Tzolkin Trecena Notes – 1 Lamat (Rabbit)
Day 248 of the 260 Day Tzolkin 13 Kin Remaining
Gregorian Date: July 2, 2012
Year Bearer: 13 Caban (Earth)
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 Lamat (Rabbit/Star/Venus) – Abundant, Energetic, Artistic, Playful, Humorous, Clever, Balancing Physical Pleasures and Spiritual Divinity.
The Maya word “lamat” is associated with abundance, ripeness, fertility and growth. The glyph itself is the Mayan symbol for the planet Venus. The Maya linked the cycle of the planet Venus with death and rebirth (Venus appears as the Evening Star, disappears, then reappears as the Morning Star), and with the spirit of growth and vitality.
© 2006 Judith Ann Griffith
“This glyph represents the hole made in the ground with a tixjob’ – the stick used to dig in the soil so the seed can be planted – as well as the four seeds that represent the four colors of corn: red, black, white and yellow.” Carlos Barrios The Book of Destiny.
Wild drunkenness was also associated with this day-sign. The rabbit was often portrayed as a cheerful drunk and companion of Mayahuel, the goddess of drinking. Kenneth Johnson in Jaguar Wisdom says: “Mayahuel, it is said, was a virgin goddess under the protection of the celestial monster or Sky Serpent. Quetzalcoatl, in his cosmic form as the god of the wind, stole her from her guardian and fled with her to earth. He became one with her, and the two of them were transformed into a great tree with two branches: a male branch to represent Quetzalcoatl, and a female branch to represent Mayahuel. The Sky Serpent, angered, came with his celestial helpers and attacked the tree that held the spirit of his former ward. The female branch was torn to pieces: Mayahuel was dead. In sorrow, Quetzalcoatl returned to his customary form and buried the bones of the virgin goddess. From her grave sprouted the agave or maguey plant from which the liquor known as pulque is brewed.” This is a common Native American myth – the goddess who dies, is buried and returns in the form of plants growing (most often, “corn”).
In the best known legends, Quetzalcoatl is portrayed as a fallen spiritual leader who dies in flames and is reborn as the planet Venus, thus also symbolizing the continual process of death and rebirth.
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. In this Trecena, the crest falls on 6 Ben (Reed/Corn), 7 Ix (Jaguar), and 8 Men (Eagle). The energy of Reed focuses attention on our connection to earth and heaven. Jaguar, the primal jungle energy, carries our spirit through the underworld in our dreams. Eagle energy flies our spirit up to the heavens, gifting us with the vision of our heart’s true desire.
As we journey through each day of this Trecena:
1 Lamat (Rabbit/Venus)
July 2, 2012
2 Muluc (Water/Offering)
3 Oc (Dog)
4 Chuen (Monkey)
5 Eb (Road)
6 Ben (Reed/Corn)
7 Ix (Jaguar)
8 Men (Eagle)
9 Cib (Vulture/Owl)
10 Caban (Earth)
11 Etznab (Flint)
12 Cauac (Storm)
13 Ahau (Sun/Light Lord)
Utilize the energy of Rabbit/Star to create a new balance between our physical being and our spiritual divinity, and in the process, birth/manifest a new reality, the eternal present moment.
In Lak’ech (I am another you),
William and Viola
©2007 William and Viola Welsch