THE TRECENA OF SUN/AHAU
8 Deer / MANIK
MAYAN CALENDAR DAYKEEPER’S JOURNAL
Peak Tone 8 begins the Transformation phase of the trecena. Our Growth phase was compared to a climb, and Transformation compared to a descent. We powered the way up. An Unseen Power will draw us forward the rest of the way. Tone 8 holds the Intention of Divine Justice. Our “descent” illustrates the Unseen Power of Divine Intervention.
When we move into Tone 8 we’re engaged into higher gear. The Human effort of Will receives its Sacred Exchange. The steps we take will carry us farther through the collaboration of a Divine Agency. (The Peak Tones of every trecena are the Times we are operating at Peak Performance. Mayan teachers leaned toward Tones 8 and 9 for scheduling events. The Peak Tones 6, 7, 8, and 9 are days human can seize for important actions and communications.)
Each of the Tones reflect hours of Sunlight from 5am to 5pm. Human was born to Create in the Light. Through the human circadian cycle, our bodies are designed to perform in synchronicity with the Light. The hours of Light from Sunrise to Sunset reflect 12 hours, 12 Tones, Vibrations of Creation. The 13th Tone of Ascension represents the completion of 7 days and 6 nights. On the 13th Tone of Ascension, “the 7th day” we are connected to see what we’ve created together. The 7th day we rest and celebrate, “This is good.”
Every Ascension is built on the Higher Ground of the last trecena. Deer/MANIK was the Day Sign that guided our last journey. MANIK returns on Tone 8 to complete its Meaning and Purpose. We’re reminded on the Holy Day that the Truth we see will never be Unseen. We never lose the Higher Ground we’ve reached by Intention. We will never go back to seeing things as they were before, once we are Conscious of the Truth. Each new Truth is a permanent Light to our path.
The Maya see Tone 7 of Reflection as the threshold of Spirit, their closest place to the sky. Though the energy is one of a descent, the Maya reflect on a mirror image of the stairs that continue upward into the realm of Spirit. Tone 8’s “gravity” of an Unseen Divine Power is actually drawing us to a Higher Place.
HOLY DAY OF THE TZOLK’IN
Most of the Mayan celebrations, ceremonies and festivals are carried out on Tone 8. On Tone 8 the Intentions Above and Below are in Balance with each other. The zenith hour is the zero point between darkness and light. Deer/MANIK is the Day Sign of the Mayan priest, given the Mission to serve as the Hand of God on Mother Earth. MANIK reflects the Meaning and Purpose given to Human. Deer’s Mission is our Reason to Be. The Maya observe 8 Deer/MANIK as a Day to Honor the Meaning and Purpose of our Divine Destiny. Today is the Initiation Day for those who have dedicated themselves into service. 8 Deer/MANIK carries out the Initiation of the Mayan priest.