Today is the 1st day of the 9th wave according to the Mayan Tzolkin calendar here is an interesting interpretation.
Trecenas are thirteen-day periods in the Tzolkin. Each Trecena starts with the Number 1, but with a different Day Glyph. As a wave of the Thirteen Heavens, the underlying energy is governed by the First Day Glyph of the Trecena and influences all thirteen successive Day Glyphs. Being aware of the predominant energy of the First Day of the Trecena, we can align our intentions with that energy and allow our goals to manifest. This Trecena starts with 1 Manik (Deer/Healing Hand) - instinctual, intuitive, ritual dance, stabilizes the four directions, purifies spirit to rise above limitations. Deer energy represents the aspect of spiritual leadership, a day that opens a portal for all to express the holiness and sanctity of life. Many shamanic rituals were performed on Deer Days giving thanks to the Ancestors. Shamans themselves were initiated on the most sacred day of all, 8 Deer. The Deer Dance Festival was an ancient ritual dance performed annually. It is still performed today by many native cultures and symbolizes equality and balance between man and nature, hunter and hunted, the sacred rhythm of the cosmic dance. Deer energy is the silence of all that has gone before and all that will happen in the future reflected in the eyes of the deer. The glyph itself shows a healing hand. One interpretation is that the hand is holding the spark of life, the thread that connects our past and future with our present moment.
The energy of the Deer uplifts our spirit to rise above our worldly limitations. This can be an empowering time to speak freely about strongly held beliefs for the good of the community, family and/or self. This is especially important at this time because of the shift which Earth is presently experiencing. No longer can things remain the same with the same paradigms controlling events. Now is the time for change and now is the time for that change to be oriented toward the good of humanity (not corporations).
Let’s look to our ancestors for the knowledge and wisdom needed in the present moment to visualize and dream a new future. This is especially pertinent now because of the situation in the Gulf of Mexico . Individually, we can pray for and envision an end to the toxic flow. This universal deer/healing energy can be directed by our heart to heal the collective wound and bring back the abundant fish and wildlife. Another representation of the Trecena is that of a creative wave beginning at 1 and ending at 13, with the numbers 6, 7 and 8 representing the crest of the wave. The crest could be interpreted as a strong influential energy, although the underlying influence on the Trecena would still rest in the beginning. Deer energy underlies (or influences) the days of 6 Eb, the ladder or pyramid of the Road of Life; 7 Ben, the pillar or World Tree, source of all inner power; and 8 Ix, the Jaguar, Lord of Darkness, who rules the Underworld or our shadow selves, and also the Lord of four-legged animals. The sacred protection and groundedness of Deer energy provides an opportunity to travel our spiritual path of inner exploration without fear. We are then free to express our heart-felt beliefs for the good of humanity.
As we journey through each day of this Trecena: 1 Deer (Manik) March 9, 2011 2 Star (Lamat) March 10 3 Offering (Muluc) March 11 4 Dog (Oc) March 12 5 Monkey (Chuen) March 13 6 Road (Eb) March 14 7 Reed (Ben) March 15 8 Jaguar (Ix) March 16 9 Eagle (Men) March 17 10 Wisdom (Cib) March 18 11 Earth (Caban) March 19 12 Flint (Etznab) March 20 13 Storm (Cauac) March 21 Utilize the sacred energy of Deer to connect with your spirituality. This is a great time to perform ceremony, ritual and dance giving thanks to the Ancestors for the gift of life and for the opportunity to live a new future on earth through expressions of love and peace.
In Lak’ech (I am another you),