Falling Into a Supermassive Black Hole – Spring, 2014

February 18, 2014

galaxy Note Well: A news story from The New York Times (2.18.2014) reports: “A gas cloud named G2 is about to collide with Sagittarius A*, the supermassive black hole at the center of our galaxy…”

Our galaxy, which we know as the Milky Way, is known as Hunab Ku in Mayan Cosmology.

The noteworthy galactic event that the Times reported on is on track to play out in March or April of this year, in the vicinity of Sagittarius A, which astrologers reckon as located at about 27 degrees of Mutable sign Sagittarius. This degree of the sign of the Archer marks the very center of our Milky Way Galaxy – Hunab Ku). The galactic event that astronomers are tracking will unfold this Spring just as the much-heralded Grand Cross of 2014 is manifest in the Cardinal signs of the Zodiac.

Metaphysicians regard these planetary and stellar events as noteworthy in accord with the ancient astrological dictum of correspondence: As above, so below.

Hunab Ku - by Jose Arguelles, is a Mayan-derived symbol for the center of our galaxy, the Milky Way

Hunab Ku – by Jose Arguelles, is a Mayan-inspired symbol for the center of our galaxy, the Milky Way

To quote again from the Times article: “…(this) black hole lies just 26,000 light-years from Earth. (The actual event, of course, took place 26,000 years ago.)” This means that the gas cloud G2 was drawn into the center of our galaxy (Hunab Ku), some 26,000 years ago, but it has taken the light from that event that long to reach earth.

This 26,000-year span matches the cyclic period of time defined in the Mesoamerican (Mayan) Long Count Calendar.

The Long Count calendar was  famously forecast to complete, and then to roll over into the start of a new cycle (5th World) at or near the date of December 21, 2012, just a year and three months ago.

Click here to read the rest of the Times article about the impending Black Hole event of 2014. Click here to watch a Youtube video clip simulation of the Gas Cloud being drawn into Hunab Ku – the center of our galaxy.

Artist's impression of the event (image from www.eso.org)

Artist’s impression of the event (image from http://www.eso.org)

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Metamorphosis 2014: Some Key Celestial Portents

December 26, 2013

According to Chinese astrology, 2014 is a year of the Wood Horse, a year characterized by high energy and dazzling spirit.

By Chinese reckoning the year of the Horse is a cycle that gets underway not with the Capricorn New Moon on January 1, but rather with the Aquarius New Moon on January 31.

celestsideAs a symbol, Horse portends a wild ride of swift personal and planetary metamorphoses. Under Horse’s hard charging influence there is said to be scarce middle ground. Thus, we may well see extremes in all realms of human endeavor – from finance to romance — and also climate conditions that exceed known boundaries.

Decisive action, not procrastination, is the recommended course. In a Horse year, events move swiftly, with some people galloping toward their goals, and others galloping into fences or off a cliff. Seek meditative insight, sages advise, evaluate carefully, then take swift and focused action.

Western astrologers derive a similar characterization for the year from their system of studying the stars and planets. Through that traditional lens, the major portent is the ongoing transit of the planet Uranus in the sign of Aries in square (90 degrees) to the planet Pluto now transiting in the sign of Capricorn.

The celestial pattern symbolizes a process that has been playing out since the Spring of 2012, and it perfects (becomes exact) seven times. The final three perfections of the epic Uranus-Pluto Square lie just ahead in 2014 and 2015. They symbolize a time of even more raucous and fundamental change.

April 21, 2014 – at 13 degrees Aries Capricorn
December 15, 2014 at 12 degrees Aries-Capricorn
March 17, 2015 at 15 degrees Aries-Capricorn

The complex, world-changing pattern of these squares symbolizes revolution, upheaval, power (nuclear, financial, and political), resistance and breakthroughs. They portend ongoing metamorphosis for individuals, for relationships, and for systems of business, government, and life support.

More to come…


Four Comets Converge Upon Our Solar System

October 29, 2013

Four comets

Sky Signs all around. Behold the glorious overhanging firmament! Astrophotographers are busy at work  in the early mornings of Autumn, 2013, capturing images of the bonanza of comets now visible in the early morning skies.

You need a good-sized telescope to see these comets, however, but with the Moon now waning as we head toward the momentous November 3 eclipse at 11 degrees of Scorpio (and the 4th momentous square of Uranus in Aries and Pluto in Capricorn) we have darker skies and better observing conditions. Eyes aloft! As above, so below.

Above is Comet ISON, photo taken by Damian Peach. The other Comets above, and now in outburst mode as they arrive in the inner realm of our solar system, are Comet Encke, Comet Lovejoy and Comet LINEAR.


The Whirling Rainbow Year

August 15, 2011

For an understanding of how traditional Daykeepers and native elders of North America regard the end of the Mayan calendar on Dec. 21, 2012, check out my ebook Tales of the Whirling Rainbow: Authentic Myths & Mysteries for 2012. It is a swift, powerful and penetrating look at this era from the vantage of the wisdom traditions that have been anchored on this land for 20,000 years or more. The book explores how these traditions may bear upon the present in a helpful manner.

You can read the eBook on any Smartphone, iPad, Nook, Kindle, Smartphone computer, or whatever — 10 different eformats.

Review from Amazon.com: “Tales of the Whirling Rainbow is a stunningly powerful little book. It puts the whole 2012 story in a new, more authentic, and vastly richer and more hopeful context. By seeking out the traditional keepers of medicine wisdom for our era, and having traveled the road of adventure with them, Steven McFadden has assembled a matrix of powerfully intersecting tales, all true and all with immediate relevance. I loved this amazing little ebook.”