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


1 Reed / BEN

Greetings Kin,

The Next 13-Days…

We ascended the trecena of Sun/AHAU, made Conscious of Human’s Divine Destiny. As an Offering of Love to the Whole, we found we were worthy to serve as a Divine Agent of the Creator’s Love. We established the understanding of our Highest Meaning and Purpose. A journey we made in the Light of the Creator, offered us the way.

Reed/BEN is a Day Sign of Family and Home, the Center where the children of the Creator would grow. The glyph illustrates an altar. Above are the channels of Light that reach down to Human. Below are the prayer mats where Human kneels in Humility.

In our mission to fulfill a Witness of Light, the next important step is to establish an open channel of communication with the Creator. We were initiated as the Mayan priest by the Sun/AHAU trecena. Our first assignment is to build an altar.

The Reed/BEN trecena is a cycle of new “Light.” Reed will inspire us to create this Center of Light around which the family of the Creator would be gathered in Peace and Harmony.

3rd & 4th Uinals: In the harvest cycle of the Tzolk’in round, the 3rd and 4th Uinals represents the process of the Seed that becomes a sprout. Like Tones 3 and 4, the 3rd and 4th Uinals are cycles Movement and Stability. As we reach up to draw the Light of Divinity, so will our roots reach down to be anchored by an Intention of Forgiveness.

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 – establishes a habit of turning to the Creator for the discernment of Truth.
  • 7  Storm/CAUAC – will balance the Above and Below to nourish and regenerate our Spirit.
  • 8 Sun/AHAU – will transform us through a revelation of Divine Justice.
  • 9 Crocodile/IMIX – we will Know the Voice of the Creator that leads us to our dream.

Reed/BEN will guide us to an Ascension on 13 Serpent/CHICCHAN. By Divine Intervention we will be touched by the Lightning of Spirit that bestirs our blood to speak.

The 4 seasons of the Tzolk’in are each 65 days. Each season is said to be “guarded” by the Day Sign that resides over its completion. 13 Serpent/CHICCHAN is the guardian of our first season. The Day Sign that “lights the fuse” of Spiritual Power is waiting at our next Ascension. The Serpent will ignite the Consciousness of our Spiritual Identity, through it’s gift to “clearly see.”

As we enter the 4th uinal on 9 Crocodile/IMIX we will begin to establish new stability. Our first real leaves begin to form. Though we will still be just a sprout, we will see that our leaves look very much like the trees around us. As we complete our first season of growth, the Serpent will offer the first image of what we are destined to be when we’ve grown to maturity.

The Reed/BEN trecena will initiate a Communion of Spirit that will serve as a foundation for our closest relationships. Reed/BEN leads a cycle of transformation that will stabilize our relationship with the Creator, with each other, and with the Natural World.

Today’s forecast…

On Tone 1 we begin again in Unity with the Creator. Reed/BEN is said to be a good to Bless or Repair our Home. Reed/BEN looks into the future for the well-being of our children. Home is where we can create a Legacy of Love.

Reed/BEN is the Light we would build as the foundation and center of Home. An altar within offers a channel for Light, Life, and Happiness. Reed is tough and analytical, holding high expectations in the endeavor to bring peace, harmony, and order to all their relations. Reed reminds us to lead “with a garden hose and not a steel pipe.” A splash of cold water is more effective than a hit over the head.

Reed will guide us to see that “how we are seen by the world” isn’t as important as “how we are seen at home.” Often home is where we take Love for granted. Our children and their children will remember us by the Love we shared at home.

Reed will inspire our skills of negotiation, “which are likely to be put to the test.” Reed guides us to be diplomatic and to think before we speak. We will be guided to set an example of Humility. We can be motivated by Reed/BEN’s High Expectations without imposing our way on others. The Elders said, “Don’t aim to imitate others. The traditional ways are proven and worthy tools. Use them to find your own way. Create your own myths.”

Humans were given their own unique consciousness, perspectives, and talents. The Creator made us different to experience the many ways that Human would express their Divine Identity. As the Guiding Light for family, Reed/BEN softens our hearts toward home. We can draw Light to the unique talents of others. Everyone that creates anything is blessed when it’s appreciated.

Reed’s first order of business is to Bless or Repair our Home. Tone 1 holds the Intention of Unity. We can clear our home as a Sacred Ceremony. We can burn sage, or holding the same intention, sweep with a broom. Washing the dishes can be transformed into Sacred Ceremony because we say so.

This is a time of great chaos in the world. Mother Earth is moving volcanoes and earthquakes. The Astrology of Uranus moving to Taurus is marked as a time of Breakthroughs with equal warnings of disaster. Extremes are possible in either direction. Sun/AHAU prepared us for a Choice. We Ascended with the Truth of our Power to Choose the Light of the Creator.

We will be needed by the people in our sphere of influence. We can be the messenger of more bad news or share the Light of our Faith in Miracles. We can share our Faith that Humanity will rise to the occasion by the Power of a Divine Authority.

The troubles of the world have raised my own question, “What could I/should I be doing?” I feel the same chaos of not knowing where things are going. I’m grateful to look up and see the Sun cast the last rays of Sun/AHAU across the balcony. Our channel of Light is the Answer. On my knees in humility I remember the Miracle isn’t mine to claim. It will be a gift from Above.

Reed/BEN resides in the direction of the East, the place where the Sun rises. When we turn to the direction of our Divine Communion with the Creator, we will always end up in the Light.

To all my relations, may we give thanks to the Creator who prepared us for this journey. May we initiate ourselves to a new commitment of consciousness. May we identify ourselves by Faith that we are Children of the Creator. May we bless our home and repair what may be broken in humility. May we pay forward our Gratitude for the new Blessing the Creator has planned. May we see the Presence of the Creator in every Ray of Light. May we dream of the Human Spirit, rising to its finest hour.

in lak’ech, i am another you

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 20

I’m grateful that the Creator is the source of Miracles and promises the Blessing of Divine Justice.


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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