Tzolkin Trecena Notes – 1 Dog (OC)
Day 170 of the 260 Day Tzolkin
Gregorian Date: September 17, 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.
This Trecena starts with 1 Oc (Dog) – Loyal, Valiant Protector, Warm-hearted, Generous, Faithful Companion through Darkness.
The Classic Mayan hieroglyph for Oc is the face of a dog, and in Mayan mythology, Dog carries a torch and guides humans on their journey through the dark Underworld. Dog symbolizes guidance, loyalty, companionship, consistency, and commitment. The Yucatec Mayan name for this sign literally means door, portal or gateway and symbolizes the journey we all make from one world to the other, not only in death but also as we transform inwardly and rebirth ourselves. Thus Dog, as our Underworld companion and guide through darkness, represents faith and loyalty surviving even after death.
© 2006 Judith Ann Griffith
According to Carlos Barrios, The Book of Destiny, Oc is the guardian of material and spiritual law. “It is a sign of both earthly and cosmic law and authority. It is justice and the day that brings the truth to light. It symbolizes fidelity, order, and precision and is represented by the cosmic authorities whose energy is on the Earth, whether in the form of people or places.” The Classic Mayans were given laws known as the Natural Order to govern their world. These laws were practical and based on the harmony that reigns in nature. So, Oc was a day to correct mistakes and disclose the truth in order to attain balance in every spiritual and material sense, and thus, attain peace. This seems to signal another signpost that humanity needs to again resonate with this Natural Order to attain a peaceful existence for all on planet Earth.
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 Men (Eagle), 7 Cib (Vulture/Owl) and 8 Caban (Earth). Eagle allows us to view a higher perspective of the transformation and rebalancing taking place between earth and humanity as we learn to live in harmony and peace. With Oc illuminating the pathway, we can rest assured that we are not alone and have nothing to fear on our journey.
As we journey through each day of this Trecena:
|Trecena Count ||Gregorian Date|
| || |
|1 Oc (Dog) ||September 17, 2013 |
|2 Chuen (Monkey)||September 18|
|3 Eb (Road) ||September 19|
|4 Ben (Reed)||September 20 |
|5 Ix (Jaguar)||September 21 |
|6 Men (Eagle) ||September 22 |
|7 Cib (Vulture/Owl) ||September 23 |
|8 Caban (Earth)||September 24 |
|9 Etznab (Flint) ||September 25 |
|10 Cauac (Storm)||September 26 |
|11 Ahau (Sun Lord)||September 27|
|12 Imix (Crocodile) ||September 28 |
|13 Ik (Wind)||September 29 |
Utilize the courageous energy of Oc to illuminate faith and hope in order to dispel dark shadows on our journey. The energy of Oc has the ability to cut through veils and open doorways, and the strength to eliminate negative energy simply by the power of thought.
In Lak’ech (I am another you),
William and Viola
©2007 William and Viola Welsch