Maya Count Of Days Horoscope

Maya Calendar Energies At Work In The World

After that spectacular conclusion to the first half (130 days) of the current 260-day cycle, during which many lines were drawn in the sand, and millions of earthlings experienced the awesome spectacle of a Total Solar Eclipse, we now embark on the second half of the cycle, starting with the Chuwen trecena.

The first day of this period is the mid-point, the central “pivot point”, within the 260 day calendrical cycle that runs from 1 Imix-to-13 Ajaw, a point where new directions often begin unfolding. And at this time the stage has been set for the first criminal trial of a former U.S. president to begin on the third day.

During this 13-day period a considerable amount of scrambling and “regrouping” often takes place as new directions are opened up, as happened last summer when this trecena came in just hours after three new charges were brought by U.S. Special Counsel Jack Smith relating to the classified documents case, pertaining to the dumpster’s involvement in a scheme to delete surveillance footage, with the new charges including an additional count of willful retention of national defence information and two new counts of obstruction of justice. One cycle before that the focus was on the results of the U.S. midterm elections, as votes were being tallied and the push was on to confirm power shuffles in Washington. There was no doubt at that time that in the U.S. “polarization was total”.

Howler Monkey, symbolic of Chuwen. Photo by By Paulo B. Chaves (Flickr) [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Last July this trecena began just after UN secretary general António Guterres announced that the era of global warming has ended and “the era of global boiling” had arrived. That was near the end of a month that has been recorded as being the hottest on record, bringing temperatures that often exceeded the 1.5°C threshold set by the Paris Agreement. Hundreds of wildfires were raging across nine countries, the southern U.S. was sweltering under a heat dome, and massive forest fires were blazing across Canada.

The first day of this period is One Chuwen, the Day of the Monkey. You might think of this as a day governed by a playful, inventive, agile, and capricious Monkey deity who sits at the centre of the Tree of Life and weaves together the threads of creation, and time, as he orchestrates the proliferation of life. This key mid-point within the overall 260-day cycle marks the beginning of the mythological “Creation” sequence of events in deep mythology, when the world itself was brought into being and all things of heaven and earth were made.

This tends to be a highly creative time frame, where almost anything is possible. At times it can be highly play oriented, but the potential exists for a certain amount of “reckless abandon” (tied in with the pulque connection to the principal patron of this 13 day period). Certainly that seemed to be the case in January of 2020, when this was in place as the coronavirus was beginning to make its presence known. That was when this creation sequence of days began to call on everyone to think and act differently. It was the beginning of global regrouping, and the world will never be the same.

When this was in place in June of 2021, world leaders met for the G7 summit in Cornwall, England, at which time President Joe Biden announced that “The US is back and democracies are standing together”. It was the start of the rebuilding of positive international relationships, and there was a sense of positive regrouping and even “healing” at that time, in keeping with the nature of Patecatl, the Aztec God of Medicine who was seen as the principal patron of this period.

Adaptation of the Chuwen (Monkey) trecena from the pre-Columbian Codex Borgia by artist Richard Balthazar (used with permission). The first day (One Chuwen/One Monkey) is found at the lower left (looks like the face of a monkey). The other days of this trecena proceed from there to the right, and then up to the upper right, to the little temple, which represents Ak’b’al. The daysign numbers in this image are not shown, but implied. The larger image at the top, on the left, is a depiction of Patecatl, the God of Medicine, Healing, and Fertility, Lord of the Pulque Root, patron of this time period. The curious figure on the right likely represents the 400 Rabbits who were seen as the gods of drunkenness. Click here for an overview of Richard’s various other versions of the same trecena.

That was also the period when a number of criminal indictments were brought against the Trump Organization, which eventually led to that fraud trial that resulted in that $454 million judgment against him a few weeks ago, and the sentencing (a few days ago) of his CFO to even more jail time.

Historically this has been seen as a very special time frame that encompasses the kinds of extraordinary powers that are able to weave together the threads of time itself. This is the energy sequence that magically created the winal (the 20-day cycle that is a fundamental part of the 260-day Tzolk’in), so it is associated with great artistry and ingenuity. As noted above, the traditional patron deity for this time frame was associated with pulque, which was seen as both medicine and as an intoxicant. So here we have a time frame with an emphasis on “healing through creativity”, but with a caution – the intoxicant aspect could also precipitate a certain amount of “monkey business”.

In Maya mythology the first day of this time frame, One Chuwen (One Monkey), was seen as the day when the Creator “raised himself to his divinity after he had made heaven and earth”.

This is followed by Two Eb’, when, mythologically, the first “stairway” was created that descended from the heavens, followed by three more days (3 B’en through to 5 Men), when more of the “other things” of the heavens, the seas, and the earth were made.

Note that 3 B’en was the energy in place in 1933 when Franklin D. Roosevelt was inaugurated as the 32nd President of the U.S. His “New Deal” policies greatly helped to pull that country out of the Great Depression. When this was in place at the time of that G7 summit in 2021, President Biden called that day “an inflection point in history” as he and Prime Minister Boris Johnson signed a New Atlantic Charter. And most certainly the opening of the hush money trial at this time, under this same influence, will be yet another. Note, as well, that it was the fifth day of this time frame when the opening shots of the U.S. Civil war were fired in 1861.

The sixth day of this sequence, known as Six Kib’, is the point where the “first light” came into being during the Maya creation sequence. In April of 2019, that was what happened when Joe Biden announced his candidacy for the 2020 presidential election under this influence, when he came to the conclusion that “enough was enough” with regard to the orange menace’s support for extremism. But then, in keeping with the “echoing” effect of these energies, exactly five cycles later, in November of 2022, the dumpster announced another bid for the presidency, even though he was “enveloped in a suffocating fog of scandal”, as Rachel Maddow put it. Even at the time that was seen as a gamble because he was in the midst of multiple criminal probes. As Politico put it at the time, this announcement “was widely perceived as a gambit to stave off a federal criminal indictment. It won’t work.”

So that was a “head’s up” moment that went along with the worldwide groans heard at that point. Three days later came the announcement that Jack Smith would be the Special Counsel who would lead various investigations into the federal crimes associated with the insurrection. He is also in charge of the classified documents case. So this day will mark the 520th day (a 2 cycle span) of the dumpster’s vulgar, non-stop, lie-spewn, court-bashing campaigning as he has thrashed around in his attempts to avoid prosecution. But, as Politico predicted – it didn’t work, and now the trials are finally underway.

Seven Kab’an was thought of as the day when honey was first created. Translating as “self-generating movement”, this is an Earth-oriented energy that often can be highly action-oriented and even “earth-shaking”, as it was one cycle ago when the dumpster was arraigned in a magistrate’s court in Washington DC, two days after his indictment by a federal grand jury on charges associated with his efforts to overturn the results of the 2020 election. So this was a wide-spread “echo” from the previous cycle, with the sequence being: 5 Men – the indictment; 6 Kib’ – one cycle since his 2022 announcement; and 7 Kab’an – the arraignment in court. And now, one cycle after all that, his first criminal trial.

Another important 10 Ajaw Burner Day comes in on April 22nd. This tends to be intense and consequential as this energy was seen traditionally as being oriented around the idea of “taking the fire”, in conjunction with the force of Ajaw’s “full sun”. Six cycles ago, in January of 2020, this was the energy in place when the Russian government resigned after Putin put forward “an entire package of proposed amendments” to Russia’s constitution reform that could see him extend his hold on power. And we all know what has happened since then! When this comes into place this time, this energy will mark three cycles (780 days) since Russian forces captured Europe’s largest nuclear power plant in Ukraine, and even now Putin is continuing to target Ukraine’s power plant locations.

In deep mythology the day known as Twelve Ik’ was seen as the day in which the breath of life was created. This is a “collecting together” type of force associated with Wind, Breath, and Spirit, which can be strongly aligned with communication. Two cycles ago, when this was in place, President Zelenskyy delivered an extraordinary address during which he praised the defiance and determination of the Ukrainian people and said: “We can be left without money. Without gasoline. Without hot water. Without light. But not without freedom. . . . We will hold out. We will endure.”

Thirteen Ak’b’al (“transformational temple or house”), the final day of the trecena, is referred to in the Maya creation legend as the calendrical energy that brought forth the creation of the first humans. Another very high-powered force, this is an energy that can be highly consequential in terms of the fate of the human race as a whole. In April of 2019 this was the energy in place when what was termed “the worst constitutional crisis since the civil war” unfolded in Washington, tied in with the stonewalling and obstruction of justice on the part of the dumpster White House in response to the release of the Mueller report. One cycle after that, in January of 2020, the dumpster’s first impeachment trial got underway under this influence. In retrospect, that seems minor compared with everything that has unfolded since.

Note that this 13 Ak’b’al energy can be particularly strong, as seen one cycle ago when deadly wildfires were raging on the island of Maui, sweeping through the town of Lahaina in the worst natural disaster in the history of Hawaii.

So, as we move forward through this trecena, there is much on the agenda that could be echoing earlier trends and events. Without doubt it will be tense and eventful, with a great deal at stake, concluding on the final day of this period with the US Supreme Court’s hearing relating to the “presidential immunity” question. For millions, this trecena will be a “nail-biter”, as that high stakes trial gets underway in New York, as ceasefire negotiations continue in Egypt relating to the Gaza-Israeli war, and as the push is on to get critically needed supplies into both Gaza and Ukraine to bolster their dwindling resources. And as if that isn’t enough, this trecena begins with Israel bracing for possible retaliatory strikes after that baffling Israeli missile attack on the Iranian embassy in Damascus on the first day of April. Do they actually want another war on another front??

Keep in mind, as we work through this time period, that this is a trecena that often challenges people to think differently, to push forward into new, and even unorthodox, directions. Overall, this is a period when considerable creative forces will be in play which could be very helpful in the forging of a “new (and better) world” – something that is SO greatly needed in so many areas at this time. Here are the energies that will come into play:

1 Chuwen (April 13th) – the Maya Day of the Monkey, an “initiating” day associated with Artistry and High Creativity at the beginning of an important new time sequence, coinciding at this time with the start of Songkran, the three-day Thai New Year national holiday and water-throwing festival (representing purification and the washing away of bad luck). Songkran derives from a Sanskrit phrase meaning “passage of the sun”. During this festival the old year is symbolically washed away and preparations are made for the new one. Elders in the community as given garlands of flowers. This ties in well with the Maya Day of the Monkey that re-envisions the “creation” sequence of days in the Tzolk’in (Sacred Count of Days).

Water splashing festival in China (similar to Songkran). Photo by 三色人 {CC By-SA 2.5 China Mainland via Wikimedia Commons}

The three-day Dai Water Splashing Festival will begin at this time as well. This is a traditional festival celebrated by the Dai people in China to mark their lunar new year and exchange wishes for good luck, health, and happiness. This is also Vaisakhi, a major Sikh festival celebrated around the world, marking the birth of the Khalsa order in 1699.

This day marks 11 cycles since it was reported that Russian government operatives had hacked into the DNC in the US in June of 2016, precipitating the Wikileaks release of confidential documents shortly thereafter, which, in turn, triggered the disastrous upset for Hillary Clinton during that November’s presidential election.

In 1866 this was the energy in place at the time of the official end of the U.S. Civil War. Three cycles ago (February 2022) this was in place when Russia lawmakers authorized Putin to use military force outside of Russia, on the eve of his assault on Ukraine, at the same time as a state of emergency was declared in Ukraine.

In addition this is the 10th anniversary of the April 13th day in 2014 when the Ukrainian government began mobilizing its military for “large scale anti-terrorist operations” after another day of violence and bloodshed in eastern Ukraine when more government buildings in more cities were seized by heavily armed, masked pro-Russian activists. The U.N. Security Council held an emergency meeting in the evening as this crisis was seen as being on the brink of civil war (but is now seen by the world as a huge geo-political shift being orchestrated by Russia). That was when some 10,000 people rallied in central Moscow to denounce Russia’s aggressive actions in this regard and to denounce the Russian state media coverage of the Ukraine crisis.

2 Eb’ (April 14th) – “dynamic animating vitality”, in Maya mythology the energy that was in place when the first “stairway” was formed that descended from the heavens “when the world was being created”. This is an energy that can trigger a healing process, as it did three cycles ago when the UK lifted almost all Covid restrictions.

When this was in place in the spring of 2019 then- actor/director/comedian Volodymyr Zelenskyy won the presidential election in Ukraine by a landslide (over 70% of the vote), defeating President Poroshenko. Exactly four cycles later, on Feb. 24, 2022, Russia launched a massive attack against Ukraine.

In 1965 this was the energy in place when President Lyndon B. Johnson gave his historic “We Shall Overcome” speech, when he addressed a joint session of Congress and presented a strong argument for the passage of a Voting Rights Act that would allow African Americans to vote. In that speech he officially recognized the Civil Rights movement and ruled that the Civil Rights march from Selma to Montgomery could legally take place.

Records reveal that the sun seems to like hurling out coronal mass ejections under this influence – perhaps in resonance with that ancient “creation” force associated with this time frame – a coronal “stairway” perhaps?

3 B’en (April 15th) – the “activation” of personal authority, coinciding at this time with the final day of Thailand’s Songkran festival, with the 128th Boston Marathon, and with the 5th anniversary of the fire in Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris, at which time there will be a Te Deum, with re-opening scheduled for December. In addition, this is UNESCO’s World Art Day, National ASL Day (American Sign Language Day), and North Korea’s Day of the Sun, the start of a three-day public holiday and Sun Festival to celebrate the 112th birthday of Kim Il-Sung, the founder and first leader of that country.

World Art Day on 3 B’en, a perfect placement within this “creativity”-oriented time frame

In 1933 this was the energy in place at the time of the first inauguration of Franklin D. Roosevelt as the 32nd U.S. President, during which he uttered the immortal words:

“the only thing we have to fear is fear itself–nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance”.

Let’s hope that that kind of paralysis can be overcome by the justice system as this is the day when the first criminal trial of a former U.S. president will begin, with jury selection, even though the dumpster has made multiple attempts to get it delayed. This is the hush money trial, related to falsifying business records as part of a scheme to suppress damaging stories about him during the 2016 campaign. This is the first of the dumpster’s four criminal trials slated to take place this year. On this same day he is scheduled to be questioned in a civil lawsuit linked to his social media startup, after two founders of the parent company accued him of trying to “drastically dilute” shares before the company went public.

When this was in place in June of 2021 (4 cycles ago) there was a very special Mercury in the “heart of the sun” astronomical alignment with the Three Hearthstone Place in the cosmos, the place of origin in Maya cosmology, just after a “Ring of Fire” Annular Solar Eclipse. This happened just before the start of the G7 meetings of world leaders in Cornwall, England, at which time President Joe Biden announced that “The US is back and democracies are standing together”. Exactly one cycle later Russia started bombing Kyiv and other major Ukrainian cities, NATO activated its Rapid Response Force, and a convoy “full of ammunition” arrived into Ukraine from Poland, to bolster Ukraine’s defences. That was when the Biden administration asked Congress to provide $6.4 billion in funding to assist Ukraine – a request passed by the Democrat-led Senate, but blocked by Republicans in the House of Representatives, at the behest of the dumpster.

On the last day of the last trecena the Speaker met with the dumpster in Florida, so the question now is: Will that Speaker continue to bow to the dumpster’s pressure, succumbing to the kind of paralytic terror that Roosevelt was referring to, or will he use this energy to stand up and allow the vote that could release those funds and fortify Ukraine, now desperately in need of support?

4 Ix (April 16th) – a “defining” energy associated with the jaguar and the mysteries of the earth, one of the four energies at the centre of the Aztec Sun Stone, marking three cycles since worldwide anti-Putin protests, with iconic landmarks (monuments and buildings) lit up in Blue and Yellow, the colours of Ukraine’s flag.

This also marks five cycles exactly since the US Senate unanimously passed a resolution reaffirming its commitment to a peaceful transition of power in the wake of the dumpster’s refusal to do so if he lost the election. However, it wasn’t long after that when it became clear that Republican lawmakers had completely forgotten about that resolution, or made that commitment under pretense.

In 1990 this was the energy in place when Voyager I took a photo of Earth as a Pale Blue Dot in a sunbeam, from a distance of 6 billion kilometers. It was a photo that radically changed our perspective of Earth – and its fragility.

5 Men (April 17th) – a “targeting” or precision-oriented type of energy associated with the Eagle’s “higher vision”, now marking one cycle exactly since a federal grand jury charged Trump with four counts associated with his efforts to overturn the results of the 2020 election. And now, his first criminal trial is underway, relating to his attempts to suppress information that voters deserved to know, way back in 2016. Another key question that could be asked: If voters had known what he was doing behind the scenes would he have ever won that election?

Note that in 1958 this was the energy in place when the first women took their seats in the House of Lords in the UK. Five cycles ago this was in place when Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a passionate advocate for women’s rights and civil liberties, became the first woman to lie in state in National Statuary Hall at the US Capitol, in a tribute reserved for the most distinguished government officials and military officers, after a formal ceremony in the morning.

This is potentially a “hang onto your hat” kind of day, as this was the energy in place in early April in 1861 when the opening shots that started the “main events” of the American Civil War took place at Fort Sumpter. And, as noted, the last time this was in place the dumpster was indicted in the Jan. 6th case.

6 Kib’ (April 18th) – a “stabilizing” type of energy that can force one to “think differently”, often triggering some kind of “restoration of order”; the energy that brought in the “first light” during the creation sequence in Maya mythology. Two cycles ago this force coincided with the global population topping 8 billion. In 2019 this was in place when Joe Biden announced his candidacy for the presidency (on April 25, 2019).

This is the calendrical energy that was in place in 1814 when Napoléon Bonaparte gave his farewell address to the Old Guard in the courtyard at Fontainbleau after his failed invasion of Russia and defeat by the Allies, and his abdication of the throne two weeks earlier. He was then sent into exile.

Currently this is World Artisan Day, and World Heritage Day, the 41st anniversary of The International Day for Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS), with this year’s theme being “Discover and experience diversity”.  This is also the opening day for the 4-day Niagara Falls Elvis Festival.

The Pyramid of the Magician in Uxmal, Mexico. This is one of the wonders of the Mayan classical period in artchitecture.  One of UNESCO’s World Heritage sites.

7 Kab’an (April 19th) – “self-generating movement”, an energy that, in the past, has accompanied a great deal of Earth-oriented action and movement, as was in place exactly two cycles ago when Artemis I, the first major spaceflight of NASA’s Artemis program, was launched as a test of the Orion spacecraft and the Space Launch System (SLS) rocket, marking NASA’s return to lunar exploration missions.

The last time this “evolutionary movement” energy was in place, last August, the dumpster was formally arraigned in Washington DC on four charges associated with his efforts to overturn the 2020 election results, with those charges being: conspiracy to defraud the United States “by using dishonesty, fraud and deceit to obstruct the nation’s process of collecting, counting, and certifying the results of the presidential election”; conspiracy to impede the Jan. 6 congressional proceeding; conspiracy against the right to vote and to have that vote counted; and obstruction of, and attempt to obstruct and impede, the certification of the electoral vote. The date for that trial will likely be set soon after the so-called “immunity” question is settled. The fact that the Supreme Court has even bothered to take up this question is highly perplexing as it has been causing unnecessary delays in prosecutions.

8 Etz’nab’ (April 20th) – the “resurrection of flint” – a knife-edged energy that often can be quite divisive or decisive, as was in place three cycles ago when the key southern Ukraine city of Kherson was declared “captured” by Russian forces.

Currently this energy is marking the 6th anniversary of the huge 2018 National School Walkout against gun violence in the US. Unfortunately, that walkout did not prompt the legislative action needed, and the violence continues.

It has now been three cycles since the UN General Assembly voted overwhelmingly to denounce Russia and demand that Russia stop the invasion of Ukraine and withdraw its forces, an action that was attempting to isolate Russia diplomatically. Unfortunately, that was a futile effort, as the battles continue on, with still no end in sight.

At this time there will be a rare planetary alignment in the early morning, as Saturn, Mars, Neptune, Mercury, and Venus align, in that order, in the eastern sky.

9 Kawak (April 21st) – “outward projecting storm”, sometimes associated with significant weather events, or with situations requiring great dedication and compassion, now coinciding with the UN’s World Creativity and Innovation Day, dedicated to raising awareness about the role of creativity and innovation in all aspects of human development.

This energy marks two cycles exactly since Jack Smith’s appointment as Special Counsel for the US DoJ, to lead various investigations into federal crimes that may have been perpetrated by the dumpster. Smith, a former war crimes prosecutor, has been working with dogged determination in a monumental effort to ensure that justice prevails in the highly consequential cases pertaining to both the dumpster’s attempts to overturn the 2020 election, and his attempts to steal and maintain government materials, including highly classified documents.

This was also the energy in place in 1815, at the time of the Battle of New Orleans, the last major armed engagement between the US and Britain.

10 Ajaw (April 22nd) – “foundational Sun” – an important Burner Day aligned with “taking the fire” in conjunction with Ajaw’s “full sun” energy, coinciding with the peak of the Lyrids meteor shower and with Earth Day, the “World’s Largest Environmental Movement”, with this year’s theme being “Planet vs. Plastics”. An extensive overview of initiatives, tools, and events related to the Earth Day movement can be found on their website. At sundown the Jewish celebration of Passover will begin.

Earth Day is April 22nd. Click here to access the Action Toolkit

This is the Maya birth energy of both Michael Cohen, the dumpster’s former personal lawyer who is a key witness in the hush money trial currently underway, and James Comey, the former FBI director who has been one of the key figures in the controversies relating to the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Both of these men can be seen as pivotal in terms of the fate of the US.

This is the second of four Ajaw-related “Burner Days” that run from April 2nd until June 1st. This particular Burner Day often marks a time who something is “accepted”, in the sense of “taking the baton and running with it”, with regard to some important issue. In 2019 this was in place when Joe Biden “took the baton” and kicked off his presidential campaign with a rally in Pittsburg.

This marks three cycles (780 days) since Russian forces captured Europe’s largest nuclear power plant in Ukraine, referred to by analysts as “an act of nuclear terrorism”. Back in 1815, this energy was in place when the “Grand Alliance” was created, linking the monarchist powers of Austria, Prussia, and Russia after the final defeat of Napoleon, at the behest of Emperor (Tsar) Alexander I of Russia. The alliance aimed to restrain liberalism and secularism in Europe in the wake of the devastating French Revolutionary Wars and the Napoleonic Wars.

Painting of Passover meal by Mathilde Hahn Meyer, late 19th to early 20th century. Yeshiva University Museum.

11 Imix (April 23rd) – “inspirational new birth” (realm of all potential), coinciding with the Full Pink Moon, on the first full day of Passover, a major Jewish holiday that commemorates the exodus of the Israelites from slavery in Egypt in biblical times.

In 1993 this energy was in place when the Oslo Accords were signed, marking the start of the Oslo process, a cycle of negotiations built around the idea of allowing Palestinians to establish an independent state alongside Israel. This was seen by many as the only hope of ending a century of conflict between Arabs and Jews over control of the land between the river Jordan and the Mediterranean Sea. Unfortunately those negotiations fell apart – click here for an assessment for the current situation.

Currently this is UNESCO’s World Book and Copyright Day, and in Taiwan this day will be celebrated as the birthday of the God of Medicine – Baosheng Dadi.

This was the energy in place in 1864 when Abraham Lincoln was re-elected as the US president. Currently this is the 6th Gregorian birthday of Prince Louis, Princess Diana’s grandson.

12 Ik’ (April 24th) – a “dedicated” type of force associated with wind, breath, and spirit – an excellent energy for conferencing or “putting heads together” to develop or share ideas, to “rally round” an idea or issue, and to make voices heard. This is currently coinciding with the UN’s International Day of Multilateralism and Diplomacy for Peace, oriented around reaffirming the UN Charter and its principles of resolving disputes and conflicts among countries through peaceful means, through multilateral decision-making and diplomacy – as efforts continue towards finding solutions to the horrific crises in Gaza, Ukraine, Sudan, Haiti, and elsewhere.

This is the fifth anniversary of the day when Volodymyr Zelenskyy was elected President of Ukraine, with 73% of the vote. It is also the start of World Immunization Week, with this year’s theme being “Humanly Possible: Saving lives through immunization”.

In 1965 this was the energy in place when some 25,000 civil rights supporters marched to the steps of the Alabama State Capitol, in Montgomery, to deliver a petition calling for voting rights, after many had marched for several days from Selma. At that time Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his “How Long, Not Long” speech, during which he said “How long? Not long, because the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.” These efforts led to the establishment of the federal Voting Rights Act several months later.

This was the energy in place at the time of the Roe v. Wade decision in 1973, with its ruling that the U.S. Constitution, in general, protected abortion rights. (When that was overturned in 2022 by the current US supreme court, it threw many people’s lives into chaos.)

This is the Maya birth energy of the legendary actor Al Pacino, one day before his 84th birthday. It is also Barbra Streisand’s 82nd birthday and Shirley Maclaine’s 90th birthday.

13 Ak’b’al (April 25th) As the last day of this “creation sequence” trecena, this is a powerful transformation-oriented energy aligned with “darkness” and deep esoteric mysteries – a force that can be highly consequential, in place as the US Supreme Court holds its hearing relating to the “presidential immunity” question. This is the 20th anniversary of the day in 2004 when over a million women, including activists from 60 countries, held a major demonstration in Washington D.C., in support of women’s reproductive rights and justice for women. And the battle rages on . . .

Translating as “temple”, “house”, and sometimes “darkness”, this 13 Ak’b’al force is a powerful earth-oriented energy, as was in place in 1973 when US Vice-president Spiro Agnew resigned after investigations showed that he was involved with extortion, bribery, and income tax violations. He pleaded guilty on one count of tax evasion and made a plea deal that ensured he would never run for office again. This was also in place in 1862 when President Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation, exactly one 260-day cycle after the resignation of Robert E. Lee from the Union Army before he become a commander of the Confederate army.

Currently this is World Malaria Day, highlighting the need for continued commitment to malaria prevention and control. The emphasis this year is on “Health Equity, Gender, and Human Rights”.  It is also Anzac Day, the national day of remembrance in Australia and New Zealand that commemorates those who served and died in wars, conflicts, and peacekeeping operations. Anzac Day ceremonies will be held throughout those countries, and in many others, on this day.

This is an energy that often brings forth severe weather conditions.


[Please note that the brief descriptions of the days provided above are only “thumbnail sketches”. Much greater detail can be found in Manual for the Soul: A Guide to the Energies of Life.]

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