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 188.8.131.52.0,” 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.
On December 21, 2012, just a few short days away, he Mayan long count calendar which lasts for 5.125 years will end as according to artifacts found in “Monument 6.”
The History Channel recently asked – is there an alien connection? Will the end of the Mayan calendar in 2012 correspond with an alien visitation? A source of speculation by ancient alien theorists, who believe the Maya may have been visited and influenced by extra-terrestrials to help them form their advanced calendar, scientific knowledge and society.
Will an outer space visitor appear on December 21, 2012 as predicted by certain interpretations of the Mayan calendar? Shout out your comment.
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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Russia, a nation with a long history of belief in Psychic’s and Mystic’s, is reeling from the fast approaching December 21 date which many have predicted will be a doomsday event.
Fox news recently reported that the Mayan Doomsday prophecy is greatly impacting the psyche of many russians.
The supposed prophecy has been impacting Russia to the point where government officials had to publicly address the news. Inmates in a women’s prison located near the Chinese border are said to have experienced a “collective mass psychosis” so intense that a priest has been called in to calm them. In eastern Moscow, “panicked citizens stripped shelves of matches kerosene, sugar and candles.”
In a town called Chelyabinsk, a giant Mayan-style archway is being built out of ice.
Certain interpretations of the Mayan long count calendar, predict a doomsday event on December 21, 2012 when a 5,125 year cycle comes to an end.
What do you think will happen on December 21, 2012? Shout out your comment.
Will Obama be victorious yet again in November? 2 of 3 Psychic and Tarot Card Readers seem to think so according to a recent article.
Can Obama really pull out a win after a complete failure in his first presidential debate? Perhaps he will win big in presidential debate three, in fact he may have to win big according to recent polls, and that is exactly what some Psychic and Tarot Card readers think may happen.
As written recently by the gazette.com, three Colorado Psychic and Tarot Card Readers predicted Obama as the victor come November.
Psychic Gushikawa shuffled her Tarot cards, sprayed her head and shoulders with frankincense and myrrh to clear her energy, and contemplated the upcoming presidential election.
The 59-year-old woman, with her calm voice and long dark hair, dealt the cards in a sweeping motion around a small table at the Metaphysical Celebration in downtown Colorado Springs on Monday.
“We’re having a rebirth of our nation,” Gushikawa said, interpreting the cards and describing 2013 as one of economic and international renewal for the United States. “It will take four months time to turn it around, but we’re ready to rise again.”
The woman, who said her name means strong spirited river, looked up from the table.
“What I’m seeing is that we will have (Barack) Obama as the president,” she said.
Astrologer Mary Jayn of Colorado also weighed in and predicted Obama as the presidential victor in November as reported by the gazette.com.
Two of the three who enthusiastically took part in the exercise said the cards, stars and other energies point to the re-election of President Obama.
“According to my charts Obama will win,” said Mary R. Jayn, an astrologer from Lakewood. Jayn said this is the 13th presidential election she has predicted with astrological charts. Her first was in 1964.
“I’ve missed with two out of 12. Those are pretty good odds,” said the self-proclaimed Democrat, noting that she even nailed the controversy-ridden George W. Bush-Al Gore race in 2000.
Could president Obama’s poor debate performance and the continued bad economy mark his demise – or will the American people see through that?
What do you think, will president Obama win re-election in November? Shout out your comments.
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.
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.
Are you ready for a peek into what the new year of 2012 holds in store for the world? Chinese Astrologers offer their predictions for what the “Year of the Dragon” holds in store.
As recently reported by news.yahoo.com, Chinese Astrologers and feng shui masters Anthony Cheng and Peter So offer their 2012 Psychic Predictions.
“The world economy will be unstable in the Year of the Dragon, because the economies in Europe and the US are still suffering from the effects of the recession,” Hong Kong feng shui master Anthony Cheng says.
Celebrity astrologer Peter So says the United States will provide some good news late in the year, but his charts for Europe make grim reading.
“Europe will not recover so soon — it is expected to suffer at least until 2014. But what I can say is this, a recovery for the US economy is possible in 2013,” he says.
If you’re prepared to ride the dragon and invest in 2012, Russia and China could be your best bets. The two emerging markets will be the best performers in a volatile year, says Cheng.
But be prepared for surprises, especially out of China where the Communist Party will hold its 18th Congress to select a new generation of leaders.
“In the second half of the year, a scandalous corruption case will be exposed in China,” warns Cheng, refusing to elaborate about who will be implicated.
“I can also predict that in Hong Kong and in mainland China, a number of high-ranking officials will be forced to step down. Some may be thrown behind bars, or even pass away.”
As for US politics, the soothsayers are more cautious. When asked who will win the US elections, So refuses to make a prediction without precise information about the dates and times of the candidates’ births.
“Sometimes luck depends on the country itself, rather than an individual president,” he says enigmatically.
“For the US, they are starting to have luck on their side again, so it is going to be a good year no matter who’s elected.”
The five Chinese elements are wood, fire, earth, metal and water, and 2012 is tipped to be big on water. This could mean riches and abundance, but it could also spell disaster.
What do you think 2012 will hold in store for the world? Be sure to leave a comment.