Monday, January 24, 2011

The Ninth Wave

"The year of 2011 is not scheduled to be just like another year. This is our last chance to live up to being co-creators with the cosmic plan." - Carl Calleman

Welcome to the flow of evolution.

For those who read the first incarnation of my 2011 Astro Forecast document and/or listened to the audio recording of our 1/11 Astro Forecast Teleconference, I need to clarify something.

Carl Johan Calleman has updated his calculation for the beginning of the "ninth wave" of consciousness evolution encoded in the Mayan calendar. He originally published that the ninth and final wave, called the Universal Underworld, would begin February 11, 2011, a date included in his early books and the Powerpoint presentation referenced in my astro forecasts for this year.

He has revised his calculation, and the new date for the beginning of the ninth wave, or Universal Underworld, is March 9, 2011. The end date of this wave, and the completion of all underworlds, remains October 28, 2011.

When I wrote to Carl about the discrepancy in the dates, he explained: "In my book I wrote February 11, 2011, as a provisory date. I could not yet tell what was the actual beginning date and now I have come to lean over to the March 9, 2011, date. It was simply too difficult to see this clearly when I wrote it in 2001 or even earlier." I've updated my 2011 Astro Forecast, available here:

Mayan Activation

I became acquainted with Carl's work in 2001 through Ian Lungold, whose presentation of the intricacies of Carl's interpretation was superb. Ian's website,, continues his legacy, and I've posted videos of his talks on my YouTube channel.

For those not familiar with Carl's work, he has devoted much of his scholarly life to interpreting the intent and meaning of the Mayan calendar. He's best known for calculating a different "end date" of the calendar (October 28, 2011 rather than the commonly held December 21, 2012), but more importantly, he sees the calendar less as a timekeeping system and more as an expression of unfolding consciousness, a process that's accelerating (and thus, related to time).

It's mindblowing stuff, and I highly recommend getting to know his work if you're at all interested in the deeper, esoteric meaning of what's happening on the Earth at this time. You might also be interested in joining up with others around the world who are creating ritual and intent in alignment with the beginning of the ninth wave of consciousness evolution on March 9.

I don't know who's right about the end date of the Mayan calendar, and my sense is that it doesn't matter. Over the years I've been exposed to many wisdomkeepers connected with the Mayan calendar and teachings, and I feel certain they're all making enormous contributions to the awakening of consciousness on our planet during this transition to the next world age. I will say that when I experienced Ian's presentation of Carl's information, every cell in my body lit up with recognition of cosmic truth. That didn't even happen when I was in the presence of Mayan daykeepers, so I know Carl's onto something.

What's Gonna Happen?

In our teleconference on January 11, a caller asked the obvious: What does all that mean? What will happen? I only half-jokingly responded that she might ask Mr. Calleman himself because I hadn't seen anything from him lately on the subject. He has since published an intriguing article on his website.

He writes: "March 9, 2011, is the dawn of the wave of unity." In a radio interview last fall, Carl explained how his understanding of unity consciousness is bigger than the oneness we feel with each other, the Earth and all of creation. Unity is union with our Divine Source, or what he terms "God." If that doesn't change the world, what will?

The most intriguing aspect of this ninth and final wave is that it's so fast. We have from March 9 through October 28 to step into our power, and our birthright, as divine co-creators embodied on Earth.

No wonder they call it a quickening.

The Ninth Wave

As the evolution of consciousness accelerates, each of us will very likely experience the shift differently, according to our perceptions, beliefs, conscious intent and subconscious conditioning.

One thing seems clear. Exactly what will happen is up to us.

So it's important to purify the mind, open our hearts, and align with the soul and higher truth, connect with others who are consciously making this journey in service to all beings and the Earth, and allow the guidance to flow about how to navigate these uncertain waters.

"There is no single right answer to how this transformation to unity consciousness is to be brought about everywhere," Carl writes. "These will be extraordinary times."

Carl Calleman
9th Wave - Universal Underworld

Ninth Wave - Gregorian dates
Download the JPG and follow along

Nightfall Interview with Carl Calleman

Tree of Life Celebration
March 9, 2011

Mayan Majix
With gratitude to Ian, Matty and Michael

Astro Forecast PDF
2011: Gateway to 2012 and Beyond

2011 Astro Forecast mp3
Teleconference recording

YouTube Videos
(Look under "Recommended about 2012")

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Saturday, January 22, 2011

Timeshift 2011

"It is not the strongest of the species who survive, not the most intelligent, but those who are the most adaptive to change." - Charles Darwin

Ready or not, here comes the next big wave.

If you're feeling edgy, apprehensive, maybe a bit fearful and sometimes ecstatic, you're tuned in to the next phase in the quantum evolutionary journey that is 2011.

With six eclipses this year, four planets changing signs and volatile outer-planet configurations on the way, 2011 is bursting with potential and equally enormous challenges.

Notice the massive upheaval we've already seen in the first few weeks of the new year, including historic flooding in Australia, political revolution in Tunisia, and tragic loss in an attempted assassination in the United States. And then there's the mysterious "aflockalypse" afflicting land, sky and sea creatures around the world as the environment continues to deteriorate.

The challenges are great, but we're up to it. As the waves of change come faster and faster, this year offers a rare opportunity to revolutionize our reality, and it's going to require vigilant focus and great love to do it.

The next two months will give us an idea how all this volatility will play out.

The Line-Up

Today the gas giant Jupiter completed his journey in the spiritual depths of Pisces and entered the initiating fire of Aries. On March 11, Uranus, planet of chaos, will follow. Between now and then, Saturn turns retrograde in Libra, Chiron enters Pisces, and the final underworld of the Mayan calendar begins.

The period of February 2-4 is especially potent with the Aquarius New Moon aligning with the cross-quarter gateway of Imbolc (or Lammas if you're in the southern hemisphere) and leading into a potent Full Moon in Leo/Aquarius on February 17/18.

In March the energies ramp up when Uranus blazes into Aries, igniting the Leo Full Moon just before the March 20 Equinox. On April 4, transiting Neptune joins brother Chiron in Pisces, opening a multidimensional gateway of illumination that will be confusing as well as enlightening.

And that's just the next two months!

The Universal Underworld in Carl Johan Calleman's interpretation of the Mayan calendar is the single most intriguing element of the 2011 landscape. Beginning March 9, the rate of consciousness evolution speeds up by a factor of 20, so a shift in consciousness that took a whole year from 1999 until now (or 20 years prior to 1999) will take only 20 days. This phase, and all nine underworlds in Calleman's system, end on October 28 of this year.

If Calleman's right, and I believe he is, life on Earth will look radically different before the end of the year.

Time as we've known it is collapsing, and we'll notice the biggest shift yet beginning in March. So thoughts turn into reality faster, and we're flooded with possibilities each moment. This new way of being is chaotic, but also exhilarating once we get the hang of it.

The Big Picture

As I wrote in my 2011 Astro Forecast, 2011 is a tipping point, a huge new beginning for humanity and the Earth. If you wait around for 2012, you’ll miss it.

Are there areas of your life that are due for an overhaul? Now's the time. In 2011, you can ride the energy waves and make changes very quickly. On the flip side, if you don't participate in your evolutionary process, the energies will initiate the changes anyway, and it will be even less comfortable.

The trick to navigating the energies is to stay slightly ahead of the wave, like these surfers in Hawaii.

Below are some materials to help you navigate the intense energies of 2011. I've spent much of the past three months in deep communion with what's on the horizon to be able to put this together. If you care to join others around the world who are finding these helpful, just follow the links below.

2011 Astro Forecast mp3

2011 Astro Forecast PDF

You'll learn more about the Mayan underworlds as well as the planetary alignments of 2011, and how to surf the cosmic energies into a brighter future.

Away we go!

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Friday, January 14, 2011

The Serpent Awakens

Shrouded in mystery, the serpent awakens. As humanity encounters the great healer Ophiuchus, we plunge once more into the depths of becoming. Rebirth awaits.

I am celebrating today the dawn of ancient light on Earth. Sort of.

Maybe you've already seen the headline. The Serpent Holder apparently had a press conference.

The mainstream mediasphere lit up this week with tales of a new zodiac. Yes, there is potentially a 13th sign of the zodiac known in ancient times, and it's re-emerging into the astrological lexicon today. Unfortunately, the news reports are hopelessly garbled, and the table that's circulating showing "new dates" of the astrological signs is flat-out wrong.

I'm hearing from people all over asking about this announcement and a so-called "new zodiac." This is a complex subject and one best approached with an open mind and open heart. It's not as simple as a new zodiac versus the old one. In fact, there are more than two, depending on how you look at it. The dates of the astrological signs, with Ophiuchus considered, do not shift the way the news reports show. Still, the mystery is intriguing.

For the record:

1. There is no "new zodiac." There's a sidereal zodiac and a tropical zodiac, both very old. There are other zodiacs, as well, in various traditions.
2. Yes, there is a constellation called Ophiuchus (or Serpentarius), and the Sun transits this region of the sky each December.
3. Ophiuchus may or may not be a sign of the zodiac, depending on your perspective. If he is considered a sign, he fits between Scorpio and Sagittarius.

The challenge in understanding all this lies in the difference between the sidereal and tropical zodiacs, which is an issue western astrologers may have to come to terms with sooner rather than later. The impending revolution of astrology is a topic for another day.

Over the past few years I've put a lot of energy into teaching and publishing about this subject, including several blog posts during the Sun's transit of Ophiuchus in 2010 and a special initiatory journey into the heart of Serpentarius (Ophiuchus' other name) in December. If you're interested in some informed perceptions, you can order the audio recording and extensive study guide here:

The gift of the Serpent Holder is a sacred mystery to be explored and savored. Enjoy the journey.

Here are some links.

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Tales of the Serpent

[Republished from November 30, 2010. Also see]

I am the Sacred Serpent,
Prophet and protector, helper and healer.
With a mind of magic,
A tongue of truth,
And eyes of mystic wisdom.

- Jezibell

Shrouded in mystery, the serpent awakens.

As the Sun encounters the great healer Ophiuchus, we plunge once more into the depths of becoming. Rebirth awaits.

A shamanic journey begun a year ago will carry us through the holiday season this December and into the new year. Along the way, we fuse with the galaxy through a series of planetary alignments that awaken the soul to higher truth, deeper purpose, divinity.

Between now and January 4, we have the chance of a lifetime to choose a new destiny for ourselves and our world.

The Line-Up

Beginning today, the Sun transits the constellation of Ophiuchus, the Serpent Holder, and continues this journey through December 18.

Ophiuchus leads into the Solstice Sun's alignment with the Galactic Equator, an every-26,000-year phenomenon connected with 2012 and the Mayan calendar.

This year, the lunar and solar cycles dovetail in a rare and miraculous Total Lunar Eclipse on December 21 just hours before the Solstice alignment. Because the eclipse portal connects with the heart center of the Milky Way, the creative potential of this alignment is off the charts.

We are reborn January 4 with a Solar Eclipse on the Capricorn New Moon.

The Serpent Holder initiates this five-week sequence. As a year of chaos and questions comes to a close, we have another five weeks to clear emotional debris and create intent around how we'd like to shape our reality as we cross the 2012 threshold. This applies at a personal and planetary level.

Our inner journey during this time reflects the Sun's transit. The period will be intense, volatile and transformative. Expect disruption. Eclipses break up energy patterns, shaking the foundations of the established order. Think back to the raucous months of June, July and August of this year. We progress to the next level now, six months later.

Is It a Sign?

Ophiuchus is healer, bridger and wayshower, an interdimenionsal portal lying beyond Scorpio and Sagittarius. But is it really a sign of the zodiac? After all, signs and constellations aren't the same thing.

There's no widespread agreement among contemporary astrologers. Having 13 signs in the zodiac certainly upsets the cosmic order of a system where a 12-sign zodiac matches nicely with a 12-house horoscope.

Known to ancient astrologers and depicted in the Temple of Hathor at Dendera, Egypt, Ophiuchus is re-emerging as a transformational gateway in these transitional times. Those who opt to include this 13th sign call it Ophiuchus or Serpentarius.

Serpent Medicine

Back to the Serpent. In esoteric traditions, long before fear and religious fervor distorted ancient teachings, the Serpent represented the cosmic, creative force of the universe, Divine Source. It's awakening, uncoiling form is associated with rising life-force kundalini within us.

The Feathered Serpent of the Meso-Americans, named Quetzalcoatl, represents our enlightened state as God-realized beings embodied on Earth. The Fire Serpent with its coiled tail is a master symbol in the Eastern healing tradition of Reiki. The spiral-coil denotes the underworld in shamanic traditions.

In shedding its skin, the Serpent represents the potential of life beyond death, the shamanic promise of rebirth. Coiled, it is the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end.

Who, then, is Ophiuchus, the holder of the Serpent in the heavens? He is healer, shaman, magician, alchemist, sage and mystic. He represents the potential of humanity to attain enlightenment as we release fear, conditioning and the emotional scarring of countless liftimes.

Ophiuchus offers a glimpse of our own divinity to anyone who has the courage and desire to journey through this shamanic, multidimensional portal, the planetary gateway of year-end 2010.

Ophiuchus: 13th Sign of the Zodiac - On December 8, we gathered for a special initiatory tele-event, Ophiuchus: 13th Sign of the Zodiac, during the Sun's transit of this mysterious region of the sky. Learn about characteristics and meaning of this re-emergent sign and how Ophiuchus influences your personal astrology. Enter the Temple of Aesclepius to commune with the Serpent Bearer and connect with your inner healer. You can order the mp3 and extensive study guide here:

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Monday, January 10, 2011

Surf's Up

What's next?

With all their galactic connections, the December 21-January 4 eclipses catalyzed a major consciousness upgrade at the beginning of the year.

Now here we are, facing reality. Today's world doesn't quite synch up with the potential we experienced through these least not yet.

The expansion at the turn of the year offered a taste of elation, and relief. Real change is supported in a new way in 2011. We can shift the trajectory of life on Earth to create a more sustainable, just and enlightened world.

We've reached the tipping point.

This is the year to begin creating a new paradigm even as the old is collapsing. There's a lot to do, very quickly, and each of us has a part. Incoming cosmic frequencies support our efforts.

This year is different from 2010 in some intriguing and challenging ways. In 2011 we begin manifesting at warp speed, so we need to be vigilant, stay focused and stay positive. As waves of change come faster, there's less time for recovery and integration. And less time is needed.

We'll preview the celestial energies, the power portals and what to expect as we make our way toward 2012 and the end of the Mayan calendar during our New Year's Astro Forecast Teleconference tomorrow, January 11.

This special presentation includes themes and highlights of 2011, techniques for riding the waves masterfully, new study materials, and a special group meditation and attunement. If you miss the event, the audio recording will be available after the call.

Details and registration:

Join others from around the world as we begin to actualize the potential in the Shift of the Ages and participate in the creation of a new paradigm on Earth. We're going to play and have fun with this. Surf's up!

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Sunday, January 2, 2011


The past dissolving, future not yet formed, all of creation rests in the dark emptiness, the shadow, between. This is the next eclipse, and it's coming right up.

For those of us in the Americas, the partial new moon solar eclipse will happen overnight Monday going into Tuesday morning. Across the Atlantic, the eclipse is Tuesday, January 4. A darkening of the Sun will be visible in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and much of Asia.

Solar eclipses are super-charged new moons. Whether seen or merely felt, this eclipsed meeting of the Sun and Moon signals not only the beginning of a new year but also an enormous energy shift into the next evolution on Earth.

If you're feeling excited, jittery, disoriented, lethargic, apprehensive, elated or any combination of the above, you're probably highly sensitive and already picking up on this potent planetary configuration.

Something big is indeed about to happen.

Eclipse details

Eclipses are special alignments of the Sun, Earth and Moon that happen twice a year, in pairs or triads. The electromagnetic energy shifts associated with eclipses affect the tides, weather and seismic activity on Earth. With an event of this magnitude, we can feel unsettled in our bodies at eclipse time.

Since ancient times, eclipses have been viewed as portents of change. This is because the shifting electromagnetics help break up energy patterns so something new can take shape.

Eclipse periods are also potent times for manifestation. The creative potential in the January 4 event requests our attention.

This week's eclipse is paired with the galactically charged Total Lunar Eclipse on the December 21 Solstice, and energy patterns have been shifting around intensely for the past two weeks. What's been held deeply in the subconscious has surfaced, provoking healing and integration. With a little bit of focus on Monday-Tuesday as the Sun and Moon meet in Capricorn, a new matrix clicks into place, and away we go into 2011.

The impact of our thoughts and prayers goes quantum with this powerful alignment at the beginning of a brand new year. How perfect it is to energize our intentions for 2011 in this way.

Here's the timing:

Eclipse begins 6:40 AM GMT (January 4)
Greatest eclipse 8:50 AM GMT
Eclipse ends 11 AM GMT

To convert to your time zone:

What it's about

In a solar eclipse, as darkness crosses the face of the Sun, we're transported into the quantum field of infinite possibility. The cosmos fuels our intent.

In this alignment, the Sun and Moon meet in mid-Capricorn. Pluto, Lord of the Underworld, and Mars, the Warrior, are also transiting Capricorn. The Sabian symbols for their positions speak volumes about the meaning and potential in this alignment.

14 Capricorn (Sun-Moon): An ancient bas-relief carved in granite remains a witness to a long-forgotten culture. An alternative description reads: A vast pile of Mayan ruins in tropical America discloses a perfectly preserved bas-relief carved in the granite.

And, as the Sun crosses 13 Capricorn on the way to meet the Moon, the symbol is: A fire worshipper meditates on the ultimate realities of existence.

5 Capricorn (Pluto): An American Indian encampment rests by the side of a canoe-filled stream and on shore the war dance commences.

21 Capricorn (Mars): Excitement fills the grandstands during the relay race as each runner springs to his place with eagerness.

Amid the ramped-up energies of the new year and the many challenges and changes we face in this dawn of the next world age, a message is embedded in the sacred remains of the Ancient Ones, a cellular activation, memory of home.

Jupiter and Uranus contribute galactic overtones as they align for an exact conjunction in late Pisces, square to the Galactic Core.

Communing with the Ancestors, the elements and spirit world, the Earth, Sun, Moon, the other planets, the stars and the Great Beyond fuels our manifestation process as divine co-creators embarking on the journey of a lifetime.

Expect miracles

A lot of people are asking about life purpose these days. Even if you're not clear what your purpose is, or the next expression of it, now is a perfect time to make a commitment to serve in the awakening, the evolution of consciousness on Earth.

Capricorn asks us to take responsibility. Pisces connects us with spirit guidance and the unseen realms.

Imagine the future you long for future generations to inherit. Dream big. Open to the ways you might, in this life, help bring about your vision. Find others who share a similar vision. As I wrote in my 2011 Astro Forecast, evolutionary forces support the kind of quantum shift that will help our dreams manifest suddenly.

Within this moment of infinite possibility, open to the miraculous. Om Shanti

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More about the December-January eclipse series:

Astro Forecast 2011-2012 and Beyond:
Here's a lovely opportunity to connect with others in global meditation at sunset leading into the solar eclipse alignment: You have to be logged into Facebook to see this page!

2011 Astro Forecast Interview with Carl Munson - January 4, 2011

Carl Munson with Barefoot blogspot radio has invited me to talk about the forecast for 2011 in a special interview just after the eclipse on Tuesday. Click here to tune in. The interview will also be posted in the archives for later listening.

2011 Astro Forecast Teleconference - January 11, 2011

Join others from around the world for a 90-minute program previewing the celestial energies and quantum potential of 2011. The event will be recorded, so you don't have to be live on the call to receive the information. Details:

2011 Astro Forecast Presentation in Morro Bay, CA - January 12, 2011

If you're in central California, you're invited to a special live presentation. Veteran astrologer Harry Farmer and I will team up for a two-hour astro forecast event at Coalesce Bookstore's Garden Chapel in Morro Bay. Details:

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