So here we are again – back at a point of “new beginnings”, with the “initiation of birth” at the start of this new trecena. Representative of the “primordial realm”, Imix is a “world-making” type of energy that can open up (or give birth to) an infinite array of possibilities.
For some reason, humans seem to want to literally “touch” the cosmos during this period, as seen when the first human ascent into the stratosphere was made during this timeframe, in 1931. Also under the auspices of this trecena test pilot Chuck Yeager broke the sound barrier, in 1947, and then in 1957 the launch of Sputnik I kicked off the space race.
It was this trecena that precipitated the landing of NASA’s Spirit Rover on Mars in 2004, and in 2006 the panoramic camera on the Mars Exploration Opportunity Rover sent back stunning photos of the Martian landscape during this time frame.
In 2010 this was the trecena that saw the first solar powered flight of Solar Impulse, an experimental solar-powered aircraft designed for long-range flight using only solar power.
Two cycles ago two American astronauts quite literally ventured into the great void of space as they spacewalked their way through the delicate procedure of repairing the vital cooling system on the ISS. And the last appearance of this trecena brought the claim that a meteorite hit near Managua’s international airport in Nicaragua and left a crater 39 ft. across.
So it appears that this trecena seems often to open portals to the cosmos itself – as happened in 1925, when the astronomer Edwin Hubble chose this trecena to announce the existence of galaxies other than the Milky Way, which greatly expanded our comprehension of the great cosmic expanse. Such events certainly open new realms of thought, prompting the mind to expand into unexplored territories.
During this opening of “the realm of all potential”, new tactics or “new beginnings” often come into play on many fronts, as when the internet became active under the influence of One Imix in 1969, signalling a dramatic, quantum shift in the nature of world communications.
As with birth itself, this period has the potential to be quite chaotic, and past events can definitely provide clues to the nature of the energies encompassed by this time frame. Overall this is a trecena that can prompt people to think “beyond the box”, embark on new adventures, and possibly even find solutions to long simmering problems. These are the energies that will come into being:
1 Imix (May 21st) – the initiation of “birth” – the “realm of all potential”
2 Ik’ (May 22nd) – a dynamic energy associated with “wind, breath, and spirit”, as when Solar Impulse made its first flight powered entirely by solar energy (in 2010), charging its batteries in flight
3 Ak’b’al (May 23rd) – the activation of darkness, associated with deep mysteries and sometimes the unexpected; 150 years since the start of the two-day Victory parade (called the “Grand Review of the Armies”) in Washington D.C. at the end of the U.S. Civil War. 75th anniversary of the recording of Frank Sinatra’s “I’ll Never Smile Again”, which launched his recording career as a mega star.
4 K’an (May 24th) – a “defining” energy associated with the resurrection of youthful vitality; the New Fire birthday of Scott Kelly, one of the two astronauts who was launched into a year long space mission last March 27th, at the same time as a conjunction between the Moon and Jupiter
5 Chikchan (May 25th) – associated with the “blessing of lifeforce”, this time in conjunction with Memorial Day in the U.S.; the writer W.P. Kinsella’s 80th Gregorian birthday
Hardly anybody recognizes the most significant moments of their life at the time they happen. – W.P. Kinsella (author of “Field of Dreams”)
6 Kimi (May 26th) a “foundational” type of energy that can often manifest as a kind of “equalization everywhere” type of force, which can often bring a sense of “release”; sometimes oriented around the setting of foundations for restructuring or for “regeneration”7 Manik’ (May 27th) – a “self-generating” type of energy associated with the idea of reciprocity – a good energy for “generating sustenance”, for being involved in humanitarian activities, as well as for working through negotiations or joint ventures. Maya birth energy of B.B. King, the “King of the Blues”, who made his departure just 13 days ago. Johnny Depp’s “New Fire” Maya birthday.
8 Lamat (May 28th) – a “resurrection” of the Venus-oriented “heralding” energy, aligned with leadership; traditionally a Maya “Celebration of Abundance” day; in some ancient Mesoamerican regions this energy was known as “Rabbit”, and was seen as a symbol of abundance and proliferation. The fifth anniversary (Gregorian) of Solar Impulse’s first solar-powered flight.
9 Muluk (May 29th) – representative of “the outward projection of water”, this is a path-finding, often “shape-shifting”, type of force.
10 Ok (May 30th) – a Burner Day representative of “foundational” fire (or “heart fire”), often associated with love, protection, guidance, and justice; traditionally this would have been seen as an energy that “begins the fire”, as in the sense of setting something up for action. This energy can also provide a “course correction” if some significant adjustments are needed to a course of action. Occurring this time in conjunction with Mercury at inferior conjunction with the Sun (a Cazimi).
11 Chuwen (May 31st) – a “change” oriented, “timeweaver” type of energy – the energy that brought forth the first untethered space walk in 1984. This is an energy that can prompt us to have fun, but also remind us to “be on our toes”.
12 Eb’ (June 1st) – a “gathering together”, “stream-of-consciousness” type of energy, this force can be quite intense, often containing within it a “spark” or “essence of revitalization” that hints at refreshing new possibilities. Vesak Day, a major Buddhist festival oriented around the celebration of Buddah’s birth, enlightenment (nirvana), and passing away; start of the Central Pacific hurricane season
13 B’en (June 2nd) – “transformational personal authority”, an energy under which many strongly transformative events have taken place in the past, as in the death of Queen Elizabeth I in 1603, the inception of the Russian Revolution of 1917, the launch of Sputnik I by the USSR (signalling the beginning of the Space Age) in 1957, and the inception of the Islamic Revolution in Iran, in 1979. At this time this energy marks the 150th anniversary of the day when the Confederate Army of the Trans-Mississippi surrendered and the U.S. civil war officially ended (although many consider Lee’s surrender a few weeks earlier as the end, the official end was in early June). This time this energy is in place at the time of the Full Moon – which suggests that it could be quite a potent and eventful day.
On this day the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s report, which has involved interviewing over 7,000 people across Canada about the horrific residential school system that caused decades-long devastation to First Nations’ children and families, is due to be released.
[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.]