Welcome to the Trecena of Lamat!
It’s a rare occurrence that the Gregorian calendar numbers line up with a Trecena… and such a rare time has arrived. Tomorrow (for some of you already today) May 1 is also the 1st day of the Lamat trecena.
We are still sheltering at home, but Spring is already out in full force, with all of her exuberant blossoms and new shoots. Mama Earth continues her ancient cycles, our presence notwithstanding. And yet it’s precisely our presence that holds a vast web of consciousness all across the planet. Our dreams, our thoughts, our fears, our intentions… make all that we see, feel, and experience real, for ourselves and for each other. So let us continue to hold our consciousness open, compassionate, and nurturing of the natural world that has held us for so very long. Because if we deny Mama Earth the care and connection she needs from us, she will in turn deny it to us.
A lush and fertile sign, Lamat, or Q’anil in K’iche’ Maya, brims with the energy of positive growth and abundance. Lamat carries the codes for all of life, nourishes perpetual regeneration, and represents the seed, corn, pride, harvest, and food. A harmonious and cyclical day, it also symbolizes love, understanding, and realization, and embodies ancestral knowledge, universal memory and genetic wisdom.
Lamat is the nagual of all kinds of animal and plant seeds, and the daysign of fertility and harvests, of prosperity and abundance. It signifies corn and its four colors known to the Maya: yellow, white, red and black—which are also the four colors of the twenty daysigns in the Tzolk’in, represented by the four cardinal directions of the globe. In fact, the four colors and directions are represented by the four points within the glyph itself.
On Lamat days, the Maya plant ideas and new projects along with gardens and crops, for this is the day that all things are made fertile and blossom. Anything planted or conceived on a Lamat day, whether it is an idea, project, relationship or an actual seed, holds a positive future and is likely to bear fruit or turn out favorably, all in due time. This is also a propitious day to recover something presumed to be lost.
Resources to guide you through this trecena:
The MCP Mayan Tzolkin mobile app: http://ow.ly/x0CKy (in English or Spanish, iOS or Android)
On Instagram: www.instagram.com/mayancalendarportal/
THE DAYS OF THE LAMAT TRECENA
(For the full text of each day, consult the book or the app)
May 1: 1 Lamat/Q’anil
Whatever it is you wish to enhance and drive to abundance in your life, whether it’s emotional, spiritual, physical or material, and whoever it’s for, whether it’s you or a loved one, engage Lamat and Hun, and do it today!
May 2: 2 Muluc/Toj
There is always a light side to the dark, a yin polarity to the yang, a right for every wrong. Our challenge in life is to balance the charges, especially those we carry into this lifetime with our personal karma, and do so without ego, judgment, or desire for vengeance.
May 3: 3 Oc/Tz’i
Today, better to steer clear of legal matters, starting anything new or making major changes in your life. Instead, focus on identifying and releasing any bad habits and negative thinking, and making energetic space for abundance and prosperity.
May 4: 4 Chuen/B’atz’
Respect and honor your body and mind—the food you eat, the thoughts you think, the forms of exercise you choose, the rest you grant yourself, the people you welcome into your inner life, are all critical balancing elements you need to live in complete harmony.
May 5: 5 Eb/E’
We walk many paths throughout our lives, not just one. These are the paths that make up the greater road our souls travel as we fulfill our purpose in this lifetime. Celebrate the abundance of paths in your life, whether past, present or future.
May 6: 6 Ben/Aj
Ground your spirit within your internal home, the essence of your soul. From here, from this single elemental source, all aspects of your life can be healed, made whole, and fresh and vibrant again.
May 7: 7 Ix/I’x
The law of the jungle is ruthless. Some must die so that others may live. Yet there is also breathtaking beauty, harmony and balance. Number Seven, Uuc, helps you see things from all sides, and Ix guides you to attain your goals according to your own innate intention and talents.
As in the jungle, so in life.
May 8: 8 Men/Tz’ikin
A great day to give thanks for the well-being, wealth and abundance in your life, and to ask for more without any guilt or timidity. But do learn how to balance your needs and desires with what the Earth and your communities can provide.
May 9: 9 Cib/Ajmaq
When you seek pardon or a release from guilt arising from any wrongdoing on your part, remember you need to forgive yourself first.
May 10: 10 Caban/No’j
Today Caban encourages us to enjoy the company of our friends and loved ones. The less ego and emotion we color our thoughts with, the more love we infuse into our perception, the deeper comprehension and clarity we will attain.
May 11: 11 Etznab/Tijax
Don’t console yourself with fantasies, self-deception or wishful thinking, no matter how tempting it is. Painful as it may be, the truth is the only thing that can ever set you free—and move forward in life.
May 12: 12 Cauac/Kawoq
Today, you can choose the quality of the Rainstorm you want or need: a hard, driving cyclone to wash away lingering negative thoughts, habits, or patterns; a soft, nurturing rain to grow new seeds you have planted; or perhaps a sensual, tropical storm to stir up your creative juices.
May 13: 13 Ahau/Ajpu
Do not judge or disparage those who can’t seem to keep up with you or your progress—nor should you feel guilty for striving to rise ever higher to conquer your own most extreme challenges.
Reflect with your heart, mind and body on what you have learned so that you may apply it on a higher level in the next cycle.