December 21, 2012 marks the end of the Mayan Long Count Calendar’s Great Cycle. When the new cycle begins, it is unknown what will or will not happen. Could we experience the destruction of the planet Earth? No one really knows for sure what is going to happen, but it is safe to say that many theories exist, which offer insight as to what will happen on a December day in the year 2012.
The Mayans are not alone in ending the cycle here on their calendars, many other groups also mark this day as the end of a cycle. The 104,000 year cycle and the 26,000 year Precision of the Equinoxes are also said to be coming to an end in two years. There are some scientists who think there is something going on where the south will become north and north will become south, called re-polarization.
The Galactic equator and the December solstice sun perfectly align in what is called the Precision of the Equinoxes. Currently most humans place more importance on extrinsic values compared to intrinsic values, and the Mayans thought that this alignment would cause a World age Rebirth process where these priorities would shift.
Solar flares resulting from large-scale explosions that occur on the Sun could also hinder the Earth’s ability to successfully move electric currents along pathways that are necessary to transmit information. Thereby, such current aspects of life such as radio frequencies, air travel, and the working order of satellites is in great danger if solar flares were to occur. In terms of the power that is generated from these flares, they carry the same destructive capacity as thousands of atomic bombs would.
It is important to recognize that the Mayans were not saying that the world was going to end in 2012. Instead, they were simply communicating that a new Life Cycle would be experienced. This would leave one to believe that if any changes are going to occur, they would come in the form of a gradual progression of events happening instead of occurring all at once.
The main crux of what 2012 was all about to the Mayan civilization of ancient times was that 2012 would mark the end of a Life Cycle that was plagued with a materialistic, extroverted human being that cared only about tangible items that affected his or her life.
2012 should be a time when people begin to focus more on the internal self and what can be done to make your inner being better. Certainly the old idea of a doom and destruction prophecy are not very accurate, but 2012 is still significant because it could be the harbinger of a new, more socially aware age.