There is no question that most people look at the vulture and think, “Why look at an ugly bird that’s so strongly tied to death?” Ah, yes, these scavengers can pick those bones clean faster than we care to think about. Is this what we’re meant to focus on in the Mayan calendar, the design by nature to keep things clean and tidy?
Today in the Mayan Tzolkin calendar we have the combination of 11 Cib, the Vulture. Should we give honor to a creature that lives to find things that we should not touch? Is the vulture meant to symbolize the unpleasant things in life?
It’s all about looking beyond, and we’re not talking about the “afterlife”. Cib, the Vulture represents seeing beyond the bag of bones world we live in, and recognizing that we are more than just skin deep. This may seem like a pun, but its true – we are so much more than the steps we take, the breath, or the thoughts we carry.
Is it possible to find any spiritual meaning in the Vulture? The ancient Egyptians honored the Vulture, seeing the deeper spiritual connection that we see in its extreme through death, but as we have learned that spirit presence is within us every step of the way. The vulture is not just beyond death, it is beyond life itself.
How do we take this glyph and tone of 11 Cib into the world we live in, and give it some meaning? Today is a good time to recognize that even though we cannot touch or measure that part of ourselves it is always a part of us, giving us purpose beyond our living days.
The Mayan Daily Insights is a free intuitive interpretation of the 260 Glyph and Tone combinations found in the Mayan Tzolkin calendar. This calendar system was more than the counting of days, it was a spiritual journey, the story of life itself. What aspects of the Mayan calendar are woven into your life, and what abilities are you ready to discover? Learn more through a Life Profile reading session by email.