Mayan day – 2 Chicchan (Snake)

January 31, 2010

QUALITIES:
Body Wisdom – Powerful Will – Shedding Skin – Changing Habits – Transformation

Strong will and emotions. 
Intent on realizing your goals.
Capable of operating under very stressful conditions.
Body wisdom.  Listen to your body’s signals. 
Inner conflicts.   Spiritual desires vs. material desires.
Adaptations will need to be made to accommodate changes. 
Shed old ideas and belief systems that no longer serve you.

CHALLENGES: 
Suppressing and ignoring your body’s messages.
Explosive temper.  Upheavals.
Making choices based on familiarity and security rather than on intuitive wisdom.
Living your life on “automatic pilot.”
Over-scheduling the day, cramming in too much experience.
Not taking the proper steps, rushing to completion.
Indulging in excesses in the areas of food, sex, or work.


January 30 – February 11: Mayan week of Kan (Seed)

January 30, 2010

QUALITIES:
Fertility – Growth – New beginnings – Creation – Seeding manifestation

Driven by the awareness of a need for change.  Take a risk.  Try something new.
Experimental urges.
Desire to be free of old patterns and beliefs.
Plant a new seed of some intention, project, or dream.
Network.  Make new contacts, reconnect with others.

CHALLENGES:
Stagnation.  Doing things the way you’ve always done them.
Being overwhelmed with possibilities.
Feelings of insecurity.  “My world is fine the way it is,” or “I can’t do that,” or “I’m just fine the way I am,” or “I feel too inadequate.”
Choosing to remain safe at the expense of awakening and new growth.
Waiting for someone or something else to “do it for you.”


Mayan day – 13 Akbal (Night)

January 29, 2010

QUALITIES:
Night – House – Abyss – Void – Introspection

Good day to take on a difficult project.
The gift of focus, logic, organization and good judgment.
Deep introspection and focus on your foundations of personal security. 
A critical mass is reached energizing you to take a good subjective look at yourself and make changes. 
A need to go deep into the abyss and free the stuckness and fixed patterns.
The need to be organized and systematic. 
The state of readiness and a willingness to change.

CHALLENGES:
Overwhelming feelings of insecurity and doubt.
Depression.  Self-judgment.  Fear of change.
Viewpoint too internal and subjective. 
Stalling.


Mayan day – 4 Cimi (Death)

January 28, 2010

KEYWORDS:
Transformation – Sacrifice – Release – Surrender – Catharsis

QUALITIES:
Transformation and change.  
Achievement of goals.
Release and restructuring.  Letting go of past patterns.
Discipline and organizational skills.
Strong sense of duty and committment to community.  Making personal sacrifices for others.
Good day to tie up loose ends.

CHALLENGES:
Need to be in control.  Pain through resistance.
Perfectionism.  Taking responsibilities too seriously.
Feeling obliged to make sacrifices for others. 
Surrender your ego and give up trying to control things.
Face whatever you are resisting.
Let go of how you think things should be.
Having faith in the universe and evolving past victimhood.


Mayan day – 12 Ik (Wind)

January 28, 2010

QUALITIES:
Wind – Breath of Spirit – Inspiration – Divine Communication – Changeability

Communications are all important now.  
Send communications of all kinds, verbal and written.   
Be spontaneous and adaptable. 
Act on inspiration as it comes to you. 
Need to communicate accurately and effectively.

CHALLENGES:
Fickle, inconsistent, scattered.  
Moving from place to place, and from idea to idea, like the wind.
Being indecisive or non-committal.
Fears about responsibility and obligations.
Miscommunication, disagreements and a need for compromise.
Anger and defensiveness.   You or others may feel superior or condescending.


Mayan day – 11 Imix (Crocodile)

January 27, 2010

QUALITIES:
New beginnings – Energetic – Creative – Protective – Dominating – Sensitive

Enhanced creativity and inspiration.
An intense need to birth new projects and nurture them.
Starting new projects even when the current one is not yet finished.
Tendency to nurture others in a parental way, expecting the same treatment in return.  
Lying still for long periods of time, and then bursting into activity.
Biding your time.  Controlling a situation. 
Heightened reactivity to any changes taking place around you, frequently rushing in to “keep the dam from breaking.”

CHALLENGES:
Overprotective, dominating, territorial. 
Being overly attached to being a caretaker.
Making mountains out of molehills.
Feeling unsupported in life.  Struggle for security.  Lack of trust.
Oversupporting others, giving too much, abandoning your own needs for others.
Caught in the struggle created by expectations.
Critical and fussy.  Extremely touchy and sensitive. 
Difficulty taking criticism, reacting defensively when corrected.
Expecting others to intuitively know your feelings; you are responsible for communicating them.
Neediness and co-dependency.  Look at your own issues of basic security, self-worth, and the need for outside validation.


Mayan day – 10 Ahau (Sun/Flower)

January 26, 2010

QUALITIES:
Artistic – Idealistic – Dreamy – Devoted Persistent – Stubborn

Change of plans.  Revelations.
Passion for creativity, such as that of an artist or writer.
Considerable devotion and dedication to a cause or crusade.
Taking on great responsibility in your work. 
Committment to an ideal.
Obsession with the future and perfection.

CHALLENGES:
Handling disappointments due to unrealistic expectations. 
Rigid belief systems.  Unwillingness to compromise your ideals.
Indifference, apathy, low standards.
Socially awkward, but well-intentioned.  
Not being able to accept yourself with unconditional love.
Giving up your own better sense to accommodate others.
Unrealistic choices, leading to unbalanced personal lives. 
Stress related to self-imposed deadlines.  Keeping yourself locked into busyness as a way to avoid emotions or undesirable tasks.
Prolonged grieving or unresolved anger that cause emotional disease and eventually physical disease.