9 Earth / CABAN – The Light of the Scion: Day 9 of 13


9 Earth/CABAN, Cherokee, Heron/GUWI’SGUWI, Destiny Kin 217
February 4, 2023, 02/04/2023

Greetings Beloved Kin,

Earth/CABAN is Human’s Source of Knowledge and Truth. Mother Earth is the dynamic illustration for the Beauty we are intended to be. When we forgive, our Heart and Mind is open to see the Truth on every scale. Tone 9 raises the Intention of Patience to see the Big Picture. If we look, we’ll see the Truth of a Divine Cause and the Divine Effect.

Every Choice we make to Love, returns the Highest Exchange as a Divine Offering to the One Above, every time we Remember.

The Cherokee Heron is the symbol of the Phoenix that rises from the ashes of it’s past. We have to see the Truth that’s over, and can’t be changed to know the Only Choice is to rise above the sorrows and limitations we knew before.

It’s a Common thought when we’ve “finished” a creation of beauty to stand back to see it from someone else’s point of view. We hope someone else will see the beauty of our creation, in the light of all the Love that was invested in the end.

The glyph represents the way of Divine Discernment. Our first step is the straight line that begins in the East, the linear thought of objective consciousness to “see what it is.” If it strikes a chord that feels like it matters, the thought turns to our imagination to “see what it means.” We don’t arrive at a discernment of the whole Truth by Human’s faculties of reasoning. The Whole Truth has to consider a Divine Meaning and Purpose. The rising circles represent a Leap outside our personal perspective, to see a Higher Meaning and purpose that could be shared from the One Above. If nothing else, every experience can teach us something about life. With every lesson, a Divine Creator shares the way to rise beyond our past.


We always learn more from the “hard road” experiences of Life. The experiences we Feel are the ones we never forget. Only through the hard experiences of life, do we remember the blessings of life, when everything is brought into balance again. We remember that nothing stays the same. What’s here today is gone tomorrow. If Love is here and now, it’s time to claim it for the sake of Life, Love, and Happiness. The movement of Mother Earth creates Time. Time passes quickly when we exist in the Light of Love. Earth/CABAN is the clarion call to Live in the Now with ALL our Heart.

The Journal Before, for after…

9 Earth/CABAN was the Year Bearer for 2020. Mother Earth “sent us to our room” to think about it. If we look to the Big Picture we can see the Power of the Heart of Earth and the Heart of Sky to change our life in materials ways. Mother Earth has a heart, and holds a Divine Purpose to make everything new, and to turn the ashes into the nourishment for a new life that lies in the future. What did you learn in 2020 when you were sent to your room? Did it change your life? Or, did you ever stand back to see the Big Picture?  A warning comes with Tone 9 that there will be suffering to bear for lack of insight, if we fail to see the Truth on the Highest Scale of Discernment. Earth/CABAN is the clarion call that motivates every Great Migration on Earth. From the Element of Fire in the Mother’s Heart, we are called to Live for a Divine Meaning and Purpose that we will only know when we’re “on our way” to the end of Love.

9 Earth/CABAN, Cherokee, Heron/GUWI’SGUWI, Destiny Kin 217
April 2, 2020, 04/02/2020 (Before it was 04/02. Now, it’s 02/04.)

9 Earth/CABAN, in the Haab Year 9 Earth/CABAN

Greetings Beloved Kin,

41 years ago today my life was changed by the birth of a daughter. I waited to see the face of one in the womb that always leaned into my loving nudge. She is a beautiful thing, an Aries with more heart than belies such a petite frame of 5′ 2″.

When she was 6 she kept a calendar for an entire year, completing each square with a big X every night before bed. She came home with a baggie of Lamb’s Ear leaves, we called “bunny ears” for the soft furry feel. She said, “I brought you a gift from Mother Nature.”

The Highest Love is known between a Mother and the child of her own flesh and blood. A Mother always Feels the Feelings as her own.

Today the candles on her cake hold a dream for her future. I couldn’t feel the dream any more deeply than I do today. Facing the fears of today and tomorrow, she said she hopes there will still be a time to Live out all her dreams. She said she still wants her life to make a difference.

She is nurse that serves the elderly and provides hospice care in a senior care facility. The question of “everyday” is whether this could be the time to be “locked in” or “locked out.” When I share my concern her answer is, “I’m a lot tougher than I look.”

“Mother’s Love” is always tougher than it looks, and Mother Earth has the claws to save her children. The Year Bearer 9 Earth/CABAN symbolizes a Completion of Divine Justice for the Heart of Compassionate Love.

To invest one’s whole heart is a guarantee of pain and suffering. Even “Gifts from Mother Nature” can reach the limit of what a Human Mother’s heart can bear. Do we have what it takes to say, “Everything will be okay,” as we clean the blood away from every skinned knee and dry the tears of every heartbreak? Or will Love hurt too much to feel? Some human Mothers are lost that way.

Mother Earth is the very N’oj of our Divine Identity. We are made of her and like her, a cauldron for Compassionate Love was placed within. 9 Earth/CABAN can set Love on-course for Life To Be – God’s Dream for our Divine Destiny. A Divine Mother’s Love holds the Power to Heal us. Mother Earth holds everything we need and she gladly offers it to the Whole in Harmony and Equity. A Divine Mother Loves every child the same that shared a Time and Place as One with her own Life. So is N’oj the Consciousness of Knowing the Truth of Love as the Highest Meaning of Life – present for the moments of life.

Sleeping Beauty: Newborn Cygnet Swan under the Wing of its Mother

Mother Earth holds all the Sacred Medicine and Love we need to heal our heart and mind. The Elders taught us the way of Picking that Sees and Acknowledges this Truth of Life given for another. We were led to a field of yarrow. We were taught to pass by those small families so they could grow. We asked permission for the Life that would be sacrificed for Human Beings. Any plant that resisted was honored and left behind. We left something of our self in Sacred Exchange for the Offerings.

N’oj the Gift of shared-identity with our Mother, and ALL Her Ways of Knowing and Loving. The Gift that Completes a Mother’s Love is another heart willing to receive the Feelings her Compassionate Love.

MULUC is the symbol of the Moon, our Emotions, and Water Everywhere from the Cosmos to our own Holy Tears. May we be Conscious of the Divine Medicine that Mother Earth will bring. May her water be the Sacred Medicine Tea. May her fruit be taken as our Mother’s “chicken soup.” We were taught to touch the food on our plate to remember life that was given.

In the USA it’s been a very long time since we’ve seen bare shelves at the grocery store, and those who are still working while the rest of us take cover in our own sanctuary of home. They are “locked in” by Love to feed their own family. Their Compassionate Love is saving us.

May we pray that when the Year guided by 9 Earth/CABAN is complete we will Feel the Mother’s Love in us, that has suffered the Feelings of another Human Heart. May we call on ALL Angels and Ascended Ones for a Divine Intervention to claim who we are by our own Mother’s Love.

love, in lak’ech, Debra

Debra, Jaguar Woman, 9 Eagle/MEN

The Haab Year was 7 Deer/MANIK, holding the Intention to see “all that is” and “all that is not” from the Truth shared from above, on a Mission of Love that brought us to our knees at an altar. Were you “on a mission” in 2018? Did it change your life?

On 9 Earth/CABAN (10/28/2018) my feet were planted in the Yucatan on my pilgrimage to Ek’ Balam. The Water was the first place I wanted to go.

I was moved by Spirit to a Time and Place where, by every Divine Synchronicity, I KNEW I was exactly where I was supposed to be. The end of the 4 day ceremony of the pilgrimage marked 1,111 daily journals. I headed home on the Wings of the Creator’s Truth on 1 Wind/IK. I knew I’d finished everything I needed and wanted to do. The last item on my agenda was completed at the airport. I wanted to say “I’m sorry” to someone there for all the foolishness from the North by people who came to take-in the beauty, without honoring the people who share such a divine place. There was a cold silence in the air on the shuttle ride back to the airport. I spent the time trying to come up with the finally offering in Spanish. I’m sure it wasn’t close to right, but when I offered the blessing – that included regrets (lo siento) about the “loco Americanos.”  I knew the driver understood by the final exchange of laughter, smiles, and the gratitude expressed in the final goodbye.

My hand on the plane. I wished it would last, but it faded away. It’s appeared once since that time. I wish I’d marked the day to remember.

When I took my place on the plane for the ride home, I looked down to notice the Tone 1 written on the back of my left hand. There was One sign after another, so many that I stopped counting, because I KNEW there was a Divine Reason, and a Divine Meaning and Purpose that would continue  to unfold with Time. Mother Earth holds Divine Ways to change us. We are made of Earth and hold all her Elements for Life.

9 Earth/CABAN can make the Earth Move Under Our Feet. Earth holds the Power to send us to our room, and the Power of an Earthquake to shake things up in our Human Emotions so we can reach a new equilibrium. In 2023, our Human Intentions for Creation are lined up with the world’s Great Migrations. The Heron are in-flight to a field of plenty in the Sand Hills of Nebraska. And the Wildebeests are finding their new homes in a field of plenty, where the water flows. Can you feel the passion that is creating a vibration through Mother Earth? You can Ask to Feel the Truth.

This is a Day to Remember and offer a Blessing for everything the Earth can change and the New Life she can create from the ashes of our past. Bless the Earth under your feet. It was offered by the Heart of Earth and the Heart of Sky as your Time and Place of Holy Ground. Pay it Forward, through a Blessing for the Future that will reveal a Divine Mystery of what Your Life is intended to be. Call on the Mother with gratitude for Dreams that are intended to come true, beyond all Human imagination.

Walk Your Property & Bless It

A Divine Way of Blessing the land around your home was shared by the Elders. We set a shrine in each of the 4 directions at equal distances from the center. I had an opportunity to help set the shrines for one of Joseph Rael’s Peace Chambers in northern Oklahoma. 4 cars with people set to the task headed out in 4 directions, to  a point 200 miles due East, South, North, and West. Another “Debbie” and I were chosen to drive West. We were supposed to “know the place” when we found it, by the signs of synchronicity. There, we buried a stone that was given for us to carry, with the blessings of water, tobacco, cornmeal and our sacred prayers. I wondered how many of these shrines must be buried all over the place when I learned about the tradition. They were said to mark the Center of a Time and Place on the Spiritual grid. (You can bury your shrines at whatever points mark an equal distance, all around.) You can do this in Spirit, if you are unable to carry it out in a material way. Another way is to lay 3 concentric circles of cornmeal around your home. I haven’t blessed the land that was offered as my own – an impossible dream. This is a  perfect time to remember and give thanks in a sacred way for a life that will grow here in the future. I dream of a meal that will be shared by people who love around my dining room table.  It’s the first place I’ve even had a dining room or a dining room table since 2006.

love, in lak’ech,

Debra, 9 Eagle/MEN


Visit the 13-Day Trecena Guide for daily aspects and events of the Wisdom/CIB trecena.

My gift for the Tzolk’in round is 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)
Each volume contains the an overview for the trecena and the Count of Days with the aspects.



9 Earth/CABAN (Cherokee, Heron/GUWI’SGUWI)

Wisdom shared by Ian Xel Lungold – MayanMajix.com

Galactic Tone 9: Patience. The energy of Nine is one of the getting a better perspective of the bigger picture. With the energy of Nine, plans or patterns begin to come to completion. Nine requires patience and perseverance that is found in the bigger picture, otherwise there is great suffering from the lack of insight. The completion of cycles of action is all-important to Nine.

Earth/Caban: Earth/Caban: Keeper of the garden of Earth. Profound synchronistic connections to Earth’s natural cycles and energies provide power of creations and memories of ancient wisdom. Earth persons help dispel bad intentions, habits and ideas. This makes them very good counselors and masters of all arts. Studious and intelligent, Earth persons endeavor to bring a flow of natural order to all aspects of life. Being connected to the dynamic forces of nature, Earth persons need much liberty to facilitate their expression of migration or the sending of long distance communications such as the whales, elephants, birds and many other creatures. Sometimes Earth’s delicate sensitivities are upset resulting in quakes of emotion even the display of volcanic temper.

A GOOD DAY TO: Thank Mother Earth for all her gifts.

Cherokee, Heron/GUWI’SGUWI: Sign of movement, of perpetual motion, recycling, regeneration; environmentalists fighting for the underdog. Heron is mentally alert, rational, yet opinionated; has a great faith in people and in the divine plan, holding the magic of ministry, medicine, marketing and matchmaking; healing abilities, especially with crystals; negotiation and mediation energy. Heron is symbolized by Deneb, located in the Northern Cross beside the Milky Way. “The Northern Cross is the Tree of Life, Beside the Milky Way River & Perched atop is Guwi’ sguwi, the Cherokee Heron Spirit Bird, comparable to the Egyptian Phoenix. One Myth has it that a Beautiful Young Maiden (the Heron Spirit Bird) fell from the Tree of Life in the Sky Vault, & Found no Place to Land on the Primordial Sea. Turtle came to the Surface of the Water & gave her a Place to Land. She nested & Laid her Cosmic Egg, From which came all Life on Earth.” (Cherokee Astrology: Animal, Medicine in the Stars, Raven Hail)

(Wisdom/CIB shared the symbol of the stars in the Big Dipper that points to Polaris, the North Star. Earth/CABAN shares the symbol of the Southern Cross the coordinate to find the direction due south.)

Polaris or the North Star is a star that appears almost directly above the Earth’s rotational axis. As the Earth turns, every other star seems to spin around the axis, tracing out a circle in the sky, but the North Star appears to stand still. But no matter what time of night or what season it is, Polaris leads a traveler due north. Space.com

The Southern Cross, Alpha-Crucis – is the coordinate from which a traveler in the southern hemisphere can find their direction due south. Together the poles Above and Below mark the Axis Mundi, the Center of the Tree of Life and the One Dream our lives center around, a Balance of Love created by Divine Design, As Above, So Below.

[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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