Day 27 of the 260 Day Tzolkin
Gregorian Date: August 10, 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 Manik (Deer/Healing Hand) - instinctual, intuitive, ritual dance, stabilizes
the four directions, purifies spirit to rise above limitations.
Deer energy represents the aspect of spiritual leadership, a day that opens a portal for all to express the holiness and sanctity of life. Many shamanic rituals were performed on Deer Days giving thanks to the Ancestors. Shamans themselves were initiated on the most sacred day of all, 8 Deer. The Deer Dance Festival was an ancient ritual dance performed annually. It is still performed today by many native cultures and symbolizes equality and balance between man and nature, hunter and hunted, the sacred rhythm of the cosmic dance.
Deer energy is the silence of all that has gone before and all that will happen in the future reflected
in the eyes of the deer. The glyph itself shows a healing hand. One interpretation is that the hand
is holding the spark of life, the thread that connects our past and future with our present moment.
© 2006 Judith Ann Griffith
The energy of the Deer uplifts our spirit to rise above our worldly limitations. This can be an
empowering time to speak freely about strongly held beliefs for the good of the community, family
and/or self. This is especially important at this time because of the shift which Earth is presently
experiencing. No longer can things remain the same with the same paradigms controlling events.
Now is the time for change and now is the time for that change to be oriented toward the good
of humanity (not corporations). Let’s look to our ancestors for the knowledge and wisdom needed
in the present moment to visualize and dream a new future.
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. Deer energy underlies (or influences) the days of 6 Eb, the ladder or pyramid of the Road
of Life; 7 Ben, the pillar or World Tree, source of all inner power; and 8 Ix, the Jaguar, Lord of
Darkness, who rules the Underworld or our shadow selves, and also the Lord of four-legged animals.
The sacred protection and groundedness of Deer energy provides an opportunity to travel our
spiritual path of inner exploration without fear. We are then free to express our heart-felt beliefs
for the good of humanity.
As we journey through each day of this Trecena:
1 Deer (Manik)
August 10, 2012
2 Star (Lamat)
3 Offering (Muluc)
4 Dog (Oc)
5 Monkey (Chuen)
6 Road (Eb)
7 Reed (Ben)
8 Jaguar (Ix)
9 Eagle (Men)
10 Wisdom (Cib)
11 Earth (Caban)
12 Flint (Etznab)
13 Storm (Cauac)
Utilize the sacred energy of Deer to connect with your spirituality. This is a great time to perform
ceremony, ritual and dance giving thanks to the Ancestors for the gift of life and for the opportunity
to live a new future on earth through expressions of love and peace.
In Lak’ech (I am another you),
William and Viola
©2007 William and Viola Welsch
Tzolkin for August 2012