KEJ Seven (7) is your Mayan Tzolkin birthday!
The basic interpretations (similar to an astrological reading) are as follows.
Deer | Shaman | Hunt
West (Chik’in) | Black | Soil
7 – Catalyze – Equilibrium – Harmony
KEJ is synonymous with the West, the Deer, and the Shaman. The white-tailed Deer are among the most commonly represented animals in classic Maya vases, plates, and bowls. For the classic Maya, the Deer was as important as the Jaguar, the Monkey, and the Snakes. Deer meat was a major source of sustenance. Deer-hunting scenes were commonly depicted on vases, plates, and bowls throughout the 7th to the 8th century. Some classic Maya depictions of the sacred ballgame depicted the game as a Deer hunt.
Deer move fluidly between the wild and the farm (Milpa), playing roles in both. Shaman and the Deer are therefore figurative of the transition of humanity in the wild the establishment and safekeeping of civilization. Without the sustenance of the deer or the Shaman’s strategy for life in a supernatural world, our evolution from the wilderness into civilization would not have been possible.
The west regional color is black (black maize). The direction we know as the west was interpreted by the Maya as the ‘going in place’ of the Sun, the dawn of night. And where is the Sun going? The Sun is going into Xibalba, the underworld. In the same sense, the birth or expansion of new consciousness begins with the Shamanistic trial of endurance into the darkness of our subconscious. This direction is therefore synonymous with the temporary death of the Sun that shows the way for the Shaman.
Working Shaman performs the daily occupation of intermediary between their villagers and beings or entities of the spirit world that control the elements, the harvest, sickness, and health, birth and death. The Shaman is a catalyst for restoring harmony in the wilderness of supernatural entities.
KEJ people are called to delve into the darkness to expose and contend with unconscious forces acting out towards our personal and mutual self-destruction. On a more personal level, KEJ people are called inward, to romance their shadow. People ignore and deny their own shadows. When confronted with their shadows, people who have not faced and conquered their inner shadows project the essence of their shadows onto others in the form of existential fear, making enemies and combatants of those who do not share their fears.
The underworld must be contended with. It is the nexus point at which menticide (brainwashing) and mass psychosis are empowered. For instance, people who are unwilling to take responsibility for their own lives hand power to governments and organizations to do it for them, fashioning the shackles of their own slavery. In this battle the Deer offers sustenance and the Shaman delves into the fears to develop and pass down a strategy for restoring harmony in a supernatural world of unconscious fears.
The number 7 empowers the KEJ people with the insights to catalyze, restore and maintain harmony, equilibrium, and equanimity in others.
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