The whole world was in a Yellow Cosmic Seed Year

July 26, 2005 to July 25th, 2006

and the question for this year was....

How do I surrender to the perfection of the larger pattern of my Essence Self?

You do so with Yellow Seed energy...
"Egg of Potential" exercise
Updated August 18, 2005


Tone 13 - Cosmic - Universal Movement


Yellow Seed - Kan

Shadow Wisdom of Yellow Seed

One of the shadows of Yellow Seed is acting as the unawakened seed, the sleeper who wants to remain protected and invulnerable. In this shadow you may think you are serving yourself through this illusion of safety and security. Yet if you maintain distance from the world of possibilities outside your shell, your new horizons are kept at a distance. Take a risk, and reveal all that you are! Beyond the confines of definitions and self-concepts and the security of everyday patterns, the excitement of unknown possibilities beckons.

Examine how protective limitations affect your natural growth. Such issues are reflected in phrases like, "My world works just the way it is"; "I can't do that"; "I'm just fine the way I am"; or "I feel too inadequate." The sae wall that is intended to create safety and security also builds a barrier that limits Spirit from creating new possibilities in your life.

One way to access the transformation offered in the shadow of Yellow Seed is to realize that the seeds - your dreams, desires, and destiny - lie waiting within you to be awakened. In accepting that you are the fertile ground, you feel the authentic safety and security within, and the outside world becomes ripe with new possibilities.

Look at yourself in relationship to the natural seasons and cycles of your life. There is a time to move into the stillness of the dormant seed, where you ready yourself to be cleansed by the rains that germinate the new growth of spring. In summer, you fully flourish and manifest the abundance of life. In fall, you reap the harvest and prepare to go deep within for winter. You may have a tendency to get locked into a pattern of a particular cycle or season. If so, remember that it is often wise to clear away the dead wood, to remove restrictions and allow room for new growth. Yellow Seed asks you to open to receive the gift that is held in any fixed pattern, which will teach you the wisdom of the whole cycle.

In the shadow of Yellow Seed, you may wait for someone or something else to "do it for you," to be seeded or made whole from outside of self. Realize that you, in harmony with Spirit, seed yourself and awaken your changes, dreams and possibilities. This is a unique opportunity to learn about your relatedness, your oneness with all life. As the indigenous Americans say, "For all my relations!" We are all relatives engaged in the larger cycles and patterns of life. All that we do is connected to the whole.



Now is the time to move into the Light of Yellow Seed

Qualities of Yellow Seed: seed, seeding manifestation, self-germination, fertile ground, creation and gestation, patterning of the light, opening, possibility erupting.

Yellow Seed is the ordered pattern of growth. You and your life are the fertile soil, and the mystery blooms within you through the power of your intention or seed thoughts. Just as a seed contains the hologram of its completion, the process of manifestation follows a natural order. In this gestation process, your intention is quickened by Spirit. The charged seed, your true desire or vision, becomes the focus for germination.

What can you open that will support receptivity and assist the germination of your seed intentions? Envision the seed receiving the invitation to grow in the openness of your world. Viscerally feel the possibility of your heart's dream emerging. Your true desires and dreams contain an innate intelligence that can break through even the rigidity of fixed expectations. Planting a new seed, even in the hard soil of old belief systems, can bring unexpected magic and growth.

Be willing to break open the constraining shells of past patterns, the shackles of belief structures. Call forth your creative involvement with life. This involvement frees and awakens the powerful energy of the life force, shifting your perceptions and experience, catalyzing the manifestation of your dreams. Participate spontaneously in your growth, unrestricted by the illusion of old structures that once provided safety. Move forward into the light of new possibilities.

Offer your dream-seed to the universe. In the ordered patterning of the light, align with your heart's greater purpose. In gratitude, surrender and release the seed to the benefit of your growth and its own pattern of perfection.

The number for Yellow Seed is four, the vibration of measure. This is the number of cycles and seasons. It represents the ordered patterning of the light wherein, as Jose Arguelles says, "form learns to generate its own seed." The number four represents the freed pattern of form, the germination of specific seeds co-created with Spirit. If you are in the process of seeding something, meditate with the number four and the energy of Yellow Seed to assist you.

Yellow Seed encompasses an ordered pattern of light known as entelechy, the power that directs an organism toward the fulfillment of its own nature. Yellow Seed is a symbol of this natural, ordered power. Within any seed is the hologram of both is potential and the fulfillment of it's true nature. All possibility exists within the seed; it is informed directly from the ordered patterning of the light. That is to say, the perfect unfolding of a seed's potential is determined at each stage of its growth. Often we are caught in the maze of mind, looking for answers when, through our innate tropism to the light, our perfect pattern of growth would unfold with joyful ease.

Tropism is the tendency to respond or move toward something by natural attraction. Through a code inherent within, a sprouted seed grows toward the light and a sunflower follows the Sun. In like manner, you respond to the light of your Essence Self, opening naturally to the fulfillment of your true nature. Through your own process of living and learning, you generate and plant various intentions and desires. As your natural growth pattern is catalyzed and awakened, your truth germinates in wisdom, emerging into the light in which all seeds flourish. Thus, as you plant your own truth, more truth comes to light. In this way, you create ever more fertile ground in which to explore and express all that you are.

The number for Yellow Seed is four, the vibration of measure. This is the number of cycles and seasons. It represents the ordered patterning of the light wherein, as Jose Arguelles says, "form learns to generate its own seed." The number four represents the freed pattern of form, the germination of specific seeds co-created with Spirit. If you are in the process of seeding something, meditate with the number four and the energy of Yellow Seed to assist you.

A meditation for Yellow Seed is, "I am the bodhi mandala, the seed possibility erupting." The color for Yellow Seed is saffron yellow. This is the color of the animating wisdom of the sun, the power that brings the vital force into visible form. If you wish to access the Yellow Seed energy of self-germination, focus of bright yellow.


Harmonic Wisdom of Yellow Seed

The law of harmony embodied in Yellow Seed is tonal progression, the orderly advance from one tone to another that creates a larger pattern or melody. Progressions have to do with the creation of the harmony of naturally ordered patterns, allowing for an ordering in the stages of spiritual development. Recognize the truth of your seed as the whole, your part in the pattern of perfection. The seed contains the hologram of your progression on your evolutionary path. Even though you may not always see the musical score, you are still played by the music. As the natural laws of harmony are understood and experienced, more of the larger pattern becomes visible and the true self is revealed.

The harmonic progressions represented by Yellow Seed provide the framework on which you are able to clearly evolve to your fullest potential. One understanding is built on another, as you realize that you are one with the heart of All That Is.

A musical descriptor for Yellow Seed is nodal lines, as expressed in the experiments with sound of Ernst Chladni, who founded the science of acoustics in the early 1900's. In these studies, the musician put sand on a drumhead and then struck a musical note. What he found was that different notes consistently made distinct geometrical patterns in the sand. Sand collected in the areas that were not vibrating, leaving the areas without sand as a now visible witness of the vibrating note, the form behind forms. In this, the physical world reveals the spiritual. Yellow Seed represents this natural, ordered patterning of the light.

Our Tone for this year is Tone 13 - Cosmic

The thirteenth tone calls forth the greater pattern. The hand of fate beckons and then catapults you free to journey home.

Qualities: Wild card, unseen forces, unexpected change, open system, touch of destiny, interdimensional shift.

Thirteen is the ray of universal movement, the foundation of self within the foundation of Essence Self combined with the rhythm of the trinity. The Cosmic Tone of 13 touches you with the hand of unseen forces and radical change. It will catalyze into movement whatever resists change or is unexamined or stationary. You are being touched by fate, moved through identifications of self into open consciousness.

Olin, the Mayan goddess of movement, asks you to surrender to the perfection of the larger pattern of your Essence Self. From the perspective of surrender and trust, what movement is being called for? Pay attention to synchronicities and seeming coincidences that jump into your awareness. Thirteen provides the possibility of a radical "frequency shift," offering you limitless new openings. Become a skywalker. Be open and flexible, allowing changing reference points to become dynamic allies. Open to the workings of destiny offered by universal movement.


***This is the last year in a 13 year cycle that began with Yellow Magnetic Seed on July 26th, 1993. Can you see the overlying pattern within your own life? What did you Seed back in 1993? What is wrapping up right now in your life? What dead wood needs to be removed? Cosmic years are ending years, filled with change and excitement...surrender to the perfection of what takes place this year, wrap up old issues and plant new seeds in order to be ready for next year - the first year in a brand new phase: Red Magnetic Moon (remembering our inner Master Teacher)***

These excerpts were taken from the book, "The Mayan Oracle - Return Path to the Stars" by Ariel Spilsbury & Michael Bryner - Click here to email Ariel and purchase a signed copy!


Dream Symbolism for Yellow Seed

If your dreams are full of the following dream images or feelings you are experiencing Yellow Seed!

Digging in the earth
Earth, Water, Sun energies
Small-scale objects
The color Yellow
Flow-Rigidity axis
Shell-Opening axis
Crabs or other shellfish
People in your dreams that you know are Cancers or Capricorns

Cosmic energies:
Endings, Partings, Leavings
Electricity symbolism (radical change - rewiring)
Free falling
New Path - fork in the road
Shoes (representing your Path) and feet
Flowing water


Astrological Significance

Check your astrological chart to see if you have transits that involve Saturn, the signs Cancer or Capricorn or your Moon.

Yellow Seed combines the ordering, patterning, manifesting and pruning energies of Saturn (and Capricorn) with the feminine, flowing, birthing powers of the Moon (and Cancer).


Personal Observations

So far my dreams have been very telling...but they have felt more 'Cosmic' (Tone 13) than Yellow Seed. So far, that is...

In one dream I was bobbing around in the choppy waters of a dark ocean. I wasn't fearful at all - somehow I knew that this state wasn't going to last forever and I was amazed at how it was very easy just to float in the warm ocean. No struggle. But I also didn't have any control over anything! I was just being tossed this way and that by the choppy waves. (Flow!) To me, this feels like the Cosmic energy that is available this year - much 'surrendering to the perfection of the larger pattern of your essence self' here!

If you feel like you have less control over your life...just let go and bob around in the available energies. Don't struggle, it's just a waste of energy. Trust (Cosmic energy, 12th house, Pisces/Neptune) that there is a larger pattern to all that is going on in your life and just leave it at that...enjoy the not-knowing where you're going!

The other dream I had that felt very Cosmic was one in which I was trying to extend my plane ticket, so I could stay in the foreign country longer....while at the same time, an aspect of myself (represented by a friend in my dream) was arriving in this foreign country, but got off one stop too far! I guess I don't know whether I'm coming or going! Some confusion over real-world issues...and over what is next. Remember that a 13 year is a wrapping up here....the energies swirl around in a vortex way, mixing things up, completing one cycle while also being the emptiness that holds all possibilities and potential.

It's perfect that it's a Yellow Seed year....because our task this year is to seed our heart's desires in this cosmic ocean of All That that the new cycle starting next year will have something to work with! So...seed away!

I wrote 13 pages the other day on my heart's desire and I encourage you to too! Write it all down - down to the detail. Plumb the depths of your desire's...seed the oceans of yourself...

Here is a link to a perfect Yellow Cosmic Seed year exercise that I found in a Bartholomew book - called The Egg of Potential.

Love Tracey


Western Astrology Correspondence

Take a look at the chart for the Mayan New Year (Yellow Cosmic Seed energy) here.

I find this chart for the Yellow Cosmic Seed year fascinating as it really enforces the Yellow Cosmic Seed year from the western astrology perspective.

Let's take a look at it, together.

First - I am fascinated by the 13's that show up! (The energy, Cosmic, is the 13th and final, Tone. Interesting that, numerologically, 13 is the Transformation number: Death/Rebirth...which is what the mayan Cosmic year is all about too....Death of the old 13 year phase and the birth of the new 13 year phase that starts next year. Wild eh?)

Look at the 13 degree Mid Heaven (very top of the chart: MC). The MC represents the top of the Mountain of Awareness (and the freedom that awareness gives us!), our Calling for the year ahead, the Goal. The Goal is 13! Death and Transformation. The Moon in Aries (new beginnings!) is also at 13 degrees sitting right on top of the MC (wild!) - which further reinforces the death/rebirth symbolism...but adds a desire to emotionally connect with our goals this think about ourselves (seed our own desires). That may seem a little selfish, but you can't help the world, your family, your friends or your community if you, yourself, aren't living your own truth...springing from your own "I AM" self. (I Am is the keyword for Aries)

Notice the firey Grand Trine (blue, harmonious, triangle) that emanates from the MC and Aries Moon. All that Aries at the top of the chart is encouraging us to take initiative this year (seeding our desires for our Calling - MC and 10th house) and is receiving powerful creative energy from Pluto in the 5th house of Creativity and Self-Expression (this reinforces the new energy of Saturn in Leo as the 5th house is Leo's home house) as well as an ability to communicate, imagine (neptune opposite mercury) and write about our objective for the year and, really, the next 13 years (Mercury in Leo in the 1st house). (woah!)

Still speaking of numbers...I really like the way the Saturn & Sun straddle the 1st house...and how Saturn is a 1 and the Sun is a 3 and together they look an awful lot like 13, too!

To me, the symbolism of having Jupiter right at the bottom of the chart on the IC is beautiful...Jupiter on the IC (imagine the IC as your root chakra) is telling us that we spring from expand, expand, expand your consciousness to include all that you are and bring abundance into your is available at all times, but especially this year during our Seeding year. Draw on the available Jupiter energy.

Saturn conjunct the Sun in Leo straddling the 1st house (the way we come into the world, this year) suggests a seriousness...but also brings a disciplined, responsible energy to each of our Sun Selves (Leo is ruled by the Sun) and perhaps more focused energy to our creativity, self-expression and self-esteem. Core Leo issues. How strong am I? Is my Core strong? Do I express my creativity freely? Am I becoming my true self...realizing my potential? While Saturn is in Leo (the next 2 1/2 years) we will all have an opportunity to strengthen ourselves and our creative expression. The Life Lesson with Saturn in Leo is: I am my own Authority!!

To me, the 12th house is the "Cosmic" house and it is ruled by Cancer, this year, a perfect place for our seeds to be nurtured and nourished - in the dark, oceanic 12th house under the nurturing, unconditional love of the Mother, Cancer. Saturn, placed just in the 12th house, is helping with the seeding (Saturn represents real life, physical, structures)...and the fact that Neptune opposes our Mercury this year further adds a 12th house, 'cosmic' oceanic surrendering to the energy this year. Mercury rules our thoughts and Neptune opposite it can symbolize several different things. On the negative side: confusion and misunderstandings - as though your brain isn't working quite right (or perhaps it's your partners brain that isn't functioning properly! haha.) or, on the positive side: if we surrender to the energies this year (as we should!) and detach from requiring anything concrete or wanting certain outcomes Neptune opposite Mercury can actually provide us all with a mystical, intuitive, channel that will keep us plugged into our higher selves and All That Is. Neptune opposite Mercury is also wonderful for our imagination and dreams....and, when seeding the future 'everything is dreamed first' - and 'energy follows thought' this energy is very handy if we surrender...and go with the flow ala my dark, choppy ocean dream.

I would love to hear from others experiencing the distinct Yellow Cosmic Seed energy shift!



See last year's Blue Crystal Storm Year
I have updated this page with personal observations about Blue Crystal Storm's energy last year and how it affected me - plus a synchronistic tale about requesting assistance and receiving it!