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

Traditional ways of Vision Quest are offered for your consideration on the Vision Quest Ceremony page. My Intention is to share it in a worthy way that Honors the teaching of the Elders.


12 Jaguar / IX

Greetings Kin,

Tone 12 brings the Intention of Understanding. Tone 12 is the day we comprehend the Meaning and Purpose of our experience as Wisdom moves from the head to the heart.

The AKBAL trecena led a journey through our Dreams and the darkness of the fear that they could never come true. Connecting our Conscious to our Unconscious thoughts, AKBAL raised our Awareness to the broken dreams of Humanity.

In the darkness, our Human eyes were trained to see the Light that is always shining the way to our Divine Destiny from the Beginning to the End. Our Light is the Eternal Love of the Creator. Once we realize we are children born of a Divine Creator, we will Know a Light would always be shining our Way Home.

Jaguar/IX is the most Spiritual of the Day Signs, leaving the tracks of Light for us to follow. Jaguar is the sign of the shaman who holds the Wisdom of “Earth Magic,” said to be born of its Abiding Love and Gratitude for Mother Earth. Jaguar lives its life alone. With Mother Earth as its only constant companion, the Jaguar sees Her as the source of every Blessing. IX draws its Spiritual Strength living close to the Earth. Walking in silent stealth, Jaguar hears her Beating Heart in every living thing.

Jaguar Knows its Oneness with Mother Earth and remembers that every living thing is made of her, holding the same magical Forces of Life. Just as our Life was raised up from her, so can a new life be born through our Human Consciousness. Jaguar resides in stealth at the top of the pyramid observing the altar of the Most High. Related to the Number/Tone 7, IX symbolizes the Balance between the Above and the Below.

Jaguar loves the water and sees its own reflection as its presence in the realm of Spirit and the realm of physicality. Jaguar creates from the magical realm of Spirit, where it is capable to go to all the places that it can’t physically reach on Earth. Marked as Divine by the Creator, we can send our Jaguar Spirit off to mark it’s territory in any place and time. Jaguar is the shape-shifter and time traveler. Jaguar is already waiting at the altar of our Divine Destiny and sees us Kneeling there in the Full Light of Illumination.

We can follow the footsteps that Jaguar left behind that leads to a Vision of our Future, to the Time and Place of our own Miracle.

Jaguar resides in the North, the direction of Spiritual Wisdom. We are manifesting the Consciousness to See that the darkness is only an illusion. The Creator’s Love and Light is always shining in the Beauty around us. As the Element of Air, IX holds the magic to change our mind with Gratitude. With Jaguar’s Spirit our eyes are opened to the beauty all around us.

We will see the Light in the Darkness when our eyes are turned toward our Blessings. Gratitude is a by-product of Believing. Jaguar believes in Mother Earth as the Expression of the Creator’s Love that reflects its Beauty in every direction. Jaguar guides us to be Grateful for a Place where there is always something to be grateful for.

Jaguar guards in stealth the temples and the sacred sites where Human kneels in the presence of a Holy Light. Jaguar sees in the dark the Light drawn forth from Human when we are Humbled by our Blessings.

IX is a symbol of the Divine Feminine holding the Power of Spiritual Discernment and the Heart of Compassionate Love. The Mother who was given as our place to turn for Love is never out of sight. Counting the Miracles we see the Truth that we are Loved.  We can Believe the Gift of Consciousness was given for Dreams we could share with the Creator.

When the totem Jaguar enters your life, it is said to be a time of Spiritual Rebirth and of claiming one’s own Power of Spirit. The Jaguar navigates the darkness with extra-sensory perception, under the cloak of invisibility.

Entering October, the reality of my Journey is starting to set in. My dream to see the Mayan pyramids is materializing over a very short time since I dared to make it an Intention. I was surprised to learn I was afraid of my own dream and the danger of the unknown. The Journey was transformed into a pilgrimage when I chose to follow the Jaguar’s footsteps. I can give myself wholly to whatever it will be. My circle of protection will be employing the Magic of Gratitude for every part of a Dream as the Creator would manifest it for me.

We have been navigating a new cycle of Creation, evident by the Truth of Chaos. An old way must die away as a new way is born. Every living thing, and every vibration holds its own Intention to Survive. We could expect worldly chaos to precede a major planetary change. Anything we can Imagine is Possible. We only have to choose to Imagine it.

The Vision Quest is concluded with a Sacred Water Ceremony. The ritual demonstrates the Blessings of Life and Spirit that are poured over us. Jaguar/IX offers a Baptism and Purification. This is a day to Kneel before the Creator in Gratitude and Appreciation for a Blessing of Spirit.

To all my relations, may we open our eyes to the world around us and choose to see everything we overlooked while we existed in the darkness. May we see the Truth of a Miracle that is always right in front of us. May we find our own abiding Faith by opening our Human eyes to the evidence there to see. May we see the Blessings we were given unconditionally, and a path that was left before us that was waiting for us to see. May we realize the eternal blessing of our Consciousness to Seek the Light.

in lak’ech, I am another you

Debra, Jaguar Woman/9 Eagle/MEN

Traditional ways of Vision Quest are offered for your consideration on the Vision Quest Ceremony page. My Intention is to share it in a worthy way that Honors the teaching of the Elders.


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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]

How is your Spiritual path today?

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On 4 Sun/AHAU I was able to make the reservations for the trip to celebrate Ian Lungold’s Mayan birthday, 12 Sun/AHAU, on 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. 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.


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)

Source: YucatanLiving.com