MAYAN CALENDAR DAYKEEPER’S JOURNAL
We start a new beginning from a state of suspended animation that holds God’s Divine Plan for our design. Monkey/CHUEN is the Master of all Art that weaves the tapestry of our lives. Like the transformation of the butterfly, our Spirit will be crystallized into physical form.
Powerful cycles of transformation converge as we travel through this trecena. The Solstice, June 20, 2016 marks a new solar season during peak energies of this trecena (7 Earth/CABAN). 1 Monkey/CHUEN (1 B’aatz) marks the beginning of an observance of the 21 Days leading up to the Mayan New Year in the tradition of the Maya-Quiche in Guatemala.
This zero point at the center of the Tzolk’in may be seen as a vortex that lifts us to the next higher dimension of who we are. We were raised by an Ascension of Unconditional Love (13 Dog/OC) so that our Spirits may be Crystallized as the Personification of Love.
THE TRECENA OF MONKEY/CHUEN
1 Monkey/CHUEN (Cherokee, Raccoon/KVH’LI)
Galactic Tone 1: Unity. One is the beginning of all things, the first, the whole and the all in one. One’s are assertive and self-guided and give a good push to whatever project they are associated with. One persons work best when meeting a challenge. Do not expect One-persons to be attentive to details or to put the finishing touches on things.
Monkey/CHUEN: Monkey is known to the Maya as the Weaver or Weaver of Time. Monkey takes ideas as threads of vines and weaves them into the fabric of our reality. New patterns or inventions are also woven into our lives by Monkey. Amiable, intelligent, generous and a jack of all trades, Monkey’s innocent curiosity leads to artistic expression and constructive solutions. Many Monkeys become highly respected merchants or speakers. They love performing practical jokes and crave attention, so much so that they may over-act or play the fool to get the spotlight. Monkeys have a short attention span and find it difficult to stay with anything long enough to master it.
Cherokee, Raccoon/KVH’LI: Star Symbol: Algol, a star in Perseus. Restless energy yearning for long-lost love. Algol was named DEMON STAR or MISCHIEVOUS ONE by the Ancients because it winks and fades at times. Raccoons are full of friendly mischief, eager to swap kisses for candy; magnetic leaders, full of humor and gaiety. Favorite food is corn, the mainstay of the Cherokee. Very artistic while being the “masked bandit” who steals your heart.
Crystallization of Spirit Day 1
We have arrived at the beginning of a new creation. From the void of unlimited potential a re-creation of our Spirit may be crystallized into form. Tone 1 is a day when we are opened to receive a new inspiration. After a serious journey through Flint/ETZNAB, Monkey arrives to turn even our mundane tasks into fun… making art of life.
Monkey/CHUEN, known as B’aatz in the Maya-Quiche language, is recognized as the patron Day Sign dedicated to the Calendar keepers who were the recognized craftsman, wisdom-keepers and artists in their culture. 1 Monkey/CHUEN begins the 21-day count to the Mayan New Year, recognized as the most Holy Day of the Tzolk’in and the day of initiation of the Mayan Daykeepers.
Like Dog/OC, Monkey guides us to explore life with a sense of adventure and fun. We are gifted with a sense of play and curiosity to express our most artful creativity. Art represents that medium through which we are able to directly channel the expressions of our Spirit. As Monkey/CHUEN guides us through this trecena we are led to be the Dreamers who believe in the Dream.
To all my relations, may we explore the world with an intention to seek out the beauty that surrounds us as we remember we were creation designed in God’s own image to become the most beautiful of all.
in lak’ech, I am another you
Jaguar Woman, 9 Eagle/MEN
Minisa Crumbo Halsey offers a message for the trecena of Monkey/CHUEN from the sacred Medicine Wheel tradition.
Visit the 13-Day Trecena Guide for Cherokee Sacred Calendar information and practical suggestions and traditional prayers and ceremony.
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