The fifth day of Wayeb completes these days of introspection and retreat. In some ways, whilst this is the day when we can see the dawn of the new year coming, it may also be the most difficult day. It is the day when we start the process to emerge from the chrysalis.
There may be a crystallisation of the process which has been taking place though the days of Wayeb. Here it is combined with the auspicious day of 9 Kame, the nawal of death and transformation combined with the number of life and the feminine. As we travel through the trecena of Tijax, purifying and healing, we can also see that the appearance of this energy at this time can be very profound. We can see it as transforming into new life, the final day of the old solar year, 9 Iq’, dying and being resurrected into the new solar year of 10 Kej. The process of emerging from the chrysalis may have entailed some uncomfortable transformations, and Wayeb has given us the time and space within which to go through them. Now it is time for the butterfly to emerge, for the phoenix to rise from the ashes, ready for the new solar year.