Born on this day: Chris Isaak, Whitney Houston, Joe Cocker, Hank Azaria
The theme of the current trecena is change and transformation by means of shedding an old skin; a death within life. The sun-sign on stage 3 (Lamat, the Star, seed, or rabbit) directly contrasts the theme of the trecena, since it stands for constant abundance by multiplication of whatever it comes in contact with, rather than any sort of modification.
After the goal of transformation is set on 1-Cimi, and a process of spiritual healing takes place on 2-Manik, Lamat comes along and multiplies the process by contrasting it – from the mind to emotion, from a challenge and hardships to interim ripeness and fulfillment.
3-Lamat stands for the drive to work and do and give, without a definite focus on what needs work right now, nor whom to give to.
Last Tzolkin round on this day
To get a feel of the Tzolkin round in its entirety, all 260 days of it, let’s look at what happened the last time we were at this Tzolkin junction, with 1-Ben still fresh in memory, and 1-Cimi just beginning.
“On July 14, 2015 (3-Men), the New Horizons spacecraft became the first spacecraft to fly by Pluto. During its brief flyby, New Horizons made detailed measurements and observations of Pluto and its moons.” – Wikipedia, italics added
That year, 1-Cimi began 25 July 2015. Remember last summer? This is the basic rhythm of the Tzolkin, just under one woman’s gestation cycle.
“Pluto is the planet of major transformation, representing the cycle of death and rebirth. It is responsible for breaking down the old to make room for the new. Pluto can also represent power and control, and reigns over our relationship to authority figures and leadership.” – (source)
The big-picture tarot and astrology angle says Pluto “reigns over our relationships to authority figures and leadership”. Does this ring a bell to anyone? It looks just like the recent NASA public relations move (~8-year voyage) mysteriously intersected with our culture’s current struggle with misplaced power and personal empowerment efforts.
“… breaking down… making room” Pluto goes around our home star in extremely long cycles. So a process of deterioration and failure of our institutions and authority figures can take decades to manifest, when it actually took centuries to put them in place.
Here’s Joe Cocker (3-Lamat) brainstorming on some ideas like all good Lamats usually do. He shook loose of this mortal coil on 22 December 2014 (7-Chuen).