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The Mayan Calendar

This is a series of articles on the Mayan calendar and its related astrology, written by Pedro Rodriguez between December 2006 and August 2008.

August 2008

The Mayan Calendar was the center of Maya life and their greatest cultural achievement. Its ancestral knowledge guided the Maya’s existence from the moment of their birth and there was little that escaped its influence.

The ritual spiritual calendar developed in Mesoamerica used a count of 260 days. This calendar gave each day a name, much like our days of the week. There were 20 day names, each represented by a unique symbol. The days were numbered from 1 to 13. Since there are 20 day names, after the count of thirteen was reached, the next day was numbered 1 again. The 260-day or sacred count calendar was in use throughout Mesoamerica for centuries, probably before the beginning of writing.

Mayan society was guided by religion and spiritual beliefs. Different types of calendars were developed according to the observations and the wealth of knowledge passed down from generation to generation. They believed in and observed cosmic energies and their influence on humans and their destiny, and catalogued these energies in the days of the calendar, assigning each day a special energy. In this way our birth date holds great power over our lives.

These energies, known as “Nahuales” were and continued to be considered deities for those who continue to keep the Mayan traditions alive.

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In this calendar it is easy to see the great knowledge that the Maya had of the cycles of the moon. Making a simple sum of the black squares in each corner we can see that 1+7+13+7=28, which is equal to the average cycle of the moon, and also the female cycle. This formula is repeated 13 times with the other groups of four squares, 13 being the number of lunar cycles in a solar cycle (365÷28=13). In this way we can see the use of the natural cycles within Mayan spirituality.

The names of the Nahuales differ slightly in Mayan languages, and their symbols are practically the same. In the coming months we will look at these names as they are used by the K’iche’ Maya of Guatemala.

If you’d like to learn more about your nahual and the Mayan horoscope in general, stop by El Infinito Internet Café (7 Calle, 15-18, Zona 1) and ask Pedro for a free consultation.

July 2008

tziThis month we are looking at Tz’i. In July, Tz’i falls on the 5th and 25th.

Significance: Guardian of the spiritual law, Tz’i represents the governors of the community or state, spiritual authorities and the correct path. It is a sign of terrestrial and cosmic authority and the day that brings the light of truth. It also represents the Creator, the bringer of justice, fidelity and order.

Characteristics: People born under Tz’i make good priests and spiritual guides. They’re very balanced people – kind, just, strong, delicate and agile. They tend to have everything under control and their senses are often heightened. They are very fertile and usually have many children.
They make excellent lovers as they are gentle and romantic, with a good ability to communicate. They are idealists who work for the community, are responsible and good administrators. They have an adventurous spirit.

Positive Aspects: They are noble, practitioners of social justice, just, balanced, peaceful and spiritual.

Negative Aspects: They want to play by their own rules. They are prone to gossip, anger, alcoholism. They can have little tolerance for the mistakes of others and can work to sow discord amongst people.

Professions: Mathematicians, medics, lawyers, secretaries, spiritual advisors, investigators and accountants.

Energy of the Day: This is the day to ask for solutions to legal obstacles and to ask for divine intervention for any problem. It’s also a day to correct errors and seek peace and conduct ceremonies seeking liberation from poverty and vices.

June 2008

toojThis month we are looking at Tooj. In June, Tooj falls on the 14th.

Significance: Payment, offering or fine. Tooj is the fire of the spirit Ajaw. It symbolizes the leveling effect of justice, life and hope. Tooj is the sign of payment, the energy which comes back from all the good or bad that we have done. It’s also the energy that we must pay for the benefits we attain, and the law of action and reaction, what the Hindus call Karma. It is considered the fire, as of the Father Sun – the fire where we make petitions, are cured of our illnesses and liberated from negative energies.

Characteristics: People born under Tooj bring energy and spiritual light to their homes. They are strong and respectful, hard working and sometimes impulsive. They can become extremely jealous and proud. Their temperament drives them forward, but they need companions for all their enterprises.

Positive Aspects: They are virtuous, good farmers with a flexible character. They know how to resolve situations instinctively and acquire their energy from the Father Sun.

Negative Aspects: They have a bad temper and can be closed-minded, and tend towards infidelity. In the long run, they court risk and can destroy their homes. In the short term, they are possessive, destructive and vain.

Professions: Mathematicians, spiritual guides, researchers and social scientists.

Energy of the Day: This is the day to pay homage for the benefits we have received, to pray for the removal of obstacles and the liberation from negative energy.

May 2008

q'aniilThis month we are looking at Q’aniil. In May, Q’aniil falls on the 4th and the 20th.

Significance: Q’aniil represents the creation of the universe, life, Mother Nature and everything she produces. It symbolizes the four cardinal directions, the four colors of corn and the four human races. Defender of fertility and pregnancy, Q’aniil is the cosmic seed planted by our Creator.

Characteristics: People born under Q’aniil are very intuitive – especially with love and knowledge – and influential. Responsible, with abundant families, they find frequent opportunities to travel and generally engage in some kind of social activism. Creative and patient, their capacity for adaptation is tremendous. They are very affectionate and loving, and tend to be successful in whatever they pursue. Spiritual and tranquil on the inside, their biggest challenge is to believe in themselves.

Positive Aspects: They are fertile, responsible, harmonic, intelligent and successful.

Negative Aspects: They act superior to others, are prideful yet have low self-esteem, gossip readily and are prone to mental breakdowns.

Energy of the Day: It is a good day to begin a relationship or start a business. It is a great day to start a business relationship.

Professions: Farmers, philosophers, mathematicians, gynecologists and artists.

Famous People Born Under Q’aniil:
Mother Theresa
Krishnamurti
Jimi Hendrix

April 2008

keejThis month we are looking at Keej. In April, Keej falls on the 13th.

Significance: Keej symbolizes the four cardinal directions and elements. It represents the four pillars that hold up the sky and earth, the forces that can change the destiny of humanity. It is the guardian of nature, the keeper of balance between humans and mother earth.

Characteristics: Astute and mentally agile, they are seekers of power, possessing very analytical minds. They rise and fall often, but always get back up and try again. Art is one of their passions, especially music and writing. They are diplomatic and capable of doing whatever is necessary to get what they want. Obsessive in relationships and quick to fall in love, they usually find themselves with the wrong person. Despite this, they have very developed intuitions, which they should obey to avoid problems.

Positive Aspects: Intelligent and charismatic, they quickly adapt to changes in their lives to turn them in their favor.

Negative Aspects: They don’t defend themselves, and are vulnerable, compulsive, manipulative and vicious. They take advantage of others, abuse their power and become sick easily.

Energy of the Day: It is a good day to harmonize with nature and thank the four elements (fire, earth, air and water).

Professions: Politicians, sociologists, psychologists, mathematicians and businesspersons.

March 2008

kemeeThis month we are looking at Kemee. In March, Kemee falls on the 3rd and the 23rd.

Significance: Kemee represents death. We are all born and one day we will return to our origin. Kemee is the prognosticator of goodness and evil, communicator with entities from other dimensions and the protective energy of the dead. It is the connection with the forces of the underworld. It represents divine revelation and the influence of the seven deadly sins.

Characteristics: They are able to tell the future, for better or worse. They can be spiritual guides, fortune tellers and wise men. They are delicate and intelligent, possessing spiritual forces. A person born under Kemee will have personal magnetism and an inclination toward leadership. Their lives are subject to frequent change and they typically lead very intense lives. They like to move from place to place and are driven to solve mysteries.

Positive Aspects: Intelligent, strong in the face of enemies and charismatic, they quickly adapt to changes in their lives to turn them in their favor.

Negative Aspects: Often despised by others, they are unfaithful, violent, vindictive and stubborn.

Daily Energy: It is a good day to have contact with your ancestors, to defeat serious diseases, to ask for protection on trips and to access to higher knowledge. On this day, communication with higher beings is possible and the door to the afterlife is opened.

Professions: Philosophers, administrators of justice, spiritual healers and historians.

Famous People Born Under Kemee:
George Bush
Bob Dylan

February 2008

kaan08This month we are looking at Kaan. In January, Kaan falls on the 11th.

Significance: Kaan represents the natural flow of things, instinct and intuition, the internal fire that begins in the spine and extends to the rest of the body. Kaan is symbolized by the serpent, which represents movement and evolution in all forms, and DNA, the biological link that allows us to evolve. It is justice, truth, intelligence and peace, the spontaneity of action, survival, power and sexual magic.

Characteristics: Those born under Kaan are strong in the face of problems, practice the code of justice that they preach and tend to be very sincere. They are energetic, good athletes, like to read and have a very good memory. They are lucky in love, seemingly always with someone who loves and supports them. Not big campers, they appreciate and sometimes can’t do without the luxuries and comforts of material things.

Positive Aspects: They are healthy, independent, wise, just, sincere, artistic, physically and mentally strong and make good spiritual advisors.

Negative Aspects: They are quick-tempered, jealous, gossips, greedy, manipulative and untrustworthy.

Daily Energy: This is a special day to develop your inner fire and spiritual evolution, to find something once lost or to reconcile amorous relationships. It is a time to get back into the natural flow of things, to use your passion and move your spirit to find a higher level of consciousness.

Energetic Places: The beach and mountains under starry nights.

Professions: Astronauts, scientists, doctors and athletes.

January 2008

kat08This month we are looking at K’at. In January, K’at falls on the 1st and the 20th.

Significance: K’at represents instinct and originality, but also the tangle of life, the things that trap us. It’s a force that connects people or elements to get things done and a filter that separates the bad from the good. The seed symbolizes the possibility of new life. At its essence, it is a fire that consumes, the absence of physical, mental, emotional or spiritual freedom.

Characteristics: Those born under K’at are sincere leaders and possessors of a strong inner energy. When they learn to control their emotions, they can accomplish whatever they set out to do. Because of this, it is very important that they find a stable base. Their biggest problem is material things, which they have trouble managing.

Positive Characteristics: They are good students, very orderly and can be spiritual guides. Once they acknowledge their dreams and possibilities, they tend to become very successful.

Negative Characteristics: They are often egotistical, not taking into consideration the sentiments of others. They are nervous, insecure and sometimes closed off to new possibilities. If they forget the importance of their spirituality, they suffer from sickness and poverty.

Daily Energy: It’s a day to untangle, to untie the knots that tie us to our vices. A day to ask for abundance and to pray a woman’s fertility. A day to get away from negative energy and bad influences, to fix problems of love and soothe one’s emotions.

Professions: Doctors, administrators, farmers, gynecologists and planners.

Famous People Born Under K’at:
Jim Morrison
Bob Marley
Boris Yeltsin

December 2007

Aq'ab'alThis month we are looking at Aq’ab’al. In December, Aq’ab’al falls on the 11th.

Significance: Aq’ab’al represents light and darkness, dawn and dusk, cold and hot: contrary energies and opposing forces.

Characteristics: Those born under Aq’ab’al are happy, have one foot in the past and the other in the future and have telepathic connections during their dreams. They have power over darkness and negative forces. Strong, creative and astute, they achieve what they set out to do. They are laid-back despite the constant changes in their lives. They value their privacy and need their own time and space. They have such good luck that some people believe that they are protected by an invisible force. They are are seekers of truth, passionate lovers and possess such an intelligence that, if prepared, they can achieve the seemingly impossible.

Positive Qualities: Strong in the presence of their enemies, they have the courage and energy to solve problems. They are serious and loyal in relationships, but still retain a youthful exuberance.

Negative Qualities: They aren’t good with money and, partially because of this, are susceptible to robbery and assault. Despite their quest for it, they don’t always tell the truth and are prone to hiding their feelings.

Daily Energy: It’s an ideal day to find new oppotunities and renovate your life, to find clarity, to reveal mysteries and to ask for stability.

Professions: Doctors, Physical Therapists, Writers, Artists and Mathematicians.

Places of Energy: Caverns and valleys, especially at dawn and dusk.

Famous People Born Under Aq’ab’al: Kevin Costner, Benjamin Franklin, Abraham Lincoln.

November 2007

IqThis month we are looking at Iq’. In November, Iq’ falls on the 20th.

Significance: Iq’ is the wind, bringer of energy. It is life, cleanliness and purity, change and new ideas. It symbolizes the spirit, corrents of air, thunder and lightning, hurricanes and storms. It could be the carrier of a message or a destructive force that breaks down barriers.

Characteristics: Those born under Iq’ are very spiritual, have much mental agility and intelligence, develop great memories and are some of our best mathematicians and spiritual healers. They are great manipulators and, although sometimes timid, they will come to the front at any crisis. They are gifted with words and are very convincing. At times, they confuse their thoughts and fertil imaginations. If their imagination is put to good use, it could give them much success; their ideas combined with their strong communication skills could make them great speakers and writers.

Positive Qualities: Persons born under Iq’ can adapt to any situation, are brave enough to confront any crisis and are dreamers and innovators. They have strong, healthy bodies, and divine and futuristic visions.

Negative Qualities: They have strong characters and are impulsive, impure, vengeful and unfaithful. They suffer from social and economic problems and become sick often if they do not make offerings to Ajaw (the Creator and Giver-of-Life).

Daily Energy: It is a day to ask for renewal, to ask good winds to heal our minds and purify us. It is a good day to heal persons with psychological problems, passions, hates or depressions. On this day we should learn to experiment with our connection with the divine.

Professions: Philosophers, mathematicians, musicians and doctors.

Places of Energy: Mountains, canyons and valleys.

Famous People Born Under Iq’: Michael Jackson, Salvador Dalí, Hillary Clinton.

October 2007

ImoxThis month we are looking at Imox. In October, Imox falls on the 10th and the 30th.

Significance
Imox is the essence of unity in all things. It is the beginning of a cycle, the fountain of life in its most pure and simple manifestation. Imox represents the duality of life as well as the unusual and eccentric. It is important on this day to search for a positive equilibrium in order to avoid madness.

Caracteristics
They are homebodies, owners and guardians of the house. They are spiritual and social, but can be eccentric. They have strong and often dominating characters. When determined to do something, they never turn back. They cause breakthroughs, both positive and negative. They vary between states of extreme happiness and extreme depression and often feel as though nobody can understand them.

Positive Aspects
Productive, creative and like to help out their fellow man. They are dreamers and suffer the pain of others.

Negative Aspects
Indecisive, insecure, violent, unfaithful, temperamental, disorganized and dishonest. They bore easily in amorous relationships.

Daily Energy
This day brings good energy to increase your internal powers and strengthen the spirit. It is a day to ask for rain and the purification of the rivers, lakes and seas. Imox offers the opportunity to transcend time and use it for your own needs. On this day, you should take time for yourself. It is an opportune day to think about what you really want and how to direct the course of your life to realize your goals and desires.

Professions
Teachers, Psychologists, Sociologists, Chiropractors, Doctors, Artists, Politicians and Naturalists.

Theme of the month: Craziness

September 2007

ajpuuThis month we are looking at Ajpuu. In September, Ajpuu falls on the 19th.

Meaning
Conqueror of negative energies, spiritual warrior – this is the day of the great Ajaw, the father and representation of the sun, and a day symbolizing the Life Force. The essence of Ajpuu is the completion, the context and the understanding of a day or time.

Caracteristics
People born under Ajpuu are good comedians and actors. They’re friendly, brave, variable, travelers, dancers, delicate, intelligent and sure of themselves. They can be romatics and dreamers, visionaries or spirit guides, although they have their practical side.
They’re also good observers and share a mission to re-orient humanity. Their egos are their largest obstacle in their spiritual path. They have the ability to manage their social circle and are very selective in their friendships.

Positive Aspects
They’re spiritual defenders, good friends and companions, astute and strategic, direct and clear. They possess the spirit of the sun and lead their family well.

Negative Aspects
They can commit mortal acts and are hunters of wild animals. They anger quickly and harbor resentments and can evade responsibility. They don’t accept others faults and can be overly self-contained.

Daily Energy
This is a day to obtain certainty and security, to plan and achieve goals. It’s a day of renovation, a time to pray for fertility and overcome obstacles.

Professions
Administrators, writers, actors, economists, lawyers, scientists, hunters, designers, photographers, filmmakers and communication professionals.

Energetic Places:
The beach and the jungle – especially at dawn or dusk

Famous People Born Under Ajpuu
Winston Churchill
Vincent Van Gogh
Carlos Santana
Charly García

August 2007

kawokThis month we are looking at Kawoq, which falls on the 9th and 29th.

Meaning
Kawoq is a community day – it symbolizes the relation of the group, ancestors and future offspring of the family. It also relates to the strength of unity, the expansive consciousness, the development of the cosmic plan, growth and fertility. Kawoq is the revelation and instantaneous creation, change that happens so fast it comes unnoticed.
It symbolizes rain, lightning and thunder, water and air. It also represents the collective consciousness. Kawoq is the grouping of days and the teachings that each one brings, the cycles of time indicated by the calendric sets. It also represents the various stages of human life.

Characteristics
People born under Kawoq are brave, intelligent and noble. They can be spiritual guides and fortune tellers. They have a good character, are loyal friends, defenders of the people and receive messages through dreams.
They attract abundance, never go hungry and have a grand capacity for interaction, being comfortable in any situation or place. They live and act for their family and find it hard to be separate from them. They often feel part of something beyond the normal consciousness and their deepest motivations are often a secret, even to themselves.

Positive Aspects
They act with intelligence, are sure of themselves, noble and imaginative. They’re observers, work for the good of others, respect their families and don’t tolerate injustice.

Negative aspects
They can sometimes interfere where they shouldn’t, can use offensive language and can be stubborn even when they are unsure. They suffer physically if they do not practice their spirituality and can be susceptible to divorce and infidelity.

Daily Energy
This is the best day to work for the common good, for the family and on economic problems. On a Kawoq day we are invited to experience and respect the mysteries of life.

Professions
Ecologists, community leaders, politicians, mathematicians, gynecologists, speakers, writers, obstetricians, artists and inventors.

Energetic Places
Forests, especially of pine and cypress.

Famous People born under Kawoq
Che Guevara, Mario Benedetti, George Harrison, Valeria Mazza, Yoko Ono.

July 2007

tijaaxThis month we are looking at Tijaax, which falls on the 19th.

Meaning
Tijaax is symbolized by the double-edged obsidian blade. It is associated with force, power, suffering and revelations. It stands for the power of rigid thought and the force of the intelligence. It’s a symmetrical symbol – the two sides of the coin which unite in the point and in this way it is unknown where one ends and the other begins – the positive resides in the negative and vice versa.
It carries the power to cut through mystery and open a portal to the other dimension. It’s a day of purification and balancing of our actions.
While a liberating, rational force, Tijaax can cause controversies. It represents the Earth Force and its expression, such as earthquakes.

Characteristics
People born under Tijaax are protectors of justice, healers of the incurable, brave hearted, talented and visionary. They’re cerebral and rational, but can also be intuitive, imaginative dreamers. At times drastic, they offend easily and can end a lengthy relationship in a minute. They often achieve power and fame and are well-intentioned. Although conservative, they’re open to new ideas, especially relating to mystic themes, which they experience often in their day to day life. They’re natural leaders, prudent and good negotiators.

Positive Aspects
Optimists in the face of difficulty, collaborators, lovers of life, they shun violence. They can be spiritual guides as they have a natural aptitude for interpreting sacred signs and dreams.

Negative aspects
They can be irritable, proud, overly-sensitive, delicate and have a tendency to disregard their families.

Daily Energy
A Tijaax day is a good day to pray for health, abandon grudges, break negative relationships and work on intelligence and memory.

Professions
Doctors, surgeons, analysts, politicians, strategists and administrators of justice.

Energetic Places
Cliffs, waterfalls, caves, lightning storms.

Famous People born under Tijaax
Fidel Castro, Goldie Hawn, Gabriela Sabatini.

June 2007

nojThis month we are looking at No’j, which falls on the 8th and 28th of June.

Meaning
No’j symbolizes the movement of the Earth and the heavens, intellectual power and wisdom. It also represents ideas and thoughts, skill and the evolution of the human mind.
No’j is the connection of the Cosmic with the Human Mind and the interaction of the limitless bounds of the infinite and the strict rigidity of reality.
This sign activates the manifestation of the positive part of the spirit in this dimension. It harbors the concepts of synchronicity, the Great Vibration and the collective memory.

Characteristics
People born under No’j are wise, intelligent and possess curing powers.
In love, No’j is one of the most noble signs – faithful, in search of tranquil realations and careful to give space to their partner. Although by nature conservative, they break easily with tradition and have advanced ideas that they will fight for. They’re idealists and dreamers whose biggest problem is confronting reality.
They’re born to make changes, transmit security, are visionaries and prophets. They dislike the status quo, although they don’t complicate matters and tend to let destiny run its course.

Positive Aspects
They’re prudent, studious and good in the arts. They’re noble, idealistic and romantic – their most notable characteristic is service to others and care for children and the elderly. They’re very connected to the earth and nature.

Negative Aspects
They can be hurtful for being overly sincere and lack subtlety in achieving their goals. They can be proud, irritable, selfish and inflexible.

Daily Energy
A No’j day is good to feed the mind, grow the memory and ask questions of the sacred fire. It’s a time to consult your body and harmonize your relations, seek clarity, convert experience into wisdom and connect with the earth.

Professions
Artists, medics, humanists, spiritual guides and mathematicians.

Energetic Places
Tropical and cold forests, lakes and cloud covered mountains.

Famous People Born Under No’j
Frida Kahlo, Martin Luther King, Albert Einstein, Charles Chaplin.

May 2007

AjmaqThis month, we are looking at Ajmaq, which falls on the 18th of May. Meaning
Ajmaq is forgiveness and sin – it represents the darkest part of night and the day’s first ray of sunshine. It’s also a day of introspection on which we reflect on our actions and their consequences, whether conscious or unconscious.

Characteristics
Those born under this sign usually possess a high level of curiosity, giving them the opportunity to find the path to evolution. They can be Mayan doctors, have a long life expectancy and enjoy good health. They’re analytical, astute, quiet and move slowly through life but achieve their objectives. They are quick to anger, but sensitive and able to get along with most people. Their greatest challenge is accepting the faults of others. They have a tendency towards extremes and can become religious fanatics, but are sweet and have long, satisfying relationships. They’re very intelligent, enjoy working alone and can appear antisocial.

Positive Aspects
People born under Ajmaq are problem solvers, defenders of the people and act prudently. They’re analytical, but often receive material and spiritual answers through prayer.

Negative Aspects
They’re delicate, blame others for their own faults, can be undisciplined, untruthful, jealous and irresponsible. They’re also likely to indulge in vice, cause domestic problems and be unfaithful to their partner.

Daily Energy
This is the best day to forgive and seek forgiveness, to avoid confrontation, cure illness and harmonize with Mother Earth.

Professions
Politicians, mathematicians, doctors, lawyers, public relations workers.

Energetic Places
Grottos, caves, creeks and the sea.

Famous People Born Under Ajmaq
Pablo Picasso, Federico Garcia Lorca, Alexander Graham Bell.

April 2007

Tz'ikinWe continue our look at the Nahuales that make up the Mayan Calendar. The 20 Nahuales repeat in a cycle (like the 7 days of our week). This month, we are looking at Tz’ikin, which falls on the 20th.

Meaning
Tz’ikin stands for freedom, luck and treasure, and is the sign of the messenger. The name of this sign is derived from the words Tzi, for authority, and Kin, for the Father Sun who watches over the Earth.

Characteristics
Those born under this sign are usually happy, friendly, outgoing, expressive and intuitive. They are very lucky with money and in love, and easily achieve high standing in society. Tz’ikin bearers are sophisticated, popular and eccentric; they open the doors to the upper levels of society with ease, and form solid, lasting friendships.

Although not born to be chiefs, these people possess extraordinary mental agility and intuition, and frequently receive revelations in their dreams. They are thus well suited to be Chi Mam (Mayan priest and spiritual guide).

Positive Aspects
People born under Tz’ikin can control invisible forces, act intelligently to achieve their ends, are visionary mystics and communicate well with others. They also make very accurate predictions.

Negative Aspects
Irritability, lack of dependability and poor memory are weaknesses of those born under this sign. Stubborn, envious and arrogant, these people can be also be lazy, weak and irresponsible. Wasteful with their money, they tend to lie and exaggerate.

Daily Energy
This is the best day for love, and also for requesting abundance in life, both personally and communally. It is a day of security for business, and within all relationships. Intuition is strong on this day, and one should pay attention to dreams, which will reveal messages.

Professions
Poets, sculpters, painters, scientists, businesspeople, diplomats, intermediaries, counselors.

Energetic Places
Mountains, lakes, places with snow or fog, and highland forests.

Famous People Born Under Tz’ikin
John F. Kennedy
Caetano Veloso
Fito Paez

March 2007

I'xMeaning
I’x is symbolized by the jaguar and more broadly celebrates feminine energy. This a magical sign, under which many sages and prophets were born, which represents the force of Mother Nature, as well as power, cleverness and strength. I’x is a superior level of consciousness, religiosity and spirituality, the possession of magical powers based in knowledge and wisdom. I’x is the prophet, the sage of time and timelessness.

Characteristics
Those born under I’x are strong, brave, healthy and passionate. They are excellent lovers, always find someone to fulfill their desires, and their feminine energy helps them develop magical powers. They are eclectic and lose focus quickly, but can successfully raise animals and grow crops. Clever and quick with decisions, I’x sign-bearers are big dreamers. They can skillfully seduce the public with their magnetism, charisma and receptiveness and know how to live in the moment. Although very realistic, prudent and modest, these people have wild imaginations.

Positive Traits
They can meditate easily and deeply, are are physically and mentally healthy. They love to be the center of attention and can confidently confront any problem in their life. Also, those born under I’x can fill the position of “Chi-Mam” (Mayan religious leader).

Negative Traits
These people can be vain and overly proud and have a need to be noticed. They are frequently power-hungry and, when they want to, can and will hurt others. I’x bearers can lose their way in this quest for power, and also are often resented for their lack of dependability.

Daily Energy
This day is an especially good one for confronting negative parts of your life, for meditating, rethinking life and finding a new path. It is also powerful day for magic and for the channeling of dark forces.

Professions
Philosophers, mathematicians, scientists and doctors.

Energetic Places
The jungle and in ceremonial centres, especially pyramids.

Famous People Born Under I’x
Richard Nixon
Ruben Dario
Diego Rivera

February 2007

AjMeaning:
Aj represents the development of the spiritual process, as well as reconnection with the environment and those we love. It connects us to the cosmic force. A beacon of love and humanity, Aj symbolizes an intricate relationship within a large family, and the beauty of learning how to grow through sharing, rather than living alone. Aj cares for the family and its wellbeing, and acts as a connection between the ancestors and future generations.

General Characteristics:
Those born under Aj understand the human body; they are avid readers and studious investigators. Responsible in their homes and families, and loving with their children, they at times become obsessed with achieving perfection. They are very intelligent, trustworthy, and capable of taking secrets to the grave.

Positive Aspects:
People born under Aj have knowledge of the sacred, possess spiritual power, and are happy, honest and decisive. They are talented agriculturalists, respect plants and animals, and are generous within their communities. They have success in public affairs and prosper in their work.

Negative Aspects:
These people have a volatile life, with moments of fierce pain and sorrow, and get sick frequently until reaching adulthood. They also test their children frequently and intensely. Those born under Aj are overly proud and at times gluttonous. They seek solitude, fear the unknown, and can be limited in their views.

Daily Energy:
An Aj day is one on which to protect the home and family, spend time with loved ones and generally feel closer to those around you. It is also a good time to connect with nature and plant crops. Use this day to explore the limits of your knowledge and beliefs; face up to your goals, seeking out the courage and the compassion within yourself, and focus on seeing your life as a sacred journey.

Professions:
Artists, teachers, painters and poets.

Energetic Places:
The beach and in forests.

Famous People Born Under Aj:
Sigmund Freud
Carl Jung
Mia Farrow

January 2007

eMeaning:
This Nahual, EE, means “the sacred path,” and indicates the means and form by which life should take its course. E is the energy of action, and also guides and protects businesspeople. In Mayan mythology the E Nahual is the second step of creation, which is the creative act. Essentially it acts as a guide for the next world.

General Characteristics:
People born on this day can be ajq’ij (spiritual guides), directors, travelers, successful businesspeople, and especially diplomats. They know a little bit about everything, are experts on politics, and are well-respected, decisive, creative, risky and adventurous. Understanding and benevolent, these natural leaders usually share their wealth in their communities, and continually change their appearance.

These people also have a natural ability to achieve impressive spiritual knowledge, and when inspired can help guide others on their own true path.

Positive Aspects:
Generous, friendly, happy and affectionate, they offer favors easily and immediately, lead effortlessly, and can lead and defend their communities.

Negative Aspects:
Can be envious of others’ material possessions. Often manipulative and untrustworthy. They use negative energy to get what they want, and are jealous and picky.

Preferred Professions:
Artist, dancer, Ajq’ij’-aj (spiritual guide), physiotherapist, doctor, chiropractor, ecologist, administrator, businessperson.

Daily Energy:
This is the best day to begin any type of business or negation, to sign contracts, or to begin trips, long or short. It is also an excellent day for communication, especially with loved ones that live outside the country.

Energetic Places:
Mountains, highland forests, rivers.

Colors:
White and Sky Blue.

Famous People Born Under Ee:
Thomas A. Edison
Ernest Hemingway
Laura Esquivel

December 2006

baatzGeneral Characteristics:
Planners, capable of a holistic and futuristic vision, excellent doctors, with the ability to mix conventional, natural and alternative medicines, although at heart conservative.

Demanding in love and always searching for the perfect companion, these people fall out of love easily, but when they find their soul mate they defend the relationship to the hilt. They seek out harmony, admire nature and work well as spiritual guides. Generally, they tend to be creative, superstitious, funny, sensitive and passionate.
Positive Aspects
Calm, problem solvers, ordered, creative, generous, dynamic and active. Their personalities are well defined and they have a deep love for their family.

Negative Aspects
A strong, hard character. Can be proud, arrogant, insecure, greedy, stubborn and make fun of acquaintances.

Preferred Professions:
Artist, dancer, public speaker, musician, weaver, painter, writer, singer, poet, sculptor.

Daily Energy:
This is the best day to get married, put things in order or begin projects. It’s also a day of protection for artists, and a good time to pray for harvests or resolve family problems in the family.

Symbol:
The monkey symbolizes this sign because they live the joy of life and maintain a balance between primitivism and an evolved precaution and creativity and joy.

Manifestations:
Those who feel the influence of B’aatz’ can feel great energy and a sensation of positive power en their ability to effect their own reality.
On a B’aatz’ day, you can be creative, have artistic desires and skills, be open to play and abvle to enjoy life to the full.

Energetic Places:
Forests, lakes and the clear night sky help to elevate your spiritual energy and clear your mind.

Colors:
Red and Orange

Famous People Born Under B’aatz’

Pablo Neruda
Dustin Hoffman
Jaques Cousteau
Isabel Allende

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