Having created calendars, including the Mayan, for many years in the '70s and '80s, I know better than most that December 21, 2012 was far from being "the end of the world. The Mayan calendar is always cyclical, rather than linear. Therefore it makes more sense for us to consider how to energize the incoming new cycle of our life, especially at this darkest time of the year.
You can look ahead to what's in store for you personally with a Big Picture Yearly Astrology Forecast. As the light begins to emerge, let's use its power to put into being new and more effective patterns of living, a more compassionate attitude to our deranged world, and begin to give our creativity and passions the most powerful voices we can.
These nights we can see Jupiter (in the evening) and Saturn (in the morning) in the sky, as they collude with each other to produce a time of reflection, patience and potential integration of our spiritual impulses and desire to manifest them in practical ways. These planets' inconjunct 150 degree aspect signals frustration in achieving that goal, but if we utilize the balance between them in our minds and hearts, positive outcomes will result.
Living in transformational times
They in turn trigger the hidden powerhouses Uranus in Aries and Pluto in Capricorn, squaring each other for the next two years plus, and while inflammatory things are happening around us, especially in the political spheres, realize that this potent combination also can herald new and profound beginnings taking seed in our deeper selves. It isn't time to act, or even to consider action, but it is time to look within as the fertilized core issues we carry and nurture them into a slow but steady coming-into-being.
Expect changes in radical forms: relationships, health issues, location, means of communication, vehicles of expression, financial instabilities arising and allegiances. The greater the risks we take, the greater the likelihood they will come into being in the right ways. It isn't a time for the faint-hearted, so diving into the deep end may be the only option available.
I don't know about you, but you might find that we need each other's wisdom and support for our battles, which are likely to be as much about collecting our energies into units stronger than singletons, and finding those allies that really hold with us. Discard fashion and go to your true allies, those who you know will stand with you.
I expect 2013 to be a year of great hope, finding new avenues of expression -- of those original grand images beginning to have much more meaning than our often-lame media. We all need to rediscover our centers and act from there.