THE TRECENA OF JAGUAR/IX: CREATING A LIFE FROM SPIRIT
The Next 13 Days…
Jaguar/IX is a symbol of the Divine Feminine, the aspects of Divine Discernment and Compassionate Love. IX is the Day Sign of Spirit that leads a journey toward the East and the Light of Divine Inspiration. The Jaguar guards the sacred sites and temples, and the Altar (Reed), the Guiding Light for Family and Home.
Jaguar/IX sees Mother Earth as its Heart’s companion. IX is said to hear the heartbeat of Mother Earth for its Love of EVERY Living Thing. IX has the means to connect us to the REALITY of Spirit as we make the Journey for Human to Know what our Heart just learned through an Ascension. We saw the “Light” that we ARE One and Connected as a Whole. A Truth beyond our imagination inspired us to Believe that Our Love Matters. Our Love changes things for the Whole.
A CYCLE OF DARKNESS
Human Beings of Duality have to see things more than once. We can conceive a Higher Truth that makes Sense. It’s easy enough to Believe we are capable of greater things. “Darkness” is the Experience of Truth. Truth doesn’t matter to a Human Being until we can see it for our Self. Then, Truth becomes Common Sense… the easy Choice to make.
1ST AND 2ND UINALS
The 1st uinal represents the germination of a New Seed of Consciousness. We complete 2 Human climbs of Spirit on 7 Sun/AHAU. In the Balance of the Light we are intended to Realize the Truth of a Promise, the Great Law of Creation. “As Above, So Below.” AHAU always delivers a Revelation of Light. 7 Sun/AHAU marks the destination of our Vision Quest. The 1st uinal completes the Truth of our “I Am.” In the 2nd uinal we will define Our Journey to the Light through Duality, Seeing and Feeling our way back and forth.
The Popol Vuh shares the story of the first 4 Balams (Jaguars) who fell in Love with Life on Earth. The Mother was the sole “object of their affection.” The Former and Shaper were displeased. They only fulfilled half of their intended meaning and purpose. The Balams were torn apart and recreated to serve as the Sanctuary for Living Consciousness Balancing the Love Above and Below. The Maya believe that to Remember the words, traditions, ways, and songs of those who came before, was to offer them a place to Live within. Remembering the Ascended Masters connects us to the Wisdom of their “I Am.”
Jaguar/IX leaves the invisible footprints for us to follow. IX can lead us to a Human state-of-mind that FEELS and KNOWS REAL Power Above in the world Below. The Jaguar resides in Position 14, a symbol of the 7 Above and 7 Below (∑). The Jaguar guards the threshold to the Holy of Holies at the top of the pyramid. To enter requires the Jaguar’s “earth magic” of Gratitude. To know the Truth of Spirit that’s REAL, for each Jaguar step we take we will Count our Blessings in the Time and Place.
VISION QUEST: A JOURNEY OF SPIRIT
A Vision Quest is Time dedicated to the purpose of Being in Spirit. The Intention of the Jaguar/IX trecena is to Know Spirit in the Above and the Below. A Vision Quest is Time solely dedicated to the purpose of Receiving a Divine Discernment of the Highest Order. In the 1st uinal we are bringing the Truth of Who we are into clarity for the climb we must make as the New Seed, a journey back and forth from the Dark to the Light. The Dawn of our New Awakening opened the eyes of Spirit first. In the darkness, the direction to the Light will break for the Human Being who must make the climb as a Leap of Faith.
The Elders say that you can change your whole life in 4 days of sacred ceremony. In a Vision Quest we can raise the Sound of our Prayers, knowing we are always in the Sanctuary of our Highest Hopes and Expectations to be One. In 4 days you can see the Truth in all the directions to create the Human legs for Truth to stand. A Vision Quest is offered for a personal Human Intention of Divine Knowing. We have Time to Choose what Truth from Spirit we want to SEE True in the world below. Maybe you always wanted to know the REAL presence of your Guardian Angel or Spirit Guide. Maybe you want to know a personal totem that could guide you. Anything is possible when we choose an “object of affection” from the realm of Spirit. You might want to know you are being guided to a special gift. Choose your heart’s desire.
1 Jaguar/IX is the Day to Receive the Divine Inspiration from Spirit. On Tone 2 we’ll consider the Choice of OUR way to carry it out. The Quest of Spirit can begin on Tone 3 in Divine Trinity for the first steps we take to Live the Truth Above in the world Below.
On Tone 1 we begin in Unity for a Divine Purpose. IX resides in the North, the direction of Divine Wisdom. The Element of Air connects us through the Sacred Breath. The Element of Air relates to Human faculties of Consciousness, thoughts, and the mind. IX can share the Divine Thoughts of Compassion to reach the Highest Discernment of Love. With a Mission to Prove all the Love we can see in the world, IX can share a Divine state-of-mind that connects to the Love and Consciousness of all living things. Life IS Beautiful and we were Given a Home of Endless Beauty.
The Jaguar is the shaman and the shape-shifter with the power to cross the threshold from one dimension of reality to another. The Jaguar/IX can show us how easy it is to cross from one state-of-mind of Reality to another, grasping the Truth that ALL the places are REAL. We can create a Life in Balance, walking between one and the other. The Element of Air offers a “change of mind.” We will be inspired to see how easily we can let the body of human matters fall away to cross into the Beauty of the Truth of Love.
The Jaguar walks in stealth. We are inspired to walk an invisible path. It’s a personal experience between our Self and the One Above. We have to Remember how the Beauty of Love GROWS. It takes Time to see it all, and we REMEMBER, we have to see things more than once. This is a Time Give for us to Look up close, far away, and from every different perspective we are Inspired from Above to see. The Elders called holding our Spiritual Experiences to our self for a time was “holding our power.” Our most personal experiences of Spirit are very hard to share, when it could come from “really seeing” a blade of grass. We can’t explain what is still beyond our imagination. With Time, when it feels Normal, there will be a way to share the Truth we’ve grown to believe with all our heart. When we believe it with all our heart – we won’t care if someone else doesn’t understand. Our Faith in Our Truth already stands.
You might be inspired to create a special Time and Place, the tools you will have around you. The traditional way to prepare for a Vision Quest was to make the prayer ties from tobacco on a string. These would surround the circle for the Vision Quest, each one representing a prayer while they were made. In the end, they were offered to the Element of Fire as one Divine Release of all our prayers to the One Above. We received the Water Blessing to close the circle and enter into a new life. You might wear a head covering or a prayer shawl at your altar to symbolize you are “covered” in a Holy Place. Your Vision can be as Beautiful as you dream it can be.
This is time for a Retreat in Spirit to be the Invisible Witness of Life and all the Love around. When we can’t isolate from the schedule of our daily life, we can choose to be invisible. The Fox is another “invisible” totem that serves as a scout that goes ahead and hides in the grass to check out the lay of the land. In silence, we’re guided to collect all the evidence of a Beautiful Life. There’s more than one reason to believe in the Meaning of this Time.
To all my relations, may we draw the Sacred Breath of Spirit and Light for the Vision a Divine One can lead us to. The One that promised to always be at our side promises to be SEEN when we are the Invisible Witness to the Truth. We know a Divine Thought can change our state-of-mind. How High did we reach before to know the Power? Will we reach to know that we are a shaman and shape-shifter, every time we turn to Remember the Truth of Love. We are TRANSPORTED to the sanctuary of Love where we SEE the Divine Truth. A Divine Creator wants Human to Feel what the Spirit Knows is the Truth. A Seed needs to know the Way to the Light.
in lak’ech, i am another you
Debra, Jaguar Woman, 9 Eagle/MEN
The Daykeeper Resources menu offers a link to a Vision Quest Ceremony for the Night/AKBAL trecena. The Intention of that Vision Quest was to imagine our wildest dreams. This one is different by an Intention of Time dedicated to Silence and Invisibility to Receive a Divine Dream from Above. We are called to be the “hollow bone” in Humility to a Higher One Above. The information that’s shared can be applied in a different way for this purpose, Your Way. Vision Quest Ceremony
THE TRECENA OF JAGUAR/IX
The Highlights, Peak Energies, and Times of Synchronicity for this trecena are included on the 13-Day Trecena Guide.
The “Tzolk’in Field Guide” is my gift to download that includes the Count of Days with the aspects for each Destiny Kin and highlights for a personal practice with each trecena. It’s designed as a companion for daily practice.
A NEW RESOURCE: Destiny Kin Calculator
For those of you who can make use of a XLS spreadsheet, I’m passing on a gift that was shared with me. Instead of calculating Mayan dates from the Gregorian date, you can calculate the Gregorian date of a Mayan date from the past or future by it’s KIN number. (For example, you could see when your Mayan birthday falls in the future or past.) I use it to calculate the Gregorian dates for the Mayan Holy Days and Global Burner days. VISIT 13-Day Trecena Guide to download.
1 Jaguar/IX (Cherokee, Panther/SAHO’NI)
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.
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]