With December 21, 2012 and the end of the famous Mayan long-count calendar just days away, many want to know – will the world end? One Astrologer says “no.”
Austin Texas Astrologer Donna Woodwell MA, an Astrologer and Researcher, believes that the predictions of a 2012 doomsday after the long-count calendar ends, are simply bad interpretations of the Mayan teachings, as reported by digitaljournal.com.
“What’s happening in December is the start of a new Mayan long-count cycle, something like beginning a new millennium in our modern calendar,” says Woodwell, who also holds master’s degrees in Latin American Studies and in Journalism from the University of Texas at Austin.
“The world didn’t end when our calendar switched to the year 2000, and it’s unlikely it will when the Mayan calendar reads 22.214.171.124.0,” said Woodwell. “In fact, the last time the Mayan calendar ended it was 3114 BCE, and we’re still here. This is nothing new.”
With all of the books, documentaries and articles about the possible end of the world on December 21, 2012 – where did all of these interpretations come from? Woodwell believes it all stemmed from the writings of a metaphysical author in the 1980′s, as further reported by digitaljournal.com
This apocalyptic urban legend began in the late 1980s with José Argüelles, an art historian turned metaphysical author, who popularized the notion of 2012 as the beginning a new age of enlightenment. His philosophy drew heavily from Mayan cosmology and concepts of time. What makes the Mayan calendar different from the modern calendar is its more profound emphasis on the cyclic nature of time, according to Argüelles.
With so many different interpretations and readings of the famed Mayan long-count calendar it is easy for one to get bogged down in the details and confused; however, with just a few days left we will soon have the answer to who was right once and for all.
Are the interpretations of Astrologers like Woodwell correct, or those of José Argüelles predicting a doomsday event? Shout out your comment.
In this video, the December 21, 2012 galactic alignment corresponding with the end of the Mayan long count calendar is explained.
Many scientists do not recognize December 21, 2012 as being a galactic alignment with the center of the Milky Way, as the edges of the Milky Way are in contention, so its hard to agree upon the center – for modern scientists at least.
NASA has been putting out numerous articles in attempts to debunk 2012 theories, as in this excerpt recently reported by nasa.gov.
Another impressive feature of our galaxy lies unseen in Sagittarius: the galactic center, about 28,000 light-years away, which hosts a black hole weighing some four million times the sun’s mass.
The claim for 2012 links these two pieces of astronomical fact with a third — the position of the sun near the galactic center on Dec. 21, the winter solstice for the Northern Hemisphere — to produce something that makes no astronomical sense at all.
As Earth makes its way around the sun, the sun appears to move against the background stars, which is why the visible constellations slowly change with the seasons. On Dec. 21, 2012, the sun will pass about 6.6 degrees north of the galactic center — that’s a distance that looks to the eye to be about 13 times the full moon’s apparent size — and it’s actually closer a couple of days earlier. There are different claims about why this bodes us ill, but they boil down to the coincidence of the solstice with the sun entering the Dark Rift somehow portending disaster or the mistaken notion that the sun and Earth becoming aligned with the black hole in the galactic center allows some kind of massive gravitational pull on Earth.
The first strike against this theory is that the solstice itself does not correlate to any movements of the stars or anything in the universe beyond Earth. It just happens to be the day that Earth’s North Pole is tipped farthest from the sun.
Second, Earth is not within range of strong gravitational effects from the black hole at the center of the galaxy since gravitational effects decrease exponentially the farther away one gets. Earth is 93 million miles from the sun and 165 quadrillion miles from the Milky Way’s black hole. The sun and the moon (a smaller mass, but much closer) are by far the most dominant gravitational forces on Earth. Throughout the course of the year, our distance from the Milky Way’s black hole changes by about one part in 900 million – not nearly enough to cause a real change in gravity’s pull. Moreover, we’re actually nearest to the galactic center in the summer, not at the winter solstice.
Many scholars of Mayan 2012 Astrology Predictions believe the Mayans placed importance on the center of the Milky Way as they thought it was the birthplace of all life, which everything came from and that is why the Mayans corresponded the end of their long count calendar to this alignment. Of course it should be noted that some Mayan scholars disagree with this theory.
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Highly respected 50-year veteran Wall Street trader for USB, Art Cashin has been sounding the alarms recently about possible increased earthquake activity which could be driven by odd planetary and solar angles which some see developing.
In a recent “Cashins Comments” piece, the famous trader said that another planetary alignment just may be the cause of earthquakes corresponding with the same period in 2012 noted by many as the start of the Mayan Apocalypse as noted by certain interpretations of the Mayan long count calendar.
The 1811-1812 New Madrid earthquakes were the most powerful earthquakes to hit the United States in recorded history. To this day the USGS warns that “The New Madrid Seismic Zone is at Significant Risk for Damaging Earthquakes.”
As recently written in a piece by businessinsider.com about Art Cashin’s comments on the Mayan Apocalpse as predicted by some interpretations of the Mayan calendar to occur on December 21, 2012.
Coincident Anniversary And The Mayans – Pop culture has delighted in focusing on the December 21st Mayan calendar number. Some have even projected the date as the end of the world. (In fact, floor wags teased disconsolate Romney supporters after the election, by saying “Cheer up. Sure Obama’s re-elected but the world’s gonna end in a month and a half.”)
Some traders note that the Mayan date comes reasonably close to the Anniversary of the great New Madrid earthquake of 1811. They bring that up because, at least one planetary observer claims that the period of December 17 through 23 will have planetary alignments, which he claims may be conducive to more frequent and more powerful earthquakes on this planet. This is not astrology. It simply measures the angle of alignment as if you were observing from the surface of the sun. Just one more thing to keep track of.
Who is Art Cashin? Art Cashin who has 50 years of Wall Street experience, is currently Director of floor operations for UBS Financial Services and a regular CNBC Market Commentator – UBS has over $612 billion under management.
Although some may question the Astrology Predictions of a Wall Street pro, it was reported by at least one source that Art Cashin predicted increased earthquake activity on September 9 – hours before a major earthquake struck off the coast of Costa Rica.
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The Mayan long count calendar has sparked panic and fear worldwide with some interpretations calling for a massive doomsday event just days away; however, what does NASA have to say about the matter?
On space.com recently NASA responded to many Mayan Astrology doomsday theories, by attempting to debunk many common beliefs that are driving panic across the world.
Does the Mayan calendar end in December 2012?
Just as the calendar you have on your kitchen wall does not cease to exist after December 31, the Mayan calendar does not cease to exist on December 21, 2012. This date is the end of the Mayan long-count period but then — just as your calendar begins again on January 1 — another long-count period begins for the Mayan calendar.
Could phenomena occur where planets align in a way that impacts Earth?
There are no planetary alignments in the next few decades, Earth will not cross the galactic plane in 2012, and even if these alignments were to occur, their effects on the Earth would be negligible. Each December the Earth and sun align with the approximate center of the Milky Way galaxy but that is an annual event of no consequence.
Is the Earth in danger of being hit by a meteor in 2012?
The Earth has always been subject to impacts by comets and asteroids, although big hits are very rare. The last big impact was 65 million years ago, and that led to the extinction of the dinosaurs. Today NASA astronomers are carrying out a survey called the Spaceguard Survey to find any large near-Earth asteroids long before they hit. We have already determined that there are no threatening asteroids as large as the one that killed the dinosaurs. All this work is done openly with the discoveries posted every day on the NASA NEO Program Office website, so you can see for yourself that nothing is predicted to hit in 2012.
Is there a danger from giant solar storms predicted for 2012?
Solar activity has a regular cycle, with peaks approximately every 11 years. Near these activity peaks, solar flares can cause some interruption of satellite communications, although engineers are learning how to build electronics that are protected against most solar storms. But there is no special risk associated with 2012. The next solar maximum will occur in the 2012-2014 timeframe and is predicted to be an average solar cycle, no different than previous cycles throughout history.
No surprise as to NASA’s views on the matter; however, perhaps more surprising is how they brush off the danger of solar storms – saying there is “there is no special risk associated with 2012″ in one sentence – and then next admitting that there will be a solar maximum in 2012! NASA further tries to downplay the risk of a solar storm saying they are “no different than previous cycles throughout history” – well, throughout history society was not dependent on highly advanced technology from the computer controlled electrical grids to automobiles dependent on computer modules (ECU’s), which can all be easily “fried” and shut down for months if not years by a massive solar storm, which would throw society into a pure state of catastrophe.
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Check out these 2012-2013 Astrology Predictions by popular UK Astrologer Barbara Goldsmith.
Watch this video to see how Barbara did with her early 2012 Astrology Predictions, and also see what the end of 2012 and 2013 have in store for you.
About Astrologer Barbara Goldsmith,
Barbara Goldsmith has been a practicing astrologer for over 30 years. She has a wealth of experience in both teaching astrology from beginners to advanced levels and also giving personal astrology readings. She has a growing worldwide audience who appreciate her regular monthly forecasts on YouTube. She has worked in the USA, the UK and Germany and has appeared on BBC TV discussing the benefits of astrological counselling.
What do you think of these 2012-2013 Astrology Predictions? Be sure to comment.
Astrologer Susan Miller recently cast her 2012 Psychic Predictions for the US Presidential Race, and with Mercury in retrograde things will not go smoothly.
As recently reported by businessinsider.com, famous Astrologer susan Miller made several US Presidential Race Astrology Predictions for 2012.
Miller predicts this race will be much like the Al Gore/George W. Bush mess back in 2000, with a “too close to call” race.
“From what I’m seeing in my charts I wouldn’t be surprised if the Obama//Romney race went all the way to the Supreme Court yet again,” Miller said. “It will also probably be too close to call.”
The election will also see even more machine break-downs and misplaced ballots, she said, explaining that Mercury will turn retrograde on the night of the election, which could keep things from going smoothly.
“The reason we have astrology is to plan, so the people running the election should keep this in mind and check all their systems now,” Miller told us over lunch.
She also said that Obama historically shares a sign with more presidents, who tend to be Aquarius, Scorpio or Leo.
“Because he’s a Leo, he is a good leader who sticks to the plan, which is something Americans like,” Miller said. “He’s unlikely to change his mind.”
Romney, a Pisces, might be better in crisis because he’d be more flexible to others’ input, Miller added.
Astrologer Susan Miller is the author of 3 books and proprietor of the Astrology Zone which reaches over 6-million visitors every month.
Who do you think will win the US Presidential election? Be sure to comment.
A recent archaeological discovery in Guatemala is shedding new light on the Mayan Calendar, and Astrological Predictions that the world will end December 2012.
The recently discovered writings of Mayan long count calendars, prove that the Mayans saw far beyond 2012, which puts many Astrology Predictions and 2012 apocalypse theories into question.
Recently usatoday.com repaired that the landmark archaeological find shows definitive proof that the Mayan calendar went far beyond 2012.
“The numbers we found indicate an obsession with time and cycles of time, some of them very large,” Saturno says. “Maya scribes most likely transcribed the numbers on the wall in this room into (books) just like the ones later seen by conquistadors.”
Explorers first reported the site of Xultun, once a large Maya center, in 1915. But it was only two years ago that National Geographic Society-funded archaeologists noted a small residential room partly exposed by looters. The room’s walls proved to hold murals and small, delicate hieroglyphs inscribed in rows between paintings of scribes and rulers that not only corresponded to a 260 day ceremonial calendar and 365-day year, but the 584-day sky track of Venus and 780-day one of Mars.
This is truly an amazing archeological find deep in the rain forests of Guatemala where artifacts rarely last long in the hot, humid, rainy atmosphere.
Do you believe the world will end in December 2012 as many Astrology Predictions have said? Be sure to leave a comment.
A reported 1500 Astrologers were recently found at the United Astrology Conference in the New Orleans French Quarter providing Astrology Predictions and Readings for an uncertain future.
As recently reported by cbsnews.com, the conference Astrologers pondered future Astrology Predictions from the U.S. Presidential race to 2012 Mayan Calendar Predictions.
Will President Barack Obama win re-election? Will the world end Dec. 21, as some say the Mayan calendar predicts? Will the economy ever improve?
If you ask the 1,500 astrologers contemplating planetary alignments this week in New Orleans, the answers are yes, no and yes.
The astrologers, representing 30 countries, are in the city’s famed French Quarter for the United Astrology conference held every four years. They say their work goes beyond the entertainment of horoscopes, tarot cards and palm readings, instead relying on in-depth study of the solar system.
Mercury being in retrograde is thought to be the source of many possible election problems as predicted by Astrologers in attendance at the conference. As reported by cbsnews.com.
Mercury — the planet of communication, tabulation and transportation — goes into what’s known as retrograde on Nov. 6, Election Day. Retrograde in astrology refers to the optical illusion of a planet moving backward, causing changes or disturbances in areas of life represented by that planet.
In 2000, Mercury was in retrograde when controversy swirled in Florida over the recount that took center stage in the race between George W. Bush and Al Gore. Florida was a swing state, and the outcome of the election wasn’t known for more than a month after balloting.
“There could be tabulation problems, problems with the polling machines. Vote absentee to make sure your vote is counted,” said New York City astrologer Shelley Ackerman.
As reported by cbsnews.com, Astrologers in attendance seemed to have a consensus view that Obama would be re-elected as President in 2012.
Astrologer Kim Allen, of Brooklyn, N.Y., said she’s got a “strong feeling” Obama will be re-elected for a second term, and she’s not alone.
“There’s a little bit of a consensus about Obama and pretty much a belief that Obama is likely to be re-elected,” said astrologer David Railey of Atlanta, who practices in the U.S. and in China.
That consensus is wide: Participants come from countries including China, Russia, Serbia, South Africa, Turkey, Mexico and Japan.
On thoughts of a Mayan doomsday for 2012, several Astrologers seeked to debunk that notion, reported by cbsnews.com.
“The first two decades of this century are the difficult ones, and we’re going through it no matter who’s president,”said Raymond Merriman, a financial astrologer and presenter at the conference. “We’ll come out of it by I would say no later than 2020. The next decade will be good.”
Many astrologers also are quick to debunk predictions that the world will end Dec. 21, in conjunction with the ending of one of the Mayan calendars.
“Keep making your car payments and your mortgage, because there’s going to be a 2013,” said Lutin, who is performing in a theatrical spoof on the subject Saturday night. “It’s not going to be doomsday. It’s not going to be an asteroid. It’s not going to happen.”
What do you think of these recent Astrology Reader Predictions, will Obama be re-elected? Will the Mayan doomsday occur in 2012? Be sure to leave a comment.
A recently released survey from Reuters news found that as many as 1 in 10 people worldwide believe that the world will end in 2012 as predicted by some Astrology Reading interpretations of the Mayan calendar.
The end of the Mayan calendar, which spans about 5,125 years, on December 21, 2012 has sparked interpretations and suggestions that it marks the end of the world.
“Whether they think it will come to an end through the hands of God, or a natural disaster or a political event, whatever the reason, one in seven thinks the end of the world is coming,” said Keren Gottfried, research manager at Ipsos Global Public Affairs which conducted the poll for Reuters.
Many Mayan scholars have disputed that the world will end in 2012; however, as shown by the Reuturs poll there is still a large majority of the public worldwide that sees a doomsday coming in 2012.
What do you think will happen on December 21, 2012? Be sure to leave a comment.
What can we expect in 2012? Astrologist Susan Miller has the answers.
As recently written by metro.us, the publication spent an afternoon with the popular Astrologer Susan Miller for her 2012 Astrology Predicitons.
“Astrology is a study of mathematical cycles,” Miller says. “There’s no predestination. You can see if the planets are harmonious or fighting each other.”
On the economy and politics:
“[Economic trouble] isn’t really gonna loosen up until Oct 4, when Saturn leaves Libra. We’re gonna see the real estate market get better in the fourth quarter. I think Obama’s gonna do better.”
On Occupy Wall Street:
“It’s gonna grow big. It’s gonna go all the way to March 2015. It’s gonna get more developed. It could even turn into a third party.”
What does 2012 hold in store for your favorite Celebrities? Not to be forgotten, Astrologist Susan Miller gives her 2012 Celebrity Predictions.
Kim Kardashian: “[She] did not get married at the right time. It was actually the worst time. She’s a late Libra, and it shows sadness. She’s feeling loss.”
Jessica Simpson: “She’s a Cancer. Actually, her best year of her life is the summer of 2013 to the summer of 2014. I think she may have two [babies] in a row.”
Demi and Ashton: “I never understood what kept them together. She is Scorpio, he is Aquarius — that means she is touchy-feely, warm and very loving. Ashton is very intellectual, cool and distant — brainy. This match was always a mystery to me. She can find someone better for her.”
JLo & Marc: “[JLo, as a Leo, is] very warm-hearted. They need to be free. He’s Virgo, nice and structured — ‘Where you are going, when are you coming back?’ She wanted to be untethered. They just didn’t belong together. Children sometimes add that extra layer of stress.”
What do you think of Astrologist Susan Miller’s 2012 Astrology Predictions? Be sure to leave a comment.