May 1-13: Mayan week of Men (Eagle)

May 1, 2010

KEYWORDS:
Higher vision – Expanded perspective – Global consciousness – Compassionate service

QUALITIES:
Extremely high aspirations. 
Focused on achieving your most cherished goals.
Clarity, achievement.  Keen intelligence.
Very detail-oriented, striving for perfection.
Tendency to create challenging situations. 
Messages in dreams. 

CHALLENGES:
Feeling discouraged and overwhelmed by your current state of affairs.
Escapist.  Denying the reality of your situation.
Rash decisions and actions. 
Giving in to indulgences and obsessions.
Taking on too much.  Addiction to perfection.
Being obsessed with service to others. 
Hopelessness, loss of joy, futility, despair.


Mayan day – 13 Ix (Jaguar)

April 30, 2010

KEYWORDS:
Ego – Integrity – Willfullness – Secrecy – Strategy –  Shadow self – Spiritual insights

QUALITIES:
Feelings of competition.  The desire for power and control.
Controlling information.   Communications may be aggressive, but indirect, and even passive-aggressive.
Need for approval, recognition or status.
Quick decisions are required testing our ability to stay in integrity.
Good day for introspection, planning, investigation, and strategy. 

CHALLENGES:
Ego, lack of integrity.
Willfullness.  Reckless and prideful behaviors.
Acting from fears and insecurities, perhaps from deep wounds of pain, anger or betrayal.
Shirking responsibilities or taking on too many.
Giving your power away by looking for approval outside yourself.
Learn to commit to a relationship or project, but don’t be taken over by it either.


Mayan day – 12 Ben (Reed)

April 29, 2010

KEYWORDS:
Crusader – Activist – Opinionated – Rigid – Self-Righteous – Extremist

QUALITIES: 
Masculine, forceful and initiating.
Powerful and crusading. 
Taking up a cause.  Fighting for principles.
Strong need to persuade others, to conquer our enemies, and to achieve our objectives.
Ability to excel at whatever we choose.

CHALLENGES:
Being opinionated and intellectually rigid. 
High expectations and inflexible views. 
Prone to argue.  Tendency to hold on to limited reference points.
Tendency to go to extremes. 
Capable of burning ourselves and others out when we get carried away.


Mayan day – 11 Eb (Road)

April 28, 2010

QUALITIES:
False bravado – Self interest vs. Self-sacrifice -Issues of abundance – A Quickening

Sense of lack and insufficiency.
Busyness.  Ambitious and hard-working. 
Making compromises to please others.
Resentment.  Holding in of negative emotions.   
Using hard work to constructively ventilate those feelings.
Self-sacrificing in order to keep the peace.

CHALLENGES:
False bravado.  Others’ opinions matter too much. 
Taking out your suppressed anger in busywork.
Trying to figure it all out.  Difficulty expressing feelings.
Overusing the mind.  Over-intellectualizing.  Overvaluing the intellect.
Lack of self-nurturance. 
Belief code of lack, unworthinesss and ability to receive.
This holding in of negative emotions and unexpressed resentment can lead to chronic illness and self-inflicted wounds.


Mayan day – 10 Chuen (Monkey)

April 27, 2010

QUALITIES:
Chaos – Disruption – Spontaneity              
Be in the Moment – Think out of the Box

Chaos.   A sudden re-ordering of things.
Clever, constructive solutions. 
A breakdown of structures, patterns and beliefs. 
Letting go of what we thought we knew about a person or situation.
Open to innovation – a different way of doing things. 

CHALLENGES:
Short attention span.  Scatterdness.
Struggle.  Being too serious.  Lighten up!
Holding rigidly to specific belief systems and thought patterns.
Be cooperative and compromising.  Relax and learn how to play.
Insensitivity, sarcasm and misuse of humor.  Projection.
Personal sensitivities stemming from unresolved childhood wounds.


Mayan day – 7 Lamat (Star)

April 24, 2010

QUALITIES: 
Opposition – Risk – Daring – Energetic – Busy – Nervous – Paranoid

A positive, productive period. 
Being moved, or very enthusiastic about something.
Intense energy, that at times lacks a focus.
Competitive.  Enjoy taking on a challenge.
Pushing the limits.  Like living on the edge.    
Takes risks with their resources until their reserves are very low.  

CHALLENGES:
Compulsion to resolve disharmonious situations.
Over-identifying with the roles they play.
Obsessive-compulsive, addictive, self-destructive. 
Making mountains out of molehills.
Simplify.  Be willing to prune where necessary. 
Cultivate harmony.  Avoid extremes and excesses. 
Maintain control in order to finish things. 
When weakened, they may collapse into a “Black Hole.”


Mayan day – 6 Manik (Deer)

April 23, 2010

QUALITIES:
Community – Service – The Helping Hand

Participation in the community or with family.
Cooperation, generosity, and sharing.
A gateway from one understanding to another.
Shifting perspectives.  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. 
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.
Need for healing and completion.


Mayan day – 5 Cimi (Death)

April 22, 2010

QUALITIES:
Transformation – Sacrifice – Release – Surrender – Catharsis

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 – 4 Chicchan (Snake)

April 21, 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.
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.
Not taking the proper steps, rushing to completion.
Making choices based on familiarity and security rather than on intuitive wisdom.
Indulging in excesses in the areas of food, sex, or work.
Shed old ideas and belief systems that no longer serve you.


Mayan day – 3 Kan (Seed)

April 20, 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.”