The winter solstice is almost upon us. In scientific terms, the winter solstice occurs at the precise moment when the axial tilt of earth’s polar hemisphere is the farthest away from the sun. That moment will arrive tomorrow night, at 12:30 a.m. EST (officially occurring on December 22nd) when the North Pole is tilted 23.5 degrees away from the sun, bringing about the shortest day and the longest night of the year. The winter solstice, by definition, is a term used to describe this single moment when the Earth’s maximum axial tilt to the sun is 23°23’. Source
THE TRECENA OF DOG/OC: A JOURNEY TO LOVE
MAYAN CALENDAR DAYKEEPER’S JOURNAL
3 Road/EB Destiny Kin 172
December 21, 2022, 12/21/2022
Greetings Beloved Kin,
On this shortest day and longest night, many will be affected by the extreme colds forecast over a large swath of Canada and the United States. I looked for snow forecasts yesterday and it appeared as if the worst weather is happening North of my location. This morning a Weather Advisory for local weather made it personal. Somehow, my little SE corner of Kansas lies in the path of the worst of the wind chill area, with little snow in the forecast.
It takes something personal for the Truth to move from the head to the heart. I feel the darkness of thoughts that it wasn’t as bad if it was “happening somewhere else.” It’s hard to face the depths of darkness that lies in Humanity and even harder to face it in our self.
I woke up from dreams of the darkness I’ve known the lengths to which some are willing to go to cover the shame. I lit the candles on all the altars and smudged the house to banish thoughts of how little power there is in human hands to bring light to the darkness in the world. Now I see it in myself.
As Earth leans away to its most extreme degree from the Blessings of the Sun, may we remember what it really means to face threats of life and death without any power in human hands to change it. Cold weather is devastating, but only a fleeting experience compared to the magnitude of darkness that has been born by so many for so long in the world below.
May we do what we CAN do, and carry out our prayers for our Highest Hopes with Faith in the One Above, for the Blessing, Peace, Safety, and the Lives of the whole. May ask the Highest One with ALL our heart to Heal us ALL through the Divine Provision that covers EVERY Human limitation.
May we receive the Sacred Breath that connects the Whole and Count our Blessings in Gratitude and Appreciation for the Word that is the Truth from the Beginning to the End. May we lean from the darkness into the Truth of the Light.
As Above, So, Below.
Psalm of David 27:1
1 The Lord is my light and my salvation—
whom shall I fear?
The Lord is the stronghold of my life—
of whom shall I be afraid?
THE TRECENA OF DOG/OC
Visit the 13-Day Trecena Guide for the “Tzolk’in Field Guide: A Daily Practice for Personal Discernment” that includes an overview for each galactic week and the Count of Days with the aspects for each day.
The Elders reminded us to look across the Medicine Wheel. Look to each Season to see how far you’ve come.
NEW SEASON – VOLUME 2: Tzolk’in Seasons 3 and 4 (PUBLISHED SEPTEMBER 20, 2020)
3 Road / EB (Cherokee, Rattlesnake Tooth / KANU’GA), Kin 172
Galactic Tone 3: Movement. Three is basic movement and communication, which begins as a vibration. Three energy is very eloquent in all types of self-expression. Communication is how Three establishes a point of agreement between any point “A” and any point “B”. Three persons are rythmic to the core and are often restless, as motion is their nature. By working closely with the energy of Three, any person becomes more able to predict motions of all kinds.
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. 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: Symbol is Rainbow, a delicate display of electromagnetic rays of the SUN. 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.
[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]
The exact time of the 23°23 degree tilt of the Winter solstice 2022 occurs on Wednesday, December 21, 2022 at 4:48 p.m. EST for the Northern Hemisphere. Farmer’s Almanac https://www.farmersalmanac.com/winter-solstice-first-day-winter ~ Debra