“One of the greatest recorded events of the last 150 years” – that has been the description given to the Solar Superstorm that took place on 1 Kimi 14 Xul in 1859. And this is the energy combination that returns on July 25th, for only the third time in 156 years. Not that it means that we are about to undergo another Carrington event, as it has been called, but rather it is something to be aware of as “energy echoes” can often be felt on important “energy returns” as this is.
And Kimi does have a way of bringing surprises. As a result of that huge geo-magnetic storm on the sun, the largest ever recorded, auroras were seen all over the Earth the following day and telegraph systems were greatly disrupted as Earth received the impact of that major solar flare. And although this 1859 event was truly significant, something similar happened during the early days of the Kimi trecena in 2010 when another enormous coronal mass ejection hit the Earth, triggering major auroras.
But it isn’t just the sun and auroras that have been highlighted under this influence, as the last appearance of this energy frame (last November) brought forth the “explosive cyclogenesis” (aka “weather bomb”) that was named Superstorm Nuri, an enormous system that slammed into Alaska’s Aleutian Islands, bringing 50 ft. waves and 96mph wind gusts in one of the strongest storms ever to hit the Bering Sea. Reportedly it changed the course of the jet stream, creating a massive polar vortex that brought freezing temperatures to Canada and the lower 48 states throughout the rest of the trecena, in the first big chill of the winter, truly stripped things down to “bare bones”, which is part of the Kimi metaphor.In accordance with the skeletal imagery that pertains to the first day of this time frame, there is sometimes a “death” and “acknowledgement of ancestors” aspect to this energy. As the governing energy for this 13-day period Kimi represents the idea of returning to spiritual foundations as the genesis point for regeneration.
That process of going “back to source” has, at times, brought forth many world-shattering events, such as in the assassination of the Archduke Ferdinand in 1914, that precipitated World War I, one of the most horrific wars in history. In 1989 the Exxon Valdez oil tanker spill off the coast of Alaska took place during this trecena, becoming one of the world’s most devastating human-caused environmental disasters, with the death of untold numbers of birds, animals, and marine species. In 2010 this trecena brought the dreadful cave-in at a copper and gold mine in Chile that left 33 miners trapped and fighting for their lives nearly 2300 ft. underground. And then – the following April – this trecena laid the foundations for the “Arab Spring” with the eruption of massive protest demonstrations in areas such as Yemen, Libya, Morocco, Syria, and other places in the Middle East.
While the Kimi trecena often requires people to “step back” and regroup, often requiring a kind of “return to basics”, it doesn’t necessarily have to be hugely disruptive. Indeed, it can be rejuvenating , as seen in the signing of the Treaty of Versailles between Germany and the Allies in 1919, after the conclusion of World War I. Indeed, much of the energy associated with this 13 day period revolves around the idea of letting go of restrictions so that restoration and renewal can be initiated.
As the last day of this trecena coincides with the 70th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima, that theme of restoration and renewal will be strongly re-emphasized in events on that day and for several weeks thereafter. The Maya energy at that time will be 13 Etz’nab’, which has a strong “discrimination” aspect to it, as its “knife edge” quality has the power to dramatically “shape” situations or bring things to a halt, as when time itself was “rearranged” under this influence in 1582 as the Gregorian calendar came into effect in several European countries. This particular day also marks the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 that ended racial discrimination in voter registration, so many commemorative events will likely be held in that regard.
Indeed, many significant events often take place at the end of this trecena, many of which have the potential to trigger whole new ways of thinking, as demonstrated by the work done by Nicolaus Copernicus in the 16th century. Born under the hugely transformative influence of 13 Etz’nab’ at the end of this trecena, Copernicus literally changed the axis of “reality” when he formulated a heliocentric model of the universe with the Sun at the centre rather than the Earth. This provided a revolutionary new “baseline” for thinking and being.
So for situations that may look bleak, “dead”, or lost, this can be a good time frame for “returning to basics” for reassessment or even for resting to allow things to “blow over”, prior to the “return to life”. Overall this presents an opportunity to clean out whatever is not wanted or needed, to give concerted thought to what IS wanted, and to set up new foundations for what you want to rejuvenate or bring into your life. During this time frame these are the energies that will come into play.
1 Kimi (July 25th) – the “initiation” of “death/return to Source”/foundations, the New Fire return of the energy that was in place at the time of the “Carrington event” in 1859, at the time of the opening of the Special Olympics World Summer Games in Los Angeles, involving 6500 athletes representing 165 countries. In the UK this marks the first day of Upfest 2015, Europe’s largest street art and graffiti festival, involving over 250 artists from 25 countries.
2 Manik’(July 26th) – a dynamic type of energy aligned with the idea of reciprocity; the energy that brought forth a major coronal mass ejection from the sun in 2010
3 Lamat (July 27th) – the “activation” of the “bright star” heralding energy, aligned with leadership; as was in place at the launch of OSO 1, the first astronomy satellite that gathered solar flare data (launched in 1962). Last day of Upfest 2015.
4 Muluk (July 28th ) – a “defining” day associated with the shape-shifting energy of water
5 Ok (July 29th) – the “blessing of love”, also associated with fire, protection, guidance, and justice; the energy in place when the “solar tsunami” hit the earth in 2010 from the coronal mass ejection noted above6 Chuwen (July 30th) – a “six directions” type of energy aligned with creativity and play, but sometimes associated with the unexpected, as was in place when the European Space Agency successfully landed Philae on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko last year in the first-ever controlled landing on a comet nucleus
7 Eb’ (July 31st) – a “self-generating stream-of-consciousness” type of energy; a revitalizing force representative of a fertile “mid-point” to the trecena, this time in conjunction with the Full Moon – a “Blue Moon” (2nd Full Moon this month). This could be a turning point towards the opening up of new possibilities.
8 B’en (Aug. 1st) – the “resurrection” of personal authority
9 Ix (Aug. 2nd) – an “outwardly projecting” type of energy often associated with deep mysteries; events that take place under this influence can have long range implications
10 Men (Aug. 3rd) – “foundational Higher Vision” – a Burner Day aligned with “taking the fire” in conjunction with the “high vision” of the Eagle; this is strong energy that has the potential to be quite explosive but can also open up far-reaching possibilities.
11 Kib’ (Aug. 4th) – an energy that can be either change-oriented or “inspirational”, often aligned with shedding a kind of “first light” on things, as when the first proton-proton collisions recorded by the Large Hadron Collider took place under this influence in 2009; currently at the same time as a Venus-Jupiter conjunction.
12 Kab’an (Aug. 5th) – a “grouping together” type of energy associated with movement – specifically “Earth movement” – making it another powerful energy associated with moving new ideas forward13 Etz’nab’ (Aug. 6th) – “transformational flint”, this time in conjunction with the 70th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima and the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 in the U.S. A powerful force that can be quite dazzling and attention getting, this was the energy in place six cycles ago at the time of the royal wedding in the U.K., on the same day as massive anti-government protest demonstrations were taking place across Syria (in April of 2011). Four cycles ago this energy coincided with the onslaught of Super Typhoon Jelawat that struck Okinawa and Japan’s main island of Honshu, and on its last occurrence states of emergency were declared in 10 New York counties due to enormous dump of snow from the blizzard the day before.
[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.]