6 Deer / MANIK – Mission of Spirit: Day 6 of 13


Greetings Kin,

Tone 6 is the first day of Peak Energy in this cycle of Spiritual Growth. The energy of Tone 6 facilitates dynamic developments. Compared to a great athlete, Tone 6 draws upon all its practice, strength, and talent to generate the momentum of forward movement.

MANIK is also known as Hand. The glyph illustrates a Human Hand with the thumb and forefinger grasping an Element of Ether to complete a circuit of Divine Energy.

Deer/MANIK is Day Sign of the Mayan Priest, and the bringer of Spiritual Tools. Deer is said to keep every Spiritual Tool it has ever used. Deer presents the Spiritual Tool to overcome our limitation. Deer is the Spiritual Leader and Divine Authority that draws God’s Hand of Divine Intervention in the Human affairs of the world.

Deer’s first and most important Spiritual Tool is Vigilance. Deer/MANIK dedicates itself to watching over the Whole. MANIK holds the Authority to serve others on behalf of the Creator.

THE HAAB NEW YEAR: 6 Deer/MANIK, Galactic Week 1 Wind/IK
The Haab calendar is referred to as the “vague year” 365-day calendar. The Haab reflects the planetary cycle, the influences of the world around us. We’ve completed a Year that was Search for Truth under the Galactic Week of Flint, the Day Sign that reveals Truth that was hidden. The former Year Bearer, 5 Wind/IK guided the world toward a new Empowerment of Spirit. We begin a new year holding Power of Truth, and Higher Consciousness of our Spiritual Gifts to Discern for our Self. A Year led by 6 Deer/MANIK will shift our Awareness toward being of Divine Service to One Another. Together we will be Transformed by wielding the Sword of Truth under the Authority of a Supreme Creator. We will become the Agents of the Creator’s Divine Justice, extending the Blessing of Unconditional Love.

The 12th Uinal The 12th Uinal of the Tzolk’in holds a Higher Intention of Understanding. The Wind/IK trecena resides in this 20-day cycle that Transforms our Comprehension of Truth for the Ascension of this 260-day Tzolk’in round. The 260-days represent a Full Harvest Cycle of Human Transformation. We are approaching the Ascension to a New “I Am.”

The 260 days are related to the gestation cycle of Corn, as the Maya saw Corn as the symbol of The People. It also relates to the two cycles of Venus. 12 is the “fruit bearing” energy of the harvest cycle. The Seed of Each Harvest represents a Higher Initiation of Consciousness.

We are in a Higher State of Being today than we were yesterday, while we are in a Lower State of Being than who we will be tomorrow. They each have a Divine Purpose. Without our Lower Self, we can’t experience our Higher Self. MANIK can harmonize our Higher and Lower self through a Shared Meaning and Purpose.

Through our Connection to the Creator we can Know that both our Lower and Higher Self are Loved Unconditionally. As an Agent of God, we must Love One Another and Love both sides of our Self. As an Agent that serves a Higher Authority, we must carry out the Intention of Harmony and Equity. We must be impartial in our effort of Love.

Deer/MANIK has a Special Spiritual Gift of Harmonic Resonance. Deer holds a Power of Being. Vigilant in its Consciousness of Spirit, Deer Resonates in the Vibration of Pure Love. Deer’s Love generates a magnetic attraction that is capable to draw Lower Frequencies into sympathy.

The priest or shaman of Maya tradition held a Silent Position of Authority in the Community. The Priest made the scheduled Offerings at the Altars on behalf of the Whole, and performed Sacred Ceremony to maintain Harmony in the Community. The Maya priests are Wisdom Keepers, Healers, and Fire Tenders. They maintain a Divine Communion with the Above on Behalf of the Below.

6 Deer/MANIK guides us to a Rhythm and Flow of Movement that sustains our own Grasp of a Divine Connection. A position of Divine Authority requires our Humility. Our best service is offered behind the scenes, fortifying our own Divine Connection.

Source: BBC, Nature & Wildlife

As an Agent of Divine Authority, Deer must be impeccable in its integrity. With Power comes the potential for corruption. Deer is Vigilant to push away negative thoughts and influences. We engage Divine Power through Vigilant Consciousness. In a position of Divine Authority, more is asked than just having Good Intentions. We must be led by Divine Intentions.

Like MANIK watches over the Community, so are we watched over by a Divine Authority. Standing on that Truth, alone, can set us free.

To all my relations, may we use our Spiritual Gifts to Stand for what we Believe. May we Draw Strength by living each day as a Sacred Event – a day that can make a difference. May we Know that in our Human limitations, we will be given the Power to Overcome them. May we move forward with Purpose and a Commitment to Remember for each other. 

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 14

I’m grateful that the Unconditional Love and Justice of a Divine Creator is a Promise we can stand on.


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


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

Galactic Tone 6: Six is responsiveness and the art of negotiation. It is the movement of volume through space that creates time. This energy in action is like the art of dance or a great athlete in motion. Six facilitates dynamic developments in all aspects of life.

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.

[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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