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9 Wind/IK – Vision Quest: Day 9

Greetings Kin,

9 Wind/IK

9 Wind/IK

Our Vision Quest is a spiritual pilgrimage guided by Jaguar/IX, the Day Sign that began this 13-day trecena. Jaguar/IX is the energy that guards the sacred sites and temples, and holds the ancient memories of the sacred Vision Quests from all time.

Wind/IK is the Holy Communion with Spirit upon reaching our destination. Here we lay down our burden and we are received by God as the beloved.

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11 Flint/ETZNAB – Revelation

Greetings Kin,

11-flint etznab

11 Flint/ETZNAB

11 Flint/ETZNAB is likely to be a very energetic day. Tone 11 is a powerful force in its own right, able to strip away what no longer serves, while Flint/EZTNAB wields the sword of truth, cutting falsehoods away with all the precision of a surgeon’s knife. The Cherokee calendar describes Flint as a “stellar ray of truth, delivered along the path of a lightening strike.”

Together, the energies of Tone 11 and Flint/ETZNAB suggest this day could bring a sudden revelation(s) to change the way we see something forever. “Once you’ve seen it, you can’t un-see it.”

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13 Jaguar/IMIX – Raised Up

THE TRECENA OF WIND/IK

13 Jaguar/IX (Cherokee, Panther/SAHO’NI)

13 Jaguar/IX

13 Jaguar/IX

Galactic Tone 13: Ascension. Thirteen assists us to go to the next higher step, propels us to try something new or to try again. Thirteen energy takes us over the next mountain just to see what is there. Thirteen carries the last success to the newest effort. Thirteen is a number associated with the Ascended Masters, creation, expansion, and manifestation.

Jaguar/IX: Born with a deep love of the Mother Earth, Jaguar or shaman is directly tied to the source of all Earth magic. They possess great power of intellect and strength or character through integrity. Jaguar energy is feminine in nature and is the ruling spirit of jungles, plains, and mountains. The spirit of Jaguar inhabits the Mayan temples and is called on to assist in spiritual as well as in material ways. Jaguar is also the god/goddess of gratefulness. Patience born of strength and skill can turn to pounce of quick decision and action. Both bold and stealthful, Jaguars do not often attack directly and communications from them usually contain some mystery. In the absence of integrity, Jaguars power corrupts becoming a search for wealth and fame.

Cherokee, Panther/SAHO’NI: Panther is symbolized by comets, meteors, shooting stars, fireballs, and magicians.  Meteors appearing around the middle of November are Heralds of the Coming of the Light, the Cherokee New Year. Panther is the Shadow of the Sphinx, Herald of the Dawn, guardian of the night when the sun is traveling through the underworld. Panthers have unlimited imaginations, visualizations, and are spellbinding speakers. The Totem Jaguar is the guardian of the portals to other dimensions; shamanic abilities will open; multi-dimensional magic; healer, leader, way shower energy when used for spiritual growth.  Abuse would be for using this power for control or negative purposes; must find a powerful balance.

See the 13-Day Trecena Guide for insight on personal ceremony.

Daykeeper’s Journal:

Raised Up

At Galactic Tone 13 our ascension is guided by energies outside of ourselves as a ray of universal movement. Comparing the trecena with the movement of a clock, the minute hand illustrates our incremental movements forward. As the minute hand reaches the hour, the hour hand is engaged to advance forward. All the minutes have come together to form a new hour and time ascends to its next higher level.

At Tone 13 we engage the movement of the “trecena hand.” Incremental processes are bundled as a completed trecena and raised up to become part of universal consciousness. The changes we have been creating in ourselves now affect a universal change. All of creation is impacted by the power of this dynamic movement. As a result, we may experience sudden and radical shifts in consciousness.

On the 13th Tone of the Wind/IK trecena our ascension is guided by one of the most Spiritual signs of the Tzol’kin. By opening the portal to other dimensions, Jaguar/IX presents the potential for profound spiritual advancement. As described by Cherokee Panther/SAHO’NI,  shamanic abilities will open us to multi-dimensional magic that empowers us to become healers, leaders, and way showers for spiritual growth. As a symbol of patience found through gratitude, Jaguar calls us to the intention of being grateful. The joy of our gratitude is the emotion that reaches the heart of the Divine Spirit.

To all my relations, may we be grateful for powerful unseen forces that are operating with us and on our behalf. May we remember the power that is always available to us. May we draw near the Creator to express our gratitude for the way that has been prepared for us.

in lak’ech, i am another you

Jaguar Woman, 9 Eagle/MEN

8 Wisdom/CIB – Offering Forgiveness

THE TRECENA OF OFFERING/MULUC

8 Wisdom/CIB (Cherokee, Owl U’GUKU’)

8 Wisdom/CIB

8 Wisdom/CIB

Galactic Tone 8: Justice. Harmony and balance are the intent of Eight. Eights carefully weigh all evidence to reach a balance of justice. Eight is the power of organization demonstrated in the statement, “As above, so below”. From simplicity to infinity, the energy of Eight organizes all levels of creation. Some Eights are “Neat Freaks”.

Wisdom/CIB: The old ones. Wisdom of the ancients. Wisdom persons are aligned with the ancient memories that wait in the stone of temples and sacred sites all over the world. Wisdom people grow luck like a crop using a balance of prudence and tenacity. The tremendous inner strength of this sign, enables silent introspection to discover areas of oneself that contain wisdom more valuable than any trove of archaeological treasure. Wisdom persons are valieant defenders of family and community. They may become hardened to life and sentiment turned cold. In these cases, they need much forgiveness for their uncaring errors. Periodically connecting with nature and or visiting sacred sites will bring great stability to wisdom persons. (A good day to sit on a rock.)

Cherokee, Owl U’GUKU’   O’JJ: Symbol is the Owl is Arcturus, the brightest Star in the Constellation Bootes. The Cherokee Bear constellation (Ursa Major) includes the Big Dipper plus four stars in Bootes.  Owl is a hunter, who stands for the wisdom and ability of all great hunters, the cunning of a fox, the tenacity of a bulldog and strength of a bear. Energy for deep thinkers, strong-willed, rigid convictions, bold and authoritive.  Owl is the Mystic Ferryman who guides Earthlings on the return path to the stars holding the torch aloft.

See the 13-Day Trecena Guide if you’re following along with the trecena.

Daykeeper’s Journal:

Offering Forgiveness

Muluc, the guide for this trecena, is a sign of water, the moon, and our emotions. Through our emotions, we are able to feel our deepest connection to one another and to the Divine Spirit. The glyph for Wisdom/CIB illustrates a brain with rays expanding in all directions. CIB represents the mind in the state of forgiveness and enlightenment, and spiritual communion.

Wisdom/CIB connects us to the wisdom of the ancients. Our ancestors remind us that we all walk the hard road of life. Their ancient wisdom reveals that we are all one in our brokenness. They can see how each and every one of us must struggle to find our way. They know how much we all need and deserve to be forgiven.

We must forgive. When we harbor resentments we don’t see things clearly. We are prevented from employing all our faculties of reason. When we forgive, we release our attachment to negative emotions, our relationships are restored, and we may serve our highest purpose to bring Love into the world. We are reconciled to the Divine Spirit through our emotions of compassion, as we realize the Truth that we all fall short of perfection.

To all my relations, may I see beyond my own wounds to see the Truth that we are all wounded travelers, sharing the same hard road of life. Through compassion for myself and others, may I be restored to wholeness through my connection to the Divine Spirit. May I be forgiven for my own offenses so that I may walk in harmony and compassion with all my relations.

in lak’ech, i am another you

Jaguar Woman, 9 Eagle/MEN

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1 Offering/MULUC – Journey of Gratitude

THE TRECENA OF OFFERING/MULUC

1 Offering/MULUC (Cherokee, The River/YUN’WI GUNNAHI’TA)

1 Offering/MULUC

1 Offering/MULUC

Galactic Tone 1: Unity. One is the beginning of all things, the first, the whole and the all in one. One’s are assertive and self-guided and give a good push to whatever project they are associated with. One persons work best when meeting a challenge. Do not expect One-persons to be attentive to details or to put the finishing touches on things.

Offering/MULUC: Also known as the sign of water. Ceremonially, Maya use water as an offering in baptisms and purifications. These ceremonies are done to bring about a collective strength, adaptability and harmony. In sincere appreciation, Offering people gladly give more than they ask for themselves. Offering persons are dynamic communicators with great intelligence making them excellent employers. Like a shaken vessel of water, Offering people regain equilibrium quickly. Also like a body of water, there may be deep undercurrents of emotion and hidden dangers. Others perceive these as hidden agendas in offering people and so extend them little trust and may even slap blame on them.

Cherokee, The River/YUN’WI GUNNAHI’TA:  The River is symbolized by The Milky Way, the Gihli’Utsun’stanun’yi “Where the Dog Ran” to gather the souls for Heaven.  The River is the minion for Grandfather Moon.  Long Man is the personification of the River stretching from the mountains to the lowlands, speaking to those who can understand.  People of this sign find “sermons in the stones” and good in everything.  These souls march to a different drummer, driven by inner volcanic forces.  The River is the “Fountain of Life” and represents the fluid of the cosmos to fluids in the body, with the energy to clear all karmic debts, personally and on a mass level with fluidity and grace.  The Moon controls our fluid cycle, to clear and understand emotional issues.  When you take this step to clear the emotional body, then you are ready for transformational energies at the next level.  As humans, our actions are ruled by our emotions, the key is to understand the connection and honor the emotions.

Journey of Gratitude

We are beginning a new 13-day cycle guided by the Day Sign Offering/MULUC.  Offering/MULUC calls us to make an offering. When we make a sacred offering we are  saying, “you are important and I honor you.”  Muluc guides us to approach our new journey with humility and gratitude. We will be raised up as we submit ourselves to a higher authority.

Making an offering requires that we give up something we treasure. Our time and attention may be our most valuable gift. Our time is required to bless that which is given, and it takes our time to consider what we are grateful for.

With our offering we can give thanks to the Divine Spirit that guides us, to the Grandfathers, Grandmothers who walked this way before, to the four directions, to the up above, the down below and to the heart of our Center.

Galactic Tone 1 is a new beginning. Tone 1 brings the inspiration for the intention we will carry forward. Through our offering we are opened to hear the voice of Spirit as the Sun brings light from the direction of the East.

The Cherokee symbol for this trecena is The River. The River is the power of Spirit that carries us on our journey. We will be transformed as we reach our destination. Like the water that flows to become one with the ocean, we will be transformed into something brand new.

To all my relations, may we offer our time and attention to consider all we have to be grateful for. Through our prayers of thanksgiving may we reside in humble gratitude.

in lak’ech, i am another you

Jaguar Woman, 9 Eagle/MEN

 

11 Transformer/CIMI – Transforming Into Light

11 Transformer/CIMI (Cherokee, Twins/ TAKATO’KA)

11 Transformer/CIMI

11 Transformer/CIMI

Galactic Tone 11: Resolution; 11 assists every new thing to find its place in the universe. In the process of ‘fitting in’ some modifications must occur. Eleven is the energy of dynamic actions facilitating change, simplification and improvement.

Transformer/CIMI: Cycle of life, death, and rebirth. Transformer persons achieve goals and emotional wealth. Transformer people can become highly respected business persons. They have the ability to help others through any and all transitions with tranquility due to their spiritual strength and guidance. Communities often benefit from Transformers discipline and organization skills. They strengthen the life of pregnant women and guide them through the transitions of maternity. Establishing contact with the ancestors activates innate psychic abilities, gifts to be used as tools to assist others. Transformers can have the ability to send evil intentions telepathically, this is their undoing. From these acts they lose power, easily fall into a victim role and begin to manipulate with a vengeance. A good day to tie all loose ends.

Cherokee, Twins/ TAKATO’KA     WSVS: Twins symbolize the Female Sun and Male Moon, whose union keeps the world going round. Cherokee myth has the Morning Star heralding the Sun, Venus, also being the Evening Star as representing the TWINS. The energy brings major changes all throughout life, riding the tsunamis of earthquake and upheaval, making their own waves wherever they go. They undergo powerful transformations, alternating like a flashing neon sign. The challenge is to master Balance while experiencing Chaos leading to re-birth and abundance through infinity.

See the 13-Day Trecena Guide if you’re following along with the trecena.

Daykeeper’s Journal:

Transforming Into Light

Tone 11 supports the process of bringing the work of this 13-day cycle to a resolution. The Wisdom/CIB trecena has been a cycle of profound Spiritual learning. We have been shown that we are loved and guided by the Ancients, and that they too have walked this way before and KNOW life’s struggles. We learned that our darkest secrets hold no power over us when we bring them to the Light. In fact, this Truth can only be learned from our shadow.

We must seat this new wisdom so it may become a lasting part of us. Some final adjustments, clarifications and insights may be in order. This is all part of the process of Galactic Tone 11.

Transformer/CIMI is the helper of all transitions – most powerfully for life, death and rebirth. With new Truth we are reborn into something new. Through any new birth there is constriction, pressure, chaos, and fear of the unknown. As we are able see this as a normal process of change, we can relate to these experiences as something good and positive versus the evidence of some personal failing. Just as a mother knows that the pain of birth is part of her labor, we can come to an understanding that our painful experiences hold the potential of our most potent blessings.

To all my relations, help me to see the Divine purpose of both light and shadow and to know the Truth that EVERY experience on the road of life is meant to guide me home. We are the Divine Spark created for the Intention to Love. When we can truly LOVE Everything, Everyone, and Every Experience, we may be transformed as pure energy and light.

In lak’ech, I am another you

Jaguar Woman, 9 Eagle/MEN

6 Crocodile/IMIX – Self Acceptance

December 6, 2015 6 Crocodile/IMIX

6 Crocodile/IMIX

6 Crocodile/IMIX

Galactic Tone 6: Flow. 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.

Crocodile/IMIX: Crocodile receives messages of primal creative force; simply the beginning of all things. Crocodiles who follow their hearts are seen as genius. There is no order to the primal messages, so Crocodile persons should direct their energies toward practical and cooperative efforts to bring productive results. Crocodiles have a strong nurturing energy and will work hard to provide security to family and friends. Being extremely territorial, Crocodiles must watch not to be over protective or too dominating. While in these states, Crocodiles are insecure, indecisive and emotionally volatile.

Cherokee Turtle/ DAK’SI   I’SB: Turtle Island; direction East. The Turtle Constellation Orion, one of three stars in the Cosmic Egg. In Mayan is the Cosmic Hearth. Turtle is the Energy of Creative force at the one-on-one, personal level; dawn, awakening, birth. The beginning of each new era, this star in Orion appears with the rising Sun, heralding the creation of a new World cycle.  Cherokee, IMIX- Totem-Dragon. The energy to understand all things sacred; creation energy, connection for visions, to learn the mysteries of the Universal Knowledge. The dragon carries the source energy of life, revered in ancient cultures for power and wisdom.

See the 13-Day Trecena Guide if you’re following along with the trecena.

Self Acceptance

As we come to Galactic Tone 6 we are reaching the peak energies of this 13-day cycle. Our beginning steps, like climbing a pyramid, required much effort. We begin to hit a stride on Day 6, as we are nearing the crest of our climb. At the top of the pyramid, we are prepared to receive the highest teaching under the guidance of Wisdom/CIB.

CIB connects us to the wisdom of the Ancients. Crocodile/IMIX takes us back to the beginning of all things. Here IMIX is able to share the purpose of all creation. Crocodile shows us that our true genius is found when we follow our hearts. IMIX would desire us to know how wondrously we were made. We can see that the dreams that drive us were meant for us from the beginning and that we were empowered to make them so.

We can also see that the only thing that prevents us from manifesting our dreams has been the limitations we’ve placed upon ourselves. While this Truth can be empowering, it also brings the need for us to accept ourselves where we are. We will not be left here to flounder. In spite of our own self-imposed shortcomings we have the wisdom of all time to guide us.

Crocodile embodies the instinct to be fiercely protective. Even in our failures, we may know that unseen forces are seeing to our security. We can let go of our fear of change – and the fear of our ability to change – as we are able to see we have unseen forces in our corner who won’t abandon us. Instead, IMIX sees us through the eyes of all possibility.

Galactic Tone 6 brings the teaching of responsiveness. We are going through changes as new parts of ourselves are being revealed through this trecena. To receive the new, the broken parts of ourselves must be let go. As we learn the art of rebalancing through the chaos of change, we will emerge stronger and more adept at staying on course.

To all my relations, give me the courage to keep going. Help me to know that the Truths I may learn about myself are offered to make me whole and guide me toward my heart’s desire.

in lak’ech, i am another you

Jaguar Woman, 9 Eagle/MEN

5 Sun/AHAU – Day of Enlightenment

5 Sun/AHAU (Cherokee, Flower/GUN’TSI EK)

5 Sun/AHAU

5 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 networkers who gather what is needed. These persons can probe directly to the core of any situation making them excellent investigators.

Sun/AHAU: Day of the ancestors and connection to their guidance. The divine face of the sun – lord, musician, singer, dancer, and marksman. Suns are artistic, heroic athletes, visionaries with wise judgment who lead and defend the people. So much is expected from themselves and by other people that unfulfilled expectations are a certainty. An accumulation of these disappointments may lead Sun to evade responsibilities, not accept corrections and even build resentment and disdain towards others. Suns should simplify their lives to be able to rise and shine with unconditional love once again.

Cherokee, Flower/GUN’TSI EK: Symbol is the Sun, place of abode of Great Spirit. The Sun creates, nurtures, and is the super communicator, the way station that relays messages and energy from other stars in the galaxy; provides energy for channeling information from the Ancestors; speaking the Living Language of Light, which ignites the consciousness in others. Gold is the color of courage and opportunity of wealth. Creative arts, master craftsman expressing divinity and wisdom through their creations. The face of the flower follows the Sun gathering the fire of creativity, illuminating harmony and balance, resonating peace and continuity within the human spirit. This is the Sign of the Chalice of the Infinite, Caldron of Creation.

See the 13-Day Trecena Guide if you’re following along with the trecena.

Day of Enlightenment

Sun/Ahau is considered a very sacred day in the Maya culture. It is a day for celebration and remembrance of the Ancestors.

As our source of light, Sun/AHAU illuminates the path to our goals and aspirations. Through the Sun we are given the gift of enlightenment. We can make a new start as we are made able to see new possibilities.

Both CIB and AHAU are Day Signs of completion. Their purpose is to make us whole. On Galactic Tone 5 we stand in the light of Sun/AHAU, our hero and protector, who brings us to a new awakening.

The time has come to celebrate and to be renewed through the light of love.

To all my relations, may we be ever grateful for the gifts of light and life from the Creator. May we remember our Ancestors as the ones who have walked this way before. May we see ourselves through the eyes of the Creator to love and accept ourselves exactly where we are.

in lak’ech, i am another you

Jaguar Woman, 9 Eagle/MEN

5 Deer/MANIK (Hand) – Spirit Tools

5 Deer/MANIK (Hand), (Cherokee Deer Ahwu’sdi)

5 Deer/MANIK

5 Deer/MANIK

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 networkers who gather what is needed. These persons can probe directly to the core of any situation making them excellent investigators.

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.

Visit the Tolkin Page for resources and additional insight on the trecena, Night/AKBAL.

Spirit Tools

On 5 Deer/MANIK we are empowered with new Spiritual Gifts – the tools needed at this time to help us move forward. Deer/MANIK is eager to help us out, drawing from every Spirit Tool it has ever used. Deer/MANIK has the vision to see our unlimited potential and to know exactly what is needed.

We are reminded by Deer that Silence is a powerful tool. Only in silence are we able to hear what Spirit would have us know. And in silence, we are also given the eyes to see and experience our creation in Spirit.  When we experience our dream with a deep sense of gratitude, we are opened to see how empowered we truly are as co-creators in the world.

As with any new tool, we may find ourselves establishing a new practice. We can be confident that while we may be learning something new, Deer offers us the gift of Spiritual protection, pushing away bad influences and negative energies.

To all my relations, may I live in gratitude for the many gifts I am offered from Spirit. Help me to remember that the stillness within is the place of my ultimate power where I may receive the Spirit Tools that Deer would choose especially for me.

in lak’ech, i am another you

Jaguar Woman, 9 Eagle/MEN

 

4 Transformer/CIMI – Stabilizing Balance

4 Transformer/CIMI (Cherokee, TAKATO’KA     WSVS)

4 Transformer/CIMI

4 Transformer/CIMI

Galactic Tone 4: Stability. Four is the cube the most stable of all forms, and the establishment of volume by definition. The four directions give orientation to any form as the height, length, depth and breadth give shape to any form. The energy of Four sets the parameters, which establish the freedoms and barriers needed to create a game, work, or relationship.

Transformer/CIMI: Cycle of life, death, and rebirth. Transformer persons achieve goals and emotional wealth. Transformer people can become highly respected business persons. They have the ability to help others through any and all transitions with tranquility due to their spiritual strength and guidance. Communities often benefit from Transformers discipline and organization skills. They strengthen the life of pregnant women and guide them through the transitions of maternity. Establishing contact with the ancestors activates innate psychic abilities, gifts to be used as tools to assist others. Transformers can have the ability to send evil intentions telepathically, this is their undoing. From these acts they lose power, easily fall into a victim role and begin to manipulate with a vengeance. A good day to tie all loose ends.

Cherokee, Twins/ TAKATO’KA     WSVS: Twins symbolize the Female Sun and Male Moon, whose union keeps the world going round. Cherokee myth has the Morning Star heralding the Sun, Venus, also being the Evening Star as representing the TWINS. The energy brings major changes all throughout life, riding the tsunamis of earthquake and upheaval, making their own waves wherever they go. They undergo powerful transformations, alternating like a flashing neon sign. The challenge is to master Balance while experiencing Chaos leading to re-birth and abundance through infinity.

Stabilizing Balance

Under the 13-day trecena of Night/AKBAL we come face to face with our deepest held beliefs. Through the transformative energy of CIMI, we are guided to see what may need to live, die, or be reborn. CIMI helps us move on from worn out ideas to establish our new footing in an unlimited world.

When old thought patterns surface we may see what empowerment may come from a new way of thinking. We may see how our dreams, too, may need to undergo some transformation.

In traditional Medicine Wheel teaching, every step includes a fall… the moment when we are off balance in-between steps.  Tone 3 represented our first steps. Now at Tone 4, we regain our balance. Here, we can try new things with a confidence that nothing is ever lost as CIMI reminds us that anything can be reborn as something better.

To all my relations, help me to navigate the changes in my life. Help me to hold on lightly to the beliefs and ideas that I may hold dear, so I may be opened to a new transformation.

In lak’ech, I am another you,

Jaguar Woman, 9 Eagle/MEN