9-Ix: Supreme Magician (18 April 2016)

Born on this day: Jon Stewart, Max Keiser, Carlos Zambrano, Boris Becker, Huey Morgan (Fun Loving Criminals), Ernest Hemingway, Charlton Heston, Chris Cooper (American Beauty), Peter Stormare, Renée Zellweger

"There's no one thing that's true. It's all true." - Ernest Hemingway (9-Ix), For Whom the Bell Tolls Ch. 43

“There’s no one thing that’s true. It’s all true.” – Ernest Hemingway (9-Ix), For Whom the Bell Tolls Ch. 43

Patience is the hallmark of any seasoned member of the feline family (like the Jaguar in his element, and also the special ops soldier in his nocturnal ambush). When I have absolute confidence in my skills, patience and the ability to identify the magical moment to pounce, both become indispensable to my trade, and arise naturally.

9-Ix is the complete or ever-evolving Jaguar shaman/wizard, who has the macro-vision required to put disassociated pieces together in order to bring about a manifested vision [10-Men], which is true and very much real.

I’d like to make a slight detour at this point, back to some fundamentals.

Every trecena is missing 7 sun-signs (covers only 13 of all 20). These missing signs affect the now in the same way that the invisible (black) sun of the spirit world affects our subconscious, from the underworld. The missing signs in this trecena are Cauac (storm), Ahau (sun), Imix (Crocodile), Ik (Wind), Akbal (House, Night), Kan (seed), and Chicchan (serpent). These will soon reappear at the onset of the next trecena 1-Cauac, with the latter occupying stage 7, naturally.

Out of these, I’ve decided to focus on 5-Akbal, since 5 and 9 go together within the trecena and without. Akbal would also make sense because of the special connection between signs that have 9 signs between them. This calculation is only slightly different (+1 day) compared to the mayan cross Past and Destiny signs.

Today’s kin is Jaguar. If we take the 1-Jaguar trecena and check the sign appearing on the 10th day we’ll arrive at Akbal. This 9-sign interval makes sense in terms of symbolism when considering many of the round’s 20 trecenas. Other examples would be:

  • Imix to Oc (territory)
  • Akbal to Eb (unknown to road)
  • Chicchan to Ix (magic to majik)
  • Lamat to Caban (star to earth)
  • Kan to Ben (seed to stalk)

Here is a beautiful music video I highly recommend playing in full volume. The visuals consist of oil-painting animation. The instrumental soundtrack is by Peter Gabriel (5-Akbal, more on him next time). The animation and the music put together tell the story of human life, death, and rebirth in the chaotic, political world I find myself living in (at times).

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