Tzolkin Trecena Notes – 1 Road (Eb)

Day 92 of the 260 Day Tzolkin

December 9, 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 Eb (Road/Grass) Abundance, Growth, Harvest, Vital Energy, Conductor
of Destiny, Spiral Ladder of Life.

            Road energy symbolizes the vital dew of heaven –

 Blood lightning that connects our physical being to our spiritual being.

 When you are climbing the pyramid of true destiny,

            You’ll feel this energy of connection in your heart.

To the Ancient Maya, Eb energy symbolized the ladder that God made to descend from heaven
to earth. The Maya called the energy connecting every living being to heaven “Itz” or “dew
from heaven.” Climbing this ladder (symbolized by a pyramid) through the Thirteen Underworlds
to Heaven was the spiritual path that all must travel. Thus Eb energy became known as the
“Road of Life”.
Road Energy also represents the vital spirit of life known to Ancient cultures by
many different names: prana, chi, qi, life essence, mallinali, dew of heaven, blood lightning. This
energy is present in all creation and is the vital force that drives consciousness.





Storm - Sun sign glyph
2006 Judith Ann Griffith


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 Trecena crests on 6 Caban (Earth), synchronizing our heart with Earth’s natural rhythms; 7 Etznab (
Flint ), the reflection – the choices we make; 8 Cauac (Storm), activation – purification – gathering energies within.  As we move through these accelerated times, logic
cannot keep up with the multitude and speed of changes. It is important not only to stay
grounded but also to listen to your heart and let your intuition guide you on your journey.
Your true destiny is designed to be revealed when you follow your heart.

As we journey through each day of this Trecena:  1 Eb (Road), 2 Ben (Reed), 3 Ix (Jaguar),
4 Men (Eagle), 5 Cib (Vulture), 6 Caban (Earth), 7 Etznab (Flint), 8 Cauac (Storm), 9 Ahau (Sun),
10 Imix (Crocodile), 11 Ik (Wind), 12 Akbal (Night), 13 Kan (Lizard), utilize the energy of Eb
to open your heart and allow intuition to guide your choices while climbing the Spiral
Ladder of Life.


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

In Lak’ech,

William and Viola

©2009 William and Viola Welsch