In the first of the month edition we took a look at 2012 as the Year of the Dragon and the changes that might be associated with that energy. The dragon brings change and this shift is visible nearly every time you open a newspaper or turn on the TV. It can be seen in the breakdown of many old structures such as those that underpin governments, churches and corporations, as well as in families and individuals. It is also evident in the ecological breakdown of numerous Earth systems, a widespread perception time is accelerating, drastic changes in weather patterns, more people feeling overwhelmed by modern life's complexity, and increased polarization between groups, religions, and regions. 
The significance of the winter solstice on December 21, 2012, according to the Mayan, Aztec, Incan and Hopi traditions, is that this date marks the close of several cycles of time. The first is the end of the 26,000-year Mayan calendar, also called a “precession” and the Annus Magnus (“Great Year”), considered by many a gestational or birth cycle for Earth. Mayan timekeepers believe that human evolution unfolds as a result of such precisely calibrated master cycles of time.  The Sun was expected to rise conjunct to the intersection of the Milky Way and the ecliptic plane. According to the ancient Maya, this date will mark the end of one world as we know it and the beginning of another. According to researcher and author William Henry, this alignment is considered to be an embodiment of the Sacred Tree, The Tree of Life, a Tree remembered as sacred in all the world's spiritual traditions. Emerging from this tree, or star alignment, comes a serpent (DNA) rope with an enlightened being named Nine (9, Closure) Winds (Wormholes, Spirals, StarGates, SG, Sacred Geometry). 
It is not surprising that so much action is scheduled to take place during a year with the dragon as ruling body. We are not yet fully able to comprehend the complexities of what goes on in every moment. Most of acknowledge being connected and having a higher purpose and a responsibility to the planet and inhabitants. If you are one of those souls who believe we do have the potential to create change, we challenge you to bring in this year in with contemplation. Consider what is going on cosmically, locally, globally and universally. There are other interpretations suggesting the planet is preparing for a cosmic meltdown which, if any of you have read the “Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy” could see the humor in this. Perhaps we just like to know the truth and have access to our ancient ways & wisdoms! To navigate our soul on this adventure called life with a greater understanding of how it truly works. Year of the Dragon – if we have the ability to create change or manifest – I pray we raise our voices and unite our song. Dragons have the ability to do almost anything and when they seek truth, there is no getting away. Can we take this year by the horn and get what we want out of it. CHANGE! The Inner and Outer Kind.
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