Red Serpent Wavespell Butterfly of Vitality

by Mariela Maya

The Butterfly of Passion

Red Serpent Wavespell

Power of Shedding and Vital Force
December 19-31, 2016


The Tzolkin, Sacred Mayan Calendar, is a cycle of 260 days composed of 20 glyphs by 13 numbers. Each day combines a glyph and a number giving to it a specific meaning as an invitation to connect with certain aspects of our being. Every 13 days, there is a shift of energy and the glyph that falls on the first day sets the purpose for the following almost two weeks. In the modern application of the Tzolkin, the 13-day period is called a Wavespell, and there are 20 Wavespells in a cycle.

Every four Wavepells, a new Castle starts. In other words, the 260-day cycle is divided in 5 Castles or periods of 52 days each. Today, December 19, 2016, is the beginning of the Blue Castle of Transformation and it will last until February 8, 2017. From all the castles, this is the most intense one since it contains special days and portals.

Red Serpent is the archetype of physical health and acting upon our gut feelings. Pay special attention in the next 13 days to what your body is asking you to do and make sure to rest when needed.

This is the 9th Wavespell out of 20 of this Tzolkin cycle of 260 days in its modern interpretation, which started on September 6, 2016 and ends on May 23, 2017. If you are just joining us, you can read about the invitation for this cycle here where you will also find useful documents you can download to get in tune with it daily.

December 19, 2016 to February 8, 2017
(Kins 105-156)

The following document contains detailed information about the Blue Castle of Transformation with the dates for this cycle so you can get in tune with the energies and shifts.  You can get it by clicking here or on the image below.

Mercury Retrograde
December 19, 2016 to January 8, 2017

This year, the Red Serpent Wavespell and its first GAP-days column coincides with the end of the Gregorian year. What a great opportunity to, symbolically, give closure to 2016 by slowing down, resting, listening and shedding the old for renewal to happen.

Synchronically, the start of this Wavespell also occurs with Mercury going retrograde starting today until January 8, 2017. When Mercury seems to be in ‘reverse’, it is a time to ‘re’: re-visit, re-view, re-store and re-boot!

Mercury is the planet that rules communications so, when retrograde, it is associated with having an overall impact on productivity, creating misunderstandings, problems with technology, travels and delays. From another perspective, Mercury is also known as the Messenger of the Gods (Hermes in Greek mythology) and, when retrograde, it is important to stop and listen as it has important messages to give to us.

Rather than moving forward and starting new projects, these three weeks are perfect for reflecting on where we are at this moment as we give closure to what we have already started.

SOLSTICE December 21, 2016
Happy Winter in the North and Summer in the South!

Four years have passed since Dec 21, 2012 marking another cycle within cycles. Even though it may feel at times as if it were ”the end of the world” with so much nonsense violence around the globe, it is a transition to a new order. May we all find strength and peace within during this Pachakuti period, when the world seems to be ”upside down”, to continue centered in our hearts as we share our Light with others. Aho!

Wishing you and your beloved ones a wonderful Holiday Season and Happy closure of 2016!

In Lak’esh & Munay,

Mariela Maya
Yellow Electric Star
mariela [at] mayankin [dot] com
+1 (832) 454-3113

In Lak’esh means “I am another yourself!”, a Mayan greeting that recognizes the Divine in each living Being. It’s a message of Unity that reminds us that, when we give, we are also receiving. In this way, the Mayan honored and respected each other, reinforcing the belief that we are all interconnected: what we do to others and to our environment will also affect ourselves in the end…

Munay means both ‘Love’ and ‘Beauty’ in Quechua, the language of the Incas. Munay, translated as ‘To love’, is one of the three principles of the Andean way.

I invite you to subscribe to the series of messages on Wavespells sent every 13 days.  To get in tune with the current cycle, please use the Daily Tzolkin.

CURRENT CYCLE: September 6, 2016 to May 23, 2017 (for useful documents click here)