11 Deer/MANIK (Cherokee, Deer/Ahwu’sdi)
Galactic Tone 11: Resolution; 11 assists every new thing to find it’s 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.
Deer/Hand/MANIK: 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 4, 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 liitations. Deer has a habit of keeping every tool it has ever used. This leads to clutter and indecision, loss and procrastination.
Cherokee, Deer/Ahwu’sdi: Totem-deer is a priest or shaman; ability to create harmonic resonance; they enjoy rituals, ceremonial feasts and are the souls of hospitality and sociability; combined with artistic and inspiring energies in harmony with lunar cycles, they nourish the clans.
See my Tzolkin Page for resources.
11 Deer/MANIK calls on us to reflect on our Spirit Tools. The Mayan Calendar is a very powerful Spirit Tool revealing the ‘sacred cycle of creation.’ The Tzolkin illustrates an evolutionary process that is advanced in cycles of 13 days. 20 cycles of 13 complete the 260-day Tzolkin round. The power of this tool is palpable only in the process of using it, as over time, its synchronicity reveals the evidence of our connection to the One and All.
20 Days ago, on 4 Deer/MANIK (October 14), the idea of ‘21 Days of Gratitude’ as Sacred ceremony was brought forward as a worthy Spirit Tool. The ceremony amounts to the process of simply holding/returning attention to gratitude over the course of 21 days… as a Sacred charge.
Without realizing it, you were also chosen as a Spirit Tool. Because of you, I found myself committed to a daily journal. And, because of you, I have committed more time to a daily spiritual practice than ever before in my life. 20 days later, I can’t begin to explain all the ways my world has been changed, through our connection.
As we arrive back at Deer/MANIK, the Galactic Tone 11 of Resolution makes clear the power of the Spirit Tools that were chosen, and encourages us to consider what Spirit Tools we may now carry forward.
To all my relations, YOU. Thank YOU in lak’ech from the place of my DEEPEST GRATITUDE. 11 Deer/MANIK calls me to Honor ‘your presence’ as I find our shared connection as being among the most powerful Spirit Tools of all.
In lake’ch, I am another you
Jaguar Woman/9 Eagle/MEN
mo sah thi wey ney