As Yucatec Maya Elder Hunbatz Men comments:
“According to the prophecies, in the year 2013 the first stage of higher understanding will begin. If we are willing to work with our subconscious, we will then be able to reclaim the information that has been impregnated in the deepest parts of our being. In this way, the ancient knowledge will rise again.”
To embrace this potential, as outlined in my book ‘Shealla-Dreaming‘, we are being called to change the way we view ourselves, to see the bigger picture of humanity in the vastness of our universe and align our lives to co-create a world based on foundations of compassion, joy, and reverence for all life. It is time to quantum leap our thinking, expand our hearts and transform our perceived limitations through the power of the Heart.
To understand more about the potential of this year, lets look at the number 2013 (twenty thirteen) and in particular the number ‘13’ through the eyes of culture, cosmology, symbology, numerology and astrology (note 1).
The Mayan Calendar & the numbers ‘20’ & ‘13’
Last year (2012) marked the end of the Mayan Calendar (the 13th Baktun) and we have now entered the threshold of a new cycle, a new year referred to as ‘twenty-thirteen’.
The numbers ‘20’ and ‘13’ are the key numbers in the Tzolk’in calendar, the foundational calendar of the Maya. The Tzolk’in charted 20 named days with an interlocking cycle of 13 numbers creating a greater cycle of 260 named days (20 x 13), referred to as a ‘Ritual Year’ (refer Note 2). The named day on which you are born within the 260 day cycle brings understanding to your physical, emotional and spiritual journey here on Earth.
The Tzolk’in was based on the number 13 as it represented the levels of ‘Heaven’ or the spiritual levels of evolution through creation. It is then thought the number 20 was chosen as it represented the total number of fingers and toes. Another way of saying this is that the numbers 13 & 20 together symbolize the expression of Heaven here on Earth, the expression of Spirit through our physical bodies.
Now that we have entered 2013 (twenty-thirteen) we have the potential to take the wisdom from the old cycle, our collective galactic evolutionary experiences and begin a new cycle of heart-centred consciousness.
Another way of saying this… we have the potential to transcend the pain of perceived separation through the experience of having a physical body (the number 20) and truly live a spiritual life as is encoded within our DNA, the expression of spirit through us (the number 13).
The year 2013 is about fully celebrating the joy of allowing your physical body (the number 20) to be full of light & love (the number 13), and hence be an active pioneer of a new humanity through the Heart.
The 21/22 February 2013 is prophesized as marking the beginnings of a whole new cycle of our cosmic evolution. But lets look at the lead up to this date to get a better understanding of what this means.
Firstly, on the 15/16 February 2013 Asteroid 2012 DA14 (newly discovered on the 23 February 2012), makes a very close passage to earth… transiting approximately 27,700 km from the Earths surface… closer than many of our satellites in orbit. The asteroid energetically is like a peace-dove, or olive branch… gently stimulating our pineal glands and awakening our conscious awareness to the LOVE of all creation that exists within us.
On the 18/19 February 2013 the Earth and Sun come into alignment with Cygnus x-3, a most powerful source of x-rays, gamma source and ultra-high energy cosmic rays within our Galaxy. Cygnus X-3 is a microquasar within the Swan Constellation (Cygnus), known as the Northern Cross, and represents the World Tree of Life in the Mayan Culture.
As stated in Drunvelo Melchizedek’s book ‘Serpent of Light Beyond 2012 – 19 February represents the beginning of a new cycle and a new world… entire heavens would be opened up… free to explore our natural environment of space, time, and dimension beyond the Earth (Guatemalen Mayan Prophecy).
Interestingly as well, the 18/19 February 2013 marks 260 days since the transit of Venus (refer Note 3) across the path of the sun that took place on the 5/6 June 2012.
Then as stated in the ‘Holisic Book of Knowledge’ by Dr Jose Jaramillo, three days of darkness will follow the Cygnus X-3 alignment, and on the 21/22 February a new humanity will be brought into existence.
Its as if ‘conception’ took place during the passage of Venus on the 5/6 June 2012, followed by a ‘gestational’ period some 260 days later with ‘contractions’ and later the movement down the birth canal (electro-magnetic properties of Asteroid 2012 DA14 and Cygnus X-3) for then humanity to be birthed on the 21/22 February 2013.
The 23 February 2013 then marks the first full day of enlightened beingness for all of mankind. In numerology this date adds up to the number ‘13’, the expression of Spirit through all of Creation.
The above dates, and corresponding prophesies / astrological alignments give amazing insight for humanity… as Earth and all her life forms will be showered in high-frequency cosmic, gamma and powerful x-rays during this time frame. As our auric fields… right down to the trillions of cells within our body’s are being bathed in these electro-magnetic frequencies… our DNA is awakening to an evolved state of beingness in order to help us anchor 5th Dimensional light within our physical bodies.
In addition, these electro-magnetic frequencies are pulsating the torroidal field of energy that surrounds our heart, helping us to ‘beat our Hearts’ in unison with the Earth, in unison with one-another, in unison with Creation. Through the one-heart we move beyond the limitation of our perceived separateness, and we embrace the Love, the Joy, the Beauty of a ONE humanity evolving into an enlightened new world.
On the 5 March 2013, non-periodic comet C/2011 L4 will pass closest to Earth, then on the 10 March 2013 will pass closest to the Sun. It is said that the comet most probably took millions of years to come from the Oort Cloud, a spherical cloud of matter/energy that surrounds the outer edge of our Solar System formed during our Solar Systems evolution.
The Oort cloud is a mass of potentiality, possibilities that exist within the electro-magnetic torroidal field of our Solar System. Through our Solar Systems evolutionary journey, ‘matter’ is created from energy within the Oort cloud via our individual and collective heart-mind thought-forms, as well as through the collective intelligence of higher dimensions (such as the 6th Dimension of the Pleiades, 7th Dimension of Sirius, and the 8th Dimension of the core of our Milky Way Galaxay).
Emmisions form the Oort Cloud (such as comets) seek to work with particular ‘aspects/rays’ of our planetary evolution, supporting our spiritual renaissance.
Then on the 28 March 2013, the Maya Sun-Venus Calendar ends which marks the end of the current 52-year Venus cycle and the beginnings of the next 5000-year cycle of the fifth Sun.
In the words of Maya Elder Don Alejandro:
“On March 31, 2013 the sun will be hidden for a period of 60-70 hours and this is when we shall enter the period of the Fifth Sun.”
The 31 March 2013 marks the anchoring and conscious acknowledgement of the weaving of Light (21 Dec 2012 – Masculine – Yang energy) and the Dark (31 March 2013 – Feminine – Yin energy) into a symbiosis of harmony and balance.
Interestingly again, the date 31 March 2013 adds up to the number ‘13’ in numerology. The 31 March 2013 is also Easter Sunday, the rising of Christ.
October & November 2013
On the 28/29 November 2013, C/2012 S1 (a sun grazing comet) will travel approximately 1.1 million km above the surface of our Sun. During its passage, by late October/early November and then into mid-January 2014 it should be visible to the naked eye.
In October the comet will pass by the brightest star in the Leo Constellation Leo called ‘Regulus’, then will pass by near Mars… then in November will pass by a bright star called ‘Spica’ in the Virgo Constellation as well as Saturn. It will then be close to 1 degree of the Sun on the 28/29 November 2013. Presuming the comet stays intact, it will be visible from the Earth until around mid-January 2014, possibly with an illuminated tail.
This comet, as it moves closer to our Sun, will illuminate the power of the creator from within. Its energy will ripple through our Hearts, reflecting the Light that exists within each and everyone of us, the power of Creation itself. The Light will help to transmute the pain of the shadow self and bring hope, faith and renewed strength. It is a reminder that ‘we are the ones that we have been waiting for’, and that each and everyone of us has the power from within to make an impact within the world, and be the change. You just have the LOVE yourself enough to be that change.
Looking at the numerology of the 29 November 2013, it adds to the number ‘10’, the two binary digits of the masculine (1) and the feminine (0), coming together in harmony and oneness.
There is a constellation in our heavens called ‘Orphiuchus’(pronounced Or-fee-you-cuss). It is sometimes referred to as one of the 13 Zodiacal signs (though that is a discussion for a completely different article !).
Our Sun passes through Orphiuchus from the 30 November until the 17 December each year. The constellation Orphiuchus is represented as a Serpent Holder – a man holding a serpent. The serpent holds the wisdom of medicine, the power of nature to bring health and well-being and the knowledge to ‘heal thyself’.
Whilst this Zodiacal sign is not included in our 12 Zodical system in common use today, I have always felt that the energy of Orphiuchus exists in each and everyone of us, as if we ourselves are the 13th Zodiacal sign… it is just a matter of awakening and acknowledgement of this oneness. As a side note here, it is interesting that the ‘Caduceus’ (2 entwined snakes on a rod) is the sign of the medical establishment of today.
The Maya talk about how every 13,000 years we enter a period of change here on Earth. During our 26,000 year journey around Alcyone, every 13,000 years we are in the mid period of the photon-belt, a region of highly charged photons. It is at this mid-point that the Maya say the ‘Serpent (Snake) Rises’ and the potential for individual and planetary awakening is at its peak.
During the last 13,000 year crossing we were in the Age of Leo, and through the Solar Plexus embellishment of the ego we experienced the sinking of Atlantis. Now as we enter the 13,000 year midpoint once again, in 2013 and the Age of Aquarius, we are acknowledging the Serpent (snake) within each and everyone of us, through the Heart… we are awakening and being empowered by the truth of Oneness.
What is interesting in 2013, is that in Chinese astrology we are entering the year of the yin Water Snake. This year, through the power of the number 13, humanity is awakening to the sensuality and powerful creativity of the Divine Feminine from within. The snake, representing rising kundalini and transformation, the number 13 expressed through the 13 feminine moon cycles of menstruation within a solar year and the element of water… creates a flow, a fluid rippling of the creative, feminine and mystical energy through the hearts of humanity… an awakening to the Divine Feminine from within.
Thus as we come to the end of 2013, from within our hearts, we are bringing harmony, balance and divine union of the masculine and the feminine… it is from this place that we co-create the utopia that is the Golden Age.
As Maya Elder Hunbatz Men has spoken,
“It is funny humanity as a whole feels that we have no impact on this reality. How can we believe so little of ourselves that we feel we are just blowing in the wind, as if by accident, just witnessing or being a victim of this reality. The big issues we face today on Mother Earth are directly related to our lack of self-esteem. Isn’t it funny that clearing up old self-esteem issues could save the Planet! Think about it! We need to realize, honor and respect our creative force and realize we are creators. We hold this reality together. We are the keepers of the Earth. When we truly honor ourselves and our awesome creative power we will again live in a sacred way where we honor all life. When we honor all life the essence/spirit of all living things will manifest.”
These words so eloquently summarise what the magic of 2013 (twenty-thirteen) is all about. As we walk over the threshold and enter our first steps into the Golden Age, it is time to transcend the limited perception of our differences. Through our hearts we are being called to weave the truth, the knowledge of our ancestors, the universal wisdoms of creation into the one cloth of unified LOVE.
All that you need is within you. The year 2013 is calling you to ‘think through your heart’…as this is the key to accessing the wisdom of our ancient ancestors, the wisdom of the creation. Your heart unlocks this wisdom held deep within your DNA… LOVE yourself enough to unlock the truth within you and set yourself free.
Note 1: There are many astrological happenings throughout 2013… however for the brevity of this article I have highlighted a select few. Please refer to my monthly newsletters for a more detailed overview of astrological / energetic events.
Note 2: Interestingly too is that 13 x 20 equates to the 260 day cycle of human gestation, and after 59 Mayan Calendar Ritual Years (made up of 260 days each) we have cycled 42 Solar years. The number 42 is a sacred number in creation; as sound becomes light when it moves 42 octaves… or in other words, physical becomes spiritual. Also there are 42 numbers of the Hebrew Alphabet, 42 degrees is the angle of light reflection off water to create a rainbow, in the Kabbalah 42 is the number that God create the Universe, in ancient Egyptian Laws there are the 42 Principles of MAAT and in numerology the word ‘Archangel’ resonates to the number 42.
Note 3: On the 5/6 June 2012, Venus passed directly between the Sun and the Earth, making the path of Venus visible from Earth against the backdrop of the Sun. Venus crossed the face of your Sun on the 8/9 June 2004 and then did so again on the 5/6 June 2012. The transit of Venus always occurs in pairs 8 years apart, every 121.5 and 105.5 years, creating repeating cycles of 243 years. Venus represents The Divine Feminine, the inner vibration of the heart through harmony, pleasure and beauty;
Whilst the Sun represents our masculinity, the outer expression in the world. As Venus transits the Sun, it is also in the sign of Gemini, the sign of communications with self, and our relationships with others.
The eight year period between transits represents a doorway, a gestational period of creativity, feminine intuitive vision, and fosters greater clarity and truth to our inner most desires and feelings. The transits then represent an awakening of the Divine Feminine, a return to communicating through our hearts, from a place of love, compassion and reverence for self and others.
The next Venus transit will seen again here from Earth in December 2117.
© Simone M. Matthews 2013