1 Reed / BEN – Building an Altar: Day 1 of 13


1 Reed / BEN

Greetings Kin,

The Next 13-Days…

On Tone 1 we begin again from a Higher State of Consciousness. Sun/AHAU gave us the Will to Fulfill our Purpose of Divine Love. Reed/BEN is the altar where we kneel in humility to draw down the Light of the Creator. Reed is the hollow bone through which our Spirits connect to the Divine.

As we start a new journey following our Life Purpose, we are called to build our altar. Reed/BEN is the Day Sign that calls our Hearts Home to our families and children. Our Sacred Place of worship will be built to serve those in our closest sphere of influence. By Example, our Humility will demonstrate the Creator’s Love.

3rd & 4th Uinals: The Reed/BEN trecena will complete the cycle of our germination. On 6 Sun/AHAU our way of Movement will take on a flow and rhythm that becomes second nature.  In the 4th Uinal we will establish our Stability on a new Foundation of Love.

PORTAL DAYS: Element of Ether
The Reed/BEN trecena includes 2 Portal Days that thin the veil to other dimensions and empower our psychic gifts of intuition and telepathy. A Portal on 6 Flint/ETZNAB will magnify an important Truth that has been hidden or covered up. On 12 Seed/KAN a Portal will magnify our Understanding of Family through a new Wisdom of our Self.

PEAK DAYS: Peak Experience, Peak Performance

  • 6 Flint/ETZNAB – offers a way of seeing the Truth that is hidden or covered up.
  • 7  Storm/CAUAC – will offer balance and renewal and regeneration of Spirit.
  • 8 Sun/AHAU – will offer an Enlightenment of Divine Justice.
  • 9 Crocodile/IMIX – a compassionate Love will transform us through the Power of our Imagination.

Our Ascension on 13 Serpent/CHICCHAN will complete our first Season of the Tzolk’in with a New Awakening of the Spiritual Gifts that will bestir our blood to speak.

The Reed/BEN trecena will initiate a Communion of Spirit that will serve as a foundation for our closes relationships. Reed/BEN is said to be a day to Bless or Repair our Home. It’s a day to consider close relationships that are in need of repair.

Reed humbles us so we would know that “how we are seen by the world” is secondary to “how we are seen at home.” Home is the place where we are called to demonstrate our True Values and Model the things that are really important. This is a place of our Greatest and most Enduring Authority and Influence.

Our Western Culture has been distorted by success that is widely measured on superficial things. It’s been a source of great wealth for some and the plight of others. We’re encouraged to believe that things are a measure of our personal value, and that buying is a source of happiness. Sharing the True Source of Happiness at home is our First Priority in serving as an Agent of God.

The Reed/BEN trecena will guide an Intention to Bring Peace, Harmony, and Order to All our Relations.  Reed will inspire our skills of negotiation, which are likely to be put to the test. Though Reed’s nature is to have High Expectations and to be tough and analytical, it also offers the warning to “rule with a garden hose, and not a steel pipe.” Reed will help us to set an example through the Humility of Understanding and Consolation.

As the Guiding Light for family, Reed/BEN softens our hearts toward home. Home is where we are most Humbled by being seen in the Truth of our Authenticity. Home is the closest sphere of influence to Create a Blessing for future generations.

Home is meant to be a place of sanctuary where we receive and give our Highest Gifts of Love. To be loved and respected in the Home is a far greater accomplishment than the Image we reflect to the world.

Today’s Inspiration…

Our first order of business is to Bless or Repair our Home. We would sanctify the place of our Altar as Holy Ground. Today we are called to open our Self to Divine Inspiration and Insight on what first needs to be repaired. Our hearts are softened so we can forgive and admit where we are wrong.

Like many, I grew up under the rule of a steel pipe. At the same time much was expected, there was little hope of measuring up. It took a long time to be transformed by Love. This was not the example I wanted to set for my own children. Yet, if you are a parent, you will face family dynamics as old as time.

My parents never apologized or admitted any wrong, and the only reason offered for anything was “Because I said so.” My children were probably frustrated by my longer dissertations. I thought, at least I was willing to admit when I was wrong.

A story of my children that still makes me smile… I came home from work stressed and in a bad mood. I was upset over a minor infraction and sent the children to their room for a time-out. I felt sorry when I heard them crying. Thinking I had been unreasonable, I called them out to apologize. Ten minutes later, they DESERVED a time out. So, once again, they were sent to their room. They were together (3 and 5 years old), now wailing from the other side of the door. I came closer to hear what was going on, just in time to hear my son whisper to my daughter, “Cry louder.” (LOL) Being the Authority of the Home requires a LOT of Divine Discernment, and a sense of humor.

Tone 1 holds the Intention of Unity. The most important Gift we can Offer to our children, our family and our friends is a Place of Belonging. By example, we would teach our children responsibility in a way that would let them know they are needed, and guide their character through praise.

We would also be Humble enough to Acknowledge that each member of our Family has something Special to Offer to the rest. We would respect the value of Childlike Innocence and consider the “god-like” Authority of our Role. This is a day to make time for quiet reflection and consider what might be accomplished over this 13-day cycle.

Reed/BEN brings an energy of appreciation for those who are closest to us. Throughout this cycle we will find support and comfort by Nurturing these Relationships. Reed connects us to an in-pouring of Divine Love that will inspire Peace, Harmony, and Love to all our relations.

To all my relations, may we cultivate and nurture Love where we Live so our home would be a Sanctuary. May we seek Divine Guidance for an altar we would build within. As we stand at a new beginning, may we open ourselves to new Direction and Commit our Self to Be Present for the Divine Inspiration to Love. May we Honor the Innocence of Children and Acknowledge the Wisdom beyond their years. May we learn to earn the respect of others by our Compassion and Understanding, so that our gift to the next generation will be a demonstration of Unconditional Love.

in lak’ech, i am another you

Jaguar Woman/9 Eagle/MEN


Visit the 13-Day Trecena Guide for a trecena energy forecast and insight on the Uinal and Portal Days of the Reed/BEN trecena.

1 Reed/BEN (Cherokee, Reed/I’HYA)

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.

Reed/BEN: Reed persons are the spiritual essence, protectors and guiding light for family and home. They are competent speakers who will take up a cause. Very tough and analytical, Reeds endeavor to bring peace, harmony and order to all o their relations. Reeds are blessed with great skill at negotiations and consoling which are very often put to the test. Although Reeds need a lot of appreciation, may have marriage or business problems because of inflexible vies and high expectations, which erode affinity. The lesson for Reed is to be like a garden hose, not a steel pipe. Bless or repair your house.

Cherokee, Reed/I’HYA: REED- Symbol-Reed is the Earth, reflection of the Star Chaga of Pollux. Reed made up the Magician Twins who led the journey to bring back to life the daughter of the Sun. The Casket is Gemini.  Energy for Intellectual minds, creation, re-creation, new directions, breaking the ties that bind.  A trailblazer and leader. From the East, direction of success and happiness, no matter what route is taken, always ending up in the Light.

[Text in italics was the primary source of inspiration for my journal. These are the sources that started my journey and they are the reference for interpretation each day. By providing the original text, I hope to offer a way to see what inspired my thoughts and by including all the aspects – allow for something more to inspire you. Mayan descriptions are those written by Ian Lungold. Cherokee descriptions came from multiple sources. Links to sources and other resources of study are offered on the Daykeeper Resources Page. ~Debra]

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