The Jungle Journal

mysteries and magic

  • Laura LaBrie

Riding the Wave: Tzolkin Days

(September 30 - October 6)

We are in the second half of the trecena of Manik, the Deer. It’s a time of balance and stability, but now the numbers are rising from a very stable 8 to the high energies of 12, and 13. Each 13-day cycle in the Tzolkin calendar is like a wave. You can think of that wave like waves on the ocean, each one beginning, building, cresting, and then crashing onto the shore. This week begins with day number 8 which is a middle number and a very balanced day. 9, 10, and 11 are cresting energy and 12 and 13 are the wild, un-tamable energy of that wave crashing on the shore.



So, we will apply that rising energy to the day gods of this week. In the chart below, you will find which day god goes with each day this week and what each day’s energy is good for.


(Monday) 8 Ix: Jaguar

The Jaguar is a feminine energy that is about embracing intuition and taking care of the earth. This is a great day (especially since it is an 8 and very balanced) for magic!

  • Direction: North

  • Energy: Decreasing

  • Color: White

  • Element: Air

  • Energetic Places: Ceremonial places, especially the pyramids


(Tuesday) 9 Men: Eagle

Today is about wisdom and vision. It’s a nine, which is strong energy that can still be harnessed. That makes today a really good day to receive the wisdom and vision you need to make progress with projects and business ideas.

  • Direction: West

  • Energy: Duality, Making Adjustments

  • Color: Black

  • Element: Water

  • Energetic Places: Mountains, Lakes, Mist, Upland forests


(Wednesday) 10 Kib: Night Birds

This is a day for being patient. The energy is strong, which means that being patient today and carefully evaluating things will have a long-term impact on your goals.

  • Direction: South

  • Energy: Increasing, Harvest

  • Color: Yellow

  • Element: Sun

  • Energetic Places: Caves, Cenotes, Streams, The Sea


(Thursday) 11 Kab’an: Earth

Today is a day for creative thinking, scientific investigation, being connected to the earth, and coming into agreement with the Creator. It’s an 11 which means the energy is very strong and if you spend time coming up with creative solutions and applying logic you will be very successful.

  • Direction: East

  • Energy: Beginnings, Unity

  • Color: Red

  • Element: Earth

  • Energetic Places: Rainforests, Cloud Forests, Lakes, Mountains, Clouds


(Friday) 12 Etznab: Knife

This is the day of the sacrificial blade. It’s an extreme energy day that relates to the two sides of the blade. It can bring healing or harm. So be careful with your words and actions today because they will have a big impact and will either harm or heal depending on your intentions. Thing may begin to feel a bit out of control today since the energy is that of a wave with white water rushing towards the shore. This is also a day to get to the heart of the matter, the core of things. But move with care because this energy can sweep you along and have unpredictable outcomes.

  • Direction: North

  • Energy: Decreasing

  • Color: White

  • Element: Air

  • Energetic Places: Waterfalls, Caves, Cenotes, Storms


(Saturday) 13 Kawak: The Storm

This is the day of the celestial dragon, storms, and the rain gods (Chaacs). It’s a wild and uncontrollable energy today. You may feel invigorated or even a bit out of sorts today and not really know why. Its ok. Its just part of the cycle of things. This is a good day to focus on your home. Allow yourself some time to feel grounded today. Imagine a day when its pouring rain and you go inside, light a fire, and nestle up in your home appreciating its safety and comfort.

  • Direction: West

  • Energy: Duality, Making Adjustments

  • Color: Black

  • Element: Water

  • Energetic Places: Pine and Cypress forests


(Sunday) 1 Ajaw: The Sun

Today is the beginning of a new trecena (13 day cycle) The waves has crashed onto the shore and the energy is calm and quiet again. Its is the day of the sun, illumination and growth. Expect to feel peaceful, relaxed, and encouraged today. If you are not feeling that way, the energy is there for you, so let yourself relax and embrace it. Everything is going to be OK! Think of the song “Here comes the sun!”


Here comes the sun (doo doo doo) Here comes the sun, and I say It's all right

Little darling, it's been a long cold lonely winter Little darling, it feels like years since it's been here

Here comes the sun (doo doo doo) Here comes the sun, and I say It's all right

Little darling, the smiles returning to the faces Little darling, it seems like years since it's been here

Here comes the sun Here comes the sun, and I say It's all right

Sun, sun, sun, here it comes

  • Direction: South

  • Energy: Increasing, Harvest

  • Color: Yellow

  • Element: Sun

  • Energetic Places: Beach, Solar Light, Sunrise, Sunset

To sum up: Keep in mind that this is a rising energy week that ends with the wave crashing on the shore and a new beginning of peace and quietness. We are finishing out the trecena of Manik, which is a time of balance and stability. So, during this entire week, that energy is available to you. So if you are feeling out of sorts, go back to grounding. That grounding energy is there for you all week.


Ritual:

Place 4 candles in the four cardinal directions: North, South, East, and West.

Light them all and stand in the middle.

Start by facing East and say, "I receive the dawning and unifying earth energy of the east."

Then face North and say, "I receive the cooling, decreasing air energy of the north."

The face West and say, "I receive the dual and adjusting water energy of the west."

Then face South and say,"I receive the warming, increasing and harvesting sun energy of the south."

Finish by folding your hands over your heart chakra and saying, "I receive the heart of sky and the heart of earth and I ground myself in the center."


Have a wonderful week,

laura


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