MAYAN CALENDAR DAYKEEPER’S JOURNAL
Tone 8 holds the Intention of the Justice of Harmony and Equity. 8 is the number of “pure spirit” and the Tone that begins the trecena’s phase of Transformation through Tone 8-13. The energy of an upward climb shifts to a descent. Through a Divine Intervention we are drawn forward by an Unseen Force of Spirit.
8 Earth/CABAN (8 No’j) is a Holy Day celebrated as the “Day of Awareness/Knowledge.” The Aztec refer to 8 Ollin (Earth) as the “Day of the Purified Heart”, signifying those moments when Humans hold the Consciousness to Perceive what they are becoming.
In the last trecena Earth/CABAN inspired us to draw close to Mother Earth, and to see our Self as One in the Consciousness of a Creation of Love. CABAN brought the Inspiration to Move in an Intention of Love. The Dog/OC trecena is the cycle of application that follows to offer us the Wisdom of the Experience. Earth/CABAN returning in the 8th Tone reflects its zenith position of Illumination. Divine Inspiration and Human Intention are drawn together as the Sacred Exchange that begins a Transformation.
8 Earth/CABAN can help us clearly see our Destiny on Earth and our Divine Purpose for Being. Our Destiny is the Pilgrimage of Life on Earth, an Expedition of Love. CABAN reminds us that we are One with Mother Earth, the source of everything Human could ever Know. We are made of Earth and hold all the same Elements and Forces of Being. Just as Earth is capable to draw our Consciousness, so does Human hold the Force to draw the Justice of Harmony.
The Cherokee Day Sign is the Heron, a bird that lives life as a perpetual migration. So is Human engaged in a perpetual journey of changing places. The Heron is compared to the Phoenix that rises from the ashes of its past. 8 Earth/CABAN can draw our awareness to the Truth of our Change.
8 Earth/CABAN gathers the Forces of Mother Earth to draw our Consciousness. This is a day that changes things. Like an earthquake, CABAN can shake things up so we might cast off our own perceptions. Our preconceived notions drawn by reasoning can give way to a new Consciousness of Spirit. Today we can “Know” that Spirit is as Real and the Primary Force of all things in the Universe.
The Element of Ether is the Divine Balance Above for all the Matter Below. Through Ether the Creator shares the Spark of Love and the Consciousness of Being. Ether is the Unseen Force in Every Thing.
Earth/CABAN raises our Awareness to a Spark within generates our Passion to Love, Grow, and Change. Our Divine Nature is perpetually calling us to Higher Ground.
As a worldly manifestation, Human lives in a perpetual competition to be the best – to run the fastest, jump the highest, to be the best and have the most of everything. When we shift to an effort of Divine Consciousness we can see this as an unconscious Calling to Rise to a Higher Identity. Only, our lower consciousness won’t lead us anywhere. When we Rise to our Divine Nature, our Reason changes. When our climb becomes an effort for the Whole, we shift from going in circles to a spiral that ever leads us to a Higher Experience of Love.
The Aztec Ollin is the Day Sign that is simply called Movement. Days led by Ollin generate an Intention to take action. The Aztecs defined this as an unlucky day for the “passive principle” and a lucky day for the “active principle.” This is not a day to go along, but to strike Living our own Truth.
The Aztec identify the leader of the Dog trecena as Xipe Totec, the Lord of Shedding, god of seedtime. These are 13 days of devotion, companionship, self-sacrifice and love. This is a trecena that guides us to shed our Human identity to become Whole through the Identity of our Spirit. “On the one hand, the painful shedding of illusions, and on the other, the pleasurable creation of illusions. What ever your decision during this time, you will find favor and advancement. These are good days for commemorating the dead; bad days for clinging to the living.” (Aztec Calendar) 8 Earth/CABAN guides us to Live for our Eternal Spirit.
Suddenly, we can realize the cross-purpose trying to measure up to a worldly standard that we didn’t create for our Self. We can see the result of drifting along. Earth can help us see that we haven’t lost our Sacred Right to Choose Again. We can Choose Again, Knowing the Authority of a Divine Intention. Choosing to Move in our own Divine Truth, we have a Divine Force of Love in our Corner. Our mind is changed to see the Power of Dog/OC’s characteristic of Unconditional Love, as a Force of Nature in Spirit.
To all my relations, may we be transformed through a new Consciousness of the Power we wield in collaboration with the Creator. May we see the Truth that for all the limitations of our Humanity, our Purpose was Divine. Human CAN move mountains, even if we had to do it one teaspoon at a time. We can change the experience of the world for the Whole, by perpetually Offering One Another the next serving of Unconditional Love. The Light we bring to Darkness is eternal so that it can be Multiplied to Abundance. May we look to Mother Earth to discover our Highest Way of Being, ever and surely moving forward in an orbit with the Creator at the Center, perpetually bringing Light to Darkness by turning our Self around. May we Bless Mother Earth with an Offering for all the ways she teaches us to Love. May we be shaken out of a “worldly orbit” of just going along, and strike out in a new Movement of Love, Consciously Choosing our own direction that reflects the Truth of our Spirit. May we offer our Gratitude to Mother Earth as the Gift of the Creator that holds the Knowledge of everything Human needs to Know to discover our Divine Purpose for Being. May we Acknowledge that we are drawn by her own Consciousness of Unconditional Love.
in lak’ech, I am another you
Debra, Jaguar Woman/9 Eagle/MEN
THE JAGUAR’S MAGIC OF GRATITUDE
I’m grateful the Creator’s Gift of Mother Earth, and the Gift of Human Consciousness to Know her Love as the Power that makes the world go around.
THE TRECENA OF DOG/OC
Visit the 13-Day Trecena Guide for daily aspects and events of the DOG/OC trecena.
8 Earth/CABAN (Cherokee, Heron/GUWI’SGUWI)
Galactic Tone 8: Harmony and balance are the intent of eight. Eights carefully weigh all evidence to reach a balance of justice. Eight is the power of organization demonstrated in the statement, “As above, so below.” From simplicity to infinity, the energy of Eight organizes all levels of creation. Some Eights are “neat freaks”.
Earth/CABAN: Keeper of the garden of Earth. Profound synchronistic connections to Earth’s natural cycles and energies provide power of creations and memories of ancient wisdom. Earth persons help dispel bad intentions, habits and ideas. This makes them very good counselors and masters of all arts. Studious and intelligent, Earth persons endeavor to bring a flow of natural order to all aspects of life. Being connected to the dynamic forces of nature, Earth persons need much liberty to facilitate their expression of migration or the sending of long distance communications such as the whales, elephants, birds and many other creatures. Sometimes Earth’s delicate sensitivities are upset resulting in quakes of emotion even the display of volcanic temper.
Cherokee, Heron/GUWI’SGUWI: Sign of movement, of perpetual motion, recycling, regeneration; environmentalists fighting for the underdog. Heron is mentally alert, rational, yet opinionated; has a great faith in people and in the divine plan, holding the magic of ministry, medicine, marketing and matchmaking; healing abilities, especially with crystals; negotiation and mediation energy. Heron is symbolized by Deneb, located in the Northern Cross beside the Milky Way.
[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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UPDATE ON A LIFE DREAM:
On 4 Sun/AHAU I was able to make the reservations for the trip, arriving on October 28 as I had hoped to be there to celebrate Ian Lungold’s Mayan birthday, 12 Sun/AHAU, on October 31st along with the observance of the Day of the Dead. It felt important to the information I would share in my book. I’m grateful to be part of such a flow of Love, more necessary that money, for the realization of my dream. You are already the blessing of just being here. (But you could help me spread the word.) much love, in lak’ech, Debra https://www.gofundme.com/life-dream-a-pilgrimage-of-spirit
SEPTEMBER 12th Update:
I received my new passport! My Leap of Faith to buy the ticket before receiving it paid off. 🙂 The reality is starting to set in. I’m excited to carry you with me. My 68th gregorian birthday is this week. I know what a healing it will be to see I’m just as capable as I have always been to charge off into the unknown for the experience. (Monkey must be talking.) I couldn’t be doing this without you.
MAYAN LANGUAGE FOR BEGINNERS:
How are you? – Bix a beel? (pron. Beesh-uh-bell)
I’m very good. – Ma’alobi (pron. Mah ah-low-bee)
And you? – Kux teech? (pron. Koosh tehch)
Thank you. – Ni’bo’olal. (pron. Nee boo ooh lahl)