Embodied Wavespell 13 Questions
Happy New Tzolkin Cycle!
The Red Dragon Wavespell starts today with thirteen days to nurture ourselves on all levels and undertake new projects. Kin 1, Red Magnetic Dragon, initiates an entire new cycle of 260 days, representing new beginnings. What are your goals for this cycle? What would you like to accomplish until October 20, 2023?
Since this is the first Wavespell of the cycle, this message will be longer and more technical than usual. My intention is to keep it short and simple from now on.
The Tzolkin Basic Components
The beauty of the Tzolkin is that it is composed of cycles within cycles happening simultaneously, which makes it fascinating and complex at the same time, especially when you are just becoming familiar with it.
There are different ways to learn the Tzolkin and get in tune with its daily energies. From my personal experience, and working with others over the years, the easiest is to start by getting familiar with the Wavespells main themes.
For those of you that are new to the Tzolkin and want to understand the very basics, let me share with you a very short reference to these cycles and sub-cycles:
Glyphs – There are 20 energies or archetypes that always follow the same order, from Red Dragon to Yellow Sun. After Yellow Sun, Red Dragon starts again. The glyph can be understood as the solar sign, a more masculine energy representing action, what we are invited to do on that day or tendencies on how we do things in our lives if that is our birth sign. They can be experienced from the light aspect (soul level) or shadow (ego). Each day has a corresponding glyph.
Tones – There are 13 tones or numbers that always go from 1 (Magnetic) to 13 (Cosmic). After 13, 1 starts again. They are represented with dots and bars above the glyph. The tones refer to a more feminine energy of flow, of movement. It complements the daily glyph by adding another layer to it.
Kins – Combination of a glyph and a tone representing the energy of the day or a person. There are 260 glyphs in one Tzolkin cycle (20 glyphs x 13 tones = 260).
Wavespells – A period of 13 days, from tone 1 to 13. The first day of the Wavespell sets the purpose for its thirteen days. While each day has its own energy, the underlying theme in those 13 days is always the glyph that falls on the first day of that specific Wavespell.
Castles – A period of 52 days composed by 4 Wavespells always in the color sequence of red (initiation), white (refinement), blue (transformation), and yellow (ripening).
Harmonic Module or Tzolkin Matrix
Putting the “puzzle” together, the Tzolkin calendar is a cycle of 260 days composed by 260 kins (glyph + tone), which are divided in 20 Wavespells and 5 Castles.
The Harmonic Module or Tzolkin Matrix is the map that shows the 260 Kins. A Wavespell starts each time you see a stand-alone dot above a glyph.
My proposal for this cycle is to share a short reference to the Wavespell’s main theme (day 1) and show you where it is located in the Tzolkin Matrix that contains the current Gregorian dates. In this way, you will become familiar with this map and slowly learn how to get in tune with it daily.
The second step is to visit the Daily Tzolkin each morning to read the Kin’s message for the day. The invitation is for you to use it as a starting point for journaling, reflecting, meditating, playing with creativity and just see how you connect with this energy.
To read the daily energy:
You can also use the Tzolkin Daily Planner to plan your days and as a way to log how you experienced each Kin/day. And, to go even deeper and learn the Tzolkin further, you can get my book.
My Wavespell messages are based on the Dreamspell interpretation of the Tzolkin, the Sacred Mayan calendar, in correlation with the 13Moon Calendar.
For all of you that are just becoming familiar with the Tzolkin, I invite you to play and have fun with it on a heart level without trying to approach it from your rational mind. Just allow yourself to embark on a new adventure filled with magic and synchronicities, and let your intuition guide you. Understanding comes with practice. Enjoy!
NEW Tzolkin Daily Planner for the Upcoming Cycle Now Available!
Digital Downloadable Format
Get the digital version of the Tzolkin Daily Planner here so you can print it out and stay in tune with this cycle by planning your days in sync with the daily energies! As you embody the Wavespell daily, this Planner is also a great companion to log any special experience, as a synchronicities, insights, dreams, events and others.