When astronomers view the galaxy from the side, and draw an imaginary line along the length of it, this is called the plane of the galaxy or the galactic plane. The line is used as a co-ordination system for astronomers. The galactic plane is the most densely populated part of our galaxy. Several sources say that our solar system crosses the galactic plane about every 65 million years or so. Some say that our next passing will be in 2012 . . . the Maya Calendar cosmic cycle, reboot date.
The Maya know that the Milky Way is the galactic plane. The Maya also understand that 2012 is an ending of an old age and the beginning of a new, enlightened age. They understood the universe is serpentine in nature. In other words, the universe undulates! Scientists understand that the Sun and the Earth wobbles up and down, going back and forth through the galactic plane. They call this the "galactic carousel" effect. Just as the serpent undulates… so does Earth and humanity!
The Maya understand this serpent energy acts as cosmic inoculation of transmuting energy causing a kundalini effect on our body, mind and spirit. Yep . . . this is what we are feeling these days. It has been a cosmic roller coaster ride. This is why we can have days where everything goes right and we feel great, to days which are very intense and challenging. This undulating serpent acts like a cosmic pacemaker which keeps life in a steady beat and keeps us moving forward with some time to reflect.
NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, and its heat-seeking infrared vision, discovered a snake in the Galactic Plane! The snake-like object is actually a thick, sooty cloud large enough to swallow dozens of solar systems. Astronomers think that this serpent contains billions of stars in the process of forming. The Maya understand the creative power of the undulating serpent in the Milky Way just like the astrologer would know the powerful influences of the Sun and the Moon. This knowledge is why the snake has such a central focus in Maya cosmology.
Other experts suggest we cross over the galactic plane every 33 million years . . . which is the central vibration of the Maya Calendar. This means that in a 65 million year cycle, every 33 million years the Earth crosses the galactic plane. This back and forth wobble action reminds us of the back and forth path of our Sun across our Earth in one year. The Sun crosses the center point of our Earth (the equator) twice a year: once in March and the other in September.
What does the Earth crossing the galactic plane mean to us now, and how will it affect us?
Entrance to the galactic plane affects many things on Earth. It can shift and re-boot the electromagnetic fields. It can affect tides, volcanic activity, earthquake intensity, amplify comet activity, and intensify meteor showers.
So getting back to the Maya saying… Uk'ux kaj - Uk'ux Ulew, as above so below... The galactic plane is the most crowded place in the solar system and our lives will reflect this. We are entering a sea of new and transforming vibrations, and this can feel overwhelming. The space between life's events will blur. We might feel like we are in a pressure cooker . . . like a chunk of coal being compressed into a flawless diamond. We might feel fuzzy, distracted, crowded and overwhelmed, and some people might even experience anxiety. As we let go of who we were and become our new and improved authentic self, we will feel the intensities between joy and pain . . . and abundance and lack. History will fade into an unreal dream or illusion. The future will become a vast void of unlimited potential from which we will create the reflections of our hearts.
As we enter further into the galactic plane, our hearts and minds will unite in a profound way. We will feel a greater desire to serve others, no matter how challenging the circumstances or cost. This is the beginning of the end of self-serving actions and out of control materialism. We will find it less desirable to simply take from others without providing a mutually beneficial service. Our main focus and passion will not be about getting . . . it will be about giving . . . and in the giving we receive, and we ALL win. This point alone will really begin to shake up the world's systems. As we find ways to serve others, we will also discover that we will become abundant ourselves.
With each passing Equinox, we exponentially build transformative energy as our Earth enters even further into the galactic plane. This galactic passage unleashes more and more of the collective potential of the limitless universe. Truth will become harder to find from without. We will come to a place where the only truth will be that which is within our heart centers. We will find ourselves holding stead fast to this truth. We will not waiver or retreat. We will take action based on our hearts; not our bank accounts. Our minds will race with all the possibilities. We can already feel the pressure of this cosmic evolvement.
On March 21, 2007 EQUINOX,
We enter 5 MANIK - 8 TIJASH, Mayan years
A year that empowers the GREAT GIVER
The total lunar eclipse on March 3rd, and following partial solar eclipse on March 19th, will set the stage for a even more powerful transformation for the following Mayan New Year.
5 MANIK, for the Yucatec Maya, speaks to us about integrating and empowering the giver, supporter and healer. We will finally come to the long, overdue place where we are able to support and heal ourselves, as well as each other. Deeply buried issues will be cleared. This can be a joyful and anticipated event, or an extremely painful time if we have been running from our issues. MANIK transformative energy will activate the community, global and universal healer within us. We may be asked to help others in ways that we had not considered before. It is the year of the GREAT GIVER . . . and the GREAT HEALER.
The number 5 is the energy of taking action, and has power to integrate all aspects of our truth and wisdom into a more useable form. It is a year that is a turning point, a cosmic epiphany of sorts, where we will move toward our empowerment as a human race and planet.
8 TIJASH, for the Kiche Maya, is a huge mirror or knife that liberates us from any and all negative energies. TIJASH is gentle on the positive, but very drastic on the negative. It can clear away enemies of truth and greatly support those who live within cosmic law. It can cure diseases of the mind and spirit as it purifies and balances all energies. This year we will see the clearing out of things that are out of balance with truth and cosmic laws of nature, thus provoking huge societal controversies, shifts, and changes. We will pay for karmic debts for our miscreations, but also be greatly rewarded for acts based from the heart. It can be joyful or sad depending on our beliefs, programs and actions. TIJASH can be the power within us that opens us to greater spiritual mysteries and open the gates to other dimensions.
The number 8 represents the completion of intentions in the material world. It is the end of the struggle to work within cosmic laws. Those who have felt the burden and sacrifice of working for Spirit, without being fairly rewarded, could see a huge turnaround this year. Abundance and success can be within reach of anyone who works from the heart and holds strong to the positives. Remember . . . what you put your attention on GROWS.
All in all, this year is the beginning of the end of all things that are out of balance. It is the beginning of long overdue support of all things that will bring about the healing of humanity. It is a year where we feel fulfilled and inspired by giving from the heart. If we are ready to let go of the past, it will be a year filled with clarity, forward movement and great joy.
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