Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Red Lunar Dragon/ Red Self-Existing Skywalker - Solar Jaguar Moon of Intention, Day 13

2 Imix 

Red Lunar Dragon 

Like the human Heart
Red Lunar Dragon
Yearns to fly –
Thus feathered Wings do grow

Intuition surges
Life Force flows
Moon/Heart red
With Power glows

Heart purified
By Universal Water fed.

©Kleomichele Leeds

Vintage Northwest Coast Button Blanket by Catherine Herrold Troeh.

Catherine Herrold Troeh (January 5, 1911 – June 28, 2007) was an American historian, artist, activist and advocate for Native American rights and culture, especially in the Pacific Northwest. She was a member and elder of the Chinook tribe and a direct descendant of the great chief, or tyee, of the Chinook people, Comcomly.

Early life

Troeh was born in Ilwaco, Pacific County, Washington, 24 minutes after her identical twin sister, Charlotte. Both sisters went on to attend school at St. Vincent's Hospital in Portland, Oregon, sometime around the year 1933. Catherine Troeh later enrolled at the University of Washington and received a bachelor's degree in public health.

Troeh worked as a nurse for several Seattle area hospitals and for the Seattle Health Department. She also opened and owned an antique store in Burien, Washington.


Troeh was an active member of the Chinook Indian Tribe. She was the only woman to join the newly formed Chinook Tribal Council in 1952. She wrote a Native American-focused newsletter, which was distributed at least once a month during her lifetime.

Troeh was a major advocate for federal recognition of her Chinook tribe. In addition, she worked closely with Washington's Duwamish tribe. She attended the opening and celebration of the Duwamish's new tribal cultural center and longhouse on June 23, 2007, just days before her death.

Troeh collaborated with a number of important Native American activists in Washington, including her older sister, Betsy Trick, Pearl Warren, and University of Washington anthropology professor Erna Gunther. Together the women founded an organization called the American Indian Women's Service League (AIWSL) in 1958. The American Indian Women's Service League was created in response to a growing trend of Native Americans moving from reservations and to large cities beginning in the 1950's. The main purpose of the league was to help counsel newly arrived Native Americans on the cultural differences and new challenges of modern American urban life that were not faced in their reservations.

The AIWSL gradually evolved into several other Native American organizations, including the Seattle Indian Health Board, the United Indians of All Tribes, and the Seattle Indian Center. Troeh served on the board of the Seattle Indian Center until her death.

In addition to her work as an activist, Troeh was a strong promoter of Native American culture. She collected Native American artifacts. Troeh often signed her letters "member of the Chinook Tribe Allottee 1865 Quinault reservation." Her unusual way of signing letters referred to the 80 acres (320,000 m2) which were granted to her by the U.S. federal government.

Troeh died in Burien, Washington at the age of 96. She was survived by her twin sister, Charlotte, and two children, Charlotte Killien and Arnold.*


Kin 41: Red Lunar Dragon

I polarize in order to nurture
Stabilizing being
I seal the input of birth
With the lunar tone of challenge
I am guided by the power of space.

That which we think of as our mind or intelligence is merely a resonant quality of mind that is not contained in our body, brain or nervous system.*

*Star Traveler's 13 Moon Almanac of Synchronicity, Galactic Research Institute, Law of Time Press, Ashland, Oregon, 2017-2018.

The Sacred Tzolk'in 

Manipura Chakra (Limi Plasma)

Monday, March 19, 2018

Yellow Magnetic Sun/ Yellow Electric Human - Solar Jaguar Moon of Intention, Day 12


Yellow Magnetic Sun

Under magnetic Sun
All are always One -
Magnified in Purpose
Unified in Love

Under the yellow Sun
Threads of prism'd Light
Weave Time and Space
Into 13 Moons of Grace

A new Sun Rises
Over the Red Road -
 Humans initiate
A new Time Code.

©Kleomichele Leeds

Artwork by Gail Tremblay

Gail Tremblay (born 1945) is a Mi'kmaq and Onondaga writer and artist.


Tremblay was born on 15 December 1945 in Buffalo, New York. She received her BA in drama from the University of New Hampshire and an MFA in English from the University of Oregon, Eugene in 1969.

Writing and education career

She currently teaches at The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington. As a writer she is largely known for poetry.

Visual art

Tremblay combines traditional techniques and materials with contemporary artistic expression, such as her woven pieces and baskets, created from experimental materials such as exposed film.*


Kin 40: Yellow Magnetic Sun

I unify in order to enlighten
Attracting life
I seal the matrix of universal fire
With the magnetic tone of purpose
I am guided by my own power doubled.

There are infinite sets of mathematical permutations in the ever changing chemical composition of life.*

*Star Traveler's 13 Moon Almanac of Synchronicity, Galactic Research Institute, Law of Time Press, Ashland, Oregon, 2017-2018.

The Sacred Tzolk'in 

Visshudha Chakra (Alpha Plasma)

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Blue Cosmic Storm/ Blue Lunar Monkey - Solar Jaguar Moon of Intention, Day 11

13 Cauac

Blue Cosmic Storm

Cosmic Storm
Strikes blue and warm

 Energy shifts into
Transcendent Integrity

Spiraling Stars shape
Systems solar

 Harmonics soar
Beyond Abundance

This our Birthright
Destiny – Goal

Divine Evolution
 Into Beings of Soul.

©Kleomichele Leeds

Only known portrait from life of Catherine Tekakwitha, c. 1690, by Father Chauchetière.

Saint Kateri Tekakwitha (pronounced [ˈɡaderi deɡaˈɡwita] in Mohawk), given the name Tekakwitha, baptized as Catherine was informally known as Lily of the Mohawks (1656 – April 17, 1680), is a Roman Catholic saint who was an Algonquin–Mohawk laywoman. Born in the Mohawk village of Ossernenon, on the south side of the Mohawk River, she contracted smallpox in an epidemic; her family died and her face was scarred. She converted to Roman Catholicism at age nineteen, when she was renamed Kateri, baptized in honor of Saint Catherine of Siena. Refusing to marry, she left her village and moved for the remaining 5 years of her life to the Jesuit mission village of Kahnawake, south of Montreal in New France, now Canada.

Tekakwitha took a devout vow of perpetual virginity. Upon her death at the age of 24, witnesses said that minutes later her scars vanished and her face appeared radiant and beautiful. Known for her virtue of chastity and mortification of the flesh, as well as being shunned by some of her tribe for her religious conversion to Catholicism, she is the fourth Native American to be venerated in the Roman Catholic Church and the first to be canonized.

Under the pontificate of Pope John Paul II, she was beatified in 1980 and canonized by Pope Benedict XVI at Saint Peter's Basilica on 21 October 2012. Various miracles and supernatural events are attributed to her intercession.*


Kin 39: Blue Cosmic Storm

I endure in order to catalyze
Transcending energy
I seal the matrix of self-generation
With the cosmic tone of presence
I am guided by the power of abundance
I am a galactic activation portal
Enter me.

The greatest ally on the path is the power of imagination; this is the creative force that fuels our journey.*

*Star Traveler's 13 Moon Almanac of Synchronicity, Galactic Research Institute, Law of Time Press, Ashland, Oregon, 2017--2018.

The Sacred Tzolk'in 

Svadhistana Chakra (Kali Plasma)

Saturday, March 17, 2018

White Crystal Mirror/ White Electric Dog - Solar Jaguar Moon of Intention, Day 10

10 Etznab

White Crystal Mirror

Without Poetry
The World Song

 Revolutionary Verses
Verify her Preservation
Through endless
Cosmic Time

Poetry allows
The Eye to see
In every Provenance

 Calling our Soul –
Naming our Names
 Reflecting Rebirth
Ensuring our Worth

Word and Image –
Active Magic
Dedicated Sight
Mystical Light.

©Kleomichele Leeds

Toypurina - A Legend Etched in the Landscape of Los Angeles.

Toypurina (1760–1799) was a (TONGVA—Gabrieliño) Native American medicine woman who opposed the rule of colonization by Spanish missionaries in California, and led an unsuccessful rebellion against them.

Born in 1760, Toypurina was 9 years old when the Spanish settlers first invaded what is now the Los Angeles Basin of Las Californias. She was 11 when Mission San Gabriel Arcángel was begun. She was 21 when Governor Governor Felipe de Neve founded the Pueblo of Los Angeles in 1781 Alta California. In time, Toypurina rose to be a powerful spiritual leader, respected for her bravery and wisdom. She was considered a great communicator, speaking with and trading with the dozens of villages in the many TONGVA language indigenous languages of California used from Santa Catalina Island through the eastern foothills of the San Bernardino Mountains to the northwestern San Fernando Valley.


Like other Native leaders, Toypurina regarded the Spanish missionaries as a threat to her traditional status and authority. Using the Japchivit ranchería as her base of operations, she persuaded six other villages to join a rebellion against Mission San Gabriel Arcángel on October 25, 1785, with the intent of killing all of the Spaniard residents. She, along with three other men including the "neophyte" Nicolas José, who was angry that the friars forbade the mission Indians to hold their native dances, spearheaded the attack, but were unable to complete it. A soldier who understood their language heard people talking about the revolt and alerted the missionaries. "On the night of the attack, the Indians came to the mission armed with bows and arrows. Toypurina came to the mission unarmed but with the intent of encouraging the men to have the will to fight." (Hackel 2003) Toypurina and the other three men leading the attack were captured, tried, and punished.

When questioned about the revolt, Toypurina told the Spanish military judges that she had instructed Chief Tomasajaquichi of Juvit village to tell the mission Indians not to believe the padres. "I commanded him to do so, for I am angry with the padres, and all of those of the mission, for living here on my native soil, for trespassing upon the land of my forefathers and despoiling our tribal domains." Governor Don Pedro Fages found Nicolas José and Toypurina guilty of being the principal leaders of the attack.

During her trial, Toypurina stated that she wanted to become a Christian. It was decided that through “the event of her baptism in 1787, Padre Miguel Sanchez be allowed to exile her forever to the Mission San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo (present day Carmel, California), the mission most distant then from San Gabriel Arcangel Mission, where she might live in peace, become married, end her days, and be free from the very active danger that threatened her from all sides amidst the TONGVA Gabrieliños. This would have very well been a reason for Toypurina’s change of heart. She knew what was in store for her if she was not banished. Her role in the revolt was probably for the well known historical reasons as to why Indians revolted against their missions: brutality (towards women as well), the destruction of food sources due to the introduction of cattle, and most importantly, her resentment toward the missionaries who were trespassing and living on her land.

Toypurina took a Christian name, given to her by Padre Miguel Sanchez, of Regina (meaning "Queen") Josepha. Two years after her Baptism, she married a Spaniard and soldier named Mañuel Montero, who had been serving at el Pueblo de Los Angeles, and received a tract of land from the governor. They lived in Monterey and had 3 children together (Cesario, Juana de Dios, and Maria Clementina). On May 22, 1799, Toypurina died at Mission San Juan Bautista in northern Alta California at age 39. Through all of these latter mentioned events, it is clear that Toypurina lived out her days as a Christian as the Padre expected her to at the time of her banishment.

Contemporary legend

A fictional character sharing her name is the mother of Diego de la Vega in Isabel Allende's 2005 book, Zorro. In the novel, Toypurina is rescued by Alejandro de la Vega and also becomes a Christian, changing her name to Regina. During her lifetime she saw the 5,000 TONGVA who lived in the Los Angeles area reduced to 1,500 through imported disease and malnutrition.


On January 13, 2007, the Studio for Southern California History included Toypurina as one of the many women who made significant contributions to California history.

In 2014 the play Toypurina, about her life, premiered at the San Gabriel Mission Playhouse, 320 South Mission Drive, San Gabriel, California.*


Kin 38: White Crystal Mirror

I dedicate in order to reflect
Universalizing order
I seal the matrix of endlessness
With the crystal tone of cooperation
I am guided by the power of heart.

When we are rich in selflessness, then we no longer base delusions on our own point of view. Pure selflessness overcomes the snare of poverty mentality.*

*Star Traveler's 13 Moon Almanac of Synchronicity, Galactic Research Institute, Law of Time Press, Ashland, Oregon, 2017-2018.

The Sacred Tzolk'in 

Ajna Chakra (Gamma Plasma)

Friday, March 16, 2018

Red Spectral Earth/ Red Lunar Moon - Solar Jaguar Moon of Intention, Day 9

11 Caban

Red Spectral Earth

Passing through a new galactic Beam
 Earth liberates herself from Civilization –
Systems collapse; Nations dissolve; False values fade

Beneath Waves of Time run the Rivers –
Aboriginal/ Indigenous waters of Wisdom
Where Time keeps natural Laws; where Time is Art

Earth shakes off deadly useless Ways
While dancing around the Sun
The human Soul begins to shine again

All we require to thrive lay
Between the Earth and Sky
Love for the Earth our Mother
Love between You and I.

©Kleomichele Leeds

Florence Owens Thompson

Florence Owens Thompson (born Florence Leona Christie; September 1, 1903 – September 16, 1983) was the subject of Dorothea Lange's famous photo Migrant Mother (1936), an iconic image of the Great Depression. The Library of Congress titled the image: "Destitute pea pickers in California. Mother of seven children. Age thirty-two. Nipomo, California."


Florence Owens Thompson was born Florence Leona Christie on September 1, 1903, in Indian Territory, present-day Oklahoma. Both her parents were Cherokee. Her father, Jackson Christie, had abandoned her mother, Mary Jane Cobb, before Florence was born, and her mother remarried Charles Akman (of Choctaw descent) in the spring of 1905. The family lived on a small farm in Indian Territory outside of Tahlequah.

Seventeen-year-old Florence married Cleo Owens, a 23-year-old farmer's son from Stone County, Missouri, on February 14, 1921. They soon had their first daughter, Violet, followed by a second daughter, Viola, and a son, Leroy. The family migrated west with other Owens' relatives to Oroville, California, where they worked in the saw mills and on the farms of the Sacramento Valley. By 1931, Florence was pregnant with her sixth child when her husband Cleo died of tuberculosis. Florence then worked in the fields and in restaurants to support her six children. In 1933 Florence had another child, returned to Oklahoma for a time, and then was joined by her parents as they migrated to Shafter, California, north of Bakersfield. There Florence met Jim Hill, with whom she had three more children. During the 1930's the family worked as migrant farm workers following the crops in California and at times into Arizona. Florence later recalled periods when she picked 400–500 pounds of cotton from first daylight until after it was too dark to work. She said: "I worked in hospitals. I tended bar. I cooked. I worked in the fields. I done a little bit of everything to make a living for my kids."

The family settled in Modesto, California, in 1945. Well after World War II, Florence met and married hospital administrator George Thompson. This marriage brought her far greater financial security than she had previously enjoyed.

Iconic photo

In March 1936, after picking beets in the Imperial Valley, Florence and her family were traveling on U.S. Highway 101 towards Watsonville "where they had hoped to find work in the lettuce fields of the Pajaro Valley." On the road, the car's timing chain snapped and they coasted to a stop just inside a pea-pickers' camp on Nipomo Mesa. They were shocked to find so many people camping there—as many as 2,500 to 3,500. A notice had been sent out for pickers, but the crops had been destroyed by freezing rain, leaving them without work or pay. Years later Florence told an interviewer that when she cooked food for her children that day little children appeared from the pea pickers' camp asking, "Can I have a bite?"

While Jim Hill, her husband, and two of Florence's sons went into town to get the car's damaged radiator repaired, Florence and some of the children set up a temporary camp. As Florence waited, photographer Dorothea Lange, working for the Resettlement Administration, drove up and started taking photos of Florence and her family. She took six images in the course of ten minutes.

Lange's field notes of the images read:

"Seven hungry children. Father is native Californian. Destitute in pea pickers' camp … because of failure of the early pea crop. These people had just sold their tires to buy food."

Lange later wrote of the encounter with Thompson:

"I did not ask her name or her history. She told me her age, that she was 32. She said that they had been living on frozen vegetables from the surrounding fields and birds that the children killed. She had just sold the tires from her car to buy food."

Thompson claimed that Lange never asked her any questions and got many of the details incorrect. Troy Owens recounted:

"There's no way we sold our tires, because we didn't have any to sell. The only ones we had were on the Hudson and we drove off in them. I don't believe Dorothea Lange was lying, I just think she had one story mixed up with another. Or she was borrowing to fill in what she didn't have."

In many ways, Migrant Mother is not typical of Lange's careful method of interacting with her subject. Exhausted after a long road-trip, she did not talk much to the migrant woman, Florence Thompson, and didn't record her information accurately. Although Thompson became a famous symbol of White motherhood, her heritage is Native American. The photograph's fame caused distress for Thompson and her children and raised ethical concerns about turning individuals into symbols.

According to Thompson, Lange promised the photos would never be published, but Lange sent them to the San Francisco News as well as to the Resettlement Administration in Washington, D.C. The News ran the pictures almost immediately and reported that 2,500 to 3,500 migrant workers were starving in Nipomo, California. Within days, the pea-picker camp received 20,000 pounds (9,100 kg) of food from the federal government. Thompson and her family had moved on by the time the food arrived and were working near Watsonville, California.

While Thompson's identity was not known for over 40 years after the photos were taken, the images became famous. The sixth image, especially, which later became known as Migrant Mother, "has achieved near mythical status, symbolizing, if not defining, an entire era in United States history." Roy Stryker called Migrant Mother the "ultimate" photo of the Depression Era: "[Lange] never surpassed it. To me, it was the picture ... . The others were marvelous, but that was special ... . She is immortal." As a whole, the photographs taken for the Resettlement Administration "have been widely heralded as the epitome of documentary photography." Edward Steichen described them as "the most remarkable human documents ever rendered in pictures." Later, however, Lange was criticized for taking inaccurate notes.

Thompson's identity was discovered in the late 1970's. In 1978, acting on a tip, Modesto Bee reporter Emmett Corrigan located Thompson at her mobile home in Space 24 of the Modesto Mobile Village and recognized her from the 40-year-old photograph. A letter Thompson wrote was published in The Modesto Bee and the Associated Press distributed a story headlined "Woman Fighting Mad Over Famous Depression Photo." Florence was quoted as saying "I wish she [Lange] hadn't taken my picture. I can't get a penny out of it. She didn't ask my name. She said she wouldn't sell the pictures. She said she'd send me a copy. She never did."

Lange was funded by the federal government when she took the picture, so the image was in the public domain and Lange never directly received any royalties. However, the picture did help make Lange a celebrity and earned her "respect from her colleagues."

In a 2008 interview with CNN, Thompson's daughter Katherine McIntosh recalled how her mother was a "very strong lady", and "the backbone of our family". She said: "We never had a lot, but she always made sure we had something. She didn't eat sometimes, but she made sure us children ate. That's one thing she did do.*


Kin 37: Red Spectral Earth

I dissolve in order to evolve
Releasing synchronicity
I seal the matrix of navigation
With the spectral tone of liberation
I am guided by my own power doubled.

You control the body, the breath and the thoughts in order to bring your whole being into alignment with the all-abiding reality.*

*Star Traveler's 13 Moon Almanac of Synchronicity, Galactic Research Institute, Law of Time Press, Ashland, Oregon, 2017-2018.

The Sacred Tzolk'in 

Muladhara Chakra (Seli Plasma)

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Yellow Planetary Warrior/ Yellow Magnetic Star - Solar Jaguar Moon of Intention, Day 8

10 Cib

Yellow Planetary Warrior

In the Center
I live and die

Flaming Rings burn
Bright around –

Warrior am I
Transforming Fear to Light

Mine the passionate
Quest for Truth

Engaging the Heart
While braving the Fight

Power flowers
On this Day of Ten

Last Quarter Moon
First Day of Seven –

Initial Thrust into
 Galactic Heaven.

©Kleomichele Leeds

Sheila Tousey

Sheila May Tousey (born June 4, 1960) is a Native American actress. 


Born in Keshena, Wisconsin in 1960, Tousey is a stage and film actress of Menominee and Stockbridge-Munsee descent. She was raised on both Menominee and Stockbridge-Munsee reservations. Tousey began dancing as a small child.

She did not perform on stage until she attended Albuquerque's University of New Mexico. She initially entered the university's law program, planning to specialize in federal contracts and Native American law, but later changed her major to English. At the time, she started taking theater arts courses. After graduating, Tousey enrolled in the graduate acting program at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. She directed her first play, An Evening at the Warbonnet, at the University of New Mexico in 1994.

Tousey has become a professional dancer and actress. Her first movie role was in Thunderheart (1992), and she appeared in Medicine River that same year. Her succeeding roles have been in a variety of characters, including appearances on Law & Order. Beginning in 2002, she has appeared in four movies adapted from Tony Hillerman mystery novels, which feature American Indians of the Southwest.*


Kin 36: Yellow Planetary Warrior

I perfect in order to question
Producing fearlessness
I seal the output of intelligence
With the planetary tone of manifestation
I am guided by the power of flowering.

Resonance is the underlying structure of unification.*

*Star Traveler's 13 Moon Almanac of Synchronicity, Galactic Research Institute, Law of Time Press, Ashland, Oregon, 2017-2018.

The Sacred Tzolk'in

Sahasrara Chakra (Dali Plasma)