2 Jaguar / IX – Building an Altar Within: Day 2 of 13


2 Jaguar / IX

Greetings Kin,

Tone 2 represents Duality. Human’s way of seeing things is through a comparison of one thing and another. By design, our physical form is symmetrical. There are also two sides of our identity, as physical being, and a being of Spirit. On Tone 1 we existed in Unity with the Creator. On Tone 2 we see ourselves separated by the consciousness that we are also something else, a Consciousness that is solely our own.

On Tone 2 we see how we are different. We were all given the same Inspiration to see one another as part of the Whole of Humanity, born of the Creator. The Reed/BEN trecena holds an intention to reconcile the two sides of our Self with the Whole. We are inspired to find our way to be One in the Light of our Oneness as part of the family.

Jaguar/IX is recognized as the most Spiritual of the Day Signs. Jaguar is the way-shower, shaman, and shape-shifter that is capable to shift its identity from one realm of being to another. The Jaguar guides us to shift into the Identity of our Divine Spirit. The Jaguar leaves its footprints for us to follow to the dimension of Spirit.

Tone 2 is the day we consider our own Sacred Intention for a new cycle of transformation. We decide how we would invest our self in a new effort of Spiritual Growth that would manifest a Higher Consciousness of our Oneness with Humanity. Jaguar/IX guides us to a Dream for Creation that is defined by our Spirit.  Our Spirit holds the Wisdom of Oneness and remembers the Truth.

Jaguar/IX is the Day Sign of Earth Magic. The Spiritual Gifts of the Jaguar are born of its Gratitude for Mother Earth. The Jaguar lives life independently, close to the ground. It sees every Blessing as a Gift from Mother Earth. Jaguar is Conscious of the Consciousness of Mother Earth… always giving, always loving, always turning our eyes away from darkness toward the Light. Jaguar sees her Beauty as the expression of Love and is said to Know the beating of her heart.

Earth is the dimension where Human lives out its life of physicality. In the realm of Spirit we are eternal. We were part of the One Consciousness of everything that ever was or could be. Earth was the place we were given to create our own “I Am.” As something separate, we were given the means to have a relationship. Through relationship we could know something greater than our own experience. We were given a way to conceive our Self as One in a body of Universal Love.

All of Humanity offers a way to Know our Self. The Lower Self that holds the fear of limitation, afraid to look within itself, can more easily see itself in others. We can look more objectively at someone else. From the Spiritual Realm we can see clearly the Divine Aspects of the Human Spirit.

On the last 2 Jaguar/IX, Humanity was struggling for survival in the wake of the Hurricanes of the last season. In the chaos of change, the Human Spirit made an appearance. The Jaguar walks in stealth, just as our Spirit lies under the surface of the face we show to the world. Our True Identify of Spirit is called forward when Human circumstances demand that we turn to one another for survival.

When we face such threats to our physicality, we naturally shift to our Consciousness of Spirit. When we reach our Human limits, we naturally call upon our Resources of Spirit.

As we watched the devastation, we saw Humanity rise to the occasion. In the matters of life and death, we didn’t discriminate over our differences. Human recognized that every life was worth saving. Our Divine Nature made an appearance as Love became our Higher Authority. In the midst of all the chaos, the memories that remain are those of one Human risking itself to save another. We joined hands to save the Whole.

Jaguar/IX helps us to imagine a Dream where this would be the way we would always see one another. We are called to acknowledge that the Higher Authority of Spirit is fundamental to our True Nature. We don’t have to wait for a hurricane to call upon the Higher Identity of our Spirit.

Today we face another form of chaos that challenges our Identity. The world has presented us with the Truth of our Lower Nature. We exist in the fear of Humanity being overtaken by the Intentions of our Lower Nature. The world is presenting the Illusion that the darkness within our Self holds Authority over who we would become. We’re presented with the illusion that “self-interest” is the over-riding instinct and character of our Human Nature. We are all facing a “constitutional crisis,” one that shakes the foundations of who we think we are.

The realm of Spirit is our place of Truth. Through the eyes of Spirit we Know who we really are. We see the Truth in our own Aspirations for the Happiness of the Whole. From the realm of Spirit, our own happiness isn’t enough. We Know that eternal Happiness is only possible when we’re ALL Happy.

Jaguar/IX carries us on a journey of Spirit to a place where Humanity exists in Harmony and Equity. We can imagine a world where every life was Sacred to the Whole, where every life is worthy to save in the interest of our own Happiness. Our happiness would not be complete as long as there were others who were suffering.

IX is a symbol of the Divine Feminine, the archetype of Compassionate Love. We can reflect on the Gift of Mother Earth, and the Truth that her gifts were offered equally to all. From Human’s lower nature, concerned only with its own survival, she was drawn and quartered by imaginary lines that would divide us. The illusion would be so powerful, that we would define our value and the value of others by the line between us and which side we existed on. The whole planet was created for each of us. Only in a state of unconsciousness would we define our identity by an imaginary line.

Jaguar/IX can shift our Consciousness to a our Universal Identity. The lines that separate us by thought, religion, and geography are only imaginary. Humanity is One in our identity as the Whole of the citizens of Mother Earth. The Creator drew no lines or borders on Earth. The Creator drew a Circle as a sphere where we would all belong.

To all my relations, as we discern a Dream of Intention that defines our Consciousness of Family and Home, may we imagine a world where we would recognize one another as all the same. May we see how our lives would be happier, seeing beyond the invisible lines we drew to define our differences. May we consider that the differences we see are only an illusion. May we look away from the character that was defined by our worldly nature. May we remember the Higher Nature of Humanity, the Love we hold that would inspire us to risk our life for another. May we see how different these two sides of our Self can be. May we make a commitment to the Higher Side of our Self as the Identity that holds the possibility for Universal Happiness and Harmony. May we discern our own way to express our Love in Gratitude of the Whole, the Universal Spirit of Love that can bind the Hearts of Humanity.


People in Houston forming a human chain to rescue a driver trapped in his car, overcome by water moments after the rescue.

May we pray for those who are still forgotten… those in Puerto Rico, still without a home, and those who didn’t own a home that have been told they aren’t worth saving without a Deed of Ownership that gives them the right to a place on Mother Earth. May we remember those in Flint, Michigan, who have been forgotten, somehow deemed unworthy to the Right of a clean source of water. May we remember those facing even greater misfortune in the world… those lost in the heat of the desert, displaced from home by wars and greed. May we find a way within our Self to be a Voice for those unable to speak for themselves. May we pray for Divine Intervention that would manifest a Miracle for the Whole that would demonstrate the Truth of the Divinity of our Spirit.

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 21

I’m grateful for the abundance in my life, abundance I never earned but was blessed with by chance. I pray that by Intention, we can learn a way to share the blessing with the Whole.


Visit the 13-Day Trecena Guide for a forecast of the daily aspects, and highlights of the Reed/BEN trecena.


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

Galactic Tone 2: Mysterious as the question ‘to be or not to be?” Two is the recognition of the separation of self from all else and the desire to be rejoined. Walking a balance while making choices of all kinds, light/dark, male/female, good/bad, Yin/Yang, is the energy of this number. Experiencing the differences between one and another is the use and purpose of this number.

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 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.  Abuse would be for using this power for control or negative purposes; must find a powerful balance. Ix: The Kab’awil represents the heart of the planet, the female reproductive tract, the face of a jaguar and points east on the world map. Ix: woman, tiger. 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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