5 Earth / CABAN – A Sanctuary for the Circle of Life: Day 5 of 13

5 Earth/CABAN (ka ‘bahn), Cherokee, Heron/GUWI’SGUWI, Destiny Kin 57
May 15, 2023 (05/15/2023)

Greetings Beloved Kin,

CABAN is the symbol of Mother Earth as the Source of everything that Human knows about Life and the Universe. She holds all the conditions for Humans Life.  Humans conceive time through her perpetual and stabilizing force of movement. The Earth maintains her way of movement by the Fire that burns within.

Tone 5 is a day of Empowerment. The Center of the Cube symbolizes human’s central, organizing force for managing the resources for application. Tone 5 is Human’s inherent thought to gather the tools and materials needed before we begin “the work” of creation. From a Divine Perspective, the Intention serves as the means to see a way manifest the end of Creation.

The Aztec sign is the Ollin (ahl in) that simply means Movement. The Aztec call this an auspicious day for the “active principle” and an inauspicious day for the “passive principle.” Our dreams depend on an Intention to follow them through to the end. A body in motion tends to stay in motion. This is not a day to “go along.” The Time is to chart a new course and to live with all  our heart.



The Ollin is the symbol at the center of the Aztec calendar that points to 20 Times that hold the intention for knowing. Red and Blue day signs represent the “Light” of Divine Inspiration. Like our Human blood is transformed by the Breath of Life when it flows through the heart.

Earth/CABAN holds the Element of Fire that ignites our Passion by the Force of Life within. Her forces of nature are as powerful as an earthquake. CABAN is the Clarion Call that begins every Great Migration on Earth. Her vibration and electromagnetic forces direct the Time and the Way.

Earth is a Guiding Light for family. All living things that follow her Song are guided to a place where Life grows in Abundance. CABAN symbolizes our own Sixth Sense of the Heart that leads us to new places where the conditions are right to support the Life of our Dreams.

This is not a day to “go along” in the same old way, but to follow the Truth we know in our heart. The face of K’iniich Ahau, the brightest Light of the Sun lies at the center of a Divine Intelligence and Organizing Force that holds the Inspiration for a New Way.

Miracles can happen when we change a course of action we’ve carried on in the past. By definition, a Miracle is an answer we never imagined that carries out the end. The Creator’s forces of nature can lead us to a new way. Bells can go off and we can remember there is always a Divine way for every Dream that began as a Divine Inspiration.

Our prayers for Divine Will is a matter of letting go of ways that kept us stuck in the past. If you see the same things you left behind happening all over again, stop and think more than once before you “go along” again. We learn nothing new and we don’t change a thing that could lead us to a higher end.

May we take a Leap of Faith that makes sense, to follow the Divine Course that’s ordered by Divine Will. We have to let the old way go, to see the Miracle of the Creator’s Hand that will lead us through.

This is one of those times we can know the Power of the Creator’s Hand to intervene when we hold the Intention to follow a Divine way on purpose. Don’t let circumstances stop you from seeing the Truth of your own Transformation. We can’t change others, only our self. We don’t have to go along with what everyone else thinks is the way things worked in the past. Blaze a new trail like the Deer. Stand in silence and apply the Truth that Divine Forces are already in motion that will lead you through and keep a vigilant eye on the Truth that speaks through your heart.

The Cherokee Heron is a symbol of the Phoenix that rises from the ashes of its past. It takes time for us to see our own change, and even longer for others to see the Truth that we see first. Let it be. They don’t have to know when we know. And no one ever has to know when God knows the reason we moved was to carry Love to Higher Ground on behalf of the whole.

The Deer doesn’t defend the Truth. It stands in silencing knowing that when the Time is Right, the Truth will speak for itself. Let others stay in their same old rut, if that’s what they choose to do. We don’t have to. We can rise to Holy Ground when we take into account the Divine Cause that leads our way. Time will tell the Truth when we discover we’ve moved to solid ground, where all the conditions are perfect for the Life of our Dreams.

It won’t happen our same old way, or we’d be there by now. Give thanks for the New way that will feel like a miracle, because we didn’t think of it before. To live with all our heart, may we invest all our Faith it the Father of Humanity, the Divine Authority who’s “seen it all,” and knows exactly what to do.

Depend on a Power Greater than our Self to move mountains. May we remember our Divine Course is the path that leads us to an altar every day, where we admit to our self and to the One Above that we need help, because once again, we don’t know what we’re doing. We have changed. At least we are learning to admit the Truth sooner than we did before, and we think more than twice before we keep repeating the same old ways that never worked before.

That’s a Sign in itself that we’re applying the Divine Truth toward a new way. May we be wholly invested by Faith in the One Above, and give up on the idea that anyone else has to change for us to find our way.

May we take in the beauty of Mother Earth and remember she offers everything we need to know our place in Time.

love, in lak’ech,

Debra, 9 Eagle/MEN

THIS IS A GOOD DAY TO: Give Thanks to Mother Earth for all her gifts. ~ Ian Xel Lungol.

Matthew 6:31-33 NIV
31 So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.


I’m grateful that a Divine Creator holds the power and the intention to speak to our heart, and that we can Know the Truth, when we ASK for the way.


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My gift for the Tzolk’in round is the “Tzolk’in Field Guide: A Daily Practice for Personal Discernment.” Volume 1 covers the first two seasons of the Tzolk’in round. The “Field Guide” is available to download from a link on the 13-day Trecena Guide Page.

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

Descriptions by Ian Xel Lungold, 12 Sun/AHAU

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.

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.

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 Hall)

The Creator can create a place where there was no place before. 

[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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