The state funeral for Queen Elizabeth II, the funeral for Prince Philip, and the birth of Diana, Princess of Wales – what do these events have in common? They all took place on One Kawak, the Maya Calendar energy that begins this trecena – generally a stormy, highly consequential period.
Traditionally this was seen a time frame that was under the auspices of Tláloc, the Aztec god of rain (known as Chac to the Maya). And indeed, Chac often announces his presence at the start of this period in dramatic, sometimes highly tempestuous ways. It is not unusual for this period to open with clouds, lightning, thunder, and heavy rainfall – as is underway right now as Typhoon Nanmadol pounds Japan with high winds and torrential rains. More than seven million people have been advised to seek shelter. Similarly, Puerto Rico is dealing with the affects of powerful Hurricane Fiona, a destructive storm that is now hammering that region, unleashing massive flooding and landslides, five years after the catastrophic Hurricane Maria.
Kawak often manifests as a highly catalytic energy traditionally associated with clouds, lightning, thunder, and heavy rainfall that has the potential to create either a “water blessing” that can purify and transform, or set off some sort of complete disaster as it did in early 2021 when Super Typhoon Surigae hit the Philippines. Indeed, in 2004, an earlier version of Typhoon Nanmadol struck the Philippines on the first day of this period, causing enormous destruction. The last time this trecena was in place was during the first two weeks of January when severe weather brought heavy rain, thunderstorms, flash flooding, and tornadoes to the US Midwest, prompting Kentucky’s governor to declare a state of emergency.
And it is not only severe weather that tends to characterize this period, but also “high drama”, as seen in March of 2014 when the first day of this trecena saw a dramatic storm cloud roll in over Sydney, Australia, in a huge “wave” that dumped 30mm of rain in just 30 min., causing buildings to shake. When this trecena returned later that year it brought “the worst snowstorm in recorded history” to the New York area, with snow so deep and heavy that many roofs collapsed under the weight. And then there was Hurricane Katrina and the inundation of New Orleans in 2005 during the last three days of this time frame.
But it is not only severe weather that often appears during this period. This is also a time frame that can trigger enormous compassion, and even “floods of tears” – as is happening at this time in the U.K., as the opening day of this trecena coincides with the funeral for Queen Elizabeth II . And here we have a direct echoing of events from two cycles ago, when Prince Philip’s funeral took place at Windsor Castle, on the first day of this trecena, during the height of the pandemic. The image of Queen Elizabeth, dressed in black, and sitting alone, was haunting. Even the passage from Ecclesiasticus that was read during that service included storm-related passages:
In his majesty he gives the clouds their strength,
and the hailstones are broken in pieces.
The voice of his thunder rebukes the earth;
when he appears, the mountains shake.
The looks on the faces of the estimated 750,000 people who filed through Westminster Hall over the past few days, after waiting for hours (and sometimes days) in the queues, in order to have one last opportunity to be close to their long-serving Queen, and to say their final respectful farewells, have spoken volumes. Their solemnity, their dignity and grace, and their gestures of prayer, gratitude, grief, and affection for their Queen revealed a “oneness of spirit” that is rarely ever seen in the world these days.
The funeral underway for Queen Elizabeth II on this One Kawak day will be heart-wrenching for millions. It is the end of an era, the end of a dream, the conclusion of a significant chapter in British history that has been highly personal, as the Queen has been a steady and comforting presence in the midst of tumultuous change in the lives of every single individual who walked all those miles in those long queues to be there, even for a few moments. So, at this time, these tears of compassion are coinciding with a time of profound transition. No one can be sure of what comes next, but millions are feeling the loss.
And many are also thinking of the funeral of the much-loved Princess Diana, but few (if any) would know that the energy in place at this time (One Kawak) is also Diana’s Maya birth energy. Nor would they be aware that just over 500 years earlier, in 1509, that same energy was in place when a young King Henry VIII married Catherine of Aragon.
Looking back, we see that the catalyzation process triggered by Chac can take many forms. In 1944, for example, this trecena brought forth the greatest amphibious invasion in history, on a day now referred to as D-Day, as allied forces landed in Normandy on the life-oriented mid-point of this trecena, marking the beginning of European liberation. In 2017 President Obama delivered his poignant farewell address as president on the third day of this period. In 2019 hearings related to the dumpster’s first impeachment took place during this period, with Michael Cohen’s seven hours of detailed testimony unfolding on the first day of this time frame. That was seen as a “pivotal moment”, a key inflection point in that investigative process.
In the summer of 1963 this trecena triggered the first national integrated civil rights march in U.S. history. Last year the focus was on the Black Lives Matter movement, with the trial and conviction related to the death of George Floyd coming to its conclusion on the fourth day of this time frame.
And then there is the pandemic, now well into its third year. Two cycles ago, the situation was particularly dire when this trecena was in place. India, in particular, was reporting a “storm (or tsunami) of infections” as India set a new global record for the most new infections in a single day – averaging over 350,000 new cases for several days in a row. One cycle ago the global number of cases had reached well over 300 million by the end of the trecena, and a new wave was sweeping through a number of countries, particularly the U.S. Over the past 260 days that number has doubled once again, and over 6.5 million deaths have been recorded globally, but daily numbers of new cases do seem to be decreasing overall and death numbers have dropped significantly – thankfully!!
At this time Climate Week NYC 2022 will take place, as well as The Global Fund’s Seventh Replenishment Conference, which is held every three years. Described as “the world’s opportunity to rise to the challenge and take bold action to protect everyone, everywhere from the deadliest infectious diseases,” it will be interesting to see what develops during this conference, as several countries have already pledged billions of dollars. As Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesu, chief of the World Health Organization, said one cycle ago, the coronavirus pandemic will be defeated this year if countries work together to contain its spread. “If we end inequity, we end the pandemic,” he said.
It seems that this is a concept that could apply to so many areas of human endeavor – by placing emphasis on cooperation for the common good, rather than on bigotry and avarice, so MUCH could be accomplished.
There is no doubt that this trecena will bring floods of tears and likely more storms. But we will also see MUCH compassion – the kind of deep compassion that can lead to significant change. And let’s not forget what’s going on in Ukraine, as the gruesome legacy of the Russian invasion unfolds, and Ukraine continues to push back Russia forces. This will be a significant, and highly memorable, time frame. Here are the energies that are coming into place:
One Kawak (Sept. 19th, 2022) – the “initiation” of a “catalytic storm”, on the day when the “most complex” security operation in the history of the U.K. will be in place, as some 2,000 people, including some 500 heads of state and foreign dignitaries (referred to as one of the biggest gathering of world leaders, which includes the Emperor and Empress of Japan) gather inside Westminster Abbey in London for Queen Elizabeth II’s state funeral, to say farewell to the UK’s longest reigning monarch (only King Louis XIV of France served longer.)
After a royal procession to Windsor Castle, there will be a commital service, attended by some 800 people, including members of the Queen’s Household and Windsor staff, at St. George’s Chapel, Windsor. It is estimated that more than a million people have descended on London to catch a glimpse of the ceremonies and processions, which will be watched via media by millions more worldwide.
This marks two cycles exactly since the funeral last April for Prince Philip at Windsor Castle, which took place on One Kawak 17 Pop, two Calendar Rounds exactly after the One Kawak 17 Pop apparition of the Virgin Mary to three children in the parish of Fatima in Portugal in 1917, the first of six such appearances over a five month period that year.
This is also the Maya Calendar birth energy of Diana, Princess of Wales, in 1961, the same energy that was in place in 1509 when King Henry VIII married Catherine of Aragon.
In Japan this is Respect for the Aged Day, intriguingly on the day when the world is paying respect to the second-longest reigning monarch in world history.
In New York this is the start of Climate Week NYC 2022, and the first day of The Global Fund’s Seventh Replenishment Conference, which is held every three years. The Global Fund is described as “The world’s opportunity to rise to the challenge and take bold action to protect everyone, everywhere from the deadliest infectious diseases.”
2 Ajaw (Sept. 20th) – a dynamic type of energy aligned with the full sun, full power, and the idea of “enlightenment”, coinciding at this time with first day of the UN’s General Debate. This marks two cycles since five of the world’s most powerful nations agreed that “a nuclear war cannot be won and must never be fought” in a rare joint pledge to reduce the risk of such a conflict ever starting. The pledge, called Joint Statement of the Leaders of the Five Nuclear-Weapon States on Preventing Nuclear War and Avoiding Arms Races, was signed by the US, Russia, China, the UK, and France, the five nuclear weapons states recognised by the 1968 Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) who are also the five permanent members of the UN security council. They are known as the P5 or the N5.
It has been 13 cycles since President Obama gave his address in East Berlin in 2013 where he outlined his vision for a safer, more cooperative world, to mark the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s 1963 speech, and 12 cycles since the Crimean parliament voted to secede from Ukraine and join the Russian Federation.
On this day the legendary Sophia Loren celebrates her 88th birthday.
3 Imix (Sept. 21st) – the “activation” of “birth” or the realm of all potential, coinciding with the UN’s International Day of Peace, with this year’s theme being “End Racism. Build Peace”. This is also known as World Gratitude Day.
In addition, this is World Alzheimer’s Day, associated with raising awareness about Alzheimer’s and dementia.
This also marks eight terrifying cycles since President Obama’s poignant farewell address to the nation in January of 2017, on the same day as the chiefs of U.S intelligence agencies brought forward the explosive information relating to, among other things, the hacking of the DNC. It has now been six cycles since the Justice Department’s Inspector General released a sweeping report on the FBI’s investigation into Hillary Clinton and her email server, with the conclusion that the FBI’s (and James Comey’s) actions not only “cast a cloud” over the bureau but also did a grave disservice to Clinton.
4 Ik’ (Sept. 22nd) the “defining” of wind/breath/spirit; an important energy associated with the connection between the sun and the wind oriented deity known as Quetzalcoatl/Feathered Serpent. This is one of the five energies at the centre of the Aztec Sun Stone. It is also the birth energy of Nahui Ehécatl (4 Wind aka 4 Ik’), one of the patrons of this time frame.
Currently this energy coincides with the Fall Equinox, and Remember Me Thursday, a day that is the focal point for a global campaign to increase awareness of pet adoption organizations around the world, a campaign to help orphaned pets to find forever homes. There is no doubt there continues to be a great need for assistance in this area.
This marks one cycle since US Attorney General Merrick Garland affirmed, in January of this year, that the US Justice Department was committed to defending democracy and to holding all perpetrators of the January 6th insurrection, at any level, accountable under law — whether they were present that day or were otherwise criminally responsible for the assault on democracy. As he put it, “We will follow the facts wherever they lead.” . . ..
Two cycles since the conclusion of the “powderkeg” trial in Minneapolis over the death of George Floyd.
5 Ak’b’al (Sept. 23rd) – the “pinpointing” of deep esoteric mysteries, coinciding with the UN’s International Day of Sign Languages, and Native American Day in California and Nevada.
Six cycles since the House Judiciary Committee in the U.S. formally began gathering proof of obstruction of justice, corruption, and abuses of power with regard to the “former guy’s” administration. Many of those abuses have now been brought to light and are the subjects of several on-going investigations.
6 K’an (Sept. 24th) – a “six directions” type of energy aligned with “youthful vitality”, coinciding at this time with the fifth Annual Canadian Walk for Veterans event, to provide support for veterans who suffer from PTSD (Sept. 24-25). It is also International Rabbit Day.
This marks four cycles since the publication of A Warning in 2019 which offered “an unprecedented behind-the-scenes portrait of the Trump presidency”, written by someone who identified himself as part of the “Resistance Inside the Trump Administration”. This took place at the same time as the “stormy” impeachment hearings over the dumpster’s attempt to coerce the president of Ukraine.
7 Chikchan (Sept. 25th) – a self-generating Liberation/Lifeforce type of energy, coinciding at this time with the New Moon, at a time when the distance between Jupiter and Earth will be the closest it’s been in 59 years. AccuWeather tells us that the last time Jupiter was this close was in 1963, when JFK was the US president.
This is also coinciding with the general elections in Italy, and with World Rivers day, a celebration of the world’s waterways, with emphasis on the importance of keeping them clean, particularly since it has been found that some of the world’s best-known rivers (including the Thames and the Danube) are contaminated with dangerously high levels of antibiotics.
This energy was seen traditionally as the daysign of Chicomecóatl, the Aztec Goddess of agriculture (especially maize) which was representative of the more positive aspects of this time frame, with its potential for providing conditions that are favorable for bringing forth nourishment.
However, this can also be an intense energy, as seen in 1985 when a devastating 8.1 earthquake struck Mexico City, collapsing over 400 buildings and killing at least 5,000 people. As it happened, another earthquake struck Mexico on the first day of this trecena (One Kawak) this time around, and then again on the fourth day, so again this trecena is shaking things up.
In 1944 the greatest amphibious assault in history, known as D-Day, took place under this influence, marking the beginning of European liberation near the end of World War II.
Currently this is the start of Rosh Hashanah (in the evening) – meaning “head of the year”, thought to be the anniversary of the creation of Adam and Eve, and the beginning of the Jewish New Year. Also known as the Feast of Trumpets, this is a Jewish High Holy period that runs from the evening of Sept. 25th to the evening of Sept. 27th
8 Kimi (Sept. 26th) – a “resurrection” type of energy associated with “death” or “absolute spiritual foundations” coinciding at this time with the full day of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. This is the UN’s International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons.This is the day when NASA will conduct its Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) to test Earth’s ability to alter the orbit of an asteroid that might threaten to crash into Earth. It is also a time when the Sun, Earth, and Jupiter will align nearly perfectly.
In India and many other places where Hindu festivals are celebrated this energy is currently coinciding with Shardiya Navratri, an auspicious Hindu Masik Durgashtami day associated with the arrival of the dazzling 10-armed warrior Goddess Durga, who comes in to battle against the forces of evil that threaten peace and prosperity. This Hindu deity represents the positive female forces of the universe, and is generally seen as the great divine mother whose name translates as “the one who eliminates sufferings”. Durga is seen as the protector of all that is good and harmonious in the universe. Traditionally this would be the day of her arrival on an elephant, at the beginning of a nine day festival that involves colourful processions, performance arts, pagentry, prayers and traditional songs and dances dedicated to the goddess.
9 Manik’ (Sept. 27th) – an “outwardly projecting” type of energy associated with reciprocity, coinciding with World Tourism Day and the last part of Rosh Hashanah.
Amid a great deal of controversy, the state funeral for assassinated ex-Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will take place on this day, despite the fact that more than half of Japan’s population is against it, partially due to its extravagant cost.
This is a Maya calendar anniversary of the energy that was in place when Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. gave his memorable “I Have a Dream” speech in 1963 at the Lincoln Memorial during the first national integrated civil rights march in the U.S., the largest civil rights rally in U.S. history.
10 Lamat (Sept. 28th) “foundational bright star” – a foundational “signalling” type of energy, currently coinciding with the UN’s International Day for Universal Access to Information, which aims “to raise public awareness of the critical role that newsrooms and journalists play in helping people make sense of — and improve — the rapidly changing world around them”. It is also World News Day, which is about supporting journalists and their audiences who work together, using facts and understanding, to make the world a better place. The Jan. 6th Committee was going to hold its final hearings on this day, but that was postponed due to Hurricane Ian hitting Florida.
In addition this is Confucius’s birthday, sometimes called “Teacher’s Day” as Confucius is known as China’s “First Teacher”.
In 1918 this was the energy in place when the Representation of the People Act came into effect that extended the vote to 8.4 million women in the UK over the age of 30.
It has been five cycles exactly since the US House of Representatives first passed a sweeping anti-corruption and government ethics package, known as For the People Act 2019 (H.R. 1, 2019) which was designed to expand voting rights, limit partisan gerrymandering, strengthen ethics rules, and fundamentally reshape how elections are run. It was reintroduced in 2021 and passed by the House. However, despite the popularity of this bill, it has yet to be passed by the Senate.
11 Muluk (Sept. 29th) – the “change” in conjunction with “water” energy that has brought forth many very intense water related events, such as Cat. 5 Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Currently it is Cat. 4 Hurricane Ian that is hammering central Florida, after making landfall a few hours earlier. Seven cycles ago this was the energy in place when the fast moving Hurricane Nate reached hurricane strength in the Gulf of Mexico, before making landfall near the Mississippi Delta two days later. Four cycles ago, in Nov. 2019, this 11 Muluk energy brought storms of “biblical proportions” that swept through France, Greece, and Italy, triggering landslides, flash floods, and black-outs. Three cycles ago there were widespread floods in Kerala, India at the same time as a devastating derecho ripped through Iowa, and two cycles ago Super Typhoon Surigae explosively intensified into a bomb cyclone under this influence, near the Aleutian Islands.
Hopefully things will be easier this time as this is World Heart Day and Michelmas, the feast of the Archangels, aka the Feast of Saints Michael, Gabriel, Raphael, and Uriel. It is also World Maritime Day, with this year’s theme being New Technologies for Greener Shipping.
12 Ok (Sept. 30th) – a “grouping together” energy associated with love, warmth, and guidance – and sometimes even fire, two cycles since the Parker Solar Probe (launched in 2018) “touched the sun” when it entered the solar atmosphere by flying through the sun’s corona.
This is the second annual National Day for Truth and Reconciliation in Canada, aka Orange Shirt
Day, which was designated as a national statutory holiday in June of 2021. The creation of this important day, in commemoration of the roughly 150,000 First Nations, Inuit, and Métis children in Canada who were forced to attend and suffer terrible abuses imposed by church-run residential schools over a period of more than 120 years, and the more than 4,000 children who are believed to have died in those schools, was one of the Calls to Action put forward by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
This is also the UN’s International Translation Day, celebrated on the feast day of St. Jerome, the Patron Saint of Librarians, and the Bible translator who is considered the patron saint of Translators, and International Podcast Day.
13 Chuwen (Oct. 1st) – “transformational monkey” or “transformational play”, an intense and highly creative “time weaving” type of energy, sometimes referred to as “Thirteen Threads”; a powerfully innovative type of force traditionally aligned with play, creativity, “time-weaving”, and even (at times) intense “trickery”. This is the kind of energy that can sometimes prompt one into thinking differently or trying out new possibilities, currently coinciding with the UN’s International Day for Older Persons, as well as former US president Jimmy Carter’s 98th Gregorian birthday. Happy Birthday Jimmy!
This is the 73rd Gregorian anniversary of the proclamation of the founding of The People’s Republic of China, marking the start of China’s National Day holiday at the beginning of a “golden week”, a national seven day holiday that can often foment massive traffic jams due to the humungous movement of people. It is also the beginning of Durga Puja in India, tied in with a celebration of the victory of good over evil, through the intervention of that great 10-armed warrior Goddess. This is a key day in India within this overall Durga oriented festival which continues until Oct. 5th.
[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.]