4 Deer / MANIK – The Truth Within: Day 4 of 13


4 Deer/MANIK, Destiny Kin 147
November 26, 2022, 11/26/2022

4 Deer / MANIK

Synergy: the interaction or cooperation of two or more organizations, substances, or other agents to produce a combined effect greater than the sum of their separate effects.

Greetings Beloved Kin,

Deer/MANIK reflects the Power of Two who are united as One for a Divine Purpose. MANIK (man eek) marks the Destiny of the Mayan priest who carries out a Mission of Love as a dedicated practice on behalf of the whole. Counting the days and performing the rituals and sacred ceremonies as they are ordered by Time, the Mayan priest is united as the One. The Creator promised the sacred exchange of Atonement with every offering. At an altar where the two become one, the Deer grasps the Power of Divine Trinity, a synergy between the Above and the Below.

The glyph illustrates the Hand, another name for MANIK, grasping the thread of Ether, and the Vigilant Eye of the Deer that is opened to See. The Hand reflects Human’s Power in the world. The forefinger is the pointer of direction and the thumb completes Human’s power to grasp our Highest Intentions to be.

Kneeling in humility at an altar our Heart is grasped by the Heart of Sky.  The Deer is a symbol of stability with 4 legs, one to plant in each of the 4 directions. The Two United as One create a sum of the whole beyond 4 to see the Truth Above, Below, and within. MANIK holds Position Number 7. Wherever we kneel we’ll see the Truth as it appears at the top of the pyramid, “all that is” and “all that is not.”

So is Tone 4 the symbol of stability reflected by the cube, the most stable of all platonic forms. From every corner we see the same angle of 90°, the 3 x 3 x 10 x 4 that reflects the 360° of a Divine Circle of Love.


Tone 4 establishes stability by defining parameters.  We can uphold the Mission to Love by setting boundaries around our thoughts that are Intended as a Meeting of the Minds, thoughts worthy to be shared between the Up Above and the Down Below. When we set the “rules of the game” before we begin, we’ll remember when thoughts go astray, so we don’t have to follow. A Higher Power will turn them around.

Deer/MANIK holds the power to turn away negativity, and a Power of Harmonic Resonance to draw other thoughts into sympathy. We’re never “tone-deaf” to the sound of a perfect pitch of Love. We know when we’re singing off-tune. The Elders say that to “know thyself” we have to “track the mind.” MANIK shares the Gift of the Eye that is ever Looking to See the Truth.

In the 4th Hour, the Maya surveyed the field of corn to measure a task at hand. On Tone 4 we are drawn to create an approach and a strategy for our Creation. The Deer stands silently in it’s own Truth. There’s no need to defend the Truth that will speak for itself. Like the Deer, we’ll discern the energies that are headed our way by the sound and the first movement. We’ll have plenty of time to claim higher ground and be turned to Divine Direction.

MANIK resides in the West, the direction of our Unknown Future. We CAN predict the future when we’re following the ways of the Highest One. Holding the Element of Water, used by the Mayan priest for blessings, baptisms, purifications and initiations, we’ll Feel the Truth of Love when it comes together in our heart. Other Human Beings don’t have to see things our way when we know we’re standing in Right Relationship with the One Above.

Algiz – Symbol of the Sage that knows the Highest Meaning and Purpose of our Life – to Save another. Algiz is also the symbol of the Tree of Life

11 Deer/MANIK is the Year bearer by the Northern count of the Haab vague-year calendar. We hold the synergy created by an even higher Deer. The 11, like the antlers, is a pair of Divine Antennae that tunes us in to the Highest States of Consciousness.

Deer/MANIK is the holder of all Spiritual Tools. The priest holds the Medicine Bundle that is passed down by every generation. MANIK hold One Tool more powerful than all the others, the Truth of a Divine Provision for every Human limitation. This is a Day to take up our Staff as the One Tool that covers everything. We’ll have 5 legs to stand instead of the 4 created by 2 Above and 2 Below.

To all my relations, may we give thanks for the Offering of Unconditional Love that was promised to every Human Being from the beginning. May Look to See the Truth that for every offering we share, we’ll know we’re standing on Holy Ground.


Don Alejandro Cirilo Perez Oxlaj Is a 13th Generation Quiche Mayan High Priest, president of the Mayan Council of Elders, a body of 440 male and female elders of wisdom in Guatemala, representing 23 different ethnic groups and has the authority to speak on its behalf. He is also the head of the Indigenous Council of the Americas, which has member tribes from Tierra de Fuego, to Alaska and serves as a gathering point for shamans and elders of many peoples.

Grand Mayan Elder, Don Alejandro, the High Priest of the Maya

May we Honor Don Alejandro, “Wandering Wolf,” the 13th Generation Mayan priest who was destined to share the mysteries of the Mayan calendars in the time of the 13th Baktun. May we send him our Love and light a candle to remember all the sacred ceremonies he’s carried out on our behalf. He is called Tata by many as a beloved grandfather. Anyone who would like to share a prayer for Tata, or a donation to help cover his medical care, can do so through Joseph Giove, who has been a long time supporter and close friend of Tata. The last update and details for contact are found on the last Update on Tata’s Health.

The Elders say that when we offer our prayers from the heart to the highest priests, they can feel the energy and the light.

May we remember the High Priests of the world who serve to carry on a Divine Inheritance of Wisdom on behalf of the whole.

in lak’ech, I am another you,

Debra, 9 Eagle/MEN

THE JAGUAR’S MAGIC OF GRATITUDE: I’m grateful that every offering of Love to the Highest One is multiplied to abundance.  

TRECENA OF SEED/KAN: The Truth of Divine Design

Visit the 13-Day Trecena Guide  My gift for the Tzolk’in round is the “Tzolk’in Field Guide: A Daily Practice for Personal Discernment.” It includes an overview for each trecena and the aspects for each day, so you can discern the meaning of Time for yourself. You CAN see the truth over time through a personal journal that the same things happen on the same Destiny Kins every time around. 

NEW SEASON – VOLUME 2: Tzolk’in Season 3 (PUBLISHED SEPTEMBER 20, 2020)

Honor the Ones who’ve carried on. Add a new Spiritual Tool to your daily practice. Choose a staff. Visit the Spiritual Tools Page if you need some ideas. And the Daykeeper Resources page has some calculators you can use to check out the future important days you already have marked on your calendar. 

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

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.

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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