Last December, just as the old year was ending, the Kimi trecena brought an unfathomable new reality to the Philippines as the survivors of Super Typhoon Nock-ten surveyed the ruins of homes, villages, and livelihoods and began assessing their losses. The behemoth that had hammered them the day before was the most intense tropical cyclone in 56 years.And now, exactly one 260-day cycle later, the first day of the Kimi trecena again sees the survivors of yet another massive weather event (make that several) stumbling through wreckage after wreckage, from one island and nation to another, trying to come to grips with the complete devastation that has been wrought upon their homes and lives by wind-related events beyond their control. In the Philippines an estimated one million people were in desperate need of aid at the end of 2016. In the Caribbean, southern US, and Mexico, the numbers facing a similar situation could be much higher.
As it happens, some of history’s largest storms have also taken place during this trecena,
including the humungous Carrington solar superstorm event of 1859 that impacted Earth, and Superstorm Nuri that slammed into Alaska’s Aleutian Islands in 2014. This Superstorm not only changed the course of the jet stream but also created a massive polar vortex that brought freezing temperatures to Canada and the lower 48 states throughout the trecena, in the first big chill of that winter.
So here we are again with enormous winds turning things upside down, stripping things down to the “bare bones”, as is part of the Kimi metaphor, forcing vast numbers of people to “step back”, hunker down, and regroup as they face the enormous task of weathering the “stripping down” process, assessing the complexities involved in creating new foundations for their lives, and beginning the process of restoration and renewal. This time an unprecedented number of people have been forced to not only let go of restrictions (often part and parcel of this trecena), but have been put into the position of having to rebuild lives completely.
Asociated with all this there is often a “chill”, either figuratively or literally, as happened in Manitoba on the last appearance of One Kimi when a Boxing Day blizzard brought that province to a near standstill and caused similar problems in the Northern U.S. Plains. On that day, which was a national day of mourning in Russia for plane crash victims, the world learned that Oleg Erovinkin, the ex-KGB chief suspected of helping the former MI6 spy Christopher Steele to compile his dossier on Donald Trump, was found dead in the back of his car in Moscow, adding another layer of “chill” to the speculation about Trump’s connections with the Kremlin. The following day we learned of the death of Carrie Fisher, best known as the beloved “Princess Leia” from Star Wars.But as much as Kimi can, at times, seem like “death”, it is also about new beginnings, and the start of the process of regeneration. Two cycles ago there was tremendous hope generated at the end of this Kimi trecena through the signing, by 175 nations, of the historic climate change accord. At that time UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon called it “a moment in history . . . . a new covenant with the future”.Indeed, there was a similar sentiment towards the end of this trecena in 1919, with the signing of the Treaty of Versailles between Germany and the Allies, after the conclusion of World War I.
Four cycles ago the opening day of this trecena coincided with the illumination of a nine mile line of 8,000 helium-filled balloons in Berlin, representing “hope for a world without walls”, marking the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.
Indeed, the forces in place at this time can be so intense that they can often trigger significant changes in state, including the ignition of whole new ways of thinking. In 1473 the last day of this trecena brought Nicolaus Copernicus into this world, an individual who literally changed the axis of “reality” during his lifetime 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. A similar shift happened in 1582 when, on the last day of this trecena, the Julian calendar was replaced by the Gregorian calendar in several European countries.
At the moment, with so much in flux in the world at large, it seems that matters of life and death are being brought into people’s attention at an alarming rate. Issues that have been the subject of “debate” for some, such as climate change, are now demanding attention so prominently that they can no longer be ignored or shelved. And even if there are forces that try to sabotage something critical to life and death, such as “those who do not believe in climate change”, the pushback is so strong that the consequences of such notions cannot be denied.
As we embark on this trecena there are currently many, many unknowns. How much damage was caused by the hurricanes and floods? How many people will be homeless? How many people will have to rebuild from the ground up? What will be the track of Hurricane Jose? What is going on with North Korea? What about the hundreds of thousands trying to escape from Myanmar? When will the wildfires be contained? And on and on . . . .
As if there won’t be enough to deal with during the progress of this trecena, the final day tends to be a particularly powerful force that can be quite dazzling and attention getting, but at this point it is too early to speculate, other than to provide the reminder that overall this is a trecena that begins and ends with important “spirit-oriented” energies that call for attention. One Kimi, that great “foundational” force, often says “enough is enough – let’s bring things back to basics” so that restoration and renewal can begin. This is a key genesis point for regeneration. At the end of of the thirteen days 13 Etz’nab’ generally provides the flash and dazzle that pushes forward the transformational forces that will bring in the following trecena, which will be . . . . Yikes – “Kawak” (storm). Keep those hatches battened down!
Undoubtedly this will be a very, very difficult couple of weeks (and beyond) for millions of people. Many will be facing monumental challenges. But even if one is fortunate enough not to be directly affected by what is currently happening in disaster zones, this is still an excellent time to review one’s overall “state”, 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 particular 13-day period the energies of the Kimi trecena will coincide with a number of important marker days, including the Autumn Equinox, the start of Munich’s massive Oktoberfest, the Jewish Rosh Hashanah, and the beginning of the Islamic New Year. So there is a sense of renewal that will weave through this trecena even as some things appear to have come to an end.
Again, Kimi often provides the reminder that thinking differently can often be very useful in situations that need to change, in order to generate better outcomes. During this time these are the energies that will come into play:
1 Kimi (Sept. 12th) – the “initiation” of “death/return to Source”/foundations, at a time when two massive hurricanes are on the rampage in the Caribbean and southeastern US, at the same time as Texas is attempting to deal with the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey and Mexico is attempting to deal with the aftermath of both Hurricane Katia and an 8.1 earthquake. Opening of the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA 72) and General Assembly week. The day of the “Hand in Hand Benefit for Hurricane Relief” (set to broadcast on multiple networks) and for the Australian Marriage Equality vote.
This was the energy in place during World War I, in April of 1917, when the famous aerial battle took place between Canadian flying ace Billy Bishop and Manfred von Richthofen, the legendary “Red Baron”.
2 Manik’ (Sept. 13th) – a dynamic type of energy aligned with the idea of reciprocity, this time in conjunction with the 100th anniversary of the 5th appearance of “Our Lady” at Fatima. This is the energy that brought forth a major coronal mass ejection from the sun in 2010.
3 Lamat (Sept. 14th) – the “activation” of the “bright star” heralding energy aligned with leadership, in place at this time as Russia and Belarus begin their Zapad-2017 national defense military exercises, which will be monitored by international observers.
4 Muluk (Sept. 15th) – a “defining” day associated with the shape-shifting energy of water, one of the 5 energies at the centre of the Aztec Sun Stone. The day of the “Grand Finale” for the Cassini spacecraft as it is piloted directly into the surface of Saturn after doing 22 “dives” through Saturn’s rings. As it happens, Cassini was launched during this trecena – on 9 Ix, Oct. 15, 1997 – 28 cycles ago as of Sept. 20th.
5 Ok (Sept. 16th) – the “blessing of love”, also associated with fire, protection, guidance, and justice; the energy in place when the “solar tsunami” from a coronal mass ejection hit Earth in 2010. Three cycles ago this energy coincided with the ignition of the fierce Rocky fire in northern California that burned throughout the rest of the trecena, destroying 43 residences.Currently this energy coincides with start of the 184th Munich Oktoberfest, one of the largest festivals in the world. In Mexico parades, feasting, and fireworks will mark Independence Day.
6 Chuwen (Sept. 17th) – a “six directions” type of energy aligned with creativity and play, but sometimes associated with the unexpected, this time in place on Terry Fox Day.
This was the energy in place when the European Space Agency successfully landed Philae on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko in 2014 in the first-ever controlled landing on a comet nucleus.
7 Eb’ (Sept. 18th, 2017) – a “self-generating stream-of-consciousness” type of energy; a revitalizing force representative of the fertile “mid-point” in this trecena; sometimes a turning point towards the opening up of new possibilities, this time in conjunction with the Nezujinja shrine Grand Festival and Respect for the Aged Day in Japan
8 B’en (Sept. 19th) – the “resurrection” of personal authority, on the opening of the General Debate at the United Nations. Also International Talk Like a Pirate Day.
9 Ix (Sept. 20th) – an “outwardly projecting” type of energy often associated with deep mysteries, at the time of the New Moon. Events that take place under this influence can have long range influence, this time coinciding with the Calendar Round (New Fire) anniversary of the precise energy (day + month) that was in place in 1965 when Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law the Immigration and Nationality Act.Currently this 9 Ix energy coincides with the start of Rosh Hashanah (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 Day that runs from the evening of Sept. 20th to the evening of Sept. 22nd. This is also the beginning of the Islamic New Year (in the evening), and the last day of the Russia-Belarus Zapad-2017 national defense military exercises. This day marks 28 cycles precisely since the launch of the Cassini spacecraft for its grand rendezvous with Saturn.
10 Men (Sept. 21st) – “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, this time coinciding with the 33rd anniversary of the UN’s International Day of Peace and the end of the Islamic New Year (in the evening). Jupiter near the waxing crescent moon.
11 Kib’ (Sept. 22nd) – an energy that can be either change-oriented or “inspirational” (or both), often aligned with Kib’s orientation around shedding a kind of “first light” on things, as when the first proton-proton collisions recorded by the Large Hadron Collider took place in 2009. At this time this energy coincides with the Autumn Equinox, World Car free day, Elephant Appreciation Day, and the end of Rosh Hashanah at the time when NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft approaches Earth for its gravity assist.
12 Kab’an (Sept. 23rd) – a “dedication” type of energy associated with movement – specifically “Earth movement”, making it another powerful energy associated with moving new ideas forward, coinciding at this time with International Rabbit Day, Playing for Change Day, the start of Moscow’s Circle of Light Festival (Sept. 23- 27), and the opening of the Invictus Games in Toronto, with 17 nations competing.
This is yet another day that some interpret as having great “world ending” prophetic significance tied in with a particular cosmic alignment and its assumed connection to Revelation 12. And while it is interesting to see that this coincudes with the 12th day of this “source” oriented trecena, at a time when it seems like the world is coming apart at the seams, it is also intriguing to see that it is on the cusp of 13 Etz’nab’, which is often quite dramatic and attention-getting. So whatever does (or does not) happen on this day will likely be the topic of much discussion as this trecena comes to an end.
Also taking place on this day is a Harvard Law School conference that will be live-streamed, that will focus on the concept of the “populist plutocracy” and its inherent dangers and consequences – a conference that should provide some insight into what is currently taking place in the U.S.
13 Etz’nab’ (Sept. 24th) – “transformational flint”, a “heavy-duty” (and often “dazzling”) force for change, this time in conjunction with World Rivers day and the day of Germany’s federal election. Two cycles since the signing of the historic global accord to fight climate change (the Paris Climate Change Agreement). Three Calendar Rounds (3 x 52 years) since Abraham Lincoln appointed General McClellan to lead the Union Army in 1861, at the start of the Civil War. Maya calendar anniversary of Brazil’s Declaration of Independence of Brazil in 1822.
[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.]