Day 10. Izquintly (Dog)


In the diverse mythologies of the world, we see the dog represented as the guide that can lead us out of the submerged worlds, but only after we tame it.  The dog is also something we carry within and it relates to the animal desire, the sexual instinct.  It is not by rejecting it that we will be able to use it as our guide, but rather dominating our negative sexual impulses, transmuting the animal desire to true love.

The dog is also a symbol of fidelity and loyalty we should hold to our next of kin, to our Teachers or spiritual guides, to the teaching we follow.  The dog teaches us on how to manifest fidelity and gratitude, as ingratitude and betrayal are bound together.

Regent God: Shows loyalty, companionship.  Itzcuintli appears of a white color with large black spots and a dark shadow around its eye.  Ocassionaly in other codices, the dog is painted red.  It is ruled by Mictlantecuhtli, the Lord of the Underworld.

The Location of the Day in the Borgia Codex:      It is found at the tip of its arrows, as well guided instinct, can destroy the psychological aggregate.

“Fortunately, Cerberus (the sexual instinct) guides the path that helps the knight in its venture.  Hercules grabbed Cerberus, the three-headed dog, and in spite of his barking, he led him out of the Tartarus, bound by a collar…”
Samael Aun Weor – Parsifal Unveiled, Chapter XLI

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