Tzolkin Trecena Notes – 1 Ben (Reed)

Day 53 of the 260 Day Tzolkin

Gregorian Date: October 30, 2009


Trecenas are thirteen-day periods in the Tzolkin. Each Trecena starts with the Number 1, but with
a different Day Glyph. As a wave of the Thirteen Heavens, the underlying energy is governed by
the First Day Glyph of the Trecena and influences all thirteen successive Day Glyphs. Being aware
of the predominant energy of the First Day of the Trecena, we can align our intentions with that
energy and allow our goals to manifest.


This Trecena starts with 1 Ben (Reed/Corn) ambitious, strong, confident, inner power, authority, crusader, champion, journeying in new directions, energy connector between heaven and earth,
sharing connections with others.


Reed energy, like a pillar receiving sunlight energy, serves as the connection between heaven and
earth. Thus Reed energy becomes a conduit of light energy, photosynthesis on a spiritual level, our continual link through many levels from the primordial cellular level to the higher vibrational level
of multidimensional existence. This photosynthesis of energy brings out the best in us, especially our passion for a concept we believe in. We feel inclined to begin a crusade for change, and many may gravitate to those born on the Day of Reed because of their clear visions of changing the world for
the better.



Jaguar - Sun sign glyph
2006 Judith Ann Griffith


In Mayan prophecy, the god-king Feathered Serpent or Quetzalcoatl would return to humanity
in the year 1 Reed. According to legend, as a spiritual leader he advocated the replacement of
human sacrifice with flowers, songs and meditation. It was told that he erected a pillar in the city
Tula “Place of Reeds” symbolizing the World Tree as an energy conduit between heaven and


Another representation of the Trecena is that of a creative wave beginning at 1 and ending at 13,
with the numbers 6, 7 and 8 representing the crest of the wave. The crest could be interpreted as
a strong influential energy, although the underlying influence on the Trecena would still rest in the beginning.


This conduit of light energy crests on 6 Etznab (Flint), mirror or reflection, exposing our inner selves;
7 Cauac (Storm), gathering energy to clear and cleanse our spirit; and 8 Ahau (Sun), embodiment of
light energy which encourages our inner spirit to flower.


As we journey through each day of this Trecena (1 Ben, 2 Ix, 3 Men, 4 Cib, 5 Caban, 6 Etznab,
7 Cauac, 8 Ahau, 9 Imix, 10 Ik, 11 Akbal, 12 Kan, 13 Chicchan), utilize the energy of Reed to
recognize and honor our inner power and authority.  Now is the time to access this higher
vibration in order to make positive changes in our individual lives and thus, the world.


***For a list of all 20 Mayan Sun Signs - click here ***

In Lak’ech,

William and Viola

©2009 William and Viola Welsch