Ix – Day of the Jaguar

See Mayan Jaguar Days for 2019 and 2020 below.

Ix (eesh) is Mayan for Jaguar

I was born on the day of the Jaguar according to the Mayan Calendar though I didn’t know it until April of 2005 when I had a session with Mayan Elder Don Alejandro. He is the head of the National Council of Maya Elders, a 13th generation Quiche Maya Spiritual Leader. At that same time, I also heard him speak at a conference in Tucson. He was quite clear that the December 2012 hype was not something coming from the Mayan elders. He explained that the Mayans had many Calendars for different purposes and there was not just one day in any of those calendars that would change it all. (More on that another time)
During my session with Don Alejandro when he told me I was born on the day of the Jaguar – I felt myself slip into an altered state taking me back to a vision I had nearly 10 years earlier during a healing session in 1996. During the session I saw myself face to face with a Black Jaguar.

A Majestic Black Jaguar

Black Jaguar
I was confused because I had no idea Black Jaguars existed in nature and thought maybe I was seeing a panther? When I asked “are you a panther?” I heard again quite clearly – “no Black Jaguar.”

The next day I happened to see on the news that a Black Jaguar was now living at the Phoenix Zoo. I almost never watched the news then or now so this was beyond random as if the universe was making sure I got the message! That is when I knew I had tapped into something beyond my conscious knowing.

Jaguar stayed in my awareness showing up in many ways over the years. In the early to mid-90’s I read Jaguar Woman by Lynn Andrews and hiked the Baboquivri Thomas Canyon trail in the late 90’s – an area where Jaguar were being sited by remote cameras. We saw the cameras but didn’t see jaguars. (see image of Baboquivri below)

In January of 2002 I did a sacred journey on the other side of Baboquivri backpacking and camping overnight with a good friend of mine. Before we began our journey a native woman told us it was tradition for the people of her tribe to make a pilgrimage up that mountain at some point in their life as a rite of passage or initiation.

Truly that overnight backpacking trip up Baboquivri was a powerful initiatory journey for me in ways I didn’t expect. Within a week or two after the trip I was set on a path that began a four year dismantling of my life as I knew it and provided me with insight about my childhood I couldn’t have imagined before. The dismantling was painful but on the other side of it all – my life became better than I could have imagined.

Later in 2002, I met a Jaguar Shaman in Peru that catalyzed additional changes in my life and the realization that I was dreaming and being dreamed by the land itself.

In 2008 I turned 52. The Mayan’s see the age 52 birthday as a return to the original Mayan Day Sign only on that birthday because of course the day sign recurs every 20 days. The age 52 return of the Mayan Day Sign at the birthday suggests a potent reset point and initiation for entering our elder wisdom years. I spent that birthday in high ceremony in Sedona. I also made my first trip to Prophecy Rock meeting a Hopi Elder who shared about his experience of Middle Earth where the Hopi emerged from into this world. (will share more another time)

In 2009 I hiked the Brown Canyon Jaguar trail as part of a powerful Venus Templar ceremonial weekend with many of my Priestess sisters from Tucson and beyond – one Priestess sister was from as far away as France. The visitors center had a stuffed jaguar in the lobby in honor of this place as a jaguar habitat.

In 2015, during a trip to the Tucson Zoo I saw two black jaguars. I had no idea they were there. At first I was sad to see them caged. I sat with them for a long time and they assured me they were serving their intended purpose – so not to worry.

Recently, Jaguars have been getting my attention via the post from a participant in our current Venus Alchemy ceremonial series celebrating the Relational Goddess on the World Stage for the first time in 155 years. Shortly after that the article link posted below about the return of the Jaguars (growing in population) mysteriously appeared from an unlikely source. Suddenly Jaguar was speaking to me again and I am listening.


Mayan Glyph for Day of the Jaguar

2019 Days of the Jaguar in the Mayan Calendar:
Feb 02, Feb 22, Mar 14, Apr 03, Apr 23,  May 13,  June 02, June 22, Jul 12, Aug 01, Aug 21, Sep 10, Sep 30, Oct 20, Nov 09, Nov 29, Dec 19

2020 Dates:
Jan 08, Jan 28, Feb 17, Mar 08, Mar 28, Apr 17, May 07, May 27, Jun 16, Jul 06, Jul 26, Aug 15, Sep 04, Sep 24, Oct 14, Nov 03, Nov 23, Dec 13

If you would like to find out what your Mayan Calendar Day is – check out this link.

Jaguar Medicine
The Mayans see Jaguar medicine as being connected to the source of all Earth Magic. The spirit of the Jaguar was/is called upon by the Maya – to assist humanity’s spiritual and earthly journey with integrity and gratitude. According to the Mayan Calendar – Jaguar Days are especially useful for communing with – and give thanks to – nature.
People with a Jaguar totem have a tendency to prefer small groups or one on one situations – totally accurate for me. The description of flying under the radar is a survival tactic I used growing up and still find useful when I can get away with it. Jaguar people are also learning to cultivate strength through patience – meaning when the time is right they can quickly take action once a decision is reached. 
On the Jaguar days listed above you might find it useful to note what message Jaguar has for you?

Reported in 2018: News from Mexico indicating the wild jaguar population has grown by 20% in the past eight years (one whole Venus Cycle). Jaguar is the largest feline population in the Americas and is likely to continue growing since 14 Latin American countries signed an agreement in 2018 to implement a regional conservation program for the big cats through 2030.

Baboquivri – The Sacred Mountain – and home for Jaguars

Quote from Jaguar Woman by Lynn Andrews
I saw much of my own life. I was born a woman, and because of this I was shunted aside, consigned to the hollows and fringes of life, where so very many of my sisters continue to reside. Was it simply historical accident? I tried to see through the mirage of social barriers that cloud the eyes of women the world over. We don’t even recognize each other. It is as if for centuries we have moved like chromosomal mutations isolated from the gene pools of the originally sacred, our primal female nature Stolen from us, from the world pool, just as though it never existed.
~Posted by one of our Venus Alchemy Participants!

Something I forgot about but was reminded of in this Facebook Post to me when I shared about my Jaguar Experiences:

Janice Kay Simmons Out in the dragoons there is a big rock called Jaguar Rock and when you climb around to the inside of it you can see carvings up on the roof and you can feel the energy – it is 5 intersections of Crystal grids.

I am pretty sure I was at Jaguar Rock in the mid-90’s though I think it was called by a different name. I do remember going to a place where rocks leaned on each other and I saw the carvings on what could be called a roof of rock.

How a Border Wall could hurt Jaguar returning to Arizona and New Mexico Wherever they live, jaguars are more than just a curiosity. They are a sign of health for all things, because they are at the top of their food chain. Requiring big and relatively wild country, abundant prey and clean water, their very existence indicates a landscape’s continuing ecological integrity.

6 minute video featuring Jaguars in US and Mexico



  1. Amiga Cayelin — I am appreciative for your addition of the article speaking to the egregious harm the catastrophic border wall will cause to our ecology & it’s irreparable devastation toward our environment, & migratory & endangered species, & wildlife.
    It is sorrowful how few people have awareness to these realities & obfuscated issues. I hope your readers are moved to spread the message that the border wall is wrong & harmful for the ecology.
    Thank You, Cayelin, & Sincerely — Lesley Lillywhite

  2. Hi Cayelin.

    2 weeks ago I dreamed of black jaguar – first time. I wondered what the significance was for me but I didn’t really see anything so I didn’t think anything of it because for the next week nothing showed up. I let it go. Now I see all this ! Jaguar coming to many people – a reawakening ?

    • YES! Janet! I feel it is a re-awakening. I am amazed how many have shared with me a similar experience either through dream, vision or shamanic journeying! Thank you for sharing. I feel even more inspired about all this as a result of all who have shared and I am so grateful!!!

  3. I dreamed of a black Jaguar recently. She came out of a dense lush jungle where I was working with my partner to clear a path. She was quite intimidating. And so beautiful. I will certainly seek a copy of Jaguar Woman, thank you for the thread <3

    • Thank you for sharing about your dream Zoe. This feels like a further confirmation that the jaguars (especially the Black Jaguars) are seeking our attention through whatever means they can connect with us. 🙂

  4. Thank you for sharing. In the late ’80s I read all the Lynn Andrews books, starting with Medicine Woman and including Jaguar Woman. It is time for me to re-read this series and ground. Thank you.

    • Thank you Nancy for taking the time to share your connection with Lynn Andrews books. I started reading Lynn’s books in the late 80’s too. When I read Medicine Woman I decided I wanted to live a magical life (it felt to me that was what she was describing). At that time my life was a complete mess and that book helped me see beyond that situation. That decision and vision of possibility set me on an entirely new track and I have been living a magical life pretty much ever since – as even through the more challenging times I still carry a sense of magic with me. I am forever grateful to the inspiration these books have brought me.

      All these years later I am so loving re-reading Jaguar Woman and feeling inspired to share this wisdom from the book partly so I will remember it: …every thought you think in your lifetime has a life of its own and has a will to live and survive. This is particularly true when your thoughts are unresolved. Thoughts are like people. They have to be very properly. If a thought is negative or unresolved, it is lurking around for you to finish what you started and bury it in the right way, make it complete. When your thoughts are contradictory, and have no clarity, you create a universe of thought forms that actually live off your energy. And why not? You are their mother in a strange way…

      • Amazing!! Cayelin.

        The Black Jaguar/Panther has been my power animal since the mid-eighties. I thought you knew. Very Interesting that mom would bring this back to my attention. There is a beautiful Jaguar mom and I saw in Mexico city in 2012. The jaguar spoke to both of us, when there were several visiting children watching him in the Mexico City Zoo… Mom and I both heard his voice telepathically, and knew we were connecting to him, perched above the children right we were right next to him with a glass barrier wall, but he looked directly in both of our eyes, and thanked us for being there. We were within less than 5 feet with the thick glass barrier. If you get a chance or are in Mexico City again soon, go see him, he would probably speak to you too.

        Black Jaguar/Panther came to me in San Francisco first a couple years after I had my mental breakdown in a dream at the San Francisco, Ananda Ashram that no longer exists, but was in a large mansion house at 2320 Broadway street in the Fillmore District of San Francisco, CA.

        Shortly after mom returned back to Ananda Community in Nevada City, CA, and I moved to San Jose, CA while I was working at Computerware, the All Mac Source in 1989, and only 7 to 10 years later I started working with you and Daniel and Kate. So that is so cool.

        So glad to hear about this. In some ways the Black Jaguar was embodied in you when I worked with you and Daniel. As you might remember, I came in to the Gemini School for this lifetime, doing the Taurus Job, with my North Node in Cancer in the Second House. Out of the Scorpio School from the Past and the Scorpio Job.

        Anyway, great to hear about this association with you and the Jaguar, especially being born on the Day of the Jaguar.

        Love Ya, Greg Garceau(Beardog)

        • Thank you for sharing about your Jaguar experience Greg. I have flown into Mexico City but not stayed there…usually going straight to Teotihuacan, but will keep this in mind when I go again. So not surprised they have a jaguar there in the zoo! Love and Blessings, Cayelin

  5. Dear Sister, we really ARE in tune, no denying it! Two months ago I had a dream of a tiger charging into my living room! It has changed my life, truly! I have been doing lots of art of all the big cats, reread ‘jaguar woman’, researched the attributes and diffrences in all the big cats, made big cat clothes…in short, on a big cat binge! and now this article from you!??? Confirms its import in now time for all..Also learned that In the Pleiades , all the big cats are white with black markings . They have all the species we do, and more, only they are all WHITE!. cool! Thank you for being ON THE BEAM! much love, Merkaba Moon

    • Thank you Merkaba for your confirmation that you are on a similar track – further confirming for me too! I am looking forward to this month’s first Jaguar Day tomorrow Feb 2! Also looking forward to connecting with you in May if you are around when we will be in your neck of the woods for my oldest son’s wedding! Lots of Love and delight coming your way! Cayelin

  6. Thank you for this cosmic sharing, sister! I loved the info on the Jaguar and the opportunity to look at my Mayan sun sign. I’ve looked up my personal glyph before but not this info. Very cool. Lots of love for you!

    • You are so welcome Kim. My total delight. I know there are other systems out there including the Dreamspell by Jose Arquelles where I think I am listed as a Blue Lunar Eagle. Hence my surprise when I learned from a Mayan elder I was a Jaguar after having the Jaguar vision. Gifts from the signs in the world of form! Lots of Love to you too dear Si-star!

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