The Kab’an (Earth, Movement) trecena March 21-April 2, 2022
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As we embark on the third trecena since a state of emergency was declared in Ukraine and Russian began bombarding that country, we have been traversing the same sequence of energies as were in place in 1939 when Germany troops were getting ready to invade Poland. That invasion began on the ninth day of this Kab’an trecena. That is the bad news, and we have seen the horrific amount of damage that Russia has already inflicted over the last 26 days. The good news is that this Kab’an trecena has also brought an end to wars.
The Aztec hieroglyph for this energy (known as Ollin), with its interlocked elements, reflects the ability of this energy to “switch over” through its alignment with the idea of “movement” – often “evolutionary” in nature. Indeed, many, many consequential world-oriented events have happened during this period in the past. This is also a time when “consequences” from earlier events can play out on new levels as opposing forces swing into action.
The beginning of this trecena marks the start of the fourth 52-day period within the 260-day cycle, an important shift-point within the overall 260-day period. The fact that it begins with “evolutionary movement” suggests that many changes are in the works, and indeed this is a point (and a trecena) that often initiates dramatic and/or consequential movement with planetary implications, following along the lines of the directions brought to light in the preceding trecena.
In addition, the Maya New Year is coming in during this particular trecena. But first we have to make it through the Wayeb’, the short Maya “bridging” month that directly precedes the New Year. Traditionally this was seen as a five day liminal period during which time the world was “suspended”, and caution was advised. At this time this will be in place on the 6th through the 10th days of this time zone. The Maya New Year comes in on March 31st, towards the end of the trecena.
As this trecena begins we are embarking on the third year of having to deal with covid prevention measures. Even though restrictions are being lifted in some areas, there is now global awareness of the pandemic, and its implications have been felt everywhere. The last time this Kab’an trecena was in place, last summer, more than 184 million cases of Covid-19 had been registered, and some four million people had died, including over 620,000 in the US. Now, a mere nine months later, the global number of registered cases has reached over 470 million and more than six million people have died from covid, including a million people in the US.
And recent statistics are revealing that the true numbers in this regard are significantly higher than what has been reported. Moreover, as much as case numbers have been decreasing significantly in many places, particularly in North America, astonishingly high new daily case numbers are still being recorded in countries such as Germany, France, Brazil, Vietnam, and South Korea, which has been registering numbers as high as 300,000–over 600,000 new cases per day during the last 13 days. In China some 37 million people are currently in lockdown! In the U.S. some 77% of the population has received at least one vaccine dose and over 65% have received two doses, but these are still many countries where much more is needed in this regard.
In terms of world history, this trecena has often been pivotal in terms of major conflicts, as seen in 1939 with that assembling of German troops in preparation for their invasion of Poland just after Germany and the USSR signed a 10-yr. non-aggression pact. One cycle later, Germany began its blitzkrieg on Europe through its invasion of Holland, Belgium, and Luxembourg, the first stage in the Battle of France, on the first day of this trecena. At that time the British government was in disarray. On what has been seen as one of the most dramatic days in British history, British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain resigned and Winston Churchill was appointed as Prime Minister. Several years later, this trecena brought forth the signing of the unconditional documents of surrender of the German forces, finally bringing World War II to an end, in May of 1945. The horror of that global conflict had spanned seven Tzolk’in cycles.
And we can detect another echo from an earlier conflict between Russia and Ukraine, as it was exactly 10 cycles ago, as of the tenth day of this period, when an unconditional ceasefire went into effect in Ukraine in 2015, after the signing of the Minsk II agreement three days earlier, relating to the withdrawal of heavy weapons from the front line and pertaining to constitutional reform in Ukraine.
The overseer of this Kab’an trecena was seen in Aztec mythology as Tlazoltéotl, the “Great Mother Goddess”, known as the “Eater of Filth”, who was associated with forgiveness and purification. She was seen not only as a fertility goddess who worked with major generative forces, but also as an entity who conducted confessional rites.
These “confession” + “life generation” aspects can be seen in the tendency for events within this period to be, oftentimes, world-shaping in nature, in terms of both major endings as well as the emergence of new beginnings in association with issues that are often of an “earth-shaking” nature. As we have seen, the period leading up to this has been a major “time of testing”, as anticipated. Many things that had previously been “unseen” or long hidden were suddenly exposed, jolting people into new realizations. The last trecena has forced many into engaging in new actions and embarking on new directions. Many assumptions have been shattered and new ways of thinking have been triggered, so the emphasis now is truly on “Movement”.
Back in 1492 this was the trecena that saw the departure of Christopher Columbus from Spain en route westward across the Atlantic, following the dictates of the Catholic “Doctrine of Discovery” that stated that any land not inhabited by Christians was available to be “discovered”, claimed, and exploited by Christian rulers. It was a barbarous doctrine that declared that “the Catholic faith and Christian religion be exalted and be everywhere increased and spread, that the health of souls be cared for and that barbarous nations be overthrown and brought to the faith itself.” Thus began the events that led to the promulgation of the BIG LIE that Columbus discovered a “New World”, filled with “savages”, that was there for the taking. Although that doctrine was rescinding on the first day of this trecena in 1537 it appears that the message did not reach many people as the atrocieties continued on for centuries after that.
Over the past few years we have become more and more conscious of the implications of those kinds of monstrous lies. We have certainly seen it in the discoveries of the deaths and inhuman conditions imposed upon indigenous children who had been taken into “residential schools” in Canada and elsewhere. We have seen it in the monstrous lies being told around the last US election, and the near loss of democracy itself because of it. And we are now seeing how monstrous lies being told in Russia have been working to try to prevent a whole nation of people from learning about a barbaric war being inflicted upon innocent people in a neighbouring country. Hopefully that great “Mother Goddess” will be working closely with those who are now stepping up to show the world at large (and hopefully the Russian people) what is really going on, so that “evolutionary change” for the better can take place.
Keep in mind that this is a trecena that often places strong emphasis on issues associated with the planet itself, often serving as a kind of check-point with regard to global evolution. As seen in the past, the beginning of this trecena is one of the most important “trigger points” that seems to bring key issues into focus as it sets the stage for critically important actions that can have significant implications for large numbers of people. Aligned with Earth itself, this Kab’an trecena often coincides not only with radical shifts in world order, but with significant Earth-oriented shifts. And as this trecena begins we can see a number of special events coming in right away in this regard, including UN’s International Day of Forests, World Water Day, and even the UN’s International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. Earth Hour comes in on the sixth day.
As we journey through this time period, a great deal will be “in motion”, as the battle to eradicate the pandemic continues worldwide, as concerted effort to stop the war in Ukraine continues, as humanitarian efforts to help refugees continue (in multiple areas), and as we continue to deal with economic issues and the ever looming issues associated with climate change. There are no easy answers but keep in mind that this is a trecena that has brought the beginning and ending of World War II, beginnings and endings of important space exploration events, and many other “turning point” events in world history. At this particular time we also have the Maya New Year coming in, as well as the New Year’s festival of Yugadi in India, and the start of Ramadan.
As always this would be an auspicious time to review one’s personal journey in order to set the course and intent for the next 260 days. What will be your next “evolutionary leap” and how will you facilitate it? During this critical time frame these are the energies that will come into play:
1 Kab’an (March 21st) – the “initiation of evolutionary movement”, the start of the trecena that begins the fourteenth Tzolk’in cycle of the new era (since December 2012). As a key 52-day “shift-point” within the 260 day cycle, this is a point that often initiates dramatic and/or consequential movement with planetary consequences. This is Day 26th of the terror being inflicted on Ukraine by the callous Russian dictator.
As noted above, this was the energy in place in 1939 as German troops were assembling in preparation for their invasion of Poland, and again in 1940 when Germany began invading European countries, and then in 1945 when Germany surrendered unconditionally, bringing an end to World War II.
It has now been three 260-day cycles since BREXIT Day in the UK and the end of an era, when the UK formally left the EU at 11 PM after 47 years of membership. The nation was deeply divided over this, and new trade deals had to be made between the UK and more than 70 countries.
Currently this is the UN’s International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, with this year’s theme being “Voices for Action Against Racism”. This is also UNESCO’s World Poetry Day and the UN’s International Day of Forests, with this year’s theme being “Forests and sustainable production and consumption”.
In China this is the birthday of Guanyin, the Buddhist Goddess of Mercy, the most revered of Buddhist Bodhisattvas. Given the global challenges associated with both the war in Ukraine and the pandemic, this Goddess (sometimes depicted with “a thousand arms”) will surely be the recipient of millions of prayers at this time. Hopefully this Goddess of Infinite Compassion will be merciful enough to help bring an end to that horrible war and to help eradicate the pandemic.
In this US this is when official confirmation hearings begin for Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson who has been chosen to replace retiring Supreme Court Judge Stephen Breyer.
2 Etz’nab’ (March 22nd) – a dynamic “knife-edged” type of energy that can dazzle and/or divide and separate, exactly one cycle since Jeff Bezos stepped down as CEO of Amazon. Currently this is the UN’s World Water Day, which celebrates water and advocates for the sustainable management of fresh water resources. The goal of this day is also to raise awareness of the global water crisis, with this year’s theme being “Groundwater – making the invisible visible”
3 Kawak (March 23rd) – an “activating storm” or “activation of compassion” type of influence that can manifest as a true weather storm or a “storm” of compassion or emotion, in place on the UK’s second National Day of Reflection, on the second anniversary of the first Covid-19 lockdown, in remembrance of those who have died during the pandemic. Many special events will be held at this time, with many English cathedrals involved in special events.
As happened last time, a minute of silence will be observed at noon and prominent landmarks will be lit up in the evening. Click here for various ways to be involved.
In addition, this is National Puppy Day, a day to raise awareness about such things as puppy mills, to help save orphaned puppies around the globe, and to help puppies to find good homes.
4 Ajaw (March 24th) – a “defining” energy associated with the full light of the sun, symbolic of renewal and enlightenment, the same “defining” Burner Day energy that coincided with Long Count 22.214.171.124.0, the end of the 13th B’aktun on Dec. 21st, 2012, the day in which a whole new Great Cycle of Time was “seated”. Currently this day marks the completion of the 13th Tzolk’in cycle since that date, and the beginning of the 14th cycle.
Significantly, this is the day when an extraordinary meeting of NATO leaders will take place in Brussels to discuss the Russian invasion of Ukraine. In 1945 this was the energy that brought forth the signing of the unconditional documents of surrender by German forces, that put an end to the “big lies” that Hitler had been promulgating in Germany. One of the key things that NATO leaders have to focus on is how to bring “enlightenment” to the people of Russia – how to break through the propaganda lies that have kept Russian people in ignorance about what Russian forces have been doing in Ukraine – so that change can come from within.
In his call for the people of the world to gather in public on this day to show support for Ukraine, President Zelenskyy is saying that the war breaks the heart of “every free person on the planet.” “Come to your squares, your streets. Make yourselves visible and heard,” he said. “Say that people matter. Freedom matters. Peace matters. Ukraine matters.”
Note that in the past many space-related events have taken place under this energy, such as the Apollo 11 lunar landing in 1969. This was also the energy in place when the Space Shuttle Atlantis spent its final day in space, in 2011, marking the end of the space shuttle era.
5 Imix (March 25th) – the “blessing of birth”, representative of both “the realm of all potential” and chaos; symbolic of the primordial realm, which contains “all possibilities”, coinciding at this time with the Feast of the Annunciation, a Christian holiday commemorating the visit of the angel Gabriel to the Virgin Mary, announcing that she would give birth to Jesus. This is also the start of National Physicians Week in the U.S.
In 1945 this was the energy in place on VE day, when the world jubilantly celebrated the end of World War II in Europe and the beginning of peace. Currently this marks four cycles since the inauguration of Volodymyr Zelenskyy as the president of Ukraine on May 20, 2019. Wouldn’t it be amazing if this was the day when peace returns to Ukraine!
This energy was also in place on that historic day in 1969 when Commander Neil Armstrong and lunar module pilot Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to set foot on the moon after landing the day before.
At this point it has been three cycles exactly (780 days) since the coronavirus outbreak aboard the Diamond Princess cruise ship, early in 2020, which led to the ship, with 2,666 mostly Japanese passengers aboard, being quarantined in the Port of Yokohama. Guests were forbidden to disembark, told to wear masks, and confined to their cabins. With over 700 passengers and crew on board testing positive, the Diamond Princess became the focal point for the highest number of cases outside mainland China and people were beginning to see how quickly the coronavirus could spread. Within a few weeks other ships had similar experiences, leading to a shutdown of the entire cruise ship industry. At that time the WHO reported that in the previous 24 hours there had been 106,000 coronavirus cases reported globally – the most in a single day since the outbreak began. And, as we all know, that number increased significantly over the following months. Currently, with the global average of new cases still up around 1.5 million per day, it seems that this is still far from over.
6 Ik’ (March 26th) – an “everywhere” type of energy associated with wind, breath, and spirit, coinciding at this time with Earth Hour when households and businesses around the world are encouraged to switch off non-essential lights for one hour, from 8:30-9:30 pm as a sign of commitment to the planet.
This “wind everywhere” can be highly consequential, as seen in 2020 when the impeachment acquittal in the US took place under this influence, which set democracy itself to teetering “on the brink”.
In 2015 this was the energy in place when a marathon meeting took place between Germany, France, Ukraine, and Russia that laid the groundwork for a ceasefire between Ukraine and Russia, to bring an end to the conflict that had been raging in its eastern regions. In 1945 this was the energy in place when World War II officially ended, after Germany’s unconditional surrender on 4 Ajaw.
Currently this is the beginning of a critical transition period within the Maya calendar cycle known as the Wayeb’, the transitional days immediately preceding the Maya New Year. This 6 Ik’ day is the “seating” of the Wayeb’, the first of these five “bridging” days. Although some traditionally saw this liminal period as “dangerous” or at least a time zone that required special vigilance or caution, others saw these five days as transitional days or “days of rest”, a good time to fast, meditate, and purify to eliminate toxins and cleanse one’s spirit in order to prepare for the new year. In general this is a good time for “cleansing”, for shedding the “burdens” of the past in order to prepare for a new cycle.
This is U.S. House of Representatives’ Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s 82nd Gregorian birthday.
7 Ak’b’al (March 27th) – a “self-generating” type of energy associated with the concept of “temple” or “house”, but also darkness or “sanctuary”, the energy that was in place at the time of Richard Nixon’s presidential win in 1968. In 1492 this was the energy in place when Christopher Columbus embarked on his first voyage into the unknown.
In 2015 this was the energy in place when the Minsk II agreement was signed between Russia and Ukraine, that set out the parameters for the withdrawal of heavy weapons from the front line, and for constitutional reform in Ukraine.
And on a much, much lighter note, this is currently the day of the 94th Academy Awards ceremony in Hollywood.
8 K’an (March 28th) – a “resurrection” type of energy associated with germination and even opulence, at the time of a close approach of the waning crescent Moon to Venus, Saturn, and Mars in the pre-dawn sky. This is the new date for the Papal visit by delegates from the AFN, Métis, and Inuit Nations, that had been postponed from Dec. 20th due to the pandemic.
It has now been three cycles since the death of Dr. Li Wenliang, the doctor who issued the first warning to colleagues that there were 7 confirmed cases of coronavirus.
9 Chikchan (March 29th) – representative of “outwardly-projecting” lifeforce, this is a powerful force that can spawn major weather events such as typhoons, and even push forth “evolutionary” events that can significantly impact the world, as happened when the First Women’s Rights Convention convened in New York in 1848.
This energy was also in place at the beginning of World War II when Germany invaded Poland in 1939, and again in 1944 when Paris was liberated by the Allies. In 1863, this was in place at the beginning of the horrific Battle of Gettysburg, seen as a turning point during the U.S. civil war, as the Confederate army was forced to retreat.
Currently this energy marks one Calendar Round (52 years less 13 days) since the April 11th, 1970 launch of Apollo 13.
10 Kimi (March 30th) – a double “absolute foundations” type of energy that is represented by the death god in both the number and daysign positions, on the final day of the Wayeb’, just prior to the Maya New Year. As of this day it has been 10 cycles since the unconditional ceasefire went into effect in Ukraine in 2015, after the signing of the Minsk II agreement four days earlier.
This is the opening day for a 2-day World Humanitarian Summit in the UAE. It is also National Doctors’ Day in the U.S., in recognition of the contributions of physicians to individual lives and communities. By this time the death toll from Covid-19 in the U.S. will have surpassed one million, with the total number of Covid-19 cases registered in the US being close to 82 million. With the global death toll over 6 million, it appears that one out of every six deaths globally has been American. The strain on doctors in that country, the medical community as a whole, and the overall system has been unimaginable.
This is the day when NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei – who recently broke the U.S. single spaceflight record of 340 days – is due to leave the space station with two Russians aboard a Soyuz capsule for a touchdown in Kazakhstan
11 Manik’ (March 31st) – “inspirational deer”, a change-oriented day aligned with the idea of reciprocity and new possibilities, although there can be a sacrificial aspect to it. This is an energy that can be somewhat “fiery” since Manik’ is a “carrier” of the sun on Earth, with the number 11 also being highly Earth-aligned. Situated in a position of intensity near the end of this “earth-movement” trecena, this energy is representative of solar power in tandem with strong Earth-aligned forces, coinciding at this time with the “seating” of the Classical Maya New Year.
This is National Indigenous Languages Day in Canada, the last day of National Physicians Week in the U.S., and the International Transgender Day of Visibility.
This is the day when papers regarding New York attorney-general Letitia James’s request for the dumpster, Ivanka, and dumpster Jr. to appear for depositions in the civil investigation into the Trump Organization are due to be submitted to the appeals court. A ruling in favour of Letitia James would mean that those three must sit for depositions within 2 weeks.
12 Lamat (April 1st) – a double Venus type of force representative of the “grouping together” influence of the number 12 in combination with Lamat’s “heralding” type of energy, which sometimes “signals” some critical development. This is an energy that is often associated with tornadoes. This is April Fool’s Day and, in the evening, the beginning of Ramadan.
This is the Maya birth energy of E. Jean Carroll, who continues with her battle for justice in her long, protracted lawsuit against the dumpster.
13 Muluk (April 2nd) – “transformational water” – an energetic, often dramatic, type of energy that can trigger strong feelings and stir environmental forces which have, on occasion in the past, developed into floods, tornadoes, and even hurricanes. At this time this energy coincides with the first full day of Ramadan. This is a time for prayer, for fasting from dawn to sunset, for personal introspection, for charity-giving, and for attending to traditional Muslim spiritual practices, which continue for 30 days. In some parts of India the New Year’s festival of Yugadi (aka Ugadi or Samvatsaradi, meaning “beginning of the year”) will be celebrated at this time.
It has now been 8 full cycles since the July 2016 Wikileaks release of documents stolen by Russian hackers from the DNC (and called for by the dumpster), intended to hurt Hillary Clinton, which triggered the torrent of speculation that ultimately resulted in Clinton’s loss in that 2016 election – and all the political chaos that has happened ever since.
This is the Maya birth energy of Denis Hayes, the founder of Earth Day.
[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.]