5 Deer / MANIK – The Creator’s Dream for Creation: Day 5 of 13

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

5 Deer/MANIK (man ‘eek), Destiny Kin 187
January 5, 2023, 01/05/2023

5 Deer / MANIK

Greetings Beloved Kin,

Tone 5, and January’s day 5, are symbols repeated again by the Hand (another name for MANIK). MANIK is the Destiny Kin of the Mayan priest, one that serves as a Human Hand dedicated to its highest meaning and purpose. 11 Deer/MANIK is the year-bearer for the Haab year by Northern count. MANIK holds position 7, the Tone that represents the top of the pyramid, where we can see the Truth all around. The Vigilant Eye of the Deer, reflects a divine Mission dedicated to the Highest Purpose.

The glyph illustrates the Hand grasping a thread of ether that closes a circuit to a Divine Source of Power. We know the Truth of our own Intentions, and the Creator is the Only One that witnesses the Truth the same from our Time and Place.

Divine Justice is the Truth of the Highest Power to reach the end of our Dreams. When our Intention is a Mission to Love, we can always remember we’re standing on Holy Ground.

Tone 5 represents the Center of the Cube as an organizing force that manages resources for their highest application. It’s a Common thought in the 5th Hour of Light to gather the resources that are needed for “the work” of creation. The Divine Meaning and Purpose is to “know we can.”


The Element of Water is the substance that flows as the Living Water within. The priest uses Holy Water for Baptisms, Initiations, Blessings and Purification. MANIK engages us through the language of the Heart.

An Unseen Power is grasped when we reach a Human Hand to the One Above. Through a dedicated intention of Love, we can always know “God Will. That’s all the power we ever need to manifest our Dreams of Love.

Our AKBAL dreams offer the chance to see “what’s under the hood.” You might find your thoughts spinning from all the different ways we are guided to our Transformation and a Major Life Change. Deer/MANIK is the giver of Spiritual Tools. We don’t have to use them all at once. The Deer is a  symbol of stability with 4 legs to stand with one foot to  plant in each of the 4 directions.

Though, MANIK’s greatest Tool is the Staff – One Truth to Stand over all the rest. The most important source of Power is the Creator’s Unconditional  Love – a Promise that covers every Human limitation. With every Divine Choice we make to follow the Golden Rule, the more the Feeling of the Truth grows within. When we know God is in our corner, no one can stand against us.

Worldly powers that rise against us won’t have a leg to stand on without an Intention to uphold the Law of Love and the Golden Rule.

The Deer doesn’t need to defend itself. The Truth will speak for itself when it’s Divine Time. Then, everyone will know.

Deer/MANIK guides us to Look to See  the Highest Truth with Vigilant Consciousness, and to Dedicate our Heart to the Purpose. The Power of the Deer is magnified by the repetition of its symbol, and so is the Truth magnified by the antlers that symbolize a Divine Set of Antennae that connect us to the Divine Mind of the One Above.

in lak’ech, i am another you

Debra, 9 Eagle/MEN

I’m grateful for the eyes to See and the legs to stand on the  Truth of Love.



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)


5 Deer/MANIK (Hand), (Cherokee Deer Ahwu’sdi)

Galactic Tone 5: Empowerment. At the center of the cube we find Five. Five is an intelligent, organizing force which manages communications and materials, knowledge and application. Fives are natural networkers who gather what is needed. These persons can probe directly to the core of any situation making them excellent investigators.

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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