Hoist up those sun shields, and unfurl those fire hoses, the Jaguar of the Sun is beginning to roar. Given the connection between the Jaguar and the Maya mythological idea of the “Night Sun”, it is not surprising that when the jaguar “roars” he often brings to light earthly events and issues associated with “terrestrial fire”. With this energy kicking off, and influencing, this entire trecena we can expect to see a lot of “fire and fury” during this period, as we have seen in the past.Indeed, the Jaguar metaphor, and its association with power, mystery, stealth, adaptability, high magic, and even mastery over things of an unseen nature, reminds us that this is a time frame associated with fearsome authority, unpredictability, and sudden transformation. It is not unusual to see a lot of “political maneuvering” going on during this period, reflective of the Jaguar’s significance as a major symbol of dominance in Maya mythology. Sudden change in political power often manifests during this period, and issues associated with political leadership often become particularly prominent. And as the fate of the world ties in with the whims of the Jaguar in Mesoamerican mythology, this period often brings forth events that have significant implications in terms of “the fate of the world”.
In world history the very first day of this trecena has often been a pivotal turning point in terms of the fate of nations, as seen during the French Revolution in the 18th century when some of the most significant events of that era took place under that “initiation of transformation” influence of One Ix. In 1973 that same energy brought the news about President Richard Nixon’s involvement in the Watergate scandal, and a year later there was an attempted assassination of Nixon of the fifth day of this period.
The last time this was in place (last July) the Jan. 6th investigative committee relating to the attack on the US Capitol was highlighting what was referred to as the dumpster’s “Nero burning Rome” moment, emphasizing various ways in which he “poured gasoline on the fire” as he ignored pleas to stop the riot, and chose to do nothing. As the evidence clearly revealed both dereliction of duty and “criminal intent” (through refusal to act), Vice Chair Liz Cheney commented at the time that “the dam has begun to break” as a long list of crimes (including seditious conspiracy, conspiracy to obstruct an official proceeding, and insurrection) were identified.
Echoes from very firey earlier events can be seen quite vividly through the lens of this trecena, as this was the trecena in place during the four-day lead-up to the 2016 election, the election itself, and the many days of massive anti-Trump protest demonstrations that followed. The crucial fifth day of this time frame (5 Etz’nab’) is often particularly consequential, as this is a “knife edge” type of force that holds the potential to bring things to a definitive conclusion, or to foment earth-shaking transformations. Many significant events “fateful” to nations have occurred under this 5 Etz’nab’ influence, including the official surrender of Japan at the end of World War II in 1945, the massive “Mobilization Peace” demonstrations in Washington, D.C in 1969 where hundreds of thousands protested against the Vietnam War, and the “complete meltdown” that unfolded at the start of a “summer of anarchy” in 2020, as people called for justice after the death of George Floyd at the hands of a police officer. The announcement of the formation of the Jan. 6th commission to investigate the attack on the Capitol came one cycle later, in 2021.
The trecena as a whole has brought forth the start of the Russian Revolution in 1917, the start of the London Blitz in 1940, the massive Tibetan uprising against Chinese aggression in Llasa that began under this influence in 1959, the start of coalition air strikes against terrorist groups in Syria, major climate change rallies and conferences, and Pope Francis’s visit to Canada (last year) in association with reconciliation for Indigenous nations. Events associated with both of the dumpster’s impeachment trials have unfolded during this same time frame, and this time the “circus” relating to his arraignment in New York will make that city a new front on the battlefield.
During this period the “unseen” often plays an important role, and like the jaguar that can “sneak up” and dispatch its prey with one deadly pounce, unforeseen events can sometimes sneak up and change trajectories in highly significant ways.
As we forge ahead through this period we will be working under the auspices of Quetzalcóatl, the life-force (and justice-oriented) “twin” to the Jaguar, who serves as the patron energy for these thirteen days. As seen in the past, this is an energy combination that can bring forth high drama and head-spinning change, often related to issues associated with JUSTICE, at very high levels.
Once again there is a great deal at stake at this time, with much on the agenda. As the battle for justice unfurls, the need for people to be “jaguar warriors” is stronger than ever. But as we go through this period keep in mind that the Jaguar (the metaphor for the forces in play at this time) was seen as a master of navigation, a creature of great strength and agility that had dominion over the “tangle” of the underworld. While a considerable amount of careful maneuvering will be required at this time, this period can be highly transformative.
As it happens, it appears that we are not only dealing with a lot of “fiery” action here on our home planet at this time, but our blazing source of light also seems to be ramping itself up during this period, as we are already experiencing a replay of strong CME’s being thrown at us from the sun, as happened one cycle ago. But this time a massive equatorial coronal “hole” in the sun is creating particularly strong solar winds that are expected to flare out and impact Earth within the context of this time frame. So it seems that we are in for some “hot stuff” during this period. Let’s all remember to “breathe”, “keep calm”, and “stay cool”. Here are the energies that will be in play:One Ix (April 2nd) – the initiation of the Jaguar’s power of transformation, the first day of a time frame during which a great many pivotal events in the dumpster saga have taken place over the past few years – and this Ix trecena is certainly no exception.
Nine cycles ago (2016) this energy came in just prior to the disastrous 2016 election. Then six cycles later this was in place at the time of Trump’s second impeachment trail. That was the day (in Feb. of 2021) when the Fulton County DA in Georgia opened a criminal inquiry into the dumpster’s call to try to overturn the results of the election.
The last time this was in place (last July) the Jan. 6th committee was in full gear and more and more testimonies were revealing the various crimes associated with the insurrection. And now, with the potential indictment stemming from the Georgia inquiry still pending, this same energy is preparing the way for his arraignment, after being indicted by the New York grand jury three days earlier, with regard to an illegal hush money payment and related crimes.
Intriguingly, this same One Ix energy was in place fifty years ago when The Washington Post published the blockbuster story about Richard Nixon having prior knowledge of the Watergate conspiracy, revealing that he was deeply involved in the coverup, including having knowledge of payments used to buy the silence of the Watergate conspirators.
This day also marks nine cycles exactly since Nov. 4th, 2016 when the Paris Climate Change Agreement officially became international law.
Currently this is World Autism Awareness Day; Palm Sunday, at the beginning of the Christian “Holy Week”; and Sizdah Be-dar, or “Nature Day”, coming in 13 days after Nowruz, marking the end of the Persian New Year festivities. This is often a day for picnicking and spending the day outdoors.
2 Men (April 3rd) the “generation” of the Eagle’s “higher vision”, often providing insight into what is to follow. This “eve of the dumpster’s arraignment” marks six cycles exactly since the FBI raided the home, office and hotel room of the dumpster’s former lawyer and “fixer” Michael Cohen, who subsequently became the first member of the dumpster’s inner circle to be jailed (for lying to Congress, campaign finance violations, and tax evasion). The energy echoes seem to be ramping up!!
This is also the 55th Gregorian anniversary of the day in 1968 when Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his memorable “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop” speech, his final address.
3 Kib’ (April 4th) – an activation energy often associated with the “restoration of order”, on the day when Finland formally joins NATO, and when Trump is due to be arraigned in New York, to face criminal charges – finally!!!!!
It has now been five cycles exactly since the fall of 2019 when the House Judiciary Committee in the US held its first formal hearing on whether to recommend a formal impeachment inquiry with regard to the dumpster’s abuse of power and obstruction of Congress with regard to the Ukraine scandal, and three cycles since his highly controversial acquittal by Republicans (on a technicality) during the unprecedented second impeachment trial in Feb. of 2021 – even though Senator McConnell said that he believed that Trump was practically and morally responsible for inciting the horrific attack on the US Capitol, calling his actions “a disgraceful dereliction of duty”. Last July, one cycle ago, Steve Bannon’s contempt of congress trial began under this influence.
It was three years ago as of this date when the dumpster in the White House was aggressively pushing for Americans to start taking certain anti-malaria drugs — particularly hydroxychloroquine – as a treatment for Covid, despite the fact that such drugs had not been approved for that type of use.
Currently this is the 55th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., a good time to keep in mind something that he once said about universal law:
. . . the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice”
This is also World Stray Animals Day, a day to remember that there are many homeless animals who could greatly benefit from human kindness and assistance, including in Ukraine, where the needs continue to be significant. One avenue for helping with the rescue, care, and evacuation of dogs in Ukraine can be found through Transform a Street Dog: Global Dog Rescue.
4 Kab’an (April 5th) – a “defining” energy associated with evolutionary movement – the powerful energy carved into the centre of the Aztec Sun Stone, an energy that often brings forth highly dramatic events. This was the energy in place on the night of “Black Saturday” in 1940 (and into the early morning of the following day) when 348 German bombers dropped 337 tons of bombs on London, on the first mass air raid night of the “The Blitz”, when 430 civilians were killed and hundreds badly injured. This was followed by 57 consecutive nights of further bombing and several more months of attacks. After that ghastly war who would have believed that this could happen again . . . . and still the horrific Russia-Ukraine war continues on.
Currently this is China’s Qingming (“pure brightness”) Festival, aka Chinese Memorial Day, Ancestor’s Day, or Tomb-Sweeping Day, an important day for remembering ancestors. In the evening, at sundown, the Jewish celebration of Passover will begin.
In the US a Nationwide Walkout is scheduled for this day, organized by a youth-led gun control group called Students Demand Action, to demand gun control legislation.
5 Etz’nab’ (April 6th) – a “pin pointing”, knife-edged type of force symbolized by “flint” – often quite dazzling and attention-getting, this energy has a tendency to bring forth highly consequential events that can bring things to a definitive conclusion, as it did in 1945 with the official surrender of Japan at the end of World War II.
Currently this is the first full day of Passover, a major Jewish holiday that commemorates the exodus of the Israelites from slavery in Egypt in biblical times. Given the tension in Israel these days, with massive protest demonstrations over contentious political issues, it remains to be seen whether those protests will continue at this time. This is also coinciding with the Full Pink Moon, aka the Paschal Full Moon (the first full Moon of Spring).
Definitive change often takes place under this influence, as seen in the events that unfolded nine cycles ago, in 2016, when this “shock and awe” force fomented the “death of America” as journalist/historian Neal Gabler put it, at the time of the 2016 U.S. presidential election, often referred to as “the groan heard ‘round the world”, as people reacted with horror and disbelief and global stock markets went into a tailspin. As Gabler wrote in his article titled Farewell, America, published two days after that election, “America died [on that day] not with a bang or whimper, but at its own hand via electoral suicide. We the people chose a man who has shredded our values, our morals, our compassion, our tolerance, our decency, our sense of common purpose, our very identity – all things that, however tenuously, made a nation out of a country”.
Precisely four cycles after that, Guardian columnist Robert Reich published an article titled “Trump is seriously, frighteningly, dangerously nuts – and the world is in danger” – an observation clearly in evidence over the following cycle that brought us to 5 Etz’nab’ in May of 2020, when there was a state of chaos from coast to coast (“complete meltdown” as some put it), up to and including Lafayette Square in Washington DC, as protesters took to the streets to call for an end to racism.
But after an even further downhill slide . . . . that resulted in the insurrection, the following 5 Etz’nab (Feb. of 2021) indicated a change in direction. That was when US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced that a commission would be established to investigate the January 6th attack on the Capitol. And indeed, by last summer, 8 cycles after that shocking 2016 election, the January 6th committee has amassed mountains of evidence to show the dumpster’s culpability, the highlights of which were detailed in hearings the following day.
6 Kawak (April 7th) – a “storm everywhere” force, coinciding at this time with Good Friday and with World Health Day, with this year’s theme being “Health for All”, as the World Health Organization celebrates its 75th anniversary.
Note that this energy often has more to do with the triggering of “a storm of compassion or emotion” than a weather related event, as has been seen often during the past few cycles. In early June of 2020 this was the energy in place on that “flashpoint” day of outrage when military police used teargas, rubber bullets, and flash grenades to clear a path through peaceful Black Lives Matter protesters so that the dumpster could stage a particularly sick and revulsive photo op in front of St. John’s Lafayette church in Washington DC. As political commentator Richard Wolffe wrote in The Guardian, this stunt marked the dumpster’s mad emperor stage and it was “terrifying to behold.” It was seen as a major “breaking point” in terms of democracy in the U.S., basically foreshadowing the Jan. 6th insurrection. That was four cycles ago.
One cycle after that, in February of 2021, Rep. Bennie Thompson, the chair of the House Homeland Security Committee who became the chair of the Jan. 6th committee, became the first member of Congress to file a lawsuit against him for inciting the deadly insurrection.
The last time this was in place (last summer) the Jan. 6th committee held its 8th public hearing, which focused specifically on that 187 minutes on Jan. 6th when the dumpster did nothing to stop the mob that was storming the U.S. Capitol, highlighting his culpability and direct involvement in formenting the events of that grotesque and horrifying day. Senator Jamie Raskin, a member of the Jan. 6th committee, referred to this as “a profound moment of reckoning”, as they highlighted the various crimes that revealed both dereliction of duty and “criminal intent”. The various crimes that were identified included attempted obstruction of an official proceeding (the certification of an election), conspiracy to defraud the U.S., seditious conspiracy, conspiracy to obstruct an official proceeding, and insurrection.
7 Ajaw (April 8th) – “self generating” full sun, traditionally a great Aztec feast day devoted to Xochipilli, the “Flower Prince”, the god of flowers, games, music, and dance. With the sun frequently symbolized as a four-petalled flower there is a strong solar aspect to this in conjunction with fertility and maize. Indeed, the last time this was in place our planet was hit by a powerful coronal mass ejection, and it seems that there is a strong likelihood that this could happen again around this time.
It has now been two cycles exactly since the dumpster attempted to block the Jan. 6th committee from obtaining his records (an attempt that was denied later during this same trecena), a hearing that was seen as a pivotal moment in an historic legal fight about the authority of a former president, the House’s investigative power, and the reach of executive privilege. That was also the day when the Manhattan DA convened a new grand jury in the Trump Organization probe – the investigation that required him and two of his children to testify.
8 Imix (April 9th) – the “resurrection” of birth, the type of energy that can help to open up new possibilities, coinciding at this time with Easter Sunday and with Vimy Ridge Day, which commemorates the deaths and casualties of members of the Canadian corps in the Battle of Vimy Ridge during World War I.This was the energy in place two cycles ago when House Democrats passed a $1tn bill to help rebuild the ageing infrastructure in the U.S., after months of delay, delivering Joe Biden a long-awaited legislative victory. The last time this was in place (last July) Earth was struck by a “full-halo CME” at the same time time as temperatures in China began spiking above 40C, with some
cities given high alert warnings for possible dam failures.
9 Ik’ (April 10th) – the “outward projection” of wind, breath, spirit – the calendrical daysign of Ehécatl/Quetzalcóatl, the “feathered serpent” deity traditionally seen in Mesoamerican cultures as being symbolic of spirit, breath, culture, the arts, justice, and things of a life-giving nature, coinciding with Easter Monday. This marks one cycle exactly since Pope Francis began his five-day visit to Canada, “on a pilgrimage of healing and reconciliation”, as he arrived in Edmonton.
This is a very important energy both mythologically and historically. Symbolic of far-reaching communication, 9 Ik’ is also representative of the winds that can “blow” in multiple directions to bring about change. Tornadoes have often manifested under this influence, as well as major protest rallies.
It has now been six cycles since the inauguration of Bolsonaro (the “Trump of the Tropics”) as the 38th president of Brazil, in 2019, amid wide-spread protests. Like his counterpart in the U.S., he is the subject of multiple investigations, including an investigation by the International Criminal Court, due (in part) to the horrendous situation caused by his downplaying of the pandemic as Covid-19 cases in that country rapidly escalated. As he has just returned to Brazil after spending three months in Florida, it remains to be seen how the legal system will address the recommendation submitted to the ICC by the Brazilian commission that he be charged with nine crimes, including misue of public funds, charlatanism, incitement, and crimes against humanity resulting from ongoing deforestation and related activities in the Amazon rainforest.
10 Ak’b’al (April 11th) – a combination of the foundational energy of “Source” (the number 10) in conjunction with “darkness”, as in a Temple associated with deep esoteric mysteries. The last time this was in place Pope Francis visited Maskwacis, site of the former Ermineskin Residential School, one of the largest residential schools in Canada, where he met with residential school survivors from across the country and issued an apology for the abuses that they suffered when attending those schools.
11 K’an (April 12th) – an “inspirational” type of energy associated with youthful vitality, coinciding with International Day for Street Children, which has been celebrated globally since 2012.
This marks one cycle since Pope Francis celebrated an open-air Mass at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, and five cycles exactly since the start of the Global Week for Future climate action strike in 2019 when an estimated four million students, encompassing more than 150 countries, participated in a worldwide walkout, at the start of a week of climate change actions. One cycle before that, in early 2019, Nancy Pelosi was sworn in as Speaker of the US House of Representatives, and more than 100 women were sworn in when Democrats took over control of
12 Chikchan (April 13th) – “dedicated” lifeforce – a powerful force that represents a doubling of the intensity of the lifeforce-oriented Quetzalcóatl energy – a type of influence that can significantly draw people into action for a common cause, coinciding at this time with the final day of Passover.
This is also the start of Songkran, the Thai New Year national holiday and water-throwing festival (representing purification and the washing away of bad luck). The Dai 3-day Water Splashing Festival is due to 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 marks three cycles since the Supreme Court rejected the dumpster’s bid to shield his financial records and tax returns, so that the New York state District Attorney and the NY Grand Jury could have access to them for their investigations into possible financial and corporate misconduct.
In 1974 this was the energy in place when a federal grand jury indicted seven of President Nixon’s aides on charges of conspiracy related to Watergate, when Nixon was named as an unindicted co-conspirator, which led to his impeachment process.
This was also the energy in place in 1776 when the first of Thomas Paine’s American Crisis pamphlets was released, with the opening lines being:
These are the times that try men’s souls: The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of his country but he that stands it now deserves the love and thanks of man and woman.
Another line from it reads:
Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.
Something to keep in mind as the investigations into all the wrong-doings of the dumpster-era begin to enter the prosecution phase.
This marks three cycles exactly since the first day of Judge Merrick Garland’s confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee for the position of US Attorney General.
13 Kimi (April 14th) – “transformational death” (or “transformational foundations”) – a powerful, and sometimes even “explosive”, “return to Source” type of force that can often pack a huge punch, as seen in the intense weather systems and even volcanoes that have occurred in the past under this influence.
This marks six long cycles since The New York Times ran a scathing article by Pulitzer prize winning columnist David Leonhardt titled “The People vs. Donald J. Trump”, subtitled “He is demonstrably unfit for office. What are we waiting for?” , which highlighted the pressing need to remove the dumpster from office. Whole categories of issues were identified as reasons why he should be removed. The writer thought that waiting it out until 2020 would be way too dangerous. However, as we all know, he was allowed to remain, and “enabled” to spread the monstrous BIG LIE about “winning” the 2020 election, even though no proof has ever been found. And now, finally, the indictments are beginning. No doubt by the time we complete this trecena we will have even more reasons to concur with what Leonhardt presented at that time.
Note that 13 Kimi was also the energy in place in 2020 when a memorial service was held in Minneapolis for George Floyd, whose “murder by police” became a flashpoint for the massive peaceful protests, the destructive rioting, and the “shredding” of the national fabric of the US (as several commentators put it) by the dumpster and his cronies.
It has now been eight cycles since a grand jury was impaneled, in 2017, to hear evidence in Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the election and possible coordination with the dumpster’s campaign, evidence that led to several high-level criminal prosecutions.
Currently this is Vaisakhi, a major Sikh festival marking the birth of the Khalsa order in 1699.
Let’s hope that by the time we reach this day, we will have cause to celebrate some significant victories in the battle for justice that will have been raging throughout this time zone. Take a deep breath . . . the energies “should” be calmer during the next trecena.
[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.]