As I mentioned earlier, the Mesoamerican calendar ticked from 220.127.116.11.19 to 18.104.22.168.0. And as people have noticed, this did not mean the end of the world. Not too much of a surprise there, as the Mayans never did predict any end of the world. Indeed, the calendar didn't even end!
This was all made up by people who wanted to make some quick bucks, and so it is a little upsetting to see news stations now claiming that the Mayans were wrong. In one interview, a woman thought that the Mayans had purposely pulled our collective legs on this one. No, it wasn't the Mayans, it were 21st century businessmen who pulled so many legs.
Others ask if this means we have entered a new golden era. So here's my attempt at multiple approaches to figure out what the 14th baktun has in store for us.
The 14th Baktun
I say "14th Baktun" because the numbering begins at 0. So 0 is the first baktun, 1 is the second, and so on. So what does this mean? To start off with, nothing. It's a way of counting days, and there is nothing magical about it.
Skywalker to Wizard
From what I gather, different cultures had their own localized variation of the Mesoamerican calendar. Since the specific culture everyone keeps refering to is Mayan, I'll stick to that.
So, given that there are 20 baktuns in a piktun, and there are 20 gods, we could make a wild assumption that we went from the 13th to the 14th god, i.e. from the Skywalker to the Wizard.
The 392 year reign of the Skywalker, started September 18th 1618. The Skywalker is an explorer and adventurer. One could easily argue that a lot of exploration has been going on in these last 392 years, and certainly there has been a lot of adventure. (That said, the vikings belonged to the age of the fun inviting monkey, and the late middle ages were run by the human, inviting wise choices and free will.)
The Wizard, on the other hand, invites magic and the feeling of empowerment.
Another way of looking at a baktun, is the energy predicted by the religious Tzolkin calendar on the first kin of the baktun. For this new baktun, the energies are as such:
The destiny of this baktun is the blue hand, healing and accomplishing. It cooperates with the yellow human, choosing wisely and with free will. The guiding force is the storm of transformation and allowing self-generation. The major challenge is red earth, being grounded and open to synchronicity. There may be the occult surprise of the white wizard, creating magic and the feeling of empowerment. All this goes to the Crystal Tone, cooperating and facilitating team work. Be aware, however, that this baktun is born during the wavespell of the yellow warrior, planning strategically and questioning.
"May the energy of the Blue Hand help me to heal in all levels and accomplish what I am looking for. I am guided by the power of Transformation. Yellow Castle. Fourth Castle of Giving. Time to use the Lessons Learned."
Sounds good to me. Because it doesn't say too much about what happens on the macro scale of things on Planet Earth. It says more about the energies available to us. After all, the macro perspective is merely a reflection of what happens within us all.
If the last years before the so called end of the Mayan calendar (it didn't end) has shown us anything, it is an enormous increase in the number of people who want a change for the better in this world and are willing to do something about it. This is very positive.
There is no reason to put off betterment.
Remember, therefore, that you do have free will. You are free to focus on what the world has become, and you are free to become the world you want. Must you find peace in your heart and choose wisely.