Since 1962, the Earth and humanity have been in a massive 72 year transit thru the one degree of space which aligns our Sun at winter solstice with the ecliptic (the ring of our solar system) where it forms a cross with the Milky Way (the galactic edge) at the center of our galaxy, in the “Dark Rift”, a spooky, mystical, black area, potent with new stars. (1)
This transit will conclude in 2034. The Dark Rift is considered most sacred, and the Mayans, among others, pointed to it, as one of their five “Great Cycles” of 5126 years within their “Grand Cycle” of 25,630 years began in 23,618 BC and ended in 2012 on the winter solstice. (2)
The glitch though, is that we have decided that the Mayan ”finger pointing to the Moon,” the year 2012, is the heavenly object itself, and worshipped it, rather than letting it point us in a useful direction. We need to keep a big view: that the 72 year transitional period is what to focus on. The interesting data that determines this will be presented here.
This essay is meant to be a redirective guide to help us move more easily into our ultimate destiny, unity consciousness. It offers a greater perspective about what this time means for us, showing that it is simultaneously the beginning of The Age of Aquarius and the Turning Of The Ages, the start of a new Great Year of 25,920 years, due to the precession of the equinoxes, which encompasses all twelve astrological ages of 2160 years apiece.
It is also the focus of this essay to dispel the remaining mystique and confusion that surrounds the date December 21, 2012. We have been distracted and have created much emotional disturbance due to our fixation on the Mayans. In bringing together a large perspective of elements, the stress caused by our obsession can be replaced with clarity, direction, inspiration, and most important of all, peace.
Why Is This Alignment So Important?
Once, at Chaco Canyon, New Mexico, I experienced a night-sky lecture by the resident ranger-archeologist: “We just don’t know why they aligned what they built to directions, solstices, equinoxes, or the 19 year lunar cycle”, he said. I took a deep breath and held myself down in my seat. Obviously, they aligned everything so they would stay in alignment.
Alignment speaks for itself. Alignment is everything.
Anyone who practices body arts, such as chigung or dancing, understands that without alignment, nothing happens; there is no unity of above and below or inside and outside. Without the harmony of “as above, so below,” there is no flow, no nourishment, no guidance, and no happiness. But the ego-mind, the artificial modern mind Carlos Castaneda called “a foreign installation,” finds this impossible to understand because it sees everything separately, and therefore, outside of alignment.
Each winter of this 72 year period, when the Sun at solstice aligns with the cross of the galactic equator and the ecliptic, it is aligning us with every other wholeness beyond which is bigger and more encompassing, all the way to the Source of All Things, connecting us with the rejuvenating force of the Great Central Sun of Creation. The ancient Gnostics understood the center of the galaxy as the birthplace of all life; life emanated from it, The Pleroma – the “Fullness”. (For a most enlightening, in-depth examination of the Gnostics, their part in our history, and our true relationship and destiny with Gaia/Sophia, our planet, read mythologist John Lamb Lash’s Not In His Image.)
This external alignment with the center of the galaxy allows us more easily to make the internal alignment we each need to connect with the energy of our own central channel, the unconditioned, primordial loving-light energy that keeps us in harmony. Without this alignment, we cannot “return to the source,” as Daoism says, and remember what we truly are: natural beings with a natural mind and a natural intelligence (as opposed to being an ego and inventing an anomaly called “artificial intelligence” to live life for us, the subject of another essay).
This grand alignment of wholenesses will help us as a group to make the jump to light speed.
It is the “macro-most” in a set of bull’s eye-like concentric wholenesses, enwrapping and containing the cycles smaller than itself:
Precession: Galactic conjunction at winter solstice is the start of a new Great Year.
Yearly: Winter solstice is the start of a new solar year.
Monthly: New moon is the start of a new lunar month.
Daily: Midnight is the start of a new day.
Each moment is a parallel, yin/womb stillpoint in which something new is conceived and springs from.
Remarkably, the amount of time it takes for light to travel from Earth to the center of the galaxy is the same as the amount of time it takes for the Earth to go thru a complete precession cycle: almost 26,000 years. The precession cycle is in resonance with the distance from Earth to the center of the galaxy, implying an “as above, so below” relationship. The solar system is held within the galaxy, and we respond to it and move with it. (3)
“Every time you use your toaster, the fields around it perturb charged particles in the farthest galaxies ever so slightly.” – Becker and Seldon, The Body Electric
First, The Astrological Ages
Many of us have pondered the actual start of the Aquarian Age. We can safely say we are in it entirely now, and there is plenty of proof of that.
The working premise timing for our entrance into the Aquarian Age by 1990 comes from calculations made from Graham Hancock’s book, The Message Of The Sphinx, for the start of the Age of Leo in 10,970 BC. Approximations for this look good because of historical events which describe the behaviors of peoples compatible with movement out of and into an age.
An apt example of confirmation for when we entered the Piscean Age, here is an excerpt from Hugh Schonfield’s, The Passover Plot, Piscean influences highlighted:
“From 160 BC we are in a new age, an age of extraordinary fervor and religiosity
in which almost every event, political, social, and economic, was seized upon, scrutinized and analyzed, to discover how and in what way it represented a Sign of the Times and threw light on the approach of the End of Days. The whole condition of the Jewish people as psychologically abnormal. The strangest tales and imaginings could find ready credence. A new pseudonymous literature came into being, part moral exhortation and part apocalyptic prophecy, a kind of messianic science-fiction.”
And so we have:
Leo 10,970 BC – 8810 BC
Cancer 8810 BC – 6650 BC
Gemini 6650 BC – 4490 BC
Taurus 4490 BC – 2330 BC
Aries 2330 BC – 170 BC
Pisces 170 BC – 1990 AD
Aquarius 1990 – 4150
The Aquarian Age Time-line And When The Exact Galactic Alignment Actually Took Place
Many historical, artistic, and scientific events in the last 250 years super-revolutionized our way of life and presaged our entrance into Aquarius. Words like, “revolution”, “freedom”, “equality”, “community”, “electrical”, and “invention” are patently Uranian/Aquarian terms.
Here are some key items:
1746-1752 – While the history of electricity and electro-magnetism begins in 1600, Benjamin Franklin, revolutionary and inventor, and others, sped things up quite rapidly. He experimented heavily with electricity, inventing the idea of the battery, and the first practical application of electricity, the lightning rod, which is a marvelous symbol of Uranus, the heavenly, masculine, creative spark that ignites life in the fecund swamp of the feminine, Earth.
1776 – The “united States of America” is created with the signing of the Declaration of Independence, making the Aquarian vision of a sovereign, community of equals a shaky reality. (4)
1781 – The Articles of Confederation, the common law basis of this revolutionary union, is created, the same year that the planet Uranus, ruler of Aquarius, is discovered.
1791 –Michael Faraday, one of history’s greatest contributors to the study of electricity and magnetism, is born.
From there, we have a huge, continuous flow of electrically-focused scientists and inventors who revolutionized the way we lived, such as Morse (telegraph), Bell (telephone), Edison (lighting), Marconi (radio), and most importantly, Nicola Tesla, who is credited with being the father of modern civilization for having invented alternating current, not to mention, wireless technology. (Tesla was eventually recognized by the Supreme Court in 1943, the year of his passing, as the true inventor of radio because of this.)
1799 – The Rosetta Stone, which enabled archeologists and linguists to begin to translate hieroglyphics and opened a major door to ancient history and secret wisdom, is discovered in Egypt.
In the midst of all this science, and thereafter, we also have the coming of the Impressionists and Claude Debussy, and other groups of visual and musical artists, who so thoroughly revolutionized the way we see and experience life that what they were doing often couldn’t be understood by the people of their time. Then we have motion pictures and even The Marx Brothers, whose comedy is classically referred to as anarchical.
A Pastiche of Modern Items That Pin Down the Beginning of the Transit:
The 1960s was the seed period when the energy shifted catalytically and opened the way for the radical changes in consciousness we’ve been experiencing. 1962 was the trigger date, the actual beginning of “The Sixties”, which really didn’t end until about 1974.
February, 1962 – The famous grouping of seven planets in the sign of Aquarius heralds “the dawning of the Age of Aquarius”, beginning the 72 year/one degree of orb period of alignment of the Sun at winter solstice with the center of the galaxy and the ecliptic. Further information will confirm this date.
August, 1962 – Biologist Rachel Carson, the Mother of Environmentalism, publishes Silent Spring, initiating our “Back to Nature” movement.
“When the book appeared, industry critics assailed ‘the hysterical woman,’ but it became an instant best seller with lasting impact. It spurred the banning of DDT in the U.S., the passage of major environmental laws and eventually a global treaty to phase out 12 pesticides known as ‘the dirty dozen.’
“The beauty of the living world I was trying to save has always been uppermost in my mind—that, and anger at the senseless, brutish things that were being done,” Carson wrote to a friend.” (5)
1962 – The Beatles and The Beach Boys make their first albums, kicking off the musical revolution. The Rolling Stones formed. Joni Mitchell makes her first club performances at the age of nineteen.
November, 1963 – JFK is murdered by the deep state, signaling the end of any remaining truthful, people-friendly politics, and the beginning of the drive by the deep state to completely take over. It, in fact, means the beginning of their end because their increasingly evil actions begin to be confronted, climaxing now, when all dark activity is being lighted up.
1969 – In a truly cosmically-inspired move, two songs written in 1967 for the Broadway play, Hair : Aquarius and Let The Sun Shine In, are joined as a medley by the group, The Fifth Dimension (imagine that!). Number 1 for six weeks, it was featured on their album, The Age Of Aquarius. Carried by the beautiful, crystalline voices of its singers, this powerful work is the theme song of the new age:
When the Moon is in the seventh house
And Jupiter aligns with Mars
Then peace will guide the planets
And love will steer the stars!
This is the dawning of the Age of Aquarius…
Harmony and understanding
Sympathy and trust abounding
No more falsehoods or derisions
Golden living dreams of visions
Mystic crystal revelations
And the mind’s true liberation
Let the Sun shine
Let the Sun shine in…
See them do it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kjxSCAalsBE
Could this song come from any other era?
Also in 1969, as if to punctuate the song – America lands on the Moon. (According to whistle-blower, Richard C. Hoagland, science advisor to Walter Cronkite during the Apollo Program and consultant to NASA, the narrative that we did not land on the Moon and that the whole thing was faked was concocted by NASA, itself, to confuse everyone, which seems to be its main agenda. See his book, Dark Mission – The Secret History of NASA.)
Now, here is the determining piece of information that marks 1962 as the start of our 72 year transit:
Daniel Giamario, creator of Shamanic Astrology, and one in my lineage of teachers, from an article called, “A Shamanic Look at the Turning of the Ages”:
“In the late 1980’s, I began corresponding with European master astronomer Jean Meuss, via a recommendation from astronomer-publisher Guy Ottewell, concerning the precisely calculated dates of entry, into different constellations, of the solstices and equinox coordinates. I sent a communication to Meuss in 1991 asking him to calculate the exact date of the winter (December) solstice alignment with the intersection of the galactic plane and the plane of the solar system. His response was May, 1998”. (6)
The central year, 1998, not 2012. John Major Jenkins and others were aware of this, and he was the first to explain that this was at least a 36 year long transit, extending from 1980 to 2016, which he referred to as “era 2012”, making the full 72 year extent of it 1962 to 2034.
Now let’s look at what that means to us in space.
1980 – Earth enters the 36 year core period of alignment, the one-half degree which is the width of the Sun in space.
To clarify, the Sun’s mass covers one-half of one degree of 360 degrees of space. It takes the Sun 36 years to travel across its own width in space in the context of the 26,000 year cycle. Thus, the smallest length of transit for exact conjunction is 36 years. This means that at every winter solstice of this 36 years the Sun has been aligning with the galactic cross and the center of the galaxy.
2012 was just one of those years, and not even the central one.
In “Winter Solstice Lunar Eclipse Re-Cap And Thought On The 2012 Question”, Daniel Giamario writes:
“Looking at all this, it is really hard to imagine a more dramatic, visible to the naked eye, enactment of the most central features of the cosmological Turning Of The Ages scenario than this remarkable December 2010 Total Lunar Eclipse. It is a way more amazing cosmological event than December 2012.” (8)
So, if we wanted to focus on a single year within the transit, why were we inclined to choose 2012?
Some say they had amazing experiences that solstice. But some of us others who are quite sensitive to energy did not, and might even disagree with the claim that something special happened that day. For myself, it was just a normal winter solstice; I have had more powerful experiences on other occasions in the last decade.
It is a given, having an ego-mind, that we tend to fool ourselves into believing that something is happening because we want it so much, and it is also true that we can create something to happen that otherwise wouldn’t, if we focus on it with intention. And (now take a deep breath, new-agers) this would seem to be the explanation for the Harmonic Convergence of 1987, and also for the excitement over the “11:11” and other doubled-number events such as “Lion’s Gate, 8/8” that have taken place since 1992 when a new age teacher named Solara created a movement around numbers that never had any importance before. (7)
These “holidays” have no real spiritual energetic of their own, and nothing happens on those days that we don’t create ourselves, but that is how spirit has to move some of us to act in unison for positive change. In other words, we sometimes invent an event, like having a party, so we can generate energy together. The ego needs to fool itself into action sometimes. Creating positive momentum is necessary, but we need to learn how to do it without deceiving ourselves to get motivated. That would be the spiritually responsible thing to do. Sobriety and groundedness mean freedom, though they also mean disillusionment, as we watch our sacred cows be slaughtered. It is all a matter of spiritual maturity.
Back To Our Timeline…
During this recent period, the Internet is created, giving total information access everywhere to anyone who can tap in, taking the first major step in making humanity a truly global community, therefore Aquarian, based in truth and freedom.
2012 Winter Solstice – “Long Count” end date of the Mayan calendar, and possibly a point of time of special merit, if the Mayans could actually calculate that finitely, and they wanted to make that date a point of greatest note in the entire transit.
This is a big question. Did they believe 2012 to be a most special year, or was that the best they could do in their calculating to point us to seeing how important alignment with the center of the galaxy is?
Obviously, we did not achieve ascension break-away speed that solstice, nor at the center of the alignment in 1998. This is because the cycle cannot do the work for us. What it can do is give us an optimum energetic environment in which to change. Things happen when they are ready, not when a calendar date or the super-active monkey-mind say so. Instead, we have been going thru progressive energy expansions since 1962, during which we have been growing as fast as we can. It takes what it takes, and it’s over when it’s over. Willingness may end up being the decisive factor. Are we willing enough to have it now?
2016 – Completion of the 36 year core conjunction. Since there can be no better marker for the Turning of the Ages than alignment of the galactic cross with the Dark Rift, this signals our definitive entry into the first moments of both the Aquarian Age and the new Great Year.
2034 – Earth completes the 72 year/one degree transit that began in 1962.
“End and Beginning Celebration Time” Notes
The most important things to take away from this exploration are that we are still building the needed momentum to reach our consciousness zero-point and reset, and that we have actually entered the Aquarian Age, which can be some comfort and encouragement to us, as the energies are now much more supportive for freedom and awakening than they were some years ago. And, even better, we have started an entirely new 26,000 year cycle. This momentum will mean the dissolving of the remaining old influences that kept us imprisoned in the previous cycle. This would also explain the tremendous amount of clearing that has needed to be done, the time it has taken, and why there has been so much resistance to it. We are not dealing with just one Age, we are dealing with twelve of them! And we are not just “waking up”, we are coming out of a long, trauma-induced coma thru which we have had much ancestral memory and interference from negative entities to acknowledge and release to remember what we are.
“To the extent that the world image is a projected dream of the inner psyche, the burden of successful world renewal lies with the individual…If we don’t do it before the 2012 party, it will be waiting for us afterward.” -John Major Jenkins, The 2012 Story
We can use the understanding that we are now at the beginning of a galactic new day, (“at galactic midnight”, as Jenkins put it) and allow the huge stream of momentum being generated to carry us, the Anthropos, forward into unity, and apocatastasis, the restoration of our true, original condition. We can’t tell whether we will have a great, all-encompassing shift of consciousness at some point, or continue to go thru a series of smaller ones until we “click” into place, but shift we must and shift we are. If we are to learn anything from prior experience, it should be that our Aquarian future will manifest in totally unique ways than what we have expected and imagined. Let’s make room for those surprises and simultaneously hold to our highest vision, making clear, life-affirming choices, and not paying much attention to “current events”. Let’s practice being in our right mind, our natural mind, and experiencing the natural sovereignty we were imbued with by the Great Creator.
In deepest trust of a positive outcome, inevitably we will see the end of fighting and trying to control each other. We will enter a time of unity and harmony in which we share everything so all have more than enough, as sharing, abundance and love are in our nature. A time when “peace will guide the planet, and love will steer the stars!”
Have a great Great Year!
(1) Photo illustration from Bruce McClure, Find the Teapot, and the galaxy’s center: http://earthsky.org/tonight/gaze-toward-galactic-center
A good, concise astronomy article with photos and illustrations explaining the Dark Rift: http://earthsky.org/clusters-nebulae-galaxies/the-great-rift-in-the-milky-way
(2) The Great Year cycle, referred to as 26,000 years, is rounded up from figures given by various sources, the shortest being the Mayans’ 25,630, and the longest and most used, 25,920 years.
Often, the question arises, “If 2012 isn’t a special date, then why did the Mayans choose it to end their calendar?” There is no reason to think they did choose it. They seem to have been following the Great Year as well as they knew how. One Great Year for them ended and started in 23,618 BC, and the next ended and started in 2012, according to their theory of time. It naturally ended on 2012 because they were following a Great Year cycle.
(3) For a broader, more detailed exploration of the alignment and the dates involved see John Major Jenkins, Galactic Alignment (2002), Chapter 21 on “Timing Parameters”. John was probably the most influential writer on the subject, having deeply and open-mindedly researched, agglomerated and refined information from many cultures and disciplines. He passed on July 2, 2017.
(4) The American Revolution was the faltering beginning of the ideal of sovereign freedom, and the idea, though great, didn’t really get off the ground because we were not fully into the age which could support it. (After all, they still had slaves!) We are completing the revolution now, and it will happen, because now is the right time.
See my article “The Purpose of the Union of The States” here: http://www.ascensionwithearth.com/search?q=the+purpose+of+the+union+of+the+states
(7) Here, in the fanciful imagery and date of “Lion’s Gate”, we are distracted from the primary event, which is the heliacal rising of Sirius. “Heliacal” comes from Helios, which is the Greek name for the Sun. Heliacal rising takes place when a star or planet, in this case, Sirius, rises in conjunction with the Sun, which this year, 2017, is July 23. The event, however, is considered to be a season, traditionally starting on July 3 and ending on August 11. The signing of the Declaration of Independence is said to have been timed by the Masonic founders to coincide with Sirius’ rising, and therefore, with the mother goddess, Isis, with which she is associated. As the Sun is so bright, Sirius’ rising cannot be seen for nearly 2 weeks, and this year the first date of its visibility is around August 7,, depending on where one is.
While the visual sighting of Sirius is a powerful psychic event, its actual conjunction is the physical alignment point, so to say that 8/8 is the date of most power is like saying that a full moon is more powerful days after it actually happens because the double-number date we want to be excited by is more important.
What also falls into the category of made-up holidays is the Harmonic Convergence, August 16-17, 1987. Tony Shearer proposed that date based on his calendrical studies which included the Aztec calendar, and the date is not derived thru the Mayan Long Count. See Jenkins’ extremely comprehensive, excellent book, The 2012 Story, for details.
Parisse Deza is a visionary in the field of consciousness and creativity. He is a counselor, teacher, Daoist internal alchemy, chigung, and feng-shui adept, and an artist in many traditional and non-traditional art forms. His main purpose is seeing-in the Aquarian Age and the fulfillment of the original American dream of personal freedom in relationship with all Life by focusing on radical truths. He lives in Sedona, Arizona