March 28, 2016, begins the BEN, or Reed/Corn, trecena. Corn is a life-force to the Maya – in fact, the Mayan creation story has man being formed from cornmeal – and is associated with home, family and abundance. These next 13 days are a great time to recognize and appreciate the many blessings in your life.
September 10 is 6 Etznab/Tijax. Whatever ails you or your loved ones, whether physically, emotionally or psychically, today’s energies give you a rock-solid foundation to stand on and ensure a safe, nurturing environment for healing. Etznab teaches us—sometimes, as the saying goes, truth hurts. As long as you have the security of your own stable inner core, you’ll be able to handle the truth. Be the beacon of stability for you and your family.
Feb. 18, 2016 begins the IX, or Jaguar, trecena. Jaguars symbolize feminine energy and spiritual power and are believed to connect cosmic divinity with our own individual earthly divinity. The Maya believe that Jaguar travels through the underworld, revealing our subconscious fears so they may be transformed. During this trecena, spend time facing your personal fears. By doing so, you’ll free yourself from unnecessary shackles and transform to your true self and full potential.
May 19, 2016 begins the CHICCHAN trecena. Chicchan means serpent, and this 13-day period is about transformation – shedding our old skin and emerging renewed and healed. It can be an intense time, so have courage and faith as you continue on your spiritual journey. Photo (c) 2006 Judith Ann Griffith
Welcome to the KAN trecena, beginning June 27, 2016! KAN means seed or lizard in the Mayan language, and this sacred 13-day period is all about planting seeds to create new patterns in your life. This fertile time requires clear intentions and respect, however, for you to fully manifest the abundance of the seeds you plant. Be the spiritual gardener of your life! Photo credit: Judith Ann Griffith (c) 2006
August 18, 2016 begins the CIB trecena, associated with owl and vulture. CIB represents the cosmic force, ancestral wisdom and forgiveness. This is the trecena of destiny, and it asks that you go on a journey to connect with your ancestors. Their wisdom will help you forgive, clear away the past, and guide you on your path forward. Photo (c) 2006 Judith Ann Griffith