When I realised that there might be a God after all, 7 years ago, I started investigating different world views. My first port of call, probably due to my penchant for science fiction and fantasy TV series, was the range of beliefs that have come to be known as the New Age Movement. It was not long before I came across accounts about the supposed significance of 21 December 2012, the last day of the calendar of the Ancient Mayans (apparently, they did really good calendar systems). Some said that it might be the date of the end of the world (otherwise why is there no Ancient Mayan Calendar for beyond that date). Others said that it was the date for the beginning of the Age of Aquarius and some major shift in the world’s consciousness, although the end of the world could also fit into that category too. Personally, it just seemed obvious – the Ancient Mayans did not have any calendar system for beyond 21 December 2012 because they had to stop somewhere and they probably hadn’t worked it out before their civilisation came to an end. Anyway, the Bible says that only God knows when the end of the world is. I have never been a big believer in astrology but I was curious what astrologers said about the day. That’s when I “met” @everythingreal on Twitter….
I was asked by Pravin to comment on the once-predicted and now over-hyped 21/12/2012 outlook. I am an astrologer by profession besides being a part of the publishing industry. I also have an MSc in Heath Psychology, which I think is enough proof to validate my prejudice against anything that has a fuzzy logic. Don’t get me wrong, I by no way am trying to discredit the Mayas or their calendar, but I feel – even if I had not looked at the planetary chart of 21/12/2012 – that it may be a bit too far-fetched for people to assume its the end of the world just because their calendar ends there. My astrology software that generates planetary charts also has an end-date. That doesn’t mean the world ends on that ‘last’ mentioned date.
To start off, I choose to state my conclusion now because I want you to read the whole article and not scroll down just to the end. Also, I see no point in keeping the conclusion a mystery throughout the article. So, in conclusion, the world will NOT end on 21/12/2012. And if it does – well – you can’t catch me.
Astrological chart for 21/12/2012
The planetary chart for that day (see left) is interesting and eventful nevertheless. The energies are raw, especially planet Mars, who remains peregrine for most of the day (EST). Peregrine means Mars does not form ‘aspects’ to other planets and is located in its constellation of comfort. This means the energies of Mars will be completely raw and potent. The qualities of planet Mars are aggression, dominance, courage, action, and fighting spirit. With such raw energy available on that day there could be chaos, but seen on a micro-level, this could manifest as general restlessness or irritation, wanting to have work done on time, expecting results and bellowing at the top of your lungs if not done. Some could take a stand in areas that they weren’t able to earlier. Others could get over-zealous and over-ambitious about their ideas to do something fun, challenging or ambitious. This is a great day for personal ambition and will-power, so it’s definitely a fabulous time to begin or plan out creative projects or personal ventures.
On a more macro-scale, Pluto, the power-planet, and Sun, the life-giver, start forming a conjunction, i.e., moving closer together, which means there could be some collision or power-struggles between countries. This is too generic a statement, I know, but on that day (and the next few days), there could be hidden agendas revealed about a certain government or big functional organizations. When it comes down to organizations, these could be banks, investment banks, property developers, coal mining companies or oil companies. The underlying issue could have something to do with ‘over-indulgence’ or an over-exaggeration of some kind.
Moving on, this could also be a day when stock-markets around the world could be over-active. Lots of quick fluctuations, and share values of IT companies could increase, and perhaps one could expect drama with the values of commodities such as oil, silver, and gold. The price of these commodities could jump the gun in figures (go higher) quite a bit on 21/12/2012.
This is actually a great day to strike big financially, but its the experimenting geniuses who are going to walk away with the prize by the end of the day.
What I don’t like about the day is a possible manifestation of forest-fires and earth-quakes in sensitive or prone areas. This is also a day (rather a period – plus/minus 5 days) where extremist groups could get excited and make demands in sensitive areas.
Look, astrology or not, there’s always something or the other going on, just how it has been for the past years. These are simply the energies of that day, and keep in mind that energy is raw and is malleable according to the ‘free will’ of people.
What I DO like about the day is how wonderful it is going to be for couples. Venus is wonderfully aligned making it great for surprises and spicing things up. This is also a good day for meeting someone of interest out-of-the-blue as Uranus is also involved in the mix. The energies are such on 21/12/2012 where there is a possibility of receiving pleasant news. Depending on your own personal chart, this could be some fast-paced news about a new job, a sudden proposal, perhaps news of conceiving, or someone you know giving birth. This could also be news about a short and quick trip you may have to make soon.
So to wrap it all up, there is a down-side to the energies on 21/12/2012, but there is an up-side too. Basically, 21/12/2012 is going to be just like any other day of the year. Also, if nothing else happens, there could simply be a bundle of people creating ruckus around the world in anticipation of the world coming to an end. What I have done here is simply anatomized 21/12/2012, which I am able to do for any other day of the year.
@everythingreal is a writer, astrologer and psychologist. She can be contacted on Twitter @everythingreal