Sacred Moon Cycles and the Queens of Palenque


For those few of you that have been paying close attention this post will be mostly review, but I feel it’s worthwhile to collect the following information into a single concise document. I’m planning to follow it up in the next few days with one more prefatory post, and at that point we should be ready to get back to building upon and integrating ideas set forth in previous installments. This is all going somewhere; at least I hope so.

We are now more than half-way through the current 33-day sidereal window that began with the Spica/Arcturus conjunction and is set to conclude with the New Fire Pleiadian opposition.  The first part of this sidereal window corresponds to the prophetic nexus of the piktun prophecy (already covered in detail here and here), while the second part corresponds to the sacred Moon cycles of the Mayan codices. I am, of course, referring to the 13 Moon almanac of the Paris Codex and the eclipse table of the Dresden Codex, which both share the same base date of 12 Lamat. This base date is equivalent to Moon 4 day 24, kin 001, during the 11 Wizard year -24.16, the first day of 24 solar-galactic cycles that concluded with the “Harmonic Concordance”, discussed in the previous post.

Mayan Codex principal lunar base = 12 Lamat = Moon 4 day 24, kin 001
(Paris 13 Moon almanac & Dresden eclipse table)

The fact that this same base date is common to two almanacs of paramount importance in two different codices indicates that it was widely observed by Mayan astronomers and daykeepers. Indeed, as my previous work has shown, the fundamental aspects of the synchronization go well beyond even the codices, being coded directly into the long count itself, and most elegantly emphasized by the Temple XIV tablet at Palenque. (The pieces I currently have up online that address this include “The Full Lunar Eclipse of the Southern Solstice 2010“, “Ancient Visions of a 2012 Eclipse“, and “Beyond the Threshold: Galactic Synchronization, Blood Moons, and the Creation of a Meaningful Future“.) As important as the codical 12 Lamat base is, and it is very important, it is also important to realize that the energetic window of the synchronization extends for a number of days before and after the base — a leeway alluded to by the codices themselves.

In the case of the Paris Codex, the 12 Lamat base anchors a count of five years of thirteen 28-day months, a total of 1820 days (1820 = 5 x 13 x 28) that reaches its cyclical conclusion 6 or 7 days (depending on intercalary semantics) before the solar anniversary of its base, on Moon 4 day 17-18, at which point an adjustment is made back to the 24th. A single 13 Moon run of 364 days might therefore begin anywhere within this 7-day window from the 17th to the 24th days of Moon 4.

In the case of the Dresden Codex, the eclipse table suggests a similar window through its unusual 3-day “warning stations” and the associated lunar astronomy. At the time of the base date the new moon actually took place around two days later, on Moon 12 day 26, while the final warning station, which, given the table’s cyclical structure, immediately precedes the base date, includes the two days prior. This gives us a window from Moon 4 day 22 (10 Kimi) to Moon 4 day 26 (1 Ok new moon).

Given the overriding relationship to the long count cycles, and to the Temple XIV tablet, the full energetic nexus actually extends from Moon 4 day 17 to Moon 5 day 2. Even this is a bit of an over simplification being that we are dealing with considerations of both the tropical year and the sidereal year, extending over spans of time in which such a distinction is significant, but rest assured that the sages had this all worked out in a very deliberate manner.

In this context, our attention is drawn to the following events:

Moon 4 day 18: This is the solar return of the requiem for Kan Bahlam that took place on 9 Ajaw 3 K’ank’in (Temple XIV tablet).

Moon 4 day 19: This is the solar return of the death of Ix Yohl Ik’nal, the first ruling queen of Palenque’s historical dynasty. Note that this Clear Sign date of her death, 2 Eb, was Dreamspell kin 001, same as the codical Moon base.

Moon 4 day 19-20: This corresponds to solar nadir at the important latitude 14.8 degrees north (Copan/Izapa), where such events, like the solar zenith passages, are separated by 260 days.

Moon 4 day 20: This is the solar return of the emanation of Unen K’awiil, the third born of Palenque’s Ux Lut K’uh holy trinity. It also currently corresponds to the sidereal return of the accession of the divine progenitor Muwaan Mat, who gave birth to Unen K’awiil.

Moon 4 day 22: This is currently the sidereal return of the accession of the avatar of Muwaan Mat, Pakal’s mother Sak K’uk’, the second ruling queen of Palenque’s historical dynasty. It can hardly be a coincidence that Muwaan Mat the progenitor and Muwaan Mat the avatar both acceded to the throne at the same time of the sidereal year, within one day of what currently corresponds to Moon 4 day 21.

Moon 4 day 28: This is the solar return of the death of Ix Tzak’bu, wife of Pakal and mother of his successors Kan Bahlam and K’an Joy Chitam.

Moon 4 day 28 – Moon 5 day 1: This corresponds to solar nadir at the lattitude of Palenque.

Moon 5 day 2: This is the solar return of the Blood Moon ritual performed by Ix Tzak’bu and Kan Bahlam on 9 Ajaw 3 K’ank’in (Temple XIV tablet).

Note that nearly all of these events directly involve the sacred feminine powers. We observe the death of both Ix Yohl Ik’nal (4.19) and Ix Tzak’bu (4.28), the accession of both Muwaan Mat the progenitor (4.20) and Muwaan Mat the avatar (4.22), the transfer of the sacred bloodline from Ix Tzak’bu to her son (5.2), and the birth of Unen K’awiil to Muwaan Mat (4.20). The one apparent exception, the requiem for Kan Bahlam, is actually no exception at all, as this took place exactly one calendar round following the Blood Moon ritual with his mother.

We must therefore conclude that the feminine powers of the Galactic Maya, particularly those of birth, guardianship, and death, are in full effect at this time of year. Given the concurrent connection to the codical Moon cycles, and the clear message of the Temple XIV tablet, we also conclude that the source of this power is the spirit of the Moon herself.

I am writing this just as we enter into this energy today on Moon 4 day 17, kin 59, for posting on kin 60, Dreamspell equivalent of Pakal’s 8 Ajaw birth sign, or, as we might think of it, the sign of Sak K’uk’s power of birth. This leads into an interval of 9 days that will culminate with kin 69 on Moon 4 day 27, exactly 4 years following the final full solar eclipse of the 13-baktun cycle of history. This 9-day interval from kin 60 to 69 corresponds to the final 9 steps of Pakal’s Pyramid of Ascension, bringing us into the temple sanctuary at its apex. This passage through the energy of kin 69, the daysign 4 Moon, will mark the final transition out of the initial Blood Moon phase of Galactic Synchronization, defined by the first 4 total lunar eclipses of the new baktun, and into the energy of the oncoming Love Moon phase, which will begin to manifest in full next year when the long awaited fifth total lunar eclipse of the baktun arrives on kin 253. In the meantime there are preparations to be made…

Solar Cycles and the Samhain Season


Today is Day 94 of the Dreamspell solar year. As covered  previously, this is the same day of the year on which, two years ago, the largest sunspot of the current Solar Cycle 24, AR2192, took the form of a “Giant Skull” and released an X2-class flare, marking the culmination of its activity before disappearing onto the far side of the Sun. It was also the same day that the large and potentially hazardous Asteroid UR116 was discovered (Don’t Panic!— we should have at least a few more decades before impact becomes likely). As covered in the 10 Wizard PAN report, this was linked synchronically to the momentous arrivals of Spacecraft Dawn to the dwarf planet Ceres (130 days later), and of Spacecraft New Horizons to the dwarf planets Pluto and Charon (260 days later). It’s also worth mentioning that while AR2192 culminated and subsided on Day 94, it’s X-class activity began 8 days earlier on kin 94. (94 = 47 x 2)


Bringing our attention back to the 11 Wizard year (see yesterday’s post), just a couple moons after the incredible Mars approach, the Sun became so powerfully activated with solar storms it’s almost unbelievable. The solar activity lasted throughout a good portion of Moon 4 of the 11 Wizard year, but was most concentrated from around Day 95 to Day 102 (Moon 4 day 11-18) when it began shattering previous records. The flares were so immense it took months for scientists to get an accurate gauge on their magnitudes, but eventually it was determined that the last and largest flare of the sequence, which was released on Day 102, had a staggering magnitude of X45, more than double that of the previous record holders.


11 Wizard year solar activity

This sequence of solar activity is known as the Halloween Solar Storm of 2003. Note that this took place almost exactly 11 years, or one sunspot cycle (one half of a full solar cycle) before the X-class activity of AR2192:kin-94-oracle

11 Wizard year:
Day 95, kin 248 – Solar Storm intensification
Day 102, kin 255 – Solar Storm culmination

+ 11 years =

9 Moon year:
Day 86, kin 94 – AR2192 intensification
Day 94, kin 102 – AR2192 culmination

Also note that the AR2192 intensification, when X-class activity began, was the solar return of The Great One’s emanation, and was also the same day Comet Siding Spring enveloped Mars with its coma.


9 Moon year:
Day 86, kin 94 = The Great One’s solar return, Siding Spring Mars encounter, AR2192 intensification

Both of these incredible bouts of solar activity coincided closely with the seasonal cross-quarter holy day known to the Celts as Samhain, observed more commonly in the modern era as Halloween / All Saints Day / All Souls Day / Day of the Dead. This cross-quarter point was also observed by the Maya, and it is no accident that the Ux Lut K’uh emanations took place at this same time of year, from Day 86-104. Actually, the “Day of the Dead” is still observed in a traditional manner by indigenous Maya people in Momostenango to this day, who claim that it precedes the introduction of Christianity; and Michael Grofe suggests in his landmark dissertation (p.125) that the Jack-o-lanterns of Halloween actually have their origin (or one of their origins) in precolumbian Mesoamerica. We can see this echoed in the Popol Vuh when Hun Hunahpu has his head confused with a calabash gourd. Furthermore, we can see the head of The Great One depicted as an incense burner in the form of a supernatural skull on Pakal’s famous sarcophagus lid. All in all this adds up to some very strong connections of the gourd to the supernatural skull to the incense burner that suggest the modern Jack-o-lantern custom is not so modern afterall. (See the 9 Moon PAN report for much more detail.)



(Jack-o-lantern image source:

This is all the more intriguing being that, as mentioned, the culmination of AR2192’s X-class activity took place while the sunspot appeared to be in the form of a “Giant Skull”.

Going back to the 11 Wizard year, we’ve noted here and in yesterday’s post the following key events that took place that year: The completion of the main body of the Pyramid Hologram with Stone 1320, the incredibly close Mars approach, the record-shattering solar activity, and the Venus Transit. Some of you may also recall the world-wide observance, just four days following the release of the X45-class flare, of something known as the “Harmonic Concordance“.

The Harmonic Concordance, first identified five years earlier during the 6 Moon year, took place from Moon 4 day 22-23 of the 11 Wizard year, and included the following events: A full lunar eclipse, a grand sextile astrological alignment (if you include the dwarf planet Chiron), and the occurrence of Dreamspell kin 259-260, precisely 260 days before the beginning of the follwing (12 Storm) Dreamspell year. The full lunar eclipse is even more noteworthy being that, as I hope at least some of my readers are aware by now, this same time of year corresponds to the base of the lunar almanacs in the Dresden and Paris Codicies. (Specifically, the beginning of the 13-Moon count of the Paris almanac, which takes the same base as the Dresden eclipse table, corresponds to the window from Moon 4 day 17-24 (Day 101-108) or so.

Adding on to the incredible connections Gar 34 has drawn to this same year and his own personal experience, this happened to be the same year during which, after having travelled to Mesoamerica for the first time and reading Earth Ascending the previous year, I read Jose’s books The Mayan Factor, Surfers of the Zuvuya, and Time and the Technosphere, all for the first time, and began tracking the daily Dreamspell count. Perhaps one day more stories will be told about all this.

In conclusion, note that the X45-class flare on Moon 4 day 18 was Dreamspell kin 255 (see the previous post “Radiant Spica, The Red Books, and Visions of The Flood“), while the thirteenth anniversary of the event, coming up on Moon 4 day 18 of the current 11 Storm year, will be Dreamspell kin 60, equivalent to the 8 Ajaw sign of Pakal.