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    This Day in the Maya Calendar Cholq'ij, the Maya sacred ceremonial calendar of 260 days

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    This Day in the Maya Calendar
    Cholq'ij, the Maya sacred ceremonial calendar of 260 days—a cycle of 20 Day deities and 13 numbers—is the basis of the Maya spirituality that survives to this time, practiced daily among millions of Maya people, in thousands of communities. The interpretation of the days can vary from one Maya people to another. The interpretations given here are based on sustained conversations and participation over three decades with Maya Q'eqchi calendar priest Roderico Teni and daykeeping families in the area of Cobán, Alta Verapaz, Guatemala, by Jose Barreiro (Taíno), head of NMAI’s Office of Latin America, and his wife, Katsi Cook (Mohawk).

    For more background to this series, please see Jose's introduction, "Living in the Practice." For further insight into the role of the Day lords in everyday life, please see the Maya Journal. For the complete year so far, please see the Maya calendar archive.

    8 Kan | Thursday, March 1, 2012

    Corresponding with this day in the Gregorian calendar is 8 Kan.
    Kan is the Snake; 8 is double balance.
    Kan is the ancient origin—Gucumatz, Plumed Serpent.
    This is a day of impartial and strict justice, a day of definition and maturity, a day to offer respect and to thank the corn.
    Kan is a good day to pray that truth and justice manifest in the Heart of Sky, Heart of Earth. On Kan,
    matters of justice, judges, and courts can be cleared up. It is a good day to put aside jealousies and request equilibrium in life and in the family,
    a good day to ask for physical strength and patience, contemplate our spiritual evolution, and rekindle the internal fire.
    —Jose Barreiro

    Today's Maya calendar glyph represents Kat. Glyphs representing the Day lords appear throughout Maya County.

    7 Kat | Wednesday, February 29, 2012

    Corresponding with this day in the Gregorian calendar is 7 Kat. Kat is Spider, also Web and Fire; 7 is a pivotal number. Kat is the network of the sacred fire, the family hearth—a good day to pray for your family fireplace, the spirit of the fire that belongs in the home, the one that calls other spirits to ceremony and speaks for them. Kat is the net that hauls in the fish and the net that holds the ears of corn. Today is a good day to help free prisoners from captivity or request vigor and power for the weak. On Kat, the unity of the people is paramount and knowledge is deepened. Kat can bring the fruition of things and the untangling of complications. —Jose Barreiro

    Today's Maya calendar glyph represents Kat. Glyphs representing the Day lords appear throughout Maya County.

    6 Aqbal | Tuesday, February 28, 2012

    Corresponding with this day in the Gregorian calendar is 6 Aqbal. Aqbal is the Dawn, also Bat; 6 is a low number. Aqbal is clarity, separation of darkness and light as the Sun disperses the fog and obscurity of night. This is a good day to ask for a peaceful and happy daybreak, a day to find hidden and lost things or to wash away tears of sadness. On Aqbal, the sacred fire is recognized and appreciated—a good day to clean the ashes (renew the heart) of a fireplace and to present a new baby to el Mundo. A potential bride or groom can be revealed on this day. Harvesting corn can begin on this day.

    People born on Aqbal relate in the present and provide a special link between the past and future. They are early risers, good workers, tranquil and kind, strong before an enemy, good researchers and finders of hidden things, often called "the candle of the home." —Jose Barreiro

    Today's Maya calendar glyph represents Aqbal. Glyphs representing the Day lords appear throughout Maya County.

    5 Iq | Monday, February 27, 2012

    Corresponding with this day in the Gregorian calendar is 5 Iq. Iq is Wind, also Moon; 5 is one hand. Wind is powerful, violent, driven of itself, identity. A day of strong emotion, Iq is also a healing day. Good wind is nutritional for human minds and is the mystic breath and vital inspiration of nature. Iq is a good day to appreciate all of Creation.

    The Day lord Iq is one of the four Yearbearers, or mams, a creator who helped finish the world and put breath (essence) in the human beings. People born on Iq are inclined to spiritual ways and can impulsively tap into cosmic sources. On Iq, a breeze or wind splits against your face as a blessing and a cleansing to purge your head and body of illness. Respiratory ills are prayed over on this day. —J. B.

    Today's Maya calendar glyph represents Iq. Glyphs representing the Day lords appear throughout Maya County.

    4 Imox | Sunday, February 26, 2012

    Corresponding with this day in the Gregorian calendar is 4 Imox. Imox is Lizard; 4 is the foundational balance. Imox is the very force of gravity and a good day to pray for creativity and rain. Imox can open el Mundo to receiving cosmic messages. Known as a "crazy" day, Imox requires much concentration and control. A day of high, male intelligence, also impatience and agitation, Imox can be difficult. Grounded on its left side, left arm, this day is easily unbalanced and in need of clasping left and right hands. Imox can be good if held in the balance of the Heart of Sky and Heart of Earth. Unattended, Imox can manifest imbalance, mental nervousness, and even death. People born on Imox are open and sincere, but indecisive, in need of ceremony to set the positive to override the negative. —J. B.

    Today's Maya calendar glyph represents Imox. Glyphs representing the Day lords appear throughout Maya County.

    3 Ajpu | Saturday, February 25, 2012

    Corresponding with this day in the Gregorian calendar is 3 Ajpu. Ajpu is Caracol, or Spiraled Shell; 3 is a good rotor. Ajpu is Sun, captain of Time, a day of personal strength, a day for good to triumph over evil. Ajpu begins the men's cycle and is a day to connect with the ancestors, who can reward and punish. Death is reachable and amenable; spirits can ask permission to enter el Mundo, the living world. Day of the warrior and blowgun hunter (cerbatanero), Ajpu is the strong blow of the dart that hits target—a good day to pray for stealth, or for a break in enemy lines. Ajpu cares for boys and guides men. Ajpu is also a good day to start building on a house and to make prayers for women and for success in lactation.

    The Hero Twin Jun Ajpu Ixbalanke defeated the Xibalbas and fooled them into accepting the offering of copal rather than a human heart. In near and remote ways, this character and episode from the book of the Maya ancients endure as backdrop to the day Ajpu. —J. B.

    Today's Maya calendar glyph represents Ajpu. Glyphs representing the Day lords appear throughout Maya County.

    2 Kawoq | Friday, February 24, 2012

    Corresponding with this day in the Gregorian calendar is 2 Kawoq. Kawoq is Turtle, also Sky Serpent; 2 is fundamental duality. Kawoq is a high woman day, a day of duality in all of nature, and a guardian of contentment. It is the day of woman–man, lightning and thunder, fecundity and imagination; of prayer for unity within the home, strength within the family, renewed strength for convalescents, and the smoothing of all irritation. Kawoq is also a good day to turn bad medicine back on itself. A day of midwives, Kawoq attends to young women in pregnancy, labor, and delivery, and to full realization for all women; it is a day of their sash. Kawoq is also a good day to commemorate the Staff of Authority and for the men of the family and community to pray for the coffers (good fortune) of the women and for the protection of home. Good midwives, writers, and architects are born on this day. —J. B.

    Today's Maya calendar glyph represents Kawoq. Glyphs representing the Day lords appear throughout Maya County.

    1 Tijax | Thursday, February 23, 2012

    Corresponding with this day in the Gregorian calendar is 1 Tijax. Tijax is Fish, also Obsidian; 1 is the freshest number. Tijax is a day of doctors, good to pray for surgeons and all medical practitioners. It is also a day of sacrifice and liberation from suffering, and a day of sharp, cutting objects—of knives and scalpels and scissors. Tijax is a safeguard for domestic animals against predators; a good day to pray for all animals that are sacrificed, both in ceremony and in everyday life. Tijax is a good day to use metal (machetes, scissors) to "open the sky" to solicit rain, solicit life, split black clouds. Gossip, calumny, and sorcery, on money or sexual matters, can be overcome on this day; on a high number day, disputes can turn public and debilitating. Tijax is a good day for seasoned masters to fortify daykeeping trainees against ridicule by envious countrymen or by evangelicos. It is not a good day to plant. —J. B.

    This day's Maya calendar glyph represents Tijax. Glyphs representing the Day lords appear throughout Maya County.

    13 Noj | Wednesday, February 22, 2012

    Corresponding with this day in the Gregorian calendar is 13 Noj. Noj is Woodpecker; 13 is the strongest number. Noj is a woman's highest intelligence. Maya knowledge and wisdom live in this day—good science to support positive deeds, good projects, good business, a good home. On Noj, good ideas are available through the intelligence connected to the movement of the earth. Boys born on this day have important female qualities and can be attentive to the knowledge of nature, which rules all. Girls born on this day can be clear leaders. Noj is a good day to hear advice and to make decisions; it is a good day to feed the mind, recognize curiosity, and strengthen memory. Noj is one of the four Yearbearers. —J. B.

    This day's Maya calendar glyph represents Noj. Glyphs representing the Day lords appear throughout Maya County.

    12 Ajmac | Tuesday, February 21, 2012

    Corresponding with this day in the Gregorian calendar is 12 Ajmac. Ajmac is Bee, also Vulture; 5 is high balance. On Ajmac ancestor spirits can detect and smooth the thread of time in our lives. Prudence, intelligence, ancient wisdom are in this day. Ajmac is a day to plead forgiveness for serious faults and to be judged. It is a day that demands moral rectitude, respect, and sincere analysis. Our faults (stains) must be faced and paid for on this day; humble requests for pity are encouraged. Ajmac is a propitious day for the women of a household to make peace with one another after conflict, to apologize for sharp words; it is a good day to pray for smooth relationships and the renewal of agreements among women. Hard luck can face those born on Ajmac. —J. B.

    This day's Maya calendar glyph represents Ajmac. Glyphs representing the Day lords appear throughout Maya County.

    11 Tz'ikin | Monday, February 20, 2012

    Corresponding with this day in the Gregorian calendar is 11 Tz'ikin. Tz'ikin is Bird, best represented by the hummingbird, also the quetzal and the eagle; 11 is a high turbulent number. Tz'ikin carries the message between the Heart of Earth and the Heart of Sky. Cold, heat, light, air, cloud are its elements. Love, intuition, precognition are strong in those born on this day. Tz'ikin is a good day for humans to follow the birds to the corn, to find good material luck. Tz'ikin is a good day to ask for revelation and intelligence, for abundance, and for vision, a good day to ask for collaboration in projects and for personal freedom. On this day, women have the privilege to ask for their husbands and sons to triple the family money. —J. B.

    This day's Maya calendar glyph represents Tzikin. Glyphs representing the Day lords appear throughout Maya County.

    10 I'x | Sunday, February 19, 2012

    Corresponding with this day in the Gregorian calendar is 10 I'x. I'x is Jaguar. 10 is a high even number. I'x is woman's energy day. It is a day to connect with your own land and to pray for its original owners, to pray for and appreciate your house, to pray for the finances to buy and sustain land, to ask for fertility in humans and animals, to request vigor and strength for reproductive organs, particularly female. It is a good day for a woman to request strength in her husband's commitment to matrimonial stability. People born on I'x have a close relationship to el Mundo, and receive good access to precious metals. I'x is a good day to pray to the mountains in favor of the land, a good day for solitude and meditation. —J. B.

    This day's Maya calendar glyph represents I'x. Glyphs representing the Day lords appear throughout Maya County.

    9 Aj | Saturday, February 18, 2012

    Corresponding with this day in the Gregorian calendar is 9 Aj. Aj is Cane Reed; 9 is triple rotor, also gestation. Aj is a good day to ask for clarity of destiny. Aj begins the women's cycle, sentiments of family and home, the spinal cord. It is a day of resurgence and renewal, as in the reed and the corn, and of the triumph of good over evil, life over death. A day of happiness, the renewal of food, money, and the heart of life, Aj is life and receives life. People born on this day renew their communities; they are sickly as children and sturdy as adults; they are especially lucky. Good awakeners of their families and communities, they make good midwives. Aj is generally a good day to pray for protection of your life and protection of the newborn, a good day to pray for twins, a good day to pray for humanity.

    In the Pop Vuh, sacred book of the Maya-Quiche, Jun Ajpu Ixbalanké planted a cane in his grandmother's home. The plant would wither or renew, as he died and was resurrected in the fight of the Hero Twins with the Xibalbas, Death Lords of the Underworld. This story, central to Maya spirituality, is remembered in the oral tradition, independent of academic literature. —J. B.

    This day's Maya calendar glyph represents Aj. Glyphs representing the Day lords appear throughout Maya County.

    8 Eh | Friday, February 17, 2012

    Corresponding with this day in the Gregorian calendar is 8 Eh. Eh is Bobcat; it is the Path; it is the Tooth. 8 is double balance. Eh is a day that can orient individuals—and groups and communities—to their destiny. Eh is the day to ask for protection from dangers and obstructions during travels— specifically, that on your road the attention of thieves or highway police or border inspectors be deviated from your trajectory. Solitude is in Eh, light rain, kindness, alignment. People born on this day can be good counselors, spiritual guides with the gift of prayer to Ajaw (Creator) regarding the destiny of things. Also, good dentists are born on this day. Eh is one of the four pillars of the 20 days, a Yearbearer—a strong, especially sacred day. A prayer started in Batz can be carried by Eh through the full cycle of 20 days. —J. B.

    This day's Maya calendar glyph represents Eh. Glyphs representing the Day lords appear throughout Maya County.

    7 Batz | Thursday, February 16, 2012

    Corresponding with this day in the Gregorian calendar is 7 Batz. Batz is Monkey; 7 is a strong, pivotal number. Monkey braid, monkey fingers, monkey tail, Batz is the grasp of the monkey's hand so tight and braided the fist will not let go, even in death. Batz is the best day for beginnings; for some Maya daykeepers, Batz begins the 20-day calendar. Batz is unity, a good day to tie new things together, to start a marriage or a construction, a good day for initiation into the ways. Batz is the thread of Time that rolls out from under the earth, weaving life until cut, weaving Time into History. People born on Batz are calm and self-confident; they make good spiritual guides and leaders, and good-hearted architects. —J. B.

    This day's Maya calendar glyph represents Batz. Glyphs representing the Day lords appear throughout Maya County.

    6 Tzi | Wednesday, February 15, 2012

    Corresponding with this day in the Gregorian calendar is 6 Tzi. Tzi is the Canine, the guardian. 6 is an early number. Dog, Wolf, Coyote, Tzi can be snarly and can terrify the unprepared with his bark and his bite. Tzi people are zealous to guard the sacredness of ceremony, to identify and punish "intruders," those not disciplined to participate. Benevolent to friends and fierce to enemies, Tzi is steady to reward or punish. Tzi will punish those who disrespect the Days and the spirit of the family. This is a good day to ask for mystic insight for leaders, so they can seek and discover hidden things, so they can be just. Tzi has strong sexual energy, hard to restrain. When this energy is defined, people born on Tzi make loyal friends, husbands, and wives. —J.B.

    This day's Maya calendar glyph represents Tzi. Glyphs representing the Day lords appear throughout Maya County.

    5 Toj | Tuesday, February 14, 2012

    Corresponding with this day in the Gregorian calendar is 5 Toj. Toj is the mystic Fish; it is the tear of jade and drops of rain, water falling. Toj is a day of making even. 5 is one hand. Toj is a good day to pay your spiritual and financial debts, and to collect what you are owed. It is a day of evenness for a family, a good day for parents to pay the family's debt to el Mundo, good for the oldest son to appreciate the father and the father to appreciate the mountain. Illness can be deviated from the family by making ceremonial offering on this day. —J. B.

    This day's Maya calendar glyph represents Toj. Glyphs representing the Day lords appear throughout Maya County.

    4 Anil | Monday, February 13, 2012

    Corresponding with this day in the Gregorian calendar is 4 Anil. Anil is the fertility in the seed; Anil is Rabbit. 4 is a sacred number and powerful balance. Anil is the four colors of corn—red, white, yellow, black—the seed of life that is the unity of the world. Anil is renewal after death, regeneration of the earth. Anil people are four-directions people and can be good travelers. This is a day of coming back, a day to generate and appreciate abundance, a day of declaring love to create a new relationship, a day to announce the wish to do business, a day of finding lost things, a day to ask for help in overcoming shyness. —J. B.

    This day's Maya calendar glyph represents Anil. Glyphs representing the Day lords appear throughout Maya County.

    3 Kiej | Sunday, February 12, 2012

    Corresponding with this day in the Gregorian calendar is 3 Kiej. Kiej is the Deer; 3 is a rotor. Kiej is the four directions, four hoofs striking the earth at once, the quaternity of the cosmos linked to prayer, highest aviso to el Mundo. Kiej is the staff of authority, keen energy of a chief to detect danger, perception of the leader buck, his horns. Kiej is a good day to pray for mental and physical agility, a day of agile travelers and good communicators. It is a day also to ask for clarity before gossip and ill intentions. A major gift of nature, Kiej holds indefatigable energy. He is one of the four Yearbearers. —J. B.

    This day's Maya calendar glyph represents Kiej. Glyphs representing the Day lords appear throughout Maya County.

    2 Kame | Saturday, February 11, 2012

    Corresponding with this day in the Gregorian calendar is 2 Kame. Kame is the Owl, and the recognition of death; 2 is the foundational balance on the rotation of 13 energies that attach to the days. A day that recalls the night, tranquility, silence, Kame is good to thank and ask for the ancient and recent ancestors who have gone on, and to remember them with purpose. It is an appropriate day to extend reconciliation, to feel and give forgiveness, to develop patience, to invoke against mortal illnesses, to access superior knowledge; without fear, it is a good day to approach the spiritual dimension, "the enchantment." —J. B.

    This day's Maya calendar glyph represents Kame. Glyphs representing the Day lords appear throughout Maya County.

    1 Kan | Friday, February 10, 2012

    Corresponding with this day in the Gregorian calendar is 1 Kan. Kan is the Snake; 1 is the freshest number. Kan is the ancient origin—Cucumatz, Plumed Serpent. Kan is the day of impartial and strict justice, a day of definition and maturity, and a good day to offer respect and to thank the corn. Kan is a good day to pray that truth and justice manifest in the Heart of the Sky, Heart of the Earth. On Kan, matters of justice, judges and courts can be cleared up. It is a good day to put aside jealousies and request equilibrium in life and in the family. It is a day to ask for physical strength and patience, to contemplate one's spiritual evolution, and to rekindle the internal fire. —J. B.

    This day's Maya calendar glyph represents Kan. Glyphs representing the Day lords appear throughout Maya County.




    KAN

    KAME

    KIEJ

    ANIL

    TOJ

    TZI

    BATZ

    EH

    AJ

    I'X

    TZ'IKIN

    AJMAC

    NOJ

    TIJAX

    KAWOQ

    AJPU

    IMOX

    IQ


    AQBAL

    KAT

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    Re: This Day in the Maya Calendar Cholq'ij, the Maya sacred ceremonial calendar of 260 days

    Post  THEeXchanger on Thu Mar 01, 2012 2:12 pm

    13 numbers + 20 glyphs = 260 - the number of days, a baby sits within its mother womb

    The Thirteen Numbers of the Cholq'ij

    The 13 numbers are conceptualized similar to a pyramid.

    From numbers 1 to 7 we are climbing with much effort.

    At the number 8 we are in a position where perfect harmony is possible and on the top of the pyramid,

    and 9 to 13 is directed downhill, creating more ease with the energies, as they are no longer so forceful in developing us.

    This varies slightly between men and women: for men, 8 is considered to be the top of the pyramid

    as they are considered to typically be more balanced physically and have to struggle more to reach the spiritual levels than women,

    where 9 is the top of the pyramid,

    where they are typically thought to be slightly less stable in the physical realms but have an easier time accessing the spiritual.

    1 Great force and power. The first gear, (like compound) but it does not flow easily. Unity. The first Force is complete. Force of creation.

    2 Polarized, yet in balance. Two energies, positive and negative. Polarity

    3 The addition of creative right brain energy, Results in what one does.

    4 The balance. The four energies, elements of the 3 dimensional universes: wind; water; earth and fire. Solidarity. Balance. Elements. Four planes of manifestation: physical; mental; emotional and spiritual.

    5 Elevation of creation. The 5th element, Ether. Is a helper to # 8 Work. The action energy.

    6 Imbalances. Many tests and things to evolve to, and work to develop. The physical world, the body. The tests are to develop, refine, learn balance and overcome.

    7 Energy to catalyze. Great power versus great temptation. A final test, and step, before the summit. Equilibrium, harmony. A force that can harmonize.

    8 Complete energies of the material world. The top of the pyramid. A world of male authority. Energy of arts and Creativity. The highest Male energy.

    9 A world of female strength, it has 9 levels within and represents the emotional, intuitive, the artist. Power of realization and the creative energies, highest vibration of the female energy.

    10 Creativity - flowing. The law, the authority.

    11 Energy that has many tests and payments. More of a spiritual and mental order. It is the test to transmute to knowledge. Action of dividing, sorting Separating, putting in order, sharing.

    12 Strong energy that ignites because 12 is a spiritual catalyst. The group, the family, the association.

    13 The foundation and base of the pyramid. Realization and transmutation. The magic of being able to change and create, Governs all the other numbers.

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    Re: This Day in the Maya Calendar Cholq'ij, the Maya sacred ceremonial calendar of 260 days

    Post  THEeXchanger on Thu Mar 01, 2012 2:14 pm

    Meaning of 20 Nawales of Mayan Cholq'ij (Tzolkin) Calendar
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    BAT'Z

    SIGNIFICANCE OF GLYPH
    The glyph signifies: the top is a cone which has time rolled up in and becomes uncoiled towards the bottom and reaches the globe of the earth passing through the angles that are both polarities, the masculine and the feminine.
    THE DAY
    This is the first day of the Mayan calendar. B'atz is the start, the beginning, the time; it is the day of the perpetual ceremonies and customs of our ancestors. This day is utilized to effect matrimonial and business ties, it's a good day to bring things into order or to initiate any plans. It is a good day to ask for: predictions, protection for the artist, well being for the crops, to resolve any family problems. This is the day of the time; it is the day of creation of life and the beginning of intelligence. Bat'z predicts the future; it is the history that is weaved into time, just like with a thread you weave a dress. It is the human gestation time for a child, it represents the umbilical cord. It is the beginning of life, of the infinite time, of the intelligence and wisdom. It symbolizes the cosmic phenomena, the original wisdom. It represents the infinite time and the unity, through this the man and woman are united and from this originates matrimony. Before the Mayas found the thread they used the palm (tree) (pop) to weave. This is the reason why it is called "Pop" the history written in the POP WUJ (sacred book with quiche origin). In the vegetation Bat'z is symbolized with plants that climb. On the day Wajxaqib' Bat'z (8 Bat'z), the Mayan new year is celebrated as it corresponds to the thread of time that has once more rolled up our mother earth. Belejeb Bat'z (9 Bat'z), is the day of the woman, of nature in it's entirety. Bat'z symbolizes the life of the human being, the possibility of lasting until the flame burns down or the thread is cut.

    THIS DAY IS GOOD FOR
    To ask for a job, to do projects, for engagements or matrimonial ties, to reinforce matrimonies and the societies; for all nature; to ask for things to be in order; to make plans; to protect the artist; help the dancers, musicians; gives grace in the dance; contract signatures; to resolve family matters; initiate any activity; to initiate treatments



    EE

    SIGNIFICANCE OF THE GLYPH
    The glyph signifies: on the upper right side are the ears which signify the path; the curves and the points are the stones placed on the side of the path. It has as special characteristic that is always represented with a flat nose that represent the steps on a stairway.
    THE DAY
    The development of history is Bat'z and the finish is on Tz'i, but the one that gives force, energy and action for it to be realized is Ee. This is the best day to initiate or conduct any type of business. It is a special day to sign contracts as well as a very auspicious day for traveling, be it short or long. Ee symbolizes the path of destiny, which means more of the path than you are able to see with your eyes; because it is the path of life, the guide, the one that takes us to a precise objective point. It is the aspect in life where we find the realization in all situations, aspects and manifestations of life. Ee is the force, the potential and energy a person has to start a trip, a job, an assignment and everything that has to do with human realization. It is the one that indicates the middle, the form and the condition of the march of life. This sign is the energy of action and this energy acquires experiences opening paths. This is also a day to ask for the health, to initiate a project, to ask for those that live abroad or far from their homes.

    THIS DAY IS GOOD FOR
    It is a good day to ask for: Good business; So that life may give us a good path; To plan or initiate long travels; For the benefit of the community; To initiate a business; To ask that a pact may come to fruition; Contracts; Employment; So that it may give us a good spiritual path. Good day to ask for the ones living away from home or in other cities. To ask for Guidance about our destiny; So that new opportunities may open up. So that we may be free of accidents; so that we may be free of bad business dealings. To ask for good opportunities. Good day to be grateful for occupations, for work and for the well being of our physical and mental health.



    AJ

    SIGNIFICANCE OF GLYPH
    The vertical lines signify the superior stalks that don't reach the end. This represents the development of the spiritual process and the sacred interconnectedness. The horizontal line represents the multiplication and the horizon.
    THE DAY
    Aj symbolizes the corn field or the garden; everything that is related to the home and the family. It signifies abundance, unity, power the seven virtues (fire, water, air, earth, heart of the heavens, heart of the earth, the center) of the divine power; clairvoyance, sacred words; love to humanity; telepathy; signs in the body; unexpected dreams, knowledge of the sacred sex; development of the serpent of fire and power. Aj is a day for the protection of the home; for animals and plants; proportions good timing; it gives great fruits and harvest. Energy that brings the resurrection; the return to the home; Sign of life; re-establishment of nature; to harmonize with others. It is the triumph of life over death. The firmness and the conviction. It is the sign of communication. It is the pillar that connects the cosmic and telluric energy. It activates the forces that makes the heroic acts. It proportions leadership. It cultivates the knowledge of the human nature developed through communal work. Personifies integrity, honesty and strictness. It is the mother of confidentiality and the purity. It is characteristics of the cosmic expansion. It is the sign that embarks ethics, prudence and morality. It brings simplicity and the justice for the order of the existence and harmony of life. It is a sign of prestige and status. It brings the energy to excel and reach perfection in all acts.

    THIS DAY IS GOOD TO:
    Ask for protection for the home, the animals and the plants. It is a day to ask for the good timing and to ask for triumph over the negative. To ask for the resurrection of nature, for the purification of the environment, for the harmony, for our sacred space. To ask that our energies may be renewed. To ask that a person may comply with their obligations. To not have difficulties in gatherings. To give firmness to our purpose; So that others may understand and respect our path. It is a good day to ask that humanity may not be destroyed.



    IX

    SIGNIFICANCE OF THE GLYPH
    The glyph signifies the heart of the planet, the reproductive part of the feminine, the face of a jaguar, the print of a jaguar and the points of this map of the world.
    THE DAY
    Ix signifies the jaguar and the tiger, the female energy and the feline energy. It represents the Mayan altar, or the Tabal-Porabal; the intelligence of the four balaneb; the mother earth; the seven guacamayas; a high level of developed consciousness; spirit protector of the planes and the mountains. Ix signifies the creative forces of the universe. This day is utilized to ask for the life of the animals, for the health, for the spiritual power, for the force and energy, for the women that surround us, for the protection of Mother Nature, to thank the earth for our sustenance. This day brings a special force to change negative aspects. It is a day to retreat, meditate, and re-plan life; to formulate new strategies and resolve problems. It is the day of magic and of the management of the occult forces. It is the day of fertility related to the feminine sex - be it person, animal or plant. The energy of the day is related to sensibility. It is a good day to establish good relations based on clarity. It favors the investigations and it brings good doses of intuition. It is a day to apply scientific techniques of magic, especially favors divination. Out of all of the signs, this is the one that mostly expands our minds, to give us the force, to reach the highest levels of consciousness. The psychic abilities and powers are benefited from this day. It also gives an excellent power to the mind, next to firmness and astuteness. It benefits the highest levels of mysticism.

    THIS DAY IS GOOD TO
    To ask for the path of the animals both domestic and wild. It is a good day to ask for the force; The vigor; The wisdom of the four balaneb (the four guardians of the four corners of the universe); The spiritual energy; Astuteness in life; That we may not have drastic changes; To block the negative energies; To liberate ourselves or someone else of vices; To cut negative energies.



    TZIKIN

    SIGNIFICANCE OF THE GLIPH
    The glyph symbolizes the head of the eagle. The superior part, the boldness. The vertical lines are the feathers behind the head.
    THE DAY
    Tzikin is the intermediary between the sky and the earth, between god and man/woman. This day is of the spiritual elevation, of the full human realization and of the material bonanza, the production and material stability. It is the best day for love, to ask for the abundance, as well as for the particular person and for the community, protection in the business, to ask for the intimate partners and the friendships. In the spiritual, intuition is in good aspect, the vice, precognition and the revelations in the dreams. It signifies the guardian bird for all the land in the Maya area. It is the liberty, the messenger, the treasure, the luck and the money. This sign brings the good relationships, has magnetism, it is the perfect day to interact in anything, specially love affairs and business. The energy of the sign is accompanied with a global consciousness. Embodies the idealism of work for the community. Signifies the abundance of the crops, good business, love and art in the acts of life. Intermediary between the Ajaw (creator) and the human being. Represented by everything that exist in space; air, clouds, cold and hot; forces that the heart of the skies have created for our service.

    THIS DAY IS GOOD TO
    Ask for the abundance - personal and for the community. Ask for protection for the business, so we may be free of illness and bad destiny. To ask for true love. To take away the sadness in the soul. It is a good day for the love to surface between two people. It is a day which to ask for fortune and good luck. To do away with anger and envy. It is the best day to ask for our internal powers. It is a day to increase the intuition, the vision and the revelation in the dream.



    AJMAQ

    SIGNIFICANCE OF GLYPH
    The glyph signifies the mind in the state of forgiveness and illusion. It is the brain in which lines of rays expand out to all places in a spiritual communion with the Nawales.
    THE DAY
    This is a very appropriate day to forgive and ask for forgiveness, to do away with our faults through sacrifice, to avoid confrontations, to cure any type of illness, for the defense of the dispossessed and for the justice of the earth. Good day to ask to be in harmony with mother earth, to ask for the fathers (gods), for the souls of the grandmothers and grandfathers and to ask for the cosmic force. This day brings an energy that is the mother of all errors, the offenses and irresponsibilities we have done before the Ajaw (creator and former) and before any manifestation of life and creation. This is why it is a good day to ask for forgiveness for the offenses that have committed. On another hand, Ajmaq is a good day to withdraw spirits of bad death, spirits that induce all vices and to remove any love that is by force or by obligation. The energy of Aj represents the authority, the experience and the virtue of a long transit in life. The energy Maq represents the fog and the obscurity. It is the seven sins-wuqu'qak'ix- (arrogance, ambition, lies, crime, ungratefulness, ignorance and envy).

    THIS DAY IS GOOD TO
    Ask forgiveness for any problems or negative aspects. For any harm we may have caused, conscious or unconscious. Ask forgiveness for our sins and negative thoughts. This is a good day to ask that there may be no wars, to ask for no personal or collective confrontations. Good day to ask for the healing of any type of illness, especially sexually transmitted diseases. Day to ask for no robberies. For the spiritual and material fortitude. To do away with the spirits of bad death, do away with negative thoughts and negative energies and to do away with slander.



    NO'J

    SIGNIFICANCE OF GLYPH
    It symbolizes the knowing. The drawing in the center represents the brain and the points are the three grades of the human spiritual growth.
    THE DAY
    The Energy of this day is good to nourish the mind, to harmonize relationships, to ask for clarity and especially to transform knowledge and experiences into wisdom. This is a good day to ask for good memory, for the signs in the blood, in the fire, in the stones and the sacred Tzi'te. It is also a good day to unite ideas, to study the Mayan signs, to give offerings to the Kab'awil, to ask for understanding in marriage, to do away with bad ideas, to change the bad habits, to ask for vitality, to ask for force, and warmth and movement in the sick body. No'j is where the mind-energy governs, the knowledge and the good memory. It is the connection of the universal cosmic mind with the mind of the human being. Nobility is the major virtue that the energy of No'j brings because this day is gifted with all the virtues, especially: patience, prudence and the sublime love. The renunciation brings clarity and it is the guide of life. It governs also the studies, the human science and the studies of the mind.

    THIS DAY IS GOOD FOR
    It is good to ask for the knowledge or tranquility; for peace or nobility; it is a good day to analyze; it is a good day for understanding between couples; it is a good day for the studies, for the scientific investigation; it is a good day to ask for good thoughts; to do away with obsessions, bad ideas and people that have bad intentions; and to be in harmony with the supreme being.



    TIJAAX

    SIGNIFICANCE OF GLYPH
    The glyph symbolizes the point of the knife seen from the front and the pyramid seen from the sky by the Nawales.
    THE DAY
    This is a good day to ask for the health; to cure difficult diseases; to do away with enemies; to do away with negative energy and to do away with societies. Also it is a good day to ask for intelligence and for the memory; gives us the force of the lightning; it helps us to develop the signs of the blood and the dreams; it liberates us from accidents; it is also a good day to stop doing damage to mother earth; for good health; it liberates us from the jails of materialism; for the rapid healings; to do away with bad friends and relationships; to cut bad intentions and lovers. Represented by the double bladed knife, the image is that of two faces of a coin that converge at a point, so in that sense, we don't know where one side ends and the other side begins. It is to say that part of the positive is in the negative and part of the negative in the positive. So the image is clear in telling us that Tijaax is good with the positive and drastic with the negative. Tijaax brings the power to cut mysteries and to open the gates to another dimension. It also symbolizes pain and sadness. It is the arrow that brings danger and on this day purifies the balance that we have done be it positive or negative, making us pay or teaching us on the physical, mental and/or spiritual plane. It is the energy that has the force that liberates the rational, likes to provoke controversies. In the representation of the Telluric force on the earth (earthquakes and tremors), it indicates to us an energy of change or collapse. It gives us a good shaking to understand our true path.

    THIS DAY IS GOOD FOR
    To cut away all negative energy; bad luck; illnesses of any type; to start off a new path. It is a good day to liberate us from: anything that has us trapped; from enemies; from accidents. It is a good day to cut dependencies; to do quick healings; to do away with bad friends and bad influences; to cut away suffering; to do way with deceit; to cut slander, fear and any negative aspect.



    KAWOK

    SIGNIFICANCE OF GLYPH
    The glyph signifies the support of the world, represented in the sphere. It also represents a spermatozoid and its descendence (the genealogical tree).
    THE DAY
    This is a good day to as for the common good; for the family so that all familial confrontations may be fixed; the economic problems; to attract affluence and abundance in the business; and to ask for good climate for the crops and for all that is cultivated. It is also utilized to cut illnesses; to ask for humanity so that they may have a roof over their head; to ask for those that are about to be born and that they may not possess physical defects. It signifies the force of the union, the expansive knowledge; the development of the cosmic plan; the growth; the fertility; energy for the abundance in the material and in the spiritual. It is the energy that brings the rains to give us good crops.

    THIS DAY IS GOOD FOR
    This is a good day to ask for the family, community, especially the ones that are close to us. It is a good day to ask for our homes; good day to start a home; a good day to avoid difficulties between a family; to fix problems in the family; it is a good day to ask for those that are governing the nation so that they may be just and good governors; to ask that we may have a good relationship with our boss; to ask for justice and social consciousness; and to ask for those that have physical defects.



    AJPU

    SIGNIFICANCE OF GLYPH
    The glyph signifies the face of the hunter, with the beard and with the mouth rounded to indicate the shooting of the blowgun. The other side represents the blowgun itself.
    THE DAY
    This is a good day to obtain certainty, the security, to plan and to reach our goals. This is a day of renovation and to ask for the fecundity of the woman; to have emotional stability; and to increase the intellect. It is a day that gives the force, the valor and the energy to overcome all obstacles. It is the day to revive the very sick ones; for the protection of the agricultures; to be able to live in this world; to have the force to overcome all bad and all enemies; to not be ambushed by sadness; to decipher the future and the past and to ask that the fire of the Mayan ceremony may never go out. They are the great hunters, possessors of a great magic and fathers of the fine art. They are delicate and educators of this civilization.

    THIS DAY IS GOOD FOR
    To ask for the knowledge and the wisdom; a good day to focus and analyze life; to ask for health to the very sick ones; a day of their renovation; to ask security for the woman; ask for the certainty in our decisions; to ask for the strength to overcome the challenges that destiny holds for us. To be good planners; to ask for the strength to overcome the bad; to have the astuteness of the hunter; to overcome enemies that are presented to us; to overcome adversity; to have good eye sight and to fix illnesses of the eyes.



    IMOX

    SIGNIFICANCE OF GLYPH
    The glyph signifies a glass of water. The top part is the mouth; the vertical lines represent the roundness. It also represents the maternal breasts, ready to provide milk to the child. It also represents a hand stretched downward.
    THE DAY
    This day is good to increase the internal powers. It is a good day to fortify the spirit. It is a good day to ask for rain; for the purification of the rivers, lakes and oceans. This day is utilized to capture the messages of the divine and of nature; to ask for the return of the couple; to be able to receive the messages through the dreams; to ask for the good crops; to help return somebody that is far away from their land. This is a day to eliminate mental problems; to ask for what nourishes us; to ask for humanity; and to help cure the craziness in the family. It also represents "craziness", the one that breaks stability. It is an energy that brings strange things and it is bound with the comets which are the seeds that germinate life in space. It also governs the cohabitants with the beings that live in the water and has communication with these beings, especially dolphins, whales and crocodiles.

    THIS DAY IS GOOD FOR
    To calm the mind; the bad thoughts; to control the arrogance; to do away with desperation; to calm the instability; to ask to do away with the craziness in people; so that the couple may return to the home that they abandoned; to develop the intuition, the vision, the messages in the dream, so that the mind may be more receptive; to ask for the return of those that are far from their home; to do away with any mental problems; to ask that we may never lack nourishment and so that the confrontations in the family may cease.



    IQ

    SIGNIFICANCE OF GLYPH
    The glyph signifies a window which was used in the times of the classic Maya, by our ancestors, in which wind came through.
    THE DAY
    This is a good day renovation; to ask for the good winds to come and nourish our minds and to purify us; that the winds may take all suffering and illnesses of our loved ones. It is also a good day to cure people that have psychological problems; to do away with passion; with hate and depression. This day is good to reinforce our prayers to the Great Spirit and also to develop the power of our mind. It is also utilized to ask for the purity of our soul; to cure the illnesses of our lungs so that we may maintain our breath and courage. To ask the Nawales of the air that the people may not contaminate anymore; to ask that the prayers in our ceremonies may rise to the heavens; to ask the thunder to communicate humans with divination so that the souls may obtain peace; to ask that the illness may be taken away; and to do away with suffering. This sign is the encourager of energy; it is the representation of the subtle; it is the purity, the crystalline; it gives visions; it brings beauty and harmony. It is the element that governs the ideas; the space that exists between the sky and the earth; it also represents the interior space.

    THIS DAY IS GOOD FOR
    To ask for the spiritual force; to increase in the spiritual universe; to ask for the purity of the soul; to augment the intellect, the memory; to cure illnesses of the lungs; so that we may keep our decisions; to purify the ambience; to ask for no contamination; so that more trees may grow; that our thoughts may rise to the heavens; so that the winds may purify us, the body the mind and that it may nourish our spirit.



    AQ'AB'AL

    SIGNIFICANCE OF GLYPH
    The glyph represents the owl. It signifies the light and the obscurity that are simultaneously by the hooks. The obscure side represents the shadow, and the lines that come from the front towards the bottom represent the light unveiling the materialism over the earth.
    THE DAY
    This is a day to ask for clarity in our paths; new opportunities; to renew our lives; to have clarity; to bring to light the occult things; and to clear out the mysteries. This is a good day to ask for stability; to find a better job or business; to ask for clarity in our existence; to ask the creator to have days of peace and happiness for the community; so that we may have employment; so that light may be shone upon our path; to remove the obscurity in our minds; to give strength to the woman to procreate; so that there may be justice upon us; signifies the sunrise and the sunset; the light and the obscurity; the rising and the falling of the sun. To do away with people that have double intentions.

    THIS DAY IS GOOD FOR
    To ask for opportunities in life; of employment; change of residence; of country; to change our look if things aren't going well for us; for a new dawn upon humanity; to ask for our existence; for the renovation; to calm the instability; to do away with obsessions; to do away with people that have bad intentions; so that we may have good thoughts; so that there may be justice.



    K'AT

    SIGNIFICANCE OF GLYPH
    They glyph signifies the energy of gravity; the force that acts over the earth. Represented by the sphere; trapped by the lower groove which divides the base of the two poles or energies of the two magnets. On the other hand; it represents the net that can serve for fishing or to carry the harvest.
    THE DAY
    This is a good day to ask that we may not fall into fanaticism; the best day to untie knots; to ask for the abundance; for the fecundity of the woman; to do away with bad energies or influences; to do away with knots that hold us to vices; to fix emotional and love problems. It is also a good day to ask for the development of the children; so that the crops may grow; so that we may be liberated of jails: spiritual or material; so that the investigators of the sacred science may grow; so that the sacred knowledge may not be lost; so that the community may grow; for the liberation of the imprisoned; so that we may be liberated of traps and shackles.

    THIS DAY IS GOOD FOR
    To do away with knots or entanglements; to finish problems; to not fall into fanaticism; to ask that the children may develop; to ask that our powers may develop; for the fecundity of the women; to ask that we may never lack what we need in life; so that we may never go to jail; to discover what it is that we need; to trap occult enemies; to solve family problems; so business may prosper; to capture the superior knowledge.



    KAN

    SIGNIFICANCE OF GLYPH
    The glyph signifies the serpent; the drawing on the upper left is what is on the back of the serpent as well as the dots. This is represented in Kukul'Kaan or Qukumatz'.
    THE DAY
    This is a special day to increase the physical force; to build the internal fire and spiritual evolution; for the return of the lost and forgotten; for the return of a loved one; for the reconciliation of the couples; to ask for the couples; for the sexual balance; the justice; the truth; the intelligence and the peace. This day is also good to ask for the equilibrium in life; so that we may be free of anger; to be grateful of truth and justice; to heal illness of the nervous system; to do away with economic problems; to ask for the integrity of the community; to ask for the wisdom of all spiritual students; and to ask for the continuation of the tradition and the Mayan ceremony. It is the energy of the knowledge transmuted into wisdom; it is the strength; it is the serpent power; the space energy; the wisdom of the elders; it is the Ceiba (sacred tree) and the sexual magic. It is the DNA; the orbits of the planets; and it is the spiral of evolution.

    THIS DAY IS GOOD FOR
    To ask for the energy; to ask that the knowledge may transmute to wisdom; fortitude; for serenity; patience; so that the ancestral knowledge may return; to ask for the couples; so that we may have an equilibrium in life; to do away with anger; so that truth may come to light; to do away with illnesses of the nerves and of the vertebrae of the spinal column.



    KEME

    SIGNIFICANCE OF GLYPH
    The glyph signifies death and it is represented by the closed eyes and the closed mouth with the teeth hanging out. The vertical line represents the cycles of re-incarnation.
    THE DAY
    This is a special day to have contact with the ancestors; to do away with mortal illnesses; accidents; to ask for protection for travels; to find access to the higher knowledge. On this day, there is communication with the higher beings and there is access to dimensional portals. It is also used to seek advice from the Nawales; so that no harm may come to the community, vision throughout he stones; to give us capacity and tranquility; so that the plants may sprout; so that our instincts may increase; so that we may have internal strength; so that we may be liberated from vices; to finish with bad businesses; to end suffering; to harmonize negative energies; to cut hate, grudges and lower passions. Symbolizes the death; the change in the spiritual state; the beginning the advice; the diviner; the fortune; the instinct; the visionaries; the end; the falling; the sprouting or rebirth.

    THIS DAY IS GOOD FOR
    So that life may support us; to transmute the cycles of life; to do away with bad death and big accidents; to ask for the ancestral wisdom; to ask for good signs; to ask fro good advisors and spiritual guides; to end relationships that aren't beneficial to us; so that we may have nocturnal vision; to ask for protection in the community; to not have sudden death so we can finish our purpose in life; to ask that there may be no wars; to liberate us from any vices; to finish bad businesses.



    KIEJ

    SIGNIFICANCE OF GLYPH
    The glyph represents a closed hand with opposing fingers; closing off a circuit of energies that charges the four cardinal points which are represented by the four fingers on the right and charged by the opposing finger.
    THE DAY
    Signifies the deer and the horse; it is the four pillars that sustain the sky and the earth; the force and the powers that charge the destiny of humanity; realization of the physical existence; the food; the power of complementation; the wind that passes; the guardian of the forests. It is a good day to be thankful for life and the process of the gaining power for an Ajq'ij (spiritual guide); grateful for the elements: sun, earth, air, water, life. Signifies the four b'alaneb and their respective partners; the four cardinal directions and the four paths. It is a good day to ask for the force and the strength; to ask for positive things; so that we may be in balance with life; so that we may be liberated from talkers and enemies; to help us in our bidding; to dominate the enemy; so that our destiny may be protected; so that is may give us physical and mental agility; to do away with arrogance; to destroy the negative in life and to do away with liars on earth.

    THIS DAY IS GOOD FOR
    To ask for strength and power; so that we may have good relationship with the four elements; to ask for mother earth; to ask that we may not be traitors; to do away with lies; to ask for strength in a job; to give us clarity in life; to ask fro strength; to not be weak; to not be manipulated; so that it may give us equilibrium; to be more generous; to have more love; to free us from gossip; so that we may have good contracts; to have physical agility and to develop in the arts.



    Q'ANIL

    SIGNIFICANCE OF GLYPH
    The glyph represents a perforation upon the earth with the Tixjob, that is used to separate the earth to deposit the seeds and the four seeds that represents the four seeds that represents the four colors of corn and the four races of humanity: red, black, white, yellow.
    THE DAY
    Q'anil signifies germ; seed; life and creation. Creation of the universe, especially life and Mother Nature. It's a day to ask for life; the germination of the sacred Maize and everything else that Mother Nature produces. In this sign, the four cardinal points are represented and procreation. Day of human realization and knowledge; symbolizes the four colors of maize existent in Meso-America (red, black, yellow, white). It is also a good day to ask for all things that are initiated so that they are good and strong like work, construction, travels, etc. We also ask to do away with shyness; so that our problems may come to light; so that we may have good children; to do away with arrogance and slander; to do away with plagues on our crops; to do away with talkers and liars; to uncover occult enemies; to clear up the skies; to do away with black magic; and to do away with impotence and frigidness. The day 8 Q'anil is good for addictions and to give thanks. The day of the pregnant women; to revive sterile earth; fertility of human beings, plants and animals. A good day to ask for what you want: business, crops, travels, love, etc.

    THIS DAY IS GOOD FOR
    To separate the good things from the bad; to plant a project; for a person that is having trouble having babies to get pregnant; so that there may be an abundance of everything; for the development of the children; to have a strong growth in life; to change professions; to initiate a relationship; to do away with shyness so that we may not take other people's problems; to start any treatment; to do away with plagues on plants; to do away with occult enemies.



    TOJ

    SIGNIFICANCE OF GLYPH
    The glyph represents a wheel with its axle. It also represents grandfather sun with his energy and the circle symbolizes the law of cause and effect.
    THE DAY
    Signifies Tojil; the payment; the offering or penalty; it is the fire of the spirit Ajaw (Creator); heart of the heaven, heart of the earth; it is the rain drop; It is the beginning of communication with higher life, nature and the cosmos; it is the balance of justice and love; it is the beginning of communication of the spiritual life; the reunion of people and the sign of the divine power. It is a good day to ask to shed light on occult things; to understand the law of cause and effect; we give payments to worship the sun; to ask for our lives; to calm the instability; to ask that light may reach all of us; so that the warriors may have the force; to do away with torment and suffering; so that we may not have droughts for our crops; to do away with violent accidents; to do away with bad death; to do away with anticipated death; so that we may have the force. It is a day indicated to offer blood to he Tojil; balance and justice, life and hope; day to give Xukulem (Mayan ceremony to be in peace with the Ajaw).

    THIS DAY IS GOOD FOR
    To pay for all that we have received in life - positive or negative; to pay for something that we need which we haven't received; to do away with bad accumulations; to forgive and be forgiven; to ask for energy; to ask for changes in our destiny; to do away with any illness or problem that we may have.



    TZ'I

    SIGNIFICANCE OF GLYPH
    The glyph signifies the cane or staff that the Indigenous authority use; it is also the tail of the dog.
    THE DAY
    Signifies the dog; the secretary; the scripture; justice; authority and the guardian of the material and spiritual law. Represents the fidelity; order; it is the justice; the material and spiritual life from beginning to end. On this day we ask for the divine justice; to do away with criticism; with vices; so that we may have an organized life and so that we may discover all great secrets. It is a day to be in peace; to fix our errors, desires, sexual pleasures and to not fall in the wuq'ub qak'ix (arrogance, lies, ambition, envy, crime, ingratitude, ignorance); to be in balance with the spiritual and material. Nawal of the sexuality; of the stone of the sun; and of the ceremony to liberate us from poverty and vice.

    THIS DAY IS GOOD FOR
    To solicit Divine justice; to have good helpers; to do away with charges against justice; to liberate persons that are detained; to ask that justice may be corrected; to be just in life; to learn tolerance; to develop love; for community work; and to be good writers.

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    Re: This Day in the Maya Calendar Cholq'ij, the Maya sacred ceremonial calendar of 260 days

    Post  THEeXchanger on Thu Mar 01, 2012 2:16 pm

    Candles - Mayan Significance of Colors
    written by Carlos Barrios - translated by Saq' Be'
    Red: Color of the East, red is used for energy, love and to take sadness away. It is used to clarify things; the color is an excellent protector and it does away with bad energies. This color is related with the fire element, therefore it is, in this sense, an activator and catalyzer.

    Black: Black is the color of the West and serves to cut all negative energy as it the color for cutting negative work. It brings light from where the problems come from. Black is a very strong and powerful color that only needs to be used to cut the negativity, illness, mental or financial/economic problems. This color should never be used to ask for something against someone as the energy would be returned against the sender. Black is related to the earth element and the occult.

    White: White is the color of the North and is the color for purification relating directly to the mind, to calm anxieties and to help the memory. It is a very subtle color that brings calm and tranquility. This color is related with the air element. Because of its subtlety and power of purification, it helps to develop vision and perception.

    Yellow: Yellow is the color of the South; it is the energy of life, used for health, protection and to help adults. This color gives the force (strength) for life. Yellow is related to the water element and the plants. Yellow gives the ability to know where things are in the material manifestation.

    Pink: Pink is the color for little girls. This color helps to fix feelings that have to do with sublime love. It is similar to red, but more subtle. Pink helps to bring tranquility to people but above all is used for the health of young girls.

    Baby Blue: Baby Blue is the color for little boys, especially for their health. This color is related with the subtlety of the mind and helps to develop internal powers for vision and revelations in the dreams. It is the color that seeks opportunities in every sense. Baby Blue is intimately connected with green and the color blue. Baby Blue is the color that gives opportunities in studies and in work. Use this color to work with people that have everything turning out wrong for themselves.

    Green: Green is the color for hope. It is the one that solidifies opportunities, especially those that have to do with the material, be it with property or work. Green is also the color that gives success in the profession (career). This color gives abundance in the material and nature as a manifestation of reality.

    Blue: Blue is the color of fortune, it is to say the one that solidifies everything that has to do with finances. Blue should be used when there are material problems or to support businesses and projects so they may have better finances. Together with Baby Blue and green, Blue gives the opportunity to realize and proportion material well being. Normally it should be used in a sequential order for this purpose:
    * The colors Blue, Baby Blue, and White help to develop spiritual powers like intuition, vision and ubiquity in the Najt (space-time).

    Purple: Purple is used to do away with bad thoughts, illnesses and problems of the mind. This color is the true healer and cuts any energy. Purple can be used when none of the other colors work for specific illnesses, regardless of gender or age. It is a color that cleanses and opens paths. Purple is somewhat similar to the energy of the color black without being confrontative.
    Saq' Be': Organization for Mayan and Indigenous Spiritual Studies is a non profit organization based in New Mexico, US. Saq' Be' works to bring people, especially young adults, together with ancient traditions for the purpose of cultural and spiritual preservation and to open the doors of opportunity for those traditions to share their teachings with the rest of the world. Preservation programs include Radio broadcast capacity for the Native community in Chichicastenango, Guatemala, support for the community os Sarayacu in Ecuador in their struggle against petrol interests, and support for filmed documentation efforts of elders and guides of the Mayan tradition. More information can be found at: www.SacredRoad.org, or by email at: saqbe@sacredroad.org.
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    Re: This Day in the Maya Calendar Cholq'ij, the Maya sacred ceremonial calendar of 260 days

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    Cholq'ij (Tzolkin) Calendar

    Thursday, December 23 2004

    Contributed by: Admin
    NOTE: SAQ' BE' IS NOT CURRENTLY DISTRIBUTING CHOLQ'IJ CALENDARS. THIS ARTICLE IS HERE FOR INFORMATION PURPOSES ONLY.

    As many of you know, every year Saq' Be' travels to the community in Chichicastenango, Guatemala to pick up the traditional Mayan Cholq'ij calendars they produce.
    We return with them and make them available for sale, returning the profits to the community to support their continued efforts to keep the traditional ways alive.

    Unfortunately, we do not know when we will be able to return this year and are thus uncertain as to when the 2005 calendars will become available. As a way of compensating for our lack of hard copy calendars, we are making available the same Cholq'ij/ Gregorian overlay on our website, which can be viewed on the front page. We have also made available information on the meaning of the Nawales (glyphs) and numbers presented. Click "read more" to view additional infromation on this calendar. We ask you to please consider supporting Saq' Be', a nonprofit organization, by making a tax-exempt donation to assist with our continued efforts for the rescue, preservation and appropriate sharing of these living ancient peoples, traditions and cultures.

    This information about the Cholq'ij was produced by an Indigenous group of Mayan Ajq'ij (priests) in Chichicastenango, Guatemala: Fundacion Centro Cultural y Asistencia Maya (C.C.A.M.). We give thank for their efforts in keeping the traditions alive and for their welcoming arms and open hearts. We give special thanks to "Chema" who has shared his knowledge and wisdom with us openly and has been of great assistance in bridging the knowledge of the ancient and the modern.

    INTERPRETATION OF THE MAYAN CALENDAR
    The Mayan calendars were idealized by the astronomers and spiritual guides based on the movement of the blue bodies of the universe. The Mayan scientists were very studious and very observant. They were able to measure movement, the velocity of every asteroid, then establishing systems that allowed them to register time and other natural events. They were able to make the calendar which allowed them to give orientation to the cycle of agriculture production, giving origin to social time and the time of the individual destiny.

    THE CHOLQ'IJ: SACRED CALENDAR OF 260 DAYS
    The Cholq'ij "Book of the days" or "Thread of the days", begins on B'atz and ends on Tz'i. This "Book of days" is used today as it was put together by the ancient Mayas. For divination and the establishment of time, for the manifestation of ceremonies of commemoration and for protection, as well as for the times of celebration and spiritual crisis.
    The Cholq'ij is immersed in the universe and in the elements of mother nature, necessary for life; the fire, earth, water, air; in the cycle of life of some beings still alive and other fundamental aspects of our culture; the women (I'x), the dawn (Aq'ab'al), and the death (Kame).

    The Cholq'ij, or the sacred calendar, consists of 260. It is formed by 20 days that are combined with numbers from 1 to 13 placed before the 20 glyphs of the days. Once finished with the #13, it begins once again with the #1, until reaching #13 again, this way consecutively. We can say that the sacred calendar is composed of 13 months that hold 20 days. (13+20=260)

    Why are the numbers 13 and 20 used? The ancestors used and considered these numbers as sacred.

    The number 13 is sacred because the most important joints in the body are; the two at the ankles, two at the knees, two at the hips, two at the wrist, two at the elbows, two at the shoulders and one at the head or neck.

    As far as the number 20, this symbolizes the 20 fingers of the human being; 10 on the hands and 10 on the feet.

    In these 20 sacred words are expressed all of the basic forces of creation and destruction, the good and the that are in the world, in society, in the family and what is in the heart of the human. The unity of such forces in the individual lives depends on the course of life and destiny.

    The signs of the 20 days of the Cholq'ij are: B'atz', E, Aj, I'x , Tz'ikin, Ajmaq, No'j, Tijax, Kawooq, Ajpu', Imox, Iq', Aq'ab'al, Kat, Kan, Kame, Kej, Q'anil, Toj, T'zi'.
    If we add, to the 260 day sacred calendar, 13 more days, there is a total of 273 days, which is the same time for human gestation, from conception to birth, the sacred time for development of the human being in the mother's womb.

    Below are some resources that are very helpful to understanding and working with the Cholq'ij calendar to create the balance and harmony that is needed at this time:

    --Traditionally, when a child was born, and Ajq'ij would look at that child's birth chart using the Cholq'ij to determine that child's purpose. Although this proccess is intricate and requires years of training, it is often helpful to know the enerrgy at the time of birth, the equivalent of what is known as your "heart sign".

    ( To find out what this energy was at your time of birth, you may look further down this thread, and, i will post a conversation chart )

    Saq' Be': Organization for Mayan and Indigenous Spiritual Studies is a non profit organization based in New Mexico, US. Saq' Be' works to bring people, especially young adults, together with ancient traditions for the purpose of cultural and spiritual preservation and to open the doors of opportunity for those traditions to share their teachings with the rest of the world. Preservation programs include Radio broadcast capacity for the Native community in Chichicastenango, Guatemala, support for the community os Sarayacu in Ecuador in their struggle against petrol interests, and support for filmed documentation efforts of elders and guides of the Mayan tradition. More information can be found at: www.SacredRoad.org, or by email at: saqbe[at]sacredroad[dot]org.
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    Mayan Elders Weigh in as 2012 Dawns AND SAY 2012 IS NOT THE END OF THE WORLD.

    Posted by T.I.P.P Founder on January 4, 2012 at 8:10amView Blog

    For years civilization has been living in the shadow of some unknown event to take place on December 21st 2012 as the Mayan calendar comes to an end. Unlike previous doomsday prophecies which were made only a few years prior to the date coming to pass, the general consensus on the 2012 phenomenon is that the calendar has been around for thousands of years and is only now coming to an end. But with less than a year now left before the Mayan calendar ends, we are left asking ourselves if the modern interpretations are truly representative of what the calendar professes will happen. And so it stands to reason that we may want to hear what the current Mayan elders have to say about the whole thing.

    One man making the rounds and interviewing the elders of both the Mayan and Hopi traditions is Drunvalo Melchizedek. He has interviewed elders from both communities and has come to some startling conclusions that suggest what we think may be completely off base for the true Mayan calendar. He states that the date December 21, 2012 is not the exact date corresponding to "the end of the world" as many have suggested, but indicates a massive landmark for when some major changes in consciousness and consensus reality will take place - and not all will necessarily be bad.

    Melchizedek, an author from Sedona, Arizona has written a number of pieces on the subject of spiritual transformation, including one on the 2012 date itself as well as a two volume book that includes information on the lost cities of Atlantis and Lemuria. But can he shed any light on what the Mayans say about the suspected end of the world date later this year?

    One of the key components to look for in the Mayan calendar is the appearance of a massive blue star. In 2011 one of the largest stories in new age circles was the appearance of the comet Elenin, which looked very similar to a blue star from Earth. Could this have been the star spoken of in the Mayan prophecy? But in 2007 another blue comet, 17P/Holmes appeared in the night sky became more bright by a factor of nearly a million which could be seen easily by those on the ground unaided by telescopes.

    Given that historians believe telescope was created in 1608, it's difficult to imagine the star they were talking about would be impossible to spot from Earth thousands of years ago when the Mayan calendar was originally created. This suggests that the object, whichever one it may be, would have been visible to the naked eye to those waiting on the ground. For a brief moment in time in November of that year, the comet 17P/Holmes even had an area of dispersion even larger than the sun itself. It seems little could compare to the incredible size of a comet so profoundly huge as that, and it did pick an odd time-frame to appear just five years almost to the day before the Mayan calendar would be up.

    While many are claiming insider knowledge that ultimately confirms the exact details of the events in the following year, it seems there is still very little in the way of consensus on what will actually happen. Regardless, as 2012 quickly accelerates we will be examining the facts and attempting to solve this mystery before it comes to pass. 2012 has begun.



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    What the Mayan Elders are Saying About 2012 by Carlos Barrios IT IS NOT THE END OF THE WORLD

    Carlos Barrios, Mayan elder and Ajq'ij (is a ceremonial priest and spiritual guide) of the Eagle Clan. Carlos initiated an investigation into the different Mayan calendars circulating. Carlos along with his brother Gerardo studied with many teachers and interviewed nearly 600 traditional Mayan elders to widen their scope of knowledge.

    Carlos found out quickly there were several conflicting interpretations of Mayan hieroglyphs, petroglyphs, Sacred Books of 'Chilam Balam' and various ancient text. Carlos found some strong words for those who may have contributed to the confusion:

    Carlos Barrios: "Anthropologists visit the temple sites and read the inscriptions and make up stories about the Maya, but they do not read the signs correctly. It's just their imagination. Other people write about prophecy in the name of the Maya. They say that the world will end in December 2012. The Mayan elders are angry with this. The world will not end. It will be transformed."

    "We are no longer in the World of the Fourth Sun, but we are not yet in the World of the Fifth Sun. This is the time in-between, the time of transition. As we pass through transition there is a colossal, global convergence of environmental destruction, social chaos, war, and ongoing Earth Changes."

    He continues: "Humanity will continue, but in a different way. Material structures will change. From this we will have the opportunity to be more human. We are living in the most important era of the Mayan calendars and prophecies. All the prophecies of the world, all the traditions are converging now. There is no time for games. The spiritual ideal of this era is action."

    Carlos tells us: "The indigenous have the calendars and know how to accurately interpret it -- not others. The Mayan Calendars comprehension of time, seasons, and cycles has proven itself to be vast and sophisticated. The Maya understand 17 different calendars such as the Tzolk'in or Cholq'ij, some of them charting time accurately over a span of more than ten million years.


    "All was predicted by the mathematical cycles of the Mayan calendars. -- It will change --everything will change. Mayan Day-keepers view the Dec. 21, 2012 date as a rebirth, the start of the World of the Fifth Sun. It will be the start of a new era resulting from and signified by the solar meridian crossing the galactic equator and the Earth aligning itself with the center of the galaxy."

    At sunrise on December 21, 2012 for the first time in 26,000 years the Sun rises to conjunct the intersection of the Milky Way and the plane of the ecliptic. This cosmic cross is considered to be an embodiment of the Sacred Tree, The Tree of Life, a tree remembered in all the world's spiritual traditions.

    Some observers say this alignment with the heart of the galaxy in 2012 will open a channel for cosmic energy to flow through the Earth, cleansing it and all that dwells upon it, raising all to a higher level of vibration. Carlos reminds us: "This process has already begun. Change is accelerating now and it will continue to accelerate.

    If the people of the Earth can get to this 2012 date in good shape without having destroyed too much of the Earth, we will rise to a new, higher level. But to get there we must transform enormously powerful forces that seek to block the way."

    The date specified in the calendar Winter Solstice in the year 2012 does not mark the end of the world. Many outside people writing about the Mayan calendar sensationalize this date, but they do not know. The ones who know are the indigenous elders who are entrusted with keeping the tradition.

    Carlos tells us: "The economy now is a fiction. The first five-year stretch of transition from August 1987 to August 1992 was the beginning of the destruction of the material world. We have progressed ten years deeper into the transition phase by now, and many of the so-called sources of financial stability are in fact hollow. The banks are weak. This is a delicate moment for them. They could crash globally, if we don't pay attention. Now, people are paying attention."

    The North and South Poles are both breaking up. The level of the water in the oceans is going to rise. But at the same time land in the ocean, especially near Cuba, is also going to rise. Carlos tells a story about the most recent Mayan New Year ceremonies in Guatemala. He said that one respected Mam elder, who lives all year in a solitary mountain cave, journeyed to Chichicastenango to speak with the people at the ceremony. The elder delivered a simple, direct message. He called for human beings to come together in support of life and light.

    "Right now each person and group is going his or her own way. The elder of the mountains said there is hope if the people of the light can come together and unite in some way. We live in a world of polarity -- day and night, man and woman, positive and negative. Light and darkness need each other. They are a balance."
    "Just now the dark side is very strong, and very clear about what they want. They have their vision and their priorities clearly held, and also their hierarchy. They are working in many ways so that we will be unable to connect with the spiral Fifth World in 2012."

    "On the light side everyone thinks they are the most important, that their own understandings, or their group's understandings, are the key. There's a diversity of cultures and opinions, so there is competition, diffusion, and no single focus."

    Carlos believes the dark side works to block unity through denial and materialism. It also works to destroy those who are working with the light to get the Earth to a higher level. They like the energy of the old, declining Fourth World, the materialism. They do not want it to change. They do not want unity. They want to stay at this level, and are afraid of the next level.

    The dark power of the declining Fourth World cannot be destroyed or overpowered. It's too strong and clear for that, and that is the wrong strategy. The dark can only be transformed when confronted with simplicity and open-heartedness. This is what leads to unity, a key concept for the World of the Fifth Sun.

    Carlos said the emerging era of the Fifth Sun will call attention to a much-overlooked element. Whereas the four traditional elements of Earth, Air, Fire and Water have dominated various epochs in the past, there will be a fifth element to reckon with in the time of the Fifth Sun --- that element is 'ETHER'.

    The dictionary defines Ether as a "hypothetical substance supposed to occupy all space, postulated to account for the propagation of electromagnetic radiation through space." Perhaps it could be defined as the "space between space". I would suggest it could be manifest as the alignment of charged particles from our solar system (Sun), and our galaxy (Milky Way) surge. The Ether element represents spiritual energy.

    "The element of the Fifth Sun is celestial. Within the context of Ether there can be a joining of the polarities. No more darkness or light in the people, but an uplifted unity. But right now the realm of darkness is not interested in this. They are organized to block it. They seek to unbalance the Earth and its environment so we will be unready for the alignment in 2012."

    "We need to work together for peace, and balance with the other side. We need to take care of the Earth that feeds and shelters us. We need to put our entire mind and heart into pursuing unity and unity now, to confront the other side and preserve life."
    "We are disturbed -- we can't play anymore. Our planet can be renewed or ravaged. Now is the time to awaken and take action. Everyone is needed. You are not here for no reason. Everyone who is here now has an important purpose. This is a hard but a special time. We have the opportunity for growth, but we must be ready for this moment in history."

    Carlos says: "The prophesied changes are going to happen, but our attitude and actions determine how harsh or mild they are. We need to act, to make changes, and to elect people to represent us who understand and who will take political action to respect the Earth."

    "Meditation and spiritual practice are good, but also action. It's very important to be clear about who you are, and also about your relation to the Earth. Develop yourself according to your own tradition and the call of your heart. But remember to respect differences, and strive for unity. Eat wisely --- a lot of food is corrupt in either subtle or gross ways. Pay attention to what you are taking into your body. Learn to preserve food, and to conserve energy. Learn some good breathing techniques, so you have mastery of your breath. Be clear. Follow a tradition with great roots. It is not important what tradition, your heart will tell you, but it must have great roots."

    "We live in a world of energy. An important task at this time is to learn to sense or see the energy of everyone and everything -- people, plants, animals. This becomes increasingly important as we draw close to the World of the Fifth Sun, for it is associated with the element 'ether' -- the realm where energy lives and weaves. Go to the sacred places of the Earth to pray for peace, and have respect for the Earth which gives us our food, clothing, and shelter. We need to reactivate the energy of these sacred places. That is our work."

    "One simple but effective prayer technique is to light white or baby-blue colored candles. Think of a moment in peace. Speak your intention to the flame and send the light of it on to the leaders who have the power to make war or peace."
    Carlos reminds us this is a crucially important moment for humanity and for Earth. Each person is important.

    He said the elders have opened the doors so that other races can come to the Mayan world to receive the tradition. "The Maya have long appreciated and respected that there are other colors, other races, and other spiritual systems. They know that the destiny of the Mayan world is related to the destiny of the whole world."

    "The greatest wisdom is in simplicity. Love, respect, tolerance, sharing, gratitude, forgiveness. It's not complex or elaborate. The real knowledge is free. It's encoded in your DNA. All you need is within you. Great teachers have said that from the beginning. Find your heart, and you will find your way."

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