Here we are back at the last trecena (13 day period) in the current 260 day cycle. As this is the trecena that often “heralds” change prior to the beginning of a new cycle, it is not unusual to see major developments during this period, as happened on the first day of this period one cycle ago (last October). That was when 11.9 million files relating to tax-haven financial records, dubbed the Pandora Papers, were leaked to a global consortium of media outlets. The leaked files revealed secret financial dealings of many current or former world leaders, public officials, billionaires, celebrities, and business leaders who have held assets in or through tax havens, shedding light on the inner workings of a shadowy global financial world.
One cycle before that this trecena came into place as preparations were underway in Washington DC for Joe Biden’s inauguration in January of 2021. It was right after the insurrection at the US Capitol, with the global pandemic severely out-of-control. All 50 states in the US were on high alert, due to pandemic itself, and severe moral and economic crises were playing out in multiple areas. A momentous transition was underway in the US, with the former guy’s administration limping out, leaving a catastrophic trail of destruction behind. The new administration was faced with the enormous task of cleaning up the gigantic mess that had been fomented by over four years of “spiritual decay and moral decrepitude” (as Harvard professor Cornel West put it), compounded by the mess of the coup attempt, and the ongoing “Big Lie” rantings of someone who could not comprehend the concept of a “peaceful transition of power”.
Situated at the beginning of this trecena is the day known to the Maya as One Lamat, associated with Venus, the great celestial “signaller”, an energy that often heralds the need for alertness – as things are in the process of change. The Aztec saw this energy (which they referred to as One Rabbit) as the time in the deep mythic past when the cosmos was created by the gods, while the ancient Maya connected Lamat with Venus, which they saw as a “signaller”, particularly with regard to war related events. Currently this trecena is bringing us into summer, and the renewal of many key festivals and events that had been cancelled over the past two years due to the pandemic. But that also brings a strong reminder of the continued need for “alertness” as the pandemic is still far from being over!
One of the major patrons of this trecena was known to the Aztec as Xipe Tótec, the ancient Lord of Renewal and Liberation. The other was Xiuhtecuhtli, the Lord of Fire and Time – a deity connected with time-related change, as in cycle endings. Both of these entities are oriented around the idea of setting the stage for new beginnings. Sudden and dramatic change is not unusual at this time, particularly with regard to individuals in leadership positions. As it happens, three major international leaderhip summits will be taking place during this period – the six-day Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Rwanda, the three-day G7 summit in Germany, and the two-day NATO summit in Madrid.
Indeed, events relating to world leadership often seem to surface during this period, as could be seen eight cycles ago, in October of 2016, when this trecena sent out all sorts of warnings to the world to “get ready” for the monumental changes that were about to unfold, particularly with regard to the then-forthcoming U.S. presidential election. That included (on the final day of this trecena – the last day of the cycle) a massive internet cyber attack that involved the “weaponization” of internet-connected everyday devices, which knocked out access to many of the top internet sites such as Amazon, Twitter, Paypal, and Netflix. At that time it was becoming clear that the dumpster was using his Twitter feed to promulgate widespread “truth decay”. If enough people with courage had been on the ball at that time, this “signal” might have prompted actions that could have helped to nip the forthcoming “hellfire tornado” in the bud, before too much damage could be done. Indeed, then-House Speaker Paul Ryan made an effort when he announced that he would no longer defend the dumpster. However, the dumpster then “declared war” on Ryan and the GOP establishment, which cowered. One cycle after that, just months after his election, this trecena brought forth massive protest demonstrations in dozens of US cities, in a huge call for the dumpster’s impeachment, with marchers’ signs signalling sentiments such as “Illegitimate, Corrupt Puppet”, and “Worst President Ever”.
During the following cycles many departures from the White House occurred during this period and there were a number of huge protest demonstrations, such as the nationwide National School Walkout Day protest in March of 2018 that called for tougher gun control laws. Later that same year, Democrats began preparations to resume control of the US House of Representatives during this trecena, with 102 newly-elected women, just after the mid-term elections.
In the deeper past this is the trecena that was in place in 1918 when Russia’s Czar Nicholas and his family were executed by Bolshevik troops, at the beginning of this time period, after being removed from Imperial power and held in captivity for several months. Thirty-five years later this energy brought forth the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, on the first day of the same trecena that saw the coronation of Queen Elizabeth I in 1559 (the two coronations were only five Maya calendar days apart). Seven years after Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation that same One Lamat energy saw John F. Kennedy give his acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention (1960) after winning the Democratic nomination for president. Fast forward to 2013 and we find the inauguration of Pope Francis I on One Lamat, in an open air mass in St. Peter’s Square with heads of state and religious leaders from 132 international governments or organizations, and some 200,000 people in attendance.
In terms of this trecena as a whole, this is a time period that has precipitated a number of important “world shifting” events in the past, including the discovery of gold in California in 1848; the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945, followed by the unconditional surrender of Japan at the end of World War II; the passage of the Civil Rights Act in the U.S. in 1957; the first major Greenpeace event, in 1975; the completion of the deconstruction of the Berlin Wall in 1990; the storming of Baghdad by U.S. forces in 2003; and the Russian invasion of Ukraine in 2014. Several other key events related to Russia have also taken place during this period, as noted below.
While this trecena was in place two cycles ago, in January of 2021, the pandemic was surging, and over 200,000 new cases a day were being registered in the U.S. By the end of the trecena the global number of cases had reached over 102 million with over 26 million in the U.S. By one cycle later (mid October of last year) the global number of cases had climbed to over 240 million, of which over 45 million were in the U.S. Currently, as this trecena comes into place one cycle after that, we find that millions of people have learned to “live with” the situation, as some sort of “new normal” begins to take shape. But masks, vaccines, and other safety measures cannot be forgotten as the global numbers have now climbed to over 544 million, with some 86-88 million in the US, so that is still over a doubling of the global numbers over the past 260 days, and almost a doubling of the US numbers. To date 64 countries have registered over 1 million cases each; with 23 countries over 5 million and 12 countries over 10 million. The global death count, as this trecena begins, is now over 6,300,000. No time to let down your guard! There is much still to be done to curb this deadly trend.
As this trecena begins we can see great change being heralded on many fronts. As Russia’s bombardment of Ukraine continues, the European Union is discussing the admission of Ukraine as a candidate to join the EU, Finland and Sweden are getting ready to join NATO, and, reportedly, the forces on both sides are becoming more and more demoralized, as hundreds of lives have been lost, whole cities demolished, and huge quantities of equipment destroyed, prompted desertions and rebellion. In France, President Macron and his party have just suffered what Reuters referred to as a “democratic shock” . . . a major setback that could throw France into political paralysis unless Macron is able to negotiate alliances with the Socialist, Communist and Green parties that have formed the NUPES political union. A new era in politics is also about to begin in Colombia, as former guerilla Gustavo Petro just won their presidential race. This trecena will see him preparing to take his place as that country’s first leftist leader.
In the US, it is looking like this trecena will bring a conclusion to the Jan. 6th Committee’s public hearings, which are so vividly shedding light on the overall insurrection scheme, including the involvement not only of the “former guy”, but also of many GOP members who aided and abetted the coup attempt. As the US Department of Justice is now ramping up its efforts to hold people accountable, it is likely that this trecena will bring many more revelations and actions on this front. And out in the Pacific, this trecena will bring the start of the RIMPAC (Rim of the Pacific) naval exercises, the world’s largest international warfare (or peacekeeping) marine exercise involving representation from 26 nations.
Note, as well, that events related to several of our greatest rock stars – including Elvis Presley, David Bowie, Prince, Meat Loaf, and Mick Fleetwood – have coincided with this time frame.
In addition, note that at this particular time there will be a doubling of the numerical forces as the numbers associated with the daysigns are mirrored by the numbers related to the month, with the first day being 1 Lamat 1 Sek, the second day being 2 Muluk 2 Sek, the third day being 3 Ok 3 Sek, and so on. What is happening here is that the numerical forces relating to the Maya month of Sek (associated with bees and beekeeping) are exactly parallelling the Tzolk’in days. With this “Sek” force working in conjunction with the powerful, renewal-oriented, energies traditionally associated with the patrons of this trecena, it will be interesting to see how this plays out through this doubling of the numerical forces throughout this period, building up to a “double 13” on the final day.
As always this is a particularly good time to set the stage for personal new beginnings, an excellent time to work with this trecena’s energies to “signal” your intentions as you work to make whatever adjustments might be needed to address the shifting new realities – as President Macron will have to do in France, now that he no longer has majority control of his government. This is a great time to work with those “deities of renewal” – the Lord of Renewal and Liberation and the Lord of Fire and Time – who will be helping to set the foundations for the changes that will come. Here are the energies that will be in place at this time:
1 Lamat 1 Sek (June 20th) – the “initiation of leadership”, a heralding type of energy that can point towards change or new directions, as was in place two cycles ago when preparations were being made for Joe Biden’s inauguration as the 46th President of the US. This energy has often been an important marker point in terms of leadership in world history. George Washington was selected to become the Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army under this influence in 1775, and Queen Elizabeth II’s elaborate coronation took place under this influence in 1953. In 1960 this was in place at the time of John F. Kennedy’s acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention after winning the Democratic nomination for president, and in 2013, One Lamat brought the inauguration of Pope Francis I. Currently this energy marks two Calendar Rounds (a CR is 52 years less 13 days) since the late night-to-early-next-morning brutal assassination of Czar Nicholas and his family in July of 1918 by Bolshevik forces in Russia, bringing an end to the three-century-old Romanov dynasty.
This also marks three Calendar Rounds since the first reliable messages were sent across the Atlantic via transatlantic cable, in 1866, after earlier efforts had failed. This was a milestone in terms of global communications.
The idea of thousands of communications satellites orbiting Earth, as in the Starlink “trains” that are now repeatedly being launched by SpaceX, would have seemed incomprehensible at that time. And now, on this day, SpaceX is conducting a fueling test for its powerful new Space Launch System ahead of the intended Artemis 1 launch later this summer.
Currently this is the opening day for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Rwanda. It is also World Refugee Day, an international day designated by the United Nations to honour refugees around the globe, hundreds of thousands of whom have been made homeless by Russia’s ruthless bombardment of Ukraine.
2 Muluk 2 Sek (June 21st ) – the “dynamic shape-shifting” energy of water, coinciding at this time with Summer Solstice and a variety of special days, including:
- – World Peace and Prayer Day (Honoring Sacred Sites)
- – National Indigenous Peoples Day in Canada, the 26th anniversary of the national celebration of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis culture and heritage.
- – World Music Day, celebrated by more than 120 countries, inspired by the Fête de la Musique annual music festival in France. This is a major platform to highlight music in all its diversity, and to help musicians showcase their talents.
- – the UN’s International Day of Yoga, with this year’s theme being “Yoga for Well Being”
- – Prince William’s 40th birthday
This is the day set for Hearing 4 of the Jan. 6th Committee public hearings, which will focus on Trump’s alleged efforts to unduly influence state legislators and election officials. Georgia secretary of state Brad Raffensperger and one of his top aides have been subpoenaed to testify.
Forty-five years ago this was the Maya calendar energy in place at the time of the sudden death of Elvis Presley in mid-August, 1977, which came as a great shock to a whole generation of his admirers. As it happens, a new biographical film, produced and directed by Baz Luhrmann, titled Elvis, is being released in three days (on June 24th).
3 Ok 3 Sek (June 22nd) – a Burner Day representative of the “activation of fire” (or heart-fire), coinciding at this time with Inti Raymi in Peru, the Inca Festival of the Sun that takes place in Cusco, Peru, when a great ceremony will be held to honour the Sun God and Pachamama (Mother Earth).This is the opening day for the long awaited return of the Glastonbury Festival in the UK, with its extensive lineup of performers.
In 1954 this was the energy in place when the Presidium of the Supreme Council of the Soviet Union passed a decree to hand over the Crimean peninsula to Ukraine. Perhaps Putin didn’t get the memo or purposefully lost it?
This was Nelson Mandela’s Maya birth energy, and the Maya birth energy of Argentinian surgeon Rene Favaloro, the doctor who performed the first bypass surgery, changing heart treatment forever.
4 Chuwen 4 Sek (June 23rd ) – a “defining” day associated with creativity (and sometimes mischief); a “time-weaver” type of energy that can be quite eventful, coinciding at this time with the opening of a 2-day European Summit in Brussels, at which time it is likely that the idea of Ukraine joining the EU will be a key topic for discussion.
This tends to be an energy that can “weave events together” in often unusual ways, as it likely will on this 5th day of the Jan. 6th Committee’s public hearings. This was the energy in place two cycles ago on what was the last day of what many refer to as “the worst presidency in history”, as factcheckers have reported that the dumpster told an average of some 4,000 lies per month during his time in office, with the biggest of all being the BIG one about the results of the 2020 election.
This marks two cycles since Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock were certified as the winners of the Georgia Senate elections, which gave the Democrats control of the Senate in Washington, making it evenly split, giving Vice-President Kamala Harris a tie-breaking vote, whenever needed. That was the day (in January, 2021) when then President-elect Joe Biden held a lighting ceremony at the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool, just before he was sworn into office, in memory of the 400,000 people who had died from Covid by that point. Since then that number has climbed to over 1,038,000.
This is David Bowie’s Maya birth energy.
5 Eb’ 5 Sek (June 24th) – a “blessing” type of energy associated with restorative vitality, coinciding at this time with the second day of the EU Summit in Brussels, International Fairy Day, Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day in Quebec, and the 41st anniversary of the appearance of the Virgin Mary at Medjugorje (Bosnia-Hercegovina) to 6 children in 1981.
This is also the release day for Baz Luhrmann’s new film, titled Elvis, which is bound to provide a sense of “restored vitality” with regard to the “King of Rock ‘n’ Roll”. This is also rock drummer Mick Fleetwood’s 75th Gregorian birthday, and National Take Your Dog to Work Day, celebrated in many countries since 1999.
This was the energy in place in January, 2021 at the time of the inauguration of Joe Biden as the 46th U.S. president, and Kamala Harris as the first female Vice-President, with rays of sunlight coming through to illuminate them, on what was the 60th Gregorian anniversary of the day when Pres. John F. Kennedy took his oath of office in 1961 as the 35th president. That was when President Kennedy gave his famous “Ask not what your country can do for you – ask what you can do for your country” speech.
6 B’en 6 Sek (June 25th) – representative of “personal authority everywhere”, coinciding with the final day of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Rwanda. This is Armed Forces Day in the UK, on the final day of World Unity Week.
This day marks two cycles since President Biden unveiled a comprehensive Covid strategy, the day after he assumed office. On that day he also signed 10 more executive orders and invoked the Defense Production Act in order to increase the supply of vaccine-related materials and ramp up testing. This also marks six cycles since Vladimir Putin was re-elected in Russia, for his fourth term, in 2018. Since then many who have attempted to oppose him have either died mysteriously or been subject to severe persecution – in addition to the thousands who have lost their lives due to Russia’s attack on Ukraine.
At this point it has been eight cycles since a monumental climate change deal was finalized under this influence by nearly 200 countries at the UN’s 24th Climate Change Conference in Katowice, Poland (in 2016).
This is Maya birth energy of Michael Lee Aday, popularly known as Meat Loaf, the American rock superstar singer/actor with the powerful, operatic voice who passed unexpectedly in January of this year.
7 Ix 7 Sek (June 26th) – a “self generating transformation” type of energy – exactly seven cycles since protestors across the U.S. in dozens of cities held massive rallies, calling for the dumpster’s impeachment, in the summer of 2017. As it turned out, they finally got their wish – TWICE, but it took much too long to get there – and, unfortunately, was not adequately supported by Republicans. But consider for a moment what the world might have been like by now if he had been impeached in 2017. It could well have saved the country and the world a considerable amount of grief and trauma!
This is the 77th anniversary of the signing of the charter of the United Nations, and the opening day for the 48th G7 Summit in Schloss Elmau, Bavarian Alps, Germany. In the UK it is also the last day of the Glastonbury Festival. In New York this is the day of the annual NYC Pride March, with this year’s theme being “Unapologetically Us”. It is also the day of Toronto’s Pride Parade.
8 Men 8 Sek (June 27th) a “resurrection” type of energy associated with the high vision of the Eagle, coinciding with Canadian Multiculturalism Day which provides opportunities to honour and celebrate cultural diversity in Canada.
Three cycles ago under this energy influence UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres issued a statement where he said that the coronavirus pandemic has been unleashing “a tsunami of hate and xenophobia, scapegoating and scare-mongering”, as he appealed for “an all-out effort to end hate speech globally.” At that time Guterres called on political leaders to show solidarity with all people, and on educational institutions to focus on digital literacy at a time when extremists were seeking to prey on captive and potentially despairing audiences. Unfortunately that “all-out effort to end hate” did not take root, and the legacy of that tsunami is still being felt.
9 Kib’ 9 Sek (June 28th) – an expansive, “restoration of order” type of energy, sometimes associated with making “adjustments”, often with long term implications, coinciding at this time with the New Moon, and the last day of the G7 summit. This is the 103rd Gregorian anniversary of the day in 1919 when the peace document known as The Treaty of Versailles was signed by Germany, officially ending World War I.
10 Kab’an 10 Sek (June 29th) – a foundational type of energy associated with the earth and evolutionary movement, coinciding at this time with the opening of the NATO summit in Madrid and the beginning of the RIMPAC (Rim of the Pacific) naval exercises, the world’s largest international warfare (or peacekeeping) marine exercise involving representation from 26 nations, in and around the Hawaiian Islands, which will include 38 ships, 4 submarines, more than 170 aircraft, and 25,000 personnel. Units from Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Denmark, Ecuador, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, the People’s Republic of China, Peru, the Republic of Korea, the Republic of the Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Tonga, the United Kingdom and the United States are involved.
Ten Kab’an was the energy in place in 1917 at the time of the October Revolution in Russia – when the Communists (Bolsheviks) came to power. This energy was also in place at the second inauguration of President Lincoln, in 1865, at which time he said: “With malice toward none; with charity for all…let us strive on to finish the work we are in…to do all which may achieve and cherish a just, and a lasting peace, among ourselves, and with all nations.”
This is the Maya birth energy of Dr. Joseph Kinyoun, the American physician who founded the Hygienic Laboratory, from which the National Institutes of Health evolved.
11 Etz’nab’ 11 Sek (June 30th) – an “inspirational flint” (knife-edge) type of force that can be quite decisive, dazzling and attention-getting, on the second and final day of the NATO summit. In 1921 this was the energy in place at the time of the Tulsa race massacre, when mobs of armed white residents attacked black residents and citizens, killing 3 dozen people. The last time this was in place all sorts of information came out with regard to the widespread nature of the plot to overturn the US 2020 election, including 8 hours worth of testimony from Jeff Rosen, the acting attorney general during the final days of the Trump administration, before the Jan. 6 select committee. It is likely that his testimony will resurface during the current public hearings in this regard.
In 1325 this energy was in place at the time of the founding of Tenochtitlan, the axis of the Aztec empire. In 1944 an attempt was made to assassinate Hitler under this influence (one of 3 such attempts that year); and in 1955 a young Elvis Presley gave his first professional performance under this influence in his hometown of Tupelo.
12 Kawak 12 Sek (July 1st) – the “gathering storm/catalyzation” type of energy that can provide a final big PUSH toward enlightenment, on what would have been Princess Diana’s 61st Gregorian birthday. This is rock musician Prince’s Maya birth energy. At this point, as the January 6th committee is nearing the final phase of its public hearings, it has been one cycle exactly since the start of the first hearings relating to the Jan. 6th insurrection.
At this time this energy is marking many special events, including:
- – Canada Day, with unprecedented security measures in place in Ottawa to guard against potentially disruptive rallies
- – the 60th (Diamond) anniversary of the Kennedy Space Center
- – the opening of the highly acclaimed Montreux Jazz Festival
- – Establishment Day in Hong Kong, the 25th anniversary of the handover of Hong Kong’s sovereignty from the UK to the People’s Republic of China, which, in the past, was always marked by fireworks and a huge march led by the Civil Human Rights Front.
- – National Doctors’ Day in India to honour the legendary physician Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy
- – Ratha-Yatra in the state of Odessa, northern India, the oldest chariot festival in the world, usually attended by millions of devotees
- – the opening of Kyoto’s Gion Matsuri, that spans the entire month of July; one of the most famous in Japan
- – the 47th anniversary of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) entering into force, the multilateral treaty to protect endangered plants and animals.
This marks 6 cycles since the massive “March for Our Lives” demonstrations in Washington and other major cities in the spring of 2018, when some two million people marched across the U.S. in the “largest student protest in American history, one of the largest marches on Washington in history, and the second largest march in American history, with millions more estimated to have marched throughout the world” in support of gun control legislation.
13 Ajaw 13 Sek (July 2nd) – “transformational Full Sun”, a day often filled with high drama and great change – and sometimes even great light (enlightenment), at the conclusion of the Imix to Ajaw cycle, coinciding at this time with World UFO Day. This day marks 108 cycles since the jubilant celebration of VJ Day in 1945 at the end of World War II after the unconditional surrender of Japan. This is also a Tzolk’in anniversary of the awarding of the contract for construction of the Space Shuttles Atlantis and Discovery in 1979.
[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.]