Mayan day – 10 Manik (Deer)

September 30, 2010

KEYWORDS:
Community – Service – The Helping Hand

QUALITIES:
Participation in the community or with family.
Cooperation, generosity, and sharing.
Shifting perspectives.  A gateway from one understanding to another.
Be fluid, open to growth.
Set aside your usual framework and respond differently.

CHALLENGES: 
Distractions.  Procrastination.  Difficulty in completing things.
Inability to focus on the task at hand. 
Need for healing and completion.
Conflict between freedom and responsibility.  The desire to roam.
Taking on too much; feeling inadequate, pressured or scattered.
Overidentifying with external tools such as books, astrology charts, or tarot.


Mayan day – 9 Cimi (Death)

September 29, 2010

KEYWORDS:
Transformation – Sacrifice – Release – Surrender – Catharsis

QUALITIES:
Transformation and change.   
Release and restructuring.  Letting go of past patterns.
Achievement of goals. 
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 – 8 Chicchan (Snake)

September 28, 2010

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

QUALITIES:
Strong will and emotions. 
Intent on realizing your goals.
Capable of operating under very stressful conditions.
Inner conflicts.  Spiritual desires vs. material desires.
Body wisdom.  Listen to your body’s signals. 
Adaptations will need to be made to accommodate changes. 

CHALLENGES: 
Suppressing and ignoring your body’s messages.
Explosive temper.  Upheavals.
Living your life on “automatic pilot.”
Over-scheduling the day, cramming in too much experience.
Making choices based on familiarity and security rather than on intuitive wisdom.
Not taking the proper steps, rushing to completion.
Indulging in excesses in the areas of food, sex, or work.
Shed old ideas and belief systems that no longer serve you.


Mayan day – 7 Kan (Seed)

September 27, 2010

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

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

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 – 6 Akbal (Night)

September 26, 2010

KEYWORDS:
Night – House – Abyss – Void – Introspection

QUALITIES:
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. 
Good day to take on a difficult project.
The gift of focus, logic, organization and good judgment.
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 – 5 Ik (Wind)

September 25, 2010

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

QUALITIES:
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. 
The 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 – 4 Imix (Crocodile)

September 24, 2010

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

QUALITIES:
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 – 3 Ahau (Sun/Flower)

September 23, 2010

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

QUALITIES:
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 – 2 Cauac (Storm)

September 22, 2010

KEYWORDS:
Inner storm – Crisis point – Illness – Breakdown -Healing – Transformation

QUALITIES:
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.”


September 21 – October 3: Mayan week of Etznab (Knife/Mirror)

September 21, 2010

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

QUALITIES:
Seeing your problems clearly now. 
Sacrifice, pain and suffering.
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.”
Look at the mirrors provided by other people.
Illusions.  Need to see the other’s viewpoint.