Apocalypse: The End of the World as We Know It

Doubtless you have heard the wild speculation surrounding the so-called End of the Mayan Calendar on Dec. 21, 2012. Be all that as it may, the fact is that date is quite remarkable astrologically and in a surprisingly direct, down-to-earth, positive way.

I did an analysis of Dec. 21, 2012 based on a triple composite chart, cast for three dates: the new moon of Dec. 13; the end of the Mayan calendar and winter solstice (11:11 am and 11:12 am respectively) on Dec. 21; and the full moon of Dec. 28. (All dates and times are NASA Universal Time.) The chart for the end of the Mayan Calendar sets up a tug of war between our highest and best selves and our walking around, ego-based selves and links that inner skirmish to the changes going on at high levels in the world around us.
Our individual personalities will change and we, in turn, will try to change others. We’ll also try to change the circumstances of our own lives. Those individual, personal efforts will become an immediate part of the change unfolding across the planet.

The 2012 chart demands that governments re-examine the ideas that determine quality of life issues, at the grassroots, for the 99%. They will have to rethink the rules surrounding birth, death, health, food and nourishment, nurturance and social welfare generally.

In countries across the globe, the most thoughtful, powerful and authoritative people in society will renegotiate the rules that determine what it’s like to live in those societies. And they will be compelled to do so in a cooperative manner.

Our efforts to transform ourselves will inexorably draw us into this debate, and vice versa. This time, it won’t be possible to stand silently by. Our rapidly changing ideas about ourselves will factor into the debate about what everyone’s life should be like. Politics will be more than just local; they’ll be very personal. Our conscience, our sense of beauty and art, our relationships will be caught up in the process of transformation.

The planets are asking a lot of us, all at once. They want fresh, realistic insights and more flexible and tolerant attitudes. They want a collective, governmental approach to major social challenges. No more shifting of financial burdens to isolated states, cities and individuals.

There is also a marked emphasis on the empowerment of women and the strengthening of the feminine principle in our lives and affairs. Virtually every issue will be examined and reexamined for its effects on women. Every societal role will be changed to make a bigger place for women.

But it won’t stop with the empowerment of women. While the feminine is being elevated socially, economically and politically, men are being asked to develop greater empathy for and openness to the feminine. Men are also being urged to express masculinity in a more refined and spiritual way, one that probably won’t come easily or naturally.
Events will require militant commitment to our principles and ideals.

There will be complications. One person’s spiritual transformation is another person’s nervous breakdown. One person’s reform is another person’s unwelcome change. One nation’s revolution is another’s security threat.

It won’t be an abstract, something we know of only from headlines and news broadcasts. Our day-to-day lives will be suffused with a spirit of change. Purchase decisions will reflect our evolving goals and transform the marketplace and the wider economy. We will expect to see our inner changes reflected everywhere in the world around us.
The 2012 chart isn’t only about challenge, though. It promises strong support to those dealing openly and honestly with the complex changes they are experiencing, inwardly and outwardly.

On a larger scale, the 2012 chart also promises an end to expectations of disaster, no more talk of collapsing world economies, for example. It promises an end to confrontation, stalemate, indecision and drift in government, a lessening of demagoguery and extremism in high places. And it will suppress freakish violence and erratic, irrational behavior. The forces driving the personal and societal changes tap directly into a new, more stable and constructive planetary arrangement.

The chart for the end of the Mayan Calendar links the spiritual and psychological transformation of the individual to the transformation of global economic and political systems. It seeks to synchronize and harmonize the rapidly evolving aspirations of the individual with the deliberations of government at the highest level.

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I believe this chart is important for our long-term future. It embraces all of the important themes of our times in a single harmonious, supportive and powerful formation. It links them in a single, holistic process. It describes a powerful engine of global change.

Such a culmination cannot be of only passing significance. The planetary forces arrayed in the chart for the End of the Mayan Calendar will take a generation or two, or three, to play out—Rome wasn’t built in a day.

However long the effects of this chart take to unfold, whatever challenges you presently face, whatever your situation, this chart is likely to change it for the better.

Dr. Star lives and works in Iowa City, where he writes the monthly astrological forecast for Little Village. 

Edited: Removed, uh, Aztec calendar image. Apologies for the error, especially to Dr. Star – Sorry!