The Nature New Year begins with the Autumnal Equinox, when the Sun enters Libra on September 22, 2013 at 1:44 PM PT / 4:44 PM ET / 8:44 PM GMT. At this time, our personal and collective cycles for the next 12 months are set in motion. Using esoteric systems as the basis for intuitive insight, we can establish a trajectory for our spiritual unfoldment during the year ahead. Anticipation, intentionality and action based on this esoteric information supports us to accelerate our spiritual growth...quickening our path to enlightenment.

What follows is my exploration of the various factors setting the stage for this exciting year of spiritual progress and guidance as to the spiritual task at hand.

Mayan Calendar: Kin 222 White Magnetic Wind

According to the Tzolkin Mayan Calendar, there is an energy signature for every day. The Mayan signature for September 22, 2013 is White Magnetic Wind. In The Ascension Oracle, I define Magnetism as “the Soul quality that draws to you all that is required to fulfill your Soul Contract.” Magnetism is an essential aspect of manifestation. I see wind as the breath of life, the power of the spoken word, the movement of Spirit through our lives.

I interpret White Magnetic Wind in relation to the New Year as:

Deepen your BREATH...become more responsive to the

We are being called to use our breath as the primary means to increase our Soul Infusion Level. In The Ascension Oracle, I define Soul Infusion Level as “the degree to which you live from your Soul rather than your ego/personality.”

Breath mastery is Self-mastery

There are many approaches to deepening our breath, e.g., bodywork, conscious breathing exercises, meditation, Tai Chi, time in Nature, Yoga. This year is an ideal time to adopt or deepen any of these practices. In addition, this is the year to heal the areas of our lives in which we experience the greatest stress. As we make these shifts, the breath-holding response to our challenges is replaced by the DEEP BREATH OF PEACE.

Consciousness precedes external experience

Lasting and meaningful change comes as the result of Spiritual Healing. I define Spiritual Healing as the process by which we erase the imprints of the past at their Point of Origin within our consciousness. Underlying all our emotional responses to our current circumstances are deep and painful feelings related to unhealed imprints from our childhood and past lives. As we learn to breathe more deeply, we transcend emotion and develop our ability to feel. In The Ascension Oracle, emotions are defined as “projections of your inner wounds, directed at yourself and/or others. They are attack-oriented, blaming and dramatic, often experienced as highs and lows.” Feelings are defined as “inherently authentic, Self-oriented and reflect Self-responsibility. They are subtle in nature and do not disturb our sense of balance or equanimity.”

As we deepen our ability to feel, we expand our ability to heal. Fully experiencing the effects of the imprints of the past–through feeling–allows us to transcend them.

Discover your dependencies and choose to relinquish them

To deepen our ability to feel, we must also address the dependencies we use to support repression of our feelings. Some dependencies are evident (e.g., alcohol, cigarettes, drugs, food and sex); others are not (e.g., co-dependent relationships and staying busy).


Mayan Calendar: Galactic Activation Portal

In the Tzolkin Calendar, 52 of the 260 days are Galactic Activation Portals. September 22, 2013 is one of them.

“Galactic Activation Portals signify gateways to galactic consciousness,
These openings invite us to activate our evolutionary potential!”
(Eden Sky, 13 Moon Natural Time Calendar)

I interpret this powerful start to a powerful year as indication we are entering a Portal of Transcendence. Here is a declaration to activate and support your passage through this Portal:

I am declaring my allowance of Spiritual Healing to fulfill its function
Erasing the imprint of the past
Thereby anchoring my consciousness in the here and now
And activating the Portal of Transcendence


Card of Destiny: Two of Clubs

The Card of Destiny for September 22, 2013 indicates exactly what we are transcending. In the ancient esoteric system called the Cards of Destiny, one of 52 playing cards is associated with each day of the year. According to Sacred Symbols of the Ancients: The Mystical Significance of the Fifty-Two Playing Cards and Their Amazing Connection with Our Individual Birthdays by Edith L. Randall and Florence Evylinn Campbell, September 22 is a Two of Clubs and is governed by “the psychology of fear.”

The root cause of our fear is our perception of separation from Soul/Source. This is our shared spiritual wound, the antidote to which is the remembrance of our Divine Immanence–Oneness with Soul/Source. A mind at one with Soul/Source is a mind at peace and a peaceful mind creates peaceful experiences.

Fear is the source of all our “nightmares.” Rooted in our consciousness through the unhealed imprints of our experiences, fear underlies all our challenges. To transcend “pain and suffering,” it is important to understand that what is happening in the present is merely a reflection of deeply buried fears from the past.

The message of a Galactic Activation Portal occurring on a White Magnetic Wind and Two of Clubs day is:

Transcend your current challenges by healing the underlying imprints of fear,
thereby releasing deeply rooted survival patterns and the breath-holding response


Numerology/Tarot: 19/1–The Sun Card

September 22, 2013 is a 19/1 in numerology:
9 (September is the 9th month)
22 (2 + 2) = 4
2013 (2 + 0+ 1 + 3) = 6
TOTAL = 9 + 4 + 6 = 19 (1 +9) = 10 (1 +0) = 1

The number one, the number of beginnings, reminds us that we are beginning the first full Nature year after the Mayan calendar ended on December 21, 2012. This is the first full year in the new Galactic Creational Cycle. It is first year of New Time!

The Tarot Card for the number 19 is The Sun. The Sun refers to our essential Self, our Soul. The Sun card indicates to me it is time to identify with our Souls rather than our ego/ personalities.

My interpretation of the numerology for September 22, 2013 is that this first year of New Time is the time to become fully Soul/SUN-Infused. It is time to become the ‘SUNS’ of God we are here to be.

The Soul is a Powerful force. It is the Voice for God/Source. It is clear and strong, uncompromising in the Truth, courageous in action and motivated by Love. You ARE powerful–BE powerful.
(guidance from “Stalwart” in The Ascension Oracle)


The Sabian Symbol for the Equinox: 1° Libra

In a collection of perfect species of many biological forms, a butterfly displays the beauty of its wings, its body impaled by a fine dart.

Keynote: The immortal archetypal reality that a perfect and dedicated life reveals
(Dane Rudhyar, An Astrological Mandala: The Cycle of Transformations and its 360 Symbolic Phases)

Since the Nature New Year always begins when the Sun enters Libra, this is the Sabian symbol for every new Nature Year. Every year, a new evolutionary cycle in which we have the opportunity to ascend the ladder of consciousness toward our perfected and sacred Selves is initiated and with each summer, it reaches fruition. As we ascend the ladder of consciousness, we raise our vibratory rate above the level of our current circumstances.

Ascension is the only solution to the “human condition.” Choose to ascend.
(guidance from “Divine Flame: The Ascension Solution” in The Ascension Oracle)


Full Moon at 27° Pisces

The Full Moon in Pisces occurred on September 19, 2013. Pisces is the last sign of the Zodiac and governed the 2,000 years from the birth of Christ to the year 2000. The Age of Pisces represents “time past” and the “old ways.” Now we are in the process of birthing the New Age–the Age of Aquarius. We are collectively learning to shift from Piscean dynamics to Aquarian dynamics, e.g., external authority to inner authority, individualism to collective consciousness, isolation to intimacy, self-sacrifice to self-empowerment.

Once the Moon is waning, which begins immediately after the exact moment of the Full Moon, we begin a two-week cycle of release. I see the Autumnal Equinox occurring days after the Pisces Full Moon as providing the impetus and support for us to release the Piscean Dynamic.

This will clear the space for you to activate, adopt and incorporate that which is in alignment with Aquarian consciousness. Now you are moving strongly with the evolutionary current toward greater Soul Infusion.


The KEYNOTE of the Sabian Symbol for the Full Moon at 27° Pisces is:

The Light of Fulfillment that blesses work well done.
(Dane Rudhyar, An Astrological Mandala: The Cycle of Transformations and its 360 Symbolic Phases)

This is the promise of the New Year.

There is a sense of urgency in this New Year. There is so much we can accomplish at every level. We have a rare opportunity before us. We can no longer delay our ascent without increasingly difficult consequences. Let go of the incremental ways of the past and unevolved aspects of consciousness. The message for the New Year is clear:


Author's Bio: 

Dr. Natalia M Schotte is the founder and president of La Vie de la Rose Flower Essences (, a natural products company dedicated to catalyzing and supporting Accelerated Spiritual Growth™. She has been an internationally acclaimed author, counselor, healer, intuitive and speaker in the field of spiritual growth for over 25 years. Dr. Schotte holds a Ph.D. in Spiritual/Therapeutic Counseling from The Open International University for Complementary Medicines and is a Level 5 graduate from The International College of Spiritual and Psychic Sciences. Dr. Schotte is an ordained minister through the International Council of Community Churches. She earned her Bachelor’s degree and Master’s degree in Industrial Relations from the University of Toronto.