6 Kame – 10th February 2016

6 KameKame is the nawal of spiritual transformation and often associated with death. Whereas we might see this as fearsome, the transformational aspect of the nawal Kame gives rise to one of the most positive of all days. It is what helps us to undergo our spiritual transformations and engage with our higher vibrational potential. It is a day on which we remember our ancestors and in this we understand why it is traditionally used by the Maya peoples as a wedding day. When a couple are married, the offspring they produce are a combination of both the father’s and mother’s DNA. They create a new bloodline going forwards, a mixture of the two lineages. However, this also creates an association going backwards in time too, the ancestors of the couple also become related, both in this world and the spirit world. By continuing our lineages we are honouring our ancestors. The young individuals cease to exist and are transformed to a bonded pair.

Every new beginning comes from another beginning’s end -Semisonic “Closing Time”

Today is a day to bring stability to any transformations you may wish to go through. It is a day when you may wish to call upon your ancestors, embrace their wisdom, and allow their spirit to support your change. Whilst the challenge you face may be great, today is a very positive day to tackle that challenge. You have the support of your family in both this world and the spirit world, should you ask for it.


Kame relates to death, which often makes people nervous. However, this nawal is seen as an extremely positive day. Birth is the gateway into the mortal life, death the gateway into the eternal. In many shamanistic traditions, the initiate goes through several death experiences during training. This can be through the use of particular herbs, or sometimes through accident or illness. In these experiences the density of the mortal realm falls away and the greater understanding emerges. It can often be described as a spiritual transformation. In the Popul Vuh, the Mayan book of creation, the Hero Twins descend to the underworld, Xibalba, to confront the Lords of Death. They pass the many challenges set for them, but eventually end up being tricked by the Lord of Death. Instead of giving in, the Hero Twins choose to sacrifice themselves. They give instructions to a pair of seers to convince the Lords of Death to grind the Twins’ bones to dust and throw the dust in the river. Everything went according to plan and five days later the twins appeared as catfish in the river, then transformed into vagabond “magicians”. In this way we see a literal transformation from the crusader (Tijax) through death (Kame) to the higher self (Ix). This is the potential of the Kame day, to face ones fears and attain a higher perspective, to advance the journey of your soul. This is also a day to remember your ancestors and friends that have passed into the other realm, to remember what they taught you, and to thank them for their wisdom that helped you to grow.

The number six is said to be the number of ultimate stability. It is the first of the three middle numbers of the cycle, the balance point neither too strong nor too weak. It is a day frequently used for ceremony thanks to its conducive energy. It represents the four directions with the Heart of the Sky and the Heart of the Earth. It also represents family, relating to the six qualities that nourish and hold families together – health, understanding, property, employment, friendship and actions.

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