Greetings Beloved Kin,
There really are brighter days ahead! The New Sun will be shining on Humanity tomorrow (6 Road/EB/Human). (AND, there’s an Incoming CME on the way!) Peak Tone 6 means we’ll have the Wind at our back, the Momentum from all “the work” of turning back and forth.
Today offers a BRIGHT opportunity to put on the Armor and send our first Beam of Light to the Highest One. This is also a time to let something go, to rest in peace, what no longer serves our Highest Mission in Life, to Love One Another.
We can Count our Blessings, make a Gratitude List, add a Written Prayer for the altar, and make an Offering to Mother Earth for always turning to the Light. The Full Flower Moon, May 5, 2023, marks the Wesak Festival that celebrates the birth of the Buddha. The “high watermark of Spirit” is Time when a Divine Illumination is offered as a blessing to all water on Earth. The celebration falls on 8 Deer/MANIK, the Day of Divine Justice for the Deer that has taken up the Mission of Love and carried on. Deer/MANIK is exalted in the Zenith Hour on the First Holy Day of the Tzolk’in round for the Initiation of the Mayan priest. MANIK holds the Element of Water used for Blessings, Purification, Baptisms and Initiations.
We’re the Seed of a New Generation, a Hybrid with ways and means to reach a Higher Dream than we had the Faith to believe in, before. The New Moon and Solar Eclipse more than double the odds to create our Intentions for a brand new life. We have Today to Give Thanks for it, while Venus offers one of her longest appearances in the dark.
Throughout April, Venus is seen at its highest altitude after sunset (for the current apparition) from high-Northern latitudes. At latitude 60º North the planet is positioned 25º above the Western horizon at 30 minutes after sunset. Because of the combination of the planet’s high declination and the shallow setting angle of celestial objects at these high latitudes, Venus is above the horizon for a remarkable 4½-5 hours after sunset. Source: NakedEyePlanets (Venus Phases, April 2023)
The hybrid solar eclipse occurs on April 20, 2023, beginning at 9:36 p.m. EDT on April 19 (0136 GMT on April 20).
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Looking ahead to the Full Flower Moon: May 05, 2023 (05/05/2023) – MoonGiant.com
May’s Full Flower Moon
May is most notable for being the turning point in the year where temperatures rise and a vast variety of flowers come into full bloom, letting the world break out into a riot of color. As such, May’s full moon has come to be known as the Full Flower Moon. The Anishnaabe tribe also called it the Blossom Moon. In Northern America, you can expect to see flowers such as bluebells, sundrops, violets, and so on, as well as lush greenery to go with the blossoms. The Apache and Lakota peoples named May’s full moon the Green Leaves Moon, while the Mohawk tribe called it the Big Leaf Moon. But there is one specific plant that’s very important during the May season – and it is, in fact, not a flower.
This plant is corn, an important staple food for Northern American peoples. According to the Algonquin tribes, May’s full moon is the Corn Planting Moon. For Native American tribes, this is the perfect time for them to start preparing the fields for farming and sowing the seeds saved up from last year. Appropriately, the Abenaki culture refers to May’s full moon as the Field Maker Moon, while the Haida tribe calls it the Food Gathering Moon. Apart from corn, other foods such as beans, squash, and potatoes are planted during this time. The Cherokee tribe called May’s full moon the Anisguti Moon, or the Planting Moon, and would traditionally perform a Corn Dance during this period to encourage a fruitful corn harvest.
Due to the rising temperatures, the Full Flower Moon is also a time of heightened fertility. This is a good time for women to bear children in a warm, safe environment that would increase the chance of their survival. That’s why May’s full moon is also named Mother’s Moon, or Milk Moon, which could refer to breastfeeding or to the milking of cows. The latter interpretation is based off the Old English name Rimilcemona, or the Month of Three Milkings, referring to how this was a period where cows could be milked up to three times daily.
In other parts of the world, the Full Flower Moon is better known as Vesak or Buddha Day, the most significant celebration for Buddhists all around the world. On the first full moon of May, Buddhists commemorate the birth, enlightenment, and passing of the Buddha.
Pam Gregory offers the Astrology forecast for May 5, Full Moon and Lunar Eclipse in Scorpio
Wesak Day around the world in 2023
Wesak Day is celebrated on different dates around the world. See Dates/Times
The Buddha’s birthday is observed annually on the Sunday nearest to the full moon in May. It is a holiday observed by Buddhists across the world, though the exact date may differ from country to country.
In Malaysia, Wesak Day is May 4, 2023; in Sri Lanka, May 5, 2023
Learn more about the Wesak festival and tradition at Buddhaweekly.com
The Intentions they offer are outlined as the 8 Precepts, and the sacred ceremony is an offering of Flowers to a body of moving water. The “priests” invest Time in study and prayer.
Even if the devout Buddhist is a lay practitioner, on days such as Wesak, we typically observe the eight Precepts as training in morality and humility, rather than just the five lay precepts:
1. I undertake to abstain from causing harm and taking life of any kind/
2. I undertake to abstain from taking what is not given.
3. I undertake to abstain from sexual misconduct.
4. I undertake to abstain from wrong speech: telling lies, deceiving others, manipulating others, using hurtful words.
5. I undertake to abstain from using intoxicating drinks and drugs, which lead to carelessness.
The additional precepts on Wesak and other special ceremonial days (or for non-lay practitioners all the time) are:
6. I undertake to abstain from eating at the wrong time—the correct time is after sunrise but before noon.
7. I undertake to abstain from singing, dancing, playing music, attending entertainment performances, wearing perfume, and using cosmetics and garlands or decorations.
8. I undertake to abstain from luxurious places for sitting or sleeping, and overindulging in sleep.
The Sunrise Chant – Shared by Joseph Rael, “Beautiful Painted Arrow.”
He’s the Elder that says, “You were given a Life. What are you going to do with it?”
Joseph Rael (Tiwa: Tslew-teh-koyeh: “Beautiful Painted Arrow“) (b. 1935) is a Native American ceremonial dancer, shaman, writer, and artist. He is also known as the founder of a global network of Sound Peace Chambers. Books by Joseph
“Becoming Who You Are” is his latest title published in 2022, an autobiography of Joseph’s life specifically aimed at passing on wisdom to the next generation. The book was also recognized as a winner of the Paterson Prize for Books for Young People.
I was introduced to the Medicine Wheel tradition under the teaching of Joseph Rael and the Sun/Moon Dance circle. He is an integral part of the lineage of Wisdom that carries on here, along with Minisa Crumbo Halsey, the leader of the Medicine Circle in Mounds, OK. (Like Don Alejandro, the High Mayan priest, Joseph is another “tata” Grandfather and Elder of the ways that led me to the Mayan calendar teachings.)
Trecena of Deer/MANIK (aka Hand) – Dedicated to a Mission of Love
MAYAN CALENDAR DAYKEEPER’S JOURNAL
5 Monkey/CHUEN, Cherokee, Raccoon/KVH’LI, Destiny Kin 31
April 19, 2023, 04/19/2023
THE TRECENA OF DEER/MANIK
Visit the 13-Day Trecena Guide for highlights of the Deer/MANIK trecena.
The “Tzolk’in Field Guide” includes a Count of Days and aspects for days and the trecena.
Links to download Volumes 1 and 2 are included.
5 Monkey/CHUEN (Cherokee, Raccoon/KVH’LI)
Descriptions by Ian Xel Lungold
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 net workers who gather what is needed. These persons can probe directly to the core of any situation making them excellent investigators.
Monkey/CHUEN: Monkey is known to the Maya as the Weaver or Weaver of Time. Monkey takes ideas as threads of vines and weaves them into the fabric of our reality. New patterns or inventions are also woven into our lives by Monkey. Amiable, intelligent, generous and a jack of all trades, Monkey’s innocent curiosity leads to artistic expression and constructive solutions. Many Monkeys become highly respected merchants or speakers. They love performing practical jokes and crave attention, so much so that they may over-act or play the fool to get the spotlight. Monkeys have a short attention span and find it difficult to stay with anything long enough to master it.
Cherokee, Raccoon/KVH’LI: Star Symbol: Algol, a star in Perseus. Restless energy yearning for long-lost love. Algol was named DEMON STAR or MISCHIEVOUS ONE by the Ancients because it winks and fades at times. Raccoons are full of friendly mischief, eager to swap kisses for candy; magnetic leaders, full of humor and gaiety. Favorite food is corn, the mainstay of the Cherokee. Very artistic while being the “masked bandit” who steals your heart. Totem Monkey: The energy of humor, the artisan and craftsmen of the Universal energy. Helps us to lighten up in all situations, was the glyph of the 4th world creation in conjunction with OC so that we would have humor in all of our endeavors. The humor, when added to a serious situation will allow you to have a less destructive pattern of resolution. This is the “Cosmic joke” energy to help us transcend the duality. A life path of comedian, actor, artist, artisan writer, satirist, any path is enhanced with this humor in conjunction with the creative energies.
[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]
What wonderful things to ponder! Thank you and in lak’ech,Michele
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much love, Michele – in lak’ech, Debra