1 Deer / MANIK – A Mission of Meaning and Purpose: Day 1 of 13


1 Deer / MANIK

Greetings Kin,

The Next 13-Days…

1 Deer/MANIK begins a trecena of “Light” to Inspire a Divine Meaning and Purpose To Be. The Jaguar’s journey led us to a life-changing Truth about our Self. Deer/MANIK demonstrates a Mission that leads to Happiness.

MANIK is the Day Sign of the Mayan priest. The Mayan priest observes a Sacred Path on behalf of the Whole by following the Count of Days and carrying out the rituals and sacred ceremonies that are ordered for the Whole.

Deer/MANIK is the holder of all Spiritual Tools. The glyph illustrates the Divine Nature of MANIK. MANIK is also known as Hand, illustrating a Hand that grasps the thread of Ether that completes a circuit of Divine Power Above.

We Ascended on 13 CIMI with a Sign of a major life change. The circle on the Hand represents the Divine Eye of the Deer. The Deer is a demonstration of Vigilant Consciousness. In every herd, one Deer will serve as the Vigilant Observer for the Whole. Following a path of personal Integrity, the Deer holds the Power of Harmonic Resonance. Others will be inclined to follow when they see a vigilant demonstration of Divine Consciousness. The One who watches for the herd is the One that others see from their peripheral vision to follow. Deer/MANIK helps the Whole Remember to follow their heart.

By our Divine Nature we all want to Know the Light of the Creator’s Love. The Deer leads by attraction. When the community sees the Mayan priest building the Holy Fires they Remember the Promise of Answered Prayer. They remember the Way to happiness. When One kneels before the Light, others will be inclined to Remember and Follow.

MANIK holds the Divine Mission to lead by example. The 4 legs of the Deer are said to be firmly planted in each of the 4 directions to uphold the Pillars of a Divine Truth in Spirit. MANIK holds the Truth that there is a Divine Provision for ALL Things. The Consciousness of MANIK is capable to push away negative influences. Beside employing the gift of Vigilant Consciousness, the Deer holds a Special Tool that covers EVERY Human limitation.

The Mayan priest isn’t an example of a “perfect human being,” but is proof of a Limited Human Being that has Found a Divine Way to Be True to itself. Through the Consciousness of the Deer, our thoughts will be guided to a Way of Being that will serve a Divine Purpose for the Whole. Deer/MANIK serves as God’s Hand on Earth.

MANIK resides in the West, the direction of our Unknown Experiences of Life. Holding the Element of Water, MANIK offers a Blessing of Holy Water for a Baptism, Purification, and Initiation of a Divine Meaning and Purpose. MANIK will shine a Light on a Divine Path to Light, Love, and Happiness.

Today we receive a New Gift of Light from Above. This is the day the Light of Kulkulkan descends along the steps of the calendar pyramid. We are offered a thread of Light to grasp for a New Way Forward.

There are 4 Global Burner Days in the 260-day round of the Tzolk’in, one at the center of each Season. Global Burners mark days of a Divine Release of residual energies. Like a clearing of purification, thoughts that no longer serve a purpose are swept away for the Whole. On Global Burner Days the Mayan priest carries out a Sacred Fire Ceremony for the Whole to be drawn back into the Harmony and Equity of Right Relationship. 4 Dog/OC creates a new foundation for Unconditional Love. Under the Intention of Stability, Dog/OC will restore our faithfulness to one another and our faithfulness to the Path we were intended to follow.

PEAK DAYS: Peak Experience, Peak Performance

  • 6 Road/EB – shares the momentum of being guided on the Road of our Destiny.
  • 7 Reed/BEN – will share the Light of a Divine Channel between the Above and Below.
  • 8 Jaguar/IX – we will be Divinely changed by the Truth of a Divine Path we don’t have to see to Know is Real.
  • 9 Eagle/MEN – will complete a transformation through a Vision of the Light in our Future that we will KNOW lies within our grasp in the future.

The Ending planned from the beginning is a charge of Divine Light from Above. Our Higher Ground will be the Truth of Answered Prayer that offers a Blessing of Renewal and Regeneration to our Spirit. The Truth that waits at our Ascension is Believing in the Light that Descends from Above at an altar where we carry out the Rituals and Ceremonies for an Intervention of Divine Power.

Number 2 is the symbol of Duality. In the harvest cycle of the Tzolk’in round, we are separated from the One to Know our own Consciousness. We are realizing that we are different, even as we are One. The 2nd Uinal holds an intention “to be or not to be.” We are Offered the Sacred Right of Choice to “Know Thyself” and “To Thine Own Self Be True.” The 2nd uinal is ruled by the Earth God, Tlaltecuhtli. Tlaltecuhtli is the “Earth Monster” related to Crocodile. Her claws are shown in the Ollin symbol at the center of the Aztec calendar. The energetic is the determination to claim our Time and Place To Be.

The 2nd uinal engages the Power of Human Will to Remember what we Knew in Unity with the Creator. Every cycle is a legend at every scale. We are born to the Light each Day, each trecena, and each uinal, always with a Higher Meaning and Purpose for Consciousness.

Through the experience of Duality we Learn from Life all around. We discover who we are by what is the same and what is different. The light of each perspective exists to offer one another the Truth of our Own Self and the differences that identify what makes us Special. Our challenge “to be” is always a matter of “forgetting” that being different isn’t a reflection of “better” or “worse.” We are always worthy as an integral part of the One. One is the Truth we Remember at an altar.

Deer/MANIK holds a perspective of Stability. MANIK Holds the Ground of its own Truth. We don’t have to Defend our Truth, only Stand on it. God will stand behind every Truth on our way to a Higher Light. The WAY of MANIK is a path of Vigilant Observation. MANIK is the priest that can show us a WAY to LIVE Holding the Hand of God.

The glyph illustrates the Hand, another name for MANIK. The forefinger and thumb grasp a thread of Ether that connects a circuit of Divine Power. The priest is dedicated to a Divine Purpose to prove Love always exists in the Darkness.

Our “darkness” is the Unknown Presence of Love. Our Fear is always the unconsciousness of Unconditional Love. Deer/MANIK shares the Truth of all the Spiritual Tools we hold as a Provision for  Eternal Happiness. Deer leads us in the West, the direction of our “hard road” of Life. Deer upholds the Pillars of Love in the Dark through Vigilant Consciousness and Remembering.

Manik/Deer by DMalmos

The Deer KNOWS there is a Provision for every Human Limitation, and that the Truth of God’s Love is a close as the Nearest Altar. Deer/MANIK illuminates a path of Beauty in the Darkness.

Human Creates what we See and Acknowledge to be True. We uphold every Dream we Believe. Our Mission is to Demonstrate a Choice to Believe. In every orbit, we’ll lean back and forth. Human must bear the wavering between the Truth of Darkness and Light. We need a Reason to Remember. Deer/MANIK will illuminate the Truth that when we follow our own path, so will others see a Choice to follow their own path to the same destination of Truth.

Deer/MANIK holds Position Number 7 in the order of the 20 Day Signs. MANIK maintains the Stability of Balance. Every Destiny Kin of MANIK is marked by 7 (ie. Kin numbers 7, 27, 47, 67, etc.). Earth/CABAN, Position 17, is MANIK’s foundation (ie. Kin numbers 17, 37, 57, etc.). Tzolk’in Calendar

The Energy of the Mayan priest is balanced at the Highest Altar. Number 7 represents a 360 view from a Higher Perspective. The top of the pyramid that rises above the canopy is a threshold between the Above and the Below. The Truth at the Top of the Pyramid is that a Light will Descend from Above.

All our experiences of Darkness are Times when we are unconscious of the Love that is NOW. There is Always Love Now. The Mission of the Mayan priest is to Observe the Truth of LOVE NOW for the Whole. The Deer tends the Sacred Fires so there will always be a Light for others to Remember. When it came to facing the challenges of life, the Elders always said, “It is never about knowing what to do, but whether we will Remember.” The Mission of the Deer is to Witness the Truth of Answered Prayers.

MANIK holds the Element of Water, used in Sacred Ceremony for the purpose of Blessings, Purification, Initiations, and Baptisms. Water holds the Ether of Spirit. ALL Water is Holy. The trecena of Deer/MANIK is a journey of “Light” to inspire a Quest for Beauty and Love.

Deer holds the Power of Harmonic Resonance. Through the Language of the Heart, Deer/MANIK will shower us with Blessings of Beauty and Light. MANIK is connected to the Power of Unconditional Love, a Vibration that draws ALL the Vibrations of the Universe into Harmony.

We are heading toward a Global Burner, which means a build up of residual energy. We may feel the chaos of change until the Release on 4 Dog/OC. The Intentions we set from the Beginning will be the Vibration that will carry us through to the End. Deer/MANIK guides a path of Vigilant Consciousness, the Intention to Be Here and Now, so we Will See and Acknowledge the Truth of Unconditional Love that ALWAYS EXISTS Right Here and Right Now.

We won’t see Love in all the Human choices of Free Will. We Will Know the Love that stands by us through every experience, and waits at an altar where once again we will Remember the Creator’s Promise of Justice, and a Power to Balance ALL Things in the Universe, Above and Below.

To all my relations, may we Initiate our Path with the Jaguar’s Earth Magic of Gratitude. May we use CIMI’s Gift to Remember that a Higher Truth of Love always lies in the future. May we Give Thanks for Power of Sacred Ceremony to call us into the Here and Now.

May we Celebrate the Sign of the Equinox, a Day of Balance Between the Above and the Below. ALL Things Being Equal, this is the day when we hold the Greatest Power to Choose One Way or Another. May all things be Leaned toward a New and Higher Light.

May we Follow the Light to Remember what is True.  May we Receive a Blessing of Living Water and Light that Knows the Way to our Heart.

in lak’ech, I am another you,

Debra, Jaguar Woman, 9 Eagle/MEN



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

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.

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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