I know many of you thought the Mayan calendar ended, right? Last year, the fated December 21, 2012. Well, ended in historical records or not, those who have understood the calendar and utilized its counting system understand how it persists. According to its 13 month calendar with 13 perfectly timed-to-the-moon 28 day cycles, today marks a very special day. Today, July 25th is the Mayan calendar’s ‘day-out-of-time’, a great opportunity to reflect on the 12 month Gregorian calendar we currently follow, it’s invention and what the difference between the two systems is. Is it time to change?
The Mayan calendar, and measuring systems of time like this, have been keeping track of the procession of the moon and the sun and much more for eons. Our Gregorian calendar is but an infant, just as is our medical system. Named for Pope Gregory XIII, the 12 month calendar we currently abide by, with its uneven, disorderly months ending randomly in 28, 29, 30 and 31 days, does not correspond to each other nor anything in the cosmos, knocking us out of alignment with the cosmic order. Our 12 month calendar along with our 60 minute clock, has produced for us, an artificial timing system and frequency referred to as the 12:60. Dr. Jose Arguelles, who has written much on the Mayan calendar says:
It is the artificial timing frequency that is governing the whole of globalization or global civilization…With an irregular and irrational calendar, we are programmed for irrationality; irrational laws, irrational customs…We are the only people with wristwatches and the only species destroying our environment. There is a connection. As long as we are living on this timing frequency we are going to go farther and farther away from the universal natural cycles. As we go farther away we get out of touch with our own nature and we get out of touch with the Great Nature…
The Mayan calendar follows the moon with its regular 28 day cycle. Our 52 week calendar actually fits perfectly inside this cycle allowing for 13 months of 28 days with one extra day, the ‘day-out-of-time.’ Who couldn’t use a free day to rid oneself of the hustle of life and just ‘be?’ 13 moons of 4 weeks each is perfectly harmonic, perpetual and repeating. This calendar is modeled after nature, moving with our own orbit of the sun one full round and the moon, which cycles 13 times. The significance of the ‘extra day’ is described in this year’s 13 moon calendar starting tomorrow:
In the spirit of festival, this internationally celebrated holiday promotes themes of forgiveness, atonement, artistic celebration of life, community. “Peace through Culture,” and “Time is Art!” The Day Out of Time is now an official holiday in over 70 Brazilian cities alone, including Sao Paulo – the 2nd largest city in the world! Changing the calendar to a system of harmony is uniting people all around the planet, transcending boundaries of nation or religion, as a Global Culture of Peace.
Since December 21st of last year completed the formal 26,000 year cycle and the most recent 5,125 year World Age as defined in the ‘Cycle of History’ as well as in cultures world wide, this means we have entered a new age, a new era – known as The Sixth Sun or The Age of the Great Synthesis. This correlates with the planetary movements and alignments of the largely spoken of ‘Age of Aquarius.’
What would happen to us individually and collectively if we were to switch to a more ‘natural’ way of measuring time together, as is done with the Mayan 13 moon calendar, forfeiting the nonsensical Gregorian Calendar – which has ‘invented’ our current reality? Would anything change? Would we notice? How would making such a change affect our relationships with nature and with each other? Would we feel more connected? Would we missed our ‘beloved’ holidays, followed largely out of customs – such as Halloween, St. Patrick’s Day, Valentine’s Day, and the like? Would this shift give us a chance to instead create meaningful customs that fit the here and now, stamping out the traditions which no longer serve the collective good? It’s something to ponder on this ‘day out of time.’ Think of it as a new year starting all over!
To find out more about the Mayan calendar visit The Maya-Portal on-line. Here is a great video that explains the larger cyclical implications of the Mayan calendar:
Written by: Stasia Bliss
Sources: The Maya Portal; 13 Moon Galactic Calendar of this cycle