2 Tijax (10th May 2024)

2 TijaxThe energy of today brings an interesting combination of the number which represents duality with the nawal which resolves duality. It would seem to be an ideal day to seek peace through mediation.

However, Tijax does have its warlike reputation. It can be argumentative, although this is usually with good reason. In its quest for truth,  the obsidian blade skillfully cuts away the dishonest, illegitimate and deceitful. It is preparing the way for the arrival of Ajpu, clearing the unholy to bring the divine into the world. Although the outcome of this brings about a more harmonious world, the process may be harsh.

Tijax can be seen as a precision instrument. It cuts with the skill of a surgeon, seeing precisely what to remove. When coupled with the number 2, this can make things very clear. The day 2 Tijax may bring things into stark contrast. There is a clarity of what is to be kept and what is to be cut away. It is a day when we may have to choose our side, to draw our line in the sand. There is no middle ground on a 2 day.

The number 2 can also represent self-sacrifice and relationships. Today we might ask ourselves what we can cut away from ourselves in order to strengthen our relationships. Tijax can represent the purification that comes through sacrifice. Today would be a good day to cut yourself free of something which may be causing an imbalance in your relationship. It could also suggest that the resolution of conflict, that Tijax drives towards, comes through seeing both viewpoints. Whilst this may be rather obvious, today it is something to really keep in mind as it is strongly empowered. This is a day to bring decisive healing through love and understanding.

The Nawal Tijax

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The nawal Tijax represents an obsidian (or flint) blade. How the blade is used depends on the intention of the person wielding it, a warrior or a surgeon. These would seem like opposite ends of the spectrum. However, where Tijax is concerned the aim is the same – healing and purification.

Tijax is the nawal of the holy warrior. In the Mayan book of creation , the Popol Vuh, the first act of the hero twins was a mission given to them by the Heart of the Sky to rid the world of the false gods Seven Macaw, Zipacna and Earthquake. By destroying the false gods, the twins brought balance to the world, and helped mankind, they brought healing to the world. They cut out that which caused disease, exactly as a surgeon would do.

Tijax is celebrated as a day of healers, particularly what could be seen as the masculine aspect of healing. It is a day of crusading, of standing up for what is right, the healer who refuses to give up on finding a cure. Tijax gives powers of discernment and refinement. Just as the surgeons scalpel cuts away disease and the warriors blade dispatches the evil, the sculptors chisel creates beauty by remodelling the base material. This is a day of alchemy, both internal and external, turning the ordinary into the divine.

The Number Two

The number 2 is representative of duality, of polarity. Although a low number, it has surprising strength. It is said to be able to call upon both aspects or polarities of what it is attached to. It is said to be the number of lovers, it signifies relationships and self-sacrifice. Whilst it can lend itself to mediation, seeing both sides of the story, it also can be indecisive.