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The Calendar, Traditional Interpretation and Application

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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.

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    Meaning of 20 Nawales of Mayan Cholq'ij (Tzolkin) Calendar
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    < note: i have included the more familiar yucatec names next to the quiche ~treefrog >


    BAT'Z (Chuen)
    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 (Eb)
    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 (Ben)
    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 (Men)
    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 (Kib)
    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 (Kaban)
    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 (Etznab)
    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 (Cauac)
    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 (Ahau)
    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 (Imix)
    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 (Ik)
    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 (Akbal)
    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 (Kan)
    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 (Chicchan)
    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 (Cimi)
    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 (Manik)
    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 (Lamat)
    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 (Muluc)
    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 (Oc)
    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.
    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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      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.
      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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        numbers 1 - 13 in Quiche and (Yucatec)

        1) Jun (Hun)
        2) Keb' (Ca)
        3) Oxib (Ox)
        4) Kajib (Can)
        5) Job' (Ho)
        6) Waqib' (Uak)
        7) Wuqub' (Uk)
        8) Wajxaqib (Uaxak)
        9) B'elejeb (Bolon)
        10)Lajuj (Lahun)
        11)Ju'lajuj (Hun-Lahun / Buluc)
        12)Kab'lajuj (Ca-Lahun / Lahca)
        13)Oxlajuj (Ox-Lahun)
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          More on the Sacred Calendar

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          TZOLK’IN - 260 days, also called Chol q’ij, A 20-week cycle of 13 days each. The energy of the day blends a little into the next day. It is a human biorhythmic cycle and relates to the birth cycle. It holds the interrelationship with all that is, and is a harmonic point with certain cycles within certain planets and with a relation to God. This cycle is the most important and is considered a sacred cycle. The ancient ones established 20 energies that give us our reality. We have 20 fingers and toes that have invisible threads. The threads in our fingers connect us to the stars. The threads in our toes connect us to the Earth. Our 20 fingers and toes are one reason why this Mayan calendar has 20 day signs and why the Tzolk'in uses 20 days per month.

          There are also 13 points of power in the human body, the joints of the ankles, the knees, the hips, wrists, elbow, shoulders and neck. This is the reason why the Mayan week is 13 days long. Through these joints, energy enters our body, according to the day, hour and place we are born. The 13 X 20 = 260 sacred days for humanity and is a magical number in Mayan Cosmovision.

          THE 13 NUMBERS - The 13 numbers act like a like a pyramid. From numbers 1 to 7 we are climbing up with much effort. At the number 8 we are in perfect harmony and on top the pyramid, and 9 to 13 is down hill creating ease with the energies, as they no longer force us to develop.


          THE 13 POINTS OF POWER. THE NUMBERS of the Tzolk'in

          1 = Great force and power. The first gear but it does not flow easily. Bottom of the pyramid.
          2 = Polarized but in balance. 2 energies, positive and negative.
          3 = The addition of creative right brain energy.
          4 = The balance. The four energies/elements of the universe; wind, water, earth, and fire.
          5 = Elevation of creation. The 5th element ether. Is a helper to #8.
          6 = Imbalance - Many tests and things to learn and to evolve to.
          7 = Energy to catalyze. Great power Vs great temptations. A final test.
          8 = Complete energies of the material world. Top of the pyramid. Male authority.
          9 = Female authority. Represents the emotional, intuitive, the artist.
          10 = Creativity - flowing.
          11 = Many tests and payments. Psychic/mental order. Test to transmute to knowledge.
          12 = Strong energy because 12 is a spiritual catalyst.
          13 = The base of the pyramid. Realization - Transmutation.


          The 20 Suns of the Tzolk'in

          For the Quiche of Guatemala the 20 suns begin their count with BATZ. Every day has its own guardian. Humanity needed to have a physical description or significance for each day. As the Mayan world had a deep relationship with nature and the animals, nature and the animals became a key to distinguish each energy from each other. Each day is related with a force of nature or one animal. Example - Kaan is symbolized by the serpent. If we only talked about the energy of the day, the information could not be transmitted. The human needed an image to understand the energy of Ix. We can just say Ix, but also using the jaguar gives better understanding.

          BATZ = Chuen. The thread of time and destiny. Weaving of history of humanity.
          EE = Eb. The path. The journey, business people.
          AJ = Ben. Staff of authority. Power. Authority of Mother Earth and personal space.
          IX = Ix. Jaguar. Feminine Energy. Magician.
          TZ'IKIN = Men. Bird of power. Liaison between Sun and Earth.
          AJMAC = Cib. The test of life. The sin. The forgiveness.
          NOK = Caban. The intelligence. Knowledge, wisdom, great potential.
          TIJAX = Etznab. The double-bladed knife. Drastic symbol. Noble. Yin/Yang.
          KAWUQ = Cauac. Family, friends, disciples, abundance, abundance of crops.
          JUNAJPU = Ahau. Grandfather SUN. Elder and child. A day doubled.
          IMOX = Imix. The left hand/side. Intuition. Development of the 6,7 and 8th senses.
          IQ' = Ik. Wind. Breath. Subtleness. Art. Thinkers.
          AQ'AB'AL = Akbal. Birth of a new day. Awakening. Many opportunities.
          CAT = Kan. - A life to fish things out that are hidden.
          KAAN = Chicchan. A powerful day for cosmic energy. Eternal fire. A day to develop.
          KAME = Cimi. The death/rebirth. Knowledge of the Elders. Communion with the dimensions.
          KEJ = Manik. Energy of forests. Can give or receive deception.
          Q'ANIL = Lamat. A seed. A plant. It grows with abundance.
          TOJ = Muluc. Offer payments. Past life Karma. Fire.
          TZ'I' = Oc. The law. The counselor. Fairness. Authority.

          The Maya lived in a world of harmony because life was based on the sacred calendar. There were no psychological problems because no one was forced to live a life that was something other than what their destiny called for. A person born with a day of art was trained as an artist. A person with a day of authority was trained as a leader. Life was respected and lived in harmony with natural cycles.

          The most mind blowing information released about the cycle of Tzolk'in was the knowledge of an ancient technology for human beings to greatly accelerate the awakening process by using sacred geography, the Tzolk'in and one's Mayan birthday. In order to use this technology, we would need to know 2 things. First we need to understand the sacred geography of sacred places around the globe and what day and hour in the Tzolk'in the site relates to. On a special day and hour based on this calendar the sacred site becomes fortified with a beam of cosmic light in which one can be exposed to accelerate awakening beyond what we have experienced to date. Secondly, we would need to know our birth Sun and know what sacred sites on the earth it relates to.

          If we understood these 2 things and traveled to the place on the right day and hour the awakening and ascension process would be greatly accelerated. To be at that point is very special. The energy there would vibrate with your own vibration and you would experience power and magic. You would receive messages from the Creator at that moment. It would be the equivalent of meditating for a lifetime. If you also arrived in the right year, the Maya Elders insinuated to the fact that you could instantly awaken to your full potential! This is one of those "being in the in right place at the right time" kind of deals. Since the technology is partially hidden from most of humanity. this reminder from the Maya it is another great lesson for us to listen to spirit and traveling to where spirit calls us. Without this ancient technology we need to develop the inner technology of the spirit. Intuition! Either way, when we arrive at the right place at the right time, the results would be the awesome.

          These places of power are most often rocky mountains. The peaks of these rocks have special designs. These designs, which some Mayan elders can interpret which Sun it is aligned with, are the same around the earth. The power is very concentrated is these places. They are bridges between heaven and Earth. In Guatemala there is the high concentration of volcanoes and the Maya call this place the heart of the Earth. For example, the volcano near Antigua is Volcano Agua and is for 1 Akpu (1 Ahau). Mt Shasta is also a one of these power places.
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            The 20 Mayan Calendars

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            The Great Gift of the Calendars
            Aluna Joy Yaxkin
            June 1998

            A vision that began almost 22,000 years ago was revealed to a group of 20 spiritual adventurers in the sacred site of Tikal, Guatemala during the Spring Equinox, 1998. The group received knowledge directly from Mayan Elders regarding the Mayan Cosmovision and the gifts of the Mayan calendars.

            The ancient Maya were great visionaries. They dedicated thousands of years to the observations of cycles of time. When the elders developed the calendars, they entered into the cosmic energy to discover the truth. The Maya understood everything is cyclic in nature. They studied the cycle of insects, plants, humans, the earth, the solar system, cycles of the macro and micro cosmos, Universal cycles, and even linear cycles. They created 20 calendars. Of these 20, the western world knows of 5. Today the living Maya are allowed to speak of 15 of these calendars. 5 of these Calendars they cannot speak of at this time. These are the Calendars of our cosmic ancestors.



            The 20 Mayan Calendars

            The 20 Mayan Calendars are listed below. The bulk of the information released was about the Tzolk'in because it relates to the human being and can be used for our ascension process and to learn to live in harmony with nature and the cosmos.

            CALENDAR 1. IXIM TUN - 130 days. This is the calendar of the corn and nature and was created for agriculture. Two of theses cycles are one Tzolk’in cycle. This was very important for agriculture for the Maya.

            CALENDAR 2. MOM TUN - 180 days. A micro cycle of insects. This had a relationship with agriculture, as insects perform fertilization.

            CALENDAR 3. TZOLK’IN - 260 days, also called Chol q’ij,
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            CALENDAR 4. TUN - 360 days A cosmic Galactic cycle. Perfect harmony with the cycles of the planets, stars, and galaxies.

            CALENDAR 5. TZ’OTZ TUN - 364 days. The bat cycle. 13 months of 28 days each. A calendar of Prophecy. In the Maya world there are 5 Mayan tribes who are using it in a very secret way.

            CALENDAR 6. IK TUN - Moon calendar and follows the actual natural moon cycles. The tides and woman's cycles. 13 months.

            CALENDAR 7. HAAB’ - 365 days . 18 Months of 20 days with a 5-day celebration cycle called Vayab. This is the most famous Mayan calendar and the most exact Mayan calendar. According to NASA it is .00000001 accurate to the atomic clock calendar. Within a 180,000 year cycle there is only a one day adjustment needed to keep this calendar accurate. There are controversies about the beginning of the Haab calendar between Mayan tribes.

            CALENDAR 8. KIEJEB - 400 days. Another prophetic calendar. 10 Mayan tribes still use this calendar today.

            CALENDAR 9. MUCHUCHU MIL - the 52-year calendar, a Mayan century. A very important calendar that maps the zenith passage of the Pleiades over Meso America. This calendar synchs the Haab and the Tzolk’in. When this calendar ends, all the fires are put out and for 5 days there are no fires and all will fast. Then on 0 Pop, the Haab the fires are re-lit by Priests and Priestesses. This tradition still happens.

            CALENDAR 10. CHOL TUN - 260 years. Work just like the Tzolk’in, but with years. A macrocosmic calendar.

            CALENDAR 11. KU TUN - 520-year calendar, but this calendar cycle varies every 4 years. The 4 pillar calendar. This is a large cycle in which the energy flows for all humanity. It has special qualities and is a helper for certain situations and is very important when someone is having a chart read. It acts as an added ingredient to the Prophetic calendar.

            CALENDAR 12. TIKU TUN - Is divided into 2 well-known cycles. The first is Belejeb Bolon Tiku which is 9 x 52 cycles of darkness equaling 468 years. The second is OXALAJUJ TIKU - 13 of 52 cycles of the 13 heavens or 13 lights that equal 676 years. This is also a prophetic calendar.

            CALENDAR 13. AJAU TUN - Cycles of 20 years that mark the prophecies for 20 years. Archaeologists know of this one.

            CALENDAR 14. EKOMAL TUN - 520 years - Marks the feminine/masculine radiation from the Sun. It is a prophetic calendar and give clues about humanity to this point and in the future.

            CALENDAR 15. OX LAJUJ BAKTUN- 5200 years. This is the long count calendar the archeologists know something about. It is a prophetic calendar and marks the Suns/Worlds. In the Gregorian year of 1998 we are in the year 5186 of the 4th Sun in this 5200-year calendar. There are only 14 years left to experience the change to the 5th Sun.

            These are the names for the 5 calendars the Maya are not ready to speak of at this time: CALENDAR 16. WACH WOU
            CALENDAR 17. OX WOU
            CALENDAR 18. WIN WOU
            CALENDAR 19. NAWUAL WOU
            CALENDAR 20. NIMK’ KU


            Many thanks to the Mayan Elders, Rigoberto Ixchep Chanchovan, Gerardo Barrios Kaanek', Carlos Barrios, Felice Reyes, Alfonzo Tayum, Miguel Viente Ixchop and Mercedes Longfellow who shared this ancient wisdom with our group. Be it noted here, that the author of this article nor any of the above elders were not paid in any way for publishing this Mayan Cosmovision article. It is unacceptable to charge for this information.



            Copyright © 1998 - Permission is granted to copy and redistribute this article on the condition that the content remains complete, full credit is given to the author(s), and that it is distributed freely.
            • Can someone tell me what the significance of the green colored days on this calendar represent?

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              There is so much to learn.......... I feel a bit lost in it all. I enjoy reading Linda Scele and David Freidels material. Not interested in dreamspell. Trying to incorporate the Tzolkin into my daily routine....... Can't seem to shake my anylitical mindset.

              This is a little different than what I am use to for a forum....... Hesitant to post new topics as I am full of questions and the main page seems to be related to facts and articles. Is it appropriate to ask questions on the main page of the this forum?

              Sorry if questions seem silly, just trying to find a home where I can vent questions and share what little I have learned. Bear with me.......

              Peace.