4 Earth / CABAN – Vision Quest: Day 4 of 13



4 Earth / CABAN

Greetings Kin,

Tone 4 raises an Intention of Stability. In the 4th Hour of the Light, the Maya surveyed the field of corn to measure the work at hand. Tone 4 is related to the cube, an area defined by its borders and parameters. For a Harvest of Higher Consciousness, we choose the body of thought that will support the Dream of Harmony and Equity.

Tone 4 reflects the Pillars of Faith that can stand in all 4 directions, when we begin the journey with a roadmap to the end. We can choose the “rules of our game” as the Divine Thoughts we will turn to for circumstances that present themselves from each direction. (East=Divine Inspiration… we can PLAN to follow the thought to receive more than our first impression. South=Relationships on Earth… we can LISTEN to  really hear what’s going on around us. West=Unknown Future… we can face the Unknown, remembering how anything is still possible. North=Wisdom… we can Remember to  Forgive our Self as we are reaching for something we haven’t learned yet by our own experience.)

We may have tried before, but we haven’t tried since we Ascended the last Tzolk’in round. When we employ the Sense to LOOK AROUND, we’ll know we hold enough Divine Thoughts to maintain an orbit.

Earth/CABAN represents Mother Earth as a  “body in perpetual motion.” Mother Earth is defined by her orbit. To know her, she must be seen as she sways through the Seasons. It takes an entire orbit to know her whole story. Through the witness of Mother Earth’s movement and Her Time, the Maya conceived the Human gestation period as Our Orbit of completion. The Maya attribute everything known to Human Beings is learned from Mother Earth. CABAN represents the Mother’s Perpetual Movement, creating Life and Time.

Earth is a Divine Mother with a duty to raise us up. She demonstrates the way to create the “Time of our Life.” There are 3 symbols in the glyph that guide the way for Discernment and Divine Wisdom. When we employ all 3 faculties of thought, we will always arrive at the Highest Answer. The 1st thought is the straight line – human’s linear thoughts of “objective consciousness,” our 1st impression of “what is.” That leads to the wavy line, Human’s imagination. We THINK we know what “it is” and imagine “what it means.”

That’s as far as Human’s Sense of Reason goes, until we Consciously apply the Truth of a Divine Provision. The circles that rise are Divine Thoughts, wholly apart from Human “sense” – Truth beyond our Imagination. Between the wavy line and the rising circles is the Time and Place for a Leap of Faith. If we THINK ABOUT IT, it’s ALWAYS WISE to ASSUME the Truth, “We DON’T KNOW IT ALL.”

The Aztec Day Sign is the Ollin, that simply means Movement. The Ollin is the symbol at the center of the Stone calendar. Ollin marks 20 Divine Places in Time… Times to Move. We can ALWAYS know more with Time and Experience. To create NEW Time and NEW experiences, we HAVE to keep moving on. With every Truth we claim, we’ll need to lean a little the OTHER way to hold the Balanced perspective.


Human’s Divine Time is written within. We were given a Gift of Time, just like the Heron, and the Wildebeests. When the Time comes they Feel the Clarion Call to Move with all their heart. The Gift of Time is given to all living things. We all have inherent ways that follow the cycles of Light. Human Knows our Time when we Remember who we are, and something we want to do with our life. Like the Seed knows the conditions are right. It’s Time to Move and Time to Grow.

Ollin symbol, with face of K’inich Ahau

At the Center of the Ollin symbol is the face of K’inich Ahau (by K’iche translation). On either side are the Claws of Tlaltecuhtli/Itzpapalotl, a Mother holding a Divine Provision for Life. K’inich Ahau represents the Brightest Light of the Sun, the 1st Light that breaks for every new beginning. Like the Maori tradition, the fierce expression “means business,” THIS LIFE WILL BE.

The Moon goddess IXCHEL sometimes shows her claws. Tlaltecuhtli shares the “fight for life.” Sometimes shown with the wings of the butterfly, Tlaltecuhtli shares the Passion to break out of our shell. It’s said that she holds every Seed for Life in her womb and SHE chooses when the Time for Life is right. And, when she does, you better not mess with her children. She uses the claws like a badger, to tear at the flesh of anything that would stand in the way of the Divine Time and Place ahead.

It’s said that on days marked by the Ollin, we can see who we will are becoming. We see the Light in the distance that appeared from the darkness. It’s just a speck, but we believe in what we see, to know who we are, how we are going to grow, and everything we can be. In the darkness, we FEEL a way to the Light. It doesn’t make sense and we might forget, so we better catch the wave and ride it as far as we can.

CABAN resides in the East, the Direction of Divine Inspiration. Given the Vision of a Light  that will break for us in the future, our Heart will be moved to follow a Divine Cause. The Wildebeests know it’s Time, when they are heavy with their calves when they receive a scent – something in the air that tells them there’s a field of plenty ahead, where water flows and Life Grows. CABAN holds the Element of Fire that can ignite our passion, and weld our Heart to a Dream we can Feel, more than we can actually see. We Know.

We’re breaking out into our New Life. It’s a bad day to “go along.” We can’t claim the possibilities for Our Life, following someone else’s ideas. The  REAL mystery that makes Life fun is finding out what WE can be. The Aztec say it’s a “good day for the oppressed,” and a “very bad day for the oppressor.”

The Elders taught us that to walk in Balance requires a Fall. When we first learned how to walk, we started from a place of stability and balance. To Move, we had to Fall out-of-balance into the Next Step. (Everything there is to know about everything, we can learn from the very basics of life on Mother Earth.)  The Jaguar is leading us to REMEMBER, As Above, So Below. We’re attempting to walk in balance between a world Above and a world Below.

We will see the Harvest of Spirit that we can grow, falling in and out of Balance. The Spirit moves by an the Intention of reaching for Higher Truth. To keep growing, as soon as we’ve claimed a Truth we can stand on, we must leap to believe there’s an even Higher Truth. We can dance to the Tune of never knowing the beautiful story we’re creating, until we see the edited version at the end… leaving out “truth we figured out” that wasn’t the matter-of-Truth in the end.

Earth/CABAN shares the Divine Inspiration – through TRUTH we already KNOW from Mother Earth and our OWN LIFE. The ONLY way to stay in Balance in every direction is to keep moving. We can Love the Place we are, as we already begin to let it rest in Peace for the Higher Place we can now see we want to be.

To all my relations, may we break out of our shell and see that there is nothing yet holding us down from reaching beyond what we used to think we could do. May we call on a Light to help us see why we ever chose something less than our Heart Desired. May we FEEL the  GRAVITY of our own MELANCHOLY that only holds us down. May we Know it’s the Divine Feeling of Love that doesn’t feel so good – that FIGHT TO LIVE, reaching beyond the gravity imposed by worldly matters. A Seed KNOWS. It’s only a MATTER of Time, when it’s planted in the Right Season, when the conditions are Just Right and the Earth is moist and warm. All we have to do now is MOVE on OUR Divine Cause for Life, and do it with ALL our Heart.

May we bring our Blessings to Mother Earth and remember the Beauty  she always offers for every Time and every Season. May we know SHE has a Heart that maintains a  momentum by a rhythm and pattern  of movement. Her song is 432 Hz, sung most clearly across the ley lines of Earth. She sings a Song of Peace we can’t hear, but she can always bring us back to Center when we lay in her arms. May we offer Mother Earth our bare feet for the Blessing to Walk in Balance into a New Life.

May we be willing to Fall to make the run for our Life. May we see the Beauty around us more than once. After we’ve imagined we’ve seen everything, may we look up close or far away one more time, at BEAUTY that is the Signature of Love. May we honor the Element of Fire that burns in the heart. May we give thanks for the way that is shown through the Signs and  Symbols of Life, and  Love in  ALL its expressions.

We are children of a Divine Family that knows a connection beyond Human Love. If we Remember we Belong to this Divine Family, the Unconditional Love between us will be the song that others will hear and want to join in Harmony. You are my Kin, ones that share the same burdens of Love. When those “visibly human” relatives show up, may we open our arms in the Sanctuary where we ALL Belong.

May we keep following the Jaguar’s footprints and CHOOSING to be Invisible.


in lak’ech, i am another you, grateful for Kin like you

Debra, Jaguar Woman, 9 Eagle/MEN

I’m grateful for archetypes that demonstrate many ways of Love, and the Divinity of a primal force given to Human to save our own Life.


VISION QUEST: Day 2 of 4

May we FEEL the Vibration of Mother Earth. The Heron and the Wildebeests are hearing Earth’s clarion call to a new field of Abundance. (Their migrations begin in March to a destination in  April.) We are running to the New Light of Spring at the Equinox. May we Honor living things that migrate, leading the way, creating the Momentum for us to be drawn into the Passion of their Run for Life. May we honor a gift of knowing who we are, where we belong, the Time to go, and the way to reach the end of an UNKNOWN Dream. May we honor the FIGHT in a butterfly, and in a SEED to break out of a shell.

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 


Visit the 13-Day Trecena Guide for highlights of the Jaguar/IX trecena.
The “Tzolk’in Field Guide” includes a Count of Days and aspects for days and the trecena.

Links to download Volumes 1 and 2 are included.


4 Earth/CABAN (Cherokee, Heron/GUWI’SGUWI)

Galactic Tone 4: Stability; the cube is most stable of all forms and establishes volume by definition of height, length, depth and breadth; 4 directions establish orientation. The energy of 4 sets the parameters, which establish the freedoms and barriers needed to create a game, work, or relationship.

Earth/Caban: 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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