On this unusual winter solstice our sun will be almost perfectly aligned with the plane of the Milky Way galaxy. Is this the end??? Or is it merely just change for a new beginnig?? Is it a time where Mother Earth puts a strict punishment on her children, and harshly lashes out with drastic weather events, devastating earthquakes and more volcanic eruptions?? Is it now time that Mommy E takes the garbage out and really cleans up the house?? Perhaps gravity will pull the planets into each other, or maybe even into the sun. Or is this all just another build up to another big nothing??
Since the Mayan calendar is based on cycles, December 21, 2012 merely indicates the end of a cycle that would have begun on August 11, 3114 BC. While there are wild interpretations as to what this date means, and many holiday resorts are booked out on this day, there is no evidence from any Mayan literature suggesting that the world will come to an end.
It is simply the end of the current "Long Count", and December 22, 2012 will be the beginning of the next "Long Count", or cycle in the Mayan calendar. In fact, the Mayans have names for these Long Counts, and the fact that they've named Long Counts beyond this one suggests that this won't be the last. It is significant only in the fact that we are entering a new cycle in the Mayan calendar.
There is so much speculation and anticipation about this date. But that is all it is. Here is some food for thought. The Mayan's did not have or believe in leap years. Therefore, the world would have ended years ago.