The guardians today are Mayahuel & Tlaloc. The Goddess of milk of the earth and the God of rain. Often traditionally thought of as spirits, the pulque is much like kombucha and was a sacred drink. Humans now struggle with this form of medicine and we are a slave to the treatment of it. When it is treated with reverence and sacred value, it is a tool for liberation. When we carelessly distribute spirits for profit motive, we see what happens. Dependency, unconsciousness and a darkness that can leave the consumer depleted and empty once it's effects wear off. Tlaloc teaches this by looking how the rain can nourish or destroy. Gentle care allows plants to stretch high to the sky without damage. Noting also that some plants gain strong stalks when rain is violent and pushes them down, however many do not make it.
Mazalt is the the sacred herd animal that can not be fenced in. It is law. Deer must run free and use the land as it's foundation. Deer medicine is heart centered and brings us closer to god. Deer unless protected and treated with reverence, want no part of human interaction much like the pulque also we must treat with reverence to the sacred so that we can see the immense medicine that pulls us closer to creator.
The power today Tecolotl, the screech owl. They have the trill of territory and familial lines. Bringing the night and stars closer to our middle earth realms. Tecolotl spends their lives waiting for the night. The time when the veils are thin and our collective is restoring.
The lord of the night - Tepeyolotl an incarnate of Tezcatlipoca dressed in the skin of ocelot representing the starts in the night sky and the color the sunset. This magical time of twilight is full of medicine and evolves us closer to the flow of our lives. Tepeyolotl links the heart of heaven and the heart of earth. Ometeolt. Sarah
Welcome this day Miquitzli - Death with the guardian Tecciztecatl - the one who carries the snail, God of the moon. Moon Phase - waning crescent, to reflect. In these times of collective outcry for the woman, we see a strong primal uprising from those who hold the power to revolt. We revolt to stand for a principle. Standing in the embodiment of the woman we declare the death of the idea that anyone should choose for anyone else based on an unexperienced viewpoint. The calendar points to the truth, a guardian with a cyclical knowledge of the moon cycle and how it courses through the woman in the way of blood. The evidence that our women circles must mend and heal is present now more than ever. We must rise above our ego, greed, self inflation, caddy BS, envy, and jealousy. When we allow these toxic and underlying principles to pull us apart we are not strong and we are not able to come to-get-her.
The power today is the itzcuauhtli - the crow. Long known as the witches familiar for a reason. Crow is the intra-dimensional traveler and seer of conflict. Crow is the bird of our eldership as women. We call to this bird to assist us to face the challenges we are facing for the future of our world.
The lordess of the night is Tlazoteotl the goddess of filth. She is the wise and ancient curandera who brings the cleansing of the filth. We call to her ancient wisdom tonight for those women who are trapped in the cycle of poison amongst other women.
Cualli Tonalli this day Coalt with the guardian Chalchiuhtlicue, the jade skirt. Goddess of terrestrial water. Moon phase - waning crescent, to reflect. In the spirit of the jade skirt which winds its way along the spine of mother earth we twist and turn finding our ways through these times. As a collective of our nation and our world we find how we are thinking, blending, believing and how this cycle has unfolded. With the power animal today being Zollin, quail who represents the accumulation of sun on the earth, we are encouraged to lay on her fertile ground and listen to her ancient wisdom. Snake is beloved to mother earth. Snake uses every body segment griping her and sensing with uniquely designed systems. It is no wonder that snake is also a pet to many.
The lord of the night - Chlchiuhtlicue who is the most important female figures linking to baptisms and the liquid from which we began. Tonight and today is about the water.
Cualli Tlanessi this day Cuetzpallin with the guardian Huehuecoyotl, old dance shaman. Moon phase, waning crescent - Reflection. The trecena of this day Ehecatl, wind.
Lizard is the regeneration and regrowth of what was lost. It represents that abundant nature and the trust in the process that everything is replaced in this world. The cycle is continually providing us with more. This is the energy of the day. The perfect co-essence for this day is Huehuecoyotl the dreamweaver dance shaman of magic. It is said that he visits dreams and entices women to lust.
The power today is Tohtli, hawk. Any chicken keeper knows the cunning of hawk. Hawk plans with consistent attention to its search. Some traditions say that hawk can look directly into the sun and see vision. Hawk is the medicine of personal development.
The lord of the night - Miclantecuhtli the lord of the place of rest and stillness. Within the directions we find at the lowest or northernmost part of the underworld is Miclantecuhtli. Also called Popocatzin who is the god of shadows in the mythical stories. It is a place we all pass through and so we strive to ease this seemingly ferocious place by making peace with it. Standing before the king of darkness can we shine our light?
Cualli Tonalli this day Calli, house with the guardian Tepeyollotl - The heart of the mountain. Moon is in waning crescent phase. A time of reflection over our last moon cycle. The energies are primed to take a trip insideour consciousness and do a house cleaning. What worked well and what needs repurposing? Calli is what protects. Supported by the energies of the mountains. We call to the energies of these mountains to support our lives and protect us from the fierceness of the elements. The power today comes from Quetzalhuitzizilli - The green hummingbird. We can call upon this beautiful colibri verde to assist in our house cleaning paying special attention to the heart. How is our heart processing and opening to the ones who are of most importance. How can we distribute this energy throughout the rest of our lives or does it happen effortlessly when we allow hummingbird's light to shine.
The lord of the night is Centeolt the essence of sustenance and embodies both feminine and masculine energies. It is a wonderful night to sit in Calli with family and enjoy our bounty.
Cualli Tlanessi this beautiful Summer Solstice arriving on the beginning of trecena Ehecatl, Wind with the guardian of the trecena Chantico - The Goddess of Fire. Represented in the Codex Borgia this trecena is a time of ceremonial fire and water. The white heron or egret is depicted and ceremonial cacao is ingested with reverence. Chantico is the woman inside the house and the one from the fire within the home. She is bringing warmth inside our homes both physical and structural.
The day is also Ehecatl with the Guardian Quetzalcoalt, the feathered snake or the sower. Moon phase, Waning cresent - Reflect. The longest day of our calendar year and the beginning of summer. The sun is at it's zenith at noon today and so supercharged is our prayer at this time. Utilizing the energies of ehecatl or wind we can magnify our prayers. Ehecatl is the divine breathe given at birth. it is our everything for without it we cease existence. Those standing at the east altar in wholeness are charging the future with the embodiment of eldership and a balance that is essential for our collective future.
The power today is is Xuihuitzilli the turquoise hummingbird. Today hummingbird with the energies represent a great responsibility for others to follow. Age is a number. How long we study is a number. True evolution of all of our subtle bodies depends on other factors. How do we behave in our day to day. What have we mastered in our maturity. Is it jealousy, vanity, empathy? Turquoise hummingbird thrusts us forward in this school of life to illuminate how we behave. Sometimes what looks from the the outside like a blemish becomes an asset that elevates our soul to its highest zenith.
The lord of the night, Pilzintecuhtli, The solar youthful lord, depicted with seven circles and a flower. He is the essence of sacred plants and especially the plants that heal our psyche. It is the night of looking up to the stars and planets especially given our solstice.
with the guardians Tonacatecuhtli-Tonacacíhuatl. Lord and Lady of our livelihood and our flesh.Moon Phase - Last Quarter, Breathe. This is the first diviner symbol and the beginning. It begins for us all with male and female genders and caiman is the shape of the female anatomy which is the first entrance to our world, for most. It is significant in fertility, abundance, and enjoyment. Our moon phase is guiding us to breathe and focus on the manifestation principles of let go to receive. A closed fist or constricted lung can't draw in anything.
The power today comes from Cochotl, or parrot. A beautiful presence with an auditory gift. Parrots remind us of the beauty that one holds, which can enchant. This beauty isn't without bite as one can find out being bitten by the parrot who has a peanut crushing psi! This represents our learning whether we want tame or wild in our lives.
The lord of the night is Tezcatlipoca the smoky mirror. The Aztec God of the North and co-essence of many deities, energies, and myths. Tezcatlipoca is the lesson we can't run from. It is when we think we don't have a cost for our mistakes and the piper shows up to be paid. It is the great fault finder and accountability in our lives. Even when it seems that others operate horribly with seeming impunity, in the end Tezcatlipoca swoops in with the mirror for those who avoid an inventory until death even. The message here is to not wait until death to make amends. The message is to be accountable and not only to ourselves, but to those we have harmed to clear the blemishes from our soul record.
Ometeotl - Sarah
Cualli Tonalli this day Xochitl with the guardian essence Xochiquetzal. The Moon is still in waning gibbous, to receive. After the rain comes the flowers. The beauty of creation reminds us through olfactory and visual processes that we are abundant. Life in its contractions births us to the next phase of our development. Our mastery is to relax during these contractions and allow the universe to work through us.
The power today is Quetzaltototl, the quetzal. The bird of illumination. Quetzal is revered in meso tradition. One of the stories is that Quetzal would be the king of god. The people gifted Cortez the quetzal feathers and well, look how that turned out. However tragic, there is learning from this beautiful bird. No matter how mesmerizing or beautiful, no matter how good your mantle feathers are, it is even more so important for us to be humble. Quetzal is called on to illuminate the inner world. All the dark crevices to see our part. No human is infallible, and what is worse than not acknowledging our mistakes is to not repair the fences, tapestries, and bridges that we have broken.
The lord of the night, Xuihtecultli the lord. of celestial time and heat or fire. Xuihtecuhtli was so honored that a fire was continually kept burning for "him." This reverence for the hearth and the sacred fire is our missing link. We must honor the fires. Light your fires and celebrate the embodiment of tonatiuah!
Ometeolt - Sarah
Cualli Tonalli this day Quiahuitl or Rain with the guardian Tonatiuh - Sun God. The moon is in waning gibbous ~ Recieve. Every gardener knows that rain is the optimum way to receive. It settles the earth, awakens the seeds and plants, and distributes the energy evenly across the earth. After a rain, the garden is more vibrant. It has the color of the medicine from which was administered. This trecena Alt, or water is especially potent because the energies of rain and water align to the receiving energy of the gibbous moon. Tonitiuh is always behind and driving from the other side of the clouds. For those of us transcending cycles of grief and trauma, today especially we are wise to take a moment and noticably feel what it is to receive.
The power is Matlactli Uan Ce Alotl, the Macaw. A mesmerizing intellect and an appearance of beauty. Macaw spatters the sky with color and reminds us of the beauty of the rain today.
The lord of the night, Tlaloc, the lord of the rain. As a western US culture we are continually communicating with this essence and today the energies align. It is a wonderful night to give gratitude prayer for the amount of rain we do receive. Ometeotl Sarah
Tecpatl with the guardian Chalchiuhtotolin, The Jade turkey. Moon Phase - Waning Gibbous ~ Recieve. The blade in many traditions represents the cutting of the unwanted. In Aztec tradition the blade is represented with blood. A symbol of both war and human sacrifice. The ancients ritualized these acts because they realized the sacred in everything, even the dark. Today we loop this energy back to where we are working in our lives. What have we called forth for healing this cycle. Spirit hands us the knife and we cut away to receive. This cutting lightens the load and makes space for more in our lives. Chalchiuhtotolin the beautiful Jade turkey is supporting what is left over after we face vanity and selfishness. The power today comes from the Chicuauhtli. The barn owl. Barn owl lends to the evaluation needed to do this searching and fearless inventory. Where have we been selfish, self-seeking, and in fear? Chicuauhtli lends the eyes to see in the dark.
The Lord of the night, Tepeytollotl the heart of the mountain. Dressed as the ocelot, Tezcatlipoca takes form. Ocelot is the cosmic consciousness presiding over earthly planes. It is the essence of mountains, echos, and earthquakes.
Ometeolt - Sarah
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