Brace yourself, as here it comes again – the energy that was in place during last year’s U.S. presidential election. And just as before, this Jaguar-oriented trecena has a lot to contend with, especially with all the developments that have come to light over the past few days.
As we saw last November, this is a time frame that places emphasis on significant transformation from one state of being to another, often pushed forward by individuals who are compelled to become “jaguar warriors” as they “go to battle” for particular causes. For this reason the transformations that can unfold at this time can be quite awesome. This warrior type of energy, often aligned with high magic and even mastery over things of an unseen nature, is generally associated with authority, rulership and things of the earth.
Often the very first day of this trecena can be a turning point that can be pivotal even 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. This is a trecena during which many great shifts have occurred, as in 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, and the mass exodus from the city of Aleppo, Syria in July of 2012 when fierce fighting drove thousands of people to seek new lives elsewhere.
Four cycles ago this trecena saw the start of the coalition air strikes against terrorist groups in Syria, major climate change rallies and summit, and the historic Scottish referendum vote that resulted in Scotland remaining as part of the UK. And then came the disastrous U.S. election last year, with this trecena coinciding with the 4 day lead-up to the election, the election itself, and the many days of massive anti-Trump protest demonstrations that followed.During this current trecena one important (and positive) transformation that will take place is the swearing in of Ram Nath Kovind as the 14th President of India. This is an historic event as Mr. Kovind, one of only two presidents of India who belonged to the Dalit community (the lowest rank of the caste system) won the election by securing over two-thirds of the total electoral college votes. Narendra Modi, who is completing his five-year term as president, has commented that this election was also historic because probably “for the first time no party has made an undignified or unwarrented comment on the rival condidate. Every political party has kept in mind the dignity of this election.” How amazingly refreshing that must have been. Western politicians take note!
The day after Mr. Kovind is sworn in we return to the energy that was in place at the time of last November’s disastrous U.S. presidential election, aka “the groan heard ‘round the world”. As the results were coming in global stock markets went into a tailspin and the Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged 750 points as Trump took the lead in key states. Headlines showed the world reacting with “shock and disbelief”; some saw it as evidence of a collapsing world order – “A world collapsing before our eyes. Vertigo” as the French ambassador to Washington put it, “the end of an era, that of neoliberalism”.
The energy in place at that time was 5 Etz’nab’, a “knife edge” type of force that holds the potential to bring things to a definitive conclusion, as in the official surrender of Japan at the end of World War II in 1945.
On its appearance last November this energy’s “knife edge” sliced an entire country in half as the U.S. began being referred to as “The Divided States” of America. As the results started coming in hordes of people began searching for other places to live with immigration websites crashing as people searched for options. Journalist Neal Gabler put it bluntly when he wrote:
America died on Nov. 8, 2016, 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. (From an article titled “Farewell, America” written for BillMoyers.com published on Nov. 10, 2016 by BillMoyers.com/story/farewell-america)
In the past many significant events “fateful” to nations have occurred under this 5 Etz’nab’ influence, including the massive “Mobilization Peace” demonstrations in Washington, D.C in 1969 where hundreds of thousands protested against the Vietnam War.The attempted assassination of President Nixon in 1974, and the assassination of Lebanese cabinet minister (Minister of Industry) Pierre Gemayel in 2006 both occurred under this influence. In 2006 this was the energy in play when a U.S. federal judge struck down the presidential authority to designate certain groups (or supporters of such groups) as terrorists on the grounds that such authority was “unconstitutionally vague”. It is this very point that has stopped Trump from implementing some of his travel ban “threats”.
Significantly, this Jaguar/Transformation-oriented trecena is Hillary Clinton’s Maya birth trecena. She was born on the ninth day, under the influence of 9 Ik’ (9 Wind), the “birth” energy of a deity known as Ehécatl, a specific aspect of Quetzalcóatl that was traditionally seen as being symbolic of spirit, breath, far-reaching communication, and things of a life-giving nature. This was seen as a force that can “blow” in any direction to bring about change. Indeed, many tornadoes have manifested under this influence.
At times there is a sacrificial aspect to this energy, which came in last November four days after the election. So Hillary must have been feeling like she had been placed on a sacrifical altar after winning the popular vote and yet not securing the election. The months since then would have made it even worse as so much evidence of election tampering and other nefarious deeds have come to light that it has become obvious to the world that the election was stolen from her. The world has been upside down ever since and so far nothing definitive has been done about it.
So, here we go again – back to the trecena that brought this about. This time, however, we are at a point where evidence of misdemeanors in this regard has become so overwhelming, with multiple Congressional and FBI investigations underway, that some sort of major transformational movement is sure to come about. As all of this continues to unfold here are the energies that will be in play:
1 Ix (July 22nd) – the initiation of the Jaguar’s power of transformation, precisely one cycle since the Paris Climate Change Agreement officially became international law. Six cycles since Justin Trudeau won the leadership of Canada’s Federal Liberal party with 80% support. In Venezuela Nicolas Maduro won the Venezuelan presidential election on that same day (since 2014 there have been on-going demonstrations against him and his chavist regime, including a nation-wide strike involving millions of people near the end of the last trecena). At this time HRH Prince George will celebrate his 4th Gregorian birthday and Bob Dylan and his band will perform in Prince George, B.C.
2 Men (July 23rd) – the “generation” of the Eagle’s “higher vision”, coinciding at this time with the New Moon and the opening of the 9th IAS Conference on HIV Science in Paris. Closing of Comic-Con International 2017. One cycle since some 200,000 protestors took to the streets of Seoul, Korea to demand the resignation of President Park Geun-hye over corruption within her government
3 Kib’ (July 24th) – an activation energy often associated with the “restoration of order”, as was in place two days before the US election last year when James Comey reported that there was nothing new or incriminating about Hillary Clinton’s emails (but by this time it was too late for damage control). Currently this is the Calendar Round (New Fire) return of the energy in place when the Voting Rights Act of 1965 was signed into law by President Johnson, that ended racial discrimination in voter registration. This is also the day when Jared Kushner will testify before the US Senate Judiciary Committee with regard to his alleged collusion with Russia prior to the election. Maya birth energy of the legendary Bob Dylan (now 76) who is currently on tour in British Columbia.4 Kab’an (July 25th) – a “defining” energy associated with evolutionary movement, the powerful energy carved into the centre of the Aztec Sun Stone, now in place on the day when Ram Nath Kovind takes the oath of office as the 14th President of India. On this day the US Senate votes (once again) on whether or not to take the GOP health care bill to the next level of debate. The day of Bob Dylan’s performance at Rogers Arena in Vancouver.
5 Etz’nab’ (July 26th) – a “pin pointing” type of energy symbolized by “flint”. This is a “knife edge” type of force that can be quite dazzling and attention-getting, an energy that also contains the potential to bring things to a definitive conclusion. Six cycles ago the city of Boston was completely shut down under this influence to allow for a massive manhunt for the marathon bombers.
Then, on its last appearance, came the collective “Gasp” as the world reeled at the unthinkably shocking news that Trump had won the U.S. presidential election. And now, precisely one cycle after the election, both Donald Trump Jr. and former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort are scheduled to appear in front of the US Senate Judiciary Committee, on this day, with regard to their involvment in a meeting with a Russian lawyer who promised to give them incriminating information about Hillary Clinton. At this time this is the last day of the 9th IAS Conference on HIV Science, in Paris. It is also Mick Jagger’s 74th Gregorian birthday.6 Kawak (July 27th) – a “storm everywhere” force; an energy that often has more to do with the triggering of a “storm of compassion or emotion” than a weather related event. On its last appearance this energy accompanied major anti-Trump rallies across the US and in many other locations around the globe. “Not My President” signs were everywhere. The front page of The New York Daily News showed a picture of the White House with an upside down American flag in front of it, with the headline “House of Horrors”, and the subtitle: Trump seizes Divided States of America. A second subtitle read “Wide revulsion signals national nightmare”. 7 Ajaw (July 28th) – “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. This correlates at this time with a conjunction between the Moon and Jupiter, at the start of the World Bodypainting Festival
8 Imix (July 29th) – the “resurrection” of birth, this time in conjunction with 140th anniversary of the
publication of Anna Sewell’s Black Beauty, seen as “the most celebrated animal story of the nineteenth century”, and one of the best selling novels of all time, with some 50 million copies sold. This book was considerably influential in helping to promote greater compassion and more humane treatment for horses.
9 Ik’ (July 30th) – the “outward projection” of wind, breath, spirit, the calendrical daysign of Ehécatl/ Quetzalcóatl, as noted above; an energy that can “blow” in any direction and bring change, as in tornadoes that have often manifested under this influence. The day of the highly controversial vote in Venezuela at which time representatives will be elected for a special assembly that will have powers to rewrite that country’s constitution and dissolve state institutions. Hillary Clinton’s Maya birth energy, coinciding at this time with the UN’s International Day of Friendship and the last day of the World Bodypainting Festival.10 Ak’b’al (Aug. 1st) – a combination of the foundational energy of “Source” (the number 10) in conjunction with “darkness”, as in the Temple associated with deep esoteric mysteries. The Jaguar energy that runs through this trecena is very much a part of this force. At this time this energy coincides with the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the Battle of Passchendale during World War I (the Third Battle of Ypres)
11 K’an (Aug. 2nd) – an “inspirational” type of energy associated with youthful vitality
12 Chikchan (Aug. 3rd) – “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. At this time this day coincides with the opening of the 51st Star Trek convention in Las Vegas and the opening of Toronto’s Caribana with its thousands of brightly costumed participants.
13 Kimi (Aug. 4th) – “transformational death” (or “transformational foundations”) – a powerful “return to Source” type of force that can often pack a huge punch, as seen in the intense weather systems and even volcanoes have occurred in the past under this influence. Start of the 4-day IANDS “Life After Death” conference. At this time this energy coincides with Tony Bennett’s 91st Gregorian birthday.
[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.]