Tzolkin Trecena Notes – 1 Lamat (Rabbit/Venus)
Day 248 of the 260 Day Tzolkin
Last Trecena of the 260
May 14 ,
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
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 Lamat (Rabbit/Venus) – Abundant, Energetic, Artistic,
Playful, Humorous, Clever, Balancing Physical Pleasures and Spiritual Divinity.
The Maya word “lamat” is
associated with abundance, ripeness, fertility and growth. The glyph
itself is the Mayan symbol for the
planet Venus. The Maya linked the cycle of the planet Venus
with death and
rebirth (Venus appears as the Evening Star, disappears, then reappears as the
Morning Star), and with the spirit of growth and vitality.
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Wild drunkenness was also associated with this
day-sign. The rabbit was often portrayed as a
cheerful drunk and companion of Mayahuel, the goddess of drinking. Kenneth Johnson in
Jaguar Wisdom says: “Mayahuel,
it is said, was a virgin goddess under the protection of the celestial monster
or Sky Serpent. Quetzalcoatl, in his cosmic form as the god of the wind, stole
her from her guardian and
fled with her to earth. He became one with her, and
the two of them were
transformed into a
great tree with two branches: a male
branch to represent Quetzalcoatl, and
a female branch to
represent Mayahuel. The Sky Serpent, angered, came with his celestial
and attacked the
tree that held the spirit of his former ward. The
female branch was torn to pieces: Mayahuel was
In sorrow, Quetzalcoatl returned to his customary form and buried the bones
goddess. From her grave sprouted the agave or maguey plant from which the liquor
known aspulque is brewed.” This is a common Native American myth – the goddess who dies,
buried and returns in the form of plants growing (most often, corn).
In the best known legends, Quetzalcoatl is portrayed
as a fallen spiritual leader who dies in flames
and is reborn as the planet
Venus, thus symbolizing the continual process of death and rebirth.
According to another legend, the Gods threw the
rabbit against the moon when it appeared in
daylight. Thus, Native American and
Chinese cultures see a rabbit in the moon.
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. In this Trecena, the
crest falls on 6 Ben (Reed/Corn), 7 Ix (Jaguar), and 8 Men (Eagle).
of Reed focuses attention on our connection to earth and heaven. Jaguar, the
jungle energy, carries our spirit through the underworld in our dreams.
Eagle energy flies our spirit
up to the heavens, gifting us with the vision of
our heart’s true desire.
As we journey through each day of this Trecena:
1 Lamat (Rabbit/Venus) – May 14, 2010
2 Muluc (Water/Offering) – May 15
3 Oc (Dog) – May 16
4 Chuen (Monkey) – May 17
5 Eb (Road) – May 18
6 Ben (Reed/Corn) – May 19
7 Ix (Jaguar) – May 20
8 Men (Eagle) – May 21
9 Cib (Vulture/Owl) – May 22
10 Caban (Earth) – May 23
11 Etznab (
) – May 24
12 Cauac (Storm) – May 25
13 Ahau (Sun/Flower/Light Lord) – May 26
Utilize the energy of Rabbit to create balance
between physical pleasures and spiritual divinity in order to manifest our
heart’s true desire.
***For a list of all 20 Mayan Sun Signs - click here ***
William and Viola
©2010 William and Viola Welsch