IX, the Jaguar, is one of the most enigmatic and mystical animals on earth. Called “the silk hand” in South America for its soundless, soft step that you don’t hear until it’s too late, the jaguar embodies the very source of Mother Earth, bearing a deep, feminine energy that heals as well as culls, bearing a profound intuition about the essence of all things, and everlasting patience that follows in the footsteps of time until that critical split-second of decisive action arrives.
Endowed with extraordinary strength and resilience, IX rules the spirit of jungles, plains and mountains. Its intelligence often comes paired with clairvoyance—no surprise, as this powerful energy is free of the debilitating effects of ego, ambition, judgment, fear and control.
So when you connect to your source, remember that this too is yours, this primal, unspoken and ancient energy that underpins our collective consciousness. Here, no ego, no judgment, no self-doubt or fear exist, for these mindsets are far too close to the surface of our human emotions to have any impact on the ancient archetypes, the elemental currents underlying life itself.
Liberate yourself from the shackles of societal imprints, and walk the path of the Jaguar—you alone, in tune with your own natural essence.
Written by Uros Muluk
Native Names: IX [ee'sh], BALAM
Common Mayan Usage: jaguar, heart
Qualities: integrity, heart-knowing, alignment with divine will, magician, shaman, jaguar, night seer, priest, torch bearer, magic
Symbol: jaguar, wisdom wand, all-seeing eye, peacock
Color: opalescence, iridescence
Shadow Wisdom: issues of integrity, personal power, control; will out of alignment with divine will; need for approval and recognition; mind out of alignment with heart-knowing
Shadow Transformation: Develop a clear connection with divine will and your Essence Self. Be transparent, innocently allowing magic to come through you rather than needing to create it. Open to heart-knowing and limitless possibilities.
Harmonic Wisdom: melody
Mudra: left hand cupped beneath the heart while the right hand held perpendicular with strength reaches straight above the head and then down again to the other hand, meeting at the heart, aligning with divine will
Meditation: “Magician’s dream-coat made into a spirit sail, come fly with me on the galactic sea. Flow on solar currents; you are always free!”
Affirmation: “Through heart-knowing, I am in natural alignment with divine will.”
Ix is the Magician, whose powers are activated by wisdom that emanates from the heart. Such wisdom is not the intellectual understanding known in Western culture; it is the wisdom that comes from an alignment of mind and heart. An open, trusting heart is a refined tool of perception. Allowing yourself to “not know” opens the door of the mind to a deeper understanding of the universe. Ix asks you to fully utilize this aligned mind to participate in magic.
Ix invites you to step into self-empowerment. Empowerment comes from self-acceptance, integrity, and commitment to your evolution. Self-empowerment is not to be found outside oneself. Anything outside that brings you empowerment also has a divine foundation within you. If you feel a need for the approval of others, look to self-empowerment.When you feel effectively engaged, doing what gives you joy, your energy naturally expands to include more of who you are, and magic flows synchronistically into your life. Claim your alignment with the highest wisdom. Call forth divine action in all that you do!
Ix is a tool of the light, a conduit for the work of Spirit. A wise magician is spontaneous and transparent, allowing magic to come in rather than trying to control it or make it happen. A magician dances the dance of love through offering gifts of freedom to others. This is real magic. Freed from the need to use power to manipulate or control, a magician uses wisdom to manifest liberation and love.
The harmonic wisdom of Ix is melody, the progression of single tones within a composition. Ix symbolizes the sacred journey of your individual life. As a harmonic magician, you are a novel yet universal container for the expression of the Divine. While you play the melody of your journey's spirit song, the Creator provides the harmony.
Melody is to music what story line is to story. Utilize the elements you have chosen for exploration in your life - your gifts, talents, abilities, motivations, circumstances, and the other characters in your play. Orchestrate the most interesting and growth-engendering story line from this combination of possibilities. Understand that you are the player and the played in the melody in your life.
One shadow of Ix can be seen in issues regarding integrity. Integrity comes from an intention to be honest and true to yourself and others. Having integrity means that you can be trusted to do what you say you will do. It also means that your actions are congruent with your feelings. Integrity comes from a deep connection with self. It is characterized by a willingness to speak your truth, to address your shadow issues honestly, and to complete issues with yourself and others.
Ix also reveals issues of control and personal power. Look into your life to see how these issues might be manifesting. Do you sometimes feel a need to hold on, to control, to have things your way? Is your personal will combined with a desire for recognition, approval, status, or fame? This society may have rewarded you for functioning from a place of personal power. Many people in this shadow seem calculating and controlling, using their minds without alliance to their hearts. The need for control arises when you feel insecure or no longer connected to that which creates meaning and satisfaction in your life.
Similarly, people who view power as something outside themselves may see magic as the art of controlling people and nature. This perception creates its own lessons. In this shadow, you may unconsciously bend or distort data. Some magicians may even feel justified in using their personal power to bolster their self-assurance or to manipulate others. In the darkest part of this shadow, manipulation is enacted for the sheer pleasure of power.
Everyone may be willful from time to time while learning how to align personal will with divine will. In this process, let your heart show you the way. Face your insecurities and step into who you truly are - a wise and powerful human being, a magician of living. As you open to divine will, you will naturally resolve issues of personal will and power.
Ix also offers you an opportunity to create allies out of your fears and insecurities. Perhaps you are carrying issues from past lifetimes - deep wounds that create present issues of pain, anger or betrayal. These experiences may be clouding your vision. In order to acquire clear sight, begin to interact with and integrate these shadow teachers. The foundation for this integration is creating an ally of fear and a loving acceptance of all aspects of yourself. This heals the underlying structure that supports ego and insecurity. It also quiets the mind and aligns it with the heart, taking you into a space of clarity and self-empowerment.
IX 1, White Magnetic Wizard:
The Jaguar PriestESS
IX means JAGUAR and HEART - interesting combination, isn't it - LOL!
IX is a typical kin of the shaman - to be exact, the Jaguar Priest. From what I have learned during the past few months, I know now that it is connected to the Feline Starseed Race of Sirius and the MAGIC of the HEART, the place inside of you where you can access the Universe ... (If you follow the link: it's the 2nd video / my reply to the discussion reveals a bit, too ;-)
All the white kin are signs of the NORTH and they "hold a common theme of inward refinement and the use of the mental facilities." "The Mayan word for north is Xaman. It is pronounced "chaman" and clearly points out a linguistic connection with the native American word "Shaman." " - IX is closely linked to timelessness and receptivity and as today is IX ONE - this receptivity is MAGNETIC, which means that what you attract today will be reflected in the coming 13 days, the wave of IX, the Jaguar PriestESS.
IX "is associated with the root chakra, and its element is air, and its planet is the asteroid belt. Ix is a sun that is definitely connected with the Orion conflicts and have issues to heal in this area. ... It is concerned with religion and spirituality. It is quite aggressive but avoids direct confrontations. The issue that confronts Ix is the management of complex and entangled human relationships. It will find solutions when it develops counseling skills and learns to release relationships that do not feed it. Find the complex relationships in your life and re-evaluate them. Release the one that are not for your highest good."
Prepare for issues of personal power and control to appear in these days - and get ready to RELEASE all associasted fear of losing control. Renew your trust into the WISDOM of your HEART and let go of the need to obtain recognition fromthe outside - remember the Divine Truth that you are an ETERNAL BEING, LOVED by GOD, the SOURCE OF ALL CREATION - no matter what you do or not do! Your Divinity does not depend on your deeds - it only takes your acknowledgement of this truth to fully be activated.
Stop looking for answers in the outside, instead, become receptive. Let yourself be guided to the information you need and listen within. YOUR HEART is the place where you find all the information you require - and if you cannot acces its information directly, it will lead you to the persons / messages / situations you need to find out!
EMPOWER YOURSELF today - and learn everything necessary to maintain your personal power in the coming 13 days which will reflect all the necessary lessons for you!
The 7th kin of the 2nd wave is AHAU, the SUN. It is the PEAK of this wave and it connects your heart to the heart of the SUN - and as the 7th day it is the top of the IX wave pyramid.
The end point is CIMI - DEATH. This is the point where the energy is moving to ... zero point energy - the null zone ... And it is the reflection of IX. Cimi and Ix mirror each other - and their POWER lies in the HEART!
All the signs of the North receive their energy from the HEART. If it is bloqued - no MAGIC can be worked!
Tzolkin Trecena Notes – 1 Ix (Jaguar)
Day 14 of the 260 Day Tzolkin
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 Ix (Jaguar) – Nocturnal Shaman, Secretive, Ruling spirit of jungles
and mountains, Guardian of earthly magic, the Night Sun that travels the underworld
invisible and opposite the Day Sun of the Eagle.
Jaguar energy relates to the earthly primal spiritual forces within all living creatures. The Maya
refer to this energy as Itz or “dew from heaven” which connects cosmic divinity with the spark
of our own earthly divinity. Jaguar energy tunes our inner instincts with the spiritual power of Itz.
To the Maya, Jaguar’s spotted skin symbolized the stars of the Milky Way Galaxy. The birthplace
of First Father in the mouth of Jaguar was known to the Quiche Maya as Xibalba Be (shi bal ba bay)
“the Road to the Underworld.” The Sun’s daily journey from light to darkness represents
consciousness and its transformation. The Nocturnal Sun in the guise of the Jaguar travels
through the underworld revealing our subconscious fears and allowing them to be transformed.
The jaguar paces on the periphery of our subconscious
Protecting our inner temple
Listening for unusual sounds in the night.
© 2006 Judith Ann Griffith
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. Jaguar energy underlies (or influences) the days of 6 Cauac, the Storm pouring out rain;
7 Ahau, flowering in the presence of rain and sun; and 8 Imix, the life giving force resonating from
the Underworld. Of special note this Trecena, Jaguar energy underlies the day of 9 Ik, a day of
change ruled by the light of Quetzalcoatl. This crest is very powerful for personal transformation
as it also ends the first uinal (20-day increments that comprise the seven days and six nights of the Tzolkin ).
As we journey through each day of this Trecena (1 Ix, 2 Men, 3 Cib, 4 Caban, 5 Etznab, 6 Cauac, 7 Ahau, 8 Imix, 9 Ik, 10 Akbal, 11 Kan, 12 Chicchan, 13 Cimi), utilize the energy of Jaguar to follow
your instincts. Allow your feelings to guide your actions and movements. Jaguar shows us we no longer need to fear the jungle or the night. Jaguar teaches us to face our inner demons and arise transformed.
***For a list of all 20 Mayan Sun Signs - click here ***
William and Viola
©2009 William and Viola Welsch
Tzolkin Trecena Notes –1 Ix (Jaguar)
Day 14 of the 260 Day Tzolkin
November 11, 2011
Year Bearer: 12 Eb
Jaguar energy signifies feminine and feline energy and relates to the earthly primal spiritual forces within all living creatures. The Maya referred to this energy as Itz or “dew from heaven” which connects cosmic divinity with the spark of our own earthly divinity. Jaguar energy tunes our inner instincts with the spiritual power of Itz. Ix is a day of high magic and develops higher powers.
Carlos Barrios in Book of Destiny says “Of all the signs, Ix expands the mind the most, providing the strength to reach the highest level of consciousness. This strength, combined with mental acuity, benefits the highest levels of mysticism.” He describes Ix energy: “This day has a special power to change negative aspects. It is a day on which to withdraw, meditate, and reconsider life, to formulate a new strategy, and to solve problems. It is also a good day for inner strength and for magic and handling occult forces.”
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. Jaguar energy underlies (or influences) the days of 6 Cauac, gathering storm energies; 7 Ahau, flowering in the light of the sun; and 8 Imix, life giving force resonating from the primal depths. This crest is very powerful for transformation as the Ix Trecena ends with Cimi which symbolizes Death, Transformation or Rebirth. Jaguar energy offers strength and magic along with intuitive wisdom for humanity to follow the Maya path of transformation or renewal: the sacrifice or surrender of the illusion; the reconnection of the ego to its higher source; and the awakening to truth.
As we journey through each day of this Trecena:
1 Ix (Jaguar)
2 Men (Eagle)
3 Cib (Vulture)
4 Caban (Movement/Earth)
5 Etznab (Flint)
6 Cauac (Storm)
7 Ahau (Light Lord/Sun)
8 Imix (Crocodile)
9 Ik (Wind)
10 Akbal (Night)
11 Kan (Lizard/Seed)
12 Chicchan (Serpent)
13 Cimi (Transformation)
Utilize the energy of Jaguar to follow your intuition. Allow your feelings and heart to guide your actions and movements.
“Following your heart or intuition is the only method capable of weaving the unthinkably complicated patterns of creations (those of our own and others) into what we wish for ourselves and others.”
Ian Xel Lungold
In Lak’ech (I am another you),
William and Viola
©2007 William and Viola Welsch
I give thanks to my teachers. First and foremost, I wish to acknowledge Rigoberto Itzep Chanchavac of Momostenango and his family, Maria, Gregorio Kukulcan, Nacxit, Ralanqil and Bonampak. I also wish to acknowledge the contributions of Roberto Poz of Zunil and Thomas Hart of Quetzaltenango, and the linguistic help of Anita Garr of Long Branch, New Jersey.
The wisdom is theirs. The mistakes are mine.
1 IX (I’X) November 11, 2011
The Number 1 symbolizes beginnings, unity, the original energy of creation. Even though it is a low number, it is powerful, for it has to do with the energy of the new trecena which is making its arrival. Therefore, Daykeepers usually do ritual on a 1 day, and in some traditional communities there is a special shrine dedicated to the number 1. It also symbolizes the power of thought, the initial or beginning “idea” behind all things that inspires us to create and to bring things into manifestation.
IX (I’X) THE JAGUAR: This day-sign signifies the jaguar, the spirit, force, energy, and vitality. It is the nawal of nature and of Mayan shrines or altars. It is also the nawal of the seven human shames: pride, ambition, envy, lying, crime, ingratitude, and ignorance through laziness. Those who keep the days always set aside a special place or household altar for prayer, meditation, incense, candles, and so on. This is the day to give thanks that we have created such a sacred place in our lives. It is a day which may fruitfully be devoted to introspection and meditation if the opportunity is there. It is also regarded as a favorable day upon which to practice any kind of divination. As regards the element of Water, Ix symbolizes the sacred energy inherent in fresh streams, in running water.
2 MEN (TZ’IKIN) November 12, 2011
The Number 2 is a symbol of duality. Much like Taoists, the Maya think in terms of cosmic polarities. This is embodied in their mythology: there are two Hero Twins, two principal Lords of the Underworld, as well as the two monkey twins who represent the day-sign Chuen (B’atz’). There is the eternal dichotomy of this world and the Underworld, day and night, darkness and light. These themes run like a common thread in all of Mayan myth, especially in the sacred book the Popol Vuh.
MEN (TZ’IKIN) THE VISION OF THE BIRD: This day-sign signifies a bird, wealth, and all business negotiations. It is the nawal of economic well-being and good fortune. It is an auspicious day to give thanks and ask for financial prosperity. It is the communication and mediation between Uk’ux Kaj and Uk’ux Ulew (Heart of Sky, Heart of Earth). Unlike those of some spiritual traditions, the Maya do not feel that material prosperity is undesirable or “non-spiritual.” Upon this day, we may thank the universe for whatever prosperity we currently enjoy while honestly expressing the intention that more prosperity may attend our lives. This day is as fortunate for love as it is for money; pay attention to relationship issues. Pay attention to dreams as well, for this is a day upon which one may experience powerful and important revelations through dreams.
3 CIB (AJMAQ) November 13, 2011
The Number 3 relates to the three worlds of the Mayan cosmovision – Heaven, Earth, and the Underworld. It also symbolizes the three original hearth stones laid down by the Creator Gods. (In traditional Mayan homes, three stones can still be found on wooden stoves to hold the comal or tortilla griddle.) But 3 can be a difficult number nevertheless. This number implies doubt, risk, and uncertainty. Some traditional Daykeepers avoid initiating new projects on a 3 day.
CIB (AJMAQ) FORGIVENESS: This day-sign signifies sin, pardon, and pleasure. It is the nawal of one’s faults. It is also a day to ask forgiveness from the dead and one’s ancestors. It represents gifts and Mother Earth and is the nawal of the Earth itself. This is in part a day of the Otherworld. It is good to remember friends and family members who have passed away from us, and to light a candle or two in their memory. If there is anything for which you seek forgiveness, today is the day to ask for it; the ancestors are listening, and incline themselves favorably to our affairs. A day for meditation and withdrawal.
4 CABAN (NO’J) November 14, 2011
The Number 4 symbolizes wholeness. It is associated with Ahau, the Sun God as cosmic lord (the word ahau literally means lord). Why is this a solar number? The word for “day” (k’in in Yucatec or q’ij in K’iche’) is the same as the word for “sun.” A day is a complete passage of the sun. The sun or the day has four stations: dawn, noon, sunset and midnight. These four components of each day or each “sun” can be conceptually expanded to include the solstices and equinoxes; thus the year is also a 4. There is evidence that the Classic Maya divided the universe into four sections marked by the two intersections of the Milky Way with the ecliptic. Thus we live in a fourfold universe. The Maya still lay out their ritual altars in a fourfold pattern. The number 4 represents the four elements: Fire, Earth, Air and Water; these compose nature and give us life. Four also symnolizes the Four Directions and the Four Pillars which hold up the Earth. In K’iche’ myth there are four pillars which keep the Earth and Sky in their rightful places.
CABAN (NO’J) THE VISION OF THE COSMOS: This day-sign signifies ideas, wisdom, memory and patience. It is the nawal of intelligence, a day dedicated to asking for knowledge, talent, and good thoughts. Upon this day, we may ask the universe to grant us creativity in all our endeavors, and the intelligence to find solutions to all our challenges. This day enlivens the intellect and enhances the eternal quest for wisdom. It is the nawal of the earthquake and seismic disturbance. According to the Maya, this is one of the best days to consult a diviner and seek for spiritual guidance.
5 ETZNAB (TIJAX) November 15, 2011
The Number 5 represents the human hand and the five senses, as well as the five fingers and toes. Our hands do our work for us. Hence 5 may be regarded as the number of work, and of karma. Some Mayan teachers perceive five stages of life as well: childhood, youth, adulthood, mature adult, and elder.
ETZNAB (TIJAX) OBSIDIAN KNIFE: This day-sign signifies flint, obsidian, communication, gossip and education. It is an auspicious day for healers (curanderas) and authorities, for cutting away evils and illnesses. This is the day of communication, publicity, eloquence, teaching, medicine and healing; but also of fights, quarrels, vengeance, falsehood, and espionage. The world is full of potential road blocks and accidents. Upon this day, we pray for safety from all harm, and for the resolution of all conflict. This day has a special connection with healing and is favorable for health matters and the curing of disease; just as the warrior holds a knife, so does the surgeon
6 CAUAC (KAWOQ) November 16, 2011
The Number 6 is the number of ultimate stability. The “Place of Number 6,” the hill called Paklom, represents the axis mundi or world center in contemporary Momostenango. Some Mayan teachers say that there are 6 components which establish the vitality of a family system: 1) Health 2) Understanding 3) Work/Employment 4) Friendship 5) Property or Possessions 6) Positive and Negative Actions.
CAUAC (KAWOQ) THE UNIVERSAL COMMUNITY: This is the sign of the Divine Feminine, signifying wives, female healers, and especially midwives; it also symbolizes thunder, lightning, and cyclones; it represents spiritual unrest and mental conflicts as well as spiritual contacts and communication. This sign has connections with the koyopa or “blood lightning,” signals and messages in the blood. This day is sometimes said to signify the celestial home of the gods. Upon this day, we pray that there may always be harmony in our home lives and among our friends. Like the previous day, it is auspicious for all matters regarding health and healing. It has a special connection with women and with feminine energy.
7 AHAU (AJPU) November 17, 2011
The number 7 may confuse some people, for it sometimes represents death, or at least “endings.” The reason for this is simple. Take a look at any tzolk’in diagram and pay attention to the sequence of numbers in the top row. It will be like this:
1, 8, 2, 9, 3, 10, 4, 11, 5, 12, 6, 13, 7
Any day-sign sequence beginning with 1 will end in a 7. This is why 7 is so often considered a symbol of endings. In the Popol Vuh, the Hero Twins are named 1 Junajpu and 7 Junajpu, while the most important Underworld Lords are named 1 Death and 7 Death. When 1 and 7 are paired together in such a fashion, it is as if we were saying: “The beginning and end of the Hero Twins archetype,” or “The alpha and omega of the Death archetype.” Rituals are seldom performed on 7 days in Momostenango, though I have known Daykeepers from Xela and Lake Atitlan to make use of certain powerful 7 days.
AHAU (AJPU) THE HUNTER: This day-sign signifies one of the Hero Twins as a blowgun hunter, as well as symbolizing leadership, struggle, and heroism. It is the nawal of the sun and a day to ask for wisdom, talent, and physical fortitude. It is the nawal/guardian and patron of flowers, and was called Xochitl or “flower” among the Aztecs. It is the day of mental and psychological tests and challenges, for the winner of such tests and challenges is heroic like the mythic Hero Twins; it is the day of prophets, fortune-tellers, psychics, and diviners; it may also signify an eclipse. It is the day of the grandparents who have departed. I have seen any number of traditional Maya go to the cemetery and make offerings to their ancestors on Ahau days.
8 IMIX (IMOX) November 18, 2011
The number 8 is highly auspicious. If 1 and 7 are the beginning and the end, then 1 + 7 = 8, making 8 a number of completion or wholeness, much like the number 4. This is why there is some sort of ritual for almost every 8 day, and why some extremely traditional communities have a special local shrine dedicated to the number 8. Of course, 4 + 4 = 8, so the wholeness implied in the number 4 is doubled here, as if the wholeness of the fourfold universe were seen from the viewpoint of both polarities: night and day, light and darkness, sun and moon, yin and yang. The number 8 has been said by Maya teachers to represent the weaving of life, the thread or cord of time. It is also sometimes said that the Mayan symbol for 8, a bar with three dots over it, has a symbolic meaning, with the three dots on top representing humanity and day, and the bar underneath representing Mother Earth.
IMIX (IMOX) THE LEFT HAND: This sign signifies the left side of reality, hence receptivity or the receiving of messages from other dimensions, as well as the ability to see into other worlds; but it also may symbolize madness, disorder, nervousness, uncertainty and doubt. It is a sign of cooperation, for the left arm must cooperate and work well with the right. It is the nawal of the ocean and a day for healing illnesses of the mind. The world is filled with psychological perils and stresses. Upon this day we pray for good mental health, both for ourselves and for all those around us. We pray that our dreams and visions may bring us beauty and wisdom rather than delusion and craziness. Since this day has a strong connection with water, to be close to a flowing river or stream or the ocean is beneficial upon this day.
9 IK (IQ’) November 19, 2011
The number 9 is an extremely positive one, even though it is an odd number. It is often used for ritual purposes. 9 is often called “the number of life” because it represents the process of human gestation; there are nine months of human development prior to birth. Because of this, the number 9 is especially associated with women, particularly since the 260-day cycle is comprised of nine lunar months. Some Mayan teachers have pointed out that in their traditional culture there are nine steps in the construction of a house and nine stages to growing and harvesting crops. There are also 9 Lords of the Underworld, but this is not necessarily the astrological significance of 9, a number whose symbolism is overwhelmingly positive. 9 days have a special connection with the ancestors.
IK (IQ’) THE BREATH OF LIFE: This sign signifies wind and the moon, though in divination it may be a sign of crisis. It is the nawal of the element of air and of the moon, of the spirit of human existence. It is a day for the removal of negative energy and illnesses. It is the wind which sweeps clean our house and our body. It also signifies a hurricane, cleansing, purification, breath, and sexual obsession. Upon this day we ask for the strength, the vitality, and the commitment to carry on in our chosen work. This is a day for the removal of negative energy and illnesses; in terms of healing, it favors the resolution of psychological problems, especially those which arise from angry emotional states.
10 AKBAL (AQ’AB’AL) November 20, 2011
The number 10 symbolizes the 10 digits on our hands and our feet, which altogether make up the 20 which comprise a human being. This number has a special meaning of human cooperation, the bonds and relationships between people.
AKBAL (AQ’AB’AL) DAWN: This sign signifies awakening, dawn, marriage, light and enchantment. It is the nawal of clarity or light; it is the day to ask for the dawning of the light in all things. It is especially a day of marriage, love and romance. This day symbolizes both darkness and dawn; hence it is a day of new beginnings. Upon this day, we express our intention always to think and act with perfect clarity. Needless to say, it is also perhaps the most favorable for day for love and marriage (though Chuen or B’atz’ is also very good, especially for the actual marriage ceremony). An Akbal day can also be quite favorable for finding a job.
11 KAN (K’AT) November 21, 2011
The number 11 has great force, strength and power. This power is neither positive nor negative but neutral. Some Mayan teachers see it as representative of the totality of past, present and future, everything that unfolds over time. The number 11 holds tremendous creative potential, but it can be challenging to access that force and is sometimes perceived as a “difficult” day.
KAN (K’AT) THE NET: This sign signifies a net, new offspring, the growth and increase of future generations, new crops; as a nawal of the element of Fire, this is the fire of the hearth. It is the nawal of prisons both visible and invisible. Upon this day, we express our intention always to have understanding. It is a favorable day upon which to pray for abundance. It is also a day upon which healing ceremonies and practices are sometimes performed, especially if the necessary healing is psychological in nature. It is a day to ask for the tangling and untangling of things.
12 CHICCHAN (KAN) November 22, 2011
The number 12 is the highest of the even numbers and represents a summing up one’s life. At one time or another we must all come to a such an accounting of all our actions and experiences, weaving together all our individual, family, societal and cultural influences. 12 represents this totality of thought.
CHICCHAN (KAN) FEATHERED SERPENT: This sign signifies the Feathered Serpent, sexuality, work, power, law and justice. It is the nawal of the creation of man and woman, and also of education and training. It is the regent of the sky and ruler of time of transcendence and the transformation of time; in divination it may show that one is predestined to divine power (spiritual vocations). Upon this day we assert that vitality, clarity and understanding shall be made manifest right now. Because this day-sign has a connection with the inner lightning (koyopa in Mayan, or kundalini in Eastern traditions), it is also a day upon which one may build both physical and spiritual strength. As the nawal of the creation of man and woman, it is a most favorable day for sexual matters as well.
13 CIMI (KAME) November 23, 2011
The number 13 is the completion of life, of all movement and process. 13 has a special relationship with the development of paranormal abilities, as we might expect from its connection with the 13 major joints where the sacred koyopa energy accumulates. 13 also relates to refinement and sensitivity, enhanced perception and acute intuition. This ability to access other dimensions of reality applies to all actions performed on a 13 day as well as to those who are born upon a 13.
CIMI (KAME) DEATH AND REBIRTH: This sign signifies death, the lord of the darkness, fortitude, humility and obedience. Death is not evil, and grammatically the word kame signifies the present tense or “the eternal now.” Upon this day we pray that we and those dear to us may have long life. There is a special connection to the world of the ancestors on this day; communication with other worlds is possible. This day is also favorable for healing and for the protection of travelers. This day has much feminine energy and is a good day upon which to resolve marital conflict.