THE TRECENA OF SERPENT/CHICCHAN: GIFTS OF SPIRIT
MAYAN CALENDAR DAYKEEPER’S JOURNAL
Tone 8 is the Holy Day of the trecena. Number 8 is defined by the Maya as the Intention of “pure spirit.” Tone 8 holds the Intention of Divine Justice, through the Harmony and Equity of the Whole.
Tone 8 begins the Transformation phase of the trecena, under the direction of Divine Agency. Through an Investment of Heart and Soul we crossed the threshold from the Holy of Holies into the Divine Sanctuary Above. We were made One through an Offering of Time, and the Intention of Love.
We climbed to Human’s limit, as High as the Maya could reach beyond the canopy. One pyramid was built over another. The Ones that came before, paved the way. In the Offering of Our Truth to know the Highest Truth, the Living hold the Power to reach Higher Ground. We have to have our Own Way for the Consciousness of Humanity to expand to Higher Wisdom.
Road/EB is Human’s Road of Destiny that connects the Whole. We feel our place in the Whole, walking in the footsteps of wisdom passed down before. This is a day to honor the foundations of Truth and Wisdom that can only be learned from the “hard road.” When we’ve conquered the Truth Below, we’ll know the Truth Above. One is a Reflection of the Other. The “other” is a Reflection of the One.
The Road of Destiny is illustrated on Human’s head. In the end, we’ll be defined by all the Choices we make. That’s the Truth of Life and Destiny. “Human” is another name for EB. Residing in the South, we are drawn to the Truth of Right Relationship, with one another and the Natural World. Today we are given the Divine Sense to know we are One in a tangible way. The Element of Earth can ground us to the Truth.
HOLY OBSERVANCE: DAY OF DESTINY
Most of the Holy Observances fall on Tone 8, with the exception of the Initiation of the Mayan Priestess on 9 Monkey/CHUEN. Tone 8 represents the 8th Hour of Light. The 8th Hour begins when Human’s Zenith Hour is over. Our Offering to the Highest One is to See and Acknowledge that the Road was cleared before. Our way is easier, though the challenge will always be the same. This is a day to Acknowledge the Whole – every One who walked the Road, even if their greatest accomplishment was survival. There would always be one waiting for the next to follow. Our Mothers, Fathers, Grandfathers, and Grandmothers are still serving us. We see Our future, and beauty we should create NOW. Today we Feel the Gratitude for our Life. We are grounded by the tangible experience of Earth. We thought we were ALL One. Now we Know by the Truth we hold in Common.
Milestones are illustrated on either side of the Road. Road/EB is a Day when we are Joined by Common Thought. Our Hearts will be invested in a Divine Cause. Through the Cause we will claim our Divine Justice. Our Justice for Harmony with the Whole is to reach for the Highest Truth. Through the Offering in the Holy of Holies, we were Atoned with the Mind of the One. We see the Whole the way we know the Creator sees us.
Each Milestone is the crossroad for Divine Truth. When we see the Truth it will make Divine Sense. We Love the One and the Whole. We would never hurt the children for those we uphold with Divine Love. We are the Divine Children of the Highest One that manifested the Beauty for Human to Know all around.
The Cherokee Day Sign is the Rattlesnake Tooth, an implement of Spiritual Medicine. The shaman used it to break the skin where the medicine would be applied. EB’s Truth from Above leaves a mark on our life. This is a Day that One Day we will turn to, to remember a New Beginning. Our Hearts will be invested as One in a Divine Cause for each other.
We see the Divine Cast of characters that were Human too. We see the Divine cast below in every “Mother” that raised a child and every “Father” that took on the responsibility for the well-being of a family. The causes of a Mother and Father’s Love are the Highest Accomplishments of Life. Every One Loved Life. No matter their Human limitations, there was Love for us all the way through it. We are bound to the Circle of Love. There is always One Waiting for the Life that breaks through. We were One with the Mother through the Miracle of Life.
From the Divine Womb within, we couldn’t Feel who we were, except for the Truth of One. We had to make the journey on our own to finally See our Self on the “otherside.” In the Reflection of Life, when is Unknown Above can be Known Below. Divine Human Beings can know many things from One thing, when they are all made by the same Divine Design and proceed in the same order.
The Legion of Light waits for us to call. It has to be Our Choice. Honoring the Wisdom that has born the tests of Time, for us, we’ll Find the Cause to carry it on for One that will follow. Wisdom is an accumulation of Love, a gathering of thoughts that are “birds of a feather.” Today we care in a way that leaves it’s mark.
To all my relations, may we give thanks for the Common Road between us, where the One Above can touch every Heart. May we our Hearts feel the Truth. We want to Know the Truth to share it with someone else. It’s the first thing we want to do, when something mystical happens. After the Sacred Dance Ceremonies on the Medicine Wheel path, the Elders made us take a Vow of Silent. We weren’t to speak of the experience until we had Time to see it for our Self. A Time would come for a Divine Discernment of Truth.
Hold the Power of a mystical experience you Feel in synchronicity with the One and the Whole. It evaporates when it’s reduced to our first impression. And, no one will be moved in the same way you were. When we are Invested to Know, we are positioned to Conceive the Truth. May we kneel in Gratitude to the One Above that wants us to Know.
May we honor the Life of Spirit, conceived from Above. May we carry out our rituals and sacred prayers to call upon the Divine Agency on behalf of the Circle of Life.
in lak’ech, i am another you
Debra, Jaguar Woman, 9 Eagle / MEN
THE JAGUAR’S MAGIC OF GRATITUDE:
I’m grateful for the Divine Cause we were given to Live for each other.
TRECENA OF SERPENT/CHICCHAN
Serpent/CHICCHAN is a symbol of “Seeing Clearly.” We shed our Skin to expand and grow. CHICCHAN is the catalyst that lights the fuse for the Divine Force of Life.
THE CHEROKEE CALLED THE POWER OF DO’TSI:
“Serpent’s symbol is Constellation Serpens. Serpent people are Sky people who come to Earth periodically as Educators. As above-So below, on Earth the Serpent is the Roots of the Tree of Knowledge. Serpent power is vital energy, the moving force, the instinct and desire for creativity, the trigger that sets off the action. It lights the fuse that magnifies and explodes the life force itself.” Knowledge, combining science, technology and psychology, plus spirituality are seeded on the planet through the Gift of CHICCHAN. (From a Cherokee resource online that is no longer available to give proper credit)
SYNCHRONICITY WITH THE NATURAL WORLD
The Wesak Day celebration marked on May 26, 2021 for the Highest Outpouring of Light from the top of the world. The celebration marks the birth of the Buddha. The High priests gather with vessels of water to carry Light Given to Water poured from Above. They carry it back to the Whole. The celebration is observed as a sacred offering of Flowers, released in the Living/Moving Water of Mother Earth. The prayers are a Living Memory for a Communion with the Divine Mother. She knows how to take care of her children. She is the Wisdom of ALL Experience. May 26th is 1 Flint/EZNAB, birth into a journey of darkness for a passage of Light. Through the axis mundi of Spirit we will learn the Balance. The Love we see will be “all there is.” Flint guides us into the 7th uinal where we see the Perfect Reflection of Truth, As Above, So Below.
The Wesak Moon: Super Flower Blood Moon Lunar Eclipse
At the Moon’s closest proximity to Earth, she will be eclipsed by Mother Earth, May 25-26, 2021. Unlike a solar eclipse, a lunar eclipse can be seen from the entire Night Sky of Mother Earth. [Space.com] Light refracted through the Lens of Earth’s atmosphere lends the color. The Moon falls in Sagittarius, and hidden behind is Ophiuchus, the “Serpent-Bearer.” Milky Way’s galactic plane passes through Serpens Cauda, rich in galactic deep-sky objects, such as the Eagle Nebula (IC 4703) and its associated star cluster Messier 16. A star nursery, the nebula measures 70 light-years by 50 light-years and contains the Pillars of Creation. Serpens Caput (Serpent Head) to the west and Serpens Cauda (Serpent Tail) to the east. Between these two halves lies the constellation of Ophiuchus, the “Serpent-Bearer”. [Resources: Wikipedia: Serpens; Space.com: “Super Flower Blood Moon 2021, and Super Moon Lunar Eclipse]
TWO AS ONE: Human’s calendar, the Tzolk’in, and Mother’s calendar are United as One by the Unknown Truth that strikes our Heart, and sweeps the way clear. Time is moving us to a Divine Truth we never imagined. It’s everything we’ve seen. Only, One Truth makes it different than we’ve ever seen it before, and nothing will ever look the same again.
Visit the 13-Day Trecena Guide for daily aspects and insight on the Uinal and Portal Days of the Serpent/CHICCHAN trecena.
8 Road/EB (Cherokee Rattlesnake Tooth/KANU’GA)
Galactic Tone 8: Justice. Harmony and balance are the intent of Eights carefully weighs all evidence to reach a balance of justice. Eight is the power of organization demonstrated in the statement ‘as above, so below,’ from simplicity to infinity, the energy of eight organizes all levels of creation, some eights are ‘neat freaks.’
Road/EB: The bearer of time and conductor of destiny; also known as Human; these persons open the road and guide to the future groups, communities and individuals alike. Likable, obedient, dedicated hard workers and organizers, Road persons are fortunate in business and travel. Many become care takers of the poor, sick, or old people, where they may make personal sacrifices. Road is sometimes referred to as the sign of grass, which is the most bountiful of all life forms, but is also the most humble. Road persons are affectionate and emphatic; they are easily hurt but slow to anger. Holding in of negative emotions and unexpressed resentment can lead to illness, a poisoned opinion of others and a false bravado for this sun sign.
Cherokee, Rattlesnake Tooth/KANU’GA: Symbolized by a rainbow, the delicate display of electromagnetic rays of the SUN. Rattlesnake Tooth is the Natal day sign of Medicine, the Shaman, the Priest, the Healer, and the Sorcerer. Guardian of the Way, Keeper of the Keys of the secret Kingdom.
[Day Sign descriptions in italics are the primary sources 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]