8 Seed / KAN – The Run for our Life: Day 8 of 13

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8 Seed/KAN, Destiny Kin 164
December 13, 2022, 12/13/2022

Greetings Beloved Kin,

The 13 Tones of the Tzolk’in represent Human’s cycle of Creation in the 12 hours of Light. In the Mayan lands the Sun rises at 5:00 AM and sets at 5:00 PM. Peak Tone 8 represents the zenith hour of the Sun’s light.  Sunrise begins at 5AM and Peak Tone 8 represents the effect of the Sun’s zenith.

The zenith is defined as the highest point reached in the heavens by a celestial body, and the culminating point (acme) of its power on life below. (Merriam-Webster) In the 8th Hour of Light, the Sun delivers its highest power of radiation to Earth. “When the Earth is nearest the sun in January the solar radiation in clear weather is 3% greater than the average; when the Earth is farthest from the sun in July the solar radiation is 3% less than the average.” (PHENIX: The Intensity of Solar Radiation) As a matter of Divine Design all Life on Earth rises to the occasion with each Sunrise in anticipation of this pinnacle offering of the Sun.


Peak Tone 8 represents the Highest Power of the Creator’s Light. Tone 8 represents an Intention of Justice, a balance of harmony and equity on behalf of the whole.  By Devine Design, all Life anticipates the zenith of the Sun at the Winter Solstice when we reach beyond the darkest days and shortest hours of Light. At the Winter Solstice humans consciously anticipate Life that will grow in the Spring. The observation of the Zenithal Sun is only possible near the astronomical axis of Earth, below the 23.5 degree parallel. The Haab count marks the New Year by the zenithal sun, which varies by Time and Place. El Castillo, the calendar pyramid in Chichen Itza, marks the Time as it relates to Human’s cycle of the Creation. In the Maya lands, the zenithal Sun is referred to as the “day of no shadows.” At the pinnacle of the Sun’s zenith nothing casts a shadow on the Earth below.

This round of the Tzolk’in is closely synchronized in the 9th uinal, which represents the  consciousness to see the Truth of Cause and Effect. Number 9 represents the Divine Trinity between the Above and the Below, and the Creation that is “finished” by a Power of Divine Agency. The 8th Hour begins Human’s transformation phase, carried out by the Light Above. It is finished in the 9th Hour, marked by the Intention to see the Big Picture and the Truth of Cause and Effect.  On Tone 8 we are beginning to “see the Light” as the whole Truth without any shadows. There is a Divine Time and a Meaning and Purpose for everything. Following our Divine Instincts to grow in the Light, what we held as our Intention from the beginning is completed by the Creator’s Light of Creation.

8 Seed/KAN represents the Divine Justice for the Human Seed. Like all Seeds, the path of Light was written within by the Hours of each day, and the Seasons of Light on Earth. In the 3rd Season we Dream of the Life that could be and by Divine Design we sense our Highest Possibilities for the future. Human was offered the potential for Divinity through the Sacred Right of Choice. Without a choice, we would follow the same course as all other living things. Our potential for Divinity lies in the Choice To Be. If we’ve chosen God’s Will to Love all Life on Earth, we’ll feel the Truth that we WILL rise to the Highest Potential for our Life by a Power Above.

Seed/KAN is the “little dragon” with the Power to See Clearly, written as the Spark of Knowing within. We Feel the Truth when our choices are aligned with the Highest Intentions Above. Given the Sacred Right of Choice, we are only given the Power to Choose for our Self. The Human seed was born free of karma, with no debts or obligations to live for anyone other than our Self. We have to be Free to make the Choice for our HIghest end. On 8 Seed/KAN we’re offered the Brightest Light to see the Truth of all we can be without any shadows. The Seed/KAN presents the Consciousness to see who we are destined to be. Seed/KAN guides us to make a thorough investigation of our Self.

Zero Shadow Day (ZSD), Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India

By the Truth written within, we Know where all the conditions are right for our Life to Grow to its highest potential. We can feel the Truth as a matter of Life and Death to the Highest Dreams we hold within. Free of the thoughts of Human obligations, KAN offers us the Divine Choice to say “no” to things that don’t serve our Highest Meaning and Purpose. We can clearly see that the conditions that make us happy to be where we are, are the most important choices for our Dreams to come true. Seed/KAN resides in the South, the direction of our Relationships with one another and with the Natural World. The only reasons we “go along” with the choices made by others is our longing for a relationship and unity with another Human Being. The Seed/KAN can clearly see that choosing for our Self is the Right Relationship that was intended by the One Above.

Some days we can spend a lot of time trying to defend the choices we want to make for our self. We think we have to have a good reason so someone else will understand. On Seed/KAN we see the Truth as a Choice we have the Right to make, and HAVE to make to realize everything our own Life was intended to be. The Sun’s zenith is the Hand of Divine Agency that raises our Highest Power to finish what we’ve chosen to be. The greatest potential offered to every Human Being is completed through a Choice to “live and let live” in Harmony with the Whole… the Golden Rule.

The “way” of the Seed is to be a networker that gathers what is needed. A Seed has the power to free itself from entanglements, and strives to free itself from the debts or oppressive patterns of the past. Seed is said to be able to draw abundance, as if casting a net. We rise to Divinity when there is no obligation, and it’s our own Choice to serve another Human Being. Those born Seed/KAN CHOOSE to serve others who, by no fault of their own, are oppressed by debts and obligations. They clearly see that others who are reaching just the same deserve a helping hand. We know we deserved a helping hand when life “wasn’t fair” due to Human choices that were beyond our control.

If we’ve reached to the best of our ability to grow our Tree of Life, we’ve branched out to receive the Sun’s greatest blessings of Light. Tone 8 is defined by the Maya as the number of “pure spirit.” On Seed/KAN we can clearly see the evidence of our own Strength of Spirit to follow a course that was written from Above, through the darkness of the unknown holding Faith in the Light that will shine in our future.

The Cherokee Day Sign is the Dragon, symbolizing the Divine Spark of Knowing written within the Seed. The Dragon has been a symbol of Enlightenment and Illumination down through Time. Seed/KAN relates to all the faculties, forces, and Miracles that are all wrapped up in a Seed. Through the choices of Divine Will we manifest a higher vision for the Life that Will Be. We can see that we are the Child of the Heart of Sky, and the Heart of Earth, given our own sovereignty in the realm of physicality. Holding the Element of Earth, we’ll Know the Truth in a tangible way we can Feel through the 5 senses of our physical being.

The Earth/CABAN trecena has guided us to hold Faith in the sovereignty of our own life. We are living “with all our heart” when we employ the strength of Spirit to make our own Choices for the Conditions that represent what we Love for our Life to be.

KAN will guide us to leave the darkness behind and to live beyond the shadows to receive the greatest power of the Light of a Divine Agency. The Elders always say, “There are many ways to accomplish the same thing.” Our own way holds the potential for our greatest happiness, knowing the Truth of being Loved, just the way we are.

To all my relations, may we have the Wisdom to look within to see that Love and Forgiveness are choices that are always within our own Power to make. May we See and Acknowledge how beautiful it is to be given our own Time and Place to learn the facts of life. Humans are given an unlimited number of chances to reach for something higher than we chose yesterday. May we pray for the Time that’s necessary for every Human Being to Live and Learn. May we claim there are unlimited ways beyond our imagination that a Supreme Lord of Creation can carry out the end.

in lak’ech, i am another you

Debra, 9 Eagle/MEN

I’m grateful for a Divine Light Above that sees the Truth of who we were created to be without any shadows. I’m grateful for the Choices we make as a Divine Offering to be drawn into Unity with the Consciousness and Truth of the Highest One Above.


Visit the 13-Day Trecena Guide for an overview of this trecena and a Count of Days with the aspects for each day found in the “Tzolk’in Field Guide: A Daily Practice for Personal Discernment.”

NEW SEASON – VOLUME 2: Tzolk’in Seasons 3 and 4 (PUBLISHED SEPTEMBER 20, 2020)




8 Seed/KAN (Cherokee, Dragon Ukte’na)

Galactic Tone 8: Harmony and balance; weighing evidence to reach a balance of justice. The power of organization demonstrated in the statement, “as above, so below”; from simplicity to infinity

Seed/KAN: Family, sexual activity and the magic of germination are the characteristics of this sun sign. Natural net workers, Seed people strive to free themselves and others from debt or oppressive patterns of the past. Abundance is gathered by Seeds as if with a cast net. Seed persons are public defenders who work toward uniting community by discovering hidden traps and secret influences of others. To generate true abundance, Seed must learn to appreciate all gifts and lessons received and conduct profound investigations into its self. In the absence of gratefulness and the courage to face oneself, Seed finds itself in less than less fertile environments.

Cherokee, Dragon Ukte’na: The Sky constellation Draco represents this sign. Dragon represents Matriarchy, the Great Mother Figure. Dragon is the Corn Spirit, the dual personality of both Corn Mother and Corn Maiden. This Sign is fertility and procreation, generation to generation.

[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]

In 2018, I saw the means and the way for an impossible dream to come true. During the Earth/CABAN trecena I was making reservations for my pilgrimage to Ek’ Balam, through the Divine Agency offered by followers of JaguarSpirit.com who contributed to my GoFundMe campaign. I didn’t “expect” such a miracle. I only created the page as my call to the cosmos and the only step within my power to carry out. It was a miracle in my life that came true.

2 thoughts on “8 Seed / KAN – The Run for our Life: Day 8 of 13

  1. As a short story writer, I am constantly searching for inspiration and new ways to incorporate elements of spirituality and mythology into my work. This post on the Mayan Calendar and the Tzolk’in cycle is a fascinating and thought-provoking read that has certainly sparked my imagination. The idea of the Sun’s zenith and the power it holds on life below is a powerful metaphor for the journey we all undertake in life, and the idea of rising to our highest potential through Divine Will is a theme that I can certainly see myself exploring in my writing. Overall, a great reminder that there is always more to explore and discover in the world around us.

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