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3 Deer / MANIK – A Baptism of Spirit: Day 3 of 13


3 Deer / MANIK

Greetings Kin,

Tone 3 is the first day of movement in the Serpent/CHICCHAN trecena. We bring an Intention to Life through movement or communication. Intention takes on a life of its own when it is projected into the Universe.

This life the Intention holds is our Seed of Love inspired by the Creator. In communion with the Creator, we engaged the One Mind that already knows the beginning to the end. Our movement draws an Unlimited Possibility into the Seed. Everything that is Known about it is embedded in the design. Through movement, one step will inspire the next.

The CHICCHAN trecena is igniting our Spiritual Gifts of Knowing. This is an important time to ask questions. We can ask the Creator to Know the Wisdom within the Seed.

Deer/MANIK is the Day Sign of Spiritual Tools. The Vigilance to Stand in its own Truth is the most-used Spiritual Tool of MANIK. The Deer’s life is a pilgrimage, moving in the 4 directions. All of Deer’s movements are made by Intention. Deer stands silently in its Truth and waits to see the Sign before it springs into movement. This way, every movement is known to be directed from Above. Deer/MANIK is said to uphold the Pillars of the 4 Directions. Through intentional movement, we will uphold the pillars of a Dream that was created in Spirit. The Deer’s Senses are heightened by Vigilant Observation.

Portal days thin the veil to the dimension of Spirit. Portals magnify our Spiritual Gifts and offer mystical experiences. We’re able to see beyond the Known to Know the Unknown. Today, a Portal magnifies the Power of our Movement in Spirit. The Seed of our Intention is germinated, and begins to cast the net to draw abundance to everything it needs to grow. Deer/MANIK will draw the Power from Spirit. (The 13-Day Trecena Guide offers additional insight on Portal Days, and why I observe them.)

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2 Deer / MANIK – The Birth of a Savior: Day 2 of 13


2 Deer / MANIK

Greetings Kin,

Tone 2 of Duality presents us with choices for the consideration of a new Intention. On Tone 2 we see ourselves separate from the whole. We consider our own way of navigating CIMI’s trecena of change.

As a Sprout, we rooted our Faith in Spirit. Now, we’re rooting our Light in the world.

Deer/MANIK is a Day Sign of the West. We are entering the direction of an Unknown experience. Holding the Element of Water, MANIK can touch our emotions and our fears of the Dark.

MANIK is the giver of Spiritual Tools. As the priest and shaman, MANIK leads the people in the ways of Ritual and Sacred Ceremony. The Deer is a symbol of our Spiritual Authority. Taking on the role of the Deer requires an Intention of Integrity.

The Spirituality of the Maya was a self-directed path. The role of the priest was to observe the rituals and ceremonies for the people. They provided healing, and maintained peace and harmony by leading a shared experience. The priest sacrificed itself in service to the Whole.

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8 Deer / MANIK – Vigil of Light: Day 8 of 13


8 Deer / MANIK

Greetings Kin,

The Transformation phase of each trecena begins on the Peak Tone 8. A Divine Agency steps in with a Sacred Exchange for our investment in a Divine Intention. An Intention to grow in Consciousness of the Creator is our Highest Aspiration. The Creator intended for Human to Remember and Believe in our Connection. The Intervention by a Divine Agency is a Promise that is fulfilled through a Transformation of Higher Consciousness.

Tone 8 holds the Intention of Divine Justice. We will always receive more than we can give in a return. The exchange of Unconditional Love is multiplied to abundance so Human would experience the exchange as an act of Divinity, the Miracle of Knowing the Creator’s Love.

Deer/MANIK is the Day Sign of the Mayan priest and shaman. The Light we receive is given for us to share. This is the Choice the Creator dreamed we would make to fulfill our Divine Destiny. On Tone 8 our Justice is Faith transformed to Belief. In the comprehension of the Divinity of our Intention, by Human reason we would believe in the help that would be provided. Human could only accomplish such a High Intention with the help of Divine Intervention.

8 Deer/MANIK is observed by the K’iche Maya as a day of Initiation of the Mayan priest. Today we are given a gift of being Seen by the Creator. We are seen through the eyes of the Creator in a Holy Light. The Creator would share the Consciousness that we are worthy, even as Deer/MANIK reveals our Human limitations. Today we can experience the Gift of Grace.

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1 Sun / AHAU – Vigil of Light: Day 1 of 13


1 Sun / AHAU

Greetings Kin,

The Next 13-Days…

The Trecena of Sun/AHAU will lead us on a journey out of the shadow and into the Light. Ahau is the Supreme Lord of the Tzolk’in, the Light of Life, Love, and Happiness. AHAU will walk with us for the next 13-day, encouraging our Will and Determination to claim our Identity as Children of the Light.

Our time has come to Rise and Shine. Sun/AHAU guides us to a New Manifestation of Light. AHAU represents our Connection with the Old Ones, the Ascended Masters who Created Light for us to Follow. Sun/AHAU can transform us by bringing Light to what lies in the shadows, and Light to things Hidden in Plain Sight. Sun/AHAU brings the Light of Truth to our own capabilities to Grow into the Maturity of who we are Raised Up to Become.

2nd & 3rd Uinals: Sun/AHAU completes our journey through the 2nd uinal of Germination. We’ve existed in the Creative Void of the Womb, a Seed in the Darkness. The 3rd uinal represents our first Movements of Life. Identified by the Creator, we are given the Will to Birth a new Vibration of our Self. Sun/AHAU inspires who we will become, the new Consciousness that will be drawn from Spirit to become a Living Thing in the world.

PORTAL DAYS: Element of Ether
The Sun/AHAU trecena includes 3 Portal Days that thin the veil to other dimensions and empower our psychic gifts of intuition and telepathy. A Portal on 4 Night/AKBAL will magnify an Inner Voice of Spirit. On 11 Dog/OC a Portal will bring new clarity to our consciousness of Unconditional Love, and on 12 Monkey/CHUEN a Portal will magnify the Understanding of our Power of Creation.

PEAK DAYS: Peak Experience, Peak Performance

  • 6 Serpent/CHICCHAN – offers momentum and movement by “lightning in the blood”
  • 7 Transformer/CIMI – establishes our balance through a gift of clairvoyance
  • 8 Deer/MANIK – a transformation of Justice is made possible through our Spiritual Tools
  • 9 Star/LAMAT – through a Higher Perspective we will Know our Self as the Personification of the Creator’s Light

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1 Deer / MANIK – Miracles of Light: Day 1 of 13


1 Deer / MANIK

Greetings Kin,

The Next 13-Days…

We begin a new trecena of “Light” that will Inspire a Dream to fulfill our Life’s Mission and Purpose. Deer/MANIK, also known as Hand, is a symbol of Human’s role as the Creator’s Divine Hand in the world.

The MANIK glyph illustrates the hand that grasps the Ether of Spirit between the forefinger and the thumb. The thumb reflects the strength of the Human Will, the digit of our Authority. The forefinger (the pointer) represents a discernment of Direction. The Circle is the “eye of the Deer” that Vigilantly Observes the 4 Directions.

By applying our Human Will and the Gift of Divine Discernment, we can be Connected to a Source of Divine Guidance. Our movement in the world can be directed by an Almighty Authority.

Deer/MANIK is the Day Sign that holds every Spiritual Tool. MANIK helps us to see our Human limitations so that a Spiritual Tool is created to meet every need. As a Day Sign of the West, MANIK will call our Consciousness to our Experience of the Unknown. The more we are willing to see our weakness, the more we will be blessed with Spiritual Tools.

Deer/MANIK’s most used tool is Vigilance. Deer stands silently in its own Truth, observing the landscape in all 4 directions. MANIK is said to uphold the Pillars of Consciousness in every direction of our life. Following the path of the Deer, we will learn many ways that we can Stand in our Own Truth, and uphold the Pillars of Divine Consciousness for the Whole.

There are 4 Global Burner Days in the 260-day round of the Tzolk’in, a burner for each of the Seasons. Burner Days represent a release of residual energies… a clearing and purification. The Mayan priest performed the Sacred Fires that would draw the community back together into Right Relationship. On the days leading up to a Burner Day, we can experience the stress of too much energy. 4 Dog/OC holds potential for a release on the Tone 4 of Stability. See the 13-day Trecena Guide for more information.

PORTAL DAYS: Element of Ether
Portal days thin the veil to Spiritual Dimensions and elevate our Awareness to our own Spiritual Gifts of Intuition and Knowing. 13 Storm/CAUAC is the one Portal Day in the Deer/MANIK trecena. The Lightning of CAUAC connects Heaven and Earth, Body and Soul. A Portal will magnify a connection to “Lightning Energy” at our Ascension to a Higher Purpose.

PEAK DAYS: Peak Experience, Peak Performance

  • 6 Road/EB – momentum for dynamic developments on the Road of our Destiny
  • 7 Reed/BEN – balancing the Light Above and the Light Below
  • 8 Jaguar/IX – a transformation through a new Awakening of our Spiritual Gifts
  • 9 Eagle/MEN – a transformation completed through a Spiritual Gift of Higher Vision

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7 Deer / MANIK – A New Dawn: Day 7 of 13


7 Deer / MANIK

Greetings Kin,


Tone 7 is the place of Balance at the top of the pyramid. We’ve completed our first climb of new Spiritual Growth. The effort of our Intention will be balanced Above and Below. This is a place of personal accounting that holds an Intention of Reflection.

Tone 7 represents the Principle of Correspondence, “As Above, So Below.” An effort of Spirit will be balanced in our Hearts and Minds.

CIMI helped to release us from our past and go with the flow of change. We can change our mind. We found a new pattern of movement. New habits lead to new choices and the only thing that matters is who we are now.

Deer/MANIK holds the Meaning and Purpose of our Transformation. Deer is the Day sign of the Mayan priest or shaman, the one who serves the Community. The Mayan priest is not a “preacher,” but one who leads the Sacred Ceremonies.

The glyph illustrates the Hand, another name for MANIK. The forefinger and thumb are grasping a Spark that completes a circuit to Divine Consciousness. Sacred Ceremonies and Rituals connect us to the Divine. They mark the Time and Place of our Consciousness of the Creator. Through this connection we are able to Draw all the strength we need through Divine Intervention.

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6 Deer / MANIK – Mission of Spirit: Day 6 of 13


Greetings Kin,

Tone 6 is the first day of Peak Energy in this cycle of Spiritual Growth. The energy of Tone 6 facilitates dynamic developments. Compared to a great athlete, Tone 6 draws upon all its practice, strength, and talent to generate the momentum of forward movement.

MANIK is also known as Hand. The glyph illustrates a Human Hand with the thumb and forefinger grasping an Element of Ether to complete a circuit of Divine Energy.

Deer/MANIK is Day Sign of the Mayan Priest, and the bringer of Spiritual Tools. Deer is said to keep every Spiritual Tool it has ever used. Deer presents the Spiritual Tool to overcome our limitation. Deer is the Spiritual Leader and Divine Authority that draws God’s Hand of Divine Intervention in the Human affairs of the world.

Deer’s first and most important Spiritual Tool is Vigilance. Deer/MANIK dedicates itself to watching over the Whole. MANIK holds the Authority to serve others on behalf of the Creator.

THE HAAB NEW YEAR: 6 Deer/MANIK, Galactic Week 1 Wind/IK
The Haab calendar is referred to as the “vague year” 365-day calendar. The Haab reflects the planetary cycle, the influences of the world around us. We’ve completed a Year that was Search for Truth under the Galactic Week of Flint, the Day Sign that reveals Truth that was hidden. The former Year Bearer, 5 Wind/IK guided the world toward a new Empowerment of Spirit. We begin a new year holding Power of Truth, and Higher Consciousness of our Spiritual Gifts to Discern for our Self. A Year led by 6 Deer/MANIK will shift our Awareness toward being of Divine Service to One Another. Together we will be Transformed by wielding the Sword of Truth under the Authority of a Supreme Creator. We will become the Agents of the Creator’s Divine Justice, extending the Blessing of Unconditional Love.

The 12th Uinal The 12th Uinal of the Tzolk’in holds a Higher Intention of Understanding. The Wind/IK trecena resides in this 20-day cycle that Transforms our Comprehension of Truth for the Ascension of this 260-day Tzolk’in round. The 260-days represent a Full Harvest Cycle of Human Transformation. We are approaching the Ascension to a New “I Am.”

The 260 days are related to the gestation cycle of Corn, as the Maya saw Corn as the symbol of The People. It also relates to the two cycles of Venus. 12 is the “fruit bearing” energy of the harvest cycle. The Seed of Each Harvest represents a Higher Initiation of Consciousness.

We are in a Higher State of Being today than we were yesterday, while we are in a Lower State of Being than who we will be tomorrow. They each have a Divine Purpose. Without our Lower Self, we can’t experience our Higher Self. MANIK can harmonize our Higher and Lower self through a Shared Meaning and Purpose.

Through our Connection to the Creator we can Know that both our Lower and Higher Self are Loved Unconditionally. As an Agent of God, we must Love One Another and Love both sides of our Self. As an Agent that serves a Higher Authority, we must carry out the Intention of Harmony and Equity. We must be impartial in our effort of Love.

Deer/MANIK has a Special Spiritual Gift of Harmonic Resonance. Deer holds a Power of Being. Vigilant in its Consciousness of Spirit, Deer Resonates in the Vibration of Pure Love. Deer’s Love generates a magnetic attraction that is capable to draw Lower Frequencies into sympathy.

The priest or shaman of Maya tradition held a Silent Position of Authority in the Community. The Priest made the scheduled Offerings at the Altars on behalf of the Whole, and performed Sacred Ceremony to maintain Harmony in the Community. The Maya priests are Wisdom Keepers, Healers, and Fire Tenders. They maintain a Divine Communion with the Above on Behalf of the Below.

6 Deer/MANIK guides us to a Rhythm and Flow of Movement that sustains our own Grasp of a Divine Connection. A position of Divine Authority requires our Humility. Our best service is offered behind the scenes, fortifying our own Divine Connection.

Source: BBC, Nature & Wildlife

As an Agent of Divine Authority, Deer must be impeccable in its integrity. With Power comes the potential for corruption. Deer is Vigilant to push away negative thoughts and influences. We engage Divine Power through Vigilant Consciousness. In a position of Divine Authority, more is asked than just having Good Intentions. We must be led by Divine Intentions.

Like MANIK watches over the Community, so are we watched over by a Divine Authority. Standing on that Truth, alone, can set us free.

To all my relations, may we use our Spiritual Gifts to Stand for what we Believe. May we Draw Strength by living each day as a Sacred Event – a day that can make a difference. May we Know that in our Human limitations, we will be given the Power to Overcome them. May we move forward with Purpose and a Commitment to Remember for each other. 

in lak’ech, i am another you

Debra, Jaguar Woman, 9 Eagle/MEN


I’m sharing a the “21-Days of Gratitude” as a perpetual Personal Ceremony through the next journey to 8 Monkey/CHUEN Maya New Year.  The “21 days” begin and end on Jaguar/IX.

21-Days of Gratitude: Day 14

I’m grateful that the Unconditional Love and Justice of a Divine Creator is a Promise we can stand on.


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


6 Deer/MANIK (Cherokee, Deer/Ahwu’sdi)

Galactic Tone 6: Six is responsiveness and the art of negotiation. It is the movement of volume through space that creates time. This energy in action is like the art of dance or a great athlete in motion. Six facilitates dynamic developments in all aspects of life.

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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