MAYAN CALENDAR DAYKEEPER’S JOURNAL
Tone 4 brings the Intention of Stability by establishing a sense of orientation. The number 4 is related to the 4 directions and the 4 dimensions of height, length, depth and breadth of the cube – the most stable of geometric forms.
Jaguar/IX is a Day Sign of Spirit. Jaguar guards the sacred sites and altars where Human holds communion with the Creator.
Jaguar heightens our Spiritual Senses. Jaguar’s footprints are most often the only evidence of their presence because of their awareness of everything around them.
IX represents the Divine Feminine, holding the aspect of Compassionate Love and Spiritual Discernment. They spend their life alone in relationship with Mother Earth, who they see as the source of every blessing. They are the nahaul that can hear the sound of Mother Earth’s beating heart.
Jaguar/IX is the Day Sign of the shaman, medicine man, and way shower who can lead us on a Spiritual Journey and engage the Power of Earth Magic. Their Power is emanated from their Gratitude of Mother Earth. IX is a shape-shifter who offers a Journey to the East, the place of inspiration. It’s said that Jaguar can lead us on a Spiritual Journey to any time and place. IX can offer a Vision to Stabilize the Sense the Power of Spirit all around us.
The shaman is one who uses the Power of Earth’s Magic to carry out a Spiritual Intention. They work with the Forces of Nature from the Dimension of Spirit. Their Authority of Spirit is grounded by their Tangible Senses of the Truth of this Power. Jaguar/IX brings the resource of Spiritual Wisdom.
The indigenous peoples who were raised on the path of the shaman are taught everything they know from Mother Earth. They establish their Truth, residing in the Center of the 4 Directions, the Up Above, the Down Below. IX sets the parameters of our Spiritual Authority. Our Human sense of power is limited to what we can experience through our physical senses – what we can see, hear and touch. From the Center of our Being, our inner Jaguar senses the Infinity of Spirit. The Jaguar Spirit knows no empty spaces between one thing and another, but discerns our connection through the Ether of Spirit. The shaman is capable to transmit Spiritual Energy through the Ether to every living thing.
Tones 1 through 6 is the phase of Spiritual Growth in every trecena that shows the way to manifest an Intention of Spirit. The purpose of the Monkey/CHUEN trecena is to elevate our Consciousness to our Powers of Creation. Relying on our Human discernment, we are limited to what Human can accomplish. Jaguar/IX lifts the veil to the Infinity of Spirit that makes Miracles Possible.
Jaguar can help us see our Self as an Infinite Being through the Magic of Gratitude. IX calls us into communion with Mother Earth. No matter where we go we would find Beauty in every direction. We can see the evidence of a Divine Design in every element from the macro to the micro. We are Alive and One with a Living World… One with a single blade of grass and One in the Living Body of the Whole of Creation.
Science has discovered a network of Light that is held in the Human Body and the presence of Light in every living thing. Similar to our lymphatic system, Light elicits a response within the body. The Human Spirit emits Light. Light is not held within any boundaries. A beam of Light can travel to infinity.
Science has also proven that our Light is increased through Consciousness and Meditation, and by eating living foods that emanates Light. Through the Blessing of our Food, we Acknowledge this Gift of Life that is sacrificed to our Human Spirit of Light.
Jaguar conveys the spiritual gift of astral projection, the ability to travel through a portal of Light. Einstein’s most important discovery was discerned by following an imaginary beam of light. The shaman projects healing Light by the visualization of a portal through which the Light of Spirit can be sent to any person, place, or time.
Jaguar calls us to a Healing from Mother Earth. Earth has the ability to Transform, and through its magical forces, awakens the Seed for germination. The Core Days of the 7th uinal are aligning the Intentions of the Above and the Below. In the harvest cycle of the Tzolk’in round, we have been transformed to a new Maturity of Consciousness. Our emergence from this uinal will ignite the Fire of Reproduction and Expansion for a New Generation of Spirit. In the 7th uinal we conceive the Design for a new Spiritual Identity. We are stabilized within the parameter of our unlimited imagination.
To all my relations, may we make an offering to Mother Earth as a gift of Love and Gratitude. May we Sense through her the Unseen Forces of Nature. We can observe the Miracle in the way all living things respond to her Unseen Polarity and her cycles that move us through her Seasons. May we Acknowledge the Miracle of her Magic to transform something so small as a seed into a full-grown tree. May we observe how she influences the Intentions and Behavior of living things. May we see the Balance in Nature, as in the Northern Hemisphere the whole of life prepares to go within, while in the Southern Hemisphere, preparations are made for the new life springing forth. May we imagine the same balance within between our Earthly and Spiritual Body. May we be stabilized in a new understanding that while our Human Power is limited to what we can lay our hands on, our Spiritual Power reaches to Infinity.
May we feel the tenderness of Earth beneath our feet and relish her with all our Senses. May we acknowledge her as the First Gift of the Creator. May we offer a sacred exchange for a gift of nature we would treasure on our altar. The way of the shaman is to ask for permission and to leave behind something of our Self. In so doing, we Acknowledge the Earth as a Living Consciousness who is also promised the Justice of Harmony and Equity.
in lak’ech, i am another you
Debra, Jaguar Woman, 9 Eagle/MEN
21 DAYS of CEREMONY: Day 4
Observing 21 days of Personal Sacred Ceremony is a traditional preparation for the K’iche Maya New Year, 8 B’atz (8 Monkey/CHUEN). The New Year is a celebration of Time, and the day of Initiation for the new Mayan Daykeepers. We are preparing for an initiation into a new way of being. We can employ the Magic of the Jaguar by observing these 21 Days in Gratitude.
Today I am grateful for Mother Earth and my relationship with every living thing. I’m grateful for the Discernment of Consciousness in the Chickadees, who demonstrate the presence of Intention in their preparations for winter. I’m grateful to be an Unseen Source of Abundance with my offering of seeds, and grateful to see their Consciousness of Intention to share the gift with the whole. At the beginning of each day, the “scout” arrives to inspect my offering of seeds. He doesn’t stop to eat, but first carries a seed back to the nest. Then they all arrive to share the blessing together. They Consciously serve the whole. I’m grateful that every living thing, great and small, was given the Gift of Consciousness by the Creator to live in Harmony and Equity.
TRECENA OF MONKEY/CHUEN
Visit the 13-Day Trecena Guide for daily aspects and events of the Monkey/CHUEN trecena.
4 Jaguar/IX (Cherokee, Panther/SAHO’NI)
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.
Jaguar/IX: Born with a deep love of the Mother Earth, Jaguar or shaman is directly tied to the source of all Earth magic. They possess great power of intellect and strength or character through integrity. Jaguar energy is feminine in nature and is the ruling spirit of jungles, plains, and mountains. The spirit of Jaguar inhabits the Mayan temples and is called on to assist in spiritual as well as in material ways. Jaguar is also the god/goddess of gratefulness.
Cherokee, Panther/SAHO’NI: Panther is symbolized by comets, meteors, shooting stars, fireballs, and magicians. Meteors appearing around the middle of November are Heralds of the Coming of the Light, the Cherokee New Year. Panther is the Shadow of the Sphinx, Herald of the Dawn, guardian of the night when the sun is traveling through the underworld. Panthers have unlimited imaginations, visualizations, and are spellbinding speakers. The Cherokee Totem Jaguar is the guardian of the portals to other dimensions; shamanic abilities will open; multi-dimensional magic; healer, leader, way shower energy when used for spiritual growth. Conducive to pray for grandmothers, mothers, daughters, sisters and wives day. For wisdom at 4 Balances, cunning and protection of Mother Nature. To thank the Earth for sustenance. Ix is the native cunning, enterprising, vigorous, bold and realistic.
[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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