12 Jaguar / IX – Vision Quest: Day 12 of 13

The invitation and introduction is offered on the journal post for 1 Night/AKBAL. Suggestions for daily practice are offered on the Vision Quest Ceremony page.


12 Jaguar / IX

Greetings Kin,

Tone 12 brings the Intention of Understanding. Pieces of understanding are brought together as a new and functioning whole. Tone 12 is the day when what we’ve learned makes the trip from the head to the heart.

Jaguar/IX experiences the whole through its heightened sense of its surroundings. Often the only sign of a Jaguar are the footprints it leaves behind. The Jaguar is the sign of the shaman and shape-shifter, capable to travel in Spirit to any place and time. All its magic and Spiritual Gifts are said to be born of its Gratitude for Mother Earth. Living close to the ground, the Jaguar sees Mother Earth as the source of every blessing.

On 12 Jaguar/IX we can find our Understanding through the Natural World. As we complete a journey of Spirit, the Jaguar calls us to draw close to Mother Earth to reflect on all her forces of nature. Many of her miraculous ways are still a mystery, how her matter is influenced by Human thought. We are One as “the Creation” and “the Creator” of our experience of the world.

Like Monkey, the weaver of beauty, we decide which threads will be drawn to the surface. We can be One with the Sunrise and the Sunset. We can see the Consciousness of Life and Mother Earth all around us. Like the Chickadees on my balcony, the “scout” comes first and without eating, takes a seed back to the nest. Then they all arrive to eat together. One looks much like the other, yet each has their own personality. Their Spirit is their most enduring feature.

Our Vision Quest was a success if we Know we’re “at least” as special as the birds.  When we see the Whole Creation as beautiful, we can connect with the Truth of our own Beauty. We are capable to be Conscious of so much more.

Today we are meant to Realize the Truth of Akbal’s Intention. Jaguar/IX is the Day Sign most capable to open our Highest Levels of Spiritual Consciousness. If we can shape-shift like the Jaguar to observe ourselves from somewhere up above, we could see our Vision Quest as a creation of Beauty.

Our magic is found in our Gratitude for Mother Earth. As we take it all in, we can be Conscious that we are a Living Part of it. Our Gratitude for Living is a Sacred Exchange, Acknowledging all the Beauty that was created.

To all my relations, today may we crystallize the Truth we found through the Consciousness of Spirit. As we approach a new beginning, may we make the Choice to Express the Beauty that we are, and the Beauty we were created to Become.

in lak’ech, I am another you

Debra, Jaguar Woman/9 Eagle/MEN


I’m sharing a the “21-Days of Gratitude” as a perpetual Personal Ceremony through the next journey to 8 Monkey/CHUEN Maya New Year.  The “21 days” begin and end on Jaguar/IX.

21-Days of Gratitude: Day 21 (and Day 1 for another 21)

I’m grateful for life where I can always find happiness, counting what I’m grateful for.


Visit the 13-Day Trecena Guide for daily aspects and events of the Night/AKBAL trecena.


12 Jaguar/IX (Cherokee, Panther/SAHO’NI)

Galactic Tone 12: Twelve is a gift of great capacity of retrospection. It is this ability that allows Twelve to connect disassociated parts into a (new) functioning whole. The energy of Twelve is that which presents a new piece of understood information or accumulated experience to be applied.

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. Patience born of strength and skill can turn to pounce of quick decision and action. Both bold and stealthful, Jaguars do not often attack directly and communications from them usually contain some mystery. In the absence of integrity, Jaguars power corrupts becoming a search for wealth and fame.

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 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.  Abuse would be for using this power for control or negative purposes; must find a powerful balance.

[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]

What’s your “Mayan Destiny Sign” – the Seed of Your Intention?

Calculate your Mayan birthday on MayanMajix.com.

I love to hear from you. If you have a question about the Vision Quest I am here to answer. As I make my own Vision Quest I will imagine us Dancing together and remember you in my prayers.

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