MAYAN CALENDAR DAYKEEPER’S JOURNAL
Tone 5 is the day of our empowerment and Deer/MANIK is the Day Sign that holds every Spiritual Tool it’s ever been given. Deer/MANIK is the Day Sign of the Mayan Priest. Deer stands in its own Power and Authority to serve as an Agent for God, bringing the Spiritual Tool we most need to overcome our sense of limitation.
All we have to do to receive the Gifts of Deer is to know where we see ourselves as broken. I can remember times when I knew my intention was strong, though I feared somehow I wasn’t enough. We are ALL enough when we have the sacred intention to seek God, for we are aligned with God’s highest intention.
The Night/AKBAL trecena is helping us to recognize the Voice of Spirit. Deer can teach us something by its own example. Deer waits in perfect silence to perceive even the slightest sound. One looking at the Deer might assume it’s doing nothing more than standing still, and yet it is always prepared to instantly spring into action. Deer’s power is no less magnificent when it is imperceptible, and neither is our own.
When we are surrendered to Divine Will we are open to Divine Intervention. Our Creator can guide us through everyday events by the mystical Power of Spirit. The glyph illustrates a hand with fingers grasping a thread of the Ether of Spirit, completing the circuit that connects us to God. Deer makes our connection to the unseen.
To all my relations, may we be grateful for the Spiritual Tools that empower us to overcome our limitations. May we claim the unseen power that lies in silence, stillness, and vigilance.
in lak’ech, i am another you
Jaguar Woman, 9 Eagle/MEN
THE TRECENA OF NIGHT/AKBAL
5 Deer/MANIK (Hand), (Cherokee Deer Ahwu’sdi)
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.
NEW DAY KEEPERS: My sacred intention for the new Tzolk’in round is to offer more personal support to those who may want to learn more about ways to draw personal meaning from the calendar. I will be offering an Introductory Guided Course for Day Keepers in the near future. Contact me if this is something you would be interested in! Also, if you’d just like help identifying your Day Sign, I’m more than happy to help. Blessings, in lak’ech Debra (firstname.lastname@example.org)
“The Autumn Harvest and the Fall Equinox” – A Message from Minisa Crumbo Halsey for the Trecena of Night/AKBAL from the traditional Medicine Circle teachings.
The Trecena Guide: New content for the Trecena Guide is being updated and will be announced soon!
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