In Mayan tradition, Oc is represented by the dog. The dog, then as now, is a symbol of guidance, loyalty, and companionship. Expect to be surrounded today by good friends and people who care about you and what happens to you. They may even be willing to make many personal sacrifices on your behalf. Cooperation and teamwork are definitely favored today. This sign’s challenge, however, is emotional maturity – healing father-related and authority issues. We may see charged reactions today due to emotional immaturity. I remember throwing hissy fits on Oc days and playing the old “Woe is me” tape. Look for addiction to excitement, intrigue and drama. And, as with the dog, sensual pleasures run deep. Keep a watch on that diet!
The Fool is the first card in the Major Arcana. It is here to assist you in creaing new movement to propel you into new and uncharted places within your life. It is the desire for change inside that pulls you to change your external situations. The test with the Fool is to start over, to begin again. It is about taking a risk without knowing what the outcome will be. It is time to step out of your old safety zone and create something better in your life. Expansion of awareness happens when you let yourself out of the old patterns. At the beginning with the Fool, it is always best to stay open and humble. Admit that yoiu don’t really know what the outcome will be. On the emotional level, you may be experiencing the fear of change or fear of taking risks. Don’t panic, change is good. Tell your mind that everything is not going to fall apart if you simply try something new. If it doesn’t work out, you can always go back to your old way. Understand that no matter what happens, you will grow from the experience. Decide to step forward and realize that you are ready for something new. If you are not awake to the subtleties of your life and refuse to change, you are being a Fool.
The Aztec name for Muluc is “Atl,” which means “water.” Water symbolizes the volatility of emotions that change from moment to moment. Strong feelings and powerful emotions are being called forth now and will be hard to control or contain. Such intense emotional change generates high energies and impulsive actions and responses. Powerful feelings, not logic, will lead to choices. Muluc is an extreme sign and can become rigid and uncompromising. When strong feelings are aroused, they can sometimes turn negatively into compulsive and addictive behaviors. I can remember many Muluc days when I just blew my top and acted irrationally. The challenge for Muluc is to control the self and take responsibility for what it has started. Another shadow aspect of Muluc is making life choices based on the desires and needs of the ego, instead of listening to your intuitive guidance. Notice where you are not paying attention to signs and signals of internal proddings, even though you are getting clear signs. Interestingly, this daysign’s main weakness is a need for public recognition that stems from a deep-seated inferiority complex, most likely caused by a domineering mother. Ouch! Can I get a witness?
The World is the last card of the Tarot deck and represents completion of the old work. Saturn rules this card because completions are hard work and require effort in order to succeed. You have traveled a long journey and have liberated yourself from your own bondage. On the emotional level, The World card creates a feeling as if you have finally found the last few pieces of a puzzle, it finally makes sense, and you understand the picture of your life. You have expanded your perception beyond the boundaries of what you previously perceived. You have arrived at this time to a completion point. Enjoy it as long as it lasts. It might be time to have a party. Create some way of acknowledging yourself for a job well done.
The daysign Lamat, meaning Star, appears to be a sign of intense energy that, at times, lacks a focus. Those born under it are nervous and always busy at something. Beneath the surface personality of those born on this day is a competitor and fighter. They love a confrontation and will take risks in life in order to create conflict. Today, we will probably take on enormous amounts of work and will be very productive. The challenge is to keep ourselves under control in order to finish things. The transformation of Lamat is found by becoming aware of the existing harmony or disharmony in our lives. Be willing to appreciate or prune where necessary. Simplify. Avoid extremes and excesses. When a Star believes it has given too much, they are weakened and may even collapse into a “Black Hole.”
The Judgment card is here to remind you to check to see how adaptable you are to changes in your life. You have finally arrived at the place of discernment and awareness. You are no longer caught by old belief systems. Your mind is flexible and adaptable to new circumstances and developments. You are to be congratulated. With the Judgment card, you have finally made a decision about things and patterns in the past that no longer serve the development of your soul. You are willing to take a new direction and step out of reactive behavior. Reversed, the Judgment card means that your discernment is still not seeing things clearly. You need to see if there is a pattern happening again in your life around power and control. The universe is testing your ability to discern this situation correctly and to respond appropriately. You are in danger of falling into the old trap.
Manik (pronounced “mah-neek”) is a sign of fellowship and participation in the community. Cooperation, generosity, and service to others will be a main focus today. Help others and allow them to help you. Watch for shifting perspectives and new openings being presented to you now. As you open to growth, set aside your usual framework and respond differently. Manik is offering you a gateway from one understanding to another. In the spirit of service and self-sacrifice, you may take on too much and feel pressured and scattered. You may have difficulty in completing things and have a tendency to procrastinate. Completion is difficult if you feel inadequate or displeased with the possible outcome of your efforts. You would be served by looking at how you identify yourself with your belief systems, definitions, roles, and ideals. Note what these identifications draw into your life. Another shadow of Manik is the issue of acquiring tools, thinking the tool has the power. If you are over-identified with and attached to your tools, such as books, astrology charts, symbols, or systems, you may believe the power is outside yourself. Remember that you are the tool through which Spirit speaks.
The Moon card, represented by Pisces, is the final test of mental clarity and physical strength. The Universe is asking “Are you going to be in illusion anymore?” On the physical level, you must face the things you fear most. The water in this card represents the emotional pressures the Moon places on us as we move through this section of the Trumps. In the previous card (The Star) you found out that hope is the key to continued success. Now the Universe is going to check and see if you really got the message. It is easier to stay hopeful when you can see what is ahead. With the Moon you cannot readily see the outcome. When you have to go it alone without any guarantees it can be quite scary and unnerving. But this is the test. The Moon card is about letting go of what other people think. It is the phrase “What you think of me is none of my business.” You may want to escape reality by becoming depressed or numbing out with addictions and distractions to avoid facing the issue. With the Moon card, you are being put on notice that you need to bring yourself back to the present moment. If you are depressed, get help. Don’t let the illusion of the Moon card pull you into despair.
Like the Death card in the Tarot, the daysign Cimi (pronounced “kee-mee”) is a symbol of transformation rather than physical death. Life is often experienced as a sacrifice of some sort on this day. Spirit is asking you to give up control and surrender your ego. Let go of how you think things should be. You are being requested to die a symbolic death, to surrender your limiting beliefs. Symbolic death unveils the self by cutting away the outgrown parts of yourself that no longer serve you. Face whatever you are resisting. Remember, what you struggle against thrives on your resistance to it. A shadow of Cimi can be seen in the desire to be in control. Do you feel the need to be in charge, or on top of the situation? Are your motivations guided by “have to’s” and “shoulds?” Focus on allowing the necessary deaths to occur to create renewal and opportunities. Surrender your ego’s need to control and relax into the grace of the Larger Plan.
The Sun card represents feeling happy and joyous. Your disposition is sunny and bright. The stress level will drop and things feel as if they are going your way. There is a sense that anything is possible. This card shows resolution of a conflict that has been bothering you and this allows improvement in your disposition and outlook. With the Sun reversed you may not be doing the thing that fulfills you. Maybe you are feeling depleted. Do what you need to do to regenerate yourself.