With 2018 approaching rapidly I began, today, to wonder what kind of energies we will be working with this year.
I know there are many different cycles: 28-day lunar cycles, birthday solar return cycles, your own personal astrological cycles, the mayan new year cycle that starts on July 26th of each year and, of course, our traditional New Year’s cycle that starts on January 1st of each year, to name just a handful. It may seem like there are just tooooo many cycles to follow and that the abundance of cycles weakens the lot, but it feels to me as though New Cycles can potentially start any minute….because every minute we are at choice and can make a change. We can use the energy of the moment to propel us forward in a new direction if that’s what we desire.
Sooooo I see this 2018 cycle as just one of many that we can participate in. Since our traditional New Year starts on January 1st with a Capricorn sun it seems to me that the New Year cycle is concerned with Capricornian themes: the Structures in our lives. This covers our jobs, our relationships, our home, our body/health, how we structure our time…all that! So, if we want to change or improve the structures in our lives, now is a good time to put some energy into envisioning what we truly desire for the long term.
I love what I found to be the theme for 2018! I looked up the Mayan signature, then checked out the numerology for 2018 and lastly what the planets are doing on January 1st, 2018 and the theme came together very neatly, I must say. You will see how all the results totally dovetail, nicely!
Soooooo…the mayan theme for 2018 is: Blue Lunar Night. Co-Creation!
As you may recall, the tone, Lunar, is the second tone out of thirteen tones which means that we are moving into the second year of a thirteen year cycle on January 1, 2018. Last year, 2017, was Year 1. I’m curious if you felt the newness of last year? Did it feel like a clean slate? That you were starting fresh in some way, open to new possibilities? Did a new personal theme start for you last year? Or were you still clearing away and getting rid of the old, last minute-like!? 🙂 Well, now we’re in year 2. Lunar energy. We’re bringing in the ‘other’, the ‘opposite’…which, you know, usually provides some, ahem, dynamic tension 🙂
Lunar energy can be challenging if we insist on seeing things from either one end of the polarity axis or the other instead of integrating the opposites and seeing the bigger picture. One thing that I found about 2018 that I thought was super cool was that, numerologically, 2018 reduces to 11, which is a Master Number and a higher vibration of Two! So, here is another clue to our 2018 energies: we can stay working on a mundane level with duality, polarity and relationship challenges or we can work on the same theme from the higher level of 11 by using our Intuition, by accessing our dreams for important messages, by actively allowing ourselves to be guided by our original, inventive, creative minds and by plugging-in to our higher selves and power in order to bring greater awareness of ourselves and our relationships while we move through this 3-dimensional dualistic world of ours.
“The master number 11 is the most intuitive of all numbers, representing illumination. It is a channel to the subconscious, bringing access to insight without rational thought. It is the vibration of the dreamer.” Sandra Lamb
The energy of 11 perfectly dovetails with the energy of Blue Night, which is partially about being Conscious Dreamers! Nice!
But let’s look a little more at Lunar (year 2) energy:
“Two is the ray of polarity: all things in relationship. Polarity is the loom on which reality is strung, the magnetic dance of universal forces. Within the mirror of polarity, you will find the many faces of illusion, as well as ultimate freedom from illusion.
Polarity reveals your conflicts, struggles, and the apparent separation created by your beliefs in duality. Examine your attractions and aversions. Discover the loom of reality that is intricately woven in relationship. Utilize the teachings that are held in the number two. Polarized positions actually work in cooperative alliance. In cooperation, all polarities serve as backgrounds for full appreciation of one another and the whole.
Also examine the polarity of male and female within yourself. Explore your divine feminine and masculine aspects. Look for the gifts within your relationships. Investigate the polarities within them, and explore the natural lines of force and growth they create. Remember, polarity is the pulse of Universal Source!”
There is definitely a feeling that it will be through our Relationships, this year, that we will be challenged and grow from. This is mirrored in the chart for 2018, too, with the Moon (feminine principle) being directly opposite the Sun (masculine principle). Lunar energy, in the Mayan system, represents the Opposites, too, and we’re being urged to integrate our masculine energies if we are female and integrate our feminine energies if we are male. Integration for everyone in 2018! 🙂 OR, as Lunar energy suggests….be aware of the polarities that exist within your relationships and understand how the dynamic tension between the opposites actually creates growth and bestows gifts upon you….
I know I’m skipping all over the place here but, because we’re dealing with Lunar energy in 2018, it makes the Moon stand out in the astrology chart, above….so let’s look at the Moon. Not only does it oppose the Sun/Venus but it is involved in a lovely, harmonious Grand Trine with Mars/Jupiter in Scorpio and Neptune in Pisces. This energy is perrrrrrfect for Blue Night! Also, in tarot The Moon card is #18 (gestation of an idea) which is represented within our next year: 2018. Look at how this all lines up – I just love it 🙂
The Grand trine between the Moon in Cancer, Mars/Jupiter in Scorpio and Neptune in Pisces suggests that we can use this harmonious, intuitive, feeling-oriented water Grand Trine to really access our Intuitive Knowing (Neptune) and to actually take action (Mars) and give our intuitions and feelings wings! (Co-creation) With Mars and Jupiter involved, there is a lot of energy and feeling (Scorpio) to put towards big, expansive, benevolent Action. The Cancer Moon’s involvement suggests that the action will take into consideration our inner emotional life, how we nurture ourselves and making us feel at Home within ourselves.
Note that Neptune is at 11 degrees and is perfectly sextile the Sun at 11 degrees, too. More syncs! (Master Number 11 for the year!)
To me, the Grand Trine is a recipe for Blue Night Co-Creation! 2018 is a year for us to consciously co-create our dream into reality….whatever that may be for each of us on a personal level and, by extension on a world level.
Here is some inspiration for Blue Night:
Blue night is the dark mystery within, the journey into self, that place to which you can always retreat to garner the gifts of your process subjectively. You are being asked to enter into and explore your process subjectively. Blue Night is the immense field of potential found in the depths of human emotion and feeling. The touch of Blue Night is like the moment you crawl into bed and feel yourself surrounded by warmth, darkness and peace.
Blue Night’s abyss holds the potent evolutionary playing field of all possibility. Here, as in the aboriginal dreamtime, there are no distinctions between then and now, real or imagined, dream or dreamer. In this expanded field, all things are not only possible but are constantly in the process of creation. In the framework of dreamtime, limiting constructs of “ordinary reality” such as time, space, and linear causality are freed into an expanded system, with unlimited access to ALL realities.
Dreamtime holds powerful opportunities. It is a field where potential, past, and future are held in the same matrix as the present moment. If such a construct is foreign to you, stretch your mind and entertain the possibility that you could help to dream a different reality into being. Enter into the mystery where reality is actually created.
In becoming a conscious dreamer, you can assist in literally creating a new reality for yourself, as well as constributing to the larger dream that is emerging. By focusing on this creation, your thoughts and intentions are projected at superluminal speeds across the crystal grid network that encompasses universes. This energetic field seeds, supports, and empowers the creation of an unfolding reality.
At a certain point, when a critical threshold of energy has been focused on a clear intent such as world peace, the underlying constructs of reality shift and a new reality begins filtering into human experience. Make no mistake: great change is seeded by conscious dreamers who understand and know that they are co-creating the larger dream.
Among other things, the dreamfield will bring to the surface your psychological polarities and core issues. These are the belief constructs you learn from society and experience, such as likes and dislikes, values and attitudes. You naturally attract the situation that promises integration, but through conditioning and habitual behaviour, you may choose to compensate, staying in a fixed pattern to protect your position. This choice will create only momentary relief, because the issues will keep being drawn back to be integrated. Thus, you may often find whatever is blocked or hidden manifesting into your consciousness through a dream, a body symptom, or a relationship. Often you may resist the new and the unknown. You may avoid going over your “growth edge”, because it may be asking for a shift in your underlying belief structures. Yet profound growth is possible through working with this charged material. Through following it into the darkness, you bring into the dreamfield the light that will carry you to wholeness and fulfillment.
In working with the growth edge in your dreamfield, often it is important to catalyze enough energy to free the stuckness and fixed patterns. By following or amplifying the feeling, your increased awareness will lead to the root of the issue thas has been separated from consciousness. Hidden within the unused channels of your perception are clues to the mystery that will integrate and release the restrictive pattern.
A meditation for Blue Night is, “I am the darkness that is the light and the stillness that is the dancing.” This meditation perfectly describes the paradoxical energy of Blue Night, the place of darkness from which all light emanates, the no-form abyss that contains all possibility. In finding this still point of Blue Night, you can access any expression of the light. The energy of Blue Night simply asks you to be still, to allow that expression to take shape from the darkness. From the darkness of Blue Night emerges the Essence Self. Sit in stillness, embracing the journey of insight and integration.
The colour of Blue Night is black, which represents the womb of the larger self, the receptive condition necessary to receive the light fully. Black is also an access route to the wisdom of the unconscious, the mystery of the abyss where you can tap into the collective dreamfield for insight and creative ideas. Blue Night also includes the shades of gray, symbolic of the merging of light with the darkness. If you wish to work with the energy of Blue Night, visualize black.
Taken from the book, “The Mayan Oracle” by Ariel Spilsbury.
The full signature of Blue Lunar Night looks like this:
Here is a quick guide to the other energies influencing the year:
The year itself is Blue Night: Nurture the dream-seed that is gestating within your dark dreamfield space and co-create the dream alive. 🙂
Guided by Blue Eagle: You have the Vision.
Complimented by Yellow Warrior: Follow your Inner Guidance
Supported by White Mirror in your subconscious: Face your own reflection and see the truth about yourself
Challenged by Red Skywalker: Have courage! Loosen your moorings! 🙂
If you find yourself really challenged I suggest you look at this page and scroll down to the description of when you are in the shadow of Blue Night. There is some very helpful advice there.
Yesterday, on December 23rd, I had a very interesting Creation dream. I am just realizing now that it might be related to the coming year since Blue Night is all about Creation out of seemingly nothing: the black void where everything is born. In my dream I was observing a young man that was learning how to create. It appeared that he was part of a cosmic classroom as I could feel there were other students around. He was working with a very velvety black base/space and he was learning how to insert these two ribbon-like spirals….one first and then the second one next. They didn’t touch but were energetically attached. The first spiral had to be shorter than the second and the ratio of the amount of turns in the spiral were important. He mentioned 13/15 and 5/6 but added, flippantly, that it he could have made the ratio 4/5 and it still would have worked. (I’m probably missing decimal points there!) The fascinating thing was that once these spirals were created they created a new space (3) inside of them and this was where life sprung from and the words accompanying this idea were that the spiral “opens up with pleasure” as though that is what Life is…an opening up with infinite pleasure to alllll those possibilities….
So, I will leave you with that dream as a theme for 2018!