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7-Akbal: Unknown on purpose (18 December 2017)

Born 7-Akbal: Joe Jackson (musician), Tom Lehrer, Dan Rather, Paul O’Neill

Reflective Unknown

“The lord’s our shepherd, says the psalm, but just in case, we better get a bomb.” – Tom Lehrer (7-Akbal)

The midpoint of the Earth (Caban) trecena is 7-Akbal (Night), and it can be visualized as the Day/Night longitude line (the terminator), constantly dividing the Earth as it spins around its pole axis. There is always half of the Earth in light, while the other half is in night.

In the context of this trecena, 7-Akbal means that the purpose for the universal heartbeat is constructive. Every invisible pulse that reverberates around the globe is built on top of all previous pulses. This pertains to the sun-sign Akbal since it also means “house”, in the sense of a structure that is based on bricks built one on top of the other.

This trait is also evident in people born under the Akbal sun-sign. They are usually busy putting one brick on top of the other, so when you try suggesting something completely new, they sometimes find it hard to incorporate it into their elaborate structure.

In this sense, 7-Akbal is the midpoint of my global (Caban) journey. It is the furthest I can get away from my home before I start coming back. It’s like going on top of the mountain and saying “Hey! I can see my House from here.”

7-Akbal means the sky will begin clearing soon, and around the beginning of 1-Oc the Sun will begin its hours of glory.

There are no frontiers left on heaven or earth, no boundaries to maintain between us, nowhere left to run. Light is bound to dissolve all remaining doubts and second-guessing.

Culture shock

Here’s Dan Rather (7-Akbal) signing off on his last day on the job: 7-Cib (13 days away):

His parting message was “courage”. Courage is in high demand when facing the unknown. It is the message of Akbal.

6-Iq: Traditional conversation (17 December 2017)

Born 6-Iq: Maxi Jazz, Sia Furler, Bob Geldof, L. Frank Baum, Dick Cheney, Billy Crystal, Anderson Cooper

Flowing Wind

“In YOU the song which rights my wrongs; in you the fullness of living” – Maxi Jazz (6-Iq)

A BOREDOM-FREE HISTORY LESSON

Here are some interesting facts I found about this trecena: 1-Noj.

World War II broke out on 9-Kan/Serpent, when the Nazis invaded Poland on September 1st 1939. Another notable, although less known world event that took place on 9-Kan/Serpent was the launch of Apollo 13 (11 April 1970 at 13:13).

That was the mission NASA called “A successful failure”. The same mission which Hollywood and Ron Howard (13-Ajpu) turned into the movie by the same name.

Another famous NASA antic also took place in this trecena: the first successful Apollo landing on the moon (Apollo 11) took place on 4-Ajpu

Likewise, in this very trecena we can also find the beginning of WWII on 9-Kan/Serpent, and VE-Day on 4-Ajpu.

Now what’s the connection between WWII and NASA? You might have heard about operation Paperclip, when US intelligence were smuggling German rockets scientists to the states. These scientists were the core staff that began NASA, headed by the first director of the Marshal space center:  Wernher von Braun (9-Iq).

Today, 6-Iq

Yesterday’s raw message (5-Imox) begins today to be spread throughout the earth. This is done by the primal power of the wind (Iq). Wind is the power of dissemination which is established in the uinal 2 days before seeds (Kat) come into play – the seeds that are disseminated by the wind.

So the wind comes before the abundance that it is supposed to spread. It might wonder around aimlessly above mountaintops and over the seashore. Then it comes upon a vast, over-ripe sunflower field.

This resonates with what Ian Lungold (12-Ajpu) used to say (and I’m paraphrasing): The tools required today were provided yesterday.

Airborne seeds in nature are the same as spoken ideas and comments in a network meeting. I listen, I comment, I joke around and talk around the lunch table. I am sowing seeds, using wind (or, more precisely: spirit).

6-Wind is a very gentle wind that never wishes to rock any boat. It negotiates and responds through the craft of speech. 6-Iq is someone needing someone else for whatever reason.

6-Iq is when the message of enlightenment as a basis for further evolution (4-Ajpu) crawls from the swamp (Imox) and goes global, on the wings of the wind.

Culture shock

Here’s Sia Furler (6-Iq) singing “Destiny” with Zero 7, more than 10 years ago:

1-Noj: One thought (12 December 2017)

I’ve had glimpses of what’s to come, like small pearls in the mud. Song lyrics, insights shared with friends, slow contemplation of my breathing. These came through a heart connection. After taking root, I thought about these glimpses. My thoughts went in many directions and converged back to reality.

I use words to think and to communicate. I stop using words sometimes. I stop thinking. This stopping habit has been happening more frequently recently.

When thought begins again it’s more cautious. Thought picks the right words this time to retain focus. Thought doesn’t wander off to memes it doesn’t wish to manifest, like calamity or fear. This type of discipline helps me to tell truth from false.

When I begin turning attention to the solar plexus thought goes to sit in the stands and enjoy the glow. The sun is simple, it’s benevolent beyond my ability to ever repay.

This is 1-Noj, known as the global heartbeat. It’s when 4-Ahau takes its place in time.

“Happiness is a solid and joy is a liquid”

One Earth

“The fact is always obvious much too late, but the most singular difference between happiness and joy is that happiness is a solid and joy a liquid.” – J. D. Salinger (1-Noj), De Daumier-Smith’s Blue Period (1952)

Born 1-Noj: Ira Gershwin, J. D. Salinger, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Jay Leno, Noel Gallagher (Oasis), Seal, Lil’ Kim, Oscar Schindler, Jackie Gleason, Cecil Rhodes, Emilíana Torrini

The question of solidity vs. liquidity is at the heart of the period which begins today (1-Noj). In the above quote J.D. Salinger says that happiness is a solid and joy is a liquid. Now, what on earth could that mean?

Solids can decay, they are eroded by liquids and gasses. They can fall down and fracture. Some solids freeze and defy time. Some solids are the stuff I purchased in the market; the seat of my vehicle, my keyboard’s armrest. Solids are also the hills and valleys surrounding my neighborhood, my front door handle, the pavement that leads to the recycle bin.

In other words, as far as consciousness is concerned – solids become background at some point. Like a wardrobe or a used car, they can be a source of what’s called boredom. Solids require either replacement or personal maintenance to hold my attention.

Does all this apply to happiness?

Liquids seep into solids and flow. Liquids must be properly contained to be used as a stable resource, like a gas tank or a coke bottle. On the other hand, contained liquids also tend to fester, so liquid must be circulated in order to remain fresh and potent. Only on rare occasions contained liquids get better over time – like good wine and deep-colored honey.

When unconstrained, liquids evaporate and precipitate. They cycle back and forth, and retain their atomic mass. According to the common arrangement of matter, liquids are the interim state between solids and gasses. Symbolically, this means that an interim or go-between state is dynamic by definition. Unlike the solid, it doesn’t break nor lose itself to fire – it transforms; it communicates without losing anything in the process.

Does all this apply to joy?

Noj as our common heartbeat

From further inquiry into the symbolism tied into this sun-sign, it is evident that Noj has a lot to do with the planet itself, as a living and evolving organism with its own heartbeat.

The Earth’s heartbeat is ancient, deep, and very low in frequency. What’s so special about Noj is that no matter where I am on Earth, above the atmosphere, deep underwater, downtown in the city or by the shore – I am constantly connected to this all-encompassing deep frequency.

I might have been dulled enough by my nature and nurture to not be aware of this frequency when I travel the world. But the evidence to what I’m failing to sense and understand is there in the way elephants find water, and in the way migrant birds keep coming back to my land every year at the right time.

More evidence might be found in the way I survive and thrive during my travels around the world; how each stranger is kind just when I need kindness the most. Like me, s/he can obviously tune into this same global rhythm, and see the best way to assist the Other.

Another interpretation of Noj is incense, which is related to thought in the Mayan tradition. Thoughts go up to the heavens like burnt incense, like evaporating liquid. Thoughts eventually precipitate down and manifest, when they complete their cycles of development and attainment.

Invisible essentials

To meet the inner child, here’s a scene from the feature The Little Prince (1974), based on the classic novel by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (1-Noj). Here, Gene Wilder (born Jerome Silberman, 11-Eb) plays the fox, tamed by the little prince, on the occasion of their final farewell:

“It’s only with the heart that one can see clearly. What’s essential is invisible to the eye.” – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (1-Noj)