Mythic Prelude:

Into the Third Night

The main news at the top of this month is that the worldwide OM sounded on Nov. 8 continues to vibrate in our stream of possibilities. Jonathan Goldman, who with World Puja and their team organized the live and webcast Project OM at the Harmonic Concordance, writes:

"The Global Consciousness Project (GCP), directed by Roger Nelson of Princeton, studies the effects of events that create fields of measurable global consciousness.   Continuous streams of data are sent over the internet to be archived and correlated with events that may evoke a world-wide consciousness.

"Analysis of the data around time of the Lunar eclipse on November 8, 2003 show a major harmonically related increase in the energetic measurements.  The results are quite impressive--you can definitely see the peak at the time of our most coherent sonic resonance! We can make a difference!"

More on this as experiments continue, especially in connection with the Venus Passage of June 8, 2004. Much will be written about this and the climactic "Venus Occultation" of 2012.

This year, as last year, December begins a new Tun: that is, a 360-day cycle that, along with the 260-day tzolkin, is one of the two best-known short count calendars crafted and preserved by the master timekeepers of the Maya. As we saw in December 2002, the 13-Tun Galactic Creation Cycle drawn by Carl Johan Calleman has proven to be a prophetic tool accurate and thought-provoking enough so far to deserve another year-end look, and a better presentation than in last December's UFC of the table Calleman draws in his book The Mayan Calendar.

Please note that in the Galactic Creation Cycle of Thirteen Heavens that follows, only the two columns at the left, the sequence of 13 tuns, divided into seven Day tuns and six Nights, and the two Venus Passages in the right column, are from Calleman's writing. The other related planetary events in the right column, and the two additional tuns at the bottom, are appended material.

The key premise of the Galactic Creation Cycle is that the years from 1999 to 2011 contain 13 tun cycles, alternating between "Days" -- tuns in which human evolution toward the light is eased and accelerated -- and "Nights", the tuns that "carry a reaction against the evolution of Galactic Consciousness." As we are about to enter the Third Night of the Cycle, marked in the table in black and rose, it will be useful here to look at the whole design, then the Night we enter this month.


Galactic Creation Cycle of Thirteen Heavens

According to Carl Johan Calleman's The Mayan Calendar

with appended material from Other Sources


Star Alignments and other Related Dates

Day 1

Jan. 5, 1999 - Dec. 29, 1999

 Grand Cross Alignments (Aug. 11 & 17)

Night 1

Dec. 30, 1999 - Dec. 23, 2000

 Money Millennium (Jan. 1) and Taurus Stellium Grand Planetary Alignment (May 3 - 5, 2000))

Day 2

Dec. 24, 2000 - Dec. 18, 2001

True Millennium (Jan. 1, 2001)

Mars enters Capricorn (Sept. 8, 2001)

Night 2

Dec. 19, 2001 - Dec. 13, 2002


Day 3

Dec. 14, 2002 - Dec. 8, 2003

 Uranus enters Pisces (March 10, 2003)

 Harmonic Concordance (Nov. 8, 2003)

Night 3

Dec. 9, 2003 - Dec. 2, 2004

 Venus Passage (Occultation) of June 8, 2004 Grand Quintile Alignments (Oct. 1 and 28)

Day 4

Dec. 3, 2004 - Nov. 27, 2005


Night 4

Nov. 28, 2005 - Nov. 22, 2006


Day 5

Nov. 23, 2006 - Nov. 17, 2007

 Pluto crosses Galactic Center (exact Dec. 29)

Night 5

Nov 18, 2007 - Nov. 11, 2008

 Pluto enters Capricorn (Jan. 25 - 26, 2008)

Day 6

Nov. 12, 2008 - Nov. 6, 2009


Night 6

Nov. 7, 2009 - Nov. 1, 2010

 Chiron enters Pisces (April 22, 2010) Uranus enters Aries (May 27 - 28, 2010)

Day 7

Nov. 2, 2010 - Oct. 27, 2011



Oct. 28, 2011 - Oct - 22, 2012 Time either Jumps Out of The Box, or Gets Ready to. Note that Calleman's Galactic Creation Cycle ends 10/28/11.

Attainment of Highest Level of Consciousness (Oct. 28, 2011)

Neptune enters Pisces (Feb. 3, 2012)

Venus Passage (Occultation) of June 6, 2012


Oct. 23, 2012 - Oct. 18, 2013

 Eschaton Zero Point (Dec. 21, 2012)

  It is essential to note here that the process outlined in this table is not a simply dualistic, overt and mechanical design in which we go onward and upward during the Days, backward and down at Night. Each tun may contain multiple currents that go every which way at the same time. Major discomfort can come in the Day, breakthroughs of insight at Night. And we get, last month in the Day and soon at Night, superb opportunities such as the Venus Passage, coming in June 2004, the next powerful energy burst that human beings can use for aligning in planetary awakening and liberation.

"The beginning of the third night of the Galactic Underworld on December 10 we may expect to mean," Calleman writes, "a time of less conflict between East and West than has been the case during the third day, which among other things saw the Western war with Iraq and an intensification of the Israeli-Palestinian. This does not mean that these conflicts will go away altogether in the time to come, but that this will be a major opportunity for human beings to realize and manifest the Oneness of all things. It is an opportunity to see the unity of all humankind regardless of religion, race, nationality or gender. The midpoint of this tun, 8 of June will thus see the Oneness Celebration including the Oneness with God and all Cosmos. The worldwide meditation at the occasion of the Venus Transit on June 8 will mean that the final time is here for humanity to realize the Enlightenment that it is meant to attain by the time of the next Venus Transit on June 6, 2012."

As we shall see at the end of this piece, how one feels about all this depends on how we feel about the Night itself, and whether Night is only something we have to pass through to get back to the Day, or -- if Night may have its own secrets and advantages, best used in a Night tun. For a moment, we shall look at a few conventional Gregorian dates and the main astral rhythm of the month, pulsing at intervals of roughly a week:

Dec. 9: the Full Moon is loaded with creative tension and juice, as Moon in Gemini crosses opposite Sun and Pluto, conjunct in Sagittarius, while Jupiter in Virgo forms the middle leg of a T-square, and the opposition of Saturn in Cancer to Venus and Chiron in Capricorn is linked to the main Full Moon design through sextile (60°) and trine (120°) angles with the Sun-Moon dance. This Full Moon is an excellent time for bringing important matters to judgment and decision, with the understanding that when significant amounts of purposefully-created anxiety and random fear are at large on the property, acts of bringing something to a radical change, even to an end, may entail a treading on the tiger's tail. Soft shoes slide best.

Dec. 10: The Third Night, the new tun in the Galactic Creation Cycle, begins.

Dec. 16: Mars enters Aries, sign of his rulership, at a moment of extraordinary planetary tension in which Pluto in Sagittarius is square (90° from) Jupiter in Virgo while Mercury slows to stasis (see next) right on the position of Chiron in Capricorn, just as both planets oppose Saturn in Cancer. These mid-month days of the third quarter moon are as highly charged this month as the Full Moon of Dec. 9 and the New Moon of Dec. 22 - 23. As always is the prick when Jupiter and Pluto afflict -- and frankly enjoy aggravating -- each other, the irresistible urge to the truth and the fear-driven will to conceal secrets push against each other with an intense friction that can heat other things around it.

Dec. 17: Mercury "goes retrograde", crossing back into Sagittarius on Dec. 30, then "goes direct" on Jan. 6 and lurches forward into Capricorn again on Jan. 14. While this is bearable for the first 13 days, as Mercury tends to enjoy his tour through Saturn's library and museum in Capricorn, Mercury is said to be "in detriment" in Sagittarius, ruled by Jupiter, where the messenger's skill with details is little valued by those who claim to see what they like to call a "big picture" of strategic ideas. Mercury serves a two week sentence (Dec. 30 - Jan. 14) in a place where his work is ignored by bosses who have contempt for experts. Confucius knew this situation well, as did Hamlet, for whom the last of the seven good motives for suicide is "the spurns / That patient merit of the unworthy takes." One high-tension metaphor: you are in the Mercury role as Donald Rumsfeld's unappreciated secretary, about to deliver news that is certain to make the boss squint and show teeth at the same time. The prescription? From New Year's Eve to Epiphany (Dec. 31 - Jan. 6), let's be kind to each other, give overworked data handlers a break, and ignore an authority or two, in the interest of mellowing and refreshing them.

Dec. 22 - 23: New Moon conjunct Sun in Capricorn, a day after Sun enters Capricorn at the Winter Solstice. This New Moon is uneventful, though Uranus in late Aquarius is sextile (60°) to Sun-Moon, both of which square (90°) Mars in Aries. The likely bump is that Christmas producers, who have been working much too hard, even obsessing on family fun at all costs for the holidays, will stress out Dec. 18 - 23, chill out as the Big Day nears.

Dec. 29 - 30: Uranus enters Pisces (until May, 2010) For the difference between Uranus as dazzling fireworks, which feed on the air of Aquarius, vs. Uranus as the mysterious lantern fish swimming in the Piscean water that douses fire -- see March 2003 Mythic Prelude.

By the end of the year, Uranus the revolutionary, showman and shock queen is submerged in Pisces, and we have all entered the Third Night. It goes without saying that fear pimps will poke our collective fear bladder even more relentlessly than they've been doing for decades now, and that before the end of the night tun that has just begun, many who've been optimists until now will resonate with Keats' line "I have been half in love with easeful Death," and will listen intently for the nightingale in the dark. We are now past the point of glib, clever black and white choices about whether we play the night scene as a storm from Wagner or a garden ruse by Mozart. Much of what we do in the year to come will be helping others -- and more to the point, allowing others to help us -- first to get through the Night, then tap its possibilities.

Here's one way, a prayer that reflects all the hidden promise of our moment, by Lanny and Mary Rose Sinkin of the Light Worker Center, in Hilo, Hawa`i,


May you awake renewed each day.


May your heart lift with the rising sun.


May you walk on water.


May you talk to the clouds, the trees, the animals, the insects, the Cetaceans, and     all your relations.


May you move through your day gently unraveling any knots that appear and     releasing any cords that tie you to your past.


May your presence inspire others.


May you translocate to any place on the planet or in the universe you wish to be.


May you be one of those counted among the critical mass of conscious Humans     needed to take the next step.


My you live to see the day when gradual evolution arrives at graduation to a new     level of Human expression.


May your song bring joy to all who hear it.

Even those who are, in Robert Frost's phrase, very well "acquainted with the night". Keep holding that Frequency.


Copyright 2003 Dan Furst

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