12.21.12 is the long awaited Winter Solstice, the date of the Grand Galactic Alignment. Significantly this Winter Solstice 2012 is the only Solstice in recorded history to occur at exactly 11:11. (11:11 has special cosmic digital significance which you can read about at the second link). How the Mayans knew this is a mystery (or is it?). Below is more on the rare alignment of our Solar System with the dark rift of the Milky Way as we cross over the Galactic Equator.
The excitement for 2012 as a turning point in planetary Consciousness has been building all year long. We are finally at our most important choice point which millions are anticipating as a profound opportunity to birth a new era of peace and goodwill towards all. This once "every 26,000 year event" is why we all are on the planet now - to bear witness to the birthing of a new era in Consciousness.
Millions of people around the world are unifying to say "YES" to a new potential for humanity, using the start of a new Mayan calendar cycle as an auspicious marker point. For three days, people will gather to spread love, kindness and hope together in a massive, synchronized effort with events around the world designed to put humanity on a better path. Each one of us is needed right now to activate the movement of personal and collective evolution.
The Galactic Alignment is the alignment of the December solstice sun with the Galactic equator. This alignment occurs as a result of the precession of the equinoxes. Precession is caused by the earth wobbling very slowly on its axis and shifts the position of the equinoxes and solstices one degree every 71.5 years. Because the sun is one-half of a degree wide, it will take the December solstice sun 36 years to precess through the Galactic equator (see diagram below).
The precise alignment of the solstice point (the precise center-point of the body of the sun as viewed from earth) with the Galactic equator was calculated to occur in 1998 (Jean Meeus, Mathematical Astronomy Morsels, 1997).
Thus, the Galactic Alignment "zone" is 1998 +/- 18 years = 1980 - 2016. This is "era-2012."
Galactic Alignment Simplified
If you imagine our solar system as a bunch of peas on a plate, with a huge meatball in the center, imagine the Milky Way as a city-size pizza with the "Guinness World Book Record Meatball" in its center!
Prior to December 2012 we have been drifting on the top of the pizza, never really able to see the bottom. The plate and pizza are not parallel. They are moving at different angles. We've been drifting down, down, down... and on December 21st, 2012, we will be exactly level with the crust -- forming an "x" at the Galactic Equator where galactic gravity is the strongest. After 2012, if we are still here, we will be passing through the bottom zone, viewing the Milky Way pizza from the South.
What is Galactic Synchronization?
Galactic synchronization is a term coined by José Arguelles in "The Mayan Factor" in which he calls this current period in time an era in which the ascension process begins, or possibly a time for us to make an evolutionary leap to the next dimension.
The Great Cycle in the Maya Cosmology, is a fifth and final
cycle in the 26,000-year Precession of the Equinoxes, except that the Mayans
measured it from the Winter Solstice instead of the Spring Equinox. "On
18.104.22.168.0, the December solstice sun will be found in the band of the Milky
Way. We can call this an alignment between the galactic plane and the solstice
meridian. This is an event that has slowly converged over a period of thousands
of years, and is caused by the precession of the equinoxes. The place where the
December solstice sun crosses the Milky Way is precisely the location of the
"dark-rift in the Milky Way...'Xibalbá be' - the road to the underworld." ,
which the Maya called the Mouth of the Crocodile, (or jaguar-toad); the
Crocodile Tree being the Milky Way itself.
[Info from http://www.maya12-21-2012.com/2012galactic.html where you can find lots more on this special and rare moment we are a part of]
There is additional fascinating information relating to the 11:11 gateway that will open at the precise time of Solstice on 12-21-12 when the solar system is passing through the Galactic Equator. It can be found here: http://2012rising.com/article/the-galactic-alignment-in-2012-part-2
No matter what you do or where you are tomorrow December 21, 2012 - it is important that you do if from Love, Unity and Peace. Make Love your primary feeling and energy on this powerful day and you will be contributing powerfully to the whole. This is the day to "go in Peace" with your heart overflowing. Let's together powerfully anchor Love into the world.
©Amy Flynn 2012.