Tzolkin Trecena Notes – 1 Lamat (Rabbit)
Day 248 of the 260 Day Tzolkin 13 Kin Remaining
Gregorian Date: March 19, 2013
Year Bearer: 1 - Wind (IK)
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.
starts with 1 Lamat (Rabbit/Star/Venus) – Abundant, Energetic,
Artistic, Playful, Humorous, Clever, Balancing Physical Pleasures and
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 other 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, constant regeneration.
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:
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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)
In remembrance of Ian Xel Lungold who transitioned on November 16, 2005 – 12 Lamat:
You Want to Know What to Have Reverence For?
First have reverence for yourself and the Star that you are
You are here in the physical, meeting all the challenges and changes
Then, have reverence for your Sun
From which all the earth was formed and the spark of life was born
Do not bow, sing, but dance and run in the sun
The relation shall be in your view, equal in creation
The Sun loves our Mother Earth and allows life
He alone tells the wind where to blow and how hard or soft
against your cheek
We are here to love the Mother Earth by being life
And to share the appreciation of your Sun’s gifts
You reflect the gifts back to the Sun, your son.
Revere the Star that you are...
Ian Xel Lungold
October 29, 2003
Utilize Star Energy to create balance
between our physical being and our spiritual divinity, And in the
process, with the assistance of Wind Year Lord Energy, birth/manifest
a new reality, the Eternal Present Moment.