It is crucial to have a steady hand when using the razor-sharp obsidian blade. Today is that day, the day when the sharp blade of discernment cuts with stable certainty. The movement of the blade in the physical realm is guided through the connection with the Heart of the Sky and the Heart of the Earth.
Whether it is a way of creating beauty, healing, or bringing peace, today is an excellent day to be wielding the blade. It has enough power behind it to complete the task, without causing collateral damage. The ultimate stability of the number 6 together with the healing ability of Tijax to bring true resolution of duality.
The drive of the nawal Tijax can have a fanatical energy, rushing off on the next quest, determined to rid the world of evil. The energy of the number 6 turns the fanatical crusader into a wiser warrior. It helps us to understand when to stop, and which causes are worth fighting for. Tijax brings a high degree of discernment; it can guide you to make the right cuts to lighten your load. Tijax‘s eye for beauty can be trusted. Iit can be used to cut away the superfluous and bring out the true divinity. It is also a great day for choosing things which bring beauty to the world.
The energy of the number 6 also represents family values. Today is a good day to restore balance in family life by eliminating anything that causes imbalance.
The Nawal Tijax
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, but 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 Six
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. Thus, ceremonies are often made on six days thanks to their conducive energy.
The number 6 carries the qualities of the number 4, but has an extra axis. If we think of the number four representing the cardinal points, the number six adds a vertical axis to these. It brings in the Heart of the Sky and the Heart of the Earth. The number six has the stability of the number four embellished by the masculine and feminine principals. If the number four represents the physical world and the number 6 represents the physical world animated by the life force energy.
Thus, it also represents family, relating to the six qualities which hold families together – health, understanding, property, employment, friendship and actions.