What better time to start the year than on the day that the light overcomes the dark and the days get longer? The Winter Solstice in its majesty teaches us 1) that astronomy is fun and that 2) that the light does overcome the dark. That the light will arise in us and awaken our inner eye and we will see in a way we have not seen before. What a perfect time to start the new year!
We will look back at all the craziness surrounding the Mayan calendars one day and laugh. You see, recently they have discovered other Mayan calendars that continue on where the last ones left off. On top of this many Mayan ancestors to this day in Guatemala have been telling everyone who would listen that the new-age crazy people who want so much for the world to end to corruption, violence, hate etc, and open up into a new world with fluffy cats pouring in from another dimension to take place, are wrong! Sorry folks, this just is not what will happen. Sure you can have some fun with an ancient calendar ending and a new one beginning, but do not use it as an opportunity to con other people out of money. The only realization is that the world will get better if people actively participate in making it a better place. If you want to make the world a better place why not donate to a charity who could use the money like the Compassionate Action Network. May your new year be full of Joy and Wonder!