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8 Imox 4 Wayeb – The Final Day of Wayeb

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, its combination with the day 8 Imox. Days numbered 8 can be excellent for bringing what they are focussed on to wholeness, and here that is the dream. This, quite simply, is the day to focus on the crystallisation of the dream. Emergence from the cocoon is not without pain, but here we are ready to emerge, with our new dream. We have spent this time of reflection thinking, discerning, healing and choosing and now we are about to move forward, and take this dream into the new solar year of 9 Iq’, possibly also leaving behind some of the nightmares we had in 8 No’j.

Pawahtuun, also known as Mam and god N. Known as the god of the Wayeb and the number five. An old man that carries a conch shell, who was both a beloved creator and a trickster. From the Dresden Codex

6 Kawok 2 Wayeb – The Third Day of Wayeb

The third day of Wayeb focuses on acceptance. When we combine this with the day 6 Kawok, we can understand that it can be about what can, and what cannot, be healed within our family.

Kawok is a very feminine nawal, and is the patron of the healing women. In particular it is the day of the midwife, the rain who helps the new seed to grow. But the rain can also destroy, it can bring the floods which wash away that which can no longer move forward. It always strikes me how Kawok, the feminine essence of healing, the compassionate one, follows Tijax, the masculine aspect of healing. The surgeon may begin the process, but it is the compassionate aftercare which really completes it. As we travel through the Wayeb, this day brings an excellent opportunity to accept that which needs to be washed away in order to bring stability and growth, particularly around family matters. This in turn allows us to emerge into the energy of the new Mam 9 Iq’ revitalised, re-energised and reborn.

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5 Tijax 1 Wayeb – The Second Day of Wayeb

The second day of the Wayeb is said to represent recognition of yourself, during your introspective period. This is combined with the day representing discernment, purification and healing work. This is a day to identify the things within you that can be cut away in the year 8 No’j as we move into the year 9 Iq’.

5 Tijax presents us with the opportunity to put our energy into our healing. As we move out of what has been a very challenging year for many, if not all, we are certainly in a healing phase. We may wish to go out and heal the division we may be observing in our world, but it is important that we first heal ourselves. This day of introspection gives us the opportunity to do just that. The number 5 implies that we have to put our own energy into it – no one else can do it for us – so this is an excellent day to retreat and do just that. It is through that kind of work that we can also recognise our true potential. Tijax gives us the eye of discernment, the ability to cut through and cut away the mundane which prevents us from seeing the divine. As you work on your inner healing, you may well recognise that perfection within you.

Pawahtuun, also known as Mam and god N. Known as the god of the Wayeb and the number five. An old man that carries a conch shell, who was both a beloved creator and a trickster. From the Dresden Codex

4 No’j 0 Wayeb – The First Day of Wayeb

The posts that I am writing every day concern the days of the Chol Q’ij, the Mayan sacred or ritual calendar, which consists of 260 days. However, this is, of course, not the only calendar used by the Mayan people. One of the other calendars used is known as the Macewal Q’ij or Ordinary Days. This has been termed a civic or agricultural calendar, which may seem less grand than the sacred days, but without agriculture, the people would starve. There are ceremonies associated with certain days of the Macewal Q’ij, not least the arrival of the first day, the new Year Bearer. Kenneth Johnson wrote an excellent first hand account of his experience in Momostenango of the arrival of the new year bearer or Mam here

However, the new year is not here just yet, first we have to get through the Wayeb. These are the five days at the end of the 365 day count. They are thought of as a dangerous time, when the energy is confused to say the least. It is interesting to note that the final five days of the solar year are overseen by the previous incarnation of the same nawal. 4 No’j was the year bearer for 2016. If we imagine reality as a ship and the year bearer as the captain, it is as if the captain has died and been replaced by the ghost of the previous captain. Maybe this is why this time is thought of as being so unpredictable.

Wayeb is seen as a time of introspection, a time when we take stock of what has happened over the previous year. It is seen as a time when public ceremony is avoided, some people do not wash or comb their hair, they may not leave the house. It is a time when the days are unsupported and misfortune may occur.

The introspection of the  first day of Wayeb is used to review the previous year. Its combination here with the day 4 No’j suggests a review of the way you were able to draw on your knowledge in order to come up with solutions to physical problems during the previous 360 days of the year 8 No’j.  I see 4 No’j as the energy of putting our plans into action, and maybe during this 8 No’j year we were able to enact some plans, but also many fell through. On this first day of Wayeb, we can reflect on what we plans have chosen to let go of during the year 8 No’j.

Pawahtuun, also known as Mam and god N. Known as the god of the Wayeb and the number five. An old man that carries a conch shell, who was both a beloved creator and a trickster. From the Dresden Codex
Pawahtuun, also known as Mam and god N. Known as the god of the Wayeb and the number five. An old man that carries a conch shell, who was both a beloved creator and a trickster. From the Dresden Codex

 

8 No’j 0 Nab’e Mam – The Seating of The New Mam

  • The Seating of the New Mam is the moment that the Wayeb has ended, when the period of retreat has finished and we can emerge from our “cave” back into the real world. In some communities, this would be celebrated with feasting and drinking, welcoming in the new grandfather who will guide us through the next revolution of the sun.

This year is governed by the Mam 8 No’j. In addition to 8 No’j carrying the energy of the day, it is also carrying the energy of this new year. The properties and benefits brought by the nawal 8 No’j are discussed in my post for the day of 8 No’j here. The energy of this day is a representative of the energy which we will be living with for the whole year. The general feeling of this year should be about the completion of a journey, and the choice of which direction to go next.

The new Mam may take a little while to settle in. This is usually the first 20 days. Whilst it is obvious that the “administration” has changed, it takes a little time for all the promises made in the campaign to be adhered to. Nothing in nature moves in a square wave, it is always a gentle transition more akin to a sine wave. This is the first light of dawn, the day is just beginning, but we are still experiencing a little of the cold of the night. It will not be until midday, the height of the cycle that we will experience the fullest expression of the energy of this year lord. We can expect that in around 140 days or so, 11 No’j (19th June 2020).

The last time we experienced No’j year was 2016, which was the year 4 No’j.  No’j years (along with E’ years) are usually seen as being benevolent years. They the years when we are able to use our minds to understand how to bring our plans and ideas into action. We may see a resonance from the last appearance of No’j, as the 4 could represent laying the foundations for the plan, the pilot program. Four years on, as we enter the year 8 No’j, we have refined our plan and are able to unveil it in its entirety.

On a grander scheme of things, the cycle of the year bearers repeats every 52 years. Of course, we do not relive exactly the same experiences, but we may see similarities with the last time this year bearer was in office. That was the year 1968, when Mam would have taken his seat on the Gregorian day 4th March. This gives us the opportunity to understand how to engage with the benefits of, and avoid the errors committed during, the previous incarnation of the Mam 8 No’j.  For some ideas on major events of 1968, please click here.

 

Old man possum – Aj Wuch – brings the Mam of No’j to carry the year. From the Dresden Codex

7 Ajmak 4 Wayeb – The Final Day of Wayeb

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, its combination with the day 7 Ajmak. 7 Ajmak is not necessarily the easiest combination, but it can be rather wonderful if we can relax into it. Ajmak as the nawal of pardon and forgiveness, encourages us to accept ourselves and each other as sweet human beings, to love each other for all that we are. It is the scars that show we have chosen to live our lives, the stories which remind us that we don’t always get it right, and neither does anyone else! One of the keys to a happy existence is the acceptance of this, of our human fallibility. The number 7 highlights endings and choices, and in this combination could be seen as the ability to forgive and forget.

7 Ajmak  is the final forgiveness, the final redemption. It is a perfect day for drawing a line under events or circumstances and moving forwards into the new solar cycle free of burdens of guilt, or shame, or blame.  It gives us the ability to wipe our own slate, or that of others, clean. In this way we can understand that it is through forgiveness, acceptance, and a willingness to move on, that we can become the full sweetness of the humans that we are. In this way we will be able to manifest the wholeness of the plan we will be landing in the coming solar cycle.

Pawahtuun, also known as Mam and god N. Known as the god of the Wayeb and the number five. An old man that carries a conch shell, who was both a beloved creator and a trickster. From the Dresden Codex

6 Tz’ikin 3 Wayeb – The Fourth Day of Wayeb

The fourth day of introspection during the Wayeb is associated with definition, and in this solar cycle it is combined with the energy of a day which would suggest the working on your vision.

We have passed through the three previous days and identified where we are. This time has you helped to identify your strengths and your weaknesses, and asked of you to accept all this as a part of who you are.  Now with the experience, knowledge and understanding of yourself, it is time to start charting your course for the coming year of 8 No’j.

The energy of the day 6 Tz’ikin helps us to bring stability to our vision for the future. It helps us to bring the inspiration from the Heart of the Earth and the Heart of the Sky into that which will stabilise our vision. If you are looking to understand how to bring your plans into action, today is the day to receive the vision which guides you in the coming 8 No’j year, helping you to define your plan.

Another representation of Pawahtuun, the god of the Wayeb, this time from the Paris Codex. From http://digital.library.northwestern.edu/codex/page6.html
Another representation of Pawahtuun, the god of the Wayeb, this time from the Paris Codex. From http://digital.library.northwestern.edu/codex/page6.html

5 Ix 2 Wayeb – The Third Day of Wayeb

The third day of Wayeb focuses on acceptance. When we combine this with the day 5 Ix, we can understand that it can be about what we have learned about the way we can work with Mother Earth, and her sacred spaces, during the year 7 E’.

The nawal Ix governs the altars and shrines, the ears of Mother Earth, and encourages us to ask her for what we need in life. She gladly provides, and all that she asks is that we love, protect and care for her, as we would our human mother. On this 5 day,  the day of work, we might ask, how has our work affected Mother Earth during this year 7 E’? Have we been working in her best interests, have we been putting our energy into helping her? On another level, Ix represents the magical being inside each one of us. Have we focussed enough of our energy on our connection with that magical part of us, the one connected with the sacred sites and temples? What choices of path have we made in the year 7 E’ that take us closer to those ideals?

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4 Aj 1 Wayeb – The Second Day of Wayeb

The second day of the Wayeb is said to represent recognition of yourself, during your introspective period. This is combined with the day representing harmony in the home and leadership in the community. This is a day to identify the things within you that can be left in the year 7 E’ as we move into the year 8 No’j.

4 Aj presents us with that which strengthens and stabilises our homes and communities. With the number 4 highlighting the material, physical world, perhaps today’s reflection will be on what you have done in the year 7 E’ to bring stability to your home or community. What choices have you made, what paths have ended, in order to achieve a greater degree of harmony in your home? Nawal E’ can represent all sorts of explorations, not just the physical travel, but the journey of relationship, exploration of mental realms and of course the spiritual path. 4 Aj is asking us how our decisions on which path to take have affected us and our family, and our community. How can we use them to form a stable foundation?

Pawahtuun, also known as Mam and god N. Known as the god of the Wayeb and the number five. An old man that carries a conch shell, who was both a beloved creator and a trickster. From the Dresden Codex

3 E’ 0 Wayeb – The First Day of Wayeb

The posts that I am writing every day concern the days of the Chol Q’ij, the Mayan sacred or ritual calendar, which consists of 260 days. However, this is, of course, not the only calendar used by the Mayan people. One of the other calendars used is known as the Macewal Q’ij or Ordinary Days. This has been termed a civic or agricultural calendar, which may seem less grand than the sacred days, but without agriculture, the people would starve. There are ceremonies associated with certain days of the Macewal Q’ij, not least the arrival of the first day, the new Year Bearer. Kenneth Johnson wrote an excellent first hand account of his experience in Momostenango of the arrival of the new year bearer or Mam here

However, the new year is not here just yet, first we have to get through the Wayeb. These are the five days at the end of the 365 day count. They are thought of as a dangerous time, when the energy is confused to say the least. It is interesting to note that the final five days of the solar year are overseen by the previous incarnation of the same nawal. 3 E’ was the year bearer for 2015. If we imagine reality as a ship and the year bearer as the captain, it is as if the captain has died and been replaced by the ghost of the previous captain. Maybe this is why this time is thought of as being so unpredictable.

Wayeb is seen as a time of introspection, a time when we take stock of what has happened over the previous year. It is seen as a time when public ceremony is avoided, some people do not wash or comb their hair, they may not leave the house. It is a time when the days are unsupported and misfortune may occur.

The introspection of the  first day of Wayeb is used to review the previous year. Its combination here with the day 3 E’ suggests a review of your home and inner path that you may have experienced during the previous 360 days of the year 7 E’.  It may be that during the year of 7 E’, certain paths have ended, and you may have chosen to engage with a new path. The day, 3 E’ is not the best day to travel on, and can represent external blockages , obstructions and bumps on the road. It is calling us to focus on the inner world, our inner journey. With the number three highlighting the home, this would seem an excellent day to retreat to your “cave”

On this first day of Wayeb, we can reflect on what we have chosen to let go of during the year 7E’.

Pawahtuun, also known as Mam and god N. Known as the god of the Wayeb and the number five. An old man that carries a conch shell, who was both a beloved creator and a trickster. From the Dresden Codex

Pawahtuun, also known as Mam and god N. Known as the god of the Wayeb and the number five. An old man that carries a conch shell, who was both a beloved creator and a trickster. From the Dresden Codex