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The Meaning of the Mayan Calendar End Date Within The Context of Modern Astrology

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The Mayan Long Count Calendar was developed around 200 B.C.E. in Izapa, Mexico, using data calculated over hundreds of years. The Mayan Long Count start date according to scholars began on August 11th, 3114 B.C.E and the target end date will be on December 21st, 2012.


The Mayan Long Count End Date ( in the Long Count) represents the rare alignment of the Winter Solstice Sun crossing through the Galactic Equator along the dark band of stars at the center of the Milky Way Galaxy, and the Ecliptic (the path of the Sun) that will occur exactly 11:11 AM Greenwich Mean Time.


Our solar system, the Sol System, is located in our galaxy, the Milky Way, at the outer reaches of the spiral arm, the Orion arm, and is approximately 26,000 light-years from the center. As the Solar System orbits the Milky Way galaxy it follows a path that travels above and below the equator of the galactic plane.

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The Mayan Calendar is based on a 260-day astrological almanac that is based on a sacred divinatory tradition. The Mayans systematized time in blocks of 20 years and grouped these in sets of 13.

Tzolk’in 260-day astrological calendar:


The core of the Mayan Calendar is a prophetic calendar based on 13 numbers and 20 astrological day signs. The 13 numbers cycle through the Mayan day signs 20 times (13 x 20 = 260), taking 260 days for a complete cycle. A complete 260-day cycle is called a tzolkin by the Mayans, and closely correlates the Venus visibility interval (length of time as either “The Morning Star” or “The Evening Star”) of 263 days.


According to the Mayans the completion of a Long Count is 5,125 years. The Long Count is subdivided into 260 sections (5,125/260 = 19.71) resulting in nearly 20-year units of time that correlates closely with the Jupiter/Saturn cycle of 19.86 years.


These 20-year intervals are known to the Maya as k’atuns. K’atuns are generational markers for the Maya that are marked by sacred ceremonies (as one ends and another begins) each having their own set of prophecies associated with them.

260 Katuns

So there are 260 k’atuns in the Long Count, and December 21st is the end of the last k’atun. Although there is no clear prophecy according to Mayan scholars for the ending of the Long Count on December 21st, there are prophecies for the groupings of the 13 k’atuns (19.71 x 13 = 256.23 years) known as the Short Count, found in the Maya sacred book of the Chilam Balam (Jaguar Priest).


The k’atuns were read by the Mayan priest for purpose of divination – in tandem with the Tzolk’in – the 260 day calendar, that foretold the fate of their civilization for that particular period.

Each of the 13 k’atun’s was named after its concluding day-sign Ahau (‘Lord’). And each day-sign had a detailed and explicit fated outcome attached to it. The most recent k’atun of 4-Ahau which began April 6th, 1993 states that this will be a time of great difficulty resulting in mankind’s disharmony of spirit. According to the Chilam Balam the delineation of k’atun 4-Ahau prophecy is a follows:

There will be scarcities of corn and squash during this k’atun and this will lead to a great mortality. It is the k’atun of remembering and recording knowledge.

This was the same k’atun period during the founding of Chichen Itza (832 AD), a large pre-Columbian city built by the Maya, when the man-god Kukulcan (also known as Quetzalcoatl) arrived.


According to the Mayan Elders, during the period of 4-Ahau k’atun (1993 – 2012), resources will be scarce, natural disasters will increase, and the people will be troubled and anxious about what the future may bring. This k’atun also states a period of remembering (old) and recording knowledge. From this, many Mayan Elders believe that the Mayan Masters will reincarnate during this period to spread the wisdom and knowledge throughout the world to ease the time of purification, and open the way for collective transformation.


The next k’atun 8-Ahau will begin on December 21st, 2012, which comes at the completion of a Long Count (5,125 years) and measures the changing of the “suns” in the precession of the equinoxes: a 25,700 year galactic cycle, and the precession of a Mayan Grand Cycle of 25,630 years. According to the Chilam Balam the delineation of k’atun 2-Ahau prophecy is a follows:

For half of the k’atun there will be food, for half some misfortunes. This k’atun brings the end of the “word of God.” It is a time of uniting for a cause.

According to Mayan Elders during the period of 8-Ahau k’atun (2012 – 2032), scarcity in essential resources (food, fuel, and water) and economic distress will continue to intensify, as natural disasters will accelerate and increase in frequency. This k’atun also states the end of the “word of God.” For the Mayan Elders this will be a period where there will be collapse of false belief systems, both sacred (religious) and secular (such as science based on mechanistic materialism) as a new paradigm begins to emerge. Thus, people will lose confidence in religious leaders and government officials, leading to doubt and distrust of world leadership in providing the necessary solution and guidance during this period of unprecedented global crises.


The prophecy states “this is a time for uniting for a cause.” The Mayan Elders say this will be period of suppression of dissenting voices in all areas of life by governments creating civil unrest that will lead to violent forms of group defiance and rebellion. Nations will suppress other nations, groups will suppress other groups, and the use of violent force will increase. Therefore, we are likely to see a reemergence of large scale organized protest movements around the world, e.g. “Occupy All Street,” with the primary driving issues being social and economic inequality, corporate greed, and the unwarranted influence of banks and the financial sector on government.

Mayan Long Count End Date13. - World of the Fifth Sun

The Mayan Calendar End Date is set for December 21st, 2012 at 11:11 AM GMT in Chichen Itza, Mexico. From the perspective of contemporary Western Astrology, the horoscope for this cosmological event shows the Solstice Sun at 0° Capricorn at the World Point shortly before dawn. The most outstanding configuration in the horoscope is a Yod, also known as the Finger of God that consists of two planets sextile (60° aspect) in relation to each other, with both quincunx (150° aspect) in relation to a third.

In the Mayan End Date horoscope, Saturn (8° Scorpio) and Pluto (8° Capricorn) are in exact sextile with each other, with both in quincunx to Jupiter (8° Gemini).  The Yod configuration aspect activates a powerful conduit of energy from the two harmonious sextile planets (Saturn and Pluto), in the direction of the quincunxed planet (Jupiter).

The meaning the Yod configuration may augur the process of collective spiritual maturation that will require humanity to discard religious dogma and restore its relationship between man and God in order to be in the right relationship with the Divine. This configuration also suggests that many of the intractable problems facing our civilization will reach crisis level, causing great suffering that will deepen humanity and make it question and be more open to a greater understanding of the higher laws of life and the universe.

Also in the horoscope figure the Moon is in Aries, separating from a conjunction of Uranus, while the Sun is close to the Galactic Equator (27° GC), exactly sextile Neptune, and forms a conjunction with Pluto.  Thus the Mayan Calendar End Date may signify a radical reconfiguration of our civilization marked by a period of deep soul searching, as humanity begins to seek the answers to its own enigma as a species and the meaning of its existence and place in the cosmos.

Mayan Elders

The Mayan Elders have stated that the meaning of the Long Count Calendar change is a time of purification and a period where humanity must undergo a collective spiritual death-rebirth transformation in order to overcome its dark, destructive nature. Therefore we are not facing a single moment of change but an era of change.


According to Jose Arguelles, the person who put the Mayan 2012 end date on the map, says, “Everything that we know, everything that we are, is about to undergo a substantial and radical alteration.” The end result is that the human mind/body is evolving so that we can become empowered multi-dimensional beings.

Multi Dimensional

Time is accelerating due to that fact the Solar System is passing through high-energy particle zone in space. The high energy particles are bombarding our bodies affecting our (junk) DNA, thereby increasing cellular frequency. Therefore thought-to-action, e.g. the “Law of Attraction”, will accelerate along with the general rate of cause and effect.


If Arguelles is right, signs of meta-consciousness will likely increase as we begin the Mayan 5th Age of the Sun. Therefore we can expect a dramatic increase in meta-conscious states, such as intensified level of synchronicity (unique timing of events that seem related, but not caused one by the other), an awakening to ESP and telepathy (to know things outside the rational mind), heightened altered states awareness that allow one to see and feel energy fields, and the ability to remote view the future.

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  1. Put this book title into your favorite search engine. One can read it online in pdf format.
    Written in 1958, it explains the millennia-old conspiracy. I do not subscribe to the future as
    laid out by the article above. We can do much better than that.

    “The World Conquerors: The Real War Criminals” by Victor Marschalko

  2. I can feel the changes in my dna. Those tiny doese of bliss I was chasing are now accessible whenever I take a moment to breathe and focus.
    I know its hard for some to imagine because you are weary from fighting so long but please just hold on a litlel longer and I promise you will see that the fight has all been worth it.

    We get to create a new world, one that makes sense. One that fosters individuality and community. One that treats the animals and earth as equals- because they are. One that supports the healthy development of our children because they are our future. Dont you want to have your say.
    We are almost home.
    We control this outcome. The ptb have already shown us what they want for us- disasters followed by hunger games type living. Now they sit back and watch us project it into reality but not on my watch! Im projecting a 100th monkey style awakening. Which do you want?
    Its that simple. The ptb have a rule of showing us things before hand because it is us that makes it happen. We have to take the control back. If we consciously choose a better outcome we can erase the negative outcome they have unconsciously put on us. Havent you wondered why they arent pushing doomsday? They know the fine line is fragile right now. They know that the sleeple are “sleeping lightly” right now and if they pushed things too far (like what has happened to us,personally) the sleeple will wake up.

    Call me crazy all you want but you only have 15 days left to do it. 😉

    • mee toooo…i am feeling the shifting energy…and it feels good, sublime at times…i can also sense it in others, a lighter feeling in our energy field….and excitement in the air

  3. Isn’t it kinda like believing the world will end at midnight, December 31? It’s the end of a calendar cycle, albeit a long one, by human standards. I have no trouble thinking the world will go on even after a calendar expires. What’s the connection?

    I do think it’s possible that some major change is in the offing as of that date. But it might be a long time indeed before we can parse out what it was.

  4. Wonderful article.
    What on earth were they on about….
    Clear as mud.
    Still, I suppose it keeps a few academics busy; keeps them from hangin’ round n street corners.
    I saw a cartoon the other day.
    A Mayan guy had just run out of space, when making his “wheel of the ages”.
    He said to his mate, “this will confuse them in 2012”.
    I love it….

  5. Great work here; intricate and comprehensive coverage of something so many still seem to have trouble grasping. Unfortunately the PTB are milking it and everything else to create fear and misunderstanding in an attempt to keep humanity below the threshold of evolution, and under their thumbs. I will be quite surprised if the world ends in two weeks, as all that is ending is a disharmonious way of being human on Earth…after that, well it all kinda depends on us. I am not afraid the world will end in 14 days, I’m afraid it will go on the way it is with no change whatsoever

    • Chautauqua.
      My point exactly.
      It’s a play.
      If one feels the energy, go with it.
      I feel it.
      The rest….
      Nothing to do with me.
      I’ve done my bit.

  6. Its great to see a detailed an honest post about Mayan Astrology. Thanks for sharing. This is a time to come together and share and enjoy or family and friends as we pursue personal and spiritual enlightenment (happiness).
    Also, if your interested you can get a pendant of your Mayan Day sign glyph, just google inner voice designs. Great way to celebrate if your having an “end of the world party” or a good christmas gift as well.

  7. Off my 35 years living on earth. I have a bad view of human beings. I do not think Human beings are ready for bigger things in life. Most of the good guys like yourself are light workers, walk ins etc. Majority of humans are barbaric, greedy, selfish animals, even Mayans were no good and they sacrificed humans in 1000s. I do not think ending will be pretty for humanity. To put it simply, Galactic civilizations are pissed at human beings. Humanity doesn’t deserve to be in the club of Good guys. May be sometime later when we are evolved enough on earth and respect another human being.

    • Could be. But lots of awake and aware good-hearted folks here learning and loving. It’s gotta play out with lots of dimensions at play here. Don’t be too quick to judge. 😉

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