Have you ever thought about why Tigers have stripes and not spots? Or why Servals have spots and stripes? So many people ask about Jaguar's on the tours, I thought you might want to know what an ancient culture thought about the Jaguar's spots and what Jaguar energy meant to them.
To the Maya, the Jaguar’s spotted skin symbolized the stars of the Milky Way Galaxy. The birthplace of First Father in the mouth of Jaguar was known to the Quiche Maya as Xibalba Be (shi bal ba bay) “the Road to the Underworld.” The Sun’s daily journey from light to darkness represents consciousness and its transformation. The Nocturnal Sun in the guise of the Jaguar travels through the underworld revealing our subconscious fears and allowing them to be transformed.
The jaguar paces on the periphery of our subconscious, protecting our inner temple and listening for unusual sounds in the night. Utilize the energy of Jaguar to follow your instincts. Allow your feelings to guide your actions and movements. Jaguar shows us we no longer need to fear the jungle or the night. Jaguar teaches us to face our inner demons and arise transformed.