Tzolkin Trecena Notes – 1 Flint (Etznab)
118 of the 260 Day Tzolkin
Date: November 9, 2012
Bearer: 13 Caban (Earth, Tijaax)
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 Etznab
(Flint/Mirror) – reflection, spiritual warrior, self-sacrificing healer
and defender, facing the truth with strength.
To the Ancient Maya, Flint symbolized
the consciousness of duality, right and wrong, good and evil,
faith and fear, the spiritual warrior
who, through his actions, chooses the ethical and moral path.
The symbolic knife can be healing (as
used by a surgeon or curandero) or destructive (as used by a fighter).
This recognition of the duality allows
each of us the opportunity to transcend pain and
suffering by choosing to live in joy
and gratitude. As Kenneth Johnson states in Jaguar Wisdom,
“Indeed, it is only when we have become aware of the duality of human existence that we are
in fact awakened to the healing
potential that lies within all of us. If the sword of consciousness
that makes us aware of duality can wound us, it can also heal.”
© 2006 Judith Ann Griffith
There is evidence of another ancient
interpretation of the Flint glyph. According to Tony Shearer in
Beneath the Moon and Under the Sun, there was a Maya story told to Friar Juan de Cordova on the
day of Flint about a light coming from the Sun as a Solar Beam bringing with it the “Book of Days”
which we know as the sacred calendar or Tzolkin.
|“On the day we call Tecpatl ( |
Flint ) a great light came from the northeastern sky. It glowed
for four days in the sky, then
lowered itself to that rock (the rock can still be seen at Tenochtitlan
de Valle in Oaxaca ). From the
light there came a great, a very powerful being who stood on the
very top of the rock and glowed
like the sun in the sky.
|There he stood for all to see, shining day and night. Then he spoke, his voice was like |
thunder, booming across the valley.
|Our old men and women, the astronomers and astrologists, could understand him and |
he could understand them.
|He (the Solar Beam) told us |
how to pray and fixed for us days of fast and feasting. He then balanced
the“Book of days,” (Sacred Calendar) and left, vowing that he would
down on us, his beloved people.”
Carlos Barrios, in The Book of Destiny,
describes the energy of Flint: “This is the day to ask for health, to
cure difficult illnesses, and to eliminate grudges and the negative
energy that surrounds us. It is a good day to end negative
relationships or partnerships. It is also the day to ask for
intelligence and a good memory.”
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. This Trecena crests on: 6 Akbal (Night), journeying within to open the heart; 7 Kan
(Lizard), symbolizing the dynamic emergence of the seed into awareness; and 8 Chicchan (Serpent),
representing the Celestial Life Force or Chi energy that activates the connection between the
spiritual and physical world.
As we journey through each day of this Trecena:
1 Etznab (
|November 9 , 2012|
2 Cauac (Storm)
3 Ahau (Sun)
4 Imix (Crocodile)
5 Ik (Wind)
6 Akbal (Night)
8 Chicchan (Serpent)
9 Cimi (Death/Transformation)
10 Manik (Deer)
11 Lamat (Rabbit)
12 Muluc (Water)
13 Oc (Dog)
Utilize the energy of Etznab -
- - To breathe Light and Love into your heart
- - To transcend the duality of the third dimension
- - To move into a higher vibration of love, forgiveness, compassion, truth and peace.
- - Welcome the New Beginning!
- - Welcome the Evolution!
In Lak’ech (I am another
William and Viola
©2007 William and Viola Welsch
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4) THE SYMBOLISM OF THE MAYAN FIRE CEREMONY by Kenneth Johnson - Click here
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6) Shedding Light on the Mayan Path - Presented by Barbara Sadtler - Click here
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