Tzolkin Trecena Notes – 1 Wind (Ik)

Day 222 of the 260 Day Tzolkin

Gregorian Date:  April 18, 2010
Year Bearer:  11 Manik



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 Ik (Wind/Air) Spiritual Breath, Prana, Chi, Inspiration, Artistic Spark,
Vital Spirit Animating All Life.

Wind - Sun sign glyph
2006 Judith Ann Griffith


On Mayan sculptures, the God of Rain or Storms is shown holding a T-Cross, the symbol for Ik,
God of Wind.  The wind brings the storm clouds and the rain and is symbolic of the breath of life
itself. The T-Cross shape is seen in ancient architecture throughout
Mesoamerica and the American Southwest. Some ancient codices of the Maya depict the tree of life as a T shape. According to
Kenneth Johnson in Jaguar Wisdom, “trees and the air are intimately linked. Without the symbiosis
of trees and wind, there would be no life on earth, nothing to breathe. What better symbol for the breath of life then, than the T-cross with its dual meaning of ‘tree’ and ‘breath’.”


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
. In this Trecena, the crest falls on 6 Manik (Deer/Healing Hand), 7 Lamat (Star/Rabbit)
and 8 Muluc (Water/Offering). The energy of Wind flows to the crest of the pyramid showing the
spirit of the Deer as a healing hand, the spirit of the Rabbit as impulsiveness leading to good
fortune, and the spirit of Water as Offering in Gratitude.


As we journey through each day of this Trecena: 


1 Ik (Wind) – April 18, 2010

2 Akbal (Night) – April 19

3 Kan (Lizard) – April 20

4 Chicchan (Serpent) – April 21

5 Cimi (Death/Transformation) – April 22

6 Manik (Deer/Healing Hand) – April 23

7 Lamat (Star/Rabbit) – April 24

8 Muluc (Water/Offering) – April 25

9 Oc (Dog) – April 26

10 Chuen (Monkey) – April 27

11 Eb ((Road) – April 28

12 Ben (Reed) – April 29

13 Ix (Jaguar) – April 30


Welcome the Wind as our connection to the source of all life.


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

In Lak’ech,

William and Viola

©2010 William and Viola Welsch