Tzolkin Trecena Notes – 1 Deer (Manik)
27 of the 260 Day Tzolkin
Date: October 5, 2009
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
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
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,
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
is holding the spark of life, the thread that connects our past and future
with our present moment.
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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
This is especially important at this time because of the shift which Earth is
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.
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
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.
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 Manik, 2 Lamat, 3 Muluc, 4 Oc, 5 Chuen, 6 Eb,
7 Ben, 8 Ix, 9 Men, 10 Cib,
11 Caban, 12 Etznab, 13 Cauac), utilize the sacred energy of Deer to
your spirituality. This is a great time to perform ceremony, ritual and dance
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.
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William and Viola
©2009 William and Viola Welsch