This week we move into a new treceña from 13 Quej/Deer on Aug. 20, 2014, to 1 Qanil/Rabbit on Aug. 21, 2014. This current treceña, along with the current uinal (20-day cycle) and tzolkin (260-day cycle), all end on 13 Ahau/Sun Sept. 2, 2014. Of course it all begins again the next day!
The treceña (13 day-cycle) that is passing has clearly been a magic portal of transformation for the Earth. If we needed more proof of the infinite value of every individual soul on this planet, the deaths of just two individuals shocked the world in totally unexpected ways.
An 18-year-old unarmed man in Ferguson, Missouri, named Michael Brown — never heard of before by anyone outside his family and small community — shot to death by a police officer; and a beloved comedian and actor, Robin Williams, who chose to take his own life.
The death of Michael Brown happened on 2 Ajmac/Owl, a day of duality in justice. After a frightening week of protests in Ferguson was met by a militarized police force, there was a significant moment of clarity and balance on 7 Imix/Crocodile, Aug. 14, 2014. On that day, the governor of Missouri put the Missouri Highway Patrol — led by Captain Ronald Johnson, a Ferguson native — in charge of security.
A new slogan for world peace has emerged from the protestors holding up their hands and chanting, “Hands up; don’t shoot!” I believe this will work in Gaza, Ukraine, and everywhere there is turmoil, we just need to get the word out — although as Martin Luther King Jr. explained and experienced*, ‘working’ may still involve violence and struggle along the road to changing the dominant world paradigm.
Take some time to look within this 1 Rabbit day, Thursday. Venus is tired; she needs some beauty rest or watch out! Try to stay in your hovel. The warrior goddess transforms into the Cosmic Sun over the next 13 days.
There will be a “parting of the waters,” 2 Toj/Water, this Friday, Aug. 22, 2014. One tzolkin ago (260 days), 2 Toj was Dec. 5, 2013 — when Nelson Mandela passed away. The energy of Mandela’s soul is resonating through the hearts of oppressed people right here in the USA, and elsewhere.
Saturday and Sunday are 3 Tzi/Dog and 4 Batz/Monkey. The police should be in the news again on 3 Dog, perhaps with folks singing “Joy to the World” this night if justice is finally served. Follow the thread of 4 Monkey and it will take you to far-flung places in no time!
Monday, 5 E/Road, we might discover that love is the destiny we all seek. Road days are also associated with humility, being human. The difference between monkeys and humans is that we have a sense of destiny; a sense that we are ‘put’ on Earth by a Creator to do something or achieve some state of being greater than mere sustenance of the physical body.
Tuesday Aug. 26, 2014, heal the masculine energies this 6 Reed day. You know it is a hard life when all you want is to be making love and to enjoy a little peace, but work and duty keep calling. Trying to experience love with another human sometimes feels as easy as getting a wild bird to eat out of your hands!
Prepare for dancing in the streets, the topic of next week’s post!
Blessings and Love to all my relations,
Aho Mitakuye Oyasin!
* I have just been reading Martin Luther King’s letters and speeches. The current wave of protests in Ferguson, Missouri, is aligned (in the Maya tzolkin calendar) with the lunch-counter protests in Birmingham, Alabama. There, of course, the protests had been ongoing for several weeks.
An agreement reached by business owners and city leaders with the protestors on May 10, 1963 (3 Noj/Earthquake) was immediately disrupted the next day, May, 11, 1963 (4 Tijax/Flint Knife) by the Klu Klux Klan bombing of the home of Dr. King’s brother, and the hotel room they believed Dr. King was occupying (he was in Georgia at the time, not in Birmingham). Violent demonstrations broke out after this instigation.
On May 22, 1963 (2 Toj/Water) a Federal Appeals judge reversed the decision of the Birmingham Board of Education to suspend 1000 student protestors for legally exercising their constitutional rights.
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