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7 Kej (11th December 2023)

7 KejThis could be a perfect day to choose where to apply your strength. The strong physical energy of the nawal Kej combines with the energy of the number 7, bringing balance to determination.

The nawal Kej can be seen as representing the physical world, in particular nature and the wilderness. It differs a little from Ix, Ix represents the spirit of the Earth, from where the natural world extends. We see this in the pattern of the nawales within the calendar. The last time we encountered the number 7, it was 7 Ix. Now we see that has transformed to 7 Kej, as if we have moved from the plant to its flower, moving from Ix to Kej. Ix might also represent the more spiritual, etheric manifestation of the energy. Kej is somewhat like the distillation of the energy of the natural world into physical form.

Today the majestic deer stands on top of the mountain, or at least the summit of the pyramid of numbers. It is a day when you might be able to see the power of nature all around you and draw your strength from this view. You might find that you have a great deal of energy, and you are not sure quite which direction to put it into. Today a walk in nature may show you your options and guide your decisions.

If you choose to engage with that energy, be gentle on those around you. Don’t allow your enthusiasm for your choices to trample others in order to make your ideas happen. Instead use the energy you receive to inspire them, and step into the true nature of Kej, the benevolent, energetic leader.

The Nawal Kej

Xbalamkiej, patron of the day Kej one of the hero twins from the Popol Vuh. From the Dresden Codex
Xbalamkiej, patron of the day Kej one of the hero twins from the Popol Vuh. From the Dresden Codex

Kej is possibly the strongest of the nawales, it is powerful, but in a different way to Kan. Kej is energetic, lively and determined. It is the nawal of nature, of the wilderness and it is this power that it draws on. The animal totem of Kej is the deer, but if you have fragile, new-born Bambi in mind, think again. This is the majestic stag, standing on the mountain surveying his domain. Whilst most nawales are not necessarily engendered, Kej is most definitely masculine. Both men and women that carry Kej as their nawal have great strength, although the men tend to hide their strength more. Kej women are particularly driven, resourceful and brave, sometimes to the point of being rather dominant. All radiate an aura of nobility, people tend to look to them to lead.

Kej is the nawal of the Mayan “religion”, a day of spiritual leaders, of shaman and of priests. It is these leaders who understand how to read the messages from the natural world, who help to keep our existence in balance with nature. It is a day to connect with the wilderness and draw the power of the natural world into you, to harmonise and replenish.


The Number Seven

If we imagine the numbers 1 through 13 as a pyramid, the number seven would be at the top. Seven is the number of balance, it gives the ability to weigh up situations and see all points of view. While this may be very noble, it may lead to indecision.

However, it is also known as a number of death and endings, which would seem strange as it is only half way through. It is another representation of the change of state of the soul, showing half of the journey (1-6) in the mortal world and half (8-13) in the otherworld. As such it can be a great number on which to finalise or end something.

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The sequence of numbers as they appear with each appearance of a nawal. Here we see that the sequence begins with 1 and ends with 7, giving 7 as a number of finality.

2 thoughts on “7 Kej (11th December 2023)”

  1. Hola Maestro. I was wondering if we could contemplate the 13 No’j to 1 Iq’ Year Bearer transformation of at the end of the Oxlajuj Baqtun and thec4 Ajaw date of the 21 December Solsticio. I wonder if these dates and yearbear dates would help people understand the perfection of the Chol Q’ij and in many ways the great benefit your page constitutes for people who wish to live in the Cosmic flow generated by the unión of Kaj-Ulew…8 Q’anil is my day tomorrow. Thank you.

  2. Hola Don Vicente! How nice to hear from you, I hope that you are well. I hope that we can meet up for ceremony when I am back in January. Best wishes for your special day tomorrow.
    It certainly is interesting the way that the calendar moves and has been moving. I would need to make a much bigger article on all the potentials of those dates. Right now I am writing an astronomy piece, with the basics of navigating the sky leading through to Archaeoastronomy and ancient astronomical artifacts and possibly also the basics of astrophotography.
    One of the things which interests me is correlating years. 52 different yearbearers giving a 52 year cycle. 2013 as 1 I’q being an analog of 1961, seeing the patterns of society through the late 60s and early 70s coming into where we are today. One thing that I haven’t ever heard anyone mention is teh 13 years periods; 1 Iq’ – 13 Iq’ 2013 – 2025; then 1 Kej – 13 Kej – 2026 – 2038. The correlation of what we have coming with a 13 year period beginning with 1 Kej aligns to 1974 – 1986, which I would describe as the height of the cold war with lots of headstrong leadership. It happened before, are we going through that again, and could this information help us to make correct decisions?
    It is also interesting as the solstice gets closer to see the beginning of the new Tun. This year that new Tun, always an Ajpu day, was celebrated on 25th October (12 Ajpu) with it having precessed 55 days since 2012. Interestingly it will take about 71 years or 1 degree of precession for the Tun to turn over on winter solstice again (19th December 2081, that time on 10 Ajpu). I personally think that just as night doesn’t just suddenly turn to day, the effect of the change of the baktun takes place over a period of emergence, a period of twilight. I feel that period may be 13, 26 or 52 years, maybe even 104 years if we really want to align it with Venus counting. I alos feel that the completion of the first 13 years after the change of the baktun will give a clear indication of where we are heading.

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