The colors of the Medicine Wheel symbolize the 4 directions and the perpetual cycles of our life journey.
East: Red Beginning
South: Yellow Learning
West: Black Experiencing
North: White Understanding
The energy of 4 Earth/CABAN creates our stability through the Spiritual Gift of Knowing. With a heightened intuition, we sense ourselves as part of the movements and vibration around us in all directions. We establish our spiritual orientation and realize the supernatural power in our connectedness.
THE TRECENA OF JAGUAR/IX – VISION QUEST
4 Earth/CABAN (Cherokee, Heron/GUWI’SGUWI)
Galactic Tone 4: Stability; the cube is most stable of all forms and establishes volume by definition of height, length, depth and breadth; 4 directions establish orientation. The energy of 4 sets the parameters, which establish the freedoms and barriers needed to create a game, work, or relationship.
Earth/Caban: Earth/Caban: Keeper of the garden of Earth. Profound synchronistic connections to Earth’s natural cycles and energies provide power of creations and memories of ancient wisdom. Earth persons help dispel bad intentions, habits and ideas. This makes them very good counselors and masters of all arts. Studious and intelligent, Earth persons endeavor to bring a flow of natural order to all aspects of life. Being connected to the dynamic forces of nature, Earth persons need much liberty to facilitate their expression of migration or the sending of long distance communications such as the whales, elephants, birds and many other creatures. Sometimes Earth’s delicate sensitivities are upset resulting in quakes of emotion even the display of volcanic temper.
Cherokee, Heron/GUWI’SGUWI: Sign of movement, of perpetual motion, recycling, regeneration; environmentalists fighting for the underdog. Heron is mentally alert, rational, yet opinionated; has a great faith in people and in the divine plan, holding the magic of ministry, medicine, marketing and matchmaking; healing abilities, especially with crystals; negotiation and mediation energy. Heron is symbolized by Deneb, located in the Northern Cross beside the Milky Way. “The Northern Cross is the Tree of Life, Beside the Milky Way River & Perched atop is Guwi’ sguwi, the Cherokee Heron Spirit Bird, comparable to the Egyptian Phoenix. One Myth has it that a Beautiful Young Maiden (the Heron Spirit Bird) fell from the Tree of Life in the Sky Vault, & Found no Place to Land on the Primordial Sea. Turtle came to the Surface of the Water & gave her a Place to Land. She nested & Laid her Cosmic Egg, From which came all Life on Earth.” (Cherokee Astrology: Animal, Medicine in the Stars, Raven Hail)
Vision Quest: Day 4
Earth/CABAN is a force of nature that awakens our supernatural senses. We are seeds of God’s creation that are still being brought to life. As the Day Sign of mind, memory and intuition Earth/CABAN can awaken us to the feelings of connectedness that have been with us all along.
We can learn that the world is more than the limiting structure that we imagined. We are part of and correspond with seasons, cycles, and perpetual motion on every level of existence. We can experience our intuition and recognize the Truth of the supernatural power held in our own thoughts and intentions. We were made with our own forces of nature.
Galactic Tone 4 sets the parameters and orientation for the way ahead. Earth/CABAN prepares us for our Journey of Spirit with a truer sense of our capabilities.
To all my relations, may we be grateful for every Spiritual Gift we have been given, and ask that we may step into the fullness of our own spiritual power.
in lak’ech, i am another you
Jaguar Woman, 9 Eagle/MEN
TODAY’S 13-Day Trecena Guide offers information from the Cherokee Sacred Calendar and practical guidance on personal ceremony.
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