Tzolkin Trecena Notes – 1 Storm (Cauac)

Day 79 of the 260 Day Tzolkin

Gregorian Date: March 11, 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 Cauac (Storm/Rain) – purification, activation, dynamic force, healing, nourishment, compassion, gathering energies within.


Tempestuous energies, emotional energies, the storm gathers within.

Separate thinking and emotions from awareness.

Watch the storm wash away the ego, allowing room for the new consciousness.


The day glyph itself resembles a bunch of grapes stacked in the shape of a pyramid and was known
by the Maya to represent clouds pregnant with rain. These pyramidal cloud terraces were also
known to the Anasazi and other Southwest Indian tribes as evidenced in their art and architecture. Kenneth Johnson, well known author and astrologer, describes this day sign as representing
“that moment, repeated throughout the world but always powerful, when the clouds gather,
lightning strikes and rain bursts forth – a quintessentially creative moment.”


Ian Xel Lungold referred to Cauac as “Day of blessing of rain, giver of all life and lightning, a gift of nitrogen to Mother Earth and ozone to Father Sky.” Storm can also be seen as a dynamic energy of change and karmic resolution. So, although this day sign can appear to be a troublesome sign with
many challenges, it is also a good sign for experiencing life’s lessons and seeing those lessons as
blessings. Many of us may feel overwhelmed by the tumultuous times that we are living in.
Focusing on the energy of Storm and acknowledging what is really important to you (not just
material wealth) grounds your energy and allows for easier assimilation of the rapid changes
that we are experiencing.




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. 6 Kan (Lizard/Seed), the seed awaiting germination; 7 Chicchan (Serpent), life
force and Bringer of Rain; 8 Cimi (Transformation/Death), energy of change. The Storm brings
to mind the seed germinating with the catalyst of the life giving rain, flowering and transforming
as life evolves.


As we journey through each day of this Trecena (1 Cauac, 2 Ahau, 3 Imix, 4 Ik, 5 Akbal, 6 Kan, 7 Chicchan, 8 Cimi, 9 Manik, 10 Lamat, 11 Muluc, 12 Oc, 13 Chuen), utilize the energy of Storm
to gather your energies within, reflect on the lessons learned, and decide on a course of action
that aligns with your higher purpose.


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

In Lak’ech,

William and Viola

©2009 William and Viola Welsch