Hey, Dana Point and Laguna Niguel residents, have you heard? The world is supposed to come to an end Dec. 21, 2012? That's two weeks away.
Many believe an apocalypse is coming, Laguna Niguel resident astrologer, and book author, Donna Stellhorn says: "During this time, the time of endings and new beginnings, people can get a little freaked out. They start to cling to what they have and try to keep things from changing. But the people who can change and do change will be the ones who prosper. This ending of the Mayan calendar signals our need to adapt. We need to figure out what we want and boldly take the steps to manifesting the life of our dreams. We can't wait any longer. Time is up."
She will have more to say on the subject as the day gets closer.
In the meantime, even NASA is getting in on the action. The agency created a page on its website devoted to debunking the Mayan apocalypse idea—not least because the Mayans never predicted any such thing. The date is simply the end of one time period that simply starts over.
“Our planet has been getting along just fine for more than 4 billion years, and credible scientists worldwide know of no threat associated with 2012,” NASA wrote.
And while there are still a number of skeptics, plenty of parties are planned for Dec. 20 or 21 this year, just in case the Earth explodes, or zombies run amok. With the "long count" calendar of the Ancient Mayans coming to an end that day, some people are a little pessimistic about any calendar continuing past that date.
However, experts on the matter, like the NASA thing above, say we've got nothing to worry about. According to an article on nbcnews.com, "Experts estimate the system starts counting at 3114 B.C., and will have run through 13 baktuns, or 5,125 years, around Dec. 21. Experts say 13 was a significant number for the Maya, and the end of that cycle would be a milestone—but not an end."
Some people believe the Maya may have predicted "impending astronomical disasters that would coincide with 2012, ranging from explosive storms on the surface of the sun that could knock out power grids to a galactic alignment that could trigger a reversal in Earth's magnetic field."
But according to the article, that is not the case. In fact, Mayan predictions go way past our present-day, indicating that they expected a future to come even after their long count calendar came to an end.