Tzolkin Trecena Notes – 1 Wind (IK)
Day 222 of the 260 Day Tzolkin (38 kin remaining)
Gregorian Date: November 8, 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 Ik (Wind/Air) Spiritual Breath, Prana, Chi, Inspiration, Artistic Spark, Vital Spirit Animating All Life, Purifier of Body, Mind and Spirit.
On Mayan sculptures, the God of Rain or Storms is shown holding a T-Cross, the symbol for Ik, God of Wind. The wind brings the storm clouds and the rain and is symbolic of the breath of life itself. The T-Cross shape is seen in ancient architecture throughout Mesoamerica and the American Southwest. Some ancient codices of the Maya depict the Tree of Life as a T shape. According to Kenneth Johnson in Jaguar Wisdom, “trees and the air are intimately linked. Without the symbiosis of trees and wind, there would be no life on earth, nothing to breathe. What better symbol for the breath of life then, than the T-cross with its dual meaning of ‘tree’ and ‘breath’?”
© 2006 Judith Ann Griffith
Carlos Barrios in Book of Destiny
says Ik “symbolizes the cleanliness and purity of glass. It is also the windows in Mayan temples. These served a dual purpose. The first was to determine what type of wind was blowing based on sound. Giant, vibrating flutes were placed on top of the pyramids, and their music directly influenced those who heard it, altering their energy in a positive way. The second purpose of the windows, which were aimed toward the four cardinal points, was to observe and record equinoxes, solstices, and the transit of important stars such as Venus and the Pleiades.”
|Quetzalcoatl, the Feathered or Plumed Serpent, rules this Ik daysign. As a deity, Quetzalcoatl was the God of the Morning Star – the planet Venus – and also the God of the Wind. As an Avatar, Quetzalcoatl taught a religion of higher consciousness for humanity. 1 Wind is also the Year Bearer who carries the burden and responsibility for the transit of the Solar Sun for this year: the sun rising in the morning, the sun reaching zenith midday, the sun setting, then traveling through the Underworld and arising again the next morning.|
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 Manik (Deer/Healing Hand), 7 Lamat (Star/Rabbit) and 8 Muluc (Water/Offering). The energy of Wind flowing to the crest of the pyramid symbolizes the spirit of Deer/Healing Hand as the Sacred Rhythm of Life, the spirit of Rabbit/Star/Venus as the Goddess of Love, and the spirit of Water as Purification and Offering in Gratitude.
As we journey through each day of this Trecena:
|Trecena Count ||Gregorian Date|
| || |
|1 Ik (Wind) ||November 8 , 2013|
|2 Akbal (Night)||November 9 |
|3 Kan (Lizard/Seed)||November 10 |
|4 Chicchan (Serpent)||November 11 |
|5 Cimi (Death/Transformation)||November 12 |
|6 Manik (Deer/Healing Hand)||November 13 |
|7 Lamat (Star/Rabbit) ||November 14 |
|8 Muluc (Water/Offering)||November 15 |
|9 Oc (Dog) ||November 16 |
|10 Chuen (Monkey)||November 17 |
|11 Eb (Road)||November 18 |
|12 Ben (Reed)||November 19 |
|13 Ix (Jaguar) ||November 20 |
Welcome the Wind as the divine breath that sustains existence. Utilize Wind energies to carry love deep within ourselves to purify body, mind and spirit. This WIND OF LOVE will not only change us individually but also reflect out into the Universe as Unity Consciousness.
In Lak’ech (I am another you),
William and Viola
©2007 William and Viola Welsch
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