4 Deer/MANIK – Journey of Dynamic Consciousness


4 Deer/MANIK

4 Deer/MANIK

Greetings Kin,

As we return to the beginning of a new Tzolk’in cycle, Deer/MANIK falls in step with the energy that will stabilize our journey. Deer/MANIK is the Day Sign of the Mayan Priest, God’s Hands in the world. Deer/MANIK is symbolized as a grasping hand with fingers completing a circuit with a thread of ether/plasma that connects us to God.

GREEN DAY: Today is the second of 10 consecutive “Galactic Activation Portals” that magnify our conscious awareness, so that we may “feel” things more clearly.


4 Deer/MANIK (Cherokee, Deer/Ahwu’sdi)


Galactic Tone 4: Stability; the cube is most stable of all forms and establishes volume by definition of height, length, depth and breadth; 4 directions establish orientation. The energy of 4 sets the parameters, which establish the freedoms and barriers needed to create a game, work, or relationship.

Deer/MANIK (Hand): Deer are spirit tools. Silence itself is a spiritual experience for Deer. For Deer life is a pilgrimage. Deer are dominant persons who defend the people and will make sacrifices for others. The spirit of Deer upholds the pillars of the four directions. With the power inherent in the number four, Deer pushes away bad influences or negative energies. Skill and quality of work are very important to Deer. They are presented with tools for every task in life and it is with these that they are able to rise above limitations. Deer has a habit of keeping every tool it has ever used. This leads to clutter and indecision, loss and procrastination. When confronted with promises not kept, Deer becomes stubborn, manipulative and evasive.

Cherokee, Deer/Ahwu’sdi: Symbolized by Constellation Galagina, the Stag, known as Taurus, the Bull. It does not include the Pleiades and Hyades clusters which in Cherokee are viewed as separate. To feed, gatherers of food and supplies, they enjoy rituals, ceremonials, feasts, the souls of hospitality, sociability. Freedom versus security issues often inspire leadership and unique solutions.  Combined with artistic and inspiring energies in harmony with lunar cycles, they nourish the clans. Totem-Deer:  A priest or shaman, a powerful person in general, to overwhelm an individual with one’s personal power, divination; inclined to become a teacher, healer, guru, civic leader, or politician.  Ability to create harmonic resonance.

Seed/KAN Trecena: Galactic Portal DaysGREEN DAY: Today is the second of 10 consecutive “Galactic Activation Portals” that will magnify our experiences. This is a thinning of the veil, that remains open for 10 consecutive days. The trecena of Seed/KAN has the power to bring forward the conscious awareness of the inherent power of Spirit through the 5th Element of Ether.

Visit the Tzolk’in Page for enlarged image of the calendar.


Journey of Dynamic Consciousness: Day 4

We are completing the 260-day spiritual journey of the Tzolk’in as observed by the Quiche/Maya region of Guatemala. The preparations are already underway for a celebration and the sacred initiation of the Mayan Daykeepers – those who carry on a spiritual path that was led by our ancestors. As we are returning to the center of a most sacred place, we can see the end of our journey just ahead.

The last steps of any journey require more effort than the beginning. MANIK is the Day Sign of Spiritual Tools. If we look within to our feelings of limitation, Deer can bring a solution. Deer stands silently in its own power. Our stability will come from standing in our Truth and holding on to the sacred vision we carry.

This is the end of a sacred journey that calls us to approach it with reverence and humility, remembering it was the wisdom passed down by our ancestors that carried us to a new awakening.  Together, each of the 260 Kin of the Tzolk’in lead us into an expanding consciousness.

Remember that we are still moving through the chaos of new creation. This is a time to cast off any doubts based on a reflection of a work that is yet unfinished. We hold our power as faith in ourselves to have the perseverance to keep going with the single-minded faith that each step is ordered in God’s plan.

To all my relations, may we find our stability in vigilant stillness and press on to experience the fullness of God’s blessing. May we honor our feelings and open our hearts so we may know the Divine Purpose for which we were made.

in lak’ech, i am another you

Jaguar Woman, 9 Eagle/MEN

Minisa Crumbo Halsey offers a message for the trecena of Seed/KAN 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.

How is your Spiritual path today?

I love to hear from you. Share your thoughts on the day, your Day Sign, or just say Hi!

4 thoughts on “4 Deer/MANIK – Journey of Dynamic Consciousness

  1. So beautiful is the power of truth. Kiche Migwech Jaguar Woman for electing to walk as our guide and companion through this important time.. The portals of wisdom and knowledge lie open before you, as with each of us, but our paths are especially blessed, illuminated and inspired through your dedicated vision and commitment to the unfolding of the collective and personal evolutions of mind, heart, body and Spirit. I offer you my heart felt thanks and deep gratitude for walking with us through this 260 day cycle of making ourselves anew and reaffirming and strengthening connection with the Creator, Master of All Breath. Happy New Year to all, especially to you, Sage Walker and Day Keeper.. It is a pleasure to walk this path with you. Thank you for the opportunity. Dawnwoman

    Sent from my iPad


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    • What kind words to wake up to. Thank you Minisa. The journey wasn’t possible without the guidance you’ve given. And when I look ahead to the New Year, it’s your face standing there smiling to greet me. I owe you such a debt of gratitude for all the wisdom you’ve shared with me. Love, in lak’ech Jaguar Woman


  2. ALoha! Regarding Your answer from yesterday…All 260 Kin in a row…Wow! That is an powerfully energized chant indeed. Calling in the energies for each day before they get here, as if they were already here! This new year I shall chant with all Mayans in Spirit. Thank You for Your kind consideration in posting the pronunciations in time for it. I have often wondered why the Mayan names for the numbers weren’t also included for each day.
    I imagine if I do some daily repetitive chanting for each day’s Kin it might help deepen My consciousness of each day’s energy
    With regards to the ancestors, I desire palpable contact with them as well. I am going to deepen My attention and offerings to them as You suggested.
    If I may, I do have one more question regarding My Mayan sign. I was wondering if the traditional Mayan cutoff for the next day was sunset instead of the now universally accepted 12am. It makes more sense to Me to use sunset as the end of the day. I was born around 10pm and the next days sign seems more like me. Any thoughts?

    Aloha Nui Loa,
    Sat Nam Namaste,
    In Lak’ech Ala K’in

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    • Aloha! There are varying schools of thought on when the day signs change, so if your 10pm, you can also look at the next day sign. I have always noticed a shift in energy at/near sundown, so my personal opinion is that it starts shifting then, though some Maya recognize it as sunrise. Also, I did some research to confirm the Yucatec translation (the day signs as I learned them). Found no sources for the K’iche Maya pronunciation, and learned that the reason why there’s so much variation is that the Franciscan Monks arrived and attempted to translate Mayan into Latin characters. I believe the Yucatec is most consistent due to its coastal, easy-access location, where the Maya of the highlands would be more disperse among their dialect. (At least this seems logical to me.) Also, it’s only been in the last 15-17 years that this information is coming forward. The Mayan calendar is open to varying schools of thought that can also be influenced by your Day Sign’s experience of it.
      Mahalo Nui Loa for your message and questions!


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