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The last New Fire ceremony rituals (performed at the end of a 52-year calendar round or xiuhmolpilli) under Aztec reign were probably held from January 23 to February 4, 1507.

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In the tonalpohualli, the sacred Aztec calendar, this day (Sunday, August 30, 2015) is:




13-day period


solar year
Ehecatl (wind)Malinalli (grass)Acatl (reed)
11 - Ehecatl (wind)1 - Malinalli (grass)3 - Acatl (reed)


Lord of the Night


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Long Count:

(Mayan calendar)
Piltzintecuhtli9 - Atemoztli (XVI)

(Correlation: Alfonso Caso - Nicholson's veintena alignment [adjust] )

The significance of this day

Day Ehecatl (Wind) is governed by Quetzalcoatl as its provider of tonalli (Shadow Soul) life energy. Ehecatl is a bad day for working with others. Its influences are inconstant and vain. A good day to root out bad habits.

The thirteen day period (trecena) that starts with day 1-Malinalli (Grass) is ruled by Mayahuel, Goddess of the Maguey and Pulque. These are 13 days of intoxication, infatuation, excitement and passion: it is a time of excesses, when moderation is impossible, and so is often a time of disastrous consequences. This trecena signifies those times when we are incapable of protecting ourselves from high emotions. It is a time when affairs of war and affairs of the heart are born without thinking. These days are clouded in confusion: only the most self-disciplined warrior can suffer an excess of success without incuring sudden loss. These are good days to bind the community together; bad days to sow discord and discontent.

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