The Seventh Sun
The Mayan Year of 10 Manik
Aluna Joy Yaxkin
February 1999

If there was any doubt that this year would be a year of change, the last few weeks has put an end to all doubt. The time between Winter Solstice and Spring Equinox leaves nothing the same. In this Mayan Year of 9 IK, the winds of change have blown though our lives like a tornado, nearly taking our breath away with the swiftness of its intensity. This past year has lived up to all we expected it to be. Many are on completely different paths. Others have lives which are radically altered. Now with a newly aligned path in front of us, filled with a clarity of vision, activated by the compounding challenges of the year, it is time to take command of our destiny. The universe and our spirit are asking us to DO IT NOW. There is no more time to practice or meditate on it. It is time to BE IT - DO IT, and LIVE IT.

This Spring Equinox, first sunrise for the new year (March 21, 1999), may very well be the turning point we have been waiting for. We can certainly feel the building pressure of transformation. Centred between two full moons, the entrance into the Maya New Year of 10 Manik will be a year of transformation, healing, and most of all, the ability to manifest our souls� desires. The two full moons, March 1 and March 31, will not happen again until 2018! This Mayan year will also take us into the Gregorian year of 2000. So now more that ever before, the universe is asking us to be of clear intent. We are going to manifest exactly what we have been preparing for. Do you know what YOU want to manifest for the next year and the next millennium? Now is the time to really know yourself and your heart.

Because of this auspicious time in our history, preparation is everything. What we experience will be in direct portion to the effort we put into creating Heaven on Earth.

The weeks heading up to the Equinox and the weeks following it are a very special time where our thoughts and souls� desire are empowered for the next year and the next 1000 years! How we spend the days just prior and the few days past Mayan New Year will be the anchor, the foundation stone for our next millennium.

We can look into the Mayan cycles to get a peak into what we might expect to see manifest in our lives with the entrance to a 10 Manik year.

First, the prelude to the Equinox is a powerful one. Lead in by ten portal days beginning on 2 CIMI (February 28). These intense days are a tune up prior to the Equinox and thin the veils between us and the manifesting force of the universe. On 4 IMIX (March 15), we enter the center twenty core days of the Mayan calendar. These twenty days are the aligning energy of Christ consciousness. It is a time we can manifest and embody the divine within and in our outer lives. Living in the Now is not only filled with grace, but is demanded of the universe. Core days linked with Spring Equinox is a powerful event to tap into to further our evolvement and awakening.

Rigoberto Itzep Chanchabac, a knowledgeable Mayan Quiche Elder, Priest and Day Keeper shares in his simple way, the importance of Spring Equinox and the Mayan Haab New Year.

"According to our experiences of the MAYA COSMOVISION, the time of the Equinox is the time of the astral commemoration when "Jun Wukub Ajp� IXbalam kij" descends into the underworld after his son who has beaten the owners of the underworld. We know very well that for the world or spiritual universe, there was a big battle before the spiritual, material world could take form. It was necessary, this big fight between the light and darkness. The Equinox is a signal that reminds us of that date for eternity, that moment, when the day has becomes longer than the nights. We know the New Year has arrived and is a day of commemoration for the Haab. We call this day Nim Luj A Wasil kij. It is the day our Grandfathers dreamed and expected to see the hero descend into the underworld, in a shape like a pyramid, with his head decorated with many feathers, with all the colors of the rainbow. That was the beginning of the light. Since then our ancestors have built temples in the pyramid shape and this was the beginning of the tradition of temple building. But today, almost nobody knows about this historical event."

Outlined in the book Mayan Pleiadian Cosmology, a Manik year will be a time to build and deepen relationships, but we are reminded to allow special time to be alone. In a Manik year we will be given space to heal the need for outer security and to finally realise that the only true security comes from within. When we learn to be comfortable with our own individuality and heal the need for outer security, the energy of Manik will open the world to us. World travel and embarking on new bold new adventures will be in store for us. We will discover that Earth is our home - not just a state or country.

We will rediscover the joys of living simply, unencumbered with possessions and boundaries. Learning to release all material will lighten the load, freeing our spirit to roam new territory of the inner/outer worlds. We may desire to live unconventional lifestyles and have creative relationships, both business and personal.

Manik is peaceful, inspiring, and generous. Our heightened intuition will help us be more sensitive to the concerns of others. Service will be a key word this coming year. Manik will activate our visionary foresight, and help us to unquestionably follow our instincts, feelings and reasoning abilities, making it an awesome year to solve long standing problems with the environment, relationships, and government.

Manik is bold, and will not hesitate to confront a situation that is out of integrity. We will have no hesitation speaking our minds on controversial subjects, yet we will allow others their position on the issues. In will be a year where we can work together in harmony in spite of different opinions.

Building self esteem, learning to complete projects, not just start them, could be issues prevalent this year. Less is more in a Manik year, so learn to pace yourself and not to take on too many projects at once. Use emotion and excitement to fuel your projects. This will help insure you have the energy to complete what you start. Pay close attention to distractions, as they may become key issues this year. We need to ask ourselves if we are using distractions to resist growth. Be open and shift your perspectives often.

Manik is a West year, the direction where light enters darkness. West is a calm and peaceful place of repose. It is where we lose our ego to merge with a greater whole. In a 10 year, spirit's intention becomes physical form. What the mind's eye sees will magically manifest. We can effortlessly collect whatever we need to create our vision. What is focused on is magically manifested, as long as we have direction and remain focused.

Aluna Joy Yaxk'in . . . A Star Messenger - Earth Oracle - Soul Reader - Sacred Site Junkie was literally born awake and in the company of her guides, the Star Elders. Today she has evolved into an author, spiritual life coach, sacred site guide, alternative historian, ordained minister and modern mystic. In the Inca world, Aluna is considered a Qawaq (cow-wak), a clairvoyant or seer of living energy. Aluna acts as a spiritual archaeologist using her clairvoyant / clairsentient gifts to excavate current messages from the masters of ancient, enlightened cultures to uncover what affect this has on humanity and the collective consciousness. She is well known for her down to earth, accepting attitude that makes each one feel like they have come home. She inspires and encourages others to recognize and accept their own authentic divinity and connection to the Creator. "Our groups are family, and each one is a teacher and also a student. We work together as a team to unravel the sacred mysteries of life." Aluna coined the term "sacred site junkie" because she is one herself. After her first trip to Tulum, Mexico, her life changed dramatically, and she was sent on an entirely different path in life. Since this time, her work has been influenced by uncountable shamanic experiences in sacred sites of Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, Honduras, Peru, Bolivia, Egypt, Greece, England, Australia and New Zealand. Aluna has been leading groups in the Maya world since 1986, the Inca world since 1996, and the Egyptian world since 2008, and the mystical world of Avalon (England and Scotland) since 2007. Aluna offers Star Elder Sessions, formulates Sacred Site Essences and a free newsletter. She is the author of "Mayan Astrology" and her articles have been published worldwide. Website: Facebook: YouTube:

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