that there is a cosmic plan that is unfolding.

This can be a day of abundance, in both the material and spiritual sense. Indeed, today’s energy strengthens prayers and brings blessings to those who are open to receive them.

Shadow: Respect boundaries today and don’t invade another’s space. Ask permission before you get involved in someone else’s business, even if you have the best of intentions.

People will be generally reasonable and slow to anger today. But, once provoked beyond a certain limit, they will not easily back down – whether they are right or wrong.

Quote: I know there is strength in the differences between us. I know there is comfort where we overlap. ~Ani DiFranco~

Monday, 16-October:

K’iche Mayan Day – 9 Ajpu; Universal Day – 41/5: World Food Day.

A good day for travelers. The energy is dynamic and fluid, brings balance, and will help you overcome any negative energy or obstacles you encounter. No hurry-worry. Be happy!

Today’s energy is bountiful and friendly. It supports free expression, education and learning. It is a favorable day for couples, musicians, dancers, poets, and artists.

This is also a day for oracles, mediums, sages and truth-tellers. The astral dimension is more easily accessible. Trust in dreams and intuition to bring new possibilities and added clarity.

Shadow: Energy blocks and stuckness lie in today’s shadow. So does mistrustfulness and resentment. People may not play well with others today or take well to being corrected.

You can feel impulsive and reckless. Let things develop organically and flow naturally, but don’t do something stupid. Stay balanced; surf above whatever chaos is swirling around you.

Quote: Do the difficult things while they are easy and do the great things while they are small. A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step. ~Lao Tzu~

Tuesday, 17-October:

K’iche Mayan Day – 10 Imox; Universal Day – 42/6:

This is a day of awakening and the dawn of new possibilities. It brings an ability to fertilize things and help them take root – like new ideas, relationships, projects and initiatives.

It is a good day to focus on relationships, especially with your family. Compassion, diplomacy thankfulness and gratitude are rewarded, and will help you further your dreams and goals.

Today may push you to step more fully into your power, and to find the strength that provides balance. Open yourself up to inner wisdom. It will help to lead the way.

Shadow: You are quite likely to be intuitively and emotionally open. This makes today a good day for healing, but you can also unwittingly carry the energetic burdens of others.

You can feel insecure. Self-doubt, indecisiveness and emotional tension can make this a difficult day. A return to balance comes through freeing yourself of expectations.

Quote: If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion. ~Dalai Lama~

Wednesday, 18-October:

K’iche Mayan Day -11 Iq; Universal Day – 43/7: St. Luke’s Day. Mercury conjunct Jupiter in Scorpio.

Today brings optimism, good news, good fortune and a happy frame of mind. You can more easily see the bigger picture. … Business deals and contracts are favored, but check the details.

Keep showing up and saying “Yes” to new opportunities. But, balance intuition with practical action. This is a skill that, once developed, can serve you well for the rest of your life.

You can more easily see the bigger picture. Enthusiasm and positive thinking gives you a boost and adds success to most anything you do. It is an upbeat day for both work and play!

Shadow: You can see the bigger picture today, making this a good day to plan for the future. But, you need to stay self-aware and maintain appropriate energetic boundaries.

The energy is erratic, calm at times and demanding at others. There is a tendency for people to be impulsive, fickle and temperamental. Social and financial problems take center stage.

Quote: Pessimism leads to weakness, optimism to power. ~William James~

Thursday, 19-October:

K’iche Mayan Day – 12 Aqabal; Universal Day – 44/8: Diwali. New Moon in Libra, 3:12P EDT (19:12 UTC). Sun opposition Uranus.

With the New Moon a new phase is beginning. New Moon in Libra makes today a good time to balance your own personal needs with the needs of the most important people in your life.

It is a day of endings and beginnings. Work on things that need completion and closure. Clear away the physical and energetic clutter so you can move forward with passion and power.

This is a day to take action. Focus on your core purpose. What are the one or two major things that need to be done to achieve your most important goals? Work on those today.

Shadow: The shadow can bring conflict, upheaval, deception, heartache, despair and a feeling of efforts being stifled. Pay attention to your boundaries.
Shadow: Just at the time you want to get into action, something may block your way forward. Niggling little details can gum up the works. It can be frustrating and even infuriating.

Today can breed conflict, upheaval – and heartache. Deception is in the air. Be on the lookout for people who might take advantage of your good nature and enthusiasm.

Quote: Shoot for the moon and if you miss you will still be among the stars. ~Les Brown~

Friday, 20-October:

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

This is a day when you may feel a stronger urge for wholeness, completeness and connection. It is a good day to do some networking and expand your web of contacts.

Take actions today to build a firm foundation to make dreams and visions a 3-D reality. And remember, your goals are often achieved inch by inch instead of in great leaps forward.

Today’s actions can also bring good fortune. Practice “wealth consciousness.” Put away any fears of not having enough, focus on all that you have, and give thanks for future blessings.

Shadow: Spider is today’s Medicine. She can help you attract greater abundance, but she can also pull you into her web. You can get tangled up in troubles and feel trapped.

If so, remember that you have the key to your own escape. It is actually a good day to unravel knotty problems, find greater understanding, and see how to change things for the better.

Quote: Even the smallest shift in perspective can bring about the greatest healing. ~Joshua Kai~

Saturday, 21-October:

K’iche Mayan Day – 1 Kan; Universal Day – 46/10:

This can be a day of both forward momentum and balance. It is a good day to socialize, a light-hearted day of fun and laughter. So, let down your hair and do your happy dance!

It is a good day for communication. Power may come from finding deeper understanding, influencing others with whom you interact, and/or working together on common goals.

Your mind is strong and your life force gets a boost today. Today’s energy feeds intelligence and mental ability but also increases physical strength and stimulates emotional well-being.
Shadow: Today put impediments on your path, including melodramas, anxiety and worry. It can be a day of dysfunction. Don’t let this devolve into an attitude of ingratitude.

Don’t hang onto things too tightly today. Rather, learn to let go lightly and allow a Higher Power to work through you. Keep showing up and saying “Yes” to new opportunities.

Quote: A good laugh is sunshine in the house. ~William Makepeace Thakeray~

Sunday, 22-October:

K’iche Mayan Day – 2 Keme; Universal Day – 47/11:

Today boosts collective influence. It favors common goals and collective outcomes. Today is about pure energy, limitlessness and prosperity — the kind of day when mass movements get started.

It is an excellent day for healers and healing. It can gift you with the master key to solve problems, reconcile differences and see new possibilities. … It is also a good travel day!

It is an ideal day for action, and you will feel it! It favors open minds and creativity, change agents and reformers, trailblazers and entrepreneurs. It is a day for outreach and connection.

Shadow: Stay pliable and flexible or else sudden shifts and changes may through you off-balance. You can be excitable, restless and impulsive. Bad judgments can result.

Things can move so fast today that you feel inadequate. That’s the ego-mind playing games. Take a breath and slow down.

Quote: Really, the only thing that makes sense is to strive for greater collective enlightenment. ~Elon Musk~

Monday, 23-October:

K’iche Mayan Day – 3 Kej; Universal Day – 48/12:

This can be a very productive day. It’s the kind of day you can leap tall buildings with a single bound. Being fearless, making changes and taking prudent risks is favored.

The underlying energy is about big dreams, achievement, forward movement, adaptability and balance. Today favors business, service and fair play, therapists and salesmanship.

If you are looking for work, or for a better job or a raise, this is your day. It supports all work and professions in the material, cultural or spiritual worlds.

Shadow: Approach the day with playfulness. Today’s energy is very powerful and potentially unstable and even explosive. So, keep those dancing shoes on and expect the unexpected.

You might feel overly responsible; take care not to be a workaholic. Maintain appropriate boundaries. People can be demanding, manipulative and stick their noses in your business.

Quote: Don’t be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson~

Tuesday, 24-October:

K’iche Mayan Day – 4 Qanil; Universal Day – 49/13: United Nations Day. Mercury trine Neptune.

Today’s energy stimulates your creativity, imagination, sensitivity and spirituality. It is a great day to work on anything that promotes harmony like the arts, but not a good detail day.

This is a day to nurture and cultivate relationships, especially with children. All of your communications today will benefit from a soft, caring and non-threatening approach.

You may find that all of your senses are finely tuned today. Psychic abilities are enhanced. You can communicate effectively today at non-verbal levels, through gestures and telepathy.

Shadow: You can see the bigger picture today and convey it to others. But, you can also be kind of dreamy and feel aimless. You can pitch back and forth like a rowboat without a rudder.

You can experience weak energy and difficulties in communication. You can have big blind spots and more easily make mistakes. So, think things through at least twice before acting.

Quote: No person, no place and no thing has any power over us, for ‘we’ are the only thinkers in our mind. When we create peace and harmony and balance in our minds, we will find it in our lives. ~Louise L. Hay~

Wednesday, 25-October:

K’iche Mayan Day – 5 Toj; Universal Day – 23/5: Month 12 Begins.

Puma is the Medicine Animal for today. She brings you courage to face obstacles and leap over hurdles. This is a special day to clear away debts – financial, emotional or karmic.

This is not a day to get too serious. It is one of those days to stay flexible and go with the natural flow of events. It is a good day to connect with people and be with friends.

Take a special few moments for gratitude. Think of the people, things and events for which you are grateful. Then say a prayer of thanks to the Creator for your blessings.

Shadow: This is a day of chaos and balancing the scales of karma. You can be restless, impulsive and prone to accidents today. Take extra care and avoid recklessness.

Gratitude helps you to be self-aware today, and it can bring balance if you find yourself a bit wobbly, frustrated or stuck – or if you cross swords with an angry person.

Quote: Sometimes we should express our gratitude for the small and simple things like the scent of the rain, the taste of your favorite food, or the sound of a loved one’s voice. ~Joseph B. Wirthin~

Thursday, 26-October:

K’iche Mayan Day – 6 Tzi; Universal Day – 24/6: Sun conjunct Jupiter in Scorpio.

The Dog is today’s Spirit Animal. He is the guardian of home and family and a symbol of faithfulness and loyalty. He also represents true spiritual authority.

By extension, today is about the law, justice, fidelity and order – on both material and spiritual levels. Dog brings the power of interpreting both what is known and what is unknown.

If you need to deal with authorities or if you need to pursue any kind of legal issue, this is the best day to do it. It is also a day of good relationships and communication.

Shadow: You can feel extra cheerful, friendly and kind today. But, if you are caught in the shadow energy, you or others around you can feel emotionally fragile and unstable.

There is a tendency for people to only look out for their own interests. They may not play well with others. They may gossip, create discord, and run up your back with track spikes.

Quote: Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. ~Martin Luther King, Jr.~

Friday, 27-October:

K’iche Mayan Day – 7 Batz; Universal Day – 25/7: Venus square Pluto.

Today can have a profound effect on your love life – for good or ill. Power and control issues can arise. Address deeply buried fears, and make sure your partner feels loved and valued.

This is a day to stand firm on the things that matter but let go of things that don’t. If you persevere, this can be a good day to get to the root of problems and create greater harmony.

Today brings a connection between the past, present and future. It is a good day to put things in order, or start planning for your next steps.

Shadow: People can be bitchy. You can experience tension, conflict and emotional turmoil in relationships. You can feel insecure and struggle to solve your own problems.

You may not “suffer fools lightly” today. You may resent people who are not trustworthy, or are less knowledgeable than you but attempt to tell you how to do something.

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

Saturday, 28-October:

K’iche Mayan Day – 8 E; Universal Day – 26/8: St. Simon / St. Jude Day.

Focus on your sacred way, the path you are walking in this life, and do a personal check-in. Where are things working? Do more of that! Where are things not working? Make changes!

You can feel really alive today. Today’s energy combines earthy physicality with a desire for deep relationships, social consciousness and connection with people. It’s a good day for love.

This is also a favorable day to travel, and also for reflecting on the experience gathered through past journeys. It is a day to listen to the wisdom shared by wise elders.

Shadow: This is a day to relax and be with people who make you laugh. Don’t push yourself or else you may quickly become unbalanced. Rather, allow destiny to pull you gently forward.

You may feel weak in the face of challenges or arguments. Abandonment issues may percolate to the surface that need to be worked through. It is a good day to deal with them.

Quote: What an elder sees sitting; the young cannot see standing. ~Gustave Flaubert~

Sunday, 29-October:

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

If, for some reason, you think you’ve been “down for the count,” today may lift you back up. Its energy brings rebirth, a return to your origins, and a triumph over negativity.

A constant flow of energy from the Source helps you to find fullness in your life. It brings protection to the home, renewal to your life, and greater abundance into your life.

Today helps you to believe in your purpose. It sparks grounded creativity that can be channeled into practical achievement. This is a day of good harvests when effort bears fruit.

Shadow: Make sure your brain is engaged, and appropriate filters are in place before you put your mouth into gear. Extreme honesty can be hurtful today.

People may need a lot of understanding today. This includes you. So, put your love glasses on. Give yourself and others the benefit of the doubt, and an extra ounce of kindness.

Quote: When your faith exceeds your fears, the gap between reality and your dream shrinks. ~Tsepiso Makhubedu~

Monday, 30-October:

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

Creative forces make this a day of strength and vitality. Expand your senses and become aware that all of Life is vibrating with consciousness. It also wants to communicate with you!

This is a day of mastery and meaning that favors creative minds, freethinkers and pioneers who show others the way. It is a day of good beginnings – and romance, if you desire it.

Today also brings a focus on your relationships with both people and things. Open up to inner wisdom, and use it to provide greater balance in your home, relationships and activities.

Shadow: If you have too strong an attachment to outcomes, it can lead to worry, self-doubt and insecurity. Balance comes from freeing yourself of expectations.

This can be a powerful day for inner learning. This is sometimes no fun because Life may send you disharmony, discord and heartbreak as your teachers. If so, learn the lessons!

Quote: Let us endeavor so to live that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry. ~Mark Twain~

Tuesday, 31-October:

K’iche Mayan Day – 11 Tzikin; Universal Day – 29/11: Halloween.

Today brings new inspiration and guidance that can point you in a new direction. It brings good fortune in your work, and provides experiences that you can share with others.

Today is about getting into action, building something new, emerging in some important way into a larger sense of self, and feeling loved. You can become a “seer” and learn to soar.

Healers are favored today, as is the use of sound. Try putting your prayers and intentions into a spontaneous song, and use the sound to carry them to a higher, deeper level.

Shadow: With some regularity, days like today can bring sudden changes and unexpected insights. This is not necessarily a bad thing, but it can throw you for a loop nonetheless.

Don’t let your ego-mind sabotage you – puff you up with pride or, alternately, tell you that you are not good enough to do what you are meant to do. Just keep showing up and saying “yes”.

Quote: The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination. ~Albert Einstein~

Copyright © John B. Pehrson, September 2017



Daily Energies for September 2017

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Friday, 1-September:

K’iche Mayan Day – 3 Tzikin; Universal Day – 23/5: Eid al Adha begins.

This is a good day for communications and self-expression. It can be an easy, laid-back day if you don’t set rigid expectations and are willing to allow events to unfold naturally.

It’s a good day for working together, providing mutual support, and getting involved in the community to support common causes and work for social change.

Be open to intuitive insights. Mental flexibility is heightened, making it a wonderful day to learn new things. … It is a great day to lighten up, and have fun with friends & family.

Shadow: Living in chaotic times almost seems to be the new normal. Yet, today can be filled with more than the normal measure of chaos. Be aware, and do your best to stay centered.

People can be impulsive, irresponsible, opportunistic, quarrelsome, prone to exaggeration and boastful. This is not a good day to walk on the wild side.

You can be more forgetful than most days.

Quote for the Day: In the midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside of you. ~Deepak Chopra~

Saturday, 2-September:

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

Today’s energy strengthens your ability to connect with the collective consciousness. It is a day of shared perceptions. It is a good day to mingle with all types of people.

This is the kind of day when you can feel the intimate oneness of all things. It is a wonderful day to fall in love with someone – or with life, itself.

You can more easily tap into the pool of new ideas to make new discoveries. It is a day for asking questions, finding answers, and gaining a stronger sense of your place in the world.

Shadow: This is a day for forgiveness, reconciliation and wiping the slate clean. It is an especially good day to solve relationship problems, including romantic ones.

The dark shadow includes impatience, misunderstanding and mutual distrust. In all your challenging interactions today, ask yourself, “What do I want the result to be?”

Quote for the Day: We are witnessing an enormous shift of collective consciousness throughout the world. We are at the precipice of great transformation within our culture and government. ~Zachary Quinto~

Sunday, 3-September:

K’iche Mayan Day – 5 Noj; Universal Day – 25/7: Eid al Adha ends.

Today brings a focus on where you are on your life path and what is needed for further growth and individuation. Make course corrections, or launch yourself onto a new path.

This is a day of knowledge, thought, and access to inner wisdom. It enhances your ability to study and learn something new. A good day to make plans and preparations for the future.

Healers, artists and musicians are favored, as are defenders of justice, and people who are in service to others.

Shadow: Coyote energy can have you chasing your own tail today. You may lack the self-awareness to achieve your goals. If so, tomorrow will bring a shift in the energy.

Be careful not to push too hard today, it can shut down your zest for life. People can be aggressive, unreasonable and preachy. Unhappy relationships can be in the spotlight.

Quote for the Day: I see my path, but I don’t know where it leads. Not knowing where I’m going is what inspires me to travel it. ~Rosalia de Castro~

Monday, 4-September:

K’iche Mayan Day – 6 Tijax; Universal Day – 26/8: Labor Day (U.S.)

This is a healing day during which even very serious illnesses can be more easily cured. It is a powerful day to eliminate and let go of anything negative that is weighing you down.

Periodically, it is good to make a personal review of what is working in your life and what is not. This is the day to do this.

Is anything out of balance? Do you need to make changes? Are there people you need to connect with to reconcile differences? What person or what baggage do you need to let go of to move on?

Shadow: Today puts the spotlight on individual choices. It can be a day of good fortune, but it can also bring conflict and upheaval. If this happens, don’t despair. Something is shifting.

Turbulence is a way of getting your attention so you can make sometimes uncomfortable shifts and changes. Today can be like that. Life can rattle your cage and say, “Wake up!”

Quote for the Day: Our wounds are often the openings into the best and most beautiful part of us. ~David Richo~

Tuesday, 5-September:

K’iche Mayan Day – 7 Kawoq; Universal Day – 27/9: Mercury goes direct, 28º26’ Virgo. International Day of Charity.

Look to the well-being of your family today. It is the home around which everything revolves. What happens in your family ripples out to affect your community, country and the world.

This is the day to settle family disputes. It is one of the best days to deal with problems of a financial nature. It is also a good day for networking and attracting greater abundance.

Today can bring you good luck. It brings a stronger empathic connection with the people around you and is a good day for socializing. Kick back and listen to your favorite music!

Shadow: Today’s upside brings good judgment, but the shadow energy can cloud your thinking. Be aware of appropriate boundaries and don’t get involved where you don’t belong.

It’s okay to stand up for your beliefs, but do it with love. And if you are wrong, say so! People can be combative today and refuse to back down in arguments. Don’t be one of them.

Quote for the Day: The family is one of nature’s masterpieces. ~George Santayana~

Wednesday, 6-September:

K’iche Mayan Day – 8 Ajpu; Universal Day – 28/10: Full Moon, 3:03A EDT.

Today brings completion to some things and helps you launch others. It can be a day of personal renewal. The energy brings greater clarity and helps to eliminate negativity.

Today brings the strength and courage to overcome obstacles. Indeed, you may find today’s energy to be uplifting. You may feel more buoyant and happy – inside and out!

It is a good day to stop, reflect, and do some future planning. It is a great day to ask questions and find answers. You can more easily work with details and finances.

Shadow: Today’s energy emphasizes the dual nature of life. You can see both the good and not-so-good side of people, things and events. You might also experience highs and lows.

You can avoid responsibility today and have difficulty engaging fully. You can also be naïve. Beware of cunning people, and think things through twice before getting into action.

Quote for the Day: True happiness is … to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future. ~Lucius Annaeus Seneca~

Thursday, 7-September:

K’iche Mayan Day – 9 Imox; Universal Day – 29/11: Brazil’s Independence Day.

This is one of those days when insights and guidance may come to you unbidden. You may simply know things without knowing how you know them.

You are more receptive than normal, and can pick up on the thoughts of others. So, some of what you are feeling may not be yours to carry.

It is a great day for honing your internal powers. Put your increased receptivity to work. Use the energy to give your thoughts and intentions greater power to manifest your goals.

Shadow: There is a lot of information coming in at unconscious levels. You can feel overwhelmed without knowing why, and you can be indecisive, excitable and disorganized.

Be prepared for unexpected shifts and changes. Today’s energy can make people and events unpredictable. This can feel invigorating on one hand, but unsettling on the other.

Quote for the Day: Active receptivity is needed, not a passive agitation. ~Ravi Ravindra~

Friday, 8-September:

K’iche Mayan Day – 10 Iq; Universal Day – 30/3: International Literacy Day.

This is a day of movement, expansion and change. It is not a day to be inactive. Get up, get out, and go do something. Have an adventure! And, don’t worry, be happy! ♪♫

Today can bring a creative awakening of sorts. New ideas get an extra push and an added blessing. So, move them from the incubator into action mode.

Your inner urge for relationship may be strong today. It is a good day to socialize. Today also supports cooperative learning. … Both artists and scientists are favored.

Shadow: This is the day of the Wind. It can spawn hurricanes and tornadoes. People can be impulsive and erratic. Anger may surface; passive-aggressive behaviors can be on display.

If there is tension between life or business partners, it will very likely come up today and need to be dealt with. It is a good day to clear the air and start anew with a clean slate.

Quote for the Day: Start by doing what’s necessary, then do what’s possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible. ~Francis of Assisi~

Saturday, 9-September:

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

Today supports work, order and reason. It brings the power to focus on practical matters, and create order out of chaos. It can actually be a great day for putting ideas into action.

Today is connected with mental freedom. It activates your inner genius and helps you to see what you normally cannot. You can be a pathfinder for yourself and others today.

This is a good day to make connections, do something creative, be in love with life and see the beauty in the world. With this attitude, you can also solve problems more easily.

Shadow: Remember, all work and no play can make you rigid, inflexible and boring. Don’t overthink things, it can cause you to get stuck. Stay pliable and adaptable.

Today’s energy can throw you off balance and you can make mistakes you normally wouldn’t make. A disquieting undercurrent of fearfulness runs through the day. Stay centered.

Quote for the Day: I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe. ~Dalai Lama~

Sunday, 10-September:

K’iche Mayan Day – 12 Kat; Universal Day – 32/5: Grandparents Day.

Education is in the spotlight. Today’s energy helps you to be both studious and organized. It is a great day to exercise those intellectual muscles and gain new understanding.

This is also a great day to unlock your inner creativity. A feminine, goddess energy permeates the day and opens your emotions. It is dynamic, caring, erotic and infused with divine longing.

Something new is emerging. It may be just out of sight but you will feel it. Reach out and connect with others today. See what is wanting to happen. Consider writing about it.

Shadow: Hawk energy infuses the day with potential possibilities. But, you can experience sudden shifts that take you unaware, and this can cause you to founder for a time.

Your karma can get you tangled up in a web of chaos and drama today. It can leave you confused and weary and ready to throw in the towel. Don’t give up. Things will get better.

Quote for the Day: Art, freedom and creativity will change society faster than politics. ~Victor Pinchuk~

Monday, 11-September:

K’iche Mayan Day – 13 Kan; Universal Day – 33/6: U.S. Patriot Day (9-11 Commemoration). Ethiopian New Year.

This is a day of discovery and breakthrough. You may feel more capable and focused. Your mind and intuition can be in sync, and you can feel more energetic, capable and confident.

A clearing of obstacles may take place today but it will very likely involve forgiveness. Moving forward requires letting go of past hurts and resentments. You must also forgive yourself.

Forgiveness is not about forgetting or invalidating something that happened. Rather, it allows you to move into a state of grace. It is a key to emotional wellness and inner harmony.

Shadow: This is a day to develop your inner fire, and to focus on increasing physical strength and well-being. It can bring a stimulating high, but also can result in emotional lows.

You can lose focus, feel insecure and be indecisive. A feeling of apathy can keep you from getting things done. You may be impatient with yourself and others. Avoid taking shortcuts.

Quote for the Day: Every challenge you encounter in life is a fork in the road. You have the choice to choose which way to go – backward, forward, breakdown or breakthrough. ~Ifeany Enoch Onuoha~

Tuesday, 12-September:

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

Today’s energy strengthens your mind and its ability to create what you imagine. Today brings steadiness and drive, and the discipline to stay on point to accomplish goals.

At the same time, practicality merges with a need for expression, and a desire to open intuitively to allow something larger to provide guidance and direction.

This is the day to call on wisdom and help from the wise grandfathers and grandmothers, and the ancestors who support you from the unseen realm of Spirit.

Shadow: Behavior today may be shaped by karmic residue. People can be foolish, illogical and fussy about things. Inaccuracy lies in the shadow. So, check your work a second time.

Today’s energy brings a strong personal drive. You may attempt to do too much, and not realize when to stop. Pushing too hard can be damaging to relationships, so be aware.

Quote for the Day: If you wish to succeed in life, make perseverance your bosom friend, experience your wise counselor, caution your elder brother, and hope your guardian genius. ~Joseph Addison~

Wednesday, 13-September:

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

It’s a good day for forward movement. The underlying energy makes miracles possible. At the very least, what you do today will more easily take root and begin to grow.

Today brings swiftness, surefooted and balance. It is an excellent day to find some time to be out in nature, especially if you need to restore inner harmony.

If you are good with words, either spoken or written, this is your day. It is a good day for communication, dialogue and creating understanding. Doctors and healers are also favored.

Shadow: People and things can get just plain weird today – not necessarily a bad thing, but it could be. People may also be hurtful and coercive, and push things to the extreme.

Watch out for the people who appear calm and affectionate on the outside but who are actually angry on the inside. They can be manipulative and up to no good today.

Quote for the Day: Miracles come in moments. Be ready and willing. ~Wayne Dyer~

Thursday, 14-September:

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

This is a day to bring some things to completion and harvest the fruits of past efforts. Make sure you are open to receive the fruits of your past efforts, and what Life has to give you!

Yet, today is also a day of germination and for the planting seeds of new ideas and initiatives. What you begin today is likely to grow into a strong foundation for the future.

Today is about wholeness and connecting with friends, family and your extended community. It is a good day for networking and cultivating relationships.

Shadow: Today can bring dramas and personal challenges that work against the innate drive for wholeness and connection with others. But, it is also a good day to settle disputes.

You can feel dispirited and uncertain about life today. This can result in a sense of personal inadequacy when it is difficult to focus or accomplish much of anything.

Quote for the Day: How can I be substantial if I do not cast a shadow? I must have a dark side also if I am to be whole. ~Carl Jung~

Friday, 15-September:

K’iche Mayan Day – 4 Toj; Universal Day – 37/10: Democracy Day. Independence Day for Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras & Nicaragua.

It is fitting that Democracy Day and Independence Day for five Central American countries be energetically connected with today’s energy that brings liberation from the past!

Today makes it easier to release any negativity you are carrying, clear away debts, and find a better balance in life. Make adjustments and course corrections to your path today.

Today’s energy helps you think through options and alternatives to make good decisions. You can get practical, organize actions and events, and more easily influence outcomes.

Shadow: The law of karma steps onto center stage to offer joys and rewards created by past actions, but also some possibly not-so-positive challenges that are life’s teaching moments.

The key for today is to offer thanks and gratitude for your blessings, and to make atonement, offer forgiveness, and seek reconciliation for any actions that “missed the mark.”

Quotes for the Day: Karma is only in space-time and causality. Your real Self resides non-locally. ~Deepak Chopra~

Saturday, 16-September:

K’iche Mayan Day – 5 Tzi; Universal Day – 38/11: Selichot. Mexican Independence Day. Oktoberfest Begins.

Today’s energy sparks creativity. It helps you stay open-minded and pliable in thinking and attitude. An underlying energy of universal love and understanding is supporting you today.

It is a good day to be active. Service-oriented actions and volunteerism are favored. Connect with others and pursue common goals to achieve collective outcomes.

We are all connected. The time of separation and secrets is over. This is a day when the truth is more readily revealed, and the forces of justice help to right the ship and restore balance.

Shadow: Today can bring unpredictable change and cause discontinuity. As a way of handling this, you might overreact in a reckless way or, alternately, feel disconnected and indifferent.

Watch out for the power games players who are only out for themselves. These are the ones who have to be their own authority and only play by their own rules. Give them a wide berth.

Quote for the Day: When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants and murderers, and for a time, they can seem invincible, but in the end, they always fall. Think of it – always. ~Mahatma Gandhi~

Sunday, 17-September:

K’iche Mayan Day – 6 Batz; Universal Day – 39/12: Constitution Day (U.S.)

Today’s energy is about time. 3D reality would not exist without it. Today brings continuity with the past and presides over the future. It is a good day to plan and get organized.

Today sparks creativity and favors artists of all kinds. Its energy gives a boost to new beginnings and helps you to undertake most any activity successfully.

Today has a strongly feminine energy. It opens a gateway for higher understanding and receiving visions. The underlying lesson? Keep showing up and saying “Yes” to your guidance.

Shadow: Today can bring personal trials. You can get bogged down in your own problems and struggle to solve them. Don’t allow ignorant or overbearing people push you off-center.

Insecurity is part of today’s shadow. Don’t cover it up with a false mask of pride or anger. And remember, baby steps and small incremental changes can have a big future impact.

Quote for the Day: Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago. ~Warren Buffett~

Monday, 18-September:

K’iche Mayan Day – 7 E; Universal Day – 40/4: Chile Independence Day.

Today’s energy governs the development of life and the life path you are on. It is a good day to do a life review. Are you headed in the right direction? What changes are appropriate?

This is the day of destiny. It is a good day for communications, in general, and a favorable day for negotiations, or signing contracts, in particular.

It brings strength, power and energy to help you start something new like a new job, project or venture. It is also a good travel day, and a great day to start a vison quest.

Shadow: Today can make you more prone to accidents and illness, so take extra care. From a health standpoint, the lungs and respiratory system are highlighted.

You can feel lost today, and may have difficulty making decisions. Watch out for untrustworthy people, and manipulators who use negative energy to get what they want.

Quote for the Day: Trust is the glue of life. It’s the most essential ingredient in effective communication. It’s the foundational principle that holds all relationships. ~Stephen Covey~

Tuesday, 19-September:

K’iche Mayan Day – 8 Aj; Universal Day – 41/5:

This is the day of visionaries, masters and leaders. It brings a flow of energy into your life. It helps clear negativity, promotes renewal, and supports the fullness of life.

Today’s is about origins. It protects the home and family and helps to bring harmony. It is a day of good harvests and abundance. Give thanks today for the newborns who are our future.

Don’t hold too tightly to expectations. Things are in fast-forward, and events are fluid and changeable. Give yourself extra freedom by not imposing too many goals upon yourself.

Shadow: Something might happen to shake up your life. You may not be very reasonable or sensible today – and this is alright as long as you don’t do something foolish.

It can be difficult to overcome inertia and get started today. You can feel foggy or stuck, and this can make you grumpy and unhappy. Stop short of bickering with friends and loved ones.

Quote for the Day: It must be obvious … that there is a contradiction in wanting to be perfectly secure in a universe whose very nature is momentariness and fluidity. ~Shunryu Suzuki~

Wednesday, 20-September:

K’iche Mayan Day – 9 Ix; Universal Day – 42/6: Rosh Hashana Begins. New Moon in Virgo, 1:30P EDT.

The Archetypal energy for today is the Pachamama, the Earth Mother. It is feminine and powerful. If there is anything negative in your life, ask today that it be removed or cured.

Today favors patience, astuteness, and acting at the right moment. It represents intelligence and strength. It is a day of strong natural forces and high magic that foster inner learning.

It is a day to bring dreams to fruition, formulate a new strategy or adjust an old one, and to solve problems. You can also use today’s energy to find a beautiful place to live.

Shadow: There can be more than the normal amount of ups and downs today. You can feel very open and sensitive. Avoid people who are difficult and situations that are upsetting.

People that cross your path can be rude, presumptuous, vain, quick-tempered, and hurtful. Don’t let any of them derail you from following your path.

Quote for the Day: Sooner or later, we will have to recognize that the Earth has rights, too, to live without pollution. What mankind must know is that human beings cannot live without Mother Earth, but the planet can live without humans. ~Evo Morales~

Thursday, 21-September:

K’iche Mayan Day – 10 Tzikin; Universal Day – 43/7: Islamic New Year. International Day of Peace.

Today, you are being given an opportunity to develop a balance between intuition and practicality, between allowing things to flow naturally and focusing on tasks and details.

Intuition combined with a practical detail-oriented mind is an uncommon and powerful combination that is yours to develop and draw upon today.

New things are afoot! Allow intuition and inner guidance to show you the way, and then engage a logical thinking process and take practical actions to make things happen.

Shadow: You can be quite open and connected with the energy of other people today. There can be a tendency for you to carry their burdens. This can be problematic.

It can lead to a sense of feeling overloaded and overwhelmed, and can cause frustration and imbalance. Do your best to discriminate between what is yours to carry and what is not.

Quote for the Day: Anyone can plot a course with a map or compass [or GPS], but without a sense of who you are, you will never know if you’re already home. ~Sharon L. Alder~

Friday, 22-September:

K’iche Mayan Day – 11 Ajmaq; Universal Day – 44/8: Autumnal Equinox, 10:02P EDT – Sun enters Libra. Rosh Hashana Ends. World Rhino Day.

An active day when the potential for happiness, jubilation, magic and miracles is in the air. A new beginning may move you more fully into your power. Have faith in your actions today.

Today brings ability, competence and integrity. Push up against your limitations. Wise efforts that are purpose-driven are valued, achieve success and bring good fortune.

The energy of interconnectivity is strong today. It is a good day for collaboration and for work in groups and teams. … Social encounters and romantic connections get a boost.

Shadow: Today brings strength to deal with problems. It is a good day for forgiveness and reconciliation. Life may ask you to deal with emotional baggage and/or to let something go.

Today can bring inner and outer turmoil, deception, heartache and despair. You can feel as though your actions and effort is being stifled, and you just can’t get out of your own way.

Quote for the Day: 1) Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know. ~Ernest Hemingway~

Saturday, 23-September:

K’iche Mayan Day – 12 Noj; Universal Day – 45/9: Padre Pio Feast Day.

Today’s energy fuses the energies of light, earth and the heart. Physical awareness is connected with the “mind-of-G_d” that acts to establish intelligent order in the concrete, real world.

This energy helps you to build foundations for the future. It also brings us knowledge so that we may teach one another, know the unity behind the web-of-life, and truly SEE each other.

A drive for wholeness infuses the day with understanding, compassion, and the potential for deep connection. It is a day that favors artists, creative personalities, and music.

Shadow: This can be a day of feeling dispirited and uncertain about life. This can result in a sense of inadequacy, disempowerment and futility. Others may try to take advantage of you.

People can lack self-awareness, and be conceited, proud, angry, and inflexible. But coyote energy rules today’s shadow, and these folks may end up lighting their own tails on fire.

Quote for the Day: Deep in their roots, all flowers keep the light. ~Theodore Roethke~

Sunday, 24-September:

K’iche Mayan Day – 13 Tijax; Universal Day – 46/10:

This is a day of endings, clearing away and healing, closure and completion, and acting on new potential possibilities. It is a great day to adjust your aim in life, or launch yourself anew.

Whatever problems or illnesses you may be facing, even if they are very serious ones, today brings hope for a solution or a cure. Helpers from angelic realms are providing assistance.

Today’s energy gives a boost to rational analysis, and it helps you to be more decisive than is normal. Creative minds and freethinkers are favored. … Romance may be in the air.

Shadow: With today’s energy, people may be optimistic even when faced with difficulties. But, the shadow can bring worry, struggle and a sense of immobility and inhibition.

Avoid gossip like the bubonic plague today because it can bring suffering, arguments and even sickness. Be aware that people can more easily lose their tempers.

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

Monday, 25-September:

K’iche Mayan Day – 1 Kawoq; Universal Day – 47/11:

Today is about family, community, common values and common goals. Seek to be of service, and add your individual effort to strengthen collective influence and collective outcomes.

That said, this is a day that favors teachers, healers, change agents and entrepreneurs. It is day that is pregnant with new possibilities. It is a powerful day for action and outreach.

It is a day of manifestation and may bring you an increase in prosperity. Indeed, one of the energies for today is the “Horn of Plenty” or cornucopia. What will you create today?

Shadow: Today’s energy generally helps you to feel more confident and sure of yourself. But the shadow can push you off of a mountain cliff just so you can spread your wings and fly.

If this happens, it will very likely take you unaware. It can be shattering to the ego-mind, but that’s the point. When the pieces come back together, you will be more radiant and beautiful.

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

Tuesday, 26-September:

K’iche Mayan Day – 2 Ajpu; Universal Day – 48/12:

At a mystical level, today is about the First Cause, creative forces, divine love and power. It is a day of limitless potential. Carefully consider how you will use this energy.

It is an excellent day to make a plan and take action to achieve goals. Just remember, God laughs when you make a plan, so use the plan as a guide but be willing to stay flexible.

Today supports big dreams. It is a day for innovation and invention. It favors idea-driven creativity. If you have a new idea, even if it seems crazy at first, give it a go!

Shadow: Today brings limitless potential, but the energy can be explosive and hard to handle – a bit like riding a rebellious bucking bronco! Take care to harness the energy well.

Watch out for people who are egocentric, distrustful, manipulative, and have a need for control. Ignorant, bitchy, hypercritical people may cross your path. Just walk away.

Quote for the Day: Always remember, you have the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world. ~Harriet Tubman~

Wednesday, 27-September:

K’iche Mayan Day – 3 Imox; Universal Day – 22: Month 11 Begins.

The energy shifts today. See if you can feel it. … Divine energy flows into the earth and gets anchored in its core. It is a day of expanded possibilities and potential, and greater balance.

You are likely to be more intuitively and emotionally open and receptive than normal. Trust your inner guidance but stay grounded. If you do, this can be a very productive day.

Put your love, energy and efforts into service to higher goals, and service to others: family, friends, work group, and people in your extended sphere of influence. It will pay dividends.

Shadow: You are strongly enough connected with others today that you might feel their pain. If you are not aware, you may mistake this as your own, and it can throw you for a loop.

You can feel undecided, unguided and myopic today. The shadow can cause divisiveness and separation, and highlight deficiencies that you or others have. Keep your love glasses on.

Quote for the Day: We accept the love we think we deserve. ~Stephen Chbosky~

Thursday, 28-September:

K’iche Mayan Day – 4 Iq; Universal Day – 23/5:

There is a good chance that this is going to be an exciting day, and maybe one that holds a few surprises! The best advice is to strap on your seatbelt, stay flexible, and enjoy the ride.

Hummingbird is the Spirit Animal for today. It symbolizes the enjoyment of life and lightness of being. She has come to invite you to be playful. Let go of expectations; stay adaptable.

Your spirit and imagination can dance between worlds today, and this can feed creativity, expression and new ideas. It’s a good day to ask yourself questions and listen for answers!

Shadow: Today brings shifts and changes. Ease up a bit. If you push too hard to achieve goals, or expect too much from yourself and others, you are likely to have a difficult day.

On the other hand, don’t get reckless and do something stupid.

Today’s shadow holds a “fear of lack,” a fear of not having enough. Social and financial issues can knock at your door. It’s best to answer the call and give these issues attention.

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

Friday, 29-September:

K’iche Mayan Day – 5 Aqabal; Universal Day – 24/6:

Today’s energy is about social cohesion. It is a good day to be with people, a good day to collaborate, a good day to find teaching moments. Relationships are in the spotlight.

Communications are favored. Your life force is strengthened and this can help you be more focused on tasks. It’s a marvelous day to begin something new, whether exciting or mundane.

You can see what you may not normally be able to see, including seeing both sides of and issue more easily. It makes this a good day for discovery and recording ideas and insights.

Shadow: You are more strongly connected with polarities today, and emotional ups and downs. This can cause imbalance – especially if you are sensitive to energies.

It is an especially good day to engage in a spiritual discipline to help you maintain your center.

Quote for the Day: Good questions outrank easy answers. ~Paul Samuelson~

Saturday, 30-September:

K’iche Mayan Day – 6 Kat; Universal Day – 25/7: Ashura. Yom Kippur.

This is the best day to unravel problems, eliminate bad influences, and repair relationships. It is also a powerful day to ask Spirit for the blessing of increased abundance.

Divine Grace is an aspect of today’s energy. Its message is: “You will receive whatever love or healing that you feel you deserve.” Opening yourself to the possibilities pays dividends.

This is a very good day to study, learn and prepare for your next steps. It strengthens personal determination and drive. Don’t get too serious; this is also a good day to socialize!

Shadow: Workaholics, this is your day! For the rest, today’s energy can push you to go too far, work too hard, and suffer from burnout as a result. So, lighten up. Go be with friends.

This is a favorable day to deal with unhappy relationships, although this is never a lot of fun. It can be a day of broken hearts. Irritability and short tempers may cause divisiveness.

Quote for the Day: Idealism increases in direct proportion to one’s distance from the problem. ~John Galsworthy~

Copyright © August 2017 – John B. Pehrson

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~

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