The Trecena of Tz’i is a time of renewal of faith, a time to bring new justice to our world, a time to trust our guidance and more than anything, a time to embrace the unconditional love within each one of us.
For information about the solstice sunrise ceremony, please check out this Facebook event or contact me if you don’t use Facebook and I’ll send you the Zoom link. Please be aware that I will not be able to send out Zoom links on the day as I will be busy setting up the ceremony. I will also be unable to hear Zoom participants or read messages. This event is free to all, whether you choose to join by Zoom or visit me here in San Pablo, however if you wish to make a contribution towards the materials you can do so here https://paypal.me/MarkElmy
My 2023 calendar is now available. The calendar shows the days of the Chol Q’ij, formatted onto the Gregorian calendar. This year it is available electronically as a pdf in both English and Spanish. Printed versions, in English, are beginning to run low, but are still available locally here in Guatemala, from Nectar, Palo Santo and Lava Love Cacao in San Marcos. See this link for more detail https://thefourpillars.net/?page_id=9580
If you would like to dive deeper into the sacred calendar, I will be running a workshop via Zoom from 10 am – 2pm (Guatemala Time, UTC -6) from 2nd to 6th January 2023. For more information, please go to https://thefourpillars.net/?page_id=1120
The new trecena starts today, the next 13 day period may bring themes of faith, loyalty and justice. It may also be a period which initiates an amplified state of love and trust.
As we move into this new world, we sometimes need new guidance, and today the nawal Tz’i brings exactly this. It is a fresh guide that comes along to possibly take us in a new direction. Tz’i has our best interests at heart, and so it a good idea to trust this new guide, to have faith in where we are being taken. This may involve some unconditional trust as much as unconditional love.
The other side of Tz’i could represent the beginning of a time where loyalty may be tested. Our faith in the world may have been shaken, today we start to rebuild that faith as Tz’i encourages us to love each other unconditionally. This is likely to come about at the instigation of others, the combination with the number 1 suggesting that it needs a little encouragement to truly flourish.
This is a day to remember to show trust in others and encourage that faith to come out in them. With the help of the energy of the nawal Tz’i, we are able to guide each other.
Tz’i is possibly the nawal with the most colourful reputation. Some describe it as the nawal of “sex, drugs and rock and roll” and it has the possibility to live up to that label. One of the functions an Aj Q’ij (Mayan spiritual guide) performs is divination, usually using red seeds called Tz’ite. If a question is asked about a relationship and Tz’i comes up in the reading, it is seen as a sign of infidelity. Tz’i is instinctual, and closes its ears to reason when it gets an idea, particularly when it is hormonally driven. This is the worst possible aspect of Tz’i and when it falls down, it does so spectacularly, which is why it tends to be remembered for those events.
However, what is sometimes forgotten is the other side of Tz’i, which is the side more frequently displayed. Just as Tz’i can represent infidelity, it also represents faith and loyalty, and just as it can be the trouble maker, it also represents law. It is the nawal of police, lawyers and judges. Tz’i is unwavering faith, unconditional loyalty. The totem animal of Tz’i is the dog, and through the actions of dogs we can understand both the loyalty aspect, and the instinctual. Tz’i is also the guide and protector on life’s path, ensuring that its charge travels safely. It is a day when your faith or loyalty may be tested, where your instincts are stimulated. The positive traits of this day give rise to to some of the greatest displays of friendship, but be aware that your loyalty may be tested by temptation.
The number 1 is representative of the seed, of unity. It represents birth and beginnings. It is a low and odd number, which usually represents something challenging. However, the seed can grow into a mighty tree, it is full of potential. It just needs the correct nutrients and conditions to germinate and develop, just as sometimes we need encouragement to develop our ideas.