Me and Bella the new Tucson Jaguar on my birthday 2020

See Mayan Jaguar Days for 2023 to 2025 below and an update to the Tucson Jaguar situation.

Link to article on Rare Black Jaguar born April 06, 2021 at a BIG Cat Sanctuary in Kent England

Ix (eesh) is Mayan for Jaguar

Since 1996 when I first encountered a Black Jaguar in a vision (story below) and most especially from early 2019 to well into 2020 Black Jaguar has been growing in my field of awareness.

In January of 2019 I was scrolling through the top 100 good news stories we might not have heard about. One of them was on the increasing population of Jaguars in Central America.

This sparked the return of Jaguars to the forefront of my awareness. I share that story below but here on February 13, 2020 I just saw this image of a black Jaguar posted on Facebook by someone in Olive Branch Mississipi. The photo was taken in 2016 but it just came across my screen of awareness today.

Jaguar Medicine
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)
1996 Black Jaguar Appearance in my Awareness
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 the session I was surprised to see myself face to face with a 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 quite clearly: “no Jaguar.” I asked again and got the same answer.

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.

A majestic Black Jaguar

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 Jaguar Mountain or 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.

December 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 day count has the age 52 birthday returning to the original Mayan Day Sign exact 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 Visitor”s 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. (see update below) 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.

Updating my Jaguar Connection having spent my 2020 birthday with Bella the Jaguar at the Tucson Zoo.

This link shares why Bella had arrived at the Tucson Zoo

As previously mention in 2015 I got to see the Black Jaguar Sisters Simone and Nikita who were living at the Tucson Zoo. I didn’t know they had both passed until we visited the Zoo on my in March of 2020 birthday. 
Nikita (age 20) passed in 2017. More about Nikita HERE
Simone (age 23) passed in 2019. More about Simone HERE

In 2019 Jaguars were getting my attention via a post from a participant in our Venus Alchemy ceremonial series celebrating the Relational Goddess on the World Stage for the first time in 155 years that started November 1, 2018 and lasted until June 09, 2020.

Shortly after seeing that post – the article link posted below about the return of the Jaguars (growing in population) mysteriously appeared from an unlikely source. Truly it is beyond magic and synchronicity that I saw the title to this article in a long list of 100 titles about half way through the list. Suddenly Jaguar was speaking to me again and I am listening.


Mayan Glyph for Day of the Jaguar

Jaguar Day Dates

2022 Dates Dec 23
2023 Dates
Jan 12, Feb 01, Feb 21, Mar 13, Apr 02, Apr 22, May 12,
Jun 01, Jun 21, Jul 11, Jul 31, Aug 20, Sep 09, Sep 29, Oct 19, Nov 08, Nov 28, Dec 18
2024 Dates
Jan o7, Jan 27, Feb 16, Mar 07, Mar 27, Apr 16, May 06, May 26,
Jun 15, Jul 05, Jul 25, Aug 14, Sep 03, Sep 23, Oct 13, Nov 02, Nov 22, Dec 12
2025 Dates
Jan 1, 2025, Jan 25,  Feb 10, Mar 02, Mar 22, Apr 11, May 01, May 21,
Jun 10, Jun 30, July 20, Aug 09, Aug 29, Sep 18, Oct 08, Oct 28, Nov 17, Dec 07, Dec 27

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 giving 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

Around the same time this was coming into my awareness, further confirmation I was onto something important at least to me was posted on Facebook by one of our Venus Alchemy participants sharing this quote from the book Jaguar Woman by Lynn Andrews that she was re-reading. I was so inspired by this post I went to my book shelf and got my copy of the book off the shelf and started reading it.
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

Another site calculating and then describing your Mayan Day Sign

Jaguar is Ix (Yucatan) / I’x (Kiche)
Personality: Tight-lipped, sensitive, intelligent and psychic. Interested in spirituality and religion.
Aggressive but avoids confrontation.

According to the Mayans, Jaguar is an animal with a strong night vision. It can see things other animals cannot see. People born on the Jaguar day have an ability to see things that others do not; just like a jaguar.


You tend to have strong psychic and shamanic abilities. The Jaguar’s spirit lives in the temples and is called upon for help to assist in both material and spiritual ways. It is strongly connected with the Mother Earth and all its aspects, including magic. A child born on the day of the Jaguar is expected to be a Shaman or a Day Keeper and so treated as such.

As a Jaguar, you are probably a religious or spiritual person, or spirituality plays an important role in your life unless you are in a state of strong denial. You are born with a deep love towards Mother Earth and you are directly connected to all sources of earthly spells.

Jaguar energy is feminine in nature and is the ruling spirit of the plains, mountains, and forests. You may also direct the love you carry towards nature and try to do good things for the environment.

Jaguar is also known as the magician; the one who can change and alter the destiny of other people. You have a big potential to be a guide for the people around you. You might find yourself in such positions, at least among your colleagues, rather be a mentor, coach or consultant.

This also means that relationships are a difficult subject for the Jaguar.

Challenge: Relationships that are confusing and complex.
Remedy: Develop counseling skills

Appropriate professions: Philosopher, mathematician.

Signs you get along with: Jaguar, Storm, Seed and Water
Signs that contribute to your growth: Jaguar, Knife, Wind, Death and Dog.