THE TRECENA OF JAGUAR/IX – WALKING IN BALANCE
MAYAN CALENDAR DAYKEEPER’S JOURNAL
Jaguar/IX is a symbol of Balance and the number 7. The Jaguar is the nahaul that guards the Highest Altar at the threshold between two worlds, one Above and one Below. The Intention at the top of every climb is Reflection to see “everything that is” and “everything that is not.”
The Quest for Jaguar’s Vision is a Human attempt to walk in Balance as a Consciousness of Spirit. Intention is Spirit’s way of Movement. Spirit moves a Human Being for a Divine Purpose. Tone 2 presents a Conscious Choice to move by an Intention of Higher Consciousness. Tone 2 engages a dream and the means to an end.
Tone 2 symbolizes Human’s nature of Duality. We’re 2 things and we’re the 2nd thing as a Reflection of the 1st thing, a Supreme Creator that was everything that ever was or ever could be a Light to the Human Heart. We’re not trying to be One Way or the Other Way, but Live in Balance Both Ways. Whenever 2 are aligned for 1 Divine Purpose, Consciousness is multiplied by an exponential factor a Holy Trinity.
2 Eagle/MEN is the Human response to the Dream of a New Life that could be carried out as a path of Beauty and Love. On Tone 2, we see our Self and consider the Choice, “to be or not to be.” In the first hour of the Dawn, we turn to the window to See and Acknowledge the Light of a New Day. There is something we want to do. Tone 2 is that next hour of Inherent thoughts. How did that go yesterday? What will be different today?
The Jaguar holds the strength of Spirit to face it’s most dangerous opponent under the cloak of invisibility. Our journey with the Jaguar means we will share the Heightened Senses of observation in all directions. To walk in invisibility, we disappear to the Dream that is REAL. We won’t be seen until we’ve been there and gone.
Eagle/MEN is the Intermediary of Spirit. The Eagle shares the Vision and Believes that what it wants and Sees is within its grasp. The Eagle flies by Intuition. The Eagle focuses on the “X” that marks a spot, never looks away, and leans into the wind. Human’s flight of Spirit will lean into the Truth and a Divine Provision for everything.
Eagle/MEN encourages our Highest Hopes and Highest Aspirations. Someone else’s dream below won’t hold a candle to our Divine Inspiration. Our Highest Hope is the Love on Mother earth, in Harmony and Equity with the Whole. So must we create Right Relationship between our Human Nature and Divine Nature. Both sides are equal the means to a Divine End.
Eagle/MEN resides in the West, the direction of our Unknown Future. Holding the Element of Water, Eagle/MEN speaks to us through the language of the Heart. The only reason an Eagle fails to claim the prize is to turn and fly away. Human forgets that the Divine Inspiration was given by the Authority of The Creation. The Inspiration we receive from a Divine Genius came with our name on it.
Our way may feel strewn with obstacles at the beginning of a brand new Life. We are definitely facing a mess from a Life we knew before. On the Jaguar’s path, we don’t turn back around and try to change it. That was a whole other reality. Now we’re where we are in spite of it or because of it, and the footsteps we take to the East will always end in the Light of a New Beginning. We are hidden under the Cover of the Light.
A Vision Quest is an Intention to Focus on simply Being in the Moment, silent and open to the Inspiration of Spirit, apart from the world. A Vision Quest is a retreat for Gratitude and Believing. “Good things come to those who wait.”
To all my relations, may we wait in stillness for the Light that will guide our way. May walk in Faith that Spirit will guide us to our Highest Hope and our Highest Aspiration. May the Year Bearer, 9 Earth/CABAN, remind us to have the Patience to see the Big Picture of Life and Love on Mother Earth. May we fly under the radar on winding road that is the Direct Path to our dream.
May we Acknowledge the Path we walk as 2 and stand in provision for one another. May we be a best friend to our self, to share dreams, hopes, failures and limitations in secret for a journey in stealth that will manifest the Divine Creation without a trace that Human could have had a hand in it.
in lak’ech, i am another you
Debra, Jaguar Woman, 9 Eagle/MEN
GRATITUDE FOR THE JAGUAR/IX JOURNEY:
Today I give thanks for my Feet and Hands and Love them for everything they have done for me. I’m grateful for a body that has taken so much Human abuse and thoughtlessness. I’m grateful that such a Miracle is Given in Harmony – whether we deserve it or not. I’m grateful for Unconditional Love that doesn’t pick and choose who should manifest the Highest Blessings. May we remember the altar of Reed/BEN where there is an equal place for 2 on either side.
The Vision Quest: One of the traditional ways to focus on prayers was in the creation of the prayer ties made of tobacco. The dance chief would tell us how many prayer ties we needed to create before the Time of the Dance. I think we were instructed to make 144 prayer ties for my first dance. They were to be made from cloth in colors that rotated through the 4 directions (red, white, blue or black, and yellow). PLUS, we were to choose one color of our own. Prayer ties were strung along a single string. A square of cloth about 1.5″ was used, laid flat in the palm of one hand while a pinch of tobacco was held for a prayer and given human’s breath. Then it was bound within to become a long string of prayer ties about 4″ apart. We hung them in the dance arbor, or those on vision question would use it to mark the circle where they sat. At the end of the Sacred Ceremony they were offered to the Element of Fire. They supported the movement of sacred ceremony – moving hands and hearts together in a common focus of Intention… a physical movement of Spiritual Intention. Create your own way. You could paint a prayer, build a prayer, dance a prayer – ALL Divine ways to Express Faith in our Prayers holds Beauty as a Light of our own Spirit. Create a material way to go along with a Spiritual way, that can be an “X” for Human and Spirit to focus on in a Dream for your own Highest Hope and Highest Intention to be. (There are MANY videos online about how to make a prayer tie. I see some give very elaborate instructions on which way to fold the bundle – rules I never heard before. At the same time, they don’t abide by the “rules I was taught” to hold the square of cloth in the hand, and to conceive the prayer as you are holding the tobacco. So, that’s the Truth of Human ways – DON’T attempt to figure out which way is the “right way.” If you are drawn to the idea to make prayer ties, see what others do, and then make them YOUR Way. Though, they are meant to be burned, there are some I have saved as things of Beauty for a place on the altar.
THE TRECENA OF JAGUAR/IX
Visit the 13-Day Trecena Guide for daily aspects and events of the Jaguar/IX trecena.
2 Eagle/MEN (Cherokee, Eagle/UWO’HATLI)
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.
Eagle/MEN: Intermediary between Heaven and Earth. Due to the Eagles superior point of view and keen intelligence, they achieve material abundance and good fortune. A messenger gifted with patience and a deep sense of value, Eagle brings hope and trust on the wings of Spirit. Eagle persons are very detail oriented and technically inclined. Compassionate service to others sustains prosperity for Eagle personas as the flapping of wings would sustain their bird brothers. If Eagle becomes viciously competitive or possessive, greed and jealousy cause a fall from the heights. Eagles, being blessed with freedom of movement, should be aware of escapism. Eagles may be tempted to just fly away from troubles by using indulgences.
Cherokee, Eagle/UWO’HATLI: Eagle’s symbol is Mars the Spirit Warrior. He is a minion of Grandfather Moon. Eagles were the warrior society, the braves the protectors of the nation. Women were included. There was no discrimination which is reflected in the language: third person singular is divided into animate, human and animate, not human instead of he and she. The energy of high hopes and anticipations, dreams and visions, cosmic consciousness and commitment. On earth, a provider of excellence, leader, husbandry, care-taking of others, financial security and inheritance.
[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]
My gift for a New Tzolk’in Round…
Visit the 13-Day Trecena Guide for daily aspects and events of the Crocodile/IMIX trecena.
My gift for this Tzolk’in round is linked there, a Tzolk’in Field Guide that has as much about the basic aspects of each day as I could think to put into it. The directions and the elements are aspects of Universal Laws that can be known in MANY ways, through many kinds of practice. My aim with the dates for each trecena, included for the next few years, was an intention that we could have everything for a day in one place at hand, if we didn’t have a computer.
QUESTIONS TO SELF:
How can I retreat from the world for a climb of Spirit? How can I be invisible for 4 days from Tone 3 through Tone 6… our Human climb to a new Summit of Spiritual Growth? What is my Highest Hope and what am I willing to bring as an Offering and a Living Sacrifice to Give Back for the Sacred Exchange? Where am I now? And, what is the Dream in the Future for everything MY Life could be?