Mayan day – 9 Kan (Seed)

March 31, 2010

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

Desire to be free of old patterns and beliefs.
Driven by the awareness of a need for change.  Experimental urges.
Take a risk.  Try something new.
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 – 8 Akbal (Night)

March 30, 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:
Viewpoint too internal and subjective. 
Overwhelming feelings of insecurity and doubt.
Depression.  Self-judgment.  Fear of change.
Stalling.


Mayan day – 7 Ik (Wind)

March 29, 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 – 6 Imix (Crocodile)

March 28, 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 – 5 Ahau (Flower/Sun)

March 27, 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.  
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.
Not being able to accept yourself with unconditional love.
Prolonged grieving or unresolved anger that cause emotional disease and eventually physical disease.


Mayan day – 4 Cauac (Storm)

March 26, 2010

QUALITIES:
Inner storm – Crisis point – Illness – Breakdown – Healing – Transformation

Intensity of concern about your health.
A crisis point.  Emotional storm.
Separation between mind and body is intensified.
Clearing old patterns that are not working anymore.
The need for healing and purification.
Your feelings are magnified so you will effect a transformation. 

CHALlENGES:
Feeling overwhelmed. 
Feeling the need to “hurry” to “get there.”
Denials and addictions.  Desire to escape.
Unconsciously trying to nurture yourself through food or drink.
Greed and selfishness, thinking that if “one is good, three must be better.”


Mayan day – 3 Etznab (Knife/Mirror)

March 25, 2010

QUALITIES:
Mirror – Knife – Sacrifice – Cooperation vs. self-interest – Facing your shadows

Sacrifice, pain and suffering.  
Seeing your problems clearly now. 
Feeling stuck in an old pattern, a repetitive cycle of some kind.
A period of indecision when there are not enough elements in place to make a decision.
Importance of good judgment and the correct timing of one’s actions.
Finding solutions to longstanding problems.

CHALLENGES:
Problems choosing between self and others.  Obligations cause strain.
Failure to seize the moment can mean a loss of opportunity.
Charged reactions.  Blowing up with stored up rage.
Holding to a fixed position, convinced that only you are “right.”
Illusions.  Need to see the other’s viewpoint.
Look at the mirrors provided by other people.